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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 11.71% 6.00% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 18.75% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£300 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.01%
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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
39 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 35.14% 32.00% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 6
Average daily rate £300 £390 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -22.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £30.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.26% +165.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) Release Management
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Python
3 5 (27.78%) OO
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (22.22%) Juniper
4 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) CCNA
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
4 4 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) Perl
4 4 (22.22%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) Ant
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Spring
4 4 (22.22%) Maven
4 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (22.22%) Apache Camel
4 4 (22.22%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (16.67%) Telecoms

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (5.56%) Drupal
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) MPLS
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.11%) BGP
4 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) SSL
5 1 (5.56%) TACACS
5 1 (5.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 4 (22.22%) Ant
1 4 (22.22%) Maven
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 4 (22.22%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Python Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Spring
1 4 (22.22%) Apache Camel
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) CSS3
2 2 (11.11%) Laravel
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) PKI
1 1 (5.56%) IPTV
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) FMCG
1 1 (5.56%) Replication
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
3 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Release Management
2 5 (27.78%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) MVC
4 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) User Stories
5 1 (5.56%) Campaign Management
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) Perl
2 4 (22.22%) C++
2 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) COBOL
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (22.22%) CCNA
4 3 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) CCSA
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Juniper
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) Nokia
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Sun
5 1 (5.56%) Micro Focus
5 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com