The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 27 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 102 92 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.78% 5.99% 5.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.00% 32.17% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 63 49
Median daily rate £375 £450 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £624 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.21% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 329 286 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 21.86% 18.62% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 156 164
Median daily rate £338 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £615 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 38
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the East Midlands

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the East Midlands

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the East Midlands

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Nottinghamshire +3 39 £400 -33.33% 12
Northamptonshire -10 20 £350 -22.22% 11
Derbyshire -7 19 £375 +11.11% 2
Leicestershire -1 18 £300 -14.28% 4
Lincolnshire - 3 £300 - 4
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 70 (39.33%) Unix
2 66 (37.08%) Windows
3 57 (32.02%) Oracle
4 50 (28.09%) Python
5 40 (22.47%) MySQL
6 36 (20.22%) Java
6 36 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (19.66%) SQL
8 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
9 30 (16.85%) JavaScript
10 29 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
11 27 (15.17%) Git (software)
11 27 (15.17%) SQL Server
11 27 (15.17%) Manufacturing
12 26 (14.61%) Retail
13 25 (14.04%) SC Cleared
14 24 (13.48%) Relational Database
15 23 (12.92%) DevOps
15 23 (12.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (12.92%) SAP
16 22 (12.36%) PL/SQL
16 22 (12.36%) Docker
17 21 (11.80%) .NET
17 21 (11.80%) Web Services
17 21 (11.80%) VMware
18 20 (11.24%) Veritas
18 20 (11.24%) Configuration Management
18 20 (11.24%) Solaris
18 20 (11.24%) Unit Testing

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 12 (6.74%) Apache
2 8 (4.49%) Apache Solr
3 7 (3.93%) Drupal
3 7 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.25%) IIS
5 4 (2.25%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.69%) CMS
6 3 (1.69%) CoreMedia CMS
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.12%) Confluence
7 2 (1.12%) JBoss
7 2 (1.12%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.12%) WildFly
8 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) CICS
8 1 (0.56%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (10.11%) SAP ERP
2 13 (7.30%) Oracle 11i
3 9 (5.06%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.69%) Demantra
4 3 (1.69%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (1.69%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.74%) IaaS
3 11 (6.18%) PaaS
4 9 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.81%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.81%) SaaS
8 4 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.56%) Route 53
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.11%) HTTP
2 15 (8.43%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.30%) DNS
4 11 (6.18%) SSL
5 10 (5.62%) SAN
6 7 (3.93%) Firewall
7 5 (2.81%) Internet
8 4 (2.25%) ZigBee
9 3 (1.69%) MQTT
9 3 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.12%) NAS
10 2 (1.12%) SMTP
10 2 (1.12%) SSH
10 2 (1.12%) Wireless
11 1 (0.56%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.56%) DHCP
11 1 (0.56%) FTP
11 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.47%) MySQL
2 27 (15.17%) SQL Server
3 24 (13.48%) Relational Database
4 18 (10.11%) MongoDB
4 18 (10.11%) Oracle Database
5 14 (7.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (7.87%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (7.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (7.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (4.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (4.49%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.12%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.12%) Big Data
11 2 (1.12%) DB2
11 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.12%) HBase
Development Applications
1 27 (15.17%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.99%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.93%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (3.93%) PHPUnit
4 6 (3.37%) Selenium
4 6 (3.37%) Vagrant
5 5 (2.81%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.81%) JUnit
5 5 (2.81%) Mockito
6 4 (2.25%) Maven
6 4 (2.25%) Subversion
7 3 (1.69%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.69%) GitLab
8 2 (1.12%) Burp Suite
8 2 (1.12%) JIRA
8 2 (1.12%) Protractor
8 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.56%) ChangeMan
9 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
General
1 27 (15.17%) Manufacturing
2 26 (14.61%) Retail
3 13 (7.30%) Finance
4 8 (4.49%) Publishing
5 2 (1.12%) Legal
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (24.16%) Developer
2 29 (16.29%) Analyst
3 21 (11.80%) Support Analyst
4 17 (9.55%) Applications Support
5 16 (8.99%) Applications Support Analyst
5 16 (8.99%) Unix Engineer
6 14 (7.87%) Administrator
6 14 (7.87%) DBA
6 14 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (7.87%) Linux Engineer
7 13 (7.30%) MySQL DBA
8 12 (6.74%) Design Engineer
9 11 (6.18%) Solaris Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Java Developer
10 9 (5.06%) PHP Developer
10 9 (5.06%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.06%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) AWS DevOps
11 8 (4.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.80%) .NET
1 21 (11.80%) Web Services
2 19 (10.67%) CSS
3 17 (9.55%) HTML
4 14 (7.87%) REST
5 13 (7.30%) Spring
6 11 (6.18%) jQuery
7 10 (5.62%) Ajax
7 10 (5.62%) HTML5
7 10 (5.62%) Node.js
7 10 (5.62%) Symfony
8 9 (5.06%) J2EE
8 9 (5.06%) JSON
9 8 (4.49%) CSS3
9 8 (4.49%) LAMP
9 8 (4.49%) RESTful
10 7 (3.93%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.93%) Oracle ADF
11 6 (3.37%) JSP
11 6 (3.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.43%) Clustering
2 11 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.06%) Replication
4 5 (2.81%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.25%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.12%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) AS400
8 1 (0.56%) CESG
8 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.56%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 70 (39.33%) Unix
2 66 (37.08%) Windows
3 20 (11.24%) Solaris
4 17 (9.55%) Windows Server
5 16 (8.99%) Ubuntu
6 15 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (5.62%) Windows 7
10 8 (4.49%) CoreOS
10 8 (4.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 7 (3.93%) HPUX
12 6 (3.37%) CentOS
12 6 (3.37%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (2.81%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (2.25%) AIX
14 4 (2.25%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.12%) Android
15 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (12.92%) DevOps
3 23 (12.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (11.24%) Configuration Management
4 20 (11.24%) Unit Testing
5 18 (10.11%) ERP
6 17 (9.55%) Software Engineering
7 16 (8.99%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (8.43%) E-Commerce
8 15 (8.43%) Scrum
9 14 (7.87%) Open Source
10 12 (6.74%) QMS
11 11 (6.18%) SDLC
11 11 (6.18%) TDD
12 10 (5.62%) Business Analysis
13 9 (5.06%) Change Management
13 9 (5.06%) ITSM
13 9 (5.06%) Test Strategy
14 8 (4.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.09%) Python
2 36 (20.22%) Java
3 35 (19.66%) SQL
4 30 (16.85%) JavaScript
5 22 (12.36%) PL/SQL
6 17 (9.55%) Perl
6 17 (9.55%) PHP
7 15 (8.43%) Korn
8 12 (6.74%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.06%) C
10 7 (3.93%) Embedded C
10 7 (3.93%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.81%) ActionScript
11 5 (2.81%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.25%) C#
12 4 (2.25%) Ruby
13 2 (1.12%) C++
13 2 (1.12%) Scala
13 2 (1.12%) VB
14 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.37%) Degree
3 6 (3.37%) MySQL Certification
4 4 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) ISEB
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.12%) MCSE
6 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.62%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.25%) QA
2 4 (2.25%) TickIT
3 3 (1.69%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) HL7
4 1 (0.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (12.36%) Docker
2 19 (10.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 19 (10.67%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.06%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.49%) GPFS
6 7 (3.93%) vSphere
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.56%) HDFS
8 1 (0.56%) KVM
8 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.56%) vCloud
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (8.99%) Ansible
2 15 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.74%) Galera Cluster
4 7 (3.93%) Puppet
5 6 (3.37%) Terraform
6 4 (2.25%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.69%) SCCM
8 2 (1.12%) Kibana
8 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.12%) Salt
9 1 (0.56%) Ambari
9 1 (0.56%) collectd
9 1 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.56%) logstash
9 1 (0.56%) Mesos
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.56%) SCOM
9 1 (0.56%) StatsD
9 1 (0.56%) vMotion
Vendors
1 57 (32.02%) Oracle
2 23 (12.92%) SAP
3 21 (11.80%) VMware
4 20 (11.24%) Veritas
5 19 (10.67%) Sun
6 18 (10.11%) Microsoft
7 12 (6.74%) Percona
8 10 (5.62%) NetApp
9 9 (5.06%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.49%) Citrix
11 5 (2.81%) Google
11 5 (2.81%) HP
12 3 (1.69%) BMC
12 3 (1.69%) Cisco
12 3 (1.69%) Dell
12 3 (1.69%) hybris
12 3 (1.69%) Qualys
13 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.12%) McAfee
13 2 (1.12%) Rackspace
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