The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 102 100
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 9 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.64% 1.02% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.06% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 5
Median daily rate £420 £480 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +113.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1379 1977 2004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.80% 96.35% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 1366 1377
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £535 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 62
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.28% +2.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in West Yorkshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in West Yorkshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in West Yorkshire

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +8 7 £420 -14.28% 5
Wakefield - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
Yorkshire

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
3 9 (42.86%) Python
4 7 (33.33%) Unix
5 6 (28.57%) Puppet
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (19.05%) CentOS
7 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) Ruby
7 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
7 4 (19.05%) C++
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
8 3 (14.29%) Android Studio
8 3 (14.29%) Open Source
8 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
8 3 (14.29%) Change Control
8 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
8 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 3 (14.29%) Symantec
8 3 (14.29%) Citrix
8 3 (14.29%) NetApp
8 3 (14.29%) C
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) JavaScript

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) Android Studio
2 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) CentOS
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Android
5 3 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Solaris
6 2 (9.52%) SUSE
6 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) DevOps
1 4 (19.05%) Project Management
1 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) Change Control
2 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) OOP
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Python
2 4 (19.05%) C++
2 4 (19.05%) Ruby
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 3 (14.29%) C
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.52%) KVM
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.52%) Grafana
3 2 (9.52%) Graphite
3 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.76%) Ansible
4 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
2 3 (14.29%) NetApp
2 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Dell
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) New Relic