The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 6 17
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11  
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.49% 15.56% 10.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 37.84% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Median daily rate £265 £475 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.21% +10.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.13 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.22% +12.00%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 28 37 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 41.79% 41.11% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 28
Median daily rate £165 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.00% -29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £609 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Cheltenham

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Cheltenham

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Linux.

1 7 (70.00%) MySQL
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) Replication
2 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (20.00%) Hudson
5 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (10.00%) Ansible
5 1 (10.00%) Docker
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) High Availability
5 1 (10.00%) MapReduce
5 1 (10.00%) Big Data
5 1 (10.00%) Gradle
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (10.00%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Hudson
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Gradle
General
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) DBA
2 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL DBA
3 4 (40.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) EJB
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (10.00%) JMS
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (10.00%) Verilog
2 1 (10.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
4 1 (10.00%) MapReduce
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
1 1 (10.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Altera
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (10.00%) Xilinx