Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties 46.43% 5.26% 5.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.25% 33.33% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Home Counties median daily rate - - £650
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Home Counties median hourly rate £37.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +12.58% -5.63%

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 the Home Counties with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Home Counties
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 16 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties 57.14% 15.79% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Home Counties median daily rate - £278 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.71% -15.15%
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Home Counties median hourly rate £37.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.58% -10.21% +20.79%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the Home Counties

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Home Counties.

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 November 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 11 (84.62%) Data Centre
2 9 (69.23%) OpenStack
2 9 (69.23%) Network Virtualisation
2 9 (69.23%) SAN
2 9 (69.23%) Use Case
2 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (69.23%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) VMS
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability

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 9 (69.23%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (69.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
General
1 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Data Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) VMS
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Network Design
1 9 (69.23%) Network Virtualisation
1 9 (69.23%) Use Case
2 2 (15.38%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C++
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) Python
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle