The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 18 9
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 11.43% 5.59% 8.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 20.00% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
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£253 £442 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.87% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £343 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £448 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

Operating Systems Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
14 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 20.00% 27.97% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 16
Average daily rate £244 £334 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.96% -1.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Knutsford region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 10 (83.33%) Oracle
1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (25.00%) AIX
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) Perl
6 3 (25.00%) iPlanet
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (25.00%) Subversion
6 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) LPAR
7 2 (16.67%) BladeLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (25.00%) iPlanet
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
4 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) AIX Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) EJB
1 2 (16.67%) JDBC
1 2 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) LPAR
2 2 (16.67%) HACMP
3 1 (8.33%) AS400
3 1 (8.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) AIX
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) AWK
5 1 (8.33%) Jython
5 1 (8.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) GPFS
2 1 (8.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) BladeLogic
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Foglight
2 1 (8.33%) CA Wily
2 1 (8.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Sybase
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Sun
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
6 1 (8.33%) Tumbleweed
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