The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 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 Leeds 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 71 122 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.76% 13.45% 11.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.80% 42.21% 51.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 81 85
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +105.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
204 289 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.43% 31.86% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 137 130
Average daily rate £185 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.83% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £45.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
West Yorkshire

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 44 (29.33%) Python
2 41 (27.33%) Oracle
3 38 (25.33%) SQL
4 35 (23.33%) Windows
5 34 (22.67%) PHP
6 32 (21.33%) Java
7 30 (20.00%) Apache
7 30 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 29 (19.33%) Puppet
9 27 (18.00%) WebLogic
10 26 (17.33%) VMware
11 25 (16.67%) C++
12 24 (16.00%) PL/SQL
12 24 (16.00%) UNIX
13 23 (15.33%) Ruby
14 22 (14.67%) Maven
15 21 (14.00%) Ubuntu
15 21 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
16 20 (13.33%) Software Engineering
16 20 (13.33%) XML
16 20 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
17 19 (12.67%) Oracle Database
17 19 (12.67%) Web Services
17 19 (12.67%) MySQL
17 19 (12.67%) TDD
18 18 (12.00%) Perl
18 18 (12.00%) SAN
18 18 (12.00%) Splunk
19 17 (11.33%) nginx
19 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 30 (20.00%) Apache
2 27 (18.00%) WebLogic
3 17 (11.33%) nginx
4 7 (4.67%) Node.js
5 6 (4.00%) Confluence
5 6 (4.00%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.33%) IIS
8 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.33%) LiveCycle
8 2 (1.33%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.00%) SAN
2 16 (10.67%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.00%) VLAN
3 9 (6.00%) Internet
3 9 (6.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (5.33%) DNS
4 8 (5.33%) SSL
4 8 (5.33%) SSH
5 6 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (4.00%) OpenVPN
6 5 (3.33%) LAN
6 5 (3.33%) WAN
7 4 (2.67%) DVB
7 4 (2.67%) NAS
8 2 (1.33%) Firewall
8 2 (1.33%) HTTP
9 1 (0.67%) DHCP
9 1 (0.67%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.67%) MySQL
1 19 (12.67%) Oracle Database
2 14 (9.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (6.00%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.33%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (4.00%) Couchbase
6 5 (3.33%) Redis
6 5 (3.33%) SimpleDB
7 4 (2.67%) DB2
8 3 (2.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.00%) SQLPlus
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.67%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 30 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 22 (14.67%) Maven
3 15 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.33%) Selenium
4 11 (7.33%) TeamCity
5 8 (5.33%) JIRA
6 5 (3.33%) Hudson
7 4 (2.67%) Behat
7 4 (2.67%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.67%) ClearQuest
8 3 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 10 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.00%) Finance
3 3 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.67%) Advertising
4 1 (0.67%) Banking
4 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (22.67%) Developer
2 18 (12.00%) Analyst
2 18 (12.00%) Software Engineer
3 14 (9.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 13 (8.67%) Administrator
5 12 (8.00%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 10 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.00%) Architect
7 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) PHP Developer
9 7 (4.67%) DBA
9 7 (4.67%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.67%) Oracle DBA
12 3 (2.00%) Team Leader
12 3 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.33%) XML
2 19 (12.67%) Web Services
3 15 (10.00%) CSS
4 12 (8.00%) REST
5 11 (7.33%) HTML
5 11 (7.33%) JMS
6 10 (6.67%) Spring
7 9 (6.00%) Hibernate
7 9 (6.00%) .NET
8 8 (5.33%) SOAP
9 7 (4.67%) jQuery
9 7 (4.67%) Apache Camel
10 6 (4.00%) LAMP
11 5 (3.33%) Symfony
11 5 (3.33%) RESTful
12 4 (2.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 2 (1.33%) JSON
13 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
14 1 (0.67%) Middleware
14 1 (0.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 9 (6.00%) Clustering
2 9 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.00%) PKI
3 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.00%) NHS
4 5 (3.33%) Replication
4 5 (3.33%) Open Source
5 4 (2.67%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.67%) IPTV
5 4 (2.67%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.67%) MPEG
6 2 (1.33%) STB
7 1 (0.67%) iSeries
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.33%) Windows
2 24 (16.00%) UNIX
3 21 (14.00%) Ubuntu
4 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (9.33%) CentOS
5 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.00%) Mac OS
7 6 (4.00%) Solaris
8 5 (3.33%) AIX
8 5 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.33%) HPUX
10 1 (0.67%) Debian
10 1 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.33%) Software Engineering
2 19 (12.67%) TDD
3 15 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 14 (9.33%) DevOps
5 13 (8.67%) Workflow
6 11 (7.33%) Configuration Management
6 11 (7.33%) Scrum
7 10 (6.67%) Service Management
8 9 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (6.00%) Performance Testing
8 9 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.33%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.33%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.67%) BDD
11 6 (4.00%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (4.00%) Migration
11 6 (4.00%) ITIL
12 5 (3.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.33%) Python
2 38 (25.33%) SQL
3 34 (22.67%) PHP
4 32 (21.33%) Java
5 25 (16.67%) C++
6 24 (16.00%) PL/SQL
7 23 (15.33%) Ruby
8 18 (12.00%) Perl
9 15 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 13 (8.67%) Bash Shell
11 9 (6.00%) Tcl
11 9 (6.00%) Shell Script
12 7 (4.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 6 (4.00%) C
13 6 (4.00%) PowerShell
14 5 (3.33%) C#
15 3 (2.00%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.67%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.67%) ISEB
3 5 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.67%) Degree
5 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.00%) VCAP
5 3 (2.00%) MCSE
6 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) SLA
1 4 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.67%) VMware Server
3 6 (4.00%) vSphere
4 5 (3.33%) Squid
5 4 (2.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.00%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (19.33%) Puppet
2 20 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.67%) Salt
4 7 (4.67%) HAProxy
5 6 (4.00%) Capistrano
6 3 (2.00%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.33%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.67%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.67%) OpenView
8 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.67%) Nagios
8 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 41 (27.33%) Oracle
2 26 (17.33%) VMware
3 18 (12.00%) Splunk
4 9 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.67%) IBM
7 3 (2.00%) HP
7 3 (2.00%) Dell
7 3 (2.00%) Percona
7 3 (2.00%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.33%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.33%) jBASE
8 2 (1.33%) Capita
8 2 (1.33%) Zend
8 2 (1.33%) ATG
8 2 (1.33%) Adobe
8 2 (1.33%) JBoss
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco
9 1 (0.67%) Veritas
9 1 (0.67%) Teradata
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