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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 7 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 90 75 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.64% 8.18% 10.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.89% 37.50% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 40 52
Median daily rate £413 £450 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £755 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £14.86 £37.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.37% +275.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +19.04%
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
167 200 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.60% 21.81% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 104 111
Median daily rate £413 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £550 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 28
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +1.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +18 33 £425 -43.33% 2
Chester -1 32 £413 +10.00% 2
Knutsford -6 8 £375 +1.01%
Winsford - 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (35.00%) Java
2 59 (32.78%) SQL
3 57 (31.67%) Oracle
4 55 (30.56%) Windows
5 52 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (26.11%) Unix
8 41 (22.78%) AIX
8 41 (22.78%) SQL Server
9 40 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 37 (20.56%) VMware
11 35 (19.44%) Migration
11 35 (19.44%) Banking
12 34 (18.89%) Red Hat
13 32 (17.78%) Jenkins
14 31 (17.22%) JBoss
15 30 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 30 (16.67%) Active Directory
15 30 (16.67%) Vertica
16 28 (15.56%) Apache
16 28 (15.56%) ETL
17 27 (15.00%) Tomcat
17 27 (15.00%) IBM
17 27 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
18 25 (13.89%) JavaScript
19 24 (13.33%) Solaris
19 24 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 22 (12.22%) REST
20 22 (12.22%) SOA

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 31 (17.22%) JBoss
2 28 (15.56%) Apache
3 27 (15.00%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.11%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.44%) IIS
5 8 (4.44%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (3.89%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.33%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.78%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.67%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.56%) Confluence
11 1 (0.56%) nginx
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.33%) IaaS
3 5 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.22%) PaaS
4 4 (2.22%) SaaS
5 3 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.67%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.11%) Engine Yard
6 2 (1.11%) GitHub
6 2 (1.11%) Heroku
6 2 (1.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.00%) DHCP
2 16 (8.89%) HTTP
3 9 (5.00%) SSL
4 8 (4.44%) Internet
5 7 (3.89%) Network Security
5 7 (3.89%) Skype
6 6 (3.33%) DNS
6 6 (3.33%) Firewall
7 4 (2.22%) SAN
8 3 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.67%) VPN
9 2 (1.11%) AMQP
9 2 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.11%) LDAP
10 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.56%) MPLS
10 1 (0.56%) NAS
10 1 (0.56%) SSH
10 1 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.22%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (11.67%) OLAP
3 21 (11.67%) OLAP Cube
3 21 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (10.56%) DB2
4 19 (10.56%) MySQL
5 16 (8.89%) Big Data
6 12 (6.67%) MongoDB
7 11 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.22%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.11%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.56%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 32 (17.78%) Jenkins
2 21 (11.67%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.78%) ClearCase
5 4 (2.22%) JIRA
5 4 (2.22%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.67%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.11%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.11%) CMake
7 2 (1.11%) Gradle
7 2 (1.11%) Hudson
7 2 (1.11%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.11%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.11%) Selenium
7 2 (1.11%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.11%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.11%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.11%) WiX
General
1 35 (19.44%) Banking
2 22 (12.22%) Finance
3 5 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.11%) Military
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (18.89%) Architect
2 28 (15.56%) Developer
3 16 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (7.78%) DBA
5 12 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 10 (5.56%) Talend Developer
7 9 (5.00%) Administrator
8 8 (4.44%) Digital Architect
8 8 (4.44%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.89%) Analyst
9 7 (3.89%) Designer
9 7 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) Digital Technical Architect
9 7 (3.89%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.33%) SQL DBA
10 6 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.33%) Systems Architect
10 6 (3.33%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.78%) Lead Architect
11 5 (2.78%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.22%) REST
2 21 (11.67%) SOAP
3 20 (11.11%) Middleware
4 18 (10.00%) JSON
4 18 (10.00%) XML
5 15 (8.33%) HTML
5 15 (8.33%) Web Services
6 14 (7.78%) Apache Camel
6 14 (7.78%) JDBC
7 13 (7.22%) ActiveMQ
7 13 (7.22%) CSS
7 13 (7.22%) CSS3
7 13 (7.22%) HTML5
7 13 (7.22%) J2EE
8 8 (4.44%) .NET
9 7 (3.89%) Node.js
9 7 (3.89%) XSD
10 3 (1.67%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.67%) LAMP
10 3 (1.67%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.22%) Mainframe
2 17 (9.44%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.00%) Clustering
4 7 (3.89%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.78%) Smart Meter
5 5 (2.78%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.22%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.11%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.11%) PKI
7 2 (1.11%) PMI
7 2 (1.11%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) Social Media
7 2 (1.11%) User Experience
7 2 (1.11%) Wiki
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (30.56%) Windows
2 48 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 47 (26.11%) Unix
4 41 (22.78%) AIX
5 24 (13.33%) Solaris
6 22 (12.22%) HPUX
7 14 (7.78%) Windows Server
7 14 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.56%) CentOS
9 7 (3.89%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.78%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.11%) IRIX
11 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.44%) Migration
3 28 (15.56%) ETL
4 27 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (12.22%) SOA
6 21 (11.67%) Dimensional Modelling
6 21 (11.67%) Kimball Methodology
7 20 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 19 (10.56%) High Availability
8 19 (10.56%) Open Source
9 18 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (8.89%) Analytics
10 16 (8.89%) Configuration Management
11 15 (8.33%) Microservices
12 13 (7.22%) E-business
12 13 (7.22%) ITIL
12 13 (7.22%) Project Management
13 10 (5.56%) CRM
13 10 (5.56%) DevOps
13 10 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.00%) Java
2 59 (32.78%) SQL
3 25 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.00%) C
5 15 (8.33%) C++
5 15 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 12 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.56%) PHP
7 10 (5.56%) Python
8 6 (3.33%) R
8 6 (3.33%) Ruby
9 5 (2.78%) C#
9 5 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.22%) Perl
11 2 (1.11%) Ada
11 2 (1.11%) Jython
11 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.56%) AWK
12 1 (0.56%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 40 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.22%) ISEB
4 4 (2.22%) MCTS
4 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.67%) Degree
5 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.67%) MCITP
5 3 (1.67%) RHCE
6 2 (1.11%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.11%) CLAS
6 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) GCFE
7 1 (0.56%) GIAC
7 1 (0.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.11%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.11%) RMADS
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.44%) vSphere
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.67%) UAG
5 3 (1.67%) vCloud
5 3 (1.67%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.11%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.56%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (10.56%) Puppet
2 6 (3.33%) Data Guard
2 6 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.33%) SCCM
2 6 (3.33%) SCOM
2 6 (3.33%) vRealize
3 4 (2.22%) Nagios
3 4 (2.22%) yum
4 3 (1.67%) Ansible
4 3 (1.67%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.11%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.11%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.11%) StatsD
6 1 (0.56%) Graylog
6 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.56%) logstash
6 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.56%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (31.67%) Oracle
2 37 (20.56%) VMware
3 34 (18.89%) Red Hat
4 30 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 30 (16.67%) Vertica
5 27 (15.00%) IBM
6 21 (11.67%) Talend
7 20 (11.11%) Citrix
8 19 (10.56%) EMC
9 8 (4.44%) HP
10 7 (3.89%) Tableau
11 5 (2.78%) BMC
11 5 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.67%) Ab Initio
12 3 (1.67%) ATG
12 3 (1.67%) Axway
12 3 (1.67%) Brocade
12 3 (1.67%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.11%) Apigee
13 2 (1.11%) MuleSoft
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