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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 17 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.75% 14.29% 9.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.29% 36.36% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +93.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £420 £167
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
70 88 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 27.78% 39.29% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 29
Average daily rate £250 £300 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +93.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £170 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.89% +22.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £33.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 19 (59.38%) UNIX
2 14 (43.75%) Java
3 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 11 (34.38%) Finance
4 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
5 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (25.00%) Perl
5 8 (25.00%) DB2
6 7 (21.88%) Apache
6 7 (21.88%) Tomcat
6 7 (21.88%) MySQL
6 7 (21.88%) Oracle
6 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
7 6 (18.75%) Hudson
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
8 5 (15.63%) Internet
8 5 (15.63%) CMS
8 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Portal
8 5 (15.63%) iSeries
8 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 5 (15.63%) Jackrabbit
8 5 (15.63%) Magnolia
8 5 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
9 4 (12.50%) Debian

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
2 7 (21.88%) Apache
2 7 (21.88%) Tomcat
3 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (15.63%) Magnolia
3 5 (15.63%) CMS
4 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.25%) JBoss
5 1 (3.13%) Tuxedo
5 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 4 (12.50%) HTTP
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) VPN
3 2 (6.25%) VLAN
3 2 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) DB2
2 7 (21.88%) MySQL
3 5 (15.63%) Jackrabbit
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.25%) CouchDB
5 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.25%) Couchbase
5 2 (6.25%) DataStage
5 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 6 (18.75%) Hudson
2 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Administrator
2 7 (21.88%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Administrator
5 4 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Web Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Linux Support
8 1 (3.13%) IT Support
8 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) Middleware
3 2 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
3 2 (6.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) iSeries
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) UNIX
2 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Debian
3 4 (12.50%) Windows
4 3 (9.38%) AIX
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (6.25%) BDD
2 2 (6.25%) ATDD
2 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.25%) MVC
2 2 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (3.13%) Web Development
3 1 (3.13%) Migration
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL
3 1 (3.13%) EAI
3 1 (3.13%) ETL
3 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.13%) Basel II
1 1 (3.13%) COREP
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Xen
2 2 (6.25%) qmail
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.25%) Control-M
3 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 7 (21.88%) Oracle
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) Symantec
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
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