Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 16 13
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 412 326 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.11% 7.40% 8.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.78% 33.99% 35.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 183 192
East of England median daily rate £410 £425 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -3.85% -1.23%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 31
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £15.58 £28.75 £30.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.30 £51.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -1.23%

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 963 959 1,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.64% 21.77% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 512 532
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £125 £135 £150
90th Percentile £545 £550 £563
England median daily rate £440 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 134 131
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -15.28% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.13 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -1.43% +4.48% -1.47%

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 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +24 152 £411 -17.75% 16
Cambridgeshire 0 101 £395 -1.25% 161
Hertfordshire -6 89 £425 +6.25% 31
Norfolk +20 27 £430 +43.33% 1
Suffolk +10 27 £413 -4.07%
Bedfordshire +12 13 £388 -13.89% 6
East Anglia +2 3 £450 - 4
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 146 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (31.55%) Java
3 125 (30.34%) Oracle
4 120 (29.13%) Unix
5 105 (25.49%) Git (software)
6 101 (24.51%) Windows
7 94 (22.82%) Software Engineering
8 93 (22.57%) MySQL
9 91 (22.09%) Scrum
10 90 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
11 82 (19.90%) C++
11 82 (19.90%) Python
12 80 (19.42%) Red Hat
13 78 (18.93%) JIRA
14 75 (18.20%) Jenkins
15 74 (17.96%) Security Cleared
16 71 (17.23%) Oracle Database
16 71 (17.23%) DevOps
17 69 (16.75%) C
18 67 (16.26%) SQL
19 64 (15.53%) SC Cleared
20 62 (15.05%) TDD
21 55 (13.35%) Microsoft
21 55 (13.35%) BDD
22 51 (12.38%) Ansible
23 49 (11.89%) SoapUI
24 48 (11.65%) Degree
25 47 (11.41%) CentOS
25 47 (11.41%) Microservices
26 46 (11.17%) Scaled Agile Framework

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 36 (8.74%) Confluence
2 12 (2.91%) SAS
3 10 (2.43%) Apache
4 6 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.46%) IIS
4 6 (1.46%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.21%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.73%) JBoss
6 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Jetty
7 1 (0.24%) nginx
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.49%) Simulink
4 1 (0.24%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Magento
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 90 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.64%) Office 365
4 10 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.18%) Amazon S3
5 9 (2.18%) GitHub
5 9 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.21%) Amazon Glacier
7 5 (1.21%) Serverless
8 4 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.49%) PaaS
10 2 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.68%) TCP/IP
2 30 (7.28%) Internet
3 24 (5.83%) IPv6
4 23 (5.58%) Ethernet
5 22 (5.34%) Firewall
5 22 (5.34%) Wireless
6 19 (4.61%) VoIP
7 14 (3.40%) LAN
8 13 (3.16%) DNS
8 13 (3.16%) HTTP
8 13 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (2.67%) 5G
9 11 (2.67%) DHCP
10 10 (2.43%) Broadband
10 10 (2.43%) SAN
11 9 (2.18%) Multicast
12 7 (1.70%) IPv4
12 7 (1.70%) UPnP
13 6 (1.46%) Network Security
13 6 (1.46%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (22.57%) MySQL
2 71 (17.23%) Oracle Database
3 40 (9.71%) Pentaho
4 18 (4.37%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (3.64%) BODI
5 15 (3.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 15 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.40%) Impala
7 13 (3.16%) Big Data
8 11 (2.67%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.43%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.46%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 105 (25.49%) Git (software)
2 78 (18.93%) JIRA
3 75 (18.20%) Jenkins
4 49 (11.89%) SoapUI
5 39 (9.47%) JUnit
6 24 (5.83%) Selenium
7 23 (5.58%) Eclipse
8 22 (5.34%) NetBeans
8 22 (5.34%) Visual Studio
9 15 (3.64%) JMeter
9 15 (3.64%) LoadRunner
10 9 (2.18%) Artifactory
10 9 (2.18%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.94%) Maven
12 7 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (1.46%) Bugzilla
13 6 (1.46%) GDB
13 6 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.21%) Cucumber
General
1 25 (6.07%) Aerospace
2 22 (5.34%) Military
3 12 (2.91%) Law
4 11 (2.67%) Finance
5 10 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.94%) Electronics
6 8 (1.94%) Retail
6 8 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.73%) Games
7 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 107 (25.97%) Developer
2 41 (9.95%) Java Developer
3 39 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (8.50%) Software Engineer
5 33 (8.01%) Embedded Engineer
6 29 (7.04%) Analyst
7 22 (5.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 21 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
9 19 (4.61%) Lead Developer
10 17 (4.13%) Administrator
10 17 (4.13%) ETL Developer
10 17 (4.13%) Lead Java Developer
11 14 (3.40%) Android Developer
11 14 (3.40%) C Developer
11 14 (3.40%) C/C++ Developer
11 14 (3.40%) C++ Developer
11 14 (3.40%) Linux Developer
12 13 (3.16%) Consultant
12 13 (3.16%) QA Tester
12 13 (3.16%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.19%) Web Services
2 38 (9.22%) Qt
3 37 (8.98%) SOAP
3 37 (8.98%) Spring
4 33 (8.01%) Spring Boot
5 32 (7.77%) .NET
6 25 (6.07%) Node.js
7 22 (5.34%) ActiveX
7 22 (5.34%) DirectX
7 22 (5.34%) MFC
7 22 (5.34%) OpenGL
8 18 (4.37%) HTML
9 11 (2.67%) CSS
10 8 (1.94%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (1.94%) Kafka
11 7 (1.70%) LDAP
11 7 (1.70%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (1.70%) XHTML
11 7 (1.70%) XML
12 6 (1.46%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.10%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.61%) Client/Server
3 16 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.43%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.70%) Wiki
8 5 (1.21%) Clustering
8 5 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.97%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.97%) User Experience
10 3 (0.73%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.73%) Smart City
10 3 (0.73%) VHDL
10 3 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 120 (29.13%) Unix
2 101 (24.51%) Windows
3 47 (11.41%) CentOS
4 40 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (7.52%) Solaris
6 24 (5.83%) Android
7 17 (4.13%) Embedded Linux
8 15 (3.64%) Windows Server
9 11 (2.67%) AIX
9 11 (2.67%) Ubuntu
10 10 (2.43%) Windows 10
11 8 (1.94%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.97%) Debian
12 4 (0.97%) HPUX
12 4 (0.97%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.73%) SUSE
13 3 (0.73%) VMS
13 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (22.82%) Software Engineering
3 91 (22.09%) Scrum
4 71 (17.23%) DevOps
5 62 (15.05%) TDD
6 55 (13.35%) BDD
7 47 (11.41%) Microservices
8 46 (11.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 45 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (9.95%) ETL
11 40 (9.71%) Test Strategy
12 39 (9.47%) Configuration Management
12 39 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (7.77%) Open Source
15 31 (7.52%) Test Automation
16 30 (7.28%) User Stories
17 29 (7.04%) Mathematics
18 25 (6.07%) ITIL
18 25 (6.07%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 130 (31.55%) Java
2 82 (19.90%) C++
2 82 (19.90%) Python
3 69 (16.75%) C
4 67 (16.26%) SQL
5 44 (10.68%) JavaScript
6 34 (8.25%) Shell Script
7 30 (7.28%) C#
8 27 (6.55%) Ruby
9 25 (6.07%) Perl
10 22 (5.34%) Bash Shell
10 22 (5.34%) GLSL
10 22 (5.34%) HLSL
11 17 (4.13%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.67%) Embedded C
12 11 (2.67%) Embedded C++
13 7 (1.70%) Groovy
13 7 (1.70%) PHP
13 7 (1.70%) R
14 6 (1.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 74 (17.96%) Security Cleared
2 64 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 48 (11.65%) Degree
4 16 (3.88%) Sun Certification
5 15 (3.64%) OCPJP
6 14 (3.40%) ISEB
6 14 (3.40%) ISTQB
7 13 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.94%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.70%) AWS Certification
9 7 (1.70%) CCNA
9 7 (1.70%) CISSP
9 7 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.70%) GCFE
9 7 (1.70%) GCIH
9 7 (1.70%) GIAC
9 7 (1.70%) PhD
9 7 (1.70%) SANS
10 6 (1.46%) CCNP
11 5 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.07%) QA
2 12 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.21%) SLA
4 3 (0.73%) GDPR
5 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.49%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (8.25%) Docker
2 23 (5.58%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.94%) Firmware
5 7 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.21%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 5 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.73%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.73%) vSphere
8 2 (0.49%) KVM
8 2 (0.49%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.49%) Squid
8 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.24%) NFS
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (12.38%) Ansible
2 31 (7.52%) Terraform
3 19 (4.61%) Puppet
4 16 (3.88%) Kubernetes
5 15 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.43%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (1.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 7 (1.70%) CSIRT
7 7 (1.70%) Salt
8 5 (1.21%) SCCM
8 5 (1.21%) SCOM
9 4 (0.97%) Grafana
9 4 (0.97%) Rancher
9 4 (0.97%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.97%) WSUS
10 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.49%) Linux-HA
10 2 (0.49%) Nagios
10 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.24%) AppManager
Vendors
1 125 (30.34%) Oracle
2 80 (19.42%) Red Hat
3 55 (13.35%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.07%) VMware
5 16 (3.88%) Sun
6 12 (2.91%) Cisco
7 10 (2.43%) Citrix
8 9 (2.18%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.70%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.46%) IBM
10 6 (1.46%) Perforce
11 5 (1.21%) Google
11 5 (1.21%) Hortonworks
11 5 (1.21%) HP
12 4 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.97%) F5
12 4 (0.97%) NetApp
12 4 (0.97%) Veritas
12 4 (0.97%) Wonderware
12 4 (0.97%) Zend