The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Oracle Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Oracle Linux over the 3 months to 23 May 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.

Oracle Linux (formerly Oracle Enterprise Linux)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 575 588
Rank change year-on-year +19 +13  
Contract jobs citing Oracle Linux 25 75 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.62% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 57 27
Median daily rate £483 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £420 £390
% change year-on-year +11.30% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Oracle 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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9239 12185 12172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.61% 22.79% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5759 7620 7028
Median daily rate £413 £390 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 642 999
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -5.22% +4.76%  

Oracle Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle Linux in the UK

Oracle Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle Linux in the UK

Oracle Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle Linux over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle Linux in the UK

Oracle Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle Linux in the UK

Oracle Linux
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 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
England +1 25 £483 +7.22% 5
London -6 13 £550 +22.22% 3
South East +14 8 £475 +13.09% 1
Hampshire 0 8 £475 +13.09%
South West +14 4 £460 +15.00%
City of London -6 3 - -
Andover -1 1 £490 +15.29%
Portsmouth -1 1 £450 -12.19%
Corsham - 1 £426 -
Wiltshire - 1 £426 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Oracle Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Oracle Linux.

1 61 (100.00%) Oracle
1 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (54.10%) VMware
3 31 (50.82%) Red Hat
4 29 (47.54%) Unix
5 28 (45.90%) ITIL
6 26 (42.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (39.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (37.70%) Middleware
9 22 (36.07%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (34.43%) Oracle Database
11 19 (31.15%) SQL
12 18 (29.51%) Bash Shell
12 18 (29.51%) SC Cleared
12 18 (29.51%) Security Cleared
13 17 (27.87%) ITIL V3
13 17 (27.87%) AIX
13 17 (27.87%) IBM
14 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
14 16 (26.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 15 (24.59%) DevOps
15 15 (24.59%) Oracle Fusion
15 15 (24.59%) Windows
15 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
16 14 (22.95%) Perl
16 14 (22.95%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (21.31%) PL/SQL
17 13 (21.31%) Service Management
17 13 (21.31%) Oracle RAC

Oracle Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (19.67%) WebLogic
2 8 (13.11%) WebSphere
3 7 (11.48%) GeoServer
3 7 (11.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.28%) IIS
5 2 (3.28%) nginx
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.64%) Apache
6 1 (1.64%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) SSL
2 7 (11.48%) Firewall
2 7 (11.48%) SAN
3 6 (9.84%) DNS
3 6 (9.84%) IPsec
3 6 (9.84%) Kerberos
3 6 (9.84%) LDAP
3 6 (9.84%) Network Security
4 3 (4.92%) VSAN
5 2 (3.28%) Internet
5 2 (3.28%) VLAN
6 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (34.43%) Oracle Database
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (18.03%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (18.03%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (14.75%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
6 7 (11.48%) DB2
6 7 (11.48%) Oracle Discoverer
7 6 (9.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 6 (9.84%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (8.20%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (6.56%) MySQL
10 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (3.28%) SQLite
11 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (1.64%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.64%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Git (software)
1 12 (19.67%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.20%) TeamCity
2 5 (8.20%) Toad
3 3 (4.92%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.28%) Maven
4 2 (3.28%) Selenium
4 2 (3.28%) Subversion
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Retail
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.56%) Electronics
4 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.56%) Marketing
5 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) DBA
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle DBA
3 11 (18.03%) Administrator
4 10 (16.39%) Developer
5 9 (14.75%) Unix Engineer
6 8 (13.11%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (11.48%) Oracle Developer
7 7 (11.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) AIX Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Sybase DBA
9 5 (8.20%) Unix Support
10 4 (6.56%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) Senior Support Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) Senior Unix Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (37.70%) Middleware
2 15 (24.59%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (19.67%) Web Services
4 11 (18.03%) OAuth2
4 11 (18.03%) RESTful
5 7 (11.48%) CSS
5 7 (11.48%) HTML
5 7 (11.48%) REST
6 6 (9.84%) Ajax
6 6 (9.84%) jQuery
7 3 (4.92%) Spring
8 2 (3.28%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.28%) Grails
8 2 (3.28%) Java EE
8 2 (3.28%) JMS
8 2 (3.28%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (3.28%) Node.js
8 2 (3.28%) Spring Integration
9 1 (1.64%) MyBatis
9 1 (1.64%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) EMC VNX
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) iPad
3 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.64%) Online Games
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Exalytics
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (47.54%) Unix
3 26 (42.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (27.87%) AIX
5 16 (26.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 15 (24.59%) Windows
7 12 (19.67%) SUSE
8 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
10 6 (9.84%) CentOS
11 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (4.92%) Ubuntu
12 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (3.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) ITIL
2 17 (27.87%) ITIL V3
3 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (24.59%) DevOps
4 14 (22.95%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (21.31%) Service Management
6 11 (18.03%) Change Management
6 11 (18.03%) ITSM
7 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
7 7 (11.48%) High Availability
7 7 (11.48%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.48%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (9.84%) Build Automation
8 6 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (9.84%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (9.84%) Load Balancing
8 6 (9.84%) Performance Improvement
8 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (8.20%) Data Protection
9 5 (8.20%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 18 (29.51%) Bash Shell
3 14 (22.95%) Perl
3 14 (22.95%) Shell Script
4 13 (21.31%) PL/SQL
5 7 (11.48%) Python
6 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.84%) Korn
7 5 (8.20%) Ruby
8 4 (6.56%) Java
9 3 (4.92%) C
10 2 (3.28%) Groovy
10 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) SC Cleared
1 18 (29.51%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) EMC Certification
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (3.28%) RHCE
4 2 (3.28%) RHCSS
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.20%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 24 (39.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (36.07%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (21.31%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (14.75%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
6 6 (9.84%) vSphere
7 3 (4.92%) GFS2
7 3 (4.92%) OCFS2
8 1 (1.64%) Firmware
8 1 (1.64%) NFS
8 1 (1.64%) vCloud
8 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) vRealize
2 12 (19.67%) Ansible
2 12 (19.67%) Puppet
3 10 (16.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (11.48%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (9.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 5 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (6.56%) Data Guard
7 4 (6.56%) Simpana
8 3 (4.92%) SCCM
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 61 (100.00%) Oracle
2 33 (54.10%) VMware
3 31 (50.82%) Red Hat
4 17 (27.87%) IBM
5 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.20%) EMC
6 5 (8.20%) EXASOL
6 5 (8.20%) NetApp
6 5 (8.20%) Sybase
7 4 (6.56%) SAP
8 3 (4.92%) WorldPay
9 1 (1.64%) CommVault
9 1 (1.64%) Siebel