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 29 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 32 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 3.59% 2.96% 3.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 12.90% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
34 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 15.25% 22.96% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 17
Average daily rate £325 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £217 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.72 £10.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.23% -31.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.24 £11.65 £79.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) SQL
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) SonicWALL
3 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (38.46%) DevOps
3 5 (38.46%) IIS
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) Middleware
6 2 (15.38%) Service Management
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) LDAP
6 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) ATM
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) WebLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 5 (38.46%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Pig
3 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) SAS
3 1 (7.69%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) LDAP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) ATM
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) JUnit
1 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Systems Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Administrator
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Middleware
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 2 (15.38%) Java EE
3 2 (15.38%) WebCenter
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) Grails
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.69%) WSDL
4 1 (7.69%) JAXB
4 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) W3C
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) HPUX
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) zOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Feature Driven Development
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) R
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
5 1 (7.69%) Groovy
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) COBOL
5 1 (7.69%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) SonicWALL
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
6 1 (7.69%) Altiris
6 1 (7.69%) Wyse
6 1 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Compaq
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Lotus