Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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.

Linux
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 16 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 107 128 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.03% 8.80% 6.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.50% 42.24% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 80 76
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £290 £300 £319
90th Percentile £575 £601 £521
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £14.86 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.37% +275.00%
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +180.37%

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 246 303 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.45% 20.82% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 188 259
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £180 £192 £213
90th Percentile £540 £583 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -19.83% +12.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £18.13 £21.00 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -8 18 £420 +5.00% 3
Crewe - 17 £493 - 2
Warrington -5 12 £535 +12.63% 6
Chester -9 11 £350 -17.65% 6
Macclesfield - 9 £500 -
Wilmslow +5 1 £315 - 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 41 (38.32%) Windows
2 40 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.38%) Jenkins
3 36 (33.64%) Unix
4 35 (32.71%) DevOps
5 34 (31.78%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (30.84%) Python
7 32 (29.91%) Configuration Management
7 32 (29.91%) Banking
7 32 (29.91%) Puppet
8 31 (28.97%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (25.23%) Git (software)
10 26 (24.30%) Java
11 25 (23.36%) Finance
12 24 (22.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (22.43%) Docker
13 22 (20.56%) Ansible
13 22 (20.56%) Bash Shell
14 21 (19.63%) Oracle
15 20 (18.69%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (17.76%) Web Services
16 19 (17.76%) AIX
16 19 (17.76%) Test Automation
17 18 (16.82%) Scrum
18 17 (15.89%) TeamCity
19 16 (14.95%) Ruby
19 16 (14.95%) Shell Script
20 15 (14.02%) Clustering
20 15 (14.02%) HTTP
20 15 (14.02%) Red Hat

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 11 (10.28%) Confluence
2 9 (8.41%) nginx
3 7 (6.54%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.67%) JBoss
5 3 (2.80%) Apache
5 3 (2.80%) SAS
6 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.87%) FileNet
6 2 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (8.41%) Slack
4 8 (7.48%) OpenShift
5 4 (3.74%) PaaS
6 2 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.93%) Office 365
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) HTTP
2 6 (5.61%) Internet
3 4 (3.74%) NAS
3 4 (3.74%) SAN
4 2 (1.87%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.87%) SSL
4 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.93%) DHCP
5 1 (0.93%) DNS
5 1 (0.93%) Firewall
5 1 (0.93%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.93%) VPN
5 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) MongoDB
2 11 (10.28%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (7.48%) MySQL
4 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.93%) Big Data
8 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.93%) GIS
8 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (37.38%) Jenkins
2 27 (25.23%) Git (software)
3 17 (15.89%) TeamCity
4 15 (14.02%) JIRA
5 12 (11.21%) SonarQube
6 9 (8.41%) Bitbucket
7 6 (5.61%) Gradle
8 5 (4.67%) Subversion
9 4 (3.74%) Ant
9 4 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (3.74%) HP UFT
9 4 (3.74%) JMeter
9 4 (3.74%) Maven
10 3 (2.80%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.80%) JUnit
10 3 (2.80%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (29.91%) Banking
2 25 (23.36%) Finance
3 6 (5.61%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (30.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (11.21%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Administrator
3 11 (10.28%) Developer
4 10 (9.35%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (9.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) WebOps Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Unix Administrator
6 7 (6.54%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.61%) Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (5.61%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.67%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) Geneos Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.76%) Web Services
2 8 (7.48%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (6.54%) Middleware
4 4 (3.74%) .NET
4 4 (3.74%) RESTful
4 4 (3.74%) Spring
5 3 (2.80%) Dropwizard
5 3 (2.80%) SOAP
6 2 (1.87%) ISPF
6 2 (1.87%) J2EE
6 2 (1.87%) J2SE
6 2 (1.87%) Java ME
6 2 (1.87%) Node.js
7 1 (0.93%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.93%) CSS
7 1 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.93%) HTML
7 1 (0.93%) Kafka
7 1 (0.93%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.02%) Clustering
2 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.67%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.74%) Life Science
5 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.87%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.87%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.87%) STB
6 2 (1.87%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 41 (38.32%) Windows
2 36 (33.64%) Unix
3 24 (22.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (17.76%) AIX
5 7 (6.54%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.67%) Android
6 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.67%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.80%) Solaris
7 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.71%) DevOps
3 34 (31.78%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (29.91%) Configuration Management
5 20 (18.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (17.76%) Test Automation
7 18 (16.82%) Scrum
8 14 (13.08%) Change Management
8 14 (13.08%) ITIL
9 11 (10.28%) Kanban
9 11 (10.28%) Software Engineering
10 10 (9.35%) Coaching
10 10 (9.35%) Mentoring
10 10 (9.35%) Web Operations
11 9 (8.41%) Load Balancing
11 9 (8.41%) Microservices
11 9 (8.41%) Static Code Analysis
12 7 (6.54%) Analytics
13 6 (5.61%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (4.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.84%) Python
2 26 (24.30%) Java
3 22 (20.56%) Bash Shell
4 16 (14.95%) Ruby
4 16 (14.95%) Shell Script
5 15 (14.02%) PowerShell
6 8 (7.48%) SQL
7 7 (6.54%) VB
8 6 (5.61%) C#
9 5 (4.67%) Perl
9 5 (4.67%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.74%) C++
10 4 (3.74%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.74%) VBScript
11 3 (2.80%) Jython
12 2 (1.87%) C
12 2 (1.87%) Groovy
12 2 (1.87%) JCL
13 1 (0.93%) Korn
13 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (4.67%) Degree
1 5 (4.67%) ISEB
1 5 (4.67%) MCSA
1 5 (4.67%) MCSE
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.87%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.93%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) QA
System Software
1 24 (22.43%) Docker
2 8 (7.48%) Xen
3 7 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.87%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (1.87%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 2 (1.87%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.93%) HDFS
7 1 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (29.91%) Puppet
2 31 (28.97%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (20.56%) Ansible
4 12 (11.21%) Kubernetes
5 8 (7.48%) Rancher
6 5 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (4.67%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (4.67%) Tivoli
7 4 (3.74%) Terraform
8 3 (2.80%) Data Guard
8 3 (2.80%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.87%) PowerBroker
9 2 (1.87%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.87%) SCOM
9 2 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.93%) Grafana
10 1 (0.93%) Graphite
Vendors
1 21 (19.63%) Oracle
2 15 (14.02%) Red Hat
3 11 (10.28%) HP
4 9 (8.41%) IBM
4 9 (8.41%) Veritas
4 9 (8.41%) VMware
5 6 (5.61%) Cisco
5 6 (5.61%) EMC
5 6 (5.61%) Fortinet
6 5 (4.67%) NetApp
7 4 (3.74%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.74%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.80%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.80%) Splunk
9 2 (1.87%) Citrix
9 2 (1.87%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.87%) Dell
9 2 (1.87%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.87%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (1.87%) SaltStack