Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 17 26
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 65 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.51% 9.97% 5.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.33% 43.62% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 46 21
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +26.92%
10th Percentile £227 £318 £313
90th Percentile £640 £600 £525
North West median daily rate £434 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.63% +100.00% -20.00%

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 90 149 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.31% 22.85% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 104 62
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £370 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -6.03% +31.25%
10th Percentile £125 £162 £256
90th Percentile £554 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 19
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23% -0.59%
10th Percentile £13.01 £11.05 £10.47
90th Percentile £21.50 £16.41 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.70% -1.56% +14.29%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -8 21 £450 - 12
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 8 (38.10%) Windows
1 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (23.81%) Serverless
4 4 (19.05%) Terraform
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
4 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
4 4 (19.05%) JSON
4 4 (19.05%) Puppet
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Ansible
5 3 (14.29%) Node.js
5 3 (14.29%) Regular Expression
5 3 (14.29%) Redis
5 3 (14.29%) Express
5 3 (14.29%) Mocha
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Open Source
5 3 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Firewall
5 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

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 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (23.81%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (23.81%) Serverless
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (9.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.76%) GitHub
5 1 (4.76%) IaaS
5 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (14.29%) Redis
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.76%) MySQL
4 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Mocha
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) GitLab
3 1 (4.76%) Grunt
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.76%) Xcode
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) JSON
2 3 (14.29%) bluebird
2 3 (14.29%) Chai
2 3 (14.29%) Express
2 3 (14.29%) JSON Schema
2 3 (14.29%) Nightwatchjs
2 3 (14.29%) Node.js
2 3 (14.29%) Nunjucks
2 3 (14.29%) Regular Expression
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (9.52%) LAMP
4 1 (4.76%) Cocoa
4 1 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
4 1 (4.76%) lodash
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (9.52%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Debian
3 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) CentOS
4 1 (4.76%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) DevOps
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) BDD
2 3 (14.29%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Front End Development
3 2 (9.52%) Microservices
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Privileged Access Management
3 2 (9.52%) SOA
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Time Management
3 2 (9.52%) Use Case
4 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (4.76%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.76%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.76%) ES6
5 1 (4.76%) Korn
5 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Docker
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Puppet
1 4 (19.05%) Terraform
2 3 (14.29%) Ansible
3 2 (9.52%) Packer
3 2 (9.52%) Rancher
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.52%) CyberArk
3 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.76%) Compaq
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Siebel
4 1 (4.76%) VMware