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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.85% 10.98% 12.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.55% 29.35% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
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£438 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
55 92 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.73% 37.40% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 13
Average daily rate £400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £16.01 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 12 (63.16%) Java
2 11 (57.89%) Load Balancing
2 11 (57.89%) DevOps
3 10 (52.63%) Network Security
4 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
5 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (31.58%) DHCP
6 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 6 (31.58%) UNIX
6 6 (31.58%) Ruby
7 5 (26.32%) Perl
7 5 (26.32%) Puppet
8 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
8 4 (21.05%) Scala
8 4 (21.05%) Go
8 4 (21.05%) Kafka
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (21.05%) Ansible
8 4 (21.05%) Docker
8 4 (21.05%) PHP
9 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.79%) Jython
9 3 (15.79%) Web Development
9 3 (15.79%) CMDB
9 3 (15.79%) Windows
9 3 (15.79%) AIX
9 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.79%) RDBMS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) iPlanet
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Network Security
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) NAS
4 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) Hudson
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Kafka
2 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Ajax
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Axis
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (5.26%) WSDL
2 1 (5.26%) Catalyst
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) CMDB
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) AIX
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) SUSE
4 2 (10.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Load Balancing
1 11 (57.89%) DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Web Development
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITSM
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (5.26%) TDD
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) Shell Script
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Ruby
4 5 (26.32%) Perl
5 4 (21.05%) Scala
5 4 (21.05%) Go
5 4 (21.05%) PHP
6 3 (15.79%) Jython
7 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.26%) C++
7 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 4 (21.05%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Sun
1 3 (15.79%) HP
1 3 (15.79%) Citrix
1 3 (15.79%) BMC
1 3 (15.79%) Remedy
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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