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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 6.60% 4.35% 1.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.23% 24.24% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.96% -
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
43 33 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 21.83% 17.93% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 3
Average daily rate £225 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 6 (42.86%) UNIX
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) HPUX
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (21.43%) Firmware
3 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
4 2 (14.29%) Apache
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (14.29%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) Sybase
4 2 (14.29%) DB2
4 2 (14.29%) OLAP
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (14.29%) Solaris
4 2 (14.29%) ERwin
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) MGCP
3 1 (7.14%) H.323
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
1 2 (14.29%) OLAP
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (14.29%) Sybase ASE
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) ERwin
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) DBA
2 4 (28.57%) HPUX Systems Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) HPUX Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Database Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) LAMP
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) HPUX
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
4 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) DNA
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Web Design
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) PHP5
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Data Guard
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Sybase
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Perforce
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp