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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 26 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 195 168 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.55% 5.55% 6.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.28% 25.61% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 97 130
Median daily rate £384 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 13
Median hourly rate £42.00 £26.88 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.27% -28.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
644 656 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.65% 21.67% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 362 346
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 86
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -2 61 £365 -2.66% 27
Gloucestershire +5 44 £394 -7.35% 32
Wiltshire +6 42 £445 +4.70% 10
Dorset +12 27 £393 - 9
Somerset +9 11 £275 -29.03% 11
Devon -12 4 £375 +66.66% 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 173 (41.19%) Security Cleared
2 132 (31.43%) Windows
3 118 (28.10%) Java
4 100 (23.81%) Unix
5 91 (21.67%) DV Cleared
6 86 (20.48%) Python
7 79 (18.81%) VMware
8 78 (18.57%) Puppet
9 75 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (17.62%) Oracle
11 73 (17.38%) Red Hat
11 73 (17.38%) SC Cleared
12 71 (16.90%) SQL
13 67 (15.95%) Finance
14 63 (15.00%) C++
15 58 (13.81%) Software Engineering
16 57 (13.57%) Active Directory
17 53 (12.62%) JavaScript
18 52 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
19 51 (12.14%) Git (software)
19 51 (12.14%) TCP/IP
19 51 (12.14%) Firewall
19 51 (12.14%) Configuration Management
20 50 (11.90%) Bash Shell
21 49 (11.67%) DevOps
22 48 (11.43%) ITIL
23 46 (10.95%) Cisco
24 45 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 44 (10.48%) C
26 41 (9.76%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (9.29%) Apache
2 25 (5.95%) Tomcat
3 21 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (4.29%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.57%) JBoss
6 11 (2.62%) Node.js
7 10 (2.38%) WebLogic
8 9 (2.14%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.90%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.43%) Confluence
10 6 (1.43%) MQSeries
11 5 (1.19%) CMS
11 5 (1.19%) WordPress
12 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.95%) Drupal
12 4 (0.95%) nginx
12 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 16 (3.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.71%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.52%) GitHub
3 18 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.38%) Office 365
5 4 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.24%) IaaS
7 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.14%) Firewall
1 51 (12.14%) TCP/IP
2 30 (7.14%) HTTP
3 28 (6.67%) DNS
3 28 (6.67%) VPN
4 23 (5.48%) WAN
5 22 (5.24%) IPsec
5 22 (5.24%) LDAP
6 21 (5.00%) BGP
6 21 (5.00%) SAN
7 19 (4.52%) Network Security
8 17 (4.05%) MPLS
8 17 (4.05%) OSPF
9 16 (3.81%) DHCP
10 12 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.62%) LAN
12 9 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.14%) SSH
13 8 (1.90%) Internet
13 8 (1.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.86%) MySQL
3 29 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (5.48%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.52%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.29%) Hadoop
6 18 (4.29%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.10%) Ingres
8 12 (2.86%) Big Data
9 10 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.71%) GIS
13 2 (0.48%) Apache Accumulo
13 2 (0.48%) DB2
13 2 (0.48%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.48%) QGIS
14 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 51 (12.14%) Git (software)
2 34 (8.10%) JIRA
3 32 (7.62%) Jenkins
4 28 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 28 (6.67%) Subversion
5 19 (4.52%) JUnit
6 16 (3.81%) Maven
7 15 (3.57%) Capybara
7 15 (3.57%) git-flow
7 15 (3.57%) RSpec
8 11 (2.62%) Selenium
9 9 (2.14%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (1.19%) GDB
10 5 (1.19%) Hudson
10 5 (1.19%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.95%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.95%) Zephyr
General
1 67 (15.95%) Finance
2 22 (5.24%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.29%) Electronics
3 18 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.29%) Marketing
4 6 (1.43%) Military
5 5 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.19%) Games
6 3 (0.71%) Retail
7 2 (0.48%) Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Avionics
8 1 (0.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (20.00%) Developer
2 42 (10.00%) Administrator
3 38 (9.05%) Linux Engineer
4 35 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 31 (7.38%) Analyst
6 24 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
7 22 (5.24%) Architect
8 21 (5.00%) Designer
8 21 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 19 (4.52%) Test Engineer
10 18 (4.29%) DBA
10 18 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (3.81%) Network Designer
12 14 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
