Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 45 41
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 37 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.40% 2.40% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.18% 12.82% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 11
Bedfordshire median daily rate £480 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.14% -22.22% +3.75%
10th Percentile £375 £150 £319
90th Percentile £550 £605 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
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 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.67% -

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 153 117 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.34% 18.69% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 77 60
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £125 £163 £112
90th Percentile £513 £493 £489
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 32
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £30.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -54.51% +136.75%
10th Percentile £14.05 £11.30 £10.05
90th Percentile £47.47 £44.16 £50.24
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% -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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -5 13 £480 +37.14%
Dunstable - 6 £404 -
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (37.84%) Java
3 14 (37.84%) VMware
4 13 (35.14%) Unix
5 11 (29.73%) Solaris
5 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (29.73%) OpenStack
5 11 (29.73%) DevOps
6 10 (27.03%) Ansible
6 10 (27.03%) Python
6 10 (27.03%) Retail
7 9 (24.32%) Finance
7 9 (24.32%) AIX
7 9 (24.32%) Oracle
7 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
9 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
9 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
9 7 (18.92%) IaaS
9 7 (18.92%) SDLC
10 6 (16.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (16.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (16.22%) Data Privacy
10 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (16.22%) Confluence
10 6 (16.22%) Security Architecture
10 6 (16.22%) Ruby
10 6 (16.22%) Google
10 6 (16.22%) JIRA

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 11 (29.73%) OpenStack
2 6 (16.22%) Confluence
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.41%) SAS
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.70%) JBoss
5 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 15 (40.54%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (18.92%) IaaS
4 6 (16.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (13.51%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (13.51%) Google App Engine
6 4 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Internet
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.70%) Skype
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) DB2
1 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.41%) Impala
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.70%) DataStage
3 1 (2.70%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (2.70%) Informix
3 1 (2.70%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.70%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.70%) QualityStage
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 5 (13.51%) Ant
3 5 (13.51%) Artifactory
3 5 (13.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (13.51%) MSBuild
3 5 (13.51%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (13.51%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.41%) GitLab
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 10 (27.03%) Retail
2 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Avionics
5 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Architect
3 4 (10.81%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.41%) DBA
5 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Support
5 2 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Project Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) Middleware
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (5.41%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (2.70%) ODBC
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (2.70%) REST
5 1 (2.70%) scikit-learn
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.51%) RIA
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.81%) Private Cloud
4 3 (8.11%) Public Cloud
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Unix
3 11 (29.73%) Solaris
4 9 (24.32%) AIX
5 5 (13.51%) Android
5 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.70%) HPUX
8 1 (2.70%) Kali Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) DevOps
2 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
2 7 (18.92%) SDLC
3 6 (16.22%) Data Privacy
3 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (16.22%) Security Architecture
4 5 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.51%) Cryptography
4 5 (13.51%) Functional Programming
4 5 (13.51%) Information Security
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Release Automation
4 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
4 5 (13.51%) Secure Coding
5 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.81%) SOA
6 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) Python
3 6 (16.22%) Ruby
4 5 (13.51%) SQL
5 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.41%) Korn
6 2 (5.41%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) C
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) CISM
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) CEH
4 1 (2.70%) CISA
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.51%) vCloud
2 5 (13.51%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.70%) Rundeck
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) VMware
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
4 6 (16.22%) Google
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) F5
6 2 (5.41%) IBM
6 2 (5.41%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (5.41%) VocaLink
7 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.70%) Cloudera
7 1 (2.70%) McAfee
7 1 (2.70%) NetApp
7 1 (2.70%) Nimsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Remedy
7 1 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (2.70%) Splunk
7 1 (2.70%) Teradata