The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
North West / Manchester
Rank 15 19 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Linux 99 132 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.48% 7.40% 5.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.92% 35.58% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 77 50
Median daily rate £425 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 248 371 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.73% 20.81% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 191 152
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 27
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £115.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Salford +6 19 £450 +5.88% 2
Oldham - 1 £400 - 6
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 104 (38.81%) Unix
2 85 (31.72%) DevOps
3 84 (31.34%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (30.60%) Windows
4 82 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (29.10%) Puppet
6 64 (23.88%) Python
7 59 (22.01%) Java
8 56 (20.90%) Red Hat
8 56 (20.90%) Opscode Chef
9 53 (19.78%) Jenkins
9 53 (19.78%) VMware
10 52 (19.40%) TCP/IP
10 52 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 51 (19.03%) Firewall
12 49 (18.28%) Web Services
13 47 (17.54%) Git (software)
14 46 (17.16%) Ruby
15 45 (16.79%) Ansible
16 42 (15.67%) LAN
16 42 (15.67%) WAN
16 42 (15.67%) Configuration Management
17 40 (14.93%) SQL
18 38 (14.18%) Oracle
18 38 (14.18%) Scrum
18 38 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (13.81%) Bash Shell
19 37 (13.81%) Software Engineering
20 36 (13.43%) Elastic Stack
21 35 (13.06%) TDD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 23 (8.58%) OpenStack
2 22 (8.21%) Apache
3 13 (4.85%) nginx
3 13 (4.85%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.48%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.36%) CloudStack
6 8 (2.99%) Confluence
7 7 (2.61%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.24%) IIS
8 6 (2.24%) Jetty
9 5 (1.87%) Mongrel
9 5 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.49%) MS Exchange
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.75%) Drupal
12 2 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 84 (31.34%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.61%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.24%) SaaS
6 5 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.87%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.87%) Heroku
7 4 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.49%) Slack
8 3 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.12%) CloudFront
8 3 (1.12%) IaaS
8 3 (1.12%) PaaS
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.75%) Office 365
10 1 (0.37%) GitHub
10 1 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 52 (19.40%) TCP/IP
2 51 (19.03%) Firewall
3 42 (15.67%) LAN
3 42 (15.67%) WAN
4 35 (13.06%) HTTP
5 34 (12.69%) VoIP
6 32 (11.94%) VPN
7 25 (9.33%) DNS
8 24 (8.96%) SSL
9 15 (5.60%) HTTPS
10 13 (4.85%) LDAP
11 12 (4.48%) Network Security
12 11 (4.10%) DHCP
13 10 (3.73%) FTP
14 9 (3.36%) SAN
15 8 (2.99%) Wireless
16 7 (2.61%) Internet
17 6 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
18 5 (1.87%) IPsec
19 4 (1.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.57%) MySQL
2 24 (8.96%) NoSQL
3 20 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 18 (6.72%) Redis
5 13 (4.85%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.48%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.73%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.61%) Big Data
8 7 (2.61%) DB2
9 6 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.87%) Ingres
10 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (19.78%) Jenkins
2 47 (17.54%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.84%) JUnit
4 16 (5.97%) Subversion
5 14 (5.22%) Travis CI
6 11 (4.10%) GoCD
6 11 (4.10%) JIRA
7 8 (2.99%) Vagrant
8 6 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.87%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.87%) Maven
10 4 (1.49%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.49%) Gradle
10 4 (1.49%) Hudson
11 3 (1.12%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.12%) GitLab
11 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.12%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.75%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.75%) MSI
General
1 23 (8.58%) Finance
2 11 (4.10%) Banking
3 10 (3.73%) Retail
4 3 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (0.37%) Advertising
5 1 (0.37%) Games
5 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (20.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (17.91%) Developer
3 28 (10.45%) Analyst
4 16 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
5 14 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (5.22%) Software Engineer
5 14 (5.22%) Technical Specialist
6 11 (4.10%) Administrator
6 11 (4.10%) Java Developer
7 10 (3.73%) Security Specialist
8 9 (3.36%) Security Analyst
9 8 (2.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 8 (2.99%) Network Engineer
9 8 (2.99%) Network Specialist
9 8 (2.99%) PHP Developer
9 8 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (2.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (2.61%) Linux Support
10 7 (2.61%) Network Analyst
10 7 (2.61%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.28%) Web Services
2 36 (13.43%) Elastic Stack
3 35 (13.06%) RESTful
4 34 (12.69%) REST
5 28 (10.45%) Node.js
6 21 (7.84%) XML
7 12 (4.48%) JSON
8 11 (4.10%) HTML
8 11 (4.10%) LAMP
9 10 (3.73%) XSLT
10 7 (2.61%) .NET
10 7 (2.61%) CSS
10 7 (2.61%) J2EE
10 7 (2.61%) Middleware
11 6 (2.24%) GStreamer
11 6 (2.24%) JMS
11 6 (2.24%) Servlets
11 6 (2.24%) Zend Framework
12 5 (1.87%) HTML5
12 5 (1.87%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.22%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.85%) Cyber Attack
3 12 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.61%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (2.24%) Clustering
6 6 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.87%) Streaming Video
8 4 (1.49%) Oracle Licensing
8 4 (1.49%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.12%) User Experience
10 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.75%) IPTV
10 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Replication
10 2 (0.75%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 104 (38.81%) Unix
2 82 (30.60%) Windows
3 52 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (8.96%) CentOS
5 17 (6.34%) AIX
6 13 (4.85%) Windows Server
7 11 (4.10%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (4.10%) Solaris
8 9 (3.36%) Fedora
9 8 (2.99%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.12%) HPUX
11 2 (0.75%) Android
11 2 (0.75%) Debian
11 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.37%) SUSE
12 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (31.72%) DevOps
2 82 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (15.67%) Configuration Management
4 38 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (14.18%) Scrum
5 37 (13.81%) Software Engineering
6 35 (13.06%) TDD
7 32 (11.94%) Patch Management
7 32 (11.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 31 (11.57%) High Availability
8 31 (11.57%) Vulnerability Management
9 28 (10.45%) Network Monitoring
10 26 (9.70%) Open Source
11 25 (9.33%) BDD
12 24 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (7.09%) Case Management
15 17 (6.34%) Security Operations
16 15 (5.60%) Information Security
17 14 (5.22%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 64 (23.88%) Python
2 59 (22.01%) Java
3 46 (17.16%) Ruby
4 40 (14.93%) SQL
5 37 (13.81%) Bash Shell
6 26 (9.70%) JavaScript
7 22 (8.21%) PHP
8 20 (7.46%) Perl
8 20 (7.46%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.10%) Scala
10 6 (2.24%) Groovy
11 5 (1.87%) ActionScript
11 5 (1.87%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.49%) ActionScript 2.0
12 4 (1.49%) ActionScript 3.0
12 4 (1.49%) Jython
13 3 (1.12%) C++
13 3 (1.12%) Korn
14 2 (0.75%) C#
14 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (12.69%) CISSP
2 32 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 31 (11.57%) SANS
4 30 (11.19%) SSCP
5 28 (10.45%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.24%) CCNA
8 5 (1.87%) CCDP
8 5 (1.87%) CCNP
8 5 (1.87%) Degree
9 4 (1.49%) CCDA
9 4 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.12%) CISM
11 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.37%) CCIE
12 1 (0.37%) ISEB
12 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.37%) MCP
12 1 (0.37%) MCSE
12 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.87%) QA
1 5 (1.87%) SLA
2 4 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.37%) SDET
System Software
1 26 (9.70%) Docker
2 25 (9.33%) vSphere
3 22 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (7.09%) Active Directory
5 11 (4.10%) Xen
6 7 (2.61%) Varnish
6 7 (2.61%) XenServer
7 5 (1.87%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.87%) iptables
7 5 (1.87%) Postfix
7 5 (1.87%) Squid
8 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.12%) XenApp
9 3 (1.12%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.75%) HDFS
11 1 (0.37%) GPFS
11 1 (0.37%) OpenSSH
11 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 78 (29.10%) Puppet
2 56 (20.90%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (16.79%) Ansible
4 28 (10.45%) QRadar
5 22 (8.21%) Kibana
6 15 (5.60%) Nagios
7 13 (4.85%) logstash
8 11 (4.10%) Red Hat Satellite
8 11 (4.10%) ZABBIX
9 9 (3.36%) Graphite
10 8 (2.99%) Ganglia
10 8 (2.99%) Nmap
10 8 (2.99%) Riemann
11 7 (2.61%) Cobbler
11 7 (2.61%) Nessus
11 7 (2.61%) Nexpose
11 7 (2.61%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (2.61%) SCOM
11 7 (2.61%) Terraform
12 5 (1.87%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 56 (20.90%) Red Hat
2 53 (19.78%) VMware
3 38 (14.18%) Oracle
4 33 (12.31%) Apple
4 33 (12.31%) IBM
5 32 (11.94%) Splunk
6 27 (10.07%) Microsoft
7 19 (7.09%) LogRhythm
8 9 (3.36%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.99%) Atlassian
9 8 (2.99%) Cisco
9 8 (2.99%) Intel
9 8 (2.99%) Intel Security
9 8 (2.99%) NetWitness
9 8 (2.99%) Qualys
10 7 (2.61%) Google
10 7 (2.61%) Zend
11 6 (2.24%) HP
11 6 (2.24%) New Relic
11 6 (2.24%) Snow
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