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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 10 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.24% 8.82% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.92% 26.67% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
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£438 £286 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -19.73%
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
74 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 43.53% 33.09% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 8 10
Average daily rate £360 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% -26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £320 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -46.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.66 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Chester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015, 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 22 (64.71%) Load Balancing
2 20 (58.82%) Network Security
3 19 (55.88%) Java
4 16 (47.06%) DevOps
5 15 (44.12%) Ruby
6 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (32.35%) UNIX
7 10 (29.41%) MongoDB
7 10 (29.41%) Puppet
8 9 (26.47%) Kafka
8 9 (26.47%) Go
8 9 (26.47%) Ansible
8 9 (26.47%) Docker
8 9 (26.47%) Scala
9 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (23.53%) Perl
9 8 (23.53%) Shell Script
10 7 (20.59%) SQL
10 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (17.65%) DHCP
12 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
12 5 (14.71%) Windows
12 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
12 5 (14.71%) Finance
13 4 (11.76%) Firewall
13 4 (11.76%) PHP
13 4 (11.76%) Google
13 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) JBoss
1 1 (2.94%) iPlanet
1 1 (2.94%) CMS
1 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) Network Security
2 6 (17.65%) DHCP
3 4 (11.76%) Firewall
4 3 (8.82%) NAS
4 3 (8.82%) OSPF
4 3 (8.82%) BGP
4 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.82%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) DNS
5 1 (2.94%) SSL
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.94%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Hudson
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) AWS Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Junior
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.94%) ETL Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Network Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.94%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) Kafka
2 1 (2.94%) Catalyst
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (2.94%) SOAP
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) WSDL
2 1 (2.94%) XML Schema
2 1 (2.94%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Ajax
2 1 (2.94%) JSON
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Axis
2 1 (2.94%) jQuery
2 1 (2.94%) HTML5
2 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) CMDB
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) UNIX
2 7 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (14.71%) Windows
4 3 (8.82%) AIX
5 2 (5.88%) Solaris
5 2 (5.88%) SUSE
5 2 (5.88%) Debian
6 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Load Balancing
2 16 (47.06%) DevOps
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.82%) Web Development
6 2 (5.88%) Service Management
6 2 (5.88%) ITSM
6 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.94%) Extreme Programming
7 1 (2.94%) OOP
7 1 (2.94%) OO
7 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Open Source
7 1 (2.94%) Network Management
7 1 (2.94%) Analytics
7 1 (2.94%) iOS Development
7 1 (2.94%) Data Security
7 1 (2.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) Java
2 15 (44.12%) Ruby
3 9 (26.47%) Scala
3 9 (26.47%) Go
4 8 (23.53%) Perl
4 8 (23.53%) Shell Script
5 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 4 (11.76%) PHP
6 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
7 3 (8.82%) Jython
8 2 (5.88%) C++
9 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.94%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) CCNP
2 1 (2.94%) CCNA
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) Puppet
2 9 (26.47%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) yum
3 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
2 4 (11.76%) Google
3 3 (8.82%) BMC
3 3 (8.82%) Remedy
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) Sun
3 3 (8.82%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) Vertica
5 1 (2.94%) Talend
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