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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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 26 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 196 126 169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 7.81% 6.46% 8.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.84% 31.90% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 65 103
10th Percentile £375 £304 £359
25th Percentile £431 £325 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +12.43%
75th Percentile £626 £525 £525
90th Percentile £689 £620 £600
England median daily rate £585 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +11.43% +5.00% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 4 9
10th Percentile £41.14 £14.39 £20.05
25th Percentile £51.25 £16.39 £33.00
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.75 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +62.96% -28.95% +6.15%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.31 £48.75
90th Percentile - £53.13 £59.83
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 532 395 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.20% 20.26% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 232 275
10th Percentile £163 £150 £135
25th Percentile £213 £213 £222
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £395
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.39% +3.95%
75th Percentile £493 £454 £488
90th Percentile £625 £536 £541
England median daily rate £500 £453 £438
% change year-on-year +10.50% +3.43% -1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 34 46
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.58 £13.44
25th Percentile £15.37 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £28.41 £19.19 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +48.07% +3.72% +19.35%
75th Percentile £55.00 £29.63 £31.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.66% +0.71% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in the East of England over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in the East of England over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +12 92 £509 +7.16% 49
Essex +2 46 £490 +3.16% 12
Cambridgeshire -5 43 £475 +18.75% 117
Suffolk -9 13 £600 +62.16% 4
Norfolk -3 2 £550 +144.44% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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 85 (43.37%) Windows
2 82 (41.84%) Security Cleared
3 75 (38.27%) SC Cleared
4 63 (32.14%) Software Engineering
5 60 (30.61%) Python
6 56 (28.57%) Social Skills
7 52 (26.53%) AWS
8 48 (24.49%) C++
9 47 (23.98%) Ansible
9 47 (23.98%) Docker
10 46 (23.47%) DevOps
10 46 (23.47%) Agile
11 43 (21.94%) Java
12 40 (20.41%) Visualisation
13 39 (19.90%) Microsoft
14 38 (19.39%) TCP/IP
15 37 (18.88%) CI/CD
16 34 (17.35%) Terraform
17 33 (16.84%) Jenkins
17 33 (16.84%) OO
18 31 (15.82%) TDD
19 29 (14.80%) Git (software)
19 29 (14.80%) Presentation Skills
20 28 (14.29%) C#
20 28 (14.29%) Visual Studio
21 27 (13.78%) MATLAB
21 27 (13.78%) Simulink
21 27 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
22 26 (13.27%) Eclipse
22 26 (13.27%) Ethernet

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 8 (4.08%) Apache
2 6 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.53%) Confluence
3 3 (1.53%) IIS
3 3 (1.53%) nginx
4 2 (1.02%) JBoss
4 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (13.78%) Simulink
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.51%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (0.51%) SAP PSCD
1 1 (0.51%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 52 (26.53%) AWS
2 26 (13.27%) Amazon EKS
3 20 (10.20%) Azure
4 16 (8.16%) Amazon ECS
5 11 (5.61%) Amazon S3
5 11 (5.61%) Microsoft 365
6 10 (5.10%) Serverless
7 9 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (4.59%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (4.59%) GCP
8 5 (2.55%) Collibra
8 5 (2.55%) SaaS
9 4 (2.04%) GitHub
10 3 (1.53%) Azure Monitor
10 3 (1.53%) IaaS
11 2 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.02%) Azure DevOps
11 2 (1.02%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (1.02%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.39%) TCP/IP
2 26 (13.27%) Ethernet
3 20 (10.20%) DNS
4 10 (5.10%) SNMP
5 9 (4.59%) IPsec
6 8 (4.08%) DHCP
6 8 (4.08%) Firewall
6 8 (4.08%) HTTP
6 8 (4.08%) SSH
7 6 (3.06%) HTTPS
8 5 (2.55%) VoIP
8 5 (2.55%) WebEx
9 4 (2.04%) WAN
10 3 (1.53%) 2G
10 3 (1.53%) 3G
10 3 (1.53%) 3GPP
10 3 (1.53%) 4G
10 3 (1.53%) LAN
10 3 (1.53%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (1.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.08%) MySQL
3 7 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.55%) Metadata
5 5 (2.55%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.04%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.04%) Tableau
7 3 (1.53%) Big Data
7 3 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.53%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.53%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.02%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 33 (16.84%) Jenkins
2 29 (14.80%) Git (software)
3 28 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 26 (13.27%) Eclipse
5 22 (11.22%) Artifactory
6 17 (8.67%) JIRA
7 14 (7.14%) GitLab
7 14 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
8 7 (3.57%) NetBeans
9 3 (1.53%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.02%) Gradle
10 2 (1.02%) JMeter
10 2 (1.02%) Locust
10 2 (1.02%) TestCafe
11 1 (0.51%) Maven
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.51%) Postman
11 1 (0.51%) Terragrunt
11 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 56 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 29 (14.80%) Presentation Skills
3 20 (10.20%) Aerospace
4 15 (7.65%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.57%) Military
7 6 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.02%) Finance
10 2 (1.02%) Law
10 2 (1.02%) Legal
10 2 (1.02%) Retail
11 1 (0.51%) Electronics
11 1 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 42 (21.43%) Software Engineer
2 33 (16.84%) C++ Software Engineer
3 24 (12.24%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (9.18%) C# Software Engineer
6 16 (8.16%) Platform Engineer
7 13 (6.63%) C Software Engineer
7 13 (6.63%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 13 (6.63%) Developer
8 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Real Time Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Real Time Software Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Administrator
9 8 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Technical Support
11 6 (3.06%) Data Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Python Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.06%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.16%) Django
1 16 (8.16%) Flask
2 15 (7.65%) FastAPI
3 11 (5.61%) LDAP
4 10 (5.10%) .NET
4 10 (5.10%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (5.10%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (4.59%) Web Services
6 8 (4.08%) Node.js
7 7 (3.57%) ActiveX
7 7 (3.57%) DirectX
7 7 (3.57%) MFC
7 7 (3.57%) OpenGL
7 7 (3.57%) Qt
7 7 (3.57%) Spring
8 5 (2.55%) CSS
8 5 (2.55%) React
9 4 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (2.04%) Spring Boot
9 4 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.61%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.04%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.53%) FPGA
4 3 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.02%) IoT
5 2 (1.02%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (1.02%) PCIe
5 2 (1.02%) User Experience
6 1 (0.51%) Anti-Spyware
6 1 (0.51%) ARM Cortex
6 1 (0.51%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.51%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.51%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.51%) RIA
6 1 (0.51%) STB
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (43.37%) Windows
2 16 (8.16%) Unix
3 12 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.59%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.08%) Mac OS
5 8 (4.08%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.06%) CentOS
8 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.53%) Debian
9 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.02%) Android
10 2 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.02%) Solaris
10 2 (1.02%) Tizen
11 1 (0.51%) AIX
11 1 (0.51%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (32.14%) Software Engineering
2 46 (23.47%) Agile
2 46 (23.47%) DevOps
3 40 (20.41%) Visualisation
4 37 (18.88%) CI/CD
5 33 (16.84%) OO
6 31 (15.82%) TDD
7 27 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (13.27%) Synthetic Environment
9 20 (10.20%) Mathematics
9 20 (10.20%) Validation
10 19 (9.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (9.18%) Platform Engineering
11 18 (9.18%) Software Testing
11 18 (9.18%) Unit Testing
11 18 (9.18%) Web Development
12 17 (8.67%) Data Analysis
12 17 (8.67%) Test Scripting
13 16 (8.16%) UML
14 14 (7.14%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 60 (30.61%) Python
2 48 (24.49%) C++
3 43 (21.94%) Java
4 28 (14.29%) C#
5 27 (13.78%) MATLAB
6 22 (11.22%) Groovy
7 21 (10.71%) C
8 19 (9.69%) Bash
9 15 (7.65%) JavaScript
9 15 (7.65%) SQL
10 12 (6.12%) PowerShell
11 9 (4.59%) Perl
12 7 (3.57%) GLSL
12 7 (3.57%) HLSL
13 5 (2.55%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.55%) TypeScript
14 4 (2.04%) C-shell
14 4 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.53%) PHP
15 3 (1.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 82 (41.84%) Security Cleared
2 75 (38.27%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.14%) Degree
4 9 (4.59%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.51%) CISA
7 1 (0.51%) CISM
7 1 (0.51%) CISSP
7 1 (0.51%) CRISC
7 1 (0.51%) ISEB
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.51%) PhD
7 1 (0.51%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) QA
2 5 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.51%) DICOM
3 1 (0.51%) GDPR
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 31000
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.51%) NIST
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (23.98%) Docker
2 15 (7.65%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.06%) NFS
5 5 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.04%) vSphere
7 3 (1.53%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.02%) Firmware
9 1 (0.51%) KVM
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 47 (23.98%) Ansible
2 34 (17.35%) Terraform
3 23 (11.73%) Kubernetes
4 16 (8.16%) Docker Swarm
5 11 (5.61%) Puppet
6 10 (5.10%) Packer
7 6 (3.06%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (2.55%) Grafana
8 5 (2.55%) vCenter Server
9 4 (2.04%) HAProxy
9 4 (2.04%) Nagios
9 4 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.04%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.53%) Kibana
10 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (1.02%) Argo
11 2 (1.02%) Consul
11 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.02%) Rancher
Vendors
1 39 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.24%) IBM
3 16 (8.16%) VMware
4 15 (7.65%) Oracle
5 12 (6.12%) AppDynamics
6 11 (5.61%) Cisco
6 11 (5.61%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.10%) Atlassian
8 7 (3.57%) Dell
8 7 (3.57%) HP
8 7 (3.57%) Juniper
8 7 (3.57%) Splunk
9 5 (2.55%) Dell KACE
9 5 (2.55%) Google
10 4 (2.04%) Fujitsu
10 4 (2.04%) NetApp
10 4 (2.04%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.04%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.04%) Sun
11 3 (1.53%) CA