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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 18 22 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3  
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.91% 5.96% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 24.32% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £350 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -15.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18 37 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.48% 24.50% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 7
Median daily rate £295 £300 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -31.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £246 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 7
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +20.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Chester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Big Data
3 2 (50.00%) Talend
3 2 (50.00%) Kafka
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Pig
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (50.00%) Spark SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (50.00%) Data Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Webmin
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter
4 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) logstash

Linux
Top Related 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 (50.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Big Data
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (50.00%) Spark SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Data Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Kibana
1 1 (25.00%) logstash
1 1 (25.00%) Webmin
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Talend
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter