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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 6.19% 3.91% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.91% 25.00% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 22.16% 15.64% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 6
Average daily rate £200 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.75 £21.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.34% +36.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.80 £21.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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 August 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 5 (38.46%) UNIX
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) HPUX
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Data Guard
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (15.38%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (15.38%) Wealth Management
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) ERwin
4 2 (15.38%) Firmware
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) Sybase

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) MGCP
3 1 (7.69%) H.323
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (15.38%) Sybase ASE
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
1 2 (15.38%) OLAP
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ERwin
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) DBA
1 4 (30.77%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) HPUX Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) HPUX Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Database Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) LAMP
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
1 1 (7.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) HPUX
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Wealth Management
3 1 (7.69%) DNA
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Web Design
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) PHP5
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Data Guard
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) HP
1 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) BMC
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) Perforce