Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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 > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 35 31
Rank change year-on-year -18 -4 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.88% 4.51% 5.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.71% 20.56% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 11
Kent median daily rate £530 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.48% +17.86% -22.22%
10th Percentile £357 £400 £213
90th Percentile £650 £709 £475
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Kent 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 Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 103 107 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.40% 21.93% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 66
Kent median daily rate £338 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £130 £133 £148
90th Percentile £447 £413 £494
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 16
Kent median hourly rate - £19.25 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.53% +33.90%
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 Kent

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Tunbridge Wells +4 2 £425 -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Kent region with a requirement for Linux.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Confluence
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Component Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) EPiServer
4 2 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory

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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Confluence
1 2 (20.00%) EPiServer
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) JMeter
1 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Hindi Language
2 1 (10.00%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Auditor
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Django Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Python/Django Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Auditor
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Server Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) Django
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Native
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Cybercrime
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) iSeries
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Component Testing
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) Python
1 3 (30.00%) Ruby
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) Go
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) BEA
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Siebel
3 1 (10.00%) VMware