Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CentOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CentOS over the 6 months to 25 August 2019 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.

CentOS Linux
England > North West
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 183 180
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 +24
Contract jobs citing CentOS 32 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.64% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.87% 3.15% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 21
North West median daily rate £513 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £313 £422 £350
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £51.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -31.37% +7.37% +251.85%

CentOS 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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,114 1,240 1,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.06% 20.24% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 718 702
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £135 £155 £180
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 134 96
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% -2.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £42.60 £39.63 £43.88
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

CentOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing CentOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for CentOS in the North West

CentOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CentOS in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for CentOS in the North West

CentOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CentOS in the North West over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CentOS in the North West

CentOS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CentOS within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
Manchester +26 28 £513 +9.33% 9
Lancashire -4 3 £550 +11.90%
Merseyside - 1 £275 - 3
CentOS
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CentOS 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 North West region with a requirement for CentOS.

1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (78.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (75.00%) AWS
4 21 (65.63%) DevOps
5 19 (59.38%) Ansible
6 18 (56.25%) Jenkins
6 18 (56.25%) Terraform
7 17 (53.13%) Prometheus
7 17 (53.13%) Ubuntu
7 17 (53.13%) Configuration Management
8 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 16 (50.00%) Azure
9 14 (43.75%) Docker
9 14 (43.75%) Microservices
9 14 (43.75%) Bash Shell
9 14 (43.75%) Red Hat
10 13 (40.63%) Python
10 13 (40.63%) Kubernetes
11 12 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (37.50%) Puppet
12 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (34.38%) .NET
12 11 (34.38%) Nagios
12 11 (34.38%) Public Cloud
12 11 (34.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (34.38%) Grafana
13 10 (31.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 10 (31.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 10 (31.25%) Infrastructure as Code
13 10 (31.25%) Public Sector

CentOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (6.25%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 24 (75.00%) AWS
2 16 (50.00%) Azure
3 11 (34.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (31.25%) GCP
5 8 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (25.00%) Amazon S3
5 8 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (21.88%) Route 53
7 6 (18.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (18.75%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (15.63%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (12.50%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (12.50%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (3.13%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (3.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (15.63%) MySQL
4 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (3.13%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (3.13%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 6 (18.75%) GitLab
3 6 (18.75%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (31.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Administrator
2 7 (21.88%) Senior DevOps
3 6 (18.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (12.50%) Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) DevOps Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (9.38%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (6.25%) LAMP
4 2 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.13%) Kafka
5 1 (3.13%) Node.js
5 1 (3.13%) PHP-FPM
5 1 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (78.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (53.13%) Ubuntu
4 4 (12.50%) Windows
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) DevOps
2 17 (53.13%) Configuration Management
3 14 (43.75%) Microservices
4 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (31.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 10 (31.25%) Infrastructure as Code
5 10 (31.25%) Open Source
5 10 (31.25%) Project Delivery
5 10 (31.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (15.63%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (15.63%) SIEM
8 4 (12.50%) Workflow
9 2 (6.25%) Change Control
9 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 1 (3.13%) DevSecOps
10 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Automation
10 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
10 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) Bash Shell
2 13 (40.63%) Python
3 10 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) SQL
5 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.25%) Korn
6 2 (6.25%) PHP
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Docker
2 5 (15.63%) Snort
3 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (59.38%) Ansible
2 18 (56.25%) Terraform
3 17 (53.13%) Prometheus
4 13 (40.63%) Kubernetes
5 12 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (37.50%) Puppet
6 11 (34.38%) Grafana
6 11 (34.38%) Nagios
7 6 (18.75%) Packer
8 5 (15.63%) Rsyslog
9 3 (9.38%) Rancher
9 3 (9.38%) SCCM
10 2 (6.25%) HAProxy
11 1 (3.13%) Consul
11 1 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (3.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Black Duck
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Splunk
5 1 (3.13%) Google