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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 232 101 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.95% 4.47% 6.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.95% 23.49% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 50 94
Average daily rate
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£389 £325 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 26
Average hourly rate £42.75 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.30 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
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
704 430 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.10% 19.04% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 209 292
Average daily rate £348 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 90 103
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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
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 22 September 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 +22 79 £400 +33.33% 40
Wiltshire +7 53 £350 - 11
Dorset +15 31 £425 -2.85% 13
Gloucestershire -1 29 £388 +9.92% 22
Devon -1 26 £330 -4.34% 14
Somerset -10 8 £350 -26.31% 20
Cornwall - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 137 (30.44%) Windows
2 131 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (27.33%) PHP
4 119 (26.44%) Apache
5 115 (25.56%) Java
6 114 (25.33%) Security Cleared
7 113 (25.11%) Red Hat
8 104 (23.11%) VMware
9 103 (22.89%) Perl
10 102 (22.67%) CentOS
11 101 (22.44%) MySQL
12 99 (22.00%) UNIX
13 91 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
14 86 (19.11%) Ruby
15 81 (18.00%) Python
16 76 (16.89%) Firewall
17 74 (16.44%) JavaScript
17 74 (16.44%) Bash Shell
18 72 (16.00%) SC Cleared
19 70 (15.56%) SQL
20 69 (15.33%) DevOps
21 66 (14.67%) jQuery
22 64 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
23 63 (14.00%) Software Engineering
24 62 (13.78%) Puppet
25 59 (13.11%) Finance
26 58 (12.89%) HTML
27 57 (12.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 55 (12.22%) C++
28 55 (12.22%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 119 (26.44%) Apache
2 27 (6.00%) nginx
3 18 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.56%) Drupal
5 14 (3.11%) Confluence
6 12 (2.67%) IIS
6 12 (2.67%) MediaWiki
7 8 (1.78%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.33%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.67%) Moodle
11 3 (0.67%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.44%) CICS
12 2 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.44%) Lync
13 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.78%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.56%) MS Office
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.89%) Magento
2 4 (0.89%) Shopify
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.44%) Summit
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.00%) Amazon S3
1 18 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.78%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.00%) GitHub
4 8 (1.78%) Heroku
5 7 (1.56%) SaaS
5 7 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.44%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 76 (16.89%) Firewall
2 55 (12.22%) DNS
3 49 (10.89%) LDAP
4 35 (7.78%) LAN
4 35 (7.78%) Internet
5 32 (7.11%) WAN
6 28 (6.22%) VPN
7 27 (6.00%) SMTP
7 27 (6.00%) SSH
8 26 (5.78%) TCP/IP
9 24 (5.33%) DHCP
10 21 (4.67%) HTTP
11 20 (4.44%) SNMP
12 19 (4.22%) BGP
12 19 (4.22%) Network Security
13 17 (3.78%) OSPF
13 17 (3.78%) SAN
14 14 (3.11%) SSL
14 14 (3.11%) EIGRP
14 14 (3.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (22.44%) MySQL
2 38 (8.44%) Relational Database
3 37 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (5.33%) RDBMS
4 24 (5.33%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.78%) SQL Server
6 14 (3.11%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.33%) Hazelcast
10 6 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.11%) Ingres
11 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.89%) PowerCenter
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (0.89%) OLAP
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (0.67%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 50 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 44 (9.78%) Jenkins
3 39 (8.67%) PHPUnit
4 25 (5.56%) Hudson
4 25 (5.56%) Subversion
5 21 (4.67%) Cucumber
6 17 (3.78%) Maven
7 14 (3.11%) JIRA
7 14 (3.11%) Selenium
8 10 (2.22%) FitNesse
9 8 (1.78%) RSpec
9 8 (1.78%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (1.78%) Sublime Text
10 7 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
10 7 (1.56%) Ant
10 7 (1.56%) ClearCase
11 6 (1.33%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (1.11%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (1.11%) NUnit
General
1 59 (13.11%) Finance
2 47 (10.44%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.44%) Electronics
4 15 (3.33%) Marketing
5 13 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.33%) Banking
6 6 (1.33%) Retail
7 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.67%) Publishing
8 3 (0.67%) Automotive
9 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 143 (31.78%) Developer
2 75 (16.67%) Administrator
3 56 (12.44%) Linux Administrator
4 51 (11.33%) Systems Administrator
5 48 (10.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 46 (10.22%) Software Engineer
7 43 (9.56%) PHP Developer
8 35 (7.78%) Java Developer
8 35 (7.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 35 (7.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 29 (6.44%) Linux Engineer
10 21 (4.67%) Python Developer
11 19 (4.22%) Designer
12 16 (3.56%) Architect
13 15 (3.33%) C++ Developer
14 13 (2.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 13 (2.89%) Test Engineer
15 12 (2.67%) Analyst
15 12 (2.67%) Consultant
16 11 (2.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (14.67%) jQuery
2 58 (12.89%) HTML
3 55 (12.22%) LAMP
4 48 (10.67%) Web Services
4 48 (10.67%) HTML5
5 36 (8.00%) Zend Framework
6 32 (7.11%) CSS
7 23 (5.11%) Spring
8 22 (4.89%) RESTful
9 16 (3.56%) .NET
10 14 (3.11%) AngularJS
11 13 (2.89%) Ajax
12 10 (2.22%) Hibernate
12 10 (2.22%) REST
12 10 (2.22%) Middleware
13 8 (1.78%) Backbone.js
13 8 (1.78%) Ruby on Rails
13 8 (1.78%) Servlets
13 8 (1.78%) XML
14 7 (1.56%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.11%) Open Source
3 15 (3.33%) Clustering
4 13 (2.89%) DTV
5 12 (2.67%) Wiki
6 11 (2.44%) Device Driver
7 10 (2.22%) Firmware
8 9 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.78%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.56%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.11%) User Experience
11 5 (1.11%) AS400
11 5 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.89%) Animation
12 4 (0.89%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.89%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (0.67%) PKI
13 3 (0.67%) VLE
13 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 137 (30.44%) Windows
2 102 (22.67%) CentOS
3 99 (22.00%) UNIX
4 57 (12.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (9.33%) Ubuntu
6 33 (7.33%) Debian
7 30 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (4.89%) Solaris
9 18 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (2.89%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (2.44%) Fedora
11 11 (2.44%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.78%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.11%) VMS
13 5 (1.11%) HPUX
14 4 (0.89%) SELinux
15 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.67%) Scientific Linux
15 3 (0.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
3 69 (15.33%) DevOps
4 63 (14.00%) Software Engineering
5 50 (11.11%) ITIL
6 45 (10.00%) OO
6 45 (10.00%) Scrum
7 36 (8.00%) Load Balancing
8 34 (7.56%) Configuration Management
9 29 (6.44%) TDD
10 26 (5.78%) UML
11 24 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (5.33%) Mentoring
12 19 (4.22%) Validation
13 18 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (3.78%) Migration
15 16 (3.56%) Project Management
16 14 (3.11%) Programme Management
16 14 (3.11%) Problem Management
17 13 (2.89%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 123 (27.33%) PHP
2 115 (25.56%) Java
3 103 (22.89%) Perl
4 86 (19.11%) Ruby
5 81 (18.00%) Python
6 74 (16.44%) JavaScript
6 74 (16.44%) Bash Shell
7 70 (15.56%) SQL
8 55 (12.22%) C++
9 39 (8.67%) C
10 25 (5.56%) Shell Script
11 14 (3.11%) PHP5
12 13 (2.89%) Embedded C
13 10 (2.22%) Korn
14 8 (1.78%) C#
15 7 (1.56%) Bourne shell
16 6 (1.33%) VC++
16 6 (1.33%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.33%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 114 (25.33%) Security Cleared
2 72 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 49 (10.89%) DV Cleared
4 20 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (4.00%) Degree
6 16 (3.56%) CCNA
7 14 (3.11%) CCENT
7 14 (3.11%) LPIC
8 6 (1.33%) CCNP
9 5 (1.11%) ISEB
9 5 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.67%) CISSP
10 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.67%) HND
10 3 (0.67%) MCSE
10 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.44%) MCP
11 2 (0.44%) RHCE
12 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.44%) SLA
2 15 (3.33%) QA
3 14 (3.11%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.22%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.89%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.44%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 64 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (8.67%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.67%) Samba
3 29 (6.44%) XenServer
4 25 (5.56%) NFS
5 22 (4.89%) Squid
6 19 (4.22%) Postfix
7 17 (3.78%) qmail
8 14 (3.11%) vSphere
9 7 (1.56%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.11%) Sendmail
10 5 (1.11%) Varnish
10 5 (1.11%) VirtualBox
10 5 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.67%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.67%) Xen
12 3 (0.67%) KVM
13 2 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 62 (13.78%) Puppet
2 38 (8.44%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (4.67%) Salt
4 16 (3.56%) ZABBIX
5 14 (3.11%) Zenoss
6 13 (2.89%) NetBackup
7 11 (2.44%) HP SIM
7 11 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (2.22%) Nagios
8 10 (2.22%) Cacti
9 9 (2.00%) Tivoli
10 8 (1.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 4 (0.89%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.89%) WSUS
11 4 (0.89%) YUM
12 3 (0.67%) CA Endevor
12 3 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.44%) SCCM
13 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 113 (25.11%) Red Hat
2 104 (23.11%) VMware
3 51 (11.33%) Microsoft
4 49 (10.89%) Oracle
5 45 (10.00%) Zend
6 40 (8.89%) Cisco
7 28 (6.22%) Citrix
8 23 (5.11%) Juniper
9 21 (4.67%) HP
10 19 (4.22%) F5
11 18 (4.00%) JBoss
12 16 (3.56%) IBM
13 15 (3.33%) SAP
14 14 (3.11%) NetApp
14 14 (3.11%) Symantec
15 12 (2.67%) 3PAR
16 10 (2.22%) Percona
17 9 (2.00%) CheckPoint
18 7 (1.56%) Remedy
18 7 (1.56%) Infoblox
Swindon, Wiltshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Kainos Software
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £516 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £385 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago