Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 12 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 228 300 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.33% 9.99% 6.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.99% 45.66% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 229 131
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.84% +8.57%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £293
90th Percentile £579 £571 £503
North West median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Manchester median hourly rate £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.50% - -
North West median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% +112.50% -45.95%

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 543 657 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.85% 21.89% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 452 370
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £157 £163 £178
90th Percentile £567 £530 £476
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 21 67
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £14.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.37% -3.28% +9.95%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.48 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.42%

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 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -6 10 £500 +17.65% 9
Cheadle 0 5 £423 -11.05% 2
Salford -15 5 £413 -8.33% 4
Altrincham - 4 - - 6
Bolton - 1 £450 - 1
Bury - 1 £475 - 4
Sale - 1 £350 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 97 (42.54%) DevOps
2 80 (35.09%) Python
3 78 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 64 (28.07%) Puppet
5 63 (27.63%) Amazon AWS
6 62 (27.19%) Java
7 55 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (23.68%) Bash Shell
9 51 (22.37%) Git (software)
9 51 (22.37%) Ansible
9 51 (22.37%) Red Hat
10 48 (21.05%) Windows
10 48 (21.05%) Ruby
11 47 (20.61%) SQL
12 46 (20.18%) Docker
13 45 (19.74%) Opscode Chef
14 42 (18.42%) MySQL
15 39 (17.11%) JavaScript
16 38 (16.67%) Jenkins
17 36 (15.79%) Configuration Management
18 35 (15.35%) PHP
19 32 (14.04%) Unix
19 32 (14.04%) Software Engineering
19 32 (14.04%) JIRA
19 32 (14.04%) CentOS
20 31 (13.60%) TDD
21 29 (12.72%) Oracle
21 29 (12.72%) Terraform
22 28 (12.28%) Tomcat
23 27 (11.84%) Apache

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 28 (12.28%) Tomcat
2 27 (11.84%) Apache
3 13 (5.70%) Confluence
4 12 (5.26%) Apache Spark
5 11 (4.82%) JBoss
5 11 (4.82%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.95%) nginx
6 9 (3.95%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.19%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.75%) Commerce Server
8 4 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.75%) Oracle Beehive
8 4 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.75%) WildFly
9 3 (1.32%) Drupal
9 3 (1.32%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.44%) CMS
10 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.44%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 63 (27.63%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.39%) PaaS
4 9 (3.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (3.95%) OpenShift
4 9 (3.95%) Slack
5 7 (3.07%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (3.07%) Serverless
6 5 (2.19%) Office 365
6 5 (2.19%) SaaS
7 4 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.32%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.32%) IaaS
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.51%) DNS
1 8 (3.51%) Firewall
2 7 (3.07%) SAN
3 6 (2.63%) FTP
4 5 (2.19%) DHCP
4 5 (2.19%) Skype
5 4 (1.75%) SSH
5 4 (1.75%) SSL
5 4 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.32%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.32%) HTTP
7 2 (0.88%) Internet
7 2 (0.88%) Network Security
7 2 (0.88%) SMS
7 2 (0.88%) SNMP
7 2 (0.88%) VPN
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.44%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.44%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.42%) MySQL
2 25 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (10.53%) Big Data
4 19 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 16 (7.02%) SQL Server
6 14 (6.14%) NoSQL
7 10 (4.39%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.95%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.95%) OLAP
8 9 (3.95%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.51%) DB2
10 4 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.75%) OLTP
10 4 (1.75%) Star Schema
11 3 (1.32%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.32%) MS Access
12 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 51 (22.37%) Git (software)
2 38 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 32 (14.04%) JIRA
4 15 (6.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (6.14%) TeamCity
6 12 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 11 (4.82%) Jasmine
8 6 (2.63%) GitLab
8 6 (2.63%) PyCharm
8 6 (2.63%) Subversion
9 5 (2.19%) Selenium
10 4 (1.75%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.75%) Liquibase
10 4 (1.75%) Maven
10 4 (1.75%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.32%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.32%) FishEye
11 3 (1.32%) JUnit
11 3 (1.32%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.88%) Gradle
General
1 23 (10.09%) Finance
2 17 (7.46%) Marketing
3 14 (6.14%) Electronics
3 14 (6.14%) Manufacturing
3 14 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.82%) Retail
5 5 (2.19%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.19%) Banking
6 3 (1.32%) Automotive
7 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (32.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 58 (25.44%) Developer
3 21 (9.21%) AWS Engineer
4 20 (8.77%) Software Engineer
5 15 (6.58%) AWS DevOps
5 15 (6.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.70%) Java Developer
7 12 (5.26%) Java Engineer
8 11 (4.82%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (4.39%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.95%) Platform Engineer
10 9 (3.95%) React Developer
11 8 (3.51%) Administrator
11 8 (3.51%) Java Software Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 8 (3.51%) Senior DevOps
11 8 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.84%) Web Services
2 20 (8.77%) REST
3 18 (7.89%) Node.js
4 17 (7.46%) Ajax
4 17 (7.46%) CSS
5 16 (7.02%) Middleware
6 15 (6.58%) HTML
7 14 (6.14%) jQuery
7 14 (6.14%) SOAP
8 11 (4.82%) LAMP
8 11 (4.82%) XML
9 10 (4.39%) JSON
10 9 (3.95%) J2EE
10 9 (3.95%) React
11 7 (3.07%) .NET
11 7 (3.07%) JSP
11 7 (3.07%) RESTful
11 7 (3.07%) Symfony
12 5 (2.19%) Dojo
12 5 (2.19%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.39%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (4.39%) User Experience
3 9 (3.95%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.07%) Mainframe
4 7 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.19%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.75%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.88%) Replication
10 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.44%) Clustering
10 1 (0.44%) CUDA
10 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.44%) Life Science
10 1 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 78 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 48 (21.05%) Windows
3 32 (14.04%) CentOS
3 32 (14.04%) Unix
4 24 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.95%) Ubuntu
6 8 (3.51%) SUSE
7 7 (3.07%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (2.63%) AIX
9 5 (2.19%) Android
10 4 (1.75%) HPUX
10 4 (1.75%) Solaris
11 3 (1.32%) Debian
12 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.88%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.44%) Fedora
13 1 (0.44%) VME
13 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (42.54%) DevOps
2 55 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 32 (14.04%) Software Engineering
5 31 (13.60%) TDD
6 26 (11.40%) Scrum
6 26 (11.40%) Test Automation
7 22 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (8.77%) Mentoring
9 19 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (8.33%) Open Source
10 17 (7.46%) ITIL
11 16 (7.02%) Microservices
12 14 (6.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (6.14%) Digital Marketing
12 14 (6.14%) Programme Management
12 14 (6.14%) SDLC
13 13 (5.70%) BDD
14 12 (5.26%) Machine Learning
15 11 (4.82%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 80 (35.09%) Python
2 62 (27.19%) Java
3 54 (23.68%) Bash Shell
4 48 (21.05%) Ruby
5 47 (20.61%) SQL
6 39 (17.11%) JavaScript
7 35 (15.35%) PHP
8 23 (10.09%) Perl
9 18 (7.89%) Shell Script
10 12 (5.26%) GraphQL
11 7 (3.07%) Go
11 7 (3.07%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.07%) Scala
12 5 (2.19%) C#
12 5 (2.19%) C++
13 4 (1.75%) VB
13 4 (1.75%) XPath
14 3 (1.32%) Groovy
14 3 (1.32%) JCL
14 3 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (3.07%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.63%) Degree
4 4 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.32%) ISEB
5 3 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) CCDP
7 1 (0.44%) CCNP
7 1 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.44%) CISM
7 1 (0.44%) CISSP
7 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.07%) GCP
2 6 (2.63%) QA
3 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) HL7
4 1 (0.44%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (20.18%) Docker
2 9 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.75%) KVM
3 4 (1.75%) LXC
3 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.32%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.88%) vSphere
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.44%) Firmware
6 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.44%) NFS
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 64 (28.07%) Puppet
2 51 (22.37%) Ansible
3 45 (19.74%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (12.72%) Terraform
5 27 (11.84%) Kubernetes
6 12 (5.26%) Nagios
7 6 (2.63%) Icinga
7 6 (2.63%) Packer
7 6 (2.63%) WSUS
8 5 (2.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.19%) SCCM
9 3 (1.32%) FlexNet
10 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.44%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.44%) Nessus
10 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.44%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 51 (22.37%) Red Hat
2 29 (12.72%) Oracle
3 24 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 14 (6.14%) SAP
5 13 (5.70%) Splunk
5 13 (5.70%) VMware
6 12 (5.26%) Cisco
7 9 (3.95%) Atlassian
7 9 (3.95%) IBM
7 9 (3.95%) NetApp
8 8 (3.51%) Citrix
8 8 (3.51%) HP
9 6 (2.63%) Google
10 5 (2.19%) Clearswift
10 5 (2.19%) IronPort
10 5 (2.19%) Lumension
10 5 (2.19%) McAfee
10 5 (2.19%) Micro Focus
10 5 (2.19%) MobileIron
11 4 (1.75%) EnterpriseDB