The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Knutsford region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 6.49% 10.00% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.25% 38.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£343 £303 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 34 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 20.78% 26.15% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 5
Average daily rate £275 £325 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £231 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £428 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Linux
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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 29 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (57.14%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) CMS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Avaya
3 2 (28.57%) Verint
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) GPFS
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) OAuth
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) H.323

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (28.57%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) MGW
2 1 (14.29%) PSTN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Kerberos
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Avaya Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) DOM
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) OAuth
1 1 (14.29%) OpenID
1 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) HACMP
1 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
1 1 (14.29%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) XPath
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) PowerHA
2 1 (14.29%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Avaya
3 2 (28.57%) Verint
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft