Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 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 > Manchester
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 18 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 247 179 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.10% 6.69% 7.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.83% 38.33% 36.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 127 156
Manchester median daily rate £440 £425 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +9.32% +6.51%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £511
North West median daily rate £436 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.65% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate £46.25 - £38.00
10th Percentile £32.33 - £36.40
90th Percentile £56.13 - £39.60
North West median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.63% +100.00% -20.00%

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 605 467 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.84% 17.46% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 308 365
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £156 £178 £163
90th Percentile £575 £532 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 27 37
Manchester median hourly rate £21.35 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.74% +3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.08 £10.85 £10.90
90th Percentile £41.40 £37.00 £37.60
North West median hourly rate £15.68 £15.75 £15.13
% change year-on-year -0.44% +4.13% +8.04%

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 24 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 May 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
Stockport +7 6 £413 -8.33% 5
Salford -16 3 £238 -47.22% 6
Cheadle - 3 £423 - 3
Bolton - 2 £450 -
Sale - 1 £350 -
Linux
North West

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

1 113 (45.75%) DevOps
2 102 (41.30%) Python
3 88 (35.63%) Puppet
4 80 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
6 74 (29.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (27.13%) Bash Shell
8 61 (24.70%) Windows
9 60 (24.29%) Ruby
10 59 (23.89%) Ansible
11 54 (21.86%) Git (software)
12 50 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
12 50 (20.24%) Jenkins
12 50 (20.24%) JavaScript
13 49 (19.84%) Terraform
14 47 (19.03%) Opscode Chef
15 46 (18.62%) Java
16 43 (17.41%) PHP
17 42 (17.00%) MySQL
18 41 (16.60%) Docker
19 40 (16.19%) Configuration Management
20 37 (14.98%) Oracle
20 37 (14.98%) Web Services
21 36 (14.57%) SQL
21 36 (14.57%) Red Hat
22 34 (13.77%) Scrum
23 33 (13.36%) Kubernetes
24 32 (12.96%) JIRA
24 32 (12.96%) Test Automation
25 31 (12.55%) PostgreSQL

