Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 1,196 1,662 1,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.10% 9.95% 9.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.55% 44.34% 44.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 953 924
South East median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £308
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 76 24
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% -4.65%
10th Percentile £32.50 £8.00 £21.65
90th Percentile £57.50 £64.75 £48.90
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% -

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 3,185 3,748 3,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.57% 22.44% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,896 2,062 1,901
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £155 £200
90th Percentile £575 £563 £542
England median daily rate £440 £446 £425
% change year-on-year -1.23% +4.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 287 253
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.00 £47.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -1.47%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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
Hampshire 0 464 £450 +2.27% 41
Thames Valley -14 402 £425 -5.56% 92
Berkshire -11 240 £450 +2.86% 49
Surrey -8 202 £480 -4.00% 38
Buckinghamshire -16 90 £425 -5.56% 16
Oxfordshire +2 72 £425 -5.56% 27
West Sussex -11 65 £513 +13.89% 12
East Sussex -18 34 £475 -4.62% 7
Kent +13 19 £525 +2.44%
Middlesex +1 7 £450 +9.22%
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 374 (31.27%) DevOps
2 353 (29.52%) Windows
3 320 (26.76%) Unix
4 309 (25.84%) Java
5 303 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
6 301 (25.17%) Python
7 286 (23.91%) Docker
8 278 (23.24%) Git (software)
9 274 (22.91%) Ansible
10 273 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
11 266 (22.24%) SQL
12 257 (21.49%) Oracle
13 255 (21.32%) Jenkins
14 197 (16.47%) Security Cleared
15 195 (16.30%) Red Hat
16 194 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
17 172 (14.38%) Kubernetes
18 171 (14.30%) SC Cleared
19 168 (14.05%) VMware
20 167 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
21 165 (13.80%) Microsoft
21 165 (13.80%) JavaScript
22 162 (13.55%) Configuration Management
23 158 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 142 (11.87%) Active Directory
25 129 (10.79%) Puppet
26 128 (10.70%) Spring
26 128 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
27 125 (10.45%) ITIL
28 124 (10.37%) Bash Shell

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
1 105 (8.78%) Apache
2 60 (5.02%) Confluence
3 55 (4.60%) Apache Spark
3 55 (4.60%) JBoss
4 54 (4.52%) Tomcat
5 52 (4.35%) WebLogic
6 51 (4.26%) OpenStack
7 48 (4.01%) nginx
8 35 (2.93%) WebSphere
9 29 (2.42%) IIS
9 29 (2.42%) SharePoint
10 28 (2.34%) SAS
11 27 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
12 24 (2.01%) MS Exchange
13 20 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
16 10 (0.84%) Apache Airflow
16 10 (0.84%) Luigi
17 9 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 18 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.33%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.084%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 18 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.25%) Magento
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Utilities
7 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.17%) Maximo
8 2 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.084%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.084%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.084%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (0.084%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.084%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.084%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.084%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 273 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (6.86%) OpenShift
4 71 (5.94%) GitHub
5 59 (4.93%) PaaS
6 58 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
7 42 (3.51%) IaaS
8 40 (3.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (3.09%) SaaS
