The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 8.24% 2.08% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.38% 20.00% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 2
Average daily rate
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£356 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -11.11%
Linux
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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 Warrington region.

Operating Systems Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 20.39% 10.42% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 9 5
Average daily rate £400 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £9.50 £11.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -24.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) UNIX
3 12 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (32.14%) VMware
4 9 (32.14%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (28.57%) MySQL
5 8 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 7 (25.00%) Firewall
6 7 (25.00%) TDD
6 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (25.00%) F5
7 6 (21.43%) C#
7 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle
7 6 (21.43%) SSL
7 6 (21.43%) CISSP
7 6 (21.43%) Firmware
7 6 (21.43%) CESG
7 6 (21.43%) PKI
7 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (21.43%) Android
7 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
7 6 (21.43%) BDD
7 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
7 6 (21.43%) ArcSight
7 6 (21.43%) SIEM
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Phone 8
7 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Phone

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (21.43%) SSL
3 4 (14.29%) HTTP
4 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) TACACS
5 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
1 7 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Management Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) REST
2 3 (10.71%) XHR
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 6 (21.43%) CESG
2 6 (21.43%) PKI
3 3 (10.71%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) UNIX
3 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (21.43%) Android
4 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Phone 8
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Phone
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Solaris
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) AIX
7 1 (3.57%) CentOS
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 7 (25.00%) TDD
3 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (21.43%) BDD
3 6 (21.43%) SIEM
3 6 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (17.86%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (17.86%) Use Case
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) Information Security
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) MVVM
5 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) MVC
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.57%) Workflow
7 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C#
1 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) Scala
4 2 (7.14%) C
4 2 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) CISSP
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) GCIA
4 1 (3.57%) GCIH
4 1 (3.57%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (21.43%) Firmware
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Nessus
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) VMware
2 8 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 7 (25.00%) F5
4 6 (21.43%) ArcSight
4 6 (21.43%) Oracle
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (7.14%) Sophos
6 2 (7.14%) SonicWALL
6 2 (7.14%) Draytek
7 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (3.57%) EMC