Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 9 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 92 53 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 13.65% 11.86% 12.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.74% 41.09% 55.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 63 65
Lancashire median daily rate £520 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +19.05% -6.67%
10th Percentile £421 £368 £325
90th Percentile £718 £638 £545
North West median daily rate £450 £427 £425
% change year-on-year +5.51% +0.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £40.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.85% - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% +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 154 129 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.85% 28.86% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 94 89
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £431 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +2.68% +5.00%
10th Percentile £261 £302 £261
90th Percentile £716 £584 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 8
Lancashire median hourly rate £15.75 £41.25 £25.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.82% +61.56% -30.99%
10th Percentile £10.80 £26.63 £12.28
90th Percentile £33.68 £44.30 £43.18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.66% +7.59% -5.88%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +2 44 £495 -1.00% 2
Preston -7 9 £506 -2.41% 2
Blackburn - 5 £700 - 1
Chorley -9 1 £475 +13.10% 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 63 (68.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 60 (65.22%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (56.52%) DevOps
4 49 (53.26%) Oracle
5 48 (52.17%) Windows
5 48 (52.17%) Red Hat
6 41 (44.57%) Puppet
7 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
8 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (33.70%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (33.70%) GitLab
9 30 (32.61%) Ansible
9 30 (32.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (32.61%) Kubernetes
10 29 (31.52%) Docker
10 29 (31.52%) Git (software)
11 26 (28.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (26.09%) Python
12 24 (26.09%) CentOS
13 22 (23.91%) Terraform
14 21 (22.83%) Serverless
14 21 (22.83%) Systems Engineering
15 19 (20.65%) SQL
15 19 (20.65%) Ruby
16 18 (19.57%) AWS Certification
16 18 (19.57%) Artifactory
16 18 (19.57%) Jenkins
17 17 (18.48%) Bash Shell
17 17 (18.48%) MySQL
17 17 (18.48%) HTTP

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 7 (7.61%) Tuxedo
2 2 (2.17%) Apache
2 2 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.09%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.09%) Confluence
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (65.22%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (33.70%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (22.83%) Serverless
4 15 (16.30%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (16.30%) Amazon S3
4 15 (16.30%) OpenShift
5 14 (15.22%) Amazon ELB
5 14 (15.22%) Route 53
5 14 (15.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.17%) IaaS
9 1 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.48%) HTTP
2 6 (6.52%) SSL
3 5 (5.43%) DNS
4 4 (4.35%) Firewall
4 4 (4.35%) ICMP
4 4 (4.35%) Network Security
4 4 (4.35%) VPN
5 2 (2.17%) Internet
5 2 (2.17%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.09%) DMZ
6 1 (1.09%) SAN
6 1 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.48%) MySQL
3 15 (16.30%) MongoDB
4 13 (14.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (7.61%) Big Data
6 7 (7.61%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.17%) HBase
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.09%) HSQLDB
8 1 (1.09%) KNIME
8 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.09%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 31 (33.70%) GitLab
2 29 (31.52%) Git (software)
3 18 (19.57%) Artifactory
3 18 (19.57%) Jenkins
4 14 (15.22%) SonarQube
5 13 (14.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.17%) JIRA
8 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.09%) ERwin
8 1 (1.09%) ProC
8 1 (1.09%) RStudio
8 1 (1.09%) Selenium
8 1 (1.09%) Toad
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) AWS Engineer
2 21 (22.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (18.48%) Architect
4 11 (11.96%) AWS DevOps
5 10 (10.87%) Platform Engineer
5 10 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (9.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) AWS Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Data Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.35%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Technical Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Technical Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Administrator
10 3 (3.26%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) XML
2 13 (14.13%) YAML
3 7 (7.61%) Middleware
4 5 (5.43%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (3.26%) .NET
5 3 (3.26%) Qt
5 3 (3.26%) RESTful
6 2 (2.17%) CSS
6 2 (2.17%) HTML
6 2 (2.17%) J2EE
6 2 (2.17%) jQuery
6 2 (2.17%) LAMP
6 2 (2.17%) Web Services
7 1 (1.09%) Ajax
7 1 (1.09%) CSS3
7 1 (1.09%) OAuth
7 1 (1.09%) REST
7 1 (1.09%) SOAP
7 1 (1.09%) Symfony
7 1 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (32.61%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.09%) Blog
4 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.09%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 63 (68.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 48 (52.17%) Windows
3 24 (26.09%) CentOS
4 8 (8.70%) Solaris
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.61%) Unix
6 2 (2.17%) VME
7 1 (1.09%) AIX
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.09%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (56.52%) DevOps
2 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (28.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (22.83%) Systems Engineering
5 16 (17.39%) Security Management
6 14 (15.22%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 13 (14.13%) Microservices
8 12 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 10 (10.87%) Migration
10 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.52%) BDD
11 6 (6.52%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (5.43%) Change Control
12 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Transformation
13 4 (4.35%) Data Encryption
13 4 (4.35%) Data Management
13 4 (4.35%) Kanban
13 4 (4.35%) Load Balancing
13 4 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.09%) Python
2 19 (20.65%) Ruby
2 19 (20.65%) SQL
3 17 (18.48%) Bash Shell
4 10 (10.87%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.52%) Perl
6 3 (3.26%) C++
6 3 (3.26%) COBOL
6 3 (3.26%) Java
6 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.17%) Korn
7 2 (2.17%) PHP
7 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.09%) C
8 1 (1.09%) C#
8 1 (1.09%) Groovy
8 1 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) AWS Certification
2 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 29 (31.52%) Docker
2 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.09%) HDFS
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.09%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 41 (44.57%) Puppet
2 30 (32.61%) Ansible
2 30 (32.61%) Kubernetes
3 22 (23.91%) Terraform
4 16 (17.39%) Packer
5 14 (15.22%) Grafana
5 14 (15.22%) Prometheus
6 13 (14.13%) Rancher
7 1 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.09%) Ganglia
7 1 (1.09%) Nagios
7 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.09%) Oozie
7 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (53.26%) Oracle
2 48 (52.17%) Red Hat
3 14 (15.22%) Black Duck
4 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.78%) VMware
5 8 (8.70%) Cloudera
6 7 (7.61%) Hortonworks
7 4 (4.35%) Gemalto
7 4 (4.35%) IBM
8 3 (3.26%) Adobe
8 3 (3.26%) Snow
9 2 (2.17%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.09%) BMC
10 1 (1.09%) EMC
10 1 (1.09%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.09%) Pega
10 1 (1.09%) Sun
10 1 (1.09%) Tableau
10 1 (1.09%) Talend
10 1 (1.09%) Zend