Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 213 218 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 8.95% 9.75% 11.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.19% 47.81% 52.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 193 225
Leeds median daily rate £450 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% +4.24%
10th Percentile £330 £375 £286
90th Percentile £575 £638 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -9.47% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate £30.74 - £42.50
10th Percentile £19.75 - £41.25
90th Percentile £43.66 - £43.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £30.74 - £42.50

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 442 456 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 18.57% 20.38% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 301 375
Leeds median daily rate £413 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £204 £209 £228
90th Percentile £575 £543 £558
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 23
Leeds median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -7.41% +10.20%
10th Percentile £9.45 £10.30 £8.86
90th Percentile £22.72 £26.30 £24.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +4.00%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Leeds

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Leeds

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Leeds over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Leeds

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Leeds

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Leeds over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Linux.

1 84 (39.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 79 (37.09%) Java
3 77 (36.15%) Git (software)
4 75 (35.21%) Puppet
5 74 (34.74%) DevOps
6 72 (33.80%) Amazon AWS
7 66 (30.99%) Jenkins
8 59 (27.70%) Test Automation
9 55 (25.82%) Docker
10 54 (25.35%) JavaScript
10 54 (25.35%) Python
11 48 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (22.07%) SQL
12 47 (22.07%) Red Hat
13 44 (20.66%) MySQL
13 44 (20.66%) Microservices
14 43 (20.19%) BDD
14 43 (20.19%) Windows
15 42 (19.72%) Configuration Management
16 41 (19.25%) MongoDB
17 40 (18.78%) Bash Shell
17 40 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (18.78%) Opscode Chef
17 40 (18.78%) Unix
18 39 (18.31%) JIRA
19 37 (17.37%) Cucumber
20 35 (16.43%) Confluence
20 35 (16.43%) VMware
21 33 (15.49%) NoSQL
22 32 (15.02%) Open Source

