Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 17 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 264 185 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.58% 8.68% 11.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.77% 47.68% 52.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 154 268
Leeds median daily rate £430 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +4.65% +22.86%
10th Percentile £325 £339 £309
90th Percentile £575 £638 £567
West Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Leeds median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year +7.59% - -

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 457 388 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 18.32% 18.20% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 243 475
Leeds median daily rate £420 £420 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.87% +14.43%
10th Percentile £213 £281 £265
90th Percentile £574 £549 £565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £420 £410
% change year-on-year -3.57% +2.33% +17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 21
Leeds median hourly rate £13.50 £16.43 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +26.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.50 £8.58
90th Percentile £30.25 £32.50 £17.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -12.28%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 110 (41.67%) Java
2 108 (40.91%) Puppet
3 98 (37.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 96 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 94 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (29.92%) Docker
7 77 (29.17%) Jenkins
8 74 (28.03%) DevOps
9 73 (27.65%) Python
10 72 (27.27%) Red Hat
11 62 (23.48%) JavaScript
11 62 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
12 57 (21.59%) Test Automation
13 54 (20.45%) Open Source
14 50 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (17.42%) TDD
16 45 (17.05%) Configuration Management
16 45 (17.05%) REST
17 43 (16.29%) BDD
17 43 (16.29%) Microservices
18 41 (15.53%) Ansible
18 41 (15.53%) Bash Shell
18 41 (15.53%) Windows
19 40 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
19 40 (15.15%) Cucumber
20 38 (14.39%) NoSQL
20 38 (14.39%) VMware
21 37 (14.02%) PostgreSQL
22 36 (13.64%) MySQL
22 36 (13.64%) SQL

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 23 (8.71%) Confluence
2 22 (8.33%) Apache
3 19 (7.20%) Tomcat
4 14 (5.30%) nginx
5 12 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (3.41%) WordPress
8 8 (3.03%) IIS
8 8 (3.03%) Jetty
8 8 (3.03%) Mongrel
9 6 (2.27%) MS Exchange
9 6 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (2.27%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.52%) JBoss
11 3 (1.14%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.76%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 62 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.71%) Slack
3 15 (5.68%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (5.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (3.41%) Amazon S3
5 9 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (3.41%) Rackspace Cloud
5 9 (3.41%) Serverless
6 8 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (3.03%) Google App Engine
7 6 (2.27%) Force.com
7 6 (2.27%) PaaS
7 6 (2.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 5 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.89%) IaaS
8 5 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.52%) GitHub
10 3 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.74%) HTTP
2 26 (9.85%) Firewall
3 19 (7.20%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.30%) SSL
5 13 (4.92%) DNS
6 11 (4.17%) DHCP
7 10 (3.79%) FTP
7 10 (3.79%) IPsec
8 9 (3.41%) SAN
9 7 (2.65%) NAS
9 7 (2.65%) Network Security
10 4 (1.52%) Internet
10 4 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.52%) VPN
11 3 (1.14%) LAN
11 3 (1.14%) MPLS
11 3 (1.14%) SMS
11 3 (1.14%) WAN
12 2 (0.76%) SSH
12 2 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.39%) NoSQL
2 37 (14.02%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (13.64%) MySQL
4 31 (11.74%) MongoDB
5 20 (7.58%) Big Data
5 20 (7.58%) Relational Database
6 16 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (6.06%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.41%) Apache Hive
7 9 (3.41%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.89%) Amazon Aurora
8 5 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.76%) HBase
10 2 (0.76%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 96 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 77 (29.17%) Jenkins
3 40 (15.15%) Cucumber
4 25 (9.47%) JIRA
5 23 (8.71%) Selenium
6 21 (7.95%) JUnit
7 14 (5.30%) WebDriver
8 13 (4.92%) Jasmine
9 9 (3.41%) Travis CI
10 8 (3.03%) HP UFT
10 8 (3.03%) SonarQube
10 8 (3.03%) Subversion
11 7 (2.65%) Artifactory
12 6 (2.27%) IntelliJ
12 6 (2.27%) Metasploit
12 6 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (1.89%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.52%) Maven
15 3 (1.14%) Appium
15 3 (1.14%) GitLab
General
1 20 (7.58%) Finance
2 10 (3.79%) Banking
3 7 (2.65%) Marketing
4 5 (1.89%) Games
5 4 (1.52%) Local Government
6 3 (1.14%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Electronics
7 2 (0.76%) Law
7 2 (0.76%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.76%) Publishing
7 2 (0.76%) Retail
7 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (23.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 59 (22.35%) Developer
3 27 (10.23%) Linux Engineer
4 21 (7.95%) Java Developer
5 19 (7.20%) Software Engineer
6 18 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
6 18 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (6.82%) Java Engineer
7 17 (6.44%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (4.92%) Test Automation Engineer
8 13 (4.92%) Test Engineer
9 12 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) Architect
10 11 (4.17%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) Python Developer
11 10 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) Analyst
13 8 (3.03%) Automation Tester
13 8 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
13 8 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.05%) REST
2 34 (12.88%) HTML
3 25 (9.47%) Web Services
4 24 (9.09%) Node.js
5 19 (7.20%) CSS
5 19 (7.20%) XML
6 17 (6.44%) Kafka
7 16 (6.06%) HTML5
7 16 (6.06%) Spring
8 15 (5.68%) SOAP
9 14 (5.30%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (4.92%) J2EE
11 12 (4.55%) JSON
12 11 (4.17%) .NET
12 11 (4.17%) PySpark
13 9 (3.41%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (3.41%) Servlets
14 8 (3.03%) Spring Boot
15 7 (2.65%) Spring Batch
15 7 (2.65%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (5.68%) Clustering
2 12 (4.55%) User Experience
3 9 (3.41%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.52%) CMDB
8 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.14%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.76%) iPad
9 2 (0.76%) iPhone
9 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.76%) NHS
10 1 (0.38%) DataPower
10 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 98 (37.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 41 (15.53%) Windows
3 26 (9.85%) Unix
4 15 (5.68%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.30%) CentOS
6 6 (2.27%) Android
7 5 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.89%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.14%) AIX
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.38%) Solaris
10 1 (0.38%) SUSE
10 1 (0.38%) VMS
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (28.03%) DevOps
3 57 (21.59%) Test Automation
4 54 (20.45%) Open Source
5 50 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (17.42%) TDD
7 45 (17.05%) Configuration Management
8 43 (16.29%) BDD
8 43 (16.29%) Microservices
9 33 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 31 (11.74%) Mentoring
11 29 (10.98%) Deployment Automation
12 27 (10.23%) Scrum
13 23 (8.71%) API Testing
14 22 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (7.95%) Coaching
15 21 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 17 (6.44%) SOA
16 17 (6.44%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 110 (41.67%) Java
2 73 (27.65%) Python
3 62 (23.48%) JavaScript
4 41 (15.53%) Bash Shell
5 36 (13.64%) SQL
6 30 (11.36%) Shell Script
7 24 (9.09%) PHP
8 16 (6.06%) Ruby
9 15 (5.68%) Perl
10 10 (3.79%) C#
10 10 (3.79%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.65%) Go
11 7 (2.65%) Scala
12 6 (2.27%) Apex Code
12 6 (2.27%) SOQL
13 5 (1.89%) C
13 5 (1.89%) Groovy
14 4 (1.52%) C++
15 2 (0.76%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (3.41%) BC Cleared
5 7 (2.65%) Degree
6 5 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.89%) CISSP
7 4 (1.52%) CCNA
7 4 (1.52%) CCNP
7 4 (1.52%) CEH
8 2 (0.76%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.76%) CCA
8 2 (0.76%) CCIP
8 2 (0.76%) CCSA
8 2 (0.76%) CCSE
8 2 (0.76%) CCSP
8 2 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.76%) MCITP
8 2 (0.76%) MCSE
8 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.79%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 79 (29.92%) Docker
2 33 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.79%) Xen
4 6 (2.27%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.52%) XenServer
6 2 (0.76%) Firmware
6 2 (0.76%) HDFS
6 2 (0.76%) KVM
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.76%) vSphere
6 2 (0.76%) XenApp
6 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) Varnish
7 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 108 (40.91%) Puppet
2 41 (15.53%) Ansible
3 40 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (12.88%) Terraform
5 21 (7.95%) Rancher
6 13 (4.92%) Grafana
7 8 (3.03%) OpenView
7 8 (3.03%) Salt
8 7 (2.65%) Graylog
8 7 (2.65%) Kubernetes
9 6 (2.27%) CA Single Sign-On
9 6 (2.27%) CSIRT
9 6 (2.27%) Nessus
9 6 (2.27%) Nmap
10 5 (1.89%) Nagios
11 4 (1.52%) Packer
11 4 (1.52%) QRadar
12 3 (1.14%) Control-M
12 3 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (1.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 72 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 38 (14.39%) VMware
3 33 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 31 (11.74%) Splunk
5 20 (7.58%) Oracle
6 12 (4.55%) Google
7 11 (4.17%) HP
8 10 (3.79%) CA
8 10 (3.79%) Rackspace
9 6 (2.27%) Cisco
9 6 (2.27%) F5
9 6 (2.27%) IBM
9 6 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.14%) Axway
10 3 (1.14%) Dell
10 3 (1.14%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (1.14%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.14%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.76%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.76%) Nimsoft