Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 86 111 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 12.61% 11.48% 11.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.21% 60.99% 61.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 97 82
Sheffield median daily rate £535 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £281
90th Percentile £644 £575 £525
South Yorkshire median daily rate £535 £500 £405
% change year-on-year +7.00% +23.46% +24.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - £50.00 -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £7.19
% change year-on-year -10.00% +595.41% -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 153 182 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 22.43% 18.82% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 135 94
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% +29.03%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £122
90th Percentile £626 £575 £518
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £378
% change year-on-year -5.56% +19.21% +20.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 19
Sheffield median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +40.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £9.62 £12.10 £9.85
90th Percentile £21.40 £35.13 £17.35
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% +32.00% -10.71%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Sheffield

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Sheffield

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Sheffield over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Sheffield

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Linux.

1 44 (51.16%) Unix
1 44 (51.16%) Python
2 34 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (30.23%) Git (software)
4 23 (26.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (26.74%) Bash Shell
4 23 (26.74%) DevOps
5 22 (25.58%) Mentoring
5 22 (25.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 21 (24.42%) Puppet
6 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
7 20 (23.26%) Java
7 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (22.09%) Finance
9 17 (19.77%) Perl
9 17 (19.77%) Shell Script
9 17 (19.77%) Jenkins
10 16 (18.60%) Configuration Management
10 16 (18.60%) Mac OS X
10 16 (18.60%) Windows
10 16 (18.60%) TDD
11 15 (17.44%) JavaScript
11 15 (17.44%) Docker
11 15 (17.44%) Ruby
12 14 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (16.28%) Oracle
12 14 (16.28%) SAN
12 14 (16.28%) Banking
13 12 (13.95%) HTTP
13 12 (13.95%) Software Engineering

Linux
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.63%) Confluence
2 8 (9.30%) nginx
3 4 (4.65%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.30%) Slack
3 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.16%) G Suite
6 1 (1.16%) GitHub
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) SAN
2 12 (13.95%) HTTP
3 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.14%) NAS
5 4 (4.65%) Firewall
6 3 (3.49%) DNS
6 3 (3.49%) Internet
6 3 (3.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.16%) SMS
7 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) DB2
3 8 (9.30%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.98%) MySQL
6 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (4.65%) DataStage
7 4 (4.65%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.49%) Power BI
9 1 (1.16%) Big Data
9 1 (1.16%) QlikView
9 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (30.23%) Git (software)
2 17 (19.77%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.63%) JIRA
4 8 (9.30%) SonarQube
5 3 (3.49%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.49%) JUnit
6 1 (1.16%) GoCD
6 1 (1.16%) Maven
6 1 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 14 (16.28%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.49%) Electronics
5 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.49%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Consultant
2 13 (15.12%) Administrator
2 13 (15.12%) Developer
3 12 (13.95%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (10.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (8.14%) Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Architect
7 7 (8.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (8.14%) Unix Administrator
8 6 (6.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.98%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Lead DevOps
9 5 (5.81%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Linux Consultant
10 4 (4.65%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) CSS
2 10 (11.63%) HTML
3 8 (9.30%) Node.js
4 7 (8.14%) RESTful
5 6 (6.98%) React
6 4 (4.65%) Play Framework
6 4 (4.65%) REST
6 4 (4.65%) Web Services
7 3 (3.49%) Regular Expression
8 2 (2.33%) Middleware
9 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.16%) CSS3
9 1 (1.16%) Dojo
9 1 (1.16%) Drools
9 1 (1.16%) HTML5
9 1 (1.16%) jQuery
9 1 (1.16%) LAMP
9 1 (1.16%) Lucene
9 1 (1.16%) Memcached
9 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Clustering
2 9 (10.47%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.49%) Replication
7 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.33%) User Experience
8 1 (1.16%) iSeries
8 1 (1.16%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.16%) Unix
2 23 (26.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (18.60%) Mac OS X
3 16 (18.60%) Windows
4 7 (8.14%) Solaris
4 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.65%) AIX
5 4 (4.65%) SUSE
6 3 (3.49%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.16%) CentOS
8 1 (1.16%) Debian
8 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.74%) DevOps
3 22 (25.58%) Continuous Delivery
3 22 (25.58%) Mentoring
4 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (18.60%) Configuration Management
5 16 (18.60%) TDD
6 12 (13.95%) Open Source
6 12 (13.95%) Software Engineering
7 11 (12.79%) Coaching
7 11 (12.79%) Microservices
7 11 (12.79%) Web Development
8 10 (11.63%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (10.47%) Waterfall
10 8 (9.30%) High Availability
10 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
10 8 (9.30%) Static Code Analysis
11 7 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (8.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 44 (51.16%) Python
2 23 (26.74%) Bash Shell
3 20 (23.26%) Java
4 17 (19.77%) Perl
4 17 (19.77%) Shell Script
5 15 (17.44%) JavaScript
5 15 (17.44%) Ruby
6 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.98%) SQL
8 4 (4.65%) Scala
9 2 (2.33%) PHP
10 1 (1.16%) Korn
10 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) CEH
3 2 (2.33%) CISM
3 2 (2.33%) CISSP
3 2 (2.33%) CRISC
3 2 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) GCP
2 3 (3.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (17.44%) Docker
2 6 (6.98%) VMware NSX
2 6 (6.98%) Xen
3 4 (4.65%) KVM
3 4 (4.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.33%) RHEV
5 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (24.42%) Puppet
2 14 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.14%) Ansible
4 4 (4.65%) Juju
4 4 (4.65%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (3.49%) Nessus
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.16%) Rancher
7 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.16%) Terraform
7 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle
3 10 (11.63%) Sybase
4 8 (9.30%) EMC
4 8 (9.30%) IBM
4 8 (9.30%) VMware
5 6 (6.98%) HP
6 4 (4.65%) Veritas
7 3 (3.49%) Cisco
7 3 (3.49%) SAP
8 2 (2.33%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.33%) Symantec
8 2 (2.33%) Varonis
9 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.16%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.16%) Google
9 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.16%) NetApp
9 1 (1.16%) Pega
9 1 (1.16%) Splunk