Period
to 19 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 98 127 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 13.07% 17.33% 16.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.82% 69.40% 59.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 87 122
Sheffield median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +38.46%
10th Percentile £373 £338 £313
90th Percentile £630 £575 £566
South Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +32.81%
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 156 183 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 20.80% 24.97% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 122 189
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +38.46%
10th Percentile £313 £296 £256
90th Percentile £600 £575 £715
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Sheffield median hourly rate £16.01 £13.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.12% +23.81% -10.64%
10th Percentile £10.33 £10.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £16.60 £15.75
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +159.26% -11.53% +22.87%

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 April 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 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 44 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.86%) Unix
3 36 (36.73%) Python
4 25 (25.51%) Git (software)
5 23 (23.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (22.45%) Open Source
6 22 (22.45%) Puppet
6 22 (22.45%) Java
7 21 (21.43%) Bash Shell
8 20 (20.41%) DevOps
9 19 (19.39%) Oracle
10 18 (18.37%) Windows
10 18 (18.37%) Ansible
11 17 (17.35%) Mentoring
11 17 (17.35%) Web Operations
12 16 (16.33%) Docker
13 15 (15.31%) Jenkins
13 15 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (15.31%) Ruby
13 15 (15.31%) TCP/IP
14 14 (14.29%) SMS
14 14 (14.29%) Configuration Management
14 14 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (14.29%) Node.js
15 13 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (13.27%) JIRA
15 13 (13.27%) Mac OS X
15 13 (13.27%) HTML
15 13 (13.27%) CSS
15 13 (13.27%) Greenfield Project

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 7 (7.14%) Confluence
2 3 (3.06%) nginx
2 3 (3.06%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.04%) Apache
3 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.02%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.02%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.02%) SAS
4 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.12%) Slack
4 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.04%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.04%) GitHub
5 2 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.31%) TCP/IP
2 14 (14.29%) SMS
3 11 (11.22%) HTTP
3 11 (11.22%) SAN
4 6 (6.12%) SSL
5 5 (5.10%) DNS
6 4 (4.08%) NAS
7 3 (3.06%) Firewall
8 2 (2.04%) BGP
8 2 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.04%) Internet
8 2 (2.04%) IPv6
8 2 (2.04%) Junos
8 2 (2.04%) MPLS
8 2 (2.04%) OSPF
8 2 (2.04%) VoIP
8 2 (2.04%) VPN
9 1 (1.02%) FTP
9 1 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) MySQL
2 10 (10.20%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.16%) DB2
4 7 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.08%) DataStage
6 4 (4.08%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.02%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.02%) Apache Kudu
9 1 (1.02%) Big Data
9 1 (1.02%) Impala
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.02%) QlikView
9 1 (1.02%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 25 (25.51%) Git (software)
2 15 (15.31%) Jenkins
3 13 (13.27%) JIRA
4 5 (5.10%) Subversion
5 4 (4.08%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.04%) CircleCI
6 2 (2.04%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.04%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.02%) Sinon.JS
General
1 9 (9.18%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.02%) Automotive
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (20.41%) Consultant
2 12 (12.24%) Developer
3 11 (11.22%) Architect
3 11 (11.22%) Technical Architect
4 9 (9.18%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Administrator
7 5 (5.10%) Java Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Java Technical Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (5.10%) WebOps Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Azure Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.08%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) Node.js
2 13 (13.27%) CSS
2 13 (13.27%) HTML
3 10 (10.20%) Web Services
4 9 (9.18%) Play Framework
5 8 (8.16%) React
6 7 (7.14%) RESTful
7 5 (5.10%) jQuery
8 4 (4.08%) Regular Expression
8 4 (4.08%) REST
8 4 (4.08%) XML
9 3 (3.06%) CSS3
9 3 (3.06%) HTML5
9 3 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (3.06%) XSLT
10 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.04%) D3.js
10 2 (2.04%) JSON
10 2 (2.04%) Spring Boot
10 2 (2.04%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (13.27%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.10%) Clustering
4 4 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.04%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.04%) iSeries
6 2 (2.04%) IVR
6 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Replication
7 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Unix
2 18 (18.37%) Windows
3 13 (13.27%) Mac OS X
4 11 (11.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.08%) Solaris
6 3 (3.06%) AIX
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.04%) SUSE
7 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.02%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.45%) Open Source
3 20 (20.41%) DevOps
4 17 (17.35%) Mentoring
4 17 (17.35%) Web Operations
5 14 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 14 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (12.24%) TDD
6 12 (12.24%) Web Development
7 11 (11.22%) User Stories
8 10 (10.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (9.18%) Software Engineering
9 9 (9.18%) Test Automation
10 8 (8.16%) Coaching
10 8 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (8.16%) Microservices
11 7 (7.14%) Decision-Making
11 7 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.12%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.73%) Python
2 22 (22.45%) Java
3 21 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 15 (15.31%) Ruby
5 12 (12.24%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.24%) Perl
6 9 (9.18%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.18%) Scala
7 7 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.12%) SQL
9 4 (4.08%) C++
9 4 (4.08%) PHP
10 2 (2.04%) C
11 1 (1.02%) ES6
11 1 (1.02%) Korn
11 1 (1.02%) VBA
11 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.20%) Degree
3 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) CEH
4 2 (2.04%) MCP
5 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.02%) CCNA
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.02%) CISSP
5 1 (1.02%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.02%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) GCP
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (16.33%) Docker
2 4 (4.08%) KVM
2 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.08%) VMware NSX
3 3 (3.06%) Xen
4 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.02%) Varnish
4 1 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (22.45%) Puppet
2 18 (18.37%) Ansible
3 15 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.10%) BladeLogic
5 3 (3.06%) Juju
5 3 (3.06%) Salt
5 3 (3.06%) Terraform
6 2 (2.04%) CFEngine
6 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.04%) Opsview
7 1 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.02%) SCCM
7 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) Oracle
2 9 (9.18%) VMware
3 8 (8.16%) Red Hat
3 8 (8.16%) Sybase
4 7 (7.14%) Delphix
4 7 (7.14%) HP
4 7 (7.14%) IBM
5 5 (5.10%) Atlassian
5 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.08%) Cisco
6 4 (4.08%) NetApp
7 3 (3.06%) EMC
7 3 (3.06%) MuleSoft
7 3 (3.06%) Splunk
8 2 (2.04%) Genesys
8 2 (2.04%) Juniper
8 2 (2.04%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.04%) Veritas
9 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.02%) Symantec