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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 50 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.36% 3.43% 4.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.05% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 17
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£393 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.84% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £321 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £448 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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
156 199 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.85% 25.25% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 69
Average daily rate £363 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £202 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £572 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 26
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +110.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.60 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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
Knutsford +6 16 £390 +1.46%
Warrington 0 8 £398 -6.47% 2
Macclesfield - 5 £450 - 2
Chester +3 1 - - 5
Crewe - - - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 58 (63.74%) Windows
2 57 (62.64%) UNIX
3 32 (35.16%) Oracle
4 21 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (21.98%) Git (software)
6 19 (20.88%) ITIL
6 19 (20.88%) Java
6 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
7 17 (18.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (18.68%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (18.68%) VMware
8 16 (17.58%) Finance
9 15 (16.48%) AIX
9 15 (16.48%) Shell Script
10 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
10 14 (15.38%) IIS
11 13 (14.29%) Web Services
11 13 (14.29%) MySQL
11 13 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (13.19%) HTML
12 12 (13.19%) Python
12 12 (13.19%) Firewall
12 12 (13.19%) TDD
12 12 (13.19%) WebSphere
13 11 (12.09%) Degree
13 11 (12.09%) Sun
13 11 (12.09%) LDAP
14 10 (10.99%) Tomcat
14 10 (10.99%) CISSP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (15.38%) IIS
2 12 (13.19%) WebSphere
3 10 (10.99%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.49%) iPlanet
5 4 (4.40%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.40%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 3 (3.30%) SAS
6 3 (3.30%) ArcGIS
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.20%) Node.js
8 1 (1.10%) Confluence
8 1 (1.10%) JBoss
8 1 (1.10%) Apache
Business Applications
1 7 (7.69%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) PaaS
2 1 (1.10%) IaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) Firewall
2 11 (12.09%) LDAP
3 7 (7.69%) HTTP
3 7 (7.69%) SSL
4 6 (6.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.40%) SAN
6 4 (4.40%) TACACS
6 4 (4.40%) WAN
7 2 (2.20%) DNS
7 2 (2.20%) VLAN
8 1 (1.10%) Network Security
8 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.10%) NAS
8 1 (1.10%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.10%) SMTP
8 1 (1.10%) DHCP
8 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) MySQL
2 6 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.40%) DB2
5 3 (3.30%) SQLite
6 2 (2.20%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.20%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.10%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (21.98%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.79%) Subversion
3 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.30%) FxCop
4 3 (3.30%) StyleCop
4 3 (3.30%) Moq
4 3 (3.30%) Maven
4 3 (3.30%) Ant
4 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (3.30%) NUnit
5 2 (2.20%) JIRA
5 2 (2.20%) Gradle
6 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.10%) RSpec
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Retail
4 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Developer
2 12 (13.19%) Administrator
3 11 (12.09%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Consultant
4 10 (10.99%) Technical Specialist
5 8 (8.79%) Architect
6 7 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) TIBCO Specialist
8 4 (4.40%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Django Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Python/Django Developer
9 3 (3.30%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) Web Services
2 12 (13.19%) HTML
3 7 (7.69%) JSON
4 6 (6.59%) CSS
4 6 (6.59%) Spring
4 6 (6.59%) .NET
5 5 (5.49%) XML
6 4 (4.40%) WSDL
6 4 (4.40%) Rendezvous
6 4 (4.40%) Java EE
6 4 (4.40%) jQuery
6 4 (4.40%) HTML5
6 4 (4.40%) REST
6 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.30%) XHR
7 3 (3.30%) Ninject
7 3 (3.30%) Django
7 3 (3.30%) Dojo
7 3 (3.30%) WCF
7 3 (3.30%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.59%) CESG
2 6 (6.59%) PKI
3 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.30%) GIS
3 3 (3.30%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.20%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.20%) LPAR
4 2 (2.20%) HACMP
4 2 (2.20%) Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.10%) Biology
5 1 (1.10%) CMDB
5 1 (1.10%) Telematics
5 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.10%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 58 (63.74%) Windows
2 57 (62.64%) UNIX
3 17 (18.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (16.48%) AIX
5 8 (8.79%) Solaris
6 7 (7.69%) Android
7 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
7 6 (6.59%) Windows Phone 8
7 6 (6.59%) Windows Phone
8 5 (5.49%) CentOS
9 4 (4.40%) Mac OS
9 4 (4.40%) Windows Vista
9 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.20%) HPUX
12 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.88%) ITIL
3 17 (18.68%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 12 (13.19%) TDD
6 10 (10.99%) BDD
7 9 (9.89%) Software Engineering
8 8 (8.79%) SIEM
8 8 (8.79%) Waterfall
9 7 (7.69%) Use Case
10 6 (6.59%) OO
10 6 (6.59%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (6.59%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (6.59%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (6.59%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (5.49%) Migration
12 4 (4.40%) Project Management
12 4 (4.40%) OOP
12 4 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) Java
1 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
2 15 (16.48%) Shell Script
3 12 (13.19%) Python
4 9 (9.89%) SQL
5 7 (7.69%) Perl
5 7 (7.69%) C#
5 7 (7.69%) C++
6 6 (6.59%) C
7 4 (4.40%) Objective-C
7 4 (4.40%) Ruby
8 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.20%) Jython
10 1 (1.10%) PHP
10 1 (1.10%) sed
10 1 (1.10%) XPath
10 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.10%) AWK
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Degree
2 10 (10.99%) CISSP
3 7 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.40%) GCIA
5 4 (4.40%) GCIH
5 4 (4.40%) CEH
6 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) VCP4
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.10%) PhD
7 1 (1.10%) CCNP
7 1 (1.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.79%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (6.59%) Firmware
4 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.20%) GPFS
5 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.10%) NFS
6 1 (1.10%) Samba
6 1 (1.10%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.10%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (1.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (7.69%) TIBCO Hawk
3 6 (6.59%) Nessus
3 6 (6.59%) Puppet
4 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.30%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.20%) Nagios
6 2 (2.20%) yum
6 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.10%) Opsview
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.10%) MOM
7 1 (1.10%) WSUS
7 1 (1.10%) SCOM
7 1 (1.10%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) Oracle
2 21 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 17 (18.68%) VMware
4 11 (12.09%) Sun
5 10 (10.99%) F5
6 8 (8.79%) ArcSight
6 8 (8.79%) Cisco
7 7 (7.69%) TIBCO
8 6 (6.59%) IBM
9 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.49%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.40%) CA
10 4 (4.40%) Citrix
10 4 (4.40%) Juniper
10 4 (4.40%) HP
10 4 (4.40%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.40%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (3.30%) ESRI
12 2 (2.20%) RightScale
12 2 (2.20%) Websense
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