Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 15 27
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.23% 7.72% 4.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 37.01% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 39 18
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +22.03%
10th Percentile £278 £310 £363
90th Percentile £475 £600 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% +112.50% -45.95%

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 96 127 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 22.54% 20.85% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 92 59
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.07% -6.25% +36.17%
10th Percentile £120 £213 £190
90th Percentile £546 £548 £505
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 23
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +14.03%
10th Percentile £12.10 £14.30 £12.00
90th Percentile £19.15 £19.46 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year +6.25% -7.67% +19.52%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -10 17 £413 +17.86% 23
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (50.00%) Mocha
3 9 (50.00%) BDD
3 9 (50.00%) Node.js
3 9 (50.00%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) JSON
4 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) Regular Expression
4 7 (38.89%) Redis
4 7 (38.89%) Express
4 7 (38.89%) bluebird
4 7 (38.89%) ES6
4 7 (38.89%) JSON Schema
4 7 (38.89%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (38.89%) Chai
4 7 (38.89%) Nightwatchjs
4 7 (38.89%) Nunjucks
4 7 (38.89%) Serverless
5 6 (33.33%) Front End Development
6 5 (27.78%) Open Source
6 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 5 (27.78%) Grunt
6 5 (27.78%) lodash
6 5 (27.78%) Selenium
6 5 (27.78%) MySQL
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) CSS

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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (38.89%) AWS Lambda
2 7 (38.89%) Serverless
3 2 (11.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) GitHub
4 1 (5.56%) IaaS
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365
4 1 (5.56%) PaaS
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) IPsec
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) PABX
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Redis
2 5 (27.78%) MySQL
3 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Mocha
2 5 (27.78%) Grunt
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) ERwin
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) gulp
3 2 (11.11%) SonarQube
4 1 (5.56%) Maven
4 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) React Developer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Node.js
2 7 (38.89%) bluebird
2 7 (38.89%) Chai
2 7 (38.89%) Express
2 7 (38.89%) JSON
2 7 (38.89%) JSON Schema
2 7 (38.89%) Nightwatchjs
2 7 (38.89%) Nunjucks
2 7 (38.89%) Regular Expression
3 5 (27.78%) lodash
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) React
5 3 (16.67%) J2EE
6 2 (11.11%) Ember.js
6 2 (11.11%) LAMP
6 2 (11.11%) Redux
6 2 (11.11%) RESTful
6 2 (11.11%) Spring
6 2 (11.11%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 5 (27.78%) Open Source
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) Microservices
8 2 (11.11%) Coaching
8 2 (11.11%) Component Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 2 (11.11%) DevOps
8 2 (11.11%) Kanban
8 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.11%) MVC
8 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (11.11%) SOA
8 2 (11.11%) TDD
9 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 1 (5.56%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) ES6
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.56%) Korn
6 1 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) OCPJP
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Compaq
3 1 (5.56%) CyberArk
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) Meraki
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) VMware