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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 8 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Linux 71 109 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.25% 11.86% 9.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.56% 47.81% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 76 59
Median daily rate £450 £435 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% -0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £379 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 163 228 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.83% 24.81% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 152 129
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 £275 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Macclesfield +11 12 £500 +29.03% 2
Knutsford +7 12 £475 +31.03% 3
Chester -4 7 £400 -3.03% 9
Warrington -12 6 £550 +22.22% 2
Wilmslow - 1 £315 - 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 39 (37.86%) Unix
2 32 (31.07%) Finance
3 28 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (25.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (25.24%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (23.30%) Banking
6 23 (22.33%) AIX
7 22 (21.36%) Veritas
8 21 (20.39%) Windows
9 19 (18.45%) Python
9 19 (18.45%) DevOps
10 17 (16.50%) Jenkins
10 17 (16.50%) Docker
10 17 (16.50%) Puppet
11 16 (15.53%) Git (software)
11 16 (15.53%) Oracle
12 15 (14.56%) SQL
12 15 (14.56%) Perl
12 15 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (13.59%) Shell Script
14 13 (12.62%) Configuration Management
15 12 (11.65%) Clustering
15 12 (11.65%) Java
16 11 (10.68%) Kanban
17 10 (9.71%) Ruby
17 10 (9.71%) MySQL
17 10 (9.71%) IBM
18 9 (8.74%) Red Hat
18 9 (8.74%) Scrum
18 9 (8.74%) Continuous Integration

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 6 (5.83%) Apache
2 5 (4.85%) Confluence
3 4 (3.88%) nginx
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Magento
2 1 (0.97%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.85%) OpenShift
3 4 (3.88%) Slack
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) HTTP
2 7 (6.80%) FTP
2 7 (6.80%) Internet
3 6 (5.83%) Firewall
3 6 (5.83%) SSH
3 6 (5.83%) SSL
3 6 (5.83%) tcpdump
4 4 (3.88%) AMQP
4 4 (3.88%) PuTTY
5 3 (2.91%) SAN
6 2 (1.94%) DHCP
6 2 (1.94%) DNS
6 2 (1.94%) LAN
6 2 (1.94%) NAS
6 2 (1.94%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.94%) Skype
6 2 (1.94%) WAN
6 2 (1.94%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.97%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) MySQL
2 7 (6.80%) Big Data
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.85%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.88%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.94%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.94%) GIS
6 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.94%) Spark SQL
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.97%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (16.50%) Jenkins
2 16 (15.53%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.77%) JIRA
4 5 (4.85%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.88%) SonarQube
5 4 (3.88%) Subversion
5 4 (3.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.91%) Gradle
7 2 (1.94%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.94%) Toad
7 2 (1.94%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.97%) GitLab
8 1 (0.97%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.97%) Maven
8 1 (0.97%) MSI
8 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.97%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.97%) WiX
General
1 32 (31.07%) Finance
2 24 (23.30%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Front Office
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (18.45%) Consultant
2 15 (14.56%) Developer
2 15 (14.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (11.65%) Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Unix Analyst
5 9 (8.74%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Administrator
7 7 (6.80%) DBA
7 7 (6.80%) Linux Consultant
7 7 (6.80%) PHP Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Geneos Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.83%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.85%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.85%) Unix Consultant
10 4 (3.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 4 (3.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) LAMP
1 6 (5.83%) Middleware
1 6 (5.83%) Web Services
2 5 (4.85%) HTML
3 4 (3.88%) CSS
3 4 (3.88%) jQuery
3 4 (3.88%) Kafka
3 4 (3.88%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (3.88%) X-Windows
3 4 (3.88%) Zend Framework
4 3 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.94%) Apache Avro
5 2 (1.94%) Node.js
5 2 (1.94%) XML
6 1 (0.97%) .NET
6 1 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.97%) HTML5
6 1 (0.97%) OSGi
6 1 (0.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Clustering
2 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.77%) Mainframe
4 7 (6.80%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (4.85%) PKI
6 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.91%) Life Science
8 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.94%) PMI
9 1 (0.97%) Derivative
9 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.97%) Robotics
9 1 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.86%) Unix
2 26 (25.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (22.33%) AIX
4 21 (20.39%) Windows
5 7 (6.80%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.88%) HPUX
6 4 (3.88%) Solaris
7 2 (1.94%) CentOS
7 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.97%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.45%) DevOps
3 13 (12.62%) Configuration Management
4 11 (10.68%) Kanban
5 9 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (8.74%) Open Source
5 9 (8.74%) Scrum
5 9 (8.74%) SDLC
6 8 (7.77%) Change Management
7 7 (6.80%) ITIL
8 6 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.83%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.85%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.85%) ETL
9 5 (4.85%) OO
9 5 (4.85%) OOP
9 5 (4.85%) Project Management
9 5 (4.85%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.88%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.45%) Python
2 15 (14.56%) Perl
2 15 (14.56%) SQL
3 14 (13.59%) Shell Script
4 12 (11.65%) Java
5 10 (9.71%) Ruby
6 8 (7.77%) PHP
7 6 (5.83%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.88%) JCL
10 3 (2.91%) VB
11 2 (1.94%) C#
11 2 (1.94%) C++
11 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.97%) C
12 1 (0.97%) Groovy
12 1 (0.97%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (3.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.94%) RHCSA
3 1 (0.97%) CISSP
3 1 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.97%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.97%) EMIR
2 1 (0.97%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (16.50%) Docker
2 8 (7.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.88%) vSphere
3 4 (3.88%) Xen
4 3 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.94%) HDFS
5 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.94%) XenApp
6 1 (0.97%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (25.24%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (16.50%) Puppet
3 6 (5.83%) Ansible
3 6 (5.83%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (5.83%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.88%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (3.88%) Netcool
4 4 (3.88%) Rancher
4 4 (3.88%) SCOM
5 2 (1.94%) Grafana
5 2 (1.94%) Graphite
5 2 (1.94%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.94%) vMotion
6 1 (0.97%) Kibana
6 1 (0.97%) logstash
6 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.97%) SELinux
6 1 (0.97%) Terraform
6 1 (0.97%) Webmin
6 1 (0.97%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (21.36%) Veritas
2 16 (15.53%) Oracle
3 10 (9.71%) IBM
4 9 (8.74%) Red Hat
5 7 (6.80%) Zend
6 6 (5.83%) CA
7 5 (4.85%) VMware
8 4 (3.88%) Citrix
8 4 (3.88%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.91%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.91%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.94%) AppSense
10 2 (1.94%) HP
10 2 (1.94%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.94%) Talend
11 1 (0.97%) Google
11 1 (0.97%) Sage
11 1 (0.97%) Splunk
11 1 (0.97%) Twitter
11 1 (0.97%) Vertica
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