Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 32 32
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 -18
Contract jobs citing Linux 128 79 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.76% 5.09% 5.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.32% 29.26% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 45 61
Bristol median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £203 £263
90th Percentile £598 £575 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 4
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £25.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -33.77% -18.95%
10th Percentile £20.38 £24.05 £26.25
90th Percentile £44.38 £46.65 £52.43
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £38.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year +6.88% -4.35% +34.17%

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 373 270 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.70% 17.39% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 172 158
Bristol median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £149 £135 £123
90th Percentile £538 £556 £488
South West median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 40
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +25.71% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.50 £11.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.75 £36.10
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% -11.69% +13.24%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 49 (38.28%) Windows
2 41 (32.03%) Unix
3 33 (25.78%) Java
3 33 (25.78%) DevOps
4 32 (25.00%) Firewall
5 31 (24.22%) Oracle
6 25 (19.53%) Python
7 23 (17.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (17.19%) Red Hat
9 21 (16.41%) Git (software)
10 20 (15.63%) Tomcat
11 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (14.84%) Analytics
12 17 (13.28%) Active Directory
12 17 (13.28%) Software Engineering
12 17 (13.28%) Docker
12 17 (13.28%) Windows Server
13 16 (12.50%) React
13 16 (12.50%) Artifactory
13 16 (12.50%) Jenkins
13 16 (12.50%) CentOS
13 16 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 16 (12.50%) JIRA
13 16 (12.50%) Apache
14 15 (11.72%) IIS
14 15 (11.72%) Spring
14 15 (11.72%) Node.js
15 14 (10.94%) Microservices
15 14 (10.94%) SC Cleared
15 14 (10.94%) C++

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 20 (15.63%) Tomcat
2 16 (12.50%) Apache
3 15 (11.72%) IIS
4 10 (7.81%) CICS
5 8 (6.25%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.91%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.13%) Alfresco
7 4 (3.13%) Confluence
7 4 (3.13%) EPiServer
7 4 (3.13%) Mule
8 3 (2.34%) JBoss
8 3 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.56%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.78%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.78%) Liferay
10 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Houdini
1 7 (5.47%) Maya
1 7 (5.47%) NUKE
1 7 (5.47%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.78%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.03%) Adobe Analytics
2 9 (7.03%) PaaS
3 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.47%) GitHub
4 7 (5.47%) IaaS
5 2 (1.56%) Office 365
5 2 (1.56%) SaaS
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 32 (25.00%) Firewall
2 10 (7.81%) BIG-IP
2 10 (7.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 10 (7.81%) Wireshark
3 9 (7.03%) Network Security
4 8 (6.25%) DNS
4 8 (6.25%) LAN
4 8 (6.25%) WAN
5 6 (4.69%) HTTP
5 6 (4.69%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.69%) VLAN
6 4 (3.13%) DHCP
6 4 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (2.34%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.34%) LDAP
7 3 (2.34%) NAS
7 3 (2.34%) SAN
8 2 (1.56%) Skype
8 2 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) DB2
2 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.47%) MySQL
3 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.91%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.56%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (16.41%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.50%) Artifactory
2 16 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 16 (12.50%) JIRA
3 13 (10.16%) TeamCity
4 10 (7.81%) GDB
4 10 (7.81%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (7.81%) Rational Rhapsody
4 10 (7.81%) webpack
5 9 (7.03%) Bitbucket
6 7 (5.47%) Maven
7 6 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (4.69%) Selenium
8 5 (3.91%) Hudson
9 4 (3.13%) Ant
10 3 (2.34%) Subversion
11 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.56%) JProfiler
11 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.56%) VisualVM
General
1 13 (10.16%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.38%) Finance
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Automotive
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (18.75%) Administrator
2 18 (14.06%) Consultant
2 18 (14.06%) Developer
3 16 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (11.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 13 (10.16%) Software Engineer
6 11 (8.59%) C++ Software Engineer
6 11 (8.59%) DevOps Consultant
6 11 (8.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (7.81%) AWS DevOps
7 10 (7.81%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (7.81%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (7.81%) Systems Manager
8 9 (7.03%) Linux Consultant
8 9 (7.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (6.25%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.47%) Security Consultant
11 6 (4.69%) Java Consultant
11 6 (4.69%) Network Consultant
11 6 (4.69%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) React
2 15 (11.72%) Node.js
2 15 (11.72%) Spring
3 11 (8.59%) CSS
3 11 (8.59%) Spring Boot
4 10 (7.81%) Web Services
5 7 (5.47%) HTML
5 7 (5.47%) J2EE
6 6 (4.69%) .NET
6 6 (4.69%) REST
7 5 (3.91%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (3.13%) Laravel
8 4 (3.13%) Sass
8 4 (3.13%) SOAP
9 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.34%) JMS
9 3 (2.34%) Middleware
10 2 (1.56%) SAML
10 2 (1.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) DataPower
1 10 (7.81%) Mainframe
2 8 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (5.47%) User Experience
3 7 (5.47%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.69%) Animation
4 6 (4.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (4.69%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.13%) Clustering
6 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.34%) PKI
7 2 (1.56%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.78%) CESG
8 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.78%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 49 (38.28%) Windows
2 41 (32.03%) Unix
3 23 (17.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (13.28%) Windows Server
5 16 (12.50%) CentOS
6 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 7 (5.47%) Solaris
8 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.13%) AIX
10 3 (2.34%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.56%) HPUX
11 2 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.78%) Debian
12 1 (0.78%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.78%) DevOps
2 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.84%) Analytics
3 17 (13.28%) Software Engineering
4 14 (10.94%) Microservices
5 13 (10.16%) ITIL
6 11 (8.59%) Configuration Management
6 11 (8.59%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (8.59%) Service Delivery
7 10 (7.81%) UML
8 9 (7.03%) Load Balancing
8 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
8 9 (7.03%) Scrum
9 8 (6.25%) Data Analytics
9 8 (6.25%) Open Source
9 8 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (6.25%) SIEM
10 7 (5.47%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (4.69%) Kanban
11 6 (4.69%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.78%) Java
2 25 (19.53%) Python
3 14 (10.94%) C++
4 12 (9.38%) Shell Script
5 11 (8.59%) C
5 11 (8.59%) Perl
6 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.47%) SQL
8 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.91%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.91%) Groovy
9 5 (3.91%) PHP
9 5 (3.91%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 3 (2.34%) Ruby
11 2 (1.56%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.78%) C#
12 1 (0.78%) F#
12 1 (0.78%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.81%) Degree
4 9 (7.03%) CISM
4 9 (7.03%) CISSP
5 6 (4.69%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (3.91%) MySQL Certification
7 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.56%) OSCP
7 2 (1.56%) SANS
8 1 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.78%) CLAS
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.91%) QA
3 4 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.56%) GDPR
4 2 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.78%) RMADS
5 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (13.28%) Active Directory
1 17 (13.28%) Docker
2 10 (7.81%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (6.25%) NFS
3 8 (6.25%) Samba
4 5 (3.91%) Firmware
4 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.13%) vSphere
6 3 (2.34%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.34%) OpenAM
7 2 (1.56%) IAG
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.56%) Xen
7 2 (1.56%) XenApp
8 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.78%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (9.38%) Puppet
2 8 (6.25%) Ansible
2 8 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.91%) Kibana
3 5 (3.91%) logstash
4 4 (3.13%) Terraform
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.56%) SCOM
7 1 (0.78%) Bcfg2
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.78%) Nessus
7 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.78%) Nmap
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.78%) Rancher
7 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (24.22%) Oracle
2 22 (17.19%) Red Hat
3 14 (10.94%) IBM
4 13 (10.16%) VMware
5 11 (8.59%) F5
6 9 (7.03%) Adobe
6 9 (7.03%) Green Hat
7 8 (6.25%) HP
8 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.13%) Cisco
9 4 (3.13%) Citrix
10 3 (2.34%) BEA
10 3 (2.34%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.78%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.78%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.78%) CA
11 1 (0.78%) Facebook
11 1 (0.78%) Nokia
11 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.78%) Tekelec