Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 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.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 26 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 347 393 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.58% 6.62% 7.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.07% 31.62% 38.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 266 329
North West median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £303 £313
90th Percentile £612 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 12
North West median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -13.85% +6.91%
10th Percentile £20.95 £22.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.05 £37.63 £51.71
England median hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.06% +6.25% -

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 1,154 1,243 1,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.88% 20.95% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 731 730
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £138 £133 £180
90th Percentile £575 £538 £543
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 140 100
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.42% -0.88% +12.91%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £42.80 £38.75 £44.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 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 +12 202 £500 +17.65% 135
Cheshire -5 64 £425 +6.25% 37
Merseyside +7 32 £450 - 31
Lancashire -20 22 £438 -11.71% 6
Cumbria -4 3 £485 +14.12% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 154 (44.38%) AWS
2 150 (43.23%) DevOps
3 117 (33.72%) Docker
4 116 (33.43%) Python
5 109 (31.41%) Jenkins
6 102 (29.39%) Git (software)
7 99 (28.53%) Opscode Chef
8 93 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (26.22%) Windows
10 90 (25.94%) Unix
11 82 (23.63%) Puppet
12 78 (22.48%) Bash Shell
13 76 (21.90%) Kubernetes
14 75 (21.61%) Ansible
14 75 (21.61%) Java
15 73 (21.04%) Configuration Management
15 73 (21.04%) Azure
16 67 (19.31%) Terraform
17 56 (16.14%) Test Automation
18 48 (13.83%) Open Source
19 47 (13.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 47 (13.54%) HTTP
20 46 (13.26%) Public Cloud
21 42 (12.10%) Public Sector
21 42 (12.10%) Security Cleared
22 41 (11.82%) Microservices
23 40 (11.53%) Red Hat
24 38 (10.95%) Infrastructure as Code
25 37 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
25 37 (10.66%) Amazon EC2

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 21 (6.05%) Apache
1 21 (6.05%) Confluence
2 16 (4.61%) nginx
3 11 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.59%) JBoss
4 9 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.31%) IIS
6 6 (1.73%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.15%) Jetty
8 4 (1.15%) Mongrel
8 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.86%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.58%) WordPress
11 1 (0.29%) CMS
11 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.29%) SAP EP
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Relativity
2 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 154 (44.38%) AWS
2 73 (21.04%) Azure
3 37 (10.66%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (8.93%) Amazon S3
5 30 (8.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 29 (8.36%) GCP
7 21 (6.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 20 (5.76%) GitHub
9 18 (5.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 17 (4.90%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (4.61%) Office 365
12 14 (4.03%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (4.03%) Serverless
13 11 (3.17%) AWS CloudTrail
13 11 (3.17%) PaaS
14 10 (2.88%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (2.59%) Route 53
16 8 (2.31%) CloudFront
17 7 (2.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 6 (1.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.54%) HTTP
2 34 (9.80%) DNS
3 27 (7.78%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.34%) DHCP
5 21 (6.05%) SSL
6 14 (4.03%) FTP
7 12 (3.46%) IPsec
8 10 (2.88%) Internet
9 8 (2.31%) Firewall
10 6 (1.73%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.44%) SAN
12 4 (1.15%) LAN
12 4 (1.15%) Skype
12 4 (1.15%) VoIP
13 3 (0.86%) Network Security
13 3 (0.86%) WAN
14 2 (0.58%) BGP
14 2 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.58%) NAS
14 2 (0.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.22%) MySQL
2 30 (8.65%) Amazon RDS
2 30 (8.65%) MongoDB
3 24 (6.92%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.90%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.90%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.17%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (2.88%) Big Data
7 8 (2.31%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.15%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.58%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 109 (31.41%) Jenkins
2 102 (29.39%) Git (software)
3 25 (7.20%) JIRA
4 23 (6.63%) GitLab
5 13 (3.75%) Travis CI
6 11 (3.17%) Mockito
7 10 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (2.31%) IntelliJ
8 8 (2.31%) Subversion
9 7 (2.02%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.02%) Maven
9 7 (2.02%) SonarQube
9 7 (2.02%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.73%) Ant
10 6 (1.73%) Selenium
11 5 (1.44%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.44%) Robot Framework
12 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket Server
12 4 (1.15%) FishEye
General
1 42 (12.10%) Public Sector
2 25 (7.20%) Finance
3 9 (2.59%) Banking
4 7 (2.02%) Retail
5 6 (1.73%) Games
5 6 (1.73%) Legal
6 5 (1.44%) Law
7 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Electronics
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
8 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 111 (31.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (13.54%) Developer
3 40 (11.53%) Analyst
4 32 (9.22%) Administrator
5 26 (7.49%) AWS Engineer
6 20 (5.76%) AWS DevOps
7 18 (5.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 18 (5.19%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.90%) Java Developer
8 17 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (4.32%) Senior DevOps
11 14 (4.03%) Consultant
11 14 (4.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 13 (3.75%) Data Business Analyst
12 13 (3.75%) Linux Administrator
12 13 (3.75%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.51%) .NET
2 26 (7.49%) Web Services
3 18 (5.19%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (3.17%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (3.17%) JAX-RS
5 10 (2.88%) RESTful
6 9 (2.59%) HTML
6 9 (2.59%) J2EE
6 9 (2.59%) React
6 9 (2.59%) REST
7 8 (2.31%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.31%) jQuery
7 8 (2.31%) Node.js
8 7 (2.02%) CSS
8 7 (2.02%) Middleware
8 7 (2.02%) OAuth
9 6 (1.73%) JSON
9 6 (1.73%) LAMP
9 6 (1.73%) Laravel
9 6 (1.73%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.26%) Public Cloud
2 14 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.03%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.31%) Clustering
6 5 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.15%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.15%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.86%) HACMP
8 3 (0.86%) User Experience
9 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.58%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.58%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.58%) Life Science
9 2 (0.58%) LPAR
9 2 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.29%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 91 (26.22%) Windows
2 90 (25.94%) Unix
3 47 (13.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (9.80%) CentOS
5 28 (8.07%) Ubuntu
6 27 (7.78%) Solaris
7 19 (5.48%) Windows Server
8 13 (3.75%) Mac OS X
9 12 (3.46%) AIX
10 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.02%) zOS
11 5 (1.44%) Debian
12 4 (1.15%) SUSE
12 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.29%) VME
15 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (43.23%) DevOps
2 93 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (21.04%) Configuration Management
4 56 (16.14%) Test Automation
5 48 (13.83%) Open Source
6 41 (11.82%) Microservices
7 38 (10.95%) Infrastructure as Code
8 37 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (9.51%) Deployment Automation
10 32 (9.22%) TDD
11 31 (8.93%) BDD
11 31 (8.93%) Migration
12 25 (7.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 25 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 24 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (6.34%) Software Engineering
15 21 (6.05%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 19 (5.48%) Continuous Deployment
16 19 (5.48%) Project Delivery
17 16 (4.61%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 116 (33.43%) Python
2 78 (22.48%) Bash Shell
3 75 (21.61%) Java
4 31 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 31 (8.93%) SQL
5 30 (8.65%) PowerShell
6 25 (7.20%) Shell Script
7 20 (5.76%) Ruby
8 18 (5.19%) PHP
9 15 (4.32%) Java 8
10 14 (4.03%) C++
11 13 (3.75%) Perl
12 9 (2.59%) Go
13 7 (2.02%) Groovy
13 7 (2.02%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.73%) ActionScript
14 6 (1.73%) ActionScript 2.0
14 6 (1.73%) JCL
14 6 (1.73%) PHP 7
15 5 (1.44%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.15%) GIAC
5 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.86%) Degree
6 2 (0.58%) CCNA
6 2 (0.58%) CCNP
6 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.58%) GCFA
6 2 (0.58%) GCFE
6 2 (0.58%) GREM
6 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CISSP
7 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.29%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.29%) LPIC
7 1 (0.29%) RHCA
7 1 (0.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.88%) SLA
2 9 (2.59%) GDPR
3 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.86%) QA
5 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) MISRA
6 1 (0.29%) NCSC
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) PSD2
6 1 (0.29%) RMADS
6 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 117 (33.72%) Docker
2 22 (6.34%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.03%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.88%) Snort
6 7 (2.02%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.73%) VirtualBox
8 4 (1.15%) Xen
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.86%) vSphere
10 2 (0.58%) BusyBox
10 2 (0.58%) Firmware
11 1 (0.29%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 99 (28.53%) Opscode Chef
2 82 (23.63%) Puppet
3 76 (21.90%) Kubernetes
4 75 (21.61%) Ansible
5 67 (19.31%) Terraform
6 26 (7.49%) Packer
7 24 (6.92%) Prometheus
8 16 (4.61%) Grafana
9 14 (4.03%) Nagios
10 10 (2.88%) Salt
11 9 (2.59%) PowerBroker
12 8 (2.31%) HAProxy
13 7 (2.02%) SCCM
14 6 (1.73%) Consul
14 6 (1.73%) Rsyslog
15 5 (1.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 5 (1.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 4 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
16 4 (1.15%) NetBackup
16 4 (1.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (11.53%) Red Hat
2 33 (9.51%) VMware
3 29 (8.36%) Oracle
4 22 (6.34%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.19%) Google
6 13 (3.75%) Cloudera
6 13 (3.75%) IBM
6 13 (3.75%) Splunk
7 8 (2.31%) Twitter
8 7 (2.02%) Citrix
8 7 (2.02%) Facebook
8 7 (2.02%) Remedy
8 7 (2.02%) YouTube
9 6 (1.73%) BMC
9 6 (1.73%) IBM Sterling
9 6 (1.73%) New Relic
9 6 (1.73%) OpenText
10 5 (1.44%) Cisco
10 5 (1.44%) Sun
10 5 (1.44%) Veritas