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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / South West
Rank 23 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 176 235 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.59% 7.79% 7.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.18% 35.39% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 165 130
Median daily rate £470 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.10 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% +20.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.53 £43.20 £26.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
461 664 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.26% 22.00% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 406 329
Median daily rate £345 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 77
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £44.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Bristol -12 44 £425 +17.24% 27
Devon +19 38 £540 +35.00% 7
Wiltshire -13 34 £370 +2.06% 14
Gloucestershire -16 24 £438 -7.89% 18
Somerset +16 16 £400 +6.66% 8
Dorset -1 5 £494 +9.77% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 139 (39.27%) Windows
2 113 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (31.64%) DevOps
4 110 (31.07%) Security Cleared
5 95 (26.84%) Red Hat
6 91 (25.71%) Python
7 86 (24.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 79 (22.32%) Java
9 73 (20.62%) Oracle
10 66 (18.64%) SQL
10 66 (18.64%) Unix
11 65 (18.36%) Jenkins
12 62 (17.51%) VMware
13 61 (17.23%) SC Cleared
14 60 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
14 60 (16.95%) Docker
15 59 (16.67%) ITIL
16 57 (16.10%) Microsoft
17 55 (15.54%) SQL Server
18 52 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
18 52 (14.69%) Software Engineering
19 50 (14.12%) Ansible
20 48 (13.56%) Windows Server
20 48 (13.56%) DV Cleared
21 46 (12.99%) TCP/IP
21 46 (12.99%) Puppet
22 44 (12.43%) Git (software)
23 43 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
23 43 (12.15%) Perl
24 42 (11.86%) Active Directory

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 33 (9.32%) Apache
2 24 (6.78%) WebSphere
3 21 (5.93%) JBoss
4 18 (5.08%) Confluence
5 17 (4.80%) IIS
5 17 (4.80%) nginx
5 17 (4.80%) Tomcat
6 16 (4.52%) WebLogic
7 15 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (3.11%) GlassFish
8 11 (3.11%) SharePoint
9 10 (2.82%) OpenStack
10 8 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.26%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.98%) MS Exchange
12 6 (1.69%) Apache Spark
12 6 (1.69%) Jetty
12 6 (1.69%) Mongrel
13 3 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) Simulink
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.56%) Primavera
4 1 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 60 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (3.11%) GitHub
5 10 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (2.54%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.26%) Route 53
8 7 (1.98%) IaaS
9 6 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (1.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.41%) Google App Engine
11 4 (1.13%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.56%) SaaS
13 1 (0.28%) Heroku
13 1 (0.28%) Office 365
13 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (12.99%) TCP/IP
2 41 (11.58%) DNS
3 32 (9.04%) SAN
4 23 (6.50%) HTTP
5 22 (6.21%) Firewall
6 17 (4.80%) SSL
7 14 (3.95%) Kerberos
8 13 (3.67%) DHCP
8 13 (3.67%) NAS
9 10 (2.82%) LAN
10 9 (2.54%) Internet
11 8 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (2.26%) Skype
11 8 (2.26%) VoIP
11 8 (2.26%) VPN
11 8 (2.26%) WAN
12 6 (1.69%) FTP
12 6 (1.69%) Network Security
13 5 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.63%) MySQL
3 23 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (6.21%) MongoDB
4 22 (6.21%) Oracle Database
5 17 (4.80%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.67%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (3.11%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.82%) Big Data
9 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (2.54%) Ingres
10 9 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (2.26%) Neo4j
12 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (1.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 65 (18.36%) Jenkins
2 44 (12.43%) Git (software)
3 28 (7.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (6.78%) JIRA
5 19 (5.37%) Cucumber
6 18 (5.08%) Subversion
7 15 (4.24%) Ant
7 15 (4.24%) Vagrant
8 14 (3.95%) Selenium
9 12 (3.39%) Hudson
10 10 (2.82%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (2.54%) Gradle
12 8 (2.26%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (2.26%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.98%) JUnit
13 7 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (1.98%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.69%) Artifactory
General
1 21 (5.93%) Finance
2 18 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.39%) Marketing
4 10 (2.82%) Electronics
5 9 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.13%) Games
6 4 (1.13%) Military
7 3 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.56%) Back Office
8 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (19.77%) Developer
2 49 (13.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (8.76%) Administrator
4 30 (8.47%) Linux Engineer
5 25 (7.06%) Java Developer
6 24 (6.78%) Software Engineer
7 22 (6.21%) Architect
8 21 (5.93%) Systems Administrator
9 19 (5.37%) DBA
10 18 (5.08%) Integration Engineer
11 17 (4.80%) Support Engineer
12 16 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.24%) Analyst
13 15 (4.24%) Test Engineer
14 14 (3.95%) Java Engineer
14 14 (3.95%) SQL DBA
15 13 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (3.39%) Consultant
16 12 (3.39%) Linux Support
16 12 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.04%) HTML
