Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 15 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 285 205 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.23% 9.71% 11.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.16% 46.91% 52.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 135 256
Leeds median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £300 £321 £325
90th Percentile £584 £583 £594
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +18.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Leeds median hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.25 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year +6.96% - -

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 490 437 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.31% 20.70% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 279 434
Leeds median daily rate £420 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.87% +0.06% +14.36%
10th Percentile £208 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £566
West Yorkshire median daily rate £408 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -1.21% +3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 21
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +17.36% -13.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.05 £9.50
90th Percentile £38.38 £26.85 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.07 £11.25 £12.05
% change year-on-year +25.04% -6.64% -20.98%

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 24 May 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 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 135 (47.37%) Puppet
2 130 (45.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 110 (38.60%) Java
4 109 (38.25%) Git (software)
5 100 (35.09%) Red Hat
6 96 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
7 93 (32.63%) Jenkins
8 90 (31.58%) Docker
9 75 (26.32%) DevOps
10 73 (25.61%) Python
11 72 (25.26%) JavaScript
12 62 (21.75%) Test Automation
13 60 (21.05%) TDD
14 59 (20.70%) Open Source
15 58 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
16 56 (19.65%) REST
16 56 (19.65%) Microservices
17 55 (19.30%) Bash Shell
18 53 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
19 52 (18.25%) MySQL
20 51 (17.89%) BDD
20 51 (17.89%) Ansible
21 50 (17.54%) Software Engineering
22 49 (17.19%) Configuration Management
22 49 (17.19%) NoSQL
23 47 (16.49%) PostgreSQL
24 46 (16.14%) Cucumber
24 46 (16.14%) Mentoring
25 45 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
25 45 (15.79%) MongoDB

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 39 (13.68%) Confluence
2 30 (10.53%) Apache
3 21 (7.37%) nginx
4 20 (7.02%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.51%) WordPress
6 9 (3.16%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.81%) IIS
7 8 (2.81%) Jetty
7 8 (2.81%) Mongrel
8 7 (2.46%) Apache Spark
9 6 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.75%) SAS
11 3 (1.05%) JBoss
12 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 58 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (13.33%) Slack
3 20 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (3.51%) IaaS
5 10 (3.51%) Rackspace Cloud
6 9 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (2.81%) Google App Engine
8 7 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (2.46%) PaaS
8 7 (2.46%) Serverless
9 6 (2.11%) SaaS
10 5 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.75%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.05%) Force.com
11 3 (1.05%) GitHub
11 3 (1.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.70%) npm
13 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.77%) HTTP
2 23 (8.07%) Firewall
3 10 (3.51%) SSL
3 10 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.16%) DNS
4 9 (3.16%) FTP
4 9 (3.16%) IPsec
5 8 (2.81%) DHCP
6 6 (2.11%) Network Security
6 6 (2.11%) SAN
6 6 (2.11%) VPN
6 6 (2.11%) WAN
7 4 (1.40%) Internet
7 4 (1.40%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.40%) LAN
7 4 (1.40%) NAS
8 3 (1.05%) AMQP
8 3 (1.05%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.05%) MPLS
8 3 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.25%) MySQL
2 49 (17.19%) NoSQL
3 47 (16.49%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (15.79%) MongoDB
5 32 (11.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (7.37%) Big Data
7 17 (5.96%) Apache Hive
7 17 (5.96%) Hadoop
8 12 (4.21%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.86%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.46%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.75%) Redis
12 3 (1.05%) Base SAS
12 3 (1.05%) Couchbase
12 3 (1.05%) Riak
13 2 (0.70%) HBase
13 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 109 (38.25%) Git (software)
2 93 (32.63%) Jenkins
3 46 (16.14%) Cucumber
4 41 (14.39%) JIRA
5 35 (12.28%) JUnit
6 27 (9.47%) Jasmine
7 15 (5.26%) Selenium
8 14 (4.91%) Artifactory
9 9 (3.16%) WebDriver
10 8 (2.81%) HP UFT
10 8 (2.81%) SonarQube
10 8 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (2.81%) Travis CI
11 7 (2.46%) Subversion
12 4 (1.40%) Maven
12 4 (1.40%) Metasploit
13 3 (1.05%) Appium
13 3 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (1.05%) Xcode
14 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (7.72%) Finance
2 7 (2.46%) Banking
2 7 (2.46%) Games
2 7 (2.46%) Marketing
3 5 (1.75%) Local Government
4 3 (1.05%) Publishing
5 2 (0.70%) Electronics
5 2 (0.70%) Law
5 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Military
6 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (22.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (20.00%) Developer
3 41 (14.39%) Linux Engineer
4 34 (11.93%) Software Engineer
5 25 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
6 24 (8.42%) Java Developer
7 23 (8.07%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (6.67%) Java Engineer
9 15 (5.26%) JavaScript Engineer
9 15 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
10 14 (4.91%) Java Software Engineer
11 13 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 13 (4.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 10 (3.51%) Architect
13 9 (3.16%) AWS Engineer
13 9 (3.16%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.16%) Python Developer
14 8 (2.81%) Automation Tester
14 8 (2.81%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (19.65%) REST
2 41 (14.39%) Node.js
3 35 (12.28%) HTML
4 24 (8.42%) Spring
4 24 (8.42%) Web Services
5 23 (8.07%) Kafka
6 22 (7.72%) RabbitMQ
7 21 (7.37%) ActiveMQ
8 17 (5.96%) CSS
8 17 (5.96%) Spring Boot
9 16 (5.61%) HTML5
10 14 (4.91%) Spring Batch
10 14 (4.91%) Spring Security
10 14 (4.91%) XML
11 12 (4.21%) .NET
12 11 (3.86%) SOAP
13 10 (3.51%) J2EE
13 10 (3.51%) JSON
14 9 (3.16%) PySpark
15 8 (2.81%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.91%) Clustering
2 12 (4.21%) User Experience
3 10 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (3.16%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.05%) iPad
6 3 (1.05%) iPhone
6 3 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
8 1 (0.35%) STB
8 1 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 130 (45.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 33 (11.58%) Windows
3 21 (7.37%) CentOS
4 13 (4.56%) Unix
5 10 (3.51%) Android
5 10 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.75%) AIX
8 4 (1.40%) HPUX
8 4 (1.40%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.40%) Solaris
8 4 (1.40%) SUSE
8 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.05%) Debian
9 3 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (26.32%) DevOps
3 62 (21.75%) Test Automation
4 60 (21.05%) TDD
5 59 (20.70%) Open Source
6 56 (19.65%) Microservices
7 53 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (17.89%) BDD
9 50 (17.54%) Software Engineering
10 49 (17.19%) Configuration Management
11 46 (16.14%) Mentoring
12 41 (14.39%) Scrum
13 34 (11.93%) Kanban
14 33 (11.58%) Coaching
15 32 (11.23%) Deployment Automation
16 29 (10.18%) SFIA
17 28 (9.82%) Continuous Delivery
18 21 (7.37%) Integration Testing
18 21 (7.37%) User Stories
19 17 (5.96%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 110 (38.60%) Java
2 73 (25.61%) Python
3 72 (25.26%) JavaScript
4 55 (19.30%) Bash Shell
5 43 (15.09%) SQL
6 31 (10.88%) Shell Script
7 29 (10.18%) PHP
8 22 (7.72%) Ruby
9 12 (4.21%) C#
9 12 (4.21%) Perl
10 8 (2.81%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.46%) C++
12 5 (1.75%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.75%) Scala
13 4 (1.40%) C
14 3 (1.05%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.05%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.05%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.05%) SOQL
15 2 (0.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 28 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.61%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.81%) BC Cleared
4 7 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.75%) CCSP
6 5 (1.75%) CEH
7 4 (1.40%) CCSA
8 3 (1.05%) CCNA
8 3 (1.05%) Degree
9 2 (0.70%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.70%) CCIP
9 2 (0.70%) CCNP
9 2 (0.70%) CISSP
9 2 (0.70%) ISEB
9 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CCSE
10 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.46%) SLA
2 5 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 90 (31.58%) Docker
2 25 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.16%) Xen
4 7 (2.46%) KVM
5 6 (2.11%) VMware Server
6 5 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.05%) Varnish
7 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 135 (47.37%) Puppet
2 51 (17.89%) Ansible
3 45 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (11.93%) Terraform
5 18 (6.32%) Rancher
6 16 (5.61%) Grafana
7 14 (4.91%) Graylog
8 9 (3.16%) Salt
9 7 (2.46%) Kubernetes
9 7 (2.46%) Marathon
9 7 (2.46%) Mesos
9 7 (2.46%) OpenView
10 6 (2.11%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.75%) Nagios
12 4 (1.40%) CSIRT
12 4 (1.40%) Nessus
12 4 (1.40%) Nmap
13 3 (1.05%) Graphite
14 2 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.70%) Opsview
Vendors
1 100 (35.09%) Red Hat
2 33 (11.58%) Splunk
3 29 (10.18%) VMware
4 26 (9.12%) Microsoft
5 18 (6.32%) Oracle
6 13 (4.56%) HP
7 12 (4.21%) F5
8 11 (3.86%) Google
9 10 (3.51%) CA
9 10 (3.51%) Rackspace
10 6 (2.11%) Brocade
11 4 (1.40%) Cisco
11 4 (1.40%) Dell
11 4 (1.40%) IBM
11 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.70%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.70%) New Relic
12 2 (0.70%) Nimsoft
13 1 (0.35%) Hortonworks
13 1 (0.35%) SaltStack