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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 52 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.11% 5.22% 5.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.12% 22.16% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 17
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£423 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +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
157 185 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.45% 23.57% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 68 66
Average daily rate £400 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £152 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.53 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.59% +68.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.02 £8.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 March 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 +8 19 £650 +79.31% 5
Knutsford +8 12 £375 -16.66% 2
Chester -5 6 £438 +9.37% 7
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 69 (64.49%) UNIX
2 56 (52.34%) Windows
3 43 (40.19%) Oracle
4 41 (38.32%) JavaScript
5 33 (30.84%) Java
5 33 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (23.36%) Python
7 24 (22.43%) Git (software)
8 22 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (19.63%) AngularJS
10 20 (18.69%) Node.js
10 20 (18.69%) .NET
11 19 (17.76%) ITIL
11 19 (17.76%) Citrix
11 19 (17.76%) Red Hat
11 19 (17.76%) Finance
11 19 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (16.82%) AIX
13 17 (15.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (15.89%) TDD
14 16 (14.95%) Web Services
14 16 (14.95%) IaaS
14 16 (14.95%) MongoDB
15 15 (14.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (14.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (14.02%) StatsD
15 15 (14.02%) Shell Script
15 15 (14.02%) VMware
15 15 (14.02%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (14.02%) Hadoop

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (18.69%) Node.js
2 14 (13.08%) IIS
3 9 (8.41%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.48%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.74%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (3.74%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (2.80%) SAS
6 3 (2.80%) iPlanet
6 3 (2.80%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.93%) JBoss
7 1 (0.93%) Apache
7 1 (0.93%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.93%) Railo
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.95%) IaaS
2 15 (14.02%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.28%) LDAP
2 10 (9.35%) Firewall
3 7 (6.54%) SSL
3 7 (6.54%) Internet
4 6 (5.61%) HTTP
4 6 (5.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (4.67%) SAN
6 4 (3.74%) WAN
6 4 (3.74%) Network Security
7 3 (2.80%) DHCP
7 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.87%) DNS
8 2 (1.87%) TACACS
8 2 (1.87%) VLAN
9 1 (0.93%) SSH
9 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.93%) NAS
9 1 (0.93%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) MongoDB
2 15 (14.02%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (14.02%) Hadoop
3 14 (13.08%) Big Data
4 13 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (11.21%) MySQL
6 7 (6.54%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.80%) DB2
9 3 (2.80%) SQLite
10 2 (1.87%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.87%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (22.43%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.41%) Subversion
3 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.80%) NUnit
4 3 (2.80%) FxCop
4 3 (2.80%) StyleCop
4 3 (2.80%) Moq
4 3 (2.80%) Ant
4 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.87%) Maven
5 2 (1.87%) Gradle
6 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.93%) JIRA
6 1 (0.93%) RSpec
6 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Banking
3 7 (6.54%) Retail
4 6 (5.61%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (26.17%) Developer
2 24 (22.43%) Architect
3 18 (16.82%) Technical Architect
4 10 (9.35%) Consultant
4 10 (9.35%) Administrator
4 10 (9.35%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.35%) Technical Specialist
4 10 (9.35%) Digital Architect
5 7 (6.54%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (6.54%) Senior Architect
5 7 (6.54%) Senior Technical Architect
6 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Senior Digital Architect
8 4 (3.74%) TIBCO Specialist
9 3 (2.80%) Python/Django Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.63%) AngularJS
2 20 (18.69%) .NET
3 16 (14.95%) Web Services
4 15 (14.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (13.08%) HTML
6 9 (8.41%) JSON
7 8 (7.48%) CSS
7 8 (7.48%) jQuery
8 7 (6.54%) HTML5
8 7 (6.54%) XML
9 6 (5.61%) WSDL
9 6 (5.61%) .NET Framework
9 6 (5.61%) Java EE
10 5 (4.67%) Spring
11 4 (3.74%) Rendezvous
11 4 (3.74%) REST
12 3 (2.80%) RESTful
12 3 (2.80%) XHR
12 3 (2.80%) Ninject
12 3 (2.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.21%) Visualisation
3 6 (5.61%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.61%) CESG
3 6 (5.61%) PKI
4 5 (4.67%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.80%) FlexPod
5 3 (2.80%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.80%) GIS
6 2 (1.87%) HACMP
6 2 (1.87%) Clustering
6 2 (1.87%) User Experience
6 2 (1.87%) LPAR
6 2 (1.87%) Open Source
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.93%) Biology
7 1 (0.93%) CMDB
7 1 (0.93%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 69 (64.49%) UNIX
2 56 (52.34%) Windows
3 18 (16.82%) AIX
4 17 (15.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.54%) Solaris
6 6 (5.61%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.61%) Mac OS
6 6 (5.61%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Vista
6 6 (5.61%) Android
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Phone 8
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Phone
7 4 (3.74%) CentOS
8 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.87%) HPUX
10 1 (0.93%) SUSE
10 1 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (17.76%) ITIL
4 17 (15.89%) TDD
5 14 (13.08%) Configuration Management
5 14 (13.08%) Machine Learning
6 12 (11.21%) BDD
7 11 (10.28%) Waterfall
7 11 (10.28%) OO
8 9 (8.41%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.48%) SIEM
10 7 (6.54%) Web Accessibility
10 7 (6.54%) Use Case
11 6 (5.61%) OOP
11 6 (5.61%) Process Improvement
11 6 (5.61%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (5.61%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (5.61%) DevOps
11 6 (5.61%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (38.32%) JavaScript
2 33 (30.84%) Java
3 25 (23.36%) Python
4 15 (14.02%) Shell Script
5 14 (13.08%) R
6 12 (11.21%) C++
7 11 (10.28%) C
8 8 (7.48%) Ruby
9 7 (6.54%) C#
10 6 (5.61%) Objective-C
11 5 (4.67%) Perl
11 5 (4.67%) SQL
12 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.87%) PHP
14 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.93%) Scala
14 1 (0.93%) Golang
14 1 (0.93%) Jython
Qualifications
1 10 (9.35%) Degree
2 8 (7.48%) CISSP
3 7 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.87%) GCIA
5 2 (1.87%) GCIH
5 2 (1.87%) CEH
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) CCNA
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.61%) Firmware
4 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.87%) GPFS
5 2 (1.87%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.93%) NFS
6 1 (0.93%) Samba
6 1 (0.93%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.93%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.93%) Docker
6 1 (0.93%) iptables
6 1 (0.93%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (14.02%) StatsD
3 10 (9.35%) CA Single Sign-On
4 7 (6.54%) TIBCO Hawk
5 6 (5.61%) Nessus
5 6 (5.61%) Puppet
6 3 (2.80%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.87%) Nagios
7 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.93%) MOM
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.93%) Ansible
8 1 (0.93%) Opsview
8 1 (0.93%) WSUS
8 1 (0.93%) SCOM
8 1 (0.93%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.93%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (40.19%) Oracle
2 19 (17.76%) Citrix
2 19 (17.76%) Red Hat
3 15 (14.02%) VMware
4 14 (13.08%) Teradata
4 14 (13.08%) Tableau
5 12 (11.21%) Sun
6 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.48%) F5
6 8 (7.48%) ArcSight
7 7 (6.54%) IBM
7 7 (6.54%) TIBCO
8 6 (5.61%) Cisco
9 5 (4.67%) HP
10 4 (3.74%) CA
10 4 (3.74%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (2.80%) ESRI
11 3 (2.80%) NetApp
11 3 (2.80%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.87%) Juniper
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