Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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.

Linux
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 25 26
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.51% 5.70% 4.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.95% 30.63% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 17
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -4.76%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £215
90th Percentile £488 £571 £495
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +123.88%

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 105 111 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 21.52% 18.62% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 75
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £388 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.13% +24.00% +24.75%
10th Percentile £113 £204 £128
90th Percentile £511 £521 £438
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 21
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% -4.40% +9.09%
10th Percentile £11.38 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £16.00 £18.40 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +17.24% -8.05% +5.13%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +2 17 £400 +8.47% 11
Southport -3 2 £363 -9.38%
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Linux.

1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (40.91%) MySQL
4 9 (40.91%) Java
4 9 (40.91%) Scrum
4 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (40.91%) BDD
5 7 (31.82%) MongoDB
5 7 (31.82%) TDD
5 7 (31.82%) Spring
5 7 (31.82%) CSS
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle
5 7 (31.82%) HTML
5 7 (31.82%) React
6 6 (27.27%) ES6
6 6 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (27.27%) Serverless
6 6 (27.27%) Node.js
6 6 (27.27%) Mocha
6 6 (27.27%) JSON
6 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 5 (22.73%) RESTful
7 5 (22.73%) Kanban
7 5 (22.73%) Open Source
7 5 (22.73%) Ember.js
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
7 5 (22.73%) Coaching

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 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (27.27%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (27.27%) Serverless
3 3 (13.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 2 (9.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (9.09%) Route 53
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) SMTP
2 2 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) IPsec
3 1 (4.55%) PABX
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) MySQL
2 7 (31.82%) MongoDB
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
4 4 (18.18%) Redis
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.09%) Big Data
6 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
6 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 6 (27.27%) Mocha
3 4 (18.18%) GitLab
3 4 (18.18%) Grunt
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) ERwin
4 2 (9.09%) gulp
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) SonarQube
4 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (9.09%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) Xcode
General
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.55%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Agile Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) CSS
1 7 (31.82%) HTML
1 7 (31.82%) React
1 7 (31.82%) Spring
2 6 (27.27%) JSON
2 6 (27.27%) Node.js
3 5 (22.73%) Ember.js
3 5 (22.73%) RESTful
4 4 (18.18%) bluebird
4 4 (18.18%) Chai
4 4 (18.18%) Express
4 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 4 (18.18%) JSON Schema
4 4 (18.18%) lodash
4 4 (18.18%) Nightwatchjs
4 4 (18.18%) Nunjucks
4 4 (18.18%) Regular Expression
5 3 (13.64%) J2EE
5 3 (13.64%) Spring Boot
6 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Unix
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) SUSE
2 3 (13.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 3 (13.64%) Ubuntu
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) BDD
2 9 (40.91%) Scrum
3 7 (31.82%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 5 (22.73%) Coaching
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) Kanban
5 5 (22.73%) Microservices
5 5 (22.73%) Open Source
6 4 (18.18%) DevOps
6 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
6 4 (18.18%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
8 2 (9.09%) Auto-Scaling
8 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
8 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (9.09%) OWASP
8 2 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) ES6
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) ECMAScript
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) Apple Swift
6 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) OCPJP
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Ansible
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
1 3 (13.64%) Terraform
2 2 (9.09%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) Meraki