Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 2018 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 77 105 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 10.45% 16.72% 16.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.13% 58.01% 61.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 67 122
Sheffield median daily rate £450 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.11% +42.31%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £331
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +45.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 160 181 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 21.71% 28.82% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 93 179
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £445 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% -6.32% +48.44%
10th Percentile £240 £122 £305
90th Percentile £575 £575 £699
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +56.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 2
Sheffield median hourly rate £14.50 £10.41 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.26% -66.68% +150.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.00 £19.33
90th Percentile £35.00 £12.30 £44.58
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.51 £12.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +37.31% -43.32% +91.49%

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 15 July 2018.

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

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Sheffield over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Linux.

1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.06%) Unix
3 26 (33.77%) Git (software)
4 25 (32.47%) Java
5 24 (31.17%) Python
6 23 (29.87%) JIRA
7 20 (25.97%) DevOps
8 19 (24.68%) Jenkins
9 18 (23.38%) Configuration Management
10 17 (22.08%) SMS
10 17 (22.08%) Oracle
10 17 (22.08%) Docker
11 16 (20.78%) Bash Shell
11 16 (20.78%) Confluence
12 15 (19.48%) Windows
13 14 (18.18%) HTTP
13 14 (18.18%) Ansible
13 14 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (16.88%) Open Source
14 13 (16.88%) Puppet
14 13 (16.88%) Web Operations
15 12 (15.58%) Middleware
16 11 (14.29%) Solaris
16 11 (14.29%) MySQL
16 11 (14.29%) Node.js
16 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (14.29%) User Stories
17 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
17 10 (12.99%) GitHub
17 10 (12.99%) GCP

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 16 (20.78%) Confluence
2 7 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 5 (6.49%) Apache
4 4 (5.19%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.30%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.30%) nginx
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.99%) GitHub
2 10 (12.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.19%) Slack
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) npm
6 1 (1.30%) SaaS
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) SMS
2 14 (18.18%) HTTP
3 9 (11.69%) VPN
4 7 (9.09%) Kerberos
5 6 (7.79%) DNS
5 6 (7.79%) SSL
5 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.49%) Firewall
7 3 (3.90%) NAS
7 3 (3.90%) SAN
8 2 (2.60%) BGP
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.60%) Internet
8 2 (2.60%) IPv6
8 2 (2.60%) Junos
8 2 (2.60%) MPLS
8 2 (2.60%) OSPF
8 2 (2.60%) VoIP
9 1 (1.30%) LAN
9 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) MySQL
2 9 (11.69%) Hadoop
3 7 (9.09%) Big Data
4 6 (7.79%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.79%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.60%) BigQuery
6 2 (2.60%) Flink
7 1 (1.30%) Bigtable
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (33.77%) Git (software)
2 23 (29.87%) JIRA
3 19 (24.68%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (10.39%) Bitbucket
5 7 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (7.79%) Subversion
7 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.60%) CircleCI
8 2 (2.60%) Selenium
8 2 (2.60%) Travis CI
9 1 (1.30%) Gatling
9 1 (1.30%) GitLab
9 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.30%) Maven
9 1 (1.30%) Mocha
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.30%) Protractor
9 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.30%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.30%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Consultant
2 13 (16.88%) Developer
3 7 (9.09%) Architect
4 6 (7.79%) Cloud Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Technical Architect
5 4 (5.19%) Azure Consultant
5 4 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Administrator
6 3 (3.90%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) LDAP Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (3.90%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Web Developer
6 3 (3.90%) WebOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) Middleware
2 11 (14.29%) Node.js
3 8 (10.39%) LDAP
3 8 (10.39%) Web Services
4 7 (9.09%) CSS
4 7 (9.09%) HTML
4 7 (9.09%) SAML
5 6 (7.79%) REST
6 5 (6.49%) Play Framework
7 4 (5.19%) React
8 3 (3.90%) jQuery
9 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.60%) Handlebars
9 2 (2.60%) JSON
9 2 (2.60%) VXML
9 2 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (2.60%) XML
10 1 (1.30%) Chai
10 1 (1.30%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (1.30%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Replication
3 5 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) IBM XIV
5 2 (2.60%) IVR
5 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) iSeries
6 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Unix
2 15 (19.48%) Windows
3 11 (14.29%) Solaris
4 9 (11.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.49%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.30%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) SUSE
7 1 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.97%) DevOps
3 18 (23.38%) Configuration Management
4 13 (16.88%) Open Source
4 13 (16.88%) Web Operations
5 11 (14.29%) User Stories
6 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
7 8 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.39%) Identity Management
7 8 (10.39%) Kanban
7 8 (10.39%) Metadata Management
7 8 (10.39%) Scrum
7 8 (10.39%) Use Case
8 7 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
8 7 (9.09%) PLM
8 7 (9.09%) Web Development
9 6 (7.79%) Coaching
9 6 (7.79%) Microservices
9 6 (7.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.79%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) Java
2 24 (31.17%) Python
3 16 (20.78%) Bash Shell
4 10 (12.99%) Shell Script
5 8 (10.39%) SQL
6 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.09%) Ruby
7 5 (6.49%) Perl
8 4 (5.19%) C++
8 4 (5.19%) Scala
9 3 (3.90%) PHP
10 2 (2.60%) C
10 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.30%) ES6
11 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
1 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.30%) MCP
3 1 (1.30%) MCSE
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) GCP
2 1 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) KVM
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.60%) Xen
3 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.30%) NFS
3 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.30%) SRDF
3 1 (1.30%) Varnish
3 1 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) Ansible
2 13 (16.88%) Puppet
3 10 (12.99%) Terraform
4 7 (9.09%) Kubernetes
4 7 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (7.79%) BladeLogic
6 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.60%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.60%) Opsview
7 2 (2.60%) Salt
8 1 (1.30%) Grafana
8 1 (1.30%) Kibana
8 1 (1.30%) SCCM
8 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.30%) vRealize
8 1 (1.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) Oracle
2 9 (11.69%) SaltStack
3 7 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 7 (9.09%) ForgeRock
3 7 (9.09%) Sun
4 6 (7.79%) HP
4 6 (7.79%) IBM
5 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco
6 4 (5.19%) Google
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
6 4 (5.19%) VMware
7 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.60%) Centrify
8 2 (2.60%) Genesys
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) Veritas
9 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.30%) EMC
9 1 (1.30%) Symantec