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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
North West / Cheshire
Rank 23 24 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Contract jobs citing Linux 32 66 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.95% 6.83% 7.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.78% 30.99% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 39
Median daily rate £374 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.05% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 92 213 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.10% 22.05% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 101 80
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 24
Median hourly rate £15.15 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £25.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +6 5 £410 +26.15% 4
Crewe - 4 £400 - 1
Macclesfield +5 3 £200 -60.00%
Chester +4 3 £350 +3.70% 5
Warrington +3 3 £375 -29.24% 3
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 27 (40.30%) Windows
1 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) AIX
3 23 (34.33%) Unix
4 22 (32.84%) Finance
5 14 (20.90%) Oracle
5 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (20.90%) DevOps
6 13 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (19.40%) Scrum
7 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
7 12 (17.91%) SQL
7 12 (17.91%) Java
7 12 (17.91%) Perl
7 12 (17.91%) Web Services
7 12 (17.91%) Python
7 12 (17.91%) JSON
8 11 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (16.42%) HTML
8 11 (16.42%) Middleware
9 10 (14.93%) Banking
9 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
9 10 (14.93%) Big Data
9 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
9 10 (14.93%) Puppet
10 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
11 8 (11.94%) Veritas
11 8 (11.94%) PHP
11 8 (11.94%) ITIL
11 8 (11.94%) Automated Testing

Linux
Top Related 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 5 (7.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.97%) Apache
3 3 (4.48%) CICS
3 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.99%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.99%) Confluence
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
5 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.49%) JBoss
5 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Project
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.45%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (10.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (8.96%) Amazon S3
4 5 (7.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (5.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (5.97%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (5.97%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (5.97%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (5.97%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (5.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (5.97%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.99%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.49%) Office 365
7 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) SAN
2 4 (5.97%) AMQP
2 4 (5.97%) Internet
2 4 (5.97%) VPN
3 2 (2.99%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.99%) SSL
4 1 (1.49%) Firewall
4 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.49%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.49%) VLAN
4 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) Big Data
3 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.46%) DB2
4 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.46%) MySQL
4 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.97%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (5.97%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (5.97%) GIS
5 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.99%) Spark SQL
8 1 (1.49%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.96%) JIRA
4 4 (5.97%) Subversion
4 4 (5.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.99%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.49%) GitLab
6 1 (1.49%) Gradle
6 1 (1.49%) Log4j
6 1 (1.49%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.49%) MSI
6 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.49%) Selenium
6 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (32.84%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Developer
2 8 (11.94%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Administrator
3 7 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) PHP Developer
4 6 (8.96%) DBA
4 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Architect
5 5 (7.46%) Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Linux Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) JSON
1 12 (17.91%) Web Services
2 11 (16.42%) HTML
2 11 (16.42%) Middleware
3 6 (8.96%) boto
3 6 (8.96%) XML
3 6 (8.96%) YAML
4 5 (7.46%) J2EE
4 5 (7.46%) jQuery
5 4 (5.97%) CSS
5 4 (5.97%) LAMP
5 4 (5.97%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (5.97%) Zend Framework
6 3 (4.48%) Kafka
7 2 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.49%) Ajax
8 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.49%) Apache Avro
8 1 (1.49%) Node.js
8 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (5.97%) Clustering
3 4 (5.97%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.99%) PMI
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.49%) HACMP
6 1 (1.49%) PKI
6 1 (1.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.30%) Windows
2 25 (37.31%) AIX
3 23 (34.33%) Unix
4 13 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.45%) HPUX
6 5 (7.46%) Solaris
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.90%) DevOps
3 13 (19.40%) Scrum
4 8 (11.94%) Automated Testing
4 8 (11.94%) ITIL
5 7 (10.45%) Migration
5 7 (10.45%) Project Management
5 7 (10.45%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.96%) High Availability
6 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.46%) Kanban
7 5 (7.46%) Microservices
7 5 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.46%) SOA
8 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
8 4 (5.97%) B2B
8 4 (5.97%) MVC
8 4 (5.97%) OO
8 4 (5.97%) OOP
8 4 (5.97%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) Java
1 12 (17.91%) Perl
1 12 (17.91%) Python
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.94%) PHP
4 2 (2.99%) C#
4 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.99%) Ruby
5 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) C++
5 1 (1.49%) Go
5 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) AWS Certification
2 4 (5.97%) RHCSA
3 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.49%) CISSP
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) RHCE
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) Docker
3 4 (5.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.49%) HDFS
5 1 (1.49%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (14.93%) Puppet
3 6 (8.96%) Kubernetes
4 5 (7.46%) Salt
5 4 (5.97%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (5.97%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (5.97%) Netcool
5 4 (5.97%) SCOM
6 1 (1.49%) Grafana
6 1 (1.49%) Graphite
6 1 (1.49%) Kibana
6 1 (1.49%) logstash
6 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.49%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.49%) SCCM
6 1 (1.49%) SELinux
6 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.49%) Webmin
6 1 (1.49%) yum
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Oracle
2 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
3 8 (11.94%) Veritas
4 7 (10.45%) Zend
5 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.97%) CA
6 4 (5.97%) IBM
6 4 (5.97%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.99%) Talend
8 1 (1.49%) Google
8 1 (1.49%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.49%) Remedy
8 1 (1.49%) Splunk
8 1 (1.49%) Twitter
8 1 (1.49%) Xilinx
Knutsford, Cheshire
IPsoft
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