Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 20 May 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 59 73 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.01% 13.27% 15.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.84% 43.20% 51.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 99
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.73% +8.13%
10th Percentile £371 £351 £294
90th Percentile £638 £552 £526
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 13
Lancashire median hourly rate - £39.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +96.88% -
North West median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.63% +100.00% -20.00%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 102 169 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 19.03% 30.73% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 91 156
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.70% +17.33% -0.66%
10th Percentile £275 £325 £259
90th Percentile £553 £575 £495
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 29
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.50 £38.88 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.12% -1.58% +203.85%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £136.75 £44.45 £43.30
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.17% -1.56% +14.29%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Lancashire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Lancashire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Lancashire over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Lancashire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Lancashire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley - 20 £428 - 2
Blackpool -14 19 £438 +6.06% 2
Preston +3 18 £525 +21.95% 2
Lytham St Annes - 2 £600 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 37 (62.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 27 (45.76%) Red Hat
3 26 (44.07%) Security Cleared
4 22 (37.29%) DevOps
5 20 (33.90%) Unix
5 20 (33.90%) Web Services
6 18 (30.51%) Oracle
6 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
7 17 (28.81%) Windows
7 17 (28.81%) IBM
8 16 (27.12%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (25.42%) Scrum
9 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (25.42%) Solaris
10 14 (23.73%) Python
10 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
11 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
12 12 (20.34%) Puppet
12 12 (20.34%) AIX
12 12 (20.34%) MySQL
13 11 (18.64%) Cucumber
13 11 (18.64%) Ansible
13 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
13 11 (18.64%) Coaching
13 11 (18.64%) Microservices
14 10 (16.95%) MongoDB
14 10 (16.95%) SFIA
14 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
14 10 (16.95%) Sun
14 10 (16.95%) Active Directory

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 9 (15.25%) JBoss
1 9 (15.25%) WebSphere
2 8 (13.56%) Apache
2 8 (13.56%) Confluence
2 8 (13.56%) WebLogic
2 8 (13.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (11.86%) IIS
4 3 (5.08%) TPMS
5 1 (1.69%) Drupal
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
5 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.12%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.56%) Slack
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (8.47%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (5.08%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (5.08%) Amazon S3
5 3 (5.08%) Route 53
5 3 (5.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) DNS
1 10 (16.95%) SAN
2 8 (13.56%) Firewall
3 7 (11.86%) DMZ
3 7 (11.86%) VLAN
4 2 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) MySQL
2 10 (16.95%) MongoDB
3 9 (15.25%) NoSQL
4 7 (11.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (11.86%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.08%) IDMS
6 2 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.39%) Blockchain
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
3 11 (18.64%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.56%) JIRA
5 7 (11.86%) Jasmine
5 7 (11.86%) JUnit
5 7 (11.86%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (6.78%) GitLab
6 4 (6.78%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.39%) Mocha
8 1 (1.69%) Grunt
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Architect
3 7 (11.86%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Software Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) AWS DevOps
4 6 (10.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (8.47%) Build Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (5.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) Web Services
2 9 (15.25%) Node.js
3 7 (11.86%) REST
4 3 (5.08%) CSS
4 3 (5.08%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
4 3 (5.08%) Middleware
5 2 (3.39%) Chai
5 2 (3.39%) CSS3
5 2 (3.39%) HTML5
5 2 (3.39%) Jest
5 2 (3.39%) Redux
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (1.69%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.69%) Sass
6 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Client/Server
1 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
1 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) DataPower
3 1 (1.69%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
3 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 20 (33.90%) Unix
3 17 (28.81%) Windows
4 15 (25.42%) Solaris
5 12 (20.34%) AIX
6 7 (11.86%) Windows 2000
6 7 (11.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 7 (11.86%) Windows NT
6 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
7 6 (10.17%) CentOS
8 4 (6.78%) HPUX
9 3 (5.08%) VME
10 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
10 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.69%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) DevOps
2 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) Scrum
3 11 (18.64%) Coaching
3 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
3 11 (18.64%) Microservices
4 10 (16.95%) SFIA
5 9 (15.25%) BDD
5 9 (15.25%) TDD
6 8 (13.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
7 7 (11.86%) Kanban
7 7 (11.86%) Open Source
7 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.17%) Migration
8 6 (10.17%) User Stories
9 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
10 4 (6.78%) Change Control
10 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.78%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) Python
2 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.25%) SQL
4 8 (13.56%) Java
5 6 (10.17%) Perl
6 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.08%) COBOL
7 3 (5.08%) Ruby
7 3 (5.08%) VB
7 3 (5.08%) VBA
8 2 (3.39%) ES6
9 1 (1.69%) C
9 1 (1.69%) C#
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.69%) Fortran
9 1 (1.69%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 26 (44.07%) Security Cleared
2 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (11.86%) Degree
4 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.08%) MCSE
6 2 (3.39%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.08%) Docker
6 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) Puppet
2 11 (18.64%) Ansible
3 8 (13.56%) CA Single Sign-On
3 8 (13.56%) SCCM
4 5 (8.47%) Packer
5 4 (6.78%) Terraform
6 3 (5.08%) Grafana
6 3 (5.08%) Prometheus
7 2 (3.39%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Red Hat
2 18 (30.51%) Oracle
3 17 (28.81%) IBM
4 10 (16.95%) EMC
4 10 (16.95%) Sun
5 8 (13.56%) CA
6 7 (11.86%) Hitachi
6 7 (11.86%) VMware
7 6 (10.17%) Palo Alto
8 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.78%) NetApp
9 3 (5.08%) Black Duck
9 3 (5.08%) Fujitsu
9 3 (5.08%) HP
10 2 (3.39%) Brocade
10 2 (3.39%) Micro Focus
11 1 (1.69%) Atlassian