Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 20 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 94 141 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 7.64% 7.58% 5.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.21% 40.75% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 84 56
Median daily rate £400 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £264 £314 £328
90th Percentile £619 £588 £550
South West median daily rate £481 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +0.16% +6.67% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £41.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.08% +11.55%
10th Percentile £28.30 £43.25 £35.82
90th Percentile £53.85 £49.75 £46.75
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%

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 246 346 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.98% 18.60% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 204 170
Median daily rate £339 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.58% +1.97% +11.36%
10th Percentile £140 £125 £139
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -0.46%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.27 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.44 £47.50 £45.35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -38.57% +100.00% -5.41%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Bristol

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Bristol

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Bristol over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Bristol

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Bristol

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in Bristol over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Linux in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 43 (45.74%) Windows
2 28 (29.79%) Security Cleared
3 26 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 26 (27.66%) Java
4 24 (25.53%) AWS
4 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (23.40%) C#
6 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
7 19 (20.21%) C++
7 19 (20.21%) Jenkins
7 19 (20.21%) DevOps
8 17 (18.09%) VMware
9 15 (15.96%) Telecoms
9 15 (15.96%) Firewall
9 15 (15.96%) Scrum
9 15 (15.96%) Web Services
10 14 (14.89%) .NET
10 14 (14.89%) NetBeans
10 14 (14.89%) Git (software)
11 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
11 13 (13.83%) Python
11 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.77%) Eclipse
12 12 (12.77%) Ethernet
12 12 (12.77%) Finance
12 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (11.70%) Mathematics
13 11 (11.70%) Aerospace
13 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
13 11 (11.70%) Ansible

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 (7.45%) IIS
2 5 (5.32%) Apache
2 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.32%) WordPress
3 4 (4.26%) nginx
4 3 (3.19%) CMS
4 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.13%) Drupal
5 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.13%) Jetty
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.06%) Confluence
6 1 (1.06%) JBoss
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.53%) AWS
2 9 (9.57%) Azure
2 9 (9.57%) Serverless
3 7 (7.45%) Amazon S3
3 7 (7.45%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (7.45%) Office 365
4 3 (3.19%) IaaS
5 2 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.13%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (2.13%) PaaS
6 1 (1.06%) AWS CodeBuild
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.96%) Firewall
2 12 (12.77%) Ethernet
3 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
4 10 (10.64%) Wireshark
5 8 (8.51%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (7.45%) GPRS
6 7 (7.45%) GSM
6 7 (7.45%) HSPA
6 7 (7.45%) LTE
6 7 (7.45%) RANAP
6 7 (7.45%) SMS
6 7 (7.45%) UMTS
6 7 (7.45%) Wireless
7 4 (4.26%) SAN
8 2 (2.13%) DNS
8 2 (2.13%) Network Security
9 1 (1.06%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.06%) FCAPS
9 1 (1.06%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) MySQL
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.06%) Big Data
2 1 (1.06%) DB2
2 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.06%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Jenkins
2 14 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.89%) NetBeans
3 12 (12.77%) Eclipse
4 10 (10.64%) Visual Studio
5 8 (8.51%) IBM UrbanCode
6 6 (6.38%) JIRA
7 5 (5.32%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (4.26%) GitLab
9 3 (3.19%) GDB
9 3 (3.19%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (2.13%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.13%) Maven
11 1 (1.06%) Gradle
11 1 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (15.96%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.77%) Finance
3 11 (11.70%) Aerospace
4 10 (10.64%) Military
5 8 (8.51%) Electronics
6 7 (7.45%) Manufacturing
6 7 (7.45%) Marketing
6 7 (7.45%) Public Sector
7 4 (4.26%) Law
8 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (13.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (9.57%) Software Engineer
3 7 (7.45%) Developer
4 6 (6.38%) DevSecOps Engineer
4 6 (6.38%) Security Engineer
4 6 (6.38%) Senior DevOps
4 6 (6.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Consultant
5 5 (5.32%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Administrator
6 4 (4.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.19%) Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (3.19%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.19%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) Web Services
2 14 (14.89%) .NET
3 10 (10.64%) ActiveX
3 10 (10.64%) DirectX
3 10 (10.64%) MFC
3 10 (10.64%) Node.js
3 10 (10.64%) OpenGL
3 10 (10.64%) Qt
4 6 (6.38%) Middleware
5 4 (4.26%) CORBA
6 3 (3.19%) CSS
6 3 (3.19%) CSS3
6 3 (3.19%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (3.19%) HTML
6 3 (3.19%) HTML5
7 2 (2.13%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.13%) Apache Camel
7 2 (2.13%) OOCSS
7 2 (2.13%) Spring Boot
7 2 (2.13%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.45%) Private Cloud
3 5 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.19%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.19%) PKI
6 2 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.06%) Derivative
7 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (45.74%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (9.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.51%) Android
4 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.32%) Unix
5 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (4.26%) CentOS
7 3 (3.19%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.06%) Debian
9 1 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.06%) Solaris
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
3 19 (20.21%) DevOps
4 15 (15.96%) Scrum
5 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (11.70%) Mathematics
7 9 (9.57%) ITIL
7 9 (9.57%) Migration
8 8 (8.51%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.45%) DevSecOps
9 7 (7.45%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (7.45%) Problem Management
9 7 (7.45%) Programme Management
10 6 (6.38%) Cloud Operations
10 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.32%) SOA
11 5 (5.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) Java
2 22 (23.40%) C#
3 19 (20.21%) C++
4 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.83%) Python
5 10 (10.64%) GLSL
5 10 (10.64%) HLSL
6 9 (9.57%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.57%) SQL
7 8 (8.51%) Bash Shell
7 8 (8.51%) Scala
7 8 (8.51%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.19%) C
9 2 (2.13%) PHP
9 2 (2.13%) PHP 5
9 2 (2.13%) PHP 7
9 2 (2.13%) VBA
10 1 (1.06%) Elm
10 1 (1.06%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 28 (29.79%) Security Cleared
2 26 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.64%) Degree
4 5 (5.32%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.06%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.06%) CCDA
6 1 (1.06%) CCIE
6 1 (1.06%) CCIE Collaboration
6 1 (1.06%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (1.06%) CCNP
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.19%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.13%) HL7
2 2 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.06%) IFRS
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.26%) Docker
4 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.06%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.06%) Snort
5 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.06%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.06%) XenApp
5 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) Ansible
2 9 (9.57%) Puppet
2 9 (9.57%) Terraform
3 7 (7.45%) HP ALM
3 7 (7.45%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (7.45%) SCOM
4 6 (6.38%) SCCM
5 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.13%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.13%) Packer
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.06%) Grafana
7 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 17 (18.09%) VMware
2 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.64%) Oracle
4 9 (9.57%) IBM
5 8 (8.51%) Huawei
6 7 (7.45%) AppDynamics
6 7 (7.45%) Dynatrace
6 7 (7.45%) Ericsson
6 7 (7.45%) HP
6 7 (7.45%) SAP
7 4 (4.26%) Cisco
8 3 (3.19%) ArcSight
8 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.13%) Citrix
9 2 (2.13%) Juniper
10 1 (1.06%) BEA
10 1 (1.06%) CommVault
10 1 (1.06%) Dell
10 1 (1.06%) McAfee
10 1 (1.06%) Veritas