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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
North West / Lancashire
Rank 13 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 72 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.78% 16.82% 11.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.94% 47.68% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 55 28
Median daily rate £431 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.62% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £271 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £521 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 34 151 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 16.59% 35.28% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 94 55
Median daily rate £500 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 14
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £43.00 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Lancashire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +9 14 £465 - 5
Fleetwood -4 1 £400 -7.51%
Blackpool -7 1 £400 +6.66% 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 40 (70.18%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) AIX
3 24 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 24 (42.11%) ITIL
4 22 (38.60%) Security Cleared
5 21 (36.84%) Service Management
6 20 (35.09%) Unix
7 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 18 (31.58%) Release Management
9 17 (29.82%) Windows XP
10 16 (28.07%) Data Management
10 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (26.32%) Change Management
11 15 (26.32%) Java
12 14 (24.56%) SQL
12 14 (24.56%) Oracle
12 14 (24.56%) ITSM
13 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (22.81%) Problem Management
13 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
13 13 (22.81%) Middleware
14 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
14 12 (21.05%) Migration
14 12 (21.05%) Relational Database
15 11 (19.30%) Open Source
15 11 (19.30%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 11 (19.30%) Tandem
15 11 (19.30%) MS PowerPoint
15 11 (19.30%) Solaris
15 11 (19.30%) Windows 2000

Linux
Top Related 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 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (10.53%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 11 (19.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (8.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) IaaS
1 10 (17.54%) PaaS
1 10 (17.54%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.53%) Big Data
3 6 (10.53%) DB2
3 6 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.02%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.26%) Avionics
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Operations Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Architect
2 10 (17.54%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Operational Support Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Operations Support Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) Middleware
2 7 (12.28%) Regular Expression
2 7 (12.28%) Web Services
3 6 (10.53%) J2EE
3 6 (10.53%) JSON
3 6 (10.53%) XML
4 5 (8.77%) Qt
5 1 (1.75%) .NET
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) LAMP
5 1 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.30%) Tandem
3 6 (10.53%) Clustering
4 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
5 4 (7.02%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) RIA
7 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 40 (70.18%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) AIX
3 20 (35.09%) Unix
4 17 (29.82%) Windows XP
5 11 (19.30%) Solaris
5 11 (19.30%) Windows 2000
6 10 (17.54%) HPUX
7 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (8.77%) VME
10 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) ITIL
2 21 (36.84%) Service Management
3 18 (31.58%) Release Management
4 16 (28.07%) Data Management
5 15 (26.32%) Change Management
6 14 (24.56%) ITSM
7 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (22.81%) Problem Management
8 12 (21.05%) Migration
9 11 (19.30%) Open Source
9 11 (19.30%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 10 (17.54%) DevOps
11 9 (15.79%) PRINCE2
12 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
12 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (10.53%) Microservices
14 6 (10.53%) SOA
15 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
16 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) SQL
3 7 (12.28%) Perl
3 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.28%) VBScript
4 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 6 (10.53%) Bourne shell
4 6 (10.53%) C
4 6 (10.53%) COBOL
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.53%) Korn
4 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.77%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) Security Cleared
2 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) MetaFrame
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Netcool
1 7 (12.28%) SCOM
1 7 (12.28%) Tivoli
2 6 (10.53%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.75%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle
3 9 (15.79%) IBM
4 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
5 7 (12.28%) HP
6 6 (10.53%) CA
6 6 (10.53%) Micro Focus
7 5 (8.77%) ICL
8 4 (7.02%) Fujitsu
8 4 (7.02%) VMware
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
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