The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 5.83% 2.52% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.81% 10.34% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -8.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 32.74% 24.37% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 17
Average daily rate £338 £358 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.59% +47.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £280 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.77 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% -22.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.77 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.77 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Liverpool region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Liverpool region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 9 (60.00%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) Middleware
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Firmware
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) Perl
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) MySQL
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) HPUX
5 2 (13.33%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) SNMP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Administrator
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Linux Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Support
4 2 (13.33%) Perl Developer
4 2 (13.33%) HPUX Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) HPUX
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) VMS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) UML
3 2 (13.33%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (26.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Perforce
4 1 (6.67%) Brocade
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy