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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.40% 12.06% 11.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.21% 38.10% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
63 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.16% 31.66% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 21
Average daily rate £275 £280 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +39.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.98 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.39% -44.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 21 (51.22%) SQL
2 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (48.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (46.34%) Java
4 18 (43.90%) Windows
5 14 (34.15%) ITIL
5 14 (34.15%) Puppet
6 13 (31.71%) CouchDB
6 13 (31.71%) JBoss
7 12 (29.27%) Oracle
7 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
7 12 (29.27%) IIS
7 12 (29.27%) SharePoint
7 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
7 12 (29.27%) NoSQL
7 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
8 11 (26.83%) Kafka
8 11 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (26.83%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (26.83%) MongoDB
9 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
9 10 (24.39%) Splunk
9 10 (24.39%) UNIX
9 10 (24.39%) CentOS
9 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
9 10 (24.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (21.95%) Firewall
10 9 (21.95%) Migration
10 9 (21.95%) .NET

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 13 (31.71%) JBoss
2 12 (29.27%) IIS
2 12 (29.27%) SharePoint
3 9 (21.95%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (12.20%) Apache
5 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
6 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
8 1 (2.44%) CICS
8 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
8 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) IaaS
2 1 (2.44%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Firewall
2 4 (9.76%) HTTP
3 2 (4.88%) AMQP
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) CouchDB
2 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (29.27%) NoSQL
3 11 (26.83%) MongoDB
4 10 (24.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (14.63%) Couchbase
6 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.88%) MySQL
8 1 (2.44%) DataStage
8 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
2 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
4 1 (2.44%) MSI
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
4 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.44%) Toad
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Migration Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Build Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Test Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) PHP Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) UNIX Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Principal Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) Kafka
1 11 (26.83%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (21.95%) .NET
3 7 (17.07%) Web Services
4 5 (12.20%) XML
5 4 (9.76%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (9.76%) Spring MVC
5 4 (9.76%) Spring
6 2 (4.88%) J2EE
6 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (2.44%) HTML
7 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.07%) Private Cloud
3 4 (9.76%) Online Games
4 3 (7.32%) Clustering
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) iSeries
6 1 (2.44%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 18 (43.90%) Windows
3 10 (24.39%) UNIX
3 10 (24.39%) CentOS
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.76%) Solaris
6 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.95%) Migration
2 9 (21.95%) DevOps
3 8 (19.51%) Microservices
4 7 (17.07%) Data Management
5 6 (14.63%) SDLC
5 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.76%) ATDD
6 4 (9.76%) BDD
6 4 (9.76%) MVC
6 4 (9.76%) TDD
7 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (4.88%) SOA
8 2 (4.88%) CRM
8 2 (4.88%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (4.88%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) SQL
2 19 (46.34%) Java
3 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
4 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.20%) VB
6 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.32%) Perl
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) Python
8 1 (2.44%) Jython
8 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) vCloud
3 1 (2.44%) Squid
3 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (34.15%) Puppet
2 11 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (21.95%) Salt
3 9 (21.95%) Graphite
4 5 (12.20%) Foglight
5 1 (2.44%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.44%) SCOM
5 1 (2.44%) Control-M
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (29.27%) Oracle
2 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
3 10 (24.39%) Splunk
4 6 (14.63%) NetApp
4 6 (14.63%) EMC
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco
5 5 (12.20%) New Relic
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) VMware
7 1 (2.44%) Lotus
7 1 (2.44%) Sun
7 1 (2.44%) Sybase
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