Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 20 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 186 198 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.93% 7.00% 7.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.15% 36.20% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 128 206
Manchester median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £293 £344 £283
90th Percentile £625 £575 £546
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Manchester median hourly rate £35.75 £44.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.21% +10.63% +17.65%
10th Percentile £29.78 £37.50 £27.59
90th Percentile £42.33 £51.88 £43.88
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +7.89% +1.33%

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 638 547 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.36% 19.34% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 325 470
Manchester median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £127 £157 £205
90th Percentile £538 £544 £525
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 41
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £19.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% +27.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.21 £10.25
90th Percentile £32.00 £42.88 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.51% +22.04% -6.03%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Salford -16 6 £600 +43.28% 6
Stockport +2 4 £371 -10.00% 12
Bolton +5 2 £450 +100.00% 2
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 65 (34.95%) Windows
2 57 (30.65%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (29.57%) Puppet
4 49 (26.34%) DevOps
5 46 (24.73%) Jenkins
6 45 (24.19%) Unix
7 44 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (23.66%) Ansible
8 37 (19.89%) Java
9 36 (19.35%) Terraform
10 35 (18.82%) Oracle
11 32 (17.20%) Python
12 31 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 31 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 30 (16.13%) Open Source
13 30 (16.13%) Shell Script
14 29 (15.59%) SQL
15 27 (14.52%) CentOS
16 25 (13.44%) Bash Shell
16 25 (13.44%) MySQL
16 25 (13.44%) Red Hat
16 25 (13.44%) Windows Server
17 24 (12.90%) Configuration Management
18 23 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
19 21 (11.29%) Test Automation
19 21 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
19 21 (11.29%) Docker
19 21 (11.29%) Software Engineering
20 20 (10.75%) TCP/IP

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 10 (5.38%) Confluence
2 9 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (4.30%) nginx
4 6 (3.23%) Apache
5 5 (2.69%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.69%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.15%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.61%) IIS
7 3 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.08%) CICS
8 2 (1.08%) Commerce Server
8 2 (1.08%) JBoss
8 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.08%) Tuxedo
8 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.54%) Liferay
9 1 (0.54%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (3.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.54%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 57 (30.65%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (5.38%) Amazon ELB
6 9 (4.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (2.69%) Office 365
9 4 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.15%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (2.15%) SaaS
10 3 (1.61%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.61%) IaaS
10 3 (1.61%) PaaS
10 3 (1.61%) Route 53
11 2 (1.08%) Slack
12 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.54%) GitHub
12 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.75%) TCP/IP
2 14 (7.53%) Firewall
3 13 (6.99%) DNS
3 13 (6.99%) HTTP
4 9 (4.84%) HTTPS
5 7 (3.76%) DHCP
5 7 (3.76%) VPN
6 6 (3.23%) PuTTY
7 5 (2.69%) Internet
7 5 (2.69%) Network Security
7 5 (2.69%) SMS
7 5 (2.69%) SSL
8 4 (2.15%) Converged Networks
8 4 (2.15%) FTP
8 4 (2.15%) SAN
8 4 (2.15%) Skype
8 4 (2.15%) SNMP
9 3 (1.61%) IPsec
9 3 (1.61%) WAN
10 2 (1.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.44%) MySQL
2 20 (10.75%) SQL Server
3 18 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (5.91%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (5.38%) MongoDB
6 9 (4.84%) Big Data
6 9 (4.84%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.23%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.69%) Data Mining
8 5 (2.69%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.15%) DB2
9 4 (2.15%) MariaDB
9 4 (2.15%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.61%) Pentaho
10 3 (1.61%) Redis
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 46 (24.73%) Jenkins
2 31 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 17 (9.14%) JIRA
4 12 (6.45%) Selenium
5 11 (5.91%) GitLab
5 11 (5.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (5.38%) JUnit
7 9 (4.84%) Cucumber
8 8 (4.30%) Artifactory
9 5 (2.69%) Maven
9 5 (2.69%) Mockito
9 5 (2.69%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.69%) TestNG
10 4 (2.15%) Subversion
