Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 1,578 1,500 1,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.38% 9.65% 10.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.64% 44.03% 40.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 936 1,164
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £263
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 57 138
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £16.60 £23.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £62.20 £50.00 £51.63
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +8.33%

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 3,790 3,407 4,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.53% 21.93% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,112 1,952 2,607
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £193 £200
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 285 403
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £46.96 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.85% - +3.13%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +10 628 £463 +2.78% 241
Hampshire -2 428 £420 -3.39% 106
Berkshire +9 333 £457 +4.05% 121
Surrey -6 301 £500 +17.65% 78
Buckinghamshire +15 198 £425 +8.97% 37
West Sussex +6 135 £500 +21.95% 35
Oxfordshire -14 98 £560 +20.17% 83
East Sussex +7 29 £500 +66.67% 36
Middlesex +1 17 £455 +19.61%
Home Counties +5 5 - -
Kent -31 5 £340 -9.33% 12
Sussex - 3 £550 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 522 (33.08%) Windows
2 456 (28.90%) Java
3 436 (27.63%) Unix
4 421 (26.68%) Agile Software Development
5 395 (25.03%) DevOps
6 372 (23.57%) Git (software)
7 353 (22.37%) Jenkins
8 348 (22.05%) Oracle
9 332 (21.04%) SQL
10 269 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
11 267 (16.92%) Puppet
12 262 (16.60%) Red Hat
13 258 (16.35%) Python
14 252 (15.97%) VMware
14 252 (15.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 229 (14.51%) JavaScript
16 214 (13.56%) Configuration Management
17 210 (13.31%) Ansible
18 208 (13.18%) Security Cleared
19 199 (12.61%) REST
20 198 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
21 193 (12.23%) Web Services
22 189 (11.98%) Finance
23 182 (11.53%) Microsoft
24 179 (11.34%) SC Cleared
25 177 (11.22%) Test Automation
25 177 (11.22%) Docker
26 174 (11.03%) Apache
26 174 (11.03%) Firewall
27 166 (10.52%) Scrum

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
1 174 (11.03%) Apache
2 81 (5.13%) Apache Spark
2 81 (5.13%) JBoss
3 78 (4.94%) OpenStack
3 78 (4.94%) Tomcat
4 74 (4.69%) Confluence
5 56 (3.55%) nginx
6 48 (3.04%) WebLogic
7 43 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 41 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
9 39 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
10 38 (2.41%) IIS
11 34 (2.15%) GlassFish
12 32 (2.03%) Liferay
12 32 (2.03%) WebSphere
13 22 (1.39%) MS Exchange
14 18 (1.14%) Skype for Business
15 17 (1.08%) SAS
16 14 (0.89%) GemFire
17 13 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 35 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.38%) Pipeline Pilot
4 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.25%) Simulink
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.063%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (0.82%) Siebel CRM
4 12 (0.76%) Oracle Utilities
5 7 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.063%) Magento
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.063%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 269 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (7.29%) IaaS
4 104 (6.59%) PaaS
5 80 (5.07%) OpenShift
6 73 (4.63%) GitHub
7 42 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (2.34%) Office 365
9 23 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 23 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (1.46%) SaaS
10 21 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (1.33%) Google Tag Manager
11 18 (1.14%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.89%) Serverless
13 13 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.57%) Amazon Glacier
14 9 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 174 (11.03%) Firewall
2 120 (7.60%) TCP/IP
3 88 (5.58%) DNS
4 72 (4.56%) HTTP
5 69 (4.37%) SAN
6 55 (3.49%) SSL
7 52 (3.30%) WAN
8 39 (2.47%) VPN
9 32 (2.03%) Network Security
10 30 (1.90%) DHCP
10 30 (1.90%) Wireless
11 26 (1.65%) VoIP
12 24 (1.52%) LAN
13 23 (1.46%) Internet
14 22 (1.39%) NetScaler
15 21 (1.33%) NAS
16 19 (1.20%) IPsec
17 17 (1.08%) BGP
17 17 (1.08%) iSCSI
18 16 (1.01%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (8.56%) Relational Database
2 131 (8.30%) SQL Server
3 125 (7.92%) Oracle Database
4 119 (7.54%) Hadoop
5 118 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
6 116 (7.35%) Big Data
7 106 (6.72%) MongoDB
8 99 (6.27%) MySQL
9 68 (4.31%) HBase
10 66 (4.18%) Oracle Database 12c
11 53 (3.36%) NoSQL
12 52 (3.30%) Redis
13 50 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
14 41 (2.60%) RDBMS
15 36 (2.28%) Apache Hive
16 32 (2.03%) Sqoop
17 29 (1.84%) Data Lake
18 28 (1.77%) NuoDB
19 27 (1.71%) Impala
19 27 (1.71%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 372 (23.57%) Git (software)
2 353 (22.37%) Jenkins
3 114 (7.22%) Subversion
4 106 (6.72%) JIRA
5 102 (6.46%) Selenium
6 90 (5.70%) Maven
7 85 (5.39%) JUnit
8 70 (4.44%) Ant
9 55 (3.49%) Eclipse
10 48 (3.04%) Bitbucket
10 48 (3.04%) Mockito
11 45 (2.85%) Gradle
12 44 (2.79%) IntelliJ
13 36 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
14 34 (2.15%) SonarQube
15 33 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
15 33 (2.09%) TeamCity
16 32 (2.03%) Cucumber
17 26 (1.65%) gulp
18 25 (1.58%) GCC
General
1 189 (11.98%) Finance
2 74 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 71 (4.50%) Banking
4 13 (0.82%) Electronics
5 12 (0.76%) Retail
6 11 (0.70%) Publishing
7 10 (0.63%) Legal
7 10 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.51%) Back Office
8 8 (0.51%) International Banking
9 7 (0.44%) Automotive
10 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.32%) Games
11 5 (0.32%) Marketing
12 4 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.25%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.19%) Billing
13 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 455 (28.83%) Developer
2 223 (14.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 187 (11.85%) Java Developer
4 124 (7.86%) Architect
5 120 (7.60%) Linux Engineer
6 81 (5.13%) Administrator
7 71 (4.50%) Software Engineer
8 68 (4.31%) AWS Engineer
9 65 (4.12%) Python Developer
10 62 (3.93%) Consultant
11 60 (3.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 51 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
13 50 (3.17%) Scala Developer
14 48 (3.04%) Analyst
15 46 (2.92%) Cloud Engineer
15 46 (2.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 45 (2.85%) Technical Architect
17 44 (2.79%) DBA
18 42 (2.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 40 (2.53%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (12.61%) REST
2 193 (12.23%) Web Services
3 148 (9.38%) HTML
4 132 (8.37%) CSS
4 132 (8.37%) Spring
5 118 (7.48%) RESTful
6 117 (7.41%) JSON
7 113 (7.16%) AngularJS
8 108 (6.84%) Node.js
9 106 (6.72%) Middleware
10 105 (6.65%) XML
11 101 (6.40%) SOAP
12 93 (5.89%) J2EE
12 93 (5.89%) jQuery
12 93 (5.89%) Kafka
13 84 (5.32%) RabbitMQ
14 71 (4.50%) Play Framework
15 68 (4.31%) .NET
16 60 (3.80%) React
17 58 (3.68%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.18%) Linux Command Line
2 65 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 56 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
5 44 (2.79%) Virtual Team
6 41 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 38 (2.41%) Computer Science
9 29 (1.84%) Clustering
10 22 (1.39%) CMDB
11 18 (1.14%) Derivative
11 18 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.08%) Replication
13 15 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.82%) Device Driver
15 11 (0.70%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.70%) PKI
15 11 (0.70%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 522 (33.08%) Windows
2 436 (27.63%) Unix
3 252 (15.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 96 (6.08%) Windows Server
5 85 (5.39%) CentOS
6 80 (5.07%) AIX
7 78 (4.94%) Solaris
8 68 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (3.80%) Ubuntu
10 34 (2.15%) SUSE
10 34 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (1.77%) Mac OS X
12 27 (1.71%) Debian
13 25 (1.58%) Windows 10
14 24 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
15 21 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (1.01%) Windows 7
17 14 (0.89%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 11 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (26.68%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (25.03%) DevOps
3 214 (13.56%) Configuration Management
4 198 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
5 177 (11.22%) Test Automation
6 166 (10.52%) Scrum
7 150 (9.51%) TDD
8 138 (8.75%) Unit Testing
9 137 (8.68%) ITIL
10 128 (8.11%) Software Engineering
11 98 (6.21%) Web Development
12 88 (5.58%) Microservices
13 86 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
14 82 (5.20%) Migration
15 70 (4.44%) Open Source
16 68 (4.31%) BDD
17 64 (4.06%) Load Balancing
17 64 (4.06%) System Testing
18 62 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
18 62 (3.93%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 456 (28.90%) Java
2 332 (21.04%) SQL
3 258 (16.35%) Python
4 229 (14.51%) JavaScript
5 153 (9.70%) Shell Script
6 139 (8.81%) Bash Shell
7 125 (7.92%) C++
8 107 (6.78%) Perl
9 98 (6.21%) Scala
10 96 (6.08%) C
10 96 (6.08%) Ruby
11 67 (4.25%) PHP
11 67 (4.25%) PL/SQL
12 60 (3.80%) C#
13 47 (2.98%) PowerShell
14 31 (1.96%) Groovy
15 23 (1.46%) Korn
16 22 (1.39%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.39%) XPath
17 17 (1.08%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 208 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 179 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 74 (4.69%) Degree
4 24 (1.52%) DV Cleared
4 24 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.20%) MCSE
6 15 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.89%) RHCE
8 13 (0.82%) CCNA
9 11 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (0.57%) ISEB
11 8 (0.51%) CCNP
11 8 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.44%) CISSP
12 7 (0.44%) JNCIA
13 6 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.15%) QA
2 28 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.27%) SLA
4 9 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.38%) GDPR
6 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.32%) MISRA
7 4 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.25%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.063%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.063%) PMO
System Software
1 177 (11.22%) Docker
2 126 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (6.40%) Active Directory
4 73 (4.63%) HDFS
5 56 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
6 53 (3.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 40 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
8 39 (2.47%) Hyper-V
9 38 (2.41%) vSphere
10 36 (2.28%) Apache Flume
11 29 (1.84%) NFS
12 19 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
12 19 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 18 (1.14%) XenApp
14 16 (1.01%) flannel
14 16 (1.01%) Oracle Clusterware
15 15 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.76%) KVM
16 12 (0.76%) Veritas File System
17 11 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 267 (16.92%) Puppet
2 210 (13.31%) Ansible
3 157 (9.95%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (3.74%) Terraform
5 55 (3.49%) Kubernetes
6 49 (3.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 39 (2.47%) SCCM
8 35 (2.22%) Grafana
8 35 (2.22%) Kibana
9 27 (1.71%) Oozie
10 25 (1.58%) SCOM
11 20 (1.27%) NetBackup
12 19 (1.20%) Nagios
12 19 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
13 18 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 16 (1.01%) Prometheus
14 16 (1.01%) SELinux
14 16 (1.01%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.89%) Packer
16 13 (0.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 348 (22.05%) Oracle
2 262 (16.60%) Red Hat
3 252 (15.97%) VMware
4 182 (11.53%) Microsoft
5 99 (6.27%) Cisco
6 94 (5.96%) HP
7 83 (5.26%) Citrix
8 82 (5.20%) IBM
9 57 (3.61%) Google
10 54 (3.42%) NetApp
11 37 (2.34%) webMethods
12 33 (2.09%) CA
12 33 (2.09%) Cloudera
13 32 (2.03%) EMC
14 29 (1.84%) Hortonworks
14 29 (1.84%) Splunk
15 27 (1.71%) Symantec
16 26 (1.65%) Brocade
16 26 (1.65%) MapR
17 25 (1.58%) Talend