The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 22 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.50% 4.74% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.11% 28.81% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 3
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £370 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
Linux
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
72 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.53% 16.43% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 24 24
Median daily rate £375 £375 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +6 17 £334 -21.47% 1
Southport - 7 £425 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Linux.

1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Unix
3 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 12 (31.58%) Open Source
4 11 (28.95%) LAN
4 11 (28.95%) WAN
5 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 10 (26.32%) Web Services
5 10 (26.32%) Firewall
5 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.68%) VoIP
6 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
7 8 (21.05%) ELK Stack
7 8 (21.05%) SANS
7 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (21.05%) Splunk
7 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (21.05%) CISSP
7 8 (21.05%) Apple
7 8 (21.05%) VPN
7 8 (21.05%) SSCP
8 7 (18.42%) Scrum
8 7 (18.42%) VMware
8 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
8 7 (18.42%) IBM
8 7 (18.42%) Oracle

Linux
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 5 (13.16%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) Drupal
2 2 (5.26%) Jetty
2 2 (5.26%) Mongrel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) nginx
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.26%) Google App Engine
3 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.26%) Office 365
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) LAN
1 11 (28.95%) WAN
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
2 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 9 (23.68%) VoIP
4 8 (21.05%) VPN
5 5 (13.16%) DHCP
5 5 (13.16%) DNS
6 3 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (7.89%) NAS
6 3 (7.89%) Wireless
7 2 (5.26%) BIG-IP
7 2 (5.26%) FTP
7 2 (5.26%) HTTP
7 2 (5.26%) IPsec
7 2 (5.26%) SAN
7 2 (5.26%) SNMP
7 2 (5.26%) SSL
8 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Redis
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.63%) DB2
5 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.63%) HBase
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.53%) Subversion
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 2 (5.26%) Selenium
4 2 (5.26%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.63%) JUnit
5 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 5 (13.16%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Security Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Senior Security Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Technical Support
3 4 (10.53%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Developer
4 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.89%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (7.89%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Web Services
2 8 (21.05%) ELK Stack
3 5 (13.16%) .NET
4 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
4 4 (10.53%) Node.js
4 4 (10.53%) RESTful
4 4 (10.53%) Spring
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.89%) Autofac
5 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.89%) jQuery
5 3 (7.89%) JSON
5 3 (7.89%) REST
5 3 (7.89%) SAML
5 3 (7.89%) SOAP
5 3 (7.89%) XML
5 3 (7.89%) XSD
6 2 (5.26%) Behat
6 2 (5.26%) J2EE
6 2 (5.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Cyber Attack
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.26%) IVR
3 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) HACMP
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Unix
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.53%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) AIX
6 2 (5.26%) SUSE
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) CentOS
7 1 (2.63%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Open Source
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (18.42%) Patch Management
5 7 (18.42%) Scrum
5 7 (18.42%) SIEM
5 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.16%) Case Management
7 5 (13.16%) DevOps
8 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.53%) Information Security
9 3 (7.89%) MVC
9 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
9 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (7.89%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.16%) Python
3 4 (10.53%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) CISSP
2 8 (21.05%) SANS
2 8 (21.05%) SSCP
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (5.26%) Xen
3 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Flume
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Docker
4 1 (2.63%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) QRadar
2 5 (13.16%) Kibana
2 5 (13.16%) logstash
3 3 (7.89%) Puppet
3 3 (7.89%) RSA enVision
4 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (5.26%) SCCM
5 1 (2.63%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Apple
2 8 (21.05%) Splunk
3 7 (18.42%) IBM
3 7 (18.42%) LogRhythm
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
5 5 (13.16%) NetApp
6 4 (10.53%) Citrix
7 3 (7.89%) HP
7 3 (7.89%) Siebel
8 2 (5.26%) F5
8 2 (5.26%) Google
8 2 (5.26%) Sun
9 1 (2.63%) Cisco
9 1 (2.63%) EMC
9 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.63%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.63%) Sybase