Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 12 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 411 425 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.63% 9.03% 7.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.06% 37.95% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 218 222
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £281 £265 £225
90th Percentile £600 £579 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 38 27
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +9.29% -13.69%
10th Percentile £20.00 £30.68 £17.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +9.59%

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 1,109 1,120 1,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.29% 23.79% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 581 657
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £135 £143 £155
90th Percentile £550 £573 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 150 170
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.85 £12.75
90th Percentile £45.88 £47.50 £41.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +2.10%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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
Hertfordshire +4 116 £400 -3.03% 50
Cambridgeshire +4 104 £418 +4.38% 133
Essex -14 91 £500 +2.56% 31
Suffolk +25 52 £450 - 10
Bedfordshire +8 30 £450 -6.25% 7
Norfolk -16 9 £375 -2.60% 12
East Anglia - 9 £475 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 116 (28.22%) DevOps
2 112 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (26.76%) Java
4 106 (25.79%) Windows
5 102 (24.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 101 (24.57%) Python
7 100 (24.33%) Ansible
8 89 (21.65%) Git (software)
9 88 (21.41%) Continuous Integration
10 84 (20.44%) Jenkins
11 76 (18.49%) Amazon AWS
12 74 (18.00%) Perl
13 73 (17.76%) SQL
14 71 (17.27%) Unix
15 70 (17.03%) Puppet
15 70 (17.03%) Docker
16 68 (16.55%) Software Engineering
17 67 (16.30%) Configuration Management
18 65 (15.82%) Oracle
19 61 (14.84%) Red Hat
19 61 (14.84%) Bash Shell
20 59 (14.36%) MySQL
20 59 (14.36%) Test Automation
21 57 (13.87%) Security Cleared
22 56 (13.63%) JavaScript
22 56 (13.63%) Deployment Automation
23 55 (13.38%) Apache
24 53 (12.90%) TCP/IP
25 51 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
26 48 (11.68%) Opscode Chef

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 55 (13.38%) Apache
2 21 (5.11%) JBoss
3 19 (4.62%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.89%) Confluence
5 15 (3.65%) WebLogic
6 14 (3.41%) WebSphere
7 13 (3.16%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.95%) WebLogic Portal
10 7 (1.70%) nginx
11 6 (1.46%) Drupal
11 6 (1.46%) IIS
11 6 (1.46%) WordPress
12 5 (1.22%) CMS
13 4 (0.97%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.73%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.73%) HipChat
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.43%) Magento
2 2 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 76 (18.49%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (8.27%) GitHub
3 29 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.70%) IaaS
6 5 (1.22%) Akamai
6 5 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.97%) npm
7 4 (0.97%) Office 365
7 4 (0.97%) PaaS
8 3 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.73%) Stackdriver
9 2 (0.49%) G Suite
9 2 (0.49%) Heroku
9 2 (0.49%) Serverless
9 2 (0.49%) Slack
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 38 (9.25%) HTTP
3 31 (7.54%) SSL
4 28 (6.81%) DNS
5 19 (4.62%) FTP
6 17 (4.14%) Firewall
7 16 (3.89%) Ethernet
8 15 (3.65%) SAN
9 14 (3.41%) Wireless
10 12 (2.92%) Internet
10 12 (2.92%) Software-Defined Networking
11 11 (2.68%) DHCP
12 10 (2.43%) BGP
12 10 (2.43%) Broadband
12 10 (2.43%) Wireshark
13 9 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.70%) IPv6
14 7 (1.70%) LAN
14 7 (1.70%) Network Security
14 7 (1.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.36%) MySQL
2 33 (8.03%) Relational Database
3 30 (7.30%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (6.33%) MongoDB
5 23 (5.60%) SQL Server
6 19 (4.62%) Big Data
6 19 (4.62%) DB2
7 12 (2.92%) Oracle Database
7 12 (2.92%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.68%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.43%) DataStage
9 10 (2.43%) QualityStage
10 9 (2.19%) Informix
11 8 (1.95%) Impala
12 7 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.22%) IBM InfoSphere
13 5 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.22%) Pentaho
14 4 (0.97%) Ingres
15 3 (0.73%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 89 (21.65%) Git (software)
2 84 (20.44%) Jenkins
3 46 (11.19%) JIRA
4 22 (5.35%) Eclipse
4 22 (5.35%) Selenium
5 20 (4.87%) Subversion
6 15 (3.65%) GitLab
7 14 (3.41%) NetBeans
7 14 (3.41%) Visual Studio
8 12 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (2.92%) JMeter
8 12 (2.92%) SoapUI
9 11 (2.68%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.43%) GDB
10 10 (2.43%) Rational DOORS
10 10 (2.43%) Rational Rhapsody
10 10 (2.43%) Rational Team Concert
11 9 (2.19%) TeamCity
12 8 (1.95%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (7.30%) Telecoms
2 15 (3.65%) Law
3 14 (3.41%) Finance
3 14 (3.41%) Military
4 13 (3.16%) Aerospace
4 13 (3.16%) Retail
5 12 (2.92%) Marketing
6 10 (2.43%) Electronics
7 9 (2.19%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.97%) Automotive
8 4 (0.97%) Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (23.60%) Developer
2 68 (16.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 33 (8.03%) Administrator
4 28 (6.81%) Java Developer
5 26 (6.33%) Analyst
6 23 (5.60%) Software Engineer
7 22 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.35%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (5.35%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (4.38%) DBA
9 16 (3.89%) Linux Administrator
10 15 (3.65%) Architect
10 15 (3.65%) Consultant
10 15 (3.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 13 (3.16%) AWS Engineer
13 12 (2.92%) C++ Software Engineer
14 10 (2.43%) AWS DevOps
15 9 (2.19%) MongoDB DBA
15 9 (2.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.71%) Web Services
2 35 (8.52%) HTML
3 31 (7.54%) Node.js
4 29 (7.06%) CSS
4 29 (7.06%) Middleware
5 24 (5.84%) Spring
5 24 (5.84%) XML
6 21 (5.11%) AngularJS
7 18 (4.38%) J2EE
8 17 (4.14%) .NET
8 17 (4.14%) RESTful
8 17 (4.14%) SOAP
9 16 (3.89%) HTML5
10 15 (3.65%) LAMP
10 15 (3.65%) XHTML
11 14 (3.41%) Qt
11 14 (3.41%) REST
12 12 (2.92%) CSS3
12 12 (2.92%) JMS
12 12 (2.92%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.06%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.38%) Replication
4 12 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.43%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.19%) Clustering
6 9 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.97%) Derivative
9 4 (0.97%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.97%) PKI
10 3 (0.73%) BBC
10 3 (0.73%) CAN bus
10 3 (0.73%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.73%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 106 (25.79%) Windows
2 102 (24.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 71 (17.27%) Unix
4 36 (8.76%) Solaris
5 34 (8.27%) CentOS
6 32 (7.79%) Windows Server
7 20 (4.87%) Ubuntu
8 17 (4.14%) AIX
9 8 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (0.97%) Debian
12 4 (0.97%) HPUX
13 3 (0.73%) Fedora
13 3 (0.73%) VMS
14 2 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.49%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.49%) SUSE
14 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (28.22%) DevOps
2 112 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (21.41%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (16.55%) Software Engineering
5 67 (16.30%) Configuration Management
6 59 (14.36%) Test Automation
7 56 (13.63%) Deployment Automation
8 51 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
9 48 (11.68%) TDD
10 46 (11.19%) Open Source
10 46 (11.19%) Scrum
11 32 (7.79%) ITIL
12 31 (7.54%) Continuous Deployment
12 31 (7.54%) High Availability
12 31 (7.54%) SDLC
13 24 (5.84%) Analytics
14 23 (5.60%) Mentoring
15 22 (5.35%) Migration
16 21 (5.11%) BDD
16 21 (5.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 110 (26.76%) Java
2 101 (24.57%) Python
3 74 (18.00%) Perl
4 73 (17.76%) SQL
5 61 (14.84%) Bash Shell
6 56 (13.63%) JavaScript
7 45 (10.95%) C
8 43 (10.46%) Ruby
9 39 (9.49%) C++
10 35 (8.52%) Shell Script
11 28 (6.81%) PHP
11 28 (6.81%) PowerShell
12 17 (4.14%) C#
12 17 (4.14%) Go
13 11 (2.68%) GLSL
13 11 (2.68%) HLSL
14 9 (2.19%) Java 8
15 7 (1.70%) Embedded C
15 7 (1.70%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.25%) Degree
2 38 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.92%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.95%) ISEB
7 7 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.46%) CCNA
9 5 (1.22%) CCNP
10 4 (0.97%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.97%) PMP
11 3 (0.73%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.73%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.73%) MCSA
11 3 (0.73%) MCSE
11 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.14%) QA
2 13 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.95%) SLA
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) ECSS
5 1 (0.24%) GCP
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (17.03%) Docker
2 44 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.68%) Xen
5 6 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.97%) vSphere
7 4 (0.97%) XenApp
8 3 (0.73%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.73%) HDFS
8 3 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.73%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.24%) Ceph
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.24%) KVM
10 1 (0.24%) LXC
Systems Management
1 100 (24.33%) Ansible
2 70 (17.03%) Puppet
3 48 (11.68%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (7.30%) Terraform
5 28 (6.81%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.95%) WSUS
7 7 (1.70%) Nagios
7 7 (1.70%) Salt
7 7 (1.70%) SCOM
8 6 (1.46%) Rancher
8 6 (1.46%) SCCM
9 5 (1.22%) logstash
9 5 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.97%) Grafana
10 4 (0.97%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.97%) Kibana
10 4 (0.97%) Opsview
10 4 (0.97%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (15.82%) Oracle
2 61 (14.84%) Red Hat
3 43 (10.46%) Microsoft
4 37 (9.00%) VMware
5 22 (5.35%) Citrix
6 21 (5.11%) Atlassian
7 18 (4.38%) IBM
8 16 (3.89%) webMethods
9 14 (3.41%) Cisco
10 13 (3.16%) Google
10 13 (3.16%) Splunk
11 12 (2.92%) BEA
12 11 (2.68%) HP
13 10 (2.43%) Zend
14 9 (2.19%) F5
14 9 (2.19%) Percona
14 9 (2.19%) Teradata
14 9 (2.19%) WSO2
15 8 (1.95%) SAP
16 7 (1.70%) Arista