Period
to 13 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 13 June 2021 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 21 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 92 137 421
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.78% 6.99% 9.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.67% 32.31% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 106 246
10th Percentile £313 £313 £363
25th Percentile £363 £360 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £500 £494
Median % change year-on-year -6.00% +1.27% +16.18%
75th Percentile £538 £575 £550
90th Percentile £563 £700 £594
England median daily rate £500 £500 £503
% change year-on-year - -0.50% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
10th Percentile £13.19 " "
25th Percentile £13.87 £20.77 £16.04
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.29 £16.86
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +32.18% -53.49%
75th Percentile £39.06 £23.80 £46.00
90th Percentile £39.63 " £46.90
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 300 424 1,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.59% 21.64% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 253 584
10th Percentile £130 £163 £155
25th Percentile £300 £308 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £410 £425
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £488 £525 £525
90th Percentile £550 £600 £563
England median daily rate £450 £427 £445
% change year-on-year +5.39% -4.04% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 77 96
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
25th Percentile £12.75 £13.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.34% +14.00% +2.92%
75th Percentile £20.00 £20.75 £18.31
90th Percentile £23.20 £22.75 £23.13
England median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.16
% change year-on-year +1.43% +2.01% -1.97%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Yorkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Yorkshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Linux in Yorkshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 13 June 2021. 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
West Yorkshire -5 65 £487 -2.10% 60
South Yorkshire +5 22 £433 -24.78% 22
North Yorkshire +5 4 £375 -7.69% 8
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 43 (46.74%) Windows
2 30 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 29 (31.52%) Azure
4 26 (28.26%) VMware
4 26 (28.26%) DevOps
5 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (20.65%) AWS
6 19 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (20.65%) Unix
7 16 (17.39%) Python
7 16 (17.39%) Migration
7 16 (17.39%) Windows Server
8 14 (15.22%) Finance
8 14 (15.22%) Hyper-V
9 13 (14.13%) Java
9 13 (14.13%) SQL
9 13 (14.13%) Red Hat
10 12 (13.04%) Ansible
10 12 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (13.04%) PaaS
11 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
12 10 (10.87%) Firewall
12 10 (10.87%) Apache
12 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
12 10 (10.87%) IaaS
12 10 (10.87%) Terraform
13 9 (9.78%) Data Lake
13 9 (9.78%) Docker
13 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
13 9 (9.78%) Shell Script

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (10.87%) Apache
2 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.43%) Drupal
4 4 (4.35%) Confluence
5 3 (3.26%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.26%) IIS
6 2 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (31.52%) Azure
2 19 (20.65%) AWS
3 12 (13.04%) PaaS
4 10 (10.87%) IaaS
5 5 (5.43%) GitHub
5 5 (5.43%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (4.35%) GCP
7 2 (2.17%) Google Workspace
7 2 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 1 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.09%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.09%) SaaS
8 1 (1.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.87%) Firewall
3 8 (8.70%) DNS
4 7 (7.61%) NAS
5 6 (6.52%) LAN
5 6 (6.52%) WAN
6 5 (5.43%) SAN
7 3 (3.26%) DHCP
7 3 (3.26%) DVB
7 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.17%) DLNA
8 2 (2.17%) HTTP
8 2 (2.17%) Internet
8 2 (2.17%) Intranet
8 2 (2.17%) UPnP
9 1 (1.09%) SD-WAN
9 1 (1.09%) VLAN
9 1 (1.09%) VoIP
9 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) Data Lake
1 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) MySQL
3 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.35%) Big Data
4 4 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.26%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.26%) HBase
5 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.26%) Riak
5 3 (3.26%) Spark SQL
6 2 (2.17%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.17%) DB2
6 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.43%) GitLab
3 5 (5.43%) JIRA
4 3 (3.26%) Gradle
4 3 (3.26%) IBM UrbanCode
4 3 (3.26%) Maven
4 3 (3.26%) Mockito
4 3 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.17%) GCC
5 2 (2.17%) GDB
5 2 (2.17%) GoogleTest
5 2 (2.17%) JUnit
6 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Social Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.35%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Electronics
5 2 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Developer
3 9 (9.78%) Architect
3 9 (9.78%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Azure DevOps
6 6 (6.52%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Drupal Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Embedded Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) DBA
9 3 (3.26%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) LAMP
1 6 (6.52%) Web Services
2 3 (3.26%) JSON
2 3 (3.26%) PySpark
2 3 (3.26%) SOAP
2 3 (3.26%) XML
3 2 (2.17%) JNI
3 2 (2.17%) Node.js
3 2 (2.17%) Qt
3 2 (2.17%) React
3 2 (2.17%) RESTful
3 2 (2.17%) Spine.js
3 2 (2.17%) STL
4 1 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.09%) Ajax
4 1 (1.09%) ebXML
4 1 (1.09%) jQuery
4 1 (1.09%) LDAP
4 1 (1.09%) Spring
4 1 (1.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.43%) MPEG
3 3 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.26%) NHS
3 3 (3.26%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.17%) PKI
4 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.09%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.09%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 43 (46.74%) Windows
2 19 (20.65%) Unix
3 16 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.61%) Android
5 7 (7.61%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (4.35%) CentOS
6 4 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.26%) Solaris
7 3 (3.26%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.09%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (1.09%) SUSE
9 1 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) DevOps
2 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.39%) Migration
4 8 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
4 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 8 (8.70%) TDD
5 7 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (7.61%) Mentoring
5 7 (7.61%) Test Automation
6 6 (6.52%) BDD
6 6 (6.52%) Change Management
6 6 (6.52%) Coaching
6 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (6.52%) Server Management
7 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (5.43%) Project Management
7 5 (5.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.39%) Python
2 13 (14.13%) Java
2 13 (14.13%) SQL
3 10 (10.87%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.78%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.61%) C
6 6 (6.52%) C++
6 6 (6.52%) PHP
7 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.26%) Elm
7 3 (3.26%) Embedded C++
7 3 (3.26%) Haskell
7 3 (3.26%) Java 8
7 3 (3.26%) Scala
8 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.09%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) CCIE
4 3 (3.26%) CCNA
4 3 (3.26%) MCSE
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (2.17%) MCP
5 2 (2.17%) MCSA
6 1 (1.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.09%) CCSP
6 1 (1.09%) CISM
6 1 (1.09%) CISSP
6 1 (1.09%) Degree
6 1 (1.09%) ISEB
6 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) HL7
2 2 (2.17%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.17%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 19 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (15.22%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.78%) Docker
4 7 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.52%) Active Directory
6 4 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.26%) HDFS
7 3 (3.26%) NFS
7 3 (3.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (3.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.09%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) Ansible
2 10 (10.87%) Terraform
3 8 (8.70%) Kubernetes
3 8 (8.70%) Puppet
4 4 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.26%) Oozie
5 3 (3.26%) SCCM
5 3 (3.26%) vRealize
5 3 (3.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 3 (3.26%) WSUS
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.17%) SCOM
6 2 (2.17%) SELinux
7 1 (1.09%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.09%) Nagios
7 1 (1.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 26 (28.26%) VMware
3 13 (14.13%) Red Hat
4 8 (8.70%) Oracle
5 5 (5.43%) Veritas
6 4 (4.35%) Cisco
6 4 (4.35%) Google
6 4 (4.35%) NetApp
7 3 (3.26%) Citrix
7 3 (3.26%) McAfee
8 2 (2.17%) Apple
8 2 (2.17%) Brio
8 2 (2.17%) IBM
8 2 (2.17%) Juniper
8 2 (2.17%) Nokia
8 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.17%) Splunk
9 1 (1.09%) Databricks
9 1 (1.09%) ForgeRock
9 1 (1.09%) Palo Alto