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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 24 15 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing Linux 53 70 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.24% 8.11% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.06% 48.28% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 59 25
Average daily rate £350 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
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
143 145 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.82% 16.80% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 110 57
Average daily rate £325 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £16.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (58.43%) Unix
2 35 (39.33%) Windows
3 29 (32.58%) SQL
4 27 (30.34%) ETL
5 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
6 23 (25.84%) Python
6 23 (25.84%) Configuration Management
7 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
7 20 (22.47%) Open Source
7 20 (22.47%) Ruby
8 19 (21.35%) Unit Testing
8 19 (21.35%) Java
8 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
8 19 (21.35%) DevOps
9 18 (20.22%) HTTP
9 18 (20.22%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (20.22%) MongoDB
10 17 (19.10%) Git (software)
10 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
10 17 (19.10%) Relational Database
11 16 (17.98%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (17.98%) HTML
11 16 (17.98%) CSS
11 16 (17.98%) Mac OS X
11 16 (17.98%) Subversion
12 15 (16.85%) Ruby on Rails
12 15 (16.85%) Web Development
12 15 (16.85%) Scala
12 15 (16.85%) Visualisation
12 15 (16.85%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 12 (13.48%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (11.24%) Apache
3 6 (6.74%) Node.js
4 5 (5.62%) nginx
4 5 (5.62%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.49%) JBoss
5 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.25%) Confluence
7 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.61%) GitHub
2 12 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.22%) HTTP
2 12 (13.48%) SAN
3 8 (8.99%) Kerberos
3 8 (8.99%) LDAP
3 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.74%) Firewall
5 5 (5.62%) DNS
6 3 (3.37%) LAN
6 3 (3.37%) NAS
6 3 (3.37%) Network Security
6 3 (3.37%) VPN
7 2 (2.25%) DHCP
7 2 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.25%) IPsec
7 2 (2.25%) IPv6
7 2 (2.25%) OpenVPN
7 2 (2.25%) OSPF
7 2 (2.25%) SSH
7 2 (2.25%) SSL
7 2 (2.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.22%) MongoDB
2 18 (20.22%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (19.10%) Relational Database
4 13 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (14.61%) NoSQL
5 11 (12.36%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (12.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 11 (12.36%) BusinessObjects XI
5 11 (12.36%) Ingres
5 11 (12.36%) SAP BI
5 11 (12.36%) SAP Data Services
5 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (12.36%) Xcelsius
6 9 (10.11%) MySQL
7 3 (3.37%) Big Data
8 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.25%) MariaDB
8 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Git (software)
2 16 (17.98%) Subversion
3 15 (16.85%) RSpec
4 13 (14.61%) Capybara
4 13 (14.61%) Cucumber
4 13 (14.61%) git-flow
4 13 (14.61%) JUnit
5 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.37%) GDB
6 3 (3.37%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.25%) GitLab
7 2 (2.25%) JIRA
8 1 (1.12%) CppUnit
8 1 (1.12%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Electronics
2 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (31.46%) Developer
2 15 (16.85%) Ruby Developer
3 13 (14.61%) Consultant
4 12 (13.48%) Administrator
5 11 (12.36%) DBA
5 11 (12.36%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 10 (11.24%) SQL DBA
6 10 (11.24%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Consultant
8 8 (8.99%) SQL Server DBA
9 7 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (6.74%) Software Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (4.49%) Java Developer
12 4 (4.49%) Java Software Developer
12 4 (4.49%) SAP Consultant
12 4 (4.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.98%) CSS
1 16 (17.98%) HTML
2 15 (16.85%) Ruby on Rails
3 13 (14.61%) Sass
4 11 (12.36%) SAP XI
5 5 (5.62%) J2EE
6 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.49%) GWT
6 4 (4.49%) RESTful
7 3 (3.37%) Express
7 3 (3.37%) React
7 3 (3.37%) Web Services
8 2 (2.25%) LAMP
8 2 (2.25%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (2.25%) MCollective
8 2 (2.25%) REST
9 1 (1.12%) CSS3
9 1 (1.12%) ELK Stack
9 1 (1.12%) HTML5
9 1 (1.12%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Visualisation
2 14 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (8.99%) Replication
4 6 (6.74%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.49%) Clustering
6 3 (3.37%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.37%) PKI
7 2 (2.25%) AS400
7 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.25%) Data Extraction
7 2 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.25%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (58.43%) Unix
2 35 (39.33%) Windows
3 16 (17.98%) Mac OS X
4 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
6 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.49%) Solaris
9 3 (3.37%) CentOS
9 3 (3.37%) VxWorks
10 2 (2.25%) AIX
10 2 (2.25%) CoreOS
10 2 (2.25%) SmartOS
11 1 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.34%) ETL
2 23 (25.84%) Configuration Management
3 20 (22.47%) Open Source
4 19 (21.35%) DevOps
4 19 (21.35%) Unit Testing
5 16 (17.98%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (16.85%) Responsive Web Design
6 15 (16.85%) Web Design
6 15 (16.85%) Web Development
7 14 (15.73%) Data Migration
7 14 (15.73%) Migration
8 13 (14.61%) ETL Development
8 13 (14.61%) Integration Testing
9 12 (13.48%) ITIL
10 11 (12.36%) CRM
10 11 (12.36%) Dimensional Modelling
10 11 (12.36%) Identity Management
10 11 (12.36%) SQL Optimisation
11 9 (10.11%) Service Delivery
12 8 (8.99%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) SQL
2 23 (25.84%) Python
3 20 (22.47%) JavaScript
3 20 (22.47%) Ruby
4 19 (21.35%) Java
5 15 (16.85%) Scala
6 13 (14.61%) PowerShell
7 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
8 7 (7.87%) C++
9 6 (6.74%) Ada
9 6 (6.74%) Ada 95
10 4 (4.49%) C
10 4 (4.49%) Perl
10 4 (4.49%) PHP
11 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) CISSP
4 2 (2.25%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CISM
5 1 (1.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.37%) MISRA
2 3 (3.37%) MISRA C
3 2 (2.25%) ISO27002
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) vCloud
3 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.37%) Docker
5 2 (2.25%) Btrfs
5 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.25%) iptables
5 2 (2.25%) KVM
5 2 (2.25%) LXC
5 2 (2.25%) Snort
5 2 (2.25%) Squid
5 2 (2.25%) Varnish
5 2 (2.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (16.85%) Puppet
2 9 (10.11%) Ansible
3 8 (8.99%) FreeIPA
3 8 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.62%) Nessus
5 3 (3.37%) logstash
5 3 (3.37%) Nagios
5 3 (3.37%) Nmap
5 3 (3.37%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.25%) CFEngine
6 2 (2.25%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.25%) systemd
7 1 (1.12%) Mesos
7 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.85%) VMware
3 14 (15.73%) SAP
4 8 (8.99%) EMC
4 8 (8.99%) HP
4 8 (8.99%) NetApp
5 7 (7.87%) Oracle
5 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.49%) Google
6 4 (4.49%) Sybase
7 3 (3.37%) Qualys
8 2 (2.25%) IBM
8 2 (2.25%) Informatica
8 2 (2.25%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.25%) Sun
9 1 (1.12%) Altiris
9 1 (1.12%) Apple
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