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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 23 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 177 197 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.27% 5.95% 6.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.40% 27.59% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 119 148
Median daily rate £400 £450 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 5
Median hourly rate £24.50 £39.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.97% -8.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
602 714 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.33% 21.58% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 386 400
Median daily rate £338 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £136 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 93 83
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.27 £16.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Gloucestershire +14 58 £400 -8.30% 32
Bristol -4 41 £365 -2.66% 27
Wiltshire +2 36 £438 - 10
Somerset +20 10 £365 +9.77% 12
Dorset -5 10 £371 -17.50% 8
Devon -17 8 £153 -67.89% 8
Cornwall +3 2 - - 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 132 (38.48%) Security Cleared
2 119 (34.69%) Windows
3 116 (33.82%) Unix
4 86 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (23.62%) DV Cleared
6 77 (22.45%) DevOps
7 76 (22.16%) Java
8 72 (20.99%) Python
9 71 (20.70%) Oracle
10 70 (20.41%) Red Hat
11 63 (18.37%) SQL
12 60 (17.49%) Puppet
13 57 (16.62%) VMware
14 50 (14.58%) TCP/IP
15 47 (13.70%) SC Cleared
16 46 (13.41%) Finance
17 45 (13.12%) Solaris
18 43 (12.54%) Firewall
18 43 (12.54%) Amazon AWS
19 42 (12.24%) Software Engineering
20 41 (11.95%) Shell Script
20 41 (11.95%) JavaScript
21 39 (11.37%) Perl
21 39 (11.37%) Cisco
21 39 (11.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 39 (11.37%) Ansible
22 37 (10.79%) Jenkins
22 37 (10.79%) HTML
22 37 (10.79%) Apache
23 35 (10.20%) Git (software)

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 37 (10.79%) Apache
2 20 (5.83%) Tomcat
3 15 (4.37%) Apache Spark
3 15 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.92%) JBoss
5 9 (2.62%) OpenStack
5 9 (2.62%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.33%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.04%) CMS
7 7 (2.04%) Confluence
8 6 (1.75%) MQSeries
8 6 (1.75%) nginx
8 6 (1.75%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.75%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.46%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.46%) Drupal
9 5 (1.46%) Mule
9 5 (1.46%) WordPress
10 4 (1.17%) IIS
11 3 (0.87%) CICS
Applications
1 13 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) MS Office
4 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.58%) Simulink
5 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (3.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (2.62%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.58%) Magento
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.54%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.54%) Office 365
4 10 (2.92%) GitHub
5 6 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.87%) IaaS
6 3 (0.87%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.58%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.29%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.29%) Heroku
8 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.58%) TCP/IP
2 43 (12.54%) Firewall
3 28 (8.16%) DNS
4 18 (5.25%) SAN
5 17 (4.96%) DHCP
6 16 (4.66%) LDAP
7 14 (4.08%) VPN
8 13 (3.79%) WAN
9 12 (3.50%) Network Security
10 11 (3.21%) LAN
11 10 (2.92%) Cisco ISE
11 10 (2.92%) HTTP
11 10 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (2.62%) Wireless
13 8 (2.33%) DSL
13 8 (2.33%) Internet
13 8 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (2.04%) FTP
14 7 (2.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.29%) MySQL
3 22 (6.41%) MongoDB
4 18 (5.25%) Hadoop
5 17 (4.96%) Big Data
6 14 (4.08%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (3.50%) Ingres
8 12 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (3.21%) Neo4j
10 10 (2.92%) HBase
10 10 (2.92%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (2.33%) CouchDB
12 8 (2.33%) Parquet
12 8 (2.33%) Redis
12 8 (2.33%) Relational Database
13 7 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 37 (10.79%) Jenkins
2 35 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.33%) JIRA
4 13 (3.79%) Hudson
4 13 (3.79%) Selenium
5 12 (3.50%) Ant
5 12 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (3.50%) Maven
5 12 (3.50%) Subversion
6 9 (2.62%) JUnit
7 8 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.04%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.04%) JMeter
8 7 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.46%) ClearCase
10 4 (1.17%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (1.17%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.87%) Capybara
11 3 (0.87%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.87%) Zephyr
General
1 46 (13.41%) Finance
2 12 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.21%) Marketing
4 8 (2.33%) Electronics
5 7 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.17%) Banking
7 3 (0.87%) Advertising
7 3 (0.87%) Automotive
7 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Avionics
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (21.28%) Developer
2 32 (9.33%) Analyst
3 31 (9.04%) Architect
4 26 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (7.29%) Administrator
5 25 (7.29%) Linux Engineer
6 23 (6.71%) DBA
7 21 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 20 (5.83%) Software Engineer
9 19 (5.54%) Test Engineer
10 18 (5.25%) Linux Administrator
10 18 (5.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 18 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (4.08%) Support Engineer
12 13 (3.79%) Software Developer
13 12 (3.50%) Unix Engineer
14 11 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (3.21%) Security Analyst
14 11 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.21%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.79%) HTML
2 28 (8.16%) Spring
3 27 (7.87%) REST
4 25 (7.29%) CSS
5 24 (7.00%) JSON
6 23 (6.71%) AngularJS
7 19 (5.54%) LAMP
8 17 (4.96%) J2EE
9 16 (4.66%) Hibernate
10 15 (4.37%) HTML5
11 14 (4.08%) CSS3
11 14 (4.08%) Middleware
12 13 (3.79%) .NET
13 12 (3.50%) jQuery
13 12 (3.50%) SOAP
13 12 (3.50%) Web Services
14 11 (3.21%) Akka
14 11 (3.21%) GraphX
14 11 (3.21%) Node.js
14 11 (3.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.12%) Clustering
3 16 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (2.62%) iPad
7 8 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.04%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.04%) Wiki
9 6 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.46%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.46%) Semantic Web
11 4 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.17%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.17%) VHDL
12 3 (0.87%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (34.69%) Windows
2 116 (33.82%) Unix
3 45 (13.12%) Solaris
4 39 (11.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (7.29%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.79%) CentOS
6 13 (3.79%) Mac OS X
7 10 (2.92%) Mesosphere
8 8 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.04%) AIX
9 7 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.17%) Android
11 4 (1.17%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.87%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (22.45%) DevOps
3 42 (12.24%) Software Engineering
4 33 (9.62%) ITIL
5 32 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (7.58%) Open Source
7 24 (7.00%) Analytics
7 24 (7.00%) Configuration Management
7 24 (7.00%) Scrum
8 21 (6.12%) TDD
9 20 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (5.25%) SIEM
11 15 (4.37%) Security Architecture
11 15 (4.37%) Test Scripting
12 14 (4.08%) Information Security
12 14 (4.08%) Kernel Tuning
12 14 (4.08%) Migration
12 14 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (3.79%) Microservices
13 13 (3.79%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 76 (22.16%) Java
2 72 (20.99%) Python
3 63 (18.37%) SQL
4 41 (11.95%) JavaScript
4 41 (11.95%) Shell Script
5 39 (11.37%) Perl
6 35 (10.20%) Bash Shell
7 31 (9.04%) C++
8 24 (7.00%) C
9 21 (6.12%) PHP
9 21 (6.12%) PowerShell
10 16 (4.66%) Scala
11 15 (4.37%) C#
12 10 (2.92%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.92%) Ruby
13 9 (2.62%) TypeScript
14 7 (2.04%) Ada
15 4 (1.17%) Ada 95
15 4 (1.17%) Jython
16 3 (0.87%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 132 (38.48%) Security Cleared
2 81 (23.62%) DV Cleared
3 47 (13.70%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.66%) CISSP
5 11 (3.21%) Degree
6 10 (2.92%) RHCE
7 9 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.62%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.46%) CCNA
8 5 (1.46%) CCNP
9 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.87%) CCIE
10 3 (0.87%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (0.87%) ISEB
11 2 (0.58%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.58%) MCSA
11 2 (0.58%) MCSE
11 2 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.37%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 33 (9.62%) Docker
2 29 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.29%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (4.08%) vSphere
5 13 (3.79%) Samba
6 9 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.17%) NFS
7 4 (1.17%) Snort
8 3 (0.87%) RACF
9 2 (0.58%) LXC
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.58%) Postfix
9 2 (0.58%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.58%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.58%) SRDF
9 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 60 (17.49%) Puppet
2 39 (11.37%) Ansible
3 19 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.96%) Nagios
5 15 (4.37%) SCCM
6 14 (4.08%) Failover Clustering
6 14 (4.08%) Kubernetes
7 10 (2.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (2.04%) yum
10 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (1.75%) OpenAM
11 4 (1.17%) Nessus
11 4 (1.17%) RSA enVision
12 3 (0.87%) CA Endevor
12 3 (0.87%) Mesos
12 3 (0.87%) QRadar
13 2 (0.58%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.58%) OpenSSO
13 2 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 71 (20.70%) Oracle
2 70 (20.41%) Red Hat
3 57 (16.62%) VMware
4 39 (11.37%) Cisco
5 26 (7.58%) Microsoft
6 14 (4.08%) ArcSight
6 14 (4.08%) CheckPoint
6 14 (4.08%) F5
6 14 (4.08%) HP
7 13 (3.79%) Forcepoint
8 12 (3.50%) Google
8 12 (3.50%) SAP
9 11 (3.21%) Cyber-Ark
9 11 (3.21%) NetApp
10 8 (2.33%) Citrix
10 8 (2.33%) IBM
10 8 (2.33%) Nokia
11 6 (1.75%) Siebel
11 6 (1.75%) Splunk
12 5 (1.46%) Palo Alto
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Tangent International
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Tangent International
Posted: Yesterday
Weymouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day Contract split between Nottingham/ Bristol/ home
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.0 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago