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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 9 17 7
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 14.89% 3.09% 10.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 14.29% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 6
Median daily rate £465 - £466
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 - £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 - £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +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 Preston with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 22 21 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 23.40% 21.65% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 8
Median daily rate £500 £375 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -2.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £19.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.50% +1.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £40.45 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Preston

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 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 Preston region with a requirement for Linux.

1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Migration
3 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) DNS
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) Middleware
6 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
8 3 (20.00%) Unix
8 3 (20.00%) AIX
8 3 (20.00%) HPUX
8 3 (20.00%) Solaris
8 3 (20.00%) C++
8 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) Qt
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
9 2 (13.33%) MS Office
9 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (13.33%) IBM
10 1 (6.67%) Finance
10 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
10 1 (6.67%) Change Management
10 1 (6.67%) HP

Linux
Top Related 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 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (6.67%) Avionics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Migration Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Migration Project Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Service Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (20.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) AIX
2 3 (20.00%) HPUX
2 3 (20.00%) Solaris
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) QMS
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.67%) RAD
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
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