The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 89 66 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.06% 6.50% 6.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.60% 31.88% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 45 21
Average daily rate £444 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £375 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £690 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Linux
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
273 207 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.73% 20.37% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 113 75
Average daily rate £425 £400 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £613 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 36
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -54.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Cheshire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Cheshire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 45 £500 -18.36% 3
Chester -6 13 £413 -5.71% 6
Knutsford -12 9 £325 -13.33% 1
Macclesfield -2 5 £444 +10.93%
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 58 (42.03%) Windows
2 51 (36.96%) Java
3 44 (31.88%) VMware
4 43 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (30.43%) Unix
6 40 (28.99%) AIX
6 40 (28.99%) IBM
7 36 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (25.36%) Red Hat
9 34 (24.64%) Data Centre
10 33 (23.91%) Banking
10 33 (23.91%) Migration
11 31 (22.46%) Apache
12 30 (21.74%) Tomcat
12 30 (21.74%) Security Cleared
13 28 (20.29%) Oracle
14 27 (19.57%) JBoss
14 27 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (18.12%) Microsoft
16 23 (16.67%) Solaris
17 22 (15.94%) SQL
17 22 (15.94%) MySQL
17 22 (15.94%) JavaScript
17 22 (15.94%) SOA
17 22 (15.94%) Middleware
17 22 (15.94%) JSON
18 21 (15.22%) C
19 20 (14.49%) HPUX
19 20 (14.49%) HTTP
19 20 (14.49%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 31 (22.46%) Apache
2 30 (21.74%) Tomcat
3 27 (19.57%) JBoss
4 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.80%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (5.07%) IIS
6 7 (5.07%) MS Exchange
6 7 (5.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (5.07%) Skype for Business
7 6 (4.35%) WebLogic
8 5 (3.62%) Node.js
9 4 (2.90%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.90%) iPlanet
9 4 (2.90%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.45%) nginx
10 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.07%) MS Office
2 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.80%) Amazon S3
3 7 (5.07%) IaaS
4 5 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.62%) PaaS
4 5 (3.62%) SaaS
5 4 (2.90%) Route 53
6 3 (2.17%) Amazon Glacier
6 3 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.49%) HTTP
2 13 (9.42%) WAN
3 11 (7.97%) SSL
4 9 (6.52%) Firewall
5 8 (5.80%) DNS
5 8 (5.80%) Internet
6 7 (5.07%) Skype
7 6 (4.35%) VPN
8 5 (3.62%) LAN
9 4 (2.90%) BGP
9 4 (2.90%) FabricPath
9 4 (2.90%) IPsec
9 4 (2.90%) IPv4
9 4 (2.90%) IPv6
9 4 (2.90%) MPLS
9 4 (2.90%) OSPF
9 4 (2.90%) SAN
9 4 (2.90%) TRILL
10 3 (2.17%) Network Security
10 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.94%) MySQL
2 20 (14.49%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (12.32%) SQL Server
4 11 (7.97%) Big Data
5 7 (5.07%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.35%) OLAP
6 6 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
6 6 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.72%) DB2
10 1 (0.72%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.72%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 14 (10.14%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.80%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (3.62%) Subversion
5 4 (2.90%) Introscope
6 3 (2.17%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.45%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.45%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.45%) CMake
7 2 (1.45%) Gradle
7 2 (1.45%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.45%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.45%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.45%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.45%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.45%) WiX
8 1 (0.72%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.72%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (23.91%) Banking
2 17 (12.32%) Finance
3 5 (3.62%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.45%) Military
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (23.91%) Architect
2 16 (11.59%) Developer
3 11 (7.97%) Technical Architect
4 10 (7.25%) Java Developer
5 9 (6.52%) Analyst
5 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (6.52%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Digital Architect
7 7 (5.07%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (5.07%) IT Architect
7 7 (5.07%) IT Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (4.35%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Java Architect
9 5 (3.62%) Network Architect
9 5 (3.62%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.90%) Consultant
10 4 (2.90%) Lead Architect
10 4 (2.90%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.94%) JSON
1 22 (15.94%) Middleware
2 19 (13.77%) XML
3 17 (12.32%) HTML
4 16 (11.59%) HTML5
4 16 (11.59%) J2EE
5 14 (10.14%) REST
5 14 (10.14%) SOAP
5 14 (10.14%) Web Services
6 13 (9.42%) ActiveMQ
6 13 (9.42%) Apache Camel
6 13 (9.42%) CSS
6 13 (9.42%) CSS3
6 13 (9.42%) JDBC
7 6 (4.35%) .NET
8 5 (3.62%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.17%) Java EE
9 3 (2.17%) jQuery
9 3 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (2.17%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.64%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.25%) Clustering
3 8 (5.80%) FlexPod
3 8 (5.80%) VCE vBlock
4 5 (3.62%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.90%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.90%) iSeries
5 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.90%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.17%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.17%) Replication
6 3 (2.17%) Telematics
6 3 (2.17%) User Experience
7 2 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.45%) PKI
7 2 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 58 (42.03%) Windows
2 42 (30.43%) Unix
3 40 (28.99%) AIX
4 36 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (16.67%) Solaris
6 20 (14.49%) HPUX
7 12 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (7.97%) Windows Server
9 7 (5.07%) Windows 10
10 6 (4.35%) CentOS
11 4 (2.90%) Android
11 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.17%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.17%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.45%) IRIX
13 2 (1.45%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (23.91%) Migration
3 22 (15.94%) SOA
4 20 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (13.04%) High Availability
6 17 (12.32%) Open Source
7 13 (9.42%) E-business
7 13 (9.42%) Microservices
8 11 (7.97%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.25%) Configuration Management
9 10 (7.25%) Software Testing
10 9 (6.52%) Project Management
11 8 (5.80%) DevOps
11 8 (5.80%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.80%) SDLC
11 8 (5.80%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.07%) Load Balancing
12 7 (5.07%) Test Scripting
13 6 (4.35%) Integration Testing
13 6 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.96%) Java
2 22 (15.94%) JavaScript
2 22 (15.94%) SQL
3 21 (15.22%) C
4 19 (13.77%) C++
5 13 (9.42%) PowerShell
6 12 (8.70%) Perl
7 9 (6.52%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.80%) Python
8 8 (5.80%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.07%) Jython
10 5 (3.62%) Korn
10 5 (3.62%) PHP
11 4 (2.90%) Lisp
11 4 (2.90%) Ruby
12 3 (2.17%) AWK
12 3 (2.17%) C#
12 3 (2.17%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.45%) Ada
Qualifications
1 30 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.90%) Degree
3 4 (2.90%) ISEB
4 3 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.45%) CLAS
5 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.45%) MCITP
5 2 (1.45%) MCTS
5 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.45%) RHCE
6 1 (0.72%) GCFA
6 1 (0.72%) GCFE
6 1 (0.72%) GIAC
6 1 (0.72%) GREM
6 1 (0.72%) OSCP
6 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) QA
2 4 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.45%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.45%) RMADS
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.14%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.52%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.52%) vSphere
4 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.45%) UAG
4 2 (1.45%) vCloud
4 2 (1.45%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.72%) Docker
5 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.72%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.72%) XenApp
5 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) Puppet
2 7 (5.07%) SCCM
2 7 (5.07%) vRealize
3 6 (4.35%) SCOM
4 5 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.90%) Ansible
5 4 (2.90%) CA Wily
6 3 (2.17%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.45%) logstash
7 2 (1.45%) Nagios
7 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.45%) StatsD
7 2 (1.45%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.72%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.72%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 44 (31.88%) VMware
2 40 (28.99%) IBM
3 35 (25.36%) Red Hat
4 28 (20.29%) Oracle
5 25 (18.12%) Microsoft
6 15 (10.87%) Sun
7 13 (9.42%) Cisco
8 8 (5.80%) Citrix
8 8 (5.80%) Dell
8 8 (5.80%) HP
8 8 (5.80%) Vertica
9 6 (4.35%) Talend
10 4 (2.90%) CA
10 4 (2.90%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.90%) Juniper
11 3 (2.17%) Axway
11 3 (2.17%) BMC
11 3 (2.17%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.45%) Brocade
12 2 (1.45%) PlateSpin
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