Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 63 67 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 10.08% 11.61% 14.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 44.97% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 60 120
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% - +48.15%
10th Percentile £324 £349 £358
90th Percentile £542 £645 £600
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -15.00% - +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate £17.51 - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.51 - -

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 144 149 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 23.04% 25.82% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 167
Sheffield median daily rate £413 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -15.00% +48.15%
10th Percentile £269 £102 £320
90th Percentile £538 £617 £638
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £475
% change year-on-year -5.88% -10.53% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
Sheffield median hourly rate £13.00 £12.13 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -55.91% +89.66%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.41 £15.70
90th Percentile £35.33 £16.04 £47.50
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -44.44% +50.00%

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 19 September 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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (41.27%) JIRA
2 23 (36.51%) Git (software)
2 23 (36.51%) Jenkins
2 23 (36.51%) Java
3 22 (34.92%) DevOps
4 21 (33.33%) Unix
4 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (26.98%) Oracle
6 16 (25.40%) Python
7 15 (23.81%) Docker
8 14 (22.22%) Confluence
8 14 (22.22%) Shell Script
9 13 (20.63%) Middleware
9 13 (20.63%) Ansible
9 13 (20.63%) Bash Shell
9 13 (20.63%) Puppet
9 13 (20.63%) GitHub
10 12 (19.05%) SMS
10 12 (19.05%) Terraform
11 11 (17.46%) Configuration Management
11 11 (17.46%) SaltStack
12 10 (15.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (15.87%) GCP
12 10 (15.87%) Windows
12 10 (15.87%) Solaris
13 9 (14.29%) HTTP
13 9 (14.29%) SQL
13 9 (14.29%) VPN
13 9 (14.29%) Hadoop
14 8 (12.70%) Test Automation

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 14 (22.22%) Confluence
2 7 (11.11%) Apache Spark
3 5 (7.94%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (6.35%) Apache
5 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.59%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.59%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) GitHub
2 10 (15.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.17%) Slack
7 1 (1.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.59%) npm
7 1 (1.59%) SaaS
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) SMS
2 9 (14.29%) HTTP
2 9 (14.29%) VPN
3 7 (11.11%) Kerberos
4 6 (9.52%) DNS
5 4 (6.35%) Firewall
6 3 (4.76%) NAS
6 3 (4.76%) SAN
7 2 (3.17%) BGP
7 2 (3.17%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.17%) IPv6
7 2 (3.17%) Junos
7 2 (3.17%) MPLS
7 2 (3.17%) OSPF
7 2 (3.17%) VoIP
8 1 (1.59%) Internet
8 1 (1.59%) LAN
8 1 (1.59%) SSL
8 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 8 (12.70%) MySQL
3 7 (11.11%) Big Data
3 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.17%) BigQuery
6 2 (3.17%) Flink
6 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.59%) Bigtable
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (41.27%) JIRA
2 23 (36.51%) Git (software)
2 23 (36.51%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (12.70%) Bitbucket
4 7 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (7.94%) Selenium
6 4 (6.35%) Maven
6 4 (6.35%) Sinon.JS
6 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.76%) CircleCI
7 3 (4.76%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.17%) GitLab
8 2 (3.17%) JUnit
8 2 (3.17%) Subversion
9 1 (1.59%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.59%) Mocha
9 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Law
3 1 (1.59%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Developer
2 11 (17.46%) Consultant
3 7 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Cloud Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) LDAP Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Administrator
7 2 (3.17%) Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.17%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Java Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.17%) JavaScript Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Middleware Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Tester
7 2 (3.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) Middleware
2 8 (12.70%) LDAP
3 7 (11.11%) SAML
4 6 (9.52%) XML
5 5 (7.94%) JSON
5 5 (7.94%) REST
6 4 (6.35%) Node.js
6 4 (6.35%) XSLT
7 3 (4.76%) Chai
7 3 (4.76%) Jest
8 2 (3.17%) CSS
8 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.17%) HTML
8 2 (3.17%) jQuery
8 2 (3.17%) VXML
8 2 (3.17%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.59%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.59%) LAMP
9 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (11.11%) Replication
2 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.17%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.17%) iSeries
4 2 (3.17%) IVR
5 1 (1.59%) LPAR
5 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Unix
2 10 (15.87%) Solaris
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 6 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) DevOps
2 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.46%) Configuration Management
4 8 (12.70%) Deployment Automation
4 8 (12.70%) Identity Management
4 8 (12.70%) Kanban
4 8 (12.70%) Metadata Management
4 8 (12.70%) Scrum
4 8 (12.70%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.11%) PLM
5 7 (11.11%) TDD
6 6 (9.52%) Use Case
7 5 (7.94%) BDD
8 4 (6.35%) Analytics
8 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) Java
2 16 (25.40%) Python
3 14 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 13 (20.63%) Bash Shell
5 9 (14.29%) SQL
6 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.35%) C++
7 4 (6.35%) ES6
7 4 (6.35%) Perl
7 4 (6.35%) XPath
8 2 (3.17%) C
8 2 (3.17%) PHP
8 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.17%) Ruby
9 1 (1.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) MCP
3 1 (1.59%) MCSE
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) GCP
2 1 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Docker
2 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) KVM
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.17%) Xen
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) NFS
3 1 (1.59%) SRDF
3 1 (1.59%) Varnish
3 1 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) Ansible
1 13 (20.63%) Puppet
2 12 (19.05%) Terraform
3 8 (12.70%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (11.11%) Kubernetes
5 4 (6.35%) BladeLogic
5 4 (6.35%) Salt
6 3 (4.76%) Kibana
7 2 (3.17%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.59%) Grafana
8 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.59%) SCCM
8 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.59%) vRealize
8 1 (1.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Oracle
2 11 (17.46%) SaltStack
3 7 (11.11%) ForgeRock
3 7 (11.11%) Sun
4 6 (9.52%) IBM
5 5 (7.94%) Atlassian
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco
6 4 (6.35%) Google
6 4 (6.35%) HP
6 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.35%) VMware
7 2 (3.17%) Centrify
7 2 (3.17%) Genesys
7 2 (3.17%) Juniper
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.17%) NetApp
7 2 (3.17%) Veritas
8 1 (1.59%) Ariba
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix
8 1 (1.59%) EMC