Period
to 22 January 2019

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 6 months to 22 January 2019 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 16 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 221 220 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.47% 7.84% 9.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 39.86% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 145 223
Manchester median daily rate £444 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £301
90th Percentile £608 £575 £549
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Manchester median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £40.90 £39.13 £27.26
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.90 £41.13
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% +6.67%

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 663 552 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.40% 19.68% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 348 476
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £130 £159 £173
90th Percentile £538 £563 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 24
Manchester median hourly rate £18.59 £19.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +23.58% +1.65%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.35 £11.44
90th Percentile £32.30 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.66% +7.59% -5.88%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Stockport +5 4 £325 - 7
Salford -10 2 £500 +25.00% 4
Cheadle -3 1 - - 3
Bury -4 1 - - 2
Altrincham -5 1 - - 7
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 82 (37.10%) DevOps
2 75 (33.94%) Windows
3 72 (32.58%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (29.86%) Jenkins
5 58 (26.24%) Unix
6 57 (25.79%) Puppet
7 51 (23.08%) Bash Shell
7 51 (23.08%) Terraform
8 50 (22.62%) Configuration Management
9 46 (20.81%) Java
9 46 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (20.36%) Python
10 45 (20.36%) Ansible
11 44 (19.91%) Open Source
12 38 (17.19%) TCP/IP
12 38 (17.19%) Git (software)
13 37 (16.74%) Red Hat
14 36 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (15.84%) Docker
15 35 (15.84%) SQL
16 34 (15.38%) Oracle
17 33 (14.93%) MySQL
18 32 (14.48%) VMware
19 31 (14.03%) PHP
19 31 (14.03%) CentOS
20 30 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
20 30 (13.57%) Opscode Chef
21 29 (13.12%) Apache
21 29 (13.12%) Shell Script
21 29 (13.12%) Elastic Stack

Linux
Co-occurring 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 29 (13.12%) Apache
2 18 (8.14%) nginx
3 16 (7.24%) Tomcat
3 16 (7.24%) WebSphere
4 14 (6.33%) Confluence
4 14 (6.33%) IIS
5 11 (4.98%) Jetty
5 11 (4.98%) Mongrel
6 4 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.36%) SAS
8 2 (0.90%) CICS
8 2 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.90%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.45%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) JBoss
9 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.45%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 72 (32.58%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (13.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (9.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (8.14%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (4.52%) Google App Engine
7 8 (3.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.26%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.26%) IaaS
8 5 (2.26%) PaaS
9 4 (1.81%) Route 53
9 4 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.36%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.36%) SaaS
11 2 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.90%) GitHub
11 2 (0.90%) Office 365
11 2 (0.90%) Serverless
11 2 (0.90%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.19%) TCP/IP
2 24 (10.86%) HTTP
3 22 (9.95%) DNS
4 18 (8.14%) DHCP
4 18 (8.14%) Firewall
5 16 (7.24%) SSL
6 15 (6.79%) FTP
6 15 (6.79%) IPsec
7 14 (6.33%) VPN
8 9 (4.07%) HTTPS
8 9 (4.07%) LAN
8 9 (4.07%) WAN
9 8 (3.62%) SAN
10 7 (3.17%) SMS
11 6 (2.71%) VLAN
11 6 (2.71%) VoIP
12 5 (2.26%) PuTTY
13 4 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.81%) Network Security
14 2 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.93%) MySQL
2 22 (9.95%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.52%) Pentaho
5 8 (3.62%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (3.17%) MariaDB
7 6 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (2.26%) DB2
8 5 (2.26%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.26%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.36%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.36%) Big Data
9 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.90%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.90%) Impala
10 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (29.86%) Jenkins
2 38 (17.19%) Git (software)
3 19 (8.60%) JIRA
4 13 (5.88%) Artifactory
5 12 (5.43%) GitLab
5 12 (5.43%) Travis CI
6 9 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.71%) Selenium
8 5 (2.26%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.36%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.90%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.45%) JUnit
11 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.45%) Maven
11 1 (0.45%) Mockito
11 1 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 9 (4.07%) Banking
1 9 (4.07%) Finance
2 8 (3.62%) Retail
3 7 (3.17%) Billing
4 5 (2.26%) Law
5 3 (1.36%) Automotive
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Military
6 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (26.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (18.10%) Developer
3 22 (9.95%) AWS Engineer
4 16 (7.24%) Linux Engineer
5 14 (6.33%) Analyst
5 14 (6.33%) AWS DevOps
6 11 (4.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 11 (4.98%) PHP Developer
6 11 (4.98%) Software Engineer
7 7 (3.17%) C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (3.17%) Consultant
7 7 (3.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (3.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (3.17%) Perl Developer
7 7 (3.17%) Python Engineer
8 6 (2.71%) .NET Developer
8 6 (2.71%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (2.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (2.71%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.26%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.12%) Elastic Stack
2 24 (10.86%) .NET
3 14 (6.33%) jQuery
3 14 (6.33%) LAMP
3 14 (6.33%) Servlets
4 12 (5.43%) React
5 11 (4.98%) HTML
5 11 (4.98%) J2EE
6 10 (4.52%) CSS
7 9 (4.07%) RESTful
8 8 (3.62%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.62%) Web Services
9 7 (3.17%) Node.js
10 5 (2.26%) GraphQL
10 5 (2.26%) Handlebars
10 5 (2.26%) Middleware
10 5 (2.26%) XML
11 4 (1.81%) CSS3
11 4 (1.81%) REST
11 4 (1.81%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (5.43%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (3.62%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.17%) Cyberattack
4 6 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.36%) Clustering
5 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.36%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.90%) Fintech
6 2 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.90%) Replication
6 2 (0.90%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.45%) NHS
7 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 75 (33.94%) Windows
2 58 (26.24%) Unix
3 31 (14.03%) CentOS
4 26 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 21 (9.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.07%) zOS
7 8 (3.62%) Solaris
8 5 (2.26%) AIX
9 4 (1.81%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.36%) HPUX
11 2 (0.90%) Android
11 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (37.10%) DevOps
2 50 (22.62%) Configuration Management
3 46 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (19.91%) Open Source
5 36 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (10.41%) Test Automation
7 22 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (9.95%) Scrum
8 20 (9.05%) Software Engineering
9 16 (7.24%) Unit Testing
10 14 (6.33%) Migration
11 12 (5.43%) Continuous Deployment
11 12 (5.43%) Patch Management
12 11 (4.98%) E-Commerce
12 11 (4.98%) ITIL
13 10 (4.52%) Coaching
13 10 (4.52%) OOP
14 9 (4.07%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (4.07%) SIEM
15 8 (3.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.08%) Bash Shell
2 46 (20.81%) Java
3 45 (20.36%) Python
4 35 (15.84%) SQL
5 31 (14.03%) PHP
6 29 (13.12%) Shell Script
7 25 (11.31%) JavaScript
8 23 (10.41%) Perl
9 11 (4.98%) C++
9 11 (4.98%) JCL
9 11 (4.98%) Ruby
10 10 (4.52%) C#
11 9 (4.07%) ActionScript
11 9 (4.07%) ActionScript 2.0
11 9 (4.07%) C
12 4 (1.81%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.36%) Go
13 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.90%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.90%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (11.31%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.33%) Degree
4 6 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.26%) CCNA
6 3 (1.36%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.36%) CISSP
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) MCP
7 2 (0.90%) MCSE
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.90%) SANS
7 2 (0.90%) SSCP
7 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.45%) CCIE
8 1 (0.45%) CCNP
8 1 (0.45%) CISM
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (15.84%) Docker
2 25 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (4.98%) Xen
5 3 (1.36%) NFS
5 3 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.90%) vSphere
7 1 (0.45%) KVM
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.45%) QEMU
7 1 (0.45%) Samba
7 1 (0.45%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.45%) vCloud
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 57 (25.79%) Puppet
2 51 (23.08%) Terraform
3 45 (20.36%) Ansible
4 30 (13.57%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (5.43%) Packer
6 11 (4.98%) Kubernetes
7 9 (4.07%) Salt
8 8 (3.62%) logstash
9 7 (3.17%) QRadar
10 5 (2.26%) WSUS
11 4 (1.81%) BladeLogic
11 4 (1.81%) Grafana
12 3 (1.36%) Kibana
12 3 (1.36%) Nagios
12 3 (1.36%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.90%) Hyperic
13 2 (0.90%) SCCM
13 2 (0.90%) SCOM
13 2 (0.90%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (16.74%) Red Hat
2 34 (15.38%) Oracle
3 32 (14.48%) VMware
4 26 (11.76%) Google
5 21 (9.50%) IBM
6 20 (9.05%) Microsoft
7 14 (6.33%) Remedy
8 13 (5.88%) BMC
9 12 (5.43%) Splunk
10 10 (4.52%) Black Duck
11 9 (4.07%) IBM Sterling
11 9 (4.07%) OpenText
12 8 (3.62%) HP
13 6 (2.71%) AlienVault
13 6 (2.71%) Apple
13 6 (2.71%) Dell
13 6 (2.71%) McAfee
14 5 (2.26%) Cisco
14 5 (2.26%) Moogsoft
14 5 (2.26%) Sun