Period
to 20 September 2021

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 6 months to 20 September 2021 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
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 36 24
Rank change year-on-year -4 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 53 21 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.01% 4.18% 7.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.92% 20.00% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 82
10th Percentile £270 £358 £308
25th Percentile £388 £365 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £380 £450
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.56% +12.50%
75th Percentile £550 £394 £538
90th Percentile £685 £418 £586
England median daily rate £530 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £52.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year - +22.35% +13.33%
England median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year +37.50% -15.34% +12.50%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 266 105 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.14% 20.92% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 62 299
10th Percentile £94 £126 £135
25th Percentile £153 £188 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £313 £344 £338
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% -6.25%
75th Percentile £425 £394 £449
90th Percentile £538 £474 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 72
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.69 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £11.81 £12.53
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% -4.45% -17.77%
75th Percentile £16.25 £19.50 £17.59
90th Percentile £20.00 £37.18 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.41
% change year-on-year -7.89% +9.16% -0.54%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the East Midlands

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Linux in the East Midlands

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in the East Midlands

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 September 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire +4 34 £525 +39.44% 36
Northamptonshire -14 9 £425 +10.97% 8
Leicestershire - 5 £265 - 15
Derbyshire -12 2 £275 -47.12% 13
Lincolnshire - 1 £470 - 7
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 31 (58.49%) Azure
2 28 (52.83%) Windows
3 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
3 22 (41.51%) AWS
4 19 (35.85%) DevOps
5 18 (33.96%) Kubernetes
6 16 (30.19%) Windows Server
6 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
7 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (26.42%) Citrix
8 14 (26.42%) Red Hat
8 14 (26.42%) Docker
9 13 (24.53%) Migration
10 12 (22.64%) Firewall
10 12 (22.64%) Microsoft 365
11 11 (20.75%) PaaS
11 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
12 10 (18.87%) VMware
12 10 (18.87%) Unix
12 10 (18.87%) ITIL
12 10 (18.87%) Oracle
13 9 (16.98%) SQL
13 9 (16.98%) Cisco
13 9 (16.98%) Retail
13 9 (16.98%) Ansible
14 8 (15.09%) Microservices
14 8 (15.09%) Social Skills
14 8 (15.09%) WebSphere
14 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
14 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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 8 (15.09%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.32%) JBoss
3 4 (7.55%) NetWeaver
4 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) Apache
5 2 (3.77%) Confluence
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Synapse
6 1 (1.89%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 31 (58.49%) Azure
2 22 (41.51%) AWS
3 12 (22.64%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (20.75%) PaaS
5 8 (15.09%) IaaS
5 8 (15.09%) SaaS
6 7 (13.21%) Azure Pipelines
7 4 (7.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 4 (7.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (5.66%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (5.66%) OpenShift
9 2 (3.77%) GCP
9 2 (3.77%) GitHub
10 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.89%) AWS CodeCommit
10 1 (1.89%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 1 (1.89%) Fivetran
10 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
10 1 (1.89%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) Firewall
2 8 (15.09%) WAN
3 5 (9.43%) DHCP
3 5 (9.43%) DNS
3 5 (9.43%) VPN
4 4 (7.55%) LAN
4 4 (7.55%) MPLS
4 4 (7.55%) PBX
4 4 (7.55%) SD-WAN
4 4 (7.55%) Skype
4 4 (7.55%) VoIP
4 4 (7.55%) Wireless
5 3 (5.66%) SAN
6 2 (3.77%) HTTP
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.89%) Internet
7 1 (1.89%) IPv4
7 1 (1.89%) Network Security
7 1 (1.89%) SNMP
7 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) MySQL
2 6 (11.32%) Event Store
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.43%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (7.55%) DB2
4 4 (7.55%) SAP HANA
5 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.89%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.89%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.89%) Looker
7 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.89%) Power BI
7 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.89%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.66%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) SonarQube
4 2 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.89%) Chocolatey
5 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.89%) git-flow
5 1 (1.89%) GitLab
5 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.89%) JUnit
5 1 (1.89%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.89%) Protractor
5 1 (1.89%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (16.98%) Retail
2 8 (15.09%) Social Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Finance
4 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (3.77%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.89%) Advertising
6 1 (1.89%) Back Office
6 1 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Law
6 1 (1.89%) Local Government
6 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Designer
5 3 (5.66%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (5.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (3.77%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (3.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) IT Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) Middleware
2 7 (13.21%) .NET
3 4 (7.55%) SAP Basis
4 3 (5.66%) Web Services
5 2 (3.77%) ADO
5 2 (3.77%) Django
5 2 (3.77%) Kafka
6 1 (1.89%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.89%) COM
6 1 (1.89%) Express
6 1 (1.89%) Laravel
6 1 (1.89%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (1.89%) Node.js
6 1 (1.89%) React
6 1 (1.89%) REST
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.89%) SQLAlchemy
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.55%) PKI
4 3 (5.66%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.89%) EPoS
6 1 (1.89%) User Experience
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.87%) Unix
4 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
6 5 (9.43%) AIX
7 4 (7.55%) Android
8 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.77%) CentOS
9 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.89%) SUSE
10 1 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) DevOps
2 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.53%) Migration
4 10 (18.87%) ITIL
5 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
5 8 (15.09%) Microservices
6 7 (13.21%) High Availability
6 7 (13.21%) TOGAF
7 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
7 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.43%) Service Management
8 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (7.55%) Decision-Making
9 4 (7.55%) Due Diligence
9 4 (7.55%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) Java
2 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.32%) Python
4 4 (7.55%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.66%) VB
6 2 (3.77%) C
6 2 (3.77%) C#
6 2 (3.77%) C++
6 2 (3.77%) Groovy
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) Perl
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.77%) VBScript
7 1 (1.89%) Lua
7 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby
7 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.89%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.89%) CCNA
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.89%) MCSA
2 1 (1.89%) MCSE
2 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.89%) PMP
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) COBIT
2 4 (7.55%) GDPR
2 4 (7.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.42%) Docker
3 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.77%) vSphere
6 1 (1.89%) Firmware
6 1 (1.89%) GPFS
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) Kubernetes
2 9 (16.98%) Ansible
3 6 (11.32%) SCCM
4 5 (9.43%) Nessus
5 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (7.55%) Puppet
6 3 (5.66%) Prometheus
6 3 (5.66%) Terraform
7 2 (3.77%) Grafana
7 2 (3.77%) Istio
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
7 2 (3.77%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.89%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.89%) SCOM
8 1 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) Citrix
2 14 (26.42%) Red Hat
3 10 (18.87%) Oracle
3 10 (18.87%) VMware
4 9 (16.98%) Cisco
5 6 (11.32%) Software AG
6 4 (7.55%) Databricks
6 4 (7.55%) SAP
7 3 (5.66%) IBM
8 2 (3.77%) Sophos
8 2 (3.77%) Splunk
8 2 (3.77%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.89%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.89%) EMC
9 1 (1.89%) Intel
9 1 (1.89%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.89%) McAfee
9 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL