The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Manchester / Salford
Rank 5 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 24.68% 21.95% 8.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.58% 90.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 0
Median daily rate £450 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
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 £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 Salford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 33 10 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 42.86% 24.39% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 2
Median daily rate £425 £425 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +34.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford 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 Salford

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Salford

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Salford over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Salford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Salford region with a requirement for Linux.

1 25 (69.44%) Unix
1 25 (69.44%) TCP/IP
2 23 (63.89%) VPN
2 23 (63.89%) LAN
2 23 (63.89%) VoIP
2 23 (63.89%) WAN
2 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 23 (63.89%) Apple
2 23 (63.89%) Firewall
2 23 (63.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 23 (63.89%) Vulnerability Management
2 23 (63.89%) Patch Management
3 20 (55.56%) SANS
3 20 (55.56%) CISSP
3 20 (55.56%) SSCP
4 19 (52.78%) Splunk
4 19 (52.78%) QRadar
4 19 (52.78%) Elastic Stack
5 18 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (41.67%) IBM
7 14 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (36.11%) LogRhythm
8 13 (36.11%) Case Management
9 12 (33.33%) Security Operations
9 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 12 (33.33%) Information Security
10 11 (30.56%) Web Services
10 11 (30.56%) RESTful
10 11 (30.56%) Open Source
11 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Salford 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 5 (13.89%) Apache
2 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (11.11%) Jetty
2 4 (11.11%) Mongrel
2 4 (11.11%) nginx
2 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (11.11%) Google App Engine
2 4 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) TCP/IP
2 23 (63.89%) Firewall
2 23 (63.89%) LAN
2 23 (63.89%) VoIP
2 23 (63.89%) VPN
2 23 (63.89%) WAN
3 10 (27.78%) HTTP
4 5 (13.89%) DNS
4 5 (13.89%) Wireless
5 4 (11.11%) DHCP
5 4 (11.11%) FTP
5 4 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (11.11%) IPsec
5 4 (11.11%) SSL
6 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Redis
2 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) JUnit
2 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.11%) Travis CI
4 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 6 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Scala Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Security Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Security Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (30.56%) RESTful
2 11 (30.56%) Web Services
3 9 (25.00%) REST
4 6 (16.67%) Node.js
5 5 (13.89%) XML
6 4 (11.11%) .NET
6 4 (11.11%) J2EE
6 4 (11.11%) Servlets
7 3 (8.33%) GStreamer
7 3 (8.33%) JSON
7 3 (8.33%) XSLT
8 2 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (5.56%) HTML
8 2 (5.56%) HTML5
8 2 (5.56%) JMS
9 1 (2.78%) FFmpeg
9 1 (2.78%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
2 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.89%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.56%) IPTV
4 2 (5.56%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Unix
2 23 (63.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Patch Management
1 23 (63.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 23 (63.89%) Vulnerability Management
2 18 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (36.11%) Case Management
5 12 (33.33%) Information Security
5 12 (33.33%) Security Operations
6 11 (30.56%) Open Source
7 10 (27.78%) Security Monitoring
8 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 9 (25.00%) TDD
9 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (22.22%) SIEM
10 7 (19.44%) DevOps
11 6 (16.67%) Analytics
11 6 (16.67%) BDD
11 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (16.67%) Data Analytics
11 6 (16.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) CISSP
1 20 (55.56%) SANS
1 20 (55.56%) SSCP
2 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (52.78%) QRadar
2 7 (19.44%) Kibana
2 7 (19.44%) logstash
3 6 (16.67%) Nessus
3 6 (16.67%) Nexpose
3 6 (16.67%) Nmap
4 4 (11.11%) Puppet
4 4 (11.11%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Apple
2 19 (52.78%) Splunk
3 15 (41.67%) IBM
4 13 (36.11%) LogRhythm
5 6 (16.67%) ArcSight
5 6 (16.67%) Intel
5 6 (16.67%) Intel Security
5 6 (16.67%) NetWitness
5 6 (16.67%) Qualys
6 5 (13.89%) Snow
7 4 (11.11%) Google
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) VMware
8 3 (8.33%) HP
8 3 (8.33%) Twitter
9 2 (5.56%) Oracle
10 1 (2.78%) Red Hat