Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 217 299 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 7.15% 9.28% 10.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.24% 46.50% 48.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 211 339
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £430 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% - +18.62%
10th Percentile £319 £283 £310
90th Percentile £638 £539 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +18.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £46.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -29.73% +65.18% -20.00%

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 553 643 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.21% 19.96% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 379 564
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £173 £206 £176
90th Percentile £551 £525 £530
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.63% +18.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 83
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.72 £8.97
90th Percentile £20.21 £23.88 £18.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.92 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.61% +7.04% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -3 204 £463 +2.78% 79
Huddersfield - 3 £350 - 4
Bradford -11 2 £300 -18.92% 8
Pudsey - 2 £400 -
Wakefield -4 1 - - 6
Brighouse - 1 £288 -
Linux
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 98 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 93 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 81 (37.33%) Jenkins
4 80 (36.87%) Puppet
5 75 (34.56%) Java
6 69 (31.80%) DevOps
7 65 (29.95%) Docker
8 61 (28.11%) Red Hat
9 60 (27.65%) Python
10 59 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (26.73%) Microservices
12 57 (26.27%) Bash Shell
13 52 (23.96%) Configuration Management
14 50 (23.04%) JIRA
15 48 (22.12%) Software Engineering
16 47 (21.66%) Confluence
17 43 (19.82%) MongoDB
18 42 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
18 42 (19.35%) JavaScript
18 42 (19.35%) Slack
19 41 (18.89%) Node.js
19 41 (18.89%) Open Source
20 40 (18.43%) Mentoring
20 40 (18.43%) Windows
20 40 (18.43%) Ruby
20 40 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
21 39 (17.97%) MySQL
21 39 (17.97%) Ansible
22 38 (17.51%) SQL
23 36 (16.59%) Coaching

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 47 (21.66%) Confluence
2 24 (11.06%) nginx
3 8 (3.69%) Apache
3 8 (3.69%) SAS
4 7 (3.23%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.84%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.38%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.92%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.46%) JBoss
9 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.46%) SAP EP
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (19.35%) Slack
2 32 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.76%) IaaS
6 5 (2.30%) GitHub
6 5 (2.30%) PaaS
7 4 (1.84%) Heroku
7 4 (1.84%) SaaS
8 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.38%) Office 365
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.46%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.52%) HTTP
2 18 (8.29%) Firewall
3 9 (4.15%) DNS
4 6 (2.76%) VPN
5 5 (2.30%) SAN
5 5 (2.30%) SMS
5 5 (2.30%) WAN
6 4 (1.84%) SSH
6 4 (1.84%) SSL
7 3 (1.38%) LAN
8 2 (0.92%) AMQP
8 2 (0.92%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.92%) MQTT
8 2 (0.92%) Network Security
8 2 (0.92%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.46%) DMVPN
9 1 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.46%) HSRP
9 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.82%) MongoDB
2 39 (17.97%) MySQL
3 33 (15.21%) NoSQL
4 28 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (11.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (4.15%) Hadoop
6 9 (4.15%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.69%) Big Data
7 8 (3.69%) Redis
7 8 (3.69%) SQL Server
8 6 (2.76%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.38%) Base SAS
9 3 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.38%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 3 (1.38%) Sqoop
10 2 (0.92%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.92%) HBase
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.46%) Riak
Development Applications
1 93 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 81 (37.33%) Jenkins
3 50 (23.04%) JIRA
4 26 (11.98%) Cucumber
4 26 (11.98%) JUnit
5 20 (9.22%) Jasmine
6 17 (7.83%) SonarQube
7 6 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.76%) Vagrant
8 5 (2.30%) Chocolatey
8 5 (2.30%) IntelliJ
8 5 (2.30%) Maven
8 5 (2.30%) Subversion
9 2 (0.92%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.92%) git-flow
9 2 (0.92%) GoCD
9 2 (0.92%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.92%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (6.91%) Finance
2 10 (4.61%) Games
3 8 (3.69%) Marketing
4 7 (3.23%) Banking
5 3 (1.38%) Retail
6 2 (0.92%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (29.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (21.66%) Linux Engineer
3 40 (18.43%) Developer
4 29 (13.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 29 (13.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 26 (11.98%) Software Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Java Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Java Software Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Senior DevOps
6 15 (6.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 13 (5.99%) JavaScript Engineer
8 11 (5.07%) Administrator
8 11 (5.07%) Architect
8 11 (5.07%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (4.61%) Scala Developer
9 10 (4.61%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) Platform Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.89%) Node.js
2 31 (14.29%) REST
3 17 (7.83%) JSON
4 12 (5.53%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (4.61%) CSS
6 9 (4.15%) HTML
6 9 (4.15%) Kafka
6 9 (4.15%) Web Services
6 9 (4.15%) XML
7 8 (3.69%) Play Framework
7 8 (3.69%) Spring
8 7 (3.23%) LAMP
9 6 (2.76%) Middleware
10 5 (2.30%) .NET
10 5 (2.30%) Memcached
11 4 (1.84%) RESTful
12 3 (1.38%) Ajax
12 3 (1.38%) Django
12 3 (1.38%) Guice
12 3 (1.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.90%) Clustering
2 11 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.61%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.76%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.92%) DataPower
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.46%) HACMP
8 1 (0.46%) iPad
8 1 (0.46%) iPhone
8 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.46%) STB
8 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 98 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 40 (18.43%) Windows
3 28 (12.90%) Unix
4 16 (7.37%) CentOS
5 10 (4.61%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.23%) AIX
7 6 (2.76%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.30%) Android
8 5 (2.30%) HPUX
8 5 (2.30%) Solaris
9 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.38%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.92%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.46%) SUSE
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (31.80%) DevOps
2 59 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (26.73%) Microservices
4 52 (23.96%) Configuration Management
5 48 (22.12%) Software Engineering
6 41 (18.89%) Open Source
7 40 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (18.43%) Mentoring
8 36 (16.59%) Coaching
9 33 (15.21%) Test Automation
10 32 (14.75%) TDD
11 31 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (14.29%) SFIA
12 27 (12.44%) BDD
13 26 (11.98%) Load Balancing
14 20 (9.22%) Scrum
14 20 (9.22%) SDLC
15 18 (8.29%) User Stories
16 17 (7.83%) Kanban
16 17 (7.83%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 75 (34.56%) Java
2 60 (27.65%) Python
3 57 (26.27%) Bash Shell
4 42 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 40 (18.43%) Ruby
6 38 (17.51%) SQL
7 33 (15.21%) PHP
8 19 (8.76%) Shell Script
9 16 (7.37%) Perl
10 14 (6.45%) Scala
11 6 (2.76%) C#
12 5 (2.30%) C++
12 5 (2.30%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.84%) Go
14 3 (1.38%) Elixir
14 3 (1.38%) Erlang
14 3 (1.38%) ES6
14 3 (1.38%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.38%) CCSA
4 3 (1.38%) CCSP
4 3 (1.38%) CEH
5 2 (0.92%) SAS Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CCNA
6 1 (0.46%) ISEB
6 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.46%) MCSA
6 1 (0.46%) MCSE
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) OCP
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.84%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 65 (29.95%) Docker
2 10 (4.61%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.15%) vSphere
4 7 (3.23%) Xen
5 5 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.84%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.92%) HDFS
8 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.92%) iptables
8 2 (0.92%) Varnish
8 2 (0.92%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.46%) KVM
9 1 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 80 (36.87%) Puppet
2 42 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (17.97%) Ansible
4 14 (6.45%) Terraform
5 13 (5.99%) Kubernetes
6 11 (5.07%) Graphite
7 10 (4.61%) Salt
8 9 (4.15%) Opsview
9 7 (3.23%) Grafana
10 6 (2.76%) Nagios
11 5 (2.30%) Marathon
11 5 (2.30%) Mesos
11 5 (2.30%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.84%) Prometheus
13 3 (1.38%) CFEngine
13 3 (1.38%) Rancher
13 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 2 (0.92%) Consul
14 2 (0.92%) SCCM
14 2 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (28.11%) Red Hat
2 27 (12.44%) Splunk
3 19 (8.76%) VMware
4 17 (7.83%) Oracle
5 10 (4.61%) F5
5 10 (4.61%) Microsoft
6 9 (4.15%) IBM
7 7 (3.23%) New Relic
8 6 (2.76%) Cisco
8 6 (2.76%) HP
8 6 (2.76%) McAfee
9 4 (1.84%) Brocade
10 3 (1.38%) Dynatrace
10 3 (1.38%) Google
10 3 (1.38%) Juniper
10 3 (1.38%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.92%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.92%) CyberArk
11 2 (0.92%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.92%) SAP