The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 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 24 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
Cheshire / Knutsford
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 18 10
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 22.41% 6.72% 8.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.17% 25.00% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 2
Median daily rate £410 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -13.33%  
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 £39.00 £42.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -8.23% +16.43%  

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 Knutsford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Knutsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 24 32 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 41.38% 26.89% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 5
Median daily rate £388 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Knutsford 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 Knutsford

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Knutsford

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Knutsford over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 24 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 Knutsford region with a requirement for Linux.

1 7 (46.67%) Unix
1 7 (46.67%) Veritas
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) AIX
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 4 (26.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (20.00%) Ruby
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) CA
5 3 (20.00%) Clustering
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) AppSense
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) LAMP
6 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) IIS
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) SQL

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Knutsford 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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
1 2 (13.33%) Skype
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
2 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Gradle
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Unix Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Linux Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Perl Programmer
2 2 (13.33%) Programmer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) AIX Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) AIX Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) AIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) LAMP
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) PMI
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) HACMP
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Unix
2 6 (40.00%) AIX
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) CentOS
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) HPUX
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (13.33%) RUP
3 2 (13.33%) SDLC
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (6.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) Docker
3 1 (6.67%) PowerHA
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
2 2 (13.33%) vMotion
3 1 (6.67%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.67%) Netcool
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Veritas
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (20.00%) CA
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) AppSense
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow