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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 3.39% 6.25% 19.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 23.81% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate £350 £343 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £268 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £445 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 27.12% 26.25% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 12
Average daily rate £250 £310 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -7.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £221 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Cheshire

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 April 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) AIX
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
5 2 (20.00%) Maven
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) CA Wily
5 2 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (20.00%) LDAP
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (20.00%) Sun
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) JBoss
5 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (10.00%) Python
6 1 (10.00%) DB2
6 1 (10.00%) HPUX
6 1 (10.00%) Solaris
6 1 (10.00%) OOP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) FishEye
2 1 (10.00%) Gradle
2 1 (10.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) DOM
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) OpenID
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) OAuth
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Tandem
1 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) AIX
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (10.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Sun
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Progress
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian