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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 32 12
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Contract jobs citing Linux 268 127 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.14% 5.38% 8.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.54% 23.78% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 62 139
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 13
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
776 534 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.57% 22.61% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 248 313
Average daily rate £374 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.90% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 94 87
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.90 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +30 96 £400 +26.98% 25
Gloucestershire +4 62 £375 -6.25% 14
Wiltshire 0 52 £390 +34.48% 26
Devon +10 23 £375 +47.05% 6
Somerset -1 10 £288 -11.53% 19
Dorset -8 9 £375 +20.00% 8
Cornwall - - - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 179 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (31.33%) Security Cleared
3 138 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
4 134 (26.91%) Apache
5 127 (25.50%) PHP
6 122 (24.50%) Windows
7 119 (23.90%) Java
7 119 (23.90%) JavaScript
8 116 (23.29%) UNIX
8 116 (23.29%) CentOS
9 114 (22.89%) VMware
10 102 (20.48%) SC Cleared
11 101 (20.28%) MySQL
12 100 (20.08%) HTML
13 98 (19.68%) SQL
14 95 (19.08%) Python
15 87 (17.47%) Git (software)
16 86 (17.27%) HTML5
16 86 (17.27%) Finance
17 85 (17.07%) jQuery
17 85 (17.07%) Software Engineering
18 80 (16.06%) Red Hat
19 77 (15.46%) Bash Shell
20 74 (14.86%) Perl
21 73 (14.66%) Ruby
21 73 (14.66%) Puppet
22 68 (13.65%) Firewall
23 64 (12.85%) DV Cleared
23 64 (12.85%) PHPUnit
24 62 (12.45%) DevOps

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 134 (26.91%) Apache
2 20 (4.02%) Tomcat
2 20 (4.02%) JBoss
3 16 (3.21%) IIS
4 14 (2.81%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.21%) nginx
5 11 (2.21%) Drupal
6 10 (2.01%) Oracle Application Server
7 9 (1.81%) Oracle 9iAS
8 8 (1.61%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.61%) Node.js
9 7 (1.41%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.00%) MediaWiki
10 5 (1.00%) Confluence
10 5 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.80%) Eucalyptus
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 22 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.61%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.00%) MS Office
4 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.01%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.81%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (1.20%) Summit
5 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.20%) Magento
6 1 (0.20%) Shopify
6 1 (0.20%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.21%) Amazon S3
3 11 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.81%) GitHub
5 8 (1.61%) Heroku
6 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.60%) SaaS
7 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.40%) Office 365
8 2 (0.40%) PaaS
9 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (13.65%) Firewall
2 49 (9.84%) DNS
3 32 (6.43%) LDAP
4 30 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 29 (5.82%) Internet
6 28 (5.62%) DHCP
7 24 (4.82%) WAN
8 23 (4.62%) LAN
9 22 (4.42%) SAN
10 19 (3.82%) VPN
11 17 (3.41%) SSH
12 12 (2.41%) HTTP
12 12 (2.41%) Network Security
13 9 (1.81%) SMTP
14 8 (1.61%) Ethernet
15 7 (1.41%) IPv6
15 7 (1.41%) SSL
15 7 (1.41%) HTTPS
15 7 (1.41%) BGP
15 7 (1.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (20.28%) MySQL
2 33 (6.63%) Oracle Database
3 31 (6.22%) Relational Database
4 25 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (5.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 24 (4.82%) RDBMS
6 17 (3.41%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 14 (2.81%) SQL Server
8 12 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
9 11 (2.21%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.01%) Oracle Exadata
11 7 (1.41%) Ingres
12 5 (1.00%) JasperReports
12 5 (1.00%) DB2
13 4 (0.80%) SQLite
13 4 (0.80%) Redis
14 3 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.60%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 87 (17.47%) Git (software)
2 64 (12.85%) PHPUnit
3 60 (12.05%) Jenkins
4 27 (5.42%) Maven
5 25 (5.02%) Hudson
6 22 (4.42%) Subversion
7 21 (4.22%) Cucumber
8 17 (3.41%) Eclipse
9 13 (2.61%) JIRA
10 12 (2.41%) Ant
11 11 (2.21%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.21%) GoogleTest
11 11 (2.21%) Selenium
12 9 (1.81%) RSpec
12 9 (1.81%) FitNesse
13 8 (1.61%) ClearCase
13 8 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (1.61%) Sublime Text
13 8 (1.61%) Apache Ivy
General
1 86 (17.27%) Finance
2 42 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 39 (7.83%) Electronics
4 20 (4.02%) Marketing
5 17 (3.41%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.21%) Retail
7 9 (1.81%) Automotive
8 7 (1.41%) Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 156 (31.33%) Developer
2 65 (13.05%) Software Engineer
3 64 (12.85%) Administrator
4 54 (10.84%) PHP Developer
5 51 (10.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 38 (7.63%) Linux Administrator
7 33 (6.63%) Java Developer
8 31 (6.22%) Systems Administrator
9 28 (5.62%) Tester
9 28 (5.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 27 (5.42%) Test Engineer
11 26 (5.22%) PHP Zend Developer
12 22 (4.42%) Architect
13 21 (4.22%) C++ Developer
13 21 (4.22%) Linux Engineer
14 20 (4.02%) Software Test Engineer
14 20 (4.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 18 (3.61%) Analyst
15 18 (3.61%) DBA
16 16 (3.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (20.08%) HTML
2 86 (17.27%) HTML5
3 85 (17.07%) jQuery
4 59 (11.85%) Doctrine
5 57 (11.45%) Zend Framework
6 48 (9.64%) Web Services
7 38 (7.63%) CSS
8 36 (7.23%) LAMP
9 22 (4.42%) .NET
10 21 (4.22%) XML
11 20 (4.02%) Spring
11 20 (4.02%) RESTful
12 17 (3.41%) AngularJS
12 17 (3.41%) Ajax
13 15 (3.01%) Middleware
14 14 (2.81%) JSON
14 14 (2.81%) CSS3
15 10 (2.01%) JDBC
15 10 (2.01%) Hibernate
16 9 (1.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.02%) Open Source
3 18 (3.61%) DTV
4 16 (3.21%) Clustering
5 6 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.20%) Wiki
5 6 (1.20%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.00%) User Experience
6 5 (1.00%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.00%) Replication
6 5 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.00%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.00%) Device Driver
7 4 (0.80%) PKI
7 4 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.40%) NHS
8 2 (0.40%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 122 (24.50%) Windows
2 116 (23.29%) UNIX
2 116 (23.29%) CentOS
3 57 (11.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (7.23%) Solaris
5 35 (7.03%) Ubuntu
6 27 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (3.41%) Embedded Linux
9 15 (3.01%) Debian
10 8 (1.61%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.41%) VMS
12 6 (1.20%) AIX
12 6 (1.20%) Fedora
12 6 (1.20%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.00%) Android
14 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.80%) zOS
14 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.80%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
3 85 (17.07%) Software Engineering
4 62 (12.45%) DevOps
5 53 (10.64%) ITIL
6 50 (10.04%) Configuration Management
7 49 (9.84%) Mentoring
8 48 (9.64%) OO
9 47 (9.44%) Scrum
10 42 (8.43%) Automated Testing
11 38 (7.63%) Refactoring
12 33 (6.63%) TDD
13 32 (6.43%) Migration
14 30 (6.02%) Test Automation
15 23 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (4.62%) Validation
16 22 (4.42%) UML
17 20 (4.02%) SOA
17 20 (4.02%) Test Scripting
17 20 (4.02%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 127 (25.50%) PHP
2 119 (23.90%) Java
2 119 (23.90%) JavaScript
3 98 (19.68%) SQL
4 95 (19.08%) Python
5 77 (15.46%) Bash Shell
6 74 (14.86%) Perl
7 73 (14.66%) Ruby
8 61 (12.25%) C++
9 41 (8.23%) C
10 21 (4.22%) Shell Script
11 17 (3.41%) C#
12 12 (2.41%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.21%) Embedded C
14 9 (1.81%) Korn
15 6 (1.20%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.20%) PHP5
16 5 (1.00%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.80%) VC++
18 3 (0.60%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 156 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 102 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 64 (12.85%) DV Cleared
4 26 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (3.61%) CCNA
5 18 (3.61%) Degree
6 9 (1.81%) CCNP
6 9 (1.81%) ISEB
7 8 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.00%) HND
9 4 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.60%) CCSE
10 3 (0.60%) MCSE
10 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.40%) CISA
11 2 (0.40%) CISM
11 2 (0.40%) CISSP
11 2 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.02%) SLA
2 11 (2.21%) QA
3 10 (2.01%) DO-178B
4 6 (1.20%) ISO 14001
4 6 (1.20%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 54 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (8.03%) Active Directory
3 22 (4.42%) Samba
4 21 (4.22%) XenServer
5 18 (3.61%) vSphere
6 15 (3.01%) NFS
7 11 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (1.81%) Postfix
8 9 (1.81%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.41%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (1.00%) qmail
10 5 (1.00%) Squid
11 4 (0.80%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.60%) XenApp
12 3 (0.60%) vCloud
12 3 (0.60%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.60%) Firmware
13 2 (0.40%) RACF
13 2 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (14.66%) Puppet
2 57 (11.45%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (5.02%) Salt
4 16 (3.21%) NetBackup
5 12 (2.41%) SELinux
5 12 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 12 (2.41%) yum
5 12 (2.41%) HP SIM
6 11 (2.21%) Tivoli
7 9 (1.81%) ZABBIX
7 9 (1.81%) Ansible
7 9 (1.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 8 (1.61%) Nagios
8 8 (1.61%) SCCM
9 7 (1.41%) WSUS
10 5 (1.00%) Cacti
11 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.80%) logstash
12 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.60%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 114 (22.89%) VMware
2 80 (16.06%) Red Hat
3 62 (12.45%) Zend
4 61 (12.25%) Oracle
5 50 (10.04%) Microsoft
6 27 (5.42%) HP
6 27 (5.42%) Cisco
7 26 (5.22%) Citrix
8 20 (4.02%) SAP
9 15 (3.01%) IBM
10 14 (2.81%) Symantec
11 13 (2.61%) NetApp
12 12 (2.41%) Google
12 12 (2.41%) 3PAR
13 11 (2.21%) Remedy
14 8 (1.61%) Juniper
15 7 (1.41%) Infoblox
16 6 (1.20%) Intel
16 6 (1.20%) ProCurve
17 5 (1.00%) Percona
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