Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 11 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 +32 -32
Contract jobs citing Linux 164 155 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.48% 17.69% 4.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.94% 57.62% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 103 16
Essex median daily rate £550 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £375 £265 £240
90th Percentile £633 £600 £563
East of England median daily rate £448 £447 £400
% change year-on-year +0.06% +11.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Essex median hourly rate - £26.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.46% -21.25%
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year +13.33% +11.11% -11.76%

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 357 269 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.88% 30.71% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 166 120
Essex median daily rate £475 £447 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.26% +38.60% -14.00%
10th Percentile £173 £201 £163
90th Percentile £600 £586 £438
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 101
Essex median hourly rate £17.25 £26.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.65% +57.58% -36.54%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.31 £14.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £34.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.17 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.63% +6.06% -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 19 August 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 19 August 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 92 £525 +5.00% 13
Brentwood -2 8 £118 -63.57% 3
Basildon +4 7 £500 - 2
Colchester +1 4 £575 +21.05% 4
Chelmsford - 1 - - 1
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 87 (53.05%) DevOps
2 73 (44.51%) Ansible
3 68 (41.46%) Configuration Management
3 68 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (37.20%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (36.59%) Unix
6 57 (34.76%) Java
6 57 (34.76%) Jenkins
7 53 (32.32%) HTTP
8 51 (31.10%) TCP/IP
9 48 (29.27%) Deployment Automation
10 47 (28.66%) SSL
11 45 (27.44%) Test Automation
12 44 (26.83%) Oracle
13 43 (26.22%) Git (software)
14 39 (23.78%) Open Source
15 37 (22.56%) Puppet
16 35 (21.34%) Apache
17 34 (20.73%) Scrum
18 32 (19.51%) MySQL
18 32 (19.51%) Web Services
19 31 (18.90%) Shell Script
20 30 (18.29%) Middleware
21 29 (17.68%) Solaris
22 28 (17.07%) Windows
22 28 (17.07%) TDD
22 28 (17.07%) Opscode Chef
23 27 (16.46%) J2EE

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 35 (21.34%) Apache
2 23 (14.02%) WebSphere
3 20 (12.20%) Tomcat
4 16 (9.76%) JBoss
4 16 (9.76%) WebLogic
5 13 (7.93%) IIS
6 12 (7.32%) Jetty
6 12 (7.32%) Mongrel
6 12 (7.32%) nginx
7 10 (6.10%) WebLogic Portal
8 9 (5.49%) Confluence
9 4 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.22%) WildFly
11 1 (0.61%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 61 (37.20%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (13.41%) GitHub
3 14 (8.54%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (7.32%) Google App Engine
4 12 (7.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (3.05%) Office 365
7 2 (1.22%) G Suite
7 2 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (32.32%) HTTP
2 51 (31.10%) TCP/IP
3 47 (28.66%) SSL
4 22 (13.41%) DNS
5 18 (10.98%) DHCP
6 17 (10.37%) FTP
7 15 (9.15%) SAN
8 13 (7.93%) IPsec
9 11 (6.71%) Internet
10 8 (4.88%) SSH
10 8 (4.88%) VoIP
11 6 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (3.05%) Broadband
12 5 (3.05%) DLNA
12 5 (3.05%) DSL
12 5 (3.05%) IPv4
12 5 (3.05%) IPv6
12 5 (3.05%) UPnP
12 5 (3.05%) WAN
13 4 (2.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.51%) MySQL
2 12 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.49%) Hadoop
4 8 (4.88%) Ingres
5 7 (4.27%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.66%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.05%) Impala
7 5 (3.05%) Pentaho
8 4 (2.44%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.61%) Big Data
11 1 (0.61%) HBase
11 1 (0.61%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.61%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 57 (34.76%) Jenkins
2 43 (26.22%) Git (software)
3 23 (14.02%) JIRA
4 22 (13.41%) Subversion
5 14 (8.54%) GitLab
6 12 (7.32%) Selenium
7 11 (6.71%) SoapUI
8 10 (6.10%) Travis CI
9 9 (5.49%) JMeter
10 8 (4.88%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.05%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.44%) Artifactory
12 4 (2.44%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.44%) Maven
13 3 (1.83%) AccuRev
13 3 (1.83%) Ant
13 3 (1.83%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.83%) CA Gen
13 3 (1.83%) JUnit
13 3 (1.83%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (9.15%) Finance
2 13 (7.93%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.32%) Marketing
4 10 (6.10%) Electronics
4 10 (6.10%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (31.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (17.07%) Developer
3 23 (14.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 22 (13.41%) Architect
5 21 (12.80%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (10.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 16 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (7.93%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (7.93%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (7.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 12 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (6.10%) Administrator
10 10 (6.10%) Unix Developer
11 9 (5.49%) Senior DevOps
11 9 (5.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (4.88%) Java Developer
13 7 (4.27%) Analyst
14 6 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
15 5 (3.05%) Operations Engineer
15 5 (3.05%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.51%) Web Services
2 30 (18.29%) Middleware
3 27 (16.46%) J2EE
4 13 (7.93%) SOAP
4 13 (7.93%) Spring Boot
5 12 (7.32%) .NET
5 12 (7.32%) Servlets
5 12 (7.32%) Spring
6 10 (6.10%) XML
7 8 (4.88%) HTML
7 8 (4.88%) RESTful
8 7 (4.27%) Ajax
8 7 (4.27%) JMS
8 7 (4.27%) JSON
8 7 (4.27%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (4.27%) SAML
9 5 (3.05%) CGI
10 4 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (1.83%) CSS
11 3 (1.83%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (5.49%) Replication
3 8 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.27%) Clustering
5 5 (3.05%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.05%) Media Streaming
6 3 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.83%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.61%) PKI
7 1 (0.61%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 68 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 60 (36.59%) Unix
3 29 (17.68%) Solaris
4 28 (17.07%) Windows
5 19 (11.59%) CentOS
6 14 (8.54%) AIX
7 12 (7.32%) Windows Server
8 5 (3.05%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.61%) SUSE
10 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (53.05%) DevOps
2 68 (41.46%) Configuration Management
3 61 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (36.59%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (29.27%) Deployment Automation
6 45 (27.44%) Test Automation
7 39 (23.78%) Open Source
8 34 (20.73%) Scrum
9 28 (17.07%) TDD
10 25 (15.24%) User Stories
11 23 (14.02%) Kanban
12 22 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (12.80%) Mentoring
13 21 (12.80%) Software Engineering
14 18 (10.98%) Continuous Deployment
14 18 (10.98%) Test Strategy
15 17 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 15 (9.15%) Process Improvement
17 14 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
18 13 (7.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.76%) Java
2 31 (18.90%) Shell Script
3 23 (14.02%) Perl
4 19 (11.59%) Python
5 18 (10.98%) Ruby
6 16 (9.76%) C
7 15 (9.15%) SQL
8 8 (4.88%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.05%) C++
9 5 (3.05%) Embedded C
10 4 (2.44%) Go
10 4 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.44%) Scala
11 2 (1.22%) Java 8
12 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.66%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.05%) ISEB
6 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.83%) MCSA
7 3 (1.83%) MCSE
8 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.10%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (9.15%) Active Directory
1 15 (9.15%) Docker
2 13 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.32%) Xen
4 6 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.44%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (44.51%) Ansible
2 37 (22.56%) Puppet
3 28 (17.07%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (8.54%) Terraform
5 8 (4.88%) Opsview
6 6 (3.66%) SCCM
6 6 (3.66%) SCOM
7 5 (3.05%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.22%) Salt
9 1 (0.61%) Consul
9 1 (0.61%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (26.83%) Oracle
2 23 (14.02%) Red Hat
3 21 (12.80%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.37%) VMware
5 14 (8.54%) BEA
5 14 (8.54%) Google
5 14 (8.54%) webMethods
6 12 (7.32%) Atlassian
7 11 (6.71%) IBM
8 10 (6.10%) SAP
9 5 (3.05%) SonicWALL
10 4 (2.44%) Draytek
10 4 (2.44%) Informatica
10 4 (2.44%) WSO2
11 2 (1.22%) Adobe
11 2 (1.22%) Remedy
12 1 (0.61%) Aruba
12 1 (0.61%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.61%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.61%) NETGEAR