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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 26 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.70% 3.37% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.43% 10.75% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Average daily rate £450 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £147 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £399 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
56 93 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.28% 31.31% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 15
Average daily rate £413 £173 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% -49.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £115 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 9 £450 +41.17% 3
Wirral - 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (37.14%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
3 11 (31.43%) Puppet
3 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
4 10 (28.57%) Oracle
4 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 9 (25.71%) Python
5 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
6 8 (22.86%) Unix
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
6 8 (22.86%) HTML
6 8 (22.86%) Java
6 8 (22.86%) Finance
6 8 (22.86%) DevOps
6 8 (22.86%) Patch Management
7 7 (20.00%) Ansible
7 7 (20.00%) Open Source
7 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 7 (20.00%) Migration
7 7 (20.00%) VMware
7 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) Perl
8 6 (17.14%) Change Management
8 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
8 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
8 6 (17.14%) Data Management
8 6 (17.14%) Data Migration
8 6 (17.14%) Splunk

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (11.43%) Apache Pig
2 3 (8.57%) Node.js
3 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) Jetty
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.86%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) DHCP
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) GSM
3 3 (8.57%) VLAN
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 2 (5.71%) BIG-IP
4 2 (5.71%) LAN
4 2 (5.71%) SNMP
4 2 (5.71%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) FTP
5 1 (2.86%) HTTP
5 1 (2.86%) IPsec
5 1 (2.86%) NAS
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) NoSQL
3 5 (14.29%) Apache Hive
3 5 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 4 (11.43%) Big Data
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
4 4 (11.43%) PowerCenter
4 4 (11.43%) Siebel EIM
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.86%) HBase
6 1 (2.86%) MySQL
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
2 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 6 (17.14%) Gerrit
3 6 (17.14%) Grunt
3 6 (17.14%) Hudson
3 6 (17.14%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (11.43%) Bugzilla
4 4 (11.43%) JIRA
4 4 (11.43%) Subversion
5 3 (8.57%) gulp
5 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.71%) Ant
6 2 (5.71%) Maven
6 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.86%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Consultant
1 8 (22.86%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Architect
2 4 (11.43%) Big Data Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Data Consultant
2 4 (11.43%) Data Migration Consultant
2 4 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (11.43%) Migration Consultant
2 4 (11.43%) Siebel Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) AWS Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) DevOps Specialist
3 3 (8.57%) Embedded Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Embedded Software Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) UI Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) ELK Stack
3 4 (11.43%) Hibernate
3 4 (11.43%) HTML5
3 4 (11.43%) Spring
3 4 (11.43%) Struts
3 4 (11.43%) Web Services
4 3 (8.57%) .NET
4 3 (8.57%) React
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) J2EE
5 1 (2.86%) JAAS
5 1 (2.86%) jQuery
5 1 (2.86%) Laravel
5 1 (2.86%) Lucene
5 1 (2.86%) Middleware
5 1 (2.86%) Servlets
5 1 (2.86%) WebCenter
5 1 (2.86%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) iPad
2 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) IVR
5 1 (2.86%) HACMP
5 1 (2.86%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Unix
3 5 (14.29%) Solaris
4 3 (8.57%) AIX
5 2 (5.71%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) DevOps
1 8 (22.86%) Patch Management
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 7 (20.00%) Open Source
3 6 (17.14%) Change Management
3 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) Data Management
3 6 (17.14%) Data Migration
3 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
4 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
4 4 (11.43%) ETL
4 4 (11.43%) MapReduce
4 4 (11.43%) RAD
4 4 (11.43%) Time Management
5 3 (8.57%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
5 3 (8.57%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
3 9 (25.71%) Python
4 8 (22.86%) Java
5 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (17.14%) Perl
7 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.71%) Ruby
10 1 (2.86%) LINC
10 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) HDFS
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (5.71%) XenApp
2 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.86%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) Puppet
2 7 (20.00%) Ansible
3 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.86%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (17.14%) Splunk
4 4 (11.43%) Informatica
4 4 (11.43%) Siebel
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 2 (5.71%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 2 (5.71%) SAP
6 2 (5.71%) Sun
6 2 (5.71%) Unisys
7 1 (2.86%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) Google
7 1 (2.86%) Intel
7 1 (2.86%) Zend
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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