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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 64 48 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.43% 5.92% 5.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.68% 24.12% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 20
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £289 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £501 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
190 199 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.08% 24.54% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 73 80
Average daily rate £400 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £132 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 37 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.53 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +91.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £14.35 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £44.55 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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 +3 25 £613 +44.11% 2
Chester -3 19 £438 +6.06% 6
Knutsford +6 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Daresbury - 4 £408 -
Macclesfield - 3 £400 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 70 (57.85%) UNIX
2 55 (45.45%) Windows
3 49 (40.50%) Java
4 47 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (33.06%) JavaScript
6 36 (29.75%) Oracle
7 31 (25.62%) Python
8 25 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (20.66%) Git (software)
9 24 (19.83%) MongoDB
10 23 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
10 23 (19.01%) VMware
11 22 (18.18%) Configuration Management
12 21 (17.36%) Citrix
12 21 (17.36%) AngularJS
13 20 (16.53%) Node.js
13 20 (16.53%) HTML
13 20 (16.53%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (14.88%) TDD
14 18 (14.88%) ITIL
14 18 (14.88%) Finance
14 18 (14.88%) Opscode Chef
15 17 (14.05%) Shell Script
15 17 (14.05%) Web Services
15 17 (14.05%) AIX
15 17 (14.05%) .NET
16 16 (13.22%) IaaS
17 15 (12.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (12.40%) Apache Cassandra
17 15 (12.40%) Waterfall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 20 (16.53%) Node.js
2 14 (11.57%) IIS
3 12 (9.92%) WebSphere
4 8 (6.61%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.31%) JBoss
5 4 (3.31%) iPlanet
5 4 (3.31%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 3 (2.48%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.48%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.83%) Railo
7 1 (0.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.83%) CMS
7 1 (0.83%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (16.53%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (13.22%) IaaS
4 3 (2.48%) SaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) HTTP
1 11 (9.09%) LDAP
1 11 (9.09%) Network Security
2 8 (6.61%) SSL
3 7 (5.79%) SAN
3 7 (5.79%) Internet
3 7 (5.79%) DHCP
4 6 (4.96%) Firewall
4 6 (4.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.31%) WAN
7 3 (2.48%) NAS
8 2 (1.65%) VLAN
8 2 (1.65%) DNS
8 2 (1.65%) TACACS
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.83%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.83%) SMTP
9 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.83%) MongoDB
2 15 (12.40%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (12.40%) Hadoop
3 14 (11.57%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (11.57%) Big Data
4 13 (10.74%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.44%) MySQL
6 6 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.13%) Neo4j
7 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.48%) SQLite
9 2 (1.65%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.65%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.83%) DB2
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (20.66%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.26%) Subversion
3 8 (6.61%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (2.48%) Gradle
5 3 (2.48%) FxCop
5 3 (2.48%) Moq
5 3 (2.48%) StyleCop
5 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.48%) Ant
5 3 (2.48%) Maven
5 3 (2.48%) NUnit
6 2 (1.65%) JIRA
7 1 (0.83%) FishEye
7 1 (0.83%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.83%) Hudson
7 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.83%) RSpec
General
1 18 (14.88%) Finance
2 11 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (28.10%) Developer
2 21 (17.36%) Architect
3 15 (12.40%) Technical Architect
3 15 (12.40%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.26%) Technical Specialist
