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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 52 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.72% 3.97% 3.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.59% 17.57% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 12
Average daily rate
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£363 £430 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.69% +13.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £321 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £495 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
170 222 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.96% 22.61% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 94 93
Average daily rate £388 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 24
Average hourly rate £16.21 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.64% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £44.90 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 21 £356 +9.61%
Knutsford +7 8 £244 -44.85% 5
Macclesfield - 4 £450 - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Winsford - - - -
Chester - - - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 59 (54.13%) Windows
2 57 (52.29%) UNIX
3 31 (28.44%) Red Hat
4 28 (25.69%) Oracle
5 27 (24.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (21.10%) VMware
7 22 (20.18%) Java
8 21 (19.27%) SQL
9 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
11 17 (15.60%) AIX
11 17 (15.60%) Firewall
12 16 (14.68%) Finance
12 16 (14.68%) Solaris
12 16 (14.68%) HTML
13 14 (12.84%) Perl
13 14 (12.84%) MySQL
13 14 (12.84%) Python
13 14 (12.84%) Shell Script
14 13 (11.93%) Configuration Management
14 13 (11.93%) CSS
14 13 (11.93%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
15 12 (11.01%) CISSP
15 12 (11.01%) TDD
16 11 (10.09%) HP
16 11 (10.09%) ITIL
16 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (10.09%) Git (software)
16 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (8.26%) Apache
1 9 (8.26%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.34%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.42%) IIS
4 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.67%) iPlanet
5 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.75%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.75%) SAS
6 3 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.83%) JBoss
7 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.83%) Confluence
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.83%) CMS
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.92%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.92%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) PaaS
2 1 (0.92%) IaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.60%) Firewall
2 8 (7.34%) DNS
3 7 (6.42%) HTTP
3 7 (6.42%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (5.50%) SSL
5 5 (4.59%) TACACS
5 5 (4.59%) LDAP
5 5 (4.59%) DHCP
6 3 (2.75%) WAN
7 2 (1.83%) FTP
7 2 (1.83%) SAN
7 2 (1.83%) Network Security
8 1 (0.92%) MGW
8 1 (0.92%) SNMP
8 1 (0.92%) H.323
8 1 (0.92%) VLAN
8 1 (0.92%) SMTP
8 1 (0.92%) LAN
8 1 (0.92%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.84%) MySQL
2 10 (9.17%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.42%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.59%) DB2
5 4 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.75%) Redis
7 2 (1.83%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.83%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.92%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.92%) SQLite
8 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.42%) Subversion
3 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.75%) JIRA
5 2 (1.83%) Maven
5 2 (1.83%) Ant
6 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.92%) JMeter
6 1 (0.92%) NUnit
6 1 (0.92%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.92%) OpenSTA
6 1 (0.92%) RSpec
6 1 (0.92%) FxCop
6 1 (0.92%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.92%) Moq
6 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.92%) Gradle
General
1 16 (14.68%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Retail
3 5 (4.59%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (20.18%) Developer
2 12 (11.01%) Consultant
3 11 (10.09%) Administrator
4 8 (7.34%) Java Developer
4 8 (7.34%) Architect
5 6 (5.50%) Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) UNIX Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.67%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (2.75%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.75%) Network Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) Server Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (2.75%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) Python Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Django Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.68%) HTML
2 13 (11.93%) CSS
3 9 (8.26%) Web Services
4 8 (7.34%) .NET
5 7 (6.42%) REST
6 6 (5.50%) XML
6 6 (5.50%) JSON
7 5 (4.59%) YUI
8 4 (3.67%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.67%) J2EE
9 3 (2.75%) Django
9 3 (2.75%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (2.75%) Spring
9 3 (2.75%) Ajax
9 3 (2.75%) Kafka
9 3 (2.75%) XHR
9 3 (2.75%) Akka
9 3 (2.75%) Play Framework
10 2 (1.83%) Middleware
10 2 (1.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.50%) CESG
3 6 (5.50%) PKI
4 3 (2.75%) Wiki
4 3 (2.75%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.75%) Open Source
5 2 (1.83%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) HACMP
5 2 (1.83%) Clustering
5 2 (1.83%) LPAR
5 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.83%) Chemistry
5 2 (1.83%) Biology
6 1 (0.92%) Life Science
6 1 (0.92%) Statistics
6 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.92%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 59 (54.13%) Windows
2 57 (52.29%) UNIX
3 27 (24.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (15.60%) AIX
5 16 (14.68%) Solaris
6 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (9.17%) CentOS
8 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (6.42%) Android
10 6 (5.50%) Apple iOS
10 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (5.50%) Windows Phone 8
10 6 (5.50%) Windows Phone
11 4 (3.67%) HPUX
12 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.92%) VMS
13 1 (0.92%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.93%) Configuration Management
3 12 (11.01%) TDD
4 11 (10.09%) ITIL
5 10 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (7.34%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (6.42%) Use Case
7 7 (6.42%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (6.42%) BDD
7 7 (6.42%) SIEM
7 7 (6.42%) MVC
8 6 (5.50%) Information Security
8 6 (5.50%) Web Development
8 6 (5.50%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.50%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (5.50%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.67%) MVVM
9 4 (3.67%) Waterfall
9 4 (3.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.18%) Java
2 21 (19.27%) SQL
3 18 (16.51%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.84%) Perl
4 14 (12.84%) Python
4 14 (12.84%) Shell Script
5 8 (7.34%) C#
6 5 (4.59%) C++
6 5 (4.59%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.59%) Ruby
7 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.75%) PHP
8 2 (1.83%) C
8 2 (1.83%) VB
8 2 (1.83%) Scala
9 1 (0.92%) R
9 1 (0.92%) sed
9 1 (0.92%) XPath
9 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.92%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) CISSP
1 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.34%) Degree
4 5 (4.59%) GCIA
4 5 (4.59%) GCIH
4 5 (4.59%) CEH
5 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.83%) PhD
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB
6 1 (0.92%) CISM
6 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.26%) VMware ESXi
1 9 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) Firmware
4 3 (2.75%) GPFS
5 2 (1.83%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.83%) vSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Varnish
6 1 (0.92%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.92%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) Nessus
1 6 (5.50%) Puppet
2 3 (2.75%) yum
2 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.75%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.83%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.83%) Nagios
3 2 (1.83%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.83%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.92%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.92%) WSUS
4 1 (0.92%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.92%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.92%) Foglight
Vendors
1 31 (28.44%) Red Hat
2 28 (25.69%) Oracle
3 23 (21.10%) VMware
4 11 (10.09%) F5
4 11 (10.09%) HP
5 10 (9.17%) Sun
5 10 (9.17%) Cisco
6 8 (7.34%) IBM
6 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
7 7 (6.42%) ArcSight
8 6 (5.50%) Cyber-Ark
8 6 (5.50%) BMC
9 5 (4.59%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.59%) Juniper
9 5 (4.59%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.67%) Citrix
11 3 (2.75%) TIBCO
11 3 (2.75%) Websense
12 2 (1.83%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.83%) Draytek
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