Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 20 June 2018 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.

Linux
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 104 100 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.96% 8.56% 9.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.36% 39.22% 39.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 77 116
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £311
90th Percentile £573 £546 £600
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.25 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.17% - -
North West median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.63% +100.00% -11.11%

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

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 286 255 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.90% 21.83% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 171 253
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £188 £200 £275
90th Percentile £530 £525 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 28 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £27.48 £21.00 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Cheshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Cheshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Cheshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Cheshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -4 24 £365 -18.94% 1
Warrington +5 15 £525 +20.69% 9
Crewe -7 12 £400 - 2
Chester -2 8 £388 +10.71% 15
Macclesfield -11 2 £575 +15.00% 2
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Runcorn - 1 - - 2
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 42 (40.38%) Windows
1 42 (40.38%) Jenkins
1 42 (40.38%) DevOps
2 37 (35.58%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (34.62%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (32.69%) Python
5 28 (26.92%) Unix
5 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (24.04%) Git (software)
7 22 (21.15%) Puppet
7 22 (21.15%) Configuration Management
8 21 (20.19%) Docker
8 21 (20.19%) Terraform
9 20 (19.23%) JavaScript
10 19 (18.27%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (18.27%) Ruby
10 19 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (17.31%) Ansible
11 18 (17.31%) Java
11 18 (17.31%) Finance
12 17 (16.35%) Oracle
13 15 (14.42%) ITIL
13 15 (14.42%) Middleware
13 15 (14.42%) JIRA
13 15 (14.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (14.42%) Bash Shell
13 15 (14.42%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (13.46%) PowerShell
15 13 (12.50%) Change Management
15 13 (12.50%) Firewall

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (12.50%) Apache
2 11 (10.58%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.65%) Confluence
4 8 (7.69%) JBoss
5 5 (4.81%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.85%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.88%) Jupyter
7 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.92%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.92%) nginx
9 1 (0.96%) CMS
9 1 (0.96%) IIS
9 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.96%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Magento
2 1 (0.96%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 37 (35.58%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (11.54%) OpenShift
3 11 (10.58%) Amazon S3
4 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (9.62%) Office 365
5 8 (7.69%) PaaS
6 7 (6.73%) GitHub
7 5 (4.81%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (4.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.96%) IaaS
9 1 (0.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) Firewall
2 10 (9.62%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.65%) SAN
4 8 (7.69%) LAN
4 8 (7.69%) WAN
5 7 (6.73%) Internet
5 7 (6.73%) MPLS
5 7 (6.73%) VoIP
5 7 (6.73%) VPN
6 6 (5.77%) HTTP
7 5 (4.81%) SSH
8 4 (3.85%) DNS
8 4 (3.85%) DSL
8 4 (3.85%) Skype
9 3 (2.88%) FTP
10 2 (1.92%) AMQP
10 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.92%) NAS
10 2 (1.92%) SSL
11 1 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) MySQL
1 9 (8.65%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.77%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.77%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.96%) Big Data
5 1 (0.96%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.96%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.96%) MS Access
5 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (40.38%) Jenkins
2 25 (24.04%) Git (software)
3 15 (14.42%) JIRA
3 15 (14.42%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (5.77%) Gradle
4 6 (5.77%) Maven
5 5 (4.81%) Bitbucket
5 5 (4.81%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.85%) CA Release Automation
6 4 (3.85%) Grunt
7 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.88%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.92%) Ant
8 2 (1.92%) GitLab
8 2 (1.92%) GoCD
8 2 (1.92%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.92%) Subversion
8 2 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.96%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Automotive
3 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Law
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (25.00%) Developer
2 23 (22.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (10.58%) Python Developer
4 7 (6.73%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) Middleware Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) Server Engineer
5 6 (5.77%) Consultant
5 6 (5.77%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (4.81%) Administrator
6 5 (4.81%) Django Developer
6 5 (4.81%) Python/Django Developer
7 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (2.88%) Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Architect
8 3 (2.88%) Desktop Support
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) Middleware
2 12 (11.54%) Web Services
3 9 (8.65%) HTML
4 8 (7.69%) REST
4 8 (7.69%) Spring
5 7 (6.73%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.77%) .NET
6 6 (5.77%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (5.77%) LDAP
6 6 (5.77%) Spring Boot
7 5 (4.81%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (4.81%) Django
7 5 (4.81%) JSON
7 5 (4.81%) RESTful
8 4 (3.85%) CSS
8 4 (3.85%) Gherkin
8 4 (3.85%) jQuery
8 4 (3.85%) React
8 4 (3.85%) SOAP
9 3 (2.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.73%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.77%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.81%) PMI
5 4 (3.85%) Clustering
6 2 (1.92%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.92%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.92%) Replication
6 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.38%) Windows
2 28 (26.92%) Unix
3 15 (14.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.81%) AIX
6 4 (3.85%) Solaris
7 3 (2.88%) CentOS
8 2 (1.92%) Android
8 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.96%) HPUX
9 1 (0.96%) SUSE
9 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.96%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.38%) DevOps
2 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (21.15%) Configuration Management
4 19 (18.27%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (14.42%) ITIL
6 13 (12.50%) Change Management
7 12 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (10.58%) Scrum
9 10 (9.62%) Migration
9 10 (9.62%) SDLC
10 9 (8.65%) Decision-Making
10 9 (8.65%) Project Management
11 8 (7.69%) Kanban
11 8 (7.69%) Microservices
11 8 (7.69%) TDD
12 7 (6.73%) Process Improvement
12 7 (6.73%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.69%) Python
2 20 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.27%) Ruby
4 18 (17.31%) Java
5 15 (14.42%) Bash Shell
6 14 (13.46%) PowerShell
7 13 (12.50%) SQL
8 7 (6.73%) Go
8 7 (6.73%) Groovy
9 6 (5.77%) C++
9 6 (5.77%) Perl
10 5 (4.81%) C
11 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.85%) VB
12 3 (2.88%) Java 8
12 3 (2.88%) PHP
12 3 (2.88%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.92%) JCL
14 1 (0.96%) Jython
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) Degree
3 5 (4.81%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.96%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.96%) CCNA
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.96%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) GxP
System Software
1 21 (20.19%) Docker
2 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.65%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (3.85%) etcd
6 3 (2.88%) QEMU
6 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.92%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (1.92%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.96%) Firmware
8 1 (0.96%) LXC
8 1 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (34.62%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (21.15%) Puppet
3 21 (20.19%) Terraform
4 18 (17.31%) Ansible
5 13 (12.50%) Kubernetes
6 6 (5.77%) Consul
7 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.88%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (2.88%) Packer
8 3 (2.88%) Rancher
9 1 (0.96%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.96%) Salt
9 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) Red Hat
2 12 (11.54%) VMware
3 9 (8.65%) Cisco
4 8 (7.69%) Splunk
5 7 (6.73%) IBM
6 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.85%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.92%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.92%) Google
7 2 (1.92%) HP
7 2 (1.92%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.92%) Veritas
7 2 (1.92%) Zend
8 1 (0.96%) arcserve
8 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.96%) EMC
8 1 (0.96%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.96%) Juniper
8 1 (0.96%) TIBCO