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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 23 8 20
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 171 327 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.89% 10.98% 6.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.71% 41.34% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 190 107
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.97% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 19
Median hourly rate £31.25 £40.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.83% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £31.80 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £69.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
617 791 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.86% 26.55% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 426 384
Median daily rate £350 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 119
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.60 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -6 75 £450 +20.00% 65
Hertfordshire +1 36 £375 +7.14% 23
Norfolk +10 27 £468 +16.87% 2
Essex -27 17 £350 -12.50% 4
Suffolk -15 10 £500 +20.12% 4
Bedfordshire +1 6 £350 +3.70% 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 114 (35.74%) Windows
2 97 (30.41%) Puppet
3 90 (28.21%) DevOps
4 87 (27.27%) Unix
5 80 (25.08%) Python
6 78 (24.45%) Amazon AWS
7 61 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (18.18%) Java
9 57 (17.87%) Oracle
10 55 (17.24%) Red Hat
11 52 (16.30%) Configuration Management
12 50 (15.67%) VMware
12 50 (15.67%) Git (software)
13 47 (14.73%) SQL
14 46 (14.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 43 (13.48%) Jenkins
16 41 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 40 (12.54%) Solaris
18 39 (12.23%) HTML
19 37 (11.60%) Web Services
20 36 (11.29%) Docker
21 35 (10.97%) JavaScript
22 34 (10.66%) C
23 33 (10.34%) Shell Script
24 32 (10.03%) C++
24 32 (10.03%) Apache
24 32 (10.03%) Ansible
24 32 (10.03%) Opscode Chef
25 31 (9.72%) Microsoft
25 31 (9.72%) 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 32 (10.03%) Apache
2 19 (5.96%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.02%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.08%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.76%) IIS
6 11 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (3.45%) nginx
7 8 (2.51%) Confluence
8 7 (2.19%) JBoss
9 6 (1.88%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.57%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.94%) Jetty
12 2 (0.63%) CMS
12 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Maximo
1 6 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.63%) Magento
2 2 (0.63%) Traffica
3 1 (0.31%) AWD
3 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 78 (24.45%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (9.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (4.70%) IaaS
5 13 (4.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 13 (4.08%) SaaS
6 9 (2.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 9 (2.82%) PaaS
7 8 (2.51%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.51%) Route 53
8 7 (2.19%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.25%) Office 365
10 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.94%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.63%) GitHub
11 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.31%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.09%) Firewall
2 27 (8.46%) DNS
3 19 (5.96%) SAN
4 15 (4.70%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.45%) SSL
6 10 (3.13%) Internet
6 10 (3.13%) LDAP
6 10 (3.13%) VPN
6 10 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (2.82%) DHCP
7 9 (2.82%) FTP
8 8 (2.51%) HTTP
8 8 (2.51%) WAN
9 7 (2.19%) VLAN
10 6 (1.88%) BGP
10 6 (1.88%) IPsec
10 6 (1.88%) OSPF
10 6 (1.88%) Wireless
11 5 (1.57%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.40%) MySQL
2 15 (4.70%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.39%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (4.39%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.82%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.51%) MarkLogic
6 8 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.19%) Neo4j
7 7 (2.19%) Redis
8 6 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.25%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.94%) Big Data
11 3 (0.94%) DB2
11 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.31%) OLTP
12 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.31%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 50 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 43 (13.48%) Jenkins
3 27 (8.46%) JIRA
4 20 (6.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (5.02%) Vagrant
6 15 (4.70%) Subversion
7 14 (4.39%) Ant
8 13 (4.08%) Maven
9 12 (3.76%) Selenium
10 11 (3.45%) Gradle
11 7 (2.19%) ClearCase
12 6 (1.88%) ClearQuest
13 5 (1.57%) GitLab
14 4 (1.25%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.25%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.25%) Hudson
14 4 (1.25%) NUnit
14 4 (1.25%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (6.27%) Finance
2 16 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.88%) Advertising
4 4 (1.25%) Automotive
4 4 (1.25%) Electronics
4 4 (1.25%) Publishing
5 3 (0.94%) Military
5 3 (0.94%) Retail
6 2 (0.63%) Avionics
6 2 (0.63%) Banking
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
6 2 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (19.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (15.99%) Developer
3 39 (12.23%) Administrator
4 30 (9.40%) Architect
5 28 (8.78%) Systems Administrator
6 27 (8.46%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (7.52%) Linux Administrator
8 22 (6.90%) Analyst
9 21 (6.58%) AWS DevOps
9 21 (6.58%) AWS Engineer
10 18 (5.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 18 (5.64%) Software Engineer
11 16 (5.02%) Lead DevOps
11 16 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 13 (4.08%) Consultant
14 12 (3.76%) Embedded Engineer
14 12 (3.76%) Java Developer
14 12 (3.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 11 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.23%) HTML
2 37 (11.60%) Web Services
3 25 (7.84%) XML
4 23 (7.21%) Middleware
5 21 (6.58%) CSS
6 18 (5.64%) Ajax
7 17 (5.33%) .NET
7 17 (5.33%) HTML5
8 12 (3.76%) JSON
8 12 (3.76%) LAMP
9 11 (3.45%) Node.js
9 11 (3.45%) XHTML
10 10 (3.13%) RESTful
11 9 (2.82%) REST
12 8 (2.51%) J2EE
12 8 (2.51%) LESS
12 8 (2.51%) Sass
12 8 (2.51%) SOAP
13 7 (2.19%) ELK Stack
14 6 (1.88%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.51%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.51%) Mathematics
4 7 (2.19%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.19%) Clustering
5 6 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.25%) Biology
6 4 (1.25%) DataPower
6 4 (1.25%) Device Driver
6 4 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.94%) iPad
7 3 (0.94%) MPEG
8 2 (0.63%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.63%) EMV
8 2 (0.63%) FMCG
8 2 (0.63%) Replication
8 2 (0.63%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 114 (35.74%) Windows
2 87 (27.27%) Unix
3 46 (14.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (12.54%) Solaris
5 16 (5.02%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.08%) AIX
7 11 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 9 (2.82%) HPUX
9 8 (2.51%) CentOS
9 8 (2.51%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.25%) Debian
11 4 (1.25%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (28.21%) DevOps
2 61 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (16.30%) Configuration Management
4 31 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (8.15%) Open Source
6 25 (7.84%) ITIL
7 24 (7.52%) Software Engineering
8 22 (6.90%) High Availability
9 21 (6.58%) Migration
10 18 (5.64%) OO
11 17 (5.33%) TDD
12 15 (4.70%) SOA
13 14 (4.39%) MVC
13 14 (4.39%) SDLC
14 13 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (4.08%) Load Balancing
15 12 (3.76%) Information Security
15 12 (3.76%) Software Delivery
15 12 (3.76%) Virtual Environments
15 12 (3.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 80 (25.08%) Python
2 58 (18.18%) Java
3 47 (14.73%) SQL
4 35 (10.97%) JavaScript
5 34 (10.66%) C
6 33 (10.34%) Shell Script
7 32 (10.03%) C++
8 28 (8.78%) Perl
9 26 (8.15%) Ruby
10 23 (7.21%) PHP
11 17 (5.33%) PL/SQL
12 15 (4.70%) Bash Shell
12 15 (4.70%) C#
13 11 (3.45%) Embedded C
13 11 (3.45%) MATLAB
14 9 (2.82%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.51%) Jython
16 3 (0.94%) Ada
16 3 (0.94%) Ada 95
17 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (5.96%) Degree
2 17 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.13%) RHCE
4 9 (2.82%) CCNA
4 9 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.57%) MCSE
5 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.25%) CCNP
7 3 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.94%) MCSA
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.94%) VCP5
7 3 (0.94%) VCP6
7 3 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.63%) ISEB
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.94%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.94%) MISRA
3 3 (0.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) ECSS
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.31%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (11.29%) Docker
2 22 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.27%) Active Directory
4 17 (5.33%) vSphere
5 13 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (3.76%) iptables
7 10 (3.13%) Postfix
8 9 (2.82%) Sendmail
9 6 (1.88%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.57%) Firmware
10 5 (1.57%) KVM
11 4 (1.25%) LXC
11 4 (1.25%) NFS
11 4 (1.25%) vCloud
11 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.94%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.63%) Cygwin
13 2 (0.63%) GPFS
13 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 97 (30.41%) Puppet
2 32 (10.03%) Ansible
2 32 (10.03%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (6.27%) Nagios
4 13 (4.08%) Packer
5 12 (3.76%) logstash
6 11 (3.45%) Cobbler
6 11 (3.45%) OSSEC
7 8 (2.51%) Kibana
8 3 (0.94%) Bacula
8 3 (0.94%) Graphite
8 3 (0.94%) Opsview
8 3 (0.94%) SCCM
9 2 (0.63%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.63%) Riemann
9 2 (0.63%) SCOM
9 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (17.87%) Oracle
2 55 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 50 (15.67%) VMware
4 31 (9.72%) Microsoft
5 29 (9.09%) IBM
6 24 (7.52%) HP
7 18 (5.64%) Cisco
8 13 (4.08%) Splunk
9 12 (3.76%) SolarWinds
10 11 (3.45%) EMC
10 11 (3.45%) LogRhythm
11 10 (3.13%) TippingPoint
12 9 (2.82%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.88%) Dell
13 6 (1.88%) Zend
14 4 (1.25%) Atlassian
14 4 (1.25%) Google
14 4 (1.25%) NetApp
14 4 (1.25%) Siebel
14 4 (1.25%) webMethods
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £50000 - £51000 per annum + 10% FTC allowance + Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Palm (UK) Ltd
Salary: Competative Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Norfolk
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 13 days ago
London, Central London, Maidenhead, Slough,...
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £400-480/day
Posted: 24 days ago
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XIST4 Recruitment
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