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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 22 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 188 198 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.79% 6.17% 7.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.76% 30.41% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 121 149
Median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 28
Median hourly rate £39.50 £39.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% +36.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
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
592 651 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.37% 20.29% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 369 399
Median daily rate £315 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 65 127
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 0 51 £400 -4.76% 38
Bristol +19 48 £383 -7.27% 27
Wiltshire +10 36 £450 +28.57% 16
Devon +2 19 £403 -0.30% 5
Somerset +19 11 £425 +13.33% 12
Cornwall - 9 £350 - 1
Dorset -11 4 £447 -3.35% 10
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 130 (36.11%) Windows
2 129 (35.83%) Security Cleared
3 104 (28.89%) Unix
4 92 (25.56%) DevOps
5 90 (25.00%) Python
6 89 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (23.06%) SQL
8 75 (20.83%) DV Cleared
9 73 (20.28%) Java
9 73 (20.28%) Red Hat
10 68 (18.89%) Oracle
11 62 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 56 (15.56%) Docker
13 55 (15.28%) VMware
14 54 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
14 54 (15.00%) SC Cleared
14 54 (15.00%) Ansible
15 53 (14.72%) Jenkins
16 47 (13.06%) Puppet
16 47 (13.06%) Software Engineering
17 46 (12.78%) SQL Server
17 46 (12.78%) TCP/IP
18 44 (12.22%) Bash Shell
19 41 (11.39%) Apache
20 40 (11.11%) Solaris
20 40 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (11.11%) Open Source
20 40 (11.11%) Git (software)
21 39 (10.83%) JavaScript
21 39 (10.83%) ITIL

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 41 (11.39%) Apache
2 21 (5.83%) Tomcat
3 14 (3.89%) Apache Spark
3 14 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (3.61%) Confluence
5 10 (2.78%) nginx
6 9 (2.50%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.22%) JBoss
7 8 (2.22%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.22%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.94%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.94%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.39%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.39%) Mule
10 3 (0.83%) CICS
10 3 (0.83%) CMS
10 3 (0.83%) IIS
10 3 (0.83%) Moodle
10 3 (0.83%) WordPress
11 2 (0.56%) Jetty
Applications
1 21 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.56%) MS Office
4 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.94%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Magento
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 54 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.61%) GitHub
4 8 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.22%) Office 365
5 6 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (1.39%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (1.39%) Route 53
6 5 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.11%) IaaS
8 3 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.56%) PaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.28%) Heroku
10 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.78%) TCP/IP
2 39 (10.83%) SAN
3 29 (8.06%) DNS
4 26 (7.22%) Firewall
5 17 (4.72%) HTTP
6 14 (3.89%) NAS
7 13 (3.61%) VPN
8 11 (3.06%) Internet
8 11 (3.06%) WAN
9 10 (2.78%) LAN
9 10 (2.78%) SSL
10 9 (2.50%) DHCP
10 9 (2.50%) LDAP
11 8 (2.22%) DSL
11 8 (2.22%) VoIP
12 7 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.94%) FCAPS
12 7 (1.94%) Wireless
13 6 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.61%) MySQL
3 30 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 22 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (4.72%) Big Data
5 17 (4.72%) Relational Database
6 16 (4.44%) Neo4j
6 16 (4.44%) NoSQL
7 14 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (3.61%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.61%) Ingres
9 12 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (3.33%) Oracle Database
10 11 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (3.06%) HBase
11 10 (2.78%) CouchDB
12 9 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (2.22%) Parquet
13 8 (2.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (14.72%) Jenkins
2 40 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 28 (7.78%) JIRA
4 24 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (4.17%) Selenium
6 13 (3.61%) Ant
6 13 (3.61%) Hudson
7 12 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 12 (3.33%) JUnit
8 11 (3.06%) Subversion
9 9 (2.50%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.50%) Gradle
9 9 (2.50%) Maven
9 9 (2.50%) Vagrant
10 8 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.94%) JMeter
11 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.67%) Artifactory
13 5 (1.39%) ClearCase
13 5 (1.39%) SonarQube
General
1 25 (6.94%) Finance
2 13 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.94%) Marketing
4 5 (1.39%) Electronics
4 5 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.11%) Games
5 4 (1.11%) Military
6 3 (0.83%) Back Office
7 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (21.67%) Developer
2 35 (9.72%) Administrator
3 32 (8.89%) DBA
4 31 (8.61%) DevOps Engineer
5 30 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 23 (6.39%) Systems Administrator
7 22 (6.11%) Architect
7 22 (6.11%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (5.83%) Test Engineer
9 20 (5.56%) Support Engineer
10 19 (5.28%) Linux Administrator
10 19 (5.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 18 (5.00%) Software Engineer
12 17 (4.72%) Analyst
13 16 (4.44%) SQL DBA
14 15 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
15 13 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (3.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
17 11 (3.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.28%) REST
2 36 (10.00%) HTML
3 23 (6.39%) CSS
3 23 (6.39%) Spring
4 22 (6.11%) AngularJS
4 22 (6.11%) XML
5 20 (5.56%) JSON
6 18 (5.00%) .NET
7 16 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (4.17%) HTML5
8 15 (4.17%) Middleware
8 15 (4.17%) SOAP
8 15 (4.17%) Web Services
9 14 (3.89%) CSS3
10 13 (3.61%) Hibernate
11 11 (3.06%) Akka
11 11 (3.06%) GraphX
11 11 (3.06%) LAMP
12 10 (2.78%) Dropwizard
13 8 (2.22%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.39%) Clustering
3 15 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.33%) Replication
5 10 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.22%) CESG
8 7 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.67%) Wiki
10 5 (1.39%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.11%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.11%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.11%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.11%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.11%) Semantic Web
12 3 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.83%) iPad
12 3 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 130 (36.11%) Windows
2 104 (28.89%) Unix
3 62 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (11.11%) Solaris
5 34 (9.44%) Windows Server
6 27 (7.50%) CentOS
7 16 (4.44%) Mac OS X
8 11 (3.06%) Ubuntu
9 10 (2.78%) AIX
10 8 (2.22%) Mesosphere
10 8 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.67%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.39%) Debian
13 4 (1.11%) CoreOS
13 4 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.83%) Android
14 3 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.83%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (25.56%) DevOps
2 89 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (13.06%) Software Engineering
4 40 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (11.11%) Open Source
5 39 (10.83%) ITIL
6 33 (9.17%) Scrum
7 31 (8.61%) Migration
8 29 (8.06%) Configuration Management
9 28 (7.78%) Analytics
10 21 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (5.28%) TDD
12 15 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (3.89%) Continuous Deployment
13 14 (3.89%) OO
13 14 (3.89%) Test Scripting
13 14 (3.89%) Validation
14 13 (3.61%) Data Encryption
14 13 (3.61%) Load Balancing
14 13 (3.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (25.00%) Python
2 83 (23.06%) SQL
3 73 (20.28%) Java
4 44 (12.22%) Bash Shell
5 39 (10.83%) JavaScript
6 37 (10.28%) Shell Script
7 34 (9.44%) Perl
8 28 (7.78%) C
8 28 (7.78%) C++
9 25 (6.94%) PowerShell
10 21 (5.83%) Ruby
11 17 (4.72%) Scala
12 12 (3.33%) C#
13 10 (2.78%) PHP
14 9 (2.50%) TypeScript
15 8 (2.22%) Groovy
15 8 (2.22%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.67%) Embedded C++
17 5 (1.39%) Embedded C
18 4 (1.11%) AWK
Qualifications
1 129 (35.83%) Security Cleared
2 75 (20.83%) DV Cleared
3 54 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (3.06%) CISSP
5 9 (2.50%) CCNA
5 9 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.22%) Degree
6 8 (2.22%) RHCE
7 7 (1.94%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.94%) MCSE
8 6 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.11%) CEH
9 4 (1.11%) SANS
9 4 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.83%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.83%) ISEB
10 3 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.94%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.67%) QA
3 5 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.83%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 56 (15.56%) Docker
2 35 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.89%) Active Directory
4 25 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (3.61%) vSphere
6 9 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.22%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.22%) LXC
7 8 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.94%) NFS
8 7 (1.94%) Samba
8 7 (1.94%) Snort
9 4 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (1.11%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.11%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.83%) Firmware
10 3 (0.83%) RACF
10 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.56%) Postfix
11 2 (0.56%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 54 (15.00%) Ansible
2 47 (13.06%) Puppet
3 17 (4.72%) Failover Clustering
4 16 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (3.33%) SCCM
6 11 (3.06%) Nagios
6 11 (3.06%) Terraform
7 10 (2.78%) Kubernetes
8 9 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (2.50%) Nessus
9 6 (1.67%) QRadar
9 6 (1.67%) Salt
10 5 (1.39%) OSSEC
10 5 (1.39%) RSA enVision
10 5 (1.39%) yum
11 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.11%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.11%) vRealize
11 4 (1.11%) Zenoss
12 3 (0.83%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 73 (20.28%) Red Hat
2 68 (18.89%) Oracle
3 55 (15.28%) VMware
4 35 (9.72%) Microsoft
5 33 (9.17%) Cisco
6 21 (5.83%) HP
7 13 (3.61%) SAP
8 11 (3.06%) SaltStack
9 10 (2.78%) ArcSight
9 10 (2.78%) Google
9 10 (2.78%) IBM
9 10 (2.78%) Splunk
10 9 (2.50%) Citrix
10 9 (2.50%) EMC
11 8 (2.22%) Nokia
12 7 (1.94%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.94%) Sun
13 6 (1.67%) Dell
13 6 (1.67%) NetApp
13 6 (1.67%) Siebel
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