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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 30 28 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.18% 5.85% 9.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 20.00% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
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£500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
18 60 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.59% 29.27% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 12
Average daily rate £469 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £34.06 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.89% +17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £18.03 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £43.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Sun
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) VCP4
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Hazelcast
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
3 1 (33.33%) Debian
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Jython
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) XPath

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) DOM
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
1 1 (33.33%) J2SE
1 1 (33.33%) JMS
1 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
1 1 (33.33%) SAX
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
3 1 (33.33%) Debian
3 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Jython
2 1 (33.33%) XPath
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) VCP4
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Sun
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
Chester
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago