Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 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
Lancashire > Blackpool
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 61 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 27.35% 31.82% 24.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.04% 76.09% 67.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 62 50
Blackpool median daily rate £500 £535 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +28.14% +4.38%
10th Percentile £425 £411 £325
90th Percentile £600 £645 £502
Lancashire median daily rate £503 £525 £420
% change year-on-year -4.29% +25.00% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Blackpool median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £40.63 -
% change year-on-year -13.85% - -

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 67 46 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 30.04% 41.82% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 41 55
Blackpool median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +10.39%
10th Percentile £425 £363 £325
90th Percentile £650 £645 £565
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +15.61% +8.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Blackpool median hourly rate £26.13 £11.50 £11.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.17% -1.29% -
Lancashire median hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -69.41% +16.44% -1.35%

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 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Blackpool region with a requirement for Linux.

1 42 (68.85%) DevOps
2 40 (65.57%) Puppet
3 36 (59.02%) Oracle
4 34 (55.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (49.18%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (49.18%) Python
5 30 (49.18%) Windows
6 27 (44.26%) Git (software)
7 24 (39.34%) Ansible
8 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (36.07%) Ruby
9 22 (36.07%) GitLab
10 21 (34.43%) Kubernetes
10 21 (34.43%) Red Hat
10 21 (34.43%) SQL
11 20 (32.79%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (32.79%) Terraform
12 19 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (29.51%) Artifactory
13 18 (29.51%) SQL Server
13 18 (29.51%) Shell Script
13 18 (29.51%) Docker
14 16 (26.23%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (26.23%) HTTP
14 16 (26.23%) CentOS
15 15 (24.59%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (24.59%) Middleware
15 15 (24.59%) Perl
15 15 (24.59%) Black Duck
15 15 (24.59%) Continuous Deployment

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 14 (22.95%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 30 (49.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (24.59%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (21.31%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (21.31%) Amazon ELB
3 13 (21.31%) Amazon S3
3 13 (21.31%) Route 53
3 13 (21.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 11 (18.03%) Serverless
5 8 (13.11%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.28%) GitHub
6 2 (3.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) HTTP
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) SSL
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.64%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (29.51%) SQL Server
3 14 (22.95%) MongoDB
4 13 (21.31%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (21.31%) MySQL
5 2 (3.28%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.64%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.64%) DB2
6 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.64%) HBase
6 1 (1.64%) KNIME
6 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (44.26%) Git (software)
2 22 (36.07%) GitLab
3 18 (29.51%) Artifactory
4 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
5 13 (21.31%) SonarQube
6 9 (14.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.64%) JIRA
8 1 (1.64%) RStudio
8 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Architect
3 7 (11.48%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) AWS Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (4.92%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Manager
9 1 (1.64%) QA Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.59%) Middleware
2 8 (13.11%) XML
3 7 (11.48%) YAML
4 4 (6.56%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (4.92%) .NET
5 3 (4.92%) J2EE
5 3 (4.92%) Spring Boot
6 2 (3.28%) RESTful
7 1 (1.64%) JSON
7 1 (1.64%) REST
7 1 (1.64%) Swagger
7 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) User Experience
3 2 (3.28%) Wiki
4 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.64%) Blog
4 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 30 (49.18%) Windows
3 16 (26.23%) CentOS
4 13 (21.31%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.64%) AIX
5 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (68.85%) DevOps
2 23 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (24.59%) Continuous Deployment
5 14 (22.95%) Microservices
6 13 (21.31%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 13 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (16.39%) Systems Engineering
8 8 (13.11%) Security Management
9 6 (9.84%) Kanban
9 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.20%) BDD
10 5 (8.20%) Open Source
11 4 (6.56%) Pair Programming
11 4 (6.56%) Scrum
11 4 (6.56%) TDD
12 3 (4.92%) Migration
12 3 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
13 2 (3.28%) Availability Management
13 2 (3.28%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) Python
2 22 (36.07%) Ruby
3 21 (34.43%) SQL
4 18 (29.51%) Shell Script
5 15 (24.59%) Perl
6 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.20%) Java
8 3 (4.92%) Groovy
8 3 (4.92%) Java 8
9 1 (1.64%) COBOL
9 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) AWS Certification
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) HDFS
2 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (65.57%) Puppet
2 24 (39.34%) Ansible
3 21 (34.43%) Kubernetes
4 20 (32.79%) Terraform
5 13 (21.31%) Grafana
5 13 (21.31%) Packer
5 13 (21.31%) Prometheus
6 12 (19.67%) Rancher
7 1 (1.64%) Oozie
Vendors
1 36 (59.02%) Oracle
2 21 (34.43%) Red Hat
3 15 (24.59%) Black Duck
4 11 (18.03%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.28%) Adobe
6 2 (3.28%) IBM
6 2 (3.28%) Snow
7 1 (1.64%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (1.64%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.64%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.64%) Pega
7 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.64%) Tableau
7 1 (1.64%) Talend