Period
to 25 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool 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 25 April 2019 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
Lancashire > Blackpool
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 17 2
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 16.76% 11.89% 30.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 61.36% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 26
Blackpool median daily rate £523 £433 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.81% +21.40% -3.39%
10th Percentile £422 £363 £319
90th Percentile £635 £638 £563
Lancashire median daily rate £550 £433 £405
% change year-on-year +27.17% +6.79% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate - - -
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £39.38

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 Blackpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Blackpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 40 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 22.35% 19.38% 48.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 34
Blackpool median daily rate £520 £433 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.23% -6.49% +37.04%
10th Percentile £423 £338 £325
90th Percentile £680 £553 £575
Lancashire median daily rate £550 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +29.41% - +15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Blackpool median hourly rate £17.25 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £38.88
% change year-on-year +2.21% -56.27% +0.65%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Blackpool

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Blackpool

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Blackpool over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 Blackpool region with a requirement for Linux.

1 24 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 23 (76.67%) Windows
3 22 (73.33%) Oracle
3 22 (73.33%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 18 (60.00%) Red Hat
5 17 (56.67%) DevOps
5 17 (56.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (53.33%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (50.00%) Puppet
8 13 (43.33%) GitLab
8 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
9 11 (36.67%) Serverless
9 11 (36.67%) Systems Engineering
10 10 (33.33%) Docker
10 10 (33.33%) AWS Certification
11 9 (30.00%) Kubernetes
11 9 (30.00%) Ruby
11 9 (30.00%) Security Management
12 8 (26.67%) Ansible
12 8 (26.67%) Artifactory
13 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
13 7 (23.33%) Python
13 7 (23.33%) XML
13 7 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (23.33%) YAML
13 7 (23.33%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (20.00%) Windows Server

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackpool 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 2 (6.67%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.67%) Tuxedo
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 22 (73.33%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (53.33%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (36.67%) Serverless
4 5 (16.67%) OpenShift
5 4 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (13.33%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (13.33%) Amazon S3
5 4 (13.33%) Route 53
5 4 (13.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (3.33%) GitHub
6 1 (3.33%) npm
6 1 (3.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (6.67%) Big Data
5 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 2 (6.67%) MySQL
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.33%) Data Lake
6 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.33%) HBase
6 1 (3.33%) KNIME
6 1 (3.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) GitLab
2 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (26.67%) Artifactory
4 7 (23.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (13.33%) SonarQube
7 1 (3.33%) gulp
7 1 (3.33%) JIRA
7 1 (3.33%) JUnit
7 1 (3.33%) Mocha
7 1 (3.33%) RStudio
7 1 (3.33%) Sinon.JS
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) AWS Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Architect
3 6 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) AWS Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (10.00%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Big Data Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) PHP Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) XML
1 7 (23.33%) YAML
2 3 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) CSS3
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) HTML5
3 2 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
4 1 (3.33%) Apache CXF
4 1 (3.33%) BREW
4 1 (3.33%) Chai
4 1 (3.33%) Compass CSS Framework
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) Node.js
4 1 (3.33%) Nunjucks
4 1 (3.33%) Sass
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 23 (76.67%) Windows
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) DevOps
2 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (36.67%) Systems Engineering
4 9 (30.00%) Security Management
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (10.00%) Microservices
7 2 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
8 1 (3.33%) Data Validation
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Ruby
2 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
2 7 (23.33%) Python
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) Perl
4 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) AWS Certification
2 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Docker
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) HDFS
4 1 (3.33%) VirtualBox
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (50.00%) Puppet
2 9 (30.00%) Kubernetes
3 8 (26.67%) Ansible
4 5 (16.67%) Terraform
5 4 (13.33%) Grafana
5 4 (13.33%) Packer
5 4 (13.33%) Prometheus
6 3 (10.00%) SCCM
7 1 (3.33%) Oozie
7 1 (3.33%) Rancher
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Oracle
2 18 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) Hortonworks
4 2 (6.67%) Talend
5 1 (3.33%) Adobe
5 1 (3.33%) Black Duck
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) MapR
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Snow
5 1 (3.33%) Tableau
5 1 (3.33%) VMware