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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 31 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 164 207 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.56% 6.65% 7.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.11% 30.76% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 126 151
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 11
Median hourly rate £42.00 £30.38 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.27% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £18.55 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £40.30 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
628 673 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.27% 21.61% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 391 368
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £145 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 90 85
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.27 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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
Bristol 0 53 £390 +4.00% 19
Gloucestershire -4 43 £411 -3.23% 30
Wiltshire -17 29 £413 +5.76% 8
Dorset -5 18 £393 - 13
Somerset +9 13 £338 -12.90% 12
Devon -16 4 £375 -11.76% 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 164 (40.80%) Security Cleared
2 135 (33.58%) Windows
3 109 (27.11%) Java
4 92 (22.89%) Unix
5 83 (20.65%) DV Cleared
6 77 (19.15%) Puppet
7 73 (18.16%) VMware
7 73 (18.16%) Python
8 72 (17.91%) SQL
9 70 (17.41%) Oracle
9 70 (17.41%) SC Cleared
9 70 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (16.92%) Red Hat
11 66 (16.42%) C++
12 61 (15.17%) Software Engineering
13 57 (14.18%) Active Directory
14 56 (13.93%) Finance
15 55 (13.68%) DevOps
16 53 (13.18%) TCP/IP
17 49 (12.19%) Firewall
18 48 (11.94%) Cisco
19 47 (11.69%) JavaScript
20 45 (11.19%) ITIL
21 44 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
21 44 (10.95%) Git (software)
22 43 (10.70%) Apache
22 43 (10.70%) C
23 42 (10.45%) Perl
23 42 (10.45%) Configuration Management
24 41 (10.20%) JIRA

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 43 (10.70%) Apache
2 26 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 19 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (3.73%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.99%) JBoss
6 8 (1.99%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.74%) Confluence
8 6 (1.49%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.49%) MQSeries
8 6 (1.49%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.24%) CMS
9 5 (1.24%) Mule
10 4 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.00%) Drupal
10 4 (1.00%) nginx
10 4 (1.00%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.00%) WordPress
11 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.50%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) Simulink
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.23%) GitHub
4 15 (3.73%) Office 365
5 5 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (13.18%) TCP/IP
2 49 (12.19%) Firewall
3 31 (7.71%) VPN
4 28 (6.97%) DNS
5 26 (6.47%) HTTP
5 26 (6.47%) WAN
6 23 (5.72%) LDAP
7 22 (5.47%) IPsec
8 21 (5.22%) BGP
8 21 (5.22%) SAN
9 19 (4.73%) Network Security
10 17 (4.23%) OSPF
11 16 (3.98%) DHCP
11 16 (3.98%) MPLS
12 13 (3.23%) Wireless
13 12 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.99%) LAN
14 10 (2.49%) Internet
14 10 (2.49%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (2.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.46%) MySQL
3 27 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (5.97%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.73%) NoSQL
6 17 (4.23%) Hadoop
7 15 (3.73%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.48%) Ingres
9 11 (2.74%) Big Data
9 11 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.24%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.75%) GIS
13 2 (0.50%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.50%) DB2
13 2 (0.50%) HBase
13 2 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 44 (10.95%) Git (software)
2 41 (10.20%) JIRA
3 28 (6.97%) Jenkins
4 25 (6.22%) Subversion
5 23 (5.72%) Cucumber
6 15 (3.73%) JUnit
7 13 (3.23%) Capybara
7 13 (3.23%) git-flow
7 13 (3.23%) RSpec
8 10 (2.49%) Selenium
9 9 (2.24%) Maven
9 9 (2.24%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (1.74%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.74%) Hudson
11 6 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.24%) GDB
12 5 (1.24%) Travis CI
12 5 (1.24%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (1.00%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (13.93%) Finance
2 19 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.23%) Marketing
4 15 (3.73%) Electronics
4 15 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.24%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.24%) Games
6 4 (1.00%) Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Advertising
7 3 (0.75%) Automotive
7 3 (0.75%) Military
7 3 (0.75%) Retail
8 2 (0.50%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Avionics
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 78 (19.40%) Developer
2 37 (9.20%) Software Engineer
3 36 (8.96%) Linux Engineer
4 34 (8.46%) Administrator
5 31 (7.71%) Analyst
6 30 (7.46%) Architect
7 23 (5.72%) Designer
8 21 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (5.22%) Test Engineer
9 19 (4.73%) DBA
10 18 (4.48%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.98%) Network Designer
13 14 (3.48%) Support Engineer
14 13 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
14 13 (3.23%) SQL DBA
14 13 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.99%) C++ Developer
15 12 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
16 11 (2.74%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.96%) HTML
2 29 (7.21%) CSS
3 25 (6.22%) LAMP
4 20 (4.98%) Spring
5 18 (4.48%) J2EE
6 16 (3.98%) Web Services
7 15 (3.73%) Hibernate
7 15 (3.73%) JSON
7 15 (3.73%) Sass
8 13 (3.23%) Dropwizard
8 13 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
9 11 (2.74%) AngularJS
9 11 (2.74%) Node.js
9 11 (2.74%) REST
10 10 (2.49%) jQuery
10 10 (2.49%) SOAP
11 8 (1.99%) OpenCL
12 7 (1.74%) Middleware
12 7 (1.74%) RESTful
12 7 (1.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.22%) Clustering
1 25 (6.22%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.98%) Computer Science
2 16 (3.98%) Visualisation
3 14 (3.48%) Wiki
4 11 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.74%) VHDL
5 9 (2.24%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.24%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.99%) Device Driver
6 8 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.49%) iPad
9 5 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.00%) Economics
10 4 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 135 (33.58%) Windows
2 92 (22.89%) Unix
3 39 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (9.70%) Windows Server
4 35 (8.71%) Solaris
5 22 (5.47%) CentOS
5 22 (5.47%) Mac OS X
6 16 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.73%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.49%) Embedded Linux
8 10 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.49%) Android
12 5 (1.24%) AIX
12 5 (1.24%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.24%) VxWorks
13 4 (1.00%) Mesosphere
13 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (15.17%) Software Engineering
3 55 (13.68%) DevOps
4 45 (11.19%) ITIL
5 42 (10.45%) Configuration Management
6 30 (7.46%) Open Source
7 24 (5.97%) Integration Testing
7 24 (5.97%) Scrum
8 23 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (5.22%) UML
10 20 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (4.98%) Unit Testing
11 19 (4.73%) Web Development
12 18 (4.48%) Migration
12 18 (4.48%) SIEM
13 16 (3.98%) ETL
14 15 (3.73%) Programme Management
14 15 (3.73%) TDD
15 14 (3.48%) Technical Architecture
15 14 (3.48%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 109 (27.11%) Java
2 73 (18.16%) Python
3 72 (17.91%) SQL
4 66 (16.42%) C++
5 47 (11.69%) JavaScript
6 43 (10.70%) C
7 42 (10.45%) Perl
8 37 (9.20%) Bash Shell
9 30 (7.46%) Shell Script
10 24 (5.97%) PowerShell
11 23 (5.72%) PHP
12 22 (5.47%) Ruby
13 20 (4.98%) Scala
14 16 (3.98%) Ada
15 12 (2.99%) C#
16 10 (2.49%) Embedded C++
17 9 (2.24%) Ada 95
18 8 (1.99%) MATLAB
18 8 (1.99%) PL/SQL
19 6 (1.49%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 164 (40.80%) Security Cleared
2 83 (20.65%) DV Cleared
3 70 (17.41%) SC Cleared
4 24 (5.97%) CCNP
4 24 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (4.73%) ISTQB
6 18 (4.48%) CISSP
6 18 (4.48%) RHCE
7 16 (3.98%) JNCIS
8 15 (3.73%) Degree
9 6 (1.49%) ISEB
10 4 (1.00%) CCNA
10 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.75%) CCIE
11 3 (0.75%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.50%) GCIA
12 2 (0.50%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 11 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.24%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.75%) MISRA
5 3 (0.75%) MISRA C
5 3 (0.75%) QA
5 3 (0.75%) SLA
6 2 (0.50%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 57 (14.18%) Active Directory
2 44 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.98%) Samba
4 19 (4.73%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (3.23%) Docker
7 11 (2.74%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.74%) vSphere
8 7 (1.74%) Firmware
9 4 (1.00%) vCloud
9 4 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.75%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.50%) LXC
11 2 (0.50%) NFS
11 2 (0.50%) Snort
12 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.25%) iptables
12 1 (0.25%) Platform Symphony
12 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (19.15%) Puppet
2 26 (6.47%) Ansible
3 21 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (4.98%) SCCM
5 18 (4.48%) Failover Clustering
6 15 (3.73%) Nagios
7 8 (1.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 8 (1.99%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.49%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.24%) Mesos
10 4 (1.00%) OpenAM
10 4 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.00%) WSUS
11 3 (0.75%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.50%) Nessus
12 2 (0.50%) Nmap
12 2 (0.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 73 (18.16%) VMware
2 70 (17.41%) Oracle
3 68 (16.92%) Red Hat
4 48 (11.94%) Cisco
5 31 (7.71%) Microsoft
6 21 (5.22%) NetApp
7 18 (4.48%) Juniper
8 16 (3.98%) BT
9 15 (3.73%) Google
10 13 (3.23%) Forcepoint
10 13 (3.23%) SAP
11 12 (2.99%) F5
11 12 (2.99%) IBM
12 11 (2.74%) HP
13 10 (2.49%) ArcSight
13 10 (2.49%) Palo Alto
14 9 (2.24%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.24%) Cyber-Ark
15 7 (1.74%) Sun
15 7 (1.74%) Veritas
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