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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 8.93% 3.39% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 12.50% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
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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
11 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 19.64% 27.12% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 11
Average daily rate £375 £250 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -19.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 16 (69.57%) UNIX
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) AIX
3 12 (52.17%) Finance
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle
5 9 (39.13%) Banking
6 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
6 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
7 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
7 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (30.43%) Java
7 7 (30.43%) Web Services
7 7 (30.43%) Degree
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
8 6 (26.09%) BDD
8 6 (26.09%) HTML5
8 6 (26.09%) Mac OS
8 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
8 6 (26.09%) jQuery
8 6 (26.09%) Windows Vista
8 6 (26.09%) JSON
8 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
8 6 (26.09%) XML
8 6 (26.09%) OOP
8 6 (26.09%) OO
8 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
8 6 (26.09%) C
8 6 (26.09%) C++
8 6 (26.09%) HTML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
2 6 (26.09%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.04%) iPlanet
3 3 (13.04%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (13.04%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Subversion
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Ant
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) TIBCO Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) XML
2 6 (26.09%) WSDL
2 6 (26.09%) Java EE
2 6 (26.09%) JSON
2 6 (26.09%) jQuery
2 6 (26.09%) HTML5
2 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
2 6 (26.09%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) HACMP
2 2 (8.70%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) UNIX
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) AIX
4 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Vista
4 6 (26.09%) Mac OS
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
2 6 (26.09%) BDD
2 6 (26.09%) TDD
2 6 (26.09%) OOP
2 6 (26.09%) OO
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) Objective-C
3 6 (26.09%) C
3 6 (26.09%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) GPFS
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (13.04%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (13.04%) BladeLogic
3 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 4 (17.39%) Cyber-Ark
3 4 (17.39%) CA
4 3 (13.04%) Sun
4 3 (13.04%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
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