Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 16 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 121 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.64% 10.35% 11.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.68% 43.53% 50.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 83 91
Median daily rate £575 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +23.53% -10.53%
10th Percentile £391 £400 £325
90th Percentile £740 £550 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £488 £425
% change year-on-year +2.56% +14.71% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.29 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -40.57% +7.14% -11.39%

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 82 278 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 20.25% 23.78% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 173 160
Median daily rate £425 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% -2.94%
10th Percentile £311 £135 £230
90th Percentile £738 £550 £562
Yorkshire median daily rate £419 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -14.33% +40.02%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £18.35 £31.25 £62.67
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +25.00%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in South Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in South Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Linux in South Yorkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in South Yorkshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in South Yorkshire.

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 6 July 2020. 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 34 £575 +9.52% 16
Linux
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 (74.29%) Git (software)
2 25 (71.43%) Kubernetes
3 24 (68.57%) Jenkins
3 24 (68.57%) Ansible
4 23 (65.71%) Puppet
5 21 (60.00%) Terraform
5 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (57.14%) Azure
6 20 (57.14%) AWS
6 20 (57.14%) Configuration Management
7 19 (54.29%) Python
7 19 (54.29%) CircleCI
7 19 (54.29%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (54.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (54.29%) Salt
8 18 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (48.57%) Google
9 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
9 17 (48.57%) TCP/IP
9 17 (48.57%) GCP
10 16 (45.71%) DevOps
10 16 (45.71%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (45.71%) Task Automation
10 16 (45.71%) Infrastructure Automation
10 16 (45.71%) HTTP
10 16 (45.71%) Open Source
11 10 (28.57%) Web Operations
12 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 7 (20.00%) Finance
13 6 (17.14%) Technical Debt

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 3 (8.57%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 20 (57.14%) AWS
1 20 (57.14%) Azure
2 17 (48.57%) GCP
3 3 (8.57%) GitHub
4 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (48.57%) TCP/IP
2 16 (45.71%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) BGP
3 1 (2.86%) IPv6
3 1 (2.86%) Junos
3 1 (2.86%) MPLS
3 1 (2.86%) OSPF
3 1 (2.86%) RSVP
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) VXLAN
Development Applications
1 26 (74.29%) Git (software)
2 24 (68.57%) Jenkins
3 19 (54.29%) CircleCI
4 3 (8.57%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) AppScan
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Web Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) C++ Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Web Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) WebOps Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Head of DevOps
4 2 (5.71%) Head of Digital
4 2 (5.71%) Head of Operations
4 2 (5.71%) Head of Technical Operations
4 2 (5.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.86%) Jinja
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
1 1 (2.86%) Node.js
1 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Unix
2 3 (8.57%) Android
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) Configuration Management
3 19 (54.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 18 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (45.71%) DevOps
5 16 (45.71%) Infrastructure Automation
5 16 (45.71%) Infrastructure Management
5 16 (45.71%) Open Source
5 16 (45.71%) Task Automation
6 10 (28.57%) Web Operations
7 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (17.14%) Technical Debt
9 4 (11.43%) Change Management
10 3 (8.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
12 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Operations
12 1 (2.86%) Identity Access Management
12 1 (2.86%) Matrix Organization
12 1 (2.86%) Network Optimisation
12 1 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) Python
2 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.43%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) C++
4 3 (8.57%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (11.43%) DBS Check
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) JNCIE
3 1 (2.86%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) LXC
Systems Management
1 25 (71.43%) Kubernetes
2 24 (68.57%) Ansible
3 23 (65.71%) Puppet
4 21 (60.00%) Terraform
5 19 (54.29%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (54.29%) Salt
6 1 (2.86%) Grafana
6 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.86%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Google
2 2 (5.71%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.86%) Dell
3 1 (2.86%) EMC
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) Juniper
3 1 (2.86%) Mercator
3 1 (2.86%) NetApp
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.86%) Sun
3 1 (2.86%) Veritas