Period
to 16 October 2018

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 6 months to 16 October 2018 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.

Linux
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 8 22
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 169 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 8.76% 26.83% 5.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.70% 69.26% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 148 10
Belfast median daily rate £422 £429 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.57% +42.92% -29.41%
10th Percentile £313 £373 £253
90th Percentile £588 £563 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £422 £429 £300
% change year-on-year -1.57% +42.92% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 54 244 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 16.31% 38.73% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 195 18
Belfast median daily rate £388 £420 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.74% +47.37% -7.32%
10th Percentile £233 £353 £100
90th Percentile £512 £556 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £388 £420 £285
% change year-on-year -7.74% +47.37% -7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Belfast median hourly rate £15.64 £12.64 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.76% +26.38% -34.43%
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.78 £12.64 £10.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% +26.38% -34.43%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Belfast

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Belfast

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (48.28%) SQL
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 11 (37.93%) Oracle
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
3 8 (27.59%) Java
3 8 (27.59%) Unix
4 7 (24.14%) C++
4 7 (24.14%) Python
4 7 (24.14%) Banking
4 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
4 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
5 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
6 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
6 5 (17.24%) Equities
6 5 (17.24%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (17.24%) JIRA
6 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) Low Latency
6 5 (17.24%) Kafka
6 5 (17.24%) Bitbucket
6 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
7 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
7 4 (13.79%) Confluence
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco
7 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
7 4 (13.79%) C
7 4 (13.79%) Windows

Linux
Co-occurring 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 4 (13.79%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.34%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (10.34%) SAS
3 2 (6.90%) Tuxedo
3 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) npm
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.45%) Skype
1 1 (3.45%) tcpdump
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
1 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
3 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
3 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (10.34%) Spark SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
1 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 5 (17.24%) Bitbucket
2 5 (17.24%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.90%) JUnit
4 2 (6.90%) PeopleTools
5 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.45%) GoCD
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Front Office
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) C++ Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Ab Initio Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) ActiveMQ
1 5 (17.24%) Kafka
2 3 (10.34%) Flask
2 3 (10.34%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (6.90%) Akka
3 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.90%) Spring
3 2 (6.90%) Spring Boot
3 2 (6.90%) Zuul
4 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.45%) Node.js
4 1 (3.45%) React
4 1 (3.45%) Redux
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Equities
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (10.34%) Virtual Team
4 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.45%) Derivative
5 1 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Unix
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (17.24%) Low Latency
2 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.34%) Analytics
3 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.34%) Balanced Scorecard
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) Data Extraction
3 3 (10.34%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (10.34%) Network Management
3 3 (10.34%) OO
3 3 (10.34%) Predictive Modelling
3 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.34%) Statistical Inference
3 3 (10.34%) TDD
3 3 (10.34%) Ticket Management
3 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) C++
3 7 (24.14%) Python
4 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.79%) C
5 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.34%) MATLAB
6 3 (10.34%) R
7 2 (6.90%) C#
8 1 (3.45%) ES6
8 1 (3.45%) Java 8
8 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) CCNP
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) CCNA
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (10.34%) MCSE
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Docker
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.90%) Ansible
2 2 (6.90%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Ab Initio
3 3 (10.34%) RapidMiner
3 3 (10.34%) Talend
3 3 (10.34%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (3.45%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) Isilon
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat