Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux Administrator
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 77 62
Rank change year-on-year +23 -15 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 9 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.35% 0.10% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.11% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Sheffield median daily rate £444 £330 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.47% -26.67% +45.16%
10th Percentile £356 £330 £386
90th Percentile £538 £330 £505
South Yorkshire median daily rate £444 £330 £425
% change year-on-year +34.47% -22.35% +37.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Sheffield
Contract vacancies in Sheffield with a recognized job title 641 898 721
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 94.23% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 598 511
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £195 £263 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 38
Sheffield median hourly rate £20.30 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.37% +8.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.10 £9.15 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £34.59 £21.18
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.87 £12.75
% change year-on-year +0.87% +16.63% -15.00%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Sheffield

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Administrator in Sheffield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in Sheffield

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in Sheffield over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Administrator in Sheffield

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
3 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
4 4 (44.44%) Banking
4 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
4 4 (44.44%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) Perl
5 3 (33.33%) EMC
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (33.33%) NAS
6 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (22.22%) Analytics
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (22.22%) RHEV
6 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (22.22%) Puppet
6 2 (22.22%) High Availability
6 2 (22.22%) Change Control
6 2 (22.22%) Regular Expression
6 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Solaris
6 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) SUSE
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Analytics
1 2 (22.22%) Change Control
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Kanban
1 2 (22.22%) Programme Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
1 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Business Development
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
2 1 (11.11%) Server Building
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Python
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GCP
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) RHEV
1 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Sybase