The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 18 5
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 183 96 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.49% 7.89% 15.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.29% 35.16% 56.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 70 81
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 - £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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 Leeds region.

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
331 273 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.39% 22.43% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 162 114
Average daily rate £350 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £11.13 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 154 (50.16%) UNIX
2 137 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (38.44%) Configuration Management
4 109 (35.50%) Java
4 109 (35.50%) Python
5 91 (29.64%) Bash Shell
6 86 (28.01%) DevOps
7 81 (26.38%) Puppet
8 79 (25.73%) Opscode Chef
9 74 (24.10%) HTML
10 71 (23.13%) HTTP
11 69 (22.48%) Apache
12 68 (22.15%) MongoDB
13 62 (20.20%) Ruby
13 62 (20.20%) VMware
14 59 (19.22%) Mac OS X
15 55 (17.92%) PHP
16 54 (17.59%) Relational Database
17 53 (17.26%) SQL
17 53 (17.26%) Red Hat
18 51 (16.61%) Web Design
18 51 (16.61%) Responsive Web Design
19 49 (15.96%) Git (software)
20 48 (15.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 48 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
21 47 (15.31%) Open Source
21 47 (15.31%) Windows
22 46 (14.98%) MySQL
23 45 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
24 43 (14.01%) REST

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 69 (22.48%) Apache
2 41 (13.36%) Tomcat
3 34 (11.07%) OpenStack
4 22 (7.17%) WebSphere
5 19 (6.19%) Node.js
5 19 (6.19%) nginx
6 12 (3.91%) Jetty
6 12 (3.91%) IIS
7 6 (1.95%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.63%) JBoss
9 2 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.65%) CMS
10 1 (0.33%) WordPress
10 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.33%) Jadu
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
1 2 (0.65%) MS Project
1 2 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.33%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (10.75%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (7.49%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (3.91%) Google App Engine
4 12 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.61%) Amazon S3
5 8 (2.61%) Route 53
5 8 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 71 (23.13%) HTTP
2 22 (7.17%) DNS
3 21 (6.84%) TCP/IP
4 20 (6.51%) SSL
5 16 (5.21%) Internet
6 13 (4.23%) SAN
6 13 (4.23%) Firewall
6 13 (4.23%) IPsec
7 12 (3.91%) DHCP
7 12 (3.91%) FTP
8 7 (2.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (1.63%) WAN
10 4 (1.30%) EIGRP
10 4 (1.30%) BGP
10 4 (1.30%) OSPF
10 4 (1.30%) NAS
11 3 (0.98%) HSRP
11 3 (0.98%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.98%) LDAP
11 3 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (22.15%) MongoDB
2 54 (17.59%) Relational Database
3 46 (14.98%) MySQL
4 28 (9.12%) Neo4j
5 21 (6.84%) NoSQL
6 18 (5.86%) Redis
7 14 (4.56%) SQL Server
8 12 (3.91%) SimpleDB
8 12 (3.91%) Couchbase
8 12 (3.91%) Oracle Database
9 10 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (3.26%) Hypertable
9 10 (3.26%) CouchDB
9 10 (3.26%) Riak
10 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (2.28%) DB2
11 7 (2.28%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.28%) BODI
11 7 (2.28%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 49 (15.96%) Git (software)
2 31 (10.10%) Subversion
3 24 (7.82%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.26%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.65%) Maven
5 2 (0.65%) JUnit
5 2 (0.65%) Mockito
5 2 (0.65%) PHPUnit
5 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.65%) JIRA
6 1 (0.33%) Hudson
6 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (3.91%) Telecoms
2 9 (2.93%) Finance
3 5 (1.63%) Games
4 3 (0.98%) Banking
4 3 (0.98%) Electronics
5 2 (0.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 101 (32.90%) Developer
2 56 (18.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 54 (17.59%) Java Developer
4 18 (5.86%) Administrator
5 16 (5.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 13 (4.23%) DBA
6 13 (4.23%) Front-End Developer
7 12 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (3.91%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.58%) Analyst
8 11 (3.58%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (2.93%) Architect
9 9 (2.93%) Linux Support
9 9 (2.93%) UNIX Support
10 7 (2.28%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (2.28%) Platform Engineer
10 7 (2.28%) Web Developer
10 7 (2.28%) PHP Developer
10 7 (2.28%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (24.10%) HTML
2 43 (14.01%) REST
3 34 (11.07%) Hibernate
4 31 (10.10%) JAX-RS
5 25 (8.14%) CSS
6 21 (6.84%) Servlets
7 20 (6.51%) Web Services
8 16 (5.21%) .NET
8 16 (5.21%) J2EE
9 9 (2.93%) LAMP
10 8 (2.61%) Spring
10 8 (2.61%) Mustache
11 7 (2.28%) Sass
12 6 (1.95%) POSIX
13 5 (1.63%) Symfony
13 5 (1.63%) XML
14 4 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (1.30%) Middleware
14 4 (1.30%) XHTML
14 4 (1.30%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.31%) Open Source
2 15 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.23%) Clustering
4 8 (2.61%) NHS
5 7 (2.28%) Replication
6 4 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.30%) DataPower
6 4 (1.30%) IBM XIV
6 4 (1.30%) User Experience
7 3 (0.98%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.65%) Wiki
8 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.33%) RIA
9 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 154 (50.16%) UNIX
2 59 (19.22%) Mac OS X
3 48 (15.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (15.31%) Windows
5 16 (5.21%) CentOS
6 14 (4.56%) Ubuntu
6 14 (4.56%) AIX
7 8 (2.61%) Solaris
7 8 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.30%) Debian
8 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.30%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.65%) HPUX
9 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.33%) Android
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.33%) SUSE
10 1 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (38.44%) Configuration Management
3 86 (28.01%) DevOps
4 51 (16.61%) Web Design
4 51 (16.61%) Responsive Web Design
5 48 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (10.10%) Software Engineering
6 31 (10.10%) TDD
7 29 (9.45%) E-Commerce
8 27 (8.79%) ITIL
9 26 (8.47%) Web Development
10 23 (7.49%) Service Management
11 19 (6.19%) Unit Testing
12 18 (5.86%) BDD
13 17 (5.54%) Automated Testing
14 15 (4.89%) Incident Management
15 13 (4.23%) OO
16 11 (3.58%) Data Management
16 11 (3.58%) Scrum
17 10 (3.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 109 (35.50%) Java
1 109 (35.50%) Python
2 91 (29.64%) Bash Shell
3 62 (20.20%) Ruby
4 55 (17.92%) PHP
5 53 (17.26%) SQL
6 33 (10.75%) JavaScript
7 30 (9.77%) C
8 24 (7.82%) Shell Script
9 16 (5.21%) C++
10 15 (4.89%) Perl
11 9 (2.93%) Scala
12 8 (2.61%) VB
12 8 (2.61%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.30%) Korn
14 3 (0.98%) PHP5
15 2 (0.65%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.33%) Groovy
16 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (1.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.63%) Degree
4 4 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.30%) CCNP
5 3 (0.98%) CCNA
6 2 (0.65%) CISSP
6 2 (0.65%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) VCP5
7 1 (0.33%) VCAP
7 1 (0.33%) MCSE
7 1 (0.33%) MCSA
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CCDA
7 1 (0.33%) CCDP
7 1 (0.33%) CCIE
7 1 (0.33%) CCSP
7 1 (0.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.51%) QEMU
2 20 (6.51%) KVM
3 13 (4.23%) Xen
4 8 (2.61%) vSphere
5 7 (2.28%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.95%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.95%) VMware Server
7 5 (1.63%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.65%) NFS
9 1 (0.33%) XenServer
9 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 81 (26.38%) Puppet
2 79 (25.73%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (6.51%) Ansible
4 19 (6.19%) Cobbler
4 19 (6.19%) Tivoli
5 16 (5.21%) Graphite
6 15 (4.89%) Salt
6 15 (4.89%) Nagios
7 10 (3.26%) CFEngine
8 7 (2.28%) HAProxy
9 6 (1.95%) Opsview
10 4 (1.30%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.98%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 2 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.65%) Cacti
12 2 (0.65%) vMotion
13 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
13 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 62 (20.20%) VMware
2 53 (17.26%) Red Hat
3 39 (12.70%) Oracle
4 21 (6.84%) Splunk
5 17 (5.54%) Microsoft
6 14 (4.56%) IBM
7 13 (4.23%) Rackspace
8 12 (3.91%) Google
9 11 (3.58%) Cisco
10 10 (3.26%) HP
10 10 (3.26%) SaltStack
11 7 (2.28%) Percona
11 7 (2.28%) Business Objects
12 6 (1.95%) jBASE
12 6 (1.95%) hybris
13 4 (1.30%) Tealeaf
13 4 (1.30%) F5
13 4 (1.30%) Riverbed
14 2 (0.65%) Veritas
14 2 (0.65%) SolarWinds
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