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 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 198 323 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.87% 10.39% 7.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.83% 40.78% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 184 119
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £256 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 17
Median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% +31.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £29.35 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £49.75 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +19.04%
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
622 792 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.71% 25.47% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 444 395
Median daily rate £350 £325 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 99 124
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% +28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Cambridgeshire -9 61 £475 +25.00% 76
Norfolk +12 47 £490 +40.00% 2
Hertfordshire +8 47 £375 +7.14% 24
Essex -26 20 £300 -25.00% 5
Suffolk -9 17 £388 -8.82% 1
Bedfordshire +4 6 £350 +3.70% 8
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 128 (35.46%) Windows
2 120 (33.24%) Puppet
3 103 (28.53%) DevOps
4 100 (27.70%) Unix
5 88 (24.38%) Python
6 85 (23.55%) Amazon AWS
7 73 (20.22%) Red Hat
8 70 (19.39%) Java
9 67 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (17.73%) Oracle
11 62 (17.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 61 (16.90%) VMware
13 60 (16.62%) Configuration Management
13 60 (16.62%) SQL
14 59 (16.34%) Jenkins
15 57 (15.79%) Git (software)
16 46 (12.74%) Firewall
17 41 (11.36%) HTML
18 40 (11.08%) Solaris
18 40 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
19 39 (10.80%) Opscode Chef
19 39 (10.80%) Docker
19 39 (10.80%) Web Services
20 38 (10.53%) Ansible
20 38 (10.53%) Open Source
21 37 (10.25%) Shell Script
22 36 (9.97%) AWS CloudFormation
23 35 (9.70%) Middleware
23 35 (9.70%) C
23 35 (9.70%) Apache

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 35 (9.70%) Apache
2 21 (5.82%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.71%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.60%) IIS
5 12 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (3.05%) nginx
6 11 (3.05%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.94%) JBoss
7 7 (1.94%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.66%) Confluence
9 5 (1.39%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.11%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (1.11%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.83%) Jetty
12 2 (0.55%) CMS
12 2 (0.55%) Drupal
12 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.28%) MS Office
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Magento
1 4 (1.11%) Maximo
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.83%) Traffica
3 1 (0.28%) AWD
3 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 85 (23.55%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (9.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (4.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 15 (4.16%) IaaS
6 13 (3.60%) SaaS
7 9 (2.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (2.49%) Amazon S3
7 9 (2.49%) PaaS
7 9 (2.49%) Route 53
8 7 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (1.94%) Office 365
9 5 (1.39%) GitHub
10 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.74%) Firewall
2 34 (9.42%) SAN
3 29 (8.03%) DNS
4 20 (5.54%) VPN
5 17 (4.71%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.88%) SSL
7 12 (3.32%) Internet
7 12 (3.32%) VLAN
8 11 (3.05%) LDAP
8 11 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.77%) DHCP
10 9 (2.49%) BGP
10 9 (2.49%) HTTP
10 9 (2.49%) LAN
10 9 (2.49%) WAN
11 8 (2.22%) FTP
11 8 (2.22%) OSPF
12 7 (1.94%) IPsec
12 7 (1.94%) Network Security
12 7 (1.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.59%) MySQL
2 20 (5.54%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.99%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.16%) MongoDB
5 14 (3.88%) Big Data
6 13 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.22%) MarkLogic
9 8 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.94%) Neo4j
10 7 (1.94%) Redis
11 5 (1.39%) DB2
12 4 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (1.11%) HBase
12 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.11%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 59 (16.34%) Jenkins
2 57 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 26 (7.20%) JIRA
4 20 (5.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 20 (5.54%) Subversion
5 17 (4.71%) Vagrant
6 14 (3.88%) Ant
7 12 (3.32%) Selenium
8 11 (3.05%) Gradle
8 11 (3.05%) Maven
9 7 (1.94%) ClearCase
10 6 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.66%) ClearQuest
11 5 (1.39%) GitLab
12 4 (1.11%) Hudson
13 3 (0.83%) AccuRev
13 3 (0.83%) GCC
13 3 (0.83%) HP UFT
13 3 (0.83%) Travis CI
13 3 (0.83%) VisualVM
General
1 26 (7.20%) Finance
2 18 (4.99%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.39%) Advertising
4 4 (1.11%) Automotive
4 4 (1.11%) Electronics
4 4 (1.11%) Military
4 4 (1.11%) Publishing
5 3 (0.83%) Retail
6 2 (0.55%) Avionics
6 2 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) French Language
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (19.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 52 (14.40%) Developer
3 43 (11.91%) Administrator
4 34 (9.42%) Architect
5 32 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
6 31 (8.59%) Linux Engineer
7 27 (7.48%) Linux Administrator
8 24 (6.65%) Analyst
8 24 (6.65%) AWS DevOps
8 24 (6.65%) AWS Engineer
9 22 (6.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 19 (5.26%) Consultant
11 17 (4.71%) Software Engineer
12 16 (4.43%) Lead DevOps
12 16 (4.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 15 (4.16%) Software Developer
14 14 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.88%) Support Engineer
15 13 (3.60%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.36%) HTML
2 39 (10.80%) Web Services
3 35 (9.70%) Middleware
4 21 (5.82%) XML
5 19 (5.26%) HTML5
6 18 (4.99%) CSS
7 14 (3.88%) Ajax
7 14 (3.88%) JSON
8 13 (3.60%) .NET
8 13 (3.60%) J2EE
9 12 (3.32%) ELK Stack
9 12 (3.32%) Node.js
10 9 (2.49%) JSP
10 9 (2.49%) Kafka
10 9 (2.49%) LAMP
10 9 (2.49%) XHTML
11 8 (2.22%) LESS
11 8 (2.22%) Sass
12 7 (1.94%) REST
12 7 (1.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.77%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.22%) Biology
5 6 (1.66%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.66%) Clustering
6 5 (1.39%) Informatics
7 4 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.11%) DataPower
7 4 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.11%) EMV
7 4 (1.11%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.83%) Device Driver
8 3 (0.83%) iPad
8 3 (0.83%) MPEG
9 2 (0.55%) CCTV
9 2 (0.55%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.55%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.55%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 128 (35.46%) Windows
2 100 (27.70%) Unix
3 62 (17.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (11.08%) Solaris
5 22 (6.09%) Windows Server
6 19 (5.26%) AIX
6 19 (5.26%) CentOS
7 16 (4.43%) Ubuntu
8 13 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.77%) HPUX
11 7 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (1.94%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.39%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.11%) Debian
14 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (28.53%) DevOps
2 67 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (16.62%) Configuration Management
4 38 (10.53%) Open Source
5 33 (9.14%) ITIL
6 30 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (7.20%) Software Engineering
8 22 (6.09%) OO
8 22 (6.09%) TDD
9 20 (5.54%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (5.54%) High Availability
9 20 (5.54%) Migration
10 17 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.16%) SOA
11 15 (4.16%) Virtual Environments
12 14 (3.88%) Load Balancing
12 14 (3.88%) SDLC
12 14 (3.88%) Software Delivery
13 13 (3.60%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 88 (24.38%) Python
2 70 (19.39%) Java
3 60 (16.62%) SQL
4 37 (10.25%) Shell Script
5 35 (9.70%) C
6 34 (9.42%) Perl
7 33 (9.14%) JavaScript
8 30 (8.31%) C++
8 30 (8.31%) Ruby
9 23 (6.37%) Bash Shell
9 23 (6.37%) PHP
10 15 (4.16%) PL/SQL
11 14 (3.88%) C#
11 14 (3.88%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.32%) Jython
13 10 (2.77%) MATLAB
14 7 (1.94%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.83%) AWK
16 2 (0.55%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.09%) Degree
3 12 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.49%) CCNA
4 9 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.49%) RHCE
5 4 (1.11%) CCNP
5 4 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.83%) MCSE
6 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.55%) CCA
7 2 (0.55%) CCENT
7 2 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.55%) ISEB
7 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.83%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.83%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.83%) MISRA
3 3 (0.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) ECSS
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (10.80%) Docker
2 28 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.20%) vSphere
4 18 (4.99%) Active Directory
5 16 (4.43%) iptables
6 14 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (3.05%) Postfix
8 10 (2.77%) Sendmail
9 7 (1.94%) Hyper-V
10 6 (1.66%) Firmware
11 5 (1.39%) KVM
11 5 (1.39%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.11%) LXC
12 4 (1.11%) vCloud
13 3 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.83%) NFS
14 2 (0.55%) Cygwin
14 2 (0.55%) Snort
14 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 120 (33.24%) Puppet
2 39 (10.80%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (10.53%) Ansible
4 20 (5.54%) Nagios
5 13 (3.60%) Packer
6 12 (3.32%) Cobbler
6 12 (3.32%) logstash
6 12 (3.32%) OSSEC
7 8 (2.22%) Kibana
7 8 (2.22%) SCCM
8 5 (1.39%) WSUS
9 3 (0.83%) Bacula
9 3 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.83%) Graphite
9 3 (0.83%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (0.83%) Opsview
10 2 (0.55%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.55%) Riemann
Vendors
1 73 (20.22%) Red Hat
2 64 (17.73%) Oracle
3 61 (16.90%) VMware
4 34 (9.42%) Microsoft
5 33 (9.14%) HP
6 28 (7.76%) IBM
7 25 (6.93%) Cisco
8 14 (3.88%) Splunk
9 12 (3.32%) EMC
9 12 (3.32%) LogRhythm
9 12 (3.32%) SolarWinds
10 11 (3.05%) TippingPoint
11 10 (2.77%) Cloudera
11 10 (2.77%) ServiceNow
12 9 (2.49%) Dell
13 7 (1.94%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.94%) F5
14 6 (1.66%) Juniper
14 6 (1.66%) Zend
15 5 (1.39%) Sun
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