Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 10 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 516 427 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.41% 8.77% 7.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.60% 39.83% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 212 217
East of England median daily rate £448 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.07% +7.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £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 13 44 20
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £34.20 £27.66 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.28 £45.18
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 1,271 1,072 1,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.65% 22.01% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 534 634
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £135 £130 £150
90th Percentile £588 £571 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 149 158
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £10.71
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.50 £40.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.85%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +8 168 £550 +15.79% 28
Cambridgeshire +5 136 £400 +6.67% 160
Hertfordshire -3 115 £400 -5.33% 57
Suffolk +25 62 £450 +12.50% 1
Bedfordshire +13 26 £450 -6.25% 10
Norfolk -15 5 £425 +30.77% 8
East Anglia - 2 £475 - 26
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 176 (34.11%) DevOps
2 159 (30.81%) Ansible
3 147 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
3 147 (28.49%) Windows
4 143 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
5 133 (25.78%) Java
6 123 (23.84%) Jenkins
7 120 (23.26%) Git (software)
8 119 (23.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 116 (22.48%) Python
10 107 (20.74%) Continuous Integration
11 103 (19.96%) Unix
12 99 (19.19%) Docker
13 96 (18.60%) Configuration Management
14 95 (18.41%) Software Engineering
15 88 (17.05%) Red Hat
16 84 (16.28%) Puppet
17 82 (15.89%) TCP/IP
18 79 (15.31%) VMware
19 78 (15.12%) Microsoft
20 72 (13.95%) Perl
21 71 (13.76%) Scrum
21 71 (13.76%) Test Automation
22 70 (13.57%) SQL
22 70 (13.57%) DNS
23 69 (13.37%) Web Services
23 69 (13.37%) Apache
24 68 (13.18%) MySQL
24 68 (13.18%) JavaScript
24 68 (13.18%) Bash Shell

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 69 (13.37%) Apache
2 39 (7.56%) Tomcat
3 29 (5.62%) nginx
3 29 (5.62%) OpenStack
4 21 (4.07%) Confluence
5 18 (3.49%) WebLogic
5 18 (3.49%) WebSphere
6 17 (3.29%) IIS
6 17 (3.29%) JBoss
7 12 (2.33%) MS Exchange
8 11 (2.13%) Jetty
8 11 (2.13%) Mongrel
9 10 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.55%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
13 6 (1.16%) Drupal
13 6 (1.16%) WordPress
14 5 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) HipChat
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 147 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.65%) GitHub
4 22 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (2.52%) Office 365
7 11 (2.13%) Google App Engine
8 8 (1.55%) IaaS
9 4 (0.78%) Akamai
9 4 (0.78%) PaaS
9 4 (0.78%) Stackdriver
10 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.58%) Heroku
10 3 (0.58%) Slack
11 2 (0.39%) npm
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.19%) SaaS
12 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 82 (15.89%) TCP/IP
2 70 (13.57%) DNS
3 66 (12.79%) HTTP
4 51 (9.88%) SSL
5 35 (6.78%) Firewall
6 32 (6.20%) DHCP
7 26 (5.04%) FTP
7 26 (5.04%) Wireless
8 22 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (4.07%) SAN
10 19 (3.68%) Ethernet
10 19 (3.68%) Internet
11 17 (3.29%) Software-Defined Networking
12 16 (3.10%) Broadband
13 13 (2.52%) IPv6
13 13 (2.52%) WAN
14 12 (2.33%) IPsec
14 12 (2.33%) VoIP
15 11 (2.13%) Wireshark
15 11 (2.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.18%) MySQL
2 37 (7.17%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.01%) Hadoop
3 31 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (5.81%) MongoDB
5 27 (5.23%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.26%) Big Data
7 14 (2.71%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.94%) Impala
8 10 (1.94%) Ingres
9 8 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.36%) Pentaho
10 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.97%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.97%) Sybase ASE
13 4 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 123 (23.84%) Jenkins
2 120 (23.26%) Git (software)
3 49 (9.50%) JIRA
4 29 (5.62%) Subversion
5 26 (5.04%) Eclipse
6 21 (4.07%) Selenium
7 20 (3.88%) Visual Studio
8 18 (3.49%) NetBeans
9 16 (3.10%) GitLab
10 14 (2.71%) Artifactory
10 14 (2.71%) Vagrant
11 12 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (2.33%) SoapUI
12 11 (2.13%) GDB
12 11 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
12 11 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
12 11 (2.13%) Rational Team Concert
12 11 (2.13%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.94%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.94%) JMeter
General
1 37 (7.17%) Telecoms
2 31 (6.01%) Finance
3 23 (4.46%) Electronics
4 19 (3.68%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.68%) Marketing
5 18 (3.49%) Military
6 17 (3.29%) Aerospace
6 17 (3.29%) Law
7 13 (2.52%) Retail
8 5 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.78%) Automotive
10 3 (0.58%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Advertising
11 2 (0.39%) Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Legal
11 2 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 100 (19.38%) Developer
1 100 (19.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (8.14%) Linux Engineer
3 39 (7.56%) Administrator
4 38 (7.36%) Analyst
5 32 (6.20%) Architect
6 30 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (5.62%) Java Developer
8 28 (5.43%) Software Engineer
9 24 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
10 22 (4.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 21 (4.07%) Linux Administrator
11 21 (4.07%) Senior DevOps
11 21 (4.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 20 (3.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 18 (3.49%) AWS Engineer
14 17 (3.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 17 (3.29%) Python Engineer
14 17 (3.29%) Test Engineer
15 16 (3.10%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (13.37%) Web Services
2 36 (6.98%) .NET
2 36 (6.98%) HTML
3 34 (6.59%) Node.js
4 31 (6.01%) LAMP
5 30 (5.81%) Middleware
6 27 (5.23%) J2EE
7 25 (4.84%) CSS
8 23 (4.46%) Spring
9 22 (4.26%) REST
10 19 (3.68%) Qt
11 16 (3.10%) LDAP
12 15 (2.91%) ActiveX
12 15 (2.91%) AngularJS
12 15 (2.91%) DirectX
12 15 (2.91%) MFC
12 15 (2.91%) OpenGL
13 14 (2.71%) SOAP
13 14 (2.71%) XML
14 13 (2.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.43%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.68%) PKI
5 17 (3.29%) Replication
6 13 (2.52%) Clustering
7 10 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.55%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.36%) Media Streaming
11 6 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.97%) Over-the-Top Content
13 4 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
14 3 (0.58%) BBC
14 3 (0.58%) CAN bus
14 3 (0.58%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.58%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 147 (28.49%) Windows
2 119 (23.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 103 (19.96%) Unix
4 53 (10.27%) CentOS
5 44 (8.53%) Windows Server
6 41 (7.95%) Solaris
7 19 (3.68%) Ubuntu
8 16 (3.10%) AIX
9 12 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (2.13%) Data ONTAP
11 10 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.97%) Debian
13 4 (0.78%) HPUX
13 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.58%) Android
14 3 (0.58%) VMS
15 2 (0.39%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.39%) Fedora
15 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (34.11%) DevOps
2 143 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (20.74%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (18.60%) Configuration Management
5 95 (18.41%) Software Engineering
6 71 (13.76%) Scrum
6 71 (13.76%) Test Automation
7 61 (11.82%) Deployment Automation
8 57 (11.05%) TDD
9 51 (9.88%) Open Source
10 47 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 37 (7.17%) Continuous Deployment
13 30 (5.81%) ITIL
13 30 (5.81%) Mathematics
14 28 (5.43%) Analytics
15 25 (4.84%) User Stories
16 24 (4.65%) High Availability
17 22 (4.26%) Kanban
17 22 (4.26%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 133 (25.78%) Java
2 116 (22.48%) Python
3 72 (13.95%) Perl
4 70 (13.57%) SQL
5 68 (13.18%) Bash Shell
5 68 (13.18%) JavaScript
6 56 (10.85%) C
7 55 (10.66%) C++
8 51 (9.88%) Ruby
9 50 (9.69%) Shell Script
10 48 (9.30%) PowerShell
11 30 (5.81%) C#
12 23 (4.46%) PHP
13 18 (3.49%) Go
14 15 (2.91%) GLSL
14 15 (2.91%) HLSL
15 13 (2.52%) Embedded C
16 11 (2.13%) Java 8
16 11 (2.13%) PL/SQL
16 11 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 48 (9.30%) Degree
3 47 (9.11%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.74%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.55%) ISEB
6 7 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.97%) CCNA
7 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.78%) CCNP
8 4 (0.78%) MCSE
8 4 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.58%) MCSA
10 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.39%) CISSP
10 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.07%) QA
2 8 (1.55%) SLA
3 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 99 (19.19%) Docker
2 65 (12.60%) Active Directory
3 44 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (3.88%) Xen
5 18 (3.49%) vSphere
6 14 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.94%) Firmware
8 8 (1.55%) XenApp
9 7 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.16%) Hyper-V
10 6 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.78%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.58%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.58%) HDFS
13 3 (0.58%) Postfix
14 1 (0.19%) Ceph
14 1 (0.19%) LXC
14 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 159 (30.81%) Ansible
2 84 (16.28%) Puppet
3 55 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (10.47%) Terraform
5 42 (8.14%) Kubernetes
6 16 (3.10%) Nagios
7 15 (2.91%) Salt
8 11 (2.13%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.94%) Opsview
9 10 (1.94%) WSUS
10 7 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (1.36%) SCOM
11 6 (1.16%) HAProxy
11 6 (1.16%) SCCM
12 5 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (0.97%) Kibana
12 5 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.78%) Grafana
13 4 (0.78%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 88 (17.05%) Red Hat
2 79 (15.31%) VMware
3 78 (15.12%) Microsoft
4 67 (12.98%) Oracle
5 34 (6.59%) NetApp
6 21 (4.07%) Google
7 17 (3.29%) Citrix
8 16 (3.10%) SAP
9 15 (2.91%) Atlassian
9 15 (2.91%) Cisco
10 14 (2.71%) webMethods
11 12 (2.33%) Splunk
12 11 (2.13%) BEA
12 11 (2.13%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.94%) IBM
14 8 (1.55%) F5
15 7 (1.36%) Cloudera
15 7 (1.36%) SonicWALL
15 7 (1.36%) Sybase
16 6 (1.16%) Draytek