Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +17
Contract jobs citing Linux 108 127 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 12.59% 11.48% 13.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.75% 57.47% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 94 111
South Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £450 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +43.85%
10th Percentile £375 £327 £300
90th Percentile £638 £575 £543
Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +78.57% +51.35%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +51.79% -20.00%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 187 221 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 21.79% 19.98% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 144 168
South Yorkshire median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% - +30.77%
10th Percentile £320 £258 £221
90th Percentile £608 £575 £545
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +16.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 36
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -6.98%
10th Percentile £10.36 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £23.75 £25.63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.85 £13.92 £12.75
% change year-on-year -0.47% +9.14% -1.92%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 0 88 £525 +16.67% 21
Doncaster - 8 £400 -
Barnsley -4 6 £388 +3.33% 2
Linux
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 51 (47.22%) Unix
2 46 (42.59%) Python
3 42 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (25.93%) Git (software)
5 23 (21.30%) Java
5 23 (21.30%) Red Hat
6 22 (20.37%) Puppet
6 22 (20.37%) DevOps
6 22 (20.37%) Mentoring
7 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (19.44%) Ruby
7 21 (19.44%) Mac OS X
7 21 (19.44%) Finance
8 20 (18.52%) Oracle
8 20 (18.52%) Docker
9 19 (17.59%) Windows
9 19 (17.59%) Bash Shell
10 18 (16.67%) Open Source
10 18 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (16.67%) HTML
10 18 (16.67%) CSS
11 17 (15.74%) Web Development
12 16 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
13 15 (13.89%) Banking
14 14 (12.96%) Jenkins
14 14 (12.96%) Perl
14 14 (12.96%) Configuration Management

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 6 (5.56%) Confluence
2 5 (4.63%) nginx
3 4 (3.70%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.63%) Slack
4 4 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.85%) Office 365
6 1 (0.93%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.89%) TCP/IP
2 14 (12.96%) HTTP
3 13 (12.04%) SAN
4 11 (10.19%) SMS
5 6 (5.56%) NAS
6 4 (3.70%) SSL
7 3 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.85%) DNS
9 1 (0.93%) Firewall
9 1 (0.93%) FTP
9 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) DB2
1 10 (9.26%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.70%) DataStage
5 4 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (2.78%) Power BI
7 2 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.85%) Big Data
7 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.85%) MySQL
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.93%) QlikView
8 1 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 28 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 14 (12.96%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.56%) JIRA
4 5 (4.63%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.78%) Subversion
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (19.44%) Finance
2 15 (13.89%) Banking
3 5 (4.63%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (16.67%) Consultant
2 16 (14.81%) Developer
3 15 (13.89%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (12.04%) Administrator
5 11 (10.19%) Architect
5 11 (10.19%) Java Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Technical Architect
6 10 (9.26%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (4.63%) Java Architect
10 5 (4.63%) Java Technical Architect
10 5 (4.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Unix Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Oracle Project Manager
11 4 (3.70%) Oracle Technical Project Manager
11 4 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.67%) CSS
1 18 (16.67%) HTML
2 12 (11.11%) Node.js
2 12 (11.11%) React
3 11 (10.19%) Play Framework
4 9 (8.33%) RESTful
5 8 (7.41%) Web Services
6 5 (4.63%) Regular Expression
7 3 (2.78%) CSS3
7 3 (2.78%) HTML5
7 3 (2.78%) jQuery
7 3 (2.78%) XML
8 2 (1.85%) D3.js
8 2 (1.85%) RAML
8 2 (1.85%) Spring
8 2 (1.85%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.85%) XSLT
9 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.93%) Lucene
9 1 (0.93%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.04%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (11.11%) Clustering
4 9 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.85%) CCTV
6 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.85%) iSeries
6 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.85%) PMI
6 2 (1.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (47.22%) Unix
2 21 (19.44%) Mac OS X
3 19 (17.59%) Windows
4 18 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (10.19%) Solaris
6 6 (5.56%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.70%) AIX
7 4 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (3.70%) SUSE
8 3 (2.78%) CentOS
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.37%) DevOps
2 22 (20.37%) Mentoring
3 18 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (16.67%) Open Source
4 17 (15.74%) Web Development
5 14 (12.96%) Configuration Management
6 13 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (11.11%) TDD
8 11 (10.19%) Web Operations
9 9 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.41%) High Availability
11 6 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (5.56%) Migration
11 6 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.56%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.63%) Coaching
12 5 (4.63%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.59%) Python
2 23 (21.30%) Java
3 21 (19.44%) Ruby
4 19 (17.59%) Bash Shell
5 14 (12.96%) Perl
6 13 (12.04%) Shell Script
7 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 12 (11.11%) Scala
8 10 (9.26%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.63%) SQL
10 1 (0.93%) Korn
10 1 (0.93%) PHP
10 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.33%) Degree
3 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) CEH
5 2 (1.85%) CISSP
5 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) CCNA
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CISM
6 1 (0.93%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.93%) CRISC
6 1 (0.93%) MCP
6 1 (0.93%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) GCP
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (18.52%) Docker
2 6 (5.56%) VMware NSX
3 4 (3.70%) KVM
3 4 (3.70%) Xen
4 3 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.78%) vSphere
5 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.93%) RHEV
6 1 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (20.37%) Puppet
2 16 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (12.04%) Ansible
4 4 (3.70%) Juju
5 3 (2.78%) Nagios
5 3 (2.78%) Nessus
6 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (1.85%) Salt
6 2 (1.85%) SCCM
6 2 (1.85%) SCOM
7 1 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.93%) Opsview
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (21.30%) Red Hat
2 20 (18.52%) Oracle
3 13 (12.04%) VMware
4 11 (10.19%) Sybase
5 7 (6.48%) EMC
5 7 (6.48%) IBM
6 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.63%) HP
8 3 (2.78%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.78%) Splunk
8 3 (2.78%) Veritas
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco
9 2 (1.85%) NetApp
10 1 (0.93%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.93%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.93%) Google
10 1 (0.93%) Qualys
10 1 (0.93%) SAP
10 1 (0.93%) Symantec
10 1 (0.93%) Varonis