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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 60 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.89% 6.45% 7.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.09% 42.06% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +20.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £37.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.36% -0.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +2.00%
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
171 126 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.63% 15.33% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 64 57
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £20.20 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 26 May 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
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Bristol region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 57 (43.51%) MySQL
2 55 (41.98%) Git (software)
3 54 (41.22%) PHP
4 52 (39.69%) CentOS
4 52 (39.69%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (38.17%) Apache
5 50 (38.17%) Puppet
6 45 (34.35%) Java
7 44 (33.59%) Windows
8 42 (32.06%) DevOps
9 38 (29.01%) JavaScript
10 37 (28.24%) Configuration Management
11 36 (27.48%) HTML
12 33 (25.19%) Red Hat
12 33 (25.19%) jQuery
13 32 (24.43%) Opscode Chef
13 32 (24.43%) VMware
13 32 (24.43%) SQL
14 31 (23.66%) Jenkins
15 29 (22.14%) Python
15 29 (22.14%) Software Engineering
16 28 (21.37%) HTML5
17 27 (20.61%) Firewall
18 26 (19.85%) Finance
19 25 (19.08%) UNIX
19 25 (19.08%) Zend
20 24 (18.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 24 (18.32%) Doctrine
21 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 50 (38.17%) Apache
2 13 (9.92%) nginx
2 13 (9.92%) IIS
3 12 (9.16%) Drupal
4 9 (6.87%) Confluence
4 9 (6.87%) MediaWiki
5 6 (4.58%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.05%) Liferay
7 4 (3.05%) CMS
8 3 (2.29%) JBoss
8 3 (2.29%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.53%) Node.js
10 1 (0.76%) WordPress
10 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 7 (5.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.11%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.34%) SaaS
4 5 (3.82%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.53%) PaaS
7 1 (0.76%) IaaS
7 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.61%) Firewall
2 16 (12.21%) DNS
3 14 (10.69%) VPN
4 13 (9.92%) LAN
4 13 (9.92%) WAN
5 10 (7.63%) IPsec
5 10 (7.63%) HTTP
6 9 (6.87%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.87%) LDAP
7 7 (5.34%) SSL
8 6 (4.58%) Internet
8 6 (4.58%) DHCP
9 5 (3.82%) Network Security
9 5 (3.82%) IPv6
9 5 (3.82%) EIGRP
9 5 (3.82%) OSPF
9 5 (3.82%) BGP
10 3 (2.29%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.29%) IPv4
11 2 (1.53%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (43.51%) MySQL
2 12 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.87%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.34%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) DB2
7 1 (0.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.76%) Redis
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 55 (41.98%) Git (software)
2 31 (23.66%) Jenkins
3 21 (16.03%) PHPUnit
4 19 (14.50%) Subversion
5 16 (12.21%) Hudson
6 10 (7.63%) JIRA
7 5 (3.82%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.82%) Selenium
8 4 (3.05%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.76%) Behat
9 1 (0.76%) GitLab
General
1 26 (19.85%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Marketing
3 8 (6.11%) Electronics
3 8 (6.11%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.34%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.53%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (29.01%) Developer
2 33 (25.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (14.50%) Analyst
4 17 (12.98%) PHP Developer
5 14 (10.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 12 (9.16%) Software Engineer
7 11 (8.40%) Linux Administrator
7 11 (8.40%) Administrator
8 10 (7.63%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (7.63%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (6.11%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (6.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.58%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Java Developer
12 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) Web Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) Architect
13 4 (3.05%) AWS Developer
13 4 (3.05%) PHP Zend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.48%) HTML
2 33 (25.19%) jQuery
3 28 (21.37%) HTML5
4 24 (18.32%) Doctrine
5 21 (16.03%) Zend Framework
6 16 (12.21%) Web Services
7 13 (9.92%) CSS
8 8 (6.11%) .NET
8 8 (6.11%) LAMP
9 7 (5.34%) J2EE
9 7 (5.34%) XML
10 6 (4.58%) Spring
11 5 (3.82%) JSON
12 4 (3.05%) AngularJS
12 4 (3.05%) REST
12 4 (3.05%) Symfony
13 3 (2.29%) Laravel
13 3 (2.29%) Memcached
14 2 (1.53%) BSON
14 2 (1.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Wiki
1 9 (6.87%) DTV
1 9 (6.87%) Mobile App
1 9 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.82%) Clustering
3 3 (2.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (2.29%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.53%) AS400
4 2 (1.53%) MPEG
4 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.53%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.76%) STB
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.76%) iDTV
5 1 (0.76%) EPoS
5 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (39.69%) CentOS
2 44 (33.59%) Windows
3 25 (19.08%) UNIX
4 24 (18.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (11.45%) Debian
6 14 (10.69%) Ubuntu
7 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.82%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.05%) Fedora
10 3 (2.29%) VMS
10 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.53%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.53%) Solaris
11 2 (1.53%) Android
12 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.69%) Continuous Integration
1 52 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (32.06%) DevOps
3 37 (28.24%) Configuration Management
4 29 (22.14%) Software Engineering
5 20 (15.27%) Mentoring
6 19 (14.50%) Open Source
7 18 (13.74%) Scrum
7 18 (13.74%) Refactoring
8 16 (12.21%) Automated Testing
9 12 (9.16%) TDD
10 10 (7.63%) Content Management
11 9 (6.87%) Build Automation
12 8 (6.11%) OO
12 8 (6.11%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (5.34%) Programme Management
13 7 (5.34%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (5.34%) Load Balancing
13 7 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (5.34%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 54 (41.22%) PHP
2 45 (34.35%) Java
3 38 (29.01%) JavaScript
4 32 (24.43%) SQL
5 29 (22.14%) Python
6 22 (16.79%) Ruby
7 19 (14.50%) Bash Shell
8 17 (12.98%) Perl
9 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.29%) PHP5
10 3 (2.29%) C
10 3 (2.29%) Go
11 2 (1.53%) C#
11 2 (1.53%) C++
12 1 (0.76%) Scala
12 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.76%) Groovy
12 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.76%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) CCNA
1 9 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.82%) Degree
4 4 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.05%) ISEB
4 4 (3.05%) CISSP
4 4 (3.05%) HND
5 1 (0.76%) GCIA
5 1 (0.76%) GCIH
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.53%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.16%) Postfix
2 12 (9.16%) Samba
3 10 (7.63%) XenServer
4 9 (6.87%) iptables
5 5 (3.82%) vSphere
5 5 (3.82%) XenApp
6 3 (2.29%) Xen
6 3 (2.29%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.76%) NFS
7 1 (0.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (38.17%) Puppet
2 32 (24.43%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (16.03%) Ansible
4 11 (8.40%) Salt
5 9 (6.87%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.29%) Bcfg2
6 3 (2.29%) Ganeti
7 1 (0.76%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.76%) Nagios
7 1 (0.76%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 33 (25.19%) Red Hat
2 32 (24.43%) VMware
3 25 (19.08%) Zend
4 15 (11.45%) Citrix
5 10 (7.63%) Oracle
6 9 (6.87%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.34%) SAP
8 5 (3.82%) Wyse
9 4 (3.05%) ForgeRock
9 4 (3.05%) TIBCO
9 4 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (3.05%) Cisco
10 3 (2.29%) Ektron
10 3 (2.29%) IBM
10 3 (2.29%) BEA
11 2 (1.53%) Sun
12 1 (0.76%) NetApp
12 1 (0.76%) New Relic
12 1 (0.76%) DigitalOcean
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