The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 26 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 / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 15 33
Rank change year-on-year -18 +18  
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.56% 8.33% 4.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.36% 34.62% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 10
Median daily rate £478 £450 £514
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% -12.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £397 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £535 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 55 78 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 21.74% 24.07% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 36
Median daily rate £340 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.25% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £160 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £494 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Kent

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Kent over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Kent

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Kent

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells -2 2 £381 - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for Linux.

1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
2 6 (30.00%) Ruby
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (20.00%) Selenium
4 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (20.00%) Confluence
4 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (20.00%) JMeter
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Puppet
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 4 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.00%) FileNet
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (5.00%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
1 4 (20.00%) JMeter
1 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
1 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.00%) Hudson
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Consultant
2 6 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Test Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Web Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Auditor
6 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Django
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) iSeries
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Cybercrime
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) CentOS
4 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (20.00%) BDD
2 4 (20.00%) Component Testing
2 4 (20.00%) DevOps
2 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Scrum
2 4 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Web Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Customer Insight
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Ruby
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) Perl
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) JCL
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Xen
3 1 (5.00%) Docker
3 1 (5.00%) NFS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Ansible
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) Packer
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (10.00%) Terraform
4 1 (5.00%) CFEngine
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
1 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Adobe
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos
4 1 (5.00%) Brocade
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) Genesys
4 1 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) Omniture
4 1 (5.00%) SaltStack
4 1 (5.00%) Tealeaf
4 1 (5.00%) VMware