Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
Manchester > Salford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 17.97% 21.93% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.50% 51.02% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 2
Salford median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +32.00%
10th Percentile £348 £375 £401
90th Percentile £450 £571 £434
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £384
% change year-on-year - +10.75% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Salford median hourly rate - - -
Manchester median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.63% +6.67% -

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 Salford with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Salford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 40 49 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 31.25% 42.98% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 15
Salford median daily rate £406 £429 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.25% +17.47% +7.35%
10th Percentile £135 £375 £263
90th Percentile £450 £549 £418
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Salford median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% +76.47% -15.00%
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +16.20% +11.11% -6.90%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Salford

For the 6 months to 22 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 Salford region with a requirement for Linux.

1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (65.22%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (60.87%) Software Engineering
5 11 (47.83%) XML
6 10 (43.48%) JSON
6 10 (43.48%) JIRA
6 10 (43.48%) GPG13
6 10 (43.48%) GitLab
6 10 (43.48%) RESTful
7 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
7 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
7 9 (39.13%) Software Architecture
7 9 (39.13%) DevOps
7 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (30.43%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (30.43%) Kibana
9 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (30.43%) McAfee
10 6 (26.09%) Apple
10 6 (26.09%) SSCP
10 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
10 6 (26.09%) VPN
10 6 (26.09%) Intel
10 6 (26.09%) CISSP
10 6 (26.09%) Unix
10 6 (26.09%) LAN
10 6 (26.09%) VoIP
10 6 (26.09%) WAN

Linux
Co-occurring 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 7 (30.43%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (26.09%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (26.09%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Firewall
1 6 (26.09%) LAN
1 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
1 6 (26.09%) VoIP
1 6 (26.09%) VPN
1 6 (26.09%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) SMS
3 1 (4.35%) AMQP
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) GitLab
1 10 (43.48%) JIRA
2 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.35%) Gradle
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Mockito
3 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.35%) Spock
General
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) AWS Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (47.83%) XML
3 10 (43.48%) JSON
3 10 (43.48%) RESTful
4 4 (17.39%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.35%) Grails
5 1 (4.35%) JMS
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) Spring
5 1 (4.35%) Spring Integration
5 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (13.04%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) iPad
4 1 (4.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 5 (21.74%) CentOS
3 5 (21.74%) Debian
3 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.35%) SUSE
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (60.87%) Software Engineering
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) DevOps
3 9 (39.13%) Software Architecture
4 6 (26.09%) Analytics
4 6 (26.09%) Case Management
4 6 (26.09%) Data Analytics
4 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
4 6 (26.09%) Security Monitoring
4 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
6 4 (17.39%) Security Operations
7 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security
7 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
1 5 (21.74%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Groovy
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) CISSP
2 6 (26.09%) SANS
2 6 (26.09%) SSCP
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) KVM
1 5 (21.74%) LXC
2 4 (17.39%) Docker
3 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Kibana
2 6 (26.09%) logstash
2 6 (26.09%) Nessus
2 6 (26.09%) Nexpose
2 6 (26.09%) Nmap
2 6 (26.09%) QRadar
3 5 (21.74%) Ansible
4 4 (17.39%) Packer
5 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Icinga
5 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (4.35%) Nagios
5 1 (4.35%) Puppet
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM
5 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) McAfee
2 6 (26.09%) Apple
2 6 (26.09%) ArcSight
2 6 (26.09%) Intel
2 6 (26.09%) Qualys
2 6 (26.09%) ServiceNow
2 6 (26.09%) Snow
2 6 (26.09%) Splunk
3 5 (21.74%) AlienVault
3 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Clearswift
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Lumension
4 1 (4.35%) Micro Focus
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) MobileIron
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle