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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 22 11 26
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 173 289 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.91% 10.23% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.32% 38.43% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 153 82
Median daily rate £450 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.55 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.85% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £33.20 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.65 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
590 752 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.58% 26.62% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 376 311
Median daily rate £348 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 105 101
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +1 97 £463 +36.53% 64
Hertfordshire -20 28 £400 +6.66% 15
Essex -25 18 £400 - 7
Norfolk +1 14 £545 +32.92% 6
Suffolk -6 11 £375 -9.09% 6
Bedfordshire -4 4 £350 +6.06% 4
East Anglia -1 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 122 (38.13%) Windows
2 100 (31.25%) Puppet
3 93 (29.06%) Unix
4 89 (27.81%) DevOps
5 84 (26.25%) Python
6 79 (24.69%) Amazon AWS
7 69 (21.56%) Java
8 62 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (17.19%) Configuration Management
10 54 (16.88%) Oracle
11 53 (16.56%) VMware
12 51 (15.94%) Red Hat
12 51 (15.94%) Git (software)
13 49 (15.31%) Jenkins
14 48 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 43 (13.44%) Microsoft Azure
16 42 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (13.13%) SQL
17 40 (12.50%) Solaris
18 38 (11.88%) Opscode Chef
19 37 (11.56%) Web Services
20 36 (11.25%) C
21 35 (10.94%) HTML
21 35 (10.94%) Docker
22 34 (10.63%) Ansible
22 34 (10.63%) C++
23 33 (10.31%) Perl
24 32 (10.00%) MySQL
24 32 (10.00%) Apache
24 32 (10.00%) IBM

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 (10.00%) Apache
2 22 (6.88%) Tomcat
3 18 (5.63%) WebLogic
4 15 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.75%) IIS
6 11 (3.44%) nginx
7 9 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.81%) Node.js
8 8 (2.50%) Confluence
8 8 (2.50%) JBoss
8 8 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (2.19%) GlassFish
10 5 (1.56%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.25%) Jetty
12 3 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.63%) CMS
13 2 (0.63%) Kinematics
13 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.31%) uWSGI
Applications
1 10 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.63%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.50%) Maximo
1 8 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) AWD
3 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 79 (24.69%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (13.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (8.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (5.94%) IaaS
5 14 (4.38%) SaaS
6 12 (3.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (2.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (2.81%) PaaS
8 7 (2.19%) Amazon S3
8 7 (2.19%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (2.19%) Route 53
9 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.94%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.94%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.63%) IBM PureFlex
10 2 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.19%) DNS
1 23 (7.19%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.94%) Firewall
2 19 (5.94%) SSL
3 17 (5.31%) HTTP
4 16 (5.00%) SAN
5 14 (4.38%) WAN
6 13 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (3.44%) Wireless
8 10 (3.13%) LAN
9 9 (2.81%) FTP
9 9 (2.81%) LDAP
10 6 (1.88%) DHCP
10 6 (1.88%) Internet
10 6 (1.88%) WLAN
11 5 (1.56%) Bluetooth
11 5 (1.56%) IPsec
11 5 (1.56%) VLAN
12 4 (1.25%) BGP
12 4 (1.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.00%) MySQL
2 18 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.31%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (4.06%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.81%) Redis
8 8 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (2.50%) MarkLogic
8 8 (2.50%) Neo4j
8 8 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.19%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.56%) Big Data
10 5 (1.56%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.25%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.63%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.63%) DB2
12 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 51 (15.94%) Git (software)
2 49 (15.31%) Jenkins
3 26 (8.13%) JIRA
4 22 (6.88%) Subversion
5 20 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (4.69%) Ant
6 15 (4.69%) Maven
7 14 (4.38%) Vagrant
8 13 (4.06%) Selenium
9 12 (3.75%) Gradle
10 9 (2.81%) ClearCase
11 7 (2.19%) ClearQuest
11 7 (2.19%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.56%) GitLab
13 4 (1.25%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.25%) Hudson
13 4 (1.25%) NUnit
13 4 (1.25%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (6.56%) Finance
2 14 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.50%) Advertising
4 7 (2.19%) Automotive
5 6 (1.88%) Electronics
6 4 (1.25%) Avionics
6 4 (1.25%) Legal
6 4 (1.25%) Publishing
7 3 (0.94%) Marketing
7 3 (0.94%) Military
7 3 (0.94%) Retail
8 2 (0.63%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 58 (18.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (17.19%) Developer
3 36 (11.25%) Administrator
4 35 (10.94%) Architect
5 24 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
6 23 (7.19%) Linux Administrator
7 21 (6.56%) Analyst
8 20 (6.25%) Software Engineer
9 19 (5.94%) Linux Engineer
10 18 (5.63%) AWS Engineer
10 18 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (5.31%) Java Developer
11 17 (5.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 14 (4.38%) Embedded Engineer
13 13 (4.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 12 (3.75%) Applications Support
15 11 (3.44%) Consultant
15 11 (3.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 11 (3.44%) Network Engineer
15 11 (3.44%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.56%) Web Services
2 35 (10.94%) HTML
3 25 (7.81%) XML
4 23 (7.19%) CSS
4 23 (7.19%) Middleware
5 22 (6.88%) Ajax
6 19 (5.94%) .NET
7 13 (4.06%) HTML5
7 13 (4.06%) JSON
8 12 (3.75%) LAMP
8 12 (3.75%) XHTML
9 11 (3.44%) J2EE
9 11 (3.44%) REST
10 8 (2.50%) jQuery
10 8 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
10 8 (2.50%) LESS
10 8 (2.50%) Sass
10 8 (2.50%) SOAP
11 7 (2.19%) ELK Stack
11 7 (2.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.94%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.44%) Algorithms
4 10 (3.13%) Mathematics
5 9 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.56%) Clustering
8 4 (1.25%) DataPower
8 4 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.25%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.94%) Biology
9 3 (0.94%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.94%) Life Science
9 3 (0.94%) Mechatronics
9 3 (0.94%) MPEG
9 3 (0.94%) Replication
9 3 (0.94%) User Experience
10 2 (0.63%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 122 (38.13%) Windows
2 93 (29.06%) Unix
3 48 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (12.50%) Solaris
5 17 (5.31%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.75%) AIX
7 10 (3.13%) Ubuntu
8 9 (2.81%) HPUX
9 8 (2.50%) CentOS
10 7 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (1.56%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.94%) Android
12 3 (0.94%) Debian
12 3 (0.94%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.94%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.81%) DevOps
2 62 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (17.19%) Configuration Management
4 42 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (9.69%) Software Engineering
6 23 (7.19%) High Availability
6 23 (7.19%) Open Source
7 21 (6.56%) ITIL
8 20 (6.25%) Migration
8 20 (6.25%) SOA
9 19 (5.94%) TDD
10 18 (5.63%) OO
11 15 (4.69%) SDLC
12 14 (4.38%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.38%) Load Balancing
12 14 (4.38%) MVC
13 13 (4.06%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (3.75%) Machine Learning
14 12 (3.75%) Scrum
15 11 (3.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (26.25%) Python
2 69 (21.56%) Java
3 42 (13.13%) SQL
4 36 (11.25%) C
5 34 (10.63%) C++
6 33 (10.31%) Perl
7 32 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 31 (9.69%) JavaScript
9 26 (8.13%) Ruby
10 24 (7.50%) PHP
11 16 (5.00%) PL/SQL
12 13 (4.06%) Embedded C
12 13 (4.06%) MATLAB
13 11 (3.44%) Bash Shell
13 11 (3.44%) C#
14 7 (2.19%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.56%) Jython
16 4 (1.25%) ANSI C
17 3 (0.94%) Ada
17 3 (0.94%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 22 (6.88%) Degree
2 19 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.81%) CCNA
3 9 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.81%) RHCE
3 9 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.88%) CCNP
5 5 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.56%) MCSE
5 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.25%) MCSA
6 4 (1.25%) VCP5
6 4 (1.25%) VCP6
6 4 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.63%) ISEB
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.94%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.94%) MISRA
4 2 (0.63%) ECSS
4 2 (0.63%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (10.94%) Docker
2 24 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.13%) vSphere
4 9 (2.81%) iptables
5 8 (2.50%) Postfix
6 7 (2.19%) Sendmail
7 6 (1.88%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.25%) Cygwin
8 4 (1.25%) KVM
8 4 (1.25%) LXC
8 4 (1.25%) vCloud
8 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.94%) GPFS
9 3 (0.94%) NFS
9 3 (0.94%) Xen
10 2 (0.63%) Firmware
10 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 100 (31.25%) Puppet
2 38 (11.88%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (10.63%) Ansible
4 15 (4.69%) Nagios
5 13 (4.06%) Packer
6 9 (2.81%) Cobbler
6 9 (2.81%) Kibana
6 9 (2.81%) logstash
6 9 (2.81%) OSSEC
7 3 (0.94%) Bacula
7 3 (0.94%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.94%) Opsview
7 3 (0.94%) SCCM
8 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.63%) Riemann
8 2 (0.63%) SCOM
8 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.31%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.31%) QRadar
9 1 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 54 (16.88%) Oracle
2 53 (16.56%) VMware
3 51 (15.94%) Red Hat
4 32 (10.00%) IBM
5 29 (9.06%) Microsoft
6 26 (8.13%) HP
7 15 (4.69%) Cisco
8 12 (3.75%) Splunk
9 10 (3.13%) SolarWinds
10 9 (2.81%) LogRhythm
11 8 (2.50%) EMC
11 8 (2.50%) Meraki
11 8 (2.50%) TippingPoint
11 8 (2.50%) Zend
12 7 (2.19%) Aruba
12 7 (2.19%) Dell
12 7 (2.19%) NetApp
12 7 (2.19%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.88%) F5
13 6 (1.88%) Google
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Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 300 per day + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
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I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 300 per day + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 300 per day + Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Premier Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £575 - £675 per annum + remote work
Posted: 17 days ago
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Essex
Ciber UK
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Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago