Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 November 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 of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 577 448 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.49% 8.75% 8.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.52% 39.79% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 218 201
East of England median daily rate £443 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 58 32
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £28.03 £29.28 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £43.75
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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,357 1,126 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.03% 22.00% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 575 625
East of England median daily rate £400 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.80% +3.14% -
10th Percentile £135 £130 £158
90th Percentile £586 £550 £509
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 170 146
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.04% +7.58% -4.35%
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.44 £10.75
90th Percentile £44.95 £52.50 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Essex +11 201 £550 +15.79% 36
Cambridgeshire +7 163 £425 +13.33% 223
Hertfordshire -2 125 £363 -16.43% 54
Suffolk +26 57 £450 +5.88% 5
Bedfordshire -2 21 £450 -6.25% 21
Norfolk -21 6 £425 +21.43% 12
East Anglia - 2 £475 - 23
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 of England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 199 (34.49%) DevOps
2 174 (30.16%) Ansible
3 172 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
4 171 (29.64%) Windows
5 160 (27.73%) Java
6 152 (26.34%) Amazon AWS
7 140 (24.26%) Python
8 139 (24.09%) Jenkins
9 133 (23.05%) Unix
10 128 (22.18%) Git (software)
11 114 (19.76%) Continuous Integration
12 112 (19.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 100 (17.33%) Software Engineering
14 95 (16.46%) Configuration Management
14 95 (16.46%) Docker
15 90 (15.60%) Puppet
16 87 (15.08%) Red Hat
17 86 (14.90%) Perl
18 85 (14.73%) SQL
18 85 (14.73%) VMware
19 84 (14.56%) Test Automation
20 81 (14.04%) Web Services
21 80 (13.86%) TCP/IP
21 80 (13.86%) Microsoft
21 80 (13.86%) Security Cleared
22 79 (13.69%) Oracle
22 79 (13.69%) Scrum
23 74 (12.82%) JIRA
24 73 (12.65%) JavaScript
25 69 (11.96%) MySQL

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 64 (11.09%) Apache
2 37 (6.41%) Confluence
2 37 (6.41%) Tomcat
3 28 (4.85%) nginx
3 28 (4.85%) OpenStack
4 27 (4.68%) WebSphere
5 23 (3.99%) WebLogic
6 18 (3.12%) JBoss
7 13 (2.25%) IIS
7 13 (2.25%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.91%) Jetty
8 11 (1.91%) Mongrel
9 10 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.56%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.39%) WildFly
12 7 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (1.21%) WebLogic Portal
12 7 (1.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.35%) HipChat
4 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.17%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 152 (26.34%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.33%) GitHub
4 17 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (2.95%) Office 365
5 16 (2.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.91%) Google App Engine
7 7 (1.21%) IaaS
8 4 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.52%) Akamai
9 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.52%) Slack
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.35%) PaaS
10 2 (0.35%) Serverless
11 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.17%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.17%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 80 (13.86%) TCP/IP
2 65 (11.27%) DNS
3 59 (10.23%) HTTP
4 47 (8.15%) SSL
5 43 (7.45%) Firewall
6 36 (6.24%) DHCP
7 32 (5.55%) Wireless
8 27 (4.68%) Internet
9 25 (4.33%) FTP
9 25 (4.33%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (3.64%) SAN
11 20 (3.47%) VoIP
11 20 (3.47%) WAN
12 19 (3.29%) Ethernet
12 19 (3.29%) LAN
13 18 (3.12%) Software-Defined Networking
14 16 (2.77%) Broadband
15 14 (2.43%) Bluetooth
15 14 (2.43%) IPsec
16 13 (2.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (11.96%) MySQL
2 35 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.72%) Hadoop
4 28 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (4.68%) Relational Database
6 26 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 22 (3.81%) Big Data
8 16 (2.77%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.60%) Pentaho
10 14 (2.43%) RDBMS
11 12 (2.08%) Impala
12 10 (1.73%) Ingres
13 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.21%) Sybase ASE
15 6 (1.04%) MariaDB
15 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (0.87%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 139 (24.09%) Jenkins
2 128 (22.18%) Git (software)
3 74 (12.82%) JIRA
4 36 (6.24%) Subversion
5 30 (5.20%) Eclipse
6 29 (5.03%) Selenium
7 26 (4.51%) Visual Studio
8 18 (3.12%) NetBeans
8 18 (3.12%) SoapUI
9 17 (2.95%) GitLab
10 16 (2.77%) Cucumber
10 16 (2.77%) Vagrant
11 14 (2.43%) Artifactory
11 14 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (2.43%) JUnit
11 14 (2.43%) TeamCity
12 13 (2.25%) Maven
13 12 (2.08%) JMeter
14 10 (1.73%) Ant
14 10 (1.73%) GDB
General
1 41 (7.11%) Telecoms
2 34 (5.89%) Finance
3 26 (4.51%) Marketing
4 22 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.64%) Electronics
6 18 (3.12%) Aerospace
6 18 (3.12%) Military
7 15 (2.60%) Law
8 10 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.56%) Retail
10 4 (0.69%) Publishing
11 3 (0.52%) Legal
12 2 (0.35%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 129 (22.36%) Developer
2 111 (19.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 49 (8.49%) Administrator
4 48 (8.32%) Linux Engineer
5 43 (7.45%) Analyst
6 41 (7.11%) Java Developer
7 30 (5.20%) Architect
7 30 (5.20%) Systems Administrator
8 29 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (4.85%) Software Engineer
10 25 (4.33%) Linux Administrator
11 24 (4.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 22 (3.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 22 (3.81%) Senior DevOps
12 22 (3.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 21 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
13 21 (3.64%) Python Engineer
14 20 (3.47%) AWS DevOps
15 18 (3.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 17 (2.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (14.04%) Web Services
2 39 (6.76%) .NET
3 38 (6.59%) HTML
4 34 (5.89%) Spring
5 32 (5.55%) Middleware
6 31 (5.37%) Node.js
7 29 (5.03%) XML
8 28 (4.85%) J2EE
9 27 (4.68%) REST
10 26 (4.51%) LAMP
11 21 (3.64%) CSS
12 20 (3.47%) Qt
12 20 (3.47%) SOAP
13 18 (3.12%) Spring Boot
14 17 (2.95%) AngularJS
15 16 (2.77%) Elastic Stack
15 16 (2.77%) LDAP
16 15 (2.60%) Ajax
17 14 (2.43%) DirectX
17 14 (2.43%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.47%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.12%) PKI
5 15 (2.60%) Clustering
5 15 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.60%) Replication
6 9 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.21%) Media Streaming
9 5 (0.87%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.87%) Over-the-Top Content
9 5 (0.87%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.69%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.52%) Derivative
11 3 (0.52%) Fintech
11 3 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.52%) Raspberry Pi
11 3 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 171 (29.64%) Windows
2 133 (23.05%) Unix
3 112 (19.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (8.67%) Solaris
5 49 (8.49%) CentOS
6 41 (7.11%) Windows Server
7 21 (3.64%) Ubuntu
8 15 (2.60%) AIX
8 15 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
10 12 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
11 9 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.87%) Android
12 5 (0.87%) Debian
12 5 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.69%) HPUX
14 3 (0.52%) Fedora
15 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (34.49%) DevOps
2 172 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (19.76%) Continuous Integration
4 100 (17.33%) Software Engineering
5 95 (16.46%) Configuration Management
6 84 (14.56%) Test Automation
7 79 (13.69%) Scrum
8 63 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (10.92%) TDD
9 56 (9.71%) Deployment Automation
10 47 (8.15%) Open Source
11 42 (7.28%) ITIL
12 40 (6.93%) Continuous Deployment
12 40 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 34 (5.89%) User Stories
14 32 (5.55%) Kanban
14 32 (5.55%) Mathematics
15 29 (5.03%) Microservices
16 27 (4.68%) Analytics
17 24 (4.16%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 160 (27.73%) Java
2 140 (24.26%) Python
3 86 (14.90%) Perl
4 85 (14.73%) SQL
5 73 (12.65%) JavaScript
6 65 (11.27%) Bash Shell
6 65 (11.27%) C
7 57 (9.88%) Ruby
8 55 (9.53%) C++
8 55 (9.53%) Shell Script
9 52 (9.01%) PowerShell
10 35 (6.07%) C#
11 17 (2.95%) Go
12 15 (2.60%) Embedded C
12 15 (2.60%) PHP
12 15 (2.60%) Scala
13 14 (2.43%) GLSL
13 14 (2.43%) HLSL
14 13 (2.25%) PL/SQL
15 12 (2.08%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 80 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 57 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 52 (9.01%) Degree
4 16 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.08%) CCNA
6 11 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.56%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.39%) ISEB
9 6 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.87%) MCSE
11 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.69%) CCNP
12 3 (0.52%) CISSP
12 3 (0.52%) MCSA
13 2 (0.35%) CISM
13 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.47%) QA
2 8 (1.39%) SLA
3 6 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 95 (16.46%) Docker
2 59 (10.23%) Active Directory
3 46 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (3.47%) vSphere
4 20 (3.47%) Xen
5 17 (2.95%) Firmware
6 15 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.91%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.39%) XenApp
10 7 (1.21%) KVM
11 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.04%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.87%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.52%) Postfix
14 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
14 1 (0.17%) Squid
14 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 174 (30.16%) Ansible
2 90 (15.60%) Puppet
3 61 (10.57%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (9.36%) Terraform
5 38 (6.59%) Kubernetes
6 18 (3.12%) Nagios
6 18 (3.12%) Salt
7 12 (2.08%) ZABBIX
8 10 (1.73%) Opsview
8 10 (1.73%) WSUS
9 8 (1.39%) Prometheus
10 7 (1.21%) Grafana
10 7 (1.21%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.87%) Kibana
11 5 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.69%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.69%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.52%) vMotion
Vendors
1 87 (15.08%) Red Hat
2 85 (14.73%) VMware
3 80 (13.86%) Microsoft
4 79 (13.69%) Oracle
5 38 (6.59%) NetApp
6 19 (3.29%) Atlassian
6 19 (3.29%) Cisco
7 16 (2.77%) Citrix
7 16 (2.77%) Google
7 16 (2.77%) IBM
7 16 (2.77%) SAP
8 14 (2.43%) CheckPoint
8 14 (2.43%) webMethods
9 11 (1.91%) BEA
10 9 (1.56%) Adobe
10 9 (1.56%) Sybase
11 7 (1.21%) SonicWALL
11 7 (1.21%) Splunk
12 6 (1.04%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.04%) Draytek