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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / East of England
Rank 20 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 148 153 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.05% 6.47% 7.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.83% 29.31% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 86 108
Median daily rate £375 £444 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 12
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £43.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.00 £34.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £58.25 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
480 522 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.87% 22.09% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 273 304
Median daily rate £325 £341 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 103 124
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 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
Essex +9 46 £488 +8.33% 17
Cambridgeshire 0 44 £350 +2.18% 84
Hertfordshire +5 41 £264 -44.47% 20
Suffolk -4 8 - - 2
Bedfordshire -2 7 £625 +8.69% 3
Norfolk -2 2 £550 +71.87% 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 114 (31.23%) Windows
2 98 (26.85%) Unix
3 92 (25.21%) Python
4 86 (23.56%) Java
5 85 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (23.01%) DevOps
7 71 (19.45%) SQL
8 70 (19.18%) Software Engineering
9 69 (18.90%) Jenkins
10 65 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (17.53%) Oracle
11 64 (17.53%) TCP/IP
12 62 (16.99%) Git (software)
12 62 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
13 61 (16.71%) Perl
14 60 (16.44%) Apache
15 58 (15.89%) VMware
15 58 (15.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 58 (15.89%) Docker
16 57 (15.62%) E-Commerce
17 55 (15.07%) HTTP
17 55 (15.07%) Configuration Management
18 54 (14.79%) Puppet
19 50 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
19 50 (13.70%) Continuous Delivery
20 48 (13.15%) SSL
20 48 (13.15%) JavaScript
20 48 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
21 46 (12.60%) J2EE
22 45 (12.33%) DNS

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 60 (16.44%) Apache
2 26 (7.12%) WebLogic
3 25 (6.85%) Tomcat
4 22 (6.03%) JBoss
5 20 (5.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (4.93%) WebSphere
7 17 (4.66%) nginx
8 11 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (2.47%) Confluence
10 8 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.64%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.64%) IIS
11 6 (1.64%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (1.10%) CMS
14 3 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.82%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.82%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) Simulink
3 1 (0.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.64%) Magento
1 6 (1.64%) MFGPRO
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 62 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (10.41%) IaaS
3 22 (6.03%) PaaS
4 18 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.82%) Office 365
6 3 (0.82%) Route 53
6 3 (0.82%) SaaS
7 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.55%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 64 (17.53%) TCP/IP
2 55 (15.07%) HTTP
3 48 (13.15%) SSL
4 45 (12.33%) DNS
5 28 (7.67%) Firewall
6 20 (5.48%) DHCP
7 18 (4.93%) Internet
8 12 (3.29%) WAN
9 11 (3.01%) FTP
10 10 (2.74%) Wireless
11 9 (2.47%) SAN
12 8 (2.19%) LAN
12 8 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.92%) Network Security
14 6 (1.64%) LDAP
14 6 (1.64%) VPN
15 5 (1.37%) Bluetooth
16 4 (1.10%) Ethernet
16 4 (1.10%) VoIP
17 3 (0.82%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.14%) Relational Database
2 34 (9.32%) MySQL
3 31 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (6.03%) MongoDB
4 22 (6.03%) SQL Server
5 20 (5.48%) Oracle Database
6 17 (4.66%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.01%) DB2
8 8 (2.19%) Big Data
9 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.10%) HBase
10 4 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.82%) DataStage
11 3 (0.82%) Redis
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 69 (18.90%) Jenkins
2 62 (16.99%) Git (software)
3 28 (7.67%) Subversion
4 12 (3.29%) JIRA
5 10 (2.74%) Ant
6 9 (2.47%) Maven
7 8 (2.19%) PVCS
8 7 (1.92%) AccuRev
8 7 (1.92%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.92%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.37%) Hudson
9 5 (1.37%) JUnit
9 5 (1.37%) LabVIEW
9 5 (1.37%) Mockito
9 5 (1.37%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.10%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.10%) Selenium
10 4 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (8.22%) Finance
2 13 (3.56%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.92%) Banking
5 5 (1.37%) Automotive
5 5 (1.37%) Electronics
5 5 (1.37%) Marketing
6 3 (0.82%) Advertising
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.55%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Avionics
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (18.63%) Developer
2 48 (13.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (10.96%) Analyst
4 36 (9.86%) Architect
5 27 (7.40%) Consultant
5 27 (7.40%) Software Engineer
6 19 (5.21%) Java Developer
7 18 (4.93%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (4.38%) Lead DevOps
9 14 (3.84%) Administrator
9 14 (3.84%) Unix Consultant
10 13 (3.56%) Security Analyst
11 12 (3.29%) Platform Engineer
11 12 (3.29%) Technical Analyst
12 11 (3.01%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 11 (3.01%) Embedded Engineer
12 11 (3.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 10 (2.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 10 (2.74%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.60%) J2EE
2 41 (11.23%) REST
3 38 (10.41%) Web Services
4 33 (9.04%) Middleware
5 32 (8.77%) JSON
6 29 (7.95%) Node.js
7 28 (7.67%) .NET
8 25 (6.85%) XML
9 24 (6.58%) HTML
10 23 (6.30%) LAMP
11 19 (5.21%) JSP
12 15 (4.11%) CSS
13 14 (3.84%) SOAP
14 13 (3.56%) LAPP Stack
14 13 (3.56%) Servlets
15 12 (3.29%) XHTML
15 12 (3.29%) XSLT
16 11 (3.01%) JMS
16 11 (3.01%) RESTful
17 8 (2.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.66%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.47%) EFT
5 8 (2.19%) Clustering
6 7 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.64%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.37%) User Experience
9 4 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.10%) iPad
9 4 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.82%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.55%) Life Science
11 2 (0.55%) Robotics
11 2 (0.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 1 (0.27%) BeagleBone
12 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 114 (31.23%) Windows
2 98 (26.85%) Unix
3 58 (15.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (7.12%) Ubuntu
5 19 (5.21%) AIX
6 17 (4.66%) Solaris
6 17 (4.66%) Windows Server
7 16 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (3.56%) Mac OS X
9 13 (3.56%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.47%) CentOS
11 8 (2.19%) CoreOS
11 8 (2.19%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (1.64%) VME
13 5 (1.37%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.10%) Android
15 3 (0.82%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (23.01%) DevOps
3 70 (19.18%) Software Engineering
4 65 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (15.62%) E-Commerce
6 55 (15.07%) Configuration Management
7 50 (13.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 45 (12.33%) Scrum
9 41 (11.23%) TDD
10 36 (9.86%) Open Source
10 36 (9.86%) SOA
11 31 (8.49%) Mentoring
12 29 (7.95%) Kanban
13 27 (7.40%) OO
14 25 (6.85%) High Availability
15 21 (5.75%) Load Balancing
16 19 (5.21%) Coaching
16 19 (5.21%) ITIL
17 17 (4.66%) Enterprise Architecture
18 16 (4.38%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 92 (25.21%) Python
2 86 (23.56%) Java
3 71 (19.45%) SQL
4 61 (16.71%) Perl
5 48 (13.15%) JavaScript
6 43 (11.78%) C
7 33 (9.04%) C#
8 29 (7.95%) Shell Script
9 28 (7.67%) C++
10 26 (7.12%) Bash Shell
11 22 (6.03%) Ruby
12 20 (5.48%) PHP
13 11 (3.01%) PL/SQL
14 10 (2.74%) Embedded C
15 9 (2.47%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.37%) Go
16 5 (1.37%) MATLAB
16 5 (1.37%) VB.NET
17 4 (1.10%) Embedded C++
17 4 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (8.77%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.58%) Degree
3 20 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.10%) CCNA
6 4 (1.10%) MCSA
6 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.82%) RHCE
8 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.55%) CCNP
8 2 (0.55%) MOS
9 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.27%) CCIE
9 1 (0.27%) CCIP
9 1 (0.27%) CCSP
9 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.27%) MCP
9 1 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.29%) QA
2 6 (1.64%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.82%) SLA
4 2 (0.55%) SDET
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.27%) MISRA
System Software
1 58 (15.89%) Docker
2 48 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.40%) Active Directory
4 20 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (3.84%) VMware ESX
6 11 (3.01%) vSphere
7 10 (2.74%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.10%) Firmware
10 3 (0.82%) KVM
10 3 (0.82%) Varnish
10 3 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.82%) Xen
11 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.55%) LXC
11 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.27%) XenApp
12 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (14.79%) Puppet
2 50 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (7.95%) Ansible
4 12 (3.29%) Nagios
5 4 (1.10%) DameWare
5 4 (1.10%) Terraform
5 4 (1.10%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.82%) Graphite
6 3 (0.82%) logstash
6 3 (0.82%) Salt
7 2 (0.55%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.55%) OpenView
7 2 (0.55%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.55%) SCCM
8 1 (0.27%) collectd
8 1 (0.27%) Consul
8 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Kibana
8 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 64 (17.53%) Oracle
2 58 (15.89%) VMware
3 36 (9.86%) Red Hat
4 27 (7.40%) Microsoft
5 22 (6.03%) IBM
6 16 (4.38%) Cisco
7 14 (3.84%) WSO2
8 8 (2.19%) Atlassian
8 8 (2.19%) HP
9 7 (1.92%) Citrix
10 6 (1.64%) QAD
11 5 (1.37%) Fujitsu
11 5 (1.37%) Progress
11 5 (1.37%) SAP
11 5 (1.37%) Zend
12 4 (1.10%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.10%) Interwoven
12 4 (1.10%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.10%) NetApp
13 3 (0.82%) Elastic Path
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