11 3 (1.61%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.61%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.61%) Gradle
12 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (6.45%) Banking
2 8 (4.30%) Finance
3 6 (3.23%) Retail
4 4 (2.15%) Billing
5 3 (1.61%) Electronics
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (22.58%) Developer
2 39 (20.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (7.53%) Architect
4 13 (6.99%) Analyst
4 13 (6.99%) AWS Engineer
5 12 (6.45%) Consultant
6 11 (5.91%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (4.84%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.30%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (4.30%) Senior DevOps
8 8 (4.30%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.30%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (3.76%) Python Developer
10 6 (3.23%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.69%) PHP Developer
11 5 (2.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.75%) Web Services
2 17 (9.14%) jQuery
3 15 (8.06%) HTML
4 14 (7.53%) CSS
4 14 (7.53%) JSON
5 13 (6.99%) RESTful
6 11 (5.91%) .NET
6 11 (5.91%) XML
7 10 (5.38%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (4.84%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (4.30%) Node.js
9 8 (4.30%) Spring
10 7 (3.76%) Django
11 6 (3.23%) Middleware
11 6 (3.23%) React
11 6 (3.23%) SOAP
12 5 (2.69%) Ajax
12 5 (2.69%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.69%) LAMP
13 4 (2.15%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.69%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.69%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.61%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.61%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (1.61%) User Experience
6 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.08%) Clustering
6 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.08%) Replication
6 2 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.95%) Windows
2 45 (24.19%) Unix
3 27 (14.52%) CentOS
4 25 (13.44%) Windows Server
5 19 (10.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.84%) zOS
7 7 (3.76%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.23%) VMS
9 5 (2.69%) AIX
9 5 (2.69%) Android
9 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.69%) Solaris
10 4 (2.15%) Debian
11 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.08%) SUSE
12 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.34%) DevOps
2 44 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (16.13%) Open Source
4 24 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 21 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (11.29%) Software Engineering
5 21 (11.29%) Test Automation
6 17 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (8.06%) ITIL
7 15 (8.06%) Scrum
7 15 (8.06%) TDD
8 12 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (6.45%) Microservices
9 11 (5.91%) Change Management
9 11 (5.91%) SIEM
10 10 (5.38%) Deployment Automation
10 10 (5.38%) Service Management
11 9 (4.84%) Coaching
11 9 (4.84%) MVC
12 8 (4.30%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.89%) Java
2 32 (17.20%) Python
3 31 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 30 (16.13%) Shell Script
5 29 (15.59%) SQL
6 25 (13.44%) Bash Shell
7 20 (10.75%) PHP
8 14 (7.53%) Perl
9 11 (5.91%) JCL
10 10 (5.38%) Ruby
11 9 (4.84%) ActionScript
11 9 (4.84%) ActionScript 2.0
12 8 (4.30%) C++
13 7 (3.76%) C#
14 6 (3.23%) C
15 3 (1.61%) Go
15 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
16 2 (1.08%) Bourne shell
16 2 (1.08%) Jython
17 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.76%) Degree
4 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.08%) CCNA
4 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (1.08%) ISEB
4 2 (1.08%) MCITP
4 2 (1.08%) MCSE
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.61%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (11.29%) Docker
2 17 (9.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.61%) KVM
4 3 (1.61%) NFS
5 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.08%) vSphere
6 1 (0.54%) Gluster
6 1 (0.54%) iptables
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.54%) QEMU
6 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (29.57%) Puppet
2 44 (23.66%) Ansible
3 36 (19.35%) Terraform
4 21 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.45%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.30%) Packer
7 7 (3.76%) Kibana
8 6 (3.23%) logstash
9 5 (2.69%) Salt
10 4 (2.15%) Nagios
11 3 (1.61%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.61%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.61%) QRadar
11 3 (1.61%) SCCM
11 3 (1.61%) TADDM
11 3 (1.61%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.61%) WSUS
11 3 (1.61%) ZABBIX
12 2 (1.08%) Consul
12 2 (1.08%) Grafana
Vendors
1 35 (18.82%) Oracle
2 25 (13.44%) Red Hat
3 19 (10.22%) VMware
4 16 (8.60%) Cisco
4 16 (8.60%) Remedy
5 15 (8.06%) IBM
6 11 (5.91%) BMC
7 10 (5.38%) Google
8 9 (4.84%) Black Duck
8 9 (4.84%) IBM Sterling
8 9 (4.84%) Microsoft
8 9 (4.84%) OpenText
9 6 (3.23%) Moogsoft
10 5 (2.69%) Cloudera
10 5 (2.69%) HP
10 5 (2.69%) Splunk
11 4 (2.15%) AlienVault
12 3 (1.61%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.61%) LogRhythm
12 3 (1.61%) Meraki