The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 24 April 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 31 37
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6  
Contract jobs citing Linux 88 62 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.39% 5.79% 4.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.00% 28.31% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 31
Median daily rate £425 £393 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -4.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £219 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -8.23% +16.43%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 275 219 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.22% 20.45% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 93 95
Median daily rate £425 £373 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.09% -6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 21
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Buckinghamshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Buckinghamshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Buckinghamshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Milton Keynes +19 70 £425 -5.55% 10
High Wycombe -4 1 - -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 72 (56.25%) Windows
2 43 (33.59%) Unix
2 43 (33.59%) VMware
3 37 (28.91%) Finance
4 30 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (23.44%) Oracle
5 27 (21.09%) Active Directory
6 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
7 25 (19.53%) Java
8 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
8 23 (17.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (17.19%) ITIL
10 20 (15.63%) Red Hat
10 20 (15.63%) Migration
11 19 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (14.84%) MongoDB
12 17 (13.28%) OpenStack
12 17 (13.28%) Scrum
12 17 (13.28%) AIX
13 16 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 16 (12.50%) Data Centre
14 15 (11.72%) Jenkins
14 15 (11.72%) Ansible
14 15 (11.72%) DevOps
14 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (11.72%) GitLab
14 15 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (11.72%) DV Cleared
15 14 (10.94%) CentOS
15 14 (10.94%) Incident Management

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 17 (13.28%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.25%) Drupal
3 7 (5.47%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.69%) Apache
4 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.69%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.13%) Confluence
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.34%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (2.34%) IIS
6 3 (2.34%) LiveCycle
6 3 (2.34%) SAS
6 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.78%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (2.34%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.38%) OpenShift
4 8 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.34%) IaaS
6 2 (1.56%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.81%) Internet
1 10 (7.81%) SAN
2 7 (5.47%) Firewall
2 7 (5.47%) LDAP
3 6 (4.69%) Intranet
4 4 (3.13%) BIG-IP
4 4 (3.13%) DNS
4 4 (3.13%) WAN
5 3 (2.34%) AMQP
5 3 (2.34%) NAS
6 2 (1.56%) HTTP
6 2 (1.56%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.78%) ADSL
7 1 (0.78%) DMZ
7 1 (0.78%) IPv4
7 1 (0.78%) LAN
7 1 (0.78%) SMTP
7 1 (0.78%) VoIP
7 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.84%) MongoDB
2 10 (7.81%) MySQL
3 8 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (5.47%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.69%) Big Data
6 5 (3.91%) DB2
6 5 (3.91%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.13%) Redis
7 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.78%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.78%) NuoDB
9 1 (0.78%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (11.72%) GitLab
1 15 (11.72%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.03%) Gradle
4 7 (5.47%) Maven
5 6 (4.69%) JIRA
5 6 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (3.91%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.91%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.91%) GDB
6 5 (3.91%) Introscope
7 4 (3.13%) Ant
7 4 (3.13%) Bugzilla
7 4 (3.13%) GNU Toolchain
7 4 (3.13%) Trac
8 3 (2.34%) Hudson
8 3 (2.34%) JUnit
8 3 (2.34%) Mockito
8 3 (2.34%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.34%) Spock
General
1 37 (28.91%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Banking
3 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.34%) Electronics
4 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.34%) Marketing
4 3 (2.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (17.97%) Developer
2 15 (11.72%) Java Developer
3 11 (8.59%) Monitoring Specialist
4 10 (7.81%) Architect
5 8 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) Linux Specialist
6 7 (5.47%) Analyst
6 7 (5.47%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.47%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) Administrator
7 6 (4.69%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (4.69%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.13%) C++ Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.34%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.38%) Spring
2 11 (8.59%) XML
3 10 (7.81%) HTML
3 10 (7.81%) JMS
3 10 (7.81%) SailPoint
3 10 (7.81%) SAML
4 9 (7.03%) Java EE
4 9 (7.03%) XSLT
5 8 (6.25%) Web Services
6 7 (5.47%) CSS
7 6 (4.69%) Apache Camel
7 6 (4.69%) REST
8 5 (3.91%) Grails
8 5 (3.91%) RESTful
8 5 (3.91%) Spring Boot
8 5 (3.91%) Spring Integration
9 4 (3.13%) .NET
9 4 (3.13%) EJB
9 4 (3.13%) Node.js
9 4 (3.13%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.03%) Clustering
4 7 (5.47%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (4.69%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.91%) e-Health
7 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.34%) Online Banking
8 3 (2.34%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.56%) DataPower
9 2 (1.56%) IBM XIV
9 2 (1.56%) LPAR
9 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.56%) Replication
10 1 (0.78%) iPad
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (56.25%) Windows
2 43 (33.59%) Unix
3 23 (17.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (13.28%) AIX
5 14 (10.94%) CentOS
6 10 (7.81%) Solaris
7 7 (5.47%) Windows 10
7 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.69%) Ubuntu
8 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.34%) zOS
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.56%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.78%) Android
12 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.78%) Debian
12 1 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.19%) ITIL
3 20 (15.63%) Migration
4 17 (13.28%) Scrum
5 15 (11.72%) DevOps
6 14 (10.94%) Incident Management
7 13 (10.16%) High Availability
7 13 (10.16%) Project Management
8 11 (8.59%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (8.59%) ITSM
8 11 (8.59%) Service Management
9 10 (7.81%) Microservices
9 10 (7.81%) Virtual Environments
10 9 (7.03%) Change Management
10 9 (7.03%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.25%) Validation
12 7 (5.47%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.47%) TDD
12 7 (5.47%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.53%) Java
2 14 (10.94%) Perl
3 12 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 11 (8.59%) Python
5 9 (7.03%) Groovy
5 9 (7.03%) SQL
6 8 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.47%) C++
8 5 (3.91%) C#
9 4 (3.13%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.34%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.78%) C
12 1 (0.78%) PHP
12 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.72%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.91%) MCSE
4 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.13%) Degree
5 4 (3.13%) MCP
6 3 (2.34%) APMG
6 3 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.78%) CISA
7 1 (0.78%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) GIAC
7 1 (0.78%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) GPG13
1 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 27 (21.09%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (2.34%) Docker
6 2 (1.56%) PowerHA
6 2 (1.56%) vCloud
6 2 (1.56%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (11.72%) Ansible
2 7 (5.47%) SCOM
3 6 (4.69%) Rundeck
4 5 (3.91%) CA Wily
4 5 (3.91%) Puppet
5 4 (3.13%) Nagios
5 4 (3.13%) OVSD
6 2 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.56%) SCCM
6 2 (1.56%) vRealize
7 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.78%) Mesos
7 1 (0.78%) Nessus
7 1 (0.78%) PowerBroker
7 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (33.59%) VMware
2 30 (23.44%) Oracle
3 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.63%) Red Hat
5 14 (10.94%) IBM
6 13 (10.16%) Nimsoft
7 11 (8.59%) CA
8 10 (7.81%) Remedy
9 9 (7.03%) Citrix
9 9 (7.03%) HP
10 8 (6.25%) SAP
11 7 (5.47%) Symantec
12 5 (3.91%) NetQoS
12 5 (3.91%) Pega
13 4 (3.13%) F5
13 4 (3.13%) ServiceNow
14 3 (2.34%) Adobe
14 3 (2.34%) Cisco
14 3 (2.34%) Dell
14 3 (2.34%) EqualLogic
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