Period
to 23 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 10 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 361 393 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 7.59% 8.74% 7.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.35% 36.80% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 176 178
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £294 £250 £263
90th Percentile £580 £589 £569
England median daily rate £490 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.89% +2.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 59
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.15% -6.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £29.28 £15.75 £20.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.38 £53.80
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%

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 993 1,068 1,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.88% 23.75% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 527 536
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £130 £158 £131
90th Percentile £561 £525 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 141 260
East of England median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.39% -7.04% +7.58%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £46.03
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.77
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.61% +4.81%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -7 118 £375 +7.14% 214
Hertfordshire -7 113 £431 +52.65% 73
Essex -11 68 £463 -3.65% 22
Bedfordshire +5 31 £488 +18.18% 7
Suffolk +4 18 £425 +2.10% 12
Norfolk -17 13 £375 -23.47% 9
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 109 (30.19%) Windows
2 103 (28.53%) Python
3 94 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (25.21%) SQL
5 79 (21.88%) C
5 79 (21.88%) Java
5 79 (21.88%) Unix
6 67 (18.56%) Oracle
7 60 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (16.62%) DevOps
8 58 (16.07%) Software Engineering
9 56 (15.51%) Jenkins
10 54 (14.96%) Test Automation
10 54 (14.96%) JavaScript
11 50 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
12 49 (13.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 48 (13.30%) C++
13 48 (13.30%) HTML
14 47 (13.02%) Git (software)
15 46 (12.74%) Relational Database
16 45 (12.47%) Middleware
16 45 (12.47%) Wireless
17 43 (11.91%) MySQL
18 42 (11.63%) Perl
18 42 (11.63%) E-Commerce
19 41 (11.36%) Red Hat
20 40 (11.08%) CSS
20 40 (11.08%) Ansible
21 39 (10.80%) Docker
22 38 (10.53%) Configuration Management

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 37 (10.25%) Apache
2 34 (9.42%) JBoss
3 24 (6.65%) WebLogic
4 20 (5.54%) OpenStack
5 16 (4.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 14 (3.88%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.60%) WebSphere
8 11 (3.05%) Confluence
9 10 (2.77%) IIS
10 8 (2.22%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.94%) nginx
11 7 (1.94%) WebLogic Portal
11 7 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (1.11%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.11%) SAS
14 3 (0.83%) CMS
14 3 (0.83%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.11%) HipChat
3 3 (0.83%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.55%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.77%) Magento
2 5 (1.39%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.55%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 2 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 50 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.22%) GitHub
5 7 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.94%) IaaS
6 5 (1.39%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.39%) Google App Engine
7 4 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.11%) Route 53
8 3 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.83%) Office 365
8 3 (0.83%) PaaS
8 3 (0.83%) Serverless
8 3 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.47%) Wireless
2 30 (8.31%) TCP/IP
3 29 (8.03%) HTTP
4 27 (7.48%) Bluetooth
5 20 (5.54%) Internet
6 18 (4.99%) Firewall
7 17 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (4.43%) SSL
9 9 (2.49%) DNS
10 8 (2.22%) VPN
11 6 (1.66%) 802.11
11 6 (1.66%) Broadband
11 6 (1.66%) LAN
11 6 (1.66%) WAN
12 5 (1.39%) DHCP
12 5 (1.39%) IPsec
12 5 (1.39%) MQTT
12 5 (1.39%) SAN
12 5 (1.39%) SNMP
12 5 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.74%) Relational Database
2 43 (11.91%) MySQL
3 33 (9.14%) SQL Server
4 26 (7.20%) MongoDB
5 20 (5.54%) DB2
6 16 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (3.60%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.77%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.77%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.49%) DbVisualizer
10 7 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.39%) Redis
12 4 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.11%) Big Data
12 4 (1.11%) Sybase ASE
13 3 (0.83%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
15 1 (0.28%) Hazelcast
15 1 (0.28%) IBM InfoSphere
15 1 (0.28%) Impala
Development Applications
1 56 (15.51%) Jenkins
2 47 (13.02%) Git (software)
3 33 (9.14%) JIRA
4 20 (5.54%) JUnit
5 19 (5.26%) Subversion
6 16 (4.43%) JMeter
7 14 (3.88%) Maven
8 12 (3.32%) Gradle
8 12 (3.32%) Selenium
9 9 (2.49%) LoadRunner
9 9 (2.49%) Mockito
9 9 (2.49%) SoapUI
9 9 (2.49%) The Grinder
10 7 (1.94%) Ant
11 6 (1.66%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.66%) CircleCI
11 6 (1.66%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.66%) GitLab
11 6 (1.66%) Vagrant
12 5 (1.39%) Mercurial
General
1 35 (9.70%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.65%) Electronics
3 22 (6.09%) Finance
4 11 (3.05%) Retail
5 8 (2.22%) Games
5 8 (2.22%) Marketing
6 6 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.11%) Automotive
7 4 (1.11%) Billing
7 4 (1.11%) Publishing
8 2 (0.55%) Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Avionics
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 107 (29.64%) Developer
2 31 (8.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (7.48%) Software Engineer
4 24 (6.65%) Analyst
5 22 (6.09%) Administrator
6 20 (5.54%) Embedded Developer
7 19 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 19 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 17 (4.71%) DBA
8 17 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (4.43%) Support Engineer
10 15 (4.16%) Architect
11 14 (3.88%) C++ Software Engineer
11 14 (3.88%) MongoDB DBA
11 14 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.88%) Support Analyst
12 13 (3.60%) Linux Administrator
13 12 (3.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 12 (3.32%) SQL DBA
13 12 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.30%) HTML
2 45 (12.47%) Middleware
3 40 (11.08%) CSS
4 35 (9.70%) Web Services
5 32 (8.86%) XML
6 26 (7.20%) REST
7 24 (6.65%) AngularJS
8 23 (6.37%) J2EE
9 22 (6.09%) JSON
10 21 (5.82%) HTML5
11 18 (4.99%) .NET
11 18 (4.99%) Node.js
12 17 (4.71%) Spring
13 16 (4.43%) LAMP
14 13 (3.60%) JPA
14 13 (3.60%) RESTful
14 13 (3.60%) SOAP
15 12 (3.32%) JAXB
16 11 (3.05%) LDAP
17 10 (2.77%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 17 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.71%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (3.88%) Device Driver
4 13 (3.60%) Replication
5 10 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.22%) User Experience
8 7 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.94%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.39%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.39%) PKI
10 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (30.19%) Windows
2 79 (21.88%) Unix
3 49 (13.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (6.93%) Solaris
5 20 (5.54%) Ubuntu
5 20 (5.54%) Windows Server
6 18 (4.99%) AIX
7 15 (4.16%) Mac OS X
8 11 (3.05%) Android
8 11 (3.05%) Embedded Linux
9 10 (2.77%) CentOS
10 8 (2.22%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.11%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.83%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.83%) SUSE
13 3 (0.83%) VMS
14 2 (0.55%) HPUX
14 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
2 60 (16.62%) DevOps
3 58 (16.07%) Software Engineering
4 54 (14.96%) Test Automation
5 42 (11.63%) E-Commerce
6 38 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 35 (9.70%) TDD
8 30 (8.31%) MVC
9 29 (8.03%) OO
10 27 (7.48%) Mentoring
11 25 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (6.37%) Scrum
13 22 (6.09%) Open Source
13 22 (6.09%) SOA
14 20 (5.54%) High Availability
15 19 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
16 18 (4.99%) Coaching
16 18 (4.99%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (4.99%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 103 (28.53%) Python
2 91 (25.21%) SQL
3 79 (21.88%) C
3 79 (21.88%) Java
4 54 (14.96%) JavaScript
5 48 (13.30%) C++
6 42 (11.63%) Perl
7 33 (9.14%) PHP
8 30 (8.31%) Embedded C
9 24 (6.65%) Bash Shell
9 24 (6.65%) Ruby
10 16 (4.43%) Shell Script
11 14 (3.88%) PL/SQL
11 14 (3.88%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.32%) Assembly Language
13 9 (2.49%) AWK
13 9 (2.49%) C#
14 8 (2.22%) Embedded C++
15 5 (1.39%) Groovy
16 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (8.86%) Degree
2 28 (7.76%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.49%) CISM
4 9 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.22%) CISSP
6 5 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.83%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.83%) CCNP
8 3 (0.83%) RHCE
9 2 (0.55%) CEH
9 2 (0.55%) HNC
9 2 (0.55%) HND
9 2 (0.55%) OSCP
9 2 (0.55%) RHCA
10 1 (0.28%) CCNA
10 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.77%) QA
2 7 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.39%) SLA
4 4 (1.11%) GCP
4 4 (1.11%) IFRS
4 4 (1.11%) IFRS 9
5 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.83%) MISRA
6 2 (0.55%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.55%) WAI
6 2 (0.55%) WCAG
7 1 (0.28%) AS 2805
7 1 (0.28%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (10.80%) Docker
2 25 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 23 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.49%) vSphere
5 6 (1.66%) Firmware
5 6 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.39%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 5 (1.39%) vCloud
6 5 (1.39%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.11%) iptables
8 3 (0.83%) Xen
8 3 (0.83%) XenApp
9 2 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.55%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.28%) LXC
10 1 (0.28%) RHEV
10 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (11.08%) Ansible
2 36 (9.97%) Puppet
3 29 (8.03%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.71%) Kubernetes
5 10 (2.77%) Mesos
5 10 (2.77%) Terraform
6 9 (2.49%) Grafana
7 4 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.11%) Rancher
7 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (0.83%) SCCM
8 3 (0.83%) vMotion
8 3 (0.83%) WSUS
9 2 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.55%) Marathon
9 2 (0.55%) Nagios
9 2 (0.55%) Nessus
9 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.55%) WMI
10 1 (0.28%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 67 (18.56%) Oracle
2 41 (11.36%) Red Hat
3 38 (10.53%) VMware
4 16 (4.43%) Atlassian
4 16 (4.43%) Microsoft
5 14 (3.88%) Citrix
5 14 (3.88%) IBM
6 13 (3.60%) Cisco
7 10 (2.77%) Dynatrace
7 10 (2.77%) WSO2
8 9 (2.49%) AppDynamics
8 9 (2.49%) New Relic
9 8 (2.22%) webMethods
10 7 (1.94%) BEA
10 7 (1.94%) Google
10 7 (1.94%) hybris
10 7 (1.94%) Splunk
11 6 (1.66%) CA
11 6 (1.66%) HP
11 6 (1.66%) Zend