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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.39% 3.91% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.32% 18.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
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 £33.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+9.77% -6.33%
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
53 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 29.94% 21.09% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 15
Average daily rate £241 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.60% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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 £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 27 January 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 January 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 10 (62.50%) UNIX
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) HPUX
4 5 (31.25%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
4 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
5 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Firmware
5 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Wealth Management
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (12.50%) SOAP
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) Solaris
7 2 (12.50%) UML
7 2 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) Apache
7 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (12.50%) VMS
7 2 (12.50%) Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Perforce
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) Automotive

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) SNMP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) MGCP
2 1 (6.25%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Automotive
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Consultant
1 5 (31.25%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) HPUX Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) HPUX Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Perl Developer
4 2 (12.50%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) HPUX
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 2 (12.50%) VMS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Wealth Management
2 2 (12.50%) UML
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Web Design
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) PHP5
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Firmware
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 5 (31.25%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Perforce
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Brocade
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy