The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 19 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 43 62 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.76% 6.23% 7.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.33% 29.81% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 32
Median daily rate £450 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £260 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.73%
Linux
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
133 208 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.91% 20.90% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 135 81
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
- +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 16
Median hourly rate £18.58 £17.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.29% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 13 £563 +50.00% 2
Macclesfield -4 5 £600 +113.33%
Knutsford +1 3 £413 +6.45% 1
Chester +1 2 £300 -25.00% 3
Wilmslow 0 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 40 (35.40%) Windows
1 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.09%) Unix
2 34 (30.09%) SQL Server
3 32 (28.32%) SQL
4 31 (27.43%) Jenkins
5 28 (24.78%) AIX
5 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
6 25 (22.12%) Puppet
6 25 (22.12%) Oracle
7 23 (20.35%) Java
8 22 (19.47%) DevOps
9 21 (18.58%) ETL
10 20 (17.70%) Red Hat
11 19 (16.81%) Finance
11 19 (16.81%) Python
11 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
12 17 (15.04%) Vertica
13 16 (14.16%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (13.27%) MongoDB
15 14 (12.39%) Web Services
15 14 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
16 13 (11.50%) JSON
16 13 (11.50%) ITIL
16 13 (11.50%) Active Directory
16 13 (11.50%) Big Data
17 11 (9.73%) Banking
17 11 (9.73%) Talend Open Studio

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (5.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (4.42%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.42%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.42%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.65%) Apache
3 3 (2.65%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.65%) CICS
4 2 (1.77%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.77%) Confluence
4 2 (1.77%) JBoss
4 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.88%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.73%) Amazon S3
3 10 (8.85%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (7.08%) AWS CloudTrail
5 7 (6.19%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (6.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (5.31%) Amazon EMR
6 6 (5.31%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (4.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (3.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (3.54%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (3.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (2.65%) IaaS
9 3 (2.65%) PaaS
9 3 (2.65%) Route 53
10 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.77%) SaaS
11 1 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) SAN
2 8 (7.08%) SSL
3 6 (5.31%) DHCP
3 6 (5.31%) HTTPS
4 5 (4.42%) VPN
5 4 (3.54%) DNS
5 4 (3.54%) Firewall
6 3 (2.65%) Internet
6 3 (2.65%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.65%) Network Security
7 2 (1.77%) LDAP
8 1 (0.88%) FTP
8 1 (0.88%) HTTP
8 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.88%) MPLS
8 1 (0.88%) SSH
8 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (30.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.27%) MongoDB
3 13 (11.50%) Big Data
4 11 (9.73%) DB2
4 11 (9.73%) OLAP
4 11 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (7.96%) NoSQL
5 9 (7.96%) OLAP Cube
6 7 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.31%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.42%) MySQL
9 4 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (2.65%) GIS
10 3 (2.65%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.77%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (1.77%) Pentaho
11 2 (1.77%) QlikView
11 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (27.43%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.73%) Talend Open Studio
3 7 (6.19%) JIRA
4 6 (5.31%) GitLab
4 6 (5.31%) MSI
5 4 (3.54%) ClearCase
5 4 (3.54%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.65%) Hudson
6 3 (2.65%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.88%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.88%) Log4j
7 1 (0.88%) Maven
7 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (16.81%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Banking
3 3 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) DBA
2 15 (13.27%) Consultant
3 12 (10.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (10.62%) SQL DBA
4 11 (9.73%) Architect
4 11 (9.73%) Developer
5 9 (7.96%) SQL Server DBA
6 8 (7.08%) Administrator
7 7 (6.19%) Linux Consultant
7 7 (6.19%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (3.54%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Cloud Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) Web Services
2 13 (11.50%) JSON
3 9 (7.96%) Middleware
4 7 (6.19%) HTML
4 7 (6.19%) XML
5 6 (5.31%) boto
5 6 (5.31%) J2EE
5 6 (5.31%) YAML
6 2 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.88%) .NET
7 1 (0.88%) Ajax
7 1 (0.88%) JAAS
7 1 (0.88%) Java SE
7 1 (0.88%) JAX-RPC
7 1 (0.88%) jQuery
7 1 (0.88%) Kafka
7 1 (0.88%) SOAP
7 1 (0.88%) WSDL
7 1 (0.88%) XSL
7 1 (0.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.31%) Mainframe
2 6 (5.31%) Wiki
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.65%) Clustering
4 3 (2.65%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.77%) IBM XIV
5 2 (1.77%) PKI
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.88%) HACMP
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.40%) Windows
2 34 (30.09%) Unix
3 28 (24.78%) AIX
4 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (8.85%) HPUX
6 7 (6.19%) Solaris
7 6 (5.31%) CentOS
7 6 (5.31%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.47%) DevOps
3 21 (18.58%) ETL
4 14 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.50%) ITIL
6 11 (9.73%) Migration
7 10 (8.85%) Dimensional Modelling
7 10 (8.85%) E-Commerce
7 10 (8.85%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.96%) Kimball Methodology
9 7 (6.19%) Automated Testing
9 7 (6.19%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.19%) Scrum
10 6 (5.31%) Analytics
10 6 (5.31%) High Availability
10 6 (5.31%) Open Source
10 6 (5.31%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.31%) SOA
10 6 (5.31%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.32%) SQL
2 23 (20.35%) Java
3 19 (16.81%) Python
4 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.96%) Perl
5 8 (7.08%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.19%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.31%) R
8 4 (3.54%) Ruby
9 3 (2.65%) C
9 3 (2.65%) C++
10 1 (0.88%) C#
10 1 (0.88%) Go
10 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.31%) AWS Certification
3 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.65%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.77%) CISSP
5 2 (1.77%) MCSA
5 2 (1.77%) MCSE
5 2 (1.77%) MCTS
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Degree
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.65%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.42%) Docker
3 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.88%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 25 (22.12%) Puppet
2 16 (14.16%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.31%) yum
4 5 (4.42%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.42%) Salt
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.77%) Nessus
5 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.88%) SCCM
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (22.12%) Oracle
2 20 (17.70%) Red Hat
3 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.04%) Vertica
5 11 (9.73%) Talend
6 10 (8.85%) Tableau
7 8 (7.08%) Veritas
8 7 (6.19%) VMware
9 5 (4.42%) HP
10 4 (3.54%) Citrix
10 4 (3.54%) EMC
10 4 (3.54%) IBM
10 4 (3.54%) Splunk
11 3 (2.65%) Ab Initio
11 3 (2.65%) ParAccel
12 2 (1.77%) Brocade
12 2 (1.77%) Cisco
12 2 (1.77%) Fujitsu
12 2 (1.77%) SAP
12 2 (1.77%) Teradata