Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 26 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.60% 3.52% 8.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.38% 18.18% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 29
Chester median daily rate £350 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.15% -5.71%
10th Percentile £293 £283 £300
90th Percentile £444 £450 £485
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £425
% change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.25 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -52.78% - -

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 32 44 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 13.39% 19.38% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 43
Chester median daily rate £325 £315 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -23.64% +6.45%
10th Percentile £225 £123 £238
90th Percentile £467 £450 £473
Cheshire median daily rate £355 £395 £413
% change year-on-year -10.13% -4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 21
Chester median hourly rate £32.50 £14.58 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.98% -8.91% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31.25 £10.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £21.00 £23.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) PL/SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
4 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) Toad
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Puppet
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Docker
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

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 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) FileNet
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) NAS
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Toad
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) FileNet Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Scripter
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) Online Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) BDD
1 3 (27.27%) ETL
1 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
1 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
1 3 (27.27%) Kanban
1 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Commercial Awareness
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) Presales
3 1 (9.09%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) PL/SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) Korn
5 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) IBM