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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 11 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 70 76 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.13% 9.49% 6.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.65% 36.54% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 19
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£450 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +21.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £264 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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
208 208 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.18% 25.97% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 99 80
Average daily rate £375 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 29
Average hourly rate £14.35 £14.81 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.13% -48.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £27.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Warrington -14 19 £463 -6.56% 5
Chester -6 15 £438 +66.66% 4
Knutsford +2 10 £368 -25.00%
Macclesfield - 9 £475 - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 74 (55.22%) Java
2 73 (54.48%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (44.03%) UNIX
4 44 (32.84%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (32.09%) Python
6 36 (26.87%) JavaScript
7 33 (24.63%) Windows
7 33 (24.63%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (23.88%) MongoDB
8 32 (23.88%) Puppet
9 30 (22.39%) Ruby
10 28 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (20.15%) .NET
12 26 (19.40%) Oracle
12 26 (19.40%) HTML
13 24 (17.91%) Load Balancing
13 24 (17.91%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (17.91%) DevOps
14 23 (17.16%) Finance
15 22 (16.42%) C++
16 21 (15.67%) Configuration Management
16 21 (15.67%) Network Security
16 21 (15.67%) SDLC
17 20 (14.93%) Waterfall
17 20 (14.93%) Big Data
17 20 (14.93%) AngularJS
18 18 (13.43%) Node.js
18 18 (13.43%) Open Source
18 18 (13.43%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (13.43%) Citrix

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 18 (13.43%) Node.js
2 5 (3.73%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.73%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.73%) Confluence
2 5 (3.73%) JBoss
3 1 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.75%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.75%) iPlanet
3 1 (0.75%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.75%) CMS
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.75%) nginx
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.75%) Railo
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 44 (32.84%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (17.91%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (11.19%) IaaS
3 15 (11.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 15 (11.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 15 (11.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 13 (9.70%) AWS CloudTrail
5 12 (8.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 12 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (8.96%) Amazon S3
6 11 (8.21%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (8.21%) Amazon EMR
6 11 (8.21%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.75%) Route 53
9 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.67%) Network Security
2 15 (11.19%) Internet
3 11 (8.21%) HTTP
4 6 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.48%) DHCP
5 4 (2.99%) Firewall
5 4 (2.99%) Unified Communications
5 4 (2.99%) Converged Networks
5 4 (2.99%) SSL
5 4 (2.99%) SAN
6 3 (2.24%) OSPF
6 3 (2.24%) BGP
6 3 (2.24%) DNS
6 3 (2.24%) LAN
6 3 (2.24%) NAS
7 2 (1.49%) SMS
8 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.88%) MongoDB
2 20 (14.93%) Big Data
3 18 (13.43%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (11.19%) Hadoop
4 15 (11.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (8.96%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.73%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.24%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.75%) MySQL
11 1 (0.75%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.75%) DB2
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.75%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.21%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.46%) Subversion
4 6 (4.48%) JIRA
5 3 (2.24%) Maven
5 3 (2.24%) FishEye
5 3 (2.24%) Gradle
5 3 (2.24%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 23 (17.16%) Finance
2 16 (11.94%) Banking
3 11 (8.21%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (4.48%) Retail
5 4 (2.99%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.49%) Automotive
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (25.37%) Architect
2 33 (24.63%) Developer
3 20 (14.93%) Technical Architect
4 19 (14.18%) Java Developer
5 17 (12.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) Digital Technical Architect
7 10 (7.46%) Digital Architect
8 8 (5.97%) Administrator
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Technical Architect
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Web Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Digital Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Java Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Consultant
11 4 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.15%) .NET
2 26 (19.40%) HTML
3 20 (14.93%) AngularJS
4 15 (11.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 15 (11.19%) Web Services
5 12 (8.96%) JSON
6 11 (8.21%) HTML5
6 11 (8.21%) Hibernate
7 10 (7.46%) WSDL
7 10 (7.46%) Kafka
8 9 (6.72%) jQuery
8 9 (6.72%) XML
9 8 (5.97%) Java EE
10 7 (5.22%) Spring
10 7 (5.22%) CSS
11 6 (4.48%) Servlets
11 6 (4.48%) REST
12 5 (3.73%) J2EE
12 5 (3.73%) Middleware
12 5 (3.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) Visualisation
1 15 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.48%) User Experience
3 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.24%) CMDB
4 3 (2.24%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Telematics
6 1 (0.75%) GIS
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 59 (44.03%) UNIX
2 33 (24.63%) Windows
3 11 (8.21%) Mac OS X
4 10 (7.46%) AIX
4 10 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.72%) Solaris
6 6 (4.48%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.48%) Mac OS
6 6 (4.48%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.49%) SUSE
7 2 (1.49%) Debian
7 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.49%) HPUX
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (54.48%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (17.91%) DevOps
3 24 (17.91%) Load Balancing
4 21 (15.67%) Configuration Management
4 21 (15.67%) SDLC
5 20 (14.93%) Waterfall
6 18 (13.43%) Open Source
7 15 (11.19%) TDD
8 14 (10.45%) Machine Learning
9 12 (8.96%) Scrum
9 12 (8.96%) OO
10 11 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.21%) Software Engineering
11 10 (7.46%) BDD
12 9 (6.72%) OOP
13 7 (5.22%) MVC
13 7 (5.22%) Web Accessibility
13 7 (5.22%) Mentoring
14 6 (4.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (55.22%) Java
2 43 (32.09%) Python
3 36 (26.87%) JavaScript
4 30 (22.39%) Ruby
5 22 (16.42%) C++
6 15 (11.19%) Perl
7 14 (10.45%) Bash Shell
7 14 (10.45%) R
8 12 (8.96%) C
9 10 (7.46%) Go
9 10 (7.46%) Scala
10 9 (6.72%) SQL
10 9 (6.72%) PHP
11 8 (5.97%) Shell Script
11 8 (5.97%) Objective-C
12 6 (4.48%) C#
13 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.24%) Jython
15 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Degree
2 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) CCNP
3 1 (0.75%) CCNA
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.46%) Docker
3 5 (3.73%) QEMU
3 5 (3.73%) KVM
4 1 (0.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (24.63%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (23.88%) Puppet
3 15 (11.19%) StatsD
4 10 (7.46%) Ansible
5 4 (2.99%) CFEngine
5 4 (2.99%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.49%) SCCM
6 2 (1.49%) SCOM
7 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.75%) yum
7 1 (0.75%) Oozie
7 1 (0.75%) logstash
7 1 (0.75%) Nagios
7 1 (0.75%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 26 (19.40%) Oracle
2 18 (13.43%) Citrix
3 15 (11.19%) VMware
4 14 (10.45%) Teradata
4 14 (10.45%) Tableau
5 12 (8.96%) Apigee
5 12 (8.96%) Mashery
6 8 (5.97%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.73%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.99%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.99%) Google
8 4 (2.99%) NetApp
9 3 (2.24%) BMC
9 3 (2.24%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.24%) Sun
9 3 (2.24%) HP
9 3 (2.24%) Remedy
10 2 (1.49%) Cisco
10 2 (1.49%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.75%) IBM
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