The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Essex / Chelmsford
Rank - 12 10
Contract jobs citing Linux 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford - 1.72% 9.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 16.67% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chelmsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1 6 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 10.00% 10.34% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 11
Median daily rate £320 £263 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.90% +94.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Chelmsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chelmsford citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Chelmsford

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Chelmsford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Chelmsford

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Chelmsford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Chelmsford