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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 30 12
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing Linux 225 136 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.16% 5.46% 10.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.46% 26.46% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 75 159
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £405 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 15
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
653 514 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.78% 20.64% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 246 320
Average daily rate £350 £275 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £126 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 75 85
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £31.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +21 68 £438 +38.88% 61
Gloucestershire +9 64 £385 -3.75% 31
Devon +20 32 £375 +48.51% 7
Wiltshire -4 31 £375 +18.11% 11
Dorset -21 7 £338 -13.18% 14
Somerset -1 3 £294 -2.08% 17
Cornwall +1 1 - -
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England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 171 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (32.56%) Security Cleared
3 143 (30.04%) Continuous Integration
4 130 (27.31%) Apache
5 129 (27.10%) PHP
6 120 (25.21%) JavaScript
7 111 (23.32%) UNIX
8 109 (22.90%) MySQL
9 108 (22.69%) Java
9 108 (22.69%) Windows
10 107 (22.48%) CentOS
11 105 (22.06%) HTML
12 104 (21.85%) SC Cleared
13 100 (21.01%) SQL
14 98 (20.59%) VMware
15 94 (19.75%) Python
16 90 (18.91%) Git (software)
17 89 (18.70%) HTML5
18 85 (17.86%) jQuery
19 84 (17.65%) Software Engineering
20 82 (17.23%) Finance
21 73 (15.34%) Bash Shell
22 70 (14.71%) Jenkins
23 69 (14.50%) Red Hat
24 68 (14.29%) Perl
25 67 (14.08%) Puppet
26 65 (13.66%) PHPUnit
27 64 (13.45%) Zend
28 61 (12.82%) DV Cleared
28 61 (12.82%) Ruby

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 130 (27.31%) Apache
2 19 (3.99%) IIS
3 16 (3.36%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.52%) Drupal
5 11 (2.31%) Node.js
5 11 (2.31%) nginx
5 11 (2.31%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.10%) Oracle Application Server
6 10 (2.10%) JBoss
6 10 (2.10%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.89%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.89%) Oracle 9iAS
8 7 (1.47%) MediaWiki
8 7 (1.47%) Confluence
9 5 (1.05%) Eucalyptus
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (3.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.89%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (1.47%) Summit
5 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.42%) Magento
6 1 (0.21%) Shopify
6 1 (0.21%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.89%) Amazon S3
4 7 (1.47%) SaaS
5 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.84%) PaaS
6 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.63%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) Heroku
8 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (11.55%) Firewall
2 40 (8.40%) DNS
3 29 (6.09%) WAN
4 28 (5.88%) LDAP
5 27 (5.67%) TCP/IP
6 26 (5.46%) LAN
7 23 (4.83%) DHCP
8 19 (3.99%) VPN
9 18 (3.78%) Internet
9 18 (3.78%) SAN
10 16 (3.36%) Network Security
11 11 (2.31%) IPsec
11 11 (2.31%) HTTP
12 10 (2.10%) SSH
13 9 (1.89%) Ethernet
14 8 (1.68%) SSL
14 8 (1.68%) IPv6
14 8 (1.68%) BGP
14 8 (1.68%) EIGRP
15 7 (1.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (22.90%) MySQL
2 26 (5.46%) Oracle Database
3 25 (5.25%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (3.78%) RDBMS
6 16 (3.36%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.94%) SQL Server
8 12 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (2.31%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (2.10%) Oracle Exadata
11 7 (1.47%) Ingres
12 6 (1.26%) DB2
13 5 (1.05%) JasperReports
14 4 (0.84%) SQLite
14 4 (0.84%) Hazelcast
14 4 (0.84%) Redis
15 3 (0.63%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.63%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 90 (18.91%) Git (software)
2 70 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 65 (13.66%) PHPUnit
4 28 (5.88%) Hudson
5 23 (4.83%) Maven
6 20 (4.20%) Subversion
7 19 (3.99%) Cucumber
7 19 (3.99%) JIRA
8 17 (3.57%) Eclipse
9 15 (3.15%) TeamCity
10 12 (2.52%) Selenium
11 11 (2.31%) GoogleTest
11 11 (2.31%) Ant
12 9 (1.89%) LoadRunner
12 9 (1.89%) FitNesse
13 8 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (1.68%) ClearCase
14 7 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.47%) Apache Ivy
14 7 (1.47%) JUnit
General
1 82 (17.23%) Finance
2 39 (8.19%) Electronics
3 37 (7.77%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.41%) Marketing
5 19 (3.99%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.10%) Retail
7 8 (1.68%) Banking
7 8 (1.68%) Automotive
8 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.42%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 155 (32.56%) Developer
2 61 (12.82%) Software Engineer
3 57 (11.97%) PHP Developer
4 47 (9.87%) DevOps Engineer
5 42 (8.82%) Administrator
6 33 (6.93%) Tester
7 29 (6.09%) Java Developer
8 28 (5.88%) PHP Zend Developer
9 27 (5.67%) Test Engineer
10 25 (5.25%) Architect
11 23 (4.83%) Analyst
11 23 (4.83%) Linux Administrator
11 23 (4.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 20 (4.20%) Software Test Engineer
13 18 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
14 17 (3.57%) DBA
14 17 (3.57%) Software Developer
15 16 (3.36%) Designer
15 16 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
15 16 (3.36%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (22.06%) HTML
2 89 (18.70%) HTML5
3 85 (17.86%) jQuery
4 60 (12.61%) Doctrine
5 58 (12.18%) Zend Framework
6 45 (9.45%) Web Services
7 38 (7.98%) CSS
8 30 (6.30%) LAMP
9 23 (4.83%) .NET
10 22 (4.62%) Spring
10 22 (4.62%) XML
11 20 (4.20%) RESTful
12 19 (3.99%) CSS3
13 16 (3.36%) Ajax
13 16 (3.36%) JSON
14 11 (2.31%) AngularJS
15 10 (2.10%) Hibernate
15 10 (2.10%) Middleware
16 9 (1.89%) Laravel
16 9 (1.89%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.20%) DTV
2 19 (3.99%) Open Source
3 17 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.36%) Clustering
5 8 (1.68%) Wiki
6 5 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.05%) Replication
6 5 (1.05%) Device Driver
6 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.84%) PKI
7 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.63%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.42%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.42%) MPEG
9 2 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 111 (23.32%) UNIX
2 108 (22.69%) Windows
3 107 (22.48%) CentOS
4 52 (10.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (6.51%) Ubuntu
6 29 (6.09%) Solaris
7 24 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
9 16 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.89%) Debian
11 8 (1.68%) Fedora
12 7 (1.47%) VMS
12 7 (1.47%) AIX
13 6 (1.26%) Android
14 5 (1.05%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.84%) zOS
15 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (30.04%) Continuous Integration
3 84 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 59 (12.39%) DevOps
5 51 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 47 (9.87%) Configuration Management
7 44 (9.24%) Automated Testing
8 43 (9.03%) ITIL
9 42 (8.82%) OO
10 39 (8.19%) Scrum
11 38 (7.98%) Refactoring
12 34 (7.14%) Migration
13 30 (6.30%) Test Automation
14 28 (5.88%) TDD
15 24 (5.04%) Validation
16 23 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (4.62%) Test Scripting
18 20 (4.20%) Programme Management
18 20 (4.20%) SOA
19 18 (3.78%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (27.10%) PHP
2 120 (25.21%) JavaScript
3 108 (22.69%) Java
4 100 (21.01%) SQL
5 94 (19.75%) Python
6 73 (15.34%) Bash Shell
7 68 (14.29%) Perl
8 61 (12.82%) Ruby
9 55 (11.55%) C++
10 50 (10.50%) C
11 19 (3.99%) Shell Script
12 18 (3.78%) C#
13 13 (2.73%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.73%) Embedded C
14 9 (1.89%) Korn
15 8 (1.68%) PHP5
16 6 (1.26%) Embedded C++
17 5 (1.05%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.63%) Golang
18 3 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 155 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 104 (21.85%) SC Cleared
3 61 (12.82%) DV Cleared
4 28 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (4.62%) CCNA
6 16 (3.36%) Degree
7 14 (2.94%) ISEB
8 8 (1.68%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (1.47%) HND
9 7 (1.47%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.05%) CCNP
12 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.84%) MCSE
13 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.63%) CCSE
14 2 (0.42%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.42%) CCSA
14 2 (0.42%) CISSP
14 2 (0.42%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.15%) SLA
2 9 (1.89%) DO-178B
2 9 (1.89%) QA
3 7 (1.47%) ISO 14001
3 7 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 52 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (8.61%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.41%) Samba
4 19 (3.99%) XenServer
5 17 (3.57%) vSphere
6 12 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (2.31%) NFS
8 9 (1.89%) Postfix
9 8 (1.68%) Hyper-V
10 7 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (1.47%) XenApp
11 6 (1.26%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.84%) Firmware
12 4 (0.84%) Varnish
13 3 (0.63%) vCloud
13 3 (0.63%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.42%) Nmap
14 2 (0.42%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 67 (14.08%) Puppet
2 57 (11.97%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (3.99%) Salt
4 11 (2.31%) Tivoli
5 10 (2.10%) NetBackup
5 10 (2.10%) Ansible
5 10 (2.10%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.89%) yum
6 9 (1.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 8 (1.68%) SELinux
8 7 (1.47%) HP SIM
8 7 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.47%) Nagios
9 6 (1.26%) SCCM
10 5 (1.05%) WSUS
11 3 (0.63%) Cacti
11 3 (0.63%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.63%) logstash
Vendors
1 98 (20.59%) VMware
2 69 (14.50%) Red Hat
3 64 (13.45%) Zend
4 53 (11.13%) Oracle
5 44 (9.24%) Microsoft
6 33 (6.93%) Citrix
7 24 (5.04%) HP
7 24 (5.04%) Cisco
8 20 (4.20%) SAP
9 14 (2.94%) IBM
10 12 (2.52%) Google
11 11 (2.31%) Symantec
12 9 (1.89%) Remedy
12 9 (1.89%) NetApp
13 7 (1.47%) 3PAR
14 5 (1.05%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.05%) Wyse
14 5 (1.05%) Intel
15 4 (0.84%) Sun
15 4 (0.84%) McAfee
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