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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 21 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 7.03% 13.21% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.32% 53.85% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £375 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £415 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Linux
Cheshire

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
37 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 28.91% 24.53% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 9
Average daily rate £425 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £368 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 10 (66.67%) Banking
2 10 (66.67%) Unix
3 8 (53.33%) AIX
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) JBoss
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Middleware
6 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (26.67%) Subversion
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) XML
6 4 (26.67%) C
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
6 4 (26.67%) JSON
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (20.00%) Java EE
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (20.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) BDD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (40.00%) JBoss
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (13.33%) Apache
3 2 (13.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (13.33%) iPlanet
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
1 3 (20.00%) SSL
2 2 (13.33%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Introscope
3 1 (6.67%) Ant
3 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
3 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 10 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Support
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Support
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (20.00%) Java EE
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) WSDL
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.67%) JSON Schema
4 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Unix
2 8 (53.33%) AIX
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Mac OS
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (20.00%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) OOP
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Microservices
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) C
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) Jython
3 3 (20.00%) Korn
3 3 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) CA Wily
1 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) CA
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) Sun
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) PlateSpin
4 1 (6.67%) VMware