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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7  
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.47% 6.83% 5.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.06% 45.45% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 18
Median daily rate £325 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £540 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

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 72 55 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 19.20% 15.03% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 41 46
Median daily rate £325 £325 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +180.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £35.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £35.00 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -10 8 £325 -23.52% 7
Linux
East Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (43.48%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) Oracle
3 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (30.43%) Windows Server
5 13 (28.26%) Unix
6 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
7 11 (23.91%) Python
7 11 (23.91%) Degree
8 10 (21.74%) VMware
8 10 (21.74%) Java
8 10 (21.74%) .NET
8 10 (21.74%) DNS
9 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
9 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
9 9 (19.57%) JSON
9 9 (19.57%) Banking
10 8 (17.39%) C
10 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.39%) NetApp
10 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
11 7 (15.22%) JBoss
12 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
12 6 (13.04%) ITIL
12 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
12 6 (13.04%) SQL
12 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
12 6 (13.04%) BMC

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 7 (15.22%) JBoss
2 5 (10.87%) Apache
2 5 (10.87%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.87%) IaaS
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.87%) PaaS
3 4 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (8.70%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) HTTP
2 4 (8.70%) SSL
2 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) SAN
4 2 (4.35%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.17%) LAN
5 1 (2.17%) LDAP
5 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) Endeca
3 4 (8.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (8.70%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.87%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.52%) IntelliJ
3 3 (6.52%) JBehave
3 3 (6.52%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) JUnit
3 3 (6.52%) Maven
3 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 9 (19.57%) Banking
2 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Analyst
1 8 (17.39%) Architect
2 7 (15.22%) Server Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Technical Leader
4 4 (8.70%) Azure Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Systems Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Wintel Support
5 3 (6.52%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Environment Manager
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) JSON
3 6 (13.04%) REST
4 5 (10.87%) J2EE
5 4 (8.70%) Node.js
6 3 (6.52%) HTML
6 3 (6.52%) HTML5
6 3 (6.52%) JAXB
6 3 (6.52%) SAX
6 3 (6.52%) Spring
6 3 (6.52%) XML
6 3 (6.52%) XSLT
7 2 (4.35%) Django
7 2 (4.35%) Flask
7 2 (4.35%) Middleware
7 2 (4.35%) SQLAlchemy
7 2 (4.35%) Web Services
8 1 (2.17%) SAML
8 1 (2.17%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
1 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.26%) Unix
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.70%) Android
6 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
6 4 (8.70%) CoreOS
6 4 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (8.70%) Ubuntu
7 3 (6.52%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.17%) VxWorks
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL
3 6 (13.04%) Open Source
3 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.87%) CAD
4 5 (10.87%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
4 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) SDLC
4 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.70%) Android Development
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.70%) iOS Development
5 4 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (8.70%) Scrum
5 4 (8.70%) SOA
5 4 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) Python
2 10 (21.74%) Java
3 8 (17.39%) C
4 6 (13.04%) SQL
5 4 (8.70%) C#
5 4 (8.70%) C++
5 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.87%) MCSE
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) CISM
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.87%) Squid
4 4 (8.70%) Docker
5 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.52%) vSphere
6 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (10.87%) Graphite
3 5 (10.87%) logstash
4 3 (6.52%) Tivoli
4 3 (6.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.39%) NetApp
4 6 (13.04%) BMC
4 6 (13.04%) Intel Security
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) IBM
6 3 (6.52%) Perforce
7 2 (4.35%) Veritas
8 1 (2.17%) Teradata