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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 41 10 23
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 17 62 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.62% 9.81% 7.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.49% 47.69% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 19
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £326 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.60 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.10% +35.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £32.70 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £78.95 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
148 130 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.49% 20.57% 31.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 67
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 £135 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 27 38
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.60 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 June 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 June 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 +1 3 £210 -35.38%
Southend-on-Sea -6 1 £200 -50.00% 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (51.61%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) HTML
3 14 (45.16%) SQL
3 14 (45.16%) Windows
4 13 (41.94%) Unix
4 13 (41.94%) XML
5 10 (32.26%) Web Services
5 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
5 10 (32.26%) IBM
5 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
5 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (29.03%) Ajax
6 9 (29.03%) .NET
6 9 (29.03%) Ant
6 9 (29.03%) CSS
6 9 (29.03%) Red Hat
7 8 (25.81%) Oracle
7 8 (25.81%) XHTML
7 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
7 8 (25.81%) TDD
7 8 (25.81%) HTML5
8 7 (22.58%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (22.58%) SOA
8 7 (22.58%) OO
8 7 (22.58%) JBoss
8 7 (22.58%) J2EE
8 7 (22.58%) WebLogic
8 7 (22.58%) SOAP
9 6 (19.35%) Firewall

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 (32.26%) WebSphere
2 7 (22.58%) JBoss
2 7 (22.58%) WebLogic
3 6 (19.35%) Apache
3 6 (19.35%) GlassFish
3 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (16.13%) IIS
5 2 (6.45%) CMS
5 2 (6.45%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (3.23%) Jetty
6 1 (3.23%) nginx
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.23%) Google App Engine
3 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) Internet
2 4 (12.90%) LDAP
3 2 (6.45%) FTP
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
3 2 (6.45%) SSL
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.23%) IPsec
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) OLTP
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Ant
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.68%) Maven
2 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.68%) VisualVM
3 2 (6.45%) AccuRev
3 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.45%) Gradle
3 2 (6.45%) JUnit
3 2 (6.45%) SonarQube
3 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) LoadUI
4 1 (3.23%) Metasploit
4 1 (3.23%) Travis CI
4 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
4 2 (6.45%) C++/Java Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) HTML
2 13 (41.94%) XML
3 10 (32.26%) Web Services
4 9 (29.03%) .NET
4 9 (29.03%) Ajax
4 9 (29.03%) CSS
5 8 (25.81%) HTML5
5 8 (25.81%) XHTML
6 7 (22.58%) J2EE
6 7 (22.58%) SOAP
7 6 (19.35%) JSP
7 6 (19.35%) LESS
7 6 (19.35%) Sass
8 5 (16.13%) Middleware
9 4 (12.90%) COM+
10 3 (9.68%) JPA
10 3 (9.68%) REST
10 3 (9.68%) Struts
11 2 (6.45%) Ext JS
11 2 (6.45%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.90%) DataPower
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) EMV
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.45%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Unix
3 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (12.90%) Solaris
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (3.23%) AIX
6 1 (3.23%) CentOS
6 1 (3.23%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
2 8 (25.81%) TDD
3 7 (22.58%) OO
3 7 (22.58%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (22.58%) SOA
4 6 (19.35%) Extreme Programming
4 6 (19.35%) RAD
5 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.90%) Pair Programming
5 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (9.68%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (9.68%) User Stories
7 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.45%) SEO
7 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Java
2 14 (45.16%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) C++
4 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
5 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.45%) C#
6 2 (6.45%) Perl
6 2 (6.45%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) Ruby
6 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) Groovy
7 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) RHCE
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CEH
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CISM
3 1 (3.23%) CISSP
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
1 1 (3.23%) KVM
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.68%) Opsview
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.23%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.23%) Nessus
3 1 (3.23%) QRadar
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) IBM
2 9 (29.03%) Red Hat
3 8 (25.81%) Oracle
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.90%) webMethods
6 3 (9.68%) CA
6 3 (9.68%) Google
6 3 (9.68%) Rally
6 3 (9.68%) Software AG
6 3 (9.68%) Splunk
7 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.45%) FatWire
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 2 (6.45%) Omniture
7 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.23%) MKS
8 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (3.23%) SAP
8 1 (3.23%) Symantec
8 1 (3.23%) VMware