The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Merseyside region that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank - 43 32
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.26% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.28% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £165 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -63.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.74% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -35.00%
Linux Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
298 358 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 95.21% 94.71% 92.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 173 129
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 21
Median hourly rate £18.25 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.50 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Merseyside region that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Engineer across the Merseyside region.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) NFS
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Samba
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) iptables
2 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) iptables
1 2 (66.67%) NFS
1 2 (66.67%) Samba
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) VMware