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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 42 22
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -20
Contract jobs citing Linux 96 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.40% 2.86% 6.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.73% 18.35% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 14 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £398 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+206.45% -58.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
197 109 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 21.34% 15.59% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 48 84
Average daily rate £400 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 21
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 113 (65.70%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (62.79%) PHP
3 107 (62.21%) Continuous Integration
4 94 (54.65%) CentOS
5 87 (50.58%) Apache
6 83 (48.26%) MySQL
7 72 (41.86%) jQuery
8 69 (40.12%) JavaScript
8 69 (40.12%) HTML
9 65 (37.79%) HTML5
10 63 (36.63%) Git (software)
11 62 (36.05%) Zend
12 61 (35.47%) Java
13 59 (34.30%) PHPUnit
13 59 (34.30%) Doctrine
14 57 (33.14%) Zend Framework
14 57 (33.14%) Software Engineering
15 48 (27.91%) Finance
16 45 (26.16%) Red Hat
17 43 (25.00%) SQL
18 42 (24.42%) DevOps
19 40 (23.26%) Mentoring
19 40 (23.26%) Puppet
19 40 (23.26%) Jenkins
19 40 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
20 38 (22.09%) Refactoring
21 36 (20.93%) Automated Testing
22 35 (20.35%) Ruby
22 35 (20.35%) VMware
22 35 (20.35%) LAMP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 87 (50.58%) Apache
2 10 (5.81%) nginx
3 7 (4.07%) Drupal
4 5 (2.91%) MediaWiki
4 5 (2.91%) Confluence
5 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.16%) Lync
7 2 (1.16%) Moodle
7 2 (1.16%) IIS
7 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 7 (4.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.58%) Magento
2 1 (0.58%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (4.65%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.74%) SaaS
5 2 (1.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.53%) Firewall
2 20 (11.63%) LDAP
3 16 (9.30%) LAN
3 16 (9.30%) WAN
4 11 (6.40%) VPN
5 8 (4.65%) Internet
6 7 (4.07%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.49%) IPsec
8 5 (2.91%) HTTP
8 5 (2.91%) IPv6
8 5 (2.91%) EIGRP
8 5 (2.91%) OSPF
8 5 (2.91%) BGP
8 5 (2.91%) Network Security
9 4 (2.33%) SAN
9 4 (2.33%) IPv4
9 4 (2.33%) SSL
10 2 (1.16%) DLNA
10 2 (1.16%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (1.16%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (48.26%) MySQL
2 16 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (5.23%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.07%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.33%) Redis
8 3 (1.74%) Hazelcast
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.58%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 63 (36.63%) Git (software)
2 59 (34.30%) PHPUnit
3 40 (23.26%) Jenkins
4 24 (13.95%) Hudson
5 12 (6.98%) Cucumber
6 11 (6.40%) Subversion
7 9 (5.23%) JIRA
7 9 (5.23%) FitNesse
8 8 (4.65%) Selenium
8 8 (4.65%) Maven
9 6 (3.49%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.33%) NetBeans
11 4 (2.33%) Ant
11 4 (2.33%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.74%) JUnit
12 3 (1.74%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.16%) WATIR
13 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.58%) PVCS
General
1 48 (27.91%) Finance
2 10 (5.81%) Electronics
3 9 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.23%) Marketing
4 8 (4.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Publishing
5 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 76 (44.19%) Developer
2 52 (30.23%) PHP Developer
3 35 (20.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (15.12%) PHP Zend Developer
5 24 (13.95%) Software Engineer
6 19 (11.05%) Java Developer
6 19 (11.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (5.23%) Administrator
9 7 (4.07%) Tester
10 6 (3.49%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.33%) Designer
11 4 (2.33%) Agile Java Developer
11 4 (2.33%) Linux Specialist
11 4 (2.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Developer
12 3 (1.74%) DBA
12 3 (1.74%) Test Engineer
12 3 (1.74%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (41.86%) jQuery
2 69 (40.12%) HTML
3 65 (37.79%) HTML5
4 59 (34.30%) Doctrine
5 57 (33.14%) Zend Framework
6 35 (20.35%) LAMP
7 27 (15.70%) Web Services
8 16 (9.30%) RESTful
9 12 (6.98%) Spring
9 12 (6.98%) XML
10 11 (6.40%) JSON
11 10 (5.81%) CSS
12 9 (5.23%) Middleware
13 7 (4.07%) .NET
13 7 (4.07%) Ajax
14 6 (3.49%) Oracle Fusion
15 5 (2.91%) Memcached
16 4 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
16 4 (2.33%) Symfony
17 3 (1.74%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.72%) Open Source
2 9 (5.23%) DTV
3 5 (2.91%) Wiki
4 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.74%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.74%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.16%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.16%) VLE
5 2 (1.16%) Clustering
5 2 (1.16%) NHS
5 2 (1.16%) MPEG
6 1 (0.58%) iDTV
6 1 (0.58%) STB
6 1 (0.58%) Statistics
6 1 (0.58%) Animation
6 1 (0.58%) User Experience
6 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 94 (54.65%) CentOS
2 32 (18.60%) UNIX
3 28 (16.28%) Windows
4 26 (15.12%) Ubuntu
5 14 (8.14%) Debian
6 13 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.33%) Fedora
9 3 (1.74%) Android
9 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.16%) Scientific Linux
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.16%) Solaris
11 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (65.70%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (62.21%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (33.14%) Software Engineering
4 42 (24.42%) DevOps
5 40 (23.26%) Mentoring
6 38 (22.09%) Refactoring
7 36 (20.93%) Automated Testing
8 27 (15.70%) Scrum
9 18 (10.47%) TDD
10 17 (9.88%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.81%) Build Automation
12 9 (5.23%) BDD
13 8 (4.65%) Test Automation
13 8 (4.65%) Programme Management
13 8 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.65%) SOA
13 8 (4.65%) OO
14 7 (4.07%) E-Commerce
14 7 (4.07%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 108 (62.79%) PHP
2 69 (40.12%) JavaScript
3 61 (35.47%) Java
4 43 (25.00%) SQL
5 35 (20.35%) Ruby
6 31 (18.02%) Bash Shell
7 27 (15.70%) Perl
8 23 (13.37%) Python
9 6 (3.49%) PHP5
10 5 (2.91%) C
10 5 (2.91%) C#
10 5 (2.91%) C++
11 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.16%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.16%) Golang
12 2 (1.16%) VC++
12 2 (1.16%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.58%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.58%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 18 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.40%) CCNA
3 11 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.65%) Degree
5 5 (2.91%) HND
5 5 (2.91%) ISEB
5 5 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.91%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.16%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (12.21%) XenServer
2 20 (11.63%) Samba
3 15 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.07%) Postfix
5 4 (2.33%) NFS
6 2 (1.16%) KVM
6 2 (1.16%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.16%) Xen
6 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.58%) Firmware
7 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.58%) XenApp
7 1 (0.58%) vSphere
7 1 (0.58%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 40 (23.26%) Puppet
1 40 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (12.21%) Salt
3 5 (2.91%) Nagios
3 5 (2.91%) ZABBIX
3 5 (2.91%) Cacti
3 5 (2.91%) Ansible
4 2 (1.16%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.58%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 62 (36.05%) Zend
2 45 (26.16%) Red Hat
3 35 (20.35%) VMware
4 18 (10.47%) Citrix
5 11 (6.40%) Oracle
6 7 (4.07%) SAP
6 7 (4.07%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.91%) Percona
8 4 (2.33%) New Relic
9 2 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco
9 2 (1.16%) IBM
10 1 (0.58%) Wyse
10 1 (0.58%) Huawei
10 1 (0.58%) Rackspace
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