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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 7 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 109 92 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.18% 9.57% 9.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.32% 41.82% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 47
Median daily rate £425 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £350 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £588 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
221 220 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.69% 22.89% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 125 107
Median daily rate £425 £381 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +43.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.98 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +12 52 £450 +9.09% 3
Chester -9 31 £413 -4.34% 1
Knutsford -7 8 £375 -
Macclesfield -11 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 63 (35.20%) Java
2 59 (32.96%) Windows
3 58 (32.40%) Oracle
4 57 (31.84%) SQL
5 54 (30.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (29.05%) Unix
7 48 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (25.14%) AIX
9 43 (24.02%) Security Cleared
10 42 (23.46%) VMware
11 38 (21.23%) Red Hat
12 36 (20.11%) Migration
13 35 (19.55%) SQL Server
14 34 (18.99%) Banking
15 33 (18.44%) JBoss
16 32 (17.88%) Apache
17 30 (16.76%) Tomcat
17 30 (16.76%) IBM
17 30 (16.76%) Jenkins
18 29 (16.20%) Active Directory
19 28 (15.64%) Microsoft
20 27 (15.08%) Solaris
20 27 (15.08%) SC Cleared
21 25 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (13.97%) Vertica
21 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
22 24 (13.41%) HPUX
22 24 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
23 23 (12.85%) ETL
23 23 (12.85%) PostgreSQL

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 33 (18.44%) JBoss
2 32 (17.88%) Apache
3 30 (16.76%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.15%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.47%) IIS
6 7 (3.91%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (3.91%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.35%) OpenStack
7 6 (3.35%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.23%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.12%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.12%) nginx
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.56%) Confluence
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.35%) IaaS
3 5 (2.79%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.23%) PaaS
4 4 (2.23%) SaaS
5 3 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.68%) Route 53
6 2 (1.12%) Engine Yard
6 2 (1.12%) GitHub
6 2 (1.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.61%) HTTP
2 18 (10.06%) DHCP
3 10 (5.59%) Internet
3 10 (5.59%) SSL
4 9 (5.03%) Firewall
5 8 (4.47%) DNS
6 7 (3.91%) Network Security
6 7 (3.91%) Skype
7 5 (2.79%) VPN
8 4 (2.23%) SAN
8 4 (2.23%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.68%) MPLS
9 3 (1.68%) WAN
10 2 (1.12%) BGP
10 2 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.12%) IPsec
10 2 (1.12%) IPv4
10 2 (1.12%) LAN
10 2 (1.12%) LDAP
10 2 (1.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.55%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.85%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (10.61%) DB2
4 18 (10.06%) MySQL
4 18 (10.06%) OLAP
4 18 (10.06%) OLAP Cube
4 18 (10.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (8.94%) Big Data
6 11 (6.15%) MongoDB
7 9 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.68%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.12%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.56%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 30 (16.76%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.50%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (4.47%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.79%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.23%) JIRA
6 3 (1.68%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.68%) Hudson
7 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.12%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.12%) CMake
7 2 (1.12%) Gradle
7 2 (1.12%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.12%) Introscope
7 2 (1.12%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.12%) Selenium
7 2 (1.12%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.12%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.12%) WiX
General
1 34 (18.99%) Banking
2 20 (11.17%) Finance
3 5 (2.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.12%) Military
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (20.11%) Architect
2 24 (13.41%) Developer
3 15 (8.38%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (6.70%) DBA
4 12 (6.70%) Technical Architect
5 9 (5.03%) Administrator
6 8 (4.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (4.47%) Digital Architect
6 8 (4.47%) Java Developer
7 7 (3.91%) Designer
7 7 (3.91%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (3.91%) Lead Architect
