Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 402 448 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.60% 7.76% 7.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.09% 38.75% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 319 386
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £306 £318 £300
90th Percentile £607 £575 £541
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 8
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £32.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +18.28% -1.47%
10th Percentile £22.75 £12.00 £14.43
90th Percentile £37.63 £51.41 £41.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%

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 1,215 1,156 1,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.96% 20.01% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 713 913
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £155 £180 £213
90th Percentile £553 £538 £507
England median daily rate £438 £425 £404
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.20% +7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 95 99
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.06 £10.67 £10.47
90th Percentile £40.80 £43.90 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -9 201 £450 +5.88% 126
Cheshire -9 100 £400 -5.33% 29
Lancashire 0 80 £500 -4.76% 17
Merseyside -18 12 £450 +5.88% 24
Cumbria -7 1 - - 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 148 (36.82%) DevOps
2 143 (35.57%) Windows
3 133 (33.08%) Python
4 128 (31.84%) Puppet
5 121 (30.10%) Amazon AWS
6 108 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (25.12%) Jenkins
8 96 (23.88%) Unix
9 92 (22.89%) Oracle
10 91 (22.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 90 (22.39%) Git (software)
11 90 (22.39%) Terraform
12 84 (20.90%) Ansible
13 69 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 67 (16.67%) Ruby
15 65 (16.17%) JavaScript
16 64 (15.92%) Bash Shell
17 63 (15.67%) Opscode Chef
18 60 (14.93%) SQL
19 59 (14.68%) SC Cleared
20 57 (14.18%) Web Services
21 54 (13.43%) Red Hat
21 54 (13.43%) Docker
22 53 (13.18%) Java
23 52 (12.94%) PostgreSQL
24 50 (12.44%) Configuration Management
25 49 (12.19%) Shell Script
26 48 (11.94%) VMware
27 47 (11.69%) Windows Server

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 24 (5.97%) Apache
2 19 (4.73%) Confluence
3 18 (4.48%) WebSphere
4 16 (3.98%) WebLogic
5 15 (3.73%) JBoss
5 15 (3.73%) Tuxedo
6 13 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (2.99%) IIS
7 12 (2.99%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.49%) nginx
9 9 (2.24%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.74%) Apache Spark
10 7 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.24%) Commerce Server
11 5 (1.24%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.00%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.75%) TPMS
14 2 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Magento
2 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 121 (30.10%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (6.97%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (5.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 20 (4.98%) GitHub
6 19 (4.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (4.48%) Office 365
8 17 (4.23%) Amazon ELB
9 15 (3.73%) OpenShift
10 14 (3.48%) Amazon S3
11 11 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.74%) PaaS
13 7 (1.74%) Route 53
13 7 (1.74%) Slack
14 5 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (1.24%) AWS CloudTrail
14 5 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (1.24%) Serverless
15 4 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.20%) Firewall
2 32 (7.96%) SAN
3 29 (7.21%) DNS
3 29 (7.21%) TCP/IP
4 22 (5.47%) HTTP
5 15 (3.73%) VPN
6 12 (2.99%) VLAN
7 11 (2.74%) DMZ
7 11 (2.74%) WAN
8 9 (2.24%) DHCP
8 9 (2.24%) Internet
8 9 (2.24%) LAN
8 9 (2.24%) Skype
9 8 (1.99%) MPLS
10 6 (1.49%) PuTTY
10 6 (1.49%) VoIP
11 5 (1.24%) FTP
11 5 (1.24%) NAS
11 5 (1.24%) Network Security
12 4 (1.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.94%) PostgreSQL
2 41 (10.20%) MySQL
3 23 (5.72%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.73%) Big Data
5 18 (4.48%) SQL Server
6 14 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.48%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.99%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.24%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.49%) DB2
10 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.24%) Redis
12 4 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.75%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.75%) IDMS
14 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 101 (25.12%) Jenkins
2 90 (22.39%) Git (software)
3 35 (8.71%) JIRA
4 20 (4.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (4.48%) GitLab
6 15 (3.73%) Cucumber
7 14 (3.48%) Artifactory
7 14 (3.48%) JUnit
8 12 (2.99%) Bitbucket
8 12 (2.99%) Selenium
9 10 (2.49%) SonarQube
10 9 (2.24%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (2.24%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.99%) Maven
12 7 (1.74%) Gradle
13 6 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.49%) Grunt
13 6 (1.49%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.49%) Subversion
14 5 (1.24%) TestNG
General
1 35 (8.71%) Finance
2 15 (3.73%) Banking
3 10 (2.49%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.99%) Electronics
4 8 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.49%) Marketing
5 6 (1.49%) Retail
6 4 (1.00%) Automotive
6 4 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 113 (28.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 62 (15.42%) Developer
