Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 28 28
Rank change year-on-year +13 0 -18
Contract jobs citing Linux 163 101 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.26% 5.78% 5.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.67% 27.98% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 65 81
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £623 £550
South West median daily rate £418 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +4.38% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 1
Bristol median hourly rate £34.00 £24.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.78% -40.24% -13.68%
10th Percentile £22.85 £22.65 £40.50
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.93 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.73% - +3.45%

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 382 361 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.35% 20.68% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 242 204
Bristol median daily rate £340 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £146 £150 £133
90th Percentile £510 £556 £513
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 40
Bristol median hourly rate £15.38 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.14% +9.38% +12.28%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £11.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.93 £23.75
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.72% -12.83% +4.82%

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 17 November 2017.

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

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Bristol over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Bristol

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 1 £400 -
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Linux.

1 55 (33.74%) Unix
2 54 (33.13%) Windows
3 47 (28.83%) Firewall
4 43 (26.38%) Oracle
5 37 (22.70%) Java
6 34 (20.86%) Python
7 33 (20.25%) Tomcat
8 32 (19.63%) Red Hat
8 32 (19.63%) DevOps
9 28 (17.18%) VMware
9 28 (17.18%) Apache
10 25 (15.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (14.72%) Git (software)
11 24 (14.72%) Security Cleared
11 24 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (12.27%) SC Cleared
14 19 (11.66%) Node.js
14 19 (11.66%) F5
14 19 (11.66%) Windows Server
14 19 (11.66%) Analytics
14 19 (11.66%) Docker
14 19 (11.66%) Software Engineering
15 18 (11.04%) Solaris
15 18 (11.04%) ITIL
15 18 (11.04%) Load Balancing
16 17 (10.43%) JIRA
16 17 (10.43%) CentOS
16 17 (10.43%) Puppet
16 17 (10.43%) Microservices

