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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 57 64 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.21% 7.04% 5.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.32% 25.50% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 22
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£375 £308 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -17.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £272 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.63 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
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
182 251 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.01% 27.61% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 105 110
Average daily rate £325 £314 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% -10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 24
Average hourly rate £16.75 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.91% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Chester +16 19 £375 -11.76% 3
Runcorn +1 9 £430 - 4
Warrington -3 7 £363 +11.53% 9
Knutsford +1 5 £325 +12.94% 2
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 53 (41.41%) Windows
2 48 (37.50%) UNIX
3 39 (30.47%) Java
4 37 (28.91%) SQL
5 32 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (22.66%) Red Hat
6 29 (22.66%) JavaScript
7 25 (19.53%) TDD
7 25 (19.53%) VMware
8 24 (18.75%) Python
9 22 (17.19%) PHP
9 22 (17.19%) HTML
9 22 (17.19%) Finance
9 22 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (16.41%) Open Source
10 21 (16.41%) Active Directory
11 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (15.63%) C#
11 20 (15.63%) Perl
11 20 (15.63%) CSS
11 20 (15.63%) Firewall
11 20 (15.63%) Ruby
11 20 (15.63%) BDD
12 19 (14.84%) NoSQL
12 19 (14.84%) C++
12 19 (14.84%) AIX
13 18 (14.06%) Web Services
14 17 (13.28%) XML
14 17 (13.28%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 15 (11.72%) Apache
2 14 (10.94%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.81%) CMS
4 9 (7.03%) MS Exchange
5 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.47%) WebLogic
6 7 (5.47%) WebSphere
7 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.69%) IIS
7 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.13%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.34%) iPlanet
9 3 (2.34%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.56%) Confluence
10 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.56%) Lync
10 2 (1.56%) Jetty
10 2 (1.56%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.56%) PaaS
1 2 (1.56%) Route 53
1 2 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.63%) Firewall
2 11 (8.59%) TCP/IP
2 11 (8.59%) DNS
3 9 (7.03%) DHCP
4 6 (4.69%) HTTP
5 4 (3.13%) SAN
6 3 (2.34%) FTP
6 3 (2.34%) TACACS
7 2 (1.56%) H.323
7 2 (1.56%) LDAP
7 2 (1.56%) PSTN
7 2 (1.56%) VoIP
7 2 (1.56%) DMZ
7 2 (1.56%) Network Security
7 2 (1.56%) MGW
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.78%) SMTP
8 1 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.84%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.03%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.25%) MySQL
5 7 (5.47%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.34%) Redis
7 3 (2.34%) DB2
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.56%) MS Access
8 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.56%) Big Data
8 2 (1.56%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.56%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.78%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Subversion
1 8 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.13%) Maven
4 3 (2.34%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.34%) Hudson
5 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.56%) JUnit
5 2 (1.56%) JIRA
6 1 (0.78%) OpenSTA
6 1 (0.78%) Ant
6 1 (0.78%) JMeter
6 1 (0.78%) Gradle
6 1 (0.78%) LoadUI
General
1 22 (17.19%) Finance
2 13 (10.16%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (26.56%) Developer
2 12 (9.38%) Administrator
2 12 (9.38%) Java Developer
3 11 (8.59%) Analyst
4 8 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 7 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Avaya Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) UNIX Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Consultant
8 4 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Architect
8 4 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.19%) HTML
2 20 (15.63%) CSS
3 18 (14.06%) Web Services
4 17 (13.28%) XML
4 17 (13.28%) JSON
5 13 (10.16%) RESTful
6 10 (7.81%) XHTML
7 7 (5.47%) Ajax
8 6 (4.69%) REST
8 6 (4.69%) .NET
9 5 (3.91%) Regular Expression
9 5 (3.91%) YUI
9 5 (3.91%) Middleware
10 4 (3.13%) LAMP
10 4 (3.13%) J2EE
11 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.34%) Servlets
11 3 (2.34%) Spring
11 3 (2.34%) Kafka
11 3 (2.34%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Open Source
2 10 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.34%) GIS
3 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.34%) Statistics
3 3 (2.34%) Wiki
4 2 (1.56%) LPAR
4 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.56%) Replication
4 2 (1.56%) Clustering
4 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.56%) HACMP
5 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) Tandem
5 1 (0.78%) AS400
5 1 (0.78%) Chemistry
5 1 (0.78%) Biology
5 1 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.41%) Windows
2 48 (37.50%) UNIX
3 22 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (14.84%) AIX
7 16 (12.50%) Solaris
8 7 (5.47%) CentOS
9 6 (4.69%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.69%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.13%) HPUX
11 3 (2.34%) SUSE
12 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.78%) Android
13 1 (0.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.53%) TDD
3 20 (15.63%) BDD
4 17 (13.28%) Unit Testing
5 14 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (9.38%) Mentoring
7 10 (7.81%) Information Security
8 9 (7.03%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (6.25%) MVC
9 8 (6.25%) ITIL
10 7 (5.47%) Performance Testing
10 7 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (4.69%) Configuration Management
12 5 (3.91%) OO
12 5 (3.91%) Change Management
12 5 (3.91%) Web Development
12 5 (3.91%) Software Engineering
13 4 (3.13%) SOA
13 4 (3.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.47%) Java
2 37 (28.91%) SQL
3 29 (22.66%) JavaScript
4 24 (18.75%) Python
5 22 (17.19%) PHP
6 20 (15.63%) Perl
6 20 (15.63%) C#
6 20 (15.63%) Ruby
7 19 (14.84%) C++
8 15 (11.72%) Shell Script
8 15 (11.72%) Scala
9 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.34%) VB
10 3 (2.34%) PHP5
11 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.56%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.78%) C
12 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.78%) AWK
Qualifications
1 15 (11.72%) SC Cleared
1 15 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.69%) Degree
2 6 (4.69%) CISSP
3 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.34%) CISM
4 3 (2.34%) GCIA
4 3 (2.34%) GCIH
4 3 (2.34%) ISEB
4 3 (2.34%) CEH
5 2 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.78%) GPEN
6 1 (0.78%) OSCP
6 1 (0.78%) CISA
6 1 (0.78%) GSEC
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (16.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) VMware ESX
2 6 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.34%) GPFS
5 2 (1.56%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.56%) XenApp
5 2 (1.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (3.13%) Puppet
2 2 (1.56%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.56%) SCCM
2 2 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.56%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.78%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.78%) Nagios
3 1 (0.78%) Foglight
3 1 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.78%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.78%) YUM
3 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Red Hat
2 25 (19.53%) VMware
3 17 (13.28%) Oracle
4 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
4 15 (11.72%) HP
5 10 (7.81%) Cyber-Ark
6 9 (7.03%) Citrix
7 8 (6.25%) Sun
8 7 (5.47%) Cisco
8 7 (5.47%) Avaya
8 7 (5.47%) Verint
9 6 (4.69%) Sophos
9 6 (4.69%) SonicWALL
9 6 (4.69%) Draytek
9 6 (4.69%) BMC
9 6 (4.69%) IBM
10 5 (3.91%) Splunk
11 4 (3.13%) TIBCO
12 3 (2.34%) Websense
12 3 (2.34%) Fortinet
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