The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 18 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.57% 7.28% 1.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.98% 21.74% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate £388 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.51% 33.50% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 22
Average daily rate £358 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.36 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.56% -0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -8 1 £375 +10.29% 7
Southport - - - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (75.00%) UNIX
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (25.00%) Ganglia
5 3 (25.00%) Big Data
5 3 (25.00%) Cloudera
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) PHP
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (25.00%) OCP
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Nagios
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) vCloud
6 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (16.67%) vSphere
6 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (8.33%) SpamAssassin

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (25.00%) Big Data
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) DBA
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Twisted
2 1 (8.33%) Qt
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) Google Maps API
2 1 (8.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (8.33%) Database Security
1 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
1 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Change Management
1 1 (8.33%) Security Management
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
1 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) OCP
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) vCloud
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) SpamAssassin
3 1 (8.33%) Xen
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (8.33%) Samba
3 1 (8.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ganglia
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Cloudera
4 1 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat