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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 27 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.71% 12.90% 8.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.03% 30.77% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate £413 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
93 65 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.90% 41.94% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 7
Average daily rate £350 £450 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +41.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 6 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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 16 (48.48%) UNIX
2 13 (39.39%) Java
3 12 (36.36%) DNS
3 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 11 (33.33%) Firewall
5 10 (30.30%) HTTP
6 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) TDD
7 8 (24.24%) SQL
7 8 (24.24%) DHCP
7 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
8 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
8 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
8 7 (21.21%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) Apache
8 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
8 7 (21.21%) Maven
8 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
8 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (21.21%) CentOS
8 7 (21.21%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (21.21%) Amazon S3
8 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (21.21%) Open Source
8 7 (21.21%) RightScale
8 7 (21.21%) Puppet
8 7 (21.21%) Hudson
8 7 (21.21%) Route 53
8 7 (21.21%) Jenkins

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7 (21.21%) Apache
1 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
1 7 (21.21%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) OpenStack
2 6 (18.18%) nginx
2 6 (18.18%) Jetty
3 4 (12.12%) Apache Solr
3 4 (12.12%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) SAS
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Lync
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon S3
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (21.21%) Route 53
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (6.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) DNS
2 11 (33.33%) Firewall
3 10 (30.30%) HTTP
4 8 (24.24%) DHCP
5 3 (9.09%) SAN
5 3 (9.09%) OSPF
5 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
5 3 (9.09%) LAN
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Big Data
2 6 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (12.12%) Redis
4 2 (6.06%) SAP BW
5 1 (3.03%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Maven
1 7 (21.21%) Hudson
1 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 6 (18.18%) JUnit
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) XML
1 6 (18.18%) CSS
1 6 (18.18%) Servlets
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
1 6 (18.18%) HTML
2 5 (15.15%) SOAP
2 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (12.12%) Kafka
3 4 (12.12%) REST
3 4 (12.12%) Play Framework
3 4 (12.12%) Akka
4 3 (9.09%) Regular Expression
5 1 (3.03%) XHTML
5 1 (3.03%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Open Source
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) UNIX
2 9 (27.27%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) CentOS
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.06%) HPUX
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Tru64
5 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (27.27%) TDD
2 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.18%) JVM Tuning
4 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Pair Programming
5 5 (15.15%) Change Management
5 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Requirements Management
5 5 (15.15%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
6 4 (12.12%) Information Security
7 3 (9.09%) OOP
7 3 (9.09%) OO
7 3 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Management
7 3 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
4 6 (18.18%) Ruby
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) C#
5 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
6 4 (12.12%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CCNP
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) CCIP
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CISSP
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) RHCE
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) CISA
4 1 (3.03%) CISM
4 1 (3.03%) GSEC
4 1 (3.03%) GPEN
4 1 (3.03%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Puppet
1 7 (21.21%) Vagrant
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 7 (21.21%) RightScale
3 6 (18.18%) HP
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 3 (9.09%) SAP
6 3 (9.09%) F5
6 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
6 3 (9.09%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.06%) VMware
7 2 (6.06%) Brocade
7 2 (6.06%) IBM
7 2 (6.06%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) NetApp
8 1 (3.03%) McAfee
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £310 per day
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