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 26 June 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.

Linux
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 12 10
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 116 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 35.15% 5.95% 12.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.91% 33.33% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 3 6
Median daily rate £416 £300 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.66% -35.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £380 £488
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 £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 176 15 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 53.33% 17.86% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 6 16
Median daily rate £413 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £100 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £355 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.78 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 127 (70.95%) Finance
2 119 (66.48%) Unix
3 75 (41.90%) Java
4 70 (39.11%) Banking
5 67 (37.43%) SQL
6 61 (34.08%) Low Latency
7 60 (33.52%) Front Office
8 56 (31.28%) C++
9 46 (25.70%) SQL Server
9 46 (25.70%) OO
10 42 (23.46%) FIX Protocol
10 42 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
11 40 (22.35%) Market Making
11 40 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (21.79%) Multithreading
13 38 (21.23%) Oracle
14 37 (20.67%) OOP
14 37 (20.67%) OOA/OOD
15 32 (17.88%) Electronic Trading
16 29 (16.20%) Jenkins
16 29 (16.20%) Perl
17 28 (15.64%) JavaScript
17 28 (15.64%) KDB
17 28 (15.64%) Node.js
18 27 (15.08%) TeamCity
18 27 (15.08%) Artifactory
19 26 (14.53%) Sonatype Nexus
19 26 (14.53%) Equities
20 24 (13.41%) Unit Testing
21 21 (11.73%) 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 (2.23%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.12%) JBoss
3 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.82%) LDAP
2 4 (2.23%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.70%) SQL Server
2 28 (15.64%) KDB
3 19 (10.61%) Relational Database
4 15 (8.38%) Kdb+
5 14 (7.82%) Big Data
6 10 (5.59%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.59%) NoSQL
7 9 (5.03%) Apache Hive
8 7 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.35%) Hadoop
9 6 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.12%) Sybase ASE
13 1 (0.56%) DB2
13 1 (0.56%) DB2 UDB
13 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (16.20%) Jenkins
2 27 (15.08%) Artifactory
2 27 (15.08%) TeamCity
3 26 (14.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (7.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (70.95%) Finance
2 70 (39.11%) Banking
3 60 (33.52%) Front Office
4 9 (5.03%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.23%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 135 (75.42%) Developer
2 53 (29.61%) C++ Developer
3 39 (21.79%) Senior Developer
4 36 (20.11%) Java Developer
5 28 (15.64%) KDB Developer
6 25 (13.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 15 (8.38%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 14 (7.82%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
8 14 (7.82%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 13 (7.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (7.26%) Senior C++ Developer
10 10 (5.59%) Front Office C++ Developer
10 10 (5.59%) Front Office Developer
11 9 (5.03%) JavaScript Engineer
11 9 (5.03%) Sybase Developer
12 7 (3.91%) Consultant
12 7 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
13 6 (3.35%) Database Developer
13 6 (3.35%) SQL Developer
13 6 (3.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.46%) FIX Protocol
2 28 (15.64%) Node.js
3 10 (5.59%) .NET
4 8 (4.47%) XML
5 5 (2.79%) WPF
6 4 (2.23%) Middleware
7 3 (1.68%) Spring
8 2 (1.12%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.12%) J2EE
8 2 (1.12%) JSON
8 2 (1.12%) STL
9 1 (0.56%) Java EE
9 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (14.53%) Equities
3 17 (9.50%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.79%) Replication
6 4 (2.23%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (2.23%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.23%) Social Network
7 3 (1.68%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 119 (66.48%) Unix
2 21 (11.73%) Windows
3 16 (8.94%) Solaris
4 1 (0.56%) AIX
4 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.08%) Low Latency
2 46 (25.70%) OO
3 40 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (22.35%) Market Making
4 39 (21.79%) Multithreading
5 37 (20.67%) OOA/OOD
5 37 (20.67%) OOP
6 32 (17.88%) Electronic Trading
7 24 (13.41%) Unit Testing
8 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (10.06%) DevOps
10 16 (8.94%) Integration Testing
11 15 (8.38%) Mentoring
12 14 (7.82%) Information Security
12 14 (7.82%) UML
13 12 (6.70%) Analytics
13 12 (6.70%) SDLC
14 8 (4.47%) Requirements Analysis
14 8 (4.47%) TDD
15 6 (3.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 75 (41.90%) Java
2 67 (37.43%) SQL
3 56 (31.28%) C++
4 29 (16.20%) Perl
5 28 (15.64%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.70%) C#
7 9 (5.03%) Python
8 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.56%) Korn
8 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.56%) Ruby
8 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (10.06%) Degree
2 8 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 16 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.79%) Docker
2 5 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.23%) vSphere
4 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.12%) Ansible
2 2 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 38 (21.23%) Oracle
2 9 (5.03%) Sybase
3 5 (2.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.79%) VMware
4 3 (1.68%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.12%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.12%) Fidessa
5 2 (1.12%) HP
5 2 (1.12%) NetApp
5 2 (1.12%) Reuters
6 1 (0.56%) Ab Initio
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago