Period
to 18 January 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 132 273 515
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.19% 7.64% 11.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.37% 29.23% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 171 285
Median daily rate £419 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £304 £285 £313
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 16
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +10.59% +2.41%
10th Percentile £25.13 £19.10 £31.38
90th Percentile £47.13 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +9.76%

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 344 934 1,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.94% 26.13% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 576 641
Median daily rate £350 £369 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.15% -2.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £135 £143 £135
90th Percentile £525 £550 £575
England median daily rate £430 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +4.24% -2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 113 126
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.94% -3.03% -7.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.22 £11.21
90th Percentile £38.65 £47.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.12 £17.33
% change year-on-year +2.22% -1.21% +1.94%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021.

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 2021. 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 +6 65 £438 -2.78% 20
Cambridgeshire +4 23 £400 -9.09% 117
Hertfordshire -11 22 £425 +6.25% 17
Suffolk +11 16 £310 -11.43% 3
Bedfordshire +15 2 £183 -47.71% 5
Norfolk -6 2 £394 -25.00% 4
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 52 (39.39%) Python
2 38 (28.79%) C
2 38 (28.79%) DevOps
3 37 (28.03%) Security Cleared
3 37 (28.03%) Java
3 37 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (26.52%) AWS
5 34 (25.76%) TCP/IP
6 32 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (22.73%) Windows
7 30 (22.73%) Software Engineering
8 29 (21.97%) Ansible
8 29 (21.97%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (20.45%) C++
10 25 (18.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (18.94%) Jenkins
11 24 (18.18%) Oracle
12 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
12 23 (17.42%) Docker
13 21 (15.91%) Terraform
13 21 (15.91%) Puppet
14 20 (15.15%) IPv4
14 20 (15.15%) IPv6
14 20 (15.15%) Device Driver
15 19 (14.39%) DHCP
15 19 (14.39%) Test Automation
15 19 (14.39%) Kubernetes
16 18 (13.64%) POSIX
17 17 (12.88%) Scrum
17 17 (12.88%) Continuous Integration

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 8 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.30%) Apache
3 6 (4.55%) JBoss
3 6 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.03%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.52%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.52%) Confluence
5 2 (1.52%) nginx
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.52%) SAS
6 1 (0.76%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.76%) IIS
6 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Magento
2 2 (1.52%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.52%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.52%) AWS
2 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.79%) Amazon EKS
2 5 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (3.79%) Azure
3 4 (3.03%) Amazon ECS
3 4 (3.03%) GitHub
4 3 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.27%) GCP
4 3 (2.27%) IaaS
4 3 (2.27%) Route 53
5 2 (1.52%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.52%) SpeedCurve
6 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.76%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Office 365
6 1 (0.76%) SaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.76%) TCP/IP
2 20 (15.15%) IPv4
2 20 (15.15%) IPv6
3 19 (14.39%) DHCP
4 12 (9.09%) HTTP
5 11 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (6.06%) Ethernet
6 8 (6.06%) Wireshark
7 6 (4.55%) HTTPS
8 4 (3.03%) Kerberos
9 3 (2.27%) Broadband
9 3 (2.27%) SNMP
9 3 (2.27%) SSL
10 2 (1.52%) DNS
10 2 (1.52%) DSL
10 2 (1.52%) Firewall
10 2 (1.52%) Internet
10 2 (1.52%) SAN
10 2 (1.52%) VPN
10 2 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.09%) MySQL
2 10 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.30%) Amazon Aurora
4 6 (4.55%) Big Data
5 4 (3.03%) Apache Hive
5 4 (3.03%) HBase
5 4 (3.03%) Impala
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.27%) DB2
6 3 (2.27%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.52%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (1.52%) SAS EBI
7 2 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.76%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 25 (18.94%) Jenkins
2 17 (12.88%) Git (software)
3 15 (11.36%) GitLab
4 9 (6.82%) JIRA
5 8 (6.06%) Eclipse
5 8 (6.06%) NetBeans
5 8 (6.06%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.30%) Artifactory
7 6 (4.55%) JUnit
8 5 (3.79%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.03%) Subversion
10 3 (2.27%) JMeter
10 3 (2.27%) Selenium
11 2 (1.52%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.52%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.52%) WebPageTest
12 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.76%) Robot Framework
12 1 (0.76%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (6.82%) Aerospace
2 8 (6.06%) Military
3 4 (3.03%) Games
3 4 (3.03%) Law
3 4 (3.03%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.52%) Electronics
4 2 (1.52%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Finance
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (17.42%) Developer
2 18 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 11 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (6.06%) Architect
5 8 (6.06%) DBA
5 8 (6.06%) Embedded Developer
6 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.30%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Administrator
8 5 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) C++ Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Data Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Embedded Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) POSIX
2 15 (11.36%) Yocto
3 13 (9.85%) Web Services
4 10 (7.58%) J2EE
4 10 (7.58%) Qt
5 9 (6.82%) Node.js
5 9 (6.82%) XML
6 8 (6.06%) .NET
6 8 (6.06%) OpenGL
7 7 (5.30%) ActiveX
7 7 (5.30%) DirectX
7 7 (5.30%) MFC
8 6 (4.55%) JSP
8 6 (4.55%) Servlets
8 6 (4.55%) Spring
9 5 (3.79%) Middleware
9 5 (3.79%) REST
9 5 (3.79%) SAML
9 5 (3.79%) XML Schema
9 5 (3.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.97%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (15.15%) Device Driver
3 6 (4.55%) STB
4 5 (3.79%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.27%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (2.27%) FMCG
6 3 (2.27%) Replication
7 2 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) CMDB
8 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.73%) Windows
2 25 (18.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (10.61%) Unix
4 4 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (2.27%) AIX
5 3 (2.27%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.52%) Android
6 2 (1.52%) CentOS
7 1 (0.76%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.79%) DevOps
2 37 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 19 (14.39%) Test Automation
6 17 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (12.88%) Scrum
7 15 (11.36%) Deployment Automation
8 12 (9.09%) Open Source
9 11 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 11 (8.33%) Mathematics
10 9 (6.82%) Process Improvement
11 8 (6.06%) Continuous Deployment
11 8 (6.06%) OO
11 8 (6.06%) Release Automation
12 7 (5.30%) ITIL
12 7 (5.30%) Kanban
12 7 (5.30%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.30%) TDD
12 7 (5.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 52 (39.39%) Python
2 38 (28.79%) C
3 37 (28.03%) Java
4 27 (20.45%) C++
5 17 (12.88%) Bash Shell
6 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
7 13 (9.85%) C#
8 12 (9.09%) SQL
9 10 (7.58%) Perl
10 8 (6.06%) PowerShell
10 8 (6.06%) Ruby
10 8 (6.06%) Scala
10 8 (6.06%) Shell Script
11 7 (5.30%) GLSL
11 7 (5.30%) HLSL
12 6 (4.55%) Embedded C
13 4 (3.03%) Elm
13 4 (3.03%) Go
13 4 (3.03%) Jython
13 4 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (28.03%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.82%) Degree
4 8 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.27%) CCNA
5 3 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.27%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.76%) JTAG
2 1 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (17.42%) Docker
2 10 (7.58%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.03%) HDFS
5 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (2.27%) NFS
7 2 (1.52%) Firmware
7 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.52%) vSphere
8 1 (0.76%) Samba
8 1 (0.76%) Varnish
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (21.97%) Ansible
2 21 (15.91%) Puppet
2 21 (15.91%) Terraform
3 19 (14.39%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.79%) vCenter Server
6 4 (3.03%) Kibana
7 3 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.52%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.52%) Grafana
9 1 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.76%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.76%) vRealize
9 1 (0.76%) WMI
9 1 (0.76%) WSUS
9 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (18.18%) Oracle
2 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.82%) VMware
4 8 (6.06%) Cloudera
5 7 (5.30%) IBM
5 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.55%) BT
7 4 (3.03%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.03%) Cisco
7 4 (3.03%) Google
7 4 (3.03%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.27%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.52%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.52%) hybris
9 2 (1.52%) Informatica
9 2 (1.52%) New Relic
9 2 (1.52%) SAP
9 2 (1.52%) Splunk
9 2 (1.52%) T-Plan
9 2 (1.52%) WSO2