The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 27 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 18 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 5.79% 7.53% 4.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.59% 44.62% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 11
Median daily rate £350 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £384 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 59 65 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 16.25% 16.88% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 24
Median daily rate £338 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Median hourly rate £11.17 £14.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.61% +29.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £31.13 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Northamptonshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Northamptonshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +3 20 £350 -30.00% 3
Linux
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
4 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (26.47%) VMware
5 9 (26.47%) Python
5 9 (26.47%) .NET
6 7 (20.59%) C
6 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
6 7 (20.59%) DNS
6 7 (20.59%) NetApp
6 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
6 7 (20.59%) REST
7 6 (17.65%) vSphere
7 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
7 6 (17.65%) Citrix
7 6 (17.65%) SAN
7 6 (17.65%) Unix
8 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
8 5 (14.71%) SQL
8 5 (14.71%) HTTP
8 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
8 5 (14.71%) Embedded C
8 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (14.71%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (5.88%) Apache
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.71%) IaaS
3 4 (11.76%) PaaS
4 3 (8.82%) SaaS
5 2 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (5.88%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.94%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 6 (17.65%) SAN
3 5 (14.71%) HTTP
3 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.76%) SSL
5 3 (8.82%) Internet
5 3 (8.82%) MQTT
5 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (8.82%) ZigBee
6 2 (5.88%) Firewall
6 2 (5.88%) SMTP
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.94%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) SSH
7 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (11.76%) MySQL
3 3 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.88%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.94%) Big Data
5 1 (2.94%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.94%) HBase
5 1 (2.94%) Impala
5 1 (2.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Artifactory
2 3 (8.82%) GitLab
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.82%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (8.82%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Wintel Support
4 3 (8.82%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) REST
3 5 (14.71%) Node.js
4 4 (11.76%) JSON
5 3 (8.82%) Web Services
5 3 (8.82%) XMPP
6 1 (2.94%) Django
6 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.94%) Flask
6 1 (2.94%) Kafka
6 1 (2.94%) Mason
6 1 (2.94%) RESTful
6 1 (2.94%) SQLAlchemy
6 1 (2.94%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) CESG
3 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.65%) Unix
4 5 (14.71%) Data ONTAP
4 5 (14.71%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
5 4 (11.76%) CoreOS
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.88%) Android
7 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.88%) CentOS
7 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.94%) AIX
8 1 (2.94%) VxWorks
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
3 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
4 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (14.71%) Scrum
4 5 (14.71%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (11.76%) ITIL
5 4 (11.76%) Kanban
5 4 (11.76%) SOA
5 4 (11.76%) TDD
6 3 (8.82%) DevOps
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.82%) Release Management
6 3 (8.82%) SDLC
6 3 (8.82%) User Stories
7 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.88%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Python
2 7 (20.59%) C
3 5 (14.71%) Embedded C
3 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) C#
4 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) Java
6 2 (5.88%) C++
6 2 (5.88%) VB
7 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.94%) Perl
7 1 (2.94%) PHP
7 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) MCSE
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 6 (17.65%) vSphere
3 5 (14.71%) Docker
4 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Flume
5 1 (2.94%) vCloud
5 1 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Ansible
1 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.82%) Terraform
3 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.94%) Kibana
4 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.94%) Mesos
4 1 (2.94%) Nagios
4 1 (2.94%) OVSD
4 1 (2.94%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) VMware
3 7 (20.59%) NetApp
4 6 (17.65%) Citrix
5 4 (11.76%) SAP
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco
6 3 (8.82%) hybris
7 2 (5.88%) BMC
7 2 (5.88%) McAfee
8 1 (2.94%) Cloudera
8 1 (2.94%) Google
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.94%) Veeam
8 1 (2.94%) Veritas