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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 143 203 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.13% 9.61% 7.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.67% 33.44% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 126 109
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 6
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
482 607 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.67% 28.73% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 270 245
Average daily rate £275 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 64 68
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 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 28 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 -12 97 £350 +16.66% 53
South Yorkshire -7 20 £310 +9.73% 17
North Yorkshire +8 15 £381 +13.80% 13
East Yorkshire -4 1 £275 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 98 (31.31%) Oracle
2 83 (26.52%) Windows
3 68 (21.73%) UNIX
4 67 (21.41%) Java
5 60 (19.17%) SQL
5 60 (19.17%) VMware
6 53 (16.93%) Python
7 51 (16.29%) WebSphere
8 49 (15.65%) Apache
9 46 (14.70%) Finance
9 46 (14.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 44 (14.06%) Oracle Database
11 43 (13.74%) Git (software)
11 43 (13.74%) AIX
12 40 (12.78%) WebLogic
13 39 (12.46%) MySQL
14 38 (12.14%) PHP
14 38 (12.14%) IBM
15 34 (10.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 33 (10.54%) Oracle Database 11g
16 33 (10.54%) Puppet
16 33 (10.54%) Red Hat
16 33 (10.54%) TDD
17 32 (10.22%) Workflow
17 32 (10.22%) DB2
18 31 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
19 30 (9.58%) Perl
19 30 (9.58%) Mainframe
20 29 (9.27%) DNS
20 29 (9.27%) E-Commerce

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 51 (16.29%) WebSphere
2 49 (15.65%) Apache
3 40 (12.78%) WebLogic
4 24 (7.67%) Tomcat
5 22 (7.03%) nginx
6 21 (6.71%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (2.24%) Node.js
7 7 (2.24%) Magnolia
7 7 (2.24%) CMS
8 6 (1.92%) IIS
8 6 (1.92%) Confluence
9 5 (1.60%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle 10gAS
11 3 (0.96%) LiveCycle
11 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.64%) SAS
12 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.27%) DNS
2 28 (8.95%) SAN
3 27 (8.63%) Firewall
4 22 (7.03%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.71%) DHCP
6 19 (6.07%) Internet
6 19 (6.07%) OSPF
6 19 (6.07%) BGP
6 19 (6.07%) NetScreen
6 19 (6.07%) BIG-IP
6 19 (6.07%) Cisco IOS
6 19 (6.07%) Network Security
6 19 (6.07%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (6.07%) DMVPN
6 19 (6.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 19 (6.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 12 (3.83%) VLAN
7 12 (3.83%) SSL
8 9 (2.88%) Ethernet
8 9 (2.88%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.06%) Oracle Database
2 39 (12.46%) MySQL
3 33 (10.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 32 (10.22%) DB2
5 21 (6.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 14 (4.47%) SQL Server
7 13 (4.15%) NoSQL
8 12 (3.83%) MongoDB
9 11 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (2.24%) Jackrabbit
11 6 (1.92%) Redis
11 6 (1.92%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.60%) SimpleDB
13 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (1.28%) DataStage
14 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.96%) SQLPlus
14 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (13.74%) Git (software)
2 29 (9.27%) Jenkins
2 29 (9.27%) Maven
3 26 (8.31%) ClearCase
4 25 (7.99%) ClearQuest
5 23 (7.35%) Selenium
6 18 (5.75%) Hudson
7 14 (4.47%) TeamCity
8 13 (4.15%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.88%) JIRA
10 8 (2.56%) Subversion
10 8 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.60%) Behat
12 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.32%) JUnit
13 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (14.70%) Finance
2 14 (4.47%) Banking
3 11 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.60%) Advertising
5 4 (1.28%) Retail
6 3 (0.96%) Publishing
6 3 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (20.45%) Developer
2 57 (18.21%) Administrator
3 26 (8.31%) Analyst
4 24 (7.67%) Java Developer
5 23 (7.35%) DBA
6 22 (7.03%) Systems Administrator
7 19 (6.07%) Software Engineer
7 19 (6.07%) Security Specialist
7 19 (6.07%) Network Specialist
7 19 (6.07%) Network Security Specialist
8 17 (5.43%) Oracle DBA
9 14 (4.47%) WebSphere Administrator
9 14 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.83%) Cloud Software Engineer
10 12 (3.83%) Architect
11 11 (3.51%) Test Engineer
12 10 (3.19%) PHP Developer
