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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 76 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.26% 3.10% 3.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.80% 20.65% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 15 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
159 92 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.28% 15.01% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 46 70
Average daily rate £375 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 21
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 104 (67.10%) PHP
2 86 (55.48%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (55.48%) CentOS
3 83 (53.55%) Continuous Integration
4 75 (48.39%) MySQL
5 73 (47.10%) Apache
6 69 (44.52%) Red Hat
7 56 (36.13%) Java
8 54 (34.84%) jQuery
9 52 (33.55%) Ruby
10 49 (31.61%) LAMP
11 47 (30.32%) Puppet
12 46 (29.68%) DevOps
13 45 (29.03%) VMware
14 44 (28.39%) Zend
15 43 (27.74%) HTML
16 42 (27.10%) JavaScript
17 39 (25.16%) Ubuntu
18 37 (23.87%) HTML5
18 37 (23.87%) Jenkins
19 36 (23.23%) PHPUnit
19 36 (23.23%) Zend Framework
20 35 (22.58%) Git (software)
21 34 (21.94%) Bash Shell
21 34 (21.94%) Samba
22 33 (21.29%) Firewall
22 33 (21.29%) SQL
22 33 (21.29%) Windows
22 33 (21.29%) Opscode Chef
23 32 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 73 (47.10%) Apache
2 26 (16.77%) nginx
3 12 (7.74%) Confluence
4 10 (6.45%) MediaWiki
5 8 (5.16%) Drupal
5 8 (5.16%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.94%) Moodle
7 2 (1.29%) Lync
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.65%) IIS
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.65%) Mule
Business Applications
1 11 (7.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.58%) Magento
2 4 (2.58%) Shopify
3 1 (0.65%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.97%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (6.45%) Amazon S3
4 7 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.29%) Firewall
2 26 (16.77%) LAN
2 26 (16.77%) WAN
3 22 (14.19%) VPN
4 21 (13.55%) LDAP
5 12 (7.74%) Network Security
6 10 (6.45%) IPv6
6 10 (6.45%) IPsec
6 10 (6.45%) EIGRP
6 10 (6.45%) OSPF
6 10 (6.45%) BGP
7 3 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.29%) NAS
8 2 (1.29%) SAN
8 2 (1.29%) GSM
8 2 (1.29%) UMTS
9 1 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.65%) 3G
9 1 (0.65%) Wireless
9 1 (0.65%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (48.39%) MySQL
2 24 (15.48%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (7.74%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.87%) Hazelcast
6 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 37 (23.87%) Jenkins
2 36 (23.23%) PHPUnit
3 35 (22.58%) Git (software)
4 23 (14.84%) Hudson
5 15 (9.68%) Subversion
6 13 (8.39%) Cucumber
7 12 (7.74%) JIRA
8 10 (6.45%) FitNesse
9 7 (4.52%) Selenium
10 4 (2.58%) Maven
11 3 (1.94%) WATIR
11 3 (1.94%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.29%) JUnit
12 2 (1.29%) JMeter
13 1 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.65%) LabVIEW
13 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.65%) PVCS
General
1 28 (18.06%) Finance
2 14 (9.03%) Electronics
2 14 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.10%) Manufacturing
3 11 (7.10%) Marketing
4 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.94%) Publishing
5 2 (1.29%) Billing
5 2 (1.29%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 64 (41.29%) Developer
2 39 (25.16%) PHP Developer
3 29 (18.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (16.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 23 (14.84%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (14.19%) Java Developer
7 17 (10.97%) Software Engineer
8 12 (7.74%) Administrator
9 10 (6.45%) Designer
9 10 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (6.45%) PHP Zend Developer
10 9 (5.81%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (5.16%) Tester
12 7 (4.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 5 (3.23%) Web Developer
13 5 (3.23%) PHP Web Developer
13 5 (3.23%) Drupal Developer
13 5 (3.23%) PHP Drupal Developer
14 4 (2.58%) Agile Java Developer
14 4 (2.58%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (34.84%) jQuery
2 49 (31.61%) LAMP
3 43 (27.74%) HTML
4 37 (23.87%) HTML5
5 36 (23.23%) Zend Framework
6 29 (18.71%) Web Services
7 18 (11.61%) RESTful
8 17 (10.97%) Spring
9 12 (7.74%) CSS
10 7 (4.52%) Servlets
10 7 (4.52%) Ajax
11 5 (3.23%) .NET
12 4 (2.58%) J2EE
13 3 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (1.94%) Middleware
13 3 (1.94%) XML
13 3 (1.94%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (1.94%) REST
13 3 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
14 2 (1.29%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.68%) Open Source
2 11 (7.10%) DTV
3 10 (6.45%) Wiki
4 5 (3.23%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.58%) Animation
6 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.94%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.94%) AS400
6 3 (1.94%) Clustering
6 3 (1.94%) VLE
6 3 (1.94%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Firmware
7 1 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 86 (55.48%) CentOS
2 39 (25.16%) Ubuntu
3 33 (21.29%) Windows
4 31 (20.00%) Debian
5 28 (18.06%) UNIX
6 13 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (7.10%) Fedora
9 7 (4.52%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.94%) Scientific Linux
10 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.29%) SUSE
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.65%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (55.48%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (53.55%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (29.68%) DevOps
4 32 (20.65%) Software Engineering
5 24 (15.48%) Scrum
6 18 (11.61%) TDD
7 16 (10.32%) Mentoring
8 14 (9.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (8.39%) Configuration Management
10 12 (7.74%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (7.74%) Programme Management
10 12 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (7.74%) Build Automation
11 11 (7.10%) Refactoring
11 11 (7.10%) Load Balancing
11 11 (7.10%) Automated Testing
11 11 (7.10%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (6.45%) Data Modelling
13 9 (5.81%) E-Commerce
14 8 (5.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (67.10%) PHP
2 56 (36.13%) Java
3 52 (33.55%) Ruby
4 42 (27.10%) JavaScript
5 34 (21.94%) Bash Shell
6 33 (21.29%) SQL
7 30 (19.35%) Perl
7 30 (19.35%) Python
8 14 (9.03%) PHP5
9 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.23%) C++
10 5 (3.23%) C
11 3 (1.94%) C#
11 3 (1.94%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.94%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.29%) VC++
13 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (5.16%) SC Cleared
1 8 (5.16%) Security Cleared
1 8 (5.16%) CCNA
1 8 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.87%) Degree
3 3 (1.94%) CISSP
4 2 (1.29%) ISEB
4 2 (1.29%) HND
4 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.94%) QA
3 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (21.94%) Samba
2 32 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (16.77%) XenServer
4 17 (10.97%) Postfix
5 11 (7.10%) NFS
6 3 (1.94%) KVM
6 3 (1.94%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.94%) Xen
6 3 (1.94%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (30.32%) Puppet
2 33 (21.29%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (12.26%) Salt
4 14 (9.03%) ZABBIX
5 10 (6.45%) Cacti
5 10 (6.45%) Nagios
6 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.65%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 69 (44.52%) Red Hat
2 45 (29.03%) VMware
3 44 (28.39%) Zend
4 18 (11.61%) Citrix
5 11 (7.10%) SAP
6 10 (6.45%) Percona
7 5 (3.23%) Oracle
7 5 (3.23%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.58%) IBM
9 2 (1.29%) Cisco
9 2 (1.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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