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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 5 24
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +19
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.72% 12.95% 4.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 37.50% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
60 48 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 40.82% 34.53% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 10
Average daily rate £426 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -42.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £45.00 £42.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 25 (69.44%) Load Balancing
2 23 (63.89%) Network Security
3 22 (61.11%) Java
4 19 (52.78%) DevOps
5 18 (50.00%) Ruby
6 13 (36.11%) Puppet
6 13 (36.11%) MongoDB
7 12 (33.33%) Scala
7 12 (33.33%) Kafka
7 12 (33.33%) Go
7 12 (33.33%) Ansible
7 12 (33.33%) Docker
8 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (27.78%) UNIX
10 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
10 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (19.44%) Perl
12 6 (16.67%) DHCP
12 6 (16.67%) SQL
12 6 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
13 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
13 5 (13.89%) Finance
14 4 (11.11%) Firewall
14 4 (11.11%) Windows
14 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
14 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
14 4 (11.11%) Google
14 4 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.78%) JBoss
1 1 (2.78%) iPlanet
1 1 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) Network Security
2 6 (16.67%) DHCP
3 4 (11.11%) Firewall
4 3 (8.33%) OSPF
4 3 (8.33%) BGP
4 3 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.56%) SAN
5 2 (5.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.78%) Internet
6 1 (2.78%) DNS
6 1 (2.78%) SSL
6 1 (2.78%) WAN
6 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Hudson
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Junior
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.78%) ETL Developer
6 1 (2.78%) AWS Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Talend Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Network Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.78%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) Kafka
2 1 (2.78%) Catalyst
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) WSDL
2 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
2 1 (2.78%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.78%) Spring
2 1 (2.78%) Ajax
2 1 (2.78%) JSON
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Axis
2 1 (2.78%) jQuery
2 1 (2.78%) HTML5
2 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.56%) CMDB
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) UNIX
2 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (5.56%) AIX
4 2 (5.56%) Solaris
4 2 (5.56%) SUSE
4 2 (5.56%) Debian
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Load Balancing
2 19 (52.78%) DevOps
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.56%) ITSM
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (2.78%) TDD
6 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) SDLC
6 1 (2.78%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) OOP
6 1 (2.78%) OO
6 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Open Source
6 1 (2.78%) Network Management
6 1 (2.78%) Analytics
6 1 (2.78%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 18 (50.00%) Ruby
3 12 (33.33%) Scala
3 12 (33.33%) Go
4 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 7 (19.44%) Perl
6 6 (16.67%) SQL
7 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (8.33%) PHP
9 2 (5.56%) C++
9 2 (5.56%) Jython
10 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) CCNP
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) Puppet
2 12 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) yum
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
2 4 (11.11%) Google
3 3 (8.33%) Remedy
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (5.56%) Sun
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) BMC
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) Vertica
5 1 (2.78%) Talend