Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 1,013 1,515 1,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.12% 9.24% 10.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.36% 43.11% 45.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 824 903
South East median daily rate £473 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% +6.47% -
10th Percentile £306 £325 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 90 59
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% -4.11%
10th Percentile £16.25 £21.42 £17.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.25
England median hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.06% +6.25% -

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 3,130 3,514 3,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.00% 21.42% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,825 1,885 2,057
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £170
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 326 274
South East median hourly rate £18.16 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.85
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -8 375 £450 +5.88% 186
Hampshire -6 338 £425 -5.56% 120
Berkshire -7 209 £450 +2.86% 98
Surrey -9 169 £500 - 79
Buckinghamshire -5 109 £450 +8.43% 37
West Sussex -12 70 £488 -2.50% 45
Oxfordshire +2 57 £450 +8.43% 51
East Sussex -14 35 £425 -15.00% 27
Kent -3 8 £518 -5.77% 13
Sussex +3 6 - -
Middlesex 0 3 £475 +10.21%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 360 (35.54%) Windows
2 314 (31.00%) DevOps
3 267 (26.36%) Python
4 254 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
5 240 (23.69%) AWS
6 230 (22.70%) Java
7 229 (22.61%) Unix
8 224 (22.11%) SQL
9 217 (21.42%) Docker
10 214 (21.13%) Ansible
11 213 (21.03%) Security Cleared
12 197 (19.45%) Oracle
13 187 (18.46%) Git (software)
14 183 (18.07%) Azure
15 179 (17.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 175 (17.28%) SC Cleared
17 173 (17.08%) Red Hat
18 167 (16.49%) Jenkins
19 137 (13.52%) Kubernetes
20 130 (12.83%) Configuration Management
20 130 (12.83%) VMware
21 129 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
22 127 (12.54%) Software Engineering
23 125 (12.34%) Bash Shell
24 124 (12.24%) JavaScript
25 122 (12.04%) Finance
26 119 (11.75%) Microsoft
27 112 (11.06%) Active Directory
27 112 (11.06%) Puppet
28 109 (10.76%) 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 93 (9.18%) Apache
2 53 (5.23%) Tomcat
3 43 (4.24%) Apache Spark
4 35 (3.46%) OpenStack
5 34 (3.36%) JBoss
6 30 (2.96%) WebLogic
7 29 (2.86%) nginx
8 26 (2.57%) WebSphere
9 23 (2.27%) IIS
10 19 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (1.78%) Confluence
11 18 (1.78%) SharePoint
12 12 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.99%) iPlanet
13 10 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
14 9 (0.89%) Jupyter
14 9 (0.89%) SAP Portal
14 9 (0.89%) SAS
15 8 (0.79%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 34 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.099%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.099%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 14 (1.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 10 (0.99%) CSG Singleview
3 9 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.30%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.099%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.099%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.099%) Maximo
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.099%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.099%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.099%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 240 (23.69%) AWS
2 183 (18.07%) Azure
3 79 (7.80%) OpenShift
4 50 (4.94%) GCP
4 50 (4.94%) GitHub
5 48 (4.74%) PaaS
6 40 (3.95%) IaaS
7 33 (3.26%) Serverless
8 32 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 27 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
10 23 (2.27%) Amazon Kinesis
11 20 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (1.97%) Amazon ECS
11 20 (1.97%) Amazon EMR
12 17 (1.68%) SaaS
13 16 (1.58%) Office 365
14 14 (1.38%) Amazon S3
14 14 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 69 (6.81%) TCP/IP
2 67 (6.61%) Firewall
3 65 (6.42%) DNS
4 53 (5.23%) HTTP
