Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 17 11
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 662 1,311 1,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.20% 8.19% 9.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.41% 37.18% 41.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 767 883
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £606 £583 £613
England median daily rate £490 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 57 72
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £48.40 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.02% +7.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £31.50 £40.23 £16.55
90th Percentile £54.50 £53.00 £62.23
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.81
% change year-on-year - +7.64% +4.51%

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 2,330 3,526 3,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.80% 22.02% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 2,006 2,094
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £130 £156 £143
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £413 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -5.17% +2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 293 273
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.19
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.25
% change year-on-year +0.72% +0.72% +4.55%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 0 261 £425 +3.66% 223
Hampshire -7 240 £475 +11.76% 140
Berkshire -14 112 £450 +5.88% 114
Buckinghamshire +27 105 £400 - 30
Surrey -4 97 £488 +1.56% 91
Oxfordshire +4 44 £425 +6.25% 79
West Sussex -23 36 £500 -3.85% 34
East Sussex -8 16 £475 -5.00% 28
Kent 0 5 £370 -32.73% 23
Isle of Wight -2 2 £450 - 1
Middlesex +6 1 £500 +17.65% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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.

1 246 (37.16%) Windows
2 200 (30.21%) Python
3 185 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
4 175 (26.44%) Security Cleared
5 173 (26.13%) SQL
6 165 (24.92%) DevOps
7 152 (22.96%) Docker
8 140 (21.15%) SC Cleared
9 139 (21.00%) Ansible
10 137 (20.69%) Unix
11 117 (17.67%) Java
12 114 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 110 (16.62%) AWS
13 110 (16.62%) Oracle
14 107 (16.16%) Git (software)
15 96 (14.50%) Red Hat
16 93 (14.05%) Azure
17 89 (13.44%) Microsoft
18 88 (13.29%) VMware
19 84 (12.69%) Kubernetes
20 83 (12.54%) Jenkins
21 78 (11.78%) Software Engineering
22 77 (11.63%) Scrum
22 77 (11.63%) PowerShell
23 76 (11.48%) Test Automation
23 76 (11.48%) JavaScript
24 72 (10.88%) Configuration Management
25 70 (10.57%) Windows Server
26 69 (10.42%) Bash Shell
27 67 (10.12%) Terraform

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 43 (6.50%) Tomcat
2 42 (6.34%) Apache
3 23 (3.47%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.17%) SAS
5 20 (3.02%) Confluence
6 18 (2.72%) IIS
6 18 (2.72%) nginx
7 17 (2.57%) GeoServer
8 16 (2.42%) Apache Spark
9 11 (1.66%) JBoss
9 11 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.36%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.06%) SharePoint
12 7 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.91%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.76%) GemFire
15 4 (0.60%) Jupyter
15 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.57%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.45%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.30%) SnowdropKCS
7 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.15%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 110 (16.62%) AWS
2 93 (14.05%) Azure
3 35 (5.29%) GitHub
4 33 (4.98%) GCP
5 19 (2.87%) PaaS
6 18 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (2.57%) IaaS
8 15 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (2.11%) Amazon S3
9 14 (2.11%) Serverless
10 12 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (1.66%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.66%) Office 365
12 10 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (1.36%) Amazon Kinesis
13 9 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (1.36%) OpenShift
14 8 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (1.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (9.82%) DNS
2 46 (6.95%) Firewall
3 44 (6.65%) TCP/IP
4 30 (4.53%) HTTP
5 26 (3.93%) DHCP
6 19 (2.87%) VPN
7 17 (2.57%) Network Security
8 16 (2.42%) SAN
9 15 (2.27%) WAN
10 14 (2.11%) Internet
10 14 (2.11%) LAN
11 13 (1.96%) SSL
12 12 (1.81%) SSH
13 11 (1.66%) BGP
13 11 (1.66%) Wireshark
14 10 (1.51%) SNMP
15 9 (1.36%) DSL
15 9 (1.36%) VLAN
16 8 (1.21%) SMTP
17 7 (1.06%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.65%) Oracle Database
3 37 (5.59%) MySQL
4 35 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (4.38%) Big Data
6 28 (4.23%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (3.47%) Oracle Database 12c
9 22 (3.32%) Hadoop
10 21 (3.17%) NoSQL
11 20 (3.02%) MariaDB
11 20 (3.02%) MongoDB
11 20 (3.02%) Oracle ODI
12 19 (2.87%) Geospatial Data
13 17 (2.57%) GIS
14 16 (2.42%) HBase
15 14 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
16 12 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 107 (16.16%) Git (software)
2 83 (12.54%) Jenkins
3 59 (8.91%) JIRA
4 43 (6.50%) Selenium
5 27 (4.08%) Subversion
6 23 (3.47%) Cucumber
7 21 (3.17%) GitLab
8 20 (3.02%) Eclipse
8 20 (3.02%) Maven
9 14 (2.11%) SonarQube
10 13 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.66%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.66%) FindBugs
11 11 (1.66%) IntelliJ
11 11 (1.66%) JMeter
11 11 (1.66%) JUnit
11 11 (1.66%) Log4j
11 11 (1.66%) Mercurial
11 11 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 61 (9.21%) Finance
2 27 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.87%) Public Sector
4 18 (2.72%) Banking
5 11 (1.66%) Marketing
6 10 (1.51%) Electronics
6 10 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.06%) Military
8 6 (0.91%) German Language
9 5 (0.76%) Law
9 5 (0.76%) Retail
10 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.45%) French Language
10 3 (0.45%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.45%) Publishing
11 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 134 (20.24%) Developer
2 89 (13.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 64 (9.67%) Administrator
4 51 (7.70%) Linux Engineer
5 49 (7.40%) Analyst
6 39 (5.89%) Architect
7 36 (5.44%) Software Engineer
8 29 (4.38%) Consultant
9 28 (4.23%) Java Developer
10 26 (3.93%) Linux Administrator
11 25 (3.78%) Support Engineer
11 25 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (3.17%) Network Engineer
12 21 (3.17%) Software Developer
13 20 (3.02%) Oracle Developer
14 19 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.42%) AWS Engineer
15 16 (2.42%) Azure Engineer
15 16 (2.42%) Embedded Engineer
16 15 (2.27%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.16%) Web Services
2 44 (6.65%) HTML
3 40 (6.04%) .NET
4 36 (5.44%) Node.js
4 36 (5.44%) Spring
5 31 (4.68%) AngularJS
5 31 (4.68%) JSON
6 30 (4.53%) RabbitMQ
7 29 (4.38%) Kafka
8 28 (4.23%) XML
9 27 (4.08%) RESTful
10 23 (3.47%) Middleware
11 22 (3.32%) LDAP
12 21 (3.17%) CSS
13 20 (3.02%) REST
13 20 (3.02%) SOAP
14 17 (2.57%) .NET Framework
15 16 (2.42%) React
16 15 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
17 10 (1.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.44%) Linux Command Line
3 27 (4.08%) Data Structures
4 25 (3.78%) Data Centre
5 21 (3.17%) Clustering
6 19 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.42%) CMDB
8 13 (1.96%) Replication
9 11 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.51%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.21%) Device Driver
11 8 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.21%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.06%) Derivative
12 7 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (1.06%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.76%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 246 (37.16%) Windows
2 137 (20.69%) Unix
3 114 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (10.57%) Windows Server
