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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
North West / Merseyside
Rank 12 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 28 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.85% 3.43% 3.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 25.58% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £450 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +110.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £398 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +4.16%

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
63 43 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.42% 13.40% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 27
Median daily rate £350 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +106.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 12
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +14 28 £350 -22.22% 3
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Unix
3 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (39.58%) Open Source
5 17 (35.42%) Scrum
6 16 (33.33%) Oracle
7 15 (31.25%) Jenkins
8 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (29.17%) Java
8 14 (29.17%) VMware
8 14 (29.17%) Spring
9 13 (27.08%) SQL
9 13 (27.08%) WAN
9 13 (27.08%) LAN
10 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 12 (25.00%) Firewall
10 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 11 (22.92%) DevOps
11 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
11 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
11 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (22.92%) RESTful
11 11 (22.92%) .NET
11 11 (22.92%) MySQL
11 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
12 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
12 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
12 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
12 10 (20.83%) Web Services
12 10 (20.83%) TDD

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 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) nginx
3 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.17%) Drupal
4 2 (4.17%) Jetty
4 2 (4.17%) Mongrel
4 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.08%) JBoss
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.17%) Google App Engine
3 2 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.17%) Office 365
4 1 (2.08%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) LAN
1 13 (27.08%) WAN
2 12 (25.00%) Firewall
3 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 9 (18.75%) VoIP
5 8 (16.67%) VPN
6 6 (12.50%) NAS
7 5 (10.42%) DHCP
7 5 (10.42%) DNS
8 3 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (6.25%) SAN
8 3 (6.25%) Wireless
9 2 (4.17%) BIG-IP
9 2 (4.17%) FTP
9 2 (4.17%) HTTP
9 2 (4.17%) IPsec
9 2 (4.17%) SNMP
9 2 (4.17%) SSL
10 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) MySQL
2 10 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 10 (20.83%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.42%) Redis
4 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.08%) DB2
6 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.33%) Subversion
4 3 (6.25%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) Selenium
5 2 (4.17%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Principal Developer
3 5 (10.42%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Security Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Senior Security Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Technical Support
4 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Principal Java Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) Spring
2 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 11 (22.92%) RESTful
3 10 (20.83%) Web Services
4 8 (16.67%) ELK Stack
5 7 (14.58%) CSS
5 7 (14.58%) HTML
5 7 (14.58%) Spring Boot
6 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 5 (10.42%) J2EE
8 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 4 (8.33%) Node.js
9 3 (6.25%) Autofac
9 3 (6.25%) jQuery
9 3 (6.25%) JSON
9 3 (6.25%) REST
9 3 (6.25%) SAML
9 3 (6.25%) SOAP
9 3 (6.25%) XML
9 3 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Cyber Attack
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) IVR
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Unix
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (12.50%) Solaris
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (6.25%) SUSE
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) AIX
8 1 (2.08%) CentOS
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) Open Source
3 17 (35.42%) Scrum
4 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (22.92%) DevOps
6 10 (20.83%) BDD
6 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
6 10 (20.83%) TDD
7 9 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (14.58%) API Design
8 7 (14.58%) Coaching
8 7 (14.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (14.58%) Front End Development
8 7 (14.58%) Kanban
8 7 (14.58%) Microservices
8 7 (14.58%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (14.58%) Patch Management
8 7 (14.58%) SIEM
8 7 (14.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (14.58%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) SQL
3 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.42%) Python
5 3 (6.25%) C#
5 3 (6.25%) PHP
5 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) CISSP
2 8 (16.67%) SANS
2 8 (16.67%) SSCP
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) XenApp
3 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.17%) Docker
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (4.17%) Xen
3 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) QRadar
2 5 (10.42%) Kibana
2 5 (10.42%) logstash
3 4 (8.33%) Puppet
4 3 (6.25%) RSA enVision
5 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (4.17%) SCCM
6 1 (2.08%) Ansible
6 1 (2.08%) Nagios
6 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Oracle
2 14 (29.17%) VMware
3 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
5 8 (16.67%) Apple
5 8 (16.67%) NetApp
5 8 (16.67%) Splunk
6 7 (14.58%) IBM
6 7 (14.58%) LogRhythm
7 5 (10.42%) Citrix
8 4 (8.33%) F5
9 3 (6.25%) Siebel
10 2 (4.17%) Google
10 2 (4.17%) HP
10 2 (4.17%) Sun
11 1 (2.08%) Cisco
11 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
11 1 (2.08%) Sybase
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