The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Merseyside 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.28% 4.33% 5.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.87% 24.39% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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 £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.00% 17.75% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 12
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 £144 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.80 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.50 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
North West

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
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 25 July 2014. 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 -1 5 £350 -6.66% 7
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) VMware
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase ASE
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) OLAP
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
1 2 (28.57%) ERwin
1 2 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) Ganglia
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) Cloudera
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) OLAP
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase ASE
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) ERwin
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) DBA
2 2 (28.57%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (14.29%) DB2 Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Database Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) DNA
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
1 2 (28.57%) Ganglia
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
1 2 (28.57%) Cloudera
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) BMC
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Perforce
Liverpool, Merseyside
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