The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 21 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.35% - 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% - 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £400 - £515
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 - £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +5.03%
Linux
Cheshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.74% 10.95% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 9
Average daily rate £300 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -54.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.25 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) MySQL
3 4 (44.44%) Puppet
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (33.33%) Ansible
4 3 (33.33%) Docker
4 3 (33.33%) Big Data
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Android
5 2 (22.22%) Replication
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) J2EE
5 2 (22.22%) Kafka
5 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
5 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (22.22%) Route 53

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon Glacier
2 2 (22.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (22.22%) Route 53
3 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 3 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (22.22%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Java Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Linux Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
1 2 (22.22%) JSON
1 2 (22.22%) Kafka
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
1 2 (22.22%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps
1 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Android Development
3 2 (22.22%) iOS Development
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Application Discovery
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Go
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) Scala
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Python
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 3 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) PlateSpin
2 1 (11.11%) Sun