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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 2 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9  
Contract jobs citing Linux 52 80 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 15.43% 18.02% 9.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.14% 55.17% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 50 26
Median daily rate £450 £436 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +24.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £500 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 140 145 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 41.54% 32.66% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 89 86
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 10
Median hourly rate £38.75 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +176.78% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £16.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 -4 41 £450 +24.13% 2
Blackpool +1 4 £450 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 50 (70.42%) Migration
2 47 (66.20%) Windows
3 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
4 37 (52.11%) SC Cleared
5 24 (33.80%) AIX
6 22 (30.99%) Solaris
6 22 (30.99%) VMware
7 21 (29.58%) Unix
7 21 (29.58%) DNS
7 21 (29.58%) HPUX
7 21 (29.58%) Middleware
7 21 (29.58%) Data Centre
8 20 (28.17%) Mainframe
9 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
10 13 (18.31%) IBM
11 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
11 12 (16.90%) Oracle
11 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
11 12 (16.90%) Citrix
11 12 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (15.49%) Replication
13 9 (12.68%) Data Migration
13 9 (12.68%) Shell Script
13 9 (12.68%) DevOps
14 8 (11.27%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (11.27%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
14 8 (11.27%) SQL
14 8 (11.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

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 (9.86%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.04%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (7.04%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) SAS
3 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.41%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.41%) nginx
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.63%) Bluemix
2 4 (5.63%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (5.63%) OpenShift
2 4 (5.63%) PaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.58%) DNS
2 6 (8.45%) SAN
3 5 (7.04%) SSH
3 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.41%) DHCP
5 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) DB2
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (7.04%) RDBMS
3 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (4.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (4.23%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 3 (4.23%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.04%) Mercurial
3 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.41%) JIRA
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.41%) Selenium
5 1 (1.41%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.63%) Avionics
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (12.68%) Architect
2 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (8.45%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) DBA
4 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 5 (7.04%) Linux Specialist
5 4 (5.63%) Administrator
5 4 (5.63%) Developer
5 4 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Migration Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) Migration Specialist
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (4.23%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (2.82%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (2.82%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) Middleware
2 6 (8.45%) Qt
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) Data Centre
2 20 (28.17%) Mainframe
3 11 (15.49%) Replication
4 3 (4.23%) AS400
4 3 (4.23%) iSeries
4 3 (4.23%) RIA
5 2 (2.82%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) DataPower
6 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 47 (66.20%) Windows
2 24 (33.80%) AIX
3 22 (30.99%) Solaris
4 21 (29.58%) HPUX
4 21 (29.58%) Unix
5 12 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.04%) zOS
7 2 (2.82%) CentOS
8 1 (1.41%) Debian
8 1 (1.41%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (70.42%) Migration
2 9 (12.68%) Data Migration
2 9 (12.68%) DevOps
3 8 (11.27%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.63%) UML
7 3 (4.23%) Change Management
7 3 (4.23%) Data Integration
7 3 (4.23%) High Availability
7 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.82%) ITIL
8 2 (2.82%) ITSM
8 2 (2.82%) Microservices
8 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) Shell Script
2 8 (11.27%) SQL
3 6 (8.45%) C++
4 5 (7.04%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.41%) Java
5 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
2 37 (52.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.27%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.82%) Docker
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
5 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (9.86%) Puppet
3 6 (8.45%) Ansible
3 6 (8.45%) Data Guard
3 6 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (5.63%) Salt
6 3 (4.23%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.41%) Control-M
8 1 (1.41%) Rancher
8 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) VMware
2 13 (18.31%) IBM
3 12 (16.90%) Citrix
3 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.90%) Oracle
4 8 (11.27%) PlateSpin
4 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.04%) HP
6 3 (4.23%) SAP
7 1 (1.41%) CA
7 1 (1.41%) Capita