Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 33 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 220 179 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.29% 5.67% 4.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.79% 33.65% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 123 90
East Midlands median daily rate £396 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £286 £152 £260
90th Percentile £560 £525 £519
England median daily rate £488 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 11
East Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +100.00% -3.61%
England median hourly rate £41.08 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.69% +6.67% +7.14%

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 651 532 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.57% 16.85% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 316 267
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% - +1.54%
10th Percentile £175 £125 £163
90th Percentile £525 £494 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 59 95
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +1.56% -5.19%
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.74 £9.75
90th Percentile £30.00 £26.75 £22.45
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 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
Nottinghamshire +3 88 £468 +6.25% 39
Derbyshire +11 53 £365 +135.48% 11
Leicestershire +14 37 £350 +12.90% 8
Northamptonshire -1 30 £350 - 23
Lincolnshire -2 9 £320 -17.42% 8
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 106 (48.18%) Windows
2 104 (47.27%) DevOps
3 74 (33.64%) Unix
4 66 (30.00%) Oracle
5 59 (26.82%) Jenkins
6 54 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (22.73%) SQL
8 49 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 45 (20.45%) Bash Shell
9 45 (20.45%) SQL Server
10 44 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 44 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 41 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (16.82%) Git (software)
13 35 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
14 32 (14.55%) Docker
14 32 (14.55%) Security Cleared
14 32 (14.55%) Configuration Management
14 32 (14.55%) Apache
15 29 (13.18%) MySQL
15 29 (13.18%) Ansible
16 28 (12.73%) SC Cleared
17 27 (12.27%) Java
17 27 (12.27%) PHP
17 27 (12.27%) Degree
17 27 (12.27%) Opscode Chef
17 27 (12.27%) Virtual Machines
18 25 (11.36%) Computer Science
19 24 (10.91%) Active Directory
19 24 (10.91%) .NET

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 32 (14.55%) Apache
2 15 (6.82%) JBoss
3 14 (6.36%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.00%) IIS
5 10 (4.55%) iPlanet
5 10 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
5 10 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 9 (4.09%) Apache Spark
6 9 (4.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.27%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.82%) Drupal
9 3 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.36%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.36%) nginx
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.36%) SAS
9 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (1.36%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.18%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (1.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.45%) Demantra
4 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.45%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 49 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.55%) Boomi
4 10 (4.55%) PaaS
5 5 (2.27%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.27%) GitHub
6 4 (1.82%) IaaS
6 4 (1.82%) Route 53
6 4 (1.82%) SaaS
6 4 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.36%) iPaaS
7 3 (1.36%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.91%) Serverless
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.45%) SAN
2 19 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.73%) Firewall
4 16 (7.27%) DSL
5 13 (5.91%) NAS
6 8 (3.64%) SSL
7 6 (2.73%) DNS
8 5 (2.27%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.82%) FCoE
9 4 (1.82%) HTTP
9 4 (1.82%) InfiniBand
9 4 (1.82%) Internet
9 4 (1.82%) LDAP
9 4 (1.82%) WAN
10 3 (1.36%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.91%) Converged Networks
11 2 (0.91%) MPLS
11 2 (0.91%) VLAN
11 2 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.18%) MySQL
3 20 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 17 (7.73%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.91%) NoSQL
6 12 (5.45%) DB2
7 11 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (4.09%) Apache Hive
8 9 (4.09%) Big Data
8 9 (4.09%) Hadoop
8 9 (4.09%) Impala
8 9 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (4.09%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (4.09%) Sqoop
9 8 (3.64%) Apache Kudu
9 8 (3.64%) MongoDB
9 8 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 59 (26.82%) Jenkins
2 37 (16.82%) Git (software)
3 23 (10.45%) TeamCity
4 16 (7.27%) Subversion
5 9 (4.09%) Bitbucket
6 6 (2.73%) FishEye
6 6 (2.73%) JIRA
6 6 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.27%) Burp Suite
8 4 (1.82%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.82%) GitLab
8 4 (1.82%) Protractor
8 4 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.82%) Vagrant
9 3 (1.36%) Ant
9 3 (1.36%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.36%) GoCD
9 3 (1.36%) Maven
9 3 (1.36%) ProC
9 3 (1.36%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (8.64%) Finance
2 14 (6.36%) Retail
3 11 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.18%) Publishing
5 6 (2.73%) Banking
6 4 (1.82%) Automotive
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Avionics
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 58 (26.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (12.73%) Developer
3 26 (11.82%) Architect
4 21 (9.55%) AWS Engineer
5 19 (8.64%) AWS DevOps
5 19 (8.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 19 (8.64%) Azure Architect
6 18 (8.18%) Analyst
7 16 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (6.82%) Senior Architect
8 15 (6.82%) Unix Engineer
9 14 (6.36%) Senior DevOps
10 13 (5.91%) Consultant
10 13 (5.91%) Operations Engineer
11 12 (5.45%) Applications Support
11 12 (5.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 12 (5.45%) Support Analyst
12 11 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
13 9 (4.09%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.91%) .NET
2 18 (8.18%) Web Services
3 13 (5.91%) SOAP
4 12 (5.45%) XML
5 10 (4.55%) LAMP
5 10 (4.55%) Middleware
6 9 (4.09%) CSS
6 9 (4.09%) HTML
6 9 (4.09%) J2EE
6 9 (4.09%) JSON
6 9 (4.09%) Spark Streaming
6 9 (4.09%) XSD
6 9 (4.09%) XSL
7 8 (3.64%) REST
7 8 (3.64%) RESTful
8 7 (3.18%) jQuery
8 7 (3.18%) Symfony
9 4 (1.82%) Ajax
9 4 (1.82%) OpenMP
9 4 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 24 (10.91%) Clustering
4 19 (8.64%) Life Science
5 16 (7.27%) Data Centre
6 9 (4.09%) Derivative
6 9 (4.09%) Replication
7 8 (3.64%) EMC VMAX
7 8 (3.64%) EMC VNX
7 8 (3.64%) HP Storage
8 7 (3.18%) Driving Licence
8 7 (3.18%) HACMP
9 6 (2.73%) LPAR
10 4 (1.82%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.91%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.91%) NHS
12 2 (0.91%) User Experience
12 2 (0.91%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 106 (48.18%) Windows
2 74 (33.64%) Unix
3 41 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (10.45%) HPUX
5 21 (9.55%) AIX
6 20 (9.09%) CentOS
7 19 (8.64%) Solaris
7 19 (8.64%) Windows 7
8 16 (7.27%) Windows 10
9 13 (5.91%) SUSE
10 11 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (3.64%) Windows Server
11 8 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.45%) Android
14 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (47.27%) DevOps
2 54 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (14.55%) Configuration Management
4 23 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (10.00%) ITIL
6 19 (8.64%) Information Security
7 18 (8.18%) Risk Management
8 15 (6.82%) High Availability
9 14 (6.36%) Scrum
10 11 (5.00%) Load Balancing
10 11 (5.00%) SOA
11 10 (4.55%) Migration
11 10 (4.55%) Service Management
12 9 (4.09%) Analytics
12 9 (4.09%) API Development
12 9 (4.09%) EAI
12 9 (4.09%) Mentoring
12 9 (4.09%) Performance Metrics
13 8 (3.64%) Business Analysis
13 8 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.73%) SQL
2 45 (20.45%) Bash Shell
3 27 (12.27%) Java
3 27 (12.27%) PHP
4 24 (10.91%) Python
5 23 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 16 (7.27%) PL/SQL
7 13 (5.91%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.00%) Perl
8 11 (5.00%) Scala
9 10 (4.55%) Ruby
10 9 (4.09%) XPath
10 9 (4.09%) XQuery
11 7 (3.18%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.27%) Korn
13 4 (1.82%) C-shell
13 4 (1.82%) Go
13 4 (1.82%) PHP 5
13 4 (1.82%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.36%) Jython
Qualifications
1 32 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 27 (12.27%) Degree
4 2 (0.91%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.18%) HIPAA
1 18 (8.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (7.73%) Actionable Recommendations
3 7 (3.18%) SLA
4 6 (2.73%) QA
5 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (14.55%) Docker
2 27 (12.27%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (10.91%) Active Directory
4 15 (6.82%) Hyper-V
5 13 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (5.91%) vSphere
6 11 (5.00%) KVM
7 9 (4.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (3.18%) PowerHA
10 6 (2.73%) Xen
11 4 (1.82%) GPFS
11 4 (1.82%) Samba
12 3 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.45%) NFS
13 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (13.18%) Ansible
2 27 (12.27%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (10.00%) Puppet
4 13 (5.91%) Terraform
5 9 (4.09%) Data Guard
6 8 (3.64%) EMC VPLEX
6 8 (3.64%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.82%) Kibana
8 3 (1.36%) Ganglia
8 3 (1.36%) Graphite
8 3 (1.36%) Nagios
8 3 (1.36%) OpenView
8 3 (1.36%) Riemann
8 3 (1.36%) SCCM
8 3 (1.36%) SCOM
9 2 (0.91%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.45%) logstash
10 1 (0.45%) Packer
10 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 66 (30.00%) Oracle
2 44 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 24 (10.91%) VMware
4 18 (8.18%) HP
4 18 (8.18%) Microsoft
5 17 (7.73%) Cisco
6 14 (6.36%) IBM
7 12 (5.45%) Dell
7 12 (5.45%) Veritas
8 11 (5.00%) Sun
9 10 (4.55%) F5
9 10 (4.55%) NetApp
10 9 (4.09%) Cloudera
11 8 (3.64%) 3PAR
11 8 (3.64%) EMC
12 6 (2.73%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.73%) Zend
13 5 (2.27%) Black Duck
13 5 (2.27%) Qualys
13 5 (2.27%) Veracode