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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 29 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.17% 5.96% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.84% 20.00% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -7.63%
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
61 65 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.10% 29.82% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 16
Average daily rate £245 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.60% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -34.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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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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
Wirral - 3 £363 - 1
Liverpool -9 2 £438 +16.66% 3
Southport - - - - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 9 (50.00%) UNIX
2 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) HP
3 6 (33.33%) SAN
3 6 (33.33%) HPUX
4 5 (27.78%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
4 5 (27.78%) Firmware
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (16.67%) Wealth Management
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (11.11%) Puppet
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
7 2 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (11.11%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (11.11%) Brocade
7 2 (11.11%) Apache
7 2 (11.11%) ERwin
7 2 (11.11%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) SNMP
3 1 (5.56%) MGCP
3 1 (5.56%) H.323
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (11.11%) Sybase ASE
2 2 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) OLAP
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) ERwin
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) HPUX Systems Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) HPUX Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) DBA
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Database Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) LAMP
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
2 1 (5.56%) jQuery
2 1 (5.56%) Yii
2 1 (5.56%) CSS3
2 1 (5.56%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) IVR
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (33.33%) HPUX
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Solaris
5 1 (5.56%) VMS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Wealth Management
1 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) DNA
3 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.56%) OOP
3 1 (5.56%) OO
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Web Design
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) MVC
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Web Development
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) PHP
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) PHP5
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Firmware
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Brocade
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Sybase
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) BMC
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Perforce
5 1 (5.56%) Zend