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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 72 101 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.97% 10.94% 10.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.96% 38.55% 51.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 68 79
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£313 £338 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £150.00 £36.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+316.66% +105.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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
212 262 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 20.52% 28.39% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 123 131
Average daily rate £248 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £107 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 13
Average hourly rate £13.60 £30.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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 22 August 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 (25.88%) Python
2 41 (24.12%) Oracle
3 37 (21.76%) Puppet
4 34 (20.00%) SQL
4 34 (20.00%) UNIX
4 34 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 31 (18.24%) Java
5 31 (18.24%) CentOS
6 30 (17.65%) PHP
6 30 (17.65%) VMware
7 29 (17.06%) Windows
8 27 (15.88%) Apache
8 27 (15.88%) Workflow
8 27 (15.88%) Security Cleared
8 27 (15.88%) Git (software)
9 26 (15.29%) Splunk
9 26 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (14.71%) WebLogic
11 24 (14.12%) Service Management
12 22 (12.94%) C++
13 21 (12.35%) SAN
13 21 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
13 21 (12.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (12.35%) Ubuntu
14 20 (11.76%) Maven
14 20 (11.76%) PL/SQL
15 19 (11.18%) Web Services
15 19 (11.18%) XML
15 19 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (10.59%) Incident Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (15.88%) Apache
2 25 (14.71%) WebLogic
3 12 (7.06%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.29%) nginx
5 7 (4.12%) Node.js
5 7 (4.12%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (2.94%) ATG Dynamo
7 4 (2.35%) Confluence
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.18%) IIS
8 2 (1.18%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.59%) Jetty
9 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Magento
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.35%) SAN
2 14 (8.24%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.47%) DNS
4 9 (5.29%) Internet
4 9 (5.29%) SSL
5 8 (4.71%) SSH
6 6 (3.53%) VLAN
6 6 (3.53%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.94%) DHCP
8 4 (2.35%) HTTP
8 4 (2.35%) DVB
9 3 (1.76%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.76%) OpenVPN
10 2 (1.18%) NAS
10 2 (1.18%) WAN
10 2 (1.18%) LAN
10 2 (1.18%) Firewall
11 1 (0.59%) IPsec
11 1 (0.59%) FTP
11 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 13 (7.65%) MySQL
2 13 (7.65%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (7.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.12%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.12%) Couchbase
5 6 (3.53%) DB2
5 6 (3.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.94%) SimpleDB
6 5 (2.94%) Redis
7 4 (2.35%) SQLPlus
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.18%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 27 (15.88%) Git (software)
2 20 (11.76%) Maven
3 14 (8.24%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.47%) Selenium
5 6 (3.53%) JIRA
5 6 (3.53%) ClearCase
5 6 (3.53%) ClearQuest
6 5 (2.94%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.94%) Hudson
7 4 (2.35%) Behat
8 3 (1.76%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.18%) Subversion
10 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.35%) Finance
3 3 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.59%) Advertising
4 1 (0.59%) Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (18.82%) Developer
2 21 (12.35%) Analyst
3 16 (9.41%) Software Engineer
4 15 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (8.24%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (7.65%) Support Analyst
6 13 (7.65%) Architect
7 12 (7.06%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (7.06%) Administrator
7 12 (7.06%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 10 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.29%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) UNIX Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) PHP Developer
11 7 (4.12%) Linux Support
11 7 (4.12%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (3.53%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.18%) Web Services
1 19 (11.18%) XML
2 12 (7.06%) CSS
2 12 (7.06%) REST
3 11 (6.47%) JMS
3 11 (6.47%) Spring
4 9 (5.29%) Hibernate
5 8 (4.71%) SOAP
6 7 (4.12%) Apache Camel
6 7 (4.12%) HTML
7 6 (3.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 6 (3.53%) jQuery
8 5 (2.94%) .NET
8 5 (2.94%) Symfony
8 5 (2.94%) RESTful
9 4 (2.35%) LAMP
10 2 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.18%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.59%) Middleware
11 1 (0.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 9 (5.29%) NHS
2 9 (5.29%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.12%) Clustering
5 6 (3.53%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.35%) Video on Demand
6 4 (2.35%) IPTV
6 4 (2.35%) MPEG
6 4 (2.35%) Replication
7 3 (1.76%) PKI
8 2 (1.18%) Open Source
8 2 (1.18%) STB
9 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.00%) UNIX
2 31 (18.24%) CentOS
3 29 (17.06%) Windows
4 21 (12.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (12.35%) Ubuntu
5 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (8.24%) Solaris
7 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (6.47%) Windows XP
8 11 (6.47%) AIX
9 5 (2.94%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.35%) Debian
11 1 (0.59%) HPUX
11 1 (0.59%) Android
11 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.88%) Workflow
2 24 (14.12%) Service Management
3 18 (10.59%) Incident Management
4 17 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 17 (10.00%) TDD
4 17 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 16 (9.41%) DevOps
5 16 (9.41%) Data Protection
6 15 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 12 (7.06%) ITIL
8 11 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.12%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (4.12%) BDD
10 7 (4.12%) Scrum
11 6 (3.53%) Workflow Management
11 6 (3.53%) Performance Testing
11 6 (3.53%) Migration
12 5 (2.94%) Service Delivery
12 5 (2.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.88%) Python
2 34 (20.00%) SQL
3 31 (18.24%) Java
4 30 (17.65%) PHP
5 22 (12.94%) C++
6 20 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 15 (8.82%) Ruby
7 15 (8.82%) Perl
8 13 (7.65%) Bash Shell
8 13 (7.65%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.71%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.53%) Tcl
11 5 (2.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 4 (2.35%) C
13 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.18%) C#
14 1 (0.59%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 27 (15.88%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.12%) ISEB
4 5 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.35%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.35%) Degree
6 2 (1.18%) VCAP
6 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.18%) MCSE
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.71%) SLA
2 4 (2.35%) QA
System Software
1 19 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.88%) VMware Server
3 4 (2.35%) vSphere
4 3 (1.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.18%) Squid
5 2 (1.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (21.76%) Puppet
2 26 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.88%) Nagios
3 10 (5.88%) Salt
4 2 (1.18%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.59%) OpenView
5 1 (0.59%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.59%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.59%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 41 (24.12%) Oracle
2 34 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 30 (17.65%) VMware
4 26 (15.29%) Splunk
5 8 (4.71%) IBM
6 5 (2.94%) HP
6 5 (2.94%) ATG
6 5 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.94%) JBoss
7 2 (1.18%) Percona
7 2 (1.18%) Capita
7 2 (1.18%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.18%) Zend
7 2 (1.18%) Dell
8 1 (0.59%) Informatica
8 1 (0.59%) Veritas
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco
8 1 (0.59%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.59%) Google
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