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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 36 19
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Linux 239 102 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.53% 4.57% 7.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.89% 24.46% 35.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 54 104
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £277 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 29
Average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -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
685 417 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.59% 18.68% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 204 299
Average daily rate £338 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 79 97
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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 August 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 +19 83 £375 +19.04% 29
Wiltshire +5 47 £344 -8.88% 15
Gloucestershire +4 45 £400 - 18
Dorset +4 25 £425 +6.25% 11
Devon +2 25 £325 -7.14% 8
Somerset -14 6 £350 -26.31% 34
Cornwall - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 149 (34.33%) Windows
2 112 (25.81%) Red Hat
3 109 (25.12%) PHP
4 106 (24.42%) UNIX
5 105 (24.19%) Apache
6 104 (23.96%) VMware
7 103 (23.73%) Java
8 100 (23.04%) Security Cleared
9 99 (22.81%) Perl
10 97 (22.35%) MySQL
11 90 (20.74%) Ruby
12 86 (19.82%) CentOS
13 80 (18.43%) Python
14 79 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
15 72 (16.59%) Firewall
16 71 (16.36%) Bash Shell
17 69 (15.90%) DevOps
17 69 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
18 68 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
19 66 (15.21%) jQuery
20 63 (14.52%) SQL
21 61 (14.06%) Puppet
22 60 (13.82%) Oracle
22 60 (13.82%) JavaScript
23 57 (13.13%) SC Cleared
23 57 (13.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 55 (12.67%) LAMP
25 54 (12.44%) Telecoms
25 54 (12.44%) Finance
26 51 (11.75%) LDAP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 105 (24.19%) Apache
2 31 (7.14%) nginx
3 19 (4.38%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.92%) Drupal
5 16 (3.69%) Confluence
6 13 (3.00%) MediaWiki
7 12 (2.76%) IIS
8 11 (2.53%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.38%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.15%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.69%) Oracle 10gAS
12 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.69%) Moodle
13 2 (0.46%) Lync
13 2 (0.46%) CICS
13 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
14 1 (0.23%) Mule
14 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.84%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.61%) MS Office
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (3.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.92%) Shopify
2 4 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.92%) Magento
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.46%) Summit
5 1 (0.23%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.23%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.38%) Amazon S3
2 18 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.07%) GitHub
5 8 (1.84%) Heroku
6 6 (1.38%) SaaS
6 6 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.46%) Office 365
9 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 72 (16.59%) Firewall
2 51 (11.75%) LDAP
3 49 (11.29%) DNS
4 34 (7.83%) Internet
5 33 (7.60%) LAN
6 31 (7.14%) WAN
6 31 (7.14%) VPN
7 27 (6.22%) SMTP
8 26 (5.99%) SSH
9 25 (5.76%) Network Security
10 24 (5.53%) TCP/IP
11 23 (5.30%) HTTP
12 22 (5.07%) OSPF
12 22 (5.07%) BGP
13 21 (4.84%) SNMP
14 20 (4.61%) DHCP
15 19 (4.38%) SAN
16 15 (3.46%) IPsec
17 14 (3.23%) SSL
17 14 (3.23%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (22.35%) MySQL
2 41 (9.45%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (8.29%) Oracle Database
4 35 (8.06%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.38%) RDBMS
6 17 (3.92%) SQL Server
7 15 (3.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (3.23%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.92%) Hazelcast
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 4 (0.92%) OLAP
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (0.92%) PowerCenter
13 4 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
14 3 (0.69%) Ingres
15 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 40 (9.22%) Git (software)
2 37 (8.53%) Jenkins
3 34 (7.83%) Subversion
4 27 (6.22%) PHPUnit
5 25 (5.76%) Maven
6 21 (4.84%) Hudson
7 20 (4.61%) Selenium
8 16 (3.69%) JIRA
9 14 (3.23%) Eclipse
10 12 (2.76%) Ant
11 10 (2.30%) WebDriver
11 10 (2.30%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.84%) RSpec
12 8 (1.84%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (1.84%) Sublime Text
13 6 (1.38%) ClearCase
14 5 (1.15%) NUnit
14 5 (1.15%) JMeter
14 5 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
15 4 (0.92%) Gerrit
General
1 54 (12.44%) Telecoms
1 54 (12.44%) Finance
2 21 (4.84%) Electronics
3 18 (4.15%) Marketing
4 16 (3.69%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.61%) Banking
6 5 (1.15%) Retail
7 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.69%) Publishing
8 2 (0.46%) Automotive
8 2 (0.46%) Billing
8 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 136 (31.34%) Developer
2 79 (18.20%) Administrator
3 59 (13.59%) Linux Administrator
4 50 (11.52%) Systems Administrator
5 45 (10.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 37 (8.53%) PHP Developer
7 36 (8.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 35 (8.06%) Software Engineer
9 34 (7.83%) Linux Engineer
10 31 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 28 (6.45%) Java Developer
12 21 (4.84%) Python Developer
13 15 (3.46%) Consultant
13 15 (3.46%) Designer
14 14 (3.23%) Architect
14 14 (3.23%) C++ Developer
15 12 (2.76%) Analyst
16 11 (2.53%) Drupal Developer
16 11 (2.53%) Network Engineer
16 11 (2.53%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (15.21%) jQuery
2 55 (12.67%) LAMP
3 49 (11.29%) HTML
4 43 (9.91%) Web Services
5 41 (9.45%) CSS
6 40 (9.22%) HTML5
7 30 (6.91%) Spring
8 26 (5.99%) Zend Framework
9 16 (3.69%) RESTful
9 16 (3.69%) XML
10 14 (3.23%) Hibernate
11 13 (3.00%) .NET
11 13 (3.00%) CSS3
12 11 (2.53%) J2EE
13 10 (2.30%) Ajax
13 10 (2.30%) JSF
14 9 (2.07%) Middleware
14 9 (2.07%) SOAP
14 9 (2.07%) AngularJS
14 9 (2.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.37%) Open Source
2 18 (4.15%) DTV
3 13 (3.00%) Wiki
4 12 (2.76%) Clustering
5 10 (2.30%) Digital Media
6 9 (2.07%) Firmware
7 8 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.84%) Device Driver
8 7 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.15%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.15%) AS400
10 4 (0.92%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.92%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.92%) Animation
10 4 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.69%) VLE
11 3 (0.69%) IPTV
11 3 (0.69%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.46%) MPEG
12 2 (0.46%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 149 (34.33%) Windows
2 106 (24.42%) UNIX
3 86 (19.82%) CentOS
4 57 (13.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (9.22%) Ubuntu
6 35 (8.06%) Debian
7 28 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (5.99%) Solaris
9 17 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (2.30%) Fedora
11 9 (2.07%) HPUX
11 9 (2.07%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.84%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.92%) SELinux
15 3 (0.69%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.69%) SUSE
15 3 (0.69%) VMS
15 3 (0.69%) Scientific Linux
15 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (15.90%) DevOps
3 68 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (11.29%) Software Engineering
5 44 (10.14%) ITIL
6 42 (9.68%) Configuration Management
7 41 (9.45%) Scrum
7 41 (9.45%) OO
8 37 (8.53%) Load Balancing
9 28 (6.45%) TDD
10 27 (6.22%) UML
11 26 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (3.92%) Programme Management
14 16 (3.69%) Migration
14 16 (3.69%) Digital Marketing
15 15 (3.46%) Problem Management
15 15 (3.46%) Validation
15 15 (3.46%) Capacity Planning
16 14 (3.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 109 (25.12%) PHP
2 103 (23.73%) Java
3 99 (22.81%) Perl
4 90 (20.74%) Ruby
5 80 (18.43%) Python
6 71 (16.36%) Bash Shell
7 63 (14.52%) SQL
8 60 (13.82%) JavaScript
9 46 (10.60%) C++
10 35 (8.06%) C
11 30 (6.91%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.76%) PHP5
13 10 (2.30%) PL/SQL
14 9 (2.07%) Korn
14 9 (2.07%) Bourne shell
15 8 (1.84%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.61%) C#
17 6 (1.38%) Embedded C
18 4 (0.92%) VBScript
18 4 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (23.04%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.13%) SC Cleared
3 40 (9.22%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.38%) Degree
5 14 (3.23%) CCENT
5 14 (3.23%) LPIC
6 12 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.84%) CCNA
8 6 (1.38%) CCNP
9 5 (1.15%) ISEB
10 4 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.69%) CISSP
11 3 (0.69%) MCSE
12 2 (0.46%) MCP
12 2 (0.46%) RHCE
13 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.23%) HND
13 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.46%) QA
1 15 (3.46%) SLA
2 12 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.61%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.46%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (8.76%) Samba
3 33 (7.60%) Active Directory
4 25 (5.76%) XenServer
5 23 (5.30%) NFS
6 22 (5.07%) Postfix
6 22 (5.07%) Squid
7 17 (3.92%) qmail
8 13 (3.00%) vSphere
9 8 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (1.84%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.38%) VirtualBox
10 6 (1.38%) Varnish
11 5 (1.15%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.15%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.15%) Sendmail
11 5 (1.15%) vCloud
12 3 (0.69%) Xen
12 3 (0.69%) KVM
12 3 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 61 (14.06%) Puppet
2 36 (8.29%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (4.15%) ZABBIX
4 16 (3.69%) Salt
5 14 (3.23%) Zenoss
6 10 (2.30%) Nagios
6 10 (2.30%) Cacti
6 10 (2.30%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.84%) HP SIM
7 8 (1.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.61%) Tivoli
9 6 (1.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 5 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.92%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.69%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.69%) CA Endevor
12 3 (0.69%) YUM
13 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.46%) Cobbler
13 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 112 (25.81%) Red Hat
2 104 (23.96%) VMware
3 60 (13.82%) Oracle
4 44 (10.14%) Cisco
5 40 (9.22%) Microsoft
6 33 (7.60%) Zend
7 25 (5.76%) Juniper
8 23 (5.30%) Citrix
8 23 (5.30%) F5
9 21 (4.84%) HP
10 18 (4.15%) SAP
11 17 (3.92%) JBoss
12 14 (3.23%) NetApp
13 13 (3.00%) Symantec
13 13 (3.00%) IBM
14 11 (2.53%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.53%) 3PAR
15 10 (2.30%) Percona
16 7 (1.61%) Infoblox
17 6 (1.38%) Remedy
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per month + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 11 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Steria
Rate: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago