Period
to 22 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 22 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 30 12
Rank change year-on-year +9 -18 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 9 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.88% 3.52% 14.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.45% 17.31% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 51
Chester median daily rate £425 £350 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -15.66% -5.14%
10th Percentile £240 £300 £300
90th Percentile £475 £461 £538
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.25 £30.00 £14.86
% change year-on-year -29.17% +101.88% -60.37%

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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 51 52 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 21.43% 20.31% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 65
Chester median daily rate £375 £301 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.79% -27.15% +6.45%
10th Percentile £240 £278 £300
90th Percentile £475 £493 £535
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Chester median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -3.70% -3.57%
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -14.39%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Chester

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Chester

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Chester over the 6 months to 22 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Chester

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Chester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 5 (35.71%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 3 (21.43%) Puppet
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Docker
4 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) PHP 7
4 2 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (14.29%) Apache
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) LAMP
4 2 (14.29%) nginx
4 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) NAS

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Python Developer
3 2 (14.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) LAMP
1 2 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) API Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Commercial Awareness
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Microservices
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Presales
4 1 (7.14%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) PHP 7
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Korn
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
1 1 (7.14%) Google
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle