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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 25 23 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs citing Linux 53 54 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.69% 7.31% 3.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.49% 37.24% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 12
Average daily rate £425 £380 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
186 145 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.98% 19.62% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 71 87
Average daily rate £375 £361 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 32
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.25 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -21.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.41 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 17 £600 +65.51% 5
Macclesfield -1 8 £281 -37.50%
Knutsford -10 6 £390 - 1
Chester - 5 £400 - 3
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 58 (50.00%) Windows
2 47 (40.52%) Unix
3 40 (34.48%) Data Centre
4 39 (33.62%) Java
5 36 (31.03%) AIX
6 35 (30.17%) VMware
7 34 (29.31%) Solaris
8 32 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (25.00%) Migration
11 27 (23.28%) Red Hat
12 25 (21.55%) IBM
13 24 (20.69%) SQL
14 22 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
15 21 (18.10%) HPUX
16 20 (17.24%) Oracle
16 20 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
17 18 (15.52%) Puppet
18 17 (14.66%) Git (software)
18 17 (14.66%) HTML
18 17 (14.66%) Web Services
19 16 (13.79%) JavaScript
20 15 (12.93%) Sun
20 15 (12.93%) HTTP
20 15 (12.93%) Finance
20 15 (12.93%) Banking
21 14 (12.07%) XML
21 14 (12.07%) OO

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (7.76%) Apache
2 7 (6.03%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.17%) JBoss
4 4 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (3.45%) iPlanet
4 4 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.59%) Node.js
5 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.72%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (6.90%) MS Office
2 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.76%) Amazon S3
3 8 (6.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 6 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (4.31%) Route 53
6 4 (3.45%) Amazon Glacier
7 3 (2.59%) IaaS
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.86%) GitHub
9 1 (0.86%) PaaS
9 1 (0.86%) SaaS
9 1 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.93%) HTTP
2 13 (11.21%) Internet
2 13 (11.21%) WAN
3 10 (8.62%) Firewall
4 9 (7.76%) LAN
5 8 (6.90%) DNS
6 7 (6.03%) SAN
7 6 (5.17%) SSL
8 5 (4.31%) FTP
8 5 (4.31%) NAS
8 5 (4.31%) SMTP
9 4 (3.45%) BGP
9 4 (3.45%) DHCP
9 4 (3.45%) FabricPath
9 4 (3.45%) IPsec
9 4 (3.45%) IPv4
9 4 (3.45%) IPv6
9 4 (3.45%) MPLS
9 4 (3.45%) OSPF
9 4 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (6.90%) Big Data
3 7 (6.03%) MySQL
4 5 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (4.31%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.45%) DB2
6 3 (2.59%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.86%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (14.66%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.34%) Subversion
3 10 (8.62%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.31%) Maven
5 4 (3.45%) Introscope
6 1 (0.86%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.86%) Hudson
6 1 (0.86%) JIRA
6 1 (0.86%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.86%) JUnit
6 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.86%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (12.93%) Banking
1 15 (12.93%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Architect
2 19 (16.38%) Developer
3 13 (11.21%) Java Developer
4 11 (9.48%) Analyst
5 10 (8.62%) AWS Engineer
6 9 (7.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) IT Architect
8 7 (6.03%) IT Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.17%) Consultant
10 5 (4.31%) Administrator
10 5 (4.31%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Technical Manager
11 4 (3.45%) Database Architect
11 4 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (3.45%) Lead Architect
11 4 (3.45%) Lead Data Architect
11 4 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.45%) Network Support
11 4 (3.45%) webMethods Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.66%) HTML
1 17 (14.66%) Web Services
2 14 (12.07%) XML
3 13 (11.21%) jQuery
3 13 (11.21%) JSON
4 12 (10.34%) HTML5
5 10 (8.62%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.76%) CSS
6 9 (7.76%) WSDL
7 8 (6.90%) Java EE
8 6 (5.17%) .NET
8 6 (5.17%) JDBC
9 5 (4.31%) J2EE
9 5 (4.31%) SAP XI
10 4 (3.45%) CSS3
10 4 (3.45%) D3.js
10 4 (3.45%) Middleware
10 4 (3.45%) XHTML
11 3 (2.59%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (1.72%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 40 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.48%) Clustering
3 8 (6.90%) FlexPod
3 8 (6.90%) VCE vBlock
4 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.31%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.45%) CMDB
5 4 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.45%) iSeries
5 4 (3.45%) Replication
5 4 (3.45%) Telematics
6 3 (2.59%) AS400
6 3 (2.59%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) DTV
8 1 (0.86%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (50.00%) Windows
2 47 (40.52%) Unix
3 36 (31.03%) AIX
4 34 (29.31%) Solaris
5 32 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (18.10%) HPUX
7 12 (10.34%) Windows XP
8 8 (6.90%) Mac OS
9 7 (6.03%) Windows Vista
10 5 (4.31%) Android
10 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.45%) MVS
12 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.59%) VME
13 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.86%) CentOS
14 1 (0.86%) IRIX
14 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.00%) Migration
3 22 (18.97%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (12.07%) OO
5 13 (11.21%) OOP
6 12 (10.34%) DevOps
7 10 (8.62%) ITIL
7 10 (8.62%) Web Accessibility
8 9 (7.76%) SDLC
9 8 (6.90%) BDD
9 8 (6.90%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.90%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.90%) TDD
9 8 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (6.90%) Waterfall
10 7 (6.03%) Data Protection
10 7 (6.03%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (6.03%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.31%) Android Development
11 5 (4.31%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.62%) Java
2 24 (20.69%) SQL
3 16 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.21%) Perl
5 12 (10.34%) C++
6 11 (9.48%) C
7 8 (6.90%) Objective-C
8 7 (6.03%) Python
8 7 (6.03%) Shell Script
9 6 (5.17%) Ruby
10 5 (4.31%) Jython
10 5 (4.31%) Korn
11 4 (3.45%) Lisp
12 3 (2.59%) AWK
12 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.59%) C#
13 2 (1.72%) Go
13 2 (1.72%) Scala
14 1 (0.86%) PHP
14 1 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.34%) Degree
3 8 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.59%) Docker
4 3 (2.59%) KVM
4 3 (2.59%) Xen
5 2 (1.72%) vCloud
5 2 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.72%) Veritas File System
5 2 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.72%) vSphere
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.86%) XenApp
6 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (15.52%) Puppet
2 7 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.31%) Ansible
4 4 (3.45%) CA Wily
4 4 (3.45%) SCCM
5 3 (2.59%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.72%) logstash
6 2 (1.72%) Nagios
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.72%) StatsD
6 2 (1.72%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.86%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 35 (30.17%) VMware
2 27 (23.28%) Red Hat
3 25 (21.55%) IBM
4 20 (17.24%) Oracle
5 15 (12.93%) Sun
6 12 (10.34%) Cisco
7 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
8 10 (8.62%) Citrix
9 8 (6.90%) Dell
9 8 (6.90%) HP
10 5 (4.31%) PlateSpin
10 5 (4.31%) SAP
10 5 (4.31%) webMethods
11 4 (3.45%) CA
11 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.45%) Juniper
12 2 (1.72%) Apple
12 2 (1.72%) Veritas
13 1 (0.86%) Informatica
13 1 (0.86%) Perforce
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