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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 32 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.05% 1.08% 7.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.60% 5.00% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate
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£370 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.53% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £388 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £388 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
125 40 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.81% 21.62% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 43
Average daily rate £300 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £147 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.16 £13.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.49 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.46 £18.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 12 £370 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) UNIX
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Change Management
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) Middleware
5 4 (21.05%) XenApp
5 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
5 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Perforce
7 2 (10.53%) Security Management
7 2 (10.53%) Finance
7 2 (10.53%) Automotive
7 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (10.53%) Remedy
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (10.53%) Java
7 2 (10.53%) Perl
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) MySQL
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Automotive
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Linux Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Support
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Support
4 2 (10.53%) Perl Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) VMS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) UML
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Database Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Database Security
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.53%) Java
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) XenApp
1 4 (21.05%) XenDesktop
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) Perforce
4 2 (10.53%) Remedy
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle