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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 22.86% 5.36% 8.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 21.43% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£390 £384 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% +23.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £332 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £437 £332
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 £36.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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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
20 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 28.57% 25.00% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Average daily rate £390 £319 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% +2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 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 17 (73.91%) UNIX
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Oracle
3 10 (43.48%) AIX
3 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
4 9 (39.13%) Banking
5 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
6 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (30.43%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) HTML
7 6 (26.09%) IIS
8 5 (21.74%) Web Services
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) LDAP
8 5 (21.74%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
8 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) Subversion
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
8 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
9 4 (17.39%) BDD
9 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (17.39%) HTML5
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) Mac OS
9 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
9 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (17.39%) Cyber-Ark

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
2 6 (26.09%) IIS
3 4 (17.39%) iPlanet
4 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
4 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (13.04%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (13.04%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Subversion
1 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Ant
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) TIBCO Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
2 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) HTML5
3 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
3 4 (17.39%) JSON
3 4 (17.39%) Java EE
3 4 (17.39%) jQuery
3 4 (17.39%) WSDL
3 4 (17.39%) XML
4 3 (13.04%) Rendezvous
5 2 (8.70%) J2EE
5 2 (8.70%) EJB
5 2 (8.70%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) LPAR
2 2 (8.70%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) UNIX
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) AIX
4 4 (17.39%) Mac OS
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Vista
4 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
2 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
3 4 (17.39%) BDD
3 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) OOP
3 4 (17.39%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) C
3 4 (17.39%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) AWK
5 1 (4.35%) Jython
5 1 (4.35%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) GPFS
2 1 (4.35%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (13.04%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (13.04%) BladeLogic
3 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 4 (17.39%) Cyber-Ark
3 4 (17.39%) CA
4 3 (13.04%) Sun
4 3 (13.04%) TIBCO
5 2 (8.70%) Sybase
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
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