Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 97 108 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.43% 8.41% 9.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.94% 42.19% 44.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 92 103
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £301 £295 £316
90th Percentile £538 £561 £600
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £30.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +101.88% -60.37%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +7.89% +1.33%

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 324 256 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.83% 19.94% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 178 225
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £204 £172 £249
90th Percentile £485 £538 £573
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 20 25
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -19.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.23 £10.80
90th Percentile £20.13 £21.50 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.47 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.31% +21.79% -6.03%

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 October 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 October 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 -1 27 £365 -13.20% 7
Crewe -6 20 £400 -17.10% 3
Chester +4 12 £425 +25.93% 13
Warrington +1 11 £463 -13.55% 3
Wilmslow -4 3 £375 +19.05%
Macclesfield -13 1 £575 +15.00%
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 36 (37.11%) Unix
2 35 (36.08%) Windows
3 30 (30.93%) Oracle
3 30 (30.93%) Python
4 26 (26.80%) DevOps
5 25 (25.77%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (24.74%) Jenkins
7 22 (22.68%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (20.62%) SQL
9 17 (17.53%) JavaScript
9 17 (17.53%) ITIL
9 17 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (16.49%) Puppet
10 16 (16.49%) Git (software)
10 16 (16.49%) Terraform
11 15 (15.46%) PowerShell
11 15 (15.46%) HTML
12 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (13.40%) Finance
13 13 (13.40%) Java
13 13 (13.40%) PHP
13 13 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (13.40%) Ansible
13 13 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (12.37%) SDLC
14 12 (12.37%) C#
14 12 (12.37%) .NET
14 12 (12.37%) MySQL
15 11 (11.34%) Shell Script
15 11 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (7.22%) Apache
2 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.15%) nginx
4 4 (4.12%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.09%) Confluence
5 3 (3.09%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.06%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.06%) IIS
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.03%) JBoss
7 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.68%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.31%) GitHub
3 6 (6.19%) Office 365
3 6 (6.19%) OpenShift
4 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.06%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.06%) npm
6 2 (2.06%) Yarn
7 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) Firewall
1 8 (8.25%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.22%) SAN
3 5 (5.15%) Internet
3 5 (5.15%) LAN
3 5 (5.15%) WAN
4 4 (4.12%) DNS
4 4 (4.12%) DSL
4 4 (4.12%) MPLS
4 4 (4.12%) Skype
4 4 (4.12%) VoIP
4 4 (4.12%) VPN
5 3 (3.09%) HTTP
5 3 (3.09%) SSH
5 3 (3.09%) SSL
6 2 (2.06%) AMQP
7 1 (1.03%) DHCP
7 1 (1.03%) NAS
7 1 (1.03%) RIP
7 1 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) MySQL
2 11 (11.34%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (6.19%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.12%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.12%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.06%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.06%) Impala
7 2 (2.06%) QlikView
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.03%) Big Data
8 1 (1.03%) DB2
8 1 (1.03%) GIS
8 1 (1.03%) Ingres
8 1 (1.03%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 24 (24.74%) Jenkins
2 16 (16.49%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (6.19%) Maven
5 4 (4.12%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.12%) Gradle
5 4 (4.12%) Grunt
5 4 (4.12%) JIRA
6 3 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.09%) CA Release Automation
7 2 (2.06%) JUnit
7 2 (2.06%) Selenium
7 2 (2.06%) Subversion
7 2 (2.06%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.03%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.03%) Hudson
8 1 (1.03%) JMeter
8 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (13.40%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.06%) Automotive
3 2 (2.06%) Front Office
3 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Advertising
4 1 (1.03%) Electronics
4 1 (1.03%) Law
4 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (23.71%) Developer
2 15 (15.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (11.34%) Python Developer
4 8 (8.25%) Django Developer
4 8 (8.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (8.25%) Python/Django Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Applications Support
5 7 (7.22%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) PHP Developer
6 5 (5.15%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.09%) Administrator
8 3 (3.09%) Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (3.09%) Consultant
8 3 (3.09%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) HTML
2 12 (12.37%) .NET
3 8 (8.25%) Django
4 7 (7.22%) Spring
5 6 (6.19%) ActiveMQ
5 6 (6.19%) React
5 6 (6.19%) Spring Boot
6 5 (5.15%) .NET Core
6 5 (5.15%) Middleware
6 5 (5.15%) Web Services
7 4 (4.12%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.12%) Kafka
7 4 (4.12%) LAMP
7 4 (4.12%) LDAP
7 4 (4.12%) RESTful
7 4 (4.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (3.09%) Node.js
8 3 (3.09%) REST
9 2 (2.06%) HTML5
9 2 (2.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) PMI
2 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.12%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.12%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.06%) Clustering
4 2 (2.06%) Equities
4 2 (2.06%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.11%) Unix
2 35 (36.08%) Windows
3 11 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.15%) Kali Linux
6 4 (4.12%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (3.09%) AIX
7 3 (3.09%) CentOS
7 3 (3.09%) Solaris
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (1.03%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) DevOps
2 17 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.53%) ITIL
3 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (12.37%) SDLC
6 11 (11.34%) Test Automation
7 9 (9.28%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.28%) Project Management
8 8 (8.25%) Change Management
8 8 (8.25%) Migration
8 8 (8.25%) Open Source
9 7 (7.22%) Microservices
9 7 (7.22%) OWASP
9 7 (7.22%) Project Planning
9 7 (7.22%) RUP
9 7 (7.22%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.19%) Build Automation
10 6 (6.19%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.93%) Python
2 20 (20.62%) SQL
3 17 (17.53%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.46%) PowerShell
5 13 (13.40%) Java
5 13 (13.40%) PHP
6 12 (12.37%) C#
7 11 (11.34%) Shell Script
8 10 (10.31%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.15%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.12%) Groovy
10 4 (4.12%) Perl
10 4 (4.12%) Ruby
11 2 (2.06%) ES6
11 2 (2.06%) Java 8
11 2 (2.06%) PHP 7
11 2 (2.06%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.06%) VB
12 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) Degree
4 6 (6.19%) PMI Certification
5 5 (5.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.03%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.03%) ISEB
6 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.03%) MCSA
6 1 (1.03%) MCSE
6 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) GDPR
1 1 (1.03%) QA
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.31%) Docker
2 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.15%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (4.12%) etcd
5 2 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (25.77%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (16.49%) Puppet
2 16 (16.49%) Terraform
3 13 (13.40%) Ansible
4 4 (4.12%) Consul
4 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.12%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.09%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.06%) Salt
7 1 (1.03%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.03%) Nagios
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (30.93%) Oracle
2 6 (6.19%) Splunk
2 6 (6.19%) VMware
3 5 (5.15%) Cisco
3 5 (5.15%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.12%) Isilon
4 4 (4.12%) NetApp
4 4 (4.12%) Rackspace
5 3 (3.09%) IBM
6 2 (2.06%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.06%) Actuate
6 2 (2.06%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.06%) Cognos
6 2 (2.06%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.06%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.06%) SAP
6 2 (2.06%) Tableau
6 2 (2.06%) Teradata
6 2 (2.06%) Veritas
6 2 (2.06%) Zend