Period
to 22 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 23 29
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.70% 3.64% 3.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.24% 26.67% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 10
Chester median daily rate £345 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -22.58% -3.13%
10th Percentile £311 £268 £300
90th Percentile £405 £408 £491
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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 34 30 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 17.53% 13.64% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 29
Chester median daily rate £313 £338 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -17.68% +2.50%
10th Percentile £225 £169 £235
90th Percentile £405 £456 £490
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £395
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.27% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 18
Chester median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.53% +14.46%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.10 £14.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £21.55 £24.88
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year -14.75% -9.44% +16.50%

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 February 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 February 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 8 (61.54%) PL/SQL
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
2 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Banking
4 5 (38.46%) Unix
4 5 (38.46%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (30.77%) IBM
5 4 (30.77%) AIX
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) SAS
5 4 (30.77%) IBM Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Tivoli
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
5 4 (30.77%) FileNet
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) BDD
6 3 (23.08%) Kanban
6 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking

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 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
2 4 (30.77%) FileNet
2 4 (30.77%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Toad
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Applications Support
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) FileNet Specialist
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Scripter
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) AIX
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Change Management
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) BDD
2 3 (23.08%) ETL
2 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) IT Strategy
2 3 (23.08%) Kanban
2 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
2 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) PL/SQL
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Shell Script
3 5 (38.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) IBM Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
3 1 (7.69%) HP