The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Liverpool region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.81% 3.73% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.36% 20.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 24.72% 18.63% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 9
Average daily rate £200 £350 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +36.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.67% +30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
Merseyside

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 24 July 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 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Sybase
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
1 2 (40.00%) OLAP
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) ERwin
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (40.00%) Sybase ASE
1 2 (40.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
1 2 (40.00%) OLAP
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (40.00%) Sybase ASE
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) ERwin
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (20.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) DB2 Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Database Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Sybase
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Perforce
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) EMC
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) BMC
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
Liverpool, Merseyside
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago