The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 3.33% 16.00% 17.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 50.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
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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 Stockport region.

Operating Systems Category
Stockport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 13.33% 32.00% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate £250 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -68.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 3 (33.33%) Telematics
2 3 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (33.33%) XHTML
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) OOP
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) FatWire
4 1 (11.11%) CISA
4 1 (11.11%) CISM
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) PHP Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) XHTML
1 3 (33.33%) Regular Expression
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Telematics
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) OOP
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) RHCE
1 1 (11.11%) CISA
1 1 (11.11%) CISM
1 1 (11.11%) GSEC
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) GPEN
1 1 (11.11%) OSCP
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Endeca
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) FatWire
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix