Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 40 33
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.97% 3.33% 3.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.30% 16.52% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 14
Bedfordshire median daily rate £488 £413 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £353 £150 £293
90th Percentile £554 £639 £573
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £37.50 - £36.25
90th Percentile £42.50 - £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +19.15% -6.00% -14.29%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 139 115 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.28% 20.18% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 65 62
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +17.86% -3.45%
10th Percentile £125 £163 £113
90th Percentile £500 £533 £500
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 44
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -61.38% +135.39%
10th Percentile £14.05 £11.25 £13.30
90th Percentile £47.47 £14.00 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £19.64 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.02% -5.71% +6.06%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Bedfordshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Bedfordshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Bedfordshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Bedfordshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -15 7 £418 -27.39% 5
Dunstable - 6 £404 - 1
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (45.16%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (35.48%) Unix
2 11 (35.48%) VMware
3 10 (32.26%) Windows
4 9 (29.03%) Solaris
4 9 (29.03%) Java
4 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (29.03%) OpenStack
5 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle
5 8 (25.81%) AIX
6 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
6 7 (22.58%) Finance
6 7 (22.58%) SDLC
7 6 (19.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (19.35%) Data Privacy
7 6 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (19.35%) DevOps
7 6 (19.35%) IaaS
7 6 (19.35%) Security Architecture
7 6 (19.35%) Migration
7 6 (19.35%) Firewall
7 6 (19.35%) Google
7 6 (19.35%) Web Services
7 6 (19.35%) Internet
8 5 (16.13%) Retail
8 5 (16.13%) Cryptography
8 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.13%) Information Security
8 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 9 (29.03%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.23%) Confluence
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (45.16%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (19.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (19.35%) IaaS
4 5 (16.13%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (16.13%) Google App Engine
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
1 6 (19.35%) Internet
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) FTP
4 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) Skype
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) DB2
1 3 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) DataStage
2 1 (3.23%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (3.23%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Informix
2 1 (3.23%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.23%) PowerCenter
2 1 (3.23%) QualityStage
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) GitLab
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.23%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Security Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Administrator
2 3 (9.68%) Architect
2 3 (9.68%) Developer
2 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Network Support
2 3 (9.68%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Project Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (6.45%) DBA
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
3 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) Middleware
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) ODBC
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.23%) REST
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.90%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) Private Cloud
3 3 (9.68%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Robotics
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Unix
2 10 (32.26%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) Solaris
4 8 (25.81%) AIX
5 5 (16.13%) Android
5 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.45%) Kali Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
1 7 (22.58%) SDLC
2 6 (19.35%) Data Privacy
2 6 (19.35%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (19.35%) Security Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (16.13%) Cryptography
3 5 (16.13%) Information Security
3 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
3 5 (16.13%) Secure Coding
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Change Control
4 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.90%) SOA
5 3 (9.68%) Adaptive Security
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) Korn
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) CISM
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) CCNP
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) CEH
3 2 (6.45%) OSCP
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) CISA
4 1 (3.23%) CISSP
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.13%) vCloud
2 5 (16.13%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) VMware
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle
3 6 (19.35%) Google
4 4 (12.90%) IBM
4 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco
5 3 (9.68%) F5
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.45%) NetApp
6 2 (6.45%) VocaLink
7 1 (3.23%) CA
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix
7 1 (3.23%) EMC
7 1 (3.23%) Informatica
7 1 (3.23%) McAfee
7 1 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (3.23%) Remedy
7 1 (3.23%) SAP
7 1 (3.23%) Teradata