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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 184 77 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.93% 7.53% 10.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.58% 35.48% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 60 73
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £150.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +270.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -10.66%
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
395 217 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.47% 21.23% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 143 137
Average daily rate £375 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £150 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 24
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.60 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.73% -38.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.36 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £150.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 2 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 155 (47.26%) UNIX
2 128 (39.02%) Java
3 110 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (30.49%) Python
5 88 (26.83%) Configuration Management
6 86 (26.22%) Puppet
7 82 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 82 (25.00%) SQL
8 79 (24.09%) Opscode Chef
8 79 (24.09%) DevOps
9 72 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (21.04%) HTML
10 69 (21.04%) Windows
11 66 (20.12%) Red Hat
12 65 (19.82%) Git (software)
12 65 (19.82%) MongoDB
13 64 (19.51%) Jenkins
13 64 (19.51%) VMware
14 63 (19.21%) JavaScript
15 60 (18.29%) HTTP
16 58 (17.68%) MySQL
17 57 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
18 56 (17.07%) Ruby
19 55 (16.77%) Oracle
20 54 (16.46%) Tomcat
20 54 (16.46%) Mac OS X
21 53 (16.16%) TDD
22 51 (15.55%) Apache
23 48 (14.63%) Relational Database
24 45 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 54 (16.46%) Tomcat
2 51 (15.55%) Apache
3 40 (12.20%) Node.js
4 23 (7.01%) WebSphere
5 22 (6.71%) nginx
6 16 (4.88%) Jetty
6 16 (4.88%) OpenStack
6 16 (4.88%) IIS
7 9 (2.74%) JBoss
8 6 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.52%) SAS
10 4 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.91%) WordPress
12 2 (0.61%) CMS
12 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.30%) Drupal
13 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.30%) Jadu
13 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.44%) MS Office
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.72%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (11.59%) Cloud Computing
3 30 (9.15%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (5.49%) Google App Engine
4 18 (5.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.83%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.83%) Route 53
6 3 (0.91%) IaaS
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.30%) GitHub
8 1 (0.30%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (18.29%) HTTP
2 35 (10.67%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.01%) Internet
4 22 (6.71%) Firewall
5 20 (6.10%) DNS
6 17 (5.18%) SSL
7 16 (4.88%) SAN
8 15 (4.57%) DHCP
8 15 (4.57%) FTP
8 15 (4.57%) IPsec
9 10 (3.05%) NAS
10 9 (2.74%) WAN
10 9 (2.74%) MPLS
10 9 (2.74%) BGP
11 7 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.22%) HSRP
14 4 (1.22%) EIGRP
14 4 (1.22%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.82%) MongoDB
2 58 (17.68%) MySQL
3 48 (14.63%) Relational Database
4 34 (10.37%) NoSQL
5 27 (8.23%) Oracle Database
6 25 (7.62%) SQL Server
7 20 (6.10%) Hadoop
8 18 (5.49%) Redis
8 18 (5.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (4.57%) Neo4j
11 14 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (3.35%) RDBMS
13 10 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (2.13%) Couchbase
15 7 (2.13%) Big Data
15 7 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (2.13%) Data Mart
15 7 (2.13%) BODI
Development Applications
1 65 (19.82%) Git (software)
2 64 (19.51%) Jenkins
3 43 (13.11%) Subversion
4 13 (3.96%) Maven
5 9 (2.74%) Mockito
6 7 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.61%) Ant
7 2 (0.61%) JIRA
8 1 (0.30%) Selenium
8 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.30%) JUnit
8 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.30%) Valgrind
8 1 (0.30%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.30%) Redmine
8 1 (0.30%) FishEye
General
1 14 (4.27%) Telecoms
2 12 (3.66%) Finance
3 7 (2.13%) Retail
4 3 (0.91%) Games
5 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.30%) Electronics
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 92 (28.05%) Developer
2 50 (15.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (12.80%) Java Developer
4 27 (8.23%) DBA
5 21 (6.40%) Software Engineer
6 19 (5.79%) Architect
6 19 (5.79%) Administrator
7 16 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.57%) Consultant
8 15 (4.57%) Front-End Developer