10 33 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (2.42%) Amazon S3
12 27 (2.26%) Amazon EMR
13 26 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 23 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
14 23 (1.92%) Serverless
15 22 (1.84%) Office 365
16 20 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (1.59%) Route 53
18 17 (1.42%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 97 (8.11%) Firewall
2 72 (6.02%) TCP/IP
3 69 (5.77%) HTTP
4 55 (4.60%) VPN
5 51 (4.26%) DNS
5 51 (4.26%) SSL
6 43 (3.60%) LAN
7 42 (3.51%) Network Security
8 34 (2.84%) WAN
9 27 (2.26%) DHCP
10 24 (2.01%) VLAN
11 22 (1.84%) Internet
12 20 (1.67%) SAN
13 17 (1.42%) SNMP
14 16 (1.34%) iSCSI
14 16 (1.34%) MPLS
15 14 (1.17%) Skype
16 13 (1.09%) NetScaler
16 13 (1.09%) Wireless
17 12 (1.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (9.03%) MySQL
2 98 (8.19%) NoSQL
2 98 (8.19%) Oracle Database
3 91 (7.61%) SQL Server
4 86 (7.19%) Relational Database
5 80 (6.69%) Hadoop
6 72 (6.02%) Big Data
7 64 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (3.93%) MongoDB
9 43 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 43 (3.60%) Oracle Database 12c
10 42 (3.51%) Oracle Exadata
11 40 (3.34%) HBase
11 40 (3.34%) RDBMS
12 34 (2.84%) MariaDB
13 33 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (2.59%) Parquet
15 27 (2.26%) Oracle BI EE
16 24 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 22 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 278 (23.24%) Git (software)
2 255 (21.32%) Jenkins
3 107 (8.95%) JIRA
4 62 (5.18%) Subversion
5 51 (4.26%) JUnit
6 46 (3.85%) Selenium
7 41 (3.43%) Gradle
8 39 (3.26%) Maven
9 34 (2.84%) Ant
10 32 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 32 (2.68%) Eclipse
11 29 (2.42%) Cucumber
12 27 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
13 24 (2.01%) IntelliJ
14 22 (1.84%) GitLab
14 22 (1.84%) TeamCity
15 21 (1.76%) gulp
16 19 (1.59%) Grunt
17 18 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
17 18 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 113 (9.45%) Finance
2 76 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 19 (1.59%) Banking
4 16 (1.34%) Electronics
4 16 (1.34%) Retail
5 15 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.17%) Military
7 13 (1.09%) Marketing
8 12 (1.00%) Back Office
8 12 (1.00%) Billing
8 12 (1.00%) Law
9 8 (0.67%) Automotive
9 8 (0.67%) Legal
10 7 (0.59%) German Language
11 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.33%) French Language
12 4 (0.33%) Publishing
13 3 (0.25%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 223 (18.65%) Developer
2 182 (15.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 89 (7.44%) Java Developer
4 85 (7.11%) Linux Engineer
5 71 (5.94%) Administrator
6 70 (5.85%) Architect
7 64 (5.35%) Software Engineer
8 56 (4.68%) Consultant
9 54 (4.52%) DBA
10 51 (4.26%) Analyst
11 50 (4.18%) AWS Engineer
12 46 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 40 (3.34%) Cloud Engineer
14 39 (3.26%) Oracle DBA
15 35 (2.93%) AWS DevOps
16 33 (2.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 31 (2.59%) Software Developer
18 30 (2.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 28 (2.34%) Senior DevOps
19 28 (2.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (10.70%) Spring
2 112 (9.36%) HTML
3 102 (8.53%) Kafka
4 101 (8.44%) JSON
5 100 (8.36%) Middleware
6 82 (6.86%) Node.js
7 81 (6.77%) REST
8 79 (6.61%) CSS
9 69 (5.77%) AngularJS
10 68 (5.69%) Web Services
11 60 (5.02%) XML
12 58 (4.85%) .NET
13 56 (4.68%) J2EE
14 44 (3.68%) jQuery
15 43 (3.60%) HTML5
16 40 (3.34%) RabbitMQ
17 37 (3.09%) SOAP
18 35 (2.93%) RESTful
19 34 (2.84%) LDAP
20 33 (2.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.02%) Management Information System
3 54 (4.52%) Data Centre
4 45 (3.76%) Linux Command Line
5 44 (3.68%) Virtual Team
6 36 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (3.01%) Public Cloud
7 34 (2.84%) Private Cloud
8 32 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (2.09%) Replication
10 20 (1.67%) Clustering
10 20 (1.67%) Mainframe
11 17 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.09%) DataPower
13 12 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.92%) Derivative
15 10 (0.84%) CMDB
16 9 (0.75%) Device Driver
