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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.91% 6.37% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.79% 29.09% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
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£363 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
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 55 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.05% 21.91% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 4
Average daily rate £200 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £17.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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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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 +4 13 £400 +14.28% 6
Wirral - 2 £363 -
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) HPUX
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) Firmware
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (18.75%) Wealth Management
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (12.50%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (12.50%) LAN
6 2 (12.50%) WAN
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) Sybase

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) MGCP
3 1 (6.25%) H.323
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) OLAP
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (12.50%) Sybase ASE
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) ERwin
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) HPUX Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) HPUX Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) DBA
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Database Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) LAMP
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) HPUX
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
5 1 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (18.75%) Wealth Management
2 2 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) DNA
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Web Design
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) PHP5
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Sybase
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Brocade
4 1 (6.25%) Perforce
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