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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.70% 5.00% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.49% 23.08% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £238 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
119 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.83% 21.67% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 22
Average daily rate £250 £200 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -41.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.65 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 August 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 August 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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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 -2 15 £303 -13.57% 5
Wirral - 1 - - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Oracle
4 9 (32.14%) Migration
5 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (28.57%) Security Management
5 8 (28.57%) Change Management
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 8 (28.57%) Database Tuning
5 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 8 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (28.57%) Database Security
5 8 (28.57%) Patch Management
6 7 (25.00%) XenApp
6 7 (25.00%) XenDesktop
6 7 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (14.29%) .NET
7 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (10.71%) Puppet
8 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.71%) VLAN
8 3 (10.71%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Jetty
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
2 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Heroku
2 1 (3.57%) Engine Yard
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.57%) CloudFront
2 1 (3.57%) SoftLayer
2 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) VLAN
2 2 (7.14%) NAS
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) IPsec
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) FTP
3 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Ant
1 2 (7.14%) Maven
1 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
1 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) YouTrack
2 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.57%) Hudson
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Administrator
2 8 (28.57%) DBA
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Build Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Software Configuration Manager
6 1 (3.57%) MySQL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Support
6 1 (3.57%) Release Manager
6 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) Yii
3 1 (3.57%) Laravel
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) Servlets
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.57%) Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) VMS
3 1 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Migration
2 8 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (28.57%) Change Management
2 8 (28.57%) Security Management
2 8 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 8 (28.57%) Database Tuning
2 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (28.57%) Database Security
2 8 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (28.57%) Patch Management
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) TDD
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Build Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) MVC
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) LINC
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CCNP
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (25.00%) XenApp
2 7 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (10.71%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.14%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Unisys
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Zend
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
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