Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 345 483 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.93% 8.88% 9.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.35% 42.11% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 369 434
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £339 £309 £286
90th Percentile £638 £565 £537
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +36.03% +4.62%
10th Percentile £18.20 £42.13 £7.19
90th Percentile £45.00 £49.38 £40.00
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 855 1147 1373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 19.66% 21.08% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 729 757
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £130 £206 £164
90th Percentile £540 £550 £515
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 79 173
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.48 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.22% +15.84% -5.30%
10th Percentile £9.92 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £22.05 £25.50 £24.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor 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 19 November 2017. 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 -3 241 £475 +11.76% 41
South Yorkshire +4 97 £535 +7.00% 14
North Yorkshire -6 6 £500 +25.00% 5
Humberside -1 1 £415 -7.78%
East Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 139 (40.29%) Python
2 131 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (36.52%) Git (software)
4 114 (33.04%) DevOps
5 97 (28.12%) Java
6 93 (26.96%) Puppet
7 91 (26.38%) Jenkins
8 89 (25.80%) Configuration Management
9 86 (24.93%) Unix
10 85 (24.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 81 (23.48%) Continuous Integration
12 80 (23.19%) Ruby
13 78 (22.61%) Bash Shell
14 73 (21.16%) Open Source
15 62 (17.97%) JIRA
15 62 (17.97%) Windows
15 62 (17.97%) Docker
16 60 (17.39%) Red Hat
17 56 (16.23%) JavaScript
17 56 (16.23%) Microservices
18 54 (15.65%) Confluence
19 53 (15.36%) Opscode Chef
20 51 (14.78%) Test Automation
21 50 (14.49%) Ansible
21 50 (14.49%) Mentoring
22 48 (13.91%) Software Engineering
23 47 (13.62%) Shell Script
24 46 (13.33%) MySQL
24 46 (13.33%) MongoDB
25 45 (13.04%) CSS

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 54 (15.65%) Confluence
2 22 (6.38%) OpenStack
3 20 (5.80%) nginx
4 19 (5.51%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.61%) SAS
6 7 (2.03%) Apache
7 6 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.87%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.87%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.87%) Tuxedo
10 3 (0.87%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.58%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Process Server
12 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Primavera
1 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (9.28%) Slack
3 21 (6.09%) GitHub
4 16 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.16%) Heroku
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.58%) IaaS
9 2 (0.58%) Office 365
9 2 (0.58%) PaaS
9 2 (0.58%) SaaS
10 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.29%) G Suite
10 1 (0.29%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (12.75%) HTTP
2 24 (6.96%) Firewall
3 21 (6.09%) WAN
4 19 (5.51%) SAN
4 19 (5.51%) VPN
5 18 (5.22%) LAN
6 15 (4.35%) DNS
7 11 (3.19%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.61%) SSH
9 6 (1.74%) NAS
10 5 (1.45%) SMS
10 5 (1.45%) SSL
11 4 (1.16%) Internet
12 3 (0.87%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.87%) LDAP
12 3 (0.87%) Wireless
12 3 (0.87%) WLAN
13 2 (0.58%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 46 (13.33%) MySQL
2 30 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 28 (8.12%) NoSQL
4 25 (7.25%) Hadoop
5 24 (6.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 24 (6.96%) Big Data
6 23 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 20 (5.80%) Apache Hive
8 19 (5.51%) Sqoop
9 17 (4.93%) HBase
9 17 (4.93%) Impala
10 11 (3.19%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.61%) DB2
12 7 (2.03%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 4 (1.16%) DataStage
13 4 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.16%) Redis
14 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 126 (36.52%) Git (software)
2 91 (26.38%) Jenkins
3 62 (17.97%) JIRA
4 31 (8.99%) JUnit
5 17 (4.93%) Cucumber
5 17 (4.93%) Subversion
6 16 (4.64%) Jasmine
6 16 (4.64%) SonarQube
7 10 (2.90%) IntelliJ
8 8 (2.32%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.74%) Chocolatey
9 6 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.16%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.16%) Maven
10 4 (1.16%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.87%) GoCD
11 3 (0.87%) JMeter
11 3 (0.87%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.87%) RSpec
11 3 (0.87%) Xcode
General
1 38 (11.01%) Finance
2 23 (6.67%) Banking
3 14 (4.06%) Marketing
4 10 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.32%) Electronics
5 8 (2.32%) Games
5 8 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.16%) Retail
8 3 (0.87%) Publishing
9 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.58%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (25.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 82 (23.77%) Developer
3 49 (14.20%) Linux Engineer
4 35 (10.14%) Administrator
5 31 (8.99%) Java Developer
6 28 (8.12%) Scala Developer
7 27 (7.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 25 (7.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 22 (6.38%) Consultant
10 20 (5.80%) Architect
10 20 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
10 20 (5.80%) Software Engineer
11 16 (4.64%) Senior DevOps
12 15 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
13 12 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.19%) Java Engineer
14 11 (3.19%) Java Software Engineer
14 11 (3.19%) PHP Developer
15 10 (2.90%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.04%) CSS
2 40 (11.59%) Node.js
3 38 (11.01%) HTML
3 38 (11.01%) JSON
4 36 (10.43%) REST
5 32 (9.28%) Play Framework
6 24 (6.96%) RESTful
7 22 (6.38%) Spring
8 21 (6.09%) Kafka
9 18 (5.22%) HTML5
10 17 (4.93%) CSS3
10 17 (4.93%) Spark Streaming
11 16 (4.64%) Django
11 16 (4.64%) Ruby on Rails
12 15 (4.35%) Ajax
12 15 (4.35%) Guice
12 15 (4.35%) Sensu
13 14 (4.06%) XML
14 13 (3.77%) Spring MVC
14 13 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.25%) Clustering
2 14 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.32%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.16%) User Experience
8 3 (0.87%) iPad
8 3 (0.87%) iPhone
8 3 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.87%) Replication
9 2 (0.58%) DataPower
9 2 (0.58%) PKI
9 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.29%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.29%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 86 (24.93%) Unix
2 85 (24.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 62 (17.97%) Windows
4 24 (6.96%) CentOS
5 21 (6.09%) Mac OS X
6 18 (5.22%) Windows Server
7 15 (4.35%) AIX
7 15 (4.35%) Solaris
8 9 (2.61%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.45%) HPUX
10 5 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.16%) Android
11 4 (1.16%) Debian
11 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.87%) Fedora
12 3 (0.87%) SUSE
12 3 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.87%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (33.04%) DevOps
3 89 (25.80%) Configuration Management
4 81 (23.48%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (21.16%) Open Source
6 56 (16.23%) Microservices
7 51 (14.78%) Test Automation
8 50 (14.49%) Mentoring
9 48 (13.91%) Software Engineering
10 44 (12.75%) TDD
11 43 (12.46%) Continuous Delivery
12 37 (10.72%) Scrum
13 31 (8.99%) Coaching
14 26 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (7.54%) Responsive Web Design
14 26 (7.54%) Web Development
15 25 (7.25%) Analytics
15 25 (7.25%) Web Design
16 24 (6.96%) SFIA
17 22 (6.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 139 (40.29%) Python
2 97 (28.12%) Java
3 80 (23.19%) Ruby
4 78 (22.61%) Bash Shell
5 56 (16.23%) JavaScript
6 47 (13.62%) Shell Script
7 38 (11.01%) Scala
8 37 (10.72%) SQL
9 36 (10.43%) PHP
10 32 (9.28%) Perl
11 16 (4.64%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.48%) C#
13 7 (2.03%) C++
14 6 (1.74%) Go
15 4 (1.16%) C
15 4 (1.16%) Elixir
15 4 (1.16%) Erlang
16 3 (0.87%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.87%) ES6
16 3 (0.87%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.45%) CCNP
5 5 (1.45%) CISSP
6 4 (1.16%) CISM
6 4 (1.16%) Degree
6 4 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.87%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.58%) CCDP
8 2 (0.58%) CEH
8 2 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.58%) CRISC
8 2 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.58%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.19%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) GDPR
2 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.58%) GCP
3 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 62 (17.97%) Docker
2 17 (4.93%) Apache Flume
3 14 (4.06%) vSphere
4 11 (3.19%) Active Directory
4 11 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (3.19%) Xen
5 10 (2.90%) VMware NSX
6 7 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.74%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.45%) KVM
9 4 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (0.87%) XenServer
11 2 (0.58%) HDFS
11 2 (0.58%) iptables
11 2 (0.58%) RHEV
11 2 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.29%) RACF
12 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 93 (26.96%) Puppet
2 53 (15.36%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (14.49%) Ansible
4 20 (5.80%) Terraform
5 19 (5.51%) Prometheus
6 16 (4.64%) Kubernetes
7 10 (2.90%) Graphite
7 10 (2.90%) Nagios
8 7 (2.03%) Opsview
8 7 (2.03%) Tivoli
9 6 (1.74%) Cobbler
9 6 (1.74%) Grafana
9 6 (1.74%) Rancher
9 6 (1.74%) Salt
10 4 (1.16%) Juju
10 4 (1.16%) Packer
11 3 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.87%) Icinga
11 3 (0.87%) Kibana
11 3 (0.87%) logstash
Vendors
1 60 (17.39%) Red Hat
2 38 (11.01%) Oracle
3 34 (9.86%) VMware
4 25 (7.25%) Splunk
5 19 (5.51%) IBM
6 18 (5.22%) Microsoft
7 16 (4.64%) Google
8 15 (4.35%) HP
9 13 (3.77%) Cisco
10 10 (2.90%) Sybase
11 8 (2.32%) SAP
12 7 (2.03%) EMC
13 6 (1.74%) F5
14 5 (1.45%) Juniper
14 5 (1.45%) McAfee
14 5 (1.45%) New Relic
14 5 (1.45%) Veritas
15 4 (1.16%) CyberArk
15 4 (1.16%) MuleSoft
15 4 (1.16%) SaltStack