Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 May 2018 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 1,672 1,482 1,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.00% 9.69% 10.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.53% 44.49% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 952 920 1,300
South East median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 24 106
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -4.65% +10.26%
10th Percentile £8.00 £21.65 £17.13
90th Percentile £64.25 £48.90 £51.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,755 3,331 4,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.46% 21.77% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,062 1,894 2,643
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £205
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 251 335
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -19.74% +17.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £46.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.99% +5.20%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the South East over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the South East over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. 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
Thames Valley +6 660 £450 +0.33% 244
Hampshire 0 470 £450 +5.88% 111
Berkshire +12 357 £431 -1.43% 137
Surrey -3 343 £511 +20.29% 95
Buckinghamshire +4 199 £450 +20.00% 37
West Sussex -4 107 £459 +2.34% 24
Oxfordshire -1 104 £450 -5.26% 70
East Sussex +19 45 £496 +45.88% 40
Middlesex +2 17 £412 +13.66% 1
Kent +1 8 £513 +33.99% 12
Sussex 0 5 £350 -24.32%
Home Counties +6 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 536 (32.06%) Windows
2 476 (28.47%) Java
3 466 (27.87%) Unix
4 449 (26.85%) Jenkins
5 440 (26.32%) DevOps
6 432 (25.84%) Oracle
7 426 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
8 379 (22.67%) Python
9 378 (22.61%) Git (software)
10 296 (17.70%) SQL
11 277 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
12 274 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
13 267 (15.97%) Web Services
14 251 (15.01%) REST
15 237 (14.17%) JavaScript
16 235 (14.06%) Puppet
17 233 (13.94%) VMware
18 227 (13.58%) Red Hat
19 226 (13.52%) Security Cleared
20 223 (13.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 201 (12.02%) Configuration Management
22 197 (11.78%) Ansible
23 193 (11.54%) SC Cleared
24 192 (11.48%) Finance
25 190 (11.36%) Microsoft
26 189 (11.30%) Docker
27 179 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
28 175 (10.47%) Test Automation
29 171 (10.23%) Bash Shell
30 169 (10.11%) TDD

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 157 (9.39%) Apache
2 89 (5.32%) Apache Spark
3 85 (5.08%) Confluence
4 69 (4.13%) JBoss
5 66 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 58 (3.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 57 (3.41%) OpenStack
8 56 (3.35%) WebLogic
9 45 (2.69%) IIS
10 43 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
11 42 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
12 39 (2.33%) WebSphere
13 38 (2.27%) nginx
14 32 (1.91%) Oracle Service Bus
15 30 (1.79%) GlassFish
16 28 (1.67%) Liferay
17 27 (1.61%) GemFire
18 14 (0.84%) MS Exchange
19 11 (0.66%) Skype for Business
20 10 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
2 22 (1.32%) Siebel CRM
3 19 (1.14%) Oracle Utilities
4 10 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.36%) Magento
7 4 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.18%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.060%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 277 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (7.00%) PaaS
4 106 (6.34%) IaaS
5 83 (4.96%) GitHub
6 80 (4.78%) OpenShift
7 48 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 47 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (2.15%) Serverless
10 35 (2.09%) SaaS
11 30 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
12 29 (1.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 23 (1.38%) Amazon S3
14 20 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (1.14%) Google Tag Manager
16 18 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
17 17 (1.02%) Office 365
17 17 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 14 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
19 12 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 153 (9.15%) Firewall
2 113 (6.76%) TCP/IP
3 74 (4.43%) DNS
4 72 (4.31%) HTTP
5 54 (3.23%) SAN
6 49 (2.93%) Network Security
7 37 (2.21%) SSL
8 34 (2.03%) SNMP
9 33 (1.97%) WAN
10 30 (1.79%) PuTTY
11 28 (1.67%) VPN
12 25 (1.50%) DHCP
13 24 (1.44%) WinSCP
14 23 (1.38%) iSCSI
15 22 (1.32%) Wireless
16 20 (1.20%) FTP
17 19 (1.14%) Internet
17 19 (1.14%) SSH
18 18 (1.08%) NAS
19 16 (0.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (9.63%) Relational Database
2 152 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 150 (8.97%) Big Data
4 145 (8.67%) SQL Server
5 136 (8.13%) Hadoop
6 118 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
7 114 (6.82%) MySQL
8 93 (5.56%) HBase
9 87 (5.20%) MongoDB
10 79 (4.72%) Redis
11 73 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 67 (4.01%) NoSQL
12 67 (4.01%) Oracle Database 12c
13 61 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 50 (2.99%) RDBMS
15 41 (2.45%) Apache Hive
16 37 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
17 36 (2.15%) DB2
18 31 (1.85%) Data Lake
18 31 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 449 (26.85%) Jenkins
2 378 (22.61%) Git (software)
3 144 (8.61%) JIRA
4 115 (6.88%) Selenium
5 81 (4.84%) Eclipse
6 72 (4.31%) Cucumber
6 72 (4.31%) Subversion
7 62 (3.71%) Maven
8 60 (3.59%) JUnit
9 53 (3.17%) Bitbucket
10 52 (3.11%) Vagrant
11 51 (3.05%) Ant
12 49 (2.93%) SoapUI
13 47 (2.81%) Gradle
14 36 (2.15%) IntelliJ
15 34 (2.03%) HP UFT
15 34 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
16 32 (1.91%) Oracle APEX
16 32 (1.91%) TeamCity
17 31 (1.85%) Artifactory
General
1 192 (11.48%) Finance
2 79 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 48 (2.87%) Banking
4 15 (0.90%) Back Office
4 15 (0.90%) Retail
5 12 (0.72%) Marketing
6 11 (0.66%) Electronics
6 11 (0.66%) Publishing
7 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.60%) Law
7 10 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.54%) French Language
8 9 (0.54%) German Language
8 9 (0.54%) Spanish Language
9 7 (0.42%) International Banking
9 7 (0.42%) Legal
9 7 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
10 6 (0.36%) Games
11 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 453 (27.09%) Developer
2 252 (15.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 172 (10.29%) Java Developer
4 117 (7.00%) Linux Engineer
5 107 (6.40%) Architect
6 92 (5.50%) Administrator
6 92 (5.50%) AWS Engineer
7 91 (5.44%) Python Developer
8 89 (5.32%) Software Engineer
9 77 (4.61%) Analyst
9 77 (4.61%) AWS DevOps
10 67 (4.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 63 (3.77%) Consultant
11 63 (3.77%) Django Developer
11 63 (3.77%) Python/Django Developer
12 59 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 55 (3.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 53 (3.17%) DBA
15 49 (2.93%) Big Data Developer
15 49 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (15.97%) Web Services
2 251 (15.01%) REST
3 167 (9.99%) HTML
4 164 (9.81%) RESTful
5 146 (8.73%) CSS
5 146 (8.73%) JSON
5 146 (8.73%) Spring
6 144 (8.61%) Middleware
7 128 (7.66%) Kafka
8 118 (7.06%) SOAP
9 116 (6.94%) RabbitMQ
10 115 (6.88%) Node.js
11 98 (5.86%) XML
12 87 (5.20%) J2EE
13 85 (5.08%) AngularJS
14 75 (4.49%) Django
15 68 (4.07%) .NET
16 64 (3.83%) jQuery
17 53 (3.17%) EJB
18 47 (2.81%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
2 84 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 73 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 68 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
6 55 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (3.23%) Virtual Team
8 43 (2.57%) Clustering
9 33 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.56%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.26%) User Experience
13 19 (1.14%) PKI
14 18 (1.08%) CMDB
15 16 (0.96%) CUDA
15 16 (0.96%) Device Driver
16 15 (0.90%) Mainframe
17 13 (0.78%) Algorithms
17 13 (0.78%) Derivative
17 13 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 536 (32.06%) Windows
2 466 (27.87%) Unix
3 223 (13.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 103 (6.16%) Windows Server
5 90 (5.38%) CentOS
6 89 (5.32%) AIX
7 87 (5.20%) Solaris
8 57 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (3.29%) Ubuntu
10 31 (1.85%) SUSE
11 24 (1.44%) Debian
12 23 (1.38%) Windows 10
13 22 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
14 20 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
16 15 (0.90%) Windows 7
17 14 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
17 14 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 13 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (26.32%) DevOps
2 426 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
4 201 (12.02%) Configuration Management
5 175 (10.47%) Test Automation
6 169 (10.11%) TDD
7 161 (9.63%) Scrum
8 158 (9.45%) Software Engineering
9 155 (9.27%) ITIL
10 130 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
11 118 (7.06%) Web Development
12 103 (6.16%) Unit Testing
13 96 (5.74%) Open Source
14 89 (5.32%) BDD
15 88 (5.26%) Workflow
16 87 (5.20%) Microservices
17 86 (5.14%) Continuous Delivery
18 82 (4.90%) Analytics
19 74 (4.43%) Migration
19 74 (4.43%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 476 (28.47%) Java
2 379 (22.67%) Python
3 296 (17.70%) SQL
4 237 (14.17%) JavaScript
5 171 (10.23%) Bash Shell
6 155 (9.27%) Shell Script
7 141 (8.43%) C++
8 135 (8.07%) Ruby
9 106 (6.34%) C
9 106 (6.34%) Perl
10 78 (4.67%) C#
10 78 (4.67%) PowerShell
11 75 (4.49%) Scala
12 71 (4.25%) PL/SQL
13 52 (3.11%) PHP
14 41 (2.45%) Groovy
15 28 (1.67%) F#
16 23 (1.38%) Korn
17 22 (1.32%) Java 8
17 22 (1.32%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 226 (13.52%) Security Cleared
2 193 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 125 (7.48%) Degree
4 27 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.38%) ISEB
6 21 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
9 16 (0.96%) RHCE
10 15 (0.90%) MCSE
11 14 (0.84%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.78%) CISSP
13 11 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.54%) AWS Certification
14 9 (0.54%) CCNA
14 9 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
15 8 (0.48%) CCNP
15 8 (0.48%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.39%) QA
2 29 (1.73%) SLA
3 19 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.08%) GDPR
4 18 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.66%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.54%) PMO
9 8 (0.48%) GCP
10 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.24%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.12%) ECSS
14 1 (0.060%) COBIT
System Software
1 189 (11.30%) Docker
2 123 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 88 (5.26%) HDFS
5 71 (4.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 56 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
7 44 (2.63%) Apache Flume
8 41 (2.45%) vSphere
9 36 (2.15%) Hyper-V
10 30 (1.79%) NFS
10 30 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 25 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
15 13 (0.78%) XenApp
16 12 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
18 8 (0.48%) flannel
19 7 (0.42%) KVM
Systems Management
1 235 (14.06%) Puppet
2 197 (11.78%) Ansible
3 147 (8.79%) Opscode Chef
4 121 (7.24%) Terraform
5 93 (5.56%) Kubernetes
6 58 (3.47%) Hadoop YARN
7 56 (3.35%) HP ALM
8 44 (2.63%) Packer
9 32 (1.91%) SCCM
10 31 (1.85%) Kibana
11 28 (1.67%) SCOM
12 25 (1.50%) Oozie
13 24 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 23 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
14 23 (1.38%) Tivoli
15 22 (1.32%) SELinux
16 21 (1.26%) Salt
17 19 (1.14%) Nagios
18 18 (1.08%) Nessus
18 18 (1.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 432 (25.84%) Oracle
2 233 (13.94%) VMware
3 227 (13.58%) Red Hat
4 190 (11.36%) Microsoft
5 100 (5.98%) HP
6 93 (5.56%) IBM
7 69 (4.13%) Google
8 65 (3.89%) Cisco
9 49 (2.93%) NetApp
10 47 (2.81%) Cloudera
11 42 (2.51%) Citrix
12 37 (2.21%) webMethods
13 36 (2.15%) Veritas
14 29 (1.73%) CA
15 28 (1.67%) Hortonworks
15 28 (1.67%) ServiceNow
15 28 (1.67%) Software AG
16 26 (1.56%) Talend
17 24 (1.44%) MapR
17 24 (1.44%) Siebel