16 9 (0.75%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 353 (29.52%) Windows
2 320 (26.76%) Unix
3 158 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 86 (7.19%) Windows Server
5 66 (5.52%) AIX
6 59 (4.93%) Ubuntu
7 46 (3.85%) CentOS
8 38 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (3.09%) Oracle Linux
10 27 (2.26%) Solaris
11 26 (2.17%) Apple iOS
12 25 (2.09%) Mac OS
13 17 (1.42%) Android
13 17 (1.42%) SUSE
13 17 (1.42%) Windows 10
14 12 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (31.27%) DevOps
2 303 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
4 162 (13.55%) Configuration Management
5 128 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
6 125 (10.45%) ITIL
7 119 (9.95%) Scrum
8 103 (8.61%) Test Automation
9 99 (8.28%) Software Engineering
10 96 (8.03%) Migration
11 90 (7.53%) Open Source
12 84 (7.02%) TDD
13 79 (6.61%) Performance Tuning
14 74 (6.19%) High Availability
15 65 (5.43%) Analytics
16 61 (5.10%) Infrastructure as Code
17 56 (4.68%) Data Protection
17 56 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 55 (4.60%) Unit Testing
19 53 (4.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 309 (25.84%) Java
2 301 (25.17%) Python
3 266 (22.24%) SQL
4 165 (13.80%) JavaScript
5 124 (10.37%) Bash Shell
6 86 (7.19%) Perl
7 83 (6.94%) C
7 83 (6.94%) PHP
8 82 (6.86%) Shell Script
9 81 (6.77%) C++
10 76 (6.35%) Ruby
11 69 (5.77%) C#
12 59 (4.93%) Scala
13 58 (4.85%) PowerShell
14 46 (3.85%) Java 8
15 45 (3.76%) PL/SQL
16 32 (2.68%) Groovy
17 20 (1.67%) Korn
18 17 (1.42%) Apple Swift
19 16 (1.34%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 197 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 171 (14.30%) SC Cleared
3 104 (8.70%) Degree
4 41 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (3.01%) DV Cleared
7 29 (2.42%) MCSE
8 21 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.67%) CCNP
9 20 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (1.59%) CCNA
11 16 (1.34%) CCIE
12 14 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (1.17%) ISTQB
13 12 (1.00%) CISSP
14 11 (0.92%) ISEB
15 10 (0.84%) AWS Certification
15 10 (0.84%) MCITP
16 9 (0.75%) RHCSA
16 9 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.68%) QA
2 36 (3.01%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.34%) GDPR
5 19 (1.59%) SLA
6 9 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.50%) MISRA
8 5 (0.42%) COBIT
8 5 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
8 5 (0.42%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.42%) ISO 31000
8 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (0.42%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.084%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.084%) DO-254
System Software
1 286 (23.91%) Docker
2 142 (11.87%) Active Directory
3 90 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (4.26%) HDFS
5 46 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
6 34 (2.84%) vSphere
7 31 (2.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 26 (2.17%) Hyper-V
9 23 (1.92%) NFS
10 19 (1.59%) KVM
11 17 (1.42%) Apache Flume
11 17 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.84%) XenApp
14 8 (0.67%) Firmware
15 7 (0.59%) RACF
15 7 (0.59%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.50%) Samba
17 5 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 274 (22.91%) Ansible
2 172 (14.38%) Kubernetes
3 129 (10.79%) Puppet
4 121 (10.12%) Terraform
5 71 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (3.09%) Hadoop YARN
7 29 (2.42%) Oracle RMAN
8 26 (2.17%) Kibana
9 24 (2.01%) Docker Swarm
9 24 (2.01%) Nagios
10 23 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 22 (1.84%) Data Guard
12 21 (1.76%) SCCM
13 20 (1.67%) Packer
14 19 (1.59%) Grafana
15 16 (1.34%) SCOM
16 13 (1.09%) Nessus
17 12 (1.00%) Graphite
18 11 (0.92%) HAProxy
18 11 (0.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 257 (21.49%) Oracle
2 195 (16.30%) Red Hat
3 168 (14.05%) VMware
4 165 (13.80%) Microsoft
5 93 (7.78%) IBM
6 89 (7.44%) Cisco
7 76 (6.35%) Google
8 53 (4.43%) Citrix
9 36 (3.01%) Atlassian
10 34 (2.84%) Splunk
11 23 (1.92%) CA
11 23 (1.92%) HP
12 21 (1.76%) EMC
12 21 (1.76%) New Relic
12 21 (1.76%) Zend
13 20 (1.67%) Dell
13 20 (1.67%) ServiceNow
14 19 (1.59%) Veeam
15 18 (1.51%) Informatica
15 18 (1.51%) SAP