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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 27 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.20% 10.23% 11.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.18% 27.50% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 1
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£438 £363 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +36.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
79 80 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.78% 37.21% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 18 9
Average daily rate £388 £323 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% +21.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +133.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 17 (62.96%) Java
2 16 (59.26%) Load Balancing
3 15 (55.56%) Network Security
4 14 (51.85%) DevOps
5 11 (40.74%) Ruby
6 10 (37.04%) UNIX
7 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (29.63%) Puppet
8 8 (29.63%) MongoDB
8 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
9 7 (25.93%) SQL
9 7 (25.93%) Perl
9 7 (25.93%) Scala
9 7 (25.93%) Go
9 7 (25.93%) Kafka
9 7 (25.93%) Ansible
9 7 (25.93%) Docker
10 6 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (22.22%) DHCP
10 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (18.52%) Finance
11 5 (18.52%) Windows
12 4 (14.81%) PHP
12 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
12 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
13 3 (11.11%) Remedy
13 3 (11.11%) Jython
13 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
13 3 (11.11%) Sun

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) iPlanet
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Network Security
2 6 (22.22%) DHCP
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) NAS
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) CruiseControl
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
1 1 (3.70%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.70%) ETL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Kafka
2 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.70%) Spring
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) WSDL
2 1 (3.70%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (3.70%) Ajax
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Axis
2 1 (3.70%) HTML5
2 1 (3.70%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) CMDB
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) UNIX
2 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Windows
4 3 (11.11%) AIX
5 2 (7.41%) Solaris
5 2 (7.41%) SUSE
5 2 (7.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Load Balancing
2 14 (51.85%) DevOps
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.11%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) ITSM
7 1 (3.70%) Data Security
7 1 (3.70%) MVC
7 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Extreme Programming
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) TDD
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) ETL
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) Ruby
3 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) Perl
4 7 (25.93%) Scala
4 7 (25.93%) Go
5 4 (14.81%) PHP
6 3 (11.11%) Jython
6 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Puppet
2 7 (25.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
2 3 (11.11%) Remedy
2 3 (11.11%) Sun
2 3 (11.11%) HP
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) BMC
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) Vertica
3 1 (3.70%) Talend
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