5 47 (7.10%) CentOS
6 35 (5.29%) Ubuntu
7 28 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (4.08%) AIX
9 25 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (3.63%) Windows 10
11 16 (2.42%) Embedded Linux
11 16 (2.42%) Windows 7
12 15 (2.27%) Debian
13 13 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (1.51%) VMS
16 9 (1.36%) Mac OS
17 7 (1.06%) Android
17 7 (1.06%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (24.92%) DevOps
3 78 (11.78%) Software Engineering
4 77 (11.63%) Scrum
5 76 (11.48%) Test Automation
6 72 (10.88%) Configuration Management
7 64 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (9.67%) ITIL
8 63 (9.52%) SDLC
9 59 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (7.40%) Migration
11 48 (7.25%) Analytics
12 35 (5.29%) Open Source
13 30 (4.53%) High Availability
13 30 (4.53%) Incident Management
13 30 (4.53%) Project Management
14 28 (4.23%) ETL
14 28 (4.23%) Kanban
15 27 (4.08%) Deployment Automation
16 26 (3.93%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 200 (30.21%) Python
2 173 (26.13%) SQL
3 117 (17.67%) Java
4 77 (11.63%) PowerShell
5 76 (11.48%) JavaScript
6 69 (10.42%) Bash Shell
7 61 (9.21%) C
8 58 (8.76%) C++
9 57 (8.61%) Perl
10 45 (6.80%) C#
11 44 (6.65%) Shell Script
12 39 (5.89%) PHP
13 37 (5.59%) Ruby
14 21 (3.17%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.96%) Korn
16 12 (1.81%) Groovy
16 12 (1.81%) Java 8
17 10 (1.51%) Go
18 9 (1.36%) Embedded C
19 8 (1.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 175 (26.44%) Security Cleared
2 140 (21.15%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.65%) Degree
4 39 (5.89%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.36%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.36%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.21%) CCNA
9 7 (1.06%) RHCE
9 7 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (0.91%) MCSA
11 5 (0.76%) ISEB
11 5 (0.76%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.76%) MCSE
11 5 (0.76%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.60%) HNC
12 4 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.60%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.98%) QA
2 10 (1.51%) SLA
3 9 (1.36%) GDPR
4 8 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.60%) NIST
8 3 (0.45%) ECSS
8 3 (0.45%) SEPA
9 2 (0.30%) COBIT
9 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.15%) MISRA
System Software
1 152 (22.96%) Docker
2 62 (9.37%) Active Directory
3 45 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (3.63%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.57%) HDFS
5 17 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (2.27%) vSphere
7 10 (1.51%) NFS
8 8 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.06%) KVM
9 7 (1.06%) XenApp
10 6 (0.91%) Firmware
10 6 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.91%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.76%) RACF
11 5 (0.76%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.60%) iptables
12 4 (0.60%) vCloud
12 4 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 139 (21.00%) Ansible
2 84 (12.69%) Kubernetes
3 67 (10.12%) Terraform
4 60 (9.06%) Puppet
5 42 (6.34%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (1.66%) vCenter Server
8 10 (1.51%) Tivoli
8 10 (1.51%) ZABBIX
9 9 (1.36%) Grafana
9 9 (1.36%) IBM BigFix
9 9 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (1.36%) NetBackup
9 9 (1.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 8 (1.21%) HP ALM
10 8 (1.21%) SCCM
11 7 (1.06%) Data Guard
11 7 (1.06%) HAProxy
11 7 (1.06%) Kibana
11 7 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 110 (16.62%) Oracle
2 96 (14.50%) Red Hat
3 89 (13.44%) Microsoft
4 88 (13.29%) VMware
5 32 (4.83%) Google
6 29 (4.38%) ServiceNow
7 25 (3.78%) Cisco
8 21 (3.17%) Juniper
8 21 (3.17%) Remedy
9 20 (3.02%) HP
10 19 (2.87%) Citrix
11 17 (2.57%) Atlassian
11 17 (2.57%) IBM
11 17 (2.57%) McAfee
11 17 (2.57%) SAP
12 13 (1.96%) Dell
13 11 (1.66%) Cloudera
14 10 (1.51%) EMC
14 10 (1.51%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.51%) TIBCO