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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 191 189 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.15% 5.95% 7.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.98% 27.59% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 113 101
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £40.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.79% +1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £37.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £43.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
659 685 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.20% 21.56% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 353 283
Average daily rate £344 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £148 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 81 77
Average hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +22 71 £375 +7.14% 37
Gloucestershire -17 39 £425 - 19
Wiltshire +5 38 £450 +28.57% 17
Devon +21 22 £251 -47.10% 11
Somerset +11 12 £388 +1.63% 9
Dorset -14 5 - - 8
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England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 128 (30.33%) Windows
2 115 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (27.25%) Security Cleared
3 103 (24.41%) Java
4 101 (23.93%) MySQL
5 97 (22.99%) Python
6 90 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (21.09%) Git (software)
7 89 (21.09%) JavaScript
8 88 (20.85%) VMware
9 85 (20.14%) Apache
9 85 (20.14%) Puppet
10 83 (19.67%) PHP
10 83 (19.67%) HTML
11 82 (19.43%) UNIX
12 78 (18.48%) CentOS
13 76 (18.01%) SQL
14 72 (17.06%) Red Hat
15 65 (15.40%) Finance
15 65 (15.40%) DevOps
16 64 (15.17%) HTML5
17 61 (14.45%) SC Cleared
17 61 (14.45%) Software Engineering
18 57 (13.51%) Ruby
19 56 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 56 (13.27%) Bash Shell
20 55 (13.03%) Configuration Management
21 54 (12.80%) Opscode Chef
22 53 (12.56%) Jenkins
22 53 (12.56%) DV Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 85 (20.14%) Apache
2 21 (4.98%) Drupal
3 19 (4.50%) JBoss
4 18 (4.27%) IIS
5 17 (4.03%) Tomcat
6 16 (3.79%) WebSphere
6 16 (3.79%) nginx
7 15 (3.55%) Node.js
8 13 (3.08%) SharePoint
9 12 (2.84%) MediaWiki
9 12 (2.84%) Confluence
10 9 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
10 9 (2.13%) OpenStack
10 9 (2.13%) Oracle 9iAS
11 7 (1.66%) MS Exchange
12 6 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (1.18%) Eucalyptus
13 5 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (4.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (2.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
3 9 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.66%) Summit
5 6 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.66%) SaaS
3 7 (1.66%) GitHub
4 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.71%) PaaS
6 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.72%) Firewall
2 34 (8.06%) DNS
3 27 (6.40%) WAN
4 24 (5.69%) TCP/IP
5 23 (5.45%) LAN
6 22 (5.21%) VPN
7 19 (4.50%) Network Security
8 18 (4.27%) LDAP
9 17 (4.03%) IPsec
10 16 (3.79%) HTTP
11 13 (3.08%) DHCP
12 12 (2.84%) SSL
13 10 (2.37%) IPv6
14 9 (2.13%) Ethernet
14 9 (2.13%) OSPF
14 9 (2.13%) BGP
15 8 (1.90%) Internet
15 8 (1.90%) EIGRP
15 8 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
16 7 (1.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (23.93%) MySQL
2 31 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (6.16%) SQL Server
4 21 (4.98%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.98%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.37%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
8 9 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.95%) Big Data
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.71%) DB2
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 89 (21.09%) Git (software)
2 53 (12.56%) Jenkins
3 36 (8.53%) Subversion
4 32 (7.58%) PHPUnit
5 23 (5.45%) JIRA
6 19 (4.50%) Hudson
7 17 (4.03%) Maven
8 15 (3.55%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.13%) LoadRunner
10 8 (1.90%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.90%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.42%) GoogleTest
11 6 (1.42%) JUnit
11 6 (1.42%) Selenium
11 6 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (1.18%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.95%) Ant
14 3 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
General
1 65 (15.40%) Finance
2 34 (8.06%) Electronics
3 30 (7.11%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.45%) Marketing
5 21 (4.98%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.18%) Automotive
6 5 (1.18%) Retail
7 3 (0.71%) Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (26.07%) Developer
2 55 (13.03%) Administrator
3 51 (12.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (10.66%) Software Engineer
5 36 (8.53%) Linux Administrator
6 33 (7.82%) Linux Engineer
7 28 (6.64%) PHP Developer
8 24 (5.69%) Analyst
9 23 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
9 23 (5.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 22 (5.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 20 (4.74%) Architect
11 20 (4.74%) Java Developer
12 19 (4.50%) Software Developer
12 19 (4.50%) DBA
13 17 (4.03%) Designer
14 16 (3.79%) Tester
15 15 (3.55%) Senior Software Engineer
16 14 (3.32%) Oracle DBA
16 14 (3.32%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (19.67%) HTML
2 64 (15.17%) HTML5
3 53 (12.56%) jQuery
4 40 (9.48%) CSS
5 38 (9.00%) Web Services
6 33 (7.82%) Doctrine
7 32 (7.58%) Zend Framework
8 20 (4.74%) CSS3
9 18 (4.27%) JSON
10 16 (3.79%) Spring
10 16 (3.79%) XML
10 16 (3.79%) .NET
11 14 (3.32%) RESTful
12 11 (2.61%) LAMP
13 10 (2.37%) REST
14 8 (1.90%) AngularJS
14 8 (1.90%) Java EE
15 7 (1.66%) Spring MVC
15 7 (1.66%) Ajax
15 7 (1.66%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.69%) Open Source
2 22 (5.21%) DTV
3 12 (2.84%) Wiki
4 10 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.13%) Clustering
6 8 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.42%) Replication
7 6 (1.42%) PKI
8 5 (1.18%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (0.95%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.71%) Derivative
10 3 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 128 (30.33%) Windows
2 82 (19.43%) UNIX
3 78 (18.48%) CentOS
4 56 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (8.06%) Solaris
6 30 (7.11%) Ubuntu
7 25 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (4.27%) Debian
9 15 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (3.55%) AIX
10 10 (2.37%) Embedded Linux
11 8 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.90%) Amazon Linux
12 6 (1.42%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.95%) Fedora
13 4 (0.95%) SUSE
14 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.71%) zOS
14 3 (0.71%) VMS
14 3 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (27.25%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
3 65 (15.40%) DevOps
4 61 (14.45%) Software Engineering
5 55 (13.03%) Configuration Management
6 37 (8.77%) Mentoring
7 33 (7.82%) Automated Testing
8 30 (7.11%) Migration
9 28 (6.64%) Refactoring
10 24 (5.69%) TDD
10 24 (5.69%) Scrum
11 21 (4.98%) OO
11 21 (4.98%) Programme Management
11 21 (4.98%) Digital Marketing
12 20 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (4.27%) ITIL
14 17 (4.03%) SOA
14 17 (4.03%) Service Management
15 15 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 103 (24.41%) Java
2 97 (22.99%) Python
3 89 (21.09%) JavaScript
4 83 (19.67%) PHP
5 76 (18.01%) SQL
6 57 (13.51%) Ruby
7 56 (13.27%) Bash Shell
8 49 (11.61%) Perl
9 43 (10.19%) C
10 34 (8.06%) C++
11 19 (4.50%) Shell Script
12 18 (4.27%) C#
13 10 (2.37%) Embedded C
14 9 (2.13%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.71%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.71%) PHP5
15 3 (0.71%) Go
15 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.47%) VB
17 1 (0.24%) Ada
Qualifications
1 115 (27.25%) Security Cleared
2 61 (14.45%) SC Cleared
3 53 (12.56%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (3.55%) CCNA
6 14 (3.32%) RHCE
7 12 (2.84%) ISEB
7 12 (2.84%) Degree
8 9 (2.13%) CISSP
9 8 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (1.66%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.18%) HND
12 4 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.71%) MCSE
13 3 (0.71%) CCNP
13 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.47%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.47%) CCSE
15 1 (0.24%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.66%) ISO 9001
1 7 (1.66%) ISO 14001
1 7 (1.66%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 45 (10.66%) Active Directory
1 45 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (5.69%) Samba
3 16 (3.79%) Postfix
4 14 (3.32%) vSphere
5 13 (3.08%) XenServer
6 12 (2.84%) iptables
7 11 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.66%) Varnish
9 6 (1.42%) XenApp
9 6 (1.42%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.18%) Firmware
11 4 (0.95%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.71%) Xen
12 3 (0.71%) vCloud
13 2 (0.47%) GPFS
13 2 (0.47%) Ceph
13 2 (0.47%) NFS
13 2 (0.47%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 85 (20.14%) Puppet
2 54 (12.80%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (5.92%) Ansible
4 19 (4.50%) Salt
5 15 (3.55%) ZABBIX
6 9 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (1.90%) SELinux
7 8 (1.90%) yum
8 7 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (1.66%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.95%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.71%) SCCM
10 3 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.71%) Nagios
10 3 (0.71%) logstash
10 3 (0.71%) Ganeti
10 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.71%) Bcfg2
11 2 (0.47%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 88 (20.85%) VMware
2 72 (17.06%) Red Hat
3 51 (12.09%) Oracle
4 34 (8.06%) Zend
5 27 (6.40%) Cisco
6 24 (5.69%) Citrix
7 23 (5.45%) Microsoft
8 20 (4.74%) SAP
9 16 (3.79%) HP
10 15 (3.55%) McAfee
11 11 (2.61%) Sun
12 7 (1.66%) NetApp
13 6 (1.42%) Google
14 5 (1.18%) Wyse
14 5 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.18%) Symantec
14 5 (1.18%) IBM
15 4 (0.95%) Remedy
15 4 (0.95%) TIBCO
15 4 (0.95%) CheckPoint
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