Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 20 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 202 188 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.17% 6.56% 6.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.74% 37.15% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 127 145
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +9.21%
10th Percentile £293 £313 £275
90th Percentile £625 £548 £537
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Manchester median hourly rate £35.75 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.88% +6.25% +45.45%
10th Percentile £29.78 £37.25 £30.07
90th Percentile £42.33 £47.75 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £24.76
% change year-on-year -9.68% +56.49% -25.53%

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 617 506 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.84% 17.64% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 308 429
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £177
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 39
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% +6.90% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £10.85
90th Percentile £38.75 £40.75 £36.80
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -5.89%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -18 6 £600 +41.18% 5
Stockport +4 4 £371 -10.00% 11
Bolton - 2 £450 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 71 (35.15%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (34.16%) DevOps
3 68 (33.66%) Puppet
4 64 (31.68%) Python
5 60 (29.70%) Windows
5 60 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (24.26%) Jenkins
7 46 (22.77%) Ansible
7 46 (22.77%) Bash Shell
7 46 (22.77%) Terraform
8 43 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (18.81%) JavaScript
9 38 (18.81%) Oracle
10 37 (18.32%) Git (software)
11 33 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (16.34%) Unix
12 32 (15.84%) Java
13 31 (15.35%) Ruby
14 29 (14.36%) Test Automation
14 29 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (12.87%) Configuration Management
16 25 (12.38%) Web Services
16 25 (12.38%) SQL
16 25 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (12.38%) Opscode Chef
17 24 (11.88%) Windows Server
18 23 (11.39%) Deployment Automation
18 23 (11.39%) Docker
18 23 (11.39%) JIRA
19 22 (10.89%) JSON

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 9 (4.46%) Confluence
2 8 (3.96%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.47%) nginx
3 7 (3.47%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.97%) Apache
5 5 (2.48%) Commerce Server
5 5 (2.48%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.98%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.99%) CICS
8 2 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.99%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.50%) IIS
9 1 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.99%) Magento
3 1 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 71 (35.15%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (5.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (5.45%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (4.95%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (4.46%) Office 365
8 8 (3.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.98%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (1.98%) SaaS
10 4 (1.98%) Slack
11 3 (1.49%) GitHub
11 3 (1.49%) IaaS
11 3 (1.49%) PaaS
12 2 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.99%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.99%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.90%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.44%) DNS
2 13 (6.44%) Firewall
2 13 (6.44%) HTTP
3 8 (3.96%) DHCP
4 7 (3.47%) VPN
5 6 (2.97%) FTP
5 6 (2.97%) PuTTY
6 5 (2.48%) Internet
6 5 (2.48%) SAN
6 5 (2.48%) Skype
7 4 (1.98%) Converged Networks
7 4 (1.98%) Network Security
7 4 (1.98%) SNMP
8 3 (1.49%) IPsec
8 3 (1.49%) WAN
9 2 (0.99%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.99%) MPLS
9 2 (0.99%) OSPF
9 2 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (10.40%) MySQL
3 13 (6.44%) Big Data
3 13 (6.44%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.48%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.98%) DB2
8 4 (1.98%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.49%) Redis
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.99%) MS Access
10 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.99%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (24.26%) Jenkins
2 37 (18.32%) Git (software)
3 23 (11.39%) JIRA
4 11 (5.45%) JUnit
5 10 (4.95%) Selenium
6 9 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.97%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.48%) GitLab
8 5 (2.48%) Mockito
8 5 (2.48%) PyCharm
8 5 (2.48%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.48%) TestNG
9 4 (1.98%) Maven
9 4 (1.98%) Subversion
10 3 (1.49%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.49%) Gradle
10 3 (1.49%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.49%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (7.92%) Finance
2 8 (3.96%) Electronics
3 7 (3.47%) Banking
3 7 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.48%) Marketing
5 5 (2.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (29.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (18.32%) Developer
3 27 (13.37%) AWS Engineer
4 26 (12.87%) AWS DevOps
5 24 (11.88%) Consultant
6 23 (11.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 20 (9.90%) Cloud Engineer
8 17 (8.42%) Architect
9 16 (7.92%) Senior DevOps
10 14 (6.93%) Cloud Consultant
10 14 (6.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.95%) DevOps Consultant
11 10 (4.95%) Platform Engineer
11 10 (4.95%) Software Engineer
11 10 (4.95%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.96%) AWS Consultant
13 8 (3.96%) Python Developer
13 8 (3.96%) Support Engineer
14 7 (3.47%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.38%) Web Services
2 22 (10.89%) JSON
3 18 (8.91%) HTML
4 17 (8.42%) CSS
5 15 (7.43%) jQuery
6 14 (6.93%) Django
7 12 (5.94%) Ajax
7 12 (5.94%) RESTful
8 11 (5.45%) Node.js
8 11 (5.45%) XML
9 7 (3.47%) .NET
9 7 (3.47%) EJB
9 7 (3.47%) JPA
9 7 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (3.47%) Spring
10 6 (2.97%) SOAP
11 5 (2.48%) Dojo
11 5 (2.48%) JSP
12 4 (1.98%) Kafka
12 4 (1.98%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.43%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (6.93%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.96%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.47%) User Experience
7 6 (2.97%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.48%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.49%) Clustering
9 3 (1.49%) Raspberry Pi
9 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.99%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.99%) Replication
10 2 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (29.70%) Windows
2 43 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (16.34%) Unix
4 24 (11.88%) Windows Server
5 19 (9.41%) CentOS
6 12 (5.94%) Android
6 12 (5.94%) Apple iOS
7 11 (5.45%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.97%) VMS
9 5 (2.48%) Debian
9 5 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (2.48%) SUSE
9 5 (2.48%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.98%) AIX
10 4 (1.98%) Solaris
11 3 (1.49%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.99%) HPUX
12 2 (0.99%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (34.16%) DevOps
2 60 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (14.36%) Test Automation
5 26 (12.87%) Configuration Management
6 23 (11.39%) Deployment Automation
7 22 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (10.89%) TDD
8 21 (10.40%) Open Source
8 21 (10.40%) Software Engineering
9 20 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (8.42%) Change Management
10 17 (8.42%) Scrum
11 16 (7.92%) ITIL
12 14 (6.93%) Microservices
13 11 (5.45%) Android Development
13 11 (5.45%) iOS Development
14 10 (4.95%) Service Management
15 9 (4.46%) High Availability
15 9 (4.46%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.68%) Python
2 46 (22.77%) Bash Shell
3 38 (18.81%) JavaScript
4 32 (15.84%) Java
5 31 (15.35%) Ruby
6 25 (12.38%) SQL
7 22 (10.89%) PHP
8 17 (8.42%) Shell Script
9 12 (5.94%) Perl
10 7 (3.47%) C++
10 7 (3.47%) Go
11 6 (2.97%) C
12 5 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.98%) C#
13 4 (1.98%) JCL
14 3 (1.49%) Java 9
14 3 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.49%) Scala
15 2 (0.99%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (0.99%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 13 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.46%) Degree
4 5 (2.48%) ISEB
5 3 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.99%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.99%) CCNA
6 2 (0.99%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.99%) MCITP
6 2 (0.99%) MCSE
6 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CCDP
7 1 (0.50%) CCNP
7 1 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.45%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) GCP
2 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (11.39%) Docker
2 20 (9.90%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.49%) KVM
4 3 (1.49%) NFS
4 3 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.49%) vSphere
5 2 (0.99%) FreeRADIUS
5 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.50%) Gluster
6 1 (0.50%) iptables
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.50%) QEMU
6 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (33.66%) Puppet
2 46 (22.77%) Ansible
2 46 (22.77%) Terraform
3 25 (12.38%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (8.91%) Kubernetes
5 8 (3.96%) Packer
6 5 (2.48%) Salt
7 4 (1.98%) Kibana
7 4 (1.98%) logstash
8 3 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.49%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.49%) Nagios
8 3 (1.49%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.49%) QRadar
8 3 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.49%) TADDM
8 3 (1.49%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.99%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.99%) Observium
Vendors
1 38 (18.81%) Oracle
2 19 (9.41%) Cisco
2 19 (9.41%) VMware
3 16 (7.92%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.46%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.46%) Remedy
4 9 (4.46%) Splunk
5 8 (3.96%) Google
6 7 (3.47%) IBM
7 6 (2.97%) HP
7 6 (2.97%) Moogsoft
8 5 (2.48%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.48%) SAP
9 4 (1.98%) AlienVault
9 4 (1.98%) BMC
10 3 (1.49%) Brocade
10 3 (1.49%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.49%) Clearswift
10 3 (1.49%) Micro Focus
10 3 (1.49%) NetApp