12 14 (3.33%) Ruby Developer
13 13 (3.10%) Software Developer
13 13 (3.10%) Support Engineer
13 13 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 12 (2.86%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.05%) HTML
2 30 (7.14%) CSS
3 23 (5.48%) LAMP
4 18 (4.29%) J2EE
4 18 (4.29%) Sass
5 16 (3.81%) Dropwizard
6 15 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
7 14 (3.33%) Hibernate
7 14 (3.33%) Spring
8 13 (3.10%) Web Services
9 12 (2.86%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.62%) REST
10 11 (2.62%) SOAP
11 10 (2.38%) JSON
12 9 (2.14%) jQuery
13 8 (1.90%) OpenCL
13 8 (1.90%) XML
14 7 (1.67%) RESTful
15 6 (1.43%) MCollective
15 6 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.43%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.95%) Clustering
3 19 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.52%) Visualisation
4 16 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.86%) Wiki
6 11 (2.62%) VHDL
7 9 (2.14%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.14%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.90%) Device Driver
8 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.19%) iPad
10 5 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.95%) Economics
11 4 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (0.95%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.71%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 132 (31.43%) Windows
2 100 (23.81%) Unix
3 45 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (9.05%) Windows Server
5 30 (7.14%) Solaris
6 23 (5.48%) Mac OS X
7 21 (5.00%) CentOS
8 17 (4.05%) Windows 7
8 17 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (1.67%) AIX
12 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.43%) Android
13 6 (1.43%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.19%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.19%) VxWorks
15 4 (0.95%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (13.81%) Software Engineering
3 51 (12.14%) Configuration Management
4 49 (11.67%) DevOps
5 48 (11.43%) ITIL
6 31 (7.38%) Open Source
7 28 (6.67%) Scrum
8 26 (6.19%) Integration Testing
9 24 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (5.71%) Web Development
10 23 (5.48%) Unit Testing
11 21 (5.00%) Migration
12 20 (4.76%) UML
13 19 (4.52%) ETL
14 18 (4.29%) Responsive Web Design
15 17 (4.05%) Programme Management
15 17 (4.05%) SDLC
15 17 (4.05%) SIEM
15 17 (4.05%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 118 (28.10%) Java
2 86 (20.48%) Python
3 71 (16.90%) SQL
4 63 (15.00%) C++
5 53 (12.62%) JavaScript
6 50 (11.90%) Bash Shell
7 44 (10.48%) C
8 41 (9.76%) Perl
9 32 (7.62%) Ruby
10 29 (6.90%) Shell Script
11 24 (5.71%) PowerShell
12 23 (5.48%) PHP
13 19 (4.52%) Scala
14 16 (3.81%) Ada
15 10 (2.38%) C#
15 10 (2.38%) Embedded C++
16 9 (2.14%) Ada 95
17 7 (1.67%) MATLAB
17 7 (1.67%) PL/SQL
18 6 (1.43%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 173 (41.19%) Security Cleared
2 91 (21.67%) DV Cleared
3 73 (17.38%) SC Cleared
4 26 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (5.95%) CCNP
6 23 (5.48%) ISTQB
7 17 (4.05%) RHCE
8 16 (3.81%) JNCIS
9 15 (3.57%) Degree
10 13 (3.10%) CISSP
11 7 (1.67%) ISEB
12 6 (1.43%) CCNA
13 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.71%) CCIE
15 3 (0.71%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.10%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.19%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.95%) QA
6 3 (0.71%) MISRA
6 3 (0.71%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.71%) SLA
7 2 (0.48%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.48%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 57 (13.57%) Active Directory
2 52 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.24%) Samba
4 12 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.14%) vSphere
6 8 (1.90%) Docker
7 7 (1.67%) Firmware
8 3 (0.71%) NFS
8 3 (0.71%) vCloud
8 3 (0.71%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.48%) LXC
9 2 (0.48%) Snort
10 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.24%) iptables
10 1 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (18.57%) Puppet
2 28 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.81%) Ansible
4 15 (3.57%) Nagios
4 15 (3.57%) SCCM
5 7 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.43%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.19%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.95%) Mesos
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.95%) WSUS
9 3 (0.71%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.71%) Nessus
9 3 (0.71%) Nmap
9 3 (0.71%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.48%) logstash
10 2 (0.48%) yum
Vendors
1 79 (18.81%) VMware
2 74 (17.62%) Oracle
3 73 (17.38%) Red Hat
4 46 (10.95%) Cisco
5 40 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 25 (5.95%) NetApp
7 18 (4.29%) Juniper
8 16 (3.81%) BT
8 16 (3.81%) SAP
9 15 (3.57%) HP
10 13 (3.10%) IBM
11 12 (2.86%) F5
11 12 (2.86%) Forcepoint
12 11 (2.62%) Google
13 9 (2.14%) ArcSight
13 9 (2.14%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.90%) Cyber-Ark
15 7 (1.67%) Splunk
15 7 (1.67%) Sun
15 7 (1.67%) Veritas
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