The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 19 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 216 228 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.76% 7.48% 4.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.81% 34.81% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 155 58
Average daily rate
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£420 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 5
Average hourly rate £33.25 £38.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £37.50 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.58 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
679 655 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.25% 21.50% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 357 213
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 94 73
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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
Bristol -16 57 £375 - 32
Gloucestershire -10 49 £425 +8.97% 27
Wiltshire -8 38 £350 +3.70% 20
Devon +12 28 £450 +42.85% 7
Dorset +9 22 £320 -24.92% 16
Somerset +7 11 £450 +24.13% 29
Cornwall +6 1 - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 150 (36.95%) Windows
2 115 (28.33%) Java
3 105 (25.86%) Red Hat
4 100 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (24.63%) Puppet
5 98 (24.14%) Security Cleared
6 96 (23.65%) VMware
7 82 (20.20%) Git (software)
8 81 (19.95%) UNIX
9 78 (19.21%) MySQL
10 76 (18.72%) Python
11 70 (17.24%) Configuration Management
12 69 (17.00%) Apache
13 68 (16.75%) SQL
13 68 (16.75%) DevOps
14 67 (16.50%) Oracle
15 62 (15.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 62 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (13.55%) JavaScript
16 55 (13.55%) Web Services
16 55 (13.55%) Jenkins
17 53 (13.05%) HTML
17 53 (13.05%) DV Cleared
18 51 (12.56%) Active Directory
18 51 (12.56%) Finance
19 50 (12.32%) CentOS
19 50 (12.32%) Opscode Chef
19 50 (12.32%) Open Source
20 49 (12.07%) Perl
21 48 (11.82%) PHP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 69 (17.00%) Apache
2 45 (11.08%) JBoss
3 29 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 21 (5.17%) WebSphere
5 17 (4.19%) IIS
6 15 (3.69%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (2.96%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.96%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.96%) Drupal
7 12 (2.96%) nginx
8 11 (2.71%) Node.js
9 10 (2.46%) Confluence
10 9 (2.22%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.72%) MediaWiki
11 7 (1.72%) CMS
12 6 (1.48%) Liferay
13 5 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.99%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.99%) Mule
14 4 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (1.23%) MS Office
2 4 (0.99%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (3.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.49%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.72%) GitHub
3 4 (0.99%) SaaS
4 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.25%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.25%) Office 365
6 1 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.58%) TCP/IP
2 44 (10.84%) DNS
3 39 (9.61%) Firewall
4 24 (5.91%) HTTP
5 19 (4.68%) SSL
6 18 (4.43%) LDAP
7 17 (4.19%) LAN
8 16 (3.94%) IPsec
9 15 (3.69%) VPN
10 14 (3.45%) WAN
10 14 (3.45%) Network Security
11 12 (2.96%) SAN
12 11 (2.71%) DHCP
12 11 (2.71%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (2.46%) Wireshark
14 8 (1.97%) VLAN
15 6 (1.48%) OSPF
15 6 (1.48%) Ethernet
16 5 (1.23%) IPv6
16 5 (1.23%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (19.21%) MySQL
2 38 (9.36%) SQL Server
3 37 (9.11%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (4.93%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.68%) MongoDB
6 15 (3.69%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.71%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.46%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.72%) DB2
10 5 (1.23%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.99%) Big Data
11 4 (0.99%) MarkLogic
11 4 (0.99%) Apache Accumulo
11 4 (0.99%) Impala
11 4 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.74%) Ingres
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.49%) Informix
Development Applications
1 82 (20.20%) Git (software)
2 55 (13.55%) Jenkins
3 42 (10.34%) Subversion
4 21 (5.17%) JIRA
5 17 (4.19%) Hudson
6 15 (3.69%) Maven
7 12 (2.96%) PHPUnit
8 8 (1.97%) Metasploit
8 8 (1.97%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.72%) JUnit
9 7 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.48%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.48%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.99%) Selenium
12 3 (0.74%) Ant
12 3 (0.74%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.74%) Mockito
12 3 (0.74%) EasyMock
12 3 (0.74%) Bitbucket
General
1 51 (12.56%) Finance
2 26 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.68%) Electronics
4 18 (4.43%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.94%) Marketing
6 8 (1.97%) Retail
7 7 (1.72%) Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.49%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 93 (22.91%) Developer
2 51 (12.56%) Administrator
3 44 (10.84%) Linux Engineer
4 42 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
5 32 (7.88%) Linux Administrator
5 32 (7.88%) Designer
6 31 (7.64%) Software Engineer
7 30 (7.39%) Systems Administrator
8 26 (6.40%) Architect
9 24 (5.91%) Java Developer
10 21 (5.17%) Senior Designer
11 20 (4.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 19 (4.68%) Analyst
13 17 (4.19%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 16 (3.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 15 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
15 15 (3.69%) Solutions Designer
15 15 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (3.69%) Senior Software Engineer
16 13 (3.20%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.55%) Web Services
2 53 (13.05%) HTML
3 40 (9.85%) CSS
4 34 (8.37%) jQuery
5 25 (6.16%) Java EE
6 20 (4.93%) .NET
6 20 (4.93%) RESTful
6 20 (4.93%) HTML5
7 15 (3.69%) JSON
8 14 (3.45%) JSR 168
8 14 (3.45%) Middleware
8 14 (3.45%) Spring
8 14 (3.45%) J2EE
9 13 (3.20%) LAMP
9 13 (3.20%) Doctrine
10 12 (2.96%) REST
10 12 (2.96%) XML
10 12 (2.96%) Struts
11 11 (2.71%) Hibernate
11 11 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.39%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.94%) DTV
3 15 (3.69%) Mainframe
3 15 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.96%) Wiki
6 8 (1.97%) Clustering
6 8 (1.97%) User Experience
6 8 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.72%) Replication
8 6 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.23%) Derivative
9 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.23%) PKI
10 4 (0.99%) GIS
10 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.74%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 150 (36.95%) Windows
2 81 (19.95%) UNIX
3 62 (15.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (12.32%) CentOS
5 31 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (7.39%) Solaris
7 26 (6.40%) Ubuntu
8 25 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (3.69%) Debian
10 15 (3.69%) AIX
11 11 (2.71%) Embedded Linux
12 10 (2.46%) SUSE
13 7 (1.72%) NetWare
13 7 (1.72%) Amazon Linux
13 7 (1.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.48%) Windows 7
14 6 (1.48%) Fedora
15 5 (1.23%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.99%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (24.63%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 68 (16.75%) DevOps
4 62 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (12.32%) Open Source
6 40 (9.85%) TDD
7 36 (8.87%) Software Engineering
8 30 (7.39%) Migration
9 27 (6.65%) SOA
10 23 (5.67%) ITIL
10 23 (5.67%) Scrum
11 21 (5.17%) Mentoring
12 20 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (4.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 18 (4.43%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (3.94%) Content Management
14 16 (3.94%) Digital Marketing
15 15 (3.69%) Programme Management
15 15 (3.69%) Service Management
15 15 (3.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 115 (28.33%) Java
2 76 (18.72%) Python
3 68 (16.75%) SQL
4 55 (13.55%) JavaScript
5 49 (12.07%) Perl
6 48 (11.82%) PHP
7 44 (10.84%) Bash Shell
8 43 (10.59%) C
9 41 (10.10%) Ruby
10 36 (8.87%) C++
11 35 (8.62%) Shell Script
12 18 (4.43%) PowerShell
13 17 (4.19%) C#
14 7 (1.72%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.72%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.23%) VBScript
16 4 (0.99%) Ada
16 4 (0.99%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.49%) VB
18 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 98 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 53 (13.05%) DV Cleared
3 44 (10.84%) SC Cleared
4 24 (5.91%) RHCE
5 21 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (4.43%) CCNA
7 10 (2.46%) Degree
8 9 (2.22%) CISSP
9 5 (1.23%) CCNP
10 4 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.74%) MCTS
11 3 (0.74%) MCITP
11 3 (0.74%) HND
11 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.49%) ISEB
12 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.25%) GCIA
13 1 (0.25%) GCIH
13 1 (0.25%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.19%) QA
2 9 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.99%) SLA
5 3 (0.74%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 51 (12.56%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.67%) Samba
4 21 (5.17%) vSphere
5 17 (4.19%) Hyper-V
6 15 (3.69%) VirtualBox
7 10 (2.46%) iptables
7 10 (2.46%) Postfix
8 8 (1.97%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.97%) Docker
8 8 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.72%) Firmware
9 7 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.72%) XenServer
10 6 (1.48%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.48%) Varnish
11 5 (1.23%) XenApp
12 4 (0.99%) Xen
12 4 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.99%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 100 (24.63%) Puppet
2 50 (12.32%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (9.11%) Ansible
4 19 (4.68%) Vagrant
5 12 (2.96%) Salt
6 8 (1.97%) Nmap
6 8 (1.97%) ZABBIX
7 7 (1.72%) ZENworks
7 7 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (1.48%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.99%) Nagios
9 4 (0.99%) SCCM
10 3 (0.74%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.74%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.74%) Bcfg2
10 3 (0.74%) Ganeti
11 2 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 105 (25.86%) Red Hat
2 96 (23.65%) VMware
3 67 (16.50%) Oracle
4 29 (7.14%) Cisco
4 29 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 27 (6.65%) IBM
6 19 (4.68%) Sun
7 18 (4.43%) SAP
7 18 (4.43%) Citrix
8 15 (3.69%) McAfee
9 13 (3.20%) Zend
9 13 (3.20%) HP
10 10 (2.46%) NetApp
11 9 (2.22%) Novell
11 9 (2.22%) Lotus
12 6 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.48%) Symantec
12 6 (1.48%) BEA
12 6 (1.48%) Ektron
13 5 (1.23%) ForgeRock
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