The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.16% 17.20% 5.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 45.71% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
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£393 £358 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.79% -20.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Linux
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.21% 37.63% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 12
Average daily rate £425 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 20 (55.56%) DV Cleared
1 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 17 (47.22%) Windows
3 16 (44.44%) UNIX
4 13 (36.11%) MySQL
5 12 (33.33%) Python
6 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (27.78%) Bash Shell
8 9 (25.00%) Release Management
8 9 (25.00%) HTML
8 9 (25.00%) PHP
9 8 (22.22%) C++
9 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 8 (22.22%) OO
9 8 (22.22%) Unit Testing
9 8 (22.22%) Ruby
9 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 8 (22.22%) HTML5
10 7 (19.44%) Perl
11 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 6 (16.67%) DNS
12 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
12 5 (13.89%) SQL
12 5 (13.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (13.89%) ClearCase
12 5 (13.89%) Subversion
12 5 (13.89%) Maven
12 5 (13.89%) Drupal
12 5 (13.89%) Change Control

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (13.89%) Drupal
1 5 (13.89%) OpenStack
2 4 (11.11%) Apache
3 3 (8.33%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.56%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) LAN
2 2 (5.56%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.78%) LDAP
3 1 (2.78%) DMZ
3 1 (2.78%) SSL
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) MySQL
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.78%) DB2
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (13.89%) ClearCase
2 5 (13.89%) Subversion
2 5 (13.89%) Maven
2 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.56%) Ant
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) DBA
4 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) HTML5
3 4 (11.11%) CSS
4 3 (8.33%) Laravel
4 3 (8.33%) CSS3
4 3 (8.33%) RESTful
5 2 (5.56%) Apache Camel
5 2 (5.56%) Spring
5 2 (5.56%) Java EE
6 1 (2.78%) MFC
6 1 (2.78%) Middleware
6 1 (2.78%) Ajax
6 1 (2.78%) jQuery
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 3 (8.33%) Replication
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) UNIX
3 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.33%) CentOS
5 2 (5.56%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) AIX
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Release Management
4 8 (22.22%) OO
4 8 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Change Control
6 4 (11.11%) SIEM
6 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 4 (11.11%) OOD
6 4 (11.11%) SOA
7 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.33%) Web Design
7 3 (8.33%) MVC
7 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Information Management
7 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Python
2 10 (27.78%) Bash Shell
3 9 (25.00%) PHP
4 8 (22.22%) C++
4 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.22%) Ruby
5 7 (19.44%) Perl
6 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
6 5 (13.89%) SQL
7 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.56%) Java
7 2 (5.56%) C
8 1 (2.78%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) DV Cleared
1 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) CISSP
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CCNP
4 1 (2.78%) CCSA
4 1 (2.78%) CCSE
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (8.33%) Varnish
1 3 (8.33%) vCloud
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.33%) Puppet
2 3 (8.33%) Data Guard
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) VMware
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
1 4 (11.11%) McAfee
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) Sun
3 2 (5.56%) NetApp
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) Veritas
4 1 (2.78%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft