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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.92% 2.86% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.48% 11.63% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£210 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Linux
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
89 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 29.08% 24.57% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 17
Average daily rate £164 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £134 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -47.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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
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 31 July 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 11 (45.83%) VMware
1 11 (45.83%) Migration
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle
3 8 (33.33%) Citrix
3 8 (33.33%) XenApp
3 8 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 7 (29.17%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (29.17%) Database Security
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
4 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (29.17%) Database Tuning
4 7 (29.17%) Data Migration
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (29.17%) Patch Management
4 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (29.17%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (29.17%) Change Management
4 7 (29.17%) Security Management
5 5 (20.83%) UNIX
5 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
6 4 (16.67%) Private Cloud
6 4 (16.67%) Middleware
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Time Management
8 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) HP Helion
2 1 (4.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Administrator
2 8 (33.33%) Citrix Administrator
3 7 (29.17%) DBA
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Support
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Support
5 2 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (29.17%) Data Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Database Tuning
2 7 (29.17%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (29.17%) Database Security
2 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (29.17%) Patch Management
2 7 (29.17%) Change Management
2 7 (29.17%) Security Management
3 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) XenApp
1 8 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 8 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
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