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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 31 36
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.34% 1.88% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.15% 11.32% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 3
Median daily rate £480 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £319 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 61 53 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 17.13% 16.56% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 115 83
Median daily rate £395 £388 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% +47.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £123 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £438 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 13
Median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Luton +2 8 £480 +37.14%
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (44.44%) Ansible
4 11 (40.74%) Python
5 9 (33.33%) DevOps
6 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
6 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) IaaS
6 7 (25.93%) OpenStack
7 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (22.22%) VMware
7 6 (22.22%) Ruby
7 6 (22.22%) DNS
7 6 (22.22%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) Ant
8 5 (18.52%) WAN
8 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
8 5 (18.52%) Solaris
8 5 (18.52%) Retail
8 5 (18.52%) TeamCity
8 5 (18.52%) Confluence
8 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (18.52%) JIRA
8 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
8 5 (18.52%) RIA
8 5 (18.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (18.52%) MSBuild
8 5 (18.52%) High Availability

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 7 (25.93%) OpenStack
2 5 (18.52%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 13 (48.15%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (25.93%) IaaS
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (14.81%) OpenShift
5 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (7.41%) PaaS
6 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) SSL
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.41%) DB2
4 2 (7.41%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (7.41%) Redis
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (3.70%) Big Data
5 1 (3.70%) Impala
5 1 (3.70%) Neo4j
5 1 (3.70%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) Ant
2 5 (18.52%) Artifactory
2 5 (18.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (18.52%) JIRA
2 5 (18.52%) MSBuild
2 5 (18.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (18.52%) TeamCity
3 4 (14.81%) GitLab
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
1 6 (22.22%) Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (14.81%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) AWS Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) DBA
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Release Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (3.70%) scikit-learn
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (18.52%) RIA
2 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) DataPower
3 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Solaris
3 4 (14.81%) AIX
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (3.70%) HPUX
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
3 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) Functional Programming
3 5 (18.52%) High Availability
3 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
3 5 (18.52%) Release Automation
4 4 (14.81%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Task Automation
7 1 (3.70%) Data Security
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Python
2 6 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) Ruby
3 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.11%) Perl
5 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.41%) SQL
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) Korn
6 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CCIP
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CCSP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Cloudera
6 1 (3.70%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (3.70%) Splunk
6 1 (3.70%) WSO2