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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
North West / Merseyside
Rank 12 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.62% 4.35% 4.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.96% 21.21% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 8
Median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £434 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £454 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
77 66 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.68% 20.50% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 29 40
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 11
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +12 29 £450 - 2
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) Open Source
3 18 (36.00%) Jenkins
3 18 (36.00%) Unix
4 16 (32.00%) Red Hat
4 16 (32.00%) VMware
4 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (30.00%) Java
5 15 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (28.00%) DevOps
6 14 (28.00%) Scrum
6 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
7 13 (26.00%) Oracle
8 12 (24.00%) Firewall
8 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
8 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (22.00%) RESTful
9 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (22.00%) Spring
9 11 (22.00%) LAN
9 11 (22.00%) NetApp
9 11 (22.00%) WAN
10 10 (20.00%) SQL
10 10 (20.00%) TDD
10 10 (20.00%) BDD
10 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) Apache
2 3 (6.00%) nginx
2 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.00%) Drupal
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) Jetty
3 2 (4.00%) Mongrel
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) SAS
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.00%) Google App Engine
3 2 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.00%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Route 53
4 1 (2.00%) SoftLayer
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) Firewall
2 11 (22.00%) LAN
2 11 (22.00%) WAN
3 9 (18.00%) NAS
3 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (16.00%) VPN
5 7 (14.00%) VoIP
6 3 (6.00%) DHCP
6 3 (6.00%) DNS
6 3 (6.00%) HTTP
6 3 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (6.00%) SAN
6 3 (6.00%) SSL
6 3 (6.00%) Wireless
7 2 (4.00%) FTP
7 2 (4.00%) IPsec
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.00%) Internet
8 1 (2.00%) SMTP
8 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) MySQL
2 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (14.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.00%) Redis
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) DB2
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.00%) GitLab
3 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.00%) JUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.00%) Xcode
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
1 2 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Front Office
2 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Developer
2 6 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Principal Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (6.00%) Agile Developer
4 3 (6.00%) Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) NetApp Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Principal Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) RESTful
1 11 (22.00%) Spring
2 8 (16.00%) .NET
2 8 (16.00%) CSS
2 8 (16.00%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (16.00%) HTML
2 8 (16.00%) Web Services
3 7 (14.00%) Spring Boot
4 5 (10.00%) J2EE
5 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.00%) Node.js
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.00%) Behat
7 2 (4.00%) Servlets
8 1 (2.00%) HTML5
8 1 (2.00%) J2SE
8 1 (2.00%) JMS
8 1 (2.00%) LAMP
8 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
8 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
3 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Unix
3 15 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (14.00%) SUSE
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.00%) CentOS
7 4 (8.00%) Solaris
8 3 (6.00%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (2.00%) AIX
9 1 (2.00%) Android
9 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Open Source
2 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (28.00%) DevOps
3 14 (28.00%) Scrum
4 10 (20.00%) BDD
4 10 (20.00%) TDD
5 9 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (14.00%) API Design
7 7 (14.00%) Coaching
7 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (14.00%) Front End Development
7 7 (14.00%) Kanban
7 7 (14.00%) Microservices
7 7 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (14.00%) Patch Management
7 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) Java
2 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) PHP
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) CISSP
2 8 (16.00%) SANS
2 8 (16.00%) SSCP
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) Docker
3 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.00%) Xen
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Puppet
1 7 (14.00%) QRadar
2 5 (10.00%) Kibana
2 5 (10.00%) logstash
3 3 (6.00%) RSA enVision
4 2 (4.00%) Ansible
4 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.00%) Nagios
5 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.00%) Packer
5 1 (2.00%) Rsyslog
5 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Red Hat
1 16 (32.00%) VMware
2 13 (26.00%) Oracle
3 11 (22.00%) NetApp
4 8 (16.00%) Apple
4 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.00%) Splunk
5 7 (14.00%) IBM
5 7 (14.00%) LogRhythm
6 5 (10.00%) HP
7 4 (8.00%) F5
8 3 (6.00%) Citrix
8 3 (6.00%) Siebel
9 2 (4.00%) Cisco
9 2 (4.00%) Google
10 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.00%) Sourcefire
10 1 (2.00%) Sybase