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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 145 86 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.73% 5.57% 5.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.39% 24.93% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 60 37
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£363 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £426 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
359 345 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.63% 22.36% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 182 131
Average daily rate £343 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 35
Average hourly rate £12.25 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £9.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £14.50 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +16 136 £363 +20.83% 51
Bradford -20 3 £453 +1.97% 2
Halifax -3 1 - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Dewsbury - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 2
Wetherby - - - -
Bingley - - - -
Linux
Yorkshire

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 135 (42.59%) UNIX
2 99 (31.23%) Red Hat
3 85 (26.81%) Puppet
3 85 (26.81%) DevOps
4 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (24.92%) Python
6 72 (22.71%) Configuration Management
7 68 (21.45%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (21.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 67 (21.14%) Ruby
8 67 (21.14%) Java
9 66 (20.82%) Oracle
10 59 (18.61%) PHP
11 58 (18.30%) Apache
12 55 (17.35%) SQL
13 51 (16.09%) Bash Shell
14 50 (15.77%) MongoDB
15 46 (14.51%) HTTP
16 43 (13.56%) HTML
17 41 (12.93%) Windows
17 41 (12.93%) Splunk
18 37 (11.67%) Security Cleared
18 37 (11.67%) E-Commerce
18 37 (11.67%) Service Management
19 35 (11.04%) C
19 35 (11.04%) Incident Management
20 34 (10.73%) CentOS
20 34 (10.73%) TCP/IP
21 33 (10.41%) SSL
21 33 (10.41%) AIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 58 (18.30%) Apache
2 20 (6.31%) WebSphere
3 19 (5.99%) Node.js
4 18 (5.68%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (2.84%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.52%) nginx
8 6 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.95%) Jetty
9 3 (0.95%) ATG Dynamo
9 3 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.95%) JBoss
10 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.32%) IIS
11 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.89%) Route 53
3 6 (1.89%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.95%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.32%) Heroku
5 1 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.51%) HTTP
2 34 (10.73%) TCP/IP
3 33 (10.41%) SSL
4 29 (9.15%) DNS
5 15 (4.73%) DHCP
6 14 (4.42%) SAN
7 11 (3.47%) Firewall
8 9 (2.84%) Internet
9 5 (1.58%) IPsec
9 5 (1.58%) LDAP
10 4 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.95%) Network Security
11 3 (0.95%) FTP
12 2 (0.63%) ATM
12 2 (0.63%) LAN
12 2 (0.63%) WAN
12 2 (0.63%) VPN
12 2 (0.63%) BGP
12 2 (0.63%) MPLS
12 2 (0.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (15.77%) MongoDB
2 33 (10.41%) Relational Database
3 27 (8.52%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (8.52%) MySQL
4 22 (6.94%) SQL Server
5 20 (6.31%) Neo4j
6 16 (5.05%) NoSQL
6 16 (5.05%) CouchDB
7 15 (4.73%) Redis
7 15 (4.73%) Riak
7 15 (4.73%) Hypertable
8 12 (3.79%) DB2
9 11 (3.47%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.15%) Couchbase
11 9 (2.84%) SimpleDB
12 7 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (1.26%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.26%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 21 (6.62%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.68%) Subversion
3 15 (4.73%) Fiddler
4 13 (4.10%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.15%) ClearQuest
5 10 (3.15%) ClearCase
6 5 (1.58%) RSpec
7 2 (0.63%) Maven
8 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.32%) Hudson
8 1 (0.32%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.32%) Selenium
8 1 (0.32%) JIRA
8 1 (0.32%) Grunt
8 1 (0.32%) Toad
8 1 (0.32%) Ant
8 1 (0.32%) JUnit
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (4.42%) Finance
2 6 (1.89%) Electronics
2 6 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.26%) Banking
4 2 (0.63%) Automotive
4 2 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.32%) Law
5 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (18.30%) Developer
2 49 (15.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 33 (10.41%) Java Developer
4 31 (9.78%) Analyst
5 24 (7.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (7.57%) Support Analyst
6 18 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
7 15 (4.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 15 (4.73%) Architect
8 14 (4.42%) UNIX Operator
9 13 (4.10%) Linux Support
9 13 (4.10%) Administrator
9 13 (4.10%) UNIX Engineer
10 12 (3.79%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.15%) UNIX Support
11 10 (3.15%) Software Engineer
12 8 (2.52%) Cloud Engineer
13 7 (2.21%) DBA
13 7 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.56%) HTML
2 29 (9.15%) REST
3 23 (7.26%) Hibernate
4 21 (6.62%) Web Services
5 19 (5.99%) JAX-RS
6 14 (4.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 13 (4.10%) .NET
8 12 (3.79%) CSS
9 10 (3.15%) LAMP
10 7 (2.21%) ASP.NET
10 7 (2.21%) J2EE
11 6 (1.89%) Middleware
11 6 (1.89%) WCF
12 5 (1.58%) jQuery
12 5 (1.58%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.58%) Servlets
13 4 (1.26%) XML
13 4 (1.26%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (1.26%) Ajax
13 4 (1.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.99%) Client/Server
3 16 (5.05%) Open Source
4 10 (3.15%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.84%) Clustering
5 9 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.52%) NHS
7 5 (1.58%) User Experience
8 4 (1.26%) DataPower
9 2 (0.63%) Replication
9 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.32%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.32%) RIA
10 1 (0.32%) IPTV
10 1 (0.32%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 135 (42.59%) UNIX
2 68 (21.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 41 (12.93%) Windows
4 34 (10.73%) CentOS
5 33 (10.41%) AIX
6 32 (10.09%) Mac OS X
7 24 (7.57%) Solaris
8 23 (7.26%) Ubuntu
9 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.89%) HPUX
11 5 (1.58%) Debian
11 5 (1.58%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (26.81%) DevOps
2 81 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (22.71%) Configuration Management
4 37 (11.67%) E-Commerce
4 37 (11.67%) Service Management
5 35 (11.04%) Incident Management
6 32 (10.09%) Workflow
7 30 (9.46%) ITIL
8 29 (9.15%) Web Design
8 29 (9.15%) Responsive Web Design
9 27 (8.52%) Software Engineering
10 23 (7.26%) Service Delivery
11 22 (6.94%) TDD
12 21 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (6.31%) Load Balancing
13 20 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (4.10%) Mentoring
15 11 (3.47%) BDD
15 11 (3.47%) SOA
15 11 (3.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (24.92%) Python
2 67 (21.14%) Ruby
2 67 (21.14%) Java
3 59 (18.61%) PHP
4 55 (17.35%) SQL
5 51 (16.09%) Bash Shell
6 35 (11.04%) C
7 25 (7.89%) C++
8 22 (6.94%) Shell Script
9 17 (5.36%) JavaScript
10 14 (4.42%) Perl
11 9 (2.84%) Scala
11 9 (2.84%) VB
12 7 (2.21%) C#
13 5 (1.58%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.95%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.63%) PHP5
15 2 (0.63%) BeanShell
16 1 (0.32%) Korn
16 1 (0.32%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 37 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.58%) Degree
4 2 (0.63%) MCSE
4 2 (0.63%) MCSA
4 2 (0.63%) CCNP
4 2 (0.63%) CCNA
4 2 (0.63%) CCDA
4 2 (0.63%) CCDP
4 2 (0.63%) CISSP
4 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.63%) RHCE
4 2 (0.63%) CCSA
4 2 (0.63%) RHCA
4 2 (0.63%) CCSE
4 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.63%) VCAP
4 2 (0.63%) VCP5
4 2 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.15%) SLA
2 4 (1.26%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.89%) VMware ESX
3 5 (1.58%) Xen
3 5 (1.58%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.95%) Samba
6 2 (0.63%) Firmware
6 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.63%) XenServer
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 85 (26.81%) Puppet
2 68 (21.45%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (10.09%) Nagios
4 22 (6.94%) Tivoli
5 19 (5.99%) Ansible
6 16 (5.05%) Cobbler
6 16 (5.05%) Graphite
7 15 (4.73%) CFEngine
8 10 (3.15%) Salt
9 5 (1.58%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.95%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 1 (0.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 99 (31.23%) Red Hat
2 66 (20.82%) Oracle
3 41 (12.93%) Splunk
4 32 (10.09%) VMware
5 20 (6.31%) HP
6 17 (5.36%) IBM
6 17 (5.36%) SaltStack
7 15 (4.73%) Microsoft
8 7 (2.21%) Rackspace
9 5 (1.58%) Cisco
9 5 (1.58%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.26%) jBASE
11 3 (0.95%) Imperva
11 3 (0.95%) Google
11 3 (0.95%) ATG
11 3 (0.95%) Remedy
12 2 (0.63%) Sybase
12 2 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.63%) SAP
12 2 (0.63%) Novell
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