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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 23 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.64% 5.56% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.07% 18.26% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 5
Median daily rate £406 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £165 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £378 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
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
54 115 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.29% 30.42% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 46 23
Median daily rate £350 £265 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.34 £15.86 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +19.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £83.02
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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 9 £425 +40.49% 5
Southport - 4 £350 - 2
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) MySQL
2 15 (40.54%) Unix
3 14 (37.84%) Oracle
4 12 (32.43%) IIS
4 12 (32.43%) Project Management
5 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
5 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (27.03%) Puppet
6 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
6 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
6 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
6 9 (24.32%) DNS
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
6 9 (24.32%) .NET
6 9 (24.32%) Apache
6 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
7 8 (21.62%) JIRA
7 8 (21.62%) ITIL
7 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (18.92%) Capacity Management
8 7 (18.92%) PMI
8 7 (18.92%) PMI Certification
8 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
8 7 (18.92%) Java
8 7 (18.92%) PHP
8 7 (18.92%) Brocade
8 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (18.92%) Security Management

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 12 (32.43%) IIS
2 9 (24.32%) Apache
3 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.81%) Apache Spark
4 4 (10.81%) JBoss
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
5 3 (8.11%) Confluence
5 3 (8.11%) SAS
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.81%) Amazon S3
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (8.11%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (8.11%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (8.11%) GitHub
3 3 (8.11%) IaaS
3 3 (8.11%) Route 53
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.70%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) DNS
2 6 (16.22%) Internet
3 4 (10.81%) SAN
3 4 (10.81%) SSL
4 3 (8.11%) DHCP
4 3 (8.11%) Firewall
4 3 (8.11%) OpenVPN
4 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.11%) WAN
5 2 (5.41%) BIG-IP
5 2 (5.41%) LAN
5 2 (5.41%) SNMP
5 2 (5.41%) VoIP
6 1 (2.70%) DMZ
6 1 (2.70%) IPsec
6 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) MySQL
2 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
2 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
2 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.81%) Apache Hive
3 4 (10.81%) Hadoop
4 3 (8.11%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (8.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (8.11%) DataStax
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (8.11%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (2.70%) HBase
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) JIRA
2 5 (13.51%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (8.11%) GitLab
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (10.81%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (13.51%) IT Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Project Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Web Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Web Hosting Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
3 4 (10.81%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.11%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Identity Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) .NET
1 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
2 7 (18.92%) LAMP
3 6 (16.22%) Web Services
4 5 (13.51%) Autofac
4 5 (13.51%) Hibernate
4 5 (13.51%) jQuery
4 5 (13.51%) JSON
4 5 (13.51%) REST
4 5 (13.51%) SAML
4 5 (13.51%) SOAP
4 5 (13.51%) Spring
4 5 (13.51%) XML
4 5 (13.51%) XSD
5 4 (10.81%) JSP
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (8.11%) JAAS
7 2 (5.41%) Middleware
8 1 (2.70%) WAMP
8 1 (2.70%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) PMI
2 6 (16.22%) Clustering
3 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.11%) HACMP
5 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
5 2 (5.41%) IBM XIV
5 2 (5.41%) IVR
5 2 (5.41%) LPAR
5 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Unix
3 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
6 4 (10.81%) AIX
6 4 (10.81%) Solaris
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.41%) CentOS
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Project Management
2 8 (21.62%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) Capacity Management
3 7 (18.92%) Migration
3 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
3 7 (18.92%) Security Management
4 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
4 5 (13.51%) MVC
4 5 (13.51%) OWASP
4 5 (13.51%) Scrum
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (8.11%) JVM Tuning
6 3 (8.11%) MapReduce
6 3 (8.11%) SOA
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.92%) Java
2 7 (18.92%) PHP
3 6 (16.22%) SQL
4 5 (13.51%) C#
5 4 (10.81%) Python
6 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
6 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.11%) Ruby
6 3 (8.11%) Scala
7 2 (5.41%) Perl
7 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) PMI Certification
3 5 (13.51%) Degree
4 4 (10.81%) MCITP
4 4 (10.81%) MCTS
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) UAG
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.41%) iptables
4 2 (5.41%) NFS
4 2 (5.41%) PowerHA
4 2 (5.41%) Samba
4 2 (5.41%) Squid
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (5.41%) XenApp
4 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Flume
5 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.70%) Firmware
5 1 (2.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Puppet
2 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Nessus
3 3 (8.11%) Oozie
3 3 (8.11%) Rundeck
4 1 (2.70%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
3 7 (18.92%) Brocade
4 4 (10.81%) VMware
5 3 (8.11%) AppDynamics
5 3 (8.11%) Atlassian
5 3 (8.11%) Endeca
5 3 (8.11%) F5
5 3 (8.11%) Hortonworks
5 3 (8.11%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) Qualys
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) IBM
6 2 (5.41%) Sun
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) NetApp
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds