Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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.

Linux
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 8 16
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 57 90 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 12.53% 13.87% 8.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.54% 49.72% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 73 70
Lancashire median daily rate £525 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.00% +0.20%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £310
90th Percentile £645 £499 £666
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.63 - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +123.88%

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 156 181 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 34.29% 27.89% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 112 126
Lancashire median daily rate £429 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £302 £214 £205
90th Percentile £602 £495 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 18
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £14.57 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.80% -58.39% +89.19%
10th Percentile £36.91 £11.79 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +17.24% -8.05% +5.13%

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 November 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 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 November 2017. 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 29 £535 +27.38% 1
Preston +8 25 £470 +21.29% 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 32 (56.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 26 (45.61%) Git (software)
3 25 (43.86%) Jenkins
4 24 (42.11%) Puppet
5 22 (38.60%) Mentoring
5 22 (38.60%) Coaching
5 22 (38.60%) Microservices
6 21 (36.84%) Software Engineering
7 20 (35.09%) DevOps
8 19 (33.33%) Slack
8 19 (33.33%) JIRA
8 19 (33.33%) MongoDB
8 19 (33.33%) Confluence
8 19 (33.33%) MySQL
8 19 (33.33%) Red Hat
9 18 (31.58%) Migration
10 16 (28.07%) SQL
10 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
10 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
11 15 (26.32%) Scrum
12 14 (24.56%) Java
12 14 (24.56%) Kanban
12 14 (24.56%) SFIA
13 13 (22.81%) User Stories
13 13 (22.81%) SonarQube
13 13 (22.81%) Open Source
13 13 (22.81%) NoSQL
13 13 (22.81%) Node.js
13 13 (22.81%) REST
13 13 (22.81%) JavaScript

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 19 (33.33%) Confluence
2 9 (15.79%) nginx
3 3 (5.26%) JBoss
3 3 (5.26%) Tuxedo
4 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Slack
2 10 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (7.02%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (7.02%) Amazon S3
4 4 (7.02%) Route 53
4 4 (7.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) DNS
2 9 (15.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 19 (33.33%) MySQL
2 13 (22.81%) NoSQL
2 13 (22.81%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (19.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.26%) DB2
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (45.61%) Git (software)
2 25 (43.86%) Jenkins
3 19 (33.33%) JIRA
4 13 (22.81%) SonarQube
5 10 (17.54%) Cucumber
6 9 (15.79%) Jasmine
6 9 (15.79%) JUnit
7 4 (7.02%) GitLab
8 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Software Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Architect
3 7 (12.28%) Java Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Java Software Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Senior DevOps
3 7 (12.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Linux Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) Node.js
1 13 (22.81%) REST
2 6 (10.53%) Middleware
3 4 (7.02%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.51%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.75%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Clustering
2 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) DataPower
4 1 (1.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (22.81%) Windows
3 7 (12.28%) AIX
4 6 (10.53%) CentOS
5 5 (8.77%) Solaris
5 5 (8.77%) Unix
6 4 (7.02%) HPUX
7 2 (3.51%) zOS
8 1 (1.75%) Debian
8 1 (1.75%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Coaching
1 22 (38.60%) Mentoring
1 22 (38.60%) Microservices
2 21 (36.84%) Software Engineering
3 20 (35.09%) DevOps
4 18 (31.58%) Migration
5 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
6 15 (26.32%) Scrum
7 14 (24.56%) Kanban
7 14 (24.56%) SFIA
8 13 (22.81%) Open Source
8 13 (22.81%) TDD
8 13 (22.81%) User Stories
9 12 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (17.54%) BDD
11 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
11 10 (17.54%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (17.54%) SDLC
12 9 (15.79%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 14 (24.56%) Java
3 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
3 13 (22.81%) Python
4 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.77%) VB
7 4 (7.02%) VBA
8 3 (5.26%) Perl
9 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Docker
2 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Xen
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (42.11%) Puppet
2 9 (15.79%) Terraform
3 8 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (12.28%) Ansible
5 4 (7.02%) Grafana
5 4 (7.02%) Kubernetes
5 4 (7.02%) Packer
5 4 (7.02%) Prometheus
6 2 (3.51%) Rancher
7 1 (1.75%) Salt
7 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 9 (15.79%) VMware
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.02%) Black Duck
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle
5 3 (5.26%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) HP