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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
North West / Merseyside
Rank 14 25 29
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.05% 4.15% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.81% 17.72% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 5
Median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £229
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 £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 67 79 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.74% 23.44% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 45
Median daily rate £310 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.84% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £248 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £16.09 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.92% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.65 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +15 25 £450 +1.40% 5
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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

1 20 (44.44%) DevOps
2 18 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 18 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 17 (37.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (35.56%) VMware
5 15 (33.33%) Windows
6 14 (31.11%) Java
6 14 (31.11%) Scrum
6 14 (31.11%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
7 13 (28.89%) Oracle
8 12 (26.67%) Open Source
8 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
9 11 (24.44%) Spring
9 11 (24.44%) NetApp
10 10 (22.22%) SQL
10 10 (22.22%) TDD
10 10 (22.22%) SUSE
10 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 10 (22.22%) BDD
11 9 (20.00%) NAS
11 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (20.00%) Unix
12 8 (17.78%) MySQL
12 8 (17.78%) HTML
12 8 (17.78%) CSS
12 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
12 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared

Linux
Top Related 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 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) Drupal
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) nginx
3 1 (2.22%) SAS
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.44%) Office 365
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.22%) Route 53
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) NAS
2 5 (11.11%) Firewall
3 4 (8.89%) LAN
3 4 (8.89%) WAN
4 3 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.22%) DHCP
5 1 (2.22%) DNS
5 1 (2.22%) HTTP
5 1 (2.22%) Internet
5 1 (2.22%) SMTP
5 1 (2.22%) SSL
5 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.22%) VLAN
5 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) MySQL
2 7 (15.56%) MongoDB
2 7 (15.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.33%) GitLab
4 2 (4.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) JUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.22%) Xcode
General
1 2 (4.44%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Front Office
2 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Principal Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) NetApp Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Principal .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Principal Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Spring
2 8 (17.78%) CSS
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
3 7 (15.56%) RESTful
3 7 (15.56%) Spring Boot
4 6 (13.33%) .NET
5 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.89%) Node.js
5 4 (8.89%) Web Services
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.67%) J2EE
7 2 (4.44%) Behat
8 1 (2.22%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) J2SE
8 1 (2.22%) JMS
8 1 (2.22%) LAMP
8 1 (2.22%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
8 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (33.33%) Windows
3 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 10 (22.22%) SUSE
5 9 (20.00%) Unix
6 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (13.33%) CentOS
7 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (11.11%) Ubuntu
9 4 (8.89%) Solaris
9 4 (8.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (2.22%) Android
11 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) DevOps
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.11%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (31.11%) Scrum
4 12 (26.67%) Open Source
5 10 (22.22%) BDD
5 10 (22.22%) TDD
6 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.56%) API Design
7 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (15.56%) Front End Development
7 7 (15.56%) Kanban
7 7 (15.56%) Microservices
8 6 (13.33%) Coaching
8 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.89%) Data Centre Operations
10 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.67%) Pair Programming
10 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.44%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Java
2 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
3 10 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (8.89%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) COBOL
6 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.33%) Docker
3 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Puppet
2 6 (13.33%) Ansible
3 5 (11.11%) Packer
3 5 (11.11%) Terraform
4 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.44%) SCCM
5 1 (2.22%) Nagios
5 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.22%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 16 (35.56%) VMware
3 13 (28.89%) Oracle
4 11 (24.44%) NetApp
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco
5 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.89%) F5
6 4 (8.89%) HP
7 3 (6.67%) Citrix
7 3 (6.67%) Siebel
8 1 (2.22%) IBM
8 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.22%) Sybase
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago