The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bristol region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 18 34
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 77 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.82% 5.07% 4.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.80% 29.03% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 13 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +68.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
138 93 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.60% 17.45% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 45 63
Average daily rate £350 £310 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +18.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
South West

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 70 (60.34%) PHP
2 57 (49.14%) Red Hat
3 55 (47.41%) CentOS
4 51 (43.97%) MySQL
5 46 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (38.79%) Apache
7 43 (37.07%) Ruby
7 43 (37.07%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (35.34%) LAMP
8 41 (35.34%) VMware
9 39 (33.62%) Puppet
10 36 (31.03%) Java
11 35 (30.17%) DevOps
12 32 (27.59%) Windows
12 32 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (27.59%) jQuery
13 31 (26.72%) Ubuntu
14 30 (25.86%) Debian
15 28 (24.14%) Samba
16 27 (23.28%) Firewall
16 27 (23.28%) Python
16 27 (23.28%) Bash Shell
17 26 (22.41%) HTML
18 25 (21.55%) JavaScript
18 25 (21.55%) nginx
19 23 (19.83%) VPN
20 22 (18.97%) Perl
21 21 (18.10%) Zend
22 20 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
22 20 (17.24%) Jenkins

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 45 (38.79%) Apache
2 25 (21.55%) nginx
3 11 (9.48%) Confluence
4 10 (8.62%) Drupal
5 9 (7.76%) MediaWiki
6 6 (5.17%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.59%) Moodle
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.86%) CMS
8 1 (0.86%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.86%) Mule
8 1 (0.86%) WordPress
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.86%) IIS
Business Applications
1 8 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.59%) Magento
2 3 (2.59%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.21%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (6.90%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.31%) SaaS
4 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.28%) Firewall
2 23 (19.83%) VPN
3 18 (15.52%) LAN
3 18 (15.52%) WAN
4 14 (12.07%) LDAP
5 11 (9.48%) Network Security
6 10 (8.62%) IPv6
7 9 (7.76%) IPsec
7 9 (7.76%) OSPF
7 9 (7.76%) BGP
7 9 (7.76%) EIGRP
8 3 (2.59%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.59%) SAN
9 2 (1.72%) GSM
9 2 (1.72%) UMTS
9 2 (1.72%) NAS
10 1 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (43.97%) MySQL
2 14 (12.07%) Relational Database
3 12 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.31%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.59%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 20 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 19 (16.38%) Git (software)
3 16 (13.79%) PHPUnit
4 13 (11.21%) Hudson
5 12 (10.34%) Subversion
5 12 (10.34%) JIRA
6 4 (3.45%) JMeter
6 4 (3.45%) Selenium
7 3 (2.59%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.72%) WATIR
8 2 (1.72%) Maven
8 2 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.86%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.86%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.86%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.86%) JUnit
General
1 15 (12.93%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.76%) Electronics
4 8 (6.90%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.90%) Marketing
5 3 (2.59%) Publishing
6 2 (1.72%) Billing
6 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.86%) Back Office
7 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (35.34%) Developer
2 26 (22.41%) PHP Developer
3 22 (18.97%) Linux Engineer
4 19 (16.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (12.93%) Administrator
6 12 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (8.62%) Java Developer
8 9 (7.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 9 (7.76%) Designer
9 7 (6.03%) Software Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) Web Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Architect
10 6 (5.17%) Drupal Developer
10 6 (5.17%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 6 (5.17%) PHP Web Developer
11 5 (4.31%) Tester
11 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.59%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (35.34%) LAMP
2 32 (27.59%) jQuery
3 26 (22.41%) HTML
4 18 (15.52%) HTML5
5 17 (14.66%) Web Services
6 16 (13.79%) Zend Framework
7 12 (10.34%) CSS
8 11 (9.48%) Spring
9 9 (7.76%) Ajax
10 6 (5.17%) RESTful
11 5 (4.31%) Servlets
12 3 (2.59%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (2.59%) J2EE
12 3 (2.59%) REST
12 3 (2.59%) CSS3
13 2 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (1.72%) Semantic HTML
13 2 (1.72%) Middleware
13 2 (1.72%) Java EE
13 2 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Open Source
2 11 (9.48%) DTV
3 9 (7.76%) Wiki
4 6 (5.17%) Digital Media
5 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.45%) Animation
7 3 (2.59%) MPEG
7 3 (2.59%) VLE
7 3 (2.59%) IPTV
7 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.59%) AS400
7 3 (2.59%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.86%) Clustering
8 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (47.41%) CentOS
2 32 (27.59%) Windows
3 31 (26.72%) Ubuntu
4 30 (25.86%) Debian
5 19 (16.38%) UNIX
6 13 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (7.76%) Fedora
9 7 (6.03%) Windows 7
10 5 (4.31%) Solaris
11 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (2.59%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.72%) SUSE
14 1 (0.86%) AIX
14 1 (0.86%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (37.07%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (30.17%) DevOps
4 13 (11.21%) Scrum
5 12 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 12 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (9.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (8.62%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.62%) TDD
7 10 (8.62%) Build Automation
8 9 (7.76%) Load Balancing
8 9 (7.76%) Data Modelling
8 9 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.90%) UML
9 8 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (6.90%) Programme Management
10 6 (5.17%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.31%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.45%) Security Management
12 4 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 70 (60.34%) PHP
2 43 (37.07%) Ruby
3 36 (31.03%) Java
4 27 (23.28%) Python
4 27 (23.28%) Bash Shell
5 25 (21.55%) JavaScript
6 22 (18.97%) Perl
7 17 (14.66%) SQL
8 9 (7.76%) PHP5
9 6 (5.17%) C++
9 6 (5.17%) Shell Script
9 6 (5.17%) C
10 1 (0.86%) C#
10 1 (0.86%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.86%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.86%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) Degree
2 3 (2.59%) CISSP
3 2 (1.72%) ISEB
3 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.86%) CCNA
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) QA
1 3 (2.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (24.14%) Samba
3 18 (15.52%) Postfix
3 18 (15.52%) XenServer
4 13 (11.21%) NFS
5 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.59%) Xen
6 3 (2.59%) Sendmail
6 3 (2.59%) KVM
7 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.86%) XenApp
8 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.86%) vSphere
8 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.86%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (33.62%) Puppet
2 20 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (11.21%) ZABBIX
4 10 (8.62%) Salt
5 8 (6.90%) Cacti
5 8 (6.90%) Nagios
6 3 (2.59%) Cobbler
6 3 (2.59%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.86%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 57 (49.14%) Red Hat
2 41 (35.34%) VMware
3 21 (18.10%) Zend
4 11 (9.48%) Citrix
5 8 (6.90%) SAP
5 8 (6.90%) Percona
6 4 (3.45%) IBM
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle
8 2 (1.72%) JBoss
8 2 (1.72%) Cisco
9 1 (0.86%) Sun
9 1 (0.86%) Nokia
9 1 (0.86%) Huawei
9 1 (0.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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