The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 14 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing Linux 246 347 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.48% 9.11% 6.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.38% 42.84% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 227 142
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +80.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.90 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.03 £44.10 £36.40
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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 641 810 824
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.10% 21.26% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 475 432
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 47 90
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £21.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the North West

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the North West

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the North West

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in the North West

Linux
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 Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +1 81 £425 +6.25% 56
Cheshire -2 71 £450 +3.56% 25
Lancashire -7 52 £425 -1.62% 9
Merseyside +5 33 £438 +25.00% 11
Cumbria - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 132 (30.28%) Windows
2 128 (29.36%) Unix
3 118 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (27.06%) DevOps
4 106 (24.31%) Jenkins
5 90 (20.64%) Java
6 81 (18.58%) Git (software)
6 81 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
7 80 (18.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (18.35%) Puppet
8 72 (16.51%) Python
9 71 (16.28%) Oracle
10 69 (15.83%) Red Hat
11 68 (15.60%) Migration
12 67 (15.37%) VMware
12 67 (15.37%) Opscode Chef
13 65 (14.91%) Scrum
13 65 (14.91%) Security Cleared
14 64 (14.68%) SQL
15 62 (14.22%) AIX
16 61 (13.99%) Open Source
17 59 (13.53%) Ansible
17 59 (13.53%) JavaScript
18 55 (12.61%) MySQL
19 54 (12.39%) SC Cleared
20 53 (12.16%) IBM
20 53 (12.16%) Configuration Management
21 52 (11.93%) Finance
22 51 (11.70%) TDD
22 51 (11.70%) Docker

Linux
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 20 (4.59%) Apache
2 17 (3.90%) WebSphere
3 15 (3.44%) Tomcat
4 14 (3.21%) OpenStack
5 12 (2.75%) nginx
6 9 (2.06%) IIS
7 8 (1.83%) Confluence
7 8 (1.83%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.83%) SAS
8 6 (1.38%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.15%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.92%) Jetty
10 4 (0.92%) Mongrel
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.69%) CMS
11 3 (0.69%) JBoss
12 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Magento
2 3 (0.69%) Maximo
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.23%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 81 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (2.98%) Amazon S3
4 11 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (2.06%) OpenShift
6 8 (1.83%) PaaS
7 7 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.15%) Route 53
9 5 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.92%) Bluemix
10 4 (0.92%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (0.92%) Slack
11 3 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.46%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.40%) DNS
2 40 (9.17%) TCP/IP
3 37 (8.49%) Firewall
4 32 (7.34%) SSL
5 29 (6.65%) VPN
6 24 (5.50%) LAN
6 24 (5.50%) WAN
7 22 (5.05%) HTTP
8 20 (4.59%) FTP
9 18 (4.13%) VoIP
10 15 (3.44%) Internet
10 15 (3.44%) SAN
10 15 (3.44%) SSH
11 13 (2.98%) HTTPS
12 10 (2.29%) DHCP
13 9 (2.06%) NAS
14 7 (1.61%) LDAP
14 7 (1.61%) Network Security
14 7 (1.61%) tcpdump
14 7 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.61%) MySQL
2 42 (9.63%) MongoDB
3 32 (7.34%) SQL Server
4 30 (6.88%) Oracle Database
5 21 (4.82%) Big Data
6 20 (4.59%) NoSQL
7 14 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.21%) Redis
8 12 (2.75%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.52%) DB2
9 11 (2.52%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.92%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 3 (0.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 3 (0.69%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 106 (24.31%) Jenkins
2 81 (18.58%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.13%) GitLab
4 16 (3.67%) JIRA
4 16 (3.67%) Subversion
5 10 (2.29%) Travis CI
6 8 (1.83%) Hudson
6 8 (1.83%) SonarQube
7 7 (1.61%) JUnit
7 7 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.38%) GoCD
8 6 (1.38%) Gradle
9 5 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.15%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.15%) gulp
9 5 (1.15%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.15%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.15%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.92%) Maven
General
1 52 (11.93%) Finance
2 35 (8.03%) Banking
3 6 (1.38%) Retail
4 5 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (0.92%) Avionics
5 4 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.69%) Marketing
7 2 (0.46%) Front Office
7 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (19.27%) Developer
2 67 (15.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (8.94%) Linux Engineer
4 31 (7.11%) Administrator
5 30 (6.88%) Analyst
6 29 (6.65%) Consultant
6 29 (6.65%) Java Developer
7 21 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (4.36%) Linux Administrator
9 17 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
9 17 (3.90%) DBA
9 17 (3.90%) Software Engineer
10 16 (3.67%) Architect
11 15 (3.44%) AWS DevOps
12 14 (3.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 13 (2.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 13 (2.98%) Unix Analyst
14 12 (2.75%) Node.js Developer
14 12 (2.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.78%) HTML
2 39 (8.94%) CSS
3 35 (8.03%) Middleware
4 33 (7.57%) RESTful
5 31 (7.11%) Node.js
6 30 (6.88%) Web Services
7 27 (6.19%) Spring
8 25 (5.73%) Elastic Stack
9 19 (4.36%) React
9 19 (4.36%) Spring Boot
10 16 (3.67%) .NET
10 16 (3.67%) REST
11 15 (3.44%) Ember.js
11 15 (3.44%) J2EE
12 13 (2.98%) XML
13 12 (2.75%) Qt
14 11 (2.52%) HTML5
14 11 (2.52%) LAMP
15 9 (2.06%) Kafka
16 8 (1.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.57%) Mainframe
3 25 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.90%) Clustering
6 14 (3.21%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.21%) Replication
7 13 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.29%) PKI
9 8 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.38%) Cyber Attack
10 6 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.15%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.92%) Life Science
13 3 (0.69%) iSeries
13 3 (0.69%) RIA
13 3 (0.69%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 132 (30.28%) Windows
2 128 (29.36%) Unix
3 80 (18.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 62 (14.22%) AIX
5 33 (7.57%) CentOS
5 33 (7.57%) Solaris
6 28 (6.42%) HPUX
7 27 (6.19%) Windows Server
8 21 (4.82%) Ubuntu
9 15 (3.44%) SUSE
10 10 (2.29%) Debian
11 9 (2.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.38%) Fedora
13 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (1.15%) Android
14 5 (1.15%) zOS
15 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
1 118 (27.06%) DevOps
2 68 (15.60%) Migration
3 65 (14.91%) Scrum
4 61 (13.99%) Open Source
5 53 (12.16%) Configuration Management
6 51 (11.70%) TDD
7 49 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (10.09%) Software Engineering
9 41 (9.40%) Kanban
10 33 (7.57%) Test Automation
11 32 (7.34%) BDD
12 31 (7.11%) Microservices
13 30 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (5.73%) Coaching
15 19 (4.36%) Network Monitoring
16 18 (4.13%) Performance Tuning
17 17 (3.90%) Patch Management
17 17 (3.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 16 (3.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 90 (20.64%) Java
2 72 (16.51%) Python
3 64 (14.68%) SQL
4 59 (13.53%) JavaScript
5 43 (9.86%) Bash Shell
6 41 (9.40%) Ruby
7 37 (8.49%) Shell Script
8 35 (8.03%) Perl
9 22 (5.05%) PHP
10 18 (4.13%) C++
11 14 (3.21%) PowerShell
12 13 (2.98%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.52%) C
14 7 (1.61%) C#
15 6 (1.38%) VB
16 4 (0.92%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.92%) ActionScript 2.0
16 4 (0.92%) ActionScript 3.0
16 4 (0.92%) ES6
16 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (14.91%) Security Cleared
2 54 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.13%) CISSP
4 16 (3.67%) SANS
4 16 (3.67%) SSCP
5 8 (1.83%) Degree
6 7 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.92%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.69%) CCNP
10 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.46%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.21%) QA
2 5 (1.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.23%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) GCP
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 51 (11.70%) Docker
2 46 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.19%) Active Directory
4 18 (4.13%) vSphere
5 9 (2.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.83%) Xen
7 7 (1.61%) KVM
7 7 (1.61%) LXC
8 6 (1.38%) Squid
9 5 (1.15%) HDFS
9 5 (1.15%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.15%) iptables
9 5 (1.15%) Postfix
9 5 (1.15%) Varnish
9 5 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.15%) XenApp
10 3 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.46%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 80 (18.35%) Puppet
2 67 (15.37%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (13.53%) Ansible
4 27 (6.19%) Terraform
5 19 (4.36%) Kibana
6 17 (3.90%) Kubernetes
6 17 (3.90%) Nagios
6 17 (3.90%) QRadar
7 16 (3.67%) Packer
8 13 (2.98%) logstash
9 11 (2.52%) Graphite
10 10 (2.29%) SCOM
11 9 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 9 (2.06%) Salt
12 7 (1.61%) IBM BigFix
12 7 (1.61%) Netcool
12 7 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (1.38%) Data Guard
13 6 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
13 6 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 71 (16.28%) Oracle
2 69 (15.83%) Red Hat
3 67 (15.37%) VMware
4 53 (12.16%) IBM
5 33 (7.57%) Microsoft
6 31 (7.11%) Veritas
7 27 (6.19%) Splunk
8 20 (4.59%) Citrix
9 18 (4.13%) HP
10 17 (3.90%) Apple
11 16 (3.67%) LogRhythm
12 13 (2.98%) Cisco
13 10 (2.29%) CA
14 9 (2.06%) PlateSpin
15 7 (1.61%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.61%) Zend
16 6 (1.38%) Atlassian
16 6 (1.38%) Google
16 6 (1.38%) SaltStack
17 5 (1.15%) Pega
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