5 45 (4.44%) WAN
6 41 (4.05%) VPN
7 40 (3.95%) SSL
8 36 (3.55%) LAN
9 28 (2.76%) Internet
9 28 (2.76%) SAN
10 25 (2.47%) DHCP
11 22 (2.17%) Network Security
12 17 (1.68%) iSCSI
13 16 (1.58%) HTTPS
14 15 (1.48%) VLAN
14 15 (1.48%) Wireless
15 14 (1.38%) MPLS
15 14 (1.38%) NAS
16 13 (1.28%) Ethernet
16 13 (1.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 84 (8.29%) Oracle Database
3 77 (7.60%) Relational Database
4 74 (7.31%) MySQL
5 69 (6.81%) Big Data
6 64 (6.32%) Hadoop
7 52 (5.13%) NoSQL
8 39 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (3.46%) HBase
10 33 (3.26%) RDBMS
11 26 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 24 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (2.37%) MongoDB
13 23 (2.27%) MariaDB
14 22 (2.17%) DB2
15 21 (2.07%) Oracle Database 12c
16 20 (1.97%) Apache Hive
17 18 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 17 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
19 14 (1.38%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 187 (18.46%) Git (software)
2 167 (16.49%) Jenkins
3 63 (6.22%) JIRA
4 43 (4.24%) Subversion
5 34 (3.36%) Selenium
6 31 (3.06%) TeamCity
6 31 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 28 (2.76%) Ant
8 26 (2.57%) Maven
9 25 (2.47%) Eclipse
9 25 (2.47%) IntelliJ
9 25 (2.47%) Visual Studio
10 23 (2.27%) GitLab
10 23 (2.27%) Gradle
11 20 (1.97%) Cucumber
11 20 (1.97%) JUnit
12 19 (1.88%) ClearCase
13 17 (1.68%) Bitbucket
13 17 (1.68%) SonarQube
13 17 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 122 (12.04%) Finance
2 61 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.26%) Banking
4 18 (1.78%) Public Sector
5 16 (1.58%) Billing
6 14 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.18%) Military
8 11 (1.09%) Retail
9 10 (0.99%) Games
10 9 (0.89%) Marketing
11 8 (0.79%) German Language
11 8 (0.79%) Law
12 7 (0.69%) Electronics
13 6 (0.59%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.59%) Automotive
13 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.59%) Legal
14 5 (0.49%) French Language
15 4 (0.39%) Back Office
16 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (17.08%) Developer
2 133 (13.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (6.81%) Linux Engineer
4 68 (6.71%) Software Engineer
5 55 (5.43%) Administrator
5 55 (5.43%) Consultant
6 54 (5.33%) Architect
6 54 (5.33%) Java Developer
7 51 (5.03%) AWS Engineer
8 47 (4.64%) Analyst
8 47 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (3.65%) AWS DevOps
10 32 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
11 31 (3.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 30 (2.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 30 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
13 29 (2.86%) Support Engineer
14 28 (2.76%) DBA
15 27 (2.67%) Network Engineer
16 26 (2.57%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (7.01%) HTML
2 67 (6.61%) Web Services
3 66 (6.52%) Spring
4 64 (6.32%) Kafka
5 61 (6.02%) Middleware
6 52 (5.13%) .NET
7 51 (5.03%) Node.js
7 51 (5.03%) REST
8 48 (4.74%) CSS
9 47 (4.64%) JSON
10 45 (4.44%) AngularJS
11 40 (3.95%) XML
12 38 (3.75%) J2EE
13 30 (2.96%) LDAP
14 26 (2.57%) SOAP
15 25 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
16 24 (2.37%) HTML5
16 24 (2.37%) RESTful
17 23 (2.27%) Servlets
18 22 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.12%) Linux Command Line
3 54 (5.33%) Clustering
4 35 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 35 (3.46%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.16%) Replication
6 31 (3.06%) Public Cloud
7 22 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 22 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 20 (1.97%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (1.38%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.18%) Derivative
13 11 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (0.99%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.99%) CMDB
14 10 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (0.99%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 360 (35.54%) Windows
2 229 (22.61%) Unix
3 179 (17.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 88 (8.69%) Windows Server
5 56 (5.53%) AIX
6 44 (4.34%) CentOS
7 43 (4.24%) Ubuntu
8 41 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (2.57%) Windows 10
11 24 (2.37%) Solaris
11 24 (2.37%) SUSE
12 17 (1.68%) Windows 7
13 14 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
13 14 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (1.28%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.28%) Mac OS
14 13 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (1.18%) Android
16 11 (1.09%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (31.00%) DevOps
2 254 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (12.83%) Configuration Management
4 129 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
5 127 (12.54%) Software Engineering
6 109 (10.76%) ITIL
7 108 (10.66%) Scrum
8 102 (10.07%) Migration
9 92 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
10 86 (8.49%) Test Automation
11 67 (6.61%) Analytics
12 65 (6.42%) High Availability
12 65 (6.42%) TDD
13 59 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 55 (5.43%) Project Management
15 49 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
16 45 (4.44%) SDLC
17 42 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
17 42 (4.15%) Open Source
17 42 (4.15%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 267 (26.36%) Python
2 230 (22.70%) Java
3 224 (22.11%) SQL
4 125 (12.34%) Bash Shell
5 124 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 97 (9.58%) C
7 93 (9.18%) C++
8 90 (8.88%) PowerShell
9 78 (7.70%) Perl
10 73 (7.21%) Shell Script
11 58 (5.73%) C#
12 51 (5.03%) PL/SQL
12 51 (5.03%) Ruby
13 50 (4.94%) PHP
14 34 (3.36%) Java 8
15 28 (2.76%) Korn
16 26 (2.57%) Groovy
17 19 (1.88%) Scala
18 13 (1.28%) Embedded C
19 11 (1.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 213 (21.03%) Security Cleared
2 175 (17.28%) SC Cleared
3 69 (6.81%) Degree
4 37 (3.65%) DV Cleared
5 29 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (2.17%) CCNP
7 22 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (2.07%) CCNA
9 19 (1.88%) MCSE
10 15 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
12 13 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.09%) RHCSA
14 10 (0.99%) CCIE
15 8 (0.79%) CISSP
15 8 (0.79%) GCIA
15 8 (0.79%) GCIH
15 8 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
16 7 (0.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.36%) QA
2 16 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.38%) NIST
4 13 (1.28%) SLA
5 12 (1.18%) GDPR
6 10 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.59%) MISRA
9 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.39%) MISRA C
10 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.099%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.099%) GAMP
11 1 (0.099%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.099%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 217 (21.42%) Docker
2 112 (11.06%) Active Directory
3 75 (7.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (3.26%) HDFS
5 23 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (1.97%) vSphere
8 18 (1.78%) Hyper-V
9 17 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (1.38%) NFS
11 12 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 11 (1.09%) LXC
13 10 (0.99%) Apache Flume
13 10 (0.99%) vCloud
13 10 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.79%) RACF
14 8 (0.79%) XenApp
15 7 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.59%) Firmware
16 6 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 214 (21.13%) Ansible
2 137 (13.52%) Kubernetes
3 112 (11.06%) Puppet
4 93 (9.18%) Terraform
5 66 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 24 (2.37%) SCCM
8 22 (2.17%) Data Guard
9 21 (2.07%) Kibana
9 21 (2.07%) vCenter Server
10 20 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 17 (1.68%) logstash
12 15 (1.48%) Nagios
13 13 (1.28%) Oozie
14 12 (1.18%) SCOM
15 11 (1.09%) NetBackup
15 11 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 10 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
17 9 (0.89%) Grafana
Vendors
1 197 (19.45%) Oracle
2 173 (17.08%) Red Hat
3 130 (12.83%) VMware
4 119 (11.75%) Microsoft
5 66 (6.52%) Cisco
6 58 (5.73%) IBM
7 44 (4.34%) Google
8 33 (3.26%) Citrix
9 30 (2.96%) SAP
10 29 (2.86%) HP
11 27 (2.67%) NetApp
12 22 (2.17%) Remedy
12 22 (2.17%) ServiceNow
13 21 (2.07%) Atlassian
13 21 (2.07%) EMC
14 18 (1.78%) Informatica
15 17 (1.68%) Cloudera
15 17 (1.68%) webMethods
16 16 (1.58%) F5
16 16 (1.58%) Veritas