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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 35 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 20 74 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.40% 11.31% 13.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.49% 43.27% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 31
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £266 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 9
Median hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.90 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £43.00 £68.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £31.63
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +18.57%
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
138 171 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.33% 26.15% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 72 63
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £583 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 27
Median hourly rate £16.50 £29.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.99% +30.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 25 August 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 25 August 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 - -
Southend-on-Sea -7 3 £350 -22.22%
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 19 (51.35%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (37.84%) Windows
3 14 (37.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (35.14%) Unix
4 13 (35.14%) HTML
4 13 (35.14%) SQL
5 12 (32.43%) Web Services
5 12 (32.43%) IBM
6 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
6 11 (29.73%) XML
6 11 (29.73%) J2EE
7 10 (27.03%) Oracle
7 10 (27.03%) Apache
7 10 (27.03%) Firewall
7 10 (27.03%) TDD
7 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
8 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
8 9 (24.32%) SOA
8 9 (24.32%) OO
8 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
8 9 (24.32%) WebSphere
9 8 (21.62%) HTML5
9 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
9 8 (21.62%) .NET
9 8 (21.62%) SOAP
9 8 (21.62%) Tomcat
9 8 (21.62%) Finance
10 7 (18.92%) JBoss
10 7 (18.92%) CSS

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 10 (27.03%) Apache
2 9 (24.32%) WebSphere
3 8 (21.62%) Tomcat
3 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
4 7 (18.92%) JBoss
5 4 (10.81%) GlassFish
5 4 (10.81%) IIS
6 2 (5.41%) CMS
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) IBM Cloud
2 3 (8.11%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) Internet
3 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.81%) LDAP
4 4 (10.81%) VPN
5 3 (8.11%) HTTP
5 3 (8.11%) SSL
6 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.70%) FTP
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) Network Security
6 1 (2.70%) SAN
6 1 (2.70%) VoIP
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
6 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Relational Database
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) OLTP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Ant
2 5 (13.51%) AccuRev
2 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.81%) Subversion
4 3 (8.11%) VisualVM
5 2 (5.41%) Gradle
5 2 (5.41%) JUnit
5 2 (5.41%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
6 1 (2.70%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Firewall Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) HTML
2 12 (32.43%) Web Services
3 11 (29.73%) J2EE
3 11 (29.73%) XML
4 8 (21.62%) .NET
4 8 (21.62%) HTML5
4 8 (21.62%) SOAP
5 7 (18.92%) Ajax
5 7 (18.92%) CSS
6 6 (16.22%) JSP
6 6 (16.22%) LESS
6 6 (16.22%) Middleware
6 6 (16.22%) Sass
6 6 (16.22%) XHTML
7 4 (10.81%) COM+
7 4 (10.81%) JPA
7 4 (10.81%) REST
8 3 (8.11%) JAX-WS
8 3 (8.11%) JMS
9 1 (2.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
1 4 (10.81%) DataPower
1 4 (10.81%) EMV
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.41%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Unix
3 4 (10.81%) CentOS
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Fedora
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
4 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.70%) AIX
5 1 (2.70%) Debian
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
2 10 (27.03%) TDD
3 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
3 9 (24.32%) OO
3 9 (24.32%) SOA
4 7 (18.92%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.22%) Extreme Programming
5 6 (16.22%) RAD
5 6 (16.22%) User Stories
6 5 (13.51%) DevOps
6 5 (13.51%) Kanban
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 4 (10.81%) Information Security
7 4 (10.81%) Pair Programming
7 4 (10.81%) Patch Management
7 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) C++
4 4 (10.81%) Perl
4 4 (10.81%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) PHP
5 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) Ruby
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) Groovy
6 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Certification
1 3 (8.11%) RHCE
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) KVM
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (13.51%) Puppet
2 3 (8.11%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
2 3 (8.11%) Opsview
3 2 (5.41%) Ansible
4 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.70%) Nagios
4 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) IBM
2 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
3 10 (27.03%) Oracle
4 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.81%) Juniper
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) Palo Alto
4 4 (10.81%) webMethods
5 3 (8.11%) CA
5 3 (8.11%) Rally
5 3 (8.11%) SAP
5 3 (8.11%) Software AG
5 3 (8.11%) Splunk
5 3 (8.11%) WSO2
6 2 (5.41%) FatWire
6 2 (5.41%) Google
6 2 (5.41%) Omniture
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Infor
7 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
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