Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 20 April 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 14 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 286 233 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.55% 8.22% 9.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.83% 42.21% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 150 290
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.71% +22.79%
10th Percentile £300 £333 £325
90th Percentile £560 £576 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.25 £39.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.96% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.33% +20.71%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 598 552 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 17.88% 19.48% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 330 538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £200 £242 £236
90th Percentile £538 £527 £553
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 43 48
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.38 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.00% -9.88%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.43 £8.50
90th Percentile £24.11 £20.50 £22.48
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% -3.85% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in West Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in West Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in West Yorkshire

Linux
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 in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in West Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in West Yorkshire

Linux
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 within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -2 267 £425 -5.56% 81
Pudsey - 5 £500 -
Huddersfield - 4 £350 - 2
Bradford -16 3 £363 -14.71% 8
Halifax 0 1 - - 4
Wakefield -8 1 £350 -22.22% 1
Brighouse - 1 £288 -
Linux
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 143 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 123 (43.01%) Puppet
3 122 (42.66%) Java
4 114 (39.86%) Git (software)
5 107 (37.41%) Jenkins
6 102 (35.66%) Red Hat
7 96 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (32.17%) Docker
9 79 (27.62%) DevOps
10 73 (25.52%) JavaScript
11 67 (23.43%) Python
12 63 (22.03%) Bash Shell
13 60 (20.98%) Microservices
13 60 (20.98%) TDD
14 58 (20.28%) MySQL
14 58 (20.28%) Open Source
15 57 (19.93%) Amazon AWS
15 57 (19.93%) Test Automation
15 57 (19.93%) Software Engineering
16 54 (18.88%) NoSQL
16 54 (18.88%) REST
17 53 (18.53%) Opscode Chef
17 53 (18.53%) SQL
18 51 (17.83%) PostgreSQL
18 51 (17.83%) Ansible
19 50 (17.48%) MongoDB
20 47 (16.43%) BDD
20 47 (16.43%) Node.js
21 45 (15.73%) Mentoring
21 45 (15.73%) JIRA

Linux
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:

Application Platforms
1 42 (14.69%) Confluence
2 28 (9.79%) Apache
3 20 (6.99%) nginx
3 20 (6.99%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.50%) WordPress
5 8 (2.80%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.45%) Apache Spark
7 6 (2.10%) IIS
7 6 (2.10%) Jetty
7 6 (2.10%) Mongrel
7 6 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.75%) SAS
9 4 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.40%) JBoss
10 2 (0.70%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 57 (19.93%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (14.69%) Slack
3 16 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.50%) IaaS
4 10 (3.50%) Rackspace Cloud
5 8 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (2.45%) PaaS
6 7 (2.45%) Serverless
7 6 (2.10%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.10%) Google App Engine
7 6 (2.10%) SaaS
8 5 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.05%) Force.com
9 3 (1.05%) GitHub
9 3 (1.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.94%) Firewall
2 16 (5.59%) HTTP
3 11 (3.85%) SSL
4 9 (3.15%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.45%) DNS
5 7 (2.45%) FTP
5 7 (2.45%) IPsec
6 6 (2.10%) DHCP
6 6 (2.10%) SAN
6 6 (2.10%) VPN
7 4 (1.40%) Internet
7 4 (1.40%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.40%) LAN
7 4 (1.40%) SMS
7 4 (1.40%) WAN
8 3 (1.05%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.05%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.05%) NAS
8 3 (1.05%) Network Security
8 3 (1.05%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.28%) MySQL
2 54 (18.88%) NoSQL
3 51 (17.83%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (17.48%) MongoDB
5 38 (13.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (5.59%) Apache Hive
7 14 (4.90%) Big Data
8 13 (4.55%) SQL Server
9 12 (4.20%) Relational Database
10 11 (3.85%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.80%) Redis
12 7 (2.45%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (1.05%) Base SAS
14 3 (1.05%) Couchbase
14 3 (1.05%) Riak
15 2 (0.70%) HBase
15 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
16 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 114 (39.86%) Git (software)
2 107 (37.41%) Jenkins
3 45 (15.73%) JIRA
4 44 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 40 (13.99%) JUnit
6 32 (11.19%) Jasmine
7 13 (4.55%) Artifactory
8 11 (3.85%) Selenium
8 11 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (2.80%) HP UFT
10 7 (2.45%) Subversion
11 6 (2.10%) Maven
11 6 (2.10%) Travis CI
12 5 (1.75%) SonarQube
13 3 (1.05%) git-flow
13 3 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (1.05%) Vagrant
13 3 (1.05%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.70%) LoadRunner
14 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (7.34%) Finance
2 9 (3.15%) Banking
3 8 (2.80%) Games
4 7 (2.45%) Marketing
5 5 (1.75%) Local Government
6 2 (0.70%) Electronics
6 2 (0.70%) Law
6 2 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Military
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (24.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (19.93%) Developer
3 38 (13.29%) Software Engineer
4 34 (11.89%) Linux Engineer
5 28 (9.79%) Java Developer
6 24 (8.39%) Systems Engineer
7 20 (6.99%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (6.64%) Java Engineer
9 18 (6.29%) Platform Engineer
10 17 (5.94%) Java Software Engineer
11 15 (5.24%) JavaScript Engineer
12 14 (4.90%) Administrator
13 12 (4.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 12 (4.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 11 (3.85%) Software Developer
15 10 (3.50%) AWS Engineer
15 10 (3.50%) Java Software Developer
16 8 (2.80%) Architect
16 8 (2.80%) Consultant
16 8 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.88%) REST
2 47 (16.43%) Node.js
3 34 (11.89%) HTML
4 26 (9.09%) Spring
5 23 (8.04%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (7.34%) Kafka
7 19 (6.64%) ActiveMQ
8 18 (6.29%) Spring Boot
9 17 (5.94%) CSS
9 17 (5.94%) Web Services
10 15 (5.24%) HTML5
10 15 (5.24%) XML
11 14 (4.90%) Spring Batch
11 14 (4.90%) Spring Security
12 12 (4.20%) .NET
13 10 (3.50%) JSON
13 10 (3.50%) Middleware
13 10 (3.50%) SOAP
14 8 (2.80%) J2EE
15 6 (2.10%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.20%) Clustering
2 12 (4.20%) User Experience
3 7 (2.45%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.10%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.75%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.70%) DataPower
7 2 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.70%) STB
8 1 (0.35%) iPad
8 1 (0.35%) iPhone
8 1 (0.35%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 143 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 33 (11.54%) Windows
3 28 (9.79%) CentOS
4 27 (9.44%) Unix
5 12 (4.20%) AIX
6 10 (3.50%) Solaris
7 9 (3.15%) Android
8 8 (2.80%) HPUX
9 7 (2.45%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.45%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.40%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.05%) Debian
11 3 (1.05%) SUSE
11 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (27.62%) DevOps
3 60 (20.98%) Microservices
3 60 (20.98%) TDD
4 58 (20.28%) Open Source
5 57 (19.93%) Software Engineering
5 57 (19.93%) Test Automation
6 47 (16.43%) BDD
7 45 (15.73%) Mentoring
8 44 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 43 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (14.34%) Scrum
11 35 (12.24%) SFIA
12 34 (11.89%) Coaching
12 34 (11.89%) Kanban
13 27 (9.44%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (7.69%) Integration Testing
15 20 (6.99%) SDLC
16 19 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (5.59%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 122 (42.66%) Java
2 73 (25.52%) JavaScript
3 67 (23.43%) Python
4 63 (22.03%) Bash Shell
5 53 (18.53%) SQL
6 36 (12.59%) PHP
6 36 (12.59%) Ruby
7 27 (9.44%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.50%) Perl
9 8 (2.80%) C++
9 8 (2.80%) Scala
10 5 (1.75%) C#
10 5 (1.75%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.05%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.05%) C
11 3 (1.05%) SOQL
12 2 (0.70%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.35%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.75%) CISMP
3 5 (1.75%) CISSP
4 4 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.40%) CCSA
4 4 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.05%) CCSP
5 3 (1.05%) CEH
5 3 (1.05%) Degree
6 2 (0.70%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.70%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.35%) CCNA
7 1 (0.35%) CCSE
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.35%) OCP
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.85%) SLA
2 7 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (32.17%) Docker
2 18 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.80%) Xen
4 6 (2.10%) KVM
5 5 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.75%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.40%) Varnish
7 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 123 (43.01%) Puppet
2 53 (18.53%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (17.83%) Ansible
4 30 (10.49%) Terraform
5 19 (6.64%) Rancher
6 17 (5.94%) Grafana
7 13 (4.55%) Graylog
8 10 (3.50%) Kubernetes
9 7 (2.45%) Marathon
9 7 (2.45%) Mesos
9 7 (2.45%) Nagios
9 7 (2.45%) OpenView
9 7 (2.45%) Salt
10 6 (2.10%) Graphite
11 5 (1.75%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (1.05%) Consul
13 3 (1.05%) Opsview
13 3 (1.05%) Packer
13 3 (1.05%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 102 (35.66%) Red Hat
2 39 (13.64%) Splunk
3 31 (10.84%) Oracle
4 24 (8.39%) VMware
5 18 (6.29%) HP
6 15 (5.24%) Microsoft
7 14 (4.90%) IBM
8 10 (3.50%) F5
8 10 (3.50%) Rackspace
9 9 (3.15%) Google
10 6 (2.10%) Brocade
11 5 (1.75%) CA
11 5 (1.75%) New Relic
12 4 (1.40%) Capita
12 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.05%) Dell
13 3 (1.05%) Dynatrace
14 2 (0.70%) Cisco
14 2 (0.70%) Cloudera
14 2 (0.70%) Nimsoft