The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 16 18
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 7.82% 7.69% 5.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.30% 47.22% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 7
Median daily rate £350 £500 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £430 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £550 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 46 36 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 18.93% 16.29% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 17
Median daily rate £338 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £110 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Median hourly rate £11.17 £15.13 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.14% +44.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.75 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Northampton

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Northampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Northampton

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Linux.

1 13 (48.15%) Windows
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) NetApp
6 6 (22.22%) Citrix
6 6 (22.22%) SAN
6 6 (22.22%) C
6 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 6 (22.22%) vSphere
7 5 (18.52%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (18.52%) .NET
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) Unix
7 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (18.52%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (18.52%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (18.52%) Ansible
8 4 (14.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (14.81%) SAP
8 4 (14.81%) ITIL
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) C#
8 4 (14.81%) Embedded C
8 4 (14.81%) Python

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) SaaS
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) MQTT
2 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (11.11%) ZigBee
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) SMTP
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) NAS
4 1 (3.70%) SSH
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.41%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Artifactory
1 3 (11.11%) GitLab
1 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 3 (11.11%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Wintel Support
3 3 (11.11%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) AWS Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) REST
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) XMPP
3 1 (3.70%) Django
3 1 (3.70%) Flask
3 1 (3.70%) Mason
3 1 (3.70%) Node.js
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) CESG
3 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Data ONTAP
3 5 (18.52%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Unix
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Android
5 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.41%) CentOS
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (18.52%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (11.11%) Release Management
5 3 (11.11%) User Stories
6 2 (7.41%) Android Development
6 2 (7.41%) CAD
6 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.41%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (7.41%) High Availability
6 2 (7.41%) iOS Development
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) C
2 4 (14.81%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) Embedded C
2 4 (14.81%) Python
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 6 (22.22%) vSphere
3 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.70%) Docker
4 1 (3.70%) vCloud
4 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Ansible
2 3 (11.11%) Terraform
3 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.70%) Mesos
4 1 (3.70%) Nagios
4 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.70%) OVSD
4 1 (3.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) NetApp
4 6 (22.22%) Citrix
5 4 (14.81%) SAP
6 3 (11.11%) hybris
7 2 (7.41%) BMC
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco
7 2 (7.41%) McAfee
8 1 (3.70%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.70%) Veeam
8 1 (3.70%) Veritas