Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 143 244 239
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 6.58% 8.36% 8.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.49% 40.07% 41.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 170 177
Median daily rate £445 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £300
90th Percentile £619 £625 £586
North West median daily rate £450 £465 £438
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.29% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% -14.00% -
10th Percentile £21.24 £36.65 £42.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £51.88 £57.00
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £46.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -9.19% -7.50% +17.65%

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 469 609 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.59% 20.86% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 398 360
Median daily rate £400 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% -
10th Percentile £120 £137 £162
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £388 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +0.65% -3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 54
Median hourly rate £19.08 £17.25 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.62% -1.03% +20.21%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.82 £12.48
90th Percentile £36.53 £36.50 £41.40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.93
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.86% -0.44%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Manchester over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in Manchester over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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
Bolton - 4 £400 - 1
Altrincham +2 3 £245 - 7
Salford +10 1 £350 -17.65% 5
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 63 (44.06%) Windows
2 61 (42.66%) AWS
3 54 (37.76%) Jenkins
4 51 (35.66%) Docker
5 50 (34.97%) DevOps
6 49 (34.27%) Azure
7 48 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (30.77%) Java
9 42 (29.37%) VMware
10 41 (28.67%) Windows Server
11 38 (26.57%) MySQL
12 37 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (23.78%) Puppet
14 30 (20.98%) MongoDB
14 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
15 27 (18.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (18.88%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (18.18%) Python
17 25 (17.48%) Configuration Management
17 25 (17.48%) Terraform
18 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (16.78%) Unix
19 23 (16.08%) Ansible
19 23 (16.08%) Rancher
20 22 (15.38%) High Availability
20 22 (15.38%) Open Source
20 22 (15.38%) Microsoft
21 21 (14.69%) Git (software)
21 21 (14.69%) Octopus Deploy
22 20 (13.99%) Kubernetes

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 17 (11.89%) WebSphere
2 13 (9.09%) Apache
3 11 (7.69%) IIS
4 10 (6.99%) nginx
5 9 (6.29%) OpenStack
6 8 (5.59%) SAS
7 7 (4.90%) Tomcat
8 6 (4.20%) Jetty
8 6 (4.20%) Mongrel
9 5 (3.50%) WebLogic
10 3 (2.10%) Confluence
11 2 (1.40%) Documentum
11 2 (1.40%) Drupal
12 1 (0.70%) CMS
12 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) InVision
4 1 (0.70%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Magento
1 2 (1.40%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (42.66%) AWS
2 49 (34.27%) Azure
3 14 (9.79%) GCP
4 12 (8.39%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (6.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (6.99%) PaaS
6 8 (5.59%) Office 365
7 6 (4.20%) Google App Engine
8 5 (3.50%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (3.50%) IaaS
8 5 (3.50%) Serverless
9 4 (2.80%) OpenShift
9 4 (2.80%) SaaS
10 3 (2.10%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (1.40%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.40%) Datadog
12 1 (0.70%) AWS IoT
12 1 (0.70%) npm
12 1 (0.70%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.49%) HTTP
2 14 (9.79%) Firewall
3 13 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.69%) DNS
5 9 (6.29%) DHCP
5 9 (6.29%) SSL
6 7 (4.90%) FTP
7 6 (4.20%) IPsec
8 5 (3.50%) WAN
9 3 (2.10%) SAN
9 3 (2.10%) VPN
10 2 (1.40%) BGP
10 2 (1.40%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.40%) NAS
10 2 (1.40%) OSPF
11 1 (0.70%) Internet
11 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.70%) LAN
11 1 (0.70%) Network Security
11 1 (0.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.57%) MySQL
2 30 (20.98%) MongoDB
2 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.59%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.50%) DB2
6 5 (3.50%) Redis
7 4 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (2.10%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.40%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 54 (37.76%) Jenkins
2 21 (14.69%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (6.29%) Artifactory
4 8 (5.59%) SonarQube
5 6 (4.20%) GitLab
5 6 (4.20%) Travis CI
6 5 (3.50%) Gerrit
6 5 (3.50%) IBM UrbanCode
6 5 (3.50%) JIRA
6 5 (3.50%) JSUnit
6 5 (3.50%) Robot Framework
6 5 (3.50%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.80%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.80%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.80%) Subversion
8 3 (2.10%) Buildbot
8 3 (2.10%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (13.29%) Public Sector
2 5 (3.50%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Legal
3 2 (1.40%) Retail
3 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Games
4 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (25.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (13.99%) WebOps Engineer
3 19 (13.29%) Developer
4 15 (10.49%) Operations Engineer
5 13 (9.09%) Consultant
5 13 (9.09%) Web Engineer
6 10 (6.99%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (5.59%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (4.90%) DBA
9 6 (4.20%) Analyst
9 6 (4.20%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.50%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (3.50%) Software Developer
11 4 (2.80%) Administrator
11 4 (2.80%) Applications Engineer
11 4 (2.80%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.59%) .NET
2 16 (11.19%) CSS
3 14 (9.79%) HTML
4 10 (6.99%) Node.js
5 9 (6.29%) J2EE
5 9 (6.29%) REST
6 7 (4.90%) AngularJS
6 7 (4.90%) React
7 6 (4.20%) Servlets
8 5 (3.50%) Angular 2
8 5 (3.50%) Vue.js
9 4 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (2.80%) Sensu
9 4 (2.80%) Spring
9 4 (2.80%) Symfony
10 3 (2.10%) GraphQL
10 3 (2.10%) HTML5
10 3 (2.10%) Laravel
10 3 (2.10%) LDAP
10 3 (2.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.20%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.80%) Clustering
5 4 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.80%) User Experience
5 4 (2.80%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.10%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.40%) CMDB
7 2 (1.40%) PKI
7 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 63 (44.06%) Windows
2 41 (28.67%) Windows Server
3 27 (18.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (16.78%) Unix
5 14 (9.79%) CentOS
6 10 (6.99%) Ubuntu
7 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.59%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.40%) Android
11 2 (1.40%) zOS
12 1 (0.70%) AIX
12 1 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.97%) DevOps
2 48 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (18.88%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (17.48%) Configuration Management
6 22 (15.38%) High Availability
6 22 (15.38%) Open Source
7 20 (13.99%) Web Operations
8 16 (11.19%) Microservices
9 14 (9.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 14 (9.79%) Test Automation
10 12 (8.39%) Infrastructure as Code
11 11 (7.69%) Analytics
11 11 (7.69%) Migration
12 10 (6.99%) ITIL
12 10 (6.99%) Problem Management
13 9 (6.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 8 (5.59%) Anti-Money Laundering
14 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 8 (5.59%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.77%) Java
2 26 (18.18%) Python
3 20 (13.99%) Shell Script
4 19 (13.29%) Bash Shell
5 18 (12.59%) JavaScript
6 17 (11.89%) PowerShell
6 17 (11.89%) SQL
7 14 (9.79%) PHP
8 8 (5.59%) Ruby
9 6 (4.20%) TypeScript
10 5 (3.50%) C
11 4 (2.80%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.10%) Cypher
13 2 (1.40%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.40%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (1.40%) ES6
13 2 (1.40%) Go
13 2 (1.40%) Java 8
13 2 (1.40%) Perl
13 2 (1.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.50%) Degree
4 3 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.40%) CCIE
5 2 (1.40%) RHCE
5 2 (1.40%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.70%) CCNA
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
6 1 (0.70%) CISA
6 1 (0.70%) CISM
6 1 (0.70%) CISSP
6 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) LPIC
6 1 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) GDPR
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.70%) NIST
System Software
1 51 (35.66%) Docker
2 14 (9.79%) Active Directory
3 13 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.20%) Xen
6 3 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.10%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.70%) iptables
8 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 34 (23.78%) Puppet
2 25 (17.48%) Terraform
3 23 (16.08%) Ansible
3 23 (16.08%) Rancher
4 20 (13.99%) Kubernetes
5 19 (13.29%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (7.69%) Grafana
7 10 (6.99%) Nagios
8 8 (5.59%) SCOM
9 7 (4.90%) Prometheus
10 6 (4.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (2.10%) Data Guard
11 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 3 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (2.10%) vCenter Server
11 3 (2.10%) vRealize
12 2 (1.40%) CSIRT
12 2 (1.40%) EnCase
12 2 (1.40%) FTK
12 2 (1.40%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 42 (29.37%) VMware
2 22 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.29%) Oracle
4 14 (9.79%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.69%) Google
6 7 (4.90%) IBM
6 7 (4.90%) NetApp
7 6 (4.20%) AppDynamics
7 6 (4.20%) Cisco
8 4 (2.80%) BMC
8 4 (2.80%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.80%) Splunk
9 3 (2.10%) Dynatrace
9 3 (2.10%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (2.10%) Tableau
10 2 (1.40%) EMC
10 2 (1.40%) F5
10 2 (1.40%) New Relic
10 2 (1.40%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.40%) Remedy