Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 96 108 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.26% 8.87% 10.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.48% 40.45% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 86 124
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% -0.59% -2.86%
10th Percentile £302 £313 £313
90th Percentile £538 £556 £596
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.25 £30.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.17% +101.88% -60.37%
10th Percentile £18.25 £30.00 £14.43
90th Percentile £24.25 £30.00 £15.29
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £32.76
% change year-on-year -9.68% +18.28% -1.47%

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 315 267 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.81% 21.94% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 181 243
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £275
90th Percentile £482 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 21 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -14.39%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.13 £18.68 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -6.90%

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 August 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 August 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 -7 22 £365 -16.67% 2
Crewe -3 15 £400 - 2
Chester +6 14 £425 +21.43% 15
Warrington +3 11 £463 -13.55% 1
Wilmslow -4 3 £375 +19.05% 1
Macclesfield -11 2 £575 +15.00%
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 40 (41.67%) Windows
2 34 (35.42%) Python
3 32 (33.33%) Unix
4 31 (32.29%) Jenkins
4 31 (32.29%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (30.21%) DevOps
5 29 (30.21%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (20.83%) Oracle
8 18 (18.75%) Git (software)
8 18 (18.75%) Puppet
9 17 (17.71%) JavaScript
9 17 (17.71%) Terraform
10 16 (16.67%) Finance
11 15 (15.63%) .NET
11 15 (15.63%) PowerShell
12 14 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (14.58%) Configuration Management
13 13 (13.54%) ITIL
13 13 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (13.54%) Ansible
13 13 (13.54%) Docker
14 12 (12.50%) SDLC
14 12 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (12.50%) Bash Shell
15 11 (11.46%) Ruby
15 11 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (11.46%) VMware
16 10 (10.42%) Migration
16 10 (10.42%) Change Management

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 (7.29%) Apache
2 6 (6.25%) Confluence
3 4 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.13%) JBoss
4 3 (3.13%) nginx
4 3 (3.13%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (30.21%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.42%) GitHub
2 10 (10.42%) OpenShift
3 9 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (8.33%) Office 365
5 7 (7.29%) Amazon S3
6 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.08%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.08%) PaaS
9 1 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.04%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (1.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.04%) Serverless
9 1 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) Firewall
2 8 (8.33%) SAN
3 7 (7.29%) LAN
3 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.29%) WAN
4 5 (5.21%) MPLS
4 5 (5.21%) VoIP
4 5 (5.21%) VPN
5 4 (4.17%) DNS
5 4 (4.17%) DSL
5 4 (4.17%) Internet
5 4 (4.17%) Skype
5 4 (4.17%) SSH
6 3 (3.13%) HTTP
7 2 (2.08%) AMQP
7 2 (2.08%) NAS
8 1 (1.04%) DHCP
8 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) MySQL
2 8 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.04%) Big Data
7 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.04%) DB2
7 1 (1.04%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.04%) Ingres
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.04%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (32.29%) Jenkins
2 18 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (6.25%) JIRA
5 4 (4.17%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.17%) Gradle
5 4 (4.17%) Grunt
5 4 (4.17%) Maven
6 3 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.08%) CA Release Automation
7 2 (2.08%) GitLab
7 2 (2.08%) Selenium
7 2 (2.08%) Subversion
7 2 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.04%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.04%) Hudson
8 1 (1.04%) JMeter
8 1 (1.04%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Automotive
3 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (20.83%) Developer
2 17 (17.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) Python Developer
4 7 (7.29%) Django Developer
4 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (7.29%) Python/Django Developer
5 6 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 6 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Administrator
6 5 (5.21%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) PHP Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.17%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (3.13%) Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.63%) .NET
2 9 (9.38%) HTML
3 8 (8.33%) Web Services
4 7 (7.29%) AngularJS
4 7 (7.29%) Django
4 7 (7.29%) Spring
5 6 (6.25%) Middleware
5 6 (6.25%) Spring Boot
6 5 (5.21%) .NET Core
7 4 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (4.17%) LAMP
7 4 (4.17%) LDAP
7 4 (4.17%) React
7 4 (4.17%) RESTful
8 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.13%) Express
8 3 (3.13%) Hibernate
8 3 (3.13%) REST
9 2 (2.08%) CSS
9 2 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) Clustering
1 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
1 5 (5.21%) PMI
2 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.08%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (41.67%) Windows
2 32 (33.33%) Unix
3 12 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (9.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.17%) AIX
5 4 (4.17%) Kali Linux
5 4 (4.17%) Solaris
6 3 (3.13%) CentOS
7 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.04%) Android
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (1.04%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.21%) DevOps
2 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.58%) Configuration Management
3 14 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (13.54%) ITIL
4 13 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (12.50%) SDLC
6 11 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (10.42%) Change Management
7 10 (10.42%) Migration
8 9 (9.38%) Scrum
8 9 (9.38%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.33%) Microservices
10 7 (7.29%) Project Management
11 6 (6.25%) Open Source
11 6 (6.25%) OWASP
11 6 (6.25%) Project Planning
11 6 (6.25%) RUP
11 6 (6.25%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.21%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.42%) Python
2 17 (17.71%) JavaScript
3 15 (15.63%) PowerShell
4 12 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 11 (11.46%) Ruby
6 10 (10.42%) Java
6 10 (10.42%) PHP
6 10 (10.42%) SQL
7 9 (9.38%) C#
8 7 (7.29%) Groovy
9 6 (6.25%) C++
9 6 (6.25%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.21%) C
11 4 (4.17%) Perl
12 3 (3.13%) Go
12 3 (3.13%) Java 8
12 3 (3.13%) TypeScript
13 2 (2.08%) PHP 7
13 2 (2.08%) VB
14 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) PMI Certification
3 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.08%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.08%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.04%) CCNA
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.04%) ISEB
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) MCSA
5 1 (1.04%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) GDPR
1 1 (1.04%) GxP
1 1 (1.04%) QA
1 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.54%) Docker
2 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (4.17%) etcd
4 4 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.13%) QEMU
5 3 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.08%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (32.29%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (18.75%) Puppet
3 17 (17.71%) Terraform
4 13 (13.54%) Ansible
5 6 (6.25%) Kubernetes
6 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (4.17%) Consul
7 4 (4.17%) NetBackup
7 4 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.04%) Nagios
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.04%) Salt
8 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) Oracle
2 11 (11.46%) VMware
3 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.25%) Cisco
5 5 (5.21%) IBM
5 5 (5.21%) Splunk
6 4 (4.17%) Isilon
6 4 (4.17%) NetApp
6 4 (4.17%) Rackspace
7 3 (3.13%) Google
7 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.08%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.08%) Veritas
8 2 (2.08%) Zend
9 1 (1.04%) arcserve
9 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.04%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.04%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.04%) Sophos