Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 227 259 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.58% 11.47% 11.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.35% 51.39% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 177 247
Leeds median daily rate £430 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% -2.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £316 £325 £350
90th Percentile £638 £553 £593
West Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £430 £430
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Leeds median hourly rate £37.25 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.35% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £37.25 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -12.35% - -

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 460 504 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.41% 22.31% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 304 390
Leeds median daily rate £420 £411 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +2.17% +15.00%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £130
90th Percentile £544 £525 £566
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £401 £393
% change year-on-year +4.87% +2.04% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 45
Leeds median hourly rate £13.25 £13.25 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.50% -5.10%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £9.99
90th Percentile £29.38 £27.50 £20.85
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.10 £12.00 £12.10
% change year-on-year +9.17% -0.83% -3.20%

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 21 February 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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 118 (51.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 99 (43.61%) Git (software)
3 95 (41.85%) Puppet
4 87 (38.33%) Jenkins
5 83 (36.56%) Java
6 79 (34.80%) DevOps
7 78 (34.36%) Red Hat
8 70 (30.84%) Docker
9 69 (30.40%) Bash Shell
9 69 (30.40%) Python
10 63 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (25.55%) Microservices
12 54 (23.79%) Ansible
13 51 (22.47%) Opscode Chef
13 51 (22.47%) Software Engineering
13 51 (22.47%) JIRA
13 51 (22.47%) Configuration Management
14 48 (21.15%) MySQL
14 48 (21.15%) Confluence
15 46 (20.26%) MongoDB
15 46 (20.26%) JavaScript
16 45 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
16 45 (19.82%) Mentoring
16 45 (19.82%) Slack
17 42 (18.50%) Open Source
17 42 (18.50%) Node.js
18 41 (18.06%) NoSQL
18 41 (18.06%) SQL
19 39 (17.18%) Ruby
20 38 (16.74%) Continuous Integration

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 48 (21.15%) Confluence
2 22 (9.69%) nginx
3 15 (6.61%) Apache
4 9 (3.96%) Apache Spark
5 7 (3.08%) WordPress
6 6 (2.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (2.20%) SAS
8 4 (1.76%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.32%) JBoss
9 3 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.88%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
1 45 (19.82%) Slack
2 19 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (3.52%) IaaS
4 7 (3.08%) Rackspace Cloud
5 6 (2.64%) PaaS
6 5 (2.20%) SaaS
7 4 (1.76%) GitHub
7 4 (1.76%) Heroku
8 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.32%) Office 365
9 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.81%) Firewall
1 20 (8.81%) HTTP
2 8 (3.52%) DNS
2 8 (3.52%) SAN
3 7 (3.08%) VPN
4 6 (2.64%) WAN
5 4 (1.76%) LAN
5 4 (1.76%) SSL
6 3 (1.32%) AMQP
6 3 (1.32%) BIG-IP
6 3 (1.32%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.32%) Network Security
7 2 (0.88%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.88%) MQTT
7 2 (0.88%) NAS
7 2 (0.88%) SSH
7 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.44%) BGP
8 1 (0.44%) Internet
8 1 (0.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.15%) MySQL
2 46 (20.26%) MongoDB
3 41 (18.06%) NoSQL
4 32 (14.10%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (13.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.73%) Apache Hive
7 12 (5.29%) Big Data
8 10 (4.41%) Hadoop
9 9 (3.96%) Redis
9 9 (3.96%) SQL Server
10 7 (3.08%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.76%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.32%) Base SAS
12 3 (1.32%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.88%) HBase
13 2 (0.88%) Riak
13 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.88%) Sqoop
14 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 99 (43.61%) Git (software)
2 87 (38.33%) Jenkins
3 51 (22.47%) JIRA
4 32 (14.10%) Cucumber
5 29 (12.78%) JUnit
6 25 (11.01%) Jasmine
7 14 (6.17%) SonarQube
8 11 (4.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (3.52%) Artifactory
10 7 (3.08%) Maven
11 5 (2.20%) Vagrant
12 3 (1.32%) git-flow
12 3 (1.32%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.88%) GitLab
13 2 (0.88%) GoCD
13 2 (0.88%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.88%) Subversion
13 2 (0.88%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (8.81%) Finance
2 10 (4.41%) Games
3 8 (3.52%) Banking
4 7 (3.08%) Local Government
5 6 (2.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Military
6 1 (0.44%) Publishing
6 1 (0.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (30.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (19.38%) Linux Engineer
3 37 (16.30%) Developer
4 28 (12.33%) Software Engineer
5 23 (10.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 23 (10.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 18 (7.93%) Systems Engineer
7 15 (6.61%) Java Developer
7 15 (6.61%) Java Engineer
7 15 (6.61%) Java Software Engineer
8 14 (6.17%) JavaScript Engineer
8 14 (6.17%) Senior DevOps
8 14 (6.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.73%) Architect
9 13 (5.73%) Platform Engineer
10 10 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (4.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.96%) Administrator
12 8 (3.52%) Software Developer
13 7 (3.08%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (18.50%) Node.js
2 38 (16.74%) REST
3 19 (8.37%) RabbitMQ
4 16 (7.05%) Kafka
4 16 (7.05%) Spring
5 15 (6.61%) HTML
6 12 (5.29%) CSS
7 11 (4.85%) ActiveMQ
7 11 (4.85%) Spring Boot
7 11 (4.85%) Web Services
8 9 (3.96%) HTML5
8 9 (3.96%) XML
9 8 (3.52%) Middleware
9 8 (3.52%) Spring Batch
9 8 (3.52%) Spring Security
10 7 (3.08%) JSON
10 7 (3.08%) LAMP
11 5 (2.20%) .NET
11 5 (2.20%) Memcached
12 4 (1.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.01%) Clustering
2 12 (5.29%) Public Cloud
3 9 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.32%) User Experience
9 2 (0.88%) DataPower
9 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.44%) iPad
10 1 (0.44%) iPhone
10 1 (0.44%) STB
Operating Systems
1 118 (51.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 36 (15.86%) Windows
3 27 (11.89%) CentOS
4 25 (11.01%) Unix
5 8 (3.52%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.08%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.64%) Android
7 6 (2.64%) Solaris
8 5 (2.20%) AIX
9 4 (1.76%) HPUX
9 4 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.32%) Debian
10 3 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.32%) SUSE
11 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (34.80%) DevOps
2 63 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (25.55%) Microservices
4 51 (22.47%) Configuration Management
4 51 (22.47%) Software Engineering
5 45 (19.82%) Mentoring
6 42 (18.50%) Open Source
7 38 (16.74%) Coaching
7 38 (16.74%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (16.30%) TDD
9 36 (15.86%) Test Automation
10 35 (15.42%) BDD
10 35 (15.42%) SFIA
11 31 (13.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 26 (11.45%) Scrum
13 24 (10.57%) Kanban
13 24 (10.57%) Load Balancing
14 21 (9.25%) User Stories
15 19 (8.37%) SDLC
16 14 (6.17%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 83 (36.56%) Java
2 69 (30.40%) Bash Shell
2 69 (30.40%) Python
3 46 (20.26%) JavaScript
4 41 (18.06%) SQL
5 39 (17.18%) Ruby
6 37 (16.30%) PHP
7 25 (11.01%) Shell Script
8 17 (7.49%) Perl
9 7 (3.08%) C#
9 7 (3.08%) Scala
10 6 (2.64%) C++
11 5 (2.20%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.88%) Go
13 1 (0.44%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.44%) Elixir
13 1 (0.44%) ES6
13 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.44%) VB
13 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (3.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.32%) CCSA
4 3 (1.32%) CCSP
4 3 (1.32%) CEH
5 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) CCNA
6 1 (0.44%) ISEB
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.44%) MCSA
6 1 (0.44%) MCSE
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.44%) OCP
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.20%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) GDPR
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 70 (30.84%) Docker
2 10 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.64%) KVM
5 5 (2.20%) Xen
6 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.32%) Varnish
7 3 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.88%) HDFS
8 2 (0.88%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.88%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.88%) vSphere
9 1 (0.44%) iptables
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 95 (41.85%) Puppet
2 54 (23.79%) Ansible
3 51 (22.47%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (8.81%) Terraform
5 14 (6.17%) Kubernetes
6 13 (5.73%) Grafana
7 11 (4.85%) Graphite
8 9 (3.96%) Opsview
9 8 (3.52%) Graylog
9 8 (3.52%) Salt
10 6 (2.64%) Marathon
10 6 (2.64%) Mesos
10 6 (2.64%) Nagios
11 3 (1.32%) CFEngine
11 3 (1.32%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.32%) Rancher
12 2 (0.88%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.88%) Oozie
12 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (34.36%) Red Hat
2 31 (13.66%) Splunk
3 17 (7.49%) Oracle
3 17 (7.49%) VMware
4 12 (5.29%) F5
5 8 (3.52%) HP
6 7 (3.08%) IBM
6 7 (3.08%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.08%) New Relic
6 7 (3.08%) Rackspace
7 6 (2.64%) Cisco
7 6 (2.64%) McAfee
8 5 (2.20%) Brocade
9 3 (1.32%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.32%) Dell
9 3 (1.32%) Dynatrace
9 3 (1.32%) Juniper
10 2 (0.88%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.88%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.88%) MuleSoft