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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 206 223 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.68% 7.75% 5.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.70% 35.17% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 156 69
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £92.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.09% -55.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £37.50 £33.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £42.50 £150.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
671 634 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.76% 22.04% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 346 226
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 91 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £39.00 £24.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 8 July 2015.

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 8 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -10 60 £375 - 35
Gloucestershire -7 48 £425 +7.59% 25
Wiltshire +1 37 £355 +1.42% 20
Devon +10 26 £438 +38.88% 7
Dorset +3 16 £190 -55.29% 16
Somerset +9 11 £388 +10.71% 18
Cornwall +5 1 - - 1
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England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, 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.

1 151 (36.92%) Windows
2 112 (27.38%) Java
3 103 (25.18%) Security Cleared
4 102 (24.94%) Red Hat
5 99 (24.21%) VMware
6 92 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (22.25%) Puppet
8 87 (21.27%) UNIX
9 84 (20.54%) MySQL
10 80 (19.56%) Git (software)
11 77 (18.83%) Python
12 75 (18.34%) Apache
13 68 (16.63%) DevOps
14 67 (16.38%) SQL
15 65 (15.89%) Configuration Management
16 64 (15.65%) Oracle
16 64 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
17 61 (14.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 60 (14.67%) JavaScript
19 59 (14.43%) HTML
20 58 (14.18%) Active Directory
21 57 (13.94%) DV Cleared
22 56 (13.69%) PHP
23 52 (12.71%) CentOS
24 51 (12.47%) Finance
25 50 (12.22%) C
26 49 (11.98%) Perl
26 49 (11.98%) Web Services
26 49 (11.98%) DNS
26 49 (11.98%) Jenkins

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, 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 75 (18.34%) Apache
2 35 (8.56%) JBoss
3 28 (6.85%) Tomcat
4 22 (5.38%) IIS
4 22 (5.38%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.91%) Drupal
6 15 (3.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (3.42%) SharePoint
7 14 (3.42%) Node.js
8 13 (3.18%) nginx
9 12 (2.93%) WebLogic
10 9 (2.20%) IBM Notes
10 9 (2.20%) MediaWiki
10 9 (2.20%) Confluence
11 8 (1.96%) MS Exchange
12 6 (1.47%) CMS
13 5 (1.22%) Liferay
13 5 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.98%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (0.98%) MS Office
1 4 (0.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (4.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.49%) Summit
4 2 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.96%) GitHub
3 6 (1.47%) SaaS
4 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.24%) IaaS
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (11.98%) DNS
2 48 (11.74%) TCP/IP
3 46 (11.25%) Firewall
4 21 (5.13%) VPN
5 20 (4.89%) HTTP
6 19 (4.65%) LDAP
6 19 (4.65%) LAN
6 19 (4.65%) IPsec
7 18 (4.40%) WAN
8 17 (4.16%) DHCP
8 17 (4.16%) SSL
9 14 (3.42%) Network Security
10 13 (3.18%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (2.93%) Wireshark
12 11 (2.69%) SAN
13 8 (1.96%) VLAN
14 7 (1.71%) Ethernet
15 6 (1.47%) OSPF
15 6 (1.47%) BGP
16 5 (1.22%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (20.54%) MySQL
2 40 (9.78%) SQL Server
3 33 (8.07%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (4.16%) MongoDB
4 17 (4.16%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.42%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.96%) DB2
7 7 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.98%) Impala
8 4 (0.98%) MarkLogic
8 4 (0.98%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.73%) Big Data
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 80 (19.56%) Git (software)
2 49 (11.98%) Jenkins
3 40 (9.78%) Subversion
4 21 (5.13%) JIRA
5 17 (4.16%) Hudson
6 14 (3.42%) PHPUnit
7 13 (3.18%) Maven
8 8 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.71%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.71%) Metasploit
9 7 (1.71%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.47%) JUnit
10 6 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.22%) LoadRunner
12 4 (0.98%) Selenium
12 4 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.73%) Ant
14 2 (0.49%) NetBeans
14 2 (0.49%) IntelliJ
General
1 51 (12.47%) Finance
2 29 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.40%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.40%) Electronics
3 18 (4.40%) Marketing
4 6 (1.47%) Banking
4 6 (1.47%) Retail
5 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.24%) Publishing
6 1 (0.24%) Back Office
6 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 94 (22.98%) Developer
2 49 (11.98%) Administrator
3 46 (11.25%) Linux Engineer
4 41 (10.02%) DevOps Engineer
5 35 (8.56%) Designer
6 31 (7.58%) Linux Administrator
7 29 (7.09%) Systems Administrator
8 28 (6.85%) Software Engineer
9 25 (6.11%) Analyst
10 23 (5.62%) Architect
11 22 (5.38%) Senior Designer
12 21 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 21 (5.13%) Java Developer
13 20 (4.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 18 (4.40%) Senior Linux Engineer
15 15 (3.67%) Solutions Designer
16 14 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 14 (3.42%) Senior Software Engineer
17 13 (3.18%) PHP Developer
18 12 (2.93%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.43%) HTML
2 49 (11.98%) Web Services
3 46 (11.25%) CSS
4 33 (8.07%) jQuery
5 30 (7.33%) HTML5
6 24 (5.87%) Java EE
7 21 (5.13%) RESTful
8 20 (4.89%) .NET
9 15 (3.67%) Doctrine
10 14 (3.42%) J2EE
10 14 (3.42%) JSR 168
10 14 (3.42%) Middleware
11 13 (3.18%) LAMP
11 13 (3.18%) JSON
11 13 (3.18%) CSS3
12 12 (2.93%) Zend Framework
12 12 (2.93%) Spring
12 12 (2.93%) Struts
13 10 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (2.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.16%) DTV
3 15 (3.67%) Mainframe
3 15 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.42%) Wiki
5 12 (2.93%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.44%) Clustering
7 8 (1.96%) User Experience
8 7 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (1.71%) Replication
9 6 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.22%) PKI
10 5 (1.22%) Derivative
10 5 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.73%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
12 3 (0.73%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 151 (36.92%) Windows
2 87 (21.27%) UNIX
3 61 (14.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (12.71%) CentOS
5 34 (8.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (7.58%) Solaris
7 26 (6.36%) Ubuntu
8 25 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (4.16%) Debian
10 15 (3.67%) AIX
11 14 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (2.44%) SUSE
13 9 (2.20%) Windows 7
14 8 (1.96%) Fedora
15 7 (1.71%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (1.71%) NetWare
15 7 (1.71%) Amazon Linux
15 7 (1.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.98%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (16.63%) DevOps
3 65 (15.89%) Configuration Management
4 64 (15.65%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (10.51%) Open Source
6 36 (8.80%) Software Engineering
7 33 (8.07%) Migration
8 31 (7.58%) TDD
9 22 (5.38%) Mentoring
10 21 (5.13%) Scrum
10 21 (5.13%) SOA
10 21 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (4.40%) Programme Management
11 18 (4.40%) Digital Marketing
11 18 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (4.16%) Enterprise Architecture
12 17 (4.16%) ITIL
13 16 (3.91%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.67%) Service Management
14 15 (3.67%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (27.38%) Java
2 77 (18.83%) Python
3 67 (16.38%) SQL
4 60 (14.67%) JavaScript
5 56 (13.69%) PHP
6 50 (12.22%) C
7 49 (11.98%) Perl
8 46 (11.25%) Ruby
9 44 (10.76%) Bash Shell
10 34 (8.31%) Shell Script
11 32 (7.82%) C++
12 17 (4.16%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.93%) C#
14 10 (2.44%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.22%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.98%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.98%) Ada
16 4 (0.98%) VBScript
17 2 (0.49%) PHP5
17 2 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 103 (25.18%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.94%) DV Cleared
3 48 (11.74%) SC Cleared
4 24 (5.87%) RHCE
5 23 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (4.89%) CCNA
7 9 (2.20%) CISSP
8 7 (1.71%) Degree
9 6 (1.47%) ISEB
10 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.98%) CCNP
10 4 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.98%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.73%) MCTS
11 3 (0.73%) MCITP
12 2 (0.49%) HND
13 1 (0.24%) MCSE
13 1 (0.24%) OCP
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.24%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.18%) QA
2 7 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.98%) SLA
5 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 58 (14.18%) Active Directory
2 44 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.36%) Samba
4 23 (5.62%) vSphere
5 16 (3.91%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.93%) Postfix
6 12 (2.93%) VirtualBox
7 11 (2.69%) iptables
8 10 (2.44%) XenServer
9 8 (1.96%) XenApp
9 8 (1.96%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.71%) Firmware
10 7 (1.71%) Varnish
10 7 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.47%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.22%) Docker
13 4 (0.98%) HDFS
13 4 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 91 (22.25%) Puppet
2 48 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (8.56%) Ansible
4 16 (3.91%) Vagrant
5 13 (3.18%) Salt
6 9 (2.20%) ZABBIX
7 7 (1.71%) Nmap
7 7 (1.71%) ZENworks
8 6 (1.47%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.98%) SCCM
9 4 (0.98%) Nagios
10 3 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.73%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.73%) Ganeti
10 3 (0.73%) Bcfg2
11 2 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.49%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 102 (24.94%) Red Hat
2 99 (24.21%) VMware
3 64 (15.65%) Oracle
4 33 (8.07%) Cisco
5 30 (7.33%) Microsoft
6 25 (6.11%) Citrix
7 24 (5.87%) IBM
8 20 (4.89%) Sun
9 17 (4.16%) HP
9 17 (4.16%) SAP
10 16 (3.91%) McAfee
11 15 (3.67%) Zend
12 10 (2.44%) NetApp
13 9 (2.20%) Novell
13 9 (2.20%) Lotus
14 7 (1.71%) Symantec
15 6 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.47%) Infoblox
15 6 (1.47%) Ektron
15 6 (1.47%) BEA
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