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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 63 72 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.76% 8.77% 7.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 34.29% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 43 30
Average daily rate
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£438 £388 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +25.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £12.63 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+197.02% -54.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
231 210 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.13% 25.58% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 100 92
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 34
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.16 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% -48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £8.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.75 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 28 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 28 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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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 -6 25 £463 -9.31% 4
Knutsford +3 11 £365 +12.30% 2
Macclesfield - 10 £475 - 1
Chester -20 4 £438 +16.66% 4
Alderley Edge - 2 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 86 (56.21%) Java
2 79 (51.63%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (49.02%) UNIX
4 47 (30.72%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (29.41%) Python
6 40 (26.14%) Puppet
7 39 (25.49%) JavaScript
8 36 (23.53%) Windows
9 35 (22.88%) MongoDB
9 35 (22.88%) Opscode Chef
10 34 (22.22%) Ruby
10 34 (22.22%) Oracle
11 32 (20.92%) HTML
12 31 (20.26%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (18.95%) .NET
14 26 (16.99%) Finance
14 26 (16.99%) Load Balancing
14 26 (16.99%) DevOps
15 24 (15.69%) Cloud Computing
16 23 (15.03%) Network Security
17 22 (14.38%) C++
18 21 (13.73%) Configuration Management
18 21 (13.73%) Internet
19 20 (13.07%) SQL
19 20 (13.07%) Banking
19 20 (13.07%) Big Data
19 20 (13.07%) SDLC
20 19 (12.42%) Git (software)
20 19 (12.42%) Waterfall
20 19 (12.42%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (11.76%) Node.js
2 5 (3.27%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.27%) JBoss
2 5 (3.27%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.27%) Confluence
3 2 (1.31%) nginx
3 2 (1.31%) Apache
3 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.65%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.65%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.65%) Railo
Applications
1 4 (2.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (30.72%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (15.69%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (10.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (10.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 16 (10.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 15 (9.80%) IaaS
5 14 (9.15%) AWS CloudTrail
6 13 (8.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 13 (8.50%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (8.50%) Amazon S3
7 12 (7.84%) Amazon SQS
7 12 (7.84%) Amazon EMR
7 12 (7.84%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.65%) Route 53
10 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.03%) Network Security
2 21 (13.73%) Internet
3 19 (12.42%) HTTP
4 6 (3.92%) DHCP
5 5 (3.27%) FTP
5 5 (3.27%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.27%) SMTP
6 4 (2.61%) Firewall
6 4 (2.61%) Unified Communications
6 4 (2.61%) Converged Networks
6 4 (2.61%) SSL
7 3 (1.96%) SAN
7 3 (1.96%) DNS
7 3 (1.96%) LAN
7 3 (1.96%) OSPF
7 3 (1.96%) BGP
8 2 (1.31%) NAS
8 2 (1.31%) SMS
9 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.88%) MongoDB
2 20 (13.07%) Big Data
3 18 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (9.80%) Hadoop
4 15 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (8.50%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (6.54%) Oracle Database
7 8 (5.23%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (3.27%) Neo4j
10 4 (2.61%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.31%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.65%) DB2
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.65%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.65%) MySQL
12 1 (0.65%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 19 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.46%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.54%) Subversion
4 7 (4.58%) Maven
5 6 (3.92%) JIRA
6 3 (1.96%) FishEye
6 3 (1.96%) Gradle
6 3 (1.96%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.65%) Hudson
General
1 26 (16.99%) Finance
2 20 (13.07%) Banking
3 12 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.92%) Retail
5 4 (2.61%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Automotive
6 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (24.84%) Developer
2 34 (22.22%) Architect
3 20 (13.07%) Technical Architect
4 19 (12.42%) Java Developer
4 19 (12.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (8.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.84%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Digital Technical Architect
7 10 (6.54%) Digital Architect
7 10 (6.54%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.23%) Administrator
9 7 (4.58%) Senior Technical Architect
9 7 (4.58%) Senior Architect
10 6 (3.92%) Web Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Java Architect
11 5 (3.27%) Senior Digital Architect
11 5 (3.27%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
11 5 (3.27%) Designer
12 4 (2.61%) Incident & Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.92%) HTML
2 29 (18.95%) .NET
3 18 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 15 (9.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 15 (9.80%) CSS
4 15 (9.80%) Web Services
5 14 (9.15%) HTML5
6 13 (8.50%) XML
7 12 (7.84%) Hibernate
7 12 (7.84%) jQuery
7 12 (7.84%) Kafka
8 11 (7.19%) JSON
9 10 (6.54%) JDBC
10 9 (5.88%) WSDL
11 7 (4.58%) Servlets
11 7 (4.58%) Spring
12 6 (3.92%) REST
12 6 (3.92%) J2EE
12 6 (3.92%) Java EE
13 5 (3.27%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.80%) Visualisation
3 6 (3.92%) User Experience
4 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.31%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.31%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) Telematics
7 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 75 (49.02%) UNIX
2 36 (23.53%) Windows
3 15 (9.80%) Solaris
4 13 (8.50%) Mac OS X
5 10 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.58%) AIX
8 4 (2.61%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.61%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.31%) SUSE
9 2 (1.31%) Debian
9 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.31%) HPUX
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (51.63%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.26%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (16.99%) DevOps
3 26 (16.99%) Load Balancing
4 21 (13.73%) Configuration Management
5 20 (13.07%) SDLC
6 19 (12.42%) Waterfall
7 18 (11.76%) Open Source
8 15 (9.80%) OO
9 14 (9.15%) Machine Learning
9 14 (9.15%) Web Accessibility
10 13 (8.50%) TDD
10 13 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (8.50%) Scrum
11 12 (7.84%) OOP
12 9 (5.88%) ITIL
12 9 (5.88%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.88%) Unit Testing
13 8 (5.23%) BDD
13 8 (5.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (56.21%) Java
2 45 (29.41%) Python
3 39 (25.49%) JavaScript
4 34 (22.22%) Ruby
5 22 (14.38%) C++
6 20 (13.07%) SQL
7 14 (9.15%) Perl
7 14 (9.15%) Bash Shell
7 14 (9.15%) R
8 12 (7.84%) Go
8 12 (7.84%) Scala
9 10 (6.54%) C
10 8 (5.23%) C#
10 8 (5.23%) PHP
10 8 (5.23%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.92%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.61%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.31%) Jython
14 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (11.76%) Degree
2 8 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) CCNP
3 1 (0.65%) CCNA
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (7.84%) Docker
2 5 (3.27%) QEMU
2 5 (3.27%) KVM
3 2 (1.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (26.14%) Puppet
2 35 (22.88%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (9.80%) StatsD
4 12 (7.84%) Ansible
5 4 (2.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (2.61%) CFEngine
5 4 (2.61%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.61%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.31%) SCCM
6 2 (1.31%) SCOM
6 2 (1.31%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.31%) Nagios
6 2 (1.31%) logstash
7 1 (0.65%) yum
7 1 (0.65%) Oozie
Vendors
1 34 (22.22%) Oracle
2 17 (11.11%) Citrix
3 15 (9.80%) VMware
4 14 (9.15%) Teradata
4 14 (9.15%) Tableau
5 12 (7.84%) Apigee
5 12 (7.84%) Mashery
6 8 (5.23%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.27%) webMethods
7 5 (3.27%) SAP
7 5 (3.27%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.61%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.61%) IBM
8 4 (2.61%) NetApp
8 4 (2.61%) Google
9 3 (1.96%) Remedy
9 3 (1.96%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.31%) Sun
10 2 (1.31%) HP
10 2 (1.31%) Cisco
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