3 37 (9.20%) Architect
4 36 (8.96%) AWS DevOps
5 34 (8.46%) AWS Engineer
6 30 (7.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 30 (7.46%) Consultant
7 24 (5.97%) Technical Architect
8 23 (5.72%) Senior DevOps
9 22 (5.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 20 (4.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 19 (4.73%) Linux Engineer
12 18 (4.48%) Python Developer
13 16 (3.98%) Software Engineer
14 14 (3.48%) Cloud Consultant
15 13 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
16 12 (2.99%) Django Developer
16 12 (2.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 12 (2.99%) Platform Engineer
16 12 (2.99%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (14.18%) Web Services
2 30 (7.46%) HTML
3 29 (7.21%) Middleware
4 27 (6.72%) JSON
5 25 (6.22%) .NET
6 22 (5.47%) CSS
7 21 (5.22%) Django
8 18 (4.48%) jQuery
9 17 (4.23%) Node.js
10 16 (3.98%) RESTful
11 14 (3.48%) Ajax
11 14 (3.48%) Spring
11 14 (3.48%) Spring Boot
11 14 (3.48%) XML
12 12 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (2.24%) REST
14 8 (1.99%) AngularJS
14 8 (1.99%) React
14 8 (1.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.73%) Linux Command Line
2 18 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.23%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.99%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.74%) User Experience
9 10 (2.49%) Client/Server
10 9 (2.24%) Clustering
11 8 (1.99%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.99%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.24%) PMI
13 5 (1.24%) Raspberry Pi
13 5 (1.24%) Wiki
14 3 (0.75%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.75%) Replication
14 3 (0.75%) Social Media
15 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 143 (35.57%) Windows
2 96 (23.88%) Unix
3 91 (22.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (11.69%) Windows Server
5 36 (8.96%) CentOS
6 26 (6.47%) Solaris
7 25 (6.22%) AIX
8 13 (3.23%) Android
8 13 (3.23%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.99%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.74%) Ubuntu
10 11 (2.74%) Windows 2000
10 11 (2.74%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 11 (2.74%) Windows NT
11 7 (1.74%) Debian
11 7 (1.74%) HPUX
12 6 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.49%) VMS
12 6 (1.49%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (36.82%) DevOps
2 108 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (12.44%) Configuration Management
5 44 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (10.45%) Test Automation
7 40 (9.95%) Scrum
8 39 (9.70%) Open Source
9 35 (8.71%) ITIL
9 35 (8.71%) TDD
10 33 (8.21%) Software Engineering
11 31 (7.71%) Microservices
12 29 (7.21%) Continuous Delivery
13 27 (6.72%) Change Management
14 25 (6.22%) Deployment Automation
15 23 (5.72%) Continuous Deployment
15 23 (5.72%) Migration
15 23 (5.72%) SDLC
16 21 (5.22%) BDD
16 21 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (33.08%) Python
2 67 (16.67%) Ruby
3 65 (16.17%) JavaScript
4 64 (15.92%) Bash Shell
5 60 (14.93%) SQL
6 53 (13.18%) Java
7 49 (12.19%) Shell Script
8 36 (8.96%) Perl
9 32 (7.96%) PHP
10 23 (5.72%) PowerShell
11 15 (3.73%) C#
11 15 (3.73%) C++
12 13 (3.23%) C
12 13 (3.23%) Go
13 11 (2.74%) Groovy
14 9 (2.24%) Java 8
15 5 (1.24%) VB
16 4 (1.00%) JCL
16 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 59 (14.68%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.22%) Degree
4 9 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.99%) MCSE
5 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.24%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.24%) ISEB
7 5 (1.24%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.75%) CCNA
9 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.50%) CISSP
10 2 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.50%) IBM Certification
10 2 (0.50%) MCITP
11 1 (0.25%) CISM
11 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.23%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) GCP
2 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.00%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) GxP
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (13.43%) Docker
2 46 (11.44%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.49%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (1.00%) etcd
6 4 (1.00%) QEMU
7 3 (0.75%) KVM
7 3 (0.75%) NFS
7 3 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.75%) vSphere
8 2 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.25%) Gluster
9 1 (0.25%) iptables
9 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 128 (31.84%) Puppet
2 90 (22.39%) Terraform
3 84 (20.90%) Ansible
4 63 (15.67%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (9.70%) Kubernetes
6 20 (4.98%) Packer
7 12 (2.99%) SCCM
8 10 (2.49%) CA Single Sign-On
9 9 (2.24%) Consul
10 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.99%) NetBackup
11 7 (1.74%) Grafana
11 7 (1.74%) Prometheus
11 7 (1.74%) Rancher
12 6 (1.49%) Nagios
12 6 (1.49%) Salt
13 4 (1.00%) Kibana
13 4 (1.00%) logstash
13 4 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (1.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 92 (22.89%) Oracle
2 54 (13.43%) Red Hat
3 48 (11.94%) VMware
4 36 (8.96%) IBM
5 26 (6.47%) Cisco
6 18 (4.48%) Microsoft
7 16 (3.98%) EMC
7 16 (3.98%) Splunk
7 16 (3.98%) Sun
8 13 (3.23%) NetApp
9 12 (2.99%) Google
10 11 (2.74%) Hitachi
11 10 (2.49%) CA
11 10 (2.49%) HP
11 10 (2.49%) Palo Alto
12 9 (2.24%) Remedy
13 7 (1.74%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.74%) Black Duck
14 6 (1.49%) Micro Focus
14 6 (1.49%) Moogsoft