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 3 months to 26 June 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.

Linux
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 39 11
Rank change year-on-year +29 -28  
Contract jobs citing Linux 83 17 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.12% 3.60% 9.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.29% 11.41% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 6 24
Median daily rate £488 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £205 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 140 149 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 32.26% 31.57% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 56 57
Median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 63 27
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £26.75 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 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
Southend-on-Sea +6 51 £500 +150.00%
Brentwood +5 6 £325 +54.76% 1
Colchester - 2 £450 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 2
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Linux.

1 96 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 83 (53.21%) Test Automation
4 78 (50.00%) TDD
5 71 (45.51%) Unix
6 70 (44.87%) Jenkins
7 67 (42.95%) DevOps
7 67 (42.95%) Java
8 66 (42.31%) Relational Database
9 64 (41.03%) Configuration Management
10 63 (40.38%) Git (software)
11 62 (39.74%) HTTP
11 62 (39.74%) Scrum
12 60 (38.46%) Oracle
13 58 (37.18%) Middleware
14 55 (35.26%) SOA
14 55 (35.26%) Mentoring
15 54 (34.62%) J2EE
16 52 (33.33%) SSL
17 51 (32.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 50 (32.05%) TCP/IP
18 50 (32.05%) JBoss
19 46 (29.49%) Kanban
20 45 (28.85%) Open Source
21 42 (26.92%) Subversion
21 42 (26.92%) Microservices
22 41 (26.28%) Puppet
23 40 (25.64%) XML
24 39 (25.00%) Windows
24 39 (25.00%) Coaching

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 50 (32.05%) JBoss
2 37 (23.72%) Apache
3 30 (19.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 27 (17.31%) WebLogic
5 12 (7.69%) WebSphere
6 8 (5.13%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.21%) Confluence
8 4 (2.56%) CMS
8 4 (2.56%) IIS
8 4 (2.56%) Jetty
8 4 (2.56%) Mongrel
8 4 (2.56%) nginx
8 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.92%) Mule
10 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) InfoPath
1 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.28%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.64%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.64%) Odoo
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.56%) Google App Engine
4 4 (2.56%) IaaS
4 4 (2.56%) PaaS
4 4 (2.56%) SaaS
5 3 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.92%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 62 (39.74%) HTTP
2 52 (33.33%) SSL
3 50 (32.05%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.33%) LDAP
5 9 (5.77%) DHCP
5 9 (5.77%) DNS
6 4 (2.56%) VoIP
6 4 (2.56%) WebEx
6 4 (2.56%) Wireless
7 3 (1.92%) Broadband
7 3 (1.92%) FTP
7 3 (1.92%) IPsec
7 3 (1.92%) NAS
8 2 (1.28%) 802.11
8 2 (1.28%) ADSL
8 2 (1.28%) Bluetooth
8 2 (1.28%) Internet
8 2 (1.28%) IPv4
8 2 (1.28%) IPv6
8 2 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (42.31%) Relational Database
2 21 (13.46%) MySQL
3 15 (9.62%) MariaDB
4 10 (6.41%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.49%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.21%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.56%) Ingres
8 4 (2.56%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.64%) Informix
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (44.87%) Jenkins
2 63 (40.38%) Git (software)
3 42 (26.92%) Subversion
4 20 (12.82%) JUnit
5 14 (8.97%) Maven
6 13 (8.33%) Mockito
6 13 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 10 (6.41%) JIRA
8 8 (5.13%) Ant
8 8 (5.13%) PVCS
9 7 (4.49%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.56%) AccuRev
10 4 (2.56%) JMeter
10 4 (2.56%) Selenium
11 3 (1.92%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.92%) Redmine
11 3 (1.92%) Trac
11 3 (1.92%) Travis CI
12 2 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.28%) Gradle
General
1 21 (13.46%) Finance
2 11 (7.05%) Marketing
3 8 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.21%) Electronics
6 4 (2.56%) Automotive
7 3 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (28.85%) Developer
2 39 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 33 (21.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (13.46%) Architect
5 20 (12.82%) Analyst
6 13 (8.33%) Security Analyst
7 12 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 12 (7.69%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.77%) Incident Analyst
8 9 (5.77%) Operations Engineer
8 9 (5.77%) Security Incident Analyst
8 9 (5.77%) SOC Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) Lead DevOps
9 7 (4.49%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) Digital Architect
10 6 (3.85%) Digital Technical Architect
11 5 (3.21%) IT Support
11 5 (3.21%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Senior Developer
12 4 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (37.18%) Middleware
2 54 (34.62%) J2EE
3 40 (25.64%) XML
4 29 (18.59%) HTML
5 26 (16.67%) Web Services
6 24 (15.38%) CSS
7 21 (13.46%) REST
8 19 (12.18%) JPA
8 19 (12.18%) SOAP
8 19 (12.18%) Spring
9 17 (10.90%) Hibernate
10 15 (9.62%) EclipseLink
10 15 (9.62%) Spring MVC
11 14 (8.97%) JSON
11 14 (8.97%) JSP
11 14 (8.97%) XSLT
12 13 (8.33%) JAAS
12 13 (8.33%) JAXB
13 11 (7.05%) Servlets
14 10 (6.41%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 6 (3.85%) STB
4 5 (3.21%) HTC Vive
5 4 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.92%) iPad
6 3 (1.92%) iPhone
6 3 (1.92%) Replication
6 3 (1.92%) RIA
6 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.92%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.28%) Clustering
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.64%) IPTV
8 1 (0.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 71 (45.51%) Unix
2 51 (32.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (25.00%) Windows
4 36 (23.08%) Mac OS X
5 14 (8.97%) Solaris
6 6 (3.85%) VME
7 5 (3.21%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.56%) AIX
8 4 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.92%) CentOS
9 3 (1.92%) HPUX
9 3 (1.92%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.28%) Fedora
11 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 83 (53.21%) Test Automation
4 78 (50.00%) TDD
5 67 (42.95%) DevOps
6 64 (41.03%) Configuration Management
7 62 (39.74%) Scrum
8 55 (35.26%) Mentoring
8 55 (35.26%) SOA
9 46 (29.49%) Kanban
10 45 (28.85%) Open Source
11 42 (26.92%) Microservices
12 39 (25.00%) Coaching
13 36 (23.08%) Software Engineering
13 36 (23.08%) User Stories
14 35 (22.44%) API Design
15 29 (18.59%) Continuous Deployment
16 22 (14.10%) Continuous Delivery
17 19 (12.18%) Web Development
18 18 (11.54%) OO
Programming Languages
1 67 (42.95%) Java
2 34 (21.79%) Perl
3 26 (16.67%) C
4 25 (16.03%) SQL
5 19 (12.18%) PL/SQL
6 18 (11.54%) JavaScript
7 16 (10.26%) Python
8 6 (3.85%) C++
8 6 (3.85%) Groovy
8 6 (3.85%) PHP
9 5 (3.21%) XPath
10 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.92%) Ruby
12 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.28%) R
12 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.64%) Go
13 1 (0.64%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) Degree
2 12 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.64%) CCNP
5 1 (0.64%) CCSE
5 1 (0.64%) CISA
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) CISM
5 1 (0.64%) CISSP
5 1 (0.64%) GSEC
5 1 (0.64%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 30 (19.23%) Docker
2 26 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.21%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.21%) Xen
6 3 (1.92%) Firmware
7 1 (0.64%) KVM
7 1 (0.64%) LXC
7 1 (0.64%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 41 (26.28%) Puppet
2 39 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (16.67%) Ansible
4 5 (3.21%) SCCM
5 2 (1.28%) Rundeck
5 2 (1.28%) SCOM
6 1 (0.64%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.64%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.64%) Kibana
6 1 (0.64%) logstash
6 1 (0.64%) Mesos
6 1 (0.64%) Nagios
6 1 (0.64%) OpenView
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 60 (38.46%) Oracle
2 36 (23.08%) WSO2
3 27 (17.31%) VMware
4 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.05%) IBM
6 8 (5.13%) Google
7 5 (3.21%) Fujitsu
7 5 (3.21%) SAP
8 4 (2.56%) Apple
8 4 (2.56%) webMethods
9 3 (1.92%) Adobe
9 3 (1.92%) BMC
9 3 (1.92%) FatWire
9 3 (1.92%) HP
9 3 (1.92%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.92%) Omniture
10 2 (1.28%) Autodesk
10 2 (1.28%) Cisco
11 1 (0.64%) Sage
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