Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 23 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 10 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.97% 4.61% 12.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 22.73% 60.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 33
Chester median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £300
90th Percentile £475 £458 £528
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £458 £425
% change year-on-year -12.57% +7.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £14.86

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 44 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 25.37% 20.28% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 50
Chester median daily rate £388 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -29.41% +3.66%
10th Percentile £219 £280 £300
90th Percentile £469 £458 £531
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 8
Chester median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.00 £12.67
90th Percentile £40.25 £16.65 £14.88
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -19.83%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 (41.67%) PHP
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Puppet
4 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) nginx
4 2 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Apache
4 2 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (16.67%) PHP 7
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) MySQL
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) LAMP
5 1 (8.33%) Clustering
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) JMeter

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 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
1 1 (8.33%) OSPF
1 1 (8.33%) RIP
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 2 (16.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) LAMP
1 2 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Laravel
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) React
2 1 (8.33%) Symfony
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (8.33%) API Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Email Filtering
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Programming
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Microservices
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) PHP 7
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) AWS Certification
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
1 1 (8.33%) Google
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec
1 1 (8.33%) Zend