9 10 (3.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.05%) Analyst
10 9 (2.74%) Oracle DBA
10 9 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (2.74%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (2.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (2.44%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.13%) PHP Developer
12 7 (2.13%) SQL DBA
12 7 (2.13%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (21.04%) HTML
2 42 (12.80%) CSS
3 37 (11.28%) .NET
4 30 (9.15%) REST
5 26 (7.93%) J2EE
6 24 (7.32%) Servlets
7 21 (6.40%) Web Services
8 19 (5.79%) XHTML
9 18 (5.49%) JAX-RS
10 17 (5.18%) Java EE
11 16 (4.88%) LAMP
12 13 (3.96%) JSP
13 12 (3.66%) XML
14 11 (3.35%) Hibernate
14 11 (3.35%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (3.35%) RESTful
14 11 (3.35%) Memcached
15 10 (3.05%) Mustache
16 8 (2.44%) Sass
17 7 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.88%) Clustering
2 13 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.05%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.05%) Replication
4 8 (2.44%) NHS
5 7 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.83%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.52%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.52%) User Experience
8 4 (1.22%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.61%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.61%) DTV
9 2 (0.61%) STB
9 2 (0.61%) Social Media
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.61%) IBM XIV
10 1 (0.30%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 155 (47.26%) UNIX
2 72 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 69 (21.04%) Windows
4 54 (16.46%) Mac OS X
5 25 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (6.71%) CentOS
7 18 (5.49%) Ubuntu
8 12 (3.66%) AIX
9 9 (2.74%) Solaris
10 7 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.22%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.91%) Debian
12 3 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.91%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.61%) HPUX
14 1 (0.30%) Fedora
14 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (26.83%) Configuration Management
3 79 (24.09%) DevOps
4 57 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (16.16%) TDD
6 42 (12.80%) Open Source
7 38 (11.59%) Responsive Web Design
8 37 (11.28%) Web Design
9 30 (9.15%) BDD
10 27 (8.23%) Software Engineering
11 26 (7.93%) E-Commerce
12 23 (7.01%) Web Development
13 19 (5.79%) ITIL
13 19 (5.79%) Migration
14 18 (5.49%) Data Management
15 14 (4.27%) OO
15 14 (4.27%) Service Management
16 13 (3.96%) Scrum
16 13 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
17 12 (3.66%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 128 (39.02%) Java
2 100 (30.49%) Python
3 82 (25.00%) SQL
3 82 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 63 (19.21%) JavaScript
5 56 (17.07%) Ruby
6 35 (10.67%) PHP
7 33 (10.06%) Shell Script
8 27 (8.23%) PL/SQL
9 22 (6.71%) C++
10 17 (5.18%) Perl
11 10 (3.05%) C
12 9 (2.74%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.13%) C#
13 7 (2.13%) Korn
14 5 (1.52%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.91%) PHP5
15 3 (0.91%) R
16 2 (0.61%) Scala
16 2 (0.61%) FQL
Qualifications
1 24 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.83%) CCNP
5 5 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.91%) Degree
7 3 (0.91%) CCNA
7 3 (0.91%) CISSP
7 3 (0.91%) CCIE
7 3 (0.91%) CCSP
7 3 (0.91%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (5.49%) Xen
3 17 (5.18%) vSphere
4 12 (3.66%) vCloud
5 10 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (2.44%) NFS
7 7 (2.13%) Active Directory
7 7 (2.13%) QEMU
7 7 (2.13%) KVM
8 6 (1.83%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.52%) VirtualBox
9 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.22%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 86 (26.22%) Puppet
2 79 (24.09%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.49%) Tivoli
4 16 (4.88%) Cobbler
5 14 (4.27%) Opsview
5 14 (4.27%) Graphite
6 11 (3.35%) Rundeck
7 10 (3.05%) Ansible
7 10 (3.05%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (2.74%) Salt
9 6 (1.83%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.52%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.91%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.91%) Nagios
11 3 (0.91%) Cacti
11 3 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.91%) StatsD
12 2 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.61%) vMotion
13 1 (0.30%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 66 (20.12%) Red Hat
2 64 (19.51%) VMware
3 55 (16.77%) Oracle
4 20 (6.10%) Google
5 19 (5.79%) Splunk
5 19 (5.79%) Microsoft
6 17 (5.18%) Cisco
6 17 (5.18%) IBM
7 15 (4.57%) F5
8 14 (4.27%) SolarWinds
9 11 (3.35%) Tealeaf
9 11 (3.35%) Riverbed
10 9 (2.74%) Percona
10 9 (2.74%) Rackspace
11 8 (2.44%) HP
12 7 (2.13%) Teradata
12 7 (2.13%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.83%) hybris
14 4 (1.22%) Cloudera
14 4 (1.22%) Citrix
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