Period
to 19 August 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 10 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +31
Contract jobs citing Linux 142 164 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.32% 16.48% 17.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.35% 45.94% 57.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 98 103
Essex median daily rate £418 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.09% +15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £356 £375 £265
90th Percentile £550 £633 £600
East of England median daily rate £420 £448 £447
% change year-on-year -6.15% +0.06% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Essex median hourly rate £14.13 - £26.00
10th Percentile £12.50 - £23.44
90th Percentile £15.77 - £37.40
East of England median hourly rate £45.75 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.65% +13.33% +11.11%

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 282 357 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.39% 35.88% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 189 166
Essex median daily rate £378 £475 £447
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.53% +6.26% +38.60%
10th Percentile £162 £173 £201
90th Percentile £540 £600 £586
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 35
Essex median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -33.65% +57.58%
10th Percentile £13.10 £15.75 £12.31
90th Percentile £26.00 £75.00 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.17 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.02% -7.63% +6.06%

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -4 62 £450 -14.29%
Basildon +1 12 £375 -25.00%
Brentwood +3 2 £525 +346.81% 4
Chelmsford +3 1 - - 2
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 83 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (53.52%) Oracle
3 68 (47.89%) MySQL
3 68 (47.89%) Red Hat
4 59 (41.55%) Unix
5 58 (40.85%) Oracle Database
6 56 (39.44%) Java
7 54 (38.03%) Scrum
8 52 (36.62%) DevOps
9 50 (35.21%) Git (software)
10 48 (33.80%) Amazon AWS
10 48 (33.80%) Jenkins
11 47 (33.10%) JIRA
12 43 (30.28%) TDD
13 42 (29.58%) Software Engineering
14 41 (28.87%) C
15 40 (28.17%) Microservices
16 39 (27.46%) Ansible
16 39 (27.46%) BDD
17 38 (26.76%) CentOS
18 37 (26.06%) SoapUI
18 37 (26.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 37 (26.06%) Terraform
19 35 (24.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 35 (24.65%) C++
19 35 (24.65%) JUnit
20 33 (23.24%) Problem-Solving
21 32 (22.54%) Test Strategy
22 30 (21.13%) SOAP
23 29 (20.42%) Spring

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 17 (11.97%) Confluence
2 9 (6.34%) SAS
3 5 (3.52%) Apache
4 3 (2.11%) JBoss
4 3 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.70%) nginx
6 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 48 (33.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.41%) Serverless
4 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.79%) IPv6
2 20 (14.08%) VoIP
3 8 (5.63%) Internet
4 4 (2.82%) HTTP
5 3 (2.11%) SAN
5 3 (2.11%) SSL
5 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.41%) DHCP
6 2 (1.41%) Firewall
6 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.70%) 4G
7 1 (0.70%) 5G
7 1 (0.70%) Broadband
7 1 (0.70%) FTP
7 1 (0.70%) IPv4
7 1 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.70%) SMTP
7 1 (0.70%) UPnP
7 1 (0.70%) WAN
7 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (47.89%) MySQL
2 58 (40.85%) Oracle Database
3 18 (12.68%) Pentaho
4 9 (6.34%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (4.93%) BODI
5 7 (4.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.52%) Impala
8 4 (2.82%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.41%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.41%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (1.41%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 2 (1.41%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.70%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.70%) MySQL Workbench
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (35.21%) Git (software)
2 48 (33.80%) Jenkins
3 47 (33.10%) JIRA
4 37 (26.06%) SoapUI
5 35 (24.65%) JUnit
6 8 (5.63%) JMeter
7 7 (4.93%) Artifactory
7 7 (4.93%) LoadRunner
7 7 (4.93%) Selenium
8 4 (2.82%) GitLab
8 4 (2.82%) Subversion
9 3 (2.11%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.70%) Checkstyle
11 1 (0.70%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.70%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.70%) Maven
11 1 (0.70%) Trac
11 1 (0.70%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (12.68%) Public Sector
2 2 (1.41%) Electronics
3 1 (0.70%) Finance
3 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (40.85%) Developer
2 38 (26.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (21.83%) Java Developer
4 20 (14.08%) Embedded Engineer
5 19 (13.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 19 (13.38%) Software Engineer
6 16 (11.27%) Android Developer
6 16 (11.27%) C Developer
6 16 (11.27%) C/C++ Developer
6 16 (11.27%) C++ Developer
6 16 (11.27%) Linux Developer
7 14 (9.86%) Lead Developer
8 13 (9.15%) Lead Java Developer
9 7 (4.93%) ETL Developer
10 6 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) AWS DevOps
11 5 (3.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.82%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.13%) SOAP
2 29 (20.42%) Spring
2 29 (20.42%) Spring Boot
3 20 (14.08%) Qt
4 7 (4.93%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.82%) J2EE
5 4 (2.82%) Middleware
6 3 (2.11%) CGI
6 3 (2.11%) HTML
6 3 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.41%) .NET
7 2 (1.41%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.41%) CSS
7 2 (1.41%) XML
8 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.70%) LDAP
8 1 (0.70%) REST
8 1 (0.70%) SAML
8 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.93%) Client/Server
2 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.70%) Clustering
3 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (41.55%) Unix
2 38 (26.76%) CentOS
3 37 (26.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (15.49%) Android
5 9 (6.34%) Solaris
6 8 (5.63%) Windows
7 3 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (2.11%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.41%) AIX
8 2 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (38.03%) Scrum
3 52 (36.62%) DevOps
4 43 (30.28%) TDD
5 42 (29.58%) Software Engineering
6 40 (28.17%) Microservices
7 39 (27.46%) BDD
8 35 (24.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 33 (23.24%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (22.54%) Test Strategy
11 28 (19.72%) Process Improvement
12 24 (16.90%) User Stories
13 23 (16.20%) ETL
14 18 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (11.27%) Configuration Management
16 15 (10.56%) Test Automation
17 14 (9.86%) Epics
18 12 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement Process
18 12 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (8.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 56 (39.44%) Java
2 41 (28.87%) C
3 35 (24.65%) C++
4 14 (9.86%) Shell Script
5 11 (7.75%) SQL
6 9 (6.34%) Ruby
7 7 (4.93%) Python
8 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.11%) C#
9 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.41%) Java 8
10 2 (1.41%) Perl
10 2 (1.41%) SAS Macro
10 2 (1.41%) VBScript
11 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 26 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.61%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.15%) OCPJP
3 13 (9.15%) Sun Certification
4 7 (4.93%) ISEB
5 6 (4.23%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.11%) SLA
3 2 (1.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Docker
2 3 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (27.46%) Ansible
2 37 (26.06%) Terraform
3 4 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.82%) Puppet
4 2 (1.41%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.70%) SCCM
5 1 (0.70%) SCOM
5 1 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 76 (53.52%) Oracle
2 68 (47.89%) Red Hat
3 13 (9.15%) Sun
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.11%) WSO2
5 2 (1.41%) Remedy
5 2 (1.41%) VMware
6 1 (0.70%) Atlassian