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 28 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 5 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10  
Contract jobs citing Linux 41 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 17.30% 13.64% 6.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.05% 41.67% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 1
Median daily rate £450 £363 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% +9.02%  
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 Preston with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 105 36 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 44.30% 32.73% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 23 5
Median daily rate £448 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.33% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £11.00
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 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 28 June 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 28 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 Preston region with a requirement for Linux.

1 43 (76.79%) Migration
2 38 (67.86%) Windows
3 29 (51.79%) Security Cleared
4 28 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 21 (37.50%) AIX
6 20 (35.71%) VMware
7 19 (33.93%) Data Centre
8 18 (32.14%) Middleware
9 17 (30.36%) Mainframe
9 17 (30.36%) HPUX
9 17 (30.36%) Solaris
9 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (28.57%) DNS
11 15 (26.79%) Unix
12 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
12 11 (19.64%) Citrix
12 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (17.86%) Replication
14 9 (16.07%) IBM
14 9 (16.07%) Oracle
14 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
15 8 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 8 (14.29%) SQL
15 8 (14.29%) Red Hat
15 8 (14.29%) Data Migration
15 8 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
16 7 (12.50%) WebSphere
16 7 (12.50%) PlateSpin
16 7 (12.50%) Microsoft

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 7 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.93%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (8.93%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (7.14%) Bluemix
2 4 (7.14%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (7.14%) OpenShift
2 4 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) DNS
2 5 (8.93%) SAN
2 5 (8.93%) SSH
2 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) DB2
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (8.93%) RDBMS
3 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.36%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.57%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (1.79%) Avionics
1 1 (1.79%) Finance
1 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Architect
2 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (8.93%) DBA
3 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (7.14%) Linux Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) Migration Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (3.57%) Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Migration Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Service Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.14%) Middleware
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (5.36%) Qt
4 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Data Centre
2 17 (30.36%) Mainframe
3 10 (17.86%) Replication
4 3 (5.36%) AS400
4 3 (5.36%) iSeries
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 21 (37.50%) AIX
3 17 (30.36%) HPUX
3 17 (30.36%) Solaris
4 15 (26.79%) Unix
5 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.93%) zOS
7 2 (3.57%) CentOS
8 1 (1.79%) Debian
8 1 (1.79%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (76.79%) Migration
2 8 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 8 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (10.71%) DevOps
4 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.79%) Change Management
8 1 (1.79%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (1.79%) Logistics
8 1 (1.79%) Open Source
8 1 (1.79%) Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (1.79%) QMS
8 1 (1.79%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.79%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.79%) Time Management
8 1 (1.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) PL/SQL
2 5 (8.93%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (51.79%) Security Cleared
2 28 (50.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
3 8 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.79%) Docker
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (10.71%) Ansible
2 6 (10.71%) Data Guard
2 6 (10.71%) Puppet
3 5 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (8.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (7.14%) Salt
5 3 (5.36%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.79%) Control-M
6 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) VMware
2 11 (19.64%) Citrix
3 9 (16.07%) IBM
3 9 (16.07%) Oracle
4 8 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.50%) PlateSpin
6 5 (8.93%) HP
7 3 (5.36%) SAP
8 1 (1.79%) CA