Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 82 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.43% 12.67% 13.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.55% 56.16% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 50 68
Lancashire median daily rate £464 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.25% -4.76% +25.00%
10th Percentile £301 £417 £373
90th Percentile £600 £610 £645
North West median daily rate £453 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.67% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £18.00 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.57% -9.68% -
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -48.57% -9.68% +7.64%

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 88 146 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.99% 22.57% 36.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 82 120
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £115 £275 £313
90th Percentile £575 £600 £576
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 18
Lancashire median hourly rate £16.25 £12.25 £41.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.65% -70.75% +7.37%
10th Percentile £11.26 £9.75 £10.68
90th Percentile £42.10 £35.00 £44.60
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.64% -4.69% +18.52%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 -8 10 £538 +7.50% 1
Preston -9 6 £444 -15.48% 4
Blackburn -2 3 £317 -36.60% 1
Chorley -11 2 £408 -9.44% 1
Accrington - 2 £263 - 1
Burnley - 1 - -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) AWS
3 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 6 (23.08%) Unix
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Azure
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (19.23%) Docker
5 5 (19.23%) Office 365
5 5 (19.23%) Puppet
5 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
5 5 (19.23%) VMware
5 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
5 5 (19.23%) Python
6 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 4 (15.38%) SCCM
6 4 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
6 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 4 (15.38%) Big Data
6 4 (15.38%) Jenkins

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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) nginx
3 1 (3.85%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) AWS
2 6 (23.08%) Azure
3 5 (19.23%) Office 365
4 4 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (15.38%) OneDrive
5 3 (11.54%) Amazon S3
5 3 (11.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (7.69%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (7.69%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (7.69%) GitHub
6 2 (7.69%) Route 53
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (3.85%) npm
7 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
7 1 (3.85%) Serverless
7 1 (3.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Skype
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Big Data
1 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Zeppelin
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) DataStage
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) GitLab
3 2 (7.69%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.85%) gulp
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Mocha
4 1 (3.85%) Sinon.JS
General
1 4 (15.38%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (7.69%) Informatica Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Talend Developer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Angular Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (7.69%) Node.js
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) Angular 2
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache CXF
2 1 (3.85%) BREW
2 1 (3.85%) Chai
2 1 (3.85%) Compass CSS Framework
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) CSS3
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Nunjucks
2 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Unix
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.54%) CentOS
4 3 (11.54%) Solaris
4 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) HPUX
6 1 (3.85%) SUSE
6 1 (3.85%) VME
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.54%) Data Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
5 2 (7.69%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
5 2 (7.69%) High Availability
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Proactive Management
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
1 5 (19.23%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) COBOL
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
1 5 (19.23%) Docker
2 3 (11.54%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) HDFS
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Puppet
2 4 (15.38%) SCCM
3 3 (11.54%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.69%) Grafana
4 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (7.69%) Packer
4 2 (7.69%) Prometheus
4 2 (7.69%) Terraform
5 1 (3.85%) Ansible
5 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
5 1 (3.85%) Mesos
5 1 (3.85%) Oozie
5 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) Hortonworks
5 2 (7.69%) Informatica
5 2 (7.69%) MapR
5 2 (7.69%) Talend
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) Micro Focus
6 1 (3.85%) Sun