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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 4 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 20.90% 6.72% 7.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.50% 25.81% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£390 £442 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £343 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £448 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
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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
16 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 23.88% 26.05% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 12
Average daily rate £390 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 20 (83.33%) UNIX
2 16 (66.67%) Oracle
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) WebSphere
5 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
5 10 (41.67%) Finance
6 9 (37.50%) AIX
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (29.17%) Banking
8 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (25.00%) iPlanet
8 6 (25.00%) LDAP
8 6 (25.00%) IIS
8 6 (25.00%) Java
8 6 (25.00%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) ITIL
9 5 (20.83%) CA SiteMinder
9 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
9 5 (20.83%) Subversion
9 5 (20.83%) Degree
9 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
9 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
10 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
10 4 (16.67%) TIBCO
10 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
10 4 (16.67%) Sun
10 4 (16.67%) CA
10 4 (16.67%) HTML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (45.83%) WebSphere
2 6 (25.00%) IIS
2 6 (25.00%) iPlanet
3 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (12.50%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (4.17%) JBoss
6 1 (4.17%) Apache
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Subversion
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Ant
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) TIBCO Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) Rendezvous
3 2 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) WSDL
3 2 (8.33%) J2EE
3 2 (8.33%) EJB
3 2 (8.33%) JDBC
3 2 (8.33%) Java EE
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) jQuery
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
3 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) HACMP
3 2 (8.33%) LPAR
4 1 (4.17%) AS400
4 1 (4.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) UNIX
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
5 2 (8.33%) Solaris
5 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.17%) VMS
6 1 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) BDD
5 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) OOP
5 2 (8.33%) OO
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 6 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.17%) AWK
5 1 (4.17%) Jython
5 1 (4.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) GPFS
2 1 (4.17%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (12.50%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (12.50%) BladeLogic
3 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.17%) Foglight
4 1 (4.17%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (4.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 4 (16.67%) Sun
3 4 (16.67%) CA
3 4 (16.67%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Sybase
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Tumbleweed