Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 19 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 283 225 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.09% 7.78% 9.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.96% 42.86% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 173 275
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £462 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +8.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £343 £346 £303
90th Percentile £575 £638 £565
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.99 £39.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.94% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £39.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -53.21% -7.14% +23.53%

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 578 525 850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 16.53% 18.16% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 301 570
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% +11.89%
10th Percentile £212 £213 £258
90th Percentile £555 £543 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 41 23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.34 £8.58
90th Percentile £19.27 £25.50 £16.68
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.07 £12.63 £14.48
% change year-on-year +11.43% -12.81% +15.84%

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 September 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
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 September 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 -2 231 £450 -3.23% 62
Bradford -9 9 £400 -17.95% 9
Wakefield +2 4 £350 -36.36% 3
Halifax - 3 £455 - 1
Pudsey +1 2 £525 +31.25%
Huddersfield - 2 £400 - 1
Linux
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 107 (37.81%) Java
1 107 (37.81%) Puppet
2 96 (33.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 94 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (32.16%) Git (software)
5 89 (31.45%) Python
5 89 (31.45%) DevOps
6 83 (29.33%) Docker
7 82 (28.98%) Jenkins
8 75 (26.50%) Amazon AWS
9 69 (24.38%) Windows
10 61 (21.55%) Microservices
11 58 (20.49%) Red Hat
11 58 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (19.08%) Test Automation
13 53 (18.73%) JavaScript
14 51 (18.02%) Configuration Management
14 51 (18.02%) TDD
15 49 (17.31%) Terraform
16 48 (16.96%) MySQL
17 47 (16.61%) MongoDB
18 44 (15.55%) HTTP
18 44 (15.55%) Microsoft
18 44 (15.55%) VMware
19 42 (14.84%) Cucumber
19 42 (14.84%) BDD
19 42 (14.84%) Open Source
20 40 (14.13%) Bash Shell
20 40 (14.13%) Unix
21 38 (13.43%) Ansible

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 22 (7.77%) nginx
2 21 (7.42%) Confluence
3 15 (5.30%) Apache
3 15 (5.30%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.95%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (3.53%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.83%) IIS
7 8 (2.83%) Jetty
7 8 (2.83%) Mongrel
8 7 (2.47%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.06%) JBoss
9 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.71%) CICS
10 2 (0.71%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.71%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.71%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 75 (26.50%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (8.83%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (7.77%) Slack
5 17 (6.01%) Amazon S3
5 17 (6.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (4.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (3.53%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (3.53%) Route 53
8 9 (3.18%) Serverless
9 8 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (2.83%) Google App Engine
10 7 (2.47%) Office 365
11 6 (2.12%) Google Analytics
12 5 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (1.41%) GitHub
13 4 (1.41%) PaaS
14 3 (1.06%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.55%) HTTP
2 34 (12.01%) Firewall
3 30 (10.60%) TCP/IP
4 22 (7.77%) SSL
5 21 (7.42%) DNS
6 15 (5.30%) DHCP
6 15 (5.30%) SAN
7 12 (4.24%) IPsec
8 11 (3.89%) FTP
9 10 (3.53%) NAS
10 7 (2.47%) Network Security
11 4 (1.41%) Internet
11 4 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.41%) SMS
11 4 (1.41%) VPN
11 4 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.06%) LAN
12 3 (1.06%) MPLS
12 3 (1.06%) UPnP
12 3 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.96%) MySQL
2 47 (16.61%) MongoDB
3 35 (12.37%) NoSQL
4 26 (9.19%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (6.71%) Big Data
6 17 (6.01%) Hadoop
7 16 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (4.95%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.83%) SQL Server
10 7 (2.47%) Amazon Aurora
11 6 (2.12%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.41%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.06%) DB2
14 3 (1.06%) Redis
15 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 91 (32.16%) Git (software)
2 82 (28.98%) Jenkins
3 42 (14.84%) Cucumber
4 23 (8.13%) JIRA
5 22 (7.77%) Selenium
6 19 (6.71%) SonarQube
7 15 (5.30%) JUnit
8 14 (4.95%) WebDriver
9 11 (3.89%) GitLab
10 10 (3.53%) IntelliJ
11 9 (3.18%) Travis CI
12 7 (2.47%) Gatling
13 6 (2.12%) Ant
13 6 (2.12%) Artifactory
13 6 (2.12%) Metasploit
14 5 (1.77%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.77%) Jasmine
14 5 (1.77%) Maven
14 5 (1.77%) Subversion
15 4 (1.41%) Mockito
General
1 17 (6.01%) Finance
2 11 (3.89%) Banking
3 7 (2.47%) Retail
4 4 (1.41%) Marketing
5 3 (1.06%) Back Office
5 3 (1.06%) Electronics
5 3 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Online Betting
6 2 (0.71%) Publishing
6 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (24.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (20.14%) Developer
3 25 (8.83%) Linux Engineer
4 24 (8.48%) Software Engineer
5 21 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (7.42%) Java Engineer
6 15 (5.30%) Java Developer
6 15 (5.30%) Test Automation Engineer
6 15 (5.30%) Test Engineer
7 14 (4.95%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (4.24%) Administrator
8 12 (4.24%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (4.24%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (3.89%) AWS DevOps
9 11 (3.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.89%) Python Developer
9 11 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.53%) Analyst
10 10 (3.53%) Platform Engineer
11 8 (2.83%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.72%) REST
2 27 (9.54%) Node.js
3 22 (7.77%) Web Services
4 18 (6.36%) JSON
5 17 (6.01%) XML
6 14 (4.95%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (4.95%) Kafka
6 14 (4.95%) Servlets
7 13 (4.59%) CSS
7 13 (4.59%) J2EE
8 12 (4.24%) .NET
9 11 (3.89%) PySpark
9 11 (3.89%) Spring
10 10 (3.53%) HTML
10 10 (3.53%) Middleware
11 7 (2.47%) Gherkin
11 7 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (2.47%) SOAP
11 7 (2.47%) Spring Boot
12 6 (2.12%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.30%) Clustering
2 13 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.59%) Public Cloud
3 6 (2.12%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (2.12%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (1.77%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.41%) CMDB
6 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.06%) MPEG
7 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.71%) iPad
7 2 (0.71%) iPhone
7 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.71%) NHS
7 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (33.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 69 (24.38%) Windows
3 40 (14.13%) Unix
4 26 (9.19%) Windows Server
5 23 (8.13%) CentOS
6 11 (3.89%) Android
7 9 (3.18%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.12%) AIX
8 6 (2.12%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (1.77%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.77%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.41%) zOS
11 3 (1.06%) HPUX
11 3 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.06%) Solaris
12 2 (0.71%) SUSE
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (31.45%) DevOps
3 61 (21.55%) Microservices
4 58 (20.49%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (19.08%) Test Automation
6 51 (18.02%) Configuration Management
6 51 (18.02%) TDD
7 42 (14.84%) BDD
7 42 (14.84%) Open Source
8 35 (12.37%) Software Engineering
9 25 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 24 (8.48%) Mentoring
11 23 (8.13%) API Testing
12 22 (7.77%) Deployment Automation
12 22 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (6.01%) Regression Testing
14 16 (5.65%) Coaching
14 16 (5.65%) E-Commerce
15 15 (5.30%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (5.30%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 107 (37.81%) Java
2 89 (31.45%) Python
3 53 (18.73%) JavaScript
4 40 (14.13%) Bash Shell
5 37 (13.07%) SQL
6 27 (9.54%) Perl
6 27 (9.54%) Shell Script
7 21 (7.42%) Ruby
8 18 (6.36%) C#
8 18 (6.36%) PHP
9 17 (6.01%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.59%) Scala
11 12 (4.24%) Groovy
12 9 (3.18%) Go
13 8 (2.83%) C
14 7 (2.47%) C++
15 6 (2.12%) Haskell
16 3 (1.06%) Apex Code
16 3 (1.06%) SOQL
17 2 (0.71%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 30 (10.60%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (3.18%) BC Cleared
5 7 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.12%) CCNA
6 6 (2.12%) CISSP
7 5 (1.77%) Degree
8 4 (1.41%) CCNP
8 4 (1.41%) CEH
9 2 (0.71%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.71%) CCA
9 2 (0.71%) CCIP
9 2 (0.71%) CCSA
9 2 (0.71%) CCSE
9 2 (0.71%) CCSP
9 2 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.71%) MCITP
9 2 (0.71%) MCSE
9 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.83%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (29.33%) Docker
2 36 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.36%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.53%) Xen
5 7 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.41%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.41%) XenServer
8 3 (1.06%) Firmware
8 3 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.71%) HDFS
9 2 (0.71%) KVM
9 2 (0.71%) NFS
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.71%) Varnish
9 2 (0.71%) vSphere
9 2 (0.71%) XenApp
9 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.35%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 107 (37.81%) Puppet
2 49 (17.31%) Terraform
3 38 (13.43%) Ansible
4 34 (12.01%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (8.48%) Grafana
6 21 (7.42%) Kubernetes
7 20 (7.07%) Rancher
8 12 (4.24%) Packer
9 11 (3.89%) Prometheus
10 8 (2.83%) Kibana
11 7 (2.47%) Salt
12 6 (2.12%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (2.12%) CSIRT
12 6 (2.12%) Nessus
12 6 (2.12%) Nmap
13 5 (1.77%) Tivoli
13 5 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (1.41%) Control-M
14 4 (1.41%) QRadar
14 4 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (20.49%) Red Hat
2 44 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 44 (15.55%) VMware
3 22 (7.77%) Oracle
4 21 (7.42%) Google
5 17 (6.01%) Splunk
6 16 (5.65%) IBM
7 14 (4.95%) Cisco
8 10 (3.53%) CA
9 9 (3.18%) Black Duck
9 9 (3.18%) F5
9 9 (3.18%) HP
10 5 (1.77%) Adobe
10 5 (1.77%) IBM Sterling
11 4 (1.41%) Axway
11 4 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.41%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.06%) Dell
12 3 (1.06%) Hitachi
12 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com