Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 18 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 98 97 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.82% 7.47% 6.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.34% 35.40% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 63 72
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.49% +4.69%
10th Percentile £283 £300 £290
90th Percentile £585 £623 £549
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 - £37.43 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.19% +123.88%
North West median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +108.33%

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 221 274 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.64% 21.11% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 169 249
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £174 £232
90th Percentile £563 £600 £523
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.93% -13.85% +6.65%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.03 £10.45
90th Percentile £26.73 £22.88 £29.55
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year +13.37% -9.56% +13.33%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Crewe -3 20 £500 +25.00% 7
Knutsford -5 16 £375 -11.76% 11
Warrington 0 13 £500 - 16
Chester +1 12 £345 -16.87% 13
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 53 (54.08%) Windows
2 39 (39.80%) Jenkins
3 37 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (32.65%) DevOps
5 30 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (29.59%) Unix
7 28 (28.57%) Java
7 28 (28.57%) Puppet
8 27 (27.55%) Configuration Management
9 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (24.49%) PowerShell
10 24 (24.49%) Banking
10 24 (24.49%) Python
10 24 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (24.49%) Ansible
11 21 (21.43%) TeamCity
12 20 (20.41%) Web Services
13 19 (19.39%) Oracle
13 19 (19.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (19.39%) Ruby
13 19 (19.39%) Bash Shell
14 18 (18.37%) Git (software)
14 18 (18.37%) AIX
15 17 (17.35%) Scrum
16 16 (16.33%) Finance
16 16 (16.33%) Continuous Delivery
17 15 (15.31%) Red Hat
17 15 (15.31%) ITIL
18 13 (13.27%) Web Operations
19 12 (12.24%) Docker

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 10 (10.20%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.10%) Confluence
2 5 (5.10%) JBoss
3 4 (4.08%) FileNet
3 4 (4.08%) nginx
3 4 (4.08%) SAS
4 3 (3.06%) Apache
5 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (9.18%) PaaS
4 6 (6.12%) OpenShift
5 5 (5.10%) IaaS
6 4 (4.08%) Slack
7 3 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.06%) Office 365
8 2 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.04%) GitHub
8 2 (2.04%) SaaS
9 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.02%) Datadog
9 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) HTTP
2 5 (5.10%) SAN
2 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.08%) Firewall
3 4 (4.08%) Internet
4 3 (3.06%) HTTPS
4 3 (3.06%) NAS
4 3 (3.06%) VPN
5 2 (2.04%) LAN
5 2 (2.04%) LDAP
5 2 (2.04%) MPLS
5 2 (2.04%) SSL
5 2 (2.04%) VoIP
5 2 (2.04%) WAN
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.02%) DHCP
6 1 (1.02%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.24%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.12%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.04%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.04%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.04%) MySQL
5 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.02%) GIS
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (39.80%) Jenkins
2 21 (21.43%) TeamCity
3 18 (18.37%) Git (software)
4 8 (8.16%) JIRA
5 7 (7.14%) SonarQube
6 6 (6.12%) Gradle
6 6 (6.12%) Visual Studio
7 5 (5.10%) Ant
7 5 (5.10%) Maven
7 5 (5.10%) Subversion
8 4 (4.08%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.08%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.08%) JMeter
8 4 (4.08%) JUnit
9 3 (3.06%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.06%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.06%) Toad
9 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (24.49%) Banking
2 16 (16.33%) Finance
3 4 (4.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (27.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (13.27%) Developer
2 13 (13.27%) WebOps Engineer
3 8 (8.16%) Administrator
3 8 (8.16%) Azure DevOps
3 8 (8.16%) Java Developer
3 8 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (7.14%) Analyst
5 6 (6.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 6 (6.12%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (5.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Architect
7 4 (4.08%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (4.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) FileNet Specialist
7 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) Web Services
2 7 (7.14%) .NET
2 7 (7.14%) Middleware
3 5 (5.10%) RESTful
3 5 (5.10%) Spring
4 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.06%) Dropwizard
4 3 (3.06%) J2SE
4 3 (3.06%) Java ME
4 3 (3.06%) JSON
4 3 (3.06%) SOAP
5 2 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.04%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.04%) CSS
5 2 (2.04%) HTML
5 2 (2.04%) ISPF
5 2 (2.04%) J2EE
5 2 (2.04%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.02%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Clustering
1 8 (8.16%) Public Cloud
2 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.04%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.04%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.04%) Replication
4 2 (2.04%) STB
4 2 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 53 (54.08%) Windows
2 29 (29.59%) Unix
3 19 (19.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (18.37%) AIX
5 11 (11.22%) Windows Server
6 6 (6.12%) Android
6 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
6 6 (6.12%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.08%) Solaris
8 3 (3.06%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.06%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.02%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.65%) DevOps
3 30 (30.61%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (27.55%) Configuration Management
5 17 (17.35%) Scrum
6 16 (16.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (15.31%) ITIL
8 13 (13.27%) Web Operations
9 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
10 9 (9.18%) Change Management
10 9 (9.18%) Kanban
11 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (5.10%) Analytics
12 5 (5.10%) BDD
12 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
13 4 (4.08%) Capacity Management
13 4 (4.08%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.08%) Static Code Analysis
13 4 (4.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) Java
2 24 (24.49%) PowerShell
2 24 (24.49%) Python
3 19 (19.39%) Bash Shell
3 19 (19.39%) Ruby
4 11 (11.22%) Shell Script
5 10 (10.20%) SQL
6 7 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 7 (7.14%) VB
7 6 (6.12%) Perl
8 5 (5.10%) C#
9 4 (4.08%) C++
9 4 (4.08%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.08%) VBScript
10 3 (3.06%) C
10 3 (3.06%) Jython
11 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.04%) JCL
11 2 (2.04%) Scala
12 1 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (5.10%) ISEB
1 5 (5.10%) MCSA
1 5 (5.10%) MCSE
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.08%) IBM Certification
2 4 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.04%) Degree
3 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.24%) Docker
2 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 7 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.04%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.02%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (28.57%) Puppet
2 24 (24.49%) Ansible
2 24 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.14%) Terraform
4 6 (6.12%) Tivoli
5 5 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (4.08%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.06%) Data Guard
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (2.04%) PowerBroker
8 2 (2.04%) Rundeck
8 2 (2.04%) SCOM
8 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.02%) Rancher
9 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) Oracle
2 15 (15.31%) Red Hat
3 11 (11.22%) HP
4 10 (10.20%) IBM
4 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.18%) VMware
6 8 (8.16%) Cisco
7 7 (7.14%) EMC
8 6 (6.12%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.12%) Veritas
9 5 (5.10%) NetApp
10 4 (4.08%) Splunk
11 3 (3.06%) Palo Alto
12 2 (2.04%) CyberArk
12 2 (2.04%) Dell
12 2 (2.04%) EqualLogic
12 2 (2.04%) IBM Sterling
12 2 (2.04%) Remedy
12 2 (2.04%) Veeam
13 1 (1.02%) Citrix