Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 19 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 339 1,094 1,625
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.89% 7.36% 9.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.52% 34.25% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 661 917
Median daily rate £475 £473 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +3.69% +7.22%
10th Percentile £301 £300 £314
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 59 88
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £31.50 £21.42 £13.95
90th Percentile £59.75 £54.00 £56.45
England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +8.43% +3.75%

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 982 3,194 3,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.95% 21.49% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 1,884 1,998
Median daily rate £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £135 £157 £163
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £438
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 249 322
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.89% +13.91%
10th Percentile £11.46 £11.23 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +1.45%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in the South East over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in the South East over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +2 149 £478 +6.11% 53
Thames Valley -3 118 £460 +2.22% 67
Berkshire +1 77 £500 +11.11% 30
Surrey -4 43 £413 -15.17% 20
Buckinghamshire -6 36 £410 -6.29% 18
West Sussex +7 21 £477 -5.78% 4
East Sussex +9 5 £490 +8.89%
Oxfordshire -2 5 £438 -4.58% 19
Kent +22 1 £390 -27.31% 4
Isle of Wight +1 1 £450 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 157 (46.31%) Windows
2 111 (32.74%) DevOps
3 99 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (28.02%) Security Cleared
5 81 (23.89%) VMware
6 78 (23.01%) Python
7 77 (22.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 76 (22.42%) Ansible
9 74 (21.83%) SC Cleared
10 73 (21.53%) Java
11 67 (19.76%) Red Hat
11 67 (19.76%) Git (software)
11 67 (19.76%) Azure
12 66 (19.47%) Oracle
12 66 (19.47%) Unix
13 65 (19.17%) Docker
14 61 (17.99%) Microsoft
15 59 (17.40%) SQL
15 59 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
16 58 (17.11%) AWS
16 58 (17.11%) Active Directory
17 57 (16.81%) Kubernetes
18 54 (15.93%) Jenkins
18 54 (15.93%) Test Automation
18 54 (15.93%) PowerShell
19 53 (15.63%) Terraform
20 50 (14.75%) Configuration Management
21 49 (14.45%) Windows Server
22 48 (14.16%) Bash Shell
22 48 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure

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 24 (7.08%) Tomcat
2 23 (6.78%) JBoss
2 23 (6.78%) WebSphere
3 20 (5.90%) Confluence
4 16 (4.72%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (4.42%) Apache
6 13 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (3.24%) nginx
8 10 (2.95%) Apache Geronimo
8 10 (2.95%) Apache TomEE
8 10 (2.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (2.36%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.77%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (1.47%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.18%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.18%) SAP Portal
12 4 (1.18%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.06%) Documaker
2 6 (1.77%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.88%) Magento
5 2 (0.59%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (19.76%) Azure
2 58 (17.11%) AWS
3 31 (9.14%) GitHub
4 30 (8.85%) IaaS
5 23 (6.78%) PaaS
6 12 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (3.54%) Amazon S3
6 12 (3.54%) Power Platform
7 10 (2.95%) OpenShift
8 9 (2.65%) Serverless
9 8 (2.36%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.77%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (1.77%) AWS CloudTrail
11 6 (1.77%) AWS CodeBuild
11 6 (1.77%) AWS CodePipeline
11 6 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.39%) Firewall
2 38 (11.21%) DNS
3 24 (7.08%) TCP/IP
4 21 (6.19%) WAN
5 17 (5.01%) DHCP
5 17 (5.01%) VLAN
6 16 (4.72%) LAN
6 16 (4.72%) SAN
7 14 (4.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (3.54%) HTTP
8 12 (3.54%) SNMP
9 11 (3.24%) SSL
10 10 (2.95%) VPN
11 9 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (2.65%) Internet
11 9 (2.65%) iSCSI
12 8 (2.36%) BGP
12 8 (2.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (2.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (2.06%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.03%) Oracle Database
3 25 (7.37%) MySQL
4 21 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (5.01%) Oracle Database 12c
6 16 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.83%) Data Lake
8 12 (3.54%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.54%) Power BI
8 12 (3.54%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.24%) HDInsight
10 9 (2.65%) DB2
10 9 (2.65%) MariaDB
11 8 (2.36%) DB2 UDB
12 7 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (2.06%) SAP BW
13 6 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 67 (19.76%) Git (software)
2 54 (15.93%) Jenkins
3 46 (13.57%) JIRA
4 23 (6.78%) Selenium
5 22 (6.49%) GitLab
6 21 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (6.19%) Visual Studio
7 17 (5.01%) Eclipse
8 13 (3.83%) Ant
8 13 (3.83%) JUnit
9 11 (3.24%) Maven
10 10 (2.95%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (2.65%) Travis CI
12 8 (2.36%) Bitbucket
12 8 (2.36%) SonarQube
12 8 (2.36%) Subversion
13 7 (2.06%) Gradle
14 6 (1.77%) Spinnaker
15 5 (1.47%) ClearQuest
General
1 27 (7.96%) Finance
2 15 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.54%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.06%) Banking
5 5 (1.47%) Law
6 3 (0.88%) Electronics
6 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.59%) Games
7 2 (0.59%) Legal
7 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (17.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (9.44%) Linux Engineer
3 26 (7.67%) DBA
4 25 (7.37%) Developer
5 24 (7.08%) Administrator
6 23 (6.78%) Architect
7 20 (5.90%) Software Engineer
8 18 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (5.31%) Oracle DBA
9 17 (5.01%) Analyst
10 16 (4.72%) Consultant
11 13 (3.83%) Azure Engineer
11 13 (3.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 11 (3.24%) Security Engineer
13 10 (2.95%) AWS DevOps
13 10 (2.95%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.95%) Linux Administrator
13 10 (2.95%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.95%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.96%) RESTful
2 25 (7.37%) Middleware
3 22 (6.49%) Web Services
4 21 (6.19%) Node.js
5 18 (5.31%) Swagger
6 16 (4.72%) HTML
6 16 (4.72%) LDAP
6 16 (4.72%) SOAP
7 13 (3.83%) AngularJS
7 13 (3.83%) REST
8 12 (3.54%) Oracle Fusion
8 12 (3.54%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (3.54%) XML
9 10 (2.95%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (2.95%) IBM Integration Bus
9 10 (2.95%) Spring
10 9 (2.65%) gRPC
10 9 (2.65%) JSP
10 9 (2.65%) SailPoint
10 9 (2.65%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.32%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.67%) Linux Command Line
3 23 (6.78%) Clustering
4 19 (5.60%) PKI
4 19 (5.60%) Public Cloud
5 14 (4.13%) Client/Server
6 13 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.95%) Replication
8 9 (2.65%) Mainframe
9 7 (2.06%) RSA SecurID
10 5 (1.47%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.47%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.47%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.88%) CAN bus
12 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 157 (46.31%) Windows
2 77 (22.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 66 (19.47%) Unix
4 49 (14.45%) Windows Server
5 24 (7.08%) CentOS
6 23 (6.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (6.19%) AIX
7 21 (6.19%) Windows 10
8 12 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.24%) SUSE
10 10 (2.95%) Solaris
11 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.36%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (2.06%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (1.47%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
16 4 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (32.74%) DevOps
2 99 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (15.93%) Test Automation
5 50 (14.75%) Configuration Management
6 43 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (11.80%) ITIL
8 39 (11.50%) Scrum
9 33 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 29 (8.55%) Migration
11 28 (8.26%) Microservices
11 28 (8.26%) Software Engineering
12 27 (7.96%) Infrastructure as Code
13 25 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 23 (6.78%) Analytics
15 18 (5.31%) Open Source
16 17 (5.01%) Kanban
16 17 (5.01%) Project Delivery
17 16 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
18 15 (4.42%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 78 (23.01%) Python
2 73 (21.53%) Java
3 59 (17.40%) SQL
4 54 (15.93%) PowerShell
5 48 (14.16%) Bash Shell
6 47 (13.86%) Shell Script
7 40 (11.80%) JavaScript
8 29 (8.55%) Perl
9 21 (6.19%) C
10 17 (5.01%) C++
11 15 (4.42%) Go
11 15 (4.42%) Korn
12 14 (4.13%) C#
13 13 (3.83%) PHP
14 11 (3.24%) Bourne shell
14 11 (3.24%) Ruby
14 11 (3.24%) Scala
15 9 (2.65%) Java 8
16 8 (2.36%) BeanShell
16 8 (2.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (28.02%) Security Cleared
2 74 (21.83%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.72%) Degree
4 14 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.54%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.06%) CCSA
7 7 (2.06%) CCSE
8 5 (1.47%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.47%) CCNA
8 5 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.47%) MCSE
9 4 (1.18%) CCNP
9 4 (1.18%) RHCE
9 4 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.88%) CEH
10 3 (0.88%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.88%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.88%) OCP
10 3 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.60%) QA
2 6 (1.77%) SLA
3 3 (0.88%) GDPR
4 2 (0.59%) NCSC
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 65 (19.17%) Docker
2 58 (17.11%) Active Directory
3 48 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (7.96%) vSphere
5 20 (5.90%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (4.72%) Hyper-V
7 11 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.95%) VMware NSX
9 8 (2.36%) RACF
10 6 (1.77%) KVM
10 6 (1.77%) NFS
10 6 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.18%) Samba
11 4 (1.18%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.88%) XenApp
13 2 (0.59%) GFS2
13 2 (0.59%) Snort
13 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.59%) vCloud
13 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 76 (22.42%) Ansible
2 57 (16.81%) Kubernetes
3 53 (15.63%) Terraform
4 46 (13.57%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (11.50%) Puppet
6 20 (5.90%) Packer
7 15 (4.42%) ZABBIX
8 14 (4.13%) Data Guard
8 14 (4.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 14 (4.13%) Prometheus
9 13 (3.83%) Grafana
9 13 (3.83%) SCOM
10 12 (3.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (2.95%) SCCM
12 8 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (2.06%) Tivoli
13 7 (2.06%) vCenter Server
14 6 (1.77%) Kibana
14 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 81 (23.89%) VMware
2 67 (19.76%) Red Hat
3 66 (19.47%) Oracle
4 61 (17.99%) Microsoft
5 33 (9.73%) IBM
6 26 (7.67%) Cisco
7 18 (5.31%) Atlassian
8 16 (4.72%) Dell
9 15 (4.42%) Splunk
10 12 (3.54%) F5
10 12 (3.54%) HP
10 12 (3.54%) SAP
11 11 (3.24%) Juniper
11 11 (3.24%) McAfee
12 10 (2.95%) EMC
13 9 (2.65%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.65%) Hortonworks
13 9 (2.65%) Informatica
14 7 (2.06%) Citrix
15 6 (1.77%) NetApp