Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 13 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 428 532 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.02% 9.01% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.07% 43.79% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 395 332
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £283
90th Percentile £586 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 21
North West median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.29% +112.50% -45.95%
England median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +4.03% +3.90% +6.94%

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 1,042 1,215 1,627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.54% 20.57% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 818 867
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £175 £202
90th Percentile £563 £550 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 75 179
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.25 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%

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 24 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the North West over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 6 months to 24 February 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 -3 227 £425 - 134
Cheshire +8 111 £438 +4.17% 39
Lancashire +2 52 £433 +2.98% 8
Merseyside -12 21 £425 +6.25% 15
Cumbria -3 2 £400 - 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 177 (41.36%) DevOps
2 144 (33.64%) Python
3 143 (33.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 127 (29.67%) Puppet
5 126 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (28.97%) Amazon AWS
7 123 (28.74%) Jenkins
8 121 (28.27%) Java
9 119 (27.80%) Windows
10 103 (24.07%) Git (software)
11 97 (22.66%) Ansible
12 96 (22.43%) Red Hat
13 91 (21.26%) Bash Shell
14 85 (19.86%) Opscode Chef
15 84 (19.63%) Ruby
16 83 (19.39%) Configuration Management
17 75 (17.52%) SQL
18 72 (16.82%) JavaScript
18 72 (16.82%) Docker
19 71 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
20 69 (16.12%) MySQL
21 67 (15.65%) Unix
22 66 (15.42%) Scrum
22 66 (15.42%) JIRA
23 64 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
23 64 (14.95%) Oracle
24 61 (14.25%) Web Services
25 54 (12.62%) Test Automation
26 53 (12.38%) Continuous Delivery
27 52 (12.15%) Terraform

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 40 (9.35%) Apache
2 39 (9.11%) Tomcat
3 38 (8.88%) Confluence
4 27 (6.31%) JBoss
5 24 (5.61%) WebSphere
6 17 (3.97%) nginx
7 13 (3.04%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.34%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.64%) SAS
9 7 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.17%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.17%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.93%) Commerce Server
11 4 (0.93%) Drupal
11 4 (0.93%) FileNet
11 4 (0.93%) Oracle Beehive
11 4 (0.93%) WebLogic Integration
11 4 (0.93%) WildFly
12 3 (0.70%) Jupyter
Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 124 (28.97%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (6.78%) Slack
4 26 (6.07%) PaaS
5 24 (5.61%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (4.91%) Amazon S3
7 20 (4.67%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (4.67%) Serverless
8 18 (4.21%) OpenShift
9 15 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (3.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (2.57%) Office 365
12 10 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (2.34%) IaaS
12 10 (2.34%) Route 53
13 8 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (1.64%) SaaS
15 6 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (1.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.84%) Firewall
2 20 (4.67%) DNS
2 20 (4.67%) HTTP
3 19 (4.44%) SAN
4 13 (3.04%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.10%) FTP
5 9 (2.10%) SSL
5 9 (2.10%) VPN
6 8 (1.87%) Internet
7 7 (1.64%) DHCP
8 5 (1.17%) LAN
8 5 (1.17%) Skype
8 5 (1.17%) SSH
8 5 (1.17%) WAN
9 4 (0.93%) MPLS
9 4 (0.93%) SMTP
9 4 (0.93%) VoIP
10 3 (0.70%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.70%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.12%) MySQL
2 42 (9.81%) MongoDB
3 41 (9.58%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (7.01%) NoSQL
4 30 (7.01%) Oracle Database
5 29 (6.78%) SQL Server
6 28 (6.54%) Big Data
7 12 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.80%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.34%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.10%) OLAP
9 9 (2.10%) Redis
10 8 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.87%) DB2
10 8 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.17%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.93%) MS Access
13 4 (0.93%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 123 (28.74%) Jenkins
2 103 (24.07%) Git (software)
3 66 (15.42%) JIRA
4 43 (10.05%) TeamCity
5 30 (7.01%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 24 (5.61%) SonarQube
7 20 (4.67%) Jasmine
8 17 (3.97%) GitLab
9 16 (3.74%) JUnit
10 11 (2.57%) Maven
10 11 (2.57%) Selenium
11 10 (2.34%) Mocha
12 9 (2.10%) Subversion
13 8 (1.87%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.87%) Gradle
14 7 (1.64%) Ant
14 7 (1.64%) Grunt
15 6 (1.40%) JMeter
15 6 (1.40%) PyCharm
General
1 48 (11.21%) Finance
2 26 (6.07%) Banking
3 18 (4.21%) Marketing
4 14 (3.27%) Electronics
4 14 (3.27%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.27%) Retail
4 14 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.17%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.70%) Automotive
6 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.23%) Billing
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (30.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 97 (22.66%) Developer
3 33 (7.71%) Linux Engineer
4 32 (7.48%) AWS Engineer
5 31 (7.24%) AWS DevOps
6 29 (6.78%) Software Engineer
7 26 (6.07%) Consultant
7 26 (6.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 26 (6.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 25 (5.84%) Java Developer
9 23 (5.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 21 (4.91%) Java Engineer
11 19 (4.44%) Architect
11 19 (4.44%) Senior DevOps
11 19 (4.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (3.50%) Java Software Engineer
12 15 (3.50%) WebOps Engineer
13 14 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (3.04%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.25%) Web Services
2 42 (9.81%) Node.js
3 39 (9.11%) REST
4 32 (7.48%) Middleware
5 25 (5.84%) CSS
5 25 (5.84%) JSON
6 23 (5.37%) HTML
7 19 (4.44%) Ajax
8 18 (4.21%) SOAP
9 16 (3.74%) jQuery
10 15 (3.50%) LAMP
11 14 (3.27%) .NET
11 14 (3.27%) J2EE
12 13 (3.04%) Elastic Stack
12 13 (3.04%) React
13 11 (2.57%) RESTful
13 11 (2.57%) XML
14 8 (1.87%) Chai
14 8 (1.87%) Express
14 8 (1.87%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.84%) Public Cloud
3 16 (3.74%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.27%) User Experience
5 11 (2.57%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.10%) Clustering
7 7 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.40%) PKI
8 6 (1.40%) Replication
9 5 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.70%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.47%) DataPower
11 2 (0.47%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.47%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 143 (33.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 119 (27.80%) Windows
3 67 (15.65%) Unix
4 45 (10.51%) CentOS
5 39 (9.11%) Windows Server
6 20 (4.67%) AIX
7 17 (3.97%) Solaris
8 13 (3.04%) Ubuntu
9 11 (2.57%) SUSE
10 9 (2.10%) Android
11 7 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.40%) HPUX
13 3 (0.70%) Debian
14 2 (0.47%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.47%) VME
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.47%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (41.36%) DevOps
2 126 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (19.39%) Configuration Management
4 71 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (15.42%) Scrum
6 54 (12.62%) Test Automation
7 53 (12.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 51 (11.92%) TDD
9 49 (11.45%) Mentoring
9 49 (11.45%) Software Engineering
10 42 (9.81%) Microservices
11 40 (9.35%) BDD
11 40 (9.35%) Open Source
12 38 (8.88%) Coaching
13 33 (7.71%) ITIL
14 32 (7.48%) Kanban
15 28 (6.54%) SFIA
16 25 (5.84%) Migration
17 24 (5.61%) SDLC
18 23 (5.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 144 (33.64%) Python
2 121 (28.27%) Java
3 91 (21.26%) Bash Shell
4 84 (19.63%) Ruby
5 75 (17.52%) SQL
6 72 (16.82%) JavaScript
7 43 (10.05%) Perl
8 39 (9.11%) PowerShell
9 38 (8.88%) PHP
10 35 (8.18%) Shell Script
11 24 (5.61%) VB
12 16 (3.74%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.80%) Go
13 12 (2.80%) GraphQL
14 11 (2.57%) C#
15 9 (2.10%) C++
15 9 (2.10%) Scala
16 8 (1.87%) ES6
17 7 (1.64%) C
18 6 (1.40%) JCL
Qualifications
1 28 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (1.87%) Degree
4 8 (1.87%) ISEB
5 7 (1.64%) MCSA
5 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.17%) MCSE
7 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.93%) IBM Certification
7 4 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.47%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.23%) CISM
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.64%) GCP
2 6 (1.40%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.40%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) GDPR
3 1 (0.23%) HL7
3 1 (0.23%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.23%) PMO
3 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (16.82%) Docker
2 27 (6.31%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.74%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.40%) Time Sharing Option
5 6 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.17%) LXC
7 4 (0.93%) KVM
7 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.93%) vSphere
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.47%) Firmware
9 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.23%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.23%) Xen
10 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 127 (29.67%) Puppet
2 97 (22.66%) Ansible
3 85 (19.86%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (12.15%) Terraform
5 37 (8.64%) Kubernetes
6 18 (4.21%) Packer
7 12 (2.80%) Nagios
8 7 (1.64%) HP ALM
8 7 (1.64%) SCCM
9 6 (1.40%) Grafana
9 6 (1.40%) Icinga
9 6 (1.40%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.40%) WSUS
10 5 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.17%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.17%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.93%) Rancher
12 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 96 (22.43%) Red Hat
2 64 (14.95%) Oracle
3 42 (9.81%) Microsoft
4 35 (8.18%) VMware
5 24 (5.61%) IBM
6 22 (5.14%) Cisco
7 21 (4.91%) HP
8 20 (4.67%) Splunk
9 16 (3.74%) SAP
10 14 (3.27%) NetApp
11 11 (2.57%) Atlassian
12 9 (2.10%) Citrix
12 9 (2.10%) EMC
13 8 (1.87%) Fortinet
14 7 (1.64%) Google
14 7 (1.64%) Palo Alto
15 6 (1.40%) Black Duck
15 6 (1.40%) Veritas
16 5 (1.17%) McAfee
16 5 (1.17%) Salesforce.com