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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 23 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.98% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 6.67% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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 Halifax region.

Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 14.71% 9.55% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 1
Average daily rate £340 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (91.67%) WebSphere
2 10 (83.33%) IBM
2 10 (83.33%) Mainframe
3 9 (75.00%) Oracle
3 9 (75.00%) AIX
4 8 (66.67%) DB2
4 8 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 7 (58.33%) ClearCase
5 7 (58.33%) ClearQuest
6 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (33.33%) Banking
6 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (25.00%) zOS
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (25.00%) Unix
8 2 (16.67%) Windows
8 2 (16.67%) SSL
8 2 (16.67%) IBM Certification
8 2 (16.67%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 2 (16.67%) CICS
8 2 (16.67%) Tivoli
8 2 (16.67%) RACF
8 2 (16.67%) JCL
8 2 (16.67%) AS400
8 2 (16.67%) Tandem
8 2 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (16.67%) OMEGAMON

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (91.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) CICS
3 1 (8.33%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) ClearCase
1 7 (58.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) AIX Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) FileNet Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (16.67%) ISPF
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) AS400
3 2 (16.67%) Tandem
3 2 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) AIX
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) zOS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) E-Discovery
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JCL
2 1 (8.33%) Bourne shell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) IBM Certification
1 2 (16.67%) IBM WebSphere Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) RACF
1 2 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) IBM
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) VMware