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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 22 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 198 172 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.77% 5.65% 6.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.03% 27.79% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 82 118
Median daily rate £375 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £372
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 10
Median hourly rate £43.00 £33.25 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.32% -16.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £14.80 £37.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.39 £37.20 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
638 619 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.82% 20.34% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 308 353
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 93 86
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 6 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
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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 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 62 £363 -3.33% 18
Wiltshire +9 52 £400 -11.11% 11
Gloucestershire +12 41 £381 -8.95% 37
Dorset +10 27 £393 - 14
Somerset +5 8 £275 -29.03% 9
Devon -14 2 £300 +32.59% 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 174 (41.73%) Security Cleared
2 127 (30.46%) Java
3 124 (29.74%) Windows
4 104 (24.94%) Unix
5 93 (22.30%) Python
6 89 (21.34%) DV Cleared
7 82 (19.66%) Puppet
8 81 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (18.47%) SC Cleared
10 75 (17.99%) Configuration Management
10 75 (17.99%) SQL
11 74 (17.75%) Red Hat
12 72 (17.27%) Oracle
13 70 (16.79%) VMware
14 65 (15.59%) Bash Shell
15 61 (14.63%) Finance
15 61 (14.63%) C++
15 61 (14.63%) Software Engineering
16 58 (13.91%) JavaScript
17 57 (13.67%) Git (software)
18 53 (12.71%) Active Directory
19 51 (12.23%) ITIL
20 48 (11.51%) TCP/IP
20 48 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
21 46 (11.03%) Perl
21 46 (11.03%) DevOps
22 45 (10.79%) C
23 42 (10.07%) Cisco
23 42 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
24 41 (9.83%) Firewall

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 32 (7.67%) Apache
2 27 (6.47%) WebSphere
3 24 (5.76%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (5.52%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.60%) JBoss
6 13 (3.12%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.40%) Node.js
8 9 (2.16%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.16%) WebSphere Portal
9 6 (1.44%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.20%) CMS
10 5 (1.20%) Confluence
10 5 (1.20%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.20%) WordPress
11 4 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.96%) nginx
12 3 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.72%) Drupal
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.48%) MS Office
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (3.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.72%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.80%) GitHub
3 12 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.96%) Office 365
5 2 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.51%) TCP/IP
2 41 (9.83%) Firewall
3 40 (9.59%) HTTP
4 25 (6.00%) DNS
4 25 (6.00%) VPN
5 22 (5.28%) IPsec
6 21 (5.04%) LDAP
6 21 (5.04%) WAN
7 20 (4.80%) BGP
7 20 (4.80%) SAN
8 18 (4.32%) Network Security
9 17 (4.08%) MPLS
9 17 (4.08%) OSPF
10 13 (3.12%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (2.88%) DHCP
12 10 (2.40%) Internet
13 9 (2.16%) LAN
13 9 (2.16%) NAS
14 7 (1.68%) Wireless
15 6 (1.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.67%) MongoDB
1 32 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.19%) Relational Database
3 27 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (6.24%) MySQL
5 21 (5.04%) NoSQL
6 20 (4.80%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.84%) Big Data
8 11 (2.64%) Ingres
8 11 (2.64%) Neo4j
9 10 (2.40%) DB2
10 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.72%) GIS
14 2 (0.48%) Apache Accumulo
14 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.48%) QGIS
14 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (13.67%) Git (software)
2 39 (9.35%) Jenkins
3 37 (8.87%) Subversion
4 30 (7.19%) Cucumber
5 29 (6.95%) JIRA
6 22 (5.28%) JUnit
7 20 (4.80%) Maven
8 19 (4.56%) RSpec
9 16 (3.84%) Capybara
9 16 (3.84%) git-flow
10 14 (3.36%) Selenium
11 9 (2.16%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (1.44%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.44%) Protractor
14 5 (1.20%) GDB
15 4 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
15 4 (0.96%) Travis CI
16 3 (0.72%) Hudson
16 3 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 61 (14.63%) Finance
2 19 (4.56%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.60%) Electronics
3 15 (3.60%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.60%) Marketing
4 9 (2.16%) Military
5 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.20%) Games
6 3 (0.72%) Retail
7 1 (0.24%) Advertising
7 1 (0.24%) Automotive
7 1 (0.24%) Avionics
7 1 (0.24%) Back Office
7 1 (0.24%) Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (21.34%) Developer
2 42 (10.07%) Administrator
3 38 (9.11%) Software Engineer
4 35 (8.39%) Linux Engineer
5 29 (6.95%) Java Developer
6 25 (6.00%) Analyst
7 24 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (4.80%) Designer
9 18 (4.32%) Test Engineer
10 16 (3.84%) DBA
10 16 (3.84%) Network Designer
11 15 (3.60%) Ruby Developer
11 15 (3.60%) Software Developer
12 14 (3.36%) Tester
13 13 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
14 12 (2.88%) Java Software Developer
14 12 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
14 12 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (2.88%) Test Manager
15 11 (2.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.83%) HTML
2 28 (6.71%) CSS
3 19 (4.56%) Sass
4 18 (4.32%) SOAP
5 17 (4.08%) LAMP
6 16 (3.84%) REST
6 16 (3.84%) Ruby on Rails
7 15 (3.60%) Hibernate
8 14 (3.36%) J2EE
9 12 (2.88%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.88%) MCollective
10 10 (2.40%) JAX-RS
10 10 (2.40%) Web Services
11 9 (2.16%) EJB
11 9 (2.16%) Struts
12 6 (1.44%) jQuery
12 6 (1.44%) JSON
12 6 (1.44%) OpenCL
12 6 (1.44%) RESTEasy
12 6 (1.44%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.76%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.04%) Visualisation
3 20 (4.80%) Clustering
4 19 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.64%) Wiki
7 9 (2.16%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.16%) VHDL
8 8 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.92%) Device Driver
8 8 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.96%) Ergonomics
11 4 (0.96%) iPad
11 4 (0.96%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.72%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 124 (29.74%) Windows
2 104 (24.94%) Unix
3 37 (8.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (8.15%) Windows Server
5 32 (7.67%) Mac OS X
6 26 (6.24%) Solaris
7 21 (5.04%) CentOS
8 20 (4.80%) Oracle Linux
9 16 (3.84%) Windows 7
9 16 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.88%) AIX
11 9 (2.16%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.20%) VxWorks
13 5 (1.20%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.96%) Android
14 4 (0.96%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (17.99%) Configuration Management
3 61 (14.63%) Software Engineering
4 51 (12.23%) ITIL
5 46 (11.03%) DevOps
6 34 (8.15%) Open Source
7 33 (7.91%) Scrum
8 30 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (6.71%) Responsive Web Design
10 27 (6.47%) Web Design
11 26 (6.24%) Integration Testing
12 23 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (5.52%) Unit Testing
13 22 (5.28%) ETL
13 22 (5.28%) Web Development
14 21 (5.04%) Migration
15 18 (4.32%) Load Balancing
16 17 (4.08%) ITIL V3
16 17 (4.08%) SDLC
16 17 (4.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 127 (30.46%) Java
2 93 (22.30%) Python
3 75 (17.99%) SQL
4 65 (15.59%) Bash Shell
5 61 (14.63%) C++
6 58 (13.91%) JavaScript
7 46 (11.03%) Perl
8 45 (10.79%) C
9 38 (9.11%) Ruby
10 30 (7.19%) Shell Script
11 22 (5.28%) PowerShell
12 19 (4.56%) Scala
13 16 (3.84%) PHP
14 15 (3.60%) Ada
15 13 (3.12%) AWK
15 13 (3.12%) sed
16 10 (2.40%) Embedded C++
17 8 (1.92%) Ada 95
17 8 (1.92%) C#
18 7 (1.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 174 (41.73%) Security Cleared
2 89 (21.34%) DV Cleared
3 77 (18.47%) SC Cleared
4 28 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (6.24%) CCNP
6 22 (5.28%) ISTQB
7 17 (4.08%) RHCE
8 16 (3.84%) JNCIS
9 14 (3.36%) Degree
10 9 (2.16%) ISEB
11 8 (1.92%) CCNA
11 8 (1.92%) CISSP
12 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.72%) CCIE
14 3 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.44%) QA
4 5 (1.20%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.72%) MISRA
5 3 (0.72%) MISRA C
5 3 (0.72%) SLA
6 2 (0.48%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.48%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 53 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 48 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.71%) Samba
4 12 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.64%) NFS
6 8 (1.92%) Firmware
6 8 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.20%) vSphere
8 3 (0.72%) Docker
8 3 (0.72%) vCloud
8 3 (0.72%) VMware ESX
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 82 (19.66%) Puppet
2 42 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.60%) Nagios
4 13 (3.12%) Ansible
5 9 (2.16%) SCCM
6 6 (1.44%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.96%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.96%) WSUS
8 3 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.72%) Nessus
8 3 (0.72%) Nmap
9 2 (0.48%) logstash
9 2 (0.48%) Mesos
9 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.48%) RSA enVision
9 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.24%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.24%) Oozie
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 74 (17.75%) Red Hat
2 72 (17.27%) Oracle
3 70 (16.79%) VMware
4 42 (10.07%) Cisco
5 41 (9.83%) Microsoft
6 28 (6.71%) NetApp
7 18 (4.32%) HP
7 18 (4.32%) IBM
7 18 (4.32%) Juniper
8 16 (3.84%) BT
9 14 (3.36%) SAP
10 11 (2.64%) F5
11 8 (1.92%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.92%) Forcepoint
12 7 (1.68%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.68%) Sun
13 6 (1.44%) Google
13 6 (1.44%) Splunk
13 6 (1.44%) Veritas
14 5 (1.20%) Citrix
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