Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 16 9
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 832 1,390 1,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.43% 8.22% 9.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.52% 38.73% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 746 921
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £313 £318 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 79 83
South East median hourly rate £44.00 £49.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.47% +3.66%
10th Percentile £15.25 £26.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £41.15
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.71% +2.88%

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 2,917 3,589 3,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.56% 21.21% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,663 1,949 2,144
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £135 £156 £148
90th Percentile £560 £575 £550
England median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 311 295
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.17 £11.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.25
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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -4 309 £450 +5.88% 215
Hampshire -7 291 £450 +6.76% 124
Berkshire -9 149 £450 +1.12% 109
Buckinghamshire +11 120 £438 +9.38% 29
Surrey -12 106 £500 +2.56% 76
West Sussex -10 74 £500 -5.66% 26
Oxfordshire +5 40 £450 +8.43% 77
East Sussex -3 31 £438 -12.50% 24
Sussex 0 6 - - 1
Kent +7 5 £537 -2.45% 17
Middlesex +3 1 £500 +17.65%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 333 (40.02%) Windows
2 224 (26.92%) Python
3 214 (25.72%) SQL
4 209 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
5 203 (24.40%) Security Cleared
6 201 (24.16%) DevOps
7 192 (23.08%) Unix
8 169 (20.31%) AWS
9 166 (19.95%) Java
10 164 (19.71%) Docker
11 160 (19.23%) SC Cleared
12 152 (18.27%) Oracle
13 140 (16.83%) Ansible
14 138 (16.59%) Azure
15 129 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 118 (14.18%) Git (software)
17 113 (13.58%) Software Engineering
18 111 (13.34%) Microsoft
19 109 (13.10%) Configuration Management
20 106 (12.74%) Red Hat
21 104 (12.50%) Jenkins
22 103 (12.38%) JavaScript
22 103 (12.38%) VMware
23 97 (11.66%) PowerShell
24 96 (11.54%) Kubernetes
25 95 (11.42%) Scrum
26 91 (10.94%) SQL Server
27 90 (10.82%) Bash Shell
28 88 (10.58%) Migration
29 87 (10.46%) Finance

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 73 (8.77%) Apache
2 48 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 43 (5.17%) WebLogic
4 28 (3.37%) Apache Spark
5 26 (3.13%) IIS
5 26 (3.13%) JBoss
6 24 (2.88%) SAS
7 23 (2.76%) nginx
8 20 (2.40%) Confluence
9 17 (2.04%) GeoServer
10 16 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (1.32%) SharePoint
13 10 (1.20%) iPlanet
13 10 (1.20%) WebSphere
14 9 (1.08%) Apache Pig
14 9 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (1.08%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.84%) Jupyter
16 6 (0.72%) GemFire
Applications
1 37 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.12%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 14 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (1.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 10 (1.20%) CSG Singleview
4 7 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.48%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.36%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
7 3 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.24%) SnowdropKCS
9 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 169 (20.31%) AWS
2 138 (16.59%) Azure
3 47 (5.65%) GitHub
4 43 (5.17%) GCP
5 35 (4.21%) PaaS
6 28 (3.37%) IaaS
7 23 (2.76%) OpenShift
8 19 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (2.04%) SaaS
10 16 (1.92%) Serverless
11 13 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.32%) Office 365
14 8 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.96%) Google Analytics
14 8 (0.96%) NuGet
14 8 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.84%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (7.93%) DNS
2 62 (7.45%) Firewall
3 43 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 40 (4.81%) HTTP
5 30 (3.61%) WAN
6 29 (3.49%) VPN
7 24 (2.88%) SAN
8 23 (2.76%) SSL
9 20 (2.40%) DHCP
9 20 (2.40%) LAN
10 18 (2.16%) Internet
11 14 (1.68%) Network Security
12 13 (1.56%) iSCSI
12 13 (1.56%) SMTP
13 12 (1.44%) MPLS
13 12 (1.44%) Wireless
14 11 (1.32%) Ethernet
14 11 (1.32%) VLAN
15 10 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (1.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 68 (8.17%) Oracle Database
3 47 (5.65%) Big Data
4 45 (5.41%) MySQL
4 45 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 44 (5.29%) Hadoop
6 39 (4.69%) NoSQL
7 29 (3.49%) HBase
8 28 (3.37%) MongoDB
9 24 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
11 21 (2.52%) Apache Hive
12 19 (2.28%) Geospatial Data
13 18 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (2.04%) GIS
14 17 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
15 16 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.80%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 118 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 104 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 52 (6.25%) JIRA
4 39 (4.69%) Subversion
5 35 (4.21%) Selenium
6 25 (3.00%) Eclipse
7 23 (2.76%) Ant
7 23 (2.76%) IntelliJ
8 22 (2.64%) Cucumber
8 22 (2.64%) TeamCity
9 21 (2.52%) GitLab
10 20 (2.40%) ClearCase
11 18 (2.16%) Visual Studio
12 17 (2.04%) Maven
13 15 (1.80%) JUnit
13 15 (1.80%) SonarQube
14 14 (1.68%) Bitbucket
14 14 (1.68%) Grunt
14 14 (1.68%) NUnit
15 13 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 87 (10.46%) Finance
2 45 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.00%) Banking
4 24 (2.88%) Public Sector
5 14 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.44%) Billing
6 12 (1.44%) Marketing
7 11 (1.32%) Electronics
8 9 (1.08%) Military
9 8 (0.96%) Games
9 8 (0.96%) German Language
10 6 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.60%) French Language
11 5 (0.60%) Legal
12 4 (0.48%) Law
12 4 (0.48%) Retail
13 3 (0.36%) Back Office
13 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 159 (19.11%) Developer
2 99 (11.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 73 (8.77%) Administrator
4 55 (6.61%) Software Engineer
5 51 (6.13%) Linux Engineer
6 47 (5.65%) Consultant
7 44 (5.29%) Architect
8 42 (5.05%) Analyst
9 33 (3.97%) Java Developer
10 32 (3.85%) Support Engineer
11 31 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
12 30 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (3.37%) Linux Administrator
14 27 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
15 26 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
16 25 (3.00%) AWS DevOps
17 22 (2.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 22 (2.64%) Network Engineer
18 19 (2.28%) Cloud Engineer
18 19 (2.28%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.69%) Web Services
2 59 (7.09%) HTML
3 51 (6.13%) .NET
4 49 (5.89%) Spring
5 44 (5.29%) JSON
5 44 (5.29%) Node.js
5 44 (5.29%) REST
6 42 (5.05%) CSS
7 39 (4.69%) AngularJS
7 39 (4.69%) Kafka
7 39 (4.69%) Middleware
8 30 (3.61%) J2EE
9 29 (3.49%) .NET Framework
9 29 (3.49%) RESTful
10 28 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
11 27 (3.25%) XML
12 22 (2.64%) LDAP
12 22 (2.64%) SOAP
13 20 (2.40%) HTML5
14 18 (2.16%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (6.49%) Clustering
3 48 (5.77%) Linux Command Line
4 35 (4.21%) Data Centre
5 28 (3.37%) Data Structures
6 20 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.28%) CMDB
8 18 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (2.04%) Derivative
9 17 (2.04%) Replication
9 17 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.32%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.32%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.96%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.72%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.60%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 333 (40.02%) Windows
2 192 (23.08%) Unix
3 129 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 80 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 48 (5.77%) CentOS
6 40 (4.81%) AIX
7 39 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (3.25%) Windows 10
10 25 (3.00%) Ubuntu
11 18 (2.16%) Windows 7
12 15 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
13 14 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (1.20%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.20%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.08%) Debian
16 9 (1.08%) Solaris
16 9 (1.08%) SUSE
17 7 (0.84%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (24.16%) DevOps
3 113 (13.58%) Software Engineering
4 109 (13.10%) Configuration Management
5 95 (11.42%) Scrum
6 88 (10.58%) Migration
7 85 (10.22%) Test Automation
8 81 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
9 78 (9.38%) ITIL
10 73 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (6.49%) Analytics
12 53 (6.37%) SDLC
13 48 (5.77%) Project Management
14 47 (5.65%) TDD
15 43 (5.17%) High Availability
16 41 (4.93%) Open Source
17 40 (4.81%) Deployment Automation
18 39 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
18 39 (4.69%) Microservices
19 37 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 224 (26.92%) Python
2 214 (25.72%) SQL
3 166 (19.95%) Java
4 103 (12.38%) JavaScript
5 97 (11.66%) PowerShell
6 90 (10.82%) Bash Shell
7 74 (8.89%) C
7 74 (8.89%) C++
8 64 (7.69%) Perl
9 60 (7.21%) C#
10 55 (6.61%) Shell Script
11 47 (5.65%) Ruby
12 46 (5.53%) PHP
13 43 (5.17%) PL/SQL
14 21 (2.52%) Java 8
15 19 (2.28%) Groovy
16 13 (1.56%) Scala
17 12 (1.44%) Korn
18 10 (1.20%) Embedded C
18 10 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 203 (24.40%) Security Cleared
2 160 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 54 (6.49%) Degree
4 45 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
9 9 (1.08%) CCNA
10 8 (0.96%) CCNP
10 8 (0.96%) RHCSA
11 6 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.72%) HNC
11 6 (0.72%) ISEB
11 6 (0.72%) MCSE
11 6 (0.72%) OSCP
11 6 (0.72%) RHCE
12 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.97%) QA
2 14 (1.68%) GDPR
3 11 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.20%) SLA
5 9 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.96%) NIST
6 8 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.36%) SEPA
8 2 (0.24%) COBIT
8 2 (0.24%) ECSS
8 2 (0.24%) MISRA
9 1 (0.12%) GAMP
9 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 164 (19.71%) Docker
2 76 (9.13%) Active Directory
3 50 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (3.00%) HDFS
5 24 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (2.64%) Hyper-V
7 15 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.80%) vSphere
8 13 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (1.56%) XenApp
9 11 (1.32%) LXC
10 10 (1.20%) NFS
10 10 (1.20%) vCloud
11 9 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.96%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.72%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.48%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 140 (16.83%) Ansible
2 96 (11.54%) Kubernetes
3 86 (10.34%) Puppet
4 78 (9.38%) Terraform
5 41 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.28%) Data Guard
7 17 (2.04%) SCCM
8 15 (1.80%) Kibana
8 15 (1.80%) Oozie
9 14 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 13 (1.56%) Nagios
11 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (1.44%) NetBackup
12 11 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
12 11 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (1.20%) Grafana
13 10 (1.20%) logstash
13 10 (1.20%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 7 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 152 (18.27%) Oracle
2 111 (13.34%) Microsoft
3 106 (12.74%) Red Hat
4 103 (12.38%) VMware
5 44 (5.29%) Google
6 41 (4.93%) Cisco
7 33 (3.97%) IBM
8 32 (3.85%) Citrix
9 31 (3.73%) ServiceNow
10 29 (3.49%) SAP
11 28 (3.37%) Remedy
12 27 (3.25%) HP
13 20 (2.40%) Juniper
14 19 (2.28%) webMethods
15 17 (2.04%) Veritas
16 16 (1.92%) Dell
16 16 (1.92%) McAfee
16 16 (1.92%) NetApp
16 16 (1.92%) SolarWinds
17 15 (1.80%) Atlassian