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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 7 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 14.38% 9.09% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 27.78% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
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£400 £440 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +35.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+9.77% -6.33%
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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
45 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 30.82% 32.73% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 3 13
Average daily rate £450 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £115 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £383 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.61% -59.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £28.50 £39.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 January 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 (60.61%) DV Cleared
1 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (48.48%) Python
3 13 (39.39%) UNIX
3 13 (39.39%) Release Management
3 13 (39.39%) Bash Shell
4 12 (36.36%) Windows
4 12 (36.36%) OO
5 11 (33.33%) C++
5 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (30.30%) Perl
7 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
8 8 (24.24%) Maven
8 8 (24.24%) Ruby
9 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
9 7 (21.21%) MySQL
9 7 (21.21%) PHP
9 7 (21.21%) HTML
9 7 (21.21%) HTML5
10 6 (18.18%) Java
10 6 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (18.18%) ClearCase
10 6 (18.18%) Subversion
11 5 (15.15%) Eclipse
11 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
11 5 (15.15%) SQL
11 5 (15.15%) Ant

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (15.15%) OpenStack
2 4 (12.12%) Drupal
3 3 (9.09%) Apache
4 2 (6.06%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (6.06%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (9.09%) Firewall
1 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.06%) EIGRP
2 2 (6.06%) MPLS
2 2 (6.06%) BGP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) SSL
3 1 (3.03%) DMZ
3 1 (3.03%) TACACS
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.03%) DB2
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
2 8 (24.24%) Maven
3 6 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (18.18%) ClearCase
3 6 (18.18%) Subversion
4 5 (15.15%) Eclipse
4 5 (15.15%) Ant
4 5 (15.15%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (12.12%) C++ Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) HTML
1 7 (21.21%) HTML5
2 5 (15.15%) Spring
2 5 (15.15%) Apache Camel
3 3 (9.09%) CSS
3 3 (9.09%) RESTful
3 3 (9.09%) CSS3
3 3 (9.09%) Laravel
4 2 (6.06%) Java EE
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.03%) Middleware
5 1 (3.03%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) UNIX
2 12 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.09%) CentOS
5 1 (3.03%) AIX
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Release Management
2 12 (36.36%) OO
3 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Change Control
6 4 (12.12%) OOD
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Information Management
7 3 (9.09%) Service Management
7 3 (9.09%) MVC
7 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.06%) User Stories
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) Change Management
8 2 (6.06%) Migration
8 2 (6.06%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) Python
2 13 (39.39%) Bash Shell
3 11 (33.33%) C++
4 10 (30.30%) Perl
5 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 8 (24.24%) Ruby
7 7 (21.21%) PHP
8 6 (18.18%) Java
9 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
9 5 (15.15%) SQL
10 2 (6.06%) C
10 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
11 1 (3.03%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) DV Cleared
1 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) CCSE
4 1 (3.03%) CCSA
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) vCloud
2 2 (6.06%) Varnish
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.06%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco
2 3 (9.09%) VMware
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.06%) Juniper
3 2 (6.06%) NetApp
3 2 (6.06%) Nokia
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Veritas
4 1 (3.03%) Sun
4 1 (3.03%) Micro Focus