The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 34 19
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 228 104 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.49% 4.84% 7.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.92% 24.59% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 58 101
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 24
Average hourly rate £38.25 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.40 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
653 423 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 19.70% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 213 303
Average daily rate £325 £316 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 73 85
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +11 78 £375 +13.63% 24
Gloucestershire +17 61 £390 -5.45% 19
Wiltshire +10 47 £338 -11.06% 16
Devon -3 13 £315 -4.54% 2
Dorset -8 10 £426 +3.96% 15
Somerset -15 8 £363 -23.68% 27
Cornwall - 1 £98 - 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 146 (34.60%) Windows
2 119 (28.20%) Red Hat
3 110 (26.07%) UNIX
4 101 (23.93%) Java
5 99 (23.46%) VMware
6 94 (22.27%) Perl
7 90 (21.33%) PHP
8 89 (21.09%) Security Cleared
9 84 (19.91%) MySQL
10 80 (18.96%) Apache
10 80 (18.96%) Ruby
11 77 (18.25%) Oracle
12 76 (18.01%) Python
13 72 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 69 (16.35%) CentOS
14 69 (16.35%) Firewall
15 68 (16.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 65 (15.40%) SQL
16 65 (15.40%) Bash Shell
17 64 (15.17%) jQuery
18 63 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
18 63 (14.93%) DevOps
19 59 (13.98%) Telecoms
20 55 (13.03%) Puppet
21 53 (12.56%) JavaScript
22 50 (11.85%) LAMP
22 50 (11.85%) LDAP
22 50 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
23 47 (11.14%) CSS
23 47 (11.14%) Finance

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 80 (18.96%) Apache
2 28 (6.64%) nginx
3 20 (4.74%) WebLogic
4 19 (4.50%) Drupal
5 15 (3.55%) Confluence
6 14 (3.32%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.08%) IIS
8 12 (2.84%) MediaWiki
9 7 (1.66%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.42%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.95%) Apache Qpid
12 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.71%) WordPress
13 3 (0.71%) Moodle
13 3 (0.71%) Oracle 10gAS
13 3 (0.71%) SAS
13 3 (0.71%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (1.66%) Photoshop
2 7 (1.66%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.95%) Magento
4 3 (0.71%) Shopify
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.47%) Summit
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.79%) Amazon S3
2 15 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.90%) GitHub
5 7 (1.66%) Heroku
6 6 (1.42%) SaaS
7 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.47%) Office 365
9 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 69 (16.35%) Firewall
2 50 (11.85%) LDAP
3 45 (10.66%) DNS
4 32 (7.58%) Internet
5 29 (6.87%) VPN
5 29 (6.87%) Network Security
6 28 (6.64%) SAN
7 27 (6.40%) LAN
8 26 (6.16%) SMTP
8 26 (6.16%) SSH
9 25 (5.92%) WAN
10 21 (4.98%) HTTP
10 21 (4.98%) TCP/IP
10 21 (4.98%) OSPF
10 21 (4.98%) BGP
11 20 (4.74%) SNMP
12 19 (4.50%) DHCP
13 18 (4.27%) SSL
14 14 (3.32%) IPsec
15 13 (3.08%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (19.91%) MySQL
2 46 (10.90%) Oracle Database
3 39 (9.24%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (7.11%) Relational Database
5 22 (5.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (3.79%) MongoDB
7 15 (3.55%) SQL Server
7 15 (3.55%) RDBMS
7 15 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (2.37%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.95%) OLAP
11 4 (0.95%) PowerCenter
11 4 (0.95%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.95%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.71%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 38 (9.00%) Jenkins
2 37 (8.77%) Subversion
3 35 (8.29%) Git (software)
4 26 (6.16%) Maven
5 21 (4.98%) Eclipse
6 18 (4.27%) Selenium
7 17 (4.03%) Ant
7 17 (4.03%) JIRA
8 16 (3.79%) PHPUnit
8 16 (3.79%) Hudson
9 11 (2.61%) JUnit
10 9 (2.13%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.66%) RSpec
12 7 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (1.66%) Sublime Text
13 5 (1.18%) Mockito
13 5 (1.18%) ClearCase
13 5 (1.18%) JDeveloper
13 5 (1.18%) NUnit
General
1 59 (13.98%) Telecoms
2 47 (11.14%) Finance
3 18 (4.27%) Electronics
4 16 (3.79%) Marketing
5 14 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.95%) Banking
7 3 (0.71%) Publishing
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.47%) Retail
8 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Avionics
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 133 (31.52%) Developer
2 79 (18.72%) Administrator
3 60 (14.22%) Linux Administrator
4 51 (12.09%) Systems Administrator
5 41 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
6 37 (8.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 35 (8.29%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (7.35%) PHP Developer
9 28 (6.64%) Java Developer
10 27 (6.40%) Software Engineer
11 21 (4.98%) Python Developer
12 17 (4.03%) Analyst
