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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 91 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.38% 7.73% 6.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.44% 28.31% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 37 12
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£463 £320 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.53% -9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £490 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
225 219 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.20% 27.31% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 104 82
Average daily rate £420 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £139 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Chester +13 32 £438 +25.00% 2
Warrington +3 30 £650 +116.66% 2
Knutsford +6 8 £425 +70.00% 2
Macclesfield - 3 £400 - 3
Daresbury - 2 £408 -
Wilmslow - 1 £500 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 78 (56.52%) UNIX
2 69 (50.00%) Java
3 59 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (39.86%) Windows
5 40 (28.99%) JavaScript
6 38 (27.54%) Oracle
7 36 (26.09%) Python
8 29 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (21.01%) MongoDB
9 27 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
10 25 (18.12%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (17.39%) Ruby
12 23 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 23 (16.67%) Finance
13 22 (15.94%) .NET
13 22 (15.94%) Load Balancing
14 21 (15.22%) VMware
14 21 (15.22%) HTML
14 21 (15.22%) Citrix
14 21 (15.22%) AngularJS
14 21 (15.22%) DevOps
15 20 (14.49%) Big Data
16 19 (13.77%) Network Security
16 19 (13.77%) Node.js
17 18 (13.04%) SDLC
17 18 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
17 18 (13.04%) Configuration Management
17 18 (13.04%) AIX
17 18 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
18 17 (12.32%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 19 (13.77%) Node.js
2 13 (9.42%) IIS
2 13 (9.42%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.07%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.62%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.62%) Confluence
4 5 (3.62%) JBoss
5 4 (2.90%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.90%) iPlanet
5 4 (2.90%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 3 (2.17%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.17%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.72%) Railo
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.72%) CMS
7 1 (0.72%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.07%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (18.12%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (11.59%) IaaS
4 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.45%) SaaS
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.72%) Route 53
6 1 (0.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.77%) Network Security
2 11 (7.97%) LDAP
3 9 (6.52%) Internet
3 9 (6.52%) HTTP
4 7 (5.07%) SAN
4 7 (5.07%) DHCP
5 6 (4.35%) Firewall
6 5 (3.62%) WAN
7 4 (2.90%) LAN
7 4 (2.90%) Unified Communications
7 4 (2.90%) Converged Networks
8 3 (2.17%) BGP
8 3 (2.17%) OSPF
8 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.17%) SSL
8 3 (2.17%) DNS
8 3 (2.17%) NAS
9 2 (1.45%) VLAN
10 1 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.01%) MongoDB
2 20 (14.49%) Big Data
3 18 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (11.59%) Hadoop
5 15 (10.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (9.42%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.35%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.62%) Neo4j
9 4 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.90%) MySQL
10 3 (2.17%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.17%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.17%) SQLite
11 2 (1.45%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.45%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.72%) DB2
12 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.97%) Subversion
4 6 (4.35%) JIRA
5 5 (3.62%) Gradle
5 5 (3.62%) Maven
6 4 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (2.17%) Artifactory
7 3 (2.17%) FishEye
7 3 (2.17%) StyleCop
7 3 (2.17%) FxCop
7 3 (2.17%) Moq
7 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.17%) Ant
7 3 (2.17%) NUnit
8 1 (0.72%) Hudson
8 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.72%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.72%) CruiseControl
General
1 23 (16.67%) Finance
2 15 (10.87%) Banking
3 6 (4.35%) Retail
4 4 (2.90%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (25.36%) Developer
2 33 (23.91%) Architect
3 20 (14.49%) Technical Architect
4 16 (11.59%) Java Developer
5 14 (10.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (8.70%) Administrator
7 10 (7.25%) Digital Technical Architect
7 10 (7.25%) Digital Architect
7 10 (7.25%) Technical Specialist
8 8 (5.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Senior Architect
9 7 (5.07%) Senior Technical Architect
10 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (4.35%) Consultant
10 6 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.62%) Senior Digital Architect
11 5 (3.62%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
11 5 (3.62%) Java Architect
12 4 (2.90%) TIBCO Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.94%) .NET
2 21 (15.22%) HTML
2 21 (15.22%) AngularJS
3 17 (12.32%) Web Services
4 15 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (7.25%) JSON
5 10 (7.25%) XML
6 9 (6.52%) Java EE
6 9 (6.52%) jQuery
7 8 (5.80%) HTML5
7 8 (5.80%) Kafka
8 7 (5.07%) WSDL
8 7 (5.07%) CSS
8 7 (5.07%) RESTful
8 7 (5.07%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.35%) Spring
9 6 (4.35%) REST
10 5 (3.62%) JAX-RS
10 5 (3.62%) Middleware
11 4 (2.90%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Visualisation
2 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.90%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (2.90%) User Experience
4 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.17%) FlexPod
5 3 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.17%) GIS
5 3 (2.17%) CMDB
6 2 (1.45%) Replication
6 2 (1.45%) Clustering
6 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Telematics
7 1 (0.72%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.72%) Biology
7 1 (0.72%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 78 (56.52%) UNIX
2 55 (39.86%) Windows
3 18 (13.04%) AIX
4 13 (9.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.52%) Solaris
6 7 (5.07%) Windows XP
6 7 (5.07%) Mac OS
6 7 (5.07%) Windows Vista
7 5 (3.62%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.90%) HPUX
9 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.45%) Debian
10 2 (1.45%) Android
10 2 (1.45%) CentOS
10 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.45%) SUSE
10 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (15.94%) Load Balancing
4 21 (15.22%) DevOps
5 18 (13.04%) SDLC
5 18 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 17 (12.32%) TDD
6 17 (12.32%) Waterfall
7 16 (11.59%) ITIL
8 14 (10.14%) Machine Learning
8 14 (10.14%) OO
9 12 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 11 (7.97%) BDD
11 10 (7.25%) Open Source
11 10 (7.25%) OOP
12 9 (6.52%) Project Management
13 8 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (5.80%) Mentoring
14 7 (5.07%) E-Commerce
14 7 (5.07%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 69 (50.00%) Java
2 40 (28.99%) JavaScript
3 36 (26.09%) Python
4 24 (17.39%) Ruby
5 17 (12.32%) C++
5 17 (12.32%) Perl
6 16 (11.59%) Shell Script
7 14 (10.14%) R
8 13 (9.42%) C
9 12 (8.70%) SQL
10 11 (7.97%) Bash Shell
11 9 (6.52%) PHP
11 9 (6.52%) Objective-C
12 8 (5.80%) Scala
12 8 (5.80%) Go
13 3 (2.17%) C#
13 3 (2.17%) Jython
14 1 (0.72%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.59%) Degree
2 7 (5.07%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.45%) CCNP
4 2 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (0.72%) CISSP
5 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) QA
1 2 (1.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.80%) Docker
3 5 (3.62%) KVM
3 5 (3.62%) QEMU
4 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.72%) iptables
6 1 (0.72%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.72%) Samba
6 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.72%) Firmware
6 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (10.87%) StatsD
3 13 (9.42%) Puppet
4 10 (7.25%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (5.80%) Ansible
6 7 (5.07%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (2.17%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.45%) SCOM
8 2 (1.45%) Nagios
8 2 (1.45%) yum
9 1 (0.72%) Oozie
9 1 (0.72%) Opsview
9 1 (0.72%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.72%) MOM
9 1 (0.72%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.72%) SCCM
9 1 (0.72%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (27.54%) Oracle
2 21 (15.22%) VMware
2 21 (15.22%) Citrix
3 14 (10.14%) Tableau
3 14 (10.14%) Teradata
4 13 (9.42%) Red Hat
4 13 (9.42%) Sun
5 12 (8.70%) Apigee
5 12 (8.70%) Mashery
6 7 (5.07%) TIBCO
7 6 (4.35%) IBM
7 6 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.35%) HP
7 6 (4.35%) NetApp
8 5 (3.62%) Cisco
8 5 (3.62%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.90%) Google
9 4 (2.90%) CA
10 3 (2.17%) ESRI
10 3 (2.17%) BMC
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