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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Rank 15 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 44 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.31% 7.20% 9.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.12% 29.17% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 27
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £324 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -16.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £34.90 £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.85 £38.10 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
137 120 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.22% 24.69% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 71 67
Median daily rate £325 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 20
Median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 17 £500 +2.46% 2
Basildon -8 4 £258 -43.09%
Brentwood +7 3 - -
Colchester - 1 £425 - 4
Harlow - 1 - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 37 (46.25%) Configuration Management
2 36 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.00%) DevOps
3 35 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (41.25%) J2EE
5 31 (38.75%) Oracle
6 29 (36.25%) Unix
7 27 (33.75%) TCP/IP
7 27 (33.75%) Scrum
7 27 (33.75%) Jenkins
8 25 (31.25%) VMware
8 25 (31.25%) HTTP
9 23 (28.75%) SSL
9 23 (28.75%) Open Source
9 23 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (27.50%) Puppet
10 22 (27.50%) Windows
11 21 (26.25%) TDD
11 21 (26.25%) Mentoring
12 20 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
13 19 (23.75%) Perl
13 19 (23.75%) SOA
14 18 (22.50%) Kanban
15 17 (21.25%) Apache
15 17 (21.25%) Java
15 17 (21.25%) Relational Database
15 17 (21.25%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (20.00%) Docker

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 17 (21.25%) Apache
2 15 (18.75%) JBoss
2 15 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (16.25%) WebLogic
4 7 (8.75%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.50%) IIS
7 2 (2.50%) Jetty
7 2 (2.50%) Mongrel
7 2 (2.50%) nginx
8 1 (1.25%) Confluence
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.25%) SAP GRC
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.50%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (33.75%) TCP/IP
2 25 (31.25%) HTTP
3 23 (28.75%) SSL
4 6 (7.50%) DHCP
4 6 (7.50%) DNS
5 3 (3.75%) Firewall
5 3 (3.75%) Network Security
5 3 (3.75%) VoIP
6 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.50%) FTP
6 2 (2.50%) Internet
6 2 (2.50%) IPsec
6 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.50%) NAS
6 2 (2.50%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.25%) BGP
7 1 (1.25%) NetScreen
7 1 (1.25%) OSPF
7 1 (1.25%) SAN
7 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) Relational Database
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.00%) DB2
5 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.75%) DataStage
5 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.75%) MySQL
6 2 (2.50%) Neo4j
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.50%) SQLite
7 1 (1.25%) MaxDB
7 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (33.75%) Jenkins
2 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.75%) Subversion
3 8 (10.00%) PVCS
4 7 (8.75%) AccuRev
5 5 (6.25%) Maven
6 4 (5.00%) Ant
7 2 (2.50%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Automotive
2 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Analyst
2 15 (18.75%) Lead DevOps
3 14 (17.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (16.25%) Developer
4 13 (16.25%) Security Analyst
5 11 (13.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 11 (13.75%) Java Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Architect
6 8 (10.00%) Technical Architect
7 6 (7.50%) Digital Architect
7 6 (7.50%) Digital Technical Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (5.00%) Consultant
9 4 (5.00%) Incident Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (5.00%) SOC Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (41.25%) J2EE
2 16 (20.00%) Middleware
3 13 (16.25%) XML
4 12 (15.00%) JSP
5 10 (12.50%) Servlets
6 9 (11.25%) Web Services
6 9 (11.25%) XSLT
7 8 (10.00%) XML Schema
8 7 (8.75%) HTML
9 5 (6.25%) JMS
9 5 (6.25%) JPA
9 5 (6.25%) SOAP
10 4 (5.00%) Ajax
10 4 (5.00%) CSS
10 4 (5.00%) HTML5
10 4 (5.00%) JAX-WS
10 4 (5.00%) LESS
10 4 (5.00%) REST
10 4 (5.00%) Sass
10 4 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Mainframe
2 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.75%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.50%) Life Science
4 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) BeagleBone
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.25%) LPAR
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) RIA
5 1 (1.25%) STB
5 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.25%) Unix
2 22 (27.50%) Windows
3 20 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.50%) VME
5 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.75%) CentOS
6 3 (3.75%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.50%) AIX
7 2 (2.50%) Fedora
7 2 (2.50%) Solaris
7 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.25%) Android
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.25%) Configuration Management
2 36 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.00%) DevOps
3 35 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (33.75%) Scrum
5 23 (28.75%) Open Source
6 21 (26.25%) Mentoring
6 21 (26.25%) TDD
7 19 (23.75%) SOA
7 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
8 18 (22.50%) Kanban
9 17 (21.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (18.75%) Coaching
11 14 (17.50%) Microservices
12 13 (16.25%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (15.00%) API Design
13 12 (15.00%) Forensic Analysis
13 12 (15.00%) OO
13 12 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
14 11 (13.75%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.75%) Perl
2 17 (21.25%) Java
3 10 (12.50%) C
4 8 (10.00%) Python
4 8 (10.00%) SQL
5 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.00%) C++
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.50%) Ruby
7 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.25%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.25%) Go
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Degree
2 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.50%) MCSA
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.50%) MOS
4 1 (1.25%) CCNP
4 1 (1.25%) CCSE
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 23 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (20.00%) Docker
3 13 (16.25%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (27.50%) Puppet
2 20 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (7.50%) Ansible
4 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.25%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.25%) Nagios
4 1 (1.25%) OpenView
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.25%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 31 (38.75%) Oracle
2 25 (31.25%) VMware
3 14 (17.50%) WSO2
4 9 (11.25%) IBM
5 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.25%) Fujitsu
8 3 (3.75%) SAP
8 3 (3.75%) Teradata
9 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco
9 2 (2.50%) Google
10 1 (1.25%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.25%) Citrix
10 1 (1.25%) F5
10 1 (1.25%) HP
10 1 (1.25%) Imperva
10 1 (1.25%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.25%) Juniper
10 1 (1.25%) Veeam
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