The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Halifax region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.70% 4.42% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.89% 19.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £483 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 41 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.91% 22.65% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 2
Average daily rate £425 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
West Yorkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 23 (95.83%) WebSphere
2 18 (75.00%) AIX
3 17 (70.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 16 (66.67%) IBM
4 16 (66.67%) Mainframe
5 15 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (54.17%) Windows
7 12 (50.00%) Finance
8 11 (45.83%) Oracle Workflow
8 11 (45.83%) Service Delivery
8 11 (45.83%) Workflow
8 11 (45.83%) Oracle
8 11 (45.83%) DB2
8 11 (45.83%) ClearCase
8 11 (45.83%) ClearQuest
8 11 (45.83%) Workflow Management
9 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
10 9 (37.50%) Banking
10 9 (37.50%) UNIX
11 8 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (20.83%) Investment Banking
13 2 (8.33%) iSeries
13 2 (8.33%) SSL
13 2 (8.33%) zOS
13 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
13 2 (8.33%) Clustering
14 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
14 1 (4.17%) Migration
14 1 (4.17%) ITIL
14 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 23 (95.83%) WebSphere
2 11 (45.83%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) ClearCase
1 11 (45.83%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 5 (20.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Administrator
2 8 (33.33%) WebSphere Administrator
3 7 (29.17%) Developer
4 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Specialist
4 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
4 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) AIX
2 13 (54.17%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) zOS
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (45.83%) Service Delivery
2 11 (45.83%) Workflow
2 11 (45.83%) Workflow Management
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) IBM
2 11 (45.83%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
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