Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 14 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 364 373 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.20% 8.50% 6.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.44% 35.09% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 196 184
East of England median daily rate £425 £416 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% -4.86% +20.69%
10th Percentile £280 £255 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £500 £460 £443
% change year-on-year +8.70% +3.95% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 42 43
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £31.38 £22.74 £23.00
90th Percentile £66.75 £44.88 £52.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.11%

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 999 1,063 1,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.50% 24.23% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 575 586
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £130 £155 £150
90th Percentile £550 £541 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 147 221
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +20.00% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.21 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.88 £43.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.14 £16.53 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.76% +6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Cambridgeshire +4 114 £400 +14.29% 170
Hertfordshire -2 108 £400 +14.29% 50
Essex -22 66 £501 +8.38% 19
Bedfordshire -4 29 £425 +3.03% 13
Suffolk +10 24 £425 +1.49% 10
Norfolk +4 15 £375 -34.78% 15
East Anglia - 8 - - 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 104 (28.57%) Java
2 98 (26.92%) SQL
3 97 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (24.73%) Python
5 88 (24.18%) Windows
6 75 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (19.78%) DevOps
8 68 (18.68%) Git (software)
9 66 (18.13%) Jenkins
10 65 (17.86%) MySQL
11 62 (17.03%) Unix
12 60 (16.48%) Oracle
13 58 (15.93%) JavaScript
13 58 (15.93%) Perl
13 58 (15.93%) Puppet
14 57 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 50 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
16 47 (12.91%) Test Automation
16 47 (12.91%) Apache
17 45 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
18 44 (12.09%) Relational Database
18 44 (12.09%) Docker
18 44 (12.09%) HTML
18 44 (12.09%) Configuration Management
19 43 (11.81%) Security Cleared
19 43 (11.81%) Software Engineering
19 43 (11.81%) Ansible
20 42 (11.54%) CSS
21 41 (11.26%) C
21 41 (11.26%) JIRA

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 47 (12.91%) Apache
2 24 (6.59%) JBoss
3 17 (4.67%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (3.30%) OpenStack
6 11 (3.02%) Confluence
7 10 (2.75%) nginx
7 10 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.75%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.37%) IIS
10 5 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (1.10%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.82%) CMS
13 2 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.55%) SAS
13 2 (0.55%) WordPress
14 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (0.82%) HipChat
1 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (4.40%) Magento
2 6 (1.65%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.55%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 2 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (7.42%) GitHub
3 25 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.65%) Google App Engine
6 6 (1.65%) IaaS
7 4 (1.10%) npm
8 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.55%) G Suite
8 2 (0.55%) Serverless
8 2 (0.55%) Stackdriver
9 1 (0.27%) Akamai
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.27%) Office 365
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.16%) HTTP
2 36 (9.89%) TCP/IP
3 24 (6.59%) SSL
4 21 (5.77%) Wireless
5 17 (4.67%) DNS
6 14 (3.85%) Internet
7 13 (3.57%) Firewall
7 13 (3.57%) FTP
8 7 (1.92%) Bluetooth
8 7 (1.92%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.65%) DHCP
9 6 (1.65%) LAN
9 6 (1.65%) SNMP
9 6 (1.65%) VPN
9 6 (1.65%) WAN
10 5 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.37%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.37%) SAN
10 5 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (17.86%) MySQL
2 44 (12.09%) Relational Database
3 41 (11.26%) MongoDB
4 29 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (6.87%) SQL Server
6 22 (6.04%) DB2
7 12 (3.30%) Oracle Database
7 12 (3.30%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.75%) Big Data
8 10 (2.75%) DataStage
8 10 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.75%) QualityStage
9 9 (2.47%) Informix
10 6 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.65%) IBM InfoSphere
11 4 (1.10%) DbVisualizer
11 4 (1.10%) Redis
11 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.10%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (0.82%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 68 (18.68%) Git (software)
2 66 (18.13%) Jenkins
3 41 (11.26%) JIRA
4 16 (4.40%) Subversion
5 15 (4.12%) Selenium
6 14 (3.85%) JUnit
7 12 (3.30%) JMeter
8 10 (2.75%) Eclipse
8 10 (2.75%) Gradle
8 10 (2.75%) Maven
9 9 (2.47%) GitLab
10 8 (2.20%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.92%) Jasmine
11 7 (1.92%) Mockito
11 7 (1.92%) Protractor
11 7 (1.92%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.92%) Vagrant
12 5 (1.37%) GDB
12 5 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 23 (6.32%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.40%) Finance
3 11 (3.02%) Marketing
3 11 (3.02%) Retail
4 9 (2.47%) Electronics
4 9 (2.47%) Law
5 7 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.65%) Military
7 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.10%) Banking
8 3 (0.82%) Publishing
9 2 (0.55%) Automotive
9 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 116 (31.87%) Developer
2 43 (11.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (8.24%) DBA
4 29 (7.97%) Administrator
5 23 (6.32%) Analyst
5 23 (6.32%) Java Developer
5 23 (6.32%) Software Engineer
6 21 (5.77%) MongoDB DBA
7 19 (5.22%) Software Developer
8 17 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (4.12%) SQL DBA
10 14 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
11 13 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 13 (3.57%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (3.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 11 (3.02%) Magento Developer
13 11 (3.02%) Support Engineer
14 10 (2.75%) Architect
14 10 (2.75%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.09%) HTML
2 42 (11.54%) CSS
3 40 (10.99%) Web Services
4 34 (9.34%) XML
5 32 (8.79%) Middleware
6 30 (8.24%) AngularJS
7 29 (7.97%) Node.js
8 24 (6.59%) RESTful
9 23 (6.32%) Spring
10 22 (6.04%) JSON
11 21 (5.77%) J2EE
11 21 (5.77%) REST
12 20 (5.49%) HTML5
13 18 (4.95%) .NET
14 16 (4.40%) XHTML
15 15 (4.12%) SOAP
16 14 (3.85%) LAMP
17 13 (3.57%) JMS
17 13 (3.57%) XML Schema
18 12 (3.30%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.59%) Replication
3 13 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.65%) PKI
7 5 (1.37%) Clustering
7 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.10%) User Experience
9 3 (0.82%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.82%) Fintech
10 2 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (24.18%) Windows
2 62 (17.03%) Unix
3 57 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 23 (6.32%) Windows Server
6 20 (5.49%) Solaris
7 18 (4.95%) CentOS
8 16 (4.40%) AIX
9 7 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (1.65%) Android
10 6 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.10%) Kali Linux
11 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.55%) Debian
13 2 (0.55%) Fedora
13 2 (0.55%) SUSE
13 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
3 72 (19.78%) DevOps
4 50 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
5 47 (12.91%) Test Automation
6 44 (12.09%) Configuration Management
7 43 (11.81%) Software Engineering
8 41 (11.26%) Open Source
9 36 (9.89%) E-Commerce
10 32 (8.79%) MVC
11 31 (8.52%) TDD
12 28 (7.69%) Scrum
12 28 (7.69%) SDLC
13 27 (7.42%) OO
14 26 (7.14%) ITIL
15 25 (6.87%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (6.32%) High Availability
16 23 (6.32%) Mentoring
17 20 (5.49%) Continuous Deployment
17 20 (5.49%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 104 (28.57%) Java
2 98 (26.92%) SQL
3 90 (24.73%) Python
4 58 (15.93%) JavaScript
4 58 (15.93%) Perl
5 41 (11.26%) C
6 36 (9.89%) Bash Shell
7 35 (9.62%) C++
8 33 (9.07%) PHP
9 30 (8.24%) Ruby
10 12 (3.30%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.02%) C#
11 11 (3.02%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.75%) Embedded C
13 7 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.65%) Assembly Language
14 6 (1.65%) Java 8
15 4 (1.10%) AWK
15 4 (1.10%) GLSL
15 4 (1.10%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 43 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.24%) Degree
3 24 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.37%) CCNP
6 5 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.10%) CISM
7 4 (1.10%) CISSP
8 3 (0.82%) CCNA
8 3 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.82%) PMP
8 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.55%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.55%) ISEB
9 2 (0.55%) RHCE
10 1 (0.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.02%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.47%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) IFRS
3 3 (0.82%) IFRS 9
3 3 (0.82%) SLA
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.55%) MISRA
4 2 (0.55%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.27%) ECSS
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (12.09%) Docker
2 27 (7.42%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.47%) vSphere
5 6 (1.65%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.37%) vCloud
7 4 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.10%) Xen
8 3 (0.82%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.82%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.82%) XenApp
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.27%) HDFS
10 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.27%) RHEV
10 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (15.93%) Puppet
2 43 (11.81%) Ansible
3 34 (9.34%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (5.77%) Kubernetes
5 12 (3.30%) Terraform
6 6 (1.65%) Nagios
6 6 (1.65%) Rancher
7 5 (1.37%) Grafana
7 5 (1.37%) Salt
7 5 (1.37%) SCCM
8 4 (1.10%) logstash
8 4 (1.10%) Mesos
8 4 (1.10%) SCOM
9 3 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.82%) Kibana
9 3 (0.82%) Nessus
9 3 (0.82%) vMotion
10 2 (0.55%) Consul
10 2 (0.55%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.55%) WMI
Vendors
1 60 (16.48%) Oracle
2 36 (9.89%) Red Hat
3 31 (8.52%) VMware
4 25 (6.87%) IBM
5 23 (6.32%) Citrix
6 22 (6.04%) Atlassian
7 20 (5.49%) Microsoft
8 15 (4.12%) Google
9 13 (3.57%) HP
10 12 (3.30%) Cisco
10 12 (3.30%) WSO2
10 12 (3.30%) Zend
11 11 (3.02%) SAP
12 10 (2.75%) Splunk
13 9 (2.47%) Teradata
14 8 (2.20%) F5
14 8 (2.20%) Percona
15 7 (1.92%) hybris
15 7 (1.92%) New Relic
15 7 (1.92%) webMethods