Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 19 31
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 165 151 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.22% 8.48% 5.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.15% 46.32% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 84 63
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £267 £313 £268
90th Percentile £534 £538 £624
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 14
Bristol median hourly rate £42.00 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% +53.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £35.08 £26.75 £22.95
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.13 £43.70
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +10.29%

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 401 326 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.97% 18.30% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 188 241
Bristol median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £130 £141 £168
90th Percentile £514 £488 £550
South West median daily rate £385 £351 £365
% change year-on-year +9.84% -3.97% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 32
Bristol median hourly rate £20.94 £15.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.20% -12.14% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.13 £11.33
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +22.86% +11.11% -7.35%

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 24 September 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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 54 (32.73%) Windows
2 52 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (30.91%) DevOps
4 49 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (26.06%) Java
6 38 (23.03%) Git (software)
6 38 (23.03%) Security Cleared
7 37 (22.42%) VMware
7 37 (22.42%) Puppet
8 36 (21.82%) SC Cleared
9 32 (19.39%) Docker
10 29 (17.58%) Jenkins
10 29 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (16.36%) Python
11 27 (16.36%) Windows Server
12 25 (15.15%) C
12 25 (15.15%) Software Engineering
13 24 (14.55%) Unix
13 24 (14.55%) MySQL
13 24 (14.55%) Firewall
13 24 (14.55%) Ansible
14 22 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (12.73%) PowerShell
15 21 (12.73%) Selenium
16 20 (12.12%) Configuration Management
16 20 (12.12%) C++
16 20 (12.12%) PHP
16 20 (12.12%) Terraform
17 19 (11.52%) Citrix

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 9 (5.45%) JBoss
1 9 (5.45%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.85%) Apache
3 3 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.21%) Confluence
4 2 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.21%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.21%) Simulink
2 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.61%) Houdini
2 1 (0.61%) Maya
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 52 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (10.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (5.45%) Office 365
6 6 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.82%) IaaS
8 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.21%) GitHub
8 2 (1.21%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) npm
9 1 (0.61%) PaaS
9 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.55%) Firewall
2 16 (9.70%) Wireshark
3 7 (4.24%) DNS
3 7 (4.24%) VPN
4 6 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.42%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.42%) PABX
5 4 (2.42%) SAN
5 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.42%) Wireless
6 3 (1.82%) Junos
6 3 (1.82%) NAS
7 2 (1.21%) BGP
7 2 (1.21%) LAN
7 2 (1.21%) MPLS
7 2 (1.21%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.21%) OSPF
7 2 (1.21%) Skype
7 2 (1.21%) SSL
7 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.55%) MySQL
2 8 (4.85%) MariaDB
2 8 (4.85%) MarkLogic
3 6 (3.64%) Apache Hive
3 6 (3.64%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.64%) HBase
4 3 (1.82%) Big Data
4 3 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.61%) GIS
6 1 (0.61%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (23.03%) Git (software)
2 29 (17.58%) Jenkins
3 21 (12.73%) Selenium
4 18 (10.91%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (10.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (9.09%) GDB
7 12 (7.27%) Cucumber
8 11 (6.67%) Maven
9 9 (5.45%) Ant
9 9 (5.45%) Travis CI
9 9 (5.45%) Vagrant
10 8 (4.85%) Rational Rhapsody
11 6 (3.64%) JIRA
11 6 (3.64%) Subversion
12 5 (3.03%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.82%) GitLab
13 3 (1.82%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.82%) JUnit
13 3 (1.82%) PhpStorm
14 2 (1.21%) Hudson
General
1 18 (10.91%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Banking
3 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.61%) Advertising
4 1 (0.61%) Automotive
4 1 (0.61%) Electronics
4 1 (0.61%) Marketing
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (23.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (12.73%) Developer
3 20 (12.12%) Software Engineer
4 14 (8.48%) Administrator
5 13 (7.88%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.06%) Test Engineer
8 9 (5.45%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (5.45%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) Analyst
9 8 (4.85%) AWS DevOps
9 8 (4.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) PHP Developer
9 8 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Systems Support
10 7 (4.24%) Systems Support Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.70%) React
2 11 (6.67%) CSS
2 11 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 10 (6.06%) HTML
4 9 (5.45%) JSP
4 9 (5.45%) Struts
5 8 (4.85%) Spring
6 7 (4.24%) LAMP
7 6 (3.64%) Kafka
7 6 (3.64%) Node.js
7 6 (3.64%) Spring Boot
7 6 (3.64%) XML
8 5 (3.03%) LDAP
8 5 (3.03%) RESTful
9 4 (2.42%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.42%) JSON
9 4 (2.42%) Web Services
10 3 (1.82%) CSS3
10 3 (1.82%) HTML5
10 3 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (5.45%) Fat Client
2 9 (5.45%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.24%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.24%) User Experience
4 6 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.82%) Clustering
7 3 (1.82%) Replication
7 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.21%) Animation
8 2 (1.21%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.73%) Windows
2 27 (16.36%) Windows Server
3 24 (14.55%) Unix
4 22 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (10.91%) CentOS
6 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.64%) Debian
8 5 (3.03%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.03%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.82%) AIX
11 2 (1.21%) Kali Linux
11 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.21%) Solaris
11 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.61%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.61%) SafeRTOS
12 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.91%) DevOps
2 49 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.15%) Software Engineering
4 20 (12.12%) Configuration Management
5 19 (11.52%) Migration
6 15 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 15 (9.09%) UML
7 14 (8.48%) ITIL
7 14 (8.48%) Scrum
8 13 (7.88%) Front End Development
9 11 (6.67%) API Testing
9 11 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 11 (6.67%) SDET
10 10 (6.06%) Change Management
10 10 (6.06%) Microservices
10 10 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (5.45%) Service Delivery
11 9 (5.45%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.06%) Java
2 27 (16.36%) Python
3 25 (15.15%) C
4 21 (12.73%) PowerShell
5 20 (12.12%) C++
5 20 (12.12%) PHP
6 13 (7.88%) Bash Shell
6 13 (7.88%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.45%) Ada
8 8 (4.85%) Perl
9 6 (3.64%) Scala
10 5 (3.03%) Ruby
10 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.42%) SQL
12 2 (1.21%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.21%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.61%) Korn
13 1 (0.61%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (23.03%) Security Cleared
2 36 (21.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.64%) CCNA
3 6 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.03%) CCNP
5 4 (2.42%) CCNP Voice
6 3 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.03%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) SLA
3 2 (1.21%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.21%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.21%) MISRA
3 2 (1.21%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.61%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.61%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 32 (19.39%) Docker
2 29 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.30%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (4.24%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.24%) XenServer
6 6 (3.64%) NFS
6 6 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.03%) Samba
8 3 (1.82%) Firmware
8 3 (1.82%) OpenAM
9 2 (1.21%) Xen
9 2 (1.21%) XenApp
10 1 (0.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 37 (22.42%) Puppet
2 24 (14.55%) Ansible
3 20 (12.12%) Terraform
4 13 (7.88%) Kubernetes
4 13 (7.88%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (6.06%) Packer
6 6 (3.64%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.82%) Salt
8 1 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.61%) Grafana
8 1 (0.61%) Graphite
8 1 (0.61%) Graylog
8 1 (0.61%) Icinga
8 1 (0.61%) Nagios
8 1 (0.61%) SCCM
8 1 (0.61%) SCOM
8 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (22.42%) VMware
2 19 (11.52%) Citrix
3 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.70%) Red Hat
4 12 (7.27%) Google
5 9 (5.45%) MKS
6 7 (4.24%) Cisco
7 6 (3.64%) Hortonworks
8 4 (2.42%) Juniper
9 3 (1.82%) Apple
9 3 (1.82%) IBM
10 2 (1.21%) McAfee
10 2 (1.21%) Siemens
11 1 (0.61%) Adobe
11 1 (0.61%) BT
11 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.61%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.61%) NetApp
11 1 (0.61%) Nokia
11 1 (0.61%) Sophos