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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.63% 5.10% 7.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.55% 16.33% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£286 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 49 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.59% 31.21% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 8
Average daily rate £263 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 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 30 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 18 (43.90%) Java
2 17 (41.46%) Firewall
3 16 (39.02%) UNIX
3 16 (39.02%) DNS
4 14 (34.15%) Windows
5 13 (31.71%) SQL
6 12 (29.27%) DHCP
6 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
7 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (26.83%) TDD
7 11 (26.83%) HTTP
8 9 (21.95%) HTML
8 9 (21.95%) Tomcat
8 9 (21.95%) CentOS
9 8 (19.51%) ITIL
9 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
9 8 (19.51%) CSS
9 8 (19.51%) Apache
9 8 (19.51%) Shell Script
10 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
10 7 (17.07%) Maven
10 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
10 7 (17.07%) Cisco
10 7 (17.07%) .NET
10 7 (17.07%) XML
10 7 (17.07%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (17.07%) Amazon S3
10 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (17.07%) Open Source
10 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (21.95%) Tomcat
2 8 (19.51%) Apache
3 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
4 6 (14.63%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (14.63%) OpenStack
4 6 (14.63%) Apache Solr
4 6 (14.63%) Jetty
4 6 (14.63%) nginx
5 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
5 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
6 3 (7.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (7.32%) Lync
6 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (7.32%) IIS
7 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon S3
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (17.07%) Route 53
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (4.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) Firewall
2 16 (39.02%) DNS
3 12 (29.27%) DHCP
4 11 (26.83%) HTTP
5 5 (12.20%) SAN
6 3 (7.32%) NetScaler
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
6 3 (7.32%) OSPF
6 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.32%) LAN
7 2 (4.88%) Network Security
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Big Data
1 6 (14.63%) Redis
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
1 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Maven
1 7 (17.07%) Hudson
1 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
2 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
2 6 (14.63%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.44%) OpenSTA
4 1 (2.44%) JMeter
4 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Server Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) HTML
2 8 (19.51%) CSS
3 7 (17.07%) .NET
3 7 (17.07%) XML
4 6 (14.63%) Akka
4 6 (14.63%) Play Framework
4 6 (14.63%) Kafka
4 6 (14.63%) REST
4 6 (14.63%) Servlets
5 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
5 5 (12.20%) Web Services
6 4 (9.76%) SOAP
6 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (7.32%) Regular Expression
8 1 (2.44%) Django
8 1 (2.44%) YUI
8 1 (2.44%) Flash
8 1 (2.44%) XHTML
8 1 (2.44%) JSP
8 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Open Source
2 3 (7.32%) Replication
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) UNIX
2 14 (34.15%) Windows
3 9 (21.95%) CentOS
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.32%) AIX
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (26.83%) TDD
2 8 (19.51%) ITIL
3 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
3 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (14.63%) JVM Tuning
4 6 (14.63%) DevOps
4 6 (14.63%) Information Security
5 5 (12.20%) MVC
6 4 (9.76%) OO
6 4 (9.76%) Scrum
6 4 (9.76%) Change Management
6 4 (9.76%) Pair Programming
6 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
6 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Analytics
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
7 3 (7.32%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) Java
2 13 (31.71%) SQL
3 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.51%) Shell Script
4 6 (14.63%) Ruby
5 5 (12.20%) Perl
5 5 (12.20%) C#
6 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
7 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.44%) Python
8 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (9.76%) CCNP
1 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.32%) CISM
2 3 (7.32%) CISSP
2 3 (7.32%) CCIP
3 1 (2.44%) GPEN
3 1 (2.44%) OSCP
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) GSEC
3 1 (2.44%) CISA
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) RHCE
3 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) Puppet
1 7 (17.07%) Vagrant
2 3 (7.32%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco
2 7 (17.07%) RightScale
3 6 (14.63%) HP
4 5 (12.20%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle
6 3 (7.32%) F5
6 3 (7.32%) Riverbed
6 3 (7.32%) NetApp
6 3 (7.32%) Citrix
7 2 (4.88%) IBM
7 2 (4.88%) Dell
7 2 (4.88%) Brocade
7 2 (4.88%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.44%) McAfee
8 1 (2.44%) BMC
8 1 (2.44%) Sun
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