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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 23 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing Linux 82 110 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.90% 6.05% 5.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 34.06% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 67 47
Median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.28% +80.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 246 323 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.69% 17.76% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 175 152
Median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 43
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £28.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 6 £400 - 1
Stockport -6 5 £413 +1.53% 7
Cheadle -1 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 £250 - 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 66 (36.46%) DevOps
2 57 (31.49%) Unix
3 54 (29.83%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (28.18%) Windows
5 48 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (25.97%) Jenkins
7 45 (24.86%) Puppet
8 43 (23.76%) Java
9 42 (23.20%) Python
10 39 (21.55%) Git (software)
11 37 (20.44%) Ansible
12 34 (18.78%) Bash Shell
13 32 (17.68%) Opscode Chef
13 32 (17.68%) Red Hat
14 31 (17.13%) Firewall
15 30 (16.57%) Software Engineering
15 30 (16.57%) TCP/IP
15 30 (16.57%) Configuration Management
16 28 (15.47%) Docker
17 27 (14.92%) IBM
18 26 (14.36%) Splunk
19 25 (13.81%) Node.js
19 25 (13.81%) Open Source
19 25 (13.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 24 (13.26%) JavaScript
20 24 (13.26%) SQL
20 24 (13.26%) Ruby
21 22 (12.15%) Scrum
21 22 (12.15%) LAN
21 22 (12.15%) WAN

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 14 (7.73%) Tomcat
2 13 (7.18%) Apache
3 10 (5.52%) OpenStack
3 10 (5.52%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.87%) nginx
5 6 (3.31%) IIS
6 4 (2.21%) Jetty
6 4 (2.21%) Mongrel
7 3 (1.66%) CMS
7 3 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.66%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.66%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.10%) Confluence
8 2 (1.10%) JBoss
8 2 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.55%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.55%) Drupal
9 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 54 (29.83%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (3.87%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.21%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.10%) Datadog
6 2 (1.10%) IaaS
6 2 (1.10%) PaaS
6 2 (1.10%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.55%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.13%) Firewall
2 30 (16.57%) TCP/IP
3 22 (12.15%) LAN
3 22 (12.15%) VPN
3 22 (12.15%) WAN
4 21 (11.60%) SSL
5 18 (9.94%) DNS
5 18 (9.94%) VoIP
6 13 (7.18%) FTP
6 13 (7.18%) HTTP
7 12 (6.63%) HTTPS
8 7 (3.87%) DHCP
8 7 (3.87%) LDAP
8 7 (3.87%) Wireless
9 6 (3.31%) IPsec
9 6 (3.31%) Network Security
9 6 (3.31%) SAN
10 5 (2.76%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.21%) SSH
12 3 (1.66%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.39%) MySQL
2 14 (7.73%) Redis
3 10 (5.52%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (4.42%) Big Data
5 8 (4.42%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.76%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.21%) DB2
7 4 (2.21%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.66%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.10%) Impala
10 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.55%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.55%) Riak
10 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 47 (25.97%) Jenkins
2 39 (21.55%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.08%) Subversion
4 10 (5.52%) Travis CI
5 8 (4.42%) Hudson
6 7 (3.87%) GoCD
6 7 (3.87%) JUnit
7 5 (2.76%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.66%) JIRA
8 3 (1.66%) Maven
8 3 (1.66%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.10%) GitLab
9 2 (1.10%) Gradle
9 2 (1.10%) MSI
9 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.55%) RSpec
10 1 (0.55%) Selenium
10 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (8.84%) Finance
2 11 (6.08%) Banking
3 7 (3.87%) Retail
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (20.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (19.89%) Developer
3 24 (13.26%) Linux Engineer
4 17 (9.39%) Analyst
5 15 (8.29%) Administrator
6 11 (6.08%) AWS DevOps
6 11 (6.08%) AWS Engineer
6 11 (6.08%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (5.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 10 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.97%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.97%) Node.js Developer
8 9 (4.97%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.87%) Architect
10 6 (3.31%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.31%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.31%) Security Specialist
10 6 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.81%) Node.js
2 22 (12.15%) Elastic Stack
3 21 (11.60%) Web Services
4 15 (8.29%) REST
5 12 (6.63%) HTML
6 11 (6.08%) RESTful
7 8 (4.42%) GStreamer
7 8 (4.42%) XML
8 7 (3.87%) .NET
8 7 (3.87%) CSS
8 7 (3.87%) HTML5
9 5 (2.76%) J2EE
9 5 (2.76%) JMS
9 5 (2.76%) Kafka
9 5 (2.76%) Memcached
9 5 (2.76%) Middleware
10 4 (2.21%) EDIFACT
10 4 (2.21%) JDBC
10 4 (2.21%) ODBC
10 4 (2.21%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.31%) Cyber Attack
5 5 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.76%) Streaming Video
6 4 (2.21%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.66%) Replication
7 3 (1.66%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.10%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.10%) IPTV
8 2 (1.10%) MHEG
8 2 (1.10%) User Experience
8 2 (1.10%) Wiki
9 1 (0.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (31.49%) Unix
2 51 (28.18%) Windows
3 25 (13.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (10.50%) CentOS
5 14 (7.73%) AIX
6 13 (7.18%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.08%) Ubuntu
8 9 (4.97%) Debian
9 5 (2.76%) Fedora
9 5 (2.76%) Solaris
10 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.10%) HPUX
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.55%) SUSE
12 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (36.46%) DevOps
2 48 (26.52%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (16.57%) Configuration Management
3 30 (16.57%) Software Engineering
4 25 (13.81%) Open Source
5 22 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (12.15%) Scrum
6 21 (11.60%) TDD
7 19 (10.50%) Network Monitoring
8 18 (9.94%) Test Automation
9 17 (9.39%) Patch Management
9 17 (9.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 16 (8.84%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (8.29%) Case Management
11 15 (8.29%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (7.18%) SIEM
13 12 (6.63%) Security Operations
14 11 (6.08%) Information Security
15 9 (4.97%) High Availability
16 8 (4.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.76%) Java
2 42 (23.20%) Python
3 34 (18.78%) Bash Shell
4 24 (13.26%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.26%) Ruby
4 24 (13.26%) SQL
5 14 (7.73%) Shell Script
6 13 (7.18%) Perl
7 12 (6.63%) PHP
8 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.31%) C
10 4 (2.21%) ActionScript
10 4 (2.21%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (2.21%) ActionScript 3.0
10 4 (2.21%) C++
10 4 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.66%) VB
12 2 (1.10%) C#
12 2 (1.10%) Groovy
12 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.39%) CISSP
3 16 (8.84%) SANS
3 16 (8.84%) SSCP
4 13 (7.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.21%) Degree
5 4 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.66%) CCNP
6 3 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CCNA
8 1 (0.55%) CISM
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.55%) MCP
8 1 (0.55%) MCSE
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.76%) SLA
2 4 (2.21%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) GCP
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (15.47%) Docker
2 11 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.87%) KVM
3 7 (3.87%) LXC
4 6 (3.31%) Squid
5 5 (2.76%) iptables
5 5 (2.76%) Postfix
5 5 (2.76%) Varnish
5 5 (2.76%) vSphere
6 4 (2.21%) Xen
7 3 (1.66%) HDFS
7 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.66%) XenApp
7 3 (1.66%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
8 2 (1.10%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.55%) Firmware
9 1 (0.55%) NFS
9 1 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 45 (24.86%) Puppet
2 37 (20.44%) Ansible
3 32 (17.68%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (9.94%) Kibana
5 17 (9.39%) Nagios
5 17 (9.39%) QRadar
6 16 (8.84%) Terraform
7 12 (6.63%) logstash
8 11 (6.08%) Packer
9 8 (4.42%) Graphite
10 5 (2.76%) Ganglia
10 5 (2.76%) Kubernetes
10 5 (2.76%) Riemann
10 5 (2.76%) Salt
11 3 (1.66%) Cobbler
11 3 (1.66%) RSA enVision
11 3 (1.66%) SCOM
11 3 (1.66%) yum
12 2 (1.10%) Capistrano
12 2 (1.10%) Netcool
Vendors
1 32 (17.68%) Red Hat
2 27 (14.92%) IBM
3 26 (14.36%) Splunk
4 20 (11.05%) VMware
5 17 (9.39%) Apple
6 16 (8.84%) LogRhythm
7 15 (8.29%) Microsoft
8 13 (7.18%) Oracle
9 8 (4.42%) HP
10 6 (3.31%) Google
10 6 (3.31%) Veritas
11 5 (2.76%) Pega
12 4 (2.21%) Axway
12 4 (2.21%) Citrix
12 4 (2.21%) CyberArk
12 4 (2.21%) SaltStack
13 3 (1.66%) Aruba
13 3 (1.66%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.66%) Cisco
13 3 (1.66%) Palo Alto
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