Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 16 12 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 228 134 269
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.14% 9.21% 7.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.45% 38.95% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 80 168
10th Percentile £375 £300 £291
25th Percentile £458 £325 £354
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +24.12% -5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £631 £500 £538
90th Percentile £660 £588 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 12
10th Percentile £40.64 £23.80 £20.50
25th Percentile £46.25 £31.75 £36.63
Median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +41.18% -10.53% +11.76%
75th Percentile - £45.50 £48.75
90th Percentile - £47.45 -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +33.72% -4.44% -

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 593 344 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.78% 23.64% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 211 572
10th Percentile £138 £135 £141
25th Percentile £213 £216 £219
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -1.32%
75th Percentile £500 £450 £475
90th Percentile £627 £525 £550
England median daily rate £495 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +15.12% +4.24% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 29 112
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.17 £11.20
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +10.94% -1.54%
75th Percentile £27.50 £20.00 £19.13
90th Percentile £55.00 £42.35 £45.33
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.10
% change year-on-year +12.68% +3.80% -0.87%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +22 99 £550 +29.41% 50
Essex -8 60 £578 +30.51% 14
Cambridgeshire -17 39 £500 +21.21% 110
Suffolk -5 25 £488 +52.34% 6
Bedfordshire -16 4 £425 +132.24% 12
Norfolk -11 1 £165 -51.11% 7
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 91 (39.91%) Python
2 86 (37.72%) Windows
3 83 (36.40%) AWS
4 73 (32.02%) Ansible
5 71 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (30.70%) Security Cleared
7 68 (29.82%) Jenkins
8 66 (28.95%) DevOps
9 64 (28.07%) Software Engineering
10 62 (27.19%) Java
11 60 (26.32%) Git (software)
11 60 (26.32%) Terraform
12 59 (25.88%) Docker
13 58 (25.44%) Social Skills
14 57 (25.00%) SC Cleared
15 47 (20.61%) OO
16 46 (20.18%) CI/CD
17 45 (19.74%) Artifactory
18 43 (18.86%) C++
19 40 (17.54%) Oracle
19 40 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
20 39 (17.11%) Bash
21 36 (15.79%) VMware
22 35 (15.35%) Scrum
22 35 (15.35%) TDD
23 33 (14.47%) Kubernetes
24 32 (14.04%) Amazon EKS
24 32 (14.04%) TCP/IP
24 32 (14.04%) Microsoft
25 31 (13.60%) C

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 13 (5.70%) Confluence
2 10 (4.39%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.19%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.32%) Apache
5 3 (1.32%) JBoss
5 3 (1.32%) nginx
5 3 (1.32%) SAS
6 2 (0.88%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.88%) IIS
6 2 (0.88%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.44%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (8.77%) Simulink
2 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.44%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 83 (36.40%) AWS
2 32 (14.04%) Amazon EKS
3 30 (13.16%) Amazon ECS
3 30 (13.16%) Azure
4 18 (7.89%) GCP
5 9 (3.95%) GitHub
6 8 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (3.07%) Microsoft 365
8 6 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.75%) Serverless
10 3 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.88%) Azure Monitor
12 1 (0.44%) Nutanix
12 1 (0.44%) Rubrik
12 1 (0.44%) SpeedCurve
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.04%) TCP/IP
2 21 (9.21%) DNS
3 19 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 10 (4.39%) Firewall
5 9 (3.95%) SSH
6 7 (3.07%) HTTP
6 7 (3.07%) IPsec
6 7 (3.07%) SNMP
7 6 (2.63%) LAN
8 5 (2.19%) DHCP
8 5 (2.19%) HTTPS
8 5 (2.19%) VoIP
8 5 (2.19%) VSAN
8 5 (2.19%) WAN
8 5 (2.19%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.75%) 5G
9 4 (1.75%) WebEx
10 3 (1.32%) LTE
10 3 (1.32%) SCTP
10 3 (1.32%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.77%) Oracle Database
2 12 (5.26%) MySQL
3 10 (4.39%) Hadoop
3 10 (4.39%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.95%) Data Lake
5 6 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.19%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.19%) HBase
7 3 (1.32%) Big Data
7 3 (1.32%) Cloudera CDH
7 3 (1.32%) Impala
7 3 (1.32%) Pentaho
7 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.32%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 68 (29.82%) Jenkins
2 60 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 45 (19.74%) Artifactory
4 23 (10.09%) JIRA
5 21 (9.21%) GitLab
6 19 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 19 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 14 (6.14%) NetBeans
8 12 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
9 9 (3.95%) Maven
9 9 (3.95%) SonarQube
10 8 (3.51%) Bitbucket
11 7 (3.07%) IntelliJ
12 6 (2.63%) JMeter
13 5 (2.19%) Checkstyle
13 5 (2.19%) CppUnit
13 5 (2.19%) JProfiler
13 5 (2.19%) PVCS
13 5 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
14 4 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 58 (25.44%) Social Skills
2 23 (10.09%) Public Sector
3 19 (8.33%) Presentation Skills
4 15 (6.58%) Aerospace
5 14 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.14%) Military
6 12 (5.26%) Telecoms
7 10 (4.39%) Retail
8 5 (2.19%) Law
9 3 (1.32%) Banking
9 3 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.88%) Finance
10 2 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.44%) Electronics
11 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (14.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (13.16%) Software Engineer
3 22 (9.65%) Platform Engineer
4 21 (9.21%) Developer
5 17 (7.46%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (7.02%) C++ Software Engineer
7 13 (5.70%) C Software Engineer
8 12 (5.26%) Administrator
9 11 (4.82%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 10 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.95%) Embedded Engineer
12 8 (3.51%) Architect
12 8 (3.51%) Consultant
12 8 (3.51%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.51%) Real Time Engineer
12 8 (3.51%) Real Time Software Engineer
12 8 (3.51%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.51%) Technical Leader
13 7 (3.07%) Embedded C Engineer
13 7 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.28%) Django
1 28 (12.28%) Flask
2 23 (10.09%) Node.js
2 23 (10.09%) Web Services
3 19 (8.33%) FastAPI
4 18 (7.89%) Spring Boot
5 17 (7.46%) Spring
6 15 (6.58%) .NET
7 14 (6.14%) ActiveX
7 14 (6.14%) DirectX
7 14 (6.14%) MFC
7 14 (6.14%) OpenGL
7 14 (6.14%) Qt
7 14 (6.14%) XML
8 11 (4.82%) REST
9 10 (4.39%) JSON
9 10 (4.39%) RESTful
10 8 (3.51%) JMS
11 7 (3.07%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (3.07%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.95%) User Experience
2 8 (3.51%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.07%) Virtual Team
4 6 (2.63%) Clustering
4 6 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.75%) Legacy Systems
5 4 (1.75%) PCIe
5 4 (1.75%) Verilog
5 4 (1.75%) VHDL
6 3 (1.32%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.88%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.44%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.44%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 86 (37.72%) Windows
2 23 (10.09%) Unix
3 18 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.39%) CentOS
6 9 (3.95%) Ubuntu
7 7 (3.07%) Solaris
8 6 (2.63%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.19%) Debian
9 5 (2.19%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.75%) FreeRTOS
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.32%) OpenWrt
12 2 (0.88%) Android
12 2 (0.88%) SUSE
12 2 (0.88%) Tizen
12 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (28.95%) DevOps
3 64 (28.07%) Software Engineering
4 47 (20.61%) OO
5 46 (20.18%) CI/CD
6 40 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (15.35%) Scrum
7 35 (15.35%) TDD
8 29 (12.72%) Web Development
9 27 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (10.09%) Configuration Management
10 23 (10.09%) Mathematics
11 22 (9.65%) Domain-Driven Design
12 21 (9.21%) OOP
13 19 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
13 19 (8.33%) Software Testing
13 19 (8.33%) Synthetic Environment
14 16 (7.02%) Analytics
14 16 (7.02%) Microservices
15 15 (6.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (39.91%) Python
2 62 (27.19%) Java
3 43 (18.86%) C++
4 39 (17.11%) Bash
5 31 (13.60%) C
6 28 (12.28%) Groovy
7 25 (10.96%) JavaScript
8 23 (10.09%) SQL
9 21 (9.21%) C#
10 20 (8.77%) MATLAB
11 19 (8.33%) PowerShell
12 15 (6.58%) Perl
13 14 (6.14%) GLSL
13 14 (6.14%) HLSL
14 12 (5.26%) Java 8
14 12 (5.26%) Shell Script
15 9 (3.95%) Java 11
15 9 (3.95%) PL/SQL
16 8 (3.51%) Go
16 8 (3.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (30.70%) Security Cleared
2 57 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 28 (12.28%) Degree
4 7 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.32%) CISSP
7 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.88%) CCNP
7 2 (0.88%) CISA
7 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.88%) CISM
7 2 (0.88%) CRISC
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.88%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.44%) CCDP
8 1 (0.44%) CCIE
8 1 (0.44%) CCSP
8 1 (0.44%) MCSE
8 1 (0.44%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.95%) QA
2 5 (2.19%) SLA
3 3 (1.32%) GDPR
3 3 (1.32%) NIST
4 2 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.88%) DICOM
4 2 (0.88%) ISO 31000
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.88%) JTAG
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (25.88%) Docker
2 25 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.46%) Active Directory
4 14 (6.14%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.95%) Firmware
6 7 (3.07%) vSphere
7 6 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (2.19%) NFS
9 4 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.32%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.88%) HDFS
11 2 (0.88%) KVM
11 2 (0.88%) RHEV
11 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.88%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.44%) Postfix
12 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 73 (32.02%) Ansible
2 60 (26.32%) Terraform
3 33 (14.47%) Kubernetes
4 29 (12.72%) Docker Swarm
5 20 (8.77%) Puppet
6 10 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (3.95%) Grafana
7 9 (3.95%) Prometheus
8 8 (3.51%) Kibana
9 7 (3.07%) Packer
10 5 (2.19%) vRealize
11 4 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.75%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 3 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.88%) logstash
13 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
14 1 (0.44%) EMC VPLEX
14 1 (0.44%) Mesos
Vendors
1 40 (17.54%) Oracle
2 36 (15.79%) VMware
3 32 (14.04%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.46%) IBM
4 17 (7.46%) Red Hat
5 11 (4.82%) Atlassian
5 11 (4.82%) Cisco
5 11 (4.82%) Google
6 10 (4.39%) AppDynamics
7 6 (2.63%) Splunk
8 5 (2.19%) McAfee
8 5 (2.19%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.75%) Dell KACE
9 4 (1.75%) Informatica
9 4 (1.75%) WSO2
10 3 (1.32%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.32%) Dynatrace
10 3 (1.32%) New Relic
11 2 (0.88%) Pega
11 2 (0.88%) Talend