The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 21 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +17
Contract jobs citing Linux 193 113 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.34% 7.18% 4.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.06% 34.35% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 71 35
Average daily rate
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£361 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
Linux
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 West Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
438 329 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.46% 20.90% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 173 133
Average daily rate £333 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 33
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.25 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -29.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.50 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +12 185 £360 +20.00% 44
Bradford -16 4 £450 +2.85% 3
Halifax - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 4
Wetherby - - - -
Bingley - - - -
Linux
Yorkshire

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

1 128 (39.26%) UNIX
2 92 (28.22%) Red Hat
3 83 (25.46%) Oracle
3 83 (25.46%) Puppet
4 78 (23.93%) DevOps
5 74 (22.70%) Python
6 70 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (20.86%) Configuration Management
8 66 (20.25%) Opscode Chef
9 64 (19.63%) Java
10 60 (18.40%) Ruby
10 60 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 54 (16.56%) Apache
12 51 (15.64%) PHP
12 51 (15.64%) SQL
13 50 (15.34%) AIX
14 48 (14.72%) Workflow
14 48 (14.72%) Bash Shell
15 45 (13.80%) MongoDB
16 44 (13.50%) WebSphere
16 44 (13.50%) Windows
17 42 (12.88%) HTTP
18 40 (12.27%) Security Cleared
19 39 (11.96%) IBM
19 39 (11.96%) Service Management
20 38 (11.66%) Splunk
20 38 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
21 37 (11.35%) Service Delivery
22 36 (11.04%) HTML
23 35 (10.74%) SSL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (16.56%) Apache
2 44 (13.50%) WebSphere
3 26 (7.98%) Oracle Workflow
4 19 (5.83%) Node.js
5 15 (4.60%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.76%) nginx
7 7 (2.15%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.15%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.92%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.92%) JBoss
8 3 (0.92%) Jetty
9 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.31%) IIS
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.31%) Confluence
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 13 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.31%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.84%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.84%) Route 53
4 3 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.92%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Heroku
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.88%) HTTP
2 35 (10.74%) SSL
2 35 (10.74%) TCP/IP
3 30 (9.20%) DNS
4 15 (4.60%) DHCP
5 13 (3.99%) SAN
6 12 (3.68%) Firewall
7 11 (3.37%) Internet
8 5 (1.53%) IPsec
8 5 (1.53%) LDAP
9 4 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.92%) SSH
10 3 (0.92%) FTP
10 3 (0.92%) Network Security
11 2 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.61%) VPLS
11 2 (0.61%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.61%) DMVPN
11 2 (0.61%) HSRP
11 2 (0.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.80%) MongoDB
2 30 (9.20%) Relational Database
2 30 (9.20%) DB2
3 27 (8.28%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (7.67%) MySQL
5 23 (7.06%) SQL Server
6 20 (6.13%) Neo4j
7 16 (4.91%) NoSQL
8 15 (4.60%) Redis
8 15 (4.60%) Oracle Database
9 12 (3.68%) CouchDB
10 11 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (3.37%) Hypertable
10 11 (3.37%) Riak
11 10 (3.07%) Couchbase
12 9 (2.76%) SimpleDB
13 6 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (1.23%) Data Mart
15 4 (1.23%) BODI
Development Applications
1 28 (8.59%) ClearQuest
1 28 (8.59%) ClearCase
2 19 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.29%) Subversion
4 11 (3.37%) Fiddler
5 5 (1.53%) RSpec
6 4 (1.23%) Maven
7 3 (0.92%) JIRA
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.31%) Toad
9 1 (0.31%) Ant
9 1 (0.31%) JUnit
9 1 (0.31%) Grunt
9 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.31%) Hudson
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 24 (7.36%) Finance
2 8 (2.45%) Banking
3 7 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.23%) Advertising
5 2 (0.61%) Electronics
5 2 (0.61%) Automotive
5 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.31%) Retail
6 1 (0.31%) Law
6 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (20.25%) Developer
2 41 (12.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (9.20%) Analyst
4 29 (8.90%) Java Developer
5 24 (7.36%) Support Analyst
6 23 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (6.44%) Architect
8 18 (5.52%) Administrator
9 14 (4.29%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 14 (4.29%) WebSphere Developer
9 14 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (3.99%) UNIX Engineer
10 13 (3.99%) Linux Support
10 13 (3.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 12 (3.68%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.68%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (3.37%) UNIX Operator
13 10 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.04%) HTML
2 35 (10.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 27 (8.28%) REST
4 25 (7.67%) Web Services
5 24 (7.36%) Hibernate
6 19 (5.83%) JAX-RS
7 13 (3.99%) .NET
8 10 (3.07%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (2.76%) LAMP
10 8 (2.45%) CSS
10 8 (2.45%) Middleware
11 7 (2.15%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.15%) J2EE
12 6 (1.84%) WCF
13 5 (1.53%) Servlets
13 5 (1.53%) XML
13 5 (1.53%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.23%) Ajax
14 4 (1.23%) jQuery
15 3 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.20%) Mainframe
3 20 (6.13%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.13%) Client/Server
4 14 (4.29%) Open Source
5 9 (2.76%) Clustering
6 8 (2.45%) NHS
7 5 (1.53%) User Experience
8 4 (1.23%) DataPower
9 2 (0.61%) iSeries
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.61%) Replication
10 1 (0.31%) MPEG
10 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.31%) RIA
10 1 (0.31%) IPTV
10 1 (0.31%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 128 (39.26%) UNIX
2 60 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 50 (15.34%) AIX
4 44 (13.50%) Windows
5 35 (10.74%) CentOS
6 27 (8.28%) Mac OS X
7 24 (7.36%) Ubuntu
8 21 (6.44%) Solaris
9 9 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.84%) HPUX
10 6 (1.84%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.84%) Debian
11 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (23.93%) DevOps
2 70 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (20.86%) Configuration Management
4 48 (14.72%) Workflow
5 39 (11.96%) Service Management
6 37 (11.35%) Service Delivery
7 32 (9.82%) E-Commerce
8 31 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (9.51%) Incident Management
9 25 (7.67%) ITIL
9 25 (7.67%) Software Engineering
10 24 (7.36%) Workflow Management
10 24 (7.36%) Responsive Web Design
10 24 (7.36%) Web Design
11 21 (6.44%) TDD
12 20 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (5.83%) Load Balancing
14 16 (4.91%) Migration
15 12 (3.68%) Mentoring
16 11 (3.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 74 (22.70%) Python
2 64 (19.63%) Java
3 60 (18.40%) Ruby
4 51 (15.64%) PHP
4 51 (15.64%) SQL
5 48 (14.72%) Bash Shell
6 28 (8.59%) C
7 24 (7.36%) Shell Script
8 23 (7.06%) C++
9 15 (4.60%) JavaScript
10 11 (3.37%) Perl
11 9 (2.76%) VB
11 9 (2.76%) Scala
12 7 (2.15%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.15%) C#
13 2 (0.61%) PHP5
13 2 (0.61%) BeanShell
13 2 (0.61%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.31%) UniBasic
14 1 (0.31%) AWK
Qualifications
1 40 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.53%) Degree
4 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.61%) VCAP
4 2 (0.61%) VCP5
4 2 (0.61%) MCSE
4 2 (0.61%) MCSA
4 2 (0.61%) CISSP
4 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.61%) RHCE
4 2 (0.61%) CCNP
4 2 (0.61%) CCNA
4 2 (0.61%) CCDA
4 2 (0.61%) CCDP
4 2 (0.61%) CCSA
4 2 (0.61%) CCSE
4 2 (0.61%) RHCA
4 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.07%) SLA
2 4 (1.23%) QA
3 3 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.92%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.53%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.23%) Xen
4 4 (1.23%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.92%) Samba
5 3 (0.92%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.61%) Firmware
7 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.31%) vSphere
7 1 (0.31%) XenServer
7 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 83 (25.46%) Puppet
2 66 (20.25%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (8.28%) Nagios
4 21 (6.44%) Tivoli
5 14 (4.29%) Cobbler
6 12 (3.68%) Graphite
6 12 (3.68%) Ansible
7 11 (3.37%) CFEngine
7 11 (3.37%) Salt
8 6 (1.84%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.31%) OpenView
10 1 (0.31%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.31%) Opsview
Vendors
1 92 (28.22%) Red Hat
2 83 (25.46%) Oracle
3 39 (11.96%) IBM
4 38 (11.66%) Splunk
5 35 (10.74%) VMware
6 19 (5.83%) HP
7 13 (3.99%) SaltStack
8 12 (3.68%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.53%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.53%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.92%) jBASE
10 3 (0.92%) ATG
10 3 (0.92%) Cisco
10 3 (0.92%) Remedy
10 3 (0.92%) Google
10 3 (0.92%) Imperva
11 2 (0.61%) Percona
11 2 (0.61%) Sybase
11 2 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.61%) SAP
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