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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.63% 0.77% 8.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.70% 3.70% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate
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- - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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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
69 27 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 30.26% 20.77% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 10 38
Average daily rate £215 £150 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -51.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £100 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.49 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% +13.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.46 £12.49 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) XenApp
5 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
5 4 (21.05%) Change Management
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) Middleware
5 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
6 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Time Management
7 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (10.53%) SOAP
7 2 (10.53%) XML
7 2 (10.53%) Java
7 2 (10.53%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) HP Helion
2 1 (5.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Support
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Perl Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Support
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) VMS
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) UML
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Database Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Database Security
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) XenApp
1 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Perforce
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy