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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 224 209 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.63% 8.10% 9.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.16% 34.72% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 111 164
Median daily rate £363 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.85% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.00 £35.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £50.00 £52.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
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
587 602 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.25% 23.34% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 284 433
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 140 120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £40.70 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +8 76 £350 -6.66% 64
Hertfordshire +14 71 £275 -31.25% 26
Essex -3 42 £460 -3.15% 5
Suffolk 0 14 £338 -32.63% 6
Bedfordshire +6 12 £413 -13.15% 6
Norfolk -3 10 £575 +85.48% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 125 (31.09%) Unix
2 119 (29.60%) Windows
3 109 (27.11%) SQL
4 94 (23.38%) Java
5 86 (21.39%) Python
6 82 (20.40%) Puppet
7 80 (19.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 77 (19.15%) Oracle
9 72 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (17.41%) DevOps
11 65 (16.17%) Apache
12 64 (15.92%) Red Hat
13 63 (15.67%) VMware
14 62 (15.42%) Jenkins
15 61 (15.17%) Software Engineering
16 60 (14.93%) Perl
17 57 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
18 54 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
19 53 (13.18%) E-Commerce
20 52 (12.94%) Git (software)
20 52 (12.94%) Open Source
21 47 (11.69%) Firewall
22 45 (11.19%) Continuous Delivery
23 44 (10.95%) Web Services
23 44 (10.95%) MySQL
24 42 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
25 41 (10.20%) HTTP
25 41 (10.20%) Middleware
25 41 (10.20%) Configuration Management
26 39 (9.70%) JavaScript

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 65 (16.17%) Apache
2 24 (5.97%) Tomcat
3 23 (5.72%) WebLogic
4 18 (4.48%) nginx
5 17 (4.23%) JBoss
6 16 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (3.98%) WebSphere
7 14 (3.48%) IIS
7 14 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (2.49%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.49%) Drupal
9 9 (2.24%) MS Exchange
10 8 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.49%) SharePoint
12 5 (1.24%) Confluence
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (1.00%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.00%) CMS
13 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (4.23%) Magento
2 3 (0.75%) MFGPRO
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.50%) Traffica
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.97%) IaaS
3 16 (3.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (3.23%) PaaS
6 9 (2.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (2.24%) Office 365
7 6 (1.49%) GitHub
8 4 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.00%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.00%) Route 53
9 2 (0.50%) Slack
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.69%) Firewall
2 41 (10.20%) HTTP
3 38 (9.45%) DNS
4 37 (9.20%) TCP/IP
5 25 (6.22%) SAN
6 24 (5.97%) DHCP
6 24 (5.97%) SSL
7 23 (5.72%) Internet
8 22 (5.47%) VPN
9 14 (3.48%) FTP
10 12 (2.99%) Network Security
11 11 (2.74%) LDAP
12 10 (2.49%) LAN
12 10 (2.49%) WAN
13 8 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.49%) BIG-IP
14 6 (1.49%) Ethernet
14 6 (1.49%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (1.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.95%) MySQL
2 36 (8.96%) Relational Database
2 36 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 27 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (5.72%) Big Data
5 19 (4.73%) MongoDB
6 18 (4.48%) Oracle Database
7 17 (4.23%) DB2
8 13 (3.23%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.49%) HBase
10 8 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.74%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.74%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 62 (15.42%) Jenkins
2 52 (12.94%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.21%) Subversion
4 16 (3.98%) Ant
5 10 (2.49%) JIRA
6 8 (1.99%) Vagrant
7 7 (1.74%) AccuRev
8 6 (1.49%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.00%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.00%) LabVIEW
9 4 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.75%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.75%) JUnit
10 3 (0.75%) Log4j
10 3 (0.75%) Mockito
10 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.75%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.50%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.50%) Hudson
General
1 32 (7.96%) Finance
2 18 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.98%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.00%) Advertising
4 4 (1.00%) Automotive
4 4 (1.00%) Banking
4 4 (1.00%) Electronics
4 4 (1.00%) Marketing
5 3 (0.75%) Military
6 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.25%) Avionics
7 1 (0.25%) Back Office
7 1 (0.25%) Law
7 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (19.65%) Developer
2 42 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (9.95%) Analyst
4 33 (8.21%) Architect
5 32 (7.96%) Consultant
6 29 (7.21%) Linux Engineer
7 28 (6.97%) Software Engineer
8 22 (5.47%) Administrator
9 20 (4.98%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (4.23%) Java Developer
12 16 (3.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 14 (3.48%) Software Developer
14 13 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.23%) Unix Consultant
15 12 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
15 12 (2.99%) Support Engineer
15 12 (2.99%) Unix Architect
16 11 (2.74%) AWS DevOps
16 11 (2.74%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.95%) Web Services
2 41 (10.20%) Middleware
3 32 (7.96%) HTML
3 32 (7.96%) J2EE
4 30 (7.46%) REST
5 28 (6.97%) JSON
6 24 (5.97%) LAMP
7 21 (5.22%) .NET
8 18 (4.48%) Kafka
9 17 (4.23%) CSS
9 17 (4.23%) Node.js
10 14 (3.48%) SOAP
10 14 (3.48%) XHTML
10 14 (3.48%) XML
11 13 (3.23%) HTML5
12 12 (2.99%) JSP
13 11 (2.74%) JMS
14 8 (1.99%) Oracle ADF
15 7 (1.74%) RESTful
15 7 (1.74%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.99%) EFT
4 10 (2.49%) Biology
5 8 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.49%) Clustering
7 6 (1.49%) Informatics
8 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.24%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.00%) EMV
9 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.00%) Statistics
10 3 (0.75%) iPad
10 3 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.75%) PKI
10 3 (0.75%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.75%) User Experience
11 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 125 (31.09%) Unix
2 119 (29.60%) Windows
3 80 (19.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (7.71%) Solaris
5 25 (6.22%) AIX
5 25 (6.22%) Windows Server
6 21 (5.22%) Ubuntu
6 21 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (4.23%) CentOS
7 17 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (3.98%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.49%) Mac OS X
10 8 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (1.24%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.00%) HPUX
13 4 (1.00%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (17.41%) DevOps
3 61 (15.17%) Software Engineering
4 53 (13.18%) E-Commerce
5 52 (12.94%) Open Source
6 45 (11.19%) Continuous Delivery
7 41 (10.20%) Configuration Management
8 32 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (7.96%) OO
9 29 (7.21%) ITIL
10 28 (6.97%) Mentoring
10 28 (6.97%) TDD
11 26 (6.47%) Scrum
12 22 (5.47%) Change Management
13 21 (5.22%) MVC
14 20 (4.98%) High Availability
14 20 (4.98%) SOA
14 20 (4.98%) Web Development
15 18 (4.48%) Load Balancing
16 17 (4.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (27.11%) SQL
2 94 (23.38%) Java
3 86 (21.39%) Python
4 60 (14.93%) Perl
5 39 (9.70%) JavaScript
6 38 (9.45%) Shell Script
7 37 (9.20%) C
8 35 (8.71%) C#
8 35 (8.71%) PHP
9 32 (7.96%) C++
10 27 (6.72%) Bash Shell
11 24 (5.97%) Ruby
12 15 (3.73%) PL/SQL
13 14 (3.48%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.24%) Jython
15 8 (1.99%) Embedded C
15 8 (1.99%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.24%) MATLAB
17 4 (1.00%) Go
17 4 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.22%) Degree
3 22 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.75%) CCNA
6 3 (0.75%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.50%) CCA
7 2 (0.50%) CCENT
7 2 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.50%) MCSA
7 2 (0.50%) MCSE
7 2 (0.50%) MOS
7 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.50%) PMP
7 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.25%) CCNP
8 1 (0.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.74%) QA
2 8 (1.99%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.24%) SLA
4 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.50%) MISRA
7 1 (0.25%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.25%) MISRA C
System Software
1 42 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (9.70%) Docker
3 31 (7.71%) Active Directory
4 23 (5.72%) vSphere
5 14 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (3.23%) FreeRADIUS
7 9 (2.24%) Firmware
8 8 (1.99%) iptables
9 7 (1.74%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.75%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.75%) HDFS
11 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.75%) Postfix
11 3 (0.75%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.75%) Varnish
12 2 (0.50%) NFS
12 2 (0.50%) Snort
12 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 82 (20.40%) Puppet
2 54 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (7.21%) Ansible
4 20 (4.98%) Nagios
5 8 (1.99%) SCCM
6 6 (1.49%) Graphite
6 6 (1.49%) logstash
6 6 (1.49%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.24%) WSUS
8 4 (1.00%) DameWare
8 4 (1.00%) OSSEC
8 4 (1.00%) Terraform
9 3 (0.75%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.75%) Kibana
9 3 (0.75%) OpenView
9 3 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.50%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 77 (19.15%) Oracle
2 64 (15.92%) Red Hat
3 63 (15.67%) VMware
4 34 (8.46%) Cisco
4 34 (8.46%) Microsoft
5 29 (7.21%) IBM
6 22 (5.47%) HP
7 18 (4.48%) Cloudera
8 10 (2.49%) hybris
9 9 (2.24%) Citrix
9 9 (2.24%) Sun
9 9 (2.24%) WSO2
9 9 (2.24%) Zend
10 8 (1.99%) Dell
11 7 (1.74%) Juniper
11 7 (1.74%) NetApp
12 6 (1.49%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.49%) F5
12 6 (1.49%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.24%) Veeam
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