The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheltenham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.27% 7.41% 7.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 18.75% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
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£213 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.64% 39.51% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 10
Average daily rate £158 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.53% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -34.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Linux
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Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Cheltenham region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 18 (69.23%) Red Hat
2 17 (65.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (42.31%) Oracle
4 10 (38.46%) Web Services
4 10 (38.46%) jQuery
5 9 (34.62%) UNIX
6 8 (30.77%) Solaris
6 8 (30.77%) SAN
6 8 (30.77%) Firewall
6 8 (30.77%) Drupal
6 8 (30.77%) VMware
7 7 (26.92%) VirtualBox
7 7 (26.92%) CSS
7 7 (26.92%) PHP
7 7 (26.92%) RSS
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 6 (23.08%) ITIL
8 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 6 (23.08%) Varnish
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Network Security
9 5 (19.23%) vSphere
9 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
9 5 (19.23%) Network Design
9 5 (19.23%) Marketing
9 5 (19.23%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) VB
9 5 (19.23%) DNS
10 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (30.77%) Drupal
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
1 8 (30.77%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) Network Security
2 5 (19.23%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) FTP
4 2 (7.69%) MPLS
4 2 (7.69%) SSH
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Maven
2 2 (7.69%) MSI
2 2 (7.69%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 5 (19.23%) Marketing
3 4 (15.38%) Finance
4 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
4 3 (11.54%) Electronics
5 1 (3.85%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Drupal Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Web Services
1 10 (38.46%) jQuery
2 7 (26.92%) RSS
2 7 (26.92%) CSS
3 4 (15.38%) SOAP
4 3 (11.54%) J2EE
4 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
4 3 (11.54%) Spring
4 3 (11.54%) Java EE
4 3 (11.54%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) REST
5 1 (3.85%) Middleware
5 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) DTV
2 1 (3.85%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) IPTV
2 1 (3.85%) FMCG
2 1 (3.85%) Social Media
2 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (34.62%) UNIX
3 8 (30.77%) Solaris
4 5 (19.23%) Windows
5 3 (11.54%) HPUX
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Network Design
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
4 3 (11.54%) TDD
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (11.54%) Kanban
5 2 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.85%) Content Management
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) UML
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) PHP
2 5 (19.23%) VB
3 4 (15.38%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) C
4 3 (11.54%) Bourne shell
4 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.54%) Korn
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VirtualBox
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Varnish
3 5 (19.23%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) NFS
4 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Red Hat
2 11 (42.31%) Oracle
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) SAP
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) 3Com
6 2 (7.69%) Acronis
6 2 (7.69%) Sun
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) StorageTek
6 2 (7.69%) Veritas
7 1 (3.85%) JBoss
7 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.85%) Zend
7 1 (3.85%) Veeam
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