The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties 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 23 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
South East / Home Counties
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties 47.06% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the Home Counties with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Home Counties
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8 1 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Home Counties 47.06% 9.09% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £285 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the Home Counties

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Home Counties 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 the Home Counties

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in the Home Counties.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the Home Counties

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in the Home Counties.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 23 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 Home Counties region with a requirement for Linux.

1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
1 8 (88.89%) Network Design
1 8 (88.89%) OpenStack
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (77.78%) Use Case
2 7 (77.78%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (77.78%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) Nimsoft
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) Riak
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) Derivative
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Home Counties 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 8 (88.89%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Riak
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Monitoring Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Network Design
2 7 (77.78%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) Nimsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Splunk