Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 29 47
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 36 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.98% 5.26% 1.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.95% 24.32% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 9
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £480 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +37.14% -22.22%
10th Percentile £339 £374 £150
90th Percentile £515 £551 £610
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +4.71% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £40.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 105 148 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.99% 21.61% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 97 76
Bedfordshire median daily rate £388 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -8.20% +8.93%
10th Percentile £136 £125 £156
90th Percentile £488 £505 £494
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 £27.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.75% +98.21% -53.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.85 £11.30
90th Percentile £23.00 £48.30 £44.16
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -5.71%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +11 17 £450 -6.25% 6
Dunstable -11 1 - - 2
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (45.45%) Ansible
3 9 (40.91%) High Availability
3 9 (40.91%) Big Data
3 9 (40.91%) Analytics
3 9 (40.91%) Terraform
4 8 (36.36%) Windows
4 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) Web Services
6 6 (27.27%) Python
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
7 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
7 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
7 5 (22.73%) Cloudera
7 5 (22.73%) DevOps
7 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (18.18%) Docker
8 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 4 (18.18%) IaaS
8 4 (18.18%) SDLC

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 4 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (18.18%) IaaS
4 3 (13.64%) Akamai
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
5 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.55%) SMTP
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) Big Data
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
4 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (9.09%) MySQL
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Kudu
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) Impala
5 1 (4.55%) OLTP
5 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) Artifactory
4 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Analytics Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Manager
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Web Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) Classic ASP
3 1 (4.55%) Kafka
3 1 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) WinForms
3 1 (4.55%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Clustering
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Analytics
1 9 (40.91%) High Availability
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
3 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) CRM
5 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Task Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Data Science
6 2 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
1 6 (27.27%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) Ruby
5 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) Groovy
6 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) VCP5
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
3 1 (4.55%) HDFS
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Ansible
2 9 (40.91%) Terraform
3 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (4.55%) HAProxy
4 1 (4.55%) Oozie
4 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 5 (22.73%) Cloudera
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) F5
4 2 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) CyberArk
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) VMware