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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 19 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 24 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.23% 3.17% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.29% 12.12% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £233 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.53% -33.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
70 99 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.08% 26.19% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 16
Median daily rate £350 £215 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -14.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £135 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £350 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.68 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £18.46 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -3 14 £400 - 10
Wirral - 6 £325 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Unix
2 14 (35.90%) Oracle
3 12 (30.77%) MySQL
3 12 (30.77%) Puppet
4 11 (28.21%) Apache
4 11 (28.21%) Java
4 11 (28.21%) Project Management
5 10 (25.64%) Migration
5 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
5 10 (25.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (23.08%) IIS
7 8 (20.51%) PHP
7 8 (20.51%) ITIL
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.51%) DNS
7 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
7 8 (20.51%) JIRA
7 8 (20.51%) Apache Hive
7 8 (20.51%) Hadoop
7 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
8 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (17.95%) Capacity Management
8 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
8 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
8 7 (17.95%) LAMP
8 7 (17.95%) Security Management
8 7 (17.95%) Brocade

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 11 (28.21%) Apache
2 9 (23.08%) IIS
3 7 (17.95%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.26%) Apache Spark
4 4 (10.26%) JBoss
4 4 (10.26%) SAS
4 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (7.69%) Apache Pig
5 3 (7.69%) Confluence
6 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (2.56%) Apache Solr
7 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon S3
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (7.69%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (7.69%) GitHub
3 3 (7.69%) IaaS
3 3 (7.69%) Route 53
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) Internet
3 5 (12.82%) SAN
4 4 (10.26%) SSL
5 3 (7.69%) Firewall
5 3 (7.69%) OpenVPN
5 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.13%) DHCP
6 2 (5.13%) WAN
7 1 (2.56%) DMZ
7 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.56%) HTTP
7 1 (2.56%) IMAP
7 1 (2.56%) IPsec
7 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.56%) LAN
7 1 (2.56%) MRTG
7 1 (2.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) MySQL
2 8 (20.51%) Apache Hive
2 8 (20.51%) Hadoop
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
4 4 (10.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (7.69%) Big Data
5 3 (7.69%) DataStax
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 2 (5.13%) HBase
6 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (5.13%) PowerCenter
6 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.13%) Siebel EIM
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) JIRA
2 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
3 5 (12.82%) Subversion
4 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (7.69%) Bugzilla
4 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.69%) GitLab
4 3 (7.69%) Hudson
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Architect
2 5 (12.82%) Project Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Web Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Web Hosting Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (10.26%) IT Manager
3 4 (10.26%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (5.13%) AWS Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Data Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Identity Management Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Identity Management Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) LAMP
2 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
3 5 (12.82%) Spring
4 4 (10.26%) JSP
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (7.69%) HTML
5 3 (7.69%) HTML5
5 3 (7.69%) JAAS
5 3 (7.69%) Middleware
5 3 (7.69%) Struts
5 3 (7.69%) Web Services
6 2 (5.13%) jQuery
6 2 (5.13%) JSON
6 2 (5.13%) REST
6 2 (5.13%) SAML
6 2 (5.13%) SOAP
6 2 (5.13%) XML
6 2 (5.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) PMI
2 6 (15.38%) Clustering
3 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.69%) HACMP
5 2 (5.13%) IBM XIV
5 2 (5.13%) LPAR
6 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Unix
3 10 (25.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.82%) AIX
6 4 (10.26%) Solaris
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.69%) CentOS
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
8 2 (5.13%) HPUX
9 1 (2.56%) Debian
9 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Project Management
2 10 (25.64%) Migration
3 8 (20.51%) ITIL
4 7 (17.95%) Capacity Management
4 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
4 7 (17.95%) Security Management
5 6 (15.38%) MapReduce
6 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (7.69%) JVM Tuning
8 3 (7.69%) RAD
8 3 (7.69%) SOA
8 3 (7.69%) Time Management
9 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.13%) ETL
9 2 (5.13%) MVC
9 2 (5.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) PHP
2 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
3 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
4 6 (15.38%) SQL
5 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.82%) Python
6 4 (10.26%) Ruby
7 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.69%) Perl
7 3 (7.69%) Scala
8 2 (5.13%) C#
8 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.56%) C
9 1 (2.56%) C++
9 1 (2.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) PMI Certification
1 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) MCITP
3 4 (10.26%) MCTS
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.26%) RHCE
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) HDFS
3 4 (10.26%) UAG
4 3 (7.69%) iptables
4 3 (7.69%) Squid
5 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.13%) NFS
5 2 (5.13%) PowerHA
5 2 (5.13%) Samba
5 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.56%) Apache Flume
6 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.56%) Dovecot
6 1 (2.56%) Firmware
6 1 (2.56%) KVM
6 1 (2.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) Puppet
2 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (7.69%) Nessus
3 3 (7.69%) Oozie
3 3 (7.69%) Rundeck
4 2 (5.13%) SCCM
5 1 (2.56%) Ansible
5 1 (2.56%) Cacti
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (2.56%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.56%) Nagios
5 1 (2.56%) OpenNebula
5 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Oracle
2 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
3 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.95%) Brocade
5 4 (10.26%) HP
5 4 (10.26%) VMware
6 3 (7.69%) AppDynamics
6 3 (7.69%) Atlassian
6 3 (7.69%) Endeca
6 3 (7.69%) F5
6 3 (7.69%) Hortonworks
6 3 (7.69%) Qualys
7 2 (5.13%) IBM
7 2 (5.13%) Informatica
7 2 (5.13%) Siebel
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) EMC
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) SAP
8 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds