Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 18 November 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
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 17 17
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 13.81% 4.51% 5.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.87% 20.00% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 3
Preston median daily rate £458 £388 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -18.42% -8.03%
10th Percentile £366 £369 £453
90th Percentile £557 £406 £763
Lancashire median daily rate £525 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.63 - -

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 Preston with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Preston
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 91 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 43.33% 22.56% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 17 7
Preston median daily rate £450 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -24.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £360 £93 £262
90th Percentile £550 £438 £625
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -1.35% +94.74%
10th Percentile £38.05 £11.30 £33.33
90th Percentile £44.90 £44.05 £39.10
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £14.57 £35.00
% change year-on-year +191.80% -58.39% +94.44%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Preston

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Preston

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Preston over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Preston

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Preston

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Preston region with a requirement for Linux.

1 17 (58.62%) Migration
2 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
4 9 (31.03%) AIX
4 9 (31.03%) DNS
4 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
5 8 (27.59%) VMware
5 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (27.59%) Puppet
6 7 (24.14%) DevOps
7 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
7 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
7 6 (20.69%) Unix
7 6 (20.69%) Middleware
7 6 (20.69%) Solaris
8 5 (17.24%) HPUX
8 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
8 5 (17.24%) SQL
8 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (13.79%) Ansible
9 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
9 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
9 4 (13.79%) Oracle
9 4 (13.79%) DB2
9 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
10 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
10 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (10.34%) Kanban

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
1 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) SSH
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) DB2
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.90%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Architect
2 4 (13.79%) DBA
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Linux Specialist
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) AS400
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) DataPower
3 1 (3.45%) iSeries
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) AIX
3 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.69%) Solaris
4 6 (20.69%) Unix
5 5 (17.24%) HPUX
6 3 (10.34%) zOS
7 2 (6.90%) CentOS
8 1 (3.45%) Debian
8 1 (3.45%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) DevOps
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.34%) Kanban
6 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.90%) Release Automation
7 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.45%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.45%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) SOA
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) SysML
7 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.45%) UML
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
7 1 (3.45%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Puppet
2 4 (13.79%) Ansible
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Data Guard
4 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (6.90%) Terraform
4 2 (6.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Salt
5 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.45%) PlateSpin
6 1 (3.45%) SAP