The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 26 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.56% 5.42% 9.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 23.08% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 13
Median daily rate £430 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
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
40 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 25.64% 23.49% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 13
Median daily rate £425 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £380 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Linux.

1 10 (83.33%) Unix
1 10 (83.33%) Banking
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) Service Management
5 5 (41.67%) Perl
5 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
5 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (33.33%) E-Discovery
6 4 (33.33%) IBM
6 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) FileNet
6 4 (33.33%) VMware
7 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
7 3 (25.00%) AIX
7 3 (25.00%) ClearQuest
7 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 3 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (16.67%) Mainframe

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (33.33%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (25.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (83.33%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) FileNet Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Configuration Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Software Manager
4 2 (16.67%) ClearCase Configuration Manager
4 2 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Configuration Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Unix Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CGI
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Unix
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) AIX
5 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) E-Discovery
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) F5