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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 18 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 227 234 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.82% 7.21% 4.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.66% 33.33% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 155 46
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 12
Average hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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
717 702 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.54% 21.62% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 399 196
Average daily rate £350 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 83 85
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.67 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.15% +4.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -14 61 £375 -1.63% 22
Wiltshire +2 47 £405 +17.81% 8
Gloucestershire -6 40 £430 +10.96% 30
Devon +9 32 £475 +46.15% 14
Dorset -5 21 £320 -24.70% 11
Somerset +13 13 £413 +17.85% 18
Cornwall - 2 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 143 (36.11%) Windows
2 108 (27.27%) Java
3 103 (26.01%) Security Cleared
4 99 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (23.99%) Red Hat
6 92 (23.23%) VMware
7 85 (21.46%) Puppet
8 84 (21.21%) UNIX
9 78 (19.70%) SQL
9 78 (19.70%) Oracle
10 68 (17.17%) Configuration Management
11 67 (16.92%) MySQL
12 64 (16.16%) DevOps
13 63 (15.91%) Git (software)
14 60 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 58 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
16 57 (14.39%) Open Source
17 55 (13.89%) Web Services
18 54 (13.64%) Apache
18 54 (13.64%) Python
18 54 (13.64%) Jenkins
19 49 (12.37%) Finance
20 48 (12.12%) HTML
21 47 (11.87%) DV Cleared
21 47 (11.87%) Opscode Chef
22 45 (11.36%) SC Cleared
23 42 (10.61%) JavaScript
24 41 (10.35%) DNS
24 41 (10.35%) Active Directory
24 41 (10.35%) Amazon AWS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 54 (13.64%) Apache
2 38 (9.60%) JBoss
3 25 (6.31%) WebSphere
4 24 (6.06%) Tomcat
5 16 (4.04%) IIS
6 13 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (3.28%) nginx
7 12 (3.03%) WebLogic
8 11 (2.78%) Drupal
9 10 (2.53%) Confluence
9 10 (2.53%) Node.js
10 9 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (2.27%) IBM Notes
11 8 (2.02%) SharePoint
11 8 (2.02%) CMS
12 7 (1.77%) WebSphere Portal
13 6 (1.52%) Liferay
14 4 (1.01%) Apache Spark
14 4 (1.01%) WebLogic Portal
14 4 (1.01%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (2.53%) MS Office
2 7 (1.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (1.01%) Magento
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.35%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.76%) SaaS
3 3 (0.76%) GitHub
3 3 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) Route 53
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.35%) DNS
2 40 (10.10%) TCP/IP
3 33 (8.33%) HTTP
4 30 (7.58%) Firewall
5 17 (4.29%) SSL
6 16 (4.04%) SAN
7 15 (3.79%) DHCP
8 12 (3.03%) LDAP
8 12 (3.03%) LAN
8 12 (3.03%) IPsec
9 11 (2.78%) VPN
10 9 (2.27%) WAN
10 9 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (2.27%) Wireshark
10 9 (2.27%) Network Security
11 8 (2.02%) VLAN
12 7 (1.77%) Internet
13 6 (1.52%) Ethernet
13 6 (1.52%) SSH
13 6 (1.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.92%) MySQL
2 35 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (8.08%) SQL Server
4 31 (7.83%) Relational Database
5 29 (7.32%) MongoDB
6 19 (4.80%) Oracle Database
7 13 (3.28%) DB2
7 13 (3.28%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.03%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.77%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.52%) SQLite
12 6 (1.52%) Neo4j
13 5 (1.26%) Big Data
13 5 (1.26%) MariaDB
13 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 54 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 40 (10.10%) Subversion
4 23 (5.81%) JIRA
5 14 (3.54%) Maven
6 12 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (2.53%) Hudson
8 9 (2.27%) JDeveloper
9 8 (2.02%) Eclipse
9 8 (2.02%) Metasploit
9 8 (2.02%) PHPUnit
10 7 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.26%) RSpec
11 5 (1.26%) JUnit
11 5 (1.26%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (1.26%) GitLab
12 4 (1.01%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.01%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.76%) Ant
General
1 49 (12.37%) Finance
2 17 (4.29%) Electronics
2 17 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.53%) Marketing
5 7 (1.77%) Banking
5 7 (1.77%) Retail
6 3 (0.76%) Military
7 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.51%) Law
7 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 101 (25.51%) Developer
2 37 (9.34%) Linux Engineer
3 35 (8.84%) Administrator
3 35 (8.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (7.32%) Software Engineer
5 26 (6.57%) Architect
5 26 (6.57%) Java Developer
5 26 (6.57%) Designer
6 24 (6.06%) Analyst
7 23 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
8 22 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
9 19 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.29%) Senior Designer
11 16 (4.04%) DBA
12 15 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (3.79%) Solutions Designer
13 13 (3.28%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 13 (3.28%) Python Developer
14 12 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 12 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.89%) Web Services
2 48 (12.12%) HTML
3 35 (8.84%) CSS
4 24 (6.06%) Java EE
4 24 (6.06%) jQuery
5 22 (5.56%) .NET
6 20 (5.05%) Middleware
7 19 (4.80%) REST
8 17 (4.29%) Struts
9 15 (3.79%) SOAP
10 14 (3.54%) JSR 168
10 14 (3.54%) RESTful
11 13 (3.28%) HTML5
11 13 (3.28%) LAMP
11 13 (3.28%) Hibernate
12 12 (3.03%) J2EE
13 11 (2.78%) JSON
13 11 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
14 10 (2.53%) Django
14 10 (2.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 11 (2.78%) DTV
2 11 (2.78%) Replication
3 9 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.02%) Clustering
4 8 (2.02%) Wiki
4 8 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (1.52%) GIS
6 5 (1.26%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.26%) User Experience
6 5 (1.26%) Linked Data
6 5 (1.26%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.76%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.76%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.76%) Derivative
8 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.76%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 143 (36.11%) Windows
2 84 (21.21%) UNIX
3 60 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (9.60%) CentOS
5 27 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (6.31%) Solaris
6 25 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (6.06%) Ubuntu
7 24 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (3.54%) AIX
9 11 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
10 10 (2.53%) SUSE
11 9 (2.27%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.02%) Debian
13 7 (1.77%) NetWare
13 7 (1.77%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.52%) Amazon Linux
14 6 (1.52%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.52%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (17.17%) Configuration Management
3 64 (16.16%) DevOps
4 58 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (14.39%) Open Source
6 36 (9.09%) SOA
7 35 (8.84%) Software Engineering
8 33 (8.33%) TDD
9 32 (8.08%) Migration
10 29 (7.32%) ITIL
11 25 (6.31%) Scrum
12 24 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (6.06%) SDLC
13 18 (4.55%) Mentoring
13 18 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
14 17 (4.29%) Automated Testing
14 17 (4.29%) Service Delivery
14 17 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (4.04%) Workflow
16 15 (3.79%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 108 (27.27%) Java
2 78 (19.70%) SQL
3 54 (13.64%) Python
4 42 (10.61%) JavaScript
5 37 (9.34%) Shell Script
6 35 (8.84%) C
6 35 (8.84%) C++
7 33 (8.33%) Perl
7 33 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 30 (7.58%) PHP
8 30 (7.58%) Ruby
9 19 (4.80%) PowerShell
10 16 (4.04%) C#
11 15 (3.79%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.27%) XQuery
13 6 (1.52%) Ada
14 5 (1.26%) VBScript
15 4 (1.01%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.76%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.76%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 103 (26.01%) Security Cleared
2 47 (11.87%) DV Cleared
3 45 (11.36%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (4.04%) RHCE
6 14 (3.54%) CCNA
7 11 (2.78%) Degree
8 6 (1.52%) CCNP
9 5 (1.26%) CISSP
10 3 (0.76%) MCTS
10 3 (0.76%) MCITP
10 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.51%) HND
11 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.25%) GCIA
12 1 (0.25%) GCIH
12 1 (0.25%) CCIE
12 1 (0.25%) ISEB
12 1 (0.25%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.30%) QA
2 9 (2.27%) SLA
3 7 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.76%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.51%) TickIT
System Software
1 41 (10.35%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.79%) vSphere
4 15 (3.79%) Samba
4 15 (3.79%) VirtualBox
5 13 (3.28%) Docker
6 11 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (2.53%) iptables
8 8 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.02%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.77%) Varnish
9 7 (1.77%) vCloud
10 6 (1.52%) Postfix
10 6 (1.52%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.26%) Firmware
11 5 (1.26%) Snort
11 5 (1.26%) Squid
11 5 (1.26%) XenApp
11 5 (1.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 85 (21.46%) Puppet
2 47 (11.87%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (8.84%) Ansible
4 18 (4.55%) Vagrant
5 8 (2.02%) Nmap
6 7 (1.77%) ZENworks
7 6 (1.52%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.26%) Nessus
8 5 (1.26%) CFEngine
8 5 (1.26%) Nagios
8 5 (1.26%) HAProxy
8 5 (1.26%) systemd
8 5 (1.26%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.01%) Salt
9 4 (1.01%) yum
10 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.76%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.76%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 95 (23.99%) Red Hat
2 92 (23.23%) VMware
3 78 (19.70%) Oracle
4 39 (9.85%) IBM
5 35 (8.84%) Microsoft
6 28 (7.07%) Cisco
7 16 (4.04%) HP
8 14 (3.54%) SAP
9 13 (3.28%) Sun
9 13 (3.28%) NetApp
10 9 (2.27%) Informatica
10 9 (2.27%) Citrix
10 9 (2.27%) Novell
10 9 (2.27%) Lotus
10 9 (2.27%) McAfee
10 9 (2.27%) Zend
11 6 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.52%) Ektron
11 6 (1.52%) Juniper
11 6 (1.52%) BEA
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Glouceter, Gloucestershire, Stroud, Cheltenham,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Rate: £280-300/day
Posted: 23 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago