Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 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.

Linux
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 18 25
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 51 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.13% 8.15% 5.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.73% 41.13% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 24
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £206 £356 £313
90th Percentile £734 £488 £509
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £32.76
% change year-on-year -9.68% +18.28% -1.47%

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

All Operating Systems
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 89 124 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.91% 19.81% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 69 55
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.14% +40.00%
10th Percentile £153 £151 £231
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 19
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.10 £10.47
90th Percentile £18.75 £16.98 £15.04
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -6.90%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Merseyside

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Merseyside

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Merseyside over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Merseyside

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux 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 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -5 14 £450 +5.88% 16
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Linux.

1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (28.57%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) Ansible
3 4 (28.57%) Terraform
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) Debian
5 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Puppet
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Banking

Linux
Co-occurring 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 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon S3
2 2 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (14.29%) Serverless
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) GitLab
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Kernel Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Kernel Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Debian
4 1 (7.14%) CentOS
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Microservices
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (7.14%) Server Management
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Ansible
1 4 (28.57%) Terraform
2 2 (14.29%) Packer
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.14%) CyberArk
3 1 (7.14%) Siebel
3 1 (7.14%) VMware