Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 12 November 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 6 10
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 77 97 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 9.02% 12.09% 10.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.53% 53.01% 51.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 90 107
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £535 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.56% +7.00% +22.32%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £340
90th Percentile £575 £638 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £462 £438
% change year-on-year -8.06% +5.66% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £24.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year +73.47% -47.03% +36.03%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 190 183 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 22.25% 22.82% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 115 164
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -8.11% +22.52%
10th Percentile £250 £248 £258
90th Percentile £530 £615 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 30
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -38.82% +70.00%
10th Percentile £9.90 £10.46 £11.85
90th Percentile £58.00 £18.80 £47.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.15 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +13.20% -13.79% +16.00%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in South Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in South Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in South Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in South Yorkshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -4 61 £425 -20.56% 29
Barnsley - 3 £425 - 2
Doncaster -9 2 £375 -6.25% 8
Linux
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 40 (51.95%) DevOps
2 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (40.26%) Java
3 31 (40.26%) Windows
4 26 (33.77%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (31.17%) Unix
5 24 (31.17%) VMware
6 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 21 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 20 (25.97%) NetApp
9 19 (24.68%) SQL
9 19 (24.68%) Docker
9 19 (24.68%) Puppet
9 19 (24.68%) Git (software)
10 18 (23.38%) Bash Shell
10 18 (23.38%) EMC
11 17 (22.08%) Cisco
11 17 (22.08%) Google
11 17 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (22.08%) Ansible
12 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (20.78%) Oracle
13 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
13 14 (18.18%) SAN
14 13 (16.88%) IBM
14 13 (16.88%) REST
14 13 (16.88%) NAS
14 13 (16.88%) Test Automation
15 12 (15.58%) JIRA
15 12 (15.58%) Hadoop

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 11 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 9 (11.69%) Tomcat
3 8 (10.39%) Apache ServiceMix
4 6 (7.79%) nginx
4 6 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (6.49%) Apache
5 5 (6.49%) Jetty
6 4 (5.19%) Confluence
6 4 (5.19%) IIS
6 4 (5.19%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.77%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.39%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (9.09%) IaaS
3 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.09%) PaaS
4 6 (7.79%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (6.49%) GitHub
6 4 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (5.19%) Google App Engine
7 3 (3.90%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.30%) npm
8 1 (1.30%) SaaS
8 1 (1.30%) Serverless
8 1 (1.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.18%) SAN
2 13 (16.88%) NAS
3 9 (11.69%) DNS
3 9 (11.69%) HTTP
4 7 (9.09%) SSL
5 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.19%) DHCP
6 4 (5.19%) FCoE
6 4 (5.19%) FTP
6 4 (5.19%) IPsec
6 4 (5.19%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.19%) LAN
6 4 (5.19%) VSAN
6 4 (5.19%) WAN
7 3 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.60%) Firewall
8 2 (2.60%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.60%) SMS
8 2 (2.60%) WebEx
9 1 (1.30%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) Hadoop
2 9 (11.69%) MongoDB
3 8 (10.39%) Big Data
4 7 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.90%) MySQL
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 19 (24.68%) Git (software)
3 12 (15.58%) JIRA
4 7 (9.09%) Travis CI
5 6 (7.79%) Maven
5 6 (7.79%) Selenium
6 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.19%) JUnit
8 3 (3.90%) CircleCI
8 3 (3.90%) GitLab
8 3 (3.90%) Sinon.JS
8 3 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.60%) Subversion
10 1 (1.30%) Ant
10 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.30%) Mocha
10 1 (1.30%) Mockito
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Developer
1 15 (19.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) Java Developer
3 6 (7.79%) Architect
3 6 (7.79%) NAS Engineer
3 6 (7.79%) NetBackup Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Consultant
4 5 (6.49%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (3.90%) Linux Developer
6 3 (3.90%) NetApp Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) WebOps Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Automation Tester
7 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (2.60%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) REST
2 10 (12.99%) Middleware
3 9 (11.69%) ActiveMQ
3 9 (11.69%) Apache CXF
3 9 (11.69%) HTML
3 9 (11.69%) XML
4 8 (10.39%) Apache Camel
4 8 (10.39%) JMS
4 8 (10.39%) Web Services
5 6 (7.79%) CSS
5 6 (7.79%) J2EE
5 6 (7.79%) Node.js
5 6 (7.79%) XSLT
6 5 (6.49%) .NET
7 4 (5.19%) Flash
7 4 (5.19%) JSON
7 4 (5.19%) Servlets
8 3 (3.90%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.60%) SAML
9 2 (2.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Mainframe
2 11 (14.29%) iSeries
3 5 (6.49%) Cloud Native
4 4 (5.19%) Clustering
5 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.60%) Replication
6 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.30%) LPAR
7 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) STB
Operating Systems
1 31 (40.26%) Windows
2 24 (31.17%) Unix
3 9 (11.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.09%) Solaris
5 3 (3.90%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.30%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) Android
7 1 (1.30%) Android TV
7 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.30%) SUSE
7 1 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.95%) DevOps
2 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 13 (16.88%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.99%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (11.69%) Migration
8 7 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (9.09%) Web Operations
9 6 (7.79%) Build Automation
9 6 (7.79%) Open Source
9 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.79%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.49%) API Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (5.19%) Converged Infrastructure
11 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.19%) Microservices
11 4 (5.19%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.26%) Java
2 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 19 (24.68%) SQL
4 18 (23.38%) Bash Shell
5 12 (15.58%) Python
6 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
6 10 (12.99%) Shell Script
7 8 (10.39%) Java 8
8 6 (7.79%) Ruby
9 3 (3.90%) ES6
9 3 (3.90%) Perl
9 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.90%) XPath
10 2 (2.60%) C
10 2 (2.60%) PHP
10 2 (2.60%) Scala
11 1 (1.30%) C++
11 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.30%) Groovy
11 1 (1.30%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 19 (24.68%) Docker
2 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.69%) Xen
4 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
5 4 (5.19%) NFS
5 4 (5.19%) SRDF
5 4 (5.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.30%) KVM
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) Puppet
2 17 (22.08%) Ansible
3 11 (14.29%) Terraform
4 8 (10.39%) NetBackup
5 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (6.49%) Salt
7 4 (5.19%) SCCM
8 3 (3.90%) Kibana
9 1 (1.30%) Grafana
9 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (1.30%) vRealize
9 1 (1.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 24 (31.17%) VMware
2 20 (25.97%) NetApp
3 18 (23.38%) EMC
4 17 (22.08%) Cisco
4 17 (22.08%) Google
5 16 (20.78%) Oracle
6 13 (16.88%) IBM
7 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.79%) Veritas
9 5 (6.49%) SaltStack
10 3 (3.90%) MuleSoft
11 2 (2.60%) Centrify
11 2 (2.60%) ForgeRock
11 2 (2.60%) Sun
12 1 (1.30%) Ariba
12 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
12 1 (1.30%) F5
12 1 (1.30%) SAP
12 1 (1.30%) Splunk