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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 5 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 21.88% 12.75% 9.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.65% 44.19% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 1
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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
46 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 47.92% 28.86% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 5
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £678 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £39.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 25 (86.21%) Security Cleared
2 24 (82.76%) DV Cleared
3 16 (55.17%) Java
4 13 (44.83%) Python
4 13 (44.83%) Bash Shell
5 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
5 9 (31.03%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) Oracle
5 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
6 8 (27.59%) ITIL
7 7 (24.14%) Unix
7 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (24.14%) OpenStack
8 6 (20.69%) Puppet
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
9 5 (17.24%) AIX
9 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
9 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) HP
9 5 (17.24%) Scrum
9 5 (17.24%) Change Management
10 4 (13.79%) Selenium
10 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL V3
10 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
10 4 (13.79%) DevOps

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (24.14%) OpenStack
2 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
2 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.90%) JBoss
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) Eucalyptus
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Google Apps
3 2 (6.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) AMQP
2 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) IPv6
2 1 (3.45%) LDAP
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
1 4 (13.79%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.90%) RSpec
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Test Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Applications Support
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Technician
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Support Technician
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Developer
4 3 (10.34%) AWS Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Middleware
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (3.45%) Java EE
3 1 (3.45%) JMS
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Private Cloud
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Unix
3 5 (17.24%) AIX
4 3 (10.34%) HPUX
4 3 (10.34%) Solaris
5 2 (6.90%) CentOS
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) Change Management
3 5 (17.24%) Scrum
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL V3
5 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) TDD
5 3 (10.34%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (10.34%) Use Case
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
6 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) System Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) Bash Shell
2 13 (44.83%) Python
3 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) VB
6 1 (3.45%) Bourne shell
6 1 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (3.45%) Korn
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (86.21%) Security Cleared
2 24 (82.76%) DV Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
5 1 (3.45%) MCPD
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) vCloud
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
3 3 (10.34%) Google
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) NetApp
4 1 (3.45%) Sun