Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 444 400 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.75% 8.28% 8.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.86% 34.10% 35.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 197 260
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £304 £225 £217
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 31 52
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £29.28 £15.75 £23.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £51.13
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 1114 1173 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.96% 24.28% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 619 675
East of England median daily rate £361 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.14% - +1.82%
10th Percentile £130 £157 £148
90th Percentile £550 £508 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 145 249
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.18 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.50 £42.65
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 0 130 £375 +7.14% 68
Hertfordshire -5 125 £438 +29.63% 35
Essex +9 108 £475 +1.06% 9
Norfolk -4 39 £350 -25.13% 5
Bedfordshire +17 37 £480 +37.14% 1
Suffolk -8 8 £425 +6.25% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 135 (30.41%) Windows
2 130 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (28.60%) Unix
4 123 (27.70%) Python
5 97 (21.85%) C
6 93 (20.95%) Java
7 91 (20.50%) DevOps
8 90 (20.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 85 (19.14%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (19.14%) Software Engineering
10 81 (18.24%) SQL
11 77 (17.34%) Oracle
12 76 (17.12%) Git (software)
13 75 (16.89%) Jenkins
14 73 (16.44%) Test Automation
14 73 (16.44%) Middleware
15 72 (16.22%) Relational Database
16 66 (14.86%) Red Hat
17 64 (14.41%) JavaScript
18 62 (13.96%) Configuration Management
19 61 (13.74%) TDD
20 60 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
21 59 (13.29%) HTML
21 59 (13.29%) TCP/IP
22 58 (13.06%) Perl
22 58 (13.06%) Ansible
23 53 (11.94%) Puppet
23 53 (11.94%) HTTP
24 52 (11.71%) C++
24 52 (11.71%) MySQL

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 51 (11.49%) Apache
2 46 (10.36%) JBoss
3 35 (7.88%) WebLogic
4 22 (4.95%) OpenStack
5 21 (4.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 16 (3.60%) Tomcat
7 15 (3.38%) Apache Spark
7 15 (3.38%) Confluence
8 14 (3.15%) WebSphere
9 13 (2.93%) SharePoint
10 11 (2.48%) IIS
11 8 (1.80%) nginx
11 8 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
12 7 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.58%) MS Exchange
13 5 (1.13%) MQSeries
13 5 (1.13%) Mule
14 4 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 4 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.35%) HipChat
3 3 (0.68%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.45%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.35%) Magento
2 2 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 60 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (2.70%) IaaS
5 8 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.58%) PaaS
6 7 (1.58%) SaaS
7 6 (1.35%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.35%) Route 53
8 5 (1.13%) GitHub
8 5 (1.13%) Office 365
9 4 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.90%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.68%) Serverless
11 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (13.29%) TCP/IP
2 53 (11.94%) HTTP
3 47 (10.59%) Wireless
4 45 (10.14%) SSL
5 29 (6.53%) Wi-Fi
6 26 (5.86%) Bluetooth
7 25 (5.63%) Internet
8 21 (4.73%) Firewall
9 17 (3.83%) Kerberos
10 13 (2.93%) LAN
11 12 (2.70%) LDAP
11 12 (2.70%) SAN
11 12 (2.70%) WAN
12 10 (2.25%) Broadband
13 8 (1.80%) 802.11
13 8 (1.80%) DNS
13 8 (1.80%) MQTT
14 7 (1.58%) DHCP
14 7 (1.58%) NAS
14 7 (1.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (16.22%) Relational Database
2 52 (11.71%) MySQL
3 30 (6.76%) SQL Server
4 24 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 22 (4.95%) Hadoop
6 18 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (3.83%) DB2
8 15 (3.38%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.93%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.93%) Oracle Database
10 11 (2.48%) Impala
11 10 (2.25%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.58%) MariaDB
12 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.13%) DbVisualizer
13 5 (1.13%) Sybase ASE
14 4 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 76 (17.12%) Git (software)
2 75 (16.89%) Jenkins
3 48 (10.81%) JIRA
4 37 (8.33%) Subversion
5 26 (5.86%) JUnit
6 24 (5.41%) Maven
7 16 (3.60%) Ant
8 13 (2.93%) JMeter
8 13 (2.93%) Mockito
9 12 (2.70%) SoapUI
10 11 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (2.48%) Gradle
11 10 (2.25%) Bitbucket
11 10 (2.25%) Selenium
12 9 (2.03%) Bugzilla
12 9 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.80%) Mercurial
14 7 (1.58%) GitLab
15 6 (1.35%) Grunt
15 6 (1.35%) Trac
General
1 37 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 34 (7.66%) Finance
3 25 (5.63%) Electronics
4 15 (3.38%) Retail
5 12 (2.70%) Games
6 10 (2.25%) Automotive
7 9 (2.03%) Marketing
8 5 (1.13%) Avionics
8 5 (1.13%) Billing
9 4 (0.90%) Banking
9 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.90%) Publishing
10 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 107 (24.10%) Developer
2 44 (9.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (9.01%) Linux Engineer
4 33 (7.43%) Software Engineer
5 30 (6.76%) Administrator
6 27 (6.08%) Architect
7 23 (5.18%) Embedded Engineer
8 22 (4.95%) Java Developer
9 20 (4.50%) Analyst
9 20 (4.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 19 (4.28%) Consultant
11 18 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
12 17 (3.83%) C++ Software Engineer
12 17 (3.83%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.60%) C Software Engineer
13 16 (3.60%) Embedded Developer
13 16 (3.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 16 (3.60%) Test Engineer
14 15 (3.38%) Embedded C Engineer
14 15 (3.38%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (16.44%) Middleware
2 59 (13.29%) HTML
3 48 (10.81%) CSS
4 47 (10.59%) Web Services
5 43 (9.68%) XML
6 39 (8.78%) REST
7 38 (8.56%) J2EE
8 36 (8.11%) JSON
9 26 (5.86%) Spring
10 25 (5.63%) HTML5
11 24 (5.41%) .NET
11 24 (5.41%) AngularJS
11 24 (5.41%) SOAP
12 18 (4.05%) JPA
13 16 (3.60%) JAXB
13 16 (3.60%) Struts
14 15 (3.38%) Java EE
14 15 (3.38%) LAMP
14 15 (3.38%) RESTful
14 15 (3.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 26 (5.86%) Embedded Systems
3 22 (4.95%) Device Driver
4 17 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.25%) STB
8 9 (2.03%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.35%) RIA
11 5 (1.13%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.13%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.13%) User Experience
11 5 (1.13%) Verilog
11 5 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.90%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 135 (30.41%) Windows
2 127 (28.60%) Unix
3 90 (20.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (10.36%) Solaris
5 33 (7.43%) Windows Server
6 25 (5.63%) Mac OS X
7 19 (4.28%) AIX
7 19 (4.28%) Embedded Linux
8 17 (3.83%) CentOS
9 15 (3.38%) HPUX
9 15 (3.38%) Ubuntu
9 15 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.25%) Android
11 9 (2.03%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.58%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.68%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.68%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (20.50%) DevOps
3 85 (19.14%) Continuous Integration
3 85 (19.14%) Software Engineering
4 73 (16.44%) Test Automation
5 62 (13.96%) Configuration Management
6 61 (13.74%) TDD
7 46 (10.36%) Mentoring
8 45 (10.14%) Scrum
9 40 (9.01%) Open Source
10 39 (8.78%) Kanban
11 36 (8.11%) E-Commerce
12 34 (7.66%) Coaching
13 33 (7.43%) SOA
14 31 (6.98%) OO
15 28 (6.31%) Microservices
16 25 (5.63%) Continuous Delivery
17 24 (5.41%) API Design
17 24 (5.41%) MVC
18 23 (5.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 123 (27.70%) Python
2 97 (21.85%) C
3 93 (20.95%) Java
4 81 (18.24%) SQL
5 64 (14.41%) JavaScript
6 58 (13.06%) Perl
7 52 (11.71%) C++
8 39 (8.78%) Embedded C
9 33 (7.43%) Bash Shell
9 33 (7.43%) Shell Script
10 28 (6.31%) PHP
10 28 (6.31%) Ruby
11 21 (4.73%) PowerShell
12 18 (4.05%) PL/SQL
13 16 (3.60%) R
14 14 (3.15%) Embedded C++
15 10 (2.25%) Groovy
16 9 (2.03%) C#
17 7 (1.58%) Assembly Language
17 7 (1.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (9.68%) Degree
2 30 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.03%) CISM
4 9 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.80%) CISSP
6 7 (1.58%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.13%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (1.13%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.90%) HNC
9 3 (0.68%) CCNP
9 3 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.68%) HND
9 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.68%) RHCE
10 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.45%) RHCA
11 1 (0.23%) CEH
11 1 (0.23%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.15%) QA
2 8 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.35%) GCP
4 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.68%) IFRS
4 3 (0.68%) IFRS 9
4 3 (0.68%) MISRA
4 3 (0.68%) SLA
5 2 (0.45%) ECSS
5 2 (0.45%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.45%) WAI
5 2 (0.45%) WCAG
6 1 (0.23%) AS 2805
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (9.23%) Docker
2 40 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 25 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.38%) Firmware
5 10 (2.25%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 9 (2.03%) vSphere
7 7 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.13%) vCloud
9 4 (0.90%) iptables
9 4 (0.90%) Samba
9 4 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.90%) Xen
9 4 (0.90%) XenApp
10 3 (0.68%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 58 (13.06%) Ansible
2 53 (11.94%) Puppet
3 41 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (4.05%) Terraform
5 14 (3.15%) Kubernetes
6 10 (2.25%) Mesos
7 7 (1.58%) SCCM
8 6 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (1.35%) Grafana
8 6 (1.35%) Rancher
8 6 (1.35%) yum
9 5 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.90%) WSUS
11 3 (0.68%) Nagios
12 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.45%) Nessus
12 2 (0.45%) vMotion
12 2 (0.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 77 (17.34%) Oracle
2 66 (14.86%) Red Hat
3 51 (11.49%) VMware
4 28 (6.31%) Microsoft
5 22 (4.95%) Cisco
5 22 (4.95%) Cloudera
6 21 (4.73%) WSO2
7 15 (3.38%) Atlassian
8 13 (2.93%) Citrix
8 13 (2.93%) NetApp
8 13 (2.93%) webMethods
9 12 (2.70%) IBM
10 10 (2.25%) CA
10 10 (2.25%) HP
11 9 (2.03%) CA Agile Central
11 9 (2.03%) Google
12 8 (1.80%) BEA
13 7 (1.58%) Dynatrace
13 7 (1.58%) Splunk
14 6 (1.35%) Apple