Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 22 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 197 124 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 9.29% 6.53% 5.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.14% 33.60% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 86 44
Bristol median daily rate £440 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.34% -
10th Percentile £275 £313 £202
90th Percentile £588 £600 £578
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 14
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.86% -17.53%
10th Percentile £35.07 £19.55 £24.08
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.50 £48.38
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £41.15 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.51% -

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 427 369 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.14% 19.43% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 217 174
Bristol median daily rate £390 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £125 £149 £130
90th Percentile £538 £538 £555
South West median daily rate £405 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +8.00% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 31
Bristol median hourly rate £18.60 £17.13 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.61% -22.16% +25.71%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.68 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £24.91 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +42.34% +2.94% -11.69%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 70 (35.53%) Windows
2 58 (29.44%) Git (software)
3 56 (28.43%) Python
4 55 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (27.41%) DevOps
6 50 (25.38%) Amazon AWS
7 49 (24.87%) Docker
8 44 (22.34%) Jenkins
9 42 (21.32%) Test Automation
10 38 (19.29%) Security Cleared
10 38 (19.29%) Java
11 37 (18.78%) JavaScript
12 36 (18.27%) Ruby
12 36 (18.27%) SC Cleared
13 33 (16.75%) Windows Server
14 32 (16.24%) Kubernetes
14 32 (16.24%) Unix
15 30 (15.23%) Configuration Management
15 30 (15.23%) PowerShell
15 30 (15.23%) Bash Shell
16 28 (14.21%) Subversion
17 26 (13.20%) HTTP
17 26 (13.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 25 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (12.18%) Finance
19 24 (12.18%) Responsive Web Design
19 24 (12.18%) Relational Database
19 24 (12.18%) Terraform
20 23 (11.68%) Scala
20 23 (11.68%) JIRA

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 19 (9.64%) Confluence
2 9 (4.57%) Apache
3 4 (2.03%) IIS
3 4 (2.03%) nginx
4 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.51%) JBoss
5 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Houdini
1 1 (0.51%) Maya
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.51%) NUKE
1 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (25.38%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (3.05%) IaaS
5 6 (3.05%) npm
5 6 (3.05%) Office 365
6 5 (2.54%) OpenShift
6 5 (2.54%) PaaS
7 4 (2.03%) Datadog
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.51%) GitHub
9 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.20%) HTTP
2 20 (10.15%) Firewall
3 12 (6.09%) DNS
4 11 (5.58%) LAN
4 11 (5.58%) WAN
5 9 (4.57%) VPN
6 5 (2.54%) SAN
7 4 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.03%) PABX
8 3 (1.52%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.52%) SSL
8 3 (1.52%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.02%) Internet
9 2 (1.02%) Network Security
9 2 (1.02%) OSPF
9 2 (1.02%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (1.02%) SSH
10 1 (0.51%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.18%) Relational Database
2 21 (10.66%) MySQL
3 13 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.08%) MariaDB
5 7 (3.55%) Big Data
6 6 (3.05%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.54%) HBase
7 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.03%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.03%) GIS
9 3 (1.52%) Redis
10 2 (1.02%) MarkLogic
10 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (29.44%) Git (software)
2 44 (22.34%) Jenkins
3 28 (14.21%) Subversion
4 23 (11.68%) JIRA
5 17 (8.63%) Hudson
5 17 (8.63%) JUnit
6 9 (4.57%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.57%) Selenium
7 7 (3.55%) Maven
8 6 (3.05%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.05%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.54%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (2.03%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.02%) PhpStorm
12 2 (1.02%) PHPUnit
12 2 (1.02%) Redmine
12 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (12.18%) Finance
2 18 (9.14%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.60%) Electronics
4 10 (5.08%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.57%) Marketing
6 6 (3.05%) Automotive
7 5 (2.54%) Banking
8 4 (2.03%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.52%) Games
10 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (25.89%) Developer
2 38 (19.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (9.14%) AWS DevOps
4 17 (8.63%) Scala Developer
5 16 (8.12%) Administrator
6 14 (7.11%) Agile Developer
6 14 (7.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 14 (7.11%) AWS Engineer
6 14 (7.11%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (6.09%) Analyst
7 12 (6.09%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (6.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.08%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 6 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) DBA
11 6 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.17%) RESTful
1 22 (11.17%) Ruby on Rails
2 18 (9.14%) Spring
3 17 (8.63%) JSON
3 17 (8.63%) REST
4 16 (8.12%) Django
5 15 (7.61%) Guice
5 15 (7.61%) Play Framework
5 15 (7.61%) Spring MVC
6 14 (7.11%) React
7 11 (5.58%) CSS
7 11 (5.58%) Web Services
8 10 (5.08%) Node.js
9 9 (4.57%) Gherkin
9 9 (4.57%) HTML
9 9 (4.57%) LAMP
10 7 (3.55%) Middleware
11 6 (3.05%) XML
12 5 (2.54%) .NET
12 5 (2.54%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.11%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.54%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.03%) Animation
5 4 (2.03%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.03%) User Experience
5 4 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.02%) W3C
8 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.51%) Fintech
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (35.53%) Windows
2 33 (16.75%) Windows Server
3 32 (16.24%) Unix
4 26 (13.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (10.15%) CentOS
6 11 (5.58%) Mac OS X
7 10 (5.08%) Windows 7
8 9 (4.57%) Ubuntu
9 6 (3.05%) Debian
10 5 (2.54%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.02%) AIX
11 2 (1.02%) Kali Linux
11 2 (1.02%) VMS
12 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.51%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.51%) SafeRTOS
12 1 (0.51%) Solaris
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.41%) DevOps
3 42 (21.32%) Test Automation
4 30 (15.23%) Configuration Management
5 25 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (12.18%) Responsive Web Design
7 23 (11.68%) Scrum
7 23 (11.68%) Web Design
8 22 (11.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 21 (10.66%) Migration
10 20 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (9.14%) Open Source
11 18 (9.14%) TDD
12 17 (8.63%) Kanban
12 17 (8.63%) MVC
13 16 (8.12%) BDD
14 15 (7.61%) Functional Programming
14 15 (7.61%) Microservices
14 15 (7.61%) Pair Programming
15 14 (7.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.43%) Python
2 38 (19.29%) Java
3 37 (18.78%) JavaScript
4 36 (18.27%) Ruby
5 30 (15.23%) Bash Shell
5 30 (15.23%) PowerShell
6 23 (11.68%) Scala
7 15 (7.61%) C
8 14 (7.11%) C++
8 14 (7.11%) SQL
9 12 (6.09%) PHP
10 9 (4.57%) Perl
10 9 (4.57%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.54%) Ada
12 2 (1.02%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.51%) C#
13 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.51%) Fortran
13 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (19.29%) Security Cleared
2 36 (18.27%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (4.06%) CCNA
4 8 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.55%) Degree
6 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.03%) CCNP
8 3 (1.52%) CCNP Voice
8 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) RMADS
2 2 (1.02%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.51%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 49 (24.87%) Docker
2 22 (11.17%) Active Directory
3 17 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.08%) NFS
4 10 (5.08%) Samba
5 8 (4.06%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.54%) XenServer
7 3 (1.52%) Firmware
7 3 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.02%) KVM
9 1 (0.51%) iptables
Systems Management
1 32 (16.24%) Kubernetes
2 24 (12.18%) Terraform
3 19 (9.64%) Ansible
4 17 (8.63%) Puppet
5 13 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.55%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (2.54%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.03%) Nagios
9 3 (1.52%) Grafana
9 3 (1.52%) Icinga
10 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.51%) Packer
10 1 (0.51%) SCCM
10 1 (0.51%) SELinux
10 1 (0.51%) Suricata
Vendors
1 22 (11.17%) Red Hat
1 22 (11.17%) VMware
2 20 (10.15%) Google
3 17 (8.63%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.11%) Cisco
5 9 (4.57%) SAP
6 6 (3.05%) IBM
6 6 (3.05%) Oracle
7 5 (2.54%) Citrix
8 4 (2.03%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.03%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.52%) Apple
9 3 (1.52%) Juniper
10 2 (1.02%) Intel
11 1 (0.51%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.51%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.51%) McAfee
11 1 (0.51%) Nokia
11 1 (0.51%) Qualys