Period
to 21 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 May 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
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 11 35
Rank change year-on-year -17 +24 -22
Contract jobs citing Linux 56 131 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.21% 16.19% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.11% 44.86% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 87 36
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £261 £273
90th Percentile £673 £591 £569
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +28.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -18.82%
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -10.71%

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 180 292 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.39% 36.09% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 179 122
Essex median daily rate £450 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £244 £253 £185
90th Percentile £638 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 42 82
Essex median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +112.12% -19.51%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £46.90 £34.98
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.74% +8.57% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Essex

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Essex

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Essex over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Essex

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Essex

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Essex region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Southend-on-Sea -1 36 £503 +0.50% 2
Colchester +4 3 £450 - 6
Brentwood -1 2 - - 1
Basildon -2 1 £525 +103.88% 2
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 Essex region with a requirement for Linux.

1 30 (53.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (48.21%) Java
3 27 (48.21%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (46.43%) Configuration Management
5 25 (44.64%) DevOps
6 24 (42.86%) Jenkins
7 23 (41.07%) Deployment Automation
8 22 (39.29%) Test Automation
9 21 (37.50%) Oracle
10 18 (32.14%) HTTP
11 17 (30.36%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (30.36%) Open Source
12 16 (28.57%) Puppet
13 15 (26.79%) Mentoring
13 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
13 15 (26.79%) SSL
13 15 (26.79%) Middleware
13 15 (26.79%) Perl
13 15 (26.79%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (25.00%) Web Services
14 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
15 13 (23.21%) Unix
15 13 (23.21%) Windows
15 13 (23.21%) JBoss
16 12 (21.43%) J2EE
16 12 (21.43%) MySQL
17 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
17 11 (19.64%) Apache
17 11 (19.64%) SOAP

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (23.21%) JBoss
2 11 (19.64%) Apache
3 9 (16.07%) WebSphere
4 8 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
6 4 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (3.57%) Confluence
7 2 (3.57%) IIS
8 1 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.79%) Jetty
8 1 (1.79%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.79%) nginx
8 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) GitHub
2 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.57%) G Suite
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.79%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.14%) HTTP
2 15 (26.79%) SSL
2 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) DHCP
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) FTP
3 1 (1.79%) IPsec
3 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) MySQL
2 10 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (16.07%) JIRA
4 6 (10.71%) GitLab
4 6 (10.71%) Subversion
5 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.93%) Maven
5 5 (8.93%) Selenium
6 4 (7.14%) JUnit
6 4 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.36%) JMeter
7 3 (5.36%) Mockito
7 3 (5.36%) Zephyr
8 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.79%) AccuRev
9 1 (1.79%) Ant
9 1 (1.79%) Gradle
9 1 (1.79%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.79%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
1 6 (10.71%) Marketing
2 5 (8.93%) Electronics
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Developer
3 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 6 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 3 (5.36%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (5.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Azure DevOps
8 2 (3.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Backend Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Integration Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Middleware
2 14 (25.00%) Web Services
3 12 (21.43%) J2EE
4 11 (19.64%) SOAP
5 10 (17.86%) Spring
6 8 (14.29%) XML
7 7 (12.50%) JMS
7 7 (12.50%) RESTful
7 7 (12.50%) Spring Boot
8 6 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (7.14%) CSS
9 4 (7.14%) HTML
9 4 (7.14%) JPA
9 4 (7.14%) Spring MVC
10 3 (5.36%) Hibernate
10 3 (5.36%) JAAS
10 3 (5.36%) JAXB
10 3 (5.36%) JAX-RPC
10 3 (5.36%) LDAP
11 2 (3.57%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.36%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (53.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (23.21%) Unix
2 13 (23.21%) Windows
3 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.71%) Solaris
5 3 (5.36%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.79%) AIX
7 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.79%) SUSE
7 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (48.21%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (46.43%) Configuration Management
4 25 (44.64%) DevOps
5 23 (41.07%) Deployment Automation
6 22 (39.29%) Test Automation
7 17 (30.36%) Open Source
8 15 (26.79%) Mentoring
8 15 (26.79%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (19.64%) TDD
10 10 (17.86%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (17.86%) Microservices
11 8 (14.29%) SOA
12 7 (12.50%) ITIL
12 7 (12.50%) Scrum
13 6 (10.71%) Coaching
14 5 (8.93%) API Design
14 5 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (8.93%) Software Delivery
14 5 (8.93%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) Perl
3 11 (19.64%) Ruby
4 10 (17.86%) Python
5 9 (16.07%) C
5 9 (16.07%) SQL
6 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.36%) Go
7 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.57%) Scala
9 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) IFRS
2 1 (1.79%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) Docker
3 3 (5.36%) VirtualBox
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (28.57%) Puppet
3 11 (19.64%) Ansible
4 6 (10.71%) SCCM
4 6 (10.71%) SCOM
5 1 (1.79%) Consul
5 1 (1.79%) Salt
5 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) Oracle
2 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
3 7 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 7 (12.50%) IBM
3 7 (12.50%) WSO2
4 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.93%) SAP
6 4 (7.14%) BEA
6 4 (7.14%) webMethods
7 3 (5.36%) Google
8 2 (3.57%) VMware
9 1 (1.79%) Adobe