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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 56 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.69% 3.81% 3.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.33% 17.24% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 13
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£363 £428 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.20% +12.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £332 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £480 £470
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 £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
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
150 203 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.60% 22.09% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 91 95
Average daily rate £361 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 +6 16 £360 - 4
Knutsford +9 14 £390 -11.76% 1
Macclesfield - 5 £450 - 2
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Chester - - - - 6
Crewe - - - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 66 (62.86%) Windows
2 65 (61.90%) UNIX
3 31 (29.52%) Oracle
4 27 (25.71%) Red Hat
5 22 (20.95%) AIX
5 22 (20.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (18.10%) VMware
6 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
7 18 (17.14%) Java
7 18 (17.14%) ITIL
7 18 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (16.19%) Finance
8 17 (16.19%) Sun
9 16 (15.24%) SQL
9 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
10 15 (14.29%) Perl
10 15 (14.29%) HTML
10 15 (14.29%) Shell Script
10 15 (14.29%) Configuration Management
11 14 (13.33%) MySQL
11 14 (13.33%) Solaris
11 14 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (13.33%) WebSphere
12 13 (12.38%) Firewall
12 13 (12.38%) IIS
12 13 (12.38%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (11.43%) Relational Database
13 12 (11.43%) Web Services
13 12 (11.43%) Tomcat
13 12 (11.43%) Python

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 14 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 13 (12.38%) IIS
3 12 (11.43%) Tomcat
4 8 (7.62%) Apache
5 6 (5.71%) iPlanet
6 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.81%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (3.81%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 3 (2.86%) SAS
9 2 (1.90%) JBoss
9 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.90%) Confluence
10 1 (0.95%) Node.js
10 1 (0.95%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.95%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.95%) PaaS
2 1 (0.95%) IaaS
2 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) Firewall
2 12 (11.43%) LDAP
3 6 (5.71%) HTTP
3 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.71%) DNS
3 6 (5.71%) SSL
3 6 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (4.76%) TACACS
5 4 (3.81%) DHCP
5 4 (3.81%) WAN
6 2 (1.90%) SAN
7 1 (0.95%) VLAN
7 1 (0.95%) Network Security
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.95%) SMTP
7 1 (0.95%) LAN
7 1 (0.95%) FTP
7 1 (0.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) MySQL
2 12 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.76%) DB2
6 3 (2.86%) SQLite
7 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.90%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.90%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.95%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.62%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.67%) Subversion
4 3 (2.86%) Maven
4 3 (2.86%) JIRA
4 3 (2.86%) Ant
4 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.86%) FxCop
4 3 (2.86%) StyleCop
4 3 (2.86%) Moq
4 3 (2.86%) NUnit
5 2 (1.90%) Gradle
6 1 (0.95%) RSpec
6 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (16.19%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Retail
3 7 (6.67%) Banking
4 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Developer
2 13 (12.38%) Consultant
3 12 (11.43%) Administrator
4 10 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
5 8 (7.62%) Architect
6 7 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.71%) UNIX Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (3.81%) TIBCO Specialist
10 3 (2.86%) Django Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Python/Django Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Python Developer
10 3 (2.86%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.86%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.29%) HTML
2 12 (11.43%) Web Services
3 11 (10.48%) CSS
4 5 (4.76%) JSON
4 5 (4.76%) YUI
4 5 (4.76%) .NET
5 4 (3.81%) Rendezvous
5 4 (3.81%) Spring
5 4 (3.81%) REST
5 4 (3.81%) Catalyst
6 3 (2.86%) Django
6 3 (2.86%) Ninject
6 3 (2.86%) XHR
6 3 (2.86%) Ajax
6 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.86%) WCF
6 3 (2.86%) LINQ
6 3 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.86%) J2EE
6 3 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.71%) PKI
3 6 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.71%) CESG
4 4 (3.81%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.86%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.90%) Clustering
6 2 (1.90%) HACMP
6 2 (1.90%) Chemistry
6 2 (1.90%) Biology
6 2 (1.90%) LPAR
6 2 (1.90%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.90%) Open Source
7 1 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.95%) Social Media
7 1 (0.95%) Life Science
7 1 (0.95%) Wiki
7 1 (0.95%) Telematics
7 1 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 66 (62.86%) Windows
2 65 (61.90%) UNIX
3 22 (20.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (20.95%) AIX
4 14 (13.33%) Solaris
5 8 (7.62%) CentOS
6 7 (6.67%) Android
7 6 (5.71%) Apple iOS
7 6 (5.71%) Windows Phone 8
7 6 (5.71%) Windows Phone
8 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.86%) HPUX
10 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.95%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.14%) ITIL
1 18 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 14 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (8.57%) TDD
5 8 (7.62%) Software Engineering
5 8 (7.62%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (7.62%) BDD
6 7 (6.67%) SIEM
6 7 (6.67%) Use Case
7 6 (5.71%) MVC
7 6 (5.71%) Process Improvement
7 6 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (5.71%) Web Development
7 6 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.71%) Waterfall
8 5 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.76%) Migration
8 5 (4.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
2 18 (17.14%) Java
3 16 (15.24%) SQL
4 15 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 15 (14.29%) Perl
5 12 (11.43%) Python
6 7 (6.67%) C#
7 5 (4.76%) C++
8 4 (3.81%) C
9 2 (1.90%) PHP
9 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.90%) Ruby
9 2 (1.90%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.95%) R
10 1 (0.95%) sed
10 1 (0.95%) AWK
10 1 (0.95%) Jython
10 1 (0.95%) XPath
10 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) CISSP
2 10 (9.52%) Degree
3 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.76%) GCIA
6 5 (4.76%) GCIH
6 5 (4.76%) CEH
7 2 (1.90%) PhD
8 1 (0.95%) CCNP
8 1 (0.95%) CCNA
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (7.62%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (5.71%) Firmware
3 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.86%) GPFS
3 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.95%) vSphere
4 1 (0.95%) Varnish
4 1 (0.95%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.95%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) CA SiteMinder
2 6 (5.71%) Nessus
2 6 (5.71%) Puppet
3 5 (4.76%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (2.86%) BladeLogic
4 3 (2.86%) yum
4 3 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.90%) Nagios
5 2 (1.90%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.95%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.95%) WSUS
6 1 (0.95%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.95%) Foglight
6 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (29.52%) Oracle
2 27 (25.71%) Red Hat
3 19 (18.10%) VMware
4 17 (16.19%) Sun
5 11 (10.48%) F5
6 10 (9.52%) HP
6 10 (9.52%) Cisco
7 9 (8.57%) IBM
8 7 (6.67%) ArcSight
9 6 (5.71%) TIBCO
9 6 (5.71%) BMC
10 5 (4.76%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
10 5 (4.76%) Juniper
10 5 (4.76%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.81%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (3.81%) Citrix
11 4 (3.81%) CA
12 3 (2.86%) NetApp
12 3 (2.86%) Websense
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