13 16 (3.79%) Consultant
13 16 (3.79%) DBA
14 14 (3.32%) Oracle DBA
15 13 (3.08%) Designer
16 12 (2.84%) Architect
16 12 (2.84%) Drupal Developer
17 11 (2.61%) Software Developer
17 11 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (15.17%) jQuery
2 50 (11.85%) LAMP
3 47 (11.14%) CSS
4 40 (9.48%) HTML
5 39 (9.24%) Spring
6 36 (8.53%) Web Services
7 30 (7.11%) HTML5
8 23 (5.45%) XML
9 16 (3.79%) Zend Framework
9 16 (3.79%) CSS3
10 14 (3.32%) RESTful
10 14 (3.32%) Hibernate
10 14 (3.32%) XML Schema
11 13 (3.08%) J2EE
12 12 (2.84%) .NET
13 11 (2.61%) JSF
13 11 (2.61%) Middleware
14 10 (2.37%) JAX-WS
15 9 (2.13%) Ajax
15 9 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.11%) Open Source
2 17 (4.03%) DTV
3 12 (2.84%) Wiki
4 10 (2.37%) Digital Media
5 8 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.90%) Firmware
5 8 (1.90%) Device Driver
6 6 (1.42%) Clustering
7 4 (0.95%) IPTV
7 4 (0.95%) AS400
7 4 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.95%) Animation
7 4 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.95%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.95%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.71%) MPEG
8 3 (0.71%) VLE
8 3 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 146 (34.60%) Windows
2 110 (26.07%) UNIX
3 69 (16.35%) CentOS
4 68 (16.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (8.77%) Ubuntu
6 35 (8.29%) Debian
7 32 (7.58%) Solaris
8 24 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (3.08%) HPUX
11 9 (2.13%) Fedora
11 9 (2.13%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.66%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.95%) AIX
14 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.95%) SELinux
15 3 (0.71%) Scientific Linux
15 3 (0.71%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
1 63 (14.93%) DevOps
2 50 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (9.72%) Software Engineering
4 40 (9.48%) ITIL
4 40 (9.48%) Configuration Management
5 37 (8.77%) Scrum
6 35 (8.29%) Load Balancing
7 31 (7.35%) OO
8 26 (6.16%) UML
9 25 (5.92%) TDD
10 24 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (4.50%) Migration
13 15 (3.55%) SOA
13 15 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
14 14 (3.32%) Programme Management
14 14 (3.32%) Problem Management
14 14 (3.32%) Digital Marketing
15 13 (3.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 101 (23.93%) Java
2 94 (22.27%) Perl
3 90 (21.33%) PHP
4 80 (18.96%) Ruby
5 76 (18.01%) Python
6 65 (15.40%) SQL
6 65 (15.40%) Bash Shell
7 53 (12.56%) JavaScript
8 45 (10.66%) C++
9 41 (9.72%) C
10 30 (7.11%) Shell Script
11 18 (4.27%) PL/SQL
12 13 (3.08%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.37%) PHP5
14 9 (2.13%) VB
15 7 (1.66%) Bourne shell
16 6 (1.42%) C#
17 5 (1.18%) XQuery
18 4 (0.95%) Embedded C
18 4 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (21.09%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.90%) DV Cleared
3 40 (9.48%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.50%) Degree
5 14 (3.32%) CCENT
5 14 (3.32%) LPIC
6 8 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.18%) CCNP
7 5 (1.18%) CCNA
8 4 (0.95%) ISEB
9 3 (0.71%) CISSP
9 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.71%) MCSE
10 2 (0.47%) MCP
10 2 (0.47%) OCP
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.47%) RHCE
10 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.84%) QA
2 10 (2.37%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.90%) SLA
4 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
System Software
1 72 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (8.06%) Samba
3 27 (6.40%) Active Directory
4 26 (6.16%) NFS
5 21 (4.98%) Postfix
5 21 (4.98%) Squid
5 21 (4.98%) XenServer
6 18 (4.27%) vSphere
7 16 (3.79%) qmail
8 11 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (1.90%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.90%) vCloud
10 7 (1.66%) VirtualBox
11 6 (1.42%) Varnish
11 6 (1.42%) Hyper-V
12 5 (1.18%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.18%) Sendmail
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.95%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (13.03%) Puppet
2 31 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.03%) ZABBIX
4 15 (3.55%) NetBackup
5 14 (3.32%) Zenoss
6 12 (2.84%) Salt
7 9 (2.13%) Nagios
8 8 (1.90%) Cacti
9 6 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.42%) HP SIM
10 5 (1.18%) Data Guard
10 5 (1.18%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.71%) CA Endevor
11 3 (0.71%) YUM
11 3 (0.71%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (28.20%) Red Hat
2 99 (23.46%) VMware
3 77 (18.25%) Oracle
4 44 (10.43%) Cisco
5 36 (8.53%) Microsoft
6 25 (5.92%) Juniper
7 23 (5.45%) Zend
7 23 (5.45%) F5
8 20 (4.74%) HP
9 19 (4.50%) Citrix
10 16 (3.79%) SAP
11 15 (3.55%) JBoss
12 14 (3.32%) NetApp
13 12 (2.84%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.61%) Symantec
15 10 (2.37%) 3PAR
16 9 (2.13%) Sun
17 8 (1.90%) Percona
18 6 (1.42%) IBM
19 5 (1.18%) Informatica
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-400 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-450 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 days ago