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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.85% 2.28% 4.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.68% 10.87% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£255 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £350 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
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
117 46 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.13% 21.00% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 20
Average daily rate £188 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £144 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% -9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.30 £15.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 12 £210 -40.00% 5
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (46.43%) Windows
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Migration
3 9 (32.14%) Oracle
4 8 (28.57%) Citrix
4 8 (28.57%) XenApp
4 8 (28.57%) XenDesktop
5 7 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 7 (25.00%) Database Tuning
5 7 (25.00%) Security Management
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (25.00%) Change Management
5 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (25.00%) Database Security
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (25.00%) Patch Management
6 6 (21.43%) UNIX
7 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
8 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
8 4 (14.29%) Middleware
9 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
10 2 (7.14%) HP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) HP Helion
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) VPN
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) VLAN
1 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Administrator
2 8 (28.57%) Citrix Administrator
3 7 (25.00%) DBA
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Support
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Support
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) VMS
4 1 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (25.00%) Change Management
2 7 (25.00%) Security Management
2 7 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 7 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 7 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (25.00%) Database Security
2 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) XenApp
1 8 (28.57%) XenDesktop
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle
3 8 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
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