The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 23 20 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 3.91% 3.74% 8.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 28.00% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 11
Median daily rate £538 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.47% +21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 42 25 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 23.46% 13.37% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 23
Median daily rate £253 £238 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% -14.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Suffolk

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Suffolk.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Suffolk

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Suffolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Suffolk

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -2 7 £538 -2.27% 3
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Linux.

1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) OO
3 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) HBase
4 3 (14.29%) Big Data
4 3 (14.29%) Cloudera
4 3 (14.29%) Kafka
4 3 (14.29%) Apache Spark
4 3 (14.29%) Open Source
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (14.29%) JSON
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Apache
4 3 (14.29%) ETL
4 3 (14.29%) VBA
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) Validation
5 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (9.52%) BT
5 2 (9.52%) C++

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 3 (14.29%) Apache
1 3 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.76%) CloudStack
3 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) SSL
3 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) DSL
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
4 1 (4.76%) MPLS
4 1 (4.76%) NAS
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Big Data
1 3 (14.29%) HBase
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Developer
1 4 (19.05%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 2 (9.52%) Big Data Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) C Developer
3 2 (9.52%) C Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Data Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Embedded C Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Embedded C Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Java Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) JSON
1 3 (14.29%) Kafka
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) OO
3 3 (14.29%) ETL
3 3 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design
5 1 (4.76%) OOD
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.76%) UML
5 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) VBA
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Flume
2 1 (4.76%) Firmware
2 1 (4.76%) HDFS
2 1 (4.76%) KVM
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) collectd
2 1 (4.76%) Kibana
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (14.29%) Cloudera
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Acronis
3 2 (9.52%) BT
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) Lotus
3 2 (9.52%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Intel
4 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto