Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 13 26
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 425 595 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.44% 8.67% 5.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.54% 41.32% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 426 272
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.92% +6.00%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £290
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +123.88%
10th Percentile £36.81 £14.43 £20.13
90th Percentile £52.04 £43.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £41.08 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.69% +6.67% +10.29%

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 1132 1440 1691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.83% 20.99% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 925 906
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.47% +13.46%
10th Percentile £158 £186 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 91 184
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.88 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -3 218 £425 - 83
Cheshire +1 108 £438 +2.94% 25
Lancashire +1 56 £525 +25.00% 2
Merseyside -5 22 £400 - 8
Cumbria -6 2 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 135 (31.76%) DevOps
2 131 (30.82%) Git (software)
3 129 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (30.12%) Windows
5 122 (28.71%) Python
6 120 (28.24%) Jenkins
7 112 (26.35%) Java
8 106 (24.94%) Puppet
9 103 (24.24%) Unix
10 94 (22.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 87 (20.47%) Amazon AWS
12 81 (19.06%) Red Hat
13 79 (18.59%) Docker
14 78 (18.35%) Bash Shell
14 78 (18.35%) Software Engineering
15 77 (18.12%) JIRA
16 76 (17.88%) Configuration Management
17 75 (17.65%) SQL
18 72 (16.94%) Ansible
19 65 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
20 61 (14.35%) Finance
20 61 (14.35%) Scrum
21 60 (14.12%) MySQL
21 60 (14.12%) Oracle
21 60 (14.12%) TDD
22 58 (13.65%) Test Automation
23 56 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
24 55 (12.94%) Open Source
24 55 (12.94%) MongoDB
25 52 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery

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 42 (9.88%) Confluence
2 23 (5.41%) nginx
2 23 (5.41%) Tomcat
3 19 (4.47%) WebSphere
4 16 (3.76%) Apache
5 12 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.82%) JBoss
6 9 (2.12%) Apache Spark
6 9 (2.12%) SAS
7 6 (1.41%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.94%) Commerce Server
8 4 (0.94%) IIS
8 4 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.71%) Tuxedo
9 3 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.47%) CMS
10 2 (0.47%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.47%) FileNet
10 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 87 (20.47%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (7.76%) Slack
4 26 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (5.88%) Amazon S3
6 21 (4.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (4.47%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (4.47%) Serverless
8 12 (2.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 12 (2.82%) Office 365
9 10 (2.35%) OpenShift
10 9 (2.12%) Route 53
10 9 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (1.65%) SaaS
12 6 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (1.18%) PaaS
14 2 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.47%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.82%) Firewall
2 23 (5.41%) HTTP
3 22 (5.18%) DNS
4 21 (4.94%) TCP/IP
4 21 (4.94%) VPN
5 15 (3.53%) SAN
6 12 (2.82%) LAN
6 12 (2.82%) VoIP
6 12 (2.82%) WAN
7 11 (2.59%) SSH
8 9 (2.12%) SSL
9 8 (1.88%) DHCP
9 8 (1.88%) SMTP
10 7 (1.65%) Internet
10 7 (1.65%) SNMP
11 6 (1.41%) LDAP
11 6 (1.41%) NAS
12 4 (0.94%) Skype
12 4 (0.94%) SMS
13 3 (0.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.12%) MySQL
2 55 (12.94%) MongoDB
3 34 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 32 (7.53%) NoSQL
4 32 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (6.59%) Big Data
6 20 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (3.53%) SQL Server
8 12 (2.82%) DB2
9 11 (2.59%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.12%) Redis
11 7 (1.65%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (1.65%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.41%) OLAP
13 4 (0.94%) OLTP
13 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.94%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 131 (30.82%) Git (software)
2 120 (28.24%) Jenkins
3 77 (18.12%) JIRA
4 39 (9.18%) TeamCity
5 35 (8.24%) Cucumber
6 24 (5.65%) GitLab
6 24 (5.65%) SonarQube
7 21 (4.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 19 (4.47%) JUnit
9 15 (3.53%) Jasmine
10 13 (3.06%) Subversion
11 12 (2.82%) Bitbucket
12 11 (2.59%) Gradle
12 11 (2.59%) Maven
13 7 (1.65%) Mocha
14 6 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.41%) Mercurial
15 5 (1.18%) Ant
15 5 (1.18%) Grunt
15 5 (1.18%) Selenium
General
1 61 (14.35%) Finance
2 49 (11.53%) Banking
3 16 (3.76%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.76%) Marketing
4 15 (3.53%) Electronics
5 14 (3.29%) Retail
5 14 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.18%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.71%) Automotive
8 3 (0.71%) Law
9 2 (0.47%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Avionics
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (23.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 89 (20.94%) Developer
3 44 (10.35%) Linux Engineer
4 41 (9.65%) Software Engineer
5 36 (8.47%) Java Developer
6 34 (8.00%) Administrator
7 33 (7.76%) AWS Engineer
8 29 (6.82%) AWS DevOps
9 27 (6.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 27 (6.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 26 (6.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 22 (5.18%) Software Developer
12 19 (4.47%) Analyst
13 18 (4.24%) Consultant
13 18 (4.24%) DBA
13 18 (4.24%) Java Engineer
13 18 (4.24%) Java Software Developer
13 18 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
14 17 (4.00%) Architect
14 17 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.12%) Web Services
2 40 (9.41%) Node.js
3 35 (8.24%) REST
4 30 (7.06%) Elastic Stack
5 27 (6.35%) RESTful
6 22 (5.18%) HTML
7 21 (4.94%) CSS
7 21 (4.94%) XML
8 20 (4.71%) JSON
8 20 (4.71%) Middleware
9 14 (3.29%) Spring
10 13 (3.06%) Akka
10 13 (3.06%) React
10 13 (3.06%) SOAP
11 9 (2.12%) Hibernate
11 9 (2.12%) jQuery
11 9 (2.12%) Kafka
11 9 (2.12%) LEMP Stack
12 8 (1.88%) .NET
12 8 (1.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.41%) Clustering
3 18 (4.24%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.59%) PKI
5 10 (2.35%) Cyber Attack
6 9 (2.12%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.88%) User Experience
8 7 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.18%) Replication
10 5 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.94%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.71%) Life Science
12 3 (0.71%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.71%) STB
13 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 128 (30.12%) Windows
2 103 (24.24%) Unix
3 94 (22.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (9.18%) CentOS
5 37 (8.71%) AIX
6 25 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 22 (5.18%) Windows Server
8 16 (3.76%) Solaris
9 14 (3.29%) Debian
10 12 (2.82%) HPUX
11 9 (2.12%) Android
12 8 (1.88%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (1.88%) SUSE
13 5 (1.18%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.18%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.71%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (31.76%) DevOps
2 129 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (18.35%) Software Engineering
4 76 (17.88%) Configuration Management
5 61 (14.35%) Scrum
6 60 (14.12%) TDD
7 58 (13.65%) Test Automation
8 56 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (12.94%) Open Source
10 52 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 47 (11.06%) Microservices
12 44 (10.35%) BDD
13 42 (9.88%) Coaching
13 42 (9.88%) Mentoring
14 32 (7.53%) Kanban
15 28 (6.59%) Migration
16 25 (5.88%) ITIL
17 24 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
17 24 (5.65%) SDLC
18 22 (5.18%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 122 (28.71%) Python
2 112 (26.35%) Java
3 78 (18.35%) Bash Shell
4 75 (17.65%) SQL
5 51 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 48 (11.29%) Shell Script
7 45 (10.59%) Ruby
8 27 (6.35%) PowerShell
9 21 (4.94%) Perl
10 17 (4.00%) VB
11 16 (3.76%) PHP
12 11 (2.59%) C#
12 11 (2.59%) C++
13 10 (2.35%) Clojure
14 9 (2.12%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.88%) C
15 8 (1.88%) Jython
16 7 (1.65%) ES6
17 4 (0.94%) GraphQL
17 4 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.12%) CISSP
3 9 (2.12%) SANS
3 9 (2.12%) SSCP
4 8 (1.88%) Degree
5 7 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.18%) ISEB
6 5 (1.18%) MCSA
6 5 (1.18%) MCSE
6 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.71%) IBM Certification
8 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.47%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.24%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.82%) GPG13
2 8 (1.88%) QA
3 6 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) HL7
5 1 (0.24%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (18.59%) Docker
2 26 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.29%) KVM
4 14 (3.29%) LXC
5 10 (2.35%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.12%) Xen
7 6 (1.41%) Apache Flume
7 6 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.94%) vSphere
9 2 (0.47%) etcd
9 2 (0.47%) flannel
9 2 (0.47%) HDFS
9 2 (0.47%) NFS
9 2 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 106 (24.94%) Puppet
2 72 (16.94%) Ansible
3 65 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (8.00%) Terraform
5 23 (5.41%) Kubernetes
6 20 (4.71%) Packer
7 14 (3.29%) Nagios
8 10 (2.35%) Kibana
8 10 (2.35%) Nessus
8 10 (2.35%) Nexpose
8 10 (2.35%) QRadar
9 9 (2.12%) logstash
10 8 (1.88%) Nmap
11 7 (1.65%) Rancher
12 6 (1.41%) Icinga
12 6 (1.41%) Rsyslog
13 5 (1.18%) Grafana
13 5 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (19.06%) Red Hat
2 60 (14.12%) Oracle
3 40 (9.41%) VMware
4 26 (6.12%) Splunk
5 21 (4.94%) HP
5 21 (4.94%) Microsoft
6 20 (4.71%) IBM
7 18 (4.24%) Cisco
8 14 (3.29%) NetApp
8 14 (3.29%) SAP
9 12 (2.82%) McAfee
9 12 (2.82%) Veritas
10 10 (2.35%) Apple
11 9 (2.12%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.88%) ArcSight
12 8 (1.88%) Citrix
12 8 (1.88%) Intel
12 8 (1.88%) Qualys
13 7 (1.65%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.65%) Snow