Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 10 16
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 36 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.69% 12.00% 8.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 63.16% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 16
Chester median daily rate £350 £425 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -1.45% +7.81%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £356
90th Percentile £458 £544 £506
Cheshire median daily rate £434 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.06% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £14.86 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -60.37% +275.00%

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 44 57 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 20.85% 19.00% 32.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 54
Chester median daily rate £300 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +4.17% +2.00%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £308
90th Percentile £465 £530 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £370 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -12.94% +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -19.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £16.65 £15.63 £23.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -3.70% -19.83% +12.27%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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 Chester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Banking
2 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
3 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) AIX
5 3 (25.00%) SAS
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (25.00%) IBM Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) FileNet
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Kanban
6 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Puppet
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database

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 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (25.00%) FileNet
2 3 (25.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Toad
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (58.33%) Banking
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 3 (25.00%) FileNet Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Database Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Support
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Database Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Applications Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) AIX
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Kanban
3 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
3 3 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) Korn
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) IBM Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (8.33%) Ansible
3 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Fortinet