Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 9 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 202 413 332
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.32% 10.08% 7.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.35% 42.67% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 217 188
Median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -1.29% -4.71%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £281
90th Percentile £596 £575 £575
England median daily rate £495 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 8
Median hourly rate £47.00 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22.20 £15.58 £28.75
90th Percentile £58.65 £50.00 £48.30
England median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -

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 588 968 971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.23% 23.63% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 501 519
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £131 £125 £135
90th Percentile £530 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £440 £442
% change year-on-year -3.41% -0.35% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 118 135
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +4.92% -14.73%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +4 86 £470 +12.98% 11
Hertfordshire +6 53 £414 -2.65% 37
Cambridgeshire -6 47 £398 -1.24% 60
Suffolk -8 12 £360 -12.73% 1
Bedfordshire +7 4 £419 +8.06% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 67 (33.17%) Python
2 58 (28.71%) Windows
2 58 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (27.23%) Java
4 52 (25.74%) TCP/IP
5 48 (23.76%) Ethernet
5 48 (23.76%) Wi-Fi
6 46 (22.77%) Git (software)
7 45 (22.28%) Software Engineering
7 45 (22.28%) C
8 44 (21.78%) Scrum
9 41 (20.30%) Microsoft
10 40 (19.80%) HTTP
11 38 (18.81%) DevOps
12 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
13 33 (16.34%) Web Services
13 33 (16.34%) Terraform
14 32 (15.84%) IPv4
14 32 (15.84%) IPv6
15 31 (15.35%) C++
15 31 (15.35%) MySQL
15 31 (15.35%) Jenkins
15 31 (15.35%) AWS
16 30 (14.85%) Azure
16 30 (14.85%) Degree
16 30 (14.85%) JIRA
16 30 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (13.86%) HTTPS
17 28 (13.86%) Device Driver

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 15 (7.43%) Confluence
2 13 (6.44%) Apache
3 8 (3.96%) nginx
4 6 (2.97%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.48%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.98%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.49%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.99%) JBoss
9 1 (0.50%) CMS
9 1 (0.50%) Moodle
9 1 (0.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Magento
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.35%) AWS
2 30 (14.85%) Azure
3 8 (3.96%) Office 365
4 6 (2.97%) GCP
5 4 (1.98%) GitHub
6 3 (1.49%) IaaS
6 3 (1.49%) SaaS
7 2 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.99%) Akamai
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.50%) Serverless
8 1 (0.50%) Slack
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (25.74%) TCP/IP
2 48 (23.76%) Ethernet
2 48 (23.76%) Wi-Fi
3 40 (19.80%) HTTP
4 32 (15.84%) IPv4
4 32 (15.84%) IPv6
5 28 (13.86%) HTTPS
6 25 (12.38%) DHCP
6 25 (12.38%) LAN
7 24 (11.88%) Wireshark
8 23 (11.39%) Broadband
9 22 (10.89%) WAN
10 14 (6.93%) Firewall
11 13 (6.44%) ADSL
11 13 (6.44%) GPON
11 13 (6.44%) Internet
11 13 (6.44%) VDSL
11 13 (6.44%) Wireless
12 9 (4.46%) 802.11
12 9 (4.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.35%) MySQL
2 15 (7.43%) Oracle Database
3 13 (6.44%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.97%) BigQuery
5 5 (2.48%) Big Data
5 5 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (2.48%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.49%) Impala
7 3 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.99%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.99%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.99%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.50%) OLTP
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (22.77%) Git (software)
2 31 (15.35%) Jenkins
3 30 (14.85%) JIRA
4 19 (9.41%) Eclipse
4 19 (9.41%) Visual Studio
5 17 (8.42%) NetBeans
6 9 (4.46%) Maven
7 8 (3.96%) GitLab
8 7 (3.47%) Bitbucket
8 7 (3.47%) Selenium
8 7 (3.47%) Vagrant
9 5 (2.48%) Ant
10 4 (1.98%) Checkstyle
10 4 (1.98%) Hudson
10 4 (1.98%) JUnit
10 4 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.98%) Redmine
10 4 (1.98%) Subversion
11 3 (1.49%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.99%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (8.42%) Aerospace
1 17 (8.42%) Military
2 9 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.47%) Finance
3 7 (3.47%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.97%) Games
5 3 (1.49%) Law
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
6 2 (0.99%) Electronics
6 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.99%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (33.66%) Developer
2 23 (11.39%) C Developer
2 23 (11.39%) Linux Developer
3 15 (7.43%) Technical Leader
4 14 (6.93%) Architect
5 13 (6.44%) Software Engineer
6 12 (5.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (5.94%) Java Developer
