The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 29 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 48 37 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.71% 5.01% 7.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 20.11% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 18
Average daily rate £388 £450 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +35.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £600 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
204 184 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.29% 24.93% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 93
Average daily rate £288 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 7
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £8.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
North West

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 27 £400 -11.11% 1
Warrington -2 5 £425 - 8
Knutsford +3 2 £350 +12.90% 12
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 34 (43.04%) UNIX
2 30 (37.97%) Java
3 29 (36.71%) Windows
4 21 (26.58%) Finance
5 20 (25.32%) AIX
6 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (21.52%) JavaScript
7 17 (21.52%) HTML
8 16 (20.25%) CSS
8 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (18.99%) TDD
9 15 (18.99%) Maven
9 15 (18.99%) Red Hat
10 14 (17.72%) Firewall
10 14 (17.72%) Perl
10 14 (17.72%) DNS
11 13 (16.46%) Tomcat
11 13 (16.46%) Oracle
11 13 (16.46%) Banking
12 12 (15.19%) XML
12 12 (15.19%) HTTP
13 11 (13.92%) Web Services
13 11 (13.92%) SQL
13 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
13 11 (13.92%) WebSphere
13 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
14 10 (12.66%) Open Source
14 10 (12.66%) Puppet
14 10 (12.66%) REST
14 10 (12.66%) Middleware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 13 (16.46%) Tomcat
2 11 (13.92%) WebSphere
3 10 (12.66%) Apache
4 6 (7.59%) Jetty
4 6 (7.59%) nginx
4 6 (7.59%) OpenStack
5 4 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (5.06%) Apache Solr
5 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.80%) Confluence
6 3 (3.80%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (2.53%) CMS
7 2 (2.53%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.27%) SAS
8 1 (1.27%) IIS
8 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.86%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (8.86%) Amazon S3
2 7 (8.86%) Route 53
2 7 (8.86%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) DNS
1 14 (17.72%) Firewall
2 12 (15.19%) HTTP
3 8 (10.13%) DHCP
4 4 (5.06%) SSL
5 3 (3.80%) LDAP
5 3 (3.80%) LAN
5 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.80%) OSPF
5 3 (3.80%) EIGRP
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.80%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.53%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.53%) SAN
6 2 (2.53%) Internet
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.59%) Big Data
3 4 (5.06%) Redis
4 3 (3.80%) DB2
4 3 (3.80%) MySQL
5 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.53%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.27%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Maven
2 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.13%) Hudson
4 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.86%) Subversion
5 6 (7.59%) JUnit
5 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.06%) Gradle
7 3 (3.80%) Artifactory
7 3 (3.80%) FishEye
7 3 (3.80%) JIRA
8 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.27%) Ant
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Developer
2 6 (7.59%) Administrator
3 5 (6.33%) Senior Developer
3 5 (6.33%) Architect
3 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
3 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
3 5 (6.33%) .NET Developer
4 4 (5.06%) Consultant
4 4 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (5.06%) Analyst
5 3 (3.80%) Network Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) PHP Developer
5 3 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (2.53%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (2.53%) Python Developer
6 2 (2.53%) Web Engineer
6 2 (2.53%) Designer
6 2 (2.53%) Java Engineer
6 2 (2.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) HTML
2 16 (20.25%) CSS
3 12 (15.19%) XML
4 11 (13.92%) Web Services
5 10 (12.66%) REST
5 10 (12.66%) Middleware
6 8 (10.13%) .NET
7 7 (8.86%) JSON
8 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.59%) Servlets
9 5 (6.33%) SOAP
10 4 (5.06%) XHTML
10 4 (5.06%) DOM
10 4 (5.06%) Ajax
10 4 (5.06%) Kafka
10 4 (5.06%) Akka
10 4 (5.06%) Play Framework
11 3 (3.80%) CSS3
11 3 (3.80%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Open Source
2 3 (3.80%) Clustering
3 2 (2.53%) Statistics
3 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.27%) GIS
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) LPAR
4 1 (1.27%) Tandem
4 1 (1.27%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.04%) UNIX
2 29 (36.71%) Windows
3 20 (25.32%) AIX
4 7 (8.86%) CentOS
5 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.06%) HPUX
7 3 (3.80%) Solaris
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.27%) Tru64
8 1 (1.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.99%) TDD
4 10 (12.66%) Configuration Management
5 9 (11.39%) OO
5 9 (11.39%) MVC
5 9 (11.39%) Performance Testing
6 8 (10.13%) ITIL
6 8 (10.13%) OOP
6 8 (10.13%) Project Management
6 8 (10.13%) Change Management
7 7 (8.86%) Matrix Management
7 7 (8.86%) BDD
8 6 (7.59%) JVM Tuning
8 6 (7.59%) Scrum
9 5 (6.33%) Pair Programming
9 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.33%) Requirements Management
9 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) Java
2 17 (21.52%) JavaScript
3 14 (17.72%) Perl
4 11 (13.92%) SQL
4 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
5 8 (10.13%) Python
6 7 (8.86%) Ruby
7 6 (7.59%) C#
8 5 (6.33%) C++
8 5 (6.33%) T-SQL
8 5 (6.33%) PHP
9 4 (5.06%) XPath
9 4 (5.06%) C
9 4 (5.06%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.53%) PHP5
11 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) CCNP
1 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.80%) CCIP
3 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
4 1 (1.27%) GPEN
4 1 (1.27%) OSCP
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.27%) RHCE
4 1 (1.27%) MCSE
4 1 (1.27%) CISA
4 1 (1.27%) CISM
4 1 (1.27%) GSEC
4 1 (1.27%) CCNA
4 1 (1.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (2.53%) PowerHA
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Puppet
2 9 (11.39%) Tivoli
3 7 (8.86%) Vagrant
4 5 (6.33%) CA Wily
5 3 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.53%) nmon
6 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.53%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.27%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Red Hat
2 13 (16.46%) Oracle
3 8 (10.13%) IBM
4 7 (8.86%) Cisco
4 7 (8.86%) HP
4 7 (8.86%) RightScale
5 5 (6.33%) Dell
6 4 (5.06%) JBoss
6 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.80%) F5
7 3 (3.80%) Splunk
7 3 (3.80%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (3.80%) Riverbed
7 3 (3.80%) Progress
7 3 (3.80%) SAP
7 3 (3.80%) Sun
7 3 (3.80%) Citrix
8 2 (2.53%) Mercator
8 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
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