The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.38% 4.65% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 61.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 7.14% 7.56% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 8
Average daily rate £265 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.64% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £375 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Linux
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C++
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
1 3 (75.00%) Electronics
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

General
1 3 (75.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (25.00%) SQL