The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 7 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 69 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 14.14% 5.54% 7.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.95% 43.18% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 9 22
Average daily rate £450 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £243 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £343 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Linux
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 South Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
157 44 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 32.17% 12.83% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 19 47
Average daily rate £400 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £413 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 16
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +15 57 £450 +38.46% 17
Barnsley +1 4 £353 +65.88% 3
Linux
Yorkshire

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 52 (39.10%) Windows
2 47 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (34.59%) Unix
4 43 (32.33%) DevOps
5 40 (30.08%) Java
6 37 (27.82%) Jenkins
7 36 (27.07%) Puppet
7 36 (27.07%) Configuration Management
8 34 (25.56%) Red Hat
9 33 (24.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (23.31%) Opscode Chef
11 28 (21.05%) Ruby
12 25 (18.80%) Finance
12 25 (18.80%) Perl
13 22 (16.54%) HTTP
13 22 (16.54%) Mac OS X
14 21 (15.79%) HP
14 21 (15.79%) Apache
15 20 (15.04%) Tomcat
16 19 (14.29%) VMware
16 19 (14.29%) Git (software)
17 18 (13.53%) Bash Shell
17 18 (13.53%) PowerShell
18 17 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
18 17 (12.78%) JavaScript
19 16 (12.03%) ITIL
19 16 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (12.03%) MongoDB
20 15 (11.28%) Ansible

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 21 (15.79%) Apache
2 20 (15.04%) Tomcat
3 15 (11.28%) WebSphere
4 14 (10.53%) nginx
5 11 (8.27%) IIS
5 11 (8.27%) JBoss
6 10 (7.52%) Node.js
7 9 (6.77%) Confluence
8 8 (6.02%) Jetty
9 7 (5.26%) WebLogic
10 5 (3.76%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (3.01%) SAS
12 3 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
13 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (1.50%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.75%) CloudStack
14 1 (0.75%) Liferay
14 1 (0.75%) Magnolia
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.01%) Google App Engine
4 4 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.01%) IaaS
4 4 (3.01%) PaaS
4 4 (3.01%) SaaS
5 3 (2.26%) Heroku
5 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.50%) GitHub
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.54%) HTTP
2 12 (9.02%) Firewall
2 12 (9.02%) SNMP
3 11 (8.27%) DNS
3 11 (8.27%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.02%) Network Security
4 8 (6.02%) SAN
5 7 (5.26%) DHCP
5 7 (5.26%) NAS
6 6 (4.51%) IPsec
7 5 (3.76%) FTP
7 5 (3.76%) SSL
8 4 (3.01%) Internet
8 4 (3.01%) LDAP
9 3 (2.26%) IMAP
9 3 (2.26%) SMTP
9 3 (2.26%) VPN
10 2 (1.50%) DMZ
10 2 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.50%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.03%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.77%) MySQL
3 11 (8.27%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.02%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.01%) CouchDB
8 4 (3.01%) Neo4j
8 4 (3.01%) QlikView
9 3 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.50%) Big Data
10 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.50%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.75%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.75%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 37 (27.82%) Jenkins
2 19 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 14 (10.53%) JIRA
3 14 (10.53%) Selenium
4 13 (9.77%) Maven
5 10 (7.52%) JMeter
5 10 (7.52%) Subversion
6 9 (6.77%) HP UFT
6 9 (6.77%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.76%) JUnit
7 5 (3.76%) Mockito
8 4 (3.01%) Metasploit
8 4 (3.01%) MSI
8 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.26%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.26%) GitLab
9 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 25 (18.80%) Finance
2 14 (10.53%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Retail
4 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Military
5 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (20.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (15.79%) Administrator
2 21 (15.79%) Developer
3 13 (9.77%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 11 (8.27%) Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.77%) Consultant
7 9 (6.77%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (6.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Test Leader
8 8 (6.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Unix Administrator
11 5 (3.76%) WebSphere Administrator
11 5 (3.76%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
12 4 (3.01%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.53%) HTML
2 13 (9.77%) .NET
3 12 (9.02%) CSS
4 10 (7.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (6.77%) HTML5
5 9 (6.77%) LAMP
5 9 (6.77%) REST
6 8 (6.02%) CSS3
6 8 (6.02%) J2EE
7 7 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (4.51%) jQuery
8 6 (4.51%) Middleware
8 6 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (3.76%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.76%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (3.76%) Servlets
10 4 (3.01%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.01%) JAX-RS
10 4 (3.01%) Kafka
10 4 (3.01%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.27%) Clustering
3 9 (6.77%) PKI
4 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.76%) iSeries
6 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.26%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.26%) User Experience
7 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.50%) NHS
7 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.50%) Telematics
8 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 52 (39.10%) Windows
2 46 (34.59%) Unix
3 33 (24.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (16.54%) Mac OS X
5 12 (9.02%) Windows Server
6 10 (7.52%) Solaris
7 9 (6.77%) CentOS
7 9 (6.77%) SUSE
8 5 (3.76%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.01%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.26%) Debian
10 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.50%) CoreOS
11 2 (1.50%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.75%) AIX
12 1 (0.75%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.33%) DevOps
3 36 (27.07%) Configuration Management
4 17 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (12.03%) ITIL
6 14 (10.53%) BDD
6 14 (10.53%) TDD
7 12 (9.02%) Test Automation
8 11 (8.27%) Scrum
9 10 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (7.52%) Web Development
10 9 (6.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (6.77%) Microservices
10 9 (6.77%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (6.77%) Open Source
10 9 (6.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (6.02%) Functional Testing
11 8 (6.02%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (5.26%) OO
12 7 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.08%) Java
2 28 (21.05%) Ruby
3 25 (18.80%) Perl
4 18 (13.53%) Bash Shell
4 18 (13.53%) PowerShell
5 17 (12.78%) JavaScript
6 15 (11.28%) Python
6 15 (11.28%) SQL
7 7 (5.26%) PHP
8 4 (3.01%) Korn
8 4 (3.01%) Scala
9 3 (2.26%) Go
9 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.26%) VB
10 2 (1.50%) C#
10 2 (1.50%) C++
10 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.26%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (2.26%) Degree
4 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) QA
2 4 (3.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.53%) Docker
3 9 (6.77%) Xen
4 8 (6.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (6.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
6 4 (3.01%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.01%) KVM
6 4 (3.01%) Varnish
7 2 (1.50%) Ceph
7 2 (1.50%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.50%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.75%) NFS
8 1 (0.75%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (27.07%) Puppet
2 31 (23.31%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (11.28%) Ansible
4 8 (6.02%) Graphite
5 6 (4.51%) logstash
5 6 (4.51%) Nagios
6 4 (3.01%) Salt
6 4 (3.01%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (2.26%) Foglight
7 3 (2.26%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.26%) Nessus
7 3 (2.26%) Nmap
7 3 (2.26%) Opsview
8 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.50%) Cacti
8 2 (1.50%) Grafana
8 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.50%) SCCM
8 2 (1.50%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.50%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 34 (25.56%) Red Hat
2 21 (15.79%) HP
3 19 (14.29%) VMware
4 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
5 13 (9.77%) Oracle
6 11 (8.27%) EMC
7 9 (6.77%) IBM
8 8 (6.02%) Veritas
9 6 (4.51%) New Relic
10 5 (3.76%) Cisco
10 5 (3.76%) NetApp
10 5 (3.76%) Splunk
11 4 (3.01%) Google
11 4 (3.01%) Pega
11 4 (3.01%) TIBCO
12 3 (2.26%) Dell
13 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.75%) F5
13 1 (0.75%) Rackspace
13 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds
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