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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.86% 6.87% 11.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.17% 28.57% 35.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £215 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% +1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £183 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £435 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+9.77% -6.33%
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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
24 56 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 10.81% 24.03% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 34 29
Average daily rate £400 £200 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £110 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -36.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £9.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £26.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 20 (66.67%) UNIX
2 16 (53.33%) Finance
3 14 (46.67%) WebSphere
4 12 (40.00%) Oracle
5 11 (36.67%) Java
6 7 (23.33%) Windows
7 6 (20.00%) HTTP
7 6 (20.00%) DB2
7 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 5 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.67%) Perl
8 5 (16.67%) Solaris
9 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
9 4 (13.33%) SQL
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 4 (13.33%) IIS
9 4 (13.33%) XML
9 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (13.33%) Middleware
9 4 (13.33%) Spring
9 4 (13.33%) TDD
9 4 (13.33%) Banking
9 4 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (13.33%) MVC
9 4 (13.33%) iSeries
9 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 14 (46.67%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (13.33%) IIS
4 3 (10.00%) Apache
5 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.33%) JBoss
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) HTTP
2 3 (10.00%) NAS
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.67%) Multicast
3 2 (6.67%) FCoE
3 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) DB2
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.33%) CouchDB
3 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (13.33%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.33%) HBase
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) DB2 Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) XML
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (13.33%) Middleware
1 4 (13.33%) Spring
1 4 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
1 4 (13.33%) Spring MVC
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) XSLT
3 2 (6.67%) Rendezvous
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) iSeries
3 1 (3.33%) CLARiiON
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) UNIX
2 7 (23.33%) Windows
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Solaris
5 2 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) TDD
1 4 (13.33%) MVC
1 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (13.33%) BDD
1 4 (13.33%) ATDD
1 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Benchmarking
2 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.67%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) Perl
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) Jython
5 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) NFS
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) Xen
1 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.67%) SRDF
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.67%) KVM
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
1 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) EMC
4 3 (10.00%) NetApp
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) Intel
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.67%) DataSynapse
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Sybase
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