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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 5.94% 19.72% 6.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 87.50% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £390 £390 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
30 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 29.70% 22.54% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 12
Average daily rate £390 £390 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £458 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) AIX
3 9 (56.25%) Java
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) Banking
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Java EE
5 7 (43.75%) Degree
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Vista
5 7 (43.75%) JSON
5 7 (43.75%) Subversion
5 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
5 7 (43.75%) Objective-C
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) C
5 7 (43.75%) C++
5 7 (43.75%) HTML
5 7 (43.75%) OOP
5 7 (43.75%) OO
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) XML
5 7 (43.75%) Unix
5 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
5 7 (43.75%) WSDL
5 7 (43.75%) jQuery
5 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (43.75%) Data Protection
5 7 (43.75%) Mac OS
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (12.50%) iPlanet
1 2 (12.50%) JBoss
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) SSL
3 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
1 7 (43.75%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) Introscope
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
General
1 9 (56.25%) Banking
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Applications Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
1 7 (43.75%) HTML
1 7 (43.75%) HTML5
1 7 (43.75%) Java EE
1 7 (43.75%) jQuery
1 7 (43.75%) JSON
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
1 7 (43.75%) WSDL
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) AIX
3 7 (43.75%) Mac OS
3 7 (43.75%) Unix
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Vista
3 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) BDD
2 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (43.75%) Data Protection
2 7 (43.75%) OO
2 7 (43.75%) OOP
2 7 (43.75%) SDLC
2 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
2 7 (43.75%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) C
2 7 (43.75%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) Objective-C
3 5 (31.25%) Perl
4 3 (18.75%) Jython
4 3 (18.75%) Korn
4 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) CA Wily
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Apple
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (6.25%) PlateSpin