Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 10 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 82 77 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 12.60% 13.73% 14.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.55% 37.20% 47.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 68 71
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £525 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +25.00% +12.00%
10th Percentile £417 £373 £325
90th Percentile £610 £645 £538
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £32.76
% change year-on-year -9.68% +18.28% -1.47%

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 145 207 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.27% 36.90% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 121 144
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -5.36%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 14
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.25 £41.88 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.75% +7.37% +200.00%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.68 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.60 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -6.90%

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 August 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 August 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 -10 32 £500 -20.00% 3
Chorley - 29 £450 -
Preston -6 14 £525 +16.67% 4
Lytham St Annes - 3 £600 -
Blackburn - 1 £500 - 2
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 40 (48.78%) Security Cleared
2 37 (45.12%) DevOps
3 35 (42.68%) SC Cleared
4 34 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (41.46%) Windows
5 33 (40.24%) Oracle
5 33 (40.24%) Puppet
6 30 (36.59%) Git (software)
6 30 (36.59%) Python
6 30 (36.59%) Red Hat
7 29 (35.37%) Unix
8 23 (28.05%) IBM
9 22 (26.83%) Web Services
10 21 (25.61%) SQL
10 21 (25.61%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (24.39%) Shell Script
12 19 (23.17%) Ruby
13 18 (21.95%) Solaris
14 17 (20.73%) AIX
14 17 (20.73%) Perl
14 17 (20.73%) Middleware
14 17 (20.73%) SAN
14 17 (20.73%) Terraform
15 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (19.51%) VMware
16 15 (18.29%) Sun
16 15 (18.29%) EMC
16 15 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (17.07%) CentOS

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 13 (15.85%) Tuxedo
2 10 (12.20%) Apache
2 10 (12.20%) IIS
2 10 (12.20%) JBoss
2 10 (12.20%) WebLogic
2 10 (12.20%) WebSphere
2 10 (12.20%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.66%) Confluence
3 3 (3.66%) TPMS
4 1 (1.22%) Drupal
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.54%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (7.32%) GitHub
5 5 (6.10%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (6.10%) Amazon S3
5 5 (6.10%) Route 53
5 5 (6.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (4.88%) OpenShift
7 3 (3.66%) Slack
8 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) SAN
2 14 (17.07%) Firewall
3 11 (13.41%) DNS
4 10 (12.20%) DMZ
4 10 (12.20%) VLAN
5 6 (7.32%) HTTP
6 2 (2.44%) NAS
7 1 (1.22%) SSL
7 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.61%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (12.20%) MySQL
3 9 (10.98%) MongoDB
4 7 (8.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (7.32%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.66%) Big Data
6 3 (3.66%) IDMS
7 2 (2.44%) Blockchain
7 2 (2.44%) Redis
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.22%) DB2
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (36.59%) Git (software)
2 14 (17.07%) Jenkins
3 10 (12.20%) Artifactory
3 10 (12.20%) GitLab
4 8 (9.76%) Oracle APEX
5 7 (8.54%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.54%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.88%) Bitbucket
6 4 (4.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.66%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.66%) JIRA
7 3 (3.66%) JUnit
8 2 (2.44%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (2.44%) Mocha
9 1 (1.22%) Grunt
General
1 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.22%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (14.63%) Architect
3 11 (13.41%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Technical Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (6.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (4.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Middleware Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Administrator
9 2 (2.44%) Design Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.83%) Web Services
2 17 (20.73%) Middleware
3 5 (6.10%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (6.10%) Node.js
4 4 (4.88%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.66%) CSS
5 3 (3.66%) HTML
5 3 (3.66%) REST
6 2 (2.44%) Chai
6 2 (2.44%) CSS3
6 2 (2.44%) HTML5
6 2 (2.44%) J2EE
6 2 (2.44%) Jest
6 2 (2.44%) Redux
6 2 (2.44%) YAML
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (1.22%) JSON
7 1 (1.22%) PhoneGap
7 1 (1.22%) Sass
7 1 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Client/Server
2 8 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.88%) User Experience
5 3 (3.66%) Wiki
6 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.22%) Social Media
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 34 (41.46%) Windows
2 29 (35.37%) Unix
3 18 (21.95%) Solaris
4 17 (20.73%) AIX
5 14 (17.07%) CentOS
6 10 (12.20%) Windows 2000
6 10 (12.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 10 (12.20%) Windows NT
6 10 (12.20%) Windows Server
7 9 (10.98%) Windows XP
8 6 (7.32%) HPUX
9 3 (3.66%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.12%) DevOps
2 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (17.07%) Continuous Deployment
5 13 (15.85%) Scrum
6 9 (10.98%) BDD
6 9 (10.98%) Open Source
7 8 (9.76%) Microservices
7 8 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (9.76%) TDD
8 7 (8.54%) Kanban
8 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.32%) Refactoring
10 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 5 (6.10%) ITIL
10 5 (6.10%) Migration
11 4 (4.88%) Coaching
11 4 (4.88%) Project Management
11 4 (4.88%) SFIA
11 4 (4.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.59%) Python
2 21 (25.61%) SQL
3 20 (24.39%) Shell Script
4 19 (23.17%) Ruby
5 17 (20.73%) Perl
6 8 (9.76%) Java
7 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.88%) Java 8
8 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.66%) COBOL
9 3 (3.66%) Groovy
10 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.44%) C
10 2 (2.44%) ES6
10 2 (2.44%) VB
10 2 (2.44%) VBA
11 1 (1.22%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (48.78%) Security Cleared
2 35 (42.68%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (8.54%) Degree
4 5 (6.10%) MCSE
4 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) QA
System Software
1 12 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.20%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (9.76%) Docker
4 5 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (40.24%) Puppet
2 17 (20.73%) Terraform
3 14 (17.07%) Ansible
4 12 (14.63%) Kubernetes
5 10 (12.20%) CA Single Sign-On
5 10 (12.20%) SCCM
6 9 (10.98%) Packer
7 5 (6.10%) Grafana
7 5 (6.10%) Prometheus
8 3 (3.66%) Rancher
9 2 (2.44%) Nagios
9 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (2.44%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (40.24%) Oracle
2 30 (36.59%) Red Hat
3 23 (28.05%) IBM
4 16 (19.51%) VMware
5 15 (18.29%) EMC
5 15 (18.29%) Sun
6 10 (12.20%) CA
6 10 (12.20%) Hitachi
7 9 (10.98%) Palo Alto
8 7 (8.54%) Black Duck
9 6 (7.32%) NetApp
10 4 (4.88%) HP
11 3 (3.66%) Fujitsu
11 3 (3.66%) Micro Focus
12 2 (2.44%) Brocade
12 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
13 1 (1.22%) Bomgar