Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 18 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 297 217 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.84% 7.19% 9.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.14% 39.82% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 193 208
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% -
10th Percentile £329 £319 £280
90th Percentile £575 £638 £542
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £29.68 - £42.50
10th Percentile £16.04 - £41.25
90th Percentile £46.18 - £43.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £38.75 £29.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year +31.36% -36.22% +65.18%

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 658 545 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 19.58% 18.05% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 345 382
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £220 £175 £200
90th Percentile £561 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £390
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 44 36
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.85 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +8.63% -1.92%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.00 £9.80
90th Percentile £21.50 £20.01 £24.38
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £14.48
% change year-on-year +6.07% -3.31% +11.38%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +4 239 £463 +1.37% 64
Bradford -4 9 £419 +39.58% 8
Pudsey +5 2 £525 +31.25%
Wakefield +1 2 £325 - 2
Huddersfield -11 2 £294 -16.07% 2
Halifax - 2 £378 -
Linux
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 117 (39.39%) DevOps
2 106 (35.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 96 (32.32%) Puppet
4 91 (30.64%) Jenkins
5 88 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
6 84 (28.28%) Java
7 81 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 75 (25.25%) Git (software)
9 73 (24.58%) Python
10 70 (23.57%) Windows
10 70 (23.57%) Docker
11 68 (22.90%) Microservices
12 66 (22.22%) MongoDB
13 65 (21.89%) Configuration Management
14 60 (20.20%) JavaScript
15 58 (19.53%) MySQL
16 57 (19.19%) Software Engineering
17 54 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
18 53 (17.85%) Unix
18 53 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
19 52 (17.51%) Bash Shell
20 50 (16.84%) Terraform
21 49 (16.50%) JIRA
22 48 (16.16%) SQL
22 48 (16.16%) Red Hat
23 46 (15.49%) HTTP
23 46 (15.49%) Opscode Chef
24 45 (15.15%) VMware
25 44 (14.81%) Confluence
26 42 (14.14%) Amazon EC2

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 44 (14.81%) Confluence
2 9 (3.03%) nginx
3 7 (2.36%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.36%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.02%) Apache
5 5 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.35%) JBoss
7 3 (1.01%) CloudStack
7 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.01%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.01%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.67%) CICS
8 2 (0.67%) CMS
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Magento
1 2 (0.67%) OpenCart
1 2 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 88 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (14.14%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (11.11%) Slack
4 31 (10.44%) Route 53
5 29 (9.76%) Amazon S3
6 26 (8.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 22 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (5.72%) Amazon ELB
8 17 (5.72%) Serverless
9 14 (4.71%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (4.38%) IaaS
10 13 (4.38%) PaaS
10 13 (4.38%) SaaS
11 12 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (2.69%) Office 365
14 5 (1.68%) GitHub
15 4 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.49%) HTTP
2 37 (12.46%) TCP/IP
3 30 (10.10%) DNS
4 29 (9.76%) Firewall
5 11 (3.70%) DHCP
5 11 (3.70%) ICMP
5 11 (3.70%) SAN
5 11 (3.70%) SSL
5 11 (3.70%) VPN
6 9 (3.03%) FTP
6 9 (3.03%) IPsec
7 6 (2.02%) NAS
8 5 (1.68%) DLNA
8 5 (1.68%) UPnP
8 5 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.35%) SSH
10 3 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.01%) Internet
10 3 (1.01%) Network Security
11 2 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 58 (19.53%) MySQL
3 39 (13.13%) NoSQL
4 30 (10.10%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (6.73%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (6.40%) Relational Database
7 16 (5.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (3.37%) Big Data
10 9 (3.03%) Neo4j
10 9 (3.03%) SQL Server
11 8 (2.69%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.36%) Redis
13 6 (2.02%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.68%) Amazon Aurora
15 4 (1.35%) DB2
16 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
17 2 (0.67%) Apache Hive
17 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
18 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 91 (30.64%) Jenkins
2 75 (25.25%) Git (software)
3 49 (16.50%) JIRA
4 37 (12.46%) Cucumber
5 27 (9.09%) SonarQube
6 26 (8.75%) GitLab
7 19 (6.40%) Selenium
8 14 (4.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (4.04%) Mockito
10 10 (3.37%) Maven
11 9 (3.03%) SoapUI
11 9 (3.03%) Travis CI
12 8 (2.69%) JUnit
12 8 (2.69%) Subversion
13 7 (2.36%) WebDriver
14 6 (2.02%) Gatling
14 6 (2.02%) IntelliJ
15 5 (1.68%) GCC
15 5 (1.68%) GDB
15 5 (1.68%) GoogleTest
General
1 14 (4.71%) Finance
2 9 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.36%) Banking
4 6 (2.02%) Retail
5 5 (1.68%) Electronics
6 2 (0.67%) Games
6 2 (0.67%) Law
6 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (29.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (18.52%) Developer
3 31 (10.44%) Software Engineer
4 28 (9.43%) AWS Engineer
5 27 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
6 22 (7.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 22 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 17 (5.72%) Analyst
7 17 (5.72%) Tester
8 16 (5.39%) Embedded Engineer
8 16 (5.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 15 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (4.71%) Platform Engineer
11 13 (4.38%) Administrator
11 13 (4.38%) Automation Tester
12 12 (4.04%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
14 10 (3.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 9 (3.03%) Developer in Test
16 8 (2.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.80%) REST
2 38 (12.79%) Node.js
3 18 (6.06%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (4.04%) HTML
4 12 (4.04%) JSON
5 11 (3.70%) SOAP
6 10 (3.37%) Spring
7 9 (3.03%) Dropwizard
7 9 (3.03%) JAX-RS
7 9 (3.03%) Middleware
8 7 (2.36%) Kafka
8 7 (2.36%) XML
9 6 (2.02%) .NET
9 6 (2.02%) Chai
9 6 (2.02%) CSS
9 6 (2.02%) J2EE
9 6 (2.02%) Qt
9 6 (2.02%) Web Services
10 5 (1.68%) JNI
10 5 (1.68%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.42%) Public Cloud
2 18 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (4.71%) Private Cloud
4 13 (4.38%) Clustering
4 13 (4.38%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.02%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.68%) MPEG
8 4 (1.35%) CMDB
9 3 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.01%) NHS
9 3 (1.01%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.67%) SCADA
10 2 (0.67%) User Experience
11 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.34%) RIA
11 1 (0.34%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 106 (35.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 70 (23.57%) Windows
3 53 (17.85%) Unix
4 33 (11.11%) CentOS
5 27 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 17 (5.72%) Embedded Linux
7 12 (4.04%) Android
8 9 (3.03%) AIX
8 9 (3.03%) Solaris
9 8 (2.69%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.36%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.35%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.35%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.01%) HPUX
13 2 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.67%) SUSE
13 2 (0.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.67%) zOS
14 1 (0.34%) Debian
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (39.39%) DevOps
2 81 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 68 (22.90%) Microservices
4 65 (21.89%) Configuration Management
5 57 (19.19%) Software Engineering
6 54 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (14.14%) TDD
9 39 (13.13%) BDD
9 39 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (12.12%) Mentoring
11 35 (11.78%) Coaching
12 29 (9.76%) Open Source
13 25 (8.42%) SDLC
14 22 (7.41%) Load Balancing
14 22 (7.41%) Migration
15 19 (6.40%) Non-Functional Testing
16 18 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
17 17 (5.72%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (5.72%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 84 (28.28%) Java
2 73 (24.58%) Python
3 60 (20.20%) JavaScript
4 52 (17.51%) Bash Shell
5 48 (16.16%) SQL
6 31 (10.44%) Perl
7 21 (7.07%) Ruby
8 20 (6.73%) C++
8 20 (6.73%) Shell Script
9 11 (3.70%) C
9 11 (3.70%) C#
9 11 (3.70%) Go
9 11 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.37%) PHP
11 7 (2.36%) Scala
12 4 (1.35%) Groovy
13 2 (0.67%) COBOL
13 2 (0.67%) Haskell
13 2 (0.67%) JCL
13 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (8.75%) SC Cleared
1 26 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.35%) AWS Certification
2 4 (1.35%) CISSP
2 4 (1.35%) Degree
3 3 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.67%) CCNA
4 2 (0.67%) CCNP
4 2 (0.67%) CCSA
4 2 (0.67%) CCSE
4 2 (0.67%) CEH
4 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.67%) MCP
4 2 (0.67%) MCSE
4 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.68%) QA
1 5 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.67%) PMO
3 2 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (23.57%) Docker
2 25 (8.42%) Active Directory
3 23 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.69%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.02%) Xen
7 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.35%) XenServer
8 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.01%) vSphere
9 2 (0.67%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.67%) XenApp
10 1 (0.34%) Firmware
10 1 (0.34%) HDFS
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.34%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.34%) Varnish
10 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 96 (32.32%) Puppet
2 50 (16.84%) Terraform
3 46 (15.49%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (12.12%) Ansible
5 33 (11.11%) Kubernetes
6 22 (7.41%) Grafana
7 18 (6.06%) Packer
7 18 (6.06%) Rancher
8 16 (5.39%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.68%) Salt
10 4 (1.35%) Control-M
10 4 (1.35%) SCCM
11 3 (1.01%) Cobbler
11 3 (1.01%) Graphite
11 3 (1.01%) Kibana
11 3 (1.01%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.67%) ArcSight ESM
12 2 (0.67%) Consul
12 2 (0.67%) Mesos
12 2 (0.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 48 (16.16%) Red Hat
2 45 (15.15%) VMware
3 34 (11.45%) Microsoft
4 23 (7.74%) Oracle
5 14 (4.71%) Black Duck
6 13 (4.38%) Google
6 13 (4.38%) IBM
7 12 (4.04%) Cisco
8 11 (3.70%) Splunk
9 9 (3.03%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.02%) F5
11 5 (1.68%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.68%) HP
12 4 (1.35%) Axway
12 4 (1.35%) Brocade
12 4 (1.35%) IBM Sterling
13 3 (1.01%) Citrix
13 3 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.67%) Adobe
14 2 (0.67%) Micro Focus