Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 1,373 1,665 1,575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.18% 9.92% 9.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.35% 43.56% 43.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 925 977
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £305
90th Percentile £580 £590 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 82 67
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £44.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.32% +9.33%
10th Percentile £26.25 £17.80 £34.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% +2.88% +6.67%

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 3,580 3,822 3,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.33% 22.76% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,945 2,124 2,077
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £155 £146 £187
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 297 268
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.87% -10.79%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £48.96
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Hampshire 0 460 £403 +0.63% 106
Thames Valley -20 401 £425 -5.56% 187
Surrey -12 265 £488 +8.94% 86
Berkshire -17 221 £438 -2.78% 109
West Sussex -2 165 £518 +8.95% 22
Buckinghamshire -8 110 £400 +1.52% 17
Oxfordshire -14 70 £413 -21.43% 61
East Sussex +3 53 £500 - 25
Middlesex +4 12 £413 -14.77% 2
Kent +14 11 £550 +37.50% 24
Isle of Wight - 2 - -
Sussex +4 1 £400 -20.99%
Home Counties -3 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 466 (33.94%) Windows
2 418 (30.44%) Unix
3 401 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
4 389 (28.33%) DevOps
5 354 (25.78%) Java
6 322 (23.45%) Jenkins
7 312 (22.72%) Python
8 297 (21.63%) Git (software)
9 271 (19.74%) Ansible
10 270 (19.66%) Puppet
11 265 (19.30%) Security Cleared
12 263 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
13 240 (17.48%) Red Hat
14 233 (16.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 232 (16.90%) VMware
16 226 (16.46%) SC Cleared
17 223 (16.24%) Docker
18 214 (15.59%) Configuration Management
18 214 (15.59%) SQL
19 213 (15.51%) Oracle
20 198 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
21 195 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
22 181 (13.18%) JSON
23 179 (13.04%) Microsoft
24 176 (12.82%) Scrum
25 169 (12.31%) Apache
26 163 (11.87%) Spring
27 151 (11.00%) Bash Shell
28 150 (10.92%) JavaScript
29 146 (10.63%) ITIL

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
1 169 (12.31%) Apache
2 77 (5.61%) Confluence
3 76 (5.54%) JBoss
4 75 (5.46%) Tomcat
5 54 (3.93%) Apache Spark
6 49 (3.57%) nginx
7 45 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
7 45 (3.28%) IIS
8 31 (2.26%) OpenStack
9 27 (1.97%) WebLogic
10 24 (1.75%) SharePoint
10 24 (1.75%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 17 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.95%) GemFire
13 12 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
14 11 (0.80%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.80%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.73%) Drupal
16 9 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.51%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.29%) Simulink
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.66%) Oracle Utilities
2 9 (0.66%) Siebel CRM
3 8 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.44%) Remedy AR System
5 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 2 (0.15%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.073%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 1 (0.073%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 263 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
2 195 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (7.06%) PaaS
4 95 (6.92%) IaaS
5 92 (6.70%) GitHub
6 44 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (2.69%) SaaS
8 33 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (2.18%) OpenShift
10 27 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (1.75%) Amazon Glacier
11 24 (1.75%) Serverless
12 23 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (1.60%) Google Analytics
14 20 (1.46%) Amazon S3
15 18 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 18 (1.31%) Office 365
16 15 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
17 14 (1.02%) Route 53
18 12 (0.87%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 139 (10.12%) Firewall
2 118 (8.59%) TCP/IP
3 100 (7.28%) HTTP
4 94 (6.85%) DNS
5 59 (4.30%) SSL
6 47 (3.42%) SAN
7 45 (3.28%) VPN
8 43 (3.13%) LAN
9 42 (3.06%) Internet
10 37 (2.69%) WAN
11 34 (2.48%) DHCP
12 28 (2.04%) MPLS
13 27 (1.97%) iSCSI
14 24 (1.75%) BGP
15 23 (1.68%) SNMP
16 22 (1.60%) OSPF
17 18 (1.31%) Network Security
18 17 (1.24%) NetScaler
19 14 (1.02%) IPsec
19 14 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (8.23%) Big Data
2 111 (8.08%) Hadoop
3 109 (7.94%) MySQL
4 87 (6.34%) SQL Server
5 86 (6.26%) MongoDB
6 81 (5.90%) NoSQL
7 76 (5.54%) Relational Database
8 74 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
9 61 (4.44%) Oracle Database
10 50 (3.64%) HBase
11 31 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 28 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 28 (2.04%) Redis
13 27 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
14 26 (1.89%) DB2
14 26 (1.89%) Parquet
15 24 (1.75%) RDBMS
16 23 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
18 13 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 322 (23.45%) Jenkins
2 297 (21.63%) Git (software)
3 133 (9.69%) JIRA
4 118 (8.59%) Subversion
5 81 (5.90%) Selenium
6 66 (4.81%) JUnit
7 51 (3.71%) Ant
8 40 (2.91%) Cucumber
9 38 (2.77%) Gradle
10 37 (2.69%) Eclipse
10 37 (2.69%) IntelliJ
11 31 (2.26%) Maven
12 30 (2.18%) Gatling
13 29 (2.11%) Visual Studio
14 24 (1.75%) CppUnit
15 23 (1.68%) GoogleTest
15 23 (1.68%) Hudson
15 23 (1.68%) NUnit
16 22 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 22 (1.60%) ClearCase
General
1 128 (9.32%) Finance
2 44 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 17 (1.24%) Banking
4 15 (1.09%) Electronics
5 13 (0.95%) Retail
6 10 (0.73%) Automotive
6 10 (0.73%) Back Office
6 10 (0.73%) Legal
7 8 (0.58%) Aerospace
7 8 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.44%) Billing
9 6 (0.44%) Games
9 6 (0.44%) Marketing
9 6 (0.44%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.36%) Advertising
11 4 (0.29%) Publishing
12 3 (0.22%) Law
12 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 307 (22.36%) Developer
2 204 (14.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 122 (8.89%) Java Developer
4 116 (8.45%) Linux Engineer
5 100 (7.28%) Software Engineer
6 86 (6.26%) Architect
7 82 (5.97%) Administrator
8 63 (4.59%) AWS Engineer
9 62 (4.52%) Analyst
10 58 (4.22%) Consultant
11 57 (4.15%) AWS DevOps
11 57 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 54 (3.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 50 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
14 42 (3.06%) Scala Developer
15 41 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
16 38 (2.77%) C++ Software Engineer
17 36 (2.62%) Cloud Engineer
18 33 (2.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 32 (2.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (13.18%) JSON
2 163 (11.87%) Spring
3 123 (8.96%) REST
4 115 (8.38%) Middleware
5 113 (8.23%) RESTful
6 104 (7.57%) HTML
6 104 (7.57%) Kafka
7 95 (6.92%) Node.js
7 95 (6.92%) Web Services
8 92 (6.70%) RabbitMQ
9 90 (6.55%) CSS
10 81 (5.90%) AngularJS
11 75 (5.46%) SOAP
12 73 (5.32%) J2EE
13 69 (5.03%) XML
14 68 (4.95%) jQuery
15 58 (4.22%) HTML5
16 53 (3.86%) Play Framework
17 50 (3.64%) Spring Boot
18 41 (2.99%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (6.34%) Data Centre
2 73 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.37%) Linux Command Line
3 60 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 41 (2.99%) Virtual Team
6 40 (2.91%) Public Cloud
7 31 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (2.11%) Clustering
9 26 (1.89%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.89%) PKI
10 20 (1.46%) Derivative
11 18 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 14 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.02%) Replication
14 13 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.95%) Mainframe
15 12 (0.87%) CMDB
15 12 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 466 (33.94%) Windows
2 418 (30.44%) Unix
3 233 (16.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 112 (8.16%) CentOS
5 111 (8.08%) Windows Server
6 81 (5.90%) Ubuntu
7 59 (4.30%) Solaris
8 57 (4.15%) AIX
9 41 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (2.48%) SUSE
11 33 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (2.18%) Embedded Linux
13 19 (1.38%) Windows 10
14 17 (1.24%) Debian
15 15 (1.09%) Windows XP
16 14 (1.02%) Android
17 12 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
17 12 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.58%) CoreOS
18 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (28.33%) DevOps
3 214 (15.59%) Configuration Management
4 198 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
5 176 (12.82%) Scrum
6 146 (10.63%) ITIL
7 141 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
8 136 (9.91%) Test Automation
9 130 (9.47%) Software Engineering
10 122 (8.89%) TDD
11 121 (8.81%) Open Source
12 103 (7.50%) Unit Testing
13 95 (6.92%) BDD
14 92 (6.70%) Migration
15 89 (6.48%) Computer Science
16 77 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
17 75 (5.46%) Analytics
17 75 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 73 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
19 62 (4.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 354 (25.78%) Java
2 312 (22.72%) Python
3 214 (15.59%) SQL
4 151 (11.00%) Bash Shell
5 150 (10.92%) JavaScript
6 134 (9.76%) Perl
7 120 (8.74%) C++
8 118 (8.59%) Ruby
9 99 (7.21%) Shell Script
10 86 (6.26%) PowerShell
11 69 (5.03%) C
11 69 (5.03%) C#
12 67 (4.88%) Scala
13 65 (4.73%) PHP
14 42 (3.06%) Groovy
15 25 (1.82%) Java 8
16 23 (1.68%) Haskell
17 19 (1.38%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.24%) Go
19 15 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 265 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 226 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 143 (10.42%) Degree
4 37 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (1.24%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.02%) MCSE
11 13 (0.95%) CCNP
12 12 (0.87%) CCNA
12 12 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.73%) CISM
14 10 (0.73%) CISSP
15 9 (0.66%) CREST Certified
15 9 (0.66%) ISEB
16 8 (0.58%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.91%) QA
2 36 (2.62%) SLA
3 26 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.80%) GDPR
6 8 (0.58%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (0.58%) ISO 22301
6 8 (0.58%) ISO 31000
6 8 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.29%) MISRA
9 3 (0.22%) COBIT
10 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.15%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.15%) GPG13
10 2 (0.15%) PMO
11 1 (0.073%) GAMP
System Software
1 223 (16.24%) Docker
2 126 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (8.30%) Active Directory
4 59 (4.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 53 (3.86%) HDFS
6 40 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (2.55%) Hyper-V
8 34 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
9 31 (2.26%) NFS
10 26 (1.89%) vSphere
11 25 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (1.31%) KVM
12 18 (1.31%) XenApp
13 15 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (1.09%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.73%) Postfix
14 10 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.58%) iptables
15 8 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 271 (19.74%) Ansible
2 270 (19.66%) Puppet
3 144 (10.49%) Terraform
4 133 (9.69%) Opscode Chef
5 131 (9.54%) Kubernetes
6 61 (4.44%) Hadoop YARN
7 43 (3.13%) SCCM
8 32 (2.33%) Grafana
9 31 (2.26%) SCOM
10 30 (2.18%) Kibana
10 30 (2.18%) Nagios
10 30 (2.18%) Red Hat Satellite
11 29 (2.11%) Data Guard
12 26 (1.89%) Packer
13 24 (1.75%) SELinux
14 14 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
15 12 (0.87%) CloudForms
15 12 (0.87%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.87%) Prometheus
15 12 (0.87%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 240 (17.48%) Red Hat
2 232 (16.90%) VMware
3 213 (15.51%) Oracle
4 179 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 106 (7.72%) Cisco
6 86 (6.26%) Google
7 78 (5.68%) IBM
8 77 (5.61%) Citrix
9 58 (4.22%) HP
10 48 (3.50%) ServiceNow
11 44 (3.20%) Splunk
12 42 (3.06%) CA
13 40 (2.91%) Juniper
14 38 (2.77%) Remedy
15 34 (2.48%) Atlassian
16 33 (2.40%) McAfee
17 30 (2.18%) BMC
18 27 (1.97%) F5
19 25 (1.82%) SAP
20 24 (1.75%) Dell