Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 28 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 207 195 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.05% 6.15% 6.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.04% 29.95% 34.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 115 142
East Midlands median daily rate £405 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.72% -14.71% +12.21%
10th Percentile £315 £220 £288
90th Percentile £523 £500 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
East Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +100.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £16.15 £34.45 £17.98
90th Percentile £47.25 £40.70 £24.13
England median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +9.59%

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 689 651 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.47% 20.54% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 374 319
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +14.50%
10th Percentile £178 £158 £180
90th Percentile £500 £488 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 71 69
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.27 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.20 £52.50 £20.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +2.10%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +5 83 £450 +11.11% 23
Derbyshire +9 54 £425 +13.33% 4
Northamptonshire -3 43 £395 +17.04% 8
Leicestershire -16 13 £368 +19.51% 6
Rutland - 5 £375 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 97 (46.86%) Windows
2 74 (35.75%) DevOps
3 59 (28.50%) Bash Shell
4 57 (27.54%) Unix
5 55 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (24.15%) Git (software)
7 42 (20.29%) Jenkins
8 41 (19.81%) Docker
9 40 (19.32%) Python
10 36 (17.39%) Java
10 36 (17.39%) SQL
10 36 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
11 35 (16.91%) MySQL
12 34 (16.43%) SQL Server
13 33 (15.94%) Red Hat
14 31 (14.98%) Oracle
14 31 (14.98%) Opscode Chef
15 30 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
16 29 (14.01%) Puppet
16 29 (14.01%) Firewall
17 27 (13.04%) Configuration Management
17 27 (13.04%) Security Cleared
18 26 (12.56%) PowerShell
18 26 (12.56%) Apache
19 25 (12.08%) XML
20 24 (11.59%) Web Services
20 24 (11.59%) JavaScript
20 24 (11.59%) Elasticsearch
20 24 (11.59%) Ansible
21 23 (11.11%) SC Cleared

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 26 (12.56%) Apache
2 24 (11.59%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (5.80%) nginx
4 11 (5.31%) JBoss
5 9 (4.35%) Apache Spark
5 9 (4.35%) IIS
5 9 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.42%) Confluence
7 3 (1.45%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.97%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.48%) Drupal
9 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) CATIA
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.49%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.83%) Boomi
4 7 (3.38%) Office 365
5 6 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.90%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (2.90%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.90%) IaaS
5 6 (2.90%) Route 53
5 6 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.93%) iPaaS
7 3 (1.45%) G Suite
8 2 (0.97%) PaaS
9 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.48%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.01%) Firewall
2 20 (9.66%) TCP/IP
3 17 (8.21%) DSL
4 11 (5.31%) WAN
5 10 (4.83%) VPN
6 9 (4.35%) Cisco Firepower
7 8 (3.86%) InfiniBand
7 8 (3.86%) SAN
8 7 (3.38%) FTP
9 6 (2.90%) SSL
10 5 (2.42%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.93%) Network Security
11 4 (1.93%) SSH
12 3 (1.45%) DHCP
12 3 (1.45%) DNS
12 3 (1.45%) LAN
12 3 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
14 1 (0.48%) HTTP
14 1 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.91%) MySQL
2 34 (16.43%) SQL Server
3 21 (10.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (9.18%) Oracle Database
5 16 (7.73%) MongoDB
6 12 (5.80%) Big Data
6 12 (5.80%) Hadoop
7 10 (4.83%) Apache Hive
7 10 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (4.35%) Cloudera CDH
8 9 (4.35%) Impala
9 8 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.86%) Sqoop
10 7 (3.38%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (3.38%) QlikView
10 7 (3.38%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.93%) SQLPlus
13 3 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.97%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (24.15%) Git (software)
2 42 (20.29%) Jenkins
3 15 (7.25%) Subversion
4 11 (5.31%) SonarQube
5 10 (4.83%) JIRA
5 10 (4.83%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.35%) Bitbucket
7 7 (3.38%) Maven
8 6 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.42%) JUnit
10 4 (1.93%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.93%) PHPUnit
10 4 (1.93%) ProC
10 4 (1.93%) Selenium
10 4 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.45%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.45%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.97%) LoadUI
12 2 (0.97%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (9.66%) Finance
2 5 (2.42%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.45%) Games
4 2 (0.97%) Law
4 2 (0.97%) Publishing
5 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.48%) Automotive
5 1 (0.48%) Banking
5 1 (0.48%) German Language
5 1 (0.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
5 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (20.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (14.98%) Administrator
2 31 (14.98%) Developer
3 21 (10.14%) Analyst
3 21 (10.14%) DBA
4 20 (9.66%) MySQL DBA
5 15 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
6 14 (6.76%) Consultant
7 11 (5.31%) Linux Administrator
7 11 (5.31%) Operations Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.35%) Big Data Developer
8 9 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.35%) Server Administrator
9 8 (3.86%) Architect
9 8 (3.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.38%) Applications Support
10 7 (3.38%) Applications Support Analyst
11 6 (2.90%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.08%) XML
2 24 (11.59%) Web Services
3 20 (9.66%) .NET
3 20 (9.66%) SOAP
4 19 (9.18%) JSON
5 13 (6.28%) REST
5 13 (6.28%) Spring
6 12 (5.80%) Hibernate
6 12 (5.80%) Java EE
7 11 (5.31%) LAMP
8 10 (4.83%) HTML
9 9 (4.35%) CSS
10 8 (3.86%) Spark Streaming
10 8 (3.86%) XSD
10 8 (3.86%) XSL
11 7 (3.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 7 (3.38%) Oracle Streams
12 6 (2.90%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (2.42%) Middleware
13 5 (2.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.66%) Clustering
2 18 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.70%) Replication
3 5 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.48%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.48%) Life Science
5 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.48%) PKI
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (46.86%) Windows
2 57 (27.54%) Unix
3 22 (10.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (8.70%) Ubuntu
5 16 (7.73%) Mac OS
5 16 (7.73%) Windows Server
6 15 (7.25%) CentOS
7 13 (6.28%) Windows 10
8 12 (5.80%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.38%) Solaris
10 4 (1.93%) VMS
10 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.45%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.97%) AIX
12 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.48%) Debian
13 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.48%) SUSE
13 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.75%) DevOps
2 55 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 23 (11.11%) ITIL
6 20 (9.66%) TDD
7 19 (9.18%) Test Automation
8 17 (8.21%) Capacity Planning
9 16 (7.73%) Open Source
10 14 (6.76%) ETL
11 13 (6.28%) Change Management
11 13 (6.28%) OO
11 13 (6.28%) SDLC
11 13 (6.28%) SOA
12 12 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (5.31%) OOP
14 10 (4.83%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (4.35%) Data Security
15 9 (4.35%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.50%) Bash Shell
2 40 (19.32%) Python
3 36 (17.39%) Java
3 36 (17.39%) SQL
4 26 (12.56%) PowerShell
5 24 (11.59%) JavaScript
6 19 (9.18%) PL/SQL
7 13 (6.28%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.80%) PHP
9 10 (4.83%) Scala
10 8 (3.86%) Perl
10 8 (3.86%) XPath
10 8 (3.86%) XQuery
11 4 (1.93%) Korn
11 4 (1.93%) VB
12 3 (1.45%) C#
13 2 (0.97%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.97%) ES6
13 2 (0.97%) Ruby
14 1 (0.48%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 27 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.35%) MySQL Certification
4 8 (3.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.42%) Degree
6 3 (1.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.48%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.35%) SLA
2 5 (2.42%) QA
2 5 (2.42%) TickIT
3 2 (0.97%) COBIT
3 2 (0.97%) GDPR
4 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.48%) GCP
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (19.81%) Docker
2 10 (4.83%) LXC
3 9 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.97%) vCloud
5 2 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.48%) HDFS
6 1 (0.48%) NFS
6 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (14.98%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (14.01%) Puppet
3 24 (11.59%) Ansible
4 20 (9.66%) Galera Cluster
5 13 (6.28%) Terraform
6 9 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (4.35%) WSUS
7 6 (2.90%) Kibana
7 6 (2.90%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.42%) Graphite
8 5 (2.42%) SCCM
9 4 (1.93%) logstash
9 4 (1.93%) Rancher
10 3 (1.45%) collectd
10 3 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.45%) Grafana
10 3 (1.45%) Nagios
11 2 (0.97%) Control-M
11 2 (0.97%) Ganglia
11 2 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (15.94%) Red Hat
2 31 (14.98%) Oracle
3 23 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 21 (10.14%) Percona
5 13 (6.28%) Cisco
6 12 (5.80%) McAfee
7 10 (4.83%) CheckPoint
7 10 (4.83%) Dell
8 9 (4.35%) Cloudera
8 9 (4.35%) F5
9 8 (3.86%) Remedy
10 6 (2.90%) Citrix
10 6 (2.90%) TIBCO
11 5 (2.42%) Rackspace
11 5 (2.42%) VMware
12 4 (1.93%) Veritas
13 3 (1.45%) Google
13 3 (1.45%) IBM
13 3 (1.45%) Splunk
13 3 (1.45%) Veeam