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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.34% 8.72% 3.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.22% 25.00% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
46 76 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.11% 34.86% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 11
Average daily rate £400 £225 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £225 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £410 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -28.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.84 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.91 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) AIX
4 8 (42.11%) HTML
5 7 (36.84%) Java
5 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 7 (36.84%) Perl
5 7 (36.84%) CSS
5 7 (36.84%) RDBMS
5 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
6 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (31.58%) Sun
6 6 (31.58%) HP
6 6 (31.58%) BMC
7 5 (26.32%) Apache
7 5 (26.32%) YUI
7 5 (26.32%) Web Development
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (21.05%) Firewall
8 4 (21.05%) MVC
9 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
9 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
9 3 (15.79%) DNS
9 3 (15.79%) XML
9 3 (15.79%) UNIX
9 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
9 3 (15.79%) REST

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 5 (26.32%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
2 3 (15.79%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) RDBMS
1 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) Redis
3 1 (5.26%) Hazelcast
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) OpenSTA
2 1 (5.26%) LoadUI
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Server Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) CSS
3 5 (26.32%) YUI
4 3 (15.79%) REST
4 3 (15.79%) Kafka
4 3 (15.79%) Akka
4 3 (15.79%) Play Framework
4 3 (15.79%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) .NET
5 2 (10.53%) J2EE
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.26%) JSP
6 1 (5.26%) Servlets
6 1 (5.26%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) DOM
6 1 (5.26%) XSLT
6 1 (5.26%) Flash
6 1 (5.26%) J2SE
6 1 (5.26%) JMS
6 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) AIX
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) CentOS
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Web Development
2 4 (21.05%) MVC
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) OOP
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) XPath
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CISSP
1 2 (10.53%) CISM
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Sun
1 6 (31.58%) HP
1 6 (31.58%) BMC
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp