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 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.77% 8.96% 4.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.00% 24.05% 18.75%
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 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -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
50 79 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.59% 37.26% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 13
Average daily rate £400 £225 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -35.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £358 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 22 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 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) AIX
4 8 (38.10%) HTML
4 8 (38.10%) HP
5 7 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 7 (33.33%) Java
5 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (33.33%) Perl
5 7 (33.33%) CSS
5 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (28.57%) Sun
6 6 (28.57%) BMC
6 6 (28.57%) Firewall
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 5 (23.81%) Apache
7 5 (23.81%) YUI
7 5 (23.81%) Web Development
8 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) TDD
8 4 (19.05%) VMware
8 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
8 4 (19.05%) DHCP
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) MVC
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (14.29%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (23.81%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 3 (14.29%) Apache Solr
3 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (9.52%) Lync
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (9.52%) IIS
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security
4 2 (9.52%) HTTP
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 7 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (14.29%) Redis
3 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) Maven
2 1 (4.76%) OpenSTA
2 1 (4.76%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Server Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
2 7 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (23.81%) YUI
4 3 (14.29%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) REST
4 3 (14.29%) Kafka
4 3 (14.29%) Akka
4 3 (14.29%) Play Framework
5 2 (9.52%) .NET
5 2 (9.52%) J2EE
6 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
6 1 (4.76%) SAX
6 1 (4.76%) JMS
6 1 (4.76%) Flash
6 1 (4.76%) J2SE
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) DOM
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) AIX
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) CentOS
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Web Development
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) TDD
2 4 (19.05%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) OOP
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CISSP
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.52%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
2 6 (28.57%) Sun
2 6 (28.57%) BMC
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp