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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.91% 3.85% 1.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.23% 66.67% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +9.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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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
26 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 15.12% 5.77% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 4
Average daily rate £265 £425 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.64% +153.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £400 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+344.44% -
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 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 29 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
1 3 (42.86%) AIX
1 3 (42.86%) Python
1 3 (42.86%) ClearCase
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded C
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded C++
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
1 3 (42.86%) ClearQuest
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Retail Banking
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) SQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) ClearCase
1 3 (42.86%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
1 3 (42.86%) Retail Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Server Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) AIX
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) Python
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded C
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded C++
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
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