7 7 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (3.91%) Talend Developer
8 6 (3.35%) Analyst
8 6 (3.35%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.35%) Systems Architect
8 6 (3.35%) Test Leader
9 5 (2.79%) Java Architect
9 5 (2.79%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.29%) Middleware
1 22 (12.29%) REST
2 21 (11.73%) SOAP
3 18 (10.06%) JSON
3 18 (10.06%) XML
4 15 (8.38%) HTML
4 15 (8.38%) Web Services
5 14 (7.82%) Apache Camel
5 14 (7.82%) JDBC
6 13 (7.26%) ActiveMQ
6 13 (7.26%) CSS
6 13 (7.26%) CSS3
6 13 (7.26%) HTML5
6 13 (7.26%) J2EE
7 8 (4.47%) .NET
7 8 (4.47%) Node.js
8 7 (3.91%) XSD
9 3 (1.68%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.68%) LAMP
9 3 (1.68%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.29%) Mainframe
2 21 (11.73%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.03%) Clustering
4 7 (3.91%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.79%) Smart Meter
5 5 (2.79%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.23%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.23%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.23%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.12%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.12%) iSeries
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) PKI
7 2 (1.12%) PMI
7 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.12%) Social Media
7 2 (1.12%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.96%) Windows
2 54 (30.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 52 (29.05%) Unix
4 45 (25.14%) AIX
5 27 (15.08%) Solaris
6 24 (13.41%) HPUX
7 14 (7.82%) Windows Server
7 14 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.59%) CentOS
9 7 (3.91%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.79%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.12%) IRIX
11 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.11%) Migration
3 25 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (12.85%) ETL
5 22 (12.29%) SOA
6 21 (11.73%) E-Commerce
7 19 (10.61%) High Availability
8 18 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (10.06%) Dimensional Modelling
8 18 (10.06%) Kimball Methodology
8 18 (10.06%) Open Source
9 16 (8.94%) Analytics
9 16 (8.94%) Configuration Management
10 15 (8.38%) Microservices
11 13 (7.26%) E-business
11 13 (7.26%) Project Management
12 12 (6.70%) ITIL
13 11 (6.15%) DevOps
14 10 (5.59%) Software Engineering
14 10 (5.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.20%) Java
2 57 (31.84%) SQL
3 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.06%) C
5 15 (8.38%) C++
6 14 (7.82%) PowerShell
7 12 (6.70%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.59%) PHP
9 9 (5.03%) Python
10 7 (3.91%) Perl
11 6 (3.35%) Ruby
11 6 (3.35%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.79%) C#
13 4 (2.23%) Jython
13 4 (2.23%) R
14 2 (1.12%) Ada
14 2 (1.12%) AWK
14 2 (1.12%) Korn
14 2 (1.12%) Lisp
14 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (24.02%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.08%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.23%) ISEB
5 3 (1.68%) Degree
5 3 (1.68%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.68%) MCITP
5 3 (1.68%) MCTS
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.68%) RHCE
6 2 (1.12%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.12%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.12%) CLAS
6 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) GCFA
7 1 (0.56%) GCFE
7 1 (0.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.47%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.12%) RMADS
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (16.20%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.03%) vSphere
4 6 (3.35%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.23%) vCloud
6 3 (1.68%) UAG
6 3 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.68%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.12%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.56%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (11.17%) Puppet
2 7 (3.91%) vRealize
3 6 (3.35%) Data Guard
3 6 (3.35%) SCCM
3 6 (3.35%) SCOM
4 5 (2.79%) Nagios
4 5 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.23%) Ansible
6 3 (1.68%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (1.68%) yum
7 2 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.12%) CA Wily
7 2 (1.12%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.12%) logstash
7 2 (1.12%) StatsD
7 2 (1.12%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.56%) Legato
8 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 58 (32.40%) Oracle
2 42 (23.46%) VMware
3 38 (21.23%) Red Hat
4 30 (16.76%) IBM
5 28 (15.64%) Microsoft
6 25 (13.97%) Vertica
7 20 (11.17%) Citrix
8 19 (10.61%) EMC
9 17 (9.50%) Talend
10 7 (3.91%) HP
11 5 (2.79%) BMC
11 5 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (2.79%) Sun
11 5 (2.79%) Tableau
12 4 (2.23%) Cisco
12 4 (2.23%) Juniper
13 3 (1.68%) Ab Initio
13 3 (1.68%) ATG
13 3 (1.68%) Axway
13 3 (1.68%) Brocade