The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 36 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.59% 0.33% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 1.92% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate £375 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 - £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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 Somerset region.

Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.46% 17.16% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 19
Average daily rate £370 £225 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £110 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £318 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.40 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £21.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Somerset region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Somerset region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 2 £318 -
Bath - 1 £308 - 4
Street - 1 £733 -
Yeovil - 1 £525 - 1
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 13 (54.17%) Open Source
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Puppet
3 10 (41.67%) NoSQL
4 9 (37.50%) Java
5 8 (33.33%) Data Management
5 8 (33.33%) DevOps
6 7 (29.17%) Grunt
6 7 (29.17%) Ansible
6 7 (29.17%) Scrum
6 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
6 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
6 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) SQL
6 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
7 6 (25.00%) Python
7 6 (25.00%) MySQL
7 6 (25.00%) Perl
7 6 (25.00%) Splunk
7 6 (25.00%) Gerrit
7 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (25.00%) iPad
7 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (25.00%) Patch Management
7 6 (25.00%) ELK Stack
7 6 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (20.83%) Banking
8 5 (20.83%) GIS
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 4 (16.67%) Node.js
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Solr
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.17%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (4.17%) nginx
3 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) IPsec
2 1 (4.17%) NAS
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (25.00%) MySQL
3 5 (20.83%) GIS
4 4 (16.67%) Big Data
4 4 (16.67%) QGIS
5 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
5 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (8.33%) Informix
6 2 (8.33%) Ingres
7 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.17%) DB2
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
1 7 (29.17%) Grunt
1 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 6 (25.00%) Gerrit
2 6 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (16.67%) gulp
4 2 (8.33%) Bugzilla
4 2 (8.33%) Maven
4 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Avionics
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) DevOps Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) UI Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Web Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Ada Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.17%) DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Server Support
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) ELK Stack
2 4 (16.67%) PostGIS
3 3 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (12.50%) Apache Camel
3 3 (12.50%) React
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) Ajax
5 1 (4.17%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) HTML5
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) LAMP
5 1 (4.17%) Laravel
5 1 (4.17%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (4.17%) Middleware
5 1 (4.17%) RESTful
5 1 (4.17%) Sass
5 1 (4.17%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) iPad
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Solaris
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) SUSE
3 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Open Source
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Data Management
3 8 (33.33%) DevOps
4 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) Patch Management
6 3 (12.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Web Operations
7 2 (8.33%) Analytics
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.33%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) UML
7 2 (8.33%) Workflow
8 1 (4.17%) High Availability
8 1 (4.17%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (25.00%) Perl
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) Ada
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Puppet
2 7 (29.17%) Ansible
3 2 (8.33%) yum
4 1 (4.17%) Mesos
4 1 (4.17%) Nagios
4 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Splunk
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Google
Yeovil, Somerset
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500-550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago