Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 1,607 1,637 2,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.61% 10.27% 11.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.84% 46.70% 45.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 924 1,330
South East median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% - +10.39%
10th Percentile £316 £300 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 39 73
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.80% +15.41%
10th Percentile £14.30 £25.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.25 £51.20
England median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +8.11%

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 3,666 3,505 4,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.92% 21.98% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,978 1,932 2,716
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £167 £189 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 263 285
South East median hourly rate £18.89 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.55 £10.85
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £47.93
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -2 572 £425 - 198
Hampshire 0 457 £450 +12.36% 125
Surrey -5 346 £500 +17.65% 106
Berkshire -3 280 £425 +4.94% 98
Buckinghamshire 0 169 £450 +20.00% 29
West Sussex -3 131 £495 +20.00% 24
Oxfordshire -5 123 £425 -15.00% 71
East Sussex +15 58 £469 +37.87% 21
Middlesex -3 12 £431 -5.27% 2
Kent +12 10 £525 +23.53% 17
Sussex -3 5 £350 -24.32%
Home Counties +1 3 - -
M4 Corridor -4 1 £450 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 550 (34.23%) Windows
2 501 (31.18%) Unix
3 452 (28.13%) Java
4 420 (26.14%) Oracle
5 414 (25.76%) Python
6 406 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
7 404 (25.14%) DevOps
8 386 (24.02%) Jenkins
9 306 (19.04%) Git (software)
10 289 (17.98%) SQL
11 269 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
12 264 (16.43%) VMware
13 257 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
14 252 (15.68%) Ansible
15 245 (15.25%) Security Cleared
16 243 (15.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 242 (15.06%) JavaScript
18 238 (14.81%) Docker
19 233 (14.50%) Puppet
19 233 (14.50%) Red Hat
20 229 (14.25%) Web Services
21 205 (12.76%) Finance
22 203 (12.63%) SC Cleared
23 194 (12.07%) REST
24 181 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
25 180 (11.20%) Bash Shell
26 177 (11.01%) Scrum
26 177 (11.01%) Microsoft
27 176 (10.95%) Configuration Management
28 166 (10.33%) HTML

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
1 150 (9.33%) Apache
2 73 (4.54%) Apache Spark
2 73 (4.54%) Tomcat
3 70 (4.36%) JBoss
4 56 (3.48%) Confluence
5 54 (3.36%) IIS
6 53 (3.30%) WebLogic
7 48 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
8 46 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 41 (2.55%) WebSphere
10 37 (2.30%) nginx
10 37 (2.30%) OpenStack
11 36 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
12 34 (2.12%) GemFire
13 32 (1.99%) Oracle Service Bus
14 25 (1.56%) SharePoint
15 18 (1.12%) MS Exchange
16 16 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
17 14 (0.87%) GlassFish
18 11 (0.68%) Liferay
Applications
1 34 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.12%) Simulink
7 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
2 20 (1.24%) Siebel CRM
3 17 (1.06%) Oracle Utilities
4 7 (0.44%) Magento
5 6 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.12%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.062%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 1 (0.062%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 269 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (5.54%) PaaS
4 78 (4.85%) IaaS
5 65 (4.04%) GitHub
6 56 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
7 50 (3.11%) OpenShift
8 48 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 48 (2.99%) SaaS
9 43 (2.68%) Serverless
10 29 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (1.31%) Amazon S3
13 19 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 18 (1.12%) Google Analytics
15 15 (0.93%) Amazon Glacier
15 15 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
16 13 (0.81%) AWS CodePipeline
17 12 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (7.47%) Firewall
2 111 (6.91%) TCP/IP
