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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 19 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.00% 7.65% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.00% 35.71% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 2
Median daily rate £438 £350 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +50.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £286 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £516 £287
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 £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 75 70 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.73% 21.41% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 38
Median daily rate £363 £350 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +59.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £265 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.34 £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +2 18 £425 +6.25% 6
Wirral -1 4 £400 +23.07%
Southport -2 1 £388 +14.81% 2
Prescot - 1 £300 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 36 (61.02%) Jenkins
2 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (49.15%) Scrum
4 28 (47.46%) MySQL
5 27 (45.76%) CSS
5 27 (45.76%) HTML
5 27 (45.76%) JavaScript
5 27 (45.76%) MongoDB
6 26 (44.07%) Java
6 26 (44.07%) Oracle
7 25 (42.37%) Spring
8 24 (40.68%) TDD
8 24 (40.68%) BDD
9 22 (37.29%) Open Source
9 22 (37.29%) Microservices
9 22 (37.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (37.29%) Kanban
9 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
9 22 (37.29%) RESTful
10 21 (35.59%) Coaching
10 21 (35.59%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (33.90%) DevOps
12 19 (32.20%) React
12 19 (32.20%) VMware
13 18 (30.51%) Spring Boot
14 17 (28.81%) SQL
15 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database
16 15 (25.42%) Ember.js
17 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (22.03%) SUSE

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 3 (5.08%) SAS
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) JBoss
2 1 (1.69%) nginx
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (5.08%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (5.08%) Route 53
3 3 (5.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) VPN
2 4 (6.78%) NAS
3 3 (5.08%) SMTP
3 3 (5.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) Internet
4 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (47.46%) MySQL
2 27 (45.76%) MongoDB
3 16 (27.12%) Oracle Database
4 8 (13.56%) NoSQL
4 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.08%) Big Data
6 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.69%) DB2
7 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (61.02%) Jenkins
2 22 (37.29%) Git (software)
3 12 (20.34%) GitLab
4 4 (6.78%) ERwin
4 4 (6.78%) gulp
4 4 (6.78%) Mocha
4 4 (6.78%) SonarQube
5 3 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.69%) JIRA
6 1 (1.69%) Subversion
6 1 (1.69%) Xcode
General
1 1 (1.69%) Finance
1 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) Developer
2 15 (25.42%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Senior Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Agile Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Agile Java Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Java Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Principal Developer
7 4 (6.78%) DBA
7 4 (6.78%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Agile Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Agile Java Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Server Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) DevOps Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.76%) CSS
1 27 (45.76%) HTML
2 25 (42.37%) Spring
3 22 (37.29%) RESTful
4 19 (32.20%) React
5 18 (30.51%) Spring Boot
6 15 (25.42%) Ember.js
7 10 (16.95%) J2EE
8 6 (10.17%) .NET
9 5 (8.47%) Hibernate
10 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
10 4 (6.78%) Node.js
10 4 (6.78%) Redux
11 3 (5.08%) Software Packaging
12 2 (3.39%) Web Services
12 2 (3.39%) XML
13 1 (1.69%) Middleware
13 1 (1.69%) SAML
13 1 (1.69%) SOAP
13 1 (1.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.59%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) SUSE
2 10 (16.95%) Ubuntu
3 9 (15.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (15.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 8 (13.56%) Unix
5 7 (11.86%) CentOS
6 6 (10.17%) Windows
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
8 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (3.39%) Android
10 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) Scrum
3 24 (40.68%) BDD
3 24 (40.68%) TDD
4 22 (37.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 22 (37.29%) Kanban
4 22 (37.29%) Microservices
4 22 (37.29%) Open Source
5 21 (35.59%) Coaching
6 20 (33.90%) DevOps
7 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (11.86%) API Design
8 7 (11.86%) Front End Development
9 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
9 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.47%) Migration
10 5 (8.47%) MVC
10 5 (8.47%) SOA
10 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.78%) Component Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) JavaScript
2 26 (44.07%) Java
3 17 (28.81%) SQL
4 5 (8.47%) Python
5 4 (6.78%) ECMAScript
5 4 (6.78%) ES6
5 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.39%) PHP
7 1 (1.69%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.69%) C#
7 1 (1.69%) COBOL
7 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) OCPJP
1 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) COBIT
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.56%) vSphere
3 5 (8.47%) Docker
4 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) Ansible
2 9 (15.25%) Terraform
3 8 (13.56%) Puppet
4 5 (8.47%) Packer
5 3 (5.08%) Rsyslog
6 2 (3.39%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.69%) SCOM
7 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Oracle
2 19 (32.20%) VMware
3 12 (20.34%) Red Hat
4 9 (15.25%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) NetApp
6 3 (5.08%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
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