12 10 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.19%) Oracle Developer
13 9 (2.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 24 (7.67%) HTML
3 23 (7.35%) Spring
4 22 (7.03%) Hibernate
4 22 (7.03%) Web Services
5 21 (6.71%) XML
5 21 (6.71%) REST
6 20 (6.39%) CSS
7 18 (5.75%) .NET
8 13 (4.15%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (3.83%) Spring MVC
10 11 (3.51%) Apache Flex
10 11 (3.51%) Middleware
10 11 (3.51%) JMS
10 11 (3.51%) HTML5
10 11 (3.51%) Spring Integration
11 10 (3.19%) LAMP
12 9 (2.88%) Ajax
12 9 (2.88%) jQuery
13 8 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.58%) Mainframe
2 20 (6.39%) Thin Client
2 20 (6.39%) Fat Client
3 19 (6.07%) Open Source
4 18 (5.75%) Clustering
5 17 (5.43%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (3.19%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.88%) Replication
8 9 (2.88%) PKI
9 6 (1.92%) NHS
10 5 (1.60%) iSeries
11 4 (1.28%) IPTV
11 4 (1.28%) MPEG
11 4 (1.28%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.96%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.64%) STB
14 1 (0.32%) RIA
14 1 (0.32%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 83 (26.52%) Windows
2 68 (21.73%) UNIX
3 43 (13.74%) AIX
4 27 (8.63%) Ubuntu
5 25 (7.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (6.71%) CentOS
7 20 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (5.43%) Solaris
10 13 (4.15%) Windows XP
11 8 (2.56%) Debian
12 6 (1.92%) HPUX
12 6 (1.92%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.60%) Android
14 3 (0.96%) zOS
15 2 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (10.54%) TDD
2 32 (10.22%) Workflow
3 29 (9.27%) E-Commerce
4 25 (7.99%) Software Engineering
5 24 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (6.71%) Workflow Management
7 20 (6.39%) BDD
7 20 (6.39%) Scrum
7 20 (6.39%) Service Delivery
8 18 (5.75%) Data Protection
9 16 (5.11%) Service Management
9 16 (5.11%) MVC
9 16 (5.11%) DevOps
10 15 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (4.79%) Configuration Management
11 14 (4.47%) Load Balancing
11 14 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (4.15%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (4.15%) ITIL
12 13 (4.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (21.41%) Java
2 60 (19.17%) SQL
3 53 (16.93%) Python
4 38 (12.14%) PHP
5 30 (9.58%) Perl
6 28 (8.95%) C++
6 28 (8.95%) PL/SQL
7 26 (8.31%) Ruby
8 20 (6.39%) JavaScript
9 18 (5.75%) C
10 16 (5.11%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.83%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.88%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.88%) Tcl
13 8 (2.56%) C#
13 8 (2.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 5 (1.60%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.64%) PHP5
16 1 (0.32%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 19 (6.07%) CCNP
1 19 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (6.07%) CCSE
2 16 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.19%) ISEB
4 6 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (1.92%) Degree
4 6 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.92%) VCAP
5 5 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.28%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.96%) MCSE
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.19%) QA
2 5 (1.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.32%) Basel II
3 1 (0.32%) COBIT
3 1 (0.32%) COREP
System Software
1 46 (14.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.47%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (4.15%) VMware Server
4 10 (3.19%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (2.88%) vSphere
6 8 (2.56%) Squid
7 7 (2.24%) Active Directory
7 7 (2.24%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.64%) Xen
9 2 (0.64%) qmail
10 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 33 (10.54%) Puppet
2 31 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.79%) Data Guard
4 11 (3.51%) Salt
5 8 (2.56%) HAProxy
6 7 (2.24%) Capistrano
7 6 (1.92%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.96%) Control-M
10 2 (0.64%) Foglight
10 2 (0.64%) Hyperic
11 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.32%) Nagios
11 1 (0.32%) OpenView
11 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 98 (31.31%) Oracle
2 60 (19.17%) VMware
3 38 (12.14%) IBM
4 33 (10.54%) Red Hat
5 24 (7.67%) Microsoft
5 24 (7.67%) Cisco
6 23 (7.35%) Splunk
7 22 (7.03%) HP
8 21 (6.71%) Citrix
9 19 (6.07%) CheckPoint
9 19 (6.07%) Blue Coat
9 19 (6.07%) Infoblox
9 19 (6.07%) Imperva
9 19 (6.07%) F5
10 8 (2.56%) JBoss
11 6 (1.92%) Dell
12 5 (1.60%) Percona
13 4 (1.28%) Adobe
14 3 (0.96%) EMC
14 3 (0.96%) BMC
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