The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 3 22 12
Rank change year-on-year +19 -10  
Contract jobs citing Linux 63 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 29.86% 1.80% 9.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 9.09% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 0 4
Median daily rate £433 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 - £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 84 22 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 39.81% 19.82% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 12 19
Median daily rate £424 £363 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.81% +61.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £108 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Belfast

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Belfast

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Belfast over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Belfast

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Belfast

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Linux.

1 63 (61.76%) Unix
2 61 (59.80%) Finance
3 43 (42.16%) Perl
4 41 (40.20%) Java
5 39 (38.24%) KDB
6 34 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (29.41%) Solaris
8 28 (27.45%) Kdb+
9 27 (26.47%) SQL
10 26 (25.49%) Banking
11 24 (23.53%) C++
12 23 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (20.59%) Low Latency
14 19 (18.63%) Multithreading
14 19 (18.63%) Front Office
15 18 (17.65%) Analytics
16 17 (16.67%) Python
17 14 (13.73%) Equities
17 14 (13.73%) FIX Protocol
17 14 (13.73%) Market Making
18 13 (12.75%) OOP
18 13 (12.75%) OOA/OOD
18 13 (12.75%) OO
19 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
19 12 (11.76%) Migration
20 11 (10.78%) TDD
20 11 (10.78%) Relational Database
21 10 (9.80%) Degree
22 9 (8.82%) Ansible
22 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.88%) Apache
2 2 (1.96%) Confluence
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.96%) MS Project
2 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.98%) NAS
2 1 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (38.24%) KDB
2 28 (27.45%) Kdb+
3 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 11 (10.78%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.86%) RDBMS
6 6 (5.88%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.98%) Big Data
8 1 (0.98%) DB2
8 1 (0.98%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.98%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.96%) JIRA
2 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (59.80%) Finance
2 26 (25.49%) Banking
3 19 (18.63%) Front Office
4 4 (3.92%) Billing
5 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (80.39%) Developer
2 39 (38.24%) KDB Developer
3 18 (17.65%) C++ Developer
3 18 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 12 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (8.82%) Architect
6 8 (7.84%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (5.88%) Senior C++ Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Senior SQL Developer
7 6 (5.88%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Sybase Developer
8 5 (4.90%) AWS Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Database Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Front Office C++ Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Front Office Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Implementation Consultant
10 3 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (3.92%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.92%) jQuery
2 4 (3.92%) Middleware
2 4 (3.92%) Node.js
3 2 (1.96%) XML
4 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.98%) JSON
4 1 (0.98%) Spring
4 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.73%) Equities
3 9 (8.82%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.90%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.96%) Derivative
6 2 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 63 (61.76%) Unix
2 30 (29.41%) Solaris
3 8 (7.84%) Windows
4 2 (1.96%) AIX
4 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.59%) Low Latency
3 19 (18.63%) Multithreading
4 18 (17.65%) Analytics
5 14 (13.73%) Market Making
6 13 (12.75%) OO
6 13 (12.75%) OOA/OOD
6 13 (12.75%) OOP
7 12 (11.76%) Migration
8 11 (10.78%) TDD
9 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.84%) Electronic Trading
10 8 (7.84%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (7.84%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.88%) BDD
11 6 (5.88%) OOD
11 6 (5.88%) Project Management
12 5 (4.90%) Defect Management
12 5 (4.90%) UML
12 5 (4.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (42.16%) Perl
2 41 (40.20%) Java
3 27 (26.47%) SQL
4 24 (23.53%) C++
5 17 (16.67%) Python
6 4 (3.92%) C#
7 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.98%) Korn
8 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) Degree
2 9 (8.82%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (5.88%) Oracle
1 6 (5.88%) Sybase
2 1 (0.98%) Ab Initio
2 1 (0.98%) VMware
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