The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Yorkshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 10 19
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 159 221 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.91% 10.59% 7.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.19% 35.59% 36.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 143 110
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £175 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
494 621 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.48% 29.77% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 275 243
Average daily rate £275 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £155 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 64 72
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.40 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £36.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Linux
England

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 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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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
West Yorkshire -10 110 £350 +27.27% 50
South Yorkshire +1 24 £310 +16.98% 11
North Yorkshire +2 14 £381 +9.31% 8
East Yorkshire -1 1 £275 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 101 (31.37%) Oracle
2 89 (27.64%) Windows
3 71 (22.05%) UNIX
4 68 (21.12%) Java
5 66 (20.50%) SQL
6 59 (18.32%) VMware
7 56 (17.39%) Python
8 51 (15.84%) Finance
9 49 (15.22%) Apache
10 47 (14.60%) WebSphere
10 47 (14.60%) Oracle Database
11 45 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 45 (13.98%) AIX
12 43 (13.35%) Git (software)
13 42 (13.04%) PHP
14 41 (12.73%) WebLogic
15 39 (12.11%) MySQL
16 34 (10.56%) IBM
17 33 (10.25%) TDD
17 33 (10.25%) Oracle Database 11g
18 32 (9.94%) Puppet
18 32 (9.94%) C++
18 32 (9.94%) DNS
19 30 (9.32%) PL/SQL
19 30 (9.32%) Red Hat
19 30 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
19 30 (9.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
20 29 (9.01%) Ruby
20 29 (9.01%) Jenkins
20 29 (9.01%) SAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 49 (15.22%) Apache
2 47 (14.60%) WebSphere
3 41 (12.73%) WebLogic
4 24 (7.45%) Tomcat
5 22 (6.83%) nginx
6 17 (5.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 10 (3.11%) Node.js
8 7 (2.17%) Magnolia
8 7 (2.17%) CMS
9 6 (1.86%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (1.86%) IIS
9 6 (1.86%) Confluence
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle 10gAS
10 3 (0.93%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.93%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.62%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 15 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.94%) DNS
2 29 (9.01%) SAN
3 27 (8.39%) Firewall
4 25 (7.76%) TCP/IP
5 22 (6.83%) Internet
6 21 (6.52%) DHCP
7 19 (5.90%) OSPF
7 19 (5.90%) BGP
7 19 (5.90%) NetScreen
7 19 (5.90%) BIG-IP
7 19 (5.90%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (5.90%) Network Security
7 19 (5.90%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (5.90%) DMVPN
7 19 (5.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 19 (5.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 14 (4.35%) SSL
9 12 (3.73%) VLAN
10 9 (2.80%) SSH
10 9 (2.80%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.60%) Oracle Database
2 39 (12.11%) MySQL
3 33 (10.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 29 (9.01%) DB2
5 20 (6.21%) Oracle Database 10g
6 17 (5.28%) SQL Server
7 13 (4.04%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.73%) MongoDB
9 11 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (2.80%) DataStage
11 7 (2.17%) Jackrabbit
12 6 (1.86%) Redis
12 6 (1.86%) Couchbase
12 6 (1.86%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (1.55%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.55%) SimpleDB
13 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 43 (13.35%) Git (software)
2 29 (9.01%) Jenkins
2 29 (9.01%) Maven
3 23 (7.14%) Selenium
4 21 (6.52%) ClearCase
4 21 (6.52%) ClearQuest
5 18 (5.59%) Hudson
6 14 (4.35%) TeamCity
7 13 (4.04%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.80%) JIRA
9 8 (2.48%) Subversion
9 8 (2.48%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.55%) Behat
11 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.31%) JUnit
12 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 51 (15.84%) Finance
2 19 (5.90%) Banking
3 11 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.55%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.55%) Advertising
5 4 (1.24%) Retail
6 3 (0.93%) Publishing
6 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (20.19%) Developer
2 55 (17.08%) Administrator
3 27 (8.39%) DBA
4 25 (7.76%) Analyst
5 24 (7.45%) Java Developer
6 21 (6.52%) Oracle DBA
6 21 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 21 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
7 19 (5.90%) Security Specialist
7 19 (5.90%) Network Specialist
7 19 (5.90%) Network Security Specialist
8 16 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
9 14 (4.35%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 14 (4.35%) WebSphere Administrator
10 11 (3.42%) Test Engineer
10 11 (3.42%) Architect
11 10 (3.11%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (3.11%) PHP Developer
12 9 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 25 (7.76%) Web Services
3 24 (7.45%) HTML
4 23 (7.14%) Spring
5 22 (6.83%) Hibernate
6 21 (6.52%) XML
6 21 (6.52%) REST
7 20 (6.21%) CSS
8 18 (5.59%) .NET
9 14 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (4.35%) Middleware
10 12 (3.73%) Spring MVC
11 11 (3.42%) Apache Flex
11 11 (3.42%) JMS
11 11 (3.42%) HTML5
11 11 (3.42%) Spring Integration
12 10 (3.11%) LAMP
13 9 (2.80%) Ajax
13 9 (2.80%) jQuery
14 8 (2.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.07%) Mainframe
2 20 (6.21%) Thin Client
2 20 (6.21%) Fat Client
3 19 (5.90%) Open Source
4 18 (5.59%) Clustering
5 15 (4.66%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.04%) Client/Server
7 11 (3.42%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.80%) PKI
8 9 (2.80%) Replication
9 6 (1.86%) NHS
10 5 (1.55%) iSeries
11 4 (1.24%) IPTV
11 4 (1.24%) MPEG
11 4 (1.24%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.93%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.62%) STB
14 1 (0.31%) RIA
14 1 (0.31%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 89 (27.64%) Windows
2 71 (22.05%) UNIX
3 45 (13.98%) AIX
4 27 (8.39%) Ubuntu
5 23 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (6.52%) CentOS
7 20 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (5.90%) Solaris
8 19 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (4.04%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.48%) HPUX
10 8 (2.48%) Debian
11 6 (1.86%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.55%) Android
13 3 (0.93%) zOS
13 3 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.31%) SUSE
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (10.25%) TDD
2 28 (8.70%) Workflow
2 28 (8.70%) E-Commerce
2 28 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 22 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (6.21%) Scrum
4 20 (6.21%) BDD
5 19 (5.90%) DevOps
6 18 (5.59%) Service Delivery
7 17 (5.28%) MVC
7 17 (5.28%) Workflow Management
7 17 (5.28%) Load Balancing
7 17 (5.28%) Data Protection
8 16 (4.97%) Service Management
8 16 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (4.66%) Configuration Management
9 15 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (3.73%) Performance Monitoring
10 12 (3.73%) ITIL
11 11 (3.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 68 (21.12%) Java
2 66 (20.50%) SQL
3 56 (17.39%) Python
4 42 (13.04%) PHP
5 32 (9.94%) C++
6 30 (9.32%) PL/SQL
7 29 (9.01%) Ruby
8 28 (8.70%) Perl
9 20 (6.21%) JavaScript
10 19 (5.90%) C
10 19 (5.90%) Bash Shell
11 13 (4.04%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.80%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.80%) Tcl
13 8 (2.48%) C#
13 8 (2.48%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 5 (1.55%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.62%) PHP5
16 1 (0.31%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 19 (5.90%) CCNP
1 19 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (5.90%) CCSE
2 16 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.11%) ISEB
4 9 (2.80%) Degree
5 6 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (1.86%) VCAP
6 4 (1.24%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.93%) MCSE
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.11%) QA
2 5 (1.55%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) Basel II
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) COREP
System Software
1 45 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.66%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (4.04%) VMware Server
4 12 (3.73%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (2.80%) vSphere
6 8 (2.48%) Squid
7 7 (2.17%) Active Directory
7 7 (2.17%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.62%) Xen
9 2 (0.62%) qmail
10 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 32 (9.94%) Puppet
2 30 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.66%) Data Guard
4 11 (3.42%) Salt
5 8 (2.48%) HAProxy
6 7 (2.17%) Capistrano
7 6 (1.86%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (1.24%) Control-M
10 3 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.62%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.62%) Foglight
12 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 101 (31.37%) Oracle
2 59 (18.32%) VMware
3 34 (10.56%) IBM
4 30 (9.32%) Red Hat
5 25 (7.76%) Microsoft
6 24 (7.45%) Cisco
7 23 (7.14%) Splunk
8 22 (6.83%) HP
9 21 (6.52%) Citrix
10 19 (5.90%) CheckPoint
10 19 (5.90%) Blue Coat
10 19 (5.90%) Infoblox
10 19 (5.90%) Imperva
10 19 (5.90%) F5
11 8 (2.48%) JBoss
12 6 (1.86%) Dell
13 5 (1.55%) Percona
14 4 (1.24%) EMC
14 4 (1.24%) Adobe
15 3 (0.93%) BMC
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Candidate Source
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 18 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago