The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 24 37 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 0.73% 2.72% 3.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.35% 13.73% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £550 £425 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +51.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Linux
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Operating Systems Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
23 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 16.79% 19.84% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 17
Average daily rate £450 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £128 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.72 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +59.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Bradford region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Bradford region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 13 (86.67%) Oracle
2 12 (80.00%) ITIL
3 11 (73.33%) Red Hat
3 11 (73.33%) Shell Script
3 11 (73.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (66.67%) High Availability
4 10 (66.67%) Siebel
5 9 (60.00%) Change Management
6 8 (53.33%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Unix
8 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
8 3 (20.00%) SOAP
8 3 (20.00%) XML
8 3 (20.00%) XSD
8 3 (20.00%) XSLT
8 3 (20.00%) SOA
8 3 (20.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) Middleware
8 3 (20.00%) XPath
8 3 (20.00%) JDeveloper
8 3 (20.00%) Subversion
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 1 (6.67%) RSA Archer
9 1 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (6.67%) LogRhythm
9 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JDeveloper
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Administrator
2 10 (66.67%) Siebel Administrator
3 4 (26.67%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) SOA Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Project Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) SOC Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (20.00%) SOAP
1 3 (20.00%) XML
1 3 (20.00%) XSD
1 3 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 10 (66.67%) High Availability
3 9 (60.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Secure Coding
5 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Oracle
2 11 (73.33%) Red Hat
3 10 (66.67%) Siebel
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.67%) LogRhythm
4 1 (6.67%) Qualys