2 27 (7.63%) REST
3 23 (6.50%) CSS
3 23 (6.50%) Web Services
3 23 (6.50%) XML
4 20 (5.65%) .NET
5 19 (5.37%) Middleware
6 18 (5.08%) Spring
7 17 (4.80%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (3.39%) Hibernate
10 11 (3.11%) AngularJS
10 11 (3.11%) Dropwizard
10 11 (3.11%) jQuery
11 10 (2.82%) J2EE
11 10 (2.82%) SOAP
12 9 (2.54%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (2.54%) JSON
13 7 (1.98%) Grails
13 7 (1.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.91%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.08%) Clustering
3 16 (4.52%) Client/Server
4 12 (3.39%) Replication
5 10 (2.82%) CESG
6 7 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.69%) Device Driver
7 6 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.13%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.13%) PKI
9 3 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.56%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.56%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.56%) STB
10 2 (0.56%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 139 (39.27%) Windows
2 86 (24.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 66 (18.64%) Unix
4 48 (13.56%) Windows Server
5 28 (7.91%) Solaris
6 24 (6.78%) CentOS
7 18 (5.08%) AIX
8 15 (4.24%) Ubuntu
8 15 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (3.11%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.82%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (2.54%) Windows 10
13 7 (1.98%) Amazon Linux
14 6 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (1.41%) Debian
16 4 (1.13%) CoreOS
16 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.56%) Kali Linux
17 2 (0.56%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (31.64%) DevOps
3 59 (16.67%) ITIL
4 52 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (14.69%) Software Engineering
5 40 (11.30%) Configuration Management
5 40 (11.30%) Scrum
6 35 (9.89%) Open Source
7 28 (7.91%) Migration
8 22 (6.21%) Validation
9 20 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (5.65%) Integration Testing
9 20 (5.65%) SDLC
10 19 (5.37%) Load Balancing
10 19 (5.37%) Performance Testing
11 18 (5.08%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (4.80%) OO
13 16 (4.52%) Customer Requirements
14 15 (4.24%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (25.71%) Python
2 79 (22.32%) Java
3 66 (18.64%) SQL
4 43 (12.15%) Perl
5 39 (11.02%) Bash Shell
6 35 (9.89%) C
6 35 (9.89%) JavaScript
7 34 (9.60%) Ruby
8 33 (9.32%) PowerShell
9 31 (8.76%) C++
10 26 (7.34%) Shell Script
11 12 (3.39%) Embedded C++
12 10 (2.82%) PHP
12 10 (2.82%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.82%) VBScript
13 8 (2.26%) C#
13 8 (2.26%) Groovy
13 8 (2.26%) Scala
14 6 (1.69%) Lua
15 5 (1.41%) Ada
Qualifications
1 110 (31.07%) Security Cleared
2 61 (17.23%) SC Cleared
3 48 (13.56%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.98%) CCNA
7 7 (1.98%) Degree
8 6 (1.69%) CISSP
8 6 (1.69%) SANS
8 6 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.41%) MCSE
9 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.13%) CCNP
10 4 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.13%) ISEB
10 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.85%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.85%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.54%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.13%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.56%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.56%) GPG13
5 2 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.56%) MISRA
5 2 (0.56%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 60 (16.95%) Docker
2 43 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (11.86%) Active Directory
4 18 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (3.67%) vSphere
6 11 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.54%) Firmware
8 8 (2.26%) LXC
8 8 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.98%) DFS Replication
9 7 (1.98%) Hyper-V
10 6 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.41%) NFS
11 5 (1.41%) vCloud
11 5 (1.41%) Xen
12 4 (1.13%) HDFS
12 4 (1.13%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.13%) VirtualBox
12 4 (1.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 50 (14.12%) Ansible
2 46 (12.99%) Puppet
3 17 (4.80%) Terraform
4 14 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (3.67%) Failover Clustering
6 9 (2.54%) vRealize
7 8 (2.26%) Salt
8 7 (1.98%) Icinga
8 7 (1.98%) Kibana
8 7 (1.98%) logstash
8 7 (1.98%) Nagios
8 7 (1.98%) Nessus
8 7 (1.98%) SCCM
9 6 (1.69%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.41%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.41%) OSSEC
10 5 (1.41%) yum
11 4 (1.13%) QRadar
11 4 (1.13%) Zenoss
12 3 (0.85%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 95 (26.84%) Red Hat
2 73 (20.62%) Oracle
3 62 (17.51%) VMware
4 57 (16.10%) Microsoft
5 23 (6.50%) IBM
6 22 (6.21%) Cisco
7 16 (4.52%) HP
7 16 (4.52%) SaltStack
8 14 (3.95%) SAP
9 11 (3.11%) Google
10 10 (2.82%) Citrix
11 8 (2.26%) ArcSight
11 8 (2.26%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.26%) EMC
12 7 (1.98%) Intel Security
13 6 (1.69%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.69%) Dell
13 6 (1.69%) Sophos
13 6 (1.69%) Splunk
13 6 (1.69%) Sun
Cornwall
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Remote working
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Talent International
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour + Onsite Parking, Flexitime
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £450 per day (3-month rolling contract)
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Mego Employment Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £351 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Somerset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450.00 - £451.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago