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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.79% 3.11% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.63% 19.23% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 24.02% 16.15% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 7
Average daily rate £200 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.25 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.67% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £13.00 £14.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £21.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 31 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 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Sybase
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
1 2 (33.33%) OLAP
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) ERwin
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Apache

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
1 2 (33.33%) OLAP
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) ERwin
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) PHP LAMP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Database Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) DNA
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Web Design
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) PHP5
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Sybase
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Perforce
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