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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 16 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 72 65 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.66% 7.88% 4.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.96% 29.15% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 30 14
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£388 £308 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.81% -11.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.63 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +71.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
212 223 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.51% 27.03% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 101
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 22
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +97.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +3 20 £510 +56.92% 6
Chester +16 18 £375 - 3
Knutsford -3 4 £325 +7.43% 1
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 52 (38.81%) Windows
2 48 (35.82%) UNIX
3 43 (32.09%) Java
4 36 (26.87%) SQL
5 34 (25.37%) JavaScript
6 29 (21.64%) Red Hat
7 27 (20.15%) PHP
8 26 (19.40%) HTML
8 26 (19.40%) TDD
9 25 (18.66%) Python
10 24 (17.91%) CSS
10 24 (17.91%) Finance
10 24 (17.91%) VMware
10 24 (17.91%) Open Source
11 23 (17.16%) Ruby
12 22 (16.42%) Firewall
13 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (15.67%) Active Directory
14 20 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (14.93%) AIX
14 20 (14.93%) C#
14 20 (14.93%) JSON
14 20 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (14.93%) BDD
15 19 (14.18%) NoSQL
15 19 (14.18%) C++
15 19 (14.18%) Perl
15 19 (14.18%) XML
16 18 (13.43%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (13.43%) Apache
2 14 (10.45%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.96%) CMS
4 9 (6.72%) MS Exchange
5 8 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.97%) WebSphere
6 7 (5.22%) WebLogic
7 6 (4.48%) OpenStack
7 6 (4.48%) IIS
7 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.99%) Jetty
8 4 (2.99%) nginx
8 4 (2.99%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.49%) Lync
9 2 (1.49%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.49%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (2.99%) Route 53
1 4 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.99%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.42%) Firewall
2 15 (11.19%) DNS
3 11 (8.21%) DHCP
4 10 (7.46%) HTTP
4 10 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.99%) SAN
6 3 (2.24%) FTP
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.49%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.49%) MGW
7 2 (1.49%) Network Security
7 2 (1.49%) H.323
7 2 (1.49%) OSPF
7 2 (1.49%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.49%) DMZ
7 2 (1.49%) LAN
7 2 (1.49%) PSTN
7 2 (1.49%) VoIP
7 2 (1.49%) LDAP
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) NoSQL
2 12 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.46%) MySQL
4 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.22%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.99%) Redis
7 4 (2.99%) Big Data
7 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.49%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.49%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.49%) DB2
8 2 (1.49%) MS Access
8 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Git (software)
1 9 (6.72%) Subversion
2 7 (5.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.73%) Maven
3 5 (3.73%) Hudson
4 4 (2.99%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.99%) JUnit
5 3 (2.24%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.75%) JMeter
6 1 (0.75%) JIRA
6 1 (0.75%) Ant
6 1 (0.75%) OpenSTA
6 1 (0.75%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.75%) Gradle
General
1 24 (17.91%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Banking
3 6 (4.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.49%) Retail
4 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (28.36%) Developer
2 13 (9.70%) Analyst
3 11 (8.21%) Administrator
3 11 (8.21%) Java Developer
4 9 (6.72%) Senior Developer
5 7 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.48%) Avaya Engineer
6 6 (4.48%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.48%) PHP Developer
7 5 (3.73%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.73%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (2.99%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (2.99%) Architect
8 4 (2.99%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.99%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (2.99%) Python Developer
8 4 (2.99%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.40%) HTML
2 24 (17.91%) CSS
3 20 (14.93%) JSON
4 19 (14.18%) XML
5 18 (13.43%) Web Services
6 14 (10.45%) XHTML
7 13 (9.70%) RESTful
8 9 (6.72%) REST
9 8 (5.97%) Ajax
10 6 (4.48%) LAMP
11 5 (3.73%) .NET
11 5 (3.73%) Middleware
11 5 (3.73%) YUI
11 5 (3.73%) Regular Expression
12 4 (2.99%) Kafka
12 4 (2.99%) Play Framework
12 4 (2.99%) Akka
12 4 (2.99%) Django
12 4 (2.99%) Servlets
13 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.91%) Open Source
2 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.24%) GIS
2 3 (2.24%) Statistics
2 3 (2.24%) Wiki
3 2 (1.49%) LPAR
3 2 (1.49%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.49%) HACMP
3 2 (1.49%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.49%) Clustering
3 2 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (0.75%) AS400
4 1 (0.75%) Chemistry
4 1 (0.75%) Biology
4 1 (0.75%) Life Science
4 1 (0.75%) Tandem
4 1 (0.75%) NHS
4 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 52 (38.81%) Windows
2 48 (35.82%) UNIX
3 20 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (14.93%) AIX
3 20 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (10.45%) Solaris
5 9 (6.72%) CentOS
6 6 (4.48%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.48%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.99%) HPUX
9 3 (2.24%) SUSE
10 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.40%) TDD
2 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.93%) BDD
4 17 (12.69%) Unit Testing
4 17 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (7.46%) ITIL
5 10 (7.46%) Information Security
6 9 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (6.72%) Performance Testing
6 9 (6.72%) MVC
6 9 (6.72%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.22%) OO
7 7 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.48%) DevOps
9 5 (3.73%) Web Design
9 5 (3.73%) Change Management
9 5 (3.73%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.73%) Web Development
9 5 (3.73%) OO PHP
10 4 (2.99%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 43 (32.09%) Java
2 36 (26.87%) SQL
3 34 (25.37%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.15%) PHP
5 25 (18.66%) Python
6 23 (17.16%) Ruby
7 20 (14.93%) C#
8 19 (14.18%) C++
8 19 (14.18%) Perl
9 16 (11.94%) Shell Script
10 15 (11.19%) Scala
11 5 (3.73%) PHP5
12 4 (2.99%) PL/SQL
13 3 (2.24%) VB
14 2 (1.49%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.75%) C
15 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
1 14 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.73%) Degree
3 4 (2.99%) CISSP
3 4 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.24%) CISM
4 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.24%) ISEB
4 3 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.24%) CCNP
5 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.49%) CCIP
5 2 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.75%) GCIA
6 1 (0.75%) GSEC
6 1 (0.75%) GCIH
6 1 (0.75%) CISA
6 1 (0.75%) CEH
6 1 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (15.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (4.48%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.24%) GPFS
5 2 (1.49%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.49%) vSphere
5 2 (1.49%) XenApp
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Puppet
2 4 (2.99%) Vagrant
2 4 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.99%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.49%) SCCM
4 2 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.75%) Foglight
5 1 (0.75%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.75%) Nagios
5 1 (0.75%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.75%) YUM
5 1 (0.75%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (21.64%) Red Hat
2 24 (17.91%) VMware
3 16 (11.94%) Oracle
4 15 (11.19%) HP
4 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
5 11 (8.21%) Citrix
6 10 (7.46%) Cyber-Ark
7 8 (5.97%) Sun
8 7 (5.22%) Cisco
8 7 (5.22%) IBM
8 7 (5.22%) Avaya
8 7 (5.22%) Verint
9 6 (4.48%) SonicWALL
9 6 (4.48%) Draytek
9 6 (4.48%) Sophos
9 6 (4.48%) BMC
10 5 (3.73%) Splunk
11 4 (2.99%) RightScale
11 4 (2.99%) TIBCO
12 3 (2.24%) NetApp
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