Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4 +20
Contract jobs citing Linux 201 96 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.74% 5.72% 6.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.80% 24.12% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 50 63
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £410 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% -8.82% +21.43%
10th Percentile £303 £312 £315
90th Percentile £588 £500 £569
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £47.50 £26.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.25% +39.47% -52.50%
10th Percentile £46.25 £25.75 £14.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £27.25 £31.05
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 518 398 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.51% 23.70% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 191 181
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +26.95%
10th Percentile £140 £256 £200
90th Percentile £500 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -5.84% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.35 £8.92 £9.50
90th Percentile £67.00 £25.15 £32.63
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.19% -19.13% +25.00%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 6 months to 18 January 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
Milton Keynes +9 153 £411 +7.52% 33
High Wycombe - 4 £325 - 4
Buckingham - 1 - -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 94 (46.77%) Windows
2 68 (33.83%) Ansible
3 61 (30.35%) DevOps
3 61 (30.35%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (29.35%) Unix
5 56 (27.86%) VMware
6 55 (27.36%) Finance
7 53 (26.37%) OpenShift
8 49 (24.38%) Banking
9 48 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (23.38%) OpenStack
11 44 (21.89%) Git (software)
12 42 (20.90%) Python
13 41 (20.40%) Jenkins
14 39 (19.40%) IaaS
14 39 (19.40%) IBM
15 37 (18.41%) Red Hat
15 37 (18.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (17.91%) Shell Script
16 36 (17.91%) PostgreSQL
17 33 (16.42%) Firewall
18 32 (15.92%) JIRA
19 31 (15.42%) ITIL
19 31 (15.42%) Oracle
20 30 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
20 30 (14.93%) MongoDB
21 29 (14.43%) Confluence
22 28 (13.93%) SQL
23 27 (13.43%) Security Cleared
24 26 (12.94%) PaaS

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 47 (23.38%) OpenStack
2 29 (14.43%) Confluence
3 14 (6.97%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (5.47%) WebSphere
5 10 (4.98%) MS Exchange
6 8 (3.98%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.99%) IIS
7 6 (2.99%) SAS
8 5 (2.49%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (2.49%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.49%) Apache
9 3 (1.49%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.49%) CMS
9 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.50%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.99%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (30.35%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (26.37%) OpenShift
3 39 (19.40%) IaaS
4 30 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (12.94%) PaaS
6 11 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (3.98%) Office 365
8 7 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.00%) SaaS
10 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.42%) Firewall
2 15 (7.46%) LDAP
3 11 (5.47%) iSCSI
4 9 (4.48%) SAN
5 8 (3.98%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.99%) Skype
7 4 (1.99%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.49%) DNS
8 3 (1.49%) Wireless
9 2 (1.00%) Internet
9 2 (1.00%) NAS
9 2 (1.00%) RS-232
9 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.50%) AMQP
10 1 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.50%) IGMP
10 1 (0.50%) Intranet
10 1 (0.50%) LAN
10 1 (0.50%) SSL
10 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.91%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (14.93%) MongoDB
3 23 (11.44%) DB2
3 23 (11.44%) Redis
4 21 (10.45%) NuoDB
5 15 (7.46%) SQL Server
6 14 (6.97%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.48%) DB2 UDB
7 9 (4.48%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.98%) Big Data
8 8 (3.98%) MySQL
9 7 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.49%) Cloudera CDH
11 4 (1.99%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.49%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.49%) HBase
12 3 (1.49%) Impala
12 3 (1.49%) PowerCenter
12 3 (1.49%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 44 (21.89%) Git (software)
2 41 (20.40%) Jenkins
3 32 (15.92%) JIRA
4 24 (11.94%) Selenium
5 10 (4.98%) GitLab
6 7 (3.48%) Maven
6 7 (3.48%) SonarQube
6 7 (3.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.99%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.00%) Ant
9 2 (1.00%) Gradle
9 2 (1.00%) Hudson
9 2 (1.00%) webpack
10 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.50%) gulp
10 1 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.50%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (27.36%) Finance
2 49 (24.38%) Banking
3 11 (5.47%) International Banking
4 4 (1.99%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.99%) Retail
4 4 (1.99%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.99%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (18.41%) Administrator
1 37 (18.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (9.95%) Developer
3 18 (8.96%) Architect
4 16 (7.96%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (5.97%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (4.98%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (4.98%) Storage Specialist
7 9 (4.48%) DBA
7 9 (4.48%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (3.98%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (3.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 8 (3.98%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.48%) DevOps Manager
9 7 (3.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Monitoring Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Linux Support
10 6 (2.99%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
2 13 (6.47%) HTML
3 12 (5.97%) Node.js
4 9 (4.48%) ODBC
4 9 (4.48%) YAML
5 8 (3.98%) .NET
5 8 (3.98%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.48%) Web Services
7 4 (1.99%) CSS
7 4 (1.99%) Kafka
7 4 (1.99%) REST
7 4 (1.99%) Spring
7 4 (1.99%) XML
8 3 (1.49%) J2EE
8 3 (1.49%) JMS
9 2 (1.00%) EJB
9 2 (1.00%) Java EE
9 2 (1.00%) JSP
9 2 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.96%) Public Cloud
3 11 (5.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.99%) Clustering
5 6 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.99%) Enterprise Cloud
6 5 (2.49%) AS400
7 4 (1.99%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.49%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.00%) CMDB
9 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.50%) e-Health
10 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.50%) Replication
10 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.50%) User Experience
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 94 (46.77%) Windows
2 59 (29.35%) Unix
3 26 (12.94%) Windows Server
4 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (7.46%) Solaris
6 15 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (6.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.98%) Data ONTAP
9 9 (4.48%) AIX
10 6 (2.99%) Android
10 6 (2.99%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.49%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.49%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.00%) VMS
13 1 (0.50%) CentOS
13 1 (0.50%) SUSE
13 1 (0.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.35%) DevOps
2 48 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.42%) ITIL
4 25 (12.44%) Performance Tuning
5 23 (11.44%) Continuous Delivery
6 21 (10.45%) Load Balancing
7 20 (9.95%) Performance Monitoring
8 19 (9.45%) Virtual Environments
9 18 (8.96%) ITIL V3
10 17 (8.46%) Migration
11 14 (6.97%) ITSM
11 14 (6.97%) Service Management
11 14 (6.97%) Task Automation
12 13 (6.47%) Change Management
13 12 (5.97%) Capacity Management
13 12 (5.97%) Project Management
14 11 (5.47%) Technical Architecture
15 10 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (4.98%) Scrum
16 9 (4.48%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.90%) Python
2 36 (17.91%) Shell Script
3 28 (13.93%) SQL
4 23 (11.44%) Perl
5 20 (9.95%) Bash Shell
5 20 (9.95%) Java
6 11 (5.47%) C#
7 10 (4.98%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.48%) Korn
9 7 (3.48%) C
9 7 (3.48%) C++
9 7 (3.48%) PHP
10 6 (2.99%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.99%) Ruby
11 3 (1.49%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.00%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.00%) ES6
12 2 (1.00%) Scala
12 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.50%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 27 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.46%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.99%) Degree
5 6 (2.99%) MCSE
6 4 (1.99%) RHCE
7 3 (1.49%) MCP
8 2 (1.00%) CCNA
8 2 (1.00%) CCSP
8 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.50%) MCITP
9 1 (0.50%) MCPD
9 1 (0.50%) OCA
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.49%) GDPR
3 1 (0.50%) AS 2805
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 37 (18.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (11.94%) Docker
3 16 (7.96%) Active Directory
3 16 (7.96%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (6.47%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.47%) NFS
6 7 (3.48%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.49%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 68 (33.83%) Ansible
2 15 (7.46%) SCOM
3 6 (2.99%) SCCM
4 5 (2.49%) Cobbler
5 4 (1.99%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.99%) OVSD
5 4 (1.99%) SCSM
6 3 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.49%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.49%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.00%) Puppet
8 1 (0.50%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.50%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (27.86%) VMware
2 39 (19.40%) IBM
3 37 (18.41%) Red Hat
4 31 (15.42%) Oracle
5 24 (11.94%) Microsoft
6 20 (9.95%) NetApp
7 18 (8.96%) HP
7 18 (8.96%) Remedy
8 11 (5.47%) BMC
8 11 (5.47%) Citrix
9 10 (4.98%) CA
9 10 (4.98%) Nimsoft
10 9 (4.48%) Google
11 8 (3.98%) Atlassian
12 7 (3.48%) EMC
12 7 (3.48%) ServiceNow
12 7 (3.48%) Symantec
13 6 (2.99%) Apple
13 6 (2.99%) SAP
14 4 (1.99%) arcserve