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 33 (20.25%) Tomcat
2 28 (17.18%) Apache
3 17 (10.43%) WebLogic
4 15 (9.20%) IIS
5 11 (6.75%) JBoss
6 10 (6.13%) CICS
7 8 (4.91%) iPlanet
7 8 (4.91%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (3.68%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.45%) EPiServer
10 3 (1.84%) Alfresco
10 3 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.84%) Mule
10 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.23%) Confluence
11 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.23%) nginx
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Houdini
1 8 (4.91%) Maya
1 8 (4.91%) NUKE
1 8 (4.91%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.84%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.52%) Adobe Analytics
3 9 (5.52%) PaaS
4 6 (3.68%) Amazon S3
4 6 (3.68%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (3.68%) GitHub
5 5 (3.07%) IaaS
6 3 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.23%) Office 365
7 2 (1.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.61%) Route 53
8 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (28.83%) Firewall
2 16 (9.82%) WAN
3 15 (9.20%) LAN
4 13 (7.98%) Wireshark
5 12 (7.36%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.13%) BIG-IP
6 10 (6.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (5.52%) DNS
7 9 (5.52%) Network Security
8 7 (4.29%) DHCP
8 7 (4.29%) VLAN
9 6 (3.68%) HTTP
9 6 (3.68%) LDAP
9 6 (3.68%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (3.68%) VPN
10 4 (2.45%) NAS
10 4 (2.45%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (2.45%) SAN
11 2 (1.23%) Internet
11 2 (1.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.98%) MySQL
3 10 (6.13%) DB2
4 9 (5.52%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.91%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.07%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.61%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (14.72%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.43%) JIRA
3 14 (8.59%) Artifactory
3 14 (8.59%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.98%) GDB
4 13 (7.98%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (7.98%) Rational Rhapsody
4 13 (7.98%) TeamCity
5 10 (6.13%) Bitbucket
5 10 (6.13%) webpack
6 7 (4.29%) Selenium
7 5 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.07%) Hudson
7 5 (3.07%) Maven
7 5 (3.07%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.07%) Subversion
8 4 (2.45%) Ant
9 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.23%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (8.59%) Finance
2 12 (7.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.84%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Billing
4 2 (1.23%) Electronics
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.70%) Developer
2 30 (18.40%) Administrator
3 22 (13.50%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (9.82%) Consultant
5 14 (8.59%) Linux Administrator
5 14 (8.59%) Software Engineer
6 13 (7.98%) C++ Software Engineer
6 13 (7.98%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (7.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 13 (7.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 10 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.13%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.13%) Solaris Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) DevOps Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) AWS DevOps
9 8 (4.91%) Systems Manager
9 8 (4.91%) Unix Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Linux Consultant
10 7 (4.29%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.66%) Node.js
2 16 (9.82%) React
3 15 (9.20%) J2EE
4 14 (8.59%) Spring
5 13 (7.98%) CSS
6 11 (6.75%) Spring Boot
7 10 (6.13%) HTML
8 9 (5.52%) REST
8 9 (5.52%) Web Services
9 8 (4.91%) .NET
9 8 (4.91%) SOAP
10 6 (3.68%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.68%) LAMP
10 6 (3.68%) Sass
11 4 (2.45%) Laravel
11 4 (2.45%) Middleware
11 4 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (1.84%) HTML5
12 3 (1.84%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Clustering
2 10 (6.13%) DataPower
2 10 (6.13%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (6.13%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.91%) User Experience
4 7 (4.29%) Animation
4 7 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.29%) Virtual Team
5 6 (3.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.84%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.23%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.61%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.74%) Unix
2 54 (33.13%) Windows
3 25 (15.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (11.66%) Windows Server
5 18 (11.04%) Solaris
6 17 (10.43%) CentOS
7 10 (6.13%) AIX
8 9 (5.52%) HPUX
8 9 (5.52%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.91%) SUSE
10 7 (4.29%) Ubuntu
11 6 (3.68%) Debian
12 5 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.84%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.23%) VMS
15 1 (0.61%) Fedora
15 1 (0.61%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.63%) DevOps
2 19 (11.66%) Analytics
2 19 (11.66%) Software Engineering
3 18 (11.04%) ITIL
3 18 (11.04%) Load Balancing
4 17 (10.43%) Microservices
5 15 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.98%) Service Delivery
6 13 (7.98%) UML
7 12 (7.36%) Configuration Management
8 11 (6.75%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (6.75%) Scrum
9 10 (6.13%) High Availability
10 9 (5.52%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (5.52%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.91%) Open Source
11 8 (4.91%) Process Improvement
11 8 (4.91%) SIEM
12 7 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (4.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.70%) Java
2 34 (20.86%) Python
3 17 (10.43%) C++
4 15 (9.20%) C
4 15 (9.20%) Shell Script
5 13 (7.98%) Perl
6 10 (6.13%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.52%) PHP
7 9 (5.52%) SQL
8 7 (4.29%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 5 (3.07%) Ruby
11 4 (2.45%) C#
11 4 (2.45%) Groovy
11 4 (2.45%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.45%) Scala
12 3 (1.84%) PHP 5
13 2 (1.23%) ES6
13 2 (1.23%) F#
14 1 (0.61%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 24 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.27%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.52%) CISM
3 9 (5.52%) CISSP
4 8 (4.91%) Degree
5 6 (3.68%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (3.68%) Security+ Certification
6 5 (3.07%) MySQL Certification
7 3 (1.84%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.23%) OSCP
8 2 (1.23%) SANS
9 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.61%) CLAS
9 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.61%) RHCA
9 1 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.68%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.68%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) GDPR
3 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.66%) Docker
3 16 (9.82%) Active Directory
4 11 (6.75%) Samba
4 11 (6.75%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (5.52%) NFS
5 9 (5.52%) vSphere
6 8 (4.91%) Hyper-V
7 7 (4.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (3.68%) Firmware
8 6 (3.68%) KVM
9 5 (3.07%) XenServer
10 3 (1.84%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.84%) LXC
10 3 (1.84%) OpenAM
10 3 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.84%) Xen
11 2 (1.23%) IAG
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (10.43%) Puppet
2 12 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.52%) Ansible
4 6 (3.68%) Kibana
4 6 (3.68%) logstash
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (2.45%) WSUS
6 3 (1.84%) Terraform
7 2 (1.23%) Bcfg2
7 2 (1.23%) Nessus
7 2 (1.23%) SCOM
8 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.61%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.61%) Nmap
8 1 (0.61%) OpenView
8 1 (0.61%) Rancher
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (26.38%) Oracle
2 32 (19.63%) Red Hat
3 28 (17.18%) VMware
4 19 (11.66%) F5
5 14 (8.59%) IBM
6 13 (7.98%) Cisco
7 11 (6.75%) HP
7 11 (6.75%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.52%) Adobe
8 9 (5.52%) Green Hat
9 8 (4.91%) Citrix
9 8 (4.91%) Sun
9 8 (4.91%) Veritas
10 6 (3.68%) PlateSpin
11 3 (1.84%) BEA
11 3 (1.84%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.23%) Rackspace
13 1 (0.61%) Google
13 1 (0.61%) Rapid7
13 1 (0.61%) Tekelec