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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 17 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.97% 5.29% 5.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.93% 17.24% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 7
Median daily rate £400 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
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
56 116 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.61% 30.69% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 24
Median daily rate £375 £287 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.54% +43.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +18.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Southport - 11 £400 - 2
Liverpool +6 6 £419 +15.51% 6
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Unix
3 14 (32.56%) MySQL
4 13 (30.23%) IIS
5 12 (27.91%) Oracle
5 12 (27.91%) Puppet
6 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
6 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
6 11 (25.58%) Apache
6 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
6 11 (25.58%) DNS
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.26%) WAN
7 10 (23.26%) .NET
7 10 (23.26%) Project Management
7 10 (23.26%) Firewall
7 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
8 9 (20.93%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (20.93%) Patch Management
8 9 (20.93%) Java
8 9 (20.93%) Web Services
8 9 (20.93%) ITIL
8 9 (20.93%) IBM
8 9 (20.93%) LAN
8 9 (20.93%) VoIP
8 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
9 8 (18.60%) Apple
9 8 (18.60%) CISSP
9 8 (18.60%) Tomcat

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 13 (30.23%) IIS
2 11 (25.58%) Apache
3 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
4 4 (9.30%) Apache Spark
4 4 (9.30%) JBoss
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.98%) Confluence
5 3 (6.98%) SAS
5 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.65%) Jetty
6 2 (4.65%) Mongrel
6 2 (4.65%) nginx
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (9.30%) Amazon S3
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (6.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (6.98%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (6.98%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (6.98%) GitHub
4 3 (6.98%) IaaS
4 3 (6.98%) Route 53
5 2 (4.65%) Google App Engine
5 2 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (2.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) DNS
1 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
2 10 (23.26%) Firewall
2 10 (23.26%) WAN
3 9 (20.93%) LAN
3 9 (20.93%) VoIP
4 7 (16.28%) VPN
5 6 (13.95%) Internet
5 6 (13.95%) SSL
6 5 (11.63%) DHCP
7 4 (9.30%) SAN
8 3 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (6.98%) IPsec
8 3 (6.98%) OpenVPN
8 3 (6.98%) Wireless
9 2 (4.65%) BIG-IP
9 2 (4.65%) FTP
9 2 (4.65%) HTTP
9 2 (4.65%) SNMP
10 1 (2.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) MySQL
2 5 (11.63%) Redis
3 4 (9.30%) Apache Hive
3 4 (9.30%) Hadoop
3 4 (9.30%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (6.98%) DataStax
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.98%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.30%) Subversion
4 3 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (6.98%) GitLab
5 2 (4.65%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (9.30%) Banking
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Project Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Security Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Security Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Technical Support
3 5 (11.63%) Web Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Web Hosting Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
4 4 (9.30%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.98%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) Web Services
3 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
3 8 (18.60%) ELK Stack
4 7 (16.28%) LAMP
5 4 (9.30%) Autofac
5 4 (9.30%) Hibernate
5 4 (9.30%) jQuery
5 4 (9.30%) JSON
5 4 (9.30%) JSP
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (9.30%) REST
5 4 (9.30%) RESTful
5 4 (9.30%) SAML
5 4 (9.30%) SOAP
5 4 (9.30%) Spring
5 4 (9.30%) XML
5 4 (9.30%) XSD
6 2 (4.65%) JAAS
6 2 (4.65%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) PMI
2 5 (11.63%) Clustering
2 5 (11.63%) Cyber Attack
3 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.98%) HACMP
5 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.65%) IBM XIV
5 2 (4.65%) IVR
5 2 (4.65%) LPAR
5 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Unix
3 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
6 4 (9.30%) AIX
6 4 (9.30%) Solaris
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.65%) CentOS
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Project Management
2 9 (20.93%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) Patch Management
3 7 (16.28%) Capacity Management
3 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (16.28%) Open Source
3 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
3 7 (16.28%) Security Management
3 7 (16.28%) SIEM
3 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.63%) Case Management
5 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.63%) Migration
6 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Information Security
6 4 (9.30%) MVC
6 4 (9.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Java
1 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.60%) Python
3 7 (16.28%) PHP
4 5 (11.63%) SQL
5 4 (9.30%) C#
6 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 3 (6.98%) Scala
7 2 (4.65%) Perl
7 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) CISSP
2 8 (18.60%) SANS
2 8 (18.60%) SSCP
3 7 (16.28%) PMI Certification
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 4 (9.30%) MCITP
4 4 (9.30%) MCTS
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.30%) RHCE
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) UAG
4 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.65%) iptables
4 2 (4.65%) NFS
4 2 (4.65%) PowerHA
4 2 (4.65%) Samba
4 2 (4.65%) Squid
4 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.65%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (4.65%) Xen
4 2 (4.65%) XenApp
4 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Flume
5 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.33%) Firmware
5 1 (2.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) Puppet
2 7 (16.28%) QRadar
2 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (11.63%) Kibana
3 5 (11.63%) logstash
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (6.98%) Nessus
4 3 (6.98%) Oozie
4 3 (6.98%) RSA enVision
4 3 (6.98%) Rundeck
5 1 (2.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (2.33%) SCCM
5 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Oracle
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.93%) IBM
3 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
4 8 (18.60%) Apple
4 8 (18.60%) Splunk
5 7 (16.28%) Brocade
5 7 (16.28%) LogRhythm
6 6 (13.95%) VMware
7 3 (6.98%) AppDynamics
7 3 (6.98%) Atlassian
7 3 (6.98%) Endeca
7 3 (6.98%) F5
7 3 (6.98%) Hortonworks
7 3 (6.98%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) Qualys
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix
8 2 (4.65%) Google
8 2 (4.65%) Sun
9 1 (2.33%) Dell