Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 1,442 1,658 1,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.77% 10.19% 10.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.78% 44.70% 44.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 904 1,164
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +8.97%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £300
90th Percentile £575 £577 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 70 62
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.80% +9.57%
10th Percentile £23.30 £24.20 £32.75
90th Percentile £52.00 £50.25 £56.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +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 3,451 3,709 4,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.98% 22.80% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,844 2,072 2,394
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 286 285
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.88 £10.93
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £48.65
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -14 466 £425 -5.56% 210
Hampshire +1 416 £433 +7.99% 103
Surrey -6 322 £500 +17.65% 118
Berkshire -13 230 £438 +4.48% 97
West Sussex -3 145 £518 +17.61% 28
Buckinghamshire 0 142 £412 +8.42% 39
Oxfordshire -11 94 £415 -17.00% 74
East Sussex +16 60 £500 +25.00% 36
Kent +2 13 £550 +3.77% 20
Middlesex -1 10 £463 -4.44% 3
Sussex -2 1 £400 -13.51%
Home Counties -2 1 - -
M4 Corridor -4 1 £450 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 511 (35.44%) Windows
2 431 (29.89%) Unix
3 380 (26.35%) DevOps
4 378 (26.21%) Java
5 377 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
6 354 (24.55%) Python
7 327 (22.68%) Jenkins
8 290 (20.11%) Git (software)
9 279 (19.35%) Ansible
10 270 (18.72%) Amazon AWS
11 267 (18.52%) Puppet
12 262 (18.17%) VMware
13 259 (17.96%) Oracle
14 256 (17.75%) Security Cleared
15 245 (16.99%) Red Hat
16 244 (16.92%) SQL
17 239 (16.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 233 (16.16%) Docker
19 214 (14.84%) SC Cleared
20 199 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
21 191 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
22 178 (12.34%) Configuration Management
23 175 (12.14%) JavaScript
23 175 (12.14%) Bash Shell
24 174 (12.07%) Microsoft
25 165 (11.44%) Scrum
26 153 (10.61%) Terraform
27 152 (10.54%) Finance
28 146 (10.12%) Apache
28 146 (10.12%) Opscode Chef

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
1 146 (10.12%) Apache
2 79 (5.48%) Tomcat
3 74 (5.13%) JBoss
4 66 (4.58%) Confluence
5 57 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
6 51 (3.54%) Apache Spark
7 44 (3.05%) IIS
8 36 (2.50%) nginx
9 34 (2.36%) OpenStack
10 28 (1.94%) SharePoint
11 27 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 24 (1.66%) WebSphere
13 22 (1.53%) WebLogic
14 18 (1.25%) GemFire
15 16 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
15 16 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
16 13 (0.90%) MS Exchange
17 12 (0.83%) Apache Solr
18 10 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
19 9 (0.62%) Drupal
Applications
1 35 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.35%) Simulink
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (0.90%) Siebel CRM
3 12 (0.83%) Oracle Utilities
4 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.42%) Remedy AR System
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.21%) Magento
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.14%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.069%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.069%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 1 (0.069%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 270 (18.72%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (6.66%) PaaS
4 92 (6.38%) IaaS
5 56 (3.88%) GitHub
6 46 (3.19%) OpenShift
7 40 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
8 35 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 32 (2.22%) Serverless
10 28 (1.94%) SaaS
11 27 (1.87%) Amazon Glacier
12 21 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
15 17 (1.18%) Office 365
16 16 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (1.11%) Google Analytics
17 15 (1.04%) Amazon S3
