The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Rank 15 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 48 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.24% 8.60% 7.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.78% 30.20% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 16
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £287 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £543 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.25 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +5.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
138 149 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.32% 28.49% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 81 50
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.50 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Essex region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Essex region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 January 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
Southend-on-Sea -2 16 £494 +4.00%
Brentwood +11 4 £375 +15.38%
Basildon -14 3 £258 -43.09%
Harlow - 2 - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Essex region with a requirement for Linux.

1 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.05%) DevOps
3 36 (46.75%) Configuration Management
4 35 (45.45%) J2EE
4 35 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (37.66%) Oracle
6 28 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 28 (36.36%) Scrum
7 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
8 23 (29.87%) Puppet
8 23 (29.87%) HTTP
8 23 (29.87%) Unix
9 22 (28.57%) SSL
9 22 (28.57%) Open Source
9 22 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (27.27%) TDD
10 21 (27.27%) Perl
11 20 (25.97%) Java
11 20 (25.97%) Apache
11 20 (25.97%) VMware
11 20 (25.97%) Kanban
12 19 (24.68%) Software Engineering
12 19 (24.68%) Mentoring
12 19 (24.68%) Windows
13 18 (23.38%) SOA
13 18 (23.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (22.08%) Docker
15 16 (20.78%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 20 (25.97%) Apache
2 15 (19.48%) JBoss
3 14 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (18.18%) WebLogic
4 9 (11.69%) WebSphere
5 7 (9.09%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.60%) IIS
7 2 (2.60%) Jetty
7 2 (2.60%) Mongrel
7 2 (2.60%) nginx
8 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
1 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.30%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.60%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 23 (29.87%) HTTP
3 22 (28.57%) SSL
4 5 (6.49%) DHCP
4 5 (6.49%) DNS
5 3 (3.90%) Internet
5 3 (3.90%) VoIP
6 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.60%) FTP
6 2 (2.60%) IPsec
6 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.60%) NAS
6 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.30%) Firewall
7 1 (1.30%) Network Security
7 1 (1.30%) SAN
7 1 (1.30%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.78%) Relational Database
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.19%) DB2
5 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.90%) DataStage
6 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.60%) MySQL
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.60%) SQLite
7 1 (1.30%) MaxDB
7 1 (1.30%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
2 14 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (18.18%) Subversion
3 9 (11.69%) AccuRev
4 8 (10.39%) PVCS
5 4 (5.19%) Ant
5 4 (5.19%) Maven
6 2 (2.60%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.19%) Automotive
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Analyst
1 16 (20.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (18.18%) Lead DevOps
3 13 (16.88%) Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 10 (12.99%) Security Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Architect
6 8 (10.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Technical Architect
7 6 (7.79%) Digital Architect
7 6 (7.79%) Digital Technical Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (5.19%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Senior DevOps
11 2 (2.60%) J2EE Architect
11 2 (2.60%) SAP Consultant
11 2 (2.60%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (45.45%) J2EE
2 16 (20.78%) Middleware
3 12 (15.58%) JSP
3 12 (15.58%) XML
4 11 (14.29%) Web Services
5 10 (12.99%) Servlets
6 8 (10.39%) XML Schema
6 8 (10.39%) XSLT
7 6 (7.79%) JAX-WS
7 6 (7.79%) JMS
7 6 (7.79%) JPA
7 6 (7.79%) SOAP
8 5 (6.49%) HTML
9 4 (5.19%) Ajax
9 4 (5.19%) CSS
9 4 (5.19%) HTML5
9 4 (5.19%) LESS
9 4 (5.19%) REST
9 4 (5.19%) Sass
9 4 (5.19%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.60%) Life Science
3 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.30%) BeagleBone
4 1 (1.30%) Informatics
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) RIA
4 1 (1.30%) STB
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Unix
2 22 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (24.68%) Windows
4 6 (7.79%) VME
5 4 (5.19%) CentOS
6 3 (3.90%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (3.90%) Fedora
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.30%) AIX
8 1 (1.30%) Android
8 1 (1.30%) Debian
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.30%) Solaris
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.05%) DevOps
3 36 (46.75%) Configuration Management
4 35 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (36.36%) Scrum
6 22 (28.57%) Open Source
7 21 (27.27%) TDD
8 20 (25.97%) Kanban
9 19 (24.68%) Mentoring
9 19 (24.68%) Software Engineering
10 18 (23.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (23.38%) SOA
11 14 (18.18%) Coaching
11 14 (18.18%) Microservices
12 13 (16.88%) OO
13 12 (15.58%) API Design
14 11 (14.29%) Integration Testing
15 10 (12.99%) Forensic Analysis
15 10 (12.99%) System Integration Testing
15 10 (12.99%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) Perl
2 20 (25.97%) Java
3 10 (12.99%) C
3 10 (12.99%) Python
4 8 (10.39%) SQL
5 5 (6.49%) C++
5 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.19%) Ruby
7 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.90%) PHP
8 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.30%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.30%) Go
9 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.60%) MCSA
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (22.08%) Docker
3 10 (12.99%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.39%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (29.87%) Puppet
2 21 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (7.79%) Ansible
4 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (37.66%) Oracle
2 20 (25.97%) VMware
3 14 (18.18%) WSO2
4 10 (12.99%) IBM
5 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.49%) Fujitsu
7 4 (5.19%) SAP
8 3 (3.90%) Teradata
9 2 (2.60%) Google
10 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco
10 1 (1.30%) Juniper
10 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.30%) Veeam