Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 28 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 149 197 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.45% 6.39% 6.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.83% 30.59% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 130 151
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% +16.44%
10th Percentile £312 £262 £313
90th Percentile £550 £560 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 3
East Midlands median hourly rate £41.50 £30.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% -20.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £20.38 £22.00 £17.85
90th Percentile £46.73 £40.00 £42.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 600 644 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.93% 20.88% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 388 317
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.13% +16.54%
10th Percentile £130 £188 £150
90th Percentile £525 £500 £568
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 78 61
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +6.30% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.19 £10.00
90th Percentile £29.00 £43.25 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -1 58 £400 -11.11% 36
Northamptonshire -1 44 £398 +17.78% 24
Derbyshire -6 27 £380 +13.43% 9
Leicestershire -7 15 £485 +50.97% 20
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 60 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.60%) DevOps
3 49 (32.89%) Python
4 48 (32.21%) Unix
5 46 (30.87%) Windows
5 46 (30.87%) Ansible
6 45 (30.20%) Git (software)
7 39 (26.17%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (25.50%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (22.15%) Jenkins
9 33 (22.15%) MySQL
10 32 (21.48%) SQL
11 29 (19.46%) Bash Shell
12 28 (18.79%) Java
13 26 (17.45%) Firewall
14 24 (16.11%) Oracle
14 24 (16.11%) Red Hat
14 24 (16.11%) Docker
15 23 (15.44%) ETL
16 22 (14.77%) Web Services
16 22 (14.77%) Configuration Management
16 22 (14.77%) Puppet
17 19 (12.75%) Subversion
18 18 (12.08%) Finance
18 18 (12.08%) VMware
18 18 (12.08%) SQL Server
18 18 (12.08%) Relational Database
18 18 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
19 17 (11.41%) Terraform
19 17 (11.41%) Continuous Integration

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 13 (8.72%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (6.71%) Confluence
2 10 (6.71%) JBoss
3 9 (6.04%) nginx
4 7 (4.70%) Apache
4 7 (4.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.36%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.68%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.01%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.34%) IIS
8 2 (1.34%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.67%) Drupal
9 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) CATIA
1 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.50%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 11 (7.38%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (6.71%) Amazon S3
4 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (5.37%) IaaS
5 8 (5.37%) Route 53
6 7 (4.70%) Amazon EMR
6 7 (4.70%) Amazon Glacier
7 5 (3.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (3.36%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.01%) Office 365
8 3 (2.01%) PaaS
9 2 (1.34%) Boomi
10 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.67%) G Suite
10 1 (0.67%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.45%) Firewall
2 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
2 16 (10.74%) VPN
3 9 (6.04%) Cisco Firepower
4 7 (4.70%) DSL
4 7 (4.70%) SSL
5 6 (4.03%) SAN
6 5 (3.36%) DNS
6 5 (3.36%) FTP
6 5 (3.36%) LAN
6 5 (3.36%) MPLS
7 4 (2.68%) SSH
8 3 (2.01%) DHCP
8 3 (2.01%) Network Security
8 3 (2.01%) WAN
9 2 (1.34%) HTTP
9 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.67%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.15%) MySQL
2 18 (12.08%) Relational Database
2 18 (12.08%) SQL Server
3 15 (10.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (6.71%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.04%) Big Data
5 9 (6.04%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.04%) Oracle Database
6 8 (5.37%) Hadoop
7 7 (4.70%) Amazon Aurora
7 7 (4.70%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (4.03%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (3.36%) QlikView
10 4 (2.68%) Cloudera CDH
10 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.68%) Sqoop
11 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (30.20%) Git (software)
2 33 (22.15%) Jenkins
3 19 (12.75%) Subversion
4 13 (8.72%) JIRA
4 13 (8.72%) Maven
5 10 (6.71%) Bitbucket
6 7 (4.70%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.70%) JUnit
7 6 (4.03%) SonarQube
7 6 (4.03%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.36%) DbUnit
8 5 (3.36%) Gradle
8 5 (3.36%) JMeter
8 5 (3.36%) Selenium
8 5 (3.36%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.34%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.34%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.34%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.34%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (12.08%) Finance
2 7 (4.70%) Retail
3 3 (2.01%) Banking
3 3 (2.01%) Marketing
4 2 (1.34%) Billing
5 1 (0.67%) Automotive
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (18.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (16.11%) Administrator
3 21 (14.09%) Developer
4 13 (8.72%) Analyst
4 13 (8.72%) DBA
5 11 (7.38%) AWS Engineer
5 11 (7.38%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.71%) Architect
6 10 (6.71%) MySQL DBA
7 9 (6.04%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (5.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.03%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (3.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.36%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.77%) Web Services
2 14 (9.40%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (8.72%) Spring
4 11 (7.38%) Java EE
5 10 (6.71%) .NET
6 9 (6.04%) CSS
6 9 (6.04%) HTML
6 9 (6.04%) LEMP Stack
6 9 (6.04%) Memcached
6 9 (6.04%) Middleware
6 9 (6.04%) PHP-FPM
7 8 (5.37%) Hibernate
7 8 (5.37%) LAMP
7 8 (5.37%) RESTful
7 8 (5.37%) XML
8 7 (4.70%) Apache Camel
9 6 (4.03%) JSON
9 6 (4.03%) Kafka
10 5 (3.36%) Oracle Streams
10 5 (3.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.04%) Clustering
3 8 (5.37%) Replication
4 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.01%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.01%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.34%) PKI
7 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.67%) GPGPU
7 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.21%) Unix
2 46 (30.87%) Windows
3 13 (8.72%) CentOS
3 13 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (5.37%) Solaris
5 6 (4.03%) Mac OS
6 5 (3.36%) VMS
6 5 (3.36%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.34%) AIX
7 2 (1.34%) SUSE
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.67%) Android
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.60%) DevOps
3 23 (15.44%) ETL
4 22 (14.77%) Configuration Management
5 18 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (9.40%) Test Automation
8 12 (8.05%) ITIL
9 11 (7.38%) TDD
10 10 (6.71%) BDD
10 10 (6.71%) Open Source
11 9 (6.04%) Analytics
11 9 (6.04%) Patch Management
11 9 (6.04%) Scrum
11 9 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (5.37%) Auto-Scaling
12 8 (5.37%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (5.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (5.37%) OO
13 7 (4.70%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.89%) Python
2 32 (21.48%) SQL
3 29 (19.46%) Bash Shell
4 28 (18.79%) Java
5 13 (8.72%) PHP
5 13 (8.72%) PowerShell
6 12 (8.05%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.71%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.70%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.36%) Perl
9 5 (3.36%) VB
10 4 (2.68%) C#
10 4 (2.68%) Korn
10 4 (2.68%) Scala
11 3 (2.01%) Groovy
12 2 (1.34%) C
12 2 (1.34%) ES6
12 2 (1.34%) Ruby
12 2 (1.34%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (6.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.01%) DBS Check
2 3 (2.01%) Degree
3 2 (1.34%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) GDPR
2 2 (1.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 24 (16.11%) Docker
2 7 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.03%) vSphere
4 5 (3.36%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (2.68%) vCloud
6 3 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.67%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.67%) HDFS
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (30.87%) Ansible
2 39 (26.17%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (14.77%) Puppet
4 17 (11.41%) Terraform
5 11 (7.38%) Nagios
6 9 (6.04%) Galera Cluster
6 9 (6.04%) HAProxy
6 9 (6.04%) Icinga
6 9 (6.04%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (6.04%) WSUS
7 6 (4.03%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.36%) Graphite
8 5 (3.36%) Kibana
8 5 (3.36%) Oozie
9 3 (2.01%) collectd
9 3 (2.01%) Grafana
9 3 (2.01%) logstash
10 2 (1.34%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.34%) Ganglia
10 2 (1.34%) Riemann
Vendors
1 24 (16.11%) Oracle
1 24 (16.11%) Red Hat
2 18 (12.08%) VMware
3 17 (11.41%) Cisco
4 16 (10.74%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.40%) CheckPoint
6 11 (7.38%) Splunk
7 10 (6.71%) F5
7 10 (6.71%) Percona
8 9 (6.04%) McAfee
9 8 (5.37%) IBM
10 6 (4.03%) Citrix
11 5 (3.36%) Rackspace
11 5 (3.36%) Veritas
12 4 (2.68%) Cloudera
13 3 (2.01%) SAP
13 3 (2.01%) Veeam
14 2 (1.34%) AppDynamics
14 2 (1.34%) Dell
14 2 (1.34%) MuleSoft