Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 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
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 11 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23 -20
Contract jobs citing Linux 74 130 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.36% 15.46% 8.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.37% 43.48% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 36
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.11% -3.65%
10th Percentile £400 £366 £300
90th Percentile £597 £613 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Essex median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £46.25 £42.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +10.12% -4.55% +23.94%

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 198 299 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.74% 35.55% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 150 106
Essex median daily rate £420 £441 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.82% +6.97% +23.13%
10th Percentile £140 £162 £158
90th Percentile £531 £588 £638
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 21
Essex median hourly rate £17.88 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.17% -62.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.55 £15.75
90th Percentile £22.83 £35.93 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.69% -3.03% -2.94%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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
Brentwood +6 29 £450 +20.00% 4
Southend-on-Sea +1 17 £590 +18.00% 3
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Essex region with a requirement for Linux.

1 40 (54.05%) C
2 36 (48.65%) Wi-Fi
3 35 (47.30%) Python
4 34 (45.95%) TCP/IP
5 33 (44.59%) IPv4
5 33 (44.59%) IPv6
6 32 (43.24%) HTTP
7 28 (37.84%) HTTPS
8 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (33.78%) Wireshark
9 25 (33.78%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (32.43%) Ethernet
11 22 (29.73%) Test Automation
12 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (28.38%) Yocto
12 21 (28.38%) DHCP
12 21 (28.38%) POSIX
12 21 (28.38%) Device Driver
13 19 (25.68%) Jenkins
14 18 (24.32%) Broadband
14 18 (24.32%) Java
15 15 (20.27%) Scrum
15 15 (20.27%) Migration
15 15 (20.27%) JIRA
15 15 (20.27%) Open Source
15 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (20.27%) DevOps
16 14 (18.92%) Embedded Linux
17 13 (17.57%) Configuration Management
17 13 (17.57%) Software Architecture

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 11 (14.86%) Confluence
2 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.70%) Apache
3 2 (2.70%) JBoss
3 2 (2.70%) SAS
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.35%) nginx
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.35%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) AWS
2 5 (6.76%) Azure
3 4 (5.41%) GitHub
4 1 (1.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (48.65%) Wi-Fi
2 34 (45.95%) TCP/IP
3 33 (44.59%) IPv4
3 33 (44.59%) IPv6
4 32 (43.24%) HTTP
5 28 (37.84%) HTTPS
6 25 (33.78%) Wireshark
7 24 (32.43%) Ethernet
8 21 (28.38%) DHCP
9 18 (24.32%) Broadband
10 12 (16.22%) WAN
11 11 (14.86%) ADSL
11 11 (14.86%) GPON
11 11 (14.86%) LAN
11 11 (14.86%) VDSL
12 10 (13.51%) Internet
13 9 (12.16%) Wireless
14 7 (9.46%) Firewall
14 7 (9.46%) Telnet
14 7 (9.46%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) MySQL
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.70%) Impala
3 2 (2.70%) Pentaho
3 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
4 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Jenkins
2 15 (20.27%) JIRA
3 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.11%) Selenium
5 5 (6.76%) Ant
5 5 (6.76%) Maven
6 4 (5.41%) GitLab
6 4 (5.41%) Hudson
7 3 (4.05%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.05%) Subversion
8 2 (2.70%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.70%) JMeter
8 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.35%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (9.46%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 40 (54.05%) Developer
2 24 (32.43%) C Developer
2 24 (32.43%) Linux Developer
3 11 (14.86%) Technical Leader
4 10 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Embedded C Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Embedded Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Senior C Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) C Software Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Embedded C Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Unix Developer
9 2 (2.70%) C Programmer
9 2 (2.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.38%) POSIX
1 21 (28.38%) Yocto
2 7 (9.46%) 802.1X
3 5 (6.76%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (5.41%) Java SE
4 4 (5.41%) SOAP
4 4 (5.41%) Web Services
5 3 (4.05%) JMS
5 3 (4.05%) Middleware
5 3 (4.05%) RESTful
5 3 (4.05%) Spring
5 3 (4.05%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.70%) SAML
7 1 (1.35%) .NET
7 1 (1.35%) CGI
7 1 (1.35%) J2EE
7 1 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.35%) XML
7 1 (1.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (28.38%) Device Driver
2 11 (14.86%) Video\Live Streaming
3 7 (9.46%) IPTV
4 2 (2.70%) Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Media Streaming
5 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) STB
5 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Embedded Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (12.16%) Unix
4 6 (8.11%) Windows
5 4 (5.41%) AIX
5 4 (5.41%) CentOS
5 4 (5.41%) Solaris
6 1 (1.35%) Android
6 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (29.73%) Test Automation
4 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (20.27%) DevOps
4 15 (20.27%) Migration
4 15 (20.27%) Open Source
4 15 (20.27%) Scrum
5 13 (17.57%) Configuration Management
5 13 (17.57%) Software Architecture
6 12 (16.22%) Technical Leadership
7 11 (14.86%) Service Delivery
8 9 (12.16%) Software Engineering
9 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
10 7 (9.46%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
10 7 (9.46%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (9.46%) Unit Testing
10 7 (9.46%) Use Case
11 6 (8.11%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 40 (54.05%) C
2 35 (47.30%) Python
3 18 (24.32%) Java
4 12 (16.22%) Embedded C
5 9 (12.16%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.11%) Ruby
7 5 (6.76%) Perl
8 4 (5.41%) Java 8
9 3 (4.05%) SQL
10 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.35%) C#
10 1 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.35%) ISEB
1 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.76%) Docker
3 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) Ansible
2 7 (9.46%) Terraform
3 5 (6.76%) HP ALM
3 5 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (5.41%) Puppet
5 3 (4.05%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.35%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.35%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Cisco
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) Atlassian
3 5 (6.76%) HP
4 4 (5.41%) IBM
4 4 (5.41%) Remedy
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.35%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.35%) WSO2