Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 46 29 35
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 56 44 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.70% 5.53% 5.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.77% 25.88% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 56
10th Percentile £213 £256 £259
25th Percentile £363 £350 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £383 £425
Median % change year-on-year +24.02% -9.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £569 £438 £491
90th Percentile £679 £507 £541
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £11.88
Median hourly rate - £52.00 £12.75
Median % change year-on-year - +307.84% -69.28%
75th Percentile - - £30.56
90th Percentile - - £40.73
England median hourly rate £57.50 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +33.72% -4.44% -

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 334 170 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 22.06% 21.36% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 104 230
10th Percentile £125 £123 £135
25th Percentile £163 £173 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £345 £313
Median % change year-on-year -5.80% +10.40% -14.28%
75th Percentile £438 £421 £438
90th Percentile £531 £499 £520
England median daily rate £495 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +15.12% +4.24% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 11 89
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.27 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.39 £13.31 £12.36
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year - - -3.23%
75th Percentile £19.67 £16.69 £17.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £17.50 -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.10
% change year-on-year +12.68% +3.80% -0.87%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire -20 25 £550 +57.14% 23
Northamptonshire -14 15 £513 +33.81% 9
Derbyshire -3 9 £225 -41.94% 3
Lincolnshire - 2 £473 - 6
Leicestershire -11 1 £265 -49.04% 14
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 37 (66.07%) Windows
2 30 (53.57%) Azure
3 25 (44.64%) Migration
4 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
4 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
5 21 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 20 (35.71%) Kubernetes
7 17 (30.36%) AWS
8 16 (28.57%) Red Hat
8 16 (28.57%) VMware
8 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (26.79%) Firewall
9 15 (26.79%) Cisco
9 15 (26.79%) WAN
10 14 (25.00%) VPN
11 13 (23.21%) DNS
11 13 (23.21%) SQL
11 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
11 13 (23.21%) Data Protection
11 13 (23.21%) Microsoft 365
11 13 (23.21%) Ansible
11 13 (23.21%) DevOps
11 13 (23.21%) Data Centre
12 12 (21.43%) Docker
12 12 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
12 12 (21.43%) Oracle
12 12 (21.43%) ITIL
13 11 (19.64%) Unix
13 11 (19.64%) Middleware

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 11 (19.64%) WebSphere
2 10 (17.86%) JBoss
3 9 (16.07%) NetWeaver
4 6 (10.71%) Confluence
5 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
6 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.79%) Apache
8 1 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (53.57%) Azure
2 17 (30.36%) AWS
3 13 (23.21%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (16.07%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 9 (16.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 9 (16.07%) IaaS
4 9 (16.07%) PaaS
4 9 (16.07%) SaaS
5 4 (7.14%) Nutanix
6 3 (5.36%) Amazon EKS
6 3 (5.36%) OpenShift
7 2 (3.57%) GCP
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.79%) npm
8 1 (1.79%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.79%) Serverless
8 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) Firewall
1 15 (26.79%) WAN
2 14 (25.00%) VPN
3 13 (23.21%) DNS
4 10 (17.86%) DHCP
4 10 (17.86%) MPLS
5 9 (16.07%) PBX
5 9 (16.07%) SD-WAN
5 9 (16.07%) Skype
5 9 (16.07%) VoIP
5 9 (16.07%) Wireless
6 6 (10.71%) LAN
7 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.57%) SAN
9 1 (1.79%) BGP
9 1 (1.79%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.79%) Internet
9 1 (1.79%) OSPF
9 1 (1.79%) Telnet
9 1 (1.79%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.86%) MySQL
3 9 (16.07%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (16.07%) DB2
3 9 (16.07%) SAP HANA
4 5 (8.93%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.79%) mvBase
6 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.79%) UniData
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.50%) JIRA
4 6 (10.71%) SonarQube
4 6 (10.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (8.93%) Artifactory
5 5 (8.93%) Bitbucket
6 3 (5.36%) Chocolatey
7 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (1.79%) CA Release Automation
8 1 (1.79%) git-flow
8 1 (1.79%) Gradle
8 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.79%) webpack
General
1 11 (19.64%) Social Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Influencing Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Architect
2 9 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (14.29%) Designer
3 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
4 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Designer
4 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 7 (12.50%) IT Architect
4 7 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
5 4 (7.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) Middleware
2 9 (16.07%) SAP Basis
3 7 (12.50%) ADO
4 2 (3.57%) ARM Templates
4 2 (3.57%) Kafka
4 2 (3.57%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) COM
5 1 (1.79%) CSS
5 1 (1.79%) CSS3
5 1 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.79%) HTML5
5 1 (1.79%) Jest
5 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.79%) Sass
5 1 (1.79%) Spring
5 1 (1.79%) Vue.js
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.86%) Public Cloud
3 9 (16.07%) PKI
4 7 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (8.93%) NHS
6 3 (5.36%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.79%) Derivative
7 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (66.07%) Windows
2 21 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 11 (19.64%) Unix
4 10 (17.86%) AIX
5 9 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.36%) CentOS
8 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.79%) SUSE
9 1 (1.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Migration
2 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.21%) Data Protection
3 13 (23.21%) DevOps
4 12 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (21.43%) ITIL
5 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
5 11 (19.64%) High Availability
6 10 (17.86%) Microservices
6 10 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (17.86%) Service Management
6 10 (17.86%) Storage Management
7 9 (16.07%) Business Continuity
7 9 (16.07%) Decision-Making
7 9 (16.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (16.07%) Due Diligence
7 9 (16.07%) Identity Management
7 9 (16.07%) Remediation Plan
7 9 (16.07%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (16.07%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.07%) Python
3 7 (12.50%) Groovy
4 4 (7.14%) VBScript
5 3 (5.36%) Java
6 2 (3.57%) Bash
6 2 (3.57%) Perl
6 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) Java 8
7 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.79%) Jython
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) PMP
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) CCNA
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) MCSE
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) COBIT
1 9 (16.07%) GDPR
1 9 (16.07%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.43%) Docker
3 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (10.71%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.14%) vSphere
7 1 (1.79%) Firmware
7 1 (1.79%) GPFS
7 1 (1.79%) NFS
7 1 (1.79%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) Kubernetes
2 13 (23.21%) Ansible
3 10 (17.86%) Puppet
4 9 (16.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 7 (12.50%) Istio
6 5 (8.93%) SCCM
7 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (5.36%) Terraform
8 3 (5.36%) vCenter Server
8 3 (5.36%) WSUS
8 3 (5.36%) ZABBIX
9 2 (3.57%) Grafana
9 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.79%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.79%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.79%) Kibana
10 1 (1.79%) Nagios
10 1 (1.79%) Nessus
10 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 16 (28.57%) VMware
3 15 (26.79%) Cisco
4 12 (21.43%) Oracle
5 10 (17.86%) Citrix
6 9 (16.07%) SAP
6 9 (16.07%) Software AG
7 6 (10.71%) Veeam
8 5 (8.93%) HP
9 4 (7.14%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (7.14%) Aruba
9 4 (7.14%) EMC
10 3 (5.36%) Splunk
11 2 (3.57%) IBM
12 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.79%) Google
12 1 (1.79%) Ivanti
12 1 (1.79%) McAfee
12 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL