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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 9 24
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 58 77 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.48% 9.71% 5.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 55.00% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £219 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -19.73%
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
174 140 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.44% 17.65% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 97 46
Average daily rate £370 £368 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +18.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £18.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 52 (41.27%) Puppet
2 49 (38.89%) Windows
3 47 (37.30%) Git (software)
4 46 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (36.51%) Configuration Management
5 41 (32.54%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (31.75%) DevOps
7 37 (29.37%) CentOS
7 37 (29.37%) MySQL
7 37 (29.37%) Apache
8 36 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 31 (24.60%) PHP
9 31 (24.60%) VMware
9 31 (24.60%) Opscode Chef
10 30 (23.81%) Jenkins
11 29 (23.02%) JavaScript
12 28 (22.22%) HTML
12 28 (22.22%) Java
13 27 (21.43%) Python
13 27 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (20.63%) Amazon AWS
14 26 (20.63%) Ansible
15 24 (19.05%) Open Source
16 23 (18.25%) jQuery
16 23 (18.25%) Web Services
17 22 (17.46%) Finance
18 21 (16.67%) SQL
19 20 (15.87%) CSS
19 20 (15.87%) Firewall
19 20 (15.87%) UNIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 37 (29.37%) Apache
2 14 (11.11%) IIS
3 11 (8.73%) Tomcat
3 11 (8.73%) Drupal
4 10 (7.94%) nginx
5 8 (6.35%) Confluence
5 8 (6.35%) IBM Notes
6 7 (5.56%) Node.js
7 6 (4.76%) Liferay
7 6 (4.76%) JBoss
7 6 (4.76%) WebLogic
8 5 (3.97%) CMS
8 5 (3.97%) MediaWiki
9 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
9 4 (3.17%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.38%) SaaS
3 2 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.79%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.79%) Route 53
4 1 (0.79%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.87%) Firewall
2 14 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 13 (10.32%) DNS
4 10 (7.94%) HTTP
4 10 (7.94%) LAN
5 9 (7.14%) WAN
6 7 (5.56%) SSL
7 6 (4.76%) LDAP
8 5 (3.97%) VPN
9 4 (3.17%) SAN
10 3 (2.38%) OSPF
10 3 (2.38%) IPv6
10 3 (2.38%) IPsec
10 3 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.59%) Network Security
11 2 (1.59%) SSH
11 2 (1.59%) Wireless
11 2 (1.59%) EIGRP
11 2 (1.59%) BGP
12 1 (0.79%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (29.37%) MySQL
2 13 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.32%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.17%) MarkLogic
5 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) DB2
6 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 47 (37.30%) Git (software)
2 30 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 18 (14.29%) Subversion
4 11 (8.73%) Hudson
5 10 (7.94%) PHPUnit
6 8 (6.35%) JIRA
7 3 (2.38%) Selenium
7 3 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.59%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.59%) Grunt
8 2 (1.59%) CasperJS
8 2 (1.59%) GitLab
9 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.79%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.79%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.79%) RSpec
9 1 (0.79%) JBehave
General
1 22 (17.46%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.38%) Electronics
2 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.38%) Marketing
3 2 (1.59%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (22.22%) Developer
2 27 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (13.49%) Analyst
3 17 (13.49%) Administrator
4 15 (11.90%) Linux Administrator
5 14 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 14 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (9.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 11 (8.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Web Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (4.76%) PHP Developer
11 6 (4.76%) Architect
12 5 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.97%) Developer Analyst
13 4 (3.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.22%) HTML
2 23 (18.25%) Web Services
2 23 (18.25%) jQuery
3 20 (15.87%) CSS
4 13 (10.32%) HTML5
4 13 (10.32%) Doctrine
5 10 (7.94%) Zend Framework
5 10 (7.94%) .NET
5 10 (7.94%) J2EE
6 6 (4.76%) React
7 5 (3.97%) Backbone.js
7 5 (3.97%) XML
8 4 (3.17%) REST
9 3 (2.38%) Symfony
9 3 (2.38%) Laravel
9 3 (2.38%) Flash
9 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.38%) LAMP
9 3 (2.38%) Ajax
10 2 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.97%) Wiki
4 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.17%) DTV
4 4 (3.17%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.38%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.38%) Clustering
6 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.59%) AS400
7 1 (0.79%) MPEG
7 1 (0.79%) EPoS
7 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.79%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) IPTV
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (38.89%) Windows
2 37 (29.37%) CentOS
3 27 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (15.87%) UNIX
5 12 (9.52%) Debian
6 11 (8.73%) Ubuntu
7 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.76%) Fedora
9 4 (3.17%) Solaris
10 3 (2.38%) VMS
11 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.79%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.79%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.79%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.51%) Configuration Management
1 46 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.54%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (31.75%) DevOps
4 24 (19.05%) Open Source
5 20 (15.87%) Software Engineering
6 17 (13.49%) Scrum
7 13 (10.32%) TDD
7 13 (10.32%) Mentoring
8 11 (8.73%) Content Management
9 10 (7.94%) Automated Testing
9 10 (7.94%) Service Delivery
9 10 (7.94%) SOA
9 10 (7.94%) Refactoring
10 9 (7.14%) SDLC
11 8 (6.35%) Migration
12 7 (5.56%) Load Balancing
13 6 (4.76%) OO
13 6 (4.76%) CRM
13 6 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.60%) PHP
2 29 (23.02%) JavaScript
3 28 (22.22%) Java
4 27 (21.43%) Python
5 21 (16.67%) SQL
6 18 (14.29%) Perl
7 15 (11.90%) Bash Shell
8 13 (10.32%) Ruby
9 9 (7.14%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.56%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.59%) C
11 2 (1.59%) C#
11 2 (1.59%) Ada
12 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.79%) Groovy
12 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.76%) CCNA
2 6 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.17%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) HND
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) GCIA
5 1 (0.79%) GCIH
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
1 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (8.73%) Active Directory
1 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.35%) Samba
2 8 (6.35%) Postfix
3 6 (4.76%) ISA Server
3 6 (4.76%) iptables
4 5 (3.97%) XenServer
5 4 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.17%) Xen
6 1 (0.79%) Btrfs
6 1 (0.79%) Snort
6 1 (0.79%) Squid
6 1 (0.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Varnish
6 1 (0.79%) vCloud
6 1 (0.79%) KVM
6 1 (0.79%) Docker
6 1 (0.79%) LXC
Systems Management
1 52 (41.27%) Puppet
2 31 (24.60%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (20.63%) Ansible
4 8 (6.35%) Salt
5 6 (4.76%) ZABBIX
6 5 (3.97%) Vagrant
7 3 (2.38%) Bcfg2
7 3 (2.38%) Ganeti
8 2 (1.59%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.59%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.79%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.79%) Nagios
9 1 (0.79%) Nessus
9 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.79%) systemd
9 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.79%) logstash
Vendors
1 36 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 31 (24.60%) VMware
3 15 (11.90%) Oracle
4 13 (10.32%) Zend
5 8 (6.35%) Lotus
6 6 (4.76%) Ektron
6 6 (4.76%) BEA
6 6 (4.76%) NetApp
7 5 (3.97%) Citrix
7 5 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.97%) TIBCO
7 5 (3.97%) ForgeRock
8 4 (3.17%) Cisco
8 4 (3.17%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.17%) Sun
9 3 (2.38%) IBM
9 3 (2.38%) SAP
10 2 (1.59%) Serena
10 2 (1.59%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.79%) Splunk