4 10 (8.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Digital Technical Architect
4 10 (8.26%) Digital Architect
5 9 (7.44%) Administrator
6 7 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Senior Architect
6 7 (5.79%) Senior Technical Architect
7 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Senior Digital Architect
8 5 (4.13%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
8 5 (4.13%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Problem Manager
9 4 (3.31%) TIBCO Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.36%) AngularJS
2 20 (16.53%) HTML
3 17 (14.05%) Web Services
3 17 (14.05%) .NET
4 15 (12.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (7.44%) JSON
6 8 (6.61%) jQuery
6 8 (6.61%) CSS
6 8 (6.61%) XML
6 8 (6.61%) REST
7 7 (5.79%) HTML5
7 7 (5.79%) Hibernate
7 7 (5.79%) WSDL
8 6 (4.96%) Spring
8 6 (4.96%) Java EE
9 5 (4.13%) JAX-RS
10 4 (3.31%) Ajax
10 4 (3.31%) TIBCO EMS
10 4 (3.31%) Rendezvous
10 4 (3.31%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.92%) Visualisation
3 9 (7.44%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.96%) CESG
4 6 (4.96%) PKI
4 6 (4.96%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.13%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (3.31%) Open Source
7 3 (2.48%) FlexPod
7 3 (2.48%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.48%) GIS
7 3 (2.48%) CMDB
8 2 (1.65%) Clustering
8 2 (1.65%) User Experience
9 1 (0.83%) Replication
9 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.83%) Chemistry
9 1 (0.83%) Biology
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.83%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 70 (57.85%) UNIX
2 55 (45.45%) Windows
3 17 (14.05%) AIX
4 15 (12.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (9.09%) Solaris
6 6 (4.96%) Android
6 6 (4.96%) Mac OS
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Vista
6 6 (4.96%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.96%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Phone 8
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Phone
7 5 (4.13%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.31%) HPUX
9 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.65%) Debian
10 2 (1.65%) CentOS
10 2 (1.65%) SUSE
10 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 18 (14.88%) TDD
4 18 (14.88%) ITIL
5 15 (12.40%) Waterfall
6 14 (11.57%) Machine Learning
7 13 (10.74%) DevOps
8 12 (9.92%) OO
8 12 (9.92%) BDD
9 11 (9.09%) Load Balancing
9 11 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.44%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.79%) OOP
11 7 (5.79%) Web Accessibility
12 6 (4.96%) Service Management
12 6 (4.96%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (4.96%) Process Improvement
13 5 (4.13%) Project Management
13 5 (4.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 49 (40.50%) Java
2 40 (33.06%) JavaScript
3 31 (25.62%) Python
4 17 (14.05%) Shell Script
5 15 (12.40%) C++
6 14 (11.57%) R
7 13 (10.74%) Ruby
8 12 (9.92%) C
8 12 (9.92%) Perl
9 10 (8.26%) SQL
10 7 (5.79%) Bash Shell
10 7 (5.79%) Objective-C
11 6 (4.96%) C#
12 4 (3.31%) Scala
12 4 (3.31%) PHP
12 4 (3.31%) Go
13 3 (2.48%) Jython
14 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.13%) CISSP
3 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.65%) GCIA
4 2 (1.65%) GCIH
4 2 (1.65%) CEH
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.83%) CCNP
5 1 (0.83%) CCNA
5 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.96%) Firmware
4 4 (3.31%) Docker
5 3 (2.48%) KVM
5 3 (2.48%) QEMU
5 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.83%) iptables
7 1 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.83%) Varnish
7 1 (0.83%) Samba
7 1 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (14.88%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (12.40%) StatsD
3 10 (8.26%) CA Single Sign-On
4 8 (6.61%) Puppet
5 7 (5.79%) TIBCO Hawk
6 4 (3.31%) Ansible
7 3 (2.48%) BladeLogic
7 3 (2.48%) Nessus
8 2 (1.65%) Nagios
9 1 (0.83%) Opsview
9 1 (0.83%) yum
9 1 (0.83%) MOM
9 1 (0.83%) WSUS
9 1 (0.83%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (29.75%) Oracle
2 23 (19.01%) VMware
3 21 (17.36%) Citrix
4 15 (12.40%) Red Hat
5 14 (11.57%) Teradata
5 14 (11.57%) Tableau
6 13 (10.74%) Sun
7 12 (9.92%) Apigee
7 12 (9.92%) Mashery
8 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
8 8 (6.61%) F5
9 7 (5.79%) TIBCO
10 6 (4.96%) NetApp
10 6 (4.96%) IBM
10 6 (4.96%) HP
11 5 (4.13%) Cisco
12 4 (3.31%) CA
12 4 (3.31%) ArcSight
13 3 (2.48%) BMC
13 3 (2.48%) CheckPoint
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £225.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago