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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 24 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.65% 6.90% 6.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 19.05% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 0
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£443 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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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
54 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 39.71% 36.21% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 11
Average daily rate £425 £175 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -45.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £120 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £300 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -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
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 6 July 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 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
2 19 (51.35%) DV Cleared
3 18 (48.65%) DNS
4 16 (43.24%) Windows
5 14 (37.84%) MySQL
5 14 (37.84%) UNIX
6 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
7 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
7 9 (24.32%) McAfee
7 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
7 9 (24.32%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (21.62%) VMware
9 7 (18.92%) DHCP
9 7 (18.92%) Shell Script
9 7 (18.92%) HP
9 7 (18.92%) vSphere
10 6 (16.22%) Metasploit
10 6 (16.22%) Nmap
10 6 (16.22%) VLAN
10 6 (16.22%) Wireshark
10 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (16.22%) LAMP
10 6 (16.22%) Firewall
10 6 (16.22%) Oracle
10 6 (16.22%) VPN
10 6 (16.22%) SSL
10 6 (16.22%) Cyber Security
10 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (16.22%) VirtualBox

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 3 (8.11%) Drupal
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.41%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) DNS
2 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
3 7 (18.92%) DHCP
4 6 (16.22%) VPN
4 6 (16.22%) SSL
4 6 (16.22%) Firewall
4 6 (16.22%) VLAN
4 6 (16.22%) Wireshark
5 5 (13.51%) Network Security
5 5 (13.51%) IPsec
5 5 (13.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) MySQL
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.41%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (5.41%) Impala
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.70%) Ant
2 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Maven
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Security Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) DBA
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (10.81%) Python Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Python Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Cyber Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) LAMP
2 4 (10.81%) HTML
2 4 (10.81%) Django
3 3 (8.11%) HTML5
4 2 (5.41%) GraphX
5 1 (2.70%) jQuery
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Replication
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) UNIX
3 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) DDoS Mitigation
3 6 (16.22%) Cyber Security
4 5 (13.51%) SIEM
4 5 (13.51%) SOA
5 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
5 4 (10.81%) Kernel Tuning
5 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
6 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.11%) Database Tuning
7 2 (5.41%) Release Management
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) Web Design
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL
8 1 (2.70%) OO
8 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) Shell Script
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Python
3 4 (10.81%) PHP
3 4 (10.81%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) C
5 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.70%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
2 19 (51.35%) DV Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (13.51%) CCNA
5 3 (8.11%) CISSP
5 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.11%) MCTS
5 3 (8.11%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
2 7 (18.92%) vSphere
3 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (16.22%) VirtualBox
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
5 3 (8.11%) Firmware
6 2 (5.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (5.41%) HDFS
6 2 (5.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Nmap
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) McAfee
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) HP
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle
5 5 (13.51%) TOWER Software
5 5 (13.51%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.81%) Infoblox
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco
7 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.11%) Citrix
8 1 (2.70%) CA
8 1 (2.70%) Sun