Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 439 346 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.90% 8.20% 10.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.51% 41.49% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 231 461
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +22.86%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £569 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -7.69% +11.92%
10th Percentile £17.60 £35.50 £42.05
90th Percentile £47.00 £41.90 £42.45
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%

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 924 834 1,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.74% 19.76% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 469 920
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £160 £240
90th Percentile £539 £538 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 67 63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.78 £12.50 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.24% -13.67% +15.84%
10th Percentile £10.63 £9.34 £9.60
90th Percentile £43.25 £22.05 £42.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.86% +5.15% -

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 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
West Yorkshire +2 306 £430 -4.44% 94
South Yorkshire -2 102 £425 -15.00% 29
North Yorkshire +17 20 £350 +40.28% 21
East Yorkshire +1 1 £300 -7.69% 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 161 (36.67%) Java
2 142 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (31.66%) Puppet
4 129 (29.38%) Git (software)
5 128 (29.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 116 (26.42%) Docker
7 113 (25.74%) DevOps
8 111 (25.28%) Jenkins
9 110 (25.06%) Python
10 95 (21.64%) Unix
11 94 (21.41%) Red Hat
12 93 (21.18%) Windows
13 81 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
14 79 (18.00%) JavaScript
15 75 (17.08%) Test Automation
16 70 (15.95%) Open Source
16 70 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (15.95%) Configuration Management
17 62 (14.12%) Oracle
18 60 (13.67%) MySQL
18 60 (13.67%) Bash Shell
18 60 (13.67%) Ansible
19 59 (13.44%) Microservices
20 55 (12.53%) Terraform
21 54 (12.30%) TDD
21 54 (12.30%) SQL
22 53 (12.07%) VMware
22 53 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
23 52 (11.85%) REST
23 52 (11.85%) HTTP

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 39 (8.88%) Confluence
2 29 (6.61%) Apache
3 27 (6.15%) Tomcat
4 23 (5.24%) nginx
5 20 (4.56%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.73%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.28%) MS Exchange
8 9 (2.05%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.05%) WordPress
9 8 (1.82%) IIS
9 8 (1.82%) Jetty
9 8 (1.82%) Mongrel
10 6 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.91%) JBoss
12 4 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.46%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.46%) CloudStack
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 81 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (9.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (6.38%) Slack
4 20 (4.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (4.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (3.87%) Amazon S3
8 16 (3.64%) GitHub
9 9 (2.05%) Rackspace Cloud
9 9 (2.05%) Serverless
9 9 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.82%) Google App Engine
11 6 (1.37%) Force.com
11 6 (1.37%) Google Analytics
11 6 (1.37%) PaaS
11 6 (1.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (1.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (11.85%) HTTP
2 36 (8.20%) Firewall
3 35 (7.97%) SMS
4 34 (7.74%) TCP/IP
5 26 (5.92%) SSL
6 25 (5.69%) DNS
7 21 (4.78%) SAN
8 14 (3.19%) DHCP
8 14 (3.19%) NAS
8 14 (3.19%) VPN
9 11 (2.51%) IPsec
10 10 (2.28%) FTP
11 8 (1.82%) Internet
11 8 (1.82%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.82%) Network Security
12 5 (1.14%) MPLS
13 4 (0.91%) LAN
13 4 (0.91%) SSH
13 4 (0.91%) VoIP
13 4 (0.91%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.67%) MySQL
2 48 (10.93%) MongoDB
2 48 (10.93%) NoSQL
2 48 (10.93%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (6.38%) Big Data
4 25 (5.69%) Hadoop
5 20 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (4.56%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.87%) SQL Server
7 13 (2.96%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.05%) Apache Hive
8 9 (2.05%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.59%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 129 (29.38%) Git (software)
2 111 (25.28%) Jenkins
3 52 (11.85%) JIRA
4 49 (11.16%) Cucumber
5 33 (7.52%) Selenium
6 25 (5.69%) JUnit
7 18 (4.10%) WebDriver
8 14 (3.19%) Jasmine
9 13 (2.96%) Subversion
9 13 (2.96%) Travis CI
10 12 (2.73%) SonarQube
11 11 (2.51%) IntelliJ
12 10 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (2.05%) Maven
14 8 (1.82%) Artifactory
14 8 (1.82%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.82%) GitLab
14 8 (1.82%) HP UFT
15 7 (1.59%) Gatling
General
1 34 (7.74%) Finance
2 15 (3.42%) Banking
3 8 (1.82%) Marketing
4 6 (1.37%) Games
5 5 (1.14%) Retail
6 4 (0.91%) Electronics
6 4 (0.91%) Local Government
7 3 (0.68%) Back Office
7 3 (0.68%) Law
7 3 (0.68%) Publishing
7 3 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.46%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 90 (20.50%) Developer
2 76 (17.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 46 (10.48%) Linux Engineer
4 29 (6.61%) Software Engineer
5 25 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (5.69%) Java Developer
6 23 (5.24%) Administrator
7 22 (5.01%) Consultant
7 22 (5.01%) Systems Engineer
8 21 (4.78%) Cloud Engineer
8 21 (4.78%) Java Engineer
9 16 (3.64%) Architect
9 16 (3.64%) Test Engineer
10 15 (3.42%) Analyst
11 14 (3.19%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.19%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (2.96%) Platform Engineer
13 12 (2.73%) AWS Engineer
13 12 (2.73%) Python Developer
14 11 (2.51%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.85%) REST
2 42 (9.57%) HTML
3 40 (9.11%) Node.js
4 31 (7.06%) CSS
4 31 (7.06%) Web Services
4 31 (7.06%) XML
5 23 (5.24%) Middleware
6 20 (4.56%) JSON
7 18 (4.10%) Spring
8 17 (3.87%) Kafka
9 16 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
9 16 (3.64%) HTML5
10 15 (3.42%) SOAP
11 14 (3.19%) Servlets
12 13 (2.96%) J2EE
13 12 (2.73%) Play Framework
14 11 (2.51%) .NET
14 11 (2.51%) PySpark
15 10 (2.28%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (2.05%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.87%) Clustering
3 13 (2.96%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.96%) User Experience
4 12 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.51%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.05%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.59%) Replication
9 6 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.37%) iSeries
9 6 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.14%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.91%) CMDB
11 4 (0.91%) STB
12 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.68%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 128 (29.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 95 (21.64%) Unix
3 93 (21.18%) Windows
4 29 (6.61%) Solaris
5 27 (6.15%) Windows Server
6 24 (5.47%) CentOS
7 16 (3.64%) AIX
8 14 (3.19%) Android
9 13 (2.96%) Ubuntu
10 10 (2.28%) HPUX
11 9 (2.05%) SUSE
11 9 (2.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (1.37%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.14%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (25.74%) DevOps
3 75 (17.08%) Test Automation
4 70 (15.95%) Configuration Management
4 70 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (15.95%) Open Source
5 59 (13.44%) Microservices
6 54 (12.30%) TDD
7 50 (11.39%) BDD
8 45 (10.25%) Software Engineering
9 42 (9.57%) Mentoring
10 38 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (8.66%) Scrum
11 37 (8.43%) Deployment Automation
12 29 (6.61%) Coaching
12 29 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 28 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
14 27 (6.15%) API Testing
14 27 (6.15%) User Stories
15 26 (5.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 161 (36.67%) Java
2 110 (25.06%) Python
3 79 (18.00%) JavaScript
4 60 (13.67%) Bash Shell
5 54 (12.30%) SQL
6 42 (9.57%) Shell Script
7 30 (6.83%) PHP
8 29 (6.61%) Perl
9 28 (6.38%) Ruby
10 18 (4.10%) C++
11 16 (3.64%) Scala
12 15 (3.42%) C#
13 13 (2.96%) C
14 12 (2.73%) Groovy
14 12 (2.73%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.59%) Go
15 7 (1.59%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.37%) Apex Code
16 6 (1.37%) Haskell
16 6 (1.37%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 40 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.47%) Degree
4 11 (2.51%) CISSP
5 10 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (2.05%) BC Cleared
7 7 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.37%) CCNA
9 5 (1.14%) CISMP
10 4 (0.91%) CCNP
10 4 (0.91%) CEH
10 4 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.91%) MCSE
10 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.68%) ISEB
12 2 (0.46%) CCA
12 2 (0.46%) CCIP
12 2 (0.46%) CCSA
12 2 (0.46%) CCSP
12 2 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.51%) GCP
2 10 (2.28%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.28%) SLA
3 5 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 116 (26.42%) Docker
2 45 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.56%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.73%) Xen
5 9 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (1.37%) VMware Server
8 5 (1.14%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.14%) vSphere
9 4 (0.91%) KVM
9 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.91%) XenServer
10 3 (0.68%) NFS
10 3 (0.68%) Varnish
11 2 (0.46%) Firmware
11 2 (0.46%) HDFS
11 2 (0.46%) XenApp
11 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 139 (31.66%) Puppet
2 60 (13.67%) Ansible
3 55 (12.53%) Terraform
4 53 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (5.47%) Rancher
6 23 (5.24%) Grafana
7 17 (3.87%) Kubernetes
8 13 (2.96%) Salt
9 11 (2.51%) Kibana
10 8 (1.82%) OpenView
10 8 (1.82%) Packer
10 8 (1.82%) SCCM
11 7 (1.59%) Graylog
11 7 (1.59%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.37%) BladeLogic
12 6 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (1.37%) CSIRT
12 6 (1.37%) Nessus
12 6 (1.37%) Nmap
12 6 (1.37%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 94 (21.41%) Red Hat
2 62 (14.12%) Oracle
3 53 (12.07%) VMware
4 43 (9.79%) Microsoft
5 32 (7.29%) Splunk
6 25 (5.69%) Google
6 25 (5.69%) HP
7 19 (4.33%) IBM
8 18 (4.10%) Cisco
9 14 (3.19%) SaltStack
10 10 (2.28%) CA
10 10 (2.28%) Rackspace
11 8 (1.82%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.82%) Sun
12 7 (1.59%) Brocade
12 7 (1.59%) F5
12 7 (1.59%) ForgeRock
13 6 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.14%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.14%) NetApp