The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 220 215 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.86% 7.64% 7.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.86% 35.13% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 92 136
Median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 11
Median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £28.40 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
552 612 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.23% 21.75% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 275 399
Median daily rate £330 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 99 123
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +52.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £43.85 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the East of England region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the East of England region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hertfordshire +12 71 £363 -11.04% 39
Cambridgeshire +8 60 £375 +8.69% 69
Norfolk +15 36 £490 +50.76% 1
Essex -11 31 £520 +26.06% 6
Suffolk +12 20 £400 -5.88% 3
Bedfordshire -14 1 - - 7
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 120 (30.53%) Unix
2 117 (29.77%) Puppet
3 111 (28.24%) Windows
4 100 (25.45%) DevOps
5 97 (24.68%) Python
5 97 (24.68%) SQL
6 93 (23.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 91 (23.16%) Oracle
8 86 (21.88%) Java
9 85 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
10 82 (20.87%) Red Hat
11 80 (20.36%) Jenkins
12 74 (18.83%) Git (software)
13 73 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
14 64 (16.28%) Configuration Management
15 60 (15.27%) VMware
16 59 (15.01%) Open Source
17 57 (14.50%) Firewall
18 56 (14.25%) Perl
19 54 (13.74%) Apache
20 53 (13.49%) Middleware
21 52 (13.23%) Opscode Chef
22 48 (12.21%) Shell Script
23 45 (11.45%) Solaris
23 45 (11.45%) Continuous Delivery
24 44 (11.20%) MySQL
25 43 (10.94%) Web Services
26 40 (10.18%) SAN
27 39 (9.92%) HTML
27 39 (9.92%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 54 (13.74%) Apache
2 25 (6.36%) Tomcat
3 24 (6.11%) WebLogic
4 16 (4.07%) IIS
5 15 (3.82%) JBoss
6 13 (3.31%) WebSphere
7 11 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (2.54%) Drupal
9 9 (2.29%) Confluence
9 9 (2.29%) nginx
10 7 (1.78%) Apache Spark
10 7 (1.78%) MS Exchange
10 7 (1.78%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (1.02%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.76%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (3.82%) Magento
2 5 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.02%) Maximo
4 3 (0.76%) Traffica
5 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.25%) AWD
6 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 73 (18.58%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 26 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (5.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 16 (4.07%) IaaS
6 9 (2.29%) Office 365
7 8 (2.04%) PaaS
8 5 (1.27%) GitHub
8 5 (1.27%) SaaS
9 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.76%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.76%) Route 53
11 2 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.51%) Slack
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (14.50%) Firewall
2 40 (10.18%) SAN
3 31 (7.89%) HTTP
4 30 (7.63%) DNS
5 29 (7.38%) TCP/IP
6 26 (6.62%) SSL
7 21 (5.34%) VPN
8 19 (4.83%) Internet
9 15 (3.82%) LDAP
10 13 (3.31%) DHCP
11 10 (2.54%) Network Security
12 9 (2.29%) FTP
12 9 (2.29%) VLAN
13 7 (1.78%) BIG-IP
14 6 (1.53%) BGP
14 6 (1.53%) IPsec
14 6 (1.53%) LAN
14 6 (1.53%) WAN
14 6 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.20%) MySQL
2 32 (8.14%) SQL Server
3 31 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.60%) Big Data
5 21 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (4.33%) DB2
7 14 (3.56%) Oracle Database
8 13 (3.31%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.80%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.54%) Hadoop
11 8 (2.04%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.78%) HBase
13 6 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (1.02%) OLTP
15 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
16 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (20.36%) Jenkins
2 74 (18.83%) Git (software)
3 34 (8.65%) Subversion
4 27 (6.87%) JIRA
5 15 (3.82%) Ant
6 9 (2.29%) Vagrant
7 8 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (2.04%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.53%) Maven
9 5 (1.27%) Selenium
10 4 (1.02%) AccuRev
10 4 (1.02%) Gradle
10 4 (1.02%) Hudson
10 4 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.76%) GCC
11 3 (0.76%) JUnit
11 3 (0.76%) Mockito
11 3 (0.76%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.76%) VisualVM
11 3 (0.76%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 31 (7.89%) Finance
2 17 (4.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.54%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.04%) Advertising
5 5 (1.27%) Military
6 4 (1.02%) Electronics
7 3 (0.76%) Automotive
7 3 (0.76%) Publishing
7 3 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.51%) Banking
8 2 (0.51%) French Language
8 2 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (19.34%) Developer
2 65 (16.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 38 (9.67%) Architect
4 33 (8.40%) Administrator
5 31 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
6 29 (7.38%) Consultant
7 24 (6.11%) Systems Administrator
8 22 (5.60%) Analyst
9 21 (5.34%) AWS DevOps
9 21 (5.34%) AWS Engineer
10 20 (5.09%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.33%) Linux Administrator
11 17 (4.33%) Software Engineer
12 16 (4.07%) Lead DevOps
12 16 (4.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 16 (4.07%) Software Developer
13 14 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (3.56%) DevOps Consultant
13 14 (3.56%) Unix Architect
14 13 (3.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.49%) Middleware
2 43 (10.94%) Web Services
3 39 (9.92%) HTML
4 27 (6.87%) JSON
5 25 (6.36%) J2EE
6 21 (5.34%) .NET
7 20 (5.09%) REST
7 20 (5.09%) XML
8 17 (4.33%) CSS
8 17 (4.33%) LAMP
9 16 (4.07%) SOAP
10 15 (3.82%) HTML5
10 15 (3.82%) Kafka
11 13 (3.31%) Node.js
12 12 (3.05%) XHTML
13 10 (2.54%) JSP
14 9 (2.29%) JMS
15 8 (2.04%) Ajax
16 7 (1.78%) AngularJS
16 7 (1.78%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.63%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.54%) Biology
3 10 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.29%) Clustering
5 6 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (1.53%) Informatics
6 5 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.27%) EFT
6 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.02%) EMV
8 3 (0.76%) DataPower
8 3 (0.76%) Device Driver
8 3 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.76%) PKI
9 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) iPad
9 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (30.53%) Unix
2 111 (28.24%) Windows
3 93 (23.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (11.45%) Solaris
5 23 (5.85%) Windows Server
6 22 (5.60%) Ubuntu
7 21 (5.34%) CentOS
8 19 (4.83%) AIX
9 17 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.54%) Windows 7
12 8 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.78%) HPUX
14 6 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (1.27%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (1.02%) Debian
17 3 (0.76%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (25.45%) DevOps
2 85 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (16.28%) Configuration Management
4 59 (15.01%) Open Source
5 45 (11.45%) Continuous Delivery
6 39 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (9.16%) E-Commerce
8 33 (8.40%) Software Engineering
9 32 (8.14%) ITIL
10 31 (7.89%) TDD
11 29 (7.38%) OO
12 26 (6.62%) Mentoring
13 24 (6.11%) Kalman Filter
14 23 (5.85%) Scrum
14 23 (5.85%) SOA
15 20 (5.09%) High Availability
16 19 (4.83%) Change Management
16 19 (4.83%) Software Delivery
17 18 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (4.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 97 (24.68%) Python
1 97 (24.68%) SQL
2 86 (21.88%) Java
3 56 (14.25%) Perl
4 48 (12.21%) Shell Script
5 37 (9.41%) JavaScript
6 35 (8.91%) C
6 35 (8.91%) PHP
7 34 (8.65%) C++
8 30 (7.63%) Bash Shell
8 30 (7.63%) Ruby
9 22 (5.60%) C#
9 22 (5.60%) PL/SQL
10 15 (3.82%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.56%) Jython
12 9 (2.29%) MATLAB
13 8 (2.04%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.76%) AWK
15 2 (0.51%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.60%) Degree
3 19 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.54%) RHCE
5 6 (1.53%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.02%) CCNA
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.76%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.51%) CCA
9 2 (0.51%) CCENT
9 2 (0.51%) CCNP
9 2 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.51%) MCSE
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.51%) PMP
10 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.27%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.27%) QA
4 4 (1.02%) MISRA
4 4 (1.02%) SLA
5 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.76%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.25%) MISRA C
System Software
1 37 (9.41%) Docker
2 34 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.87%) vSphere
4 21 (5.34%) Active Directory
5 17 (4.33%) iptables
6 14 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (2.80%) Postfix
8 10 (2.54%) Sendmail
9 9 (2.29%) Firmware
10 7 (1.78%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.27%) KVM
11 5 (1.27%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.02%) FreeRADIUS
12 4 (1.02%) LXC
12 4 (1.02%) vCloud
13 3 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.51%) NFS
14 2 (0.51%) Snort
14 2 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 117 (29.77%) Puppet
2 52 (13.23%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (7.38%) Ansible
4 20 (5.09%) Nagios
5 13 (3.31%) OSSEC
6 12 (3.05%) Cobbler
7 11 (2.80%) SCCM
8 6 (1.53%) logstash
8 6 (1.53%) Packer
9 5 (1.27%) WSUS
10 4 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.02%) Graphite
10 4 (1.02%) Kibana
10 4 (1.02%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.76%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
11 3 (0.76%) NSN NetAct
11 3 (0.76%) OpenView
11 3 (0.76%) Opsview
11 3 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 91 (23.16%) Oracle
2 82 (20.87%) Red Hat
3 60 (15.27%) VMware
4 33 (8.40%) IBM
4 33 (8.40%) Microsoft
5 29 (7.38%) HP
6 25 (6.36%) Cisco
7 15 (3.82%) Cloudera
8 14 (3.56%) EMC
8 14 (3.56%) Splunk
9 12 (3.05%) LogRhythm
9 12 (3.05%) TippingPoint
9 12 (3.05%) Zend
10 11 (2.80%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.54%) hybris
11 10 (2.54%) ServiceNow
11 10 (2.54%) Sun
11 10 (2.54%) WSO2
12 7 (1.78%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.78%) Juniper
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