Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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 > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 16 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 211 302 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.24% 8.55% 4.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.08% 39.79% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 231 90
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £325 £298 £306
90th Percentile £575 £545 £529
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 10
Manchester median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £37.50 £27.42 £20.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £44.00 £40.25
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +180.37%

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 569 759 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.51% 21.50% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 513 382
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £184 £163
90th Percentile £538 £508 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £371
% change year-on-year - +7.74% +14.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 37 84
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% +11.11% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.35 £9.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.83 £40.00 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Salford 0 23 £425 -5.56% 1
Stockport -12 11 £413 -1.79% 2
Altrincham - 4 - - 3
Cheadle -1 3 - -
Bolton -1 1 £225 -32.84%
Bury - 1 £475 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 71 (33.65%) Python
1 71 (33.65%) Git (software)
2 68 (32.23%) DevOps
3 60 (28.44%) Java
3 60 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (27.01%) Windows
5 53 (25.12%) Unix
6 47 (22.27%) Software Engineering
6 47 (22.27%) Docker
7 46 (21.80%) SQL
8 45 (21.33%) Amazon AWS
9 44 (20.85%) Bash Shell
10 43 (20.38%) JIRA
11 40 (18.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (18.96%) Red Hat
12 38 (18.01%) TDD
12 38 (18.01%) Puppet
13 35 (16.59%) Ansible
14 34 (16.11%) Jenkins
15 32 (15.17%) Open Source
16 30 (14.22%) Configuration Management
17 29 (13.74%) Shell Script
18 27 (12.80%) MySQL
18 27 (12.80%) Finance
19 26 (12.32%) Oracle
19 26 (12.32%) Elastic Stack
20 25 (11.85%) CentOS
21 24 (11.37%) Cucumber
21 24 (11.37%) Cybersecurity
21 24 (11.37%) Opscode Chef

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 21 (9.95%) Tomcat
2 14 (6.64%) Confluence
3 11 (5.21%) Apache
3 11 (5.21%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.27%) Apache Spark
5 8 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.79%) nginx
6 6 (2.84%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.90%) Commerce Server
7 4 (1.90%) JBoss
7 4 (1.90%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.95%) IIS
9 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.47%) Drupal
10 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.47%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.33%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.11%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (6.64%) Amazon S3
4 13 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (4.27%) Slack
6 8 (3.79%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (3.79%) Office 365
6 8 (3.79%) Serverless
7 7 (3.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.84%) SaaS
9 4 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.42%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.95%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.47%) GitHub
12 1 (0.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.90%) Firewall
2 14 (6.64%) VPN
3 13 (6.16%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.21%) SSH
5 10 (4.74%) LAN
5 10 (4.74%) VoIP
5 10 (4.74%) WAN
6 8 (3.79%) SAN
7 7 (3.32%) DNS
7 7 (3.32%) SNMP
8 4 (1.90%) DHCP
8 4 (1.90%) LDAP
8 4 (1.90%) Skype
8 4 (1.90%) SMS
9 3 (1.42%) FTP
9 3 (1.42%) Network Security
10 2 (0.95%) AMQP
10 2 (0.95%) HTTP
10 2 (0.95%) NAS
10 2 (0.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.80%) MySQL
2 21 (9.95%) Big Data
3 20 (9.48%) MongoDB
4 18 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (7.58%) NoSQL
6 12 (5.69%) Oracle Database
7 10 (4.74%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.79%) DB2
9 5 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.37%) OLAP
10 4 (1.90%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (1.90%) Redis
10 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
11 3 (1.42%) OLTP
11 3 (1.42%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.95%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 71 (33.65%) Git (software)
2 43 (20.38%) JIRA
3 34 (16.11%) Jenkins
4 24 (11.37%) Cucumber
5 16 (7.58%) TeamCity
6 13 (6.16%) GitLab
7 10 (4.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (3.79%) JUnit
9 7 (3.32%) Jasmine
9 7 (3.32%) Maven
10 6 (2.84%) Subversion
11 5 (2.37%) Gradle
12 3 (1.42%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.95%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.95%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.95%) Metasploit
13 2 (0.95%) Mockito
13 2 (0.95%) Spock
13 2 (0.95%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (12.80%) Finance
2 15 (7.11%) Electronics
3 14 (6.64%) Banking
3 14 (6.64%) Manufacturing
3 14 (6.64%) Marketing
