The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 66 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.61% 3.67% 4.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.59% 27.35% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 18
Average daily rate
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£438 £350 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £266 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £411 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £8.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
Linux
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
148 117 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.07% 13.40% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 68 55
Average daily rate £385 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.72 £17.30 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Bristol region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 97 (59.88%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (58.64%) Continuous Integration
3 92 (56.79%) PHP
4 80 (49.38%) MySQL
5 79 (48.77%) CentOS
6 78 (48.15%) Apache
7 67 (41.36%) Git (software)
8 66 (40.74%) JavaScript
9 65 (40.12%) HTML
10 64 (39.51%) jQuery
11 61 (37.65%) HTML5
12 55 (33.95%) Java
13 54 (33.33%) Zend
14 52 (32.10%) Software Engineering
14 52 (32.10%) PHPUnit
14 52 (32.10%) Doctrine
15 50 (30.86%) Zend Framework
16 46 (28.40%) SQL
17 43 (26.54%) Jenkins
18 41 (25.31%) DevOps
18 41 (25.31%) Puppet
18 41 (25.31%) Finance
19 37 (22.84%) Mentoring
20 36 (22.22%) UNIX
20 36 (22.22%) Windows
20 36 (22.22%) Refactoring
21 35 (21.60%) Red Hat
21 35 (21.60%) Opscode Chef
22 34 (20.99%) Automated Testing
23 32 (19.75%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 78 (48.15%) Apache
2 8 (4.94%) nginx
3 7 (4.32%) Confluence
3 7 (4.32%) IIS
3 7 (4.32%) MediaWiki
4 6 (3.70%) Drupal
5 4 (2.47%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.62%) Node.js
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.62%) WordPress
7 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.94%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.09%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.09%) SaaS
4 4 (2.47%) PaaS
5 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.05%) Firewall
2 17 (10.49%) LAN
2 17 (10.49%) WAN
3 16 (9.88%) LDAP
4 12 (7.41%) VPN
5 11 (6.79%) IPsec
6 9 (5.56%) DNS
7 8 (4.94%) Internet
8 7 (4.32%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.70%) IPv6
9 6 (3.70%) OSPF
9 6 (3.70%) BGP
9 6 (3.70%) DHCP
9 6 (3.70%) HTTP
9 6 (3.70%) Network Security
9 6 (3.70%) EIGRP
10 4 (2.47%) SSL
10 4 (2.47%) IPv4
11 3 (1.85%) SAN
12 2 (1.23%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (49.38%) MySQL
2 13 (8.02%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.47%) Redis
6 4 (2.47%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.23%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.62%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.62%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 67 (41.36%) Git (software)
2 52 (32.10%) PHPUnit
3 43 (26.54%) Jenkins
4 24 (14.81%) Hudson
5 15 (9.26%) Subversion
6 11 (6.79%) JIRA
7 8 (4.94%) Selenium
7 8 (4.94%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.94%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.32%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.70%) FitNesse
9 6 (3.70%) Maven
10 4 (2.47%) Ant
10 4 (2.47%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.47%) NetBeans
11 3 (1.85%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.23%) GitLab
12 2 (1.23%) JUnit
13 1 (0.62%) PVCS
General
1 41 (25.31%) Finance
2 11 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.17%) Marketing
3 10 (6.17%) Electronics
4 9 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) Publishing
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (41.98%) Developer
2 45 (27.78%) PHP Developer
3 33 (20.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (13.58%) PHP Zend Developer
4 22 (13.58%) Software Engineer
5 16 (9.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.64%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.79%) Administrator
8 10 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.70%) Analyst
11 5 (3.09%) Architect
12 4 (2.47%) Tester
12 4 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.47%) Senior Developer
12 4 (2.47%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (40.12%) HTML
2 64 (39.51%) jQuery
3 61 (37.65%) HTML5
4 52 (32.10%) Doctrine
5 50 (30.86%) Zend Framework
6 20 (12.35%) LAMP
7 18 (11.11%) Web Services
8 15 (9.26%) XML
9 13 (8.02%) JSON
10 11 (6.79%) RESTful
11 9 (5.56%) Spring
11 9 (5.56%) .NET
11 9 (5.56%) CSS
12 8 (4.94%) Ajax
13 7 (4.32%) Middleware
14 6 (3.70%) Memcached
15 5 (3.09%) REST
16 4 (2.47%) Oracle Fusion
16 4 (2.47%) Symfony
17 3 (1.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.41%) Open Source
2 10 (6.17%) DTV
3 7 (4.32%) Wiki
4 4 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.47%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) Clustering
6 2 (1.23%) MPEG
6 2 (1.23%) NHS
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.23%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.62%) iDTV
7 1 (0.62%) EPoS
7 1 (0.62%) STB
7 1 (0.62%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 79 (48.77%) CentOS
2 36 (22.22%) UNIX
2 36 (22.22%) Windows
3 16 (9.88%) Ubuntu
4 15 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.17%) Debian
6 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.47%) Fedora
9 3 (1.85%) VMS
9 3 (1.85%) Android
10 2 (1.23%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.23%) Solaris
11 1 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (59.88%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (58.64%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (32.10%) Software Engineering
4 41 (25.31%) DevOps
5 37 (22.84%) Mentoring
6 36 (22.22%) Refactoring
7 34 (20.99%) Automated Testing
8 24 (14.81%) Configuration Management
9 22 (13.58%) Scrum
10 16 (9.88%) TDD
11 10 (6.17%) SOA
12 9 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (5.56%) BDD
13 8 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (4.94%) Programme Management
13 8 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.94%) OO
13 8 (4.94%) Digital Marketing
14 7 (4.32%) E-Commerce
14 7 (4.32%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 92 (56.79%) PHP
2 66 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 55 (33.95%) Java
4 46 (28.40%) SQL
5 30 (18.52%) Bash Shell
6 28 (17.28%) Ruby
7 26 (16.05%) Python
8 25 (15.43%) Perl
9 6 (3.70%) C#
10 4 (2.47%) C++
10 4 (2.47%) PHP5
10 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.85%) Golang
11 3 (1.85%) C
12 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.62%) VC++
12 1 (0.62%) Groovy
12 1 (0.62%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.62%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (8.02%) CCNA
1 13 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (3.70%) Degree
3 6 (3.70%) ISEB
3 6 (3.70%) HND
4 1 (0.62%) CCNP
4 1 (0.62%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (11.11%) XenServer
3 16 (9.88%) Samba
4 7 (4.32%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.32%) Postfix
5 5 (3.09%) XenApp
5 5 (3.09%) vSphere
6 3 (1.85%) Xen
7 2 (1.23%) NFS
8 1 (0.62%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.62%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 41 (25.31%) Puppet
2 35 (21.60%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (9.88%) Salt
4 12 (7.41%) Ansible
5 7 (4.32%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.85%) Ganeti
6 3 (1.85%) Bcfg2
7 2 (1.23%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.62%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.62%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 54 (33.33%) Zend
2 35 (21.60%) Red Hat
3 32 (19.75%) VMware
4 24 (14.81%) Citrix
5 13 (8.02%) Oracle
6 10 (6.17%) Microsoft
7 8 (4.94%) SAP
8 5 (3.09%) Wyse
9 4 (2.47%) New Relic
10 2 (1.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (1.23%) Cisco
10 2 (1.23%) IBM
11 1 (0.62%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.62%) Huawei
11 1 (0.62%) DigitalOcean
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