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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 5 4 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14  
Contract jobs citing Linux 83 92 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 17.97% 17.13% 6.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.84% 56.79% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 72 16
Median daily rate £450 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 128 162 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 27.71% 30.17% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 114 38
Median daily rate £425 £390 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +56.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £288 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.98% +90.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.65 £19.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +3 80 £450 +5.88% 5
Barnsley -3 2 - - 1
Doncaster - 2 - - 1
Linux
Yorkshire

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 86 (55.48%) Java
2 79 (50.97%) Unix
3 77 (49.68%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (49.03%) Git (software)
5 66 (42.58%) DevOps
6 59 (38.06%) Python
7 58 (37.42%) Ruby
8 56 (36.13%) CSS
9 53 (34.19%) TDD
10 51 (32.90%) Configuration Management
10 51 (32.90%) Mac OS X
11 47 (30.32%) Web Development
12 46 (29.68%) JavaScript
13 43 (27.74%) HTTP
13 43 (27.74%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (27.10%) HTML
15 40 (25.81%) Mentoring
16 36 (23.23%) Relational Database
16 36 (23.23%) Web Services
16 36 (23.23%) Puppet
17 33 (21.29%) Continuous Delivery
18 32 (20.65%) Line Management
19 27 (17.42%) Docker
20 25 (16.13%) Jenkins
21 24 (15.48%) User Experience
21 24 (15.48%) Bash Shell
21 24 (15.48%) Red Hat
22 23 (14.84%) Finance
22 23 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
22 23 (14.84%) GitHub

Linux
Top Related 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 8 (5.16%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.87%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.23%) nginx
3 5 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.58%) Confluence
5 3 (1.94%) Apache
5 3 (1.94%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (1.94%) Jetty
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.29%) Alfresco
6 2 (1.29%) CICS
6 2 (1.29%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.65%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.84%) GitHub
2 18 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.65%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 43 (27.74%) HTTP
2 21 (13.55%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.39%) SSL
4 8 (5.16%) NAS
4 8 (5.16%) SAN
5 5 (3.23%) DNS
5 5 (3.23%) Firewall
6 4 (2.58%) LDAP
7 1 (0.65%) DHCP
7 1 (0.65%) FCoE
7 1 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.65%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.65%) LAN
7 1 (0.65%) Multicast
7 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.23%) Relational Database
2 21 (13.55%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (7.74%) MongoDB
4 11 (7.10%) Redis
5 9 (5.81%) MySQL
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.58%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.29%) Big Data
8 2 (1.29%) DB2
8 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.29%) HBase
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 76 (49.03%) Git (software)
2 25 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.81%) Subversion
4 6 (3.87%) Bitbucket
4 6 (3.87%) JIRA
5 5 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.58%) git-flow
6 4 (2.58%) GoCD
6 4 (2.58%) Maven
6 4 (2.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.94%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.94%) Gradle
7 3 (1.94%) Hudson
7 3 (1.94%) Mockito
7 3 (1.94%) Spock
8 2 (1.29%) Ant
8 2 (1.29%) EasyMock
8 2 (1.29%) GitLab
8 2 (1.29%) jMock
8 2 (1.29%) Selenium
General
1 23 (14.84%) Finance
2 10 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (1.94%) Electronics
3 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.94%) Marketing
3 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (45.16%) Developer
2 47 (30.32%) Java Developer
3 36 (23.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (12.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (7.74%) Administrator
6 10 (6.45%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 10 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (5.16%) HTML Developer
8 7 (4.52%) Unix Administrator
9 6 (3.87%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.23%) Lead Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) Platform Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) Analyst
11 4 (2.58%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) DBA
11 4 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.58%) Linux Specialist
11 4 (2.58%) Oracle DBA
11 4 (2.58%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (36.13%) CSS
2 42 (27.10%) HTML
3 36 (23.23%) Web Services
4 18 (11.61%) REST
5 10 (6.45%) Node.js
6 7 (4.52%) Middleware
7 6 (3.87%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (3.87%) SOAP
8 5 (3.23%) Spring
9 4 (2.58%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.58%) JSON
9 4 (2.58%) XML
10 3 (1.94%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (1.94%) Apache Camel
10 3 (1.94%) Apache CXF
10 3 (1.94%) J2EE
10 3 (1.94%) RESTful
10 3 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (1.29%) Velocity
11 2 (1.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.48%) User Experience
2 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.52%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.87%) Replication
4 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.58%) Symmetrix
5 3 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.94%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.65%) iSeries
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 79 (50.97%) Unix
2 51 (32.90%) Mac OS X
3 18 (11.61%) Solaris
4 16 (10.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (10.32%) SUSE
4 16 (10.32%) Windows
5 12 (7.74%) AIX
6 11 (7.10%) CoreOS
7 6 (3.87%) CentOS
7 6 (3.87%) RancherOS
8 4 (2.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.58%) VMS
9 3 (1.94%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.29%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (49.68%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (42.58%) DevOps
3 53 (34.19%) TDD
4 51 (32.90%) Configuration Management
5 47 (30.32%) Web Development
6 43 (27.74%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (25.81%) Mentoring
8 33 (21.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 32 (20.65%) Line Management
10 22 (14.19%) BDD
11 21 (13.55%) Web Design
12 20 (12.90%) Front End Development
12 20 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
12 20 (12.90%) Visualisation
13 16 (10.32%) Automated Testing
14 14 (9.03%) Rapid Prototyping
15 13 (8.39%) Open Source
15 13 (8.39%) Prototyping
16 9 (5.81%) Security Hardening
17 5 (3.23%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 86 (55.48%) Java
2 59 (38.06%) Python
3 58 (37.42%) Ruby
4 46 (29.68%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.48%) Bash Shell
6 19 (12.26%) SQL
7 9 (5.81%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.16%) Go
9 6 (3.87%) Perl
10 3 (1.94%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.94%) Scala
11 2 (1.29%) Clojure
11 2 (1.29%) Groovy
11 2 (1.29%) PHP
11 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.65%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.65%) ES6
12 1 (0.65%) Jython
12 1 (0.65%) Korn
12 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.52%) BC Cleared
2 7 (4.52%) Degree
2 7 (4.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.29%) OCP
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.65%) MCSE
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) FATCA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 27 (17.42%) Docker
2 11 (7.10%) etcd
2 11 (7.10%) flannel
3 7 (4.52%) GlusterFS
3 7 (4.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (3.87%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.23%) NFS
5 5 (3.23%) SRDF
5 5 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (2.58%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.29%) Ceph
8 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.65%) HDFS
8 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.65%) KVM
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.65%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (23.23%) Puppet
2 23 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (14.19%) Ansible
4 18 (11.61%) Kubernetes
5 13 (8.39%) Salt
6 11 (7.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 11 (7.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (4.52%) logstash
8 6 (3.87%) Consul
8 6 (3.87%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (3.87%) Marathon
8 6 (3.87%) Mesos
8 6 (3.87%) Rancher
9 5 (3.23%) Kibana
9 5 (3.23%) rkt
10 4 (2.58%) Cobbler
10 4 (2.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 3 (1.94%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (1.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (15.48%) Red Hat
2 13 (8.39%) VMware
3 12 (7.74%) Oracle
4 10 (6.45%) IBM
5 8 (5.16%) EMC
6 7 (4.52%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.52%) Veritas
7 5 (3.23%) NetApp
8 4 (2.58%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.58%) HP
8 4 (2.58%) Splunk
8 4 (2.58%) Sun
9 3 (1.94%) Intel
9 3 (1.94%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.94%) SAP
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix
10 1 (0.65%) Solace
10 1 (0.65%) Sybase
10 1 (0.65%) TIBCO