18 12 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
19 11 (0.76%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 124 (8.60%) Firewall
2 105 (7.28%) TCP/IP
3 89 (6.17%) HTTP
4 84 (5.83%) DNS
5 53 (3.68%) SAN
6 45 (3.12%) SSL
7 44 (3.05%) Internet
8 38 (2.64%) WAN
9 36 (2.50%) VPN
10 35 (2.43%) DHCP
11 33 (2.29%) LAN
12 28 (1.94%) SNMP
13 25 (1.73%) iSCSI
14 23 (1.60%) MPLS
15 21 (1.46%) Network Security
15 21 (1.46%) OSPF
16 20 (1.39%) BGP
17 19 (1.32%) SSH
18 18 (1.25%) NAS
19 16 (1.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 107 (7.42%) Big Data
3 104 (7.21%) MySQL
4 96 (6.66%) Relational Database
5 94 (6.52%) Hadoop
6 87 (6.03%) NoSQL
7 81 (5.62%) MongoDB
8 75 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
9 73 (5.06%) Oracle Database
10 51 (3.54%) Redis
11 42 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 39 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
14 33 (2.29%) HBase
15 31 (2.15%) DB2
16 30 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
17 29 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
18 28 (1.94%) RDBMS
19 20 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
20 18 (1.25%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 327 (22.68%) Jenkins
2 290 (20.11%) Git (software)
3 131 (9.08%) JIRA
4 79 (5.48%) Subversion
5 78 (5.41%) Selenium
6 54 (3.74%) JUnit
7 46 (3.19%) Eclipse
8 44 (3.05%) Maven
9 34 (2.36%) Ant
10 33 (2.29%) Cucumber
10 33 (2.29%) Visual Studio
11 30 (2.08%) IntelliJ
12 22 (1.53%) Gatling
13 20 (1.39%) Artifactory
13 20 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
14 19 (1.32%) Bitbucket
14 19 (1.32%) GitLab
15 18 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
16 17 (1.18%) HP UFT
16 17 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 152 (10.54%) Finance
2 51 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 25 (1.73%) Banking
4 14 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 13 (0.90%) Electronics
5 13 (0.90%) Marketing
5 13 (0.90%) Retail
6 12 (0.83%) Legal
7 10 (0.69%) Aerospace
7 10 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.62%) Publishing
9 8 (0.55%) Automotive
9 8 (0.55%) Back Office
10 7 (0.49%) Law
10 7 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (0.35%) Games
11 5 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.28%) Billing
12 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (20.11%) Developer
2 217 (15.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 126 (8.74%) Linux Engineer
4 111 (7.70%) Java Developer
5 110 (7.63%) Software Engineer
6 89 (6.17%) Administrator
7 88 (6.10%) Architect
8 78 (5.41%) Analyst
9 75 (5.20%) AWS Engineer
10 69 (4.79%) AWS DevOps
11 64 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 58 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
13 57 (3.95%) Consultant
14 52 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 44 (3.05%) Linux Administrator
16 43 (2.98%) Cloud Engineer
17 41 (2.84%) Python Developer
18 38 (2.64%) C++ Software Engineer
19 37 (2.57%) Support Engineer
20 35 (2.43%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (9.92%) Web Services
2 141 (9.78%) JSON
3 125 (8.67%) REST
4 122 (8.46%) Spring
5 118 (8.18%) Middleware
6 113 (7.84%) HTML
7 108 (7.49%) CSS
8 100 (6.93%) RESTful
9 95 (6.59%) Kafka
10 91 (6.31%) Node.js
11 84 (5.83%) RabbitMQ
12 73 (5.06%) AngularJS
13 71 (4.92%) XML
14 70 (4.85%) SOAP
15 59 (4.09%) jQuery
16 55 (3.81%) J2EE
17 53 (3.68%) LDAP
18 47 (3.26%) Django
19 46 (3.19%) .NET
20 41 (2.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 71 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 62 (4.30%) Linux Command Line
4 56 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.91%) Public Cloud
8 39 (2.70%) PKI
9 32 (2.22%) Clustering
10 31 (2.15%) Cloud Native
10 31 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (1.66%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.53%) Virtual Team
13 20 (1.39%) Replication
14 18 (1.25%) User Experience
15 17 (1.18%) Mainframe
16 13 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
17 12 (0.83%) iSeries
18 10 (0.69%) Client/Server
19 8 (0.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 511 (35.44%) Windows
2 431 (29.89%) Unix
3 239 (16.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 116 (8.04%) Windows Server
5 101 (7.00%) CentOS
6 73 (5.06%) Solaris
7 70 (4.85%) AIX
8 69 (4.79%) Ubuntu
9 52 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (2.36%) SUSE
12 29 (2.01%) Embedded Linux
13 21 (1.46%) Windows 10
14 16 (1.11%) Android
15 15 (1.04%) Debian
15 15 (1.04%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (0.76%) Windows 7
16 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (26.35%) DevOps
2 377 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
4 178 (12.34%) Configuration Management
5 165 (11.44%) Scrum
6 145 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
7 143 (9.92%) Test Automation
8 139 (9.64%) Software Engineering
9 136 (9.43%) ITIL
10 115 (7.98%) Open Source
11 105 (7.28%) TDD
12 81 (5.62%) BDD
13 80 (5.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 75 (5.20%) Deployment Automation
15 74 (5.13%) Analytics
16 73 (5.06%) Change Management
17 66 (4.58%) Migration
17 66 (4.58%) Unit Testing
18 64 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
19 62 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 378 (26.21%) Java
2 354 (24.55%) Python
3 244 (16.92%) SQL
4 175 (12.14%) Bash Shell
4 175 (12.14%) JavaScript
5 132 (9.15%) Perl
6 120 (8.32%) Ruby
7 116 (8.04%) C++
8 89 (6.17%) PowerShell
9 84 (5.83%) Shell Script
10 78 (5.41%) C#
11 64 (4.44%) PHP
12 63 (4.37%) C
13 55 (3.81%) Scala
14 47 (3.26%) Groovy
15 29 (2.01%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.25%) Go
17 17 (1.18%) Haskell
18 16 (1.11%) Embedded C
18 16 (1.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 256 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 214 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 136 (9.43%) Degree
4 30 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (2.01%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (0.90%) CCNP
10 12 (0.83%) ISEB
10 12 (0.83%) RHCE
11 11 (0.76%) CCNA
11 11 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (0.69%) MCSE
13 9 (0.62%) MOS
14 8 (0.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.77%) SLA
2 35 (2.43%) QA
3 17 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.11%) GDPR
4 16 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.42%) GPG13
6 6 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.35%) COBIT
8 4 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (0.28%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.28%) ISO 31000
8 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (0.28%) MISRA
9 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 233 (16.16%) Docker
2 140 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (8.25%) Active Directory
4 54 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
5 51 (3.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 37 (2.57%) Hyper-V
7 33 (2.29%) vSphere
8 32 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (2.15%) HDFS
9 31 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
10 26 (1.80%) NFS
11 17 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (1.11%) XenApp
13 15 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (0.97%) Apache Flume
14 14 (0.97%) KVM
15 13 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 11 (0.76%) iptables
17 10 (0.69%) Postfix
18 9 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 279 (19.35%) Ansible
2 267 (18.52%) Puppet
3 153 (10.61%) Terraform
4 146 (10.12%) Opscode Chef
5 135 (9.36%) Kubernetes
6 37 (2.57%) Hadoop YARN
7 34 (2.36%) Nagios
8 32 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
9 30 (2.08%) Kibana
10 29 (2.01%) Data Guard
10 29 (2.01%) Grafana
11 26 (1.80%) SCCM
12 24 (1.66%) SELinux
13 22 (1.53%) SCOM
14 19 (1.32%) Packer
15 18 (1.25%) NetBackup
15 18 (1.25%) Salt
16 13 (0.90%) vCenter Server
17 12 (0.83%) CloudForms
17 12 (0.83%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 262 (18.17%) VMware
2 259 (17.96%) Oracle
3 245 (16.99%) Red Hat
4 174 (12.07%) Microsoft
5 93 (6.45%) Cisco
6 87 (6.03%) IBM
7 73 (5.06%) HP
8 72 (4.99%) Citrix
9 69 (4.79%) Google
10 37 (2.57%) Remedy
11 36 (2.50%) CA
11 36 (2.50%) Splunk
12 35 (2.43%) Juniper
12 35 (2.43%) ServiceNow
13 28 (1.94%) BMC
14 27 (1.87%) F5
15 26 (1.80%) SAP
16 25 (1.73%) Atlassian
17 24 (1.66%) Veritas
18 23 (1.60%) NetApp