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 25 (10.12%) Apache
2 23 (9.31%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.45%) Apache Spark
4 10 (4.05%) JBoss
4 10 (4.05%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.64%) Confluence
5 9 (3.64%) nginx
5 9 (3.64%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.02%) Commerce Server
7 5 (2.02%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.62%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.62%) Oracle Beehive
8 4 (1.62%) WebLogic Integration
8 4 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.62%) WildFly
9 3 (1.21%) Drupal
10 2 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 77 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (4.45%) PaaS
5 8 (3.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (3.24%) Office 365
6 7 (2.83%) OpenShift
7 5 (2.02%) Slack
8 4 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.62%) IaaS
8 4 (1.62%) SaaS
9 3 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.81%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.81%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.81%) GitHub
10 2 (0.81%) Route 53
10 2 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.07%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.05%) Firewall
3 9 (3.64%) DNS
4 8 (3.24%) HTTP
5 6 (2.43%) FTP
6 5 (2.02%) Skype
6 5 (2.02%) SSL
7 4 (1.62%) DHCP
7 4 (1.62%) SAN
8 3 (1.21%) Converged Networks
8 3 (1.21%) Internet
8 3 (1.21%) SNMP
8 3 (1.21%) VPN
9 2 (0.81%) Network Security
9 2 (0.81%) SMTP
9 2 (0.81%) VLAN
9 2 (0.81%) WAN
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.40%) Junos
10 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.00%) MySQL
2 31 (12.55%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (9.72%) Big Data
4 20 (8.10%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.24%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.83%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.43%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.62%) MS Access
11 3 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.21%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.21%) OLAP
12 2 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.81%) DB2
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 54 (21.86%) Git (software)
2 50 (20.24%) Jenkins
3 32 (12.96%) JIRA
4 15 (6.07%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (5.67%) TeamCity
6 10 (4.05%) GitLab
6 10 (4.05%) PyCharm
7 9 (3.64%) Jasmine
8 8 (3.24%) Selenium
9 6 (2.43%) JUnit
9 6 (2.43%) SonarQube
9 6 (2.43%) Subversion
10 4 (1.62%) Liquibase
10 4 (1.62%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.62%) PHPUnit
11 3 (1.21%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.21%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.21%) FishEye
11 3 (1.21%) Gradle
General
1 23 (9.31%) Finance
2 17 (6.88%) Electronics
2 17 (6.88%) Marketing
3 14 (5.67%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.24%) Retail
5 2 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Billing
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (36.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (22.27%) Developer
3 29 (11.74%) AWS Engineer
4 27 (10.93%) AWS DevOps
5 25 (10.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 21 (8.50%) Consultant
7 19 (7.69%) Senior DevOps
8 18 (7.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 17 (6.88%) Platform Engineer
10 16 (6.48%) Cloud Consultant
11 15 (6.07%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (6.07%) Software Engineer
12 12 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.86%) Java Developer
13 10 (4.05%) Architect
14 9 (3.64%) DevOps Consultant
14 9 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
14 9 (3.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 8 (3.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 8 (3.24%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.98%) Web Services
2 26 (10.53%) Ajax
2 26 (10.53%) JSON
3 17 (6.88%) CSS
4 16 (6.48%) HTML
4 16 (6.48%) jQuery
5 15 (6.07%) Node.js
6 14 (5.67%) Middleware
6 14 (5.67%) REST
7 13 (5.26%) Django
7 13 (5.26%) SOAP
8 11 (4.45%) LAMP
9 10 (4.05%) GraphQL
9 10 (4.05%) XML
10 9 (3.64%) .NET
10 9 (3.64%) RESTful
11 8 (3.24%) J2EE
12 7 (2.83%) React
12 7 (2.83%) Symfony
13 5 (2.02%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (6.07%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.86%) Public Cloud
5 12 (4.86%) User Experience
6 7 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.43%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.02%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.62%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.21%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.21%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.21%) Clustering
10 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.21%) Raspberry Pi
11 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (29.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 61 (24.70%) Windows
3 29 (11.74%) Windows Server
4 28 (11.34%) CentOS
5 25 (10.12%) Unix
6 13 (5.26%) Android
7 12 (4.86%) Apple iOS
8 9 (3.64%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.83%) AIX
9 7 (2.83%) SUSE
10 5 (2.02%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (2.02%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.62%) HPUX
12 3 (1.21%) Debian
12 3 (1.21%) Solaris
13 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.81%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (45.75%) DevOps
2 80 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (20.24%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (16.19%) Configuration Management
5 34 (13.77%) Scrum
6 32 (12.96%) Test Automation
7 31 (12.55%) Deployment Automation
8 27 (10.93%) Software Engineering
8 27 (10.93%) TDD
9 23 (9.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (7.29%) Open Source
11 17 (6.88%) Change Management
11 17 (6.88%) Machine Learning
11 17 (6.88%) Microservices
12 16 (6.48%) ITIL
13 14 (5.67%) Digital Marketing
13 14 (5.67%) Programme Management
14 13 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 102 (41.30%) Python
2 67 (27.13%) Bash Shell
3 60 (24.29%) Ruby
4 50 (20.24%) JavaScript
5 46 (18.62%) Java
6 43 (17.41%) PHP
7 36 (14.57%) SQL
8 24 (9.72%) Perl
9 18 (7.29%) Shell Script
10 13 (5.26%) Go
11 10 (4.05%) Scala
12 5 (2.02%) C#
12 5 (2.02%) C++
12 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.62%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 4 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.62%) VB
14 3 (1.21%) Groovy
14 3 (1.21%) Java 9
14 3 (1.21%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.24%) Degree
3 6 (2.43%) ISEB
3 6 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.62%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.81%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.81%) MCITP
7 2 (0.81%) MCSE
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CCDP
8 1 (0.40%) CCNP
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CISM
8 1 (0.40%) CISSP
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.67%) QA
2 8 (3.24%) GCP
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.81%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (16.60%) Docker
2 16 (6.48%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.02%) vSphere
4 3 (1.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
5 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) Firmware
6 1 (0.40%) Gluster
6 1 (0.40%) iptables
6 1 (0.40%) KVM
6 1 (0.40%) NFS
6 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 88 (35.63%) Puppet
2 59 (23.89%) Ansible
3 49 (19.84%) Terraform
4 47 (19.03%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (13.36%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.62%) HP ALM
6 4 (1.62%) Packer
7 3 (1.21%) FlexNet
7 3 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.21%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.21%) Kibana
7 3 (1.21%) logstash
7 3 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.81%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.81%) Consul
8 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.81%) Nagios
8 2 (0.81%) TADDM
8 2 (0.81%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.40%) Grafana
Vendors
1 37 (14.98%) Oracle
2 36 (14.57%) Red Hat
3 19 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.88%) Cisco
5 16 (6.48%) VMware
6 14 (5.67%) SAP
6 14 (5.67%) Splunk
7 13 (5.26%) Atlassian
8 10 (4.05%) Google
9 8 (3.24%) HP
9 8 (3.24%) IBM
10 4 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.62%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.21%) Brocade
11 3 (1.21%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.21%) Citrix
11 3 (1.21%) Clearswift
11 3 (1.21%) IronPort
11 3 (1.21%) Micro Focus
11 3 (1.21%) NetApp