The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 18 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.55% 4.19% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.95% 18.18% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£214 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
88 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.12% 23.04% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 19
Average daily rate £245 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.18 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +6.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -6 6 £263 -22.22% 7
Southport - - - - 1
Wirral - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (65.00%) UNIX
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) HPUX
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) SAN
5 5 (25.00%) Firmware
6 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 3 (15.00%) VMS
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) Automotive
7 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (15.00%) Wealth Management
7 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
8 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
8 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) SNMP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) MGCP
2 1 (5.00%) H.323
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) YouTrack
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Automotive
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Consultant
1 5 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (25.00%) Administrator
1 5 (25.00%) HPUX Systems Administrator
1 5 (25.00%) HPUX Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Perl Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) Yii
2 1 (5.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) UNIX
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) HPUX
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) VMS
6 2 (10.00%) Solaris
7 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) OO
1 3 (15.00%) Wealth Management
1 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.00%) OOP
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) MVC
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.00%) TDD
3 1 (5.00%) Release Management
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Firmware
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
1 2 (10.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Brocade
4 2 (10.00%) Remedy
4 2 (10.00%) Perforce
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Zend