Period
to 12 November 2018

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 6 months to 12 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 21 13
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 381 419 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.48% 7.40% 8.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.84% 37.01% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 303 437
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £310
90th Percentile £600 £575 £541
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 11
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.81 £14.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.04 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% +6.67%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,277 1,132 1,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.71% 19.99% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 698 932
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £137 £162 £205
90th Percentile £538 £543 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 99 92
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +20.87% -6.24%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £10.91
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.80 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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
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 6 months to 12 November 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
Manchester -5 185 £421 -0.88% 141
Cheshire -9 86 £400 -11.11% 34
Lancashire +1 77 £496 -5.62% 15
Merseyside -12 12 £520 +30.00% 16
Cumbria +2 3 £425 - 4
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 136 (35.70%) Windows
2 135 (35.43%) DevOps
3 130 (34.12%) Puppet
4 119 (31.23%) Amazon AWS
5 105 (27.56%) Unix
5 105 (27.56%) Python
6 98 (25.72%) Jenkins
7 95 (24.93%) Oracle
8 91 (23.88%) Ansible
9 89 (23.36%) Terraform
10 82 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (21.26%) SQL
12 77 (20.21%) Git (software)
13 70 (18.37%) Shell Script
14 69 (18.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 68 (17.85%) Java
16 65 (17.06%) CentOS
17 64 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
18 61 (16.01%) Red Hat
19 57 (14.96%) VMware
19 57 (14.96%) Security Cleared
20 56 (14.70%) Open Source
20 56 (14.70%) MySQL
21 53 (13.91%) Docker
22 51 (13.39%) Opscode Chef
22 51 (13.39%) Configuration Management
22 51 (13.39%) SC Cleared
23 48 (12.60%) Perl
24 47 (12.34%) JavaScript
24 47 (12.34%) HTTP

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 23 (6.04%) Apache
2 22 (5.77%) nginx
3 21 (5.51%) Tuxedo
3 21 (5.51%) WebSphere
4 18 (4.72%) Confluence
5 17 (4.46%) IIS
5 17 (4.46%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.10%) Jetty
7 8 (2.10%) Mongrel
8 6 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.31%) JBoss
10 4 (1.05%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.52%) CICS
12 2 (0.52%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.52%) SAS
12 2 (0.52%) TPMS
Applications
1 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.84%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 119 (31.23%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (12.07%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (8.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 24 (6.30%) Amazon ELB
6 22 (5.77%) Amazon S3
7 21 (5.51%) Route 53
8 16 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (3.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (3.15%) GitHub
11 10 (2.62%) OpenShift
12 8 (2.10%) Google App Engine
13 7 (1.84%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (1.84%) IaaS
14 6 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (1.57%) Office 365
14 6 (1.57%) PaaS
15 5 (1.31%) AWS CloudTrail
16 4 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (12.34%) HTTP
2 31 (8.14%) TCP/IP
3 28 (7.35%) DNS
3 28 (7.35%) Firewall
4 18 (4.72%) SSL
5 16 (4.20%) SAN
6 15 (3.94%) DHCP
7 12 (3.15%) FTP
7 12 (3.15%) IPsec
8 11 (2.89%) VPN
9 9 (2.36%) HTTPS
9 9 (2.36%) Internet
10 8 (2.10%) Network Security
10 8 (2.10%) SMS
11 6 (1.57%) PuTTY
11 6 (1.57%) WAN
12 5 (1.31%) DMZ
12 5 (1.31%) NAS
12 5 (1.31%) VLAN
13 4 (1.05%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.70%) MySQL
2 44 (11.55%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (9.45%) MongoDB
4 31 (8.14%) SQL Server
5 19 (4.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (4.46%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.94%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (3.94%) Big Data
8 9 (2.36%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.10%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.84%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.84%) Pentaho
11 6 (1.57%) DB2
11 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.31%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 98 (25.72%) Jenkins
2 77 (20.21%) Git (software)
3 35 (9.19%) GitLab
4 27 (7.09%) Artifactory
5 26 (6.82%) JIRA
6 23 (6.04%) SonarQube
7 18 (4.72%) Sonatype Nexus
8 15 (3.94%) Cucumber
8 15 (3.94%) Selenium
9 12 (3.15%) Bitbucket
9 12 (3.15%) JUnit
10 9 (2.36%) Travis CI
11 7 (1.84%) Maven
11 7 (1.84%) Subversion
12 6 (1.57%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.31%) Mockito
13 5 (1.31%) TestNG
13 5 (1.31%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.05%) Gradle
15 3 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (7.87%) Finance
2 18 (4.72%) Banking
3 9 (2.36%) Retail
4 7 (1.84%) Billing
5 5 (1.31%) Automotive
5 5 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.05%) Law
7 2 (0.52%) Electronics
7 2 (0.52%) Front Office
7 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (24.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 65 (17.06%) Developer
3 25 (6.56%) Architect
3 25 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
4 24 (6.30%) AWS Engineer
5 18 (4.72%) Analyst
5 18 (4.72%) AWS DevOps
5 18 (4.72%) Software Engineer
6 16 (4.20%) Technical Architect
7 13 (3.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 13 (3.41%) Consultant
8 12 (3.15%) PHP Developer
8 12 (3.15%) Python Developer
9 11 (2.89%) Applications Support
9 11 (2.89%) Automation Engineer
9 11 (2.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 10 (2.62%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
11 9 (2.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 9 (2.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.71%) .NET
2 30 (7.87%) Web Services
3 29 (7.61%) HTML
3 29 (7.61%) Middleware
4 23 (6.04%) jQuery
5 22 (5.77%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (4.46%) CSS
6 17 (4.46%) RESTful
7 15 (3.94%) Node.js
7 15 (3.94%) XML
8 14 (3.67%) React
8 14 (3.67%) Spring
9 12 (3.15%) JSON
10 11 (2.89%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.89%) J2EE
10 11 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (2.89%) Spring Boot
11 10 (2.62%) Servlets
12 9 (2.36%) Django
12 9 (2.36%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.36%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (2.10%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.84%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.57%) PMI
5 6 (1.57%) User Experience
6 5 (1.31%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.31%) Clustering
6 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.05%) Wiki
8 3 (0.79%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 136 (35.70%) Windows
2 105 (27.56%) Unix
3 69 (18.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 65 (17.06%) CentOS
5 43 (11.29%) Windows Server
6 17 (4.46%) Solaris
7 15 (3.94%) AIX
8 9 (2.36%) zOS
9 7 (1.84%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.57%) VMS
11 5 (1.31%) Debian
11 5 (1.31%) Kali Linux
11 5 (1.31%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 5 (1.31%) Windows NT
11 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.05%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.79%) HPUX
13 3 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (35.43%) DevOps
2 82 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (14.70%) Open Source
5 51 (13.39%) Configuration Management
6 41 (10.76%) Test Automation
7 37 (9.71%) ITIL
8 36 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (8.66%) Scrum
9 33 (8.66%) Software Engineering
10 31 (8.14%) Continuous Deployment
10 31 (8.14%) Microservices
11 24 (6.30%) SDLC
12 21 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (5.51%) Waterfall
13 20 (5.25%) Migration
13 20 (5.25%) TDD
14 19 (4.99%) Unit Testing
15 17 (4.46%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (4.20%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 105 (27.56%) Python
2 81 (21.26%) SQL
3 70 (18.37%) Shell Script
4 68 (17.85%) Java
5 48 (12.60%) Perl
6 47 (12.34%) JavaScript
7 43 (11.29%) Bash Shell
8 38 (9.97%) Ruby
9 37 (9.71%) PHP
10 23 (6.04%) C#
11 17 (4.46%) PowerShell
12 15 (3.94%) C++
13 12 (3.15%) C
14 11 (2.89%) JCL
15 9 (2.36%) ActionScript
15 9 (2.36%) ActionScript 2.0
16 8 (2.10%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.84%) Groovy
17 7 (1.84%) Java 8
18 4 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 51 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.67%) Degree
4 6 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.57%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.05%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.79%) CCNA
7 3 (0.79%) MCSE
7 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.52%) CCNP
8 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.52%) ISEB
8 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.26%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.36%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) SEPA
3 1 (0.26%) TARGET2
System Software
1 53 (13.91%) Docker
2 31 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.09%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.62%) Xen
6 7 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.57%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.79%) KVM
8 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.79%) XenApp
9 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.52%) etcd
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.52%) NFS
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.52%) XenServer
10 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.26%) vSphere
10 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 130 (34.12%) Puppet
2 91 (23.88%) Ansible
3 89 (23.36%) Terraform
4 51 (13.39%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (8.92%) Kubernetes
6 26 (6.82%) Packer
7 17 (4.46%) Grafana
7 17 (4.46%) Prometheus
8 12 (3.15%) Rancher
9 10 (2.62%) Salt
10 7 (1.84%) Nagios
10 7 (1.84%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.84%) SCCM
11 6 (1.57%) Kibana
11 6 (1.57%) WSUS
11 6 (1.57%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.31%) logstash
13 4 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (0.79%) BladeLogic
14 3 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (24.93%) Oracle
2 61 (16.01%) Red Hat
3 57 (14.96%) VMware
4 29 (7.61%) Microsoft
5 28 (7.35%) Black Duck
5 28 (7.35%) IBM
6 21 (5.51%) Google
7 16 (4.20%) Remedy
8 15 (3.94%) Cisco
9 11 (2.89%) BMC
10 10 (2.62%) Splunk
11 9 (2.36%) IBM Sterling
11 9 (2.36%) OpenText
12 8 (2.10%) NetApp
12 8 (2.10%) Sun
13 7 (1.84%) EMC
14 6 (1.57%) Moogsoft
14 6 (1.57%) Palo Alto
15 5 (1.31%) Cloudera
15 5 (1.31%) HP