Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 26 15
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 290 914 1,428
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 7.99% 6.63% 8.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.19% 29.82% 41.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 534 788
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £320
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £30.00 £15.35 £26.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -18.89% +5.88% +3.66%

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 740 3,065 3,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.40% 22.23% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 1,766 1,857
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £155 £146 £163
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £440 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +3.53% -2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 244 301
Median hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.39% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +4 143 £500 +17.65% 50
Thames Valley +9 90 £450 -5.26% 86
Berkshire +28 62 £450 -2.70% 39
Surrey +14 28 £400 -20.00% 20
West Sussex +5 25 £360 -28.00% 8
Buckinghamshire -12 22 £500 +8.11% 20
Oxfordshire +6 6 £425 -15.00% 27
Kent +31 2 £375 -31.82% 15
Middlesex +8 1 £225 -55.00% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 135 (46.55%) Windows
2 116 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 98 (33.79%) DevOps
4 97 (33.45%) SC Cleared
5 94 (32.41%) VMware
6 85 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (27.59%) Ansible
8 77 (26.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (23.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 66 (22.76%) Terraform
11 60 (20.69%) Kubernetes
12 58 (20.00%) Python
13 57 (19.66%) Windows Server
14 55 (18.97%) Docker
14 55 (18.97%) Puppet
15 54 (18.62%) Oracle
16 51 (17.59%) Configuration Management
16 51 (17.59%) PowerShell
17 50 (17.24%) Azure
17 50 (17.24%) Red Hat
18 49 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
19 48 (16.55%) AWS
19 48 (16.55%) SQL
19 48 (16.55%) Firewall
20 47 (16.21%) Active Directory
20 47 (16.21%) Bash Shell
20 47 (16.21%) JIRA
21 45 (15.52%) Java
22 44 (15.17%) DNS
22 44 (15.17%) Git (software)

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 25 (8.62%) Apache
2 21 (7.24%) JBoss
3 20 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 18 (6.21%) WebSphere
5 14 (4.83%) Confluence
5 14 (4.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (4.48%) nginx
7 12 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (3.45%) Apache Geronimo
8 10 (3.45%) Apache TomEE
8 10 (3.45%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.72%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.38%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.38%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.03%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.76%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Magento
1 4 (1.38%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.03%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (17.24%) Azure
2 48 (16.55%) AWS
3 32 (11.03%) GitHub
4 28 (9.66%) IaaS
5 16 (5.52%) PaaS
6 12 (4.14%) Serverless
7 11 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (2.41%) Amazon S3
10 7 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (2.41%) AWS CodePipeline
11 6 (2.07%) AWS CloudTrail
11 6 (2.07%) AWS CodeBuild
11 6 (2.07%) SaaS
12 5 (1.72%) GCP
13 4 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (1.03%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.55%) Firewall
2 44 (15.17%) DNS
3 27 (9.31%) VLAN
4 22 (7.59%) Reverse Proxy
4 22 (7.59%) WAN
5 21 (7.24%) DHCP
6 17 (5.86%) LAN
6 17 (5.86%) SNMP
7 16 (5.52%) VSAN
8 14 (4.83%) VPN
9 13 (4.48%) SAN
9 13 (4.48%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.10%) SMTP
10 9 (3.10%) SSL
11 7 (2.41%) iSCSI
12 6 (2.07%) Internet
12 6 (2.07%) IPsec
13 5 (1.72%) Network Security
14 4 (1.38%) 4G
14 4 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.14%) MySQL
5 8 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (2.76%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.41%) Redis
7 5 (1.72%) MariaDB
7 5 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.38%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2019
9 3 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.69%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 47 (16.21%) JIRA
2 44 (15.17%) Git (software)
3 41 (14.14%) Jenkins
4 30 (10.34%) GitLab
5 28 (9.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.10%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.76%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.76%) Selenium
8 8 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (2.41%) Travis CI
10 6 (2.07%) CA Gen
10 6 (2.07%) Spinnaker
11 5 (1.72%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.38%) Cucumber
13 3 (1.03%) Ant
13 3 (1.03%) Locust
13 3 (1.03%) ReSharper
13 3 (1.03%) Subversion
13 3 (1.03%) Terragrunt
General
1 15 (5.17%) Public Sector
2 14 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.14%) Finance
4 3 (1.03%) Law
4 3 (1.03%) Marketing
5 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.69%) Banking
5 2 (0.69%) Electronics
5 2 (0.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.34%) French Language
6 1 (0.34%) Front Office
6 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (15.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (11.72%) Developer
3 23 (7.93%) Linux Engineer
4 22 (7.59%) Architect
4 22 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (7.24%) Administrator
6 13 (4.48%) AWS Engineer
6 13 (4.48%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (4.48%) DBA
6 13 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
7 12 (4.14%) Analyst
7 12 (4.14%) AWS DevOps
7 12 (4.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 12 (4.14%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (4.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 12 (4.14%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.79%) Applications Specialist
8 11 (3.79%) Consultant
9 10 (3.45%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.59%) RESTful
2 19 (6.55%) Swagger
3 17 (5.86%) React
4 16 (5.52%) REST
4 16 (5.52%) Web Services
5 13 (4.48%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (4.48%) Node.js
5 13 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (4.14%) gRPC
6 12 (4.14%) JSON
6 12 (4.14%) Middleware
7 10 (3.45%) .NET
7 10 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
7 10 (3.45%) J2EE
8 9 (3.10%) LDAP
9 8 (2.76%) EDI
9 8 (2.76%) HTML
10 5 (1.72%) Django
10 5 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.21%) Public Cloud
3 12 (4.14%) Clustering
3 12 (4.14%) PKI
4 10 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.76%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.76%) Replication
6 8 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.07%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.72%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.72%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.03%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.03%) CMDB
10 3 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 135 (46.55%) Windows
2 77 (26.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 57 (19.66%) Windows Server
4 43 (14.83%) Unix
5 34 (11.72%) CentOS
6 24 (8.28%) Windows 10
6 24 (8.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (6.21%) Ubuntu
8 11 (3.79%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (3.45%) AIX
9 10 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (3.10%) SUSE
11 6 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.72%) Android
12 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (1.03%) Debian
14 3 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.79%) DevOps
2 85 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (17.59%) Configuration Management
4 49 (16.90%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (12.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 31 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 30 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (9.66%) ITIL
9 26 (8.97%) Test Automation
10 25 (8.62%) Microservices
11 24 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (7.59%) Open Source
13 21 (7.24%) Continuous Deployment
14 20 (6.90%) Scrum
15 19 (6.55%) Migration
16 18 (6.21%) Software Engineering
17 16 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
18 15 (5.17%) Service Management
19 13 (4.48%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 58 (20.00%) Python
2 51 (17.59%) PowerShell
3 48 (16.55%) SQL
4 47 (16.21%) Bash Shell
5 45 (15.52%) Java
6 36 (12.41%) JavaScript
7 26 (8.97%) Ruby
8 24 (8.28%) Perl
8 24 (8.28%) Shell Script
9 17 (5.86%) C#
9 17 (5.86%) Go
10 14 (4.83%) PL/SQL
11 12 (4.14%) PHP
12 11 (3.79%) Scala
13 10 (3.45%) C
13 10 (3.45%) C++
14 5 (1.72%) Java 8
15 4 (1.38%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.38%) Korn
16 3 (1.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 116 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 97 (33.45%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.24%) DV Cleared
4 17 (5.86%) Degree
4 17 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.45%) CCNA
5 10 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.07%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.72%) MCSE
8 5 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (1.38%) CCNP
9 4 (1.38%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.38%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.17%) SLA
2 8 (2.76%) QA
3 5 (1.72%) NIST
4 4 (1.38%) GDPR
4 4 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.69%) NCSC
7 1 (0.34%) COBIT
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (23.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (18.97%) Docker
3 47 (16.21%) Active Directory
4 36 (12.41%) vSphere
5 16 (5.52%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (3.79%) VMware NSX
7 10 (3.45%) Hyper-V
7 10 (3.45%) NFS
8 5 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.03%) Firmware
9 3 (1.03%) Kamailio
10 2 (0.69%) KVM
10 2 (0.69%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.69%) XenApp
11 1 (0.34%) HDFS
11 1 (0.34%) RACF
11 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 80 (27.59%) Ansible
2 66 (22.76%) Terraform
3 60 (20.69%) Kubernetes
4 55 (18.97%) Puppet
5 38 (13.10%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (10.69%) Packer
7 15 (5.17%) Prometheus
7 15 (5.17%) ZABBIX
8 14 (4.83%) SCOM
9 13 (4.48%) Grafana
10 10 (3.45%) SCCM
11 9 (3.10%) HAProxy
11 9 (3.10%) vCenter Server
12 8 (2.76%) vRealize
13 6 (2.07%) Data Guard
13 6 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
15 4 (1.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 94 (32.41%) VMware
2 54 (18.62%) Oracle
3 50 (17.24%) Red Hat
4 41 (14.14%) Microsoft
5 26 (8.97%) Cisco
6 25 (8.62%) Dell
7 24 (8.28%) Atlassian
7 24 (8.28%) IBM
8 19 (6.55%) Juniper
9 16 (5.52%) EMC
9 16 (5.52%) Splunk
10 13 (4.48%) Adobe
10 13 (4.48%) Veeam
11 12 (4.14%) SAP
12 9 (3.10%) McAfee
13 8 (2.76%) Baan
13 8 (2.76%) HP
13 8 (2.76%) Hyperion
13 8 (2.76%) NetApp
13 8 (2.76%) SolarWinds