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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 7 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 57 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 14.07% 5.65% 6.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.97% 59.09% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 9 13
Average daily rate £450 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £290 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
124 22 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 30.62% 9.57% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 10 32
Average daily rate £420 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £490 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £13.11 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.36% -9.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 45 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (38.05%) DevOps
3 40 (35.40%) Java
3 40 (35.40%) Windows
4 38 (33.63%) Unix
5 36 (31.86%) Jenkins
6 34 (30.09%) Puppet
6 34 (30.09%) Configuration Management
7 30 (26.55%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (22.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (21.24%) Red Hat
9 24 (21.24%) Perl
9 24 (21.24%) HTTP
10 22 (19.47%) Apache
10 22 (19.47%) Ruby
11 21 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (18.58%) Tomcat
12 20 (17.70%) Finance
13 19 (16.81%) VMware
13 19 (16.81%) WebSphere
14 17 (15.04%) Git (software)
14 17 (15.04%) Mac OS X
14 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
15 16 (14.16%) HP
15 16 (14.16%) nginx
15 16 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (14.16%) Bash Shell
15 16 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (13.27%) TCP/IP
17 14 (12.39%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 22 (19.47%) Apache
2 21 (18.58%) Tomcat
3 19 (16.81%) WebSphere
4 16 (14.16%) nginx
5 12 (10.62%) IIS
5 12 (10.62%) Jetty
6 9 (7.96%) Confluence
6 9 (7.96%) Node.js
7 8 (7.08%) JBoss
8 7 (6.19%) WebLogic
9 5 (4.42%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (3.54%) SAS
11 2 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.88%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.85%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (7.96%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (7.08%) Google App Engine
4 8 (7.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.54%) IaaS
5 4 (3.54%) PaaS
5 4 (3.54%) SaaS
6 3 (2.65%) Heroku
7 2 (1.77%) GitHub
7 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.24%) HTTP
2 15 (13.27%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.39%) DNS
4 12 (10.62%) SNMP
5 10 (8.85%) DHCP
5 10 (8.85%) IPsec
6 9 (7.96%) FTP
6 9 (7.96%) SSL
7 8 (7.08%) Firewall
8 7 (6.19%) Network Security
9 5 (4.42%) NAS
9 5 (4.42%) SAN
10 4 (3.54%) LDAP
11 3 (2.65%) IMAP
11 3 (2.65%) SMTP
11 3 (2.65%) VPN
12 2 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.77%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (1.77%) POP3
12 2 (1.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.39%) MongoDB
2 10 (8.85%) MySQL
2 10 (8.85%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.54%) Neo4j
5 4 (3.54%) QlikView
6 3 (2.65%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.77%) Big Data
7 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.77%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.88%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 36 (31.86%) Jenkins
2 17 (15.04%) Git (software)
3 14 (12.39%) Cucumber
3 14 (12.39%) JIRA
3 14 (12.39%) Selenium
4 12 (10.62%) Maven
5 10 (8.85%) JMeter
6 9 (7.96%) HP UFT
6 9 (7.96%) LoadRunner
6 9 (7.96%) Subversion
7 5 (4.42%) Mockito
8 4 (3.54%) JUnit
8 4 (3.54%) Metasploit
8 4 (3.54%) MSI
8 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.65%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.65%) GitLab
10 2 (1.77%) RSpec
10 2 (1.77%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (17.70%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Banking
3 2 (1.77%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Military
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (23.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (15.04%) Administrator
3 15 (13.27%) Developer
4 11 (9.73%) Consultant
4 11 (9.73%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (9.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 9 (7.96%) Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) Test Leader
6 8 (7.08%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.31%) DevOps Consultant
8 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) Unix Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) WebSphere Administrator
9 5 (4.42%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
10 4 (3.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.54%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) HTML
2 12 (10.62%) .NET
2 12 (10.62%) J2EE
3 11 (9.73%) CSS
4 9 (7.96%) HTML5
4 9 (7.96%) LAMP
4 9 (7.96%) Servlets
5 8 (7.08%) CSS3
5 8 (7.08%) REST
6 7 (6.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (5.31%) jQuery
7 6 (5.31%) Middleware
8 5 (4.42%) IBM Integration Bus
8 5 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (4.42%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (3.54%) Dojo
9 4 (3.54%) Drools
9 4 (3.54%) JAX-RS
9 4 (3.54%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (3.54%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Clustering
1 9 (7.96%) PKI
2 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.42%) iSeries
4 3 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.77%) Telematics
6 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.40%) Windows
2 38 (33.63%) Unix
3 25 (22.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (15.04%) Mac OS X
5 8 (7.08%) CentOS
6 7 (6.19%) Solaris
7 5 (4.42%) SUSE
7 5 (4.42%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.54%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.65%) Debian
10 2 (1.77%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.88%) AIX
11 1 (0.88%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.88%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (38.05%) DevOps
3 34 (30.09%) Configuration Management
4 21 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.50%) Open Source
6 12 (10.62%) Test Automation
7 11 (9.73%) Unit Testing
8 10 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (7.96%) Automated Testing
9 9 (7.96%) BDD
9 9 (7.96%) ITIL
9 9 (7.96%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (7.96%) TDD
9 9 (7.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (7.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (7.08%) Functional Testing
10 8 (7.08%) Microservices
10 8 (7.08%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (6.19%) OO
12 6 (5.31%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.40%) Java
2 24 (21.24%) Perl
3 22 (19.47%) Ruby
4 16 (14.16%) Bash Shell
5 14 (12.39%) Python
6 13 (11.50%) JavaScript
7 12 (10.62%) PowerShell
8 11 (9.73%) SQL
9 7 (6.19%) PHP
10 4 (3.54%) Korn
11 3 (2.65%) Go
11 3 (2.65%) Scala
12 2 (1.77%) C++
12 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.88%) C
13 1 (0.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) Degree
4 2 (1.77%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (11.50%) Docker
3 11 (9.73%) Xen
4 5 (4.42%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (4.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (4.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.77%) Ceph
6 2 (1.77%) GlusterFS
6 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.77%) KVM
6 2 (1.77%) Varnish
7 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.88%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.88%) NFS
7 1 (0.88%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (30.09%) Puppet
2 30 (26.55%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (10.62%) Ansible
4 7 (6.19%) Graphite
5 6 (5.31%) logstash
6 5 (4.42%) Nagios
7 3 (2.65%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.65%) Nessus
7 3 (2.65%) Nmap
7 3 (2.65%) Opsview
7 3 (2.65%) Salt
7 3 (2.65%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (1.77%) Cacti
8 2 (1.77%) Grafana
8 2 (1.77%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.77%) Kibana
8 2 (1.77%) Uchiwa
9 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.88%) SCCM
9 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (21.24%) Red Hat
2 19 (16.81%) VMware
3 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.16%) HP
5 11 (9.73%) Oracle
6 8 (7.08%) Google
7 5 (4.42%) EMC
7 5 (4.42%) IBM
7 5 (4.42%) Veritas
8 4 (3.54%) Pega
8 4 (3.54%) Splunk
9 3 (2.65%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.77%) Dell
10 2 (1.77%) New Relic
11 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco
11 1 (0.88%) F5
11 1 (0.88%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.88%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds
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