The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 South West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 33 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 190 174 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.74% 7.48% 6.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.76% 31.29% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 98 119
Average daily rate £375 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 5
Average hourly rate £40.50 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £32.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
710 556 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 23.90% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 284 378
Average daily rate £345 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 75 83
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -2 52 £425 -5.55% 25
Bristol -5 40 £350 +16.66% 23
Wiltshire -13 38 £350 +45.83% 18
Dorset -1 23 £400 +100.00% 11
Somerset -7 7 £381 +40.68% 20
Devon -15 4 £475 +31.03% 5
Cornwall - - - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 121 (37.58%) UNIX
2 107 (33.23%) Windows
3 94 (29.19%) Security Cleared
4 76 (23.60%) Oracle
5 64 (19.88%) Java
6 62 (19.25%) Red Hat
7 56 (17.39%) SQL
8 55 (17.08%) Telecoms
8 55 (17.08%) VMware
9 54 (16.77%) Firewall
10 53 (16.46%) jQuery
11 51 (15.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (14.91%) PHP
12 48 (14.91%) MySQL
13 46 (14.29%) Perl
13 46 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 44 (13.66%) CSS
15 43 (13.35%) SC Cleared
16 41 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (12.73%) Oracle Database
17 39 (12.11%) JavaScript
18 37 (11.49%) C++
18 37 (11.49%) Python
19 36 (11.18%) Apache
19 36 (11.18%) Spring
20 35 (10.87%) C
21 34 (10.56%) Finance
22 33 (10.25%) Configuration Management
22 33 (10.25%) Solaris
22 33 (10.25%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 36 (11.18%) Apache
2 19 (5.90%) Drupal
3 15 (4.66%) WebLogic
4 14 (4.35%) IIS
5 10 (3.11%) nginx
6 8 (2.48%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.48%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.86%) SAS
7 6 (1.86%) Confluence
8 5 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.24%) Apache Qpid
9 4 (1.24%) MediaWiki
9 4 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.93%) WordPress
10 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.62%) Node.js
11 2 (0.62%) CMS
11 2 (0.62%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 11 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.31%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) Summit
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.62%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.77%) Firewall
2 32 (9.94%) SAN
3 30 (9.32%) Network Security
4 27 (8.39%) LDAP
5 17 (5.28%) WAN
6 16 (4.97%) Internet
7 15 (4.66%) DNS
7 15 (4.66%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.66%) VPN
8 13 (4.04%) SSH
8 13 (4.04%) OSPF
8 13 (4.04%) BGP
9 12 (3.73%) LAN
10 9 (2.80%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (2.80%) Wireshark
10 9 (2.80%) SSL
10 9 (2.80%) SNMP
10 9 (2.80%) DHCP
10 9 (2.80%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.91%) MySQL
2 41 (12.73%) Oracle Database
3 23 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (5.28%) Oracle Database 10g
4 17 (5.28%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.66%) SQL Server
5 15 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.80%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.80%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.55%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.55%) Big Data
10 4 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.62%) HBase
11 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.31%) Sybase ASE
12 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.31%) DTS
12 1 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 33 (10.25%) Subversion
2 32 (9.94%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.76%) Git (software)
4 24 (7.45%) Eclipse
4 24 (7.45%) Maven
5 17 (5.28%) Ant
6 14 (4.35%) JIRA
7 12 (3.73%) JUnit
8 11 (3.42%) Selenium
9 9 (2.80%) WebDriver
10 7 (2.17%) Mockito
11 6 (1.86%) Gradle
11 6 (1.86%) Hudson
12 5 (1.55%) JDeveloper
12 5 (1.55%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.93%) JMeter
13 3 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
14 2 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
14 2 (0.62%) MSI
14 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (17.08%) Telecoms
2 34 (10.56%) Finance
3 10 (3.11%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.80%) Electronics
5 8 (2.48%) Marketing
6 7 (2.17%) Back Office
7 5 (1.55%) Banking
7 5 (1.55%) Publishing
8 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.62%) Retail
9 1 (0.31%) Avionics
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 108 (33.54%) Developer
2 33 (10.25%) Administrator
3 26 (8.07%) Linux Administrator
4 24 (7.45%) Software Engineer
5 23 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 23 (7.14%) DBA
6 19 (5.90%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (5.90%) Analyst
6 19 (5.90%) Oracle DBA
6 19 (5.90%) Linux Engineer
7 16 (4.97%) Web Developer
7 16 (4.97%) Consultant
7 16 (4.97%) PHP Developer
8 15 (4.66%) Drupal Developer
8 15 (4.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 15 (4.66%) Security Engineer
9 14 (4.35%) Network Engineer
10 11 (3.42%) Designer
10 11 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.42%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.46%) jQuery
2 44 (13.66%) CSS
3 36 (11.18%) Spring
4 32 (9.94%) HTML
5 30 (9.32%) XML
6 22 (6.83%) Web Services
7 20 (6.21%) LAMP
8 17 (5.28%) XML Schema
8 17 (5.28%) CSS3
9 16 (4.97%) Hibernate
10 15 (4.66%) RESTful
11 13 (4.04%) Ajax
11 13 (4.04%) J2EE
12 11 (3.42%) JSF
12 11 (3.42%) JSP
13 10 (3.11%) JAX-WS
14 9 (2.80%) HTML5
15 8 (2.48%) RSS
15 8 (2.48%) JPA
16 7 (2.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.52%) Open Source
2 11 (3.42%) DTV
3 8 (2.48%) Digital Media
4 7 (2.17%) Replication
5 6 (1.86%) Wiki
5 6 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.55%) Clustering
6 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.24%) Firmware
8 3 (0.93%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.93%) IPTV
8 3 (0.93%) Statistics
8 3 (0.93%) Grid Computing
8 3 (0.93%) MPEG
8 3 (0.93%) W3C
8 3 (0.93%) Device Driver
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.62%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 121 (37.58%) UNIX
2 107 (33.23%) Windows
3 51 (15.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (10.25%) Solaris
5 17 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (4.35%) HPUX
7 13 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.11%) Debian
9 9 (2.80%) Ubuntu
10 8 (2.48%) CentOS
11 6 (1.86%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (1.55%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.24%) AIX
13 4 (1.24%) VMS
13 4 (1.24%) Android
14 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.62%) SUSE
15 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (10.25%) Configuration Management
2 31 (9.63%) ITIL
3 29 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (9.01%) Software Engineering
4 25 (7.76%) OO
5 24 (7.45%) UML
6 20 (6.21%) Scrum
7 16 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (4.66%) Validation
8 15 (4.66%) Migration
9 14 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (4.35%) OOP
9 14 (4.35%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.35%) Multithreading
10 12 (3.73%) MVC
10 12 (3.73%) TDD
11 11 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (3.11%) Signal Processing
12 10 (3.11%) Project Management
12 10 (3.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 64 (19.88%) Java
2 56 (17.39%) SQL
3 48 (14.91%) PHP
4 46 (14.29%) Perl
5 39 (12.11%) JavaScript
6 37 (11.49%) C++
6 37 (11.49%) Python
7 35 (10.87%) C
8 29 (9.01%) Bash Shell
9 27 (8.39%) Ruby
10 24 (7.45%) PL/SQL
10 24 (7.45%) Shell Script
11 14 (4.35%) PowerShell
12 10 (3.11%) MATLAB
13 7 (2.17%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.17%) VB
14 6 (1.86%) Korn
14 6 (1.86%) Bourne shell
15 5 (1.55%) XQuery
16 4 (1.24%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 94 (29.19%) Security Cleared
2 43 (13.35%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.63%) DV Cleared
4 23 (7.14%) Degree
5 12 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.80%) CCNA
7 6 (1.86%) CCNP
8 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.93%) CISSP
8 3 (0.93%) MCSE
9 2 (0.62%) ISEB
9 2 (0.62%) OCP
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.62%) RHCE
9 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.31%) CCENT
10 1 (0.31%) LPIC
10 1 (0.31%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.11%) SLA
2 7 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.55%) QA
4 4 (1.24%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.93%) WCAG
5 3 (0.93%) WAI
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 41 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (5.90%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.35%) vSphere
4 12 (3.73%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (3.42%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (2.80%) NFS
6 9 (2.80%) Samba
6 9 (2.80%) vCloud
7 8 (2.48%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.48%) Postfix
8 7 (2.17%) Hyper-V
8 7 (2.17%) VirtualBox
9 6 (1.86%) Varnish
10 4 (1.24%) KVM
10 4 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.24%) XenApp
10 4 (1.24%) XenServer
10 4 (1.24%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.24%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.93%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (4.97%) Puppet
2 13 (4.04%) NetBackup
3 11 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.80%) Data Guard
5 6 (1.86%) Nagios
6 5 (1.55%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.93%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.93%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.93%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.62%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.62%) nmon
8 2 (0.62%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.62%) Nessus
8 2 (0.62%) Cacti
8 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.62%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.62%) SCCM
8 2 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (23.60%) Oracle
2 62 (19.25%) Red Hat
3 55 (17.08%) VMware
4 46 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 32 (9.94%) Cisco
6 17 (5.28%) HP
6 17 (5.28%) Citrix
7 16 (4.97%) CheckPoint
7 16 (4.97%) Juniper
8 14 (4.35%) Sun
9 10 (3.11%) F5
10 8 (2.48%) SAP
10 8 (2.48%) IBM
11 7 (2.17%) Symantec
12 6 (1.86%) McAfee
13 5 (1.55%) Zend
13 5 (1.55%) Sourcefire
13 5 (1.55%) NetApp
14 4 (1.24%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.24%) Sophos
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £500 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol, Chippenham, Gloucester, Bath, Swindon,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 30+ days ago