Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 10 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 1705 1714 1643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.13% 10.31% 8.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.32% 44.62% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 1065 942
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +9.68% +4.73%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £588 £570 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 65 133
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £24.20 £33.10 £21.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £51.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 3847 3841 4710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.86% 23.10% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2144 2242 2592
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
10th Percentile £150 £185 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 267 462
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -9.01% +20.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.03 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +5 655 £450 +2.86% 113
Hampshire -1 422 £400 -5.88% 60
Surrey +3 372 £430 -4.44% 45
Berkshire -4 311 £413 -7.30% 57
Buckinghamshire +12 211 £375 -3.85% 21
West Sussex +17 147 £450 +23.29% 6
Oxfordshire +3 134 £500 +11.11% 35
East Sussex -4 36 £575 +39.56% 19
Middlesex +8 24 £484 +13.88%
Home Counties +4 13 - -
Kent -24 11 £530 +26.57% 4
Sussex +2 7 £463 -7.50% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 556 (32.61%) Windows
2 522 (30.62%) Unix
3 443 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
4 432 (25.34%) Java
5 405 (23.75%) Git (software)
6 371 (21.76%) DevOps
7 357 (20.94%) Oracle
8 319 (18.71%) Red Hat
8 319 (18.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 318 (18.65%) SQL
9 318 (18.65%) Puppet
10 314 (18.42%) Jenkins
11 298 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
12 289 (16.95%) VMware
13 285 (16.72%) Python
14 274 (16.07%) Ansible
15 257 (15.07%) JavaScript
16 241 (14.13%) Finance
17 233 (13.67%) Docker
18 218 (12.79%) Configuration Management
19 195 (11.44%) Scrum
19 195 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
20 189 (11.09%) HTML
21 185 (10.85%) Security Cleared
22 184 (10.79%) Microsoft
23 180 (10.56%) Web Services
24 178 (10.44%) CSS
25 167 (9.79%) MySQL
25 167 (9.79%) Opscode Chef
26 161 (9.44%) Apache

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
1 161 (9.44%) Apache
2 97 (5.69%) OpenStack
3 87 (5.10%) Tomcat
4 76 (4.46%) JBoss
5 61 (3.58%) Confluence
6 60 (3.52%) Apache Spark
7 53 (3.11%) IIS
8 46 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 45 (2.64%) nginx
10 44 (2.58%) WebSphere
11 38 (2.23%) WebLogic
12 30 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 27 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (1.41%) SAS
15 19 (1.11%) MS Exchange
16 15 (0.88%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.82%) GemFire
18 13 (0.76%) GlassFish
18 13 (0.76%) Liferay
18 13 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.59%) Pipeline Pilot
5 7 (0.41%) Simulink
6 6 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.29%) SPSS
8 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.059%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.059%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.059%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.059%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.059%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.059%) Magento
8 1 (0.059%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.059%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.059%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.059%) Primavera
8 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.059%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.059%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.059%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 298 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (4.52%) OpenShift
4 76 (4.46%) IaaS
5 70 (4.11%) PaaS
6 64 (3.75%) GitHub
7 49 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (2.05%) Office 365
9 24 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (1.41%) SaaS
10 22 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (1.17%) Serverless
12 17 (1.00%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.53%) Slack
15 9 (0.53%) Trello
16 7 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 130 (7.62%) Firewall
2 109 (6.39%) SAN
3 104 (6.10%) DNS
4 100 (5.87%) TCP/IP
5 72 (4.22%) HTTP
6 55 (3.23%) LDAP
7 53 (3.11%) VPN
8 52 (3.05%) WAN
9 45 (2.64%) SSL
10 43 (2.52%) NAS
11 41 (2.40%) Fibre Channel
12 38 (2.23%) Internet
13 37 (2.17%) DHCP
13 37 (2.17%) Network Security
14 34 (1.99%) VoIP
15 32 (1.88%) LAN
16 27 (1.58%) Wireless
17 21 (1.23%) NetScaler
17 21 (1.23%) SSH
18 20 (1.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (9.79%) MySQL
2 149 (8.74%) Relational Database
3 147 (8.62%) SQL Server
4 129 (7.57%) MongoDB
5 99 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
6 80 (4.69%) Hadoop
7 79 (4.63%) Oracle Database
8 78 (4.57%) NoSQL
9 70 (4.11%) Big Data
10 53 (3.11%) Redis
11 50 (2.93%) DB2
12 39 (2.29%) HBase
13 35 (2.05%) RDBMS
14 32 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
15 31 (1.82%) Apache Hive
15 31 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
16 30 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
17 26 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
18 22 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
19 21 (1.23%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 405 (23.75%) Git (software)
2 314 (18.42%) Jenkins
3 137 (8.04%) Subversion
4 113 (6.63%) Maven
5 109 (6.39%) JIRA
6 77 (4.52%) JUnit
7 62 (3.64%) Selenium
7 62 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 58 (3.40%) Ant
9 57 (3.34%) IntelliJ
10 54 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 51 (2.99%) Eclipse
12 44 (2.58%) Bitbucket
13 42 (2.46%) Artifactory
14 38 (2.23%) Gradle
15 34 (1.99%) Mockito
16 33 (1.94%) GitLab
17 29 (1.70%) Cucumber
18 26 (1.52%) Visual Studio
19 23 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 241 (14.13%) Finance
2 91 (5.34%) Banking
3 89 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 26 (1.52%) Legal
5 21 (1.23%) Retail
6 14 (0.82%) Games
7 10 (0.59%) Electronics
8 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.41%) Advertising
10 7 (0.41%) Automotive
10 7 (0.41%) Marketing
10 7 (0.41%) Publishing
11 5 (0.29%) Back Office
11 5 (0.29%) International Banking
12 4 (0.23%) Military
12 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 466 (27.33%) Developer
2 211 (12.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 166 (9.74%) Linux Engineer
4 158 (9.27%) Administrator
5 148 (8.68%) Java Developer
6 114 (6.69%) Architect
7 89 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
8 83 (4.87%) Consultant
9 70 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
10 69 (4.05%) Python Developer
11 67 (3.93%) Analyst
12 66 (3.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 63 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
14 62 (3.64%) Software Engineer
15 56 (3.28%) Linux Administrator
15 56 (3.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 52 (3.05%) Scala Developer
17 51 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 48 (2.82%) AWS DevOps
18 48 (2.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (11.09%) HTML
2 180 (10.56%) Web Services
3 178 (10.44%) CSS
4 150 (8.80%) REST
5 118 (6.92%) JSON
6 117 (6.86%) XML
7 110 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 106 (6.22%) Node.js
9 105 (6.16%) RESTful
10 101 (5.92%) Middleware
11 100 (5.87%) Spring
12 93 (5.45%) jQuery
13 82 (4.81%) .NET
14 69 (4.05%) Play Framework
15 68 (3.99%) J2EE
16 60 (3.52%) SOAP
17 59 (3.46%) Django
18 57 (3.34%) HTML5
19 56 (3.28%) LAMP
19 56 (3.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 79 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 59 (3.46%) Linux Command Line
5 42 (2.46%) Public Cloud
6 31 (1.82%) Clustering
7 29 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
8 26 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 25 (1.47%) Virtual Team
10 23 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.23%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.17%) CMDB
12 20 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 20 (1.17%) Replication
13 19 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (0.88%) User Experience
15 13 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.65%) Derivative
16 11 (0.65%) Life Science
16 11 (0.65%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 556 (32.61%) Windows
2 522 (30.62%) Unix
3 319 (18.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 144 (8.45%) Windows Server
5 122 (7.16%) Solaris
6 80 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 79 (4.63%) AIX
8 78 (4.57%) CentOS
9 76 (4.46%) Ubuntu
10 65 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (2.11%) Mac OS X
12 31 (1.82%) Debian
13 24 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.29%) SUSE
15 22 (1.29%) Windows 10
16 19 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
17 18 (1.06%) Windows 7
18 17 (1.00%) Android
19 12 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (21.76%) DevOps
3 218 (12.79%) Configuration Management
4 195 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
4 195 (11.44%) Scrum
5 155 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 138 (8.09%) Migration
7 132 (7.74%) TDD
8 125 (7.33%) Software Engineering
9 113 (6.63%) Microservices
10 112 (6.57%) Web Development
11 105 (6.16%) Open Source
12 101 (5.92%) ITIL
13 96 (5.63%) Unit Testing
14 85 (4.99%) Performance Tuning
15 84 (4.93%) Load Balancing
16 79 (4.63%) OO
17 65 (3.81%) Continuous Delivery
18 61 (3.58%) Performance Monitoring
19 60 (3.52%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 432 (25.34%) Java
2 318 (18.65%) SQL
3 285 (16.72%) Python
4 257 (15.07%) JavaScript
5 158 (9.27%) Shell Script
6 151 (8.86%) Perl
7 119 (6.98%) Bash Shell
7 119 (6.98%) C++
8 97 (5.69%) Ruby
9 94 (5.51%) PHP
10 87 (5.10%) C
11 71 (4.16%) Scala
12 53 (3.11%) PowerShell
13 52 (3.05%) C#
14 46 (2.70%) Korn
15 42 (2.46%) PL/SQL
16 26 (1.52%) Groovy
17 20 (1.17%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.88%) F#
19 14 (0.82%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 185 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 152 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 89 (5.22%) Degree
4 28 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.58%) MCSE
6 22 (1.29%) RHCE
7 20 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.00%) AWS Certification
9 17 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.94%) CCNA
11 15 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.76%) ISEB
12 13 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (0.76%) RHCSA
13 12 (0.70%) CISSP
13 12 (0.70%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.59%) CCNP
14 10 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.64%) QA
2 26 (1.52%) SLA
3 16 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.53%) MISRA
6 4 (0.23%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.12%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.12%) PMO
9 1 (0.059%) AS 2805
9 1 (0.059%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.059%) GCP
9 1 (0.059%) GDPR
9 1 (0.059%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.059%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 233 (13.67%) Docker
2 134 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (7.51%) Active Directory
4 79 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (2.23%) vSphere
6 37 (2.17%) HDFS
6 37 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (2.11%) Hyper-V
8 32 (1.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 31 (1.82%) NFS
10 29 (1.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 28 (1.64%) Veritas File System
12 21 (1.23%) Xen
13 19 (1.11%) Oracle Clusterware
14 18 (1.06%) Apache Flume
14 18 (1.06%) XenApp
15 17 (1.00%) KVM
16 16 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
17 15 (0.88%) XenDesktop
18 14 (0.82%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 318 (18.65%) Puppet
2 274 (16.07%) Ansible
3 167 (9.79%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (3.87%) Kubernetes
5 64 (3.75%) Terraform
6 51 (2.99%) NetBackup
7 36 (2.11%) Nagios
8 28 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
8 28 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 26 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
9 26 (1.52%) SCCM
10 24 (1.41%) Kibana
11 23 (1.35%) Grafana
12 22 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
13 19 (1.11%) ZABBIX
14 17 (1.00%) Tivoli
15 16 (0.94%) HAProxy
15 16 (0.94%) logstash
15 16 (0.94%) SCOM
16 15 (0.88%) Ambari
Vendors
1 357 (20.94%) Oracle
2 319 (18.71%) Red Hat
3 289 (16.95%) VMware
4 184 (10.79%) Microsoft
5 118 (6.92%) Citrix
6 105 (6.16%) Cisco
7 94 (5.51%) IBM
8 83 (4.87%) HP
9 53 (3.11%) EMC
10 49 (2.87%) NetApp
10 49 (2.87%) Veritas
11 46 (2.70%) Symantec
12 44 (2.58%) Brocade
13 36 (2.11%) webMethods
14 34 (1.99%) Google
15 32 (1.88%) Sun
16 29 (1.70%) Juniper
17 28 (1.64%) Remedy
18 27 (1.58%) SAP
18 27 (1.58%) Splunk