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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.77% 4.17% 6.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.73% 14.89% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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
49 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.75% 27.98% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £358 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) UNIX
4 13 (32.50%) Firewall
5 12 (30.00%) DNS
6 11 (27.50%) Apache
6 11 (27.50%) Perl
6 11 (27.50%) HTML
7 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 10 (25.00%) CSS
7 10 (25.00%) HP
7 10 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 9 (22.50%) DHCP
8 9 (22.50%) HTTP
8 9 (22.50%) AIX
9 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (20.00%) TDD
10 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
10 7 (17.50%) Tomcat
10 7 (17.50%) ITIL
10 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
10 7 (17.50%) CentOS
10 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
11 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
11 6 (15.00%) Cisco
11 6 (15.00%) Sun
11 6 (15.00%) BMC
11 6 (15.00%) MVC
11 6 (15.00%) Information Security

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (27.50%) Apache
2 7 (17.50%) Tomcat
3 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (12.50%) Jetty
4 5 (12.50%) Apache Solr
4 5 (12.50%) nginx
4 5 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (12.50%) OpenStack
5 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.00%) Lync
6 2 (5.00%) IIS
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
1 5 (12.50%) Route 53
2 2 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Firewall
2 12 (30.00%) DNS
3 9 (22.50%) DHCP
3 9 (22.50%) HTTP
4 4 (10.00%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) Network Security
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (5.00%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (5.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
1 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (12.50%) Big Data
2 5 (12.50%) Redis
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Maven
1 5 (12.50%) JUnit
1 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 5 (12.50%) Hudson
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.50%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.50%) OpenSTA
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Server Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) HTML
2 10 (25.00%) CSS
3 5 (12.50%) XML
3 5 (12.50%) Servlets
3 5 (12.50%) .NET
3 5 (12.50%) YUI
3 5 (12.50%) Akka
3 5 (12.50%) Play Framework
3 5 (12.50%) REST
3 5 (12.50%) Kafka
4 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) Regular Expression
5 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (2.50%) J2EE
6 1 (2.50%) JSP
6 1 (2.50%) Flash
6 1 (2.50%) XHTML
6 1 (2.50%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) UNIX
3 9 (22.50%) AIX
4 7 (17.50%) CentOS
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (20.00%) TDD
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (15.00%) MVC
3 6 (15.00%) Information Security
4 5 (12.50%) Web Development
4 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.50%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) JVM Tuning
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
5 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) OO
6 3 (7.50%) Analytics
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Java
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 11 (27.50%) Perl
3 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
5 5 (12.50%) Ruby
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.50%) C#
7 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) PHP
8 1 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) CISM
1 3 (7.50%) CISSP
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (7.50%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) CCIP
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) GSEC
3 1 (2.50%) CISA
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) RHCE
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) GPEN
3 1 (2.50%) OSCP
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) vSphere
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Vagrant
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) HP
1 10 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco
2 6 (15.00%) Sun
2 6 (15.00%) BMC
3 5 (12.50%) RightScale
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) VMware
5 3 (7.50%) NetApp
6 2 (5.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.00%) F5
6 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (5.00%) IBM
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Dell
6 2 (5.00%) Brocade
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee