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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 108 104 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.75% 10.47% 10.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.19% 45.22% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 73 47
Median daily rate £423 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £700 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
256 230 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.47% 23.16% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 136 107
Median daily rate £425 £418 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +54.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +5 43 £450 -30.76% 2
Chester -5 29 £413 -5.71% 3
Knutsford -6 10 £280 -34.11%
Macclesfield 0 5 £444 +10.93%
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 62 (39.24%) Java
2 51 (32.28%) Windows
3 49 (31.01%) VMware
4 47 (29.75%) Unix
5 43 (27.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (26.58%) Oracle
6 42 (26.58%) Red Hat
7 40 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (22.78%) SQL
9 35 (22.15%) JBoss
9 35 (22.15%) Apache
10 34 (21.52%) IBM
11 33 (20.89%) AIX
12 32 (20.25%) Tomcat
12 32 (20.25%) Banking
13 30 (18.99%) SQL Server
13 30 (18.99%) Security Cleared
14 29 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (17.72%) Jenkins
15 28 (17.72%) Migration
16 26 (16.46%) Microsoft
17 24 (15.19%) Middleware
17 24 (15.19%) JavaScript
17 24 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (14.56%) Data Centre
18 23 (14.56%) PostgreSQL
19 22 (13.92%) SOA
19 22 (13.92%) REST
20 21 (13.29%) Vertica
20 21 (13.29%) SOAP

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 35 (22.15%) Apache
1 35 (22.15%) JBoss
2 32 (20.25%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.96%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.06%) IIS
4 8 (5.06%) Node.js
4 8 (5.06%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.43%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (4.43%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.80%) OpenStack
6 6 (3.80%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.53%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (2.53%) iPlanet
7 4 (2.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.27%) nginx
8 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.80%) IaaS
3 5 (3.16%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.53%) PaaS
4 4 (2.53%) SaaS
5 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.27%) Engine Yard
6 2 (1.27%) GitHub
6 2 (1.27%) Heroku
6 2 (1.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.66%) HTTP
2 13 (8.23%) Internet
3 12 (7.59%) SSL
4 10 (6.33%) DNS
4 10 (6.33%) Firewall
5 8 (5.06%) WAN
6 7 (4.43%) Skype
7 6 (3.80%) Network Security
7 6 (3.80%) VPN
8 5 (3.16%) LAN
9 4 (2.53%) BGP
9 4 (2.53%) FabricPath
9 4 (2.53%) IPsec
9 4 (2.53%) IPv4
9 4 (2.53%) IPv6
9 4 (2.53%) MPLS
9 4 (2.53%) OSPF
9 4 (2.53%) SAN
9 4 (2.53%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.53%) TRILL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.56%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (11.39%) MySQL
4 17 (10.76%) OLAP
4 17 (10.76%) OLAP Cube
4 17 (10.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (9.49%) Big Data
6 9 (5.70%) MongoDB
7 7 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.27%) DB2
8 2 (1.27%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.63%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 28 (17.72%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.49%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (5.70%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.53%) Introscope
4 4 (2.53%) JIRA
4 4 (2.53%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.90%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.90%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.27%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.27%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.27%) CMake
6 2 (1.27%) Gradle
6 2 (1.27%) Hudson
6 2 (1.27%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.27%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.27%) Selenium
6 2 (1.27%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.27%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.27%) WiX
General
1 32 (20.25%) Banking
2 17 (10.76%) Finance
3 5 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.27%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (20.89%) Architect
2 23 (14.56%) Developer
3 13 (8.23%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (6.96%) Technical Architect
5 8 (5.06%) Administrator
5 8 (5.06%) DBA
5 8 (5.06%) Digital Architect
6 7 (4.43%) Analyst
6 7 (4.43%) Digital Technical Architect
6 7 (4.43%) Java Developer
6 7 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (4.43%) Talend Developer
7 6 (3.80%) Systems Architect
7 6 (3.80%) Test Leader
7 6 (3.80%) Unix Engineer
7 6 (3.80%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.16%) Java Architect
8 5 (3.16%) Network Architect
8 5 (3.16%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.19%) Middleware
2 22 (13.92%) REST
3 21 (13.29%) SOAP
4 18 (11.39%) JSON
4 18 (11.39%) XML
5 15 (9.49%) HTML
6 14 (8.86%) Apache Camel
6 14 (8.86%) JDBC
6 14 (8.86%) Web Services
7 13 (8.23%) ActiveMQ
7 13 (8.23%) CSS
7 13 (8.23%) CSS3
7 13 (8.23%) HTML5
7 13 (8.23%) J2EE
8 8 (5.06%) .NET
9 7 (4.43%) XSD
10 3 (1.90%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.90%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.90%) LAMP
10 3 (1.90%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.56%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.59%) Clustering
3 6 (3.80%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.16%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.16%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.16%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.53%) Internet of Things
5 4 (2.53%) iSeries
5 4 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.90%) FlexPod
6 3 (1.90%) VCE vBlock
7 2 (1.27%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Social Media
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (32.28%) Windows
2 47 (29.75%) Unix
3 43 (27.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (20.89%) AIX
5 16 (10.13%) Solaris
6 13 (8.23%) Windows Server
6 13 (8.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.59%) HPUX
8 9 (5.70%) CentOS
9 7 (4.43%) Windows 10
10 5 (3.16%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.27%) IRIX
12 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.72%) Migration
3 24 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (13.92%) SOA
5 19 (12.03%) E-Commerce
5 19 (12.03%) ETL
5 19 (12.03%) High Availability
6 17 (10.76%) Dimensional Modelling
6 17 (10.76%) Kimball Methodology
6 17 (10.76%) Open Source
7 16 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (9.49%) Analytics
8 15 (9.49%) Configuration Management
8 15 (9.49%) Microservices
9 13 (8.23%) E-business
9 13 (8.23%) Project Management
10 10 (6.33%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.33%) Software Testing
10 10 (6.33%) Test Automation
11 9 (5.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.24%) Java
2 36 (22.78%) SQL
3 24 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 18 (11.39%) C
5 15 (9.49%) C++
6 14 (8.86%) PowerShell
7 13 (8.23%) Bash Shell
8 11 (6.96%) Perl
9 9 (5.70%) PHP
9 9 (5.70%) Python
10 8 (5.06%) Shell Script
11 7 (4.43%) Jython
12 5 (3.16%) C#
12 5 (3.16%) Korn
12 5 (3.16%) Ruby
13 4 (2.53%) Lisp
14 3 (1.90%) AWK
15 2 (1.27%) Ada
15 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.53%) ISEB
4 3 (1.90%) Degree
4 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.90%) MCITP
4 3 (1.90%) MCTS
4 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.90%) RHCE
5 2 (1.27%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.27%) CLAS
5 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.63%) GCFE
6 1 (0.63%) GIAC
6 1 (0.63%) GREM
6 1 (0.63%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.43%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.27%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.27%) RMADS
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (9.49%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.70%) vSphere
4 6 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (3.16%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.53%) vCloud
7 3 (1.90%) UAG
7 3 (1.90%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.27%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.63%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (11.39%) Puppet
2 7 (4.43%) vRealize
3 6 (3.80%) Data Guard
3 6 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.80%) SCCM
3 6 (3.80%) SCOM
4 5 (3.16%) Nagios
5 4 (2.53%) Ansible
5 4 (2.53%) CA Wily
6 3 (1.90%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (1.90%) yum
7 2 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.27%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.27%) logstash
7 2 (1.27%) StatsD
7 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.63%) Graylog
8 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.63%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 49 (31.01%) VMware
2 42 (26.58%) Oracle
2 42 (26.58%) Red Hat
3 34 (21.52%) IBM
4 26 (16.46%) Microsoft
5 21 (13.29%) Vertica
6 15 (9.49%) Talend
7 11 (6.96%) Sun
8 10 (6.33%) HP
9 9 (5.70%) Cisco
10 8 (5.06%) Citrix
11 5 (3.16%) BMC
11 5 (3.16%) Juniper
12 4 (2.53%) CA
12 4 (2.53%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.53%) Dell
12 4 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.90%) Axway
13 3 (1.90%) Brocade
13 3 (1.90%) Tableau
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