Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 51 72 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.51% 12.35% 11.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.57% 54.14% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 68 78
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £420 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +4.87% -7.40%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £261
90th Percentile £575 £550 £504
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 13
Lancashire median hourly rate - £41.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +106.25% -45.95%
North West median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% +112.50% -45.95%

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 105 133 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.70% 22.81% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 88 129
Lancashire median daily rate £430 £420 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +15.86% +3.57%
10th Percentile £287 £263 £206
90th Percentile £553 £575 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 35
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £38.88 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% +5.07% +152.99%
10th Percentile £18.98 £10.63 £12.60
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.25 £42.70
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.42%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -5 32 £433 +4.85%
Preston +6 15 £525 +12.84% 4
Chorley - 2 £420 - 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 39 (76.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 23 (45.10%) Git (software)
3 22 (43.14%) DevOps
4 21 (41.18%) Puppet
4 21 (41.18%) Red Hat
4 21 (41.18%) Mentoring
4 21 (41.18%) Coaching
4 21 (41.18%) Microservices
5 19 (37.25%) MySQL
5 19 (37.25%) Python
5 19 (37.25%) MongoDB
5 19 (37.25%) Jenkins
6 18 (35.29%) Confluence
6 18 (35.29%) JIRA
6 18 (35.29%) Slack
7 17 (33.33%) SFIA
7 17 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 16 (31.37%) User Stories
8 16 (31.37%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (29.41%) Scrum
9 15 (29.41%) Software Engineering
10 14 (27.45%) Java
11 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
11 13 (25.49%) SQL
11 13 (25.49%) TDD
11 13 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
11 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
11 13 (25.49%) BDD
11 13 (25.49%) Open Source

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 18 (35.29%) Confluence
2 5 (9.80%) nginx
3 4 (7.84%) JBoss
4 3 (5.88%) Tuxedo
5 2 (3.92%) IIS
5 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.96%) TPMS
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (35.29%) Slack
2 16 (31.37%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (11.76%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (11.76%) Amazon S3
3 6 (11.76%) Route 53
3 6 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) DNS
2 5 (9.80%) HTTP
3 4 (7.84%) Firewall
4 2 (3.92%) DMZ
4 2 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (3.92%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) MongoDB
1 19 (37.25%) MySQL
2 13 (25.49%) NoSQL
2 13 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.96%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 23 (45.10%) Git (software)
2 19 (37.25%) Jenkins
3 18 (35.29%) JIRA
4 17 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 11 (21.57%) SonarQube
6 9 (17.65%) Jasmine
6 9 (17.65%) JUnit
7 6 (11.76%) GitLab
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 9 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (13.73%) Architect
4 7 (13.73%) Java Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Java Software Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (13.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Applications Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) AWS Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) DevOps Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) Node.js
1 13 (25.49%) REST
2 6 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 5 (9.80%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.92%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 39 (76.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (15.69%) CentOS
3 7 (13.73%) Windows
4 6 (11.76%) Solaris
5 4 (7.84%) AIX
6 3 (5.88%) Unix
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (3.92%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.96%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.96%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) DevOps
2 21 (41.18%) Coaching
2 21 (41.18%) Mentoring
2 21 (41.18%) Microservices
3 17 (33.33%) SFIA
4 16 (31.37%) User Stories
5 15 (29.41%) Scrum
5 15 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 13 (25.49%) BDD
6 13 (25.49%) Open Source
6 13 (25.49%) TDD
6 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
7 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (19.61%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (19.61%) SDLC
8 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 9 (17.65%) Kanban
9 8 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (15.69%) Migration
10 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) Python
2 14 (27.45%) Java
3 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
3 13 (25.49%) SQL
4 8 (15.69%) Bash Shell
5 7 (13.73%) Perl
6 5 (9.80%) VB
7 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.84%) VBA
8 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.96%) C
9 1 (1.96%) C#
9 1 (1.96%) C++
9 1 (1.96%) COBOL
9 1 (1.96%) Fortran
9 1 (1.96%) Pascal
9 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) MCSA
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Docker
2 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (41.18%) Puppet
2 11 (21.57%) Ansible
3 9 (17.65%) Terraform
4 8 (15.69%) Packer
5 6 (11.76%) Grafana
5 6 (11.76%) Prometheus
6 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 11 (21.57%) Oracle
3 9 (17.65%) VMware
4 6 (11.76%) Black Duck
4 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.84%) IBM
6 2 (3.92%) EMC
6 2 (3.92%) Hitachi
6 2 (3.92%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.92%) Sun
7 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.96%) Fujitsu