Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 9 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 406 516 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 9.76% 10.41% 8.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.04% 40.60% 39.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 294 212
East of England median daily rate £425 £448 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.03% +4.07% +7.50%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £293
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 44
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £37.50 £34.20 £27.66
90th Percentile £51.50 £53.00 £50.28
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 1,040 1,271 1,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.99% 25.65% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 655 534
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £130
90th Percentile £550 £588 £571
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 156 149
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.18 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 September 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 September 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 September 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
Hertfordshire +1 114 £425 +6.25% 72
Essex +1 110 £420 -23.64% 18
Cambridgeshire -7 100 £400 - 229
Norfolk +19 41 £525 +23.53% 13
Suffolk -5 30 £406 -9.72% 15
Bedfordshire -3 11 £410 -8.89% 10
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 143 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (31.28%) Java
3 118 (29.06%) Windows
4 111 (27.34%) Git (software)
5 109 (26.85%) Unix
6 101 (24.88%) Python
7 100 (24.63%) AWS
8 98 (24.14%) DevOps
9 95 (23.40%) Software Engineering
10 86 (21.18%) Oracle
11 80 (19.70%) Scrum
12 79 (19.46%) MySQL
13 78 (19.21%) C++
14 72 (17.73%) Security Cleared
14 72 (17.73%) Jenkins
15 71 (17.49%) Red Hat
16 69 (17.00%) Terraform
17 65 (16.01%) C
18 60 (14.78%) SC Cleared
19 57 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 56 (13.79%) Ansible
21 54 (13.30%) TCP/IP
22 53 (13.05%) SQL
23 52 (12.81%) JIRA
24 51 (12.56%) CentOS
24 51 (12.56%) Oracle Database
25 50 (12.32%) Degree
25 50 (12.32%) JavaScript
26 49 (12.07%) TDD
27 48 (11.82%) Microsoft

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 31 (7.64%) Apache
2 23 (5.67%) Confluence
3 18 (4.43%) JBoss
4 16 (3.94%) nginx
5 14 (3.45%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.96%) OpenStack
7 10 (2.46%) SAS
8 8 (1.97%) IIS
9 7 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.48%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.48%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.48%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 100 (24.63%) AWS
2 36 (8.87%) Azure
3 20 (4.93%) GCP
4 13 (3.20%) Amazon S3
5 11 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 11 (2.71%) Serverless
6 10 (2.46%) Akamai
6 10 (2.46%) Office 365
7 9 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.22%) GitHub
8 8 (1.97%) PaaS
9 7 (1.72%) Datadog
10 6 (1.48%) SaaS
11 5 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.23%) IaaS
12 4 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (0.99%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (0.99%) Route 53
12 4 (0.99%) Sumo Logic
12 4 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (13.30%) TCP/IP
2 25 (6.16%) IPv6
3 23 (5.67%) Ethernet
4 22 (5.42%) VoIP
5 21 (5.17%) Wireless
6 17 (4.19%) SAN
7 16 (3.94%) Firewall
8 15 (3.69%) HTTP
9 12 (2.96%) LAN
9 12 (2.96%) WAN
10 11 (2.71%) Broadband
10 11 (2.71%) DNS
11 10 (2.46%) DHCP
12 8 (1.97%) Internet
13 7 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.48%) Skype
14 6 (1.48%) SSL
15 5 (1.23%) HTTPS
15 5 (1.23%) IPv4
15 5 (1.23%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (19.46%) MySQL
2 51 (12.56%) Oracle Database
3 28 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.45%) SQL Server
5 11 (2.71%) Pentaho
6 9 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.72%) BigQuery
7 7 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.23%) BODI
8 5 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (0.99%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.99%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.99%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.99%) Redis
10 3 (0.74%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (0.74%) MySQL Workbench
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 111 (27.34%) Git (software)
2 72 (17.73%) Jenkins
3 52 (12.81%) JIRA
4 27 (6.65%) JUnit
4 27 (6.65%) SoapUI
5 24 (5.91%) Eclipse
6 22 (5.42%) Visual Studio
7 20 (4.93%) NetBeans
8 12 (2.96%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.72%) Subversion
9 7 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.48%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.48%) Bugzilla
10 6 (1.48%) GDB
10 6 (1.48%) GitLab
11 5 (1.23%) CMake
11 5 (1.23%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.99%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.99%) JMeter
12 4 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (5.67%) Aerospace
1 23 (5.67%) Military
2 19 (4.68%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.19%) Law
4 14 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.22%) Finance
6 7 (1.72%) Back Office
6 7 (1.72%) Retail
7 6 (1.48%) Electronics
8 5 (1.23%) Games
9 4 (0.99%) Banking
10 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (21.18%) Developer
2 59 (14.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (10.10%) Software Engineer
4 30 (7.39%) Analyst
5 29 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 24 (5.91%) Embedded Engineer
7 22 (5.42%) Consultant
8 19 (4.68%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (4.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 17 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.69%) Administrator
11 15 (3.69%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
12 14 (3.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
12 14 (3.45%) C++ Developer
13 13 (3.20%) Linux Developer
14 12 (2.96%) C Developer
14 12 (2.96%) Software Developer
15 11 (2.71%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.08%) Qt
2 40 (9.85%) Web Services
3 38 (9.36%) .NET
4 30 (7.39%) Spring
5 26 (6.40%) Node.js
5 26 (6.40%) SOAP
6 25 (6.16%) Spring Boot
7 20 (4.93%) ActiveX
7 20 (4.93%) DirectX
7 20 (4.93%) LDAP
7 20 (4.93%) MFC
7 20 (4.93%) OpenGL
8 19 (4.68%) HTML
9 17 (4.19%) AngularJS
9 17 (4.19%) LAMP
10 12 (2.96%) CSS
10 12 (2.96%) React
11 11 (2.71%) Middleware
12 10 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
13 8 (1.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.43%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.69%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (3.20%) Clustering
5 10 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.97%) PKI
8 7 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.23%) Life Science
9 5 (1.23%) Replication
9 5 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.99%) Wiki
11 3 (0.74%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.74%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 118 (29.06%) Windows
2 109 (26.85%) Unix
3 57 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (12.56%) CentOS
5 26 (6.40%) Android
5 26 (6.40%) Solaris
6 22 (5.42%) Windows Server
7 20 (4.93%) Ubuntu
8 17 (4.19%) AIX
9 12 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.97%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.72%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.23%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.99%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.99%) SUSE
14 4 (0.99%) VMS
14 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (24.14%) DevOps
3 95 (23.40%) Software Engineering
4 80 (19.70%) Scrum
5 49 (12.07%) TDD
6 44 (10.84%) Configuration Management
7 38 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (9.11%) Mentoring
8 37 (9.11%) Microservices
9 35 (8.62%) BDD
10 33 (8.13%) ITIL
11 30 (7.39%) Open Source
12 29 (7.14%) Mathematics
13 27 (6.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 26 (6.40%) Test Automation
15 25 (6.16%) Analytics
16 24 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 22 (5.42%) Test Strategy
18 21 (5.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 127 (31.28%) Java
2 101 (24.88%) Python
3 78 (19.21%) C++
4 65 (16.01%) C
5 53 (13.05%) SQL
6 50 (12.32%) JavaScript
7 41 (10.10%) Shell Script
8 37 (9.11%) C#
9 29 (7.14%) Bash Shell
9 29 (7.14%) Perl
10 27 (6.65%) PowerShell
11 22 (5.42%) PHP
12 20 (4.93%) GLSL
12 20 (4.93%) HLSL
13 16 (3.94%) Ruby
14 8 (1.97%) Groovy
14 8 (1.97%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.72%) Embedded C
16 5 (1.23%) Embedded C++
16 5 (1.23%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (17.73%) Security Cleared
2 60 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 50 (12.32%) Degree
4 12 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.96%) Sun Certification
5 11 (2.71%) OCPJP
6 10 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.23%) CCNP
8 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.23%) SANS
9 4 (0.99%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.99%) CISSP
9 4 (0.99%) PhD
10 3 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.74%) CCNA
10 3 (0.74%) GIAC
10 3 (0.74%) ISEB
11 2 (0.49%) CCIE Security
11 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.46%) QA
2 6 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.74%) SLA
4 2 (0.49%) COBIT
4 2 (0.49%) GDPR
4 2 (0.49%) MISRA
4 2 (0.49%) NIST
5 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) JTAG
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (11.08%) Docker
2 38 (9.36%) Active Directory
3 25 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (4.68%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.97%) Firmware
6 7 (1.72%) vSphere
7 6 (1.48%) ISA Server
7 6 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.23%) NFS
8 5 (1.23%) SRDF
9 4 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.74%) Ceph
10 3 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.74%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.74%) XenApp
10 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.49%) KVM
11 2 (0.49%) Samba
11 2 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 69 (17.00%) Terraform
2 56 (13.79%) Ansible
3 37 (9.11%) Kubernetes
4 24 (5.91%) Puppet
5 12 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.97%) Packer
7 7 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.72%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.48%) SCCM
8 6 (1.48%) SCOM
8 6 (1.48%) WSUS
9 5 (1.23%) Grafana
10 4 (0.99%) Nagios
10 4 (0.99%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.74%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.49%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.49%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 86 (21.18%) Oracle
2 71 (17.49%) Red Hat
3 48 (11.82%) Microsoft
4 39 (9.61%) VMware
5 21 (5.17%) IBM
6 17 (4.19%) HP
7 16 (3.94%) NetApp
8 14 (3.45%) Cisco
8 14 (3.45%) Citrix
8 14 (3.45%) Sun
9 12 (2.96%) Veritas
10 10 (2.46%) Splunk
11 9 (2.22%) EMC
11 9 (2.22%) Google
11 9 (2.22%) Symantec
12 8 (1.97%) Perforce
13 6 (1.48%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.48%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.48%) Zend
14 5 (1.23%) CyberArk