3 14 (6.64%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.79%) Retail
5 5 (2.37%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.42%) Automotive
6 3 (1.42%) Law
7 2 (0.95%) Games
7 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Military
8 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (25.59%) Developer
2 47 (22.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (12.80%) Software Engineer
4 23 (10.90%) Linux Engineer
5 22 (10.43%) AWS Engineer
6 20 (9.48%) AWS DevOps
7 19 (9.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 18 (8.53%) Java Developer
9 15 (7.11%) Administrator
9 15 (7.11%) Software Developer
10 14 (6.64%) Scala Developer
11 13 (6.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 13 (6.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 12 (5.69%) Analyst
12 12 (5.69%) Java Software Developer
13 10 (4.74%) Java Engineer
14 9 (4.27%) DBA
14 9 (4.27%) Java Software Engineer
14 9 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
15 8 (3.79%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.32%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (9.00%) Node.js
2 19 (9.00%) REST
3 18 (8.53%) RESTful
3 18 (8.53%) XML
4 14 (6.64%) Web Services
5 13 (6.16%) Akka
5 13 (6.16%) JSON
6 12 (5.69%) HTML
7 11 (5.21%) CSS
8 8 (3.79%) JSP
8 8 (3.79%) Kafka
9 6 (2.84%) Dojo
9 6 (2.84%) EJB
9 6 (2.84%) JPA
9 6 (2.84%) Middleware
9 6 (2.84%) SOAP
9 6 (2.84%) XSLT
10 5 (2.37%) jQuery
11 4 (1.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.74%) Cyber Attack
2 10 (4.74%) Mainframe
3 6 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.37%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (2.37%) User Experience
5 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.42%) PKI
7 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.95%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Acoustics
8 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.47%) Life Science
8 1 (0.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 57 (27.01%) Windows
2 53 (25.12%) Unix
3 40 (18.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (11.85%) CentOS
5 17 (8.06%) Ubuntu
6 13 (6.16%) Debian
7 12 (5.69%) Windows Server
8 11 (5.21%) AIX
9 8 (3.79%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (2.84%) HPUX
11 5 (2.37%) Solaris
11 5 (2.37%) SUSE
12 4 (1.90%) Android
13 3 (1.42%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.95%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.47%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.47%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (32.23%) DevOps
2 60 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (22.27%) Software Engineering
4 38 (18.01%) TDD
5 32 (15.17%) Open Source
6 30 (14.22%) Configuration Management
7 24 (11.37%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (10.90%) Scrum
9 22 (10.43%) BDD
10 20 (9.48%) Test Automation
11 16 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (7.11%) Case Management
12 15 (7.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (7.11%) Microservices
13 14 (6.64%) Digital Marketing
13 14 (6.64%) Programme Management
14 13 (6.16%) Analytics
15 12 (5.69%) Mentoring
15 12 (5.69%) Vulnerability Management
16 11 (5.21%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 71 (33.65%) Python
2 60 (28.44%) Java
3 46 (21.80%) SQL
4 44 (20.85%) Bash Shell
5 29 (13.74%) Shell Script
6 24 (11.37%) JavaScript
7 20 (9.48%) Ruby
8 14 (6.64%) PHP
9 12 (5.69%) Perl
10 10 (4.74%) Clojure
11 5 (2.37%) C
11 5 (2.37%) Jython
12 4 (1.90%) GraphQL
12 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.42%) C#
13 3 (1.42%) C++
13 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.42%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.42%) XPath
14 2 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.27%) CISSP
3 9 (4.27%) SANS
3 9 (4.27%) SSCP
4 3 (1.42%) Degree
4 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.69%) GPG13
2 3 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) HL7
3 1 (0.47%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (22.27%) Docker
2 14 (6.64%) KVM
2 14 (6.64%) LXC
3 8 (3.79%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.84%) Apache Flume
5 5 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.95%) etcd
6 2 (0.95%) flannel
6 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.95%) NFS
7 1 (0.47%) Firmware
7 1 (0.47%) GPFS
7 1 (0.47%) HDFS
7 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.47%) Squid
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (18.01%) Puppet
2 35 (16.59%) Ansible
3 24 (11.37%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (8.06%) Terraform
5 15 (7.11%) Packer
6 14 (6.64%) Nagios
7 10 (4.74%) Kibana
7 10 (4.74%) Kubernetes
7 10 (4.74%) Nessus
7 10 (4.74%) Nexpose
7 10 (4.74%) QRadar
8 9 (4.27%) logstash
9 8 (3.79%) Nmap
10 6 (2.84%) Icinga
11 5 (2.37%) WSUS
12 4 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (1.90%) SCCM
13 2 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 40 (18.96%) Red Hat
2 26 (12.32%) Oracle
3 23 (10.90%) Splunk
4 14 (6.64%) SAP
5 12 (5.69%) McAfee
5 12 (5.69%) VMware
6 10 (4.74%) Apple
7 9 (4.27%) HP
7 9 (4.27%) IBM
7 9 (4.27%) NetApp
8 8 (3.79%) ArcSight
8 8 (3.79%) Intel
8 8 (3.79%) Qualys
9 7 (3.32%) ServiceNow
9 7 (3.32%) Snow
10 6 (2.84%) AlienVault
10 6 (2.84%) Cisco
10 6 (2.84%) Pega
11 5 (2.37%) Citrix
11 5 (2.37%) Microsoft