Period
to 23 September 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 23 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 67 85 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 7.69% 11.61% 11.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.41% 45.70% 49.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 69 112
South Yorkshire median daily rate £419 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% - +53.85%
10th Percentile £313 £335 £363
90th Percentile £525 £645 £600
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.51 - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £39.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -53.21% -7.69% +24.26%

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 184 186 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 21.13% 25.41% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 98 179
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% +63.93%
10th Percentile £241 £140 £273
90th Percentile £525 £615 £638
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 25
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.13 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.34% -46.11% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.53 £8.79 £12.40
90th Percentile £62.75 £14.80 £47.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.07 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +12.54% -13.79% +13.73%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -2 56 £425 -15.00% 21
Barnsley - 5 £375 - 2
Doncaster -4 2 £350 -12.50% 10
Linux
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 26 (38.81%) Unix
2 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
2 24 (35.82%) DevOps
3 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (32.84%) JIRA
5 21 (31.34%) Java
6 19 (28.36%) Git (software)
7 18 (26.87%) Oracle
8 15 (22.39%) Docker
9 14 (20.90%) Puppet
9 14 (20.90%) SMS
9 14 (20.90%) Shell Script
9 14 (20.90%) Terraform
10 13 (19.40%) Middleware
10 13 (19.40%) Python
10 13 (19.40%) GitHub
10 13 (19.40%) SaltStack
11 12 (17.91%) Ansible
11 12 (17.91%) Bash Shell
11 12 (17.91%) Confluence
11 12 (17.91%) Windows
12 11 (16.42%) Solaris
13 10 (14.93%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (14.93%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (13.43%) Hadoop
14 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
14 9 (13.43%) VPN
15 8 (11.94%) LDAP
15 8 (11.94%) HTTP

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 12 (17.91%) Confluence
2 7 (10.45%) Apache Spark
3 5 (7.46%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.46%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.97%) Apache
5 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.49%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.49%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.40%) GitHub
2 10 (14.93%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (7.46%) Amazon S3
4 5 (7.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.49%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) npm
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) SMS
2 9 (13.43%) VPN
3 8 (11.94%) HTTP
4 7 (10.45%) Kerberos
5 6 (8.96%) DNS
6 4 (5.97%) Firewall
7 3 (4.48%) NAS
7 3 (4.48%) SAN
8 2 (2.99%) BGP
8 2 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.99%) IPv6
8 2 (2.99%) Junos
8 2 (2.99%) MPLS
8 2 (2.99%) OSPF
8 2 (2.99%) VoIP
9 1 (1.49%) Internet
9 1 (1.49%) LAN
9 1 (1.49%) Multicast
9 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) Hadoop
2 7 (10.45%) Big Data
3 6 (8.96%) MySQL
4 5 (7.46%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.99%) BigQuery
6 2 (2.99%) Flink
6 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.49%) Bigtable
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (35.82%) Jenkins
2 22 (32.84%) JIRA
3 19 (28.36%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (11.94%) Bitbucket
5 7 (10.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (7.46%) CircleCI
6 5 (7.46%) Selenium
6 5 (7.46%) Travis CI
7 4 (5.97%) Maven
7 4 (5.97%) Sinon.JS
7 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.99%) GitLab
8 2 (2.99%) JUnit
9 1 (1.49%) Gatling
9 1 (1.49%) Mocha
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.49%) Protractor
9 1 (1.49%) Subversion
9 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Law
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Consultant
3 8 (11.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Cloud Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Middleware Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Cloud Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) LDAP Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) Middleware
2 8 (11.94%) LDAP
3 7 (10.45%) SAML
4 6 (8.96%) XML
5 5 (7.46%) JSON
6 4 (5.97%) XSLT
7 3 (4.48%) Chai
7 3 (4.48%) Jest
7 3 (4.48%) REST
8 2 (2.99%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.99%) LAMP
8 2 (2.99%) VXML
8 2 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.49%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.49%) jQuery
9 1 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (1.49%) Node.js
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (1.49%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Replication
3 6 (8.96%) iSeries
4 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.97%) Cloud Native
5 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.99%) IVR
7 1 (1.49%) LPAR
7 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.81%) Unix
2 12 (17.91%) Windows
3 11 (16.42%) Solaris
4 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.48%) SUSE
5 3 (4.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.49%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) DevOps
2 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.94%) Deployment Automation
4 8 (11.94%) Identity Management
4 8 (11.94%) Kanban
4 8 (11.94%) Metadata Management
4 8 (11.94%) Scrum
4 8 (11.94%) Test Automation
5 7 (10.45%) PLM
6 6 (8.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (7.46%) TDD
8 4 (5.97%) Analytics
8 4 (5.97%) API Testing
8 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.97%) Separation of Concerns
8 4 (5.97%) Use Case
8 4 (5.97%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) Java
2 14 (20.90%) Shell Script
3 13 (19.40%) Python
4 12 (17.91%) Bash Shell
5 8 (11.94%) SQL
6 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.97%) C++
7 4 (5.97%) ES6
7 4 (5.97%) XPath
8 3 (4.48%) Perl
8 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.99%) C
9 2 (2.99%) PHP
9 2 (2.99%) Ruby
10 1 (1.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) CBAP
3 2 (2.99%) ISEB
4 1 (1.49%) MCP
4 1 (1.49%) MCSE
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Docker
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) KVM
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) Xen
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) NFS
3 1 (1.49%) SRDF
3 1 (1.49%) Varnish
3 1 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) Puppet
1 14 (20.90%) Terraform
2 12 (17.91%) Ansible
3 10 (14.93%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (10.45%) Kubernetes
5 6 (8.96%) Salt
6 3 (4.48%) Kibana
7 2 (2.99%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.99%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.99%) Control-M
8 1 (1.49%) Grafana
8 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.49%) SCCM
8 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.49%) vRealize
8 1 (1.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Oracle
2 13 (19.40%) SaltStack
3 7 (10.45%) ForgeRock
3 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.45%) Sun
4 6 (8.96%) IBM
5 5 (7.46%) VMware
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco
6 4 (5.97%) Google
7 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.99%) Centrify
8 2 (2.99%) Genesys
8 2 (2.99%) HP
8 2 (2.99%) Juniper
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.99%) NetApp
8 2 (2.99%) Veritas
9 1 (1.49%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.49%) Citrix
9 1 (1.49%) EMC