Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 14 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 515 366 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.44% 7.65% 8.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.11% 36.71% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 190 179
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £313 £287 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 47 36
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +19.15% -6.00%
10th Percentile £32.00 £28.88 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £44.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +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 1,223 997 1,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.17% 20.83% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 539 536
East of England median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £136 £130 £158
90th Percentile £575 £552 £516
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 138 141
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.64 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.98% +19.02% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.25 £52.50 £43.75
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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +25 189 £550 +18.92% 28
Cambridgeshire +8 153 £408 +8.67% 183
Hertfordshire +6 116 £380 -13.14% 67
Suffolk +11 33 £431 +1.47% 15
Bedfordshire 0 14 £375 -23.08% 14
Norfolk +7 7 £438 +34.62% 2
East Anglia - 1 - - 15
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 166 (32.23%) DevOps
2 159 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (30.29%) Java
4 146 (28.35%) Windows
5 138 (26.80%) Amazon AWS
6 135 (26.21%) Ansible
7 128 (24.85%) Unix
8 126 (24.47%) Python
9 124 (24.08%) Jenkins
10 120 (23.30%) Git (software)
11 96 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
12 89 (17.28%) Software Engineering
12 89 (17.28%) Oracle
13 81 (15.73%) SQL
13 81 (15.73%) Scrum
13 81 (15.73%) Puppet
14 79 (15.34%) MySQL
15 78 (15.15%) TCP/IP
15 78 (15.15%) Security Cleared
15 78 (15.15%) Docker
16 77 (14.95%) Test Automation
16 77 (14.95%) JIRA
16 77 (14.95%) Microsoft
16 77 (14.95%) Configuration Management
17 74 (14.37%) Web Services
18 71 (13.79%) JavaScript
19 70 (13.59%) Red Hat
19 70 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 68 (13.20%) VMware
21 65 (12.62%) Perl

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 48 (9.32%) Apache
2 44 (8.54%) Confluence
3 30 (5.83%) WebSphere
4 29 (5.63%) nginx
4 29 (5.63%) Tomcat
5 22 (4.27%) OpenStack
6 15 (2.91%) IIS
7 13 (2.52%) MS Exchange
7 13 (2.52%) WildFly
8 12 (2.33%) WebLogic
9 11 (2.14%) Jetty
9 11 (2.14%) Mongrel
10 10 (1.94%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.75%) JBoss
12 7 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.97%) SAS
15 4 (0.78%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 14 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.39%) HipChat
3 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Magento
2 2 (0.39%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 138 (26.80%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.50%) Office 365
4 17 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (3.30%) GitHub
5 16 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (2.14%) Google App Engine
7 8 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.78%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.78%) Serverless
10 3 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.58%) IaaS
10 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.58%) Slack
10 3 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 78 (15.15%) TCP/IP
2 61 (11.84%) DNS
3 57 (11.07%) HTTP
4 41 (7.96%) Firewall
5 38 (7.38%) SSL
6 33 (6.41%) DHCP
7 32 (6.21%) Internet
8 31 (6.02%) Wireless
9 23 (4.47%) FTP
9 23 (4.47%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (3.88%) Ethernet
11 16 (3.11%) LAN
11 16 (3.11%) VoIP
11 16 (3.11%) WAN
12 14 (2.72%) SAN
13 13 (2.52%) Bluetooth
13 13 (2.52%) IPsec
14 11 (2.14%) VPN
14 11 (2.14%) WLAN
15 10 (1.94%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (15.34%) MySQL
2 30 (5.83%) Pentaho
2 30 (5.83%) SQL Server
3 29 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 28 (5.44%) Hadoop
5 26 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (4.66%) MongoDB
7 19 (3.69%) Oracle Database
8 18 (3.50%) RDBMS
9 17 (3.30%) NoSQL
10 16 (3.11%) Big Data
11 12 (2.33%) Impala
12 11 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.75%) BODI
13 9 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 9 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.75%) Sybase ASE
14 8 (1.55%) Ingres
14 8 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 124 (24.08%) Jenkins
2 120 (23.30%) Git (software)
3 77 (14.95%) JIRA
4 32 (6.21%) Selenium
5 27 (5.24%) Eclipse
5 27 (5.24%) Visual Studio
6 26 (5.05%) Subversion
7 19 (3.69%) Artifactory
7 19 (3.69%) NetBeans
8 17 (3.30%) SoapUI
8 17 (3.30%) Vagrant
9 14 (2.72%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.52%) GitLab
10 13 (2.52%) JUnit
11 12 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (2.33%) Maven
12 10 (1.94%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.94%) JMeter
13 9 (1.75%) LoadRunner
13 9 (1.75%) Travis CI
General
1 36 (6.99%) Finance
2 34 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.66%) Aerospace
4 22 (4.27%) Marketing
5 19 (3.69%) Electronics
5 19 (3.69%) Military
6 18 (3.50%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.72%) Law
8 12 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.78%) Retail
10 3 (0.58%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
11 2 (0.39%) Legal
11 2 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.19%) Avionics
12 1 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (24.27%) Developer
2 93 (18.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (8.74%) Linux Engineer
4 40 (7.77%) Analyst
5 39 (7.57%) Administrator
6 38 (7.38%) Java Developer
7 27 (5.24%) Software Engineer
8 23 (4.47%) Architect
9 22 (4.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 22 (4.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 20 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
11 19 (3.69%) Python Engineer
12 18 (3.50%) AWS Engineer
12 18 (3.50%) Linux Administrator
12 18 (3.50%) Senior DevOps
12 18 (3.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 18 (3.50%) Test Engineer
13 17 (3.30%) AWS DevOps
14 16 (3.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (14.37%) Web Services
2 41 (7.96%) .NET
3 35 (6.80%) HTML
4 31 (6.02%) Spring
5 30 (5.83%) Node.js
6 23 (4.47%) REST
6 23 (4.47%) XML
7 22 (4.27%) LAMP
7 22 (4.27%) Spring Boot
8 21 (4.08%) J2EE
8 21 (4.08%) Middleware
8 21 (4.08%) Qt
9 20 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
10 18 (3.50%) SOAP
11 17 (3.30%) ActiveX
11 17 (3.30%) DirectX
11 17 (3.30%) MFC
11 17 (3.30%) OpenGL
12 16 (3.11%) CSS
12 16 (3.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.50%) PKI
4 13 (2.52%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (2.14%) Replication
6 10 (1.94%) Clustering
7 9 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.36%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.17%) Media Streaming
10 5 (0.97%) Over-the-Top Content
10 5 (0.97%) User Experience
10 5 (0.97%) Wiki
11 4 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (0.78%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.78%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 146 (28.35%) Windows
2 128 (24.85%) Unix
3 70 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (7.18%) CentOS
5 36 (6.99%) Solaris
6 32 (6.21%) Windows Server
7 21 (4.08%) Ubuntu
8 19 (3.69%) Embedded Linux
9 10 (1.94%) Data ONTAP
10 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.17%) AIX
12 5 (0.97%) Android
12 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.58%) Debian
14 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (32.23%) DevOps
2 159 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
4 89 (17.28%) Software Engineering
5 81 (15.73%) Scrum
6 77 (14.95%) Configuration Management
6 77 (14.95%) Test Automation
7 60 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (9.71%) TDD
9 42 (8.16%) Open Source
10 38 (7.38%) ITIL
11 37 (7.18%) Deployment Automation
12 35 (6.80%) Continuous Deployment
13 33 (6.41%) Mathematics
14 31 (6.02%) User Stories
15 28 (5.44%) Kanban
15 28 (5.44%) Microservices
16 26 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 24 (4.66%) BDD
18 23 (4.47%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 156 (30.29%) Java
2 126 (24.47%) Python
3 81 (15.73%) SQL
4 71 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 65 (12.62%) Perl
6 54 (10.49%) C++
7 53 (10.29%) C
8 51 (9.90%) Ruby
9 48 (9.32%) Bash Shell
10 43 (8.35%) Shell Script
11 36 (6.99%) C#
12 32 (6.21%) PowerShell
13 17 (3.30%) GLSL
13 17 (3.30%) HLSL
14 14 (2.72%) Embedded C
15 12 (2.33%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.94%) Scala
17 9 (1.75%) PHP
17 9 (1.75%) PL/SQL
18 8 (1.55%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 78 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 52 (10.10%) Degree
4 15 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.52%) CCNA
6 12 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.75%) ISEB
7 9 (1.75%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.36%) CISSP
9 6 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.97%) GIAC
10 5 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.97%) SANS
11 4 (0.78%) GCFE
11 4 (0.78%) GCIH
12 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.58%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.58%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.69%) QA
2 10 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 78 (15.15%) Docker
2 50 (9.71%) Active Directory
3 38 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.50%) Firmware
4 18 (3.50%) vSphere
5 14 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.33%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.14%) Xen
8 8 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.17%) KVM
9 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (1.17%) XenApp
10 5 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.97%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.78%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.58%) Postfix
12 3 (0.58%) Squid
13 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 135 (26.21%) Ansible
2 81 (15.73%) Puppet
3 49 (9.51%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (8.74%) Terraform
5 33 (6.41%) Kubernetes
6 19 (3.69%) Salt
7 17 (3.30%) Nagios
8 12 (2.33%) ZABBIX
9 11 (2.14%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (1.94%) Grafana
11 8 (1.55%) Kibana
12 6 (1.17%) logstash
12 6 (1.17%) Opsview
12 6 (1.17%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.97%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
14 4 (0.78%) CSIRT
14 4 (0.78%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
15 3 (0.58%) Rancher
Vendors
1 89 (17.28%) Oracle
2 77 (14.95%) Microsoft
3 70 (13.59%) Red Hat
4 68 (13.20%) VMware
5 33 (6.41%) NetApp
6 21 (4.08%) IBM
7 17 (3.30%) Atlassian
8 16 (3.11%) Cisco
9 15 (2.91%) Google
10 14 (2.72%) CheckPoint
10 14 (2.72%) Citrix
11 13 (2.52%) SAP
12 11 (2.14%) Sybase
13 8 (1.55%) Adobe
14 6 (1.17%) AppDynamics
14 6 (1.17%) Draytek
14 6 (1.17%) SonicWALL
15 4 (0.78%) F5
15 4 (0.78%) Hortonworks
15 4 (0.78%) ServiceNow