Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 452 436 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.79% 8.08% 8.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.93% 40.86% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 296 399
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 18
North West median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.63% +100.00% -20.00%
England median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +11.11%

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 1,132 1,067 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.52% 19.77% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 684 861
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.39%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £220
90th Percentile £563 £542 £510
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 89 131
North West median hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.60 £43.75 £40.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -0.74% +5.20%

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 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -2 254 £440 +3.53% 123
Cheshire -1 110 £400 -1.30% 53
Lancashire -3 61 £438 +2.94% 9
Merseyside -10 21 £450 - 19
Cumbria -5 2 £400 - 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 192 (42.48%) DevOps
2 161 (35.62%) Python
3 142 (31.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 139 (30.75%) Amazon AWS
5 138 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
6 135 (29.87%) Windows
7 133 (29.42%) Puppet
8 115 (25.44%) Jenkins
9 98 (21.68%) Ansible
10 97 (21.46%) Git (software)
11 95 (21.02%) Bash Shell
12 92 (20.35%) Ruby
13 88 (19.47%) Red Hat
14 85 (18.81%) Opscode Chef
15 83 (18.36%) JavaScript
16 81 (17.92%) Java
16 81 (17.92%) Unix
17 80 (17.70%) Oracle
17 80 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
18 79 (17.48%) Terraform
19 78 (17.26%) Configuration Management
20 75 (16.59%) Web Services
21 72 (15.93%) Docker
22 66 (14.60%) Scrum
23 65 (14.38%) SQL
24 64 (14.16%) MySQL
25 61 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
26 59 (13.05%) JIRA
27 50 (11.06%) Security Cleared
27 50 (11.06%) Finance

