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 29 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 259 188 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 9.34% 7.55% 10.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.88% 32.58% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 131 133
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £20.50 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £45.00 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
604 577 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.77% 23.17% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 318 236
Average daily rate £300 £298 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £153 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 72 57
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.98 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.17% +3.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £33.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
West Yorkshire +2 170 £350 +7.69% 55
South Yorkshire +2 69 £300 -3.22% 13
North Yorkshire -13 8 £325 -18.75% 5
East Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 193 (40.04%) UNIX
2 156 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (29.88%) Java
4 127 (26.35%) Configuration Management
5 124 (25.73%) Python
6 115 (23.86%) Windows
7 112 (23.24%) SQL
8 105 (21.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 105 (21.78%) DevOps
9 103 (21.37%) Apache
9 103 (21.37%) VMware
10 101 (20.95%) Bash Shell
11 100 (20.75%) Puppet
12 99 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
13 91 (18.88%) Red Hat
14 89 (18.46%) Oracle
15 88 (18.26%) HTML
16 86 (17.84%) MongoDB
17 75 (15.56%) Firewall
18 72 (14.94%) HTTP
19 69 (14.32%) MySQL
19 69 (14.32%) Tomcat
20 67 (13.90%) Relational Database
21 65 (13.49%) PHP
21 65 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
22 63 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
23 62 (12.86%) Git (software)
23 62 (12.86%) Ruby
23 62 (12.86%) Microsoft
24 61 (12.66%) Mac OS X

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 103 (21.37%) Apache
2 69 (14.32%) Tomcat
3 59 (12.24%) IIS
4 42 (8.71%) JBoss
5 39 (8.09%) WebSphere
6 34 (7.05%) OpenStack
7 27 (5.60%) SharePoint
8 25 (5.19%) Node.js
9 24 (4.98%) nginx
10 22 (4.56%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (3.11%) Jetty
12 12 (2.49%) WebLogic
13 6 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.62%) CICS
14 3 (0.62%) WebSphere Portal
15 2 (0.41%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.41%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
15 2 (0.41%) Confluence
15 2 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.83%) MS Office
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (7.26%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (4.98%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.70%) Google App Engine
4 13 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.87%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (1.87%) Route 53
6 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.83%) SaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Office 365
8 2 (0.41%) IaaS
8 2 (0.41%) PaaS
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 75 (15.56%) Firewall
2 72 (14.94%) HTTP
3 56 (11.62%) DNS
4 40 (8.30%) DHCP
5 25 (5.19%) Network Security
5 25 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 25 (5.19%) OSPF
5 25 (5.19%) BGP
6 24 (4.98%) BIG-IP
7 22 (4.56%) SAN
7 22 (4.56%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (4.36%) DMVPN
9 20 (4.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 20 (4.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 20 (4.15%) NetScreen
9 20 (4.15%) Cisco IOS
10 19 (3.94%) SSL
11 17 (3.53%) Internet
12 14 (2.90%) IPsec
13 13 (2.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (17.84%) MongoDB
2 69 (14.32%) MySQL
3 67 (13.90%) Relational Database
4 49 (10.17%) SQL Server
5 35 (7.26%) NoSQL
6 28 (5.81%) CouchDB
6 28 (5.81%) Neo4j
7 26 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (3.94%) Redis
9 18 (3.73%) Couchbase
10 17 (3.53%) Oracle Database
11 15 (3.11%) RDBMS
12 12 (2.49%) SimpleDB
13 11 (2.28%) DB2
13 11 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (2.07%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.87%) Riak
15 9 (1.87%) Hypertable
15 9 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 62 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 48 (9.96%) Jenkins
3 36 (7.47%) Subversion
4 11 (2.28%) JIRA
5 10 (2.07%) JUnit
6 9 (1.87%) Fiddler
7 8 (1.66%) Maven
8 4 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.83%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.83%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.62%) Ant
9 3 (0.62%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.62%) Selenium
10 2 (0.41%) Mockito
10 2 (0.41%) Hudson
10 2 (0.41%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.41%) MSI
10 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.21%) IntelliJ
General
1 23 (4.77%) Finance
2 14 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.49%) Electronics
4 11 (2.28%) Games
5 8 (1.66%) Retail
6 6 (1.24%) Banking
7 3 (0.62%) Publishing
7 3 (0.62%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 127 (26.35%) Developer
2 75 (15.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 65 (13.49%) Java Developer
4 33 (6.85%) Administrator
5 24 (4.98%) Analyst
6 21 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (4.15%) DBA
7 20 (4.15%) Network Specialist
7 20 (4.15%) Security Specialist
7 20 (4.15%) Network Security Specialist
7 20 (4.15%) Linux Engineer
8 19 (3.94%) Migration Engineer
9 18 (3.73%) Architect
10 17 (3.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 16 (3.32%) Software Engineer
12 15 (3.11%) PHP Developer
13 13 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (2.70%) Applications Support
13 13 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
14 11 (2.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (18.26%) HTML
2 50 (10.37%) .NET
3 45 (9.34%) REST
4 39 (8.09%) Hibernate
5 38 (7.88%) Web Services
6 31 (6.43%) JAX-RS
7 29 (6.02%) CSS
8 25 (5.19%) XML
9 23 (4.77%) Servlets
9 23 (4.77%) J2EE
10 22 (4.56%) RabbitMQ
11 20 (4.15%) Spring
12 17 (3.53%) Kafka
13 14 (2.90%) Middleware
14 12 (2.49%) LAMP
15 9 (1.87%) ActiveMQ
15 9 (1.87%) Java EE
16 8 (1.66%) Mustache
17 7 (1.45%) POSIX
17 7 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.60%) Clustering
3 20 (4.15%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.15%) Thin Client
3 20 (4.15%) Fat Client
4 18 (3.73%) Replication
5 10 (2.07%) IBM XIV
6 9 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (1.66%) NHS
8 7 (1.45%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.04%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.83%) FlexPod
11 4 (0.83%) User Experience
11 4 (0.83%) Online Games
11 4 (0.83%) DataPower
11 4 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.62%) W3C
12 3 (0.62%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.62%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 193 (40.04%) UNIX
2 115 (23.86%) Windows
3 105 (21.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (12.66%) Mac OS X
5 33 (6.85%) CentOS
6 25 (5.19%) AIX
7 23 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (4.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 18 (3.73%) Solaris
10 14 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (2.90%) Ubuntu
10 14 (2.90%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.24%) zOS
12 5 (1.04%) SUSE
13 4 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.83%) Debian
13 4 (0.83%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.62%) HPUX
14 3 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (26.35%) Configuration Management
3 105 (21.78%) DevOps
4 63 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (12.45%) ITIL
6 53 (11.00%) E-Commerce
7 51 (10.58%) Web Design
7 51 (10.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 43 (8.92%) Open Source
9 40 (8.30%) TDD
10 39 (8.09%) Software Engineering
11 38 (7.88%) Migration
12 30 (6.22%) Web Development
12 30 (6.22%) Load Balancing
13 25 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
14 24 (4.98%) Unit Testing
15 23 (4.77%) BDD
16 21 (4.36%) Service Management
17 18 (3.73%) Automated Testing
17 18 (3.73%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (29.88%) Java
2 124 (25.73%) Python
3 112 (23.24%) SQL
4 101 (20.95%) Bash Shell
5 65 (13.49%) PHP
6 62 (12.86%) Ruby
7 61 (12.66%) JavaScript
8 38 (7.88%) C
9 28 (5.81%) Shell Script
10 23 (4.77%) Perl
11 21 (4.36%) PowerShell
12 19 (3.94%) C++
13 14 (2.90%) VB
14 11 (2.28%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.66%) Embedded C
16 6 (1.24%) PHP5
17 4 (0.83%) Korn
18 3 (0.62%) Embedded C++
18 3 (0.62%) Scala
18 3 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.60%) CCNP
4 21 (4.36%) CCSE
5 13 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.45%) CCNA
6 7 (1.45%) Degree
7 5 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.62%) CISSP
9 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.41%) CCIE
9 2 (0.41%) CCSP
10 1 (0.21%) CCDA
10 1 (0.21%) CCDP
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.21%) MCSE
10 1 (0.21%) MCSA
10 1 (0.21%) CCSA
10 1 (0.21%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.24%) QA
2 3 (0.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.15%) QEMU
2 20 (4.15%) KVM
3 18 (3.73%) vSphere
4 15 (3.11%) Docker
5 14 (2.90%) Xen
5 14 (2.90%) Active Directory
6 8 (1.66%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.45%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.24%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.04%) NFS
10 4 (0.83%) Squid
11 2 (0.41%) vCloud
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 100 (20.75%) Puppet
2 99 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (7.47%) Graphite
4 35 (7.26%) Salt
5 20 (4.15%) Ansible
6 19 (3.94%) Nagios
7 18 (3.73%) Cobbler
7 18 (3.73%) Tivoli
8 12 (2.49%) Opsview
9 9 (1.87%) CFEngine
10 8 (1.66%) HAProxy
11 7 (1.45%) Cacti
11 7 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (1.24%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.24%) Foglight
13 5 (1.04%) Rundeck
14 3 (0.62%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 3 (0.62%) Rsyslog
14 3 (0.62%) vMotion
14 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 103 (21.37%) VMware
2 91 (18.88%) Red Hat
3 89 (18.46%) Oracle
4 62 (12.86%) Microsoft
5 60 (12.45%) Cisco
6 37 (7.68%) Splunk
7 32 (6.64%) F5
8 29 (6.02%) IBM
9 27 (5.60%) HP
10 24 (4.98%) Citrix
11 23 (4.77%) CheckPoint
12 20 (4.15%) Blue Coat
12 20 (4.15%) Infoblox
12 20 (4.15%) Imperva
13 17 (3.53%) NetApp
14 16 (3.32%) EMC
15 13 (2.70%) Google
15 13 (2.70%) Rackspace
16 11 (2.28%) Percona
17 9 (1.87%) SolarWinds
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Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
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Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £10 - £12 per day + DOE
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