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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / South West
Rank 31 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 139 197 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.38% 6.81% 7.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.75% 33.39% 35.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 132 141
Median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 20
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.48% +50.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +5.47%

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
452 590 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.49% 20.41% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 366 366
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 69 89
Median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £44.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -5 33 £408 +10.13% 7
Bristol -7 32 £381 +8.92% 33
Gloucestershire -10 28 £425 -10.52% 25
Devon +18 24 £403 +0.62% 9
Somerset +7 13 £413 -0.90% 7
Dorset -11 5 £410 -9.00% 8
Cornwall - 2 £350 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 124 (38.15%) Windows
2 106 (32.62%) Security Cleared
3 89 (27.38%) DevOps
4 85 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (25.54%) Unix
6 81 (24.92%) Python
7 74 (22.77%) Java
8 71 (21.85%) Red Hat
9 68 (20.92%) SQL
10 63 (19.38%) Oracle
11 59 (18.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 59 (18.15%) Docker
12 57 (17.54%) DV Cleared
13 51 (15.69%) Software Engineering
13 51 (15.69%) SQL Server
14 50 (15.38%) VMware
14 50 (15.38%) SC Cleared
15 49 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
15 49 (15.08%) Jenkins
16 47 (14.46%) Ansible
17 45 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (13.23%) ITIL
19 42 (12.92%) TCP/IP
20 40 (12.31%) Microsoft
20 40 (12.31%) Git (software)
20 40 (12.31%) Windows Server
21 36 (11.08%) SAN
21 36 (11.08%) Scrum
22 34 (10.46%) C
22 34 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (7.69%) Apache
2 20 (6.15%) Confluence
3 12 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.38%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.38%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.08%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.77%) nginx
6 9 (2.77%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.15%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.15%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.85%) JBoss
9 5 (1.54%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.54%) IIS
10 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.92%) CICS
12 2 (0.62%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.62%) Mule
12 2 (0.62%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) MS Office
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.31%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.31%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.08%) GitHub
4 8 (2.46%) IaaS
5 7 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (1.54%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 5 (1.54%) Route 53
7 5 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.62%) PaaS
10 2 (0.62%) SaaS
11 1 (0.31%) Heroku
11 1 (0.31%) Office 365
11 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.92%) TCP/IP
2 36 (11.08%) SAN
3 27 (8.31%) DNS
4 26 (8.00%) Firewall
5 17 (5.23%) HTTP
6 13 (4.00%) NAS
7 10 (3.08%) SSL
8 9 (2.77%) DHCP
8 9 (2.77%) Internet
9 8 (2.46%) LAN
9 8 (2.46%) VoIP
9 8 (2.46%) VPN
10 7 (2.15%) Network Security
11 6 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.85%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.85%) WAN
12 4 (1.23%) LDAP
12 4 (1.23%) SMTP
12 4 (1.23%) SSH
13 3 (0.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.00%) MySQL
3 23 (7.08%) MongoDB
4 22 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (6.15%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.62%) NoSQL
7 13 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 13 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (3.69%) Big Data
8 12 (3.69%) Ingres
9 10 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (3.08%) Oracle Database
10 9 (2.77%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (2.77%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.54%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 49 (15.08%) Jenkins
2 40 (12.31%) Git (software)
3 30 (9.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 25 (7.69%) JIRA
5 17 (5.23%) Cucumber
6 15 (4.62%) Selenium
6 15 (4.62%) Subversion
7 12 (3.69%) Ant
7 12 (3.69%) Hudson
8 10 (3.08%) JUnit
9 9 (2.77%) Gradle
9 9 (2.77%) Vagrant
10 8 (2.46%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.54%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.54%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.54%) Maven
11 5 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (1.54%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.23%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (5.23%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.92%) Finance
3 9 (2.77%) Marketing
4 7 (2.15%) Electronics
5 6 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.23%) Games
7 3 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.92%) Military
8 2 (0.62%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (20.31%) Developer
2 35 (10.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (8.92%) Administrator
4 28 (8.62%) Java Developer
4 28 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
5 24 (7.38%) DBA
6 21 (6.46%) Software Engineer
7 19 (5.85%) Integration Engineer
7 19 (5.85%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.54%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (5.54%) Test Engineer
9 16 (4.92%) Java Engineer
10 15 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.62%) SQL DBA
11 14 (4.31%) Consultant
11 14 (4.31%) Linux Administrator
12 13 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 13 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (4.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 10 (3.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.85%) REST
2 28 (8.62%) HTML
3 21 (6.46%) XML
4 20 (6.15%) Spring
5 17 (5.23%) CSS
5 17 (5.23%) RabbitMQ
6 15 (4.62%) .NET
6 15 (4.62%) Web Services
7 14 (4.31%) AngularJS
8 13 (4.00%) ELK Stack
9 12 (3.69%) Hibernate
9 12 (3.69%) JSON
10 11 (3.38%) Dropwizard
11 10 (3.08%) SOAP
12 9 (2.77%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (2.46%) Middleware
14 7 (2.15%) Grails
14 7 (2.15%) Qt
14 7 (2.15%) React
14 7 (2.15%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.31%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.77%) Clustering
3 12 (3.69%) Replication
4 9 (2.77%) CESG
4 9 (2.77%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.15%) Device Driver
7 6 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.23%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.23%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.92%) PKI
11 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.62%) Semantic Web
11 2 (0.62%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 124 (38.15%) Windows
2 83 (25.54%) Unix
3 59 (18.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (12.31%) Windows Server
5 28 (8.62%) Solaris
6 22 (6.77%) CentOS
7 14 (4.31%) AIX
8 13 (4.00%) Mac OS X
9 11 (3.38%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.77%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (2.15%) Amazon Linux
12 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.54%) Debian
14 4 (1.23%) CoreOS
14 4 (1.23%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.62%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.62%) Mesosphere
16 2 (0.62%) OpenWrt
16 2 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.38%) DevOps
2 85 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (15.69%) Software Engineering
4 45 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (13.23%) ITIL
6 36 (11.08%) Scrum
7 34 (10.46%) Open Source
8 31 (9.54%) Migration
9 25 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 23 (7.08%) Validation
11 19 (5.85%) SDLC
12 18 (5.54%) Load Balancing
13 17 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (5.23%) Integration Testing
13 17 (5.23%) Performance Testing
14 16 (4.92%) Analytics
14 16 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (4.92%) Continuous Deployment
14 16 (4.92%) TDD
15 15 (4.62%) OO
Programming Languages
1 81 (24.92%) Python
2 74 (22.77%) Java
3 68 (20.92%) SQL
4 34 (10.46%) C
5 32 (9.85%) Bash Shell
5 32 (9.85%) Perl
5 32 (9.85%) Shell Script
6 30 (9.23%) C++
6 30 (9.23%) JavaScript
7 26 (8.00%) PowerShell
8 25 (7.69%) Ruby
9 10 (3.08%) Embedded C++
10 9 (2.77%) Scala
11 8 (2.46%) C#
11 8 (2.46%) Groovy
11 8 (2.46%) PHP
12 6 (1.85%) Lua
13 5 (1.54%) Embedded C
13 5 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.23%) AWK
Qualifications
1 106 (32.62%) Security Cleared
2 57 (17.54%) DV Cleared
3 50 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.77%) Degree
7 8 (2.46%) CCNA
7 8 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.15%) CISSP
9 6 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.54%) MCSE
10 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.54%) SANS
11 4 (1.23%) CCNP
11 4 (1.23%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.23%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.92%) CISM
12 3 (0.92%) CLAS
12 3 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.46%) QA
2 5 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.62%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.62%) RMADS
5 1 (0.31%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.31%) MISRA
5 1 (0.31%) MISRA C
System Software
1 59 (18.15%) Docker
2 34 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.15%) Active Directory
4 22 (6.77%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (4.00%) vSphere
6 8 (2.46%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.46%) LXC
6 8 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.85%) NFS
8 5 (1.54%) Snort
8 5 (1.54%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.23%) Firmware
9 4 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (1.23%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.23%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.92%) HDFS
10 3 (0.92%) RACF
11 2 (0.62%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.62%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 47 (14.46%) Ansible
2 30 (9.23%) Puppet
3 16 (4.92%) Failover Clustering
4 11 (3.38%) Terraform
5 10 (3.08%) Nessus
5 10 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.46%) Nagios
7 7 (2.15%) Icinga
7 7 (2.15%) Kibana
7 7 (2.15%) logstash
7 7 (2.15%) SCCM
8 6 (1.85%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.85%) QRadar
8 6 (1.85%) Salt
9 5 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.54%) OSSEC
9 5 (1.54%) yum
10 4 (1.23%) Nmap
10 4 (1.23%) vRealize
10 4 (1.23%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 71 (21.85%) Red Hat
2 63 (19.38%) Oracle
3 50 (15.38%) VMware
4 40 (12.31%) Microsoft
5 26 (8.00%) Cisco
6 17 (5.23%) HP
7 14 (4.31%) SAP
8 13 (4.00%) IBM
9 12 (3.69%) Citrix
9 12 (3.69%) SaltStack
10 9 (2.77%) EMC
11 8 (2.46%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.46%) Intel Security
12 7 (2.15%) Sophos
12 7 (2.15%) Sun
13 6 (1.85%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.85%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.85%) Dell
13 6 (1.85%) Splunk
14 5 (1.54%) ArcSight
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