Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 27 23
Rank change year-on-year -17 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 27 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.44% 5.34% 5.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 25.71% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 29
Merseyside median daily rate £520 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £243 £351 £313
90th Percentile £593 £488 £571
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +12.50% +6.67%

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 96 105 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.51% 20.75% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 63 59
Merseyside median daily rate £350 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +29.17%
10th Percentile £125 £155 £201
90th Percentile £549 £510 £514
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -9.34% -4.40%
10th Percentile £10.90 £11.35 £12.75
90th Percentile £17.35 £16.30 £18.16
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -6.45%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -13 10 £450 +12.50% 11
Southport -2 1 - - 1
Prescot - 1 £588 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) Ansible
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) Python
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (8.33%) JMS

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Functions
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) IPsec
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) Multicast
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) SMTP
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) VSAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) EJB
2 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
2 1 (8.33%) JMS
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) Struts
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
1 1 (8.33%) SWIFT
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) B2C
3 1 (8.33%) Build Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Cash Management
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) V-Model
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SEPA
1 1 (8.33%) TARGET2
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) VMware NSX
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Brocade
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec