The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 13 27 22
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 9.77% 4.37% 3.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 21.57% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 4
Median daily rate £450 £444 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.40% +19.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -8.23% +18.05%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 55 51 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 21.48% 20.24% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 35
Median daily rate £350 £406 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Liverpool

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Liverpool

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Liverpool over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Liverpool

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Liverpool

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Linux.

1 20 (45.45%) DevOps
2 17 (38.64%) Jenkins
2 17 (38.64%) Red Hat
2 17 (38.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) VMware
4 15 (34.09%) Windows
5 14 (31.82%) Java
5 14 (31.82%) Scrum
5 14 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
6 13 (29.55%) Oracle
7 12 (27.27%) Open Source
7 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 11 (25.00%) Spring
8 11 (25.00%) NetApp
9 10 (22.73%) SQL
9 10 (22.73%) TDD
9 10 (22.73%) SUSE
9 10 (22.73%) BDD
9 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
10 9 (20.45%) NAS
10 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (20.45%) Unix
11 8 (18.18%) MySQL
11 8 (18.18%) HTML
11 8 (18.18%) CSS
11 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
11 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Drupal
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) nginx
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) NAS
2 5 (11.36%) Firewall
3 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 4 (9.09%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) VLAN
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) MySQL
2 7 (15.91%) MongoDB
2 7 (15.91%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Jenkins
2 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.36%) GitLab
4 2 (4.55%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Subversion
5 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.27%) Xcode
General
1 2 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Front Office
2 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Principal Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) NetApp Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Principal .NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Principal Java Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) Spring
2 8 (18.18%) CSS
2 8 (18.18%) HTML
3 7 (15.91%) RESTful
3 7 (15.91%) Spring Boot
4 6 (13.64%) .NET
5 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 4 (9.09%) Node.js
5 4 (9.09%) Web Services
6 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.82%) J2EE
7 2 (4.55%) Behat
8 1 (2.27%) HTML5
8 1 (2.27%) J2SE
8 1 (2.27%) JMS
8 1 (2.27%) LAMP
8 1 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (34.09%) Windows
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 10 (22.73%) SUSE
5 9 (20.45%) Unix
6 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (11.36%) CentOS
8 5 (11.36%) Ubuntu
9 4 (9.09%) Solaris
9 4 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (6.82%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (2.27%) Android
11 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) DevOps
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (31.82%) Scrum
4 12 (27.27%) Open Source
5 10 (22.73%) BDD
5 10 (22.73%) TDD
6 8 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.91%) API Design
7 7 (15.91%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (15.91%) Front End Development
7 7 (15.91%) Kanban
7 7 (15.91%) Microservices
8 6 (13.64%) Coaching
8 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
10 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.82%) Pair Programming
10 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Java
2 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
3 10 (22.73%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) PHP
5 2 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.27%) COBOL
6 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.64%) Docker
3 3 (6.82%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Ansible
1 6 (13.64%) Puppet
2 5 (11.36%) Packer
2 5 (11.36%) Terraform
3 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) Nagios
4 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Red Hat
2 16 (36.36%) VMware
3 13 (29.55%) Oracle
4 11 (25.00%) NetApp
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco
5 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.09%) F5
6 4 (9.09%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) Citrix
7 3 (6.82%) Siebel
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.27%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.27%) Sybase
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