Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
South West > Bristol
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 135 182 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.04% 8.83% 8.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.91% 42.92% 45.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 108 90
Bristol median daily rate £525 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £332 £275 £313
90th Percentile £634 £533 £526
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +19.85% +36.00%
10th Percentile £42.00 £35.08 £22.85
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £44.00
South West median hourly rate £46.75 £40.00 £41.15
% change year-on-year +16.88% -2.79% +9.73%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 423 424 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 22.05% 20.58% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 254 201
Bristol median daily rate £350 £384 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.79% +12.87% -2.86%
10th Percentile £125 £130 £135
90th Percentile £575 £514 £488
South West median daily rate £425 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +7.94% +12.50% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 23
Bristol median hourly rate £21.17 £20.22 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +20.72% -4.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.18 £12.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £33.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +25.37% +81.08% +17.46%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Bristol

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Bristol

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Bristol over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Bristol

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Linux.

1 58 (42.96%) Software Engineering
2 57 (42.22%) Security Cleared
3 56 (41.48%) SC Cleared
4 55 (40.74%) C++
5 38 (28.15%) Java
5 38 (28.15%) Windows
6 36 (26.67%) Python
6 36 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 34 (25.19%) Web Services
8 33 (24.44%) DevOps
9 31 (22.96%) C#
10 29 (21.48%) .NET
11 28 (20.74%) JavaScript
12 27 (20.00%) NetBeans
13 25 (18.52%) Microsoft
14 24 (17.78%) Rational DOORS
15 23 (17.04%) Docker
15 23 (17.04%) Rational Rhapsody
15 23 (17.04%) UML
16 22 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (16.30%) AWS
17 21 (15.56%) Ansible
17 21 (15.56%) C
18 20 (14.81%) Unix
18 20 (14.81%) Wireshark
18 20 (14.81%) GDB
19 19 (14.07%) Bash Shell
20 18 (13.33%) TCP/IP
21 16 (11.85%) Eclipse
21 16 (11.85%) CSS

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 7 (5.19%) Apache
2 4 (2.96%) Jetty
2 4 (2.96%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.48%) JBoss
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.74%) CMS
4 1 (0.74%) Drupal
4 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.30%) AWS
2 15 (11.11%) Azure
3 8 (5.93%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (5.93%) GCP
3 8 (5.93%) Office 365
4 7 (5.19%) IaaS
4 7 (5.19%) PaaS
5 5 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.70%) SaaS
6 4 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.96%) Amazon ECS
6 4 (2.96%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.96%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (2.96%) AWS OpsWorks
6 4 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.96%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.81%) Wireshark
2 18 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 15 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.44%) HTTP
4 6 (4.44%) SSH
5 4 (2.96%) Firewall
6 3 (2.22%) Skype
7 2 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.48%) DHCP
7 2 (1.48%) DNS
7 2 (1.48%) FTP
7 2 (1.48%) IPsec
7 2 (1.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.15%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.44%) MySQL
3 4 (2.96%) DB2
4 2 (1.48%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.74%) HBase
5 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 36 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 27 (20.00%) NetBeans
3 24 (17.78%) Rational DOORS
4 23 (17.04%) Rational Rhapsody
5 20 (14.81%) GDB
6 16 (11.85%) Eclipse
7 13 (9.63%) Visual Studio
8 9 (6.67%) Jenkins
8 9 (6.67%) Subversion
9 6 (4.44%) git-flow
9 6 (4.44%) Vagrant
10 4 (2.96%) IBM UrbanCode
11 3 (2.22%) gcov
12 2 (1.48%) Artifactory
12 2 (1.48%) Rational Team Concert
13 1 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.74%) Grunt
13 1 (0.74%) gulp
13 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 16 (11.85%) Aerospace
2 15 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 13 (9.63%) Finance
3 13 (9.63%) Military
4 10 (7.41%) Marketing
5 9 (6.67%) Electronics
5 9 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 9 (6.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.96%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (31.85%) Software Engineer
2 33 (24.44%) C++ Software Engineer
3 22 (16.30%) Developer
4 21 (15.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
5 15 (11.11%) Java Engineer
5 15 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
6 11 (8.15%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.93%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (5.93%) PHP Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Architect
9 6 (4.44%) OO PHP Developer
9 6 (4.44%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 6 (4.44%) Senior PHP Developer
10 5 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Azure Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Consultant
10 5 (3.70%) DevOps Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.19%) Web Services
2 29 (21.48%) .NET
3 16 (11.85%) CSS
4 15 (11.11%) HTML
5 14 (10.37%) CORBA
6 13 (9.63%) ActiveX
6 13 (9.63%) DirectX
6 13 (9.63%) MFC
6 13 (9.63%) Node.js
6 13 (9.63%) OpenGL
6 13 (9.63%) Qt
7 8 (5.93%) Laravel
8 7 (5.19%) RESTful
8 7 (5.19%) Sass
9 6 (4.44%) CSS3
9 6 (4.44%) HTML5
9 6 (4.44%) LESS
9 6 (4.44%) OAuth
9 6 (4.44%) OAuth2
10 3 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.93%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.96%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.48%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (28.15%) Windows
2 20 (14.81%) Unix
3 9 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (5.93%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.96%) Solaris
5 4 (2.96%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.48%) CentOS
7 1 (0.74%) Debian
7 1 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.74%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (42.96%) Software Engineering
2 33 (24.44%) DevOps
3 23 (17.04%) UML
4 22 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (11.85%) Migration
5 16 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 13 (9.63%) Mathematics
7 13 (9.63%) Scrum
8 12 (8.89%) Continuous Deployment
9 11 (8.15%) Configuration Management
10 10 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (6.67%) Programme Management
12 8 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.19%) OO PHP
13 7 (5.19%) Open Source
13 7 (5.19%) Web Development
14 6 (4.44%) Translating Business Requirements
14 6 (4.44%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 55 (40.74%) C++
2 38 (28.15%) Java
3 36 (26.67%) Python
4 31 (22.96%) C#
5 28 (20.74%) JavaScript
6 21 (15.56%) C
7 19 (14.07%) Bash Shell
8 13 (9.63%) GLSL
8 13 (9.63%) HLSL
9 12 (8.89%) Ruby
10 11 (8.15%) PHP
11 9 (6.67%) PowerShell
11 9 (6.67%) Scala
11 9 (6.67%) SQL
12 7 (5.19%) PHP 7
13 3 (2.22%) Perl
14 1 (0.74%) Java 8
14 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (42.22%) Security Cleared
2 56 (41.48%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.63%) Degree
4 5 (3.70%) MCSE
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.48%) CCNA
6 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.74%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) HL7
1 2 (1.48%) MISRA
2 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (17.04%) Docker
2 12 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.41%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.93%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.70%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.48%) NFS
6 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (15.56%) Ansible
2 16 (11.85%) Kubernetes
3 14 (10.37%) Terraform
4 8 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.93%) Puppet
5 5 (3.70%) SCCM
5 5 (3.70%) SCOM
6 2 (1.48%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.48%) Ganglia
6 2 (1.48%) IBM Guardium
6 2 (1.48%) Nagios
6 2 (1.48%) Salt
6 2 (1.48%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.48%) vRealize
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 25 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.37%) VMware
3 9 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.67%) SAP
4 8 (5.93%) Citrix
5 6 (4.44%) Oracle
6 5 (3.70%) IBM
7 4 (2.96%) Google
8 2 (1.48%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.48%) Cisco
8 2 (1.48%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.48%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.74%) Apple
9 1 (0.74%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.74%) Juniper
9 1 (0.74%) QNX