3 95 (5.91%) HTTP
4 75 (4.67%) DNS
5 64 (3.98%) SAN
6 54 (3.36%) SSL
7 47 (2.92%) Network Security
8 34 (2.12%) VPN
9 31 (1.93%) DHCP
9 31 (1.93%) SNMP
9 31 (1.93%) WAN
10 30 (1.87%) PuTTY
11 27 (1.68%) Internet
11 27 (1.68%) SSH
12 26 (1.62%) LAN
13 24 (1.49%) WinSCP
14 23 (1.43%) NAS
15 19 (1.18%) BGP
15 19 (1.18%) FTP
16 18 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (9.33%) Relational Database
2 132 (8.21%) SQL Server
3 126 (7.84%) Oracle Database
4 119 (7.41%) Big Data
5 116 (7.22%) MySQL
6 113 (7.03%) Hadoop
7 91 (5.66%) NoSQL
8 79 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
9 78 (4.85%) MongoDB
10 72 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 72 (4.48%) Redis
11 63 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 62 (3.86%) HBase
13 55 (3.42%) RDBMS
14 47 (2.92%) Oracle Database 12c
15 45 (2.80%) DB2
16 44 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
17 36 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
18 34 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
19 30 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 386 (24.02%) Jenkins
2 306 (19.04%) Git (software)
3 124 (7.72%) JIRA
4 93 (5.79%) Selenium
5 77 (4.79%) Eclipse
6 75 (4.67%) Cucumber
7 66 (4.11%) JUnit
8 64 (3.98%) Subversion
9 53 (3.30%) Maven
10 50 (3.11%) Ant
11 47 (2.92%) SoapUI
12 41 (2.55%) IntelliJ
12 41 (2.55%) Vagrant
13 37 (2.30%) HP UFT
14 34 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 31 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
16 29 (1.80%) SpecFlow
17 28 (1.74%) LoadRunner
18 27 (1.68%) Bitbucket
19 26 (1.62%) Artifactory
General
1 205 (12.76%) Finance
2 62 (3.86%) Telecoms
3 36 (2.24%) Banking
4 18 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.06%) Marketing
5 17 (1.06%) Retail
6 16 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.75%) Back Office
7 12 (0.75%) Electronics
7 12 (0.75%) Legal
8 11 (0.68%) German Language
9 10 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
9 10 (0.62%) Spanish Language
10 9 (0.56%) French Language
10 9 (0.56%) Games
10 9 (0.56%) Law
10 9 (0.56%) Publishing
11 6 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.37%) Military
12 4 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 410 (25.51%) Developer
2 232 (14.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 141 (8.77%) Java Developer
4 111 (6.91%) Linux Engineer
5 109 (6.78%) Analyst
6 100 (6.22%) Architect
6 100 (6.22%) Software Engineer
7 91 (5.66%) Administrator
8 90 (5.60%) AWS Engineer
9 81 (5.04%) Python Developer
10 74 (4.60%) AWS DevOps
11 70 (4.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 55 (3.42%) Django Developer
12 55 (3.42%) Python/Django Developer
13 54 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 54 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
14 53 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
15 49 (3.05%) Consultant
15 49 (3.05%) Linux Administrator
16 48 (2.99%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (14.25%) Web Services
2 194 (12.07%) REST
3 166 (10.33%) HTML
4 156 (9.71%) RESTful
5 154 (9.58%) JSON
5 154 (9.58%) Middleware
6 152 (9.46%) Spring
7 151 (9.40%) CSS
8 121 (7.53%) Kafka
9 114 (7.09%) Node.js
10 108 (6.72%) RabbitMQ
11 93 (5.79%) XML
12 87 (5.41%) SOAP
13 80 (4.98%) AngularJS
14 72 (4.48%) Django
14 72 (4.48%) J2EE
15 69 (4.29%) jQuery
16 56 (3.48%) .NET
17 49 (3.05%) LDAP
18 48 (2.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.60%) Computer Science
2 97 (6.04%) Linux Command Line
3 81 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (4.98%) Data Centre
5 43 (2.68%) Clustering
6 40 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 37 (2.30%) PKI
9 36 (2.24%) Virtual Team
10 34 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
12 30 (1.87%) Public Cloud
13 28 (1.74%) User Experience
14 23 (1.43%) Algorithms
15 20 (1.24%) Cloud Native
16 19 (1.18%) Mainframe
17 16 (1.00%) CUDA
17 16 (1.00%) Data Structures
17 16 (1.00%) Replication
18 13 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 550 (34.23%) Windows
2 501 (31.18%) Unix
3 243 (15.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 140 (8.71%) Windows Server
5 98 (6.10%) Solaris
6 96 (5.97%) AIX
7 87 (5.41%) CentOS
8 73 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 69 (4.29%) Ubuntu
10 36 (2.24%) Windows 10
10 36 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (1.80%) SUSE
12 23 (1.43%) Android
13 22 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
14 19 (1.18%) Debian
15 17 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
16 15 (0.93%) Windows XP
17 14 (0.87%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.75%) VMS
18 12 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (25.14%) DevOps
3 257 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
4 177 (11.01%) Scrum
5 176 (10.95%) Configuration Management
6 164 (10.21%) Test Automation
7 158 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
8 148 (9.21%) Software Engineering
9 142 (8.84%) TDD
10 129 (8.03%) ITIL
11 116 (7.22%) Open Source
12 110 (6.85%) Web Development
13 96 (5.97%) Change Management
14 95 (5.91%) BDD
15 86 (5.35%) Microservices
16 84 (5.23%) Analytics
17 78 (4.85%) Unit Testing
18 77 (4.79%) Workflow
19 73 (4.54%) OO
20 70 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 452 (28.13%) Java
2 414 (25.76%) Python
3 289 (17.98%) SQL
4 242 (15.06%) JavaScript
5 180 (11.20%) Bash Shell
6 134 (8.34%) Ruby
7 133 (8.28%) C++
8 116 (7.22%) Perl
9 103 (6.41%) Shell Script
10 95 (5.91%) C
11 86 (5.35%) C#
11 86 (5.35%) PowerShell
12 59 (3.67%) Groovy
13 57 (3.55%) PHP
13 57 (3.55%) PL/SQL
14 53 (3.30%) Scala
15 29 (1.80%) F#
16 23 (1.43%) Java 8
17 22 (1.37%) Embedded C
18 20 (1.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 245 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 203 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 162 (10.08%) Degree
4 31 (1.93%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.56%) ISEB
6 23 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
8 21 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 20 (1.24%) ISTQB
10 16 (1.00%) CISSP
10 16 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (1.00%) RHCE
11 14 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.62%) AWS Certification
12 10 (0.62%) CCNP
12 10 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.56%) MOS
14 8 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.11%) SLA
2 45 (2.80%) QA
3 21 (1.31%) GDPR
4 18 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.93%) GCP
6 13 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.68%) PMO
8 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.37%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.25%) GPG13
10 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.25%) MISRA
11 3 (0.19%) COBIT
11 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.12%) ECSS
12 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 238 (14.81%) Docker
2 142 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (7.03%) Active Directory
4 66 (4.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 52 (3.24%) HDFS
6 51 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
7 43 (2.68%) Hyper-V
8 42 (2.61%) vSphere
9 31 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
11 25 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 23 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
13 21 (1.31%) XenApp
14 20 (1.24%) Apache Flume
15 19 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
16 18 (1.12%) NFS
16 18 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
17 15 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (0.56%) KVM
19 8 (0.50%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 252 (15.68%) Ansible
2 233 (14.50%) Puppet
3 143 (8.90%) Terraform
4 139 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
5 137 (8.53%) Kubernetes
6 46 (2.86%) Hadoop YARN
7 40 (2.49%) Packer
8 39 (2.43%) HP ALM
9 37 (2.30%) Kibana
10 32 (1.99%) SCOM
11 31 (1.93%) Nagios
12 30 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
13 27 (1.68%) Data Guard
14 25 (1.56%) Salt
14 25 (1.56%) SELinux
15 24 (1.49%) NetBackup
15 24 (1.49%) SCCM
16 22 (1.37%) Grafana
17 20 (1.24%) Nessus
18 19 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 420 (26.14%) Oracle
2 264 (16.43%) VMware
3 233 (14.50%) Red Hat
4 177 (11.01%) Microsoft
5 110 (6.85%) IBM
6 101 (6.29%) HP
7 75 (4.67%) Citrix
8 74 (4.60%) Cisco
9 69 (4.29%) Google
10 42 (2.61%) Veritas
11 40 (2.49%) NetApp
12 38 (2.36%) webMethods
13 34 (2.12%) Remedy
14 32 (1.99%) Splunk
15 31 (1.93%) Software AG
16 30 (1.87%) Sun
17 29 (1.80%) ServiceNow
18 26 (1.62%) CheckPoint
19 25 (1.56%) CA
20 23 (1.43%) SAP