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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / East of England
Rank 12 24 21
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Contract jobs citing Linux 186 149 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.68% 6.11% 7.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.90% 28.38% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 83 105
Median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 11
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £27.35 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £59.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -8.23% +18.05%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 533 525 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.88% 21.52% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 272 287
Median daily rate £348 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £505 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 87 110
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +30 74 £491 +22.75% 8
Cambridgeshire -5 50 £375 -11.76% 66
Hertfordshire +2 44 £405 -6.35% 29
Bedfordshire +2 8 £475 +58.33% 1
Suffolk -2 7 £538 +26.47% 5
Norfolk -1 3 £550 +69.23% 10
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 131 (35.31%) Windows
2 106 (28.57%) Unix
3 104 (28.03%) Java
4 99 (26.68%) Python
5 90 (24.26%) DevOps
6 89 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (21.56%) Software Engineering
8 75 (20.22%) SQL
9 74 (19.95%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (19.41%) TCP/IP
11 71 (19.14%) Jenkins
12 66 (17.79%) VMware
13 64 (17.25%) Apache
13 64 (17.25%) Git (software)
14 63 (16.98%) Oracle
15 62 (16.71%) Perl
15 62 (16.71%) Puppet
16 59 (15.90%) Configuration Management
17 58 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
18 57 (15.36%) Docker
18 57 (15.36%) C
19 56 (15.09%) SSL
20 54 (14.56%) TDD
21 53 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
22 52 (14.02%) JavaScript
23 50 (13.48%) DNS
23 50 (13.48%) Opscode Chef
24 47 (12.67%) HTTP
24 47 (12.67%) J2EE
24 47 (12.67%) Scrum

Linux
Top Related 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 64 (17.25%) Apache
2 33 (8.89%) Tomcat
3 27 (7.28%) JBoss
4 23 (6.20%) WebLogic
5 22 (5.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (4.85%) WebSphere
7 17 (4.58%) nginx
8 12 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.89%) Confluence
9 7 (1.89%) IIS
10 5 (1.35%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.35%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (1.35%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.81%) Jetty
12 3 (0.81%) Mongrel
Applications
1 11 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.62%) MS Office
3 4 (1.08%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.27%) Simulink
5 1 (0.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) MFGPRO
1 6 (1.62%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.81%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.54%) Magento
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.27%) Odoo
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.36%) IaaS
3 21 (5.66%) PaaS
4 14 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.08%) SaaS
7 3 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.81%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.81%) Route 53
8 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.27%) GitHub
9 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.27%) Office 365
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (19.41%) TCP/IP
2 56 (15.09%) SSL
3 50 (13.48%) DNS
4 47 (12.67%) HTTP
5 30 (8.09%) Firewall
6 24 (6.47%) DHCP
7 15 (4.04%) Internet
8 12 (3.23%) FTP
8 12 (3.23%) WAN
9 11 (2.96%) LDAP
10 10 (2.70%) LAN
10 10 (2.70%) Wireless
11 8 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.89%) Bluetooth
12 7 (1.89%) VoIP
13 5 (1.35%) SAN
14 4 (1.08%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.08%) IPsec
14 4 (1.08%) Network Security
14 4 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.59%) Relational Database
2 39 (10.51%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (9.70%) MySQL
4 23 (6.20%) MongoDB
5 19 (5.12%) SQL Server
6 17 (4.58%) NoSQL
7 16 (4.31%) Oracle Database
8 12 (3.23%) Big Data
9 6 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.62%) MariaDB
10 5 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.35%) Sybase ASE
11 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.08%) DB2
12 3 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.81%) HBase
12 3 (0.81%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (19.14%) Jenkins
2 64 (17.25%) Git (software)
3 21 (5.66%) Subversion
4 11 (2.96%) Maven
5 10 (2.70%) Ant
6 9 (2.43%) JUnit
7 8 (2.16%) AccuRev
7 8 (2.16%) JIRA
7 8 (2.16%) PVCS
8 7 (1.89%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.89%) Mockito
8 7 (1.89%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.62%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.62%) Hudson
9 6 (1.62%) Selenium
9 6 (1.62%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.35%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.08%) LabVIEW
11 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.81%) Eclipse
General
1 45 (12.13%) Finance
2 13 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.16%) Automotive
4 8 (2.16%) Marketing
5 7 (1.89%) Banking
6 6 (1.62%) Electronics
7 3 (0.81%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.54%) Law
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Avionics
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Retail
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (20.49%) Developer
2 57 (15.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (11.05%) Analyst
4 35 (9.43%) Software Engineer
5 34 (9.16%) Java Developer
6 31 (8.36%) Architect
7 19 (5.12%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (4.85%) Consultant
9 17 (4.58%) Security Analyst
10 15 (4.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 13 (3.50%) Administrator
11 13 (3.50%) Embedded Engineer
11 13 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
13 11 (2.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 10 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.70%) Technical Architect
15 9 (2.43%) MongoDB Developer
15 9 (2.43%) Support Engineer
15 9 (2.43%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.67%) J2EE
2 41 (11.05%) Web Services
3 38 (10.24%) REST
4 31 (8.36%) Middleware
5 28 (7.55%) .NET
5 28 (7.55%) XML
6 27 (7.28%) HTML
6 27 (7.28%) Node.js
7 24 (6.47%) JSON
8 23 (6.20%) LAMP
8 23 (6.20%) LAPP Stack
9 21 (5.66%) CSS
9 21 (5.66%) JSP
9 21 (5.66%) Spring
10 15 (4.04%) Hibernate
11 12 (3.23%) JPA
12 11 (2.96%) HTML5
12 11 (2.96%) Servlets
13 10 (2.70%) XHTML
14 9 (2.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.09%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.12%) Clustering
3 16 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.43%) EFT
5 8 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.89%) iPad
6 7 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.62%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.35%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.35%) HTC Vive
8 5 (1.35%) User Experience
9 4 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.81%) iPhone
10 3 (0.81%) Replication
10 3 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 131 (35.31%) Windows
2 106 (28.57%) Unix
3 43 (11.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (5.66%) Ubuntu
5 18 (4.85%) AIX
5 18 (4.85%) Windows Server
6 16 (4.31%) Windows 7
6 16 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.04%) Mac OS X
7 15 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (3.50%) Solaris
9 12 (3.23%) Mac OS
10 10 (2.70%) CoreOS
11 9 (2.43%) CentOS
11 9 (2.43%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (1.62%) VME
14 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.81%) Android
15 3 (0.81%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (24.26%) DevOps
2 89 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (21.56%) Software Engineering
4 74 (19.95%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (15.90%) Configuration Management
6 54 (14.56%) TDD
7 47 (12.67%) Scrum
8 41 (11.05%) SOA
9 40 (10.78%) E-Commerce
10 36 (9.70%) Continuous Delivery
11 35 (9.43%) Open Source
12 32 (8.63%) High Availability
12 32 (8.63%) OO
13 31 (8.36%) Kanban
13 31 (8.36%) Mentoring
14 22 (5.93%) ITIL
15 20 (5.39%) Microservices
16 19 (5.12%) Cybersecurity
17 18 (4.85%) Coaching
18 17 (4.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 104 (28.03%) Java
2 99 (26.68%) Python
3 75 (20.22%) SQL
4 62 (16.71%) Perl
5 57 (15.36%) C
6 52 (14.02%) JavaScript
7 34 (9.16%) Bash Shell
8 33 (8.89%) Ruby
9 32 (8.63%) C#
10 25 (6.74%) C++
11 20 (5.39%) Shell Script
12 14 (3.77%) PHP
13 13 (3.50%) Embedded C
14 12 (3.23%) PL/SQL
15 11 (2.96%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.35%) Go
16 5 (1.35%) MATLAB
16 5 (1.35%) R
16 5 (1.35%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.55%) Degree
3 14 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.23%) RHCE
5 7 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.08%) CCNA
7 4 (1.08%) MCSA
7 4 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.54%) CCNP
8 2 (0.54%) CISM
8 2 (0.54%) CISSP
8 2 (0.54%) HNC
8 2 (0.54%) MOS
9 1 (0.27%) CCSA
9 1 (0.27%) CISA
9 1 (0.27%) ISEB
9 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.23%) QA
2 6 (1.62%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.81%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.54%) SDET
5 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.27%) MISRA
System Software
1 57 (15.36%) Docker
2 53 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.55%) Active Directory
4 18 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (4.85%) VMware ESX
5 12 (3.23%) vSphere
6 10 (2.70%) FreeRADIUS
7 6 (1.62%) Firmware
8 5 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.35%) Xen
9 4 (1.08%) KVM
9 4 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.81%) LXC
11 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.54%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.27%) HDFS
12 1 (0.27%) Varnish
12 1 (0.27%) XenApp
12 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (16.71%) Puppet
2 50 (13.48%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (8.63%) Ansible
4 12 (3.23%) Nagios
5 11 (2.96%) Salt
6 4 (1.08%) DameWare
6 4 (1.08%) SCCM
6 4 (1.08%) Terraform
7 3 (0.81%) Graphite
7 3 (0.81%) logstash
7 3 (0.81%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.54%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.27%) collectd
9 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.27%) Kibana
9 1 (0.27%) Linux-HA
9 1 (0.27%) Mesos
9 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.27%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 66 (17.79%) VMware
2 63 (16.98%) Oracle
3 30 (8.09%) Red Hat
4 28 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 20 (5.39%) IBM
6 17 (4.58%) Cisco
7 16 (4.31%) WSO2
8 9 (2.43%) HP
9 7 (1.89%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.62%) Citrix
10 6 (1.62%) QAD
10 6 (1.62%) SAP
11 5 (1.35%) Apple
11 5 (1.35%) Fujitsu
11 5 (1.35%) Google
11 5 (1.35%) Progress
11 5 (1.35%) Sybase
12 4 (1.08%) EMC
12 4 (1.08%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.08%) NetApp
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