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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.54% 8.00% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.18% 19.35% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£213 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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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
22 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.47% 41.33% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 5
Average daily rate £275 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% -20.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £363 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 10 (55.56%) Web Services
1 10 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 9 (50.00%) jQuery
2 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle
4 7 (38.89%) UNIX
4 7 (38.89%) Drupal
5 6 (33.33%) Varnish
5 6 (33.33%) VirtualBox
5 6 (33.33%) Solaris
5 6 (33.33%) CSS
5 6 (33.33%) PHP
5 6 (33.33%) RSS
5 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 5 (27.78%) Marketing
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) SAP
7 4 (22.22%) SOAP
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 3 (16.67%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) HPUX
8 3 (16.67%) J2EE
8 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 3 (16.67%) LAN
8 3 (16.67%) WAN
8 3 (16.67%) Firewall
8 3 (16.67%) Electronics

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (38.89%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Marketing
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Electronics
4 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.56%) Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) Web Services
2 9 (50.00%) jQuery
3 6 (33.33%) CSS
3 6 (33.33%) RSS
4 4 (22.22%) SOAP
5 3 (16.67%) J2EE
5 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 3 (16.67%) Spring
5 3 (16.67%) Java EE
5 3 (16.67%) RESTful
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
6 1 (5.56%) Middleware
6 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) DTV
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) IPTV
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 6 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) HPUX
5 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Scrum
1 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) TDD
2 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (16.67%) Kanban
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Content Management
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Campaign Management
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PHP
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 3 (16.67%) Korn
3 3 (16.67%) Bourne shell
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Varnish
1 6 (33.33%) VirtualBox
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) JBoss
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) Rackspace