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (16.43%) Confluence
2 8 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.29%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.35%) Apache
5 5 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.88%) JBoss
6 4 (1.88%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.41%) CloudStack
7 3 (1.41%) nginx
7 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.94%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.94%) CICS
8 2 (0.94%) CMS
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.94%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Magento
1 2 (0.94%) OpenCart
1 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 72 (33.80%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (13.15%) Slack
3 27 (12.68%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (9.39%) Amazon S3
6 18 (8.45%) Route 53
6 18 (8.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 15 (7.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (5.16%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (5.16%) PaaS
9 10 (4.69%) Serverless
10 9 (4.23%) IaaS
11 8 (3.76%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (3.76%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (3.76%) Office 365
11 8 (3.76%) SaaS
12 7 (3.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (1.41%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (1.41%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.68%) Firewall
2 19 (8.92%) HTTP
2 19 (8.92%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.98%) DNS
4 11 (5.16%) SAN
5 9 (4.23%) VPN
6 7 (3.29%) ICMP
6 7 (3.29%) NAS
7 5 (2.35%) SSL
8 4 (1.88%) DHCP
9 3 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.41%) Network Security
10 2 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.94%) LAN
10 2 (0.94%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.47%) Broadband
11 1 (0.47%) FTP
11 1 (0.47%) IPsec
11 1 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.66%) MySQL
2 41 (19.25%) MongoDB
3 33 (15.49%) NoSQL
4 28 (13.15%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (6.10%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (4.23%) Big Data
7 9 (4.23%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (3.29%) SQL Server
9 6 (2.82%) Amazon Aurora
10 5 (2.35%) Redis
11 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.41%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.41%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.41%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 77 (36.15%) Git (software)
2 66 (30.99%) Jenkins
3 39 (18.31%) JIRA
4 37 (17.37%) Cucumber
5 21 (9.86%) Selenium
6 16 (7.51%) GitLab
7 13 (6.10%) SonarQube
8 12 (5.63%) WebDriver
9 9 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (3.29%) IntelliJ
11 5 (2.35%) Gatling
11 5 (2.35%) JUnit
11 5 (2.35%) Maven
12 4 (1.88%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.88%) JMeter
12 4 (1.88%) Subversion
13 3 (1.41%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.41%) NeoLoad
13 3 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (7.04%) Finance
2 7 (3.29%) Banking
3 5 (2.35%) Retail
4 3 (1.41%) Back Office
4 3 (1.41%) Games
4 3 (1.41%) Marketing
5 2 (0.94%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (25.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (18.31%) Developer
3 18 (8.45%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (7.04%) Software Engineer
5 13 (6.10%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (5.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 12 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (5.63%) Platform Engineer
7 11 (5.16%) Analyst
7 11 (5.16%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (5.16%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.69%) Java Engineer
8 10 (4.69%) Software Developer
8 10 (4.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (4.69%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.23%) Administrator
9 9 (4.23%) Automation Tester
9 9 (4.23%) Tester
10 7 (3.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.62%) Node.js
2 28 (13.15%) REST
3 13 (6.10%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (6.10%) Web Services
4 10 (4.69%) HTML
4 10 (4.69%) Kafka
4 10 (4.69%) XML
5 8 (3.76%) CSS
5 8 (3.76%) JSON
6 6 (2.82%) .NET
6 6 (2.82%) Middleware
7 5 (2.35%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.35%) J2EE
7 5 (2.35%) SOAP
7 5 (2.35%) Spring
8 4 (1.88%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.88%) Laravel
8 4 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.41%) jQuery
9 3 (1.41%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.04%) Public Cloud
2 13 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.63%) Clustering
4 8 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.29%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.82%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.88%) CMDB
9 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.47%) DataPower
10 1 (0.47%) NHS
10 1 (0.47%) RIA
10 1 (0.47%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 84 (39.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 43 (20.19%) Windows
3 40 (18.78%) Unix
4 23 (10.80%) Windows Server
5 22 (10.33%) CentOS
6 5 (2.35%) AIX
6 5 (2.35%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.41%) Solaris
7 3 (1.41%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.41%) zOS
8 2 (0.94%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.94%) SUSE
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.47%) HPUX
9 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (34.74%) DevOps
2 59 (27.70%) Test Automation
3 48 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (20.66%) Microservices
5 43 (20.19%) BDD
6 42 (19.72%) Configuration Management
7 40 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (15.02%) Open Source
8 32 (15.02%) TDD
9 31 (14.55%) Software Engineering
10 26 (12.21%) Mentoring
11 25 (11.74%) Coaching
12 24 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (10.80%) SDLC
14 16 (7.51%) API Testing
14 16 (7.51%) Deployment Automation
15 15 (7.04%) E-Commerce
16 14 (6.57%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 12 (5.63%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (37.09%) Java
2 54 (25.35%) JavaScript
2 54 (25.35%) Python
3 47 (22.07%) SQL
4 40 (18.78%) Bash Shell
5 25 (11.74%) Shell Script
6 21 (9.86%) Ruby
7 20 (9.39%) Perl
8 13 (6.10%) PHP
9 12 (5.63%) C#
10 8 (3.76%) Go
11 6 (2.82%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.35%) Groovy
12 5 (2.35%) Scala
13 3 (1.41%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.41%) C
13 3 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.41%) SOQL
14 2 (0.94%) COBOL
14 2 (0.94%) JCL
Qualifications
1 21 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.35%) Degree
4 4 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.41%) CCNP
5 3 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.41%) CISSP
6 2 (0.94%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.94%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.94%) CCA
6 2 (0.94%) CCNA
6 2 (0.94%) CCSA
6 2 (0.94%) CCSE
6 2 (0.94%) CEH
6 2 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.94%) MCITP
6 2 (0.94%) MCP
6 2 (0.94%) MCSE
6 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (25.82%) Docker
2 19 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.98%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.35%) Xen
5 5 (2.35%) XenServer
6 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.41%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.41%) vSphere
7 3 (1.41%) XenApp
8 2 (0.94%) Firmware
8 2 (0.94%) HDFS
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) KVM
9 1 (0.47%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.47%) QEMU
9 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 75 (35.21%) Puppet
2 40 (18.78%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (14.55%) Ansible
4 29 (13.62%) Terraform
5 17 (7.98%) Kubernetes
6 15 (7.04%) Grafana
7 11 (5.16%) Packer
8 10 (4.69%) Rancher
9 9 (4.23%) Prometheus
10 8 (3.76%) Salt
11 5 (2.35%) Control-M
11 5 (2.35%) SCCM
12 4 (1.88%) Graphite
13 3 (1.41%) Cobbler
13 3 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (1.41%) Kibana
13 3 (1.41%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.94%) Consul
14 2 (0.94%) CSIRT
14 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 47 (22.07%) Red Hat
2 35 (16.43%) VMware
3 32 (15.02%) Microsoft
4 16 (7.51%) Oracle
5 13 (6.10%) IBM
6 11 (5.16%) Splunk
7 10 (4.69%) Atlassian
7 10 (4.69%) Cisco
8 7 (3.29%) Black Duck
8 7 (3.29%) F5
9 5 (2.35%) Axway
9 5 (2.35%) Google
9 5 (2.35%) IBM Sterling
10 4 (1.88%) CA
11 3 (1.41%) Citrix
11 3 (1.41%) HP
11 3 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.41%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.94%) CyberArk
12 2 (0.94%) Hortonworks