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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 36 21
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 253 96 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.51% 4.47% 6.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.73% 21.29% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 47 105
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £30.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
750 451 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.25% 20.99% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 203 292
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £130 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 107 101
Average hourly rate £16.62 £15.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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
Bristol +24 108 £400 +33.33% 38
Wiltshire +4 47 £444 +42.00% 18
Gloucestershire +3 33 £375 -3.84% 42
Dorset +15 32 £425 -20.93% 10
Devon -10 17 £398 +13.57% 10
Somerset -5 9 £288 -20.68% 17
Cornwall - - - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 159 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (29.11%) PHP
3 137 (28.48%) Apache
4 132 (27.44%) Windows
5 127 (26.40%) Security Cleared
6 125 (25.99%) Continuous Integration
7 123 (25.57%) CentOS
8 115 (23.91%) Java
9 113 (23.49%) MySQL
10 109 (22.66%) VMware
11 106 (22.04%) UNIX
11 106 (22.04%) Red Hat
12 99 (20.58%) Perl
13 98 (20.37%) JavaScript
14 93 (19.33%) Python
15 85 (17.67%) Ruby
16 83 (17.26%) jQuery
16 83 (17.26%) SC Cleared
17 81 (16.84%) HTML
18 80 (16.63%) SQL
18 80 (16.63%) Bash Shell
19 79 (16.42%) Software Engineering
20 78 (16.22%) Firewall
21 71 (14.76%) Puppet
22 68 (14.14%) DevOps
23 65 (13.51%) HTML5
24 64 (13.31%) Git (software)
24 64 (13.31%) Finance
25 63 (13.10%) C++
26 61 (12.68%) Zend

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 137 (28.48%) Apache
2 23 (4.78%) nginx
3 20 (4.16%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.12%) JBoss
5 13 (2.70%) IIS
6 10 (2.08%) Confluence
7 9 (1.87%) MediaWiki
7 9 (1.87%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.87%) Drupal
8 7 (1.46%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.62%) Moodle
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle 10gAS
11 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.62%) SAS
12 2 (0.42%) CICS
12 2 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 28 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.87%) MS Office
3 8 (1.66%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.83%) Magento
3 4 (0.83%) Shopify
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.42%) Summit
5 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.21%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.21%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.53%) Amazon S3
3 16 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.87%) GitHub
5 8 (1.66%) Heroku
6 7 (1.46%) SaaS
6 7 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.42%) PaaS
8 2 (0.42%) Office 365
9 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (16.22%) Firewall
2 59 (12.27%) DNS
3 50 (10.40%) LDAP
4 39 (8.11%) Internet
5 32 (6.65%) LAN
6 30 (6.24%) TCP/IP
7 29 (6.03%) WAN
8 28 (5.82%) DHCP
9 24 (4.99%) VPN
9 24 (4.99%) SMTP
10 22 (4.57%) SAN
10 22 (4.57%) SSH
11 19 (3.95%) HTTP
12 13 (2.70%) SNMP
12 13 (2.70%) SSL
13 12 (2.49%) Network Security
14 11 (2.29%) IPsec
14 11 (2.29%) BGP
14 11 (2.29%) EIGRP
15 9 (1.87%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (23.49%) MySQL
2 36 (7.48%) Relational Database
3 30 (6.24%) Oracle Database
4 28 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (5.20%) RDBMS
6 20 (4.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 15 (3.12%) SQL Server
9 9 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.46%) Ingres
11 7 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.25%) Hazelcast
13 5 (1.04%) Oracle OWB
13 5 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (1.04%) DB2
13 5 (1.04%) JasperReports
14 4 (0.83%) Oracle OLAP
14 4 (0.83%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 64 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 59 (12.27%) PHPUnit
3 53 (11.02%) Jenkins
4 31 (6.44%) Hudson
5 25 (5.20%) Subversion
6 23 (4.78%) Maven
7 20 (4.16%) Cucumber
8 14 (2.91%) Selenium
8 14 (2.91%) Eclipse
9 13 (2.70%) Ant
9 13 (2.70%) JIRA
10 9 (1.87%) FitNesse
10 9 (1.87%) RSpec
10 9 (1.87%) Apache Ivy
11 8 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (1.66%) Sublime Text
11 8 (1.66%) ClearCase
12 6 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (1.25%) JUnit
General
1 64 (13.31%) Finance
2 49 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.41%) Electronics
4 17 (3.53%) Marketing
5 15 (3.12%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.08%) Retail
7 7 (1.46%) Banking
8 4 (0.83%) Automotive
9 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.62%) Publishing
10 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.42%) Billing
10 2 (0.42%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 155 (32.22%) Developer
2 69 (14.35%) Administrator
3 59 (12.27%) Software Engineer
4 56 (11.64%) PHP Developer
5 50 (10.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 47 (9.77%) Systems Administrator
7 46 (9.56%) Linux Administrator
8 38 (7.90%) Java Developer
9 35 (7.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 29 (6.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 28 (5.82%) Linux Engineer
12 23 (4.78%) PHP Zend Developer
13 21 (4.37%) Designer
14 20 (4.16%) Test Engineer
14 20 (4.16%) Tester
15 19 (3.95%) Architect
16 15 (3.12%) C++ Developer
16 15 (3.12%) Python Developer
17 14 (2.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 14 (2.91%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (17.26%) jQuery
2 81 (16.84%) HTML
3 65 (13.51%) HTML5
4 56 (11.64%) LAMP
5 51 (10.60%) Zend Framework
6 47 (9.77%) Web Services
7 35 (7.28%) CSS
8 24 (4.99%) Spring
9 20 (4.16%) .NET
9 20 (4.16%) RESTful
10 17 (3.53%) XML
10 17 (3.53%) Ajax
11 16 (3.33%) AngularJS
11 16 (3.33%) Middleware
12 11 (2.29%) Hibernate
12 11 (2.29%) JDBC
13 9 (1.87%) Oracle Fusion
14 8 (1.66%) JSON
14 8 (1.66%) Backbone.js
14 8 (1.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.57%) Open Source
3 18 (3.74%) Clustering
4 14 (2.91%) DTV
5 10 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
5 10 (2.08%) Wiki
6 9 (1.87%) Device Driver
7 8 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.25%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.25%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.04%) User Experience
9 5 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.04%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.83%) Streaming Video
10 4 (0.83%) Animation
10 4 (0.83%) PKI
10 4 (0.83%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.62%) VLE
11 3 (0.62%) NHS
11 3 (0.62%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 132 (27.44%) Windows
2 123 (25.57%) CentOS
3 106 (22.04%) UNIX
4 55 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (9.36%) Ubuntu
6 32 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (6.03%) Debian
8 20 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (3.95%) Solaris
10 14 (2.91%) Embedded Linux
11 13 (2.70%) Fedora
12 11 (2.29%) Windows 7
13 8 (1.66%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.46%) VMS
15 5 (1.04%) Android
15 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.83%) SELinux
16 4 (0.83%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (25.99%) Continuous Integration
3 79 (16.42%) Software Engineering
4 68 (14.14%) DevOps
5 59 (12.27%) ITIL
6 49 (10.19%) Configuration Management
7 48 (9.98%) OO
8 45 (9.36%) Scrum
9 34 (7.07%) Mentoring
10 31 (6.44%) TDD
11 28 (5.82%) Load Balancing
12 26 (5.41%) UML
12 26 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (4.37%) Validation
13 21 (4.37%) Automated Testing
13 21 (4.37%) Test Automation
14 20 (4.16%) Refactoring
15 18 (3.74%) SOA
15 18 (3.74%) Project Management
16 17 (3.53%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 140 (29.11%) PHP
2 115 (23.91%) Java
3 99 (20.58%) Perl
4 98 (20.37%) JavaScript
5 93 (19.33%) Python
6 85 (17.67%) Ruby
7 80 (16.63%) Bash Shell
7 80 (16.63%) SQL
8 63 (13.10%) C++
9 41 (8.52%) C
10 28 (5.82%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.70%) PHP5
11 13 (2.70%) Embedded C
12 11 (2.29%) C#
13 9 (1.87%) Korn
14 6 (1.25%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.25%) VC++
15 5 (1.04%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.04%) Embedded C++
16 4 (0.83%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 127 (26.40%) Security Cleared
2 83 (17.26%) SC Cleared
3 53 (11.02%) DV Cleared
4 24 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.95%) CCNA
6 17 (3.53%) Degree
7 12 (2.49%) CCENT
7 12 (2.49%) LPIC
8 7 (1.46%) CCNP
9 5 (1.04%) ISEB
9 5 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.62%) CISSP
10 3 (0.62%) MCP
10 3 (0.62%) HND
10 3 (0.62%) MCSE
10 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.42%) RHCE
11 2 (0.42%) CISA
11 2 (0.42%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.78%) SLA
2 14 (2.91%) QA
3 10 (2.08%) DO-178B
4 8 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.42%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) JTAG
System Software
1 61 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.11%) Samba
3 29 (6.03%) XenServer
4 26 (5.41%) NFS
5 19 (3.95%) Squid
6 16 (3.33%) vSphere
7 15 (3.12%) Postfix
8 14 (2.91%) qmail
9 8 (1.66%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (1.25%) Firmware
11 6 (1.25%) Hyper-V
11 6 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.04%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.83%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.62%) Xen
14 3 (0.62%) KVM
15 2 (0.42%) Kerio MailServer
15 2 (0.42%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 71 (14.76%) Puppet
2 47 (9.77%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (4.99%) Salt
4 15 (3.12%) NetBackup
5 13 (2.70%) ZABBIX
5 13 (2.70%) HP SIM
5 13 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (2.49%) Zenoss
6 12 (2.49%) Nagios
7 10 (2.08%) Tivoli
8 9 (1.87%) Cacti
9 8 (1.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 6 (1.25%) WSUS
10 6 (1.25%) SCCM
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.83%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.83%) YUM
12 3 (0.62%) Nessus
12 3 (0.62%) CA Endevor
13 2 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 109 (22.66%) VMware
2 106 (22.04%) Red Hat
3 61 (12.68%) Zend
4 58 (12.06%) Oracle
5 55 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 34 (7.07%) Cisco
7 29 (6.03%) Citrix
8 25 (5.20%) HP
9 18 (3.74%) Juniper
9 18 (3.74%) SAP
10 16 (3.33%) IBM
11 15 (3.12%) Symantec
12 14 (2.91%) NetApp
13 13 (2.70%) 3PAR
14 12 (2.49%) F5
15 9 (1.87%) Percona
16 7 (1.46%) Infoblox
16 7 (1.46%) Remedy
17 6 (1.25%) Intel
17 6 (1.25%) ProCurve
Wiltshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £25 to £32 per hour 6 months contract + 6 month ext, 3 days work
Posted: 21 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £25 to £32 per hour Rate DOE, 6 Months + Extension, Home work 3 d
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8 to £10 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 37000-46500 Per Annum
Posted: 23 days ago