The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 21 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +19
Contract jobs citing Linux 223 158 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 8.33% 6.42% 3.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.55% 27.57% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 113 51
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
550 573 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.55% 23.28% 20.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 302 167
Average daily rate £315 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 59 77
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.35 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +2.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £10.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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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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 +11 171 £350 +7.69% 69
South Yorkshire -8 28 £250 -16.66% 21
North Yorkshire -3 22 £401 +16.76% 14
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 203 (43.84%) UNIX
2 156 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (30.02%) Java
4 127 (27.43%) Configuration Management
4 127 (27.43%) Python
5 108 (23.33%) DevOps
6 102 (22.03%) HTML
7 99 (21.38%) Puppet
8 92 (19.87%) MongoDB
9 90 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
10 88 (19.01%) Windows
10 88 (19.01%) HTTP
11 87 (18.79%) Ruby
12 86 (18.57%) Apache
13 85 (18.36%) VMware
14 83 (17.93%) SQL
14 83 (17.93%) Oracle
14 83 (17.93%) Bash Shell
15 76 (16.41%) Mac OS X
16 74 (15.98%) Relational Database
17 73 (15.77%) Red Hat
18 71 (15.33%) PHP
19 64 (13.82%) Web Design
19 64 (13.82%) Responsive Web Design
20 61 (13.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 60 (12.96%) REST
21 60 (12.96%) C
22 56 (12.10%) E-Commerce
23 55 (11.88%) DNS
23 55 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 86 (18.57%) Apache
2 32 (6.91%) OpenStack
3 30 (6.48%) Tomcat
4 24 (5.18%) WebSphere
4 24 (5.18%) Node.js
5 22 (4.75%) IIS
6 16 (3.46%) JBoss
7 12 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (2.38%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.94%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.94%) nginx
10 7 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.08%) Jetty
12 4 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.43%) CMS
14 2 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.22%) MS Project
2 1 (0.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.30%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (1.30%) Route 53
5 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.43%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.43%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 88 (19.01%) HTTP
2 55 (11.88%) DNS
3 46 (9.94%) Firewall
4 39 (8.42%) TCP/IP
5 33 (7.13%) DHCP
6 30 (6.48%) SSL
7 26 (5.62%) BIG-IP
8 25 (5.40%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (5.40%) Network Security
8 25 (5.40%) OSPF
8 25 (5.40%) BGP
9 24 (5.18%) DMVPN
10 22 (4.75%) Cisco IOS
10 22 (4.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 22 (4.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 22 (4.75%) NetScreen
11 19 (4.10%) SAN
12 17 (3.67%) Internet
13 6 (1.30%) Wireless
13 6 (1.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (19.87%) MongoDB
2 74 (15.98%) Relational Database
3 49 (10.58%) MySQL
4 43 (9.29%) Neo4j
5 36 (7.78%) SQL Server
6 26 (5.62%) NoSQL
7 22 (4.75%) CouchDB
8 18 (3.89%) Redis
8 18 (3.89%) Riak
8 18 (3.89%) Hypertable
9 17 (3.67%) Couchbase
10 12 (2.59%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.38%) SimpleDB
12 10 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.51%) DB2
13 7 (1.51%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 44 (9.50%) Git (software)
2 36 (7.78%) Subversion
3 18 (3.89%) Fiddler
4 16 (3.46%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.51%) Maven
6 5 (1.08%) JUnit
6 5 (1.08%) RSpec
7 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.65%) JIRA
7 3 (0.65%) Ant
7 3 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.43%) Hudson
8 2 (0.43%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.43%) Mockito
8 2 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.43%) Toad
9 1 (0.22%) JMeter
9 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (5.18%) Finance
2 15 (3.24%) Electronics
3 10 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.94%) Banking
5 6 (1.30%) Retail
5 6 (1.30%) Games
6 3 (0.65%) Marketing
7 2 (0.43%) Automotive
7 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 135 (29.16%) Developer
2 79 (17.06%) Java Developer
3 72 (15.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (6.91%) Analyst
5 22 (4.75%) Administrator
5 22 (4.75%) Security Specialist
5 22 (4.75%) Network Specialist
5 22 (4.75%) Network Security Specialist
6 21 (4.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (4.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 19 (4.10%) Support Analyst
7 19 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (3.24%) Front-End Developer
10 14 (3.02%) DBA
10 14 (3.02%) Support Engineer
11 12 (2.59%) Applications Support
11 12 (2.59%) Software Engineer
12 11 (2.38%) UNIX Support
12 11 (2.38%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (22.03%) HTML
2 60 (12.96%) REST
3 54 (11.66%) Hibernate
4 45 (9.72%) JAX-RS
5 43 (9.29%) Web Services
6 33 (7.13%) CSS
7 26 (5.62%) Middleware
8 24 (5.18%) XML
9 18 (3.89%) .NET
10 17 (3.67%) Spring
11 13 (2.81%) J2EE
12 12 (2.59%) Servlets
12 12 (2.59%) LAMP
13 10 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
14 9 (1.94%) ActiveMQ
15 8 (1.73%) Mustache
16 7 (1.51%) Sass
17 6 (1.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 6 (1.30%) CSS3
17 6 (1.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (8.64%) Open Source
3 22 (4.75%) Fat Client
3 22 (4.75%) Thin Client
4 19 (4.10%) Clustering
5 14 (3.02%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.59%) Replication
7 6 (1.30%) NHS
8 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.86%) DataPower
9 3 (0.65%) IBM XIV
9 3 (0.65%) User Experience
10 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.43%) iSeries
10 2 (0.43%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.43%) RIA
10 2 (0.43%) DTV
10 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.22%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.22%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 203 (43.84%) UNIX
2 88 (19.01%) Windows
3 76 (16.41%) Mac OS X
4 61 (13.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (5.83%) AIX
6 24 (5.18%) Solaris
7 22 (4.75%) Ubuntu
8 21 (4.54%) CentOS
9 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.30%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.08%) SUSE
13 4 (0.86%) Debian
13 4 (0.86%) zOS
14 3 (0.65%) HPUX
14 3 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.22%) Android
16 1 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (27.43%) Configuration Management
3 108 (23.33%) DevOps
4 64 (13.82%) Responsive Web Design
4 64 (13.82%) Web Design
5 56 (12.10%) E-Commerce
6 47 (10.15%) ITIL
7 39 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (8.21%) Software Engineering
8 38 (8.21%) Load Balancing
9 35 (7.56%) TDD
10 28 (6.05%) Incident Management
10 28 (6.05%) Mentoring
11 24 (5.18%) Service Management
12 23 (4.97%) Web Development
13 22 (4.75%) BDD
14 18 (3.89%) SOA
15 17 (3.67%) Scrum
15 17 (3.67%) Unit Testing
16 14 (3.02%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 139 (30.02%) Java
2 127 (27.43%) Python
3 87 (18.79%) Ruby
4 83 (17.93%) Bash Shell
4 83 (17.93%) SQL
5 71 (15.33%) PHP
6 60 (12.96%) C
7 38 (8.21%) JavaScript
8 30 (6.48%) Shell Script
9 26 (5.62%) C++
10 23 (4.97%) Perl
11 10 (2.16%) VB
11 10 (2.16%) Embedded C
12 9 (1.94%) Scala
13 8 (1.73%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.08%) PHP5
16 3 (0.65%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.22%) NATURAL
17 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (5.83%) CCNP
4 24 (5.18%) CCSE
5 9 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.73%) CCNA
7 5 (1.08%) Degree
8 3 (0.65%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.43%) CCSA
9 2 (0.43%) RHCA
9 2 (0.43%) MCSE
9 2 (0.43%) MCSA
9 2 (0.43%) CCDA
9 2 (0.43%) CCDP
9 2 (0.43%) CISSP
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.43%) RHCE
9 2 (0.43%) VCAP
9 2 (0.43%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.73%) SLA
2 5 (1.08%) QA
3 3 (0.65%) HIPAA
3 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.32%) KVM
3 17 (3.67%) QEMU
4 15 (3.24%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.73%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.51%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.30%) VMware Server
8 5 (1.08%) Xen
8 5 (1.08%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.65%) Samba
10 2 (0.43%) NFS
10 2 (0.43%) Firmware
10 2 (0.43%) SRDF
10 2 (0.43%) vSphere
10 2 (0.43%) iptables
11 1 (0.22%) Varnish
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.22%) XenServer
11 1 (0.22%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 99 (21.38%) Puppet
2 90 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (6.26%) Tivoli
4 25 (5.40%) Nagios
5 24 (5.18%) Cobbler
6 23 (4.97%) Ansible
7 20 (4.32%) Graphite
8 18 (3.89%) CFEngine
9 14 (3.02%) Salt
10 5 (1.08%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.43%) Opsview
13 1 (0.22%) SCCM
13 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
13 1 (0.22%) Cacti
13 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
13 1 (0.22%) Control-M
13 1 (0.22%) Foglight
13 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 85 (18.36%) VMware
2 83 (17.93%) Oracle
3 73 (15.77%) Red Hat
4 41 (8.86%) Cisco
5 35 (7.56%) HP
6 34 (7.34%) Microsoft
6 34 (7.34%) Splunk
7 29 (6.26%) F5
8 27 (5.83%) Citrix
9 26 (5.62%) CheckPoint
10 25 (5.40%) Imperva
11 22 (4.75%) Infoblox
11 22 (4.75%) Blue Coat
12 18 (3.89%) SaltStack
13 14 (3.02%) Rackspace
14 13 (2.81%) IBM
15 10 (2.16%) Percona
16 6 (1.30%) EMC
16 6 (1.30%) NetApp
16 6 (1.30%) jBASE
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