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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 180 103 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.17% 6.09% 8.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.46% 32.70% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 84 80
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£385 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.60 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.54% -18.40%
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
468 315 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.24% 18.64% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 194 179
Average daily rate £375 £245 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.06% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 30
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.20 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.53% +3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.51 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 152 £400 +31.14% 53
Bradford -4 11 £318 +15.45% 2
Halifax -7 9 £413 -2.94% 3
Wakefield - 5 £305 -
Huddersfield - 4 £305 - 1
Linux
Yorkshire

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 178 (45.88%) UNIX
2 136 (35.05%) Java
3 134 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (31.44%) Configuration Management
5 119 (30.67%) Python
6 106 (27.32%) Bash Shell
7 102 (26.29%) Puppet
8 95 (24.48%) DevOps
9 92 (23.71%) Opscode Chef
10 87 (22.42%) Windows
11 86 (22.16%) HTML
12 82 (21.13%) VMware
13 80 (20.62%) MongoDB
14 76 (19.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 76 (19.59%) SQL
15 75 (19.33%) Continuous Integration
16 69 (17.78%) HTTP
17 68 (17.53%) Red Hat
18 67 (17.27%) Oracle
19 66 (17.01%) Relational Database
20 65 (16.75%) Git (software)
20 65 (16.75%) Apache
21 62 (15.98%) Mac OS X
22 61 (15.72%) MySQL
23 60 (15.46%) Jenkins
24 59 (15.21%) Tomcat
25 58 (14.95%) Ruby
26 57 (14.69%) Open Source
27 52 (13.40%) Responsive Web Design
27 52 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 65 (16.75%) Apache
2 59 (15.21%) Tomcat
3 39 (10.05%) WebSphere
4 33 (8.51%) OpenStack
5 30 (7.73%) Node.js
6 19 (4.90%) nginx
7 16 (4.12%) IIS
8 12 (3.09%) Jetty
9 7 (1.80%) JBoss
9 7 (1.80%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.52%) SAS
11 2 (0.52%) CICS
11 2 (0.52%) CMS
11 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.52%) Confluence
11 2 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.26%) Jadu
12 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.06%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.26%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (9.02%) Cloud Computing
3 29 (7.47%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.09%) Google App Engine
4 12 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (2.06%) Route 53
5 8 (2.06%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
6 2 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (17.78%) HTTP
2 31 (7.99%) TCP/IP
3 24 (6.19%) Firewall
4 23 (5.93%) DNS
4 23 (5.93%) SAN
5 16 (4.12%) NAS
6 15 (3.87%) Internet
7 14 (3.61%) SSL
8 12 (3.09%) DHCP
8 12 (3.09%) FTP
8 12 (3.09%) IPsec
9 9 (2.32%) WAN
10 7 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.03%) BIG-IP
11 4 (1.03%) Wireless
11 4 (1.03%) LDAP
11 4 (1.03%) OSPF
11 4 (1.03%) BGP
11 4 (1.03%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.77%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (20.62%) MongoDB
2 66 (17.01%) Relational Database
3 61 (15.72%) MySQL
4 34 (8.76%) Neo4j
5 32 (8.25%) NoSQL
6 31 (7.99%) SQL Server
7 27 (6.96%) Oracle Database
8 21 (5.41%) Redis
9 18 (4.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (4.12%) Hadoop
11 15 (3.87%) RDBMS
12 14 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (3.35%) DB2
14 10 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (2.58%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (2.58%) Couchbase
15 9 (2.32%) SimpleDB
16 8 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (2.06%) Informix
Development Applications
1 65 (16.75%) Git (software)
2 60 (15.46%) Jenkins
3 37 (9.54%) Subversion
4 12 (3.09%) Maven
5 9 (2.32%) JIRA
6 8 (2.06%) ClearCase
6 8 (2.06%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.06%) Mockito
6 8 (2.06%) ClearQuest
7 4 (1.03%) JUnit
8 3 (0.77%) Ant
9 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.52%) Valgrind
9 2 (0.52%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.52%) Redmine
10 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (3.87%) Finance
2 13 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.32%) Retail
4 7 (1.80%) Electronics
5 4 (1.03%) Games
6 3 (0.77%) Banking
7 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 110 (28.35%) Developer
2 60 (15.46%) Java Developer
3 59 (15.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (8.51%) Administrator
5 32 (8.25%) DBA
6 28 (7.22%) Software Engineer
7 18 (4.64%) Architect
7 18 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (4.12%) Consultant
9 13 (3.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.35%) Linux Engineer
10 12 (3.09%) MySQL DBA
10 12 (3.09%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (2.84%) Analyst
11 11 (2.84%) Front-End Developer
12 10 (2.58%) UNIX Engineer
13 9 (2.32%) Oracle DBA
13 9 (2.32%) Web Developer
14 8 (2.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (22.16%) HTML
2 47 (12.11%) REST
3 38 (9.79%) Hibernate
4 37 (9.54%) JAX-RS
5 26 (6.70%) Web Services
6 25 (6.44%) Servlets
7 24 (6.19%) CSS
8 23 (5.93%) J2EE
9 21 (5.41%) .NET
10 15 (3.87%) LAMP
11 14 (3.61%) Spring
12 13 (3.35%) XML
13 12 (3.09%) Java EE
13 12 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (2.84%) Memcached
15 10 (2.58%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 7 (1.80%) HTML5
16 7 (1.80%) Mustache
16 7 (1.80%) POSIX
17 6 (1.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.93%) Clustering
2 19 (4.90%) Replication
3 13 (3.35%) Mainframe
3 13 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.32%) IBM XIV
4 9 (2.32%) NHS
4 9 (2.32%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.29%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.03%) User Experience
7 4 (1.03%) Streaming Video
7 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.03%) STB
8 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.77%) W3C
8 3 (0.77%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.52%) DTV
9 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 178 (45.88%) UNIX
2 87 (22.42%) Windows
3 76 (19.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 62 (15.98%) Mac OS X
5 25 (6.44%) AIX
5 25 (6.44%) CentOS
6 23 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (4.64%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.84%) Solaris
9 8 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (1.55%) zOS
12 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.29%) SUSE
13 4 (1.03%) Debian
13 4 (1.03%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.52%) HPUX
15 1 (0.26%) Fedora
15 1 (0.26%) Android
15 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (31.44%) Configuration Management
3 95 (24.48%) DevOps
4 75 (19.33%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (14.69%) Open Source
6 52 (13.40%) Responsive Web Design
7 51 (13.14%) Web Design
8 45 (11.60%) TDD
9 39 (10.05%) Software Engineering
10 27 (6.96%) Web Development
11 25 (6.44%) E-Commerce
12 24 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (5.67%) BDD
14 20 (5.15%) ITIL
15 18 (4.64%) Data Management
15 18 (4.64%) Scrum
15 18 (4.64%) Unit Testing
15 18 (4.64%) Automated Testing
16 17 (4.38%) Service Management
17 15 (3.87%) OO
Programming Languages
1 136 (35.05%) Java
2 119 (30.67%) Python
3 106 (27.32%) Bash Shell
4 76 (19.59%) SQL
5 58 (14.95%) Ruby
6 51 (13.14%) JavaScript
7 42 (10.82%) PHP
8 29 (7.47%) Shell Script
9 24 (6.19%) PL/SQL
10 23 (5.93%) C++
11 21 (5.41%) C
12 19 (4.90%) Perl
13 8 (2.06%) Embedded C
14 7 (1.80%) Korn
15 6 (1.55%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.55%) Embedded C++
16 4 (1.03%) Scala
16 4 (1.03%) PHP5
17 3 (0.77%) Groovy
17 3 (0.77%) Lua
Qualifications
1 27 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.55%) Degree
3 6 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.29%) CCNP
5 4 (1.03%) CISSP
6 3 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.52%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.52%) CCNA
7 2 (0.52%) CCIE
7 2 (0.52%) CCSP
7 2 (0.52%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.67%) QEMU
2 22 (5.67%) KVM
3 20 (5.15%) vSphere
4 13 (3.35%) Xen
5 12 (3.09%) Active Directory
6 11 (2.84%) vCloud
7 10 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (2.06%) NFS
9 7 (1.80%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.29%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.03%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.26%) XenServer
12 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 102 (26.29%) Puppet
2 92 (23.71%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (5.67%) Graphite
4 20 (5.15%) Salt
5 19 (4.90%) Opsview
5 19 (4.90%) Cobbler
6 18 (4.64%) Tivoli
7 11 (2.84%) Ansible
7 11 (2.84%) Rundeck
8 10 (2.58%) Nagios
8 10 (2.58%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (2.06%) Cacti
9 8 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (1.80%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.80%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.77%) SCCM
12 2 (0.52%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.52%) vMotion
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle ZFS
13 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 82 (21.13%) VMware
2 68 (17.53%) Red Hat
3 67 (17.27%) Oracle
4 37 (9.54%) IBM
5 26 (6.70%) Microsoft
6 24 (6.19%) Cisco
7 23 (5.93%) Splunk
8 19 (4.90%) SolarWinds
9 15 (3.87%) Google
10 14 (3.61%) F5
10 14 (3.61%) Percona
11 13 (3.35%) HP
12 11 (2.84%) Tealeaf
12 11 (2.84%) Riverbed
13 9 (2.32%) Rackspace
14 8 (2.06%) Veritas
15 7 (1.80%) hybris
16 4 (1.03%) SonicWALL
16 4 (1.03%) Sun
17 3 (0.77%) Sybase
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