Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 10 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 77 60 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.36% 13.10% 13.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.85% 37.27% 49.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 75 75
Lancashire median daily rate £495 £525 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.67% +25.00% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £368 £325
90th Percentile £603 £645 £511
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £40.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.85% - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% +6.67%

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 143 161 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 21.09% 35.15% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 116 115
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £303 £218
90th Percentile £650 £601 £498
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £42.50 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.59% +191.80% -58.39%
10th Percentile £9.95 £37.35 £11.79
90th Percentile £21.30 £44.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -8.05%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Blackpool -3 43 £495 -7.48% 5
Preston -12 11 £525 +14.75% 4
Chorley - 11 £470 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £600 -
Blackburn - 1 £500 - 2
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 47 (61.04%) Puppet
2 46 (59.74%) DevOps
3 41 (53.25%) Python
4 37 (48.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (41.56%) Windows
6 30 (38.96%) Git (software)
7 29 (37.66%) Terraform
7 29 (37.66%) Oracle
8 27 (35.06%) CentOS
9 24 (31.17%) Security Cleared
9 24 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (31.17%) SQL
10 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared
10 23 (29.87%) Ansible
11 22 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (27.27%) Red Hat
12 21 (27.27%) Shell Script
12 21 (27.27%) GitLab
12 21 (27.27%) Jenkins
13 20 (25.97%) Kubernetes
13 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (24.68%) Ruby
14 19 (24.68%) Packer
15 18 (23.38%) VMware
15 18 (23.38%) HTTP
16 17 (22.08%) Perl
16 17 (22.08%) Black Duck
16 17 (22.08%) SonarQube
17 16 (20.78%) Docker
17 16 (20.78%) MongoDB

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 16 (20.78%) Tuxedo
2 5 (6.49%) IIS
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) JBoss
3 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.30%) Confluence
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.30%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (19.48%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (19.48%) Amazon ELB
2 15 (19.48%) Amazon S3
2 15 (19.48%) Route 53
2 15 (19.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.19%) GitHub
4 4 (5.19%) OpenShift
5 3 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.60%) IaaS
6 2 (2.60%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.38%) HTTP
2 11 (14.29%) Firewall
3 9 (11.69%) SAN
4 6 (7.79%) DNS
5 5 (6.49%) DMZ
5 5 (6.49%) VLAN
6 2 (2.60%) Internet
6 2 (2.60%) NAS
6 2 (2.60%) SSL
6 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (20.78%) MongoDB
3 15 (19.48%) MySQL
4 13 (16.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.19%) Big Data
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.30%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.30%) DB2
7 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.30%) HBase
7 1 (1.30%) IDMS
7 1 (1.30%) KNIME
7 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (38.96%) Git (software)
2 21 (27.27%) GitLab
2 21 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 17 (22.08%) SonarQube
4 12 (15.58%) Artifactory
5 4 (5.19%) Bitbucket
5 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.60%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (2.60%) JIRA
6 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.30%) RStudio
7 1 (1.30%) Selenium
General
1 1 (1.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) Architect
3 7 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 6 (7.79%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (6.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Platform Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Middleware Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.78%) Middleware
2 9 (11.69%) Web Services
3 7 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (5.19%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.90%) .NET
5 3 (3.90%) J2EE
5 3 (3.90%) Qt
6 2 (2.60%) RESTful
6 2 (2.60%) YAML
7 1 (1.30%) JSON
7 1 (1.30%) REST
7 1 (1.30%) SOAP
7 1 (1.30%) Swagger
7 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) User Experience
2 3 (3.90%) Wiki
3 2 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.30%) Blog
4 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 32 (41.56%) Windows
3 27 (35.06%) CentOS
4 14 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 12 (15.58%) Unix
6 8 (10.39%) AIX
6 8 (10.39%) Solaris
7 5 (6.49%) Windows 2000
7 5 (6.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 5 (6.49%) Windows NT
8 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.60%) HPUX
9 2 (2.60%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (59.74%) DevOps
2 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (20.78%) Continuous Deployment
4 15 (19.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 14 (18.18%) Microservices
6 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
8 7 (9.09%) Kanban
8 7 (9.09%) Open Source
8 7 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.79%) BDD
9 6 (7.79%) Data Management
9 6 (7.79%) Scrum
10 5 (6.49%) Change Control
10 5 (6.49%) Pair Programming
10 5 (6.49%) TDD
11 4 (5.19%) Data Protection
11 4 (5.19%) ITIL
11 4 (5.19%) Refactoring
11 4 (5.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.25%) Python
2 24 (31.17%) SQL
3 21 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 19 (24.68%) Ruby
5 17 (22.08%) Perl
6 7 (9.09%) Java
7 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.19%) Java 8
8 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.90%) C++
9 3 (3.90%) COBOL
9 3 (3.90%) Groovy
10 2 (2.60%) C
10 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.30%) C#
11 1 (1.30%) Korn
11 1 (1.30%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (31.17%) Security Cleared
2 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.60%) MCSE
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
System Software
1 16 (20.78%) Docker
2 6 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 47 (61.04%) Puppet
2 29 (37.66%) Terraform
3 23 (29.87%) Ansible
4 20 (25.97%) Kubernetes
5 19 (24.68%) Packer
6 15 (19.48%) Grafana
6 15 (19.48%) Prometheus
7 12 (15.58%) Rancher
8 4 (5.19%) SCCM
9 2 (2.60%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.60%) Nagios
9 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (2.60%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 29 (37.66%) Oracle
2 21 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 18 (23.38%) VMware
4 17 (22.08%) Black Duck
5 11 (14.29%) IBM
6 7 (9.09%) EMC
6 7 (9.09%) Sun
7 5 (6.49%) Hitachi
7 5 (6.49%) Palo Alto
8 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.60%) Adobe
9 2 (2.60%) CA
9 2 (2.60%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.60%) NetApp
9 2 (2.60%) Snow
10 1 (1.30%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.30%) Hortonworks
10 1 (1.30%) HP
10 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.30%) Talend