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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 21 20 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 222 229 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.38% 7.17% 5.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.24% 33.83% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 138 73
Average daily rate £375 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 13
Average hourly rate £43.75 £33.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.59% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.35 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
630 677 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.95% 21.19% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 373 246
Average daily rate £350 £355 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £150 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 73
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.60 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Gloucestershire +3 63 £475 +18.75% 43
Wiltshire +16 60 £363 -3.33% 15
Bristol -11 49 £350 -20.00% 31
Dorset +14 16 £450 +33.33% 12
Devon -24 11 £400 +6.66% 9
Somerset +7 5 £375 - 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 153 (38.06%) Security Cleared
2 128 (31.84%) Java
3 123 (30.60%) Windows
4 107 (26.62%) Unix
5 105 (26.12%) SQL
6 96 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (21.14%) DV Cleared
8 80 (19.90%) Python
9 78 (19.40%) Configuration Management
9 78 (19.40%) Puppet
10 75 (18.66%) Oracle
11 70 (17.41%) Bash Shell
11 70 (17.41%) DevOps
12 68 (16.92%) VMware
13 64 (15.92%) Git (software)
14 63 (15.67%) JavaScript
15 59 (14.68%) Jenkins
16 58 (14.43%) SC Cleared
17 54 (13.43%) Open Source
18 53 (13.18%) Finance
19 52 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
20 51 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
21 49 (12.19%) Microsoft
22 47 (11.69%) ITIL
22 47 (11.69%) Ruby
23 45 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
24 44 (10.95%) C++
24 44 (10.95%) HTTP
24 44 (10.95%) Red Hat
24 44 (10.95%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (8.46%) WebSphere
2 25 (6.22%) Apache
2 25 (6.22%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (4.48%) WebLogic
4 17 (4.23%) OpenStack
5 15 (3.73%) WebSphere Portal
6 14 (3.48%) JBoss
6 14 (3.48%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.99%) nginx
8 11 (2.74%) Node.js
9 9 (2.24%) MS Exchange
10 7 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.24%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (1.00%) CMS
13 3 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.75%) Confluence
13 3 (0.75%) IIS
13 3 (0.75%) Jetty
13 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.74%) MS Office
3 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.24%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (1.00%) Magento
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.25%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.48%) GitHub
4 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.75%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.50%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.50%) IaaS
5 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.25%) Office 365
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.95%) HTTP
2 32 (7.96%) TCP/IP
3 21 (5.22%) DNS
3 21 (5.22%) Firewall
3 21 (5.22%) WAN
4 19 (4.73%) SAN
5 18 (4.48%) IPsec
6 17 (4.23%) VPN
7 15 (3.73%) OSPF
8 14 (3.48%) Internet
9 13 (3.23%) BGP
9 13 (3.23%) MPLS
10 12 (2.99%) DHCP
11 11 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.74%) LAN
11 11 (2.74%) LDAP
11 11 (2.74%) SSL
12 9 (2.24%) Network Security
13 8 (1.99%) Kerberos
14 7 (1.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.45%) MongoDB
2 41 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 35 (8.71%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (8.71%) SQL Server
4 28 (6.97%) MySQL
5 26 (6.47%) NoSQL
6 21 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (4.48%) Big Data
8 17 (4.23%) Ingres
9 16 (3.98%) DB2
9 16 (3.98%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.98%) Neo4j
10 13 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (2.99%) BusinessObjects XI
11 12 (2.99%) SAP BI
11 12 (2.99%) SAP Data Services
12 11 (2.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 11 (2.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 64 (15.92%) Git (software)
2 59 (14.68%) Jenkins
3 42 (10.45%) Subversion
4 28 (6.97%) Maven
5 24 (5.97%) Cucumber
6 21 (5.22%) JUnit
6 21 (5.22%) RSpec
7 14 (3.48%) Capybara
8 13 (3.23%) git-flow
9 12 (2.99%) JIRA
9 12 (2.99%) Selenium
10 11 (2.74%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.99%) Grunt
11 8 (1.99%) IntelliJ
12 7 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.74%) JDeveloper
13 6 (1.49%) Gerrit
13 6 (1.49%) Protractor
13 6 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.24%) gulp
General
1 53 (13.18%) Finance
2 14 (3.48%) Electronics
3 13 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.49%) Military
6 9 (2.24%) Marketing
7 6 (1.49%) Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Games
9 2 (0.50%) Billing
9 2 (0.50%) Retail
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Avionics
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 103 (25.62%) Developer
2 41 (10.20%) Java Developer
3 37 (9.20%) Administrator
4 32 (7.96%) Linux Engineer
5 30 (7.46%) Software Engineer
6 27 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
7 24 (5.97%) DBA
8 21 (5.22%) Consultant
9 19 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (3.98%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.73%) Ruby Developer
11 15 (3.73%) SQL DBA
12 14 (3.48%) Designer
13 13 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.23%) Test Engineer
14 12 (2.99%) Architect
14 12 (2.99%) Java Software Developer
14 12 (2.99%) Network Designer
15 11 (2.74%) Linux Administrator
15 11 (2.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.45%) HTML
2 27 (6.72%) REST
3 26 (6.47%) CSS
4 25 (6.22%) Web Services
5 24 (5.97%) SOAP
6 20 (4.98%) Hibernate
7 19 (4.73%) MCollective
8 16 (3.98%) JAX-RS
9 15 (3.73%) EJB
9 15 (3.73%) Ruby on Rails
9 15 (3.73%) Sass
9 15 (3.73%) Struts
10 14 (3.48%) Middleware
11 13 (3.23%) .NET
12 12 (2.99%) AngularJS
12 12 (2.99%) SAP XI
13 9 (2.24%) J2EE
13 9 (2.24%) LAMP
14 8 (1.99%) ELK Stack
15 7 (1.74%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.22%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.23%) Visualisation
4 13 (3.23%) Replication
5 10 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (2.24%) VHDL
7 8 (1.99%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.49%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.49%) Clustering
9 6 (1.49%) iPad
9 6 (1.49%) Smartcard
10 5 (1.24%) Linked Data
11 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.75%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 123 (30.60%) Windows
2 107 (26.62%) Unix
3 34 (8.46%) Mac OS X
4 33 (8.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (6.47%) Windows Server
6 24 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (4.48%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (3.48%) AIX
9 14 (3.48%) Solaris
10 13 (3.23%) CentOS
11 10 (2.49%) Windows 7
12 9 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (1.49%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.49%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.24%) HPUX
16 4 (1.00%) Fedora
17 3 (0.75%) SmartOS
17 3 (0.75%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (19.40%) Configuration Management
3 70 (17.41%) DevOps
4 54 (13.43%) Open Source
5 47 (11.69%) ITIL
6 45 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (10.45%) Software Engineering
8 39 (9.70%) ETL
9 36 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (8.71%) Scrum
11 32 (7.96%) Responsive Web Design
12 31 (7.71%) Web Design
13 25 (6.22%) Migration
13 25 (6.22%) Unit Testing
14 24 (5.97%) SDLC
15 18 (4.48%) Build Automation
15 18 (4.48%) Integration Testing
15 18 (4.48%) ITIL V3
15 18 (4.48%) Web Development
16 17 (4.23%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 128 (31.84%) Java
2 105 (26.12%) SQL
3 80 (19.90%) Python
4 70 (17.41%) Bash Shell
5 63 (15.67%) JavaScript
6 47 (11.69%) Ruby
7 44 (10.95%) C++
7 44 (10.95%) Shell Script
8 35 (8.71%) Perl
9 30 (7.46%) C
10 27 (6.72%) PowerShell
11 16 (3.98%) Scala
12 15 (3.73%) PHP
13 13 (3.23%) AWK
13 13 (3.23%) sed
14 10 (2.49%) PL/SQL
15 9 (2.24%) C#
16 8 (1.99%) Ada
17 7 (1.74%) VB
17 7 (1.74%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 153 (38.06%) Security Cleared
2 85 (21.14%) DV Cleared
3 58 (14.43%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (4.98%) CCNP
6 15 (3.73%) ISTQB
7 13 (3.23%) Degree
8 12 (2.99%) JNCIS
9 8 (1.99%) ISEB
10 7 (1.74%) CCNA
11 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.00%) RHCE
12 3 (0.75%) CISSP
12 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.75%) MCSE
13 2 (0.50%) CCIE
13 2 (0.50%) CCSA
13 2 (0.50%) HND
13 2 (0.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.99%) QA
2 11 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.49%) SLA
4 3 (0.75%) MISRA
4 3 (0.75%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.50%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.25%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (9.95%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.23%) Samba
4 11 (2.74%) NFS
4 11 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.49%) vSphere
6 8 (1.99%) KVM
6 8 (1.99%) vCloud
7 7 (1.74%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.49%) Docker
9 5 (1.24%) Firmware
9 5 (1.24%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.00%) XenApp
11 3 (0.75%) Btrfs
11 3 (0.75%) iptables
11 3 (0.75%) LXC
11 3 (0.75%) Snort
11 3 (0.75%) Squid
11 3 (0.75%) Varnish
12 2 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (19.40%) Puppet
2 52 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (5.72%) Ansible
4 10 (2.49%) Nagios
5 8 (1.99%) FreeIPA
6 6 (1.49%) Nessus
6 6 (1.49%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.24%) Ganglia
7 5 (1.24%) Graphite
7 5 (1.24%) Kibana
7 5 (1.24%) Riemann
8 3 (0.75%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.75%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.75%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.75%) Nmap
8 3 (0.75%) systemd
8 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.75%) WSUS
9 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 75 (18.66%) Oracle
2 68 (16.92%) VMware
3 49 (12.19%) Microsoft
4 44 (10.95%) Red Hat
5 42 (10.45%) Cisco
6 30 (7.46%) HP
7 28 (6.97%) NetApp
8 24 (5.97%) IBM
9 21 (5.22%) SAP
10 15 (3.73%) Juniper
11 13 (3.23%) BT
12 10 (2.49%) Google
13 9 (2.24%) EMC
13 9 (2.24%) Informatica
13 9 (2.24%) Splunk
14 7 (1.74%) Cloudera
15 6 (1.49%) Siebel
16 5 (1.24%) Citrix
16 5 (1.24%) Sophos
16 5 (1.24%) Sun
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £42 - 46 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £320 per day + +
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Poole
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Tewkesbury
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Gloucester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - 46 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500-550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago