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 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 25 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 195 216 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.41% 6.74% 7.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.46% 31.21% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 133 156
Median daily rate £411 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £322 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 9
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.38 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -9.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £19.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £45.16 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +20.96%
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
662 692 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.77% 21.59% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 409 343
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £147 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 82 90
Median hourly rate £15.26 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.68% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £39.10 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 July 2016.

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 July 2016.

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 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire +3 55 £413 -2.94% 37
Bristol -1 55 £400 +6.66% 16
Wiltshire +1 46 £431 +23.21% 20
Dorset -11 13 £396 +23.82% 12
Somerset +12 12 £375 -3.22% 11
Devon -16 3 £400 -11.11% 4
Cornwall +5 2 - - 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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.

1 177 (41.84%) Security Cleared
2 148 (34.99%) Windows
3 107 (25.30%) Unix
4 94 (22.22%) Java
5 91 (21.51%) DV Cleared
6 87 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (20.09%) Puppet
8 83 (19.62%) SC Cleared
9 82 (19.39%) Red Hat
10 76 (17.97%) Oracle
11 74 (17.49%) VMware
12 71 (16.78%) Python
13 65 (15.37%) SQL
14 64 (15.13%) DevOps
15 63 (14.89%) C++
16 62 (14.66%) TCP/IP
17 60 (14.18%) Software Engineering
18 58 (13.71%) Finance
19 57 (13.48%) Firewall
19 57 (13.48%) Active Directory
20 53 (12.53%) Cisco
21 51 (12.06%) Perl
22 49 (11.58%) Apache
22 49 (11.58%) JIRA
23 47 (11.11%) ITIL
23 47 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 46 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
24 46 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
24 46 (10.87%) Solaris
25 45 (10.64%) JavaScript

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 49 (11.58%) Apache
2 32 (7.57%) Tomcat
3 19 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (3.31%) Apache Spark
5 11 (2.60%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.36%) JBoss
7 8 (1.89%) Confluence
8 7 (1.65%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.65%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.42%) CMS
9 6 (1.42%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.18%) Mule
10 5 (1.18%) nginx
10 5 (1.18%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.18%) WordPress
11 4 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.95%) Drupal
11 4 (0.95%) IIS
11 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.47%) Moodle
Applications
1 10 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.47%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) Simulink
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.65%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 46 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.26%) Office 365
4 15 (3.55%) GitHub
5 5 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.24%) IaaS
7 1 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.66%) TCP/IP
2 57 (13.48%) Firewall
3 31 (7.33%) VPN
4 30 (7.09%) WAN
5 29 (6.86%) DNS
6 27 (6.38%) LDAP
7 23 (5.44%) IPsec
8 22 (5.20%) SAN
9 21 (4.96%) BGP
9 21 (4.96%) HTTP
10 19 (4.49%) Network Security
11 18 (4.26%) MPLS
12 17 (4.02%) OSPF
13 14 (3.31%) LAN
14 13 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (3.07%) DHCP
14 13 (3.07%) Wireless
15 11 (2.60%) Internet
15 11 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (2.36%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.98%) MySQL
2 37 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.20%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.49%) Hadoop
5 15 (3.55%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.31%) Big Data
7 11 (2.60%) Ingres
7 11 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.13%) Neo4j
8 9 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.89%) HBase
10 7 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.42%) CouchDB
11 6 (1.42%) Parquet
11 6 (1.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (11.58%) JIRA
2 42 (9.93%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.57%) Jenkins
4 19 (4.49%) Subversion
5 16 (3.78%) Cucumber
6 13 (3.07%) Selenium
7 11 (2.60%) Maven
8 10 (2.36%) Hudson
8 10 (2.36%) JUnit
9 8 (1.89%) Ant
9 8 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (1.89%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (1.65%) Capybara
10 7 (1.65%) git-flow
10 7 (1.65%) RSpec
11 5 (1.18%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.95%) JMeter
12 4 (0.95%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.95%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (13.71%) Finance
2 17 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.55%) Marketing
4 13 (3.07%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.84%) Electronics
6 5 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.95%) Banking
7 4 (0.95%) Games
8 3 (0.71%) Advertising
8 3 (0.71%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Military
9 2 (0.47%) Retail
10 1 (0.24%) Avionics
10 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 78 (18.44%) Developer
2 40 (9.46%) Linux Engineer
3 37 (8.75%) Architect
4 36 (8.51%) Analyst
5 35 (8.27%) Administrator
6 32 (7.57%) Software Engineer
7 25 (5.91%) Designer
7 25 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (4.96%) Test Engineer
9 20 (4.73%) DBA
9 20 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (4.26%) Java Developer
10 18 (4.26%) Linux Administrator
11 17 (4.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.02%) Support Engineer
12 16 (3.78%) Network Designer
13 15 (3.55%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.07%) C++ Developer
15 12 (2.84%) Security Analyst
15 12 (2.84%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.75%) HTML
2 29 (6.86%) LAMP
3 28 (6.62%) CSS
4 22 (5.20%) Spring
5 21 (4.96%) JSON
6 17 (4.02%) Hibernate
6 17 (4.02%) REST
6 17 (4.02%) Web Services
7 16 (3.78%) J2EE
8 15 (3.55%) Middleware
8 15 (3.55%) SOAP
9 14 (3.31%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.60%) HTML5
10 11 (2.60%) jQuery
11 10 (2.36%) CSS3
11 10 (2.36%) Node.js
11 10 (2.36%) Sass
11 10 (2.36%) XML
12 9 (2.13%) Akka
12 9 (2.13%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.62%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.91%) Clustering
3 17 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.02%) Wiki
4 13 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.07%) Visualisation
5 11 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.60%) VHDL
6 10 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.89%) Device Driver
8 8 (1.89%) iPad
9 6 (1.42%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.18%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.95%) Economics
11 4 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 148 (34.99%) Windows
2 107 (25.30%) Unix
3 47 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (10.87%) Solaris
5 42 (9.93%) Windows Server
6 26 (6.15%) CentOS
7 16 (3.78%) Mac OS X
7 16 (3.78%) Windows 7
8 15 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.36%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (1.89%) Android
10 8 (1.89%) Mesosphere
10 8 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.42%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.18%) AIX
12 5 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.71%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (15.13%) DevOps
3 60 (14.18%) Software Engineering
4 47 (11.11%) ITIL
5 42 (9.93%) Configuration Management
6 30 (7.09%) Open Source
7 28 (6.62%) Scrum
8 26 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (5.91%) SIEM
10 19 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (4.26%) Mentoring
11 18 (4.26%) Project Management
11 18 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
11 18 (4.26%) UML
12 17 (4.02%) Integration Testing
12 17 (4.02%) TDD
13 16 (3.78%) Test Scripting
14 15 (3.55%) Analytics
14 15 (3.55%) Change Management
14 15 (3.55%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (22.22%) Java
2 71 (16.78%) Python
3 65 (15.37%) SQL
4 63 (14.89%) C++
5 51 (12.06%) Perl
6 45 (10.64%) JavaScript
7 40 (9.46%) C
8 37 (8.75%) Bash Shell
9 31 (7.33%) Shell Script
10 24 (5.67%) PHP
11 22 (5.20%) PowerShell
12 20 (4.73%) Scala
13 15 (3.55%) Ruby
14 14 (3.31%) C#
15 13 (3.07%) Ada
16 11 (2.60%) Embedded C++
17 10 (2.36%) PL/SQL
18 7 (1.65%) Embedded C
18 7 (1.65%) MATLAB
18 7 (1.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 177 (41.84%) Security Cleared
2 91 (21.51%) DV Cleared
3 83 (19.62%) SC Cleared
4 25 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (5.67%) CCNP
6 21 (4.96%) RHCE
7 18 (4.26%) CISSP
8 16 (3.78%) Degree
8 16 (3.78%) JNCIS
9 12 (2.84%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.18%) CCNA
11 5 (1.18%) ISEB
12 3 (0.71%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.71%) CCIE
12 3 (0.71%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.47%) MCSA
13 2 (0.47%) MCSE
13 2 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.55%) PCI DSS
2 13 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.18%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.71%) QA
5 3 (0.71%) SLA
6 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.24%) MISRA
6 1 (0.24%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 57 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 46 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.67%) Samba
4 21 (4.96%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (4.26%) Docker
6 13 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.60%) Hyper-V
8 10 (2.36%) vSphere
9 6 (1.42%) Firmware
10 4 (0.95%) Snort
11 3 (0.71%) NFS
11 3 (0.71%) vCloud
11 3 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.47%) LXC
13 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.24%) HDFS
13 1 (0.24%) iptables
13 1 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
13 1 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 85 (20.09%) Puppet
2 34 (8.04%) Ansible
3 23 (5.44%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (4.73%) SCCM
5 18 (4.26%) Failover Clustering
5 18 (4.26%) Nagios
6 12 (2.84%) Kubernetes
7 10 (2.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.42%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.42%) RSA enVision
9 4 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.95%) Mesos
9 4 (0.95%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.71%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.47%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (0.47%) yum
Vendors
1 82 (19.39%) Red Hat
2 76 (17.97%) Oracle
3 74 (17.49%) VMware
4 53 (12.53%) Cisco
5 33 (7.80%) Microsoft
6 20 (4.73%) NetApp
7 18 (4.26%) Juniper
8 16 (3.78%) ArcSight
8 16 (3.78%) BT
8 16 (3.78%) F5
9 14 (3.31%) HP
10 12 (2.84%) Forcepoint
10 12 (2.84%) Google
10 12 (2.84%) Splunk
11 11 (2.60%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.60%) Cyber-Ark
11 11 (2.60%) IBM
11 11 (2.60%) SAP
12 10 (2.36%) Palo Alto
13 7 (1.65%) Sun
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