Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 78 221 280
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 7.19% 10.66% 10.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.84% 48.25% 57.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 140 220
Median daily rate £450 £484 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +13.82% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £300
90th Percentile £596 £589 £576
West Yorkshire median daily rate £444 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -6.58% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £22.29 £16.86 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.18% -60.09% +8.33%
10th Percentile £20.77 £16.04 £33.50
90th Percentile £23.80 £17.69 £48.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.29 £16.86 £42.25
% change year-on-year +32.18% -60.09% +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 191 458 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 17.60% 22.09% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 278 303
Median daily rate £400 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £160 £175 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £370 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -12.94% +4.94% -1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 26
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.73% +12.40% +5.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £25.65 £21.75 £38.38
Median hourly rate £17.10 £15.30 £14.07
% change year-on-year +11.76% +8.76% +26.45%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Leeds

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Leeds

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Leeds over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Leeds

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 41 (52.56%) AWS
2 39 (50.00%) Unix
3 38 (48.72%) Java
4 34 (43.59%) Azure
5 28 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (29.49%) TDD
6 23 (29.49%) Docker
6 23 (29.49%) Kubernetes
7 21 (26.92%) VMware
8 20 (25.64%) Windows
8 20 (25.64%) BDD
8 20 (25.64%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (24.36%) Java 8
9 19 (24.36%) Microservices
9 19 (24.36%) Test Automation
9 19 (24.36%) Mac OS X
9 19 (24.36%) Pair Programming
10 17 (21.79%) ActiveMQ
10 17 (21.79%) MongoDB
10 17 (21.79%) JAX-RS
11 16 (20.51%) Mockito
11 16 (20.51%) Retail
11 16 (20.51%) Web Design
11 16 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
12 15 (19.23%) Web Development
12 15 (19.23%) Responsive Web Design
13 14 (17.95%) Jenkins
13 14 (17.95%) Git (software)
13 14 (17.95%) SQL
13 14 (17.95%) Oracle

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 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.56%) IIS
3 2 (2.56%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.28%) Jetty
4 1 (1.28%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.28%) nginx
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.28%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.54%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 41 (52.56%) AWS
2 34 (43.59%) Azure
3 13 (16.67%) Office 365
4 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.56%) GCP
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.28%) GitHub
5 1 (1.28%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.28%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) HTTP
2 9 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (3.85%) SAN
3 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.56%) DHCP
5 1 (1.28%) FTP
5 1 (1.28%) Internet
5 1 (1.28%) IPsec
5 1 (1.28%) LAN
5 1 (1.28%) SSL
5 1 (1.28%) VoIP
5 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) MongoDB
2 12 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.54%) RDBMS
3 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 9 (11.54%) Spotfire
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.56%) Big Data
5 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) HBase
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) Mockito
2 14 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 14 (17.95%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.13%) JIRA
3 4 (5.13%) Subversion
4 2 (2.56%) Selenium
4 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.28%) Ant
5 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.28%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (1.28%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.28%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (20.51%) Retail
2 9 (11.54%) Public Sector
3 6 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (39.74%) Developer
2 22 (28.21%) Java Developer
3 7 (8.97%) TIBCO Developer
4 6 (7.69%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
5 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Office 365 Expert
7 3 (3.85%) Subject Matter Expert
8 2 (2.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Digital Developer
8 2 (2.56%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) ActiveMQ
1 17 (21.79%) JAX-RS
2 9 (11.54%) JDBC
2 9 (11.54%) JMS
2 9 (11.54%) SOAP
2 9 (11.54%) TIBCO EMS
2 9 (11.54%) XML
3 8 (10.26%) Web Services
4 3 (3.85%) Node.js
5 2 (2.56%) J2EE
5 2 (2.56%) Kafka
6 1 (1.28%) .NET
6 1 (1.28%) CSS
6 1 (1.28%) HTML
6 1 (1.28%) JSP
6 1 (1.28%) LAMP
6 1 (1.28%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.28%) Sass
6 1 (1.28%) Servlets
6 1 (1.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.54%) Algorithms
3 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) NHS
5 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) iPad
6 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (50.00%) Unix
2 20 (25.64%) Windows
3 19 (24.36%) Mac OS X
4 5 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.41%) Solaris
4 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.56%) CentOS
5 2 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.28%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) TDD
3 20 (25.64%) BDD
3 20 (25.64%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (24.36%) Microservices
4 19 (24.36%) Pair Programming
4 19 (24.36%) Test Automation
5 16 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
5 16 (20.51%) Web Design
6 15 (19.23%) Responsive Web Design
6 15 (19.23%) Web Development
7 12 (15.38%) DevOps
8 11 (14.10%) ITIL
9 10 (12.82%) Integration Testing
10 9 (11.54%) Project Management
11 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.41%) Project Delivery
12 5 (6.41%) Validation
13 4 (5.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) Java
2 19 (24.36%) Java 8
3 14 (17.95%) SQL
4 9 (11.54%) XPath
5 6 (7.69%) Python
6 4 (5.13%) Ruby
7 3 (3.85%) C
8 2 (2.56%) C#
8 2 (2.56%) C++
8 2 (2.56%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.56%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.56%) Go
8 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.56%) R
9 1 (1.28%) ABAP
9 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.28%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.54%) Degree
3 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (6.41%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.56%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (29.49%) Docker
2 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.85%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (29.49%) Kubernetes
2 9 (11.54%) Ansible
3 6 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.41%) Puppet
4 5 (6.41%) SCCM
5 3 (3.85%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.85%) Terraform
6 2 (2.56%) Nagios
7 1 (1.28%) Oozie
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.28%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.28%) Rancher
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) VMware
2 14 (17.95%) Oracle
3 10 (12.82%) McAfee
4 9 (11.54%) TIBCO
5 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.41%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.13%) Apple
7 3 (3.85%) CA
8 1 (1.28%) Adobe
8 1 (1.28%) Broadcom
8 1 (1.28%) Google
8 1 (1.28%) Perforce
8 1 (1.28%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.28%) SAP
8 1 (1.28%) Splunk