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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 18 35
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +17
Contract jobs citing Linux 79 56 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.84% 7.30% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.07% 26.42% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 18 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% +2.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
219 212 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.27% 27.64% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 79 93
Average daily rate £280 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £224 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.28 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.45% +51.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £44.90 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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 29 July 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 July 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 - 28 £495 - 7
Chester +10 12 £286 - 4
Knutsford -2 5 £343 +13.22%
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (37.50%) Java
2 41 (32.03%) UNIX
3 40 (31.25%) Windows
4 35 (27.34%) JavaScript
5 32 (25.00%) TDD
6 31 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (24.22%) SQL
7 27 (21.09%) HTML
8 26 (20.31%) XML
8 26 (20.31%) Red Hat
8 26 (20.31%) Firewall
8 26 (20.31%) Open Source
9 25 (19.53%) Ruby
9 25 (19.53%) CSS
9 25 (19.53%) PHP
10 24 (18.75%) Web Services
10 24 (18.75%) JSON
10 24 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (17.97%) C#
12 22 (17.19%) Python
12 22 (17.19%) Active Directory
12 22 (17.19%) VMware
13 21 (16.41%) BDD
14 20 (15.63%) NoSQL
14 20 (15.63%) Finance
14 20 (15.63%) Unit Testing
14 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (14.06%) C++
17 17 (13.28%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 13 (10.16%) Apache
3 12 (9.38%) CMS
4 10 (7.81%) MS Exchange
5 9 (7.03%) SharePoint
6 8 (6.25%) OpenStack
7 7 (5.47%) IIS
7 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (5.47%) WebSphere
8 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (4.69%) Jetty
8 6 (4.69%) nginx
8 6 (4.69%) Apache Solr
8 6 (4.69%) WebLogic
8 6 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.34%) Lync
11 2 (1.56%) WebLogic Integration
12 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (5.47%) Amazon S3
1 7 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.47%) Route 53
1 7 (5.47%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.31%) Firewall
2 16 (12.50%) DNS
3 14 (10.94%) HTTP
4 12 (9.38%) DHCP
5 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.91%) SAN
7 3 (2.34%) OSPF
7 3 (2.34%) EIGRP
7 3 (2.34%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (2.34%) Network Security
7 3 (2.34%) LAN
7 3 (2.34%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.56%) PSTN
8 2 (1.56%) VoIP
8 2 (1.56%) FTP
8 2 (1.56%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.56%) MGW
8 2 (1.56%) H.323
8 2 (1.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.63%) NoSQL
2 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.03%) MySQL
4 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.69%) Redis
4 6 (4.69%) Big Data
5 4 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.56%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.56%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.56%) MS Access
7 1 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Maven
2 8 (6.25%) Hudson
2 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.47%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.47%) Subversion
4 6 (4.69%) JUnit
4 6 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.34%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.78%) JMeter
6 1 (0.78%) Ant
6 1 (0.78%) OpenSTA
6 1 (0.78%) JIRA
6 1 (0.78%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.78%) Gradle
General
1 20 (15.63%) Finance
2 12 (9.38%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (35.94%) Developer
2 13 (10.16%) Java Developer
3 12 (9.38%) Analyst
3 12 (9.38%) Administrator
4 10 (7.81%) Senior Developer
5 7 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Server Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) PHP Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (4.69%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Avaya Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) .NET Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Architect
8 4 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Python Developer
8 4 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.13%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.09%) HTML
2 26 (20.31%) XML
3 25 (19.53%) CSS
4 24 (18.75%) Web Services
4 24 (18.75%) JSON
5 15 (11.72%) REST
6 14 (10.94%) XHTML
7 13 (10.16%) RESTful
8 11 (8.59%) Ajax
9 9 (7.03%) .NET
10 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET
10 6 (4.69%) Servlets
10 6 (4.69%) Middleware
10 6 (4.69%) Kafka
10 6 (4.69%) Akka
10 6 (4.69%) Play Framework
11 5 (3.91%) LAMP
11 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (3.13%) Django
12 4 (3.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.31%) Open Source
2 3 (2.34%) GIS
2 3 (2.34%) Replication
2 3 (2.34%) Clustering
3 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.56%) HACMP
3 2 (1.56%) Statistics
3 2 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.56%) Wiki
3 2 (1.56%) LPAR
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.78%) NHS
4 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.03%) UNIX
2 40 (31.25%) Windows
3 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (7.81%) AIX
7 9 (7.03%) CentOS
8 8 (6.25%) Solaris
9 5 (3.91%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.91%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.34%) SUSE
10 3 (2.34%) HPUX
11 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.00%) TDD
2 31 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (16.41%) BDD
5 20 (15.63%) Unit Testing
6 11 (8.59%) Performance Testing
7 9 (7.03%) Information Security
7 9 (7.03%) ITIL
7 9 (7.03%) OO
7 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.03%) MVC
7 9 (7.03%) DevOps
8 8 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (4.69%) JVM Tuning
10 6 (4.69%) Project Management
11 5 (3.91%) Change Management
11 5 (3.91%) Scrum
11 5 (3.91%) Web Design
11 5 (3.91%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 48 (37.50%) Java
2 35 (27.34%) JavaScript
3 31 (24.22%) SQL
4 25 (19.53%) PHP
4 25 (19.53%) Ruby
5 23 (17.97%) C#
6 22 (17.19%) Python
7 18 (14.06%) C++
8 17 (13.28%) Shell Script
9 14 (10.94%) Scala
10 8 (6.25%) Perl
11 5 (3.91%) PHP5
12 4 (3.13%) XPath
12 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
12 4 (3.13%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.56%) VB
13 2 (1.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.56%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
1 10 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.13%) CCNP
2 4 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.34%) CCIP
3 3 (2.34%) ISEB
3 3 (2.34%) CISSP
3 3 (2.34%) CISM
4 2 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.56%) Degree
4 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.78%) MCSE
5 1 (0.78%) GSEC
5 1 (0.78%) GPEN
5 1 (0.78%) OSCP
5 1 (0.78%) CCNA
5 1 (0.78%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 22 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.47%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.56%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.56%) GPFS
4 2 (1.56%) XenApp
4 2 (1.56%) vSphere
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.81%) Puppet
2 7 (5.47%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.34%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.56%) SCCM
6 1 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (20.31%) Red Hat
2 22 (17.19%) VMware
3 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.16%) Oracle
5 11 (8.59%) Citrix
6 10 (7.81%) Cyber-Ark
7 9 (7.03%) HP
8 7 (5.47%) Cisco
8 7 (5.47%) Avaya
8 7 (5.47%) Verint
8 7 (5.47%) RightScale
9 5 (3.91%) SonicWALL
9 5 (3.91%) Draytek
9 5 (3.91%) Sophos
10 4 (3.13%) Splunk
10 4 (3.13%) IBM
11 3 (2.34%) NetApp
11 3 (2.34%) TIBCO
11 3 (2.34%) F5
11 3 (2.34%) Riverbed
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