The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Chester region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.19% 7.01% 6.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.19% 23.91% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 46 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.06% 29.30% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 9
Average daily rate £310 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £428 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £29.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% -26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Linux
Cheshire

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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 2014, 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 19 (48.72%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) UNIX
3 15 (38.46%) Firewall
4 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (33.33%) TDD
4 13 (33.33%) SQL
4 13 (33.33%) DNS
5 12 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 10 (25.64%) DHCP
6 10 (25.64%) HTTP
6 10 (25.64%) Windows
7 9 (23.08%) Tomcat
7 9 (23.08%) CentOS
8 8 (20.51%) XML
8 8 (20.51%) ITIL
8 8 (20.51%) HTML
8 8 (20.51%) CSS
8 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
9 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
9 7 (17.95%) Apache
9 7 (17.95%) .NET
9 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
9 7 (17.95%) Maven
9 7 (17.95%) Apache Solr
9 7 (17.95%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (17.95%) Amazon S3
9 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 9 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 7 (17.95%) Apache
2 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
2 7 (17.95%) Apache Solr
2 7 (17.95%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (15.38%) OpenStack
3 6 (15.38%) Jetty
3 6 (15.38%) nginx
4 3 (7.69%) IIS
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (7.69%) Lync
5 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (17.95%) Amazon S3
1 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (17.95%) Route 53
1 7 (17.95%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (5.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) Firewall
2 13 (33.33%) DNS
3 10 (25.64%) DHCP
3 10 (25.64%) HTTP
4 5 (12.82%) SAN
5 3 (7.69%) OSPF
5 3 (7.69%) EIGRP
5 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 3 (7.69%) LAN
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
1 7 (17.95%) Redis
2 6 (15.38%) Big Data
2 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Maven
1 7 (17.95%) Hudson
1 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 6 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
2 5 (12.82%) .NET Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Java Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) CSS
1 8 (20.51%) HTML
1 8 (20.51%) XML
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) REST
2 7 (17.95%) Kafka
2 7 (17.95%) Akka
2 7 (17.95%) Play Framework
3 6 (15.38%) Servlets
4 5 (12.82%) SOAP
4 5 (12.82%) Web Services
4 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
4 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.69%) Regular Expression
6 1 (2.56%) J2EE
6 1 (2.56%) XHTML
6 1 (2.56%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Open Source
2 3 (7.69%) Replication
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) UNIX
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 9 (23.08%) CentOS
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (33.33%) TDD
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (15.38%) Information Security
4 6 (15.38%) JVM Tuning
4 6 (15.38%) DevOps
4 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Requirements Management
5 5 (12.82%) Pair Programming
5 5 (12.82%) MVC
5 5 (12.82%) Scrum
5 5 (12.82%) OO
6 4 (10.26%) OOP
6 4 (10.26%) Change Management
6 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
4 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.38%) Ruby
6 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
6 5 (12.82%) C#
7 4 (10.26%) Perl
8 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.56%) Python
9 1 (2.56%) PHP
9 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) CCNP
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.69%) CCIP
2 3 (7.69%) CISSP
2 3 (7.69%) CISM
3 1 (2.56%) GSEC
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) GPEN
3 1 (2.56%) OSCP
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) CISA
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Puppet
1 7 (17.95%) Vagrant
2 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 7 (17.95%) RightScale
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) HP
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) Riverbed
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) F5
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (5.13%) NetApp
6 2 (5.13%) Dell
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 2 (5.13%) 3PAR
6 2 (5.13%) Brocade
7 1 (2.56%) McAfee
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