Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 69 100 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.98% 8.06% 7.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.74% 45.25% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 73 64
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £283 £300
90th Percentile £513 £585 £621
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £37.43
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% +6.67%

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 258 221 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.36% 17.81% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 125 172
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £167 £225 £171
90th Percentile £475 £563 £600
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% -12.61%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £18.89 £26.00 £22.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +8.94% -5.88%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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
Crewe -7 19 £400 -20.00% 1
Knutsford -5 17 £325 -12.16% 7
Chester -4 7 £405 +17.39% 3
Wilmslow - 3 £400 - 1
Warrington -12 2 £369 -26.25% 6
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 30 (43.48%) Python
2 25 (36.23%) Unix
3 22 (31.88%) Oracle
4 19 (27.54%) DevOps
5 18 (26.09%) SQL
6 17 (24.64%) MySQL
6 17 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (23.19%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
8 14 (20.29%) Windows
8 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
9 13 (18.84%) Shell Script
10 12 (17.39%) HTML
10 12 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (15.94%) Django
11 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (15.94%) Java
11 11 (15.94%) PHP
11 11 (15.94%) C#
11 11 (15.94%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (13.04%) Scrum
12 9 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (13.04%) Docker
13 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
13 8 (11.59%) Puppet
13 8 (11.59%) JSON
13 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (11.59%) SQL Server

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 7 (10.14%) Apache
1 7 (10.14%) nginx
2 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) Confluence
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (8.70%) GitHub
4 4 (5.80%) Office 365
5 3 (4.35%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.90%) npm
6 2 (2.90%) Route 53
6 2 (2.90%) Yarn
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.45%) Serverless
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) HTTP
2 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.80%) DNS
3 4 (5.80%) Internet
3 4 (5.80%) SSL
4 1 (1.45%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) Network Security
4 1 (1.45%) OSPF
4 1 (1.45%) RIP
4 1 (1.45%) SAN
4 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) MySQL
2 12 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
4 7 (10.14%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (7.25%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.90%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.90%) Impala
7 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.90%) QlikView
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.45%) DB2
8 1 (1.45%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (1.45%) GIS
8 1 (1.45%) Ingres
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.25%) JIRA
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.90%) JUnit
4 2 (2.90%) Maven
4 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.45%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
2 2 (2.90%) Front Office
2 2 (2.90%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Law
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (34.78%) Developer
2 12 (17.39%) Python Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Django Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Python/Django Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Administrator
4 8 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Applications Support
5 6 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) PHP Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.80%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (4.35%) Database Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.39%) HTML
2 11 (15.94%) Django
3 8 (11.59%) .NET
3 8 (11.59%) JSON
4 7 (10.14%) Ajax
4 7 (10.14%) Web Services
5 5 (7.25%) .NET Core
5 5 (7.25%) Node.js
5 5 (7.25%) Servlets
6 4 (5.80%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (5.80%) Middleware
6 4 (5.80%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (5.80%) WSGI
7 3 (4.35%) React
7 3 (4.35%) Spring
7 3 (4.35%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.90%) Akka
8 2 (2.90%) Kafka
8 2 (2.90%) REST
8 2 (2.90%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.25%) Clustering
3 4 (5.80%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Equities
5 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.45%) PMI
5 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Unix
2 14 (20.29%) Windows
3 11 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.14%) Android
4 7 (10.14%) Apple iOS
5 5 (7.25%) AIX
5 5 (7.25%) Kali Linux
6 4 (5.80%) Debian
6 4 (5.80%) Solaris
6 4 (5.80%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) DevOps
2 14 (20.29%) Test Automation
3 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.94%) Deployment Automation
5 9 (13.04%) Scrum
6 8 (11.59%) ITIL
6 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.14%) Android Development
7 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.14%) iOS Development
8 6 (8.70%) Change Management
8 6 (8.70%) Information Security
9 5 (7.25%) Build Automation
9 5 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (7.25%) Load Testing
9 5 (7.25%) OWASP
9 5 (7.25%) SDLC
9 5 (7.25%) Service Management
10 4 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 30 (43.48%) Python
2 18 (26.09%) SQL
3 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
4 13 (18.84%) Shell Script
5 11 (15.94%) C#
5 11 (15.94%) Java
5 11 (15.94%) PHP
6 7 (10.14%) Bash Shell
7 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
8 5 (7.25%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.80%) Perl
10 3 (4.35%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.90%) ES6
11 2 (2.90%) Java 8
11 2 (2.90%) PHP 7
12 1 (1.45%) Ruby
12 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) IBM Certification
2 3 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) GDPR
1 1 (1.45%) QA
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Docker
2 4 (5.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (5.80%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (23.19%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (11.59%) Puppet
3 7 (10.14%) Ansible
4 5 (7.25%) Salt
5 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Terraform
7 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (31.88%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) IBM
3 4 (5.80%) Isilon
3 4 (5.80%) NetApp
3 4 (5.80%) Veritas
4 2 (2.90%) Ab Initio
4 2 (2.90%) Actuate
4 2 (2.90%) Cognos
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.90%) SAP
4 2 (2.90%) Splunk
4 2 (2.90%) Tableau
4 2 (2.90%) Teradata
5 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) McAfee
5 1 (1.45%) Sybase
5 1 (1.45%) Symantec
5 1 (1.45%) Zend