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 47 (10.40%) Apache
2 36 (7.96%) Tomcat
3 29 (6.42%) Confluence
3 29 (6.42%) JBoss
4 25 (5.53%) WebSphere
5 22 (4.87%) WebLogic
6 15 (3.32%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (3.10%) Apache Spark
8 12 (2.65%) nginx
9 10 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (2.21%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.99%) IIS
11 8 (1.77%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.11%) Commerce Server
12 5 (1.11%) WebLogic Integration
13 4 (0.88%) Drupal
13 4 (0.88%) Oracle Beehive
13 4 (0.88%) TPMS
13 4 (0.88%) WildFly
14 3 (0.66%) Jupyter
Applications
1 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 139 (30.75%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (5.75%) PaaS
4 24 (5.31%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (3.98%) Office 365
6 17 (3.76%) Amazon S3
6 17 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (3.76%) OpenShift
7 16 (3.54%) GitHub
8 15 (3.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (3.32%) Slack
9 11 (2.43%) IaaS
10 10 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
11 9 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (1.99%) Serverless
12 6 (1.33%) Route 53
13 5 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.52%) Firewall
2 28 (6.19%) SAN
3 26 (5.75%) TCP/IP
4 24 (5.31%) DNS
5 16 (3.54%) HTTP
6 14 (3.10%) VPN
7 12 (2.65%) WAN
8 11 (2.43%) LAN
9 10 (2.21%) Skype
9 10 (2.21%) VLAN
10 9 (1.99%) FTP
10 9 (1.99%) Internet
10 9 (1.99%) MPLS
11 8 (1.77%) DMZ
11 8 (1.77%) VoIP
12 6 (1.33%) SSL
13 5 (1.11%) DHCP
14 3 (0.66%) Network Security
14 3 (0.66%) SNMP
14 3 (0.66%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (14.16%) MySQL
2 45 (9.96%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (7.08%) SQL Server
4 27 (5.97%) Big Data
5 23 (5.09%) MongoDB
6 21 (4.65%) NoSQL
7 17 (3.76%) Oracle Database
8 15 (3.32%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (2.65%) Hadoop
11 10 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.55%) Redis
14 6 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.11%) MS Access
16 4 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.88%) Couchbase
16 4 (0.88%) IDMS
16 4 (0.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 115 (25.44%) Jenkins
2 97 (21.46%) Git (software)
3 59 (13.05%) JIRA
4 32 (7.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (5.31%) TeamCity
6 18 (3.98%) GitLab
7 17 (3.76%) Jasmine
8 14 (3.10%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.10%) JUnit
9 13 (2.88%) SonarQube
10 10 (2.21%) PyCharm
11 9 (1.99%) Selenium
12 8 (1.77%) Maven
12 8 (1.77%) Subversion
13 7 (1.55%) Gradle
13 7 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
14 6 (1.33%) Visual Studio
15 5 (1.11%) Bitbucket
15 5 (1.11%) Grunt
15 5 (1.11%) Mocha
General
1 50 (11.06%) Finance
2 18 (3.98%) Marketing
3 17 (3.76%) Electronics
4 16 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.32%) Banking
6 14 (3.10%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.77%) Retail
8 5 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Automotive
9 3 (0.66%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (30.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 91 (20.13%) Developer
3 40 (8.85%) AWS DevOps
4 37 (8.19%) Consultant
5 35 (7.74%) AWS Engineer
6 31 (6.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 28 (6.19%) Senior DevOps
8 26 (5.75%) Architect
8 26 (5.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 25 (5.53%) Software Engineer
10 24 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
11 20 (4.42%) DevOps Consultant
12 19 (4.20%) Cloud Consultant
12 19 (4.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 18 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (3.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 17 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
14 17 (3.76%) Platform Engineer
14 17 (3.76%) Python Developer
15 15 (3.32%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (16.59%) Web Services
2 38 (8.41%) JSON
3 34 (7.52%) Middleware
4 29 (6.42%) Ajax
4 29 (6.42%) REST
5 28 (6.19%) Node.js
6 27 (5.97%) HTML
7 23 (5.09%) CSS
8 19 (4.20%) jQuery
9 18 (3.98%) Django
10 17 (3.76%) .NET
10 17 (3.76%) SOAP
11 16 (3.54%) LAMP
12 13 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (2.65%) RESTful
14 11 (2.43%) GraphQL
14 11 (2.43%) XML
15 10 (2.21%) React
15 10 (2.21%) Spring
16 8 (1.77%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.97%) Public Cloud
3 26 (5.75%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.76%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.88%) User Experience
8 10 (2.21%) Clustering
9 9 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.55%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.33%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.33%) N-Tier
13 5 (1.11%) PMI
13 5 (1.11%) Raspberry Pi
14 4 (0.88%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.88%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 142 (31.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 135 (29.87%) Windows
3 81 (17.92%) Unix
4 48 (10.62%) Windows Server
5 41 (9.07%) CentOS
6 27 (5.97%) AIX
6 27 (5.97%) Solaris
7 16 (3.54%) Android
8 15 (3.32%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.43%) SUSE
9 11 (2.43%) Ubuntu
10 10 (2.21%) HPUX
10 10 (2.21%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.77%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.77%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 8 (1.77%) Windows NT
12 6 (1.33%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.11%) Debian
13 5 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (42.48%) DevOps
2 138 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (17.26%) Configuration Management
5 66 (14.60%) Scrum
6 50 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (10.62%) Test Automation
8 44 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
8 44 (9.73%) TDD
9 41 (9.07%) Software Engineering
10 38 (8.41%) ITIL
11 37 (8.19%) Microservices
12 33 (7.30%) Deployment Automation
12 33 (7.30%) Mentoring
12 33 (7.30%) Open Source
13 32 (7.08%) Kanban
13 32 (7.08%) Migration
14 31 (6.86%) Change Management
15 28 (6.19%) BDD
16 25 (5.53%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 161 (35.62%) Python
2 95 (21.02%) Bash Shell
3 92 (20.35%) Ruby
4 83 (18.36%) JavaScript
5 81 (17.92%) Java
6 65 (14.38%) SQL
7 48 (10.62%) PHP
8 43 (9.51%) Perl
9 36 (7.96%) Shell Script
10 27 (5.97%) PowerShell
11 20 (4.42%) Go
12 15 (3.32%) C++
13 12 (2.65%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.43%) Scala
15 10 (2.21%) VB
16 9 (1.99%) C
17 8 (1.77%) C#
17 8 (1.77%) Groovy
18 5 (1.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
18 5 (1.11%) JCL
Qualifications
1 50 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.42%) Degree
4 10 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.33%) ISEB
6 6 (1.33%) MCSE
6 6 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.66%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.66%) IBM Certification
10 2 (0.44%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.44%) MCITP
10 2 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.10%) QA
2 10 (2.21%) GCP
3 4 (0.88%) SLA
4 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) GxP
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (15.93%) Docker
2 42 (9.29%) Active Directory
3 23 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.55%) vSphere
6 5 (1.11%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.66%) QEMU
8 3 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.44%) etcd
9 2 (0.44%) Firmware
9 2 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.22%) Gluster
10 1 (0.22%) iptables
10 1 (0.22%) LXC
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 133 (29.42%) Puppet
2 98 (21.68%) Ansible
3 85 (18.81%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (17.48%) Terraform
5 48 (10.62%) Kubernetes
6 16 (3.54%) Packer
7 11 (2.43%) SCCM
8 8 (1.77%) CA Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.55%) Consul
9 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (1.11%) HP ALM
10 5 (1.11%) Rancher
11 4 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.88%) Grafana
11 4 (0.88%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.88%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.66%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.66%) logstash
12 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 88 (19.47%) Red Hat
2 80 (17.70%) Oracle
3 39 (8.63%) VMware
4 36 (7.96%) Microsoft
5 34 (7.52%) IBM
6 28 (6.19%) Cisco
7 23 (5.09%) Splunk
8 17 (3.76%) Atlassian
9 16 (3.54%) HP
9 16 (3.54%) SAP
10 15 (3.32%) EMC
11 14 (3.10%) Google
11 14 (3.10%) Sun
12 9 (1.99%) NetApp
13 8 (1.77%) CA
13 8 (1.77%) Hitachi
13 8 (1.77%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.55%) Micro Focus
15 6 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
16 5 (1.11%) TIBCO