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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 27 29 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.00% 2.61% 5.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.55% 15.38% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 15
Median daily rate £475 £300 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £280 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £578 £500
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 £39.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -8.23% +18.05%  

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 55 52 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 20.60% 16.99% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 36
Median daily rate £418 £331 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.03% -11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% +117.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +9 6 £625 +44.92% 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 14 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) DNS
3 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (52.38%) Load Balancing
4 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) E-Commerce
4 11 (52.38%) High Availability
4 11 (52.38%) IaaS
4 11 (52.38%) Relational Database
5 10 (47.62%) Service Management
6 9 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (33.33%) Capacity Management
8 4 (19.05%) Python
8 4 (19.05%) Unix
8 4 (19.05%) Web Services
9 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (14.29%) Apache
9 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 3 (14.29%) VMware
9 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (14.29%) Statistics
9 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
9 3 (14.29%) RESTful
9 3 (14.29%) Visualisation
9 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server

Linux
Top Related 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 3 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (52.38%) IaaS
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.76%) PaaS
4 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) DNS
2 11 (52.38%) WAN
3 7 (33.33%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) FTP
4 1 (4.76%) HTTP
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Architect
1 11 (52.38%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (28.57%) AWS Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Software Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Web Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Lead Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) EFT
2 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) E-Commerce
2 11 (52.38%) High Availability
2 11 (52.38%) Load Balancing
3 10 (47.62%) Service Management
4 9 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (33.33%) Capacity Management
5 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 3 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) Statistics
6 3 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 2 (9.52%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.76%) DevOps
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
8 1 (4.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) R
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.76%) CCIP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCSP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Server
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) Dell
2 2 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
Luton, Bedfordshire
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