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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 8.82% 24.24% 46.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 66.67% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£335 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £281 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £289 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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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
9 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stockport 26.47% 36.36% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate £335 £198 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.62% -37.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £115 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £287 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (66.67%) nginx
1 2 (66.67%) RSpec
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Capistrano
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Capistrano
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Brocade
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint