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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.43% 4.03% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.00% 17.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
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 £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
40 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 22.86% 23.49% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 15
Average daily rate £190 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.77 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.24% -36.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014, 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 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
4 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) HPUX
4 5 (26.32%) HP
4 5 (26.32%) SAN
4 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) Firmware
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 3 (15.79%) Perforce
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Wealth Management
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (10.53%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (10.53%) Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (10.53%) Data Guard

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) SNMP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) MGCP
3 1 (5.26%) H.323
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) Sybase ASE
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) ERwin
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) HPUX Systems Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) DBA
3 4 (21.05%) HPUX Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Perl Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (10.53%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) DB2 Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) LAMP
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) CSS3
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) HPUX
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) VMS
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Change Management
1 3 (15.79%) Wealth Management
1 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.53%) UML
2 2 (10.53%) OO
3 1 (5.26%) DNA
3 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Web Design
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.26%) Web Development
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.26%) Time Management
3 1 (5.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Firmware
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
2 5 (26.32%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Perforce
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) BMC
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Brocade