Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 20 28
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -17
Contract jobs citing Linux 201 110 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.72% 13.91% 6.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.51% 53.66% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 68 28
Essex median daily rate £550 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +1.06% +13.94%
10th Percentile £390 £310 £344
90th Percentile £605 £600 £590
East of England median daily rate £443 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +4.12% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 13
Essex median hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00% -6.67%

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 406 205 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.80% 25.92% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 118 153
Essex median daily rate £471 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.88% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £165 £154 £190
90th Percentile £600 £600 £480
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 81
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £33.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.37% +101.50% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.65 £63.75 £37.02
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.04% +7.58% -5.71%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +3 105 £525 +1.94% 4
Basildon +14 12 £475 +5.56% 2
Brentwood 0 11 £118 -63.85% 2
Colchester -6 1 £700 +30.23% 5
Chelmsford - 1 - - 6
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 114 (56.72%) DevOps
2 100 (49.75%) Ansible
3 90 (44.78%) Unix
4 82 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (38.31%) Amazon AWS
6 72 (35.82%) Java
7 71 (35.32%) Configuration Management
8 68 (33.83%) Jenkins
9 61 (30.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
11 58 (28.86%) Git (software)
12 56 (27.86%) Oracle
13 47 (23.38%) Scrum
14 46 (22.89%) HTTP
15 44 (21.89%) TCP/IP
16 43 (21.39%) Test Automation
17 40 (19.90%) Solaris
18 39 (19.40%) Web Services
18 39 (19.40%) SSL
18 39 (19.40%) Puppet
19 38 (18.91%) Shell Script
19 38 (18.91%) TDD
20 37 (18.41%) Security Cleared
20 37 (18.41%) MySQL
20 37 (18.41%) Deployment Automation
21 34 (16.92%) Open Source
21 34 (16.92%) Apache
22 33 (16.42%) JIRA
22 33 (16.42%) User Stories
23 32 (15.92%) Windows

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 34 (16.92%) Apache
2 25 (12.44%) WebSphere
3 23 (11.44%) Tomcat
4 22 (10.95%) WebLogic
5 18 (8.96%) Confluence
6 14 (6.97%) JBoss
7 13 (6.47%) nginx
8 12 (5.97%) IIS
9 11 (5.47%) Jetty
9 11 (5.47%) Mongrel
10 7 (3.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (3.48%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (3.48%) WebLogic Portal
11 6 (2.99%) WildFly
12 2 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (1.00%) Tuxedo
13 1 (0.50%) AquaLogic
13 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Magento
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 77 (38.31%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (11.94%) GitHub
3 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (6.97%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (5.47%) Google App Engine
5 11 (5.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (3.48%) Office 365
7 2 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.00%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.00%) IaaS
8 1 (0.50%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (22.89%) HTTP
2 44 (21.89%) TCP/IP
3 39 (19.40%) SSL
4 25 (12.44%) DNS
5 19 (9.45%) DHCP
6 18 (8.96%) FTP
7 17 (8.46%) SAN
8 16 (7.96%) Internet
9 12 (5.97%) IPsec
10 10 (4.98%) SSH
10 10 (4.98%) VoIP
11 8 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (3.48%) Broadband
12 7 (3.48%) DLNA
12 7 (3.48%) DSL
12 7 (3.48%) IPv4
12 7 (3.48%) IPv6
12 7 (3.48%) UPnP
12 7 (3.48%) WAN
13 6 (2.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.41%) MySQL
2 24 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.46%) Pentaho
4 12 (5.97%) RDBMS
5 11 (5.47%) Hadoop
5 11 (5.47%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.98%) Ingres
7 8 (3.98%) Impala
8 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.99%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.99%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.49%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.00%) BODI
11 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.50%) Big Data
12 1 (0.50%) HBase
12 1 (0.50%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 68 (33.83%) Jenkins
2 58 (28.86%) Git (software)
3 33 (16.42%) JIRA
4 25 (12.44%) Subversion
5 20 (9.95%) Selenium
6 18 (8.96%) SoapUI
7 16 (7.96%) GitLab
8 13 (6.47%) Cucumber
9 12 (5.97%) JUnit
10 11 (5.47%) JMeter
11 10 (4.98%) Ant
11 10 (4.98%) Artifactory
11 10 (4.98%) Eclipse
12 9 (4.48%) Maven
12 9 (4.48%) Travis CI
13 8 (3.98%) AccuRev
13 8 (3.98%) LoadRunner
14 7 (3.48%) Gradle
15 6 (2.99%) Bitbucket
16 3 (1.49%) CA Gen
General
1 22 (10.95%) Marketing
2 21 (10.45%) Finance
3 18 (8.96%) Manufacturing
4 14 (6.97%) Electronics
4 14 (6.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 63 (31.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (23.38%) Developer
3 23 (11.44%) Architect
4 20 (9.95%) Java Developer
4 20 (9.95%) Linux Engineer
5 18 (8.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 16 (7.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 15 (7.46%) AWS DevOps
8 14 (6.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 14 (6.97%) AWS Engineer
8 14 (6.97%) Senior DevOps
8 14 (6.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 13 (6.47%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (5.97%) Unix Developer
11 10 (4.98%) Administrator
12 7 (3.48%) Analyst
12 7 (3.48%) Support Engineer
13 6 (2.99%) DevOps Developer
13 6 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.40%) Web Services
2 32 (15.92%) Middleware
3 24 (11.94%) J2EE
4 21 (10.45%) Spring
5 18 (8.96%) XML
6 17 (8.46%) HTML
6 17 (8.46%) Spring Boot
7 15 (7.46%) SOAP
8 14 (6.97%) Ajax
9 13 (6.47%) Servlets
10 12 (5.97%) SAML
11 11 (5.47%) .NET
12 10 (4.98%) CSS
12 10 (4.98%) EclipseLink
12 10 (4.98%) JPA
12 10 (4.98%) JSON
12 10 (4.98%) Spring MVC
13 9 (4.48%) AngularJS
13 9 (4.48%) REST
14 7 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.44%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (6.97%) Replication
3 10 (4.98%) Clustering
4 8 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.98%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.48%) Media Streaming
6 3 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.00%) PKI
8 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.50%) RIA
8 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 90 (44.78%) Unix
2 61 (30.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (19.90%) Solaris
4 32 (15.92%) Windows
5 23 (11.44%) CentOS
6 15 (7.46%) AIX
7 8 (3.98%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (3.98%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.99%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (56.72%) DevOps
2 82 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (35.32%) Configuration Management
4 60 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (23.38%) Scrum
6 43 (21.39%) Test Automation
7 38 (18.91%) TDD
8 37 (18.41%) Deployment Automation
9 34 (16.92%) Open Source
10 33 (16.42%) User Stories
11 24 (11.94%) Continuous Deployment
11 24 (11.94%) Kanban
11 24 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (10.95%) Software Engineering
13 20 (9.95%) Microservices
14 19 (9.45%) BDD
14 19 (9.45%) Test Strategy
15 17 (8.46%) Analytics
15 17 (8.46%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (35.82%) Java
2 38 (18.91%) Shell Script
3 30 (14.93%) SQL
4 23 (11.44%) Python
5 22 (10.95%) Perl
6 17 (8.46%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.46%) Ruby
7 15 (7.46%) C
8 8 (3.98%) Embedded C
9 7 (3.48%) C++
9 7 (3.48%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.99%) Scala
10 4 (1.99%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 2 (1.00%) C#
11 2 (1.00%) Groovy
11 2 (1.00%) Haskell
11 2 (1.00%) Java 8
11 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (18.41%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.98%) ISEB
5 4 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.49%) MCSA
6 3 (1.49%) MCSE
7 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.97%) QA
2 6 (2.99%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (9.95%) Docker
2 15 (7.46%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.47%) Xen
4 6 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.99%) vSphere
5 5 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 100 (49.75%) Ansible
2 39 (19.40%) Puppet
3 29 (14.43%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (11.44%) Terraform
5 10 (4.98%) Opsview
6 5 (2.49%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.99%) Kibana
8 2 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.00%) Grafana
8 2 (1.00%) logstash
8 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.50%) Salt
9 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (27.86%) Oracle
2 23 (11.44%) Red Hat
3 20 (9.95%) Microsoft
4 17 (8.46%) VMware
5 15 (7.46%) IBM
6 14 (6.97%) SAP
7 13 (6.47%) Google
7 13 (6.47%) webMethods
8 11 (5.47%) BEA
9 9 (4.48%) Adobe
10 7 (3.48%) Atlassian
10 7 (3.48%) SonicWALL
11 6 (2.99%) Draytek
12 4 (1.99%) Informatica
13 3 (1.49%) AppDynamics
14 2 (1.00%) CA
14 2 (1.00%) Remedy
14 2 (1.00%) WSO2
15 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
15 1 (0.50%) Sun