The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 10 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 36 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.42% 14.06% 3.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.58% 41.38% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 1
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£425 £363 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +141.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
Linux
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
62 87 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 28.44% 33.98% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 53 22
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £177 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Sheffield region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 14 (40.00%) UNIX
2 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 13 (37.14%) Java
3 12 (34.29%) Red Hat
4 10 (28.57%) Perl
5 8 (22.86%) Oracle
5 8 (22.86%) DB2
5 8 (22.86%) Solaris
5 8 (22.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
5 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 7 (20.00%) Data Guard
6 7 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (20.00%) Apache
6 7 (20.00%) Tomcat
6 7 (20.00%) MySQL
6 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
7 6 (17.14%) Windows
7 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 6 (17.14%) iSeries
7 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
7 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (17.14%) Hudson
8 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (14.29%) Magnolia
8 5 (14.29%) Jackrabbit

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.86%) WebSphere
2 7 (20.00%) Apache
2 7 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (14.29%) Magnolia
4 5 (14.29%) CMS
5 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.86%) IIS
6 1 (2.86%) Tuxedo
6 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (5.71%) VLAN
2 2 (5.71%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (5.71%) LDAP
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) DB2
2 7 (20.00%) MySQL
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (14.29%) Jackrabbit
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (8.57%) DataStage
6 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
1 6 (17.14%) Hudson
2 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Administrator
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 7 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (20.00%) DBA
3 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 1 (2.86%) Linux Support
6 1 (2.86%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (8.57%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) iSeries
3 4 (11.43%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) UNIX
2 8 (22.86%) Solaris
2 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (17.14%) Windows
4 4 (11.43%) AIX
4 4 (11.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (5.71%) ITIL
3 1 (2.86%) RAD
3 1 (2.86%) EAI
3 1 (2.86%) ETL
3 1 (2.86%) Project Management
3 1 (2.86%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.86%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.86%) Basel II
1 1 (2.86%) COREP
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) Xen
4 2 (5.71%) qmail
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.71%) Control-M
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Red Hat
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) JBoss
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) NetApp
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) VMware
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