The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Stockport 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 11.11% 33.33% 21.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 60.00% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£285 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £317 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £365 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 22.22% 55.56% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate £285 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £308 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -62.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Linux
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Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Stockport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Stockport region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Stockport

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Stockport region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Stockport

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport 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 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) Perl
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
1 4 (36.36%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
2 3 (27.27%) Spring
2 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Grails
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) JSP
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) OOP
2 3 (27.27%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 3 (27.27%) Apache
2 3 (27.27%) XHTML
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
2 3 (27.27%) Groovy
2 3 (27.27%) Telematics
2 3 (27.27%) Regular Expression

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stockport 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 (27.27%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) PHP Developer
3 2 (18.18%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) JSP
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) XHTML
1 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
1 3 (27.27%) Spring
1 3 (27.27%) Grails
1 3 (27.27%) Regular Expression
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Telematics
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Information Security
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
2 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) OOP
2 3 (27.27%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
2 3 (27.27%) Groovy
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) RHCE
1 1 (9.09%) CISA
1 1 (9.09%) CISM
1 1 (9.09%) GSEC
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) GPEN
1 1 (9.09%) OSCP
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee
2 1 (9.09%) FatWire
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Endeca
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix