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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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 54 28 43
Rank change year-on-year -26 +15 -20
Contract jobs citing Linux 41 53 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.99% 4.94% 3.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.89% 26.90% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 24
10th Percentile £340 £133 £152
25th Percentile £413 £322 £253
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £400 £403
Median % change year-on-year +23.75% -0.62% -5.29%
75th Percentile £500 £506 £518
90th Percentile £690 £589 £529
England median daily rate £585 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +11.43% +5.00% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile £17.40 - -
25th Percentile £18.38 - -
Median hourly rate £21.50 - -
75th Percentile £24.38 - -
90th Percentile £25.20 - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 318 197 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.21% 18.38% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 120 99
10th Percentile £125 £92 £133
25th Percentile £160 £128 £169
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £286 £225 £325
Median % change year-on-year +27.22% -30.77% -11.26%
75th Percentile £467 £400 £441
90th Percentile £534 £515 £518
England median daily rate £500 £453 £438
% change year-on-year +10.50% +3.43% -1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 35
10th Percentile £13.48 £12.35 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £11.63
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.61 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +36.89% +1.53% -4.29%
75th Percentile £23.50 £16.60 £17.50
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.75 £21.41
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.66% +0.71% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -7 15 £450 -5.26% 28
Northamptonshire +5 14 £500 +49.25% 13
Leicestershire -6 4 £468 +54.55% 12
Derbyshire -19 3 £288 -23.33% 2
Lincolnshire - 3 £425 - 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) Unix
3 13 (31.71%) SQL
4 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
5 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
6 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
6 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (24.39%) AWS
7 9 (21.95%) SCCM
7 9 (21.95%) DB2
8 8 (19.51%) VB
8 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
8 8 (19.51%) CAD
8 8 (19.51%) Azure
8 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (19.51%) Social Skills
9 7 (17.07%) Degree
9 7 (17.07%) Ansible
9 7 (17.07%) VMware
9 7 (17.07%) Data Management
10 6 (14.63%) Automotive
10 6 (14.63%) CATIA
10 6 (14.63%) Migration
10 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
10 6 (14.63%) DevOps
10 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
11 5 (12.20%) Docker
11 5 (12.20%) OpenShift
11 5 (12.20%) Computer Science

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 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) CATIA
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) AWS
2 8 (19.51%) Azure
3 5 (12.20%) OpenShift
4 4 (9.76%) PaaS
5 3 (7.32%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (7.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (7.32%) GCP
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (7.32%) Serverless
6 2 (4.88%) Azure AKS
7 1 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.44%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (2.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (2.44%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.44%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (2.44%) IaaS
7 1 (2.44%) Nutanix
7 1 (2.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Firewall
2 4 (9.76%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) VPN
3 3 (7.32%) Network Security
4 2 (4.88%) DHCP
4 2 (4.88%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) ATM
5 1 (2.44%) BGP
5 1 (2.44%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.44%) IPsec
5 1 (2.44%) LAN
5 1 (2.44%) MPLS
5 1 (2.44%) OSPF
5 1 (2.44%) RIP
5 1 (2.44%) SAN
5 1 (2.44%) SSL
5 1 (2.44%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) DB2
3 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.44%) MySQL
5 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (2.44%) CA Release Automation
3 1 (2.44%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (19.51%) Social Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Automotive
3 5 (12.20%) Aerospace
4 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
5 3 (7.32%) Public Sector
6 2 (4.88%) Finance
6 2 (4.88%) Retail
7 1 (2.44%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (2.44%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.44%) Police
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Administrator
1 6 (14.63%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Field Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.88%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Support Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) ARM Templates
1 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.44%) HTML
1 1 (2.44%) Kafka
1 1 (2.44%) LDAP
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (2.44%) Spring Boot
1 1 (2.44%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) NHS
1 4 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.88%) Cyberattack
3 2 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Derivative
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) LPAR
4 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Tandem
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) Unix
3 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (12.20%) CentOS
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.32%) AIX
5 3 (7.32%) Solaris
6 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.88%) VMS
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) CAD
1 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (17.07%) Data Management
3 6 (14.63%) DevOps
3 6 (14.63%) Migration
4 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.20%) Information Security
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (9.76%) Logistics
5 4 (9.76%) Server Management
6 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.32%) Fintech
6 3 (7.32%) High Availability
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL
6 3 (7.32%) SIEM
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.88%) Change Management
7 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
3 8 (19.51%) VB
4 3 (7.32%) C
4 3 (7.32%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.88%) Bash
5 2 (4.88%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) COBOL
6 1 (2.44%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) Korn
6 1 (2.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) CISM
4 2 (4.88%) CISSP
4 2 (4.88%) CRISC
4 2 (4.88%) SSCP
5 1 (2.44%) CEH
5 1 (2.44%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) Docker
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) NFS
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (2.44%) Firmware
4 1 (2.44%) GPFS
4 1 (2.44%) iptables
4 1 (2.44%) Lustre
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.44%) pfSense
4 1 (2.44%) Samba
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 7 (17.07%) Ansible
3 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
4 5 (12.20%) Terraform
5 3 (7.32%) ZABBIX
6 2 (4.88%) Grafana
6 2 (4.88%) Nagios
6 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.88%) Puppet
7 1 (2.44%) CloudForms
7 1 (2.44%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.44%) Kibana
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (2.44%) Nessus
7 1 (2.44%) SCOM
7 1 (2.44%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
2 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) Citrix
4 5 (12.20%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Dell
6 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle
6 2 (4.88%) PlateSpin
6 2 (4.88%) Splunk
6 2 (4.88%) Tanium
6 2 (4.88%) Zerto
7 1 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.44%) Aruba
7 1 (2.44%) LogicMonitor
7 1 (2.44%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.44%) Snow