Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 27 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 229 201 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.17% 6.06% 4.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.68% 37.08% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 141 96
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £290 £313 £261
90th Percentile £560 £600 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
East Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +10.29% +27.10%
10th Percentile £22.00 £17.85 £20.20
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.75 £37.20
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 680 542 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.30% 16.35% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 311 284
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +8.07% +6.77%
10th Percentile £186 £133 £210
90th Percentile £500 £538 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 68 106
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.58 £21.80 £19.08
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 83 £450 +5.88% 24
Derbyshire +22 68 £375 -11.76%
Northamptonshire -4 33 £338 -15.63% 2
Leicestershire +7 32 £345 +11.29% 7
Lincolnshire -11 10 £313 -16.67% 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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.

1 104 (45.41%) Windows
2 95 (41.48%) Unix
3 78 (34.06%) Oracle
4 77 (33.62%) DevOps
5 49 (21.40%) Bash Shell
5 49 (21.40%) Python
6 48 (20.96%) MySQL
7 44 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
8 43 (18.78%) SQL
9 41 (17.90%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (17.47%) Security Cleared
11 39 (17.03%) Jenkins
12 38 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (16.16%) Solaris
13 37 (16.16%) Configuration Management
14 36 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
14 36 (15.72%) SQL Server
15 35 (15.28%) SC Cleared
16 34 (14.85%) Sun
17 33 (14.41%) Clustering
18 32 (13.97%) Red Hat
18 32 (13.97%) Perl
18 32 (13.97%) Apache
19 30 (13.10%) Docker
20 28 (12.23%) Git (software)
21 27 (11.79%) PHP
21 27 (11.79%) SAP
21 27 (11.79%) Veritas
22 26 (11.35%) SAN
22 26 (11.35%) Korn

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 (13.97%) Apache
2 20 (8.73%) Tomcat
3 19 (8.30%) JBoss
4 12 (5.24%) iPlanet
4 12 (5.24%) Oracle Application Server
4 12 (5.24%) WebLogic
5 11 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.49%) IIS
7 6 (2.62%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.18%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.75%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.75%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.31%) Drupal
10 3 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.31%) SAS
10 3 (1.31%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.31%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.87%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.87%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (9.61%) SAP ERP
2 6 (2.62%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (2.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.06%) SaaS
5 5 (2.18%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.75%) G Suite
6 4 (1.75%) GitHub
6 4 (1.75%) IaaS
6 4 (1.75%) PaaS
7 3 (1.31%) Boomi
7 3 (1.31%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.87%) Route 53
8 2 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.35%) SAN
2 21 (9.17%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.55%) Firewall
4 13 (5.68%) DSL
5 9 (3.93%) HTTP
5 9 (3.93%) NAS
6 8 (3.49%) DNS
6 8 (3.49%) SSL
7 6 (2.62%) Internet
8 5 (2.18%) FCoE
8 5 (2.18%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.75%) LDAP
9 4 (1.75%) MQTT
9 4 (1.75%) WAN
9 4 (1.75%) ZigBee
10 3 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.31%) VLAN
10 3 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.31%) Z-Wave
11 2 (0.87%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.96%) MySQL
2 36 (15.72%) SQL Server
3 23 (10.04%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.24%) DB2
4 12 (5.24%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.80%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.37%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (4.37%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.49%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (3.49%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.87%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 39 (17.03%) Jenkins
2 28 (12.23%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.24%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.49%) Subversion
5 4 (1.75%) JIRA
5 4 (1.75%) Protractor
5 4 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.31%) Ant
6 3 (1.31%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.31%) Burp Suite
6 3 (1.31%) Gradle
6 3 (1.31%) Maven
6 3 (1.31%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.87%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.44%) GDB
8 1 (0.44%) GitLab
8 1 (0.44%) Grunt
8 1 (0.44%) Selenium
8 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (8.73%) Retail
2 16 (6.99%) Manufacturing
3 13 (5.68%) Finance
4 10 (4.37%) Publishing
5 2 (0.87%) Banking
5 2 (0.87%) Legal
5 2 (0.87%) Marketing
5 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.44%) Automotive
6 1 (0.44%) Avionics
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (16.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (13.97%) Unix Engineer
3 26 (11.35%) Developer
4 23 (10.04%) Linux Engineer
5 22 (9.61%) Analyst
5 22 (9.61%) Solaris Engineer
6 21 (9.17%) Architect
7 19 (8.30%) Administrator
7 19 (8.30%) Azure Architect
8 18 (7.86%) DBA
9 17 (7.42%) AWS Engineer
9 17 (7.42%) Design Engineer
10 15 (6.55%) MySQL DBA
10 15 (6.55%) Senior Architect
10 15 (6.55%) Support Analyst
11 14 (6.11%) AWS DevOps
11 14 (6.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 13 (5.68%) Applications Support
12 13 (5.68%) Applications Support Analyst
13 11 (4.80%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.17%) .NET
2 20 (8.73%) Web Services
3 14 (6.11%) CSS
4 12 (5.24%) J2EE
5 11 (4.80%) LAMP
6 9 (3.93%) RESTful
6 9 (3.93%) Symfony
7 8 (3.49%) jQuery
7 8 (3.49%) Middleware
7 8 (3.49%) SOAP
8 7 (3.06%) HTML
9 6 (2.62%) Ajax
9 6 (2.62%) REST
10 5 (2.18%) Grails
10 5 (2.18%) Lucene
11 4 (1.75%) JSON
11 4 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.31%) CSS3
12 3 (1.31%) HTML5
12 3 (1.31%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.41%) Clustering
2 25 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (10.04%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.55%) Replication
5 13 (5.68%) Life Science
6 12 (5.24%) Data Centre
7 9 (3.93%) Derivative
8 5 (2.18%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (2.18%) EMC VNX
8 5 (2.18%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.87%) NHS
10 2 (0.87%) User Experience
11 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.44%) Infotainment
11 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 104 (45.41%) Windows
2 95 (41.48%) Unix
3 37 (16.16%) Solaris
4 22 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (7.86%) HPUX
6 17 (7.42%) AIX
7 15 (6.55%) Windows 7
8 13 (5.68%) Windows 10
9 12 (5.24%) SUSE
9 12 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (4.37%) CentOS
11 9 (3.93%) Windows Server
12 8 (3.49%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.18%) Amazon Linux
13 5 (2.18%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.44%) Android
16 1 (0.44%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.62%) DevOps
2 38 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (16.16%) Configuration Management
4 23 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (10.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (9.61%) ERP
6 21 (9.17%) ITIL
7 19 (8.30%) Information Security
8 18 (7.86%) Risk Management
9 15 (6.55%) Load Balancing
10 14 (6.11%) Open Source
11 13 (5.68%) Business Analysis
11 13 (5.68%) High Availability
12 11 (4.80%) Service Management
12 11 (4.80%) Software Engineering
13 10 (4.37%) Migration
13 10 (4.37%) QMS
14 9 (3.93%) E-Commerce
14 9 (3.93%) Performance Metrics
14 9 (3.93%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.40%) Bash Shell
1 49 (21.40%) Python
2 43 (18.78%) SQL
3 32 (13.97%) Perl
4 27 (11.79%) PHP
5 26 (11.35%) Korn
6 24 (10.48%) Java
7 21 (9.17%) JavaScript
8 13 (5.68%) PowerShell
9 11 (4.80%) Ruby
9 11 (4.80%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.37%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.49%) C
12 7 (3.06%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.62%) C-shell
14 4 (1.75%) PHP 5
14 4 (1.75%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.31%) Jython
15 3 (1.31%) XPath
15 3 (1.31%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 40 (17.47%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.28%) SC Cleared
3 24 (10.48%) Degree
4 8 (3.49%) MySQL Certification
5 2 (0.87%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.44%) ISEB
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.86%) HIPAA
1 18 (7.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (7.42%) Actionable Recommendations
3 8 (3.49%) SLA
4 5 (2.18%) QA
5 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.44%) TickIT
System Software
1 41 (17.90%) Virtual Machines
2 30 (13.10%) Docker
3 24 (10.48%) Active Directory
4 22 (9.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 14 (6.11%) Hyper-V
6 11 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (3.49%) vSphere
8 6 (2.62%) KVM
9 5 (2.18%) Samba
9 5 (2.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (9.17%) Ansible
2 18 (7.86%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (6.99%) Puppet
4 14 (6.11%) Galera Cluster
5 9 (3.93%) Data Guard
6 7 (3.06%) Terraform
7 5 (2.18%) EMC VPLEX
8 4 (1.75%) SCCM
9 3 (1.31%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.31%) OpenView
9 3 (1.31%) Salt
10 2 (0.87%) collectd
10 2 (0.87%) Kibana
10 2 (0.87%) logstash
10 2 (0.87%) SCOM
10 2 (0.87%) StatsD
10 2 (0.87%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.44%) Mesos
11 1 (0.44%) Packer
11 1 (0.44%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 78 (34.06%) Oracle
2 34 (14.85%) Sun
3 32 (13.97%) Red Hat
4 27 (11.79%) SAP
4 27 (11.79%) Veritas
5 17 (7.42%) VMware
6 16 (6.99%) Cisco
7 15 (6.55%) HP
8 14 (6.11%) Percona
9 13 (5.68%) Microsoft
10 11 (4.80%) F5
10 11 (4.80%) NetApp
11 6 (2.62%) Zend
12 5 (2.18%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.18%) Dell
12 5 (2.18%) EMC
12 5 (2.18%) Google
12 5 (2.18%) IBM
12 5 (2.18%) PlateSpin
13 3 (1.31%) Citrix