7 11 (5.45%) Analyst
8 10 (4.95%) Senior Developer
9 8 (3.96%) PHP Developer
10 7 (3.47%) DBA
11 6 (2.97%) Administrator
11 6 (2.97%) Software Architect
11 6 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.48%) Network Engineer
12 5 (2.48%) Python Developer
12 5 (2.48%) Security Engineer
12 5 (2.48%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.34%) Web Services
2 23 (11.39%) .NET
3 22 (10.89%) POSIX
3 22 (10.89%) Yocto
4 21 (10.40%) Node.js
5 18 (8.91%) Qt
6 16 (7.92%) ActiveX
6 16 (7.92%) DirectX
6 16 (7.92%) MFC
6 16 (7.92%) OpenGL
7 13 (6.44%) HTML
7 13 (6.44%) XML
8 11 (5.45%) LAMP
9 9 (4.46%) 802.1X
9 9 (4.46%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.46%) Spring
9 9 (4.46%) Spring Boot
10 8 (3.96%) Laravel
10 8 (3.96%) LEMP Stack
10 8 (3.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (13.86%) Device Driver
3 15 (7.43%) Video\Live Streaming
4 8 (3.96%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.97%) Replication
6 5 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.48%) IPTV
6 5 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.98%) Clustering
7 4 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.98%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.49%) Blog
9 2 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.50%) PKI
10 1 (0.50%) User Experience
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (28.71%) Windows
2 24 (11.88%) Embedded Linux
3 21 (10.40%) Unix
4 16 (7.92%) Windows Server
5 13 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.47%) CentOS
6 7 (3.47%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.48%) AIX
8 5 (2.48%) Debian
8 5 (2.48%) Solaris
8 5 (2.48%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.98%) Android
10 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.50%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.28%) Software Engineering
3 44 (21.78%) Scrum
4 38 (18.81%) DevOps
5 30 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (11.88%) Test Automation
7 23 (11.39%) Software Architecture
8 20 (9.90%) Migration
8 20 (9.90%) Technical Leadership
9 19 (9.41%) Mathematics
10 18 (8.91%) TDD
11 16 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (7.92%) Service Delivery
12 14 (6.93%) Configuration Management
12 14 (6.93%) Kanban
13 13 (6.44%) Microservices
13 13 (6.44%) Open Source
14 10 (4.95%) ITIL
14 10 (4.95%) OO
15 8 (3.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 67 (33.17%) Python
2 55 (27.23%) Java
3 45 (22.28%) C
4 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
5 31 (15.35%) C++
6 23 (11.39%) C#
7 22 (10.89%) Bash Shell
8 21 (10.40%) PHP
9 19 (9.41%) SQL
10 16 (7.92%) GLSL
10 16 (7.92%) HLSL
10 16 (7.92%) Shell Script
11 14 (6.93%) Embedded C
12 10 (4.95%) Java 8
13 9 (4.46%) PowerShell
14 7 (3.47%) Perl
15 5 (2.48%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.98%) Ruby
17 3 (1.49%) Go
18 2 (0.99%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 30 (14.85%) Degree
2 25 (12.38%) Security Cleared
3 21 (10.40%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.49%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.49%) OCP
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (1.49%) SANS
5 2 (0.99%) CCNP
5 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.50%) CCNA
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB
6 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.50%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.48%) NIST
2 3 (1.49%) AICPA
2 3 (1.49%) COBIT
2 3 (1.49%) QA
3 2 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) HL7
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (11.88%) Docker
2 12 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.96%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.98%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.49%) vSphere
8 2 (0.99%) Firmware
8 2 (0.99%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.99%) Xen
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.50%) HDFS
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.50%) vCloud
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (16.34%) Terraform
2 22 (10.89%) Kubernetes
3 20 (9.90%) Ansible
4 10 (4.95%) Puppet
5 7 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.48%) HP ALM
7 4 (1.98%) Packer
8 3 (1.49%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.49%) SCCM
8 3 (1.49%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.99%) Kibana
9 2 (0.99%) logstash
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.99%) systemd
9 2 (0.99%) vRealize
10 1 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.50%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 41 (20.30%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.38%) Oracle
3 18 (8.91%) VMware
4 11 (5.45%) Cisco
5 8 (3.96%) HP
5 8 (3.96%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.47%) Remedy
7 5 (2.48%) IBM
7 5 (2.48%) Zend
8 4 (1.98%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.49%) Citrix
9 3 (1.49%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.99%) Adobe
10 2 (0.99%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.99%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.99%) Dell
10 2 (0.99%) Juniper
10 2 (0.99%) Meraki
10 2 (0.99%) SAP
10 2 (0.99%) Tufin