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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 41 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.04% 11.91% 6.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.92% 50.40% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 22
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Linux
East of 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 Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
131 125 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.61% 23.63% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 67 69
Median daily rate £348 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.55% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 13 26
Median hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +23.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 2016.

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
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 5 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
Brentwood 0 3 £210 -21.49%
Chelmsford +8 1 £275 - 2
Colchester -11 1 - - 3
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 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 Essex region with a requirement for Linux.

1 30 (53.57%) Java
2 29 (51.79%) Unix
3 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (35.71%) Puppet
5 19 (33.93%) HTTP
5 19 (33.93%) TCP/IP
5 19 (33.93%) Jenkins
6 18 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (32.14%) Windows
6 18 (32.14%) SQL
6 18 (32.14%) SSL
6 18 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (30.36%) TDD
7 17 (30.36%) Ajax
7 17 (30.36%) HTML
7 17 (30.36%) CSS
8 15 (26.79%) Middleware
9 14 (25.00%) DevOps
10 13 (23.21%) Relational Database
10 13 (23.21%) SOA
10 13 (23.21%) Software Engineering
10 13 (23.21%) WebSphere
10 13 (23.21%) HTML5
11 12 (21.43%) REST
11 12 (21.43%) Web Services
11 12 (21.43%) XML
11 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
11 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
12 11 (19.64%) Coaching

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 13 (23.21%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 5 (8.93%) JBoss
4 4 (7.14%) Apache
4 4 (7.14%) GlassFish
4 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (5.36%) IIS
6 2 (3.57%) CMS
6 2 (3.57%) Jetty
6 2 (3.57%) nginx
7 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.79%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (7.14%) Google App Engine
2 4 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.57%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.57%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.93%) HTTP
1 19 (33.93%) TCP/IP
2 18 (32.14%) SSL
3 4 (7.14%) DHCP
3 4 (7.14%) FTP
4 3 (5.36%) DNS
4 3 (5.36%) IPsec
4 3 (5.36%) VoIP
4 3 (5.36%) Wireless
5 2 (3.57%) SAN
6 1 (1.79%) ADSL
6 1 (1.79%) Broadband
6 1 (1.79%) Firewall
6 1 (1.79%) NAS
6 1 (1.79%) Network Security
6 1 (1.79%) Telnet
6 1 (1.79%) VDSL
6 1 (1.79%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (5.36%) DataStage
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.57%) DB2
6 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.79%) Big Data
7 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.79%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.79%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (33.93%) Jenkins
2 11 (19.64%) Ant
3 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
4 8 (14.29%) Subversion
5 5 (8.93%) AccuRev
5 5 (8.93%) Maven
5 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.14%) JUnit
7 3 (5.36%) Selenium
7 3 (5.36%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (3.57%) Gradle
8 2 (3.57%) JIRA
8 2 (3.57%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.79%) Metasploit
9 1 (1.79%) Redmine
9 1 (1.79%) Trac
9 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.14%) Automotive
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
1 4 (7.14%) Legal
1 4 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Developer
2 16 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (8.93%) PL/SQL Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) C++ Developer
6 4 (7.14%) C++/Java Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Agile Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 3 (5.36%) ETL Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) Ajax
1 17 (30.36%) CSS
1 17 (30.36%) HTML
2 15 (26.79%) Middleware
3 13 (23.21%) HTML5
4 12 (21.43%) REST
4 12 (21.43%) Web Services
4 12 (21.43%) XML
5 10 (17.86%) J2EE
5 10 (17.86%) XHTML
6 7 (12.50%) .NET
6 7 (12.50%) CSS3
7 6 (10.71%) JSON
7 6 (10.71%) JSP
7 6 (10.71%) LESS
7 6 (10.71%) Sass
8 5 (8.93%) JAX-RS
8 5 (8.93%) JPA
8 5 (8.93%) SOAP
8 5 (8.93%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Clustering
2 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.14%) Replication
2 4 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) Chemistry
3 2 (3.57%) Physics
3 2 (3.57%) STB
3 2 (3.57%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.79%) CUDA
4 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 29 (51.79%) Unix
2 20 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (32.14%) Windows
4 9 (16.07%) Solaris
5 7 (12.50%) Mac OS X
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.79%) CentOS
7 1 (1.79%) Fedora
7 1 (1.79%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (30.36%) TDD
4 14 (25.00%) DevOps
5 13 (23.21%) SOA
5 13 (23.21%) Software Engineering
6 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 11 (19.64%) Coaching
7 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
7 11 (19.64%) User Stories
8 9 (16.07%) Open Source
8 9 (16.07%) Scrum
9 7 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (12.50%) Kanban
9 7 (12.50%) OO
10 6 (10.71%) API Design
10 6 (10.71%) Extreme Programming
10 6 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (10.71%) RAD
11 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) Java
2 18 (32.14%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.86%) Perl
5 7 (12.50%) Ruby
6 6 (10.71%) PL/SQL
7 5 (8.93%) C
7 5 (8.93%) Python
8 4 (7.14%) C++
8 4 (7.14%) Scala
9 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.57%) PHP
10 2 (3.57%) VBA
11 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.79%) Groovy
11 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) RHCE
2 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) CCNA
3 1 (1.79%) CEH
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.79%) CISM
3 1 (1.79%) CISSP
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) MCSE
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) VMware ESX
2 3 (5.36%) Xen
3 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Docker
4 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) Puppet
2 18 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.57%) Ansible
4 1 (1.79%) Cacti
4 1 (1.79%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.79%) Nagios
4 1 (1.79%) Nessus
4 1 (1.79%) QRadar
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Oracle
1 9 (16.07%) VMware
2 8 (14.29%) IBM
2 8 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.71%) Google
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.36%) CA
5 3 (5.36%) F5
5 3 (5.36%) NetApp
5 3 (5.36%) Rally
5 3 (5.36%) Teradata
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco
6 2 (3.57%) FatWire
6 2 (3.57%) Omniture
6 2 (3.57%) WSO2
7 1 (1.79%) Infor
7 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.79%) SAP
7 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.79%) Symantec