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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 10.00% 7.84% 9.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 30.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -14.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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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 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 23.33% 26.14% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 11
Average daily rate £325 £272 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -20.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) UNIX
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 3 (27.27%) Solaris
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Perl
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Subversion
5 3 (27.27%) iPlanet
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (27.27%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) Verint
6 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Migration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 3 (27.27%) iPlanet
3 2 (18.18%) CMS
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) JBoss
4 1 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) MGW
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) PSTN
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (9.09%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Avaya Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) AIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) EJB
1 2 (18.18%) JDBC
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) HACMP
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) AS400
1 1 (9.09%) Tandem
1 1 (9.09%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) UNIX
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Solaris
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
5 1 (9.09%) HPUX
5 1 (9.09%) VMS
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) AWK
4 1 (9.09%) Jython
4 1 (9.09%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) PowerHA
1 1 (9.09%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (9.09%) Foglight
1 1 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (9.09%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (18.18%) Avaya
4 2 (18.18%) Verint
4 2 (18.18%) Sybase
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Sun
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (9.09%) TIBCO