Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 127 138 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.91% 7.99% 6.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.28% 48.08% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 72 93
Bristol median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £319 £307 £310
90th Percentile £550 £538 £558
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 10
Bristol median hourly rate £38.53 £34.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% -19.05% +147.06%
10th Percentile £35.08 £14.55 £22.30
90th Percentile £45.48 £45.55 £52.28
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -1.16% +27.88%

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 360 287 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.59% 16.61% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 174 266
Bristol median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £133 £159 £215
90th Percentile £514 £525 £522
South West median daily rate £375 £364 £363
% change year-on-year +3.02% +0.41% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 29
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.68% -4.63%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.13 £11.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £43.20
South West median hourly rate £17.88 £17.54 £16.97
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.36% +0.86%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 56 (44.09%) DevOps
2 48 (37.80%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (30.71%) Puppet
4 39 (30.71%) Windows
5 32 (25.20%) Java
6 30 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (23.62%) Ansible
7 28 (22.05%) Jenkins
7 28 (22.05%) VMware
7 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
8 26 (20.47%) SC Cleared
9 25 (19.69%) Software Engineering
10 24 (18.90%) Docker
11 23 (18.11%) Python
12 22 (17.32%) C
12 22 (17.32%) C++
13 21 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (16.54%) Git (software)
14 19 (14.96%) Configuration Management
14 19 (14.96%) Opscode Chef
14 19 (14.96%) Rational DOORS
15 18 (14.17%) Wireshark
16 17 (13.39%) PHP
16 17 (13.39%) UML
16 17 (13.39%) GDB
16 17 (13.39%) Terraform
17 16 (12.60%) Unix
17 16 (12.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (7.09%) JBoss
1 9 (7.09%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.36%) Apache
2 3 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.57%) IIS
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.79%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) Mule
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Simulink
2 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (37.80%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (23.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (10.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.72%) Serverless
6 4 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.36%) Office 365
8 2 (1.57%) GitHub
8 2 (1.57%) IaaS
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) npm
9 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.17%) Wireshark
2 14 (11.02%) Firewall
3 4 (3.15%) SAN
3 4 (3.15%) Wireless
4 3 (2.36%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (2.36%) Junos
4 3 (2.36%) NAS
4 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.57%) DHCP
5 2 (1.57%) DNS
5 2 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.57%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.57%) Network Security
5 2 (1.57%) Skype
5 2 (1.57%) VLAN
6 1 (0.79%) ADSL
6 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.79%) SSL
6 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) MySQL
2 6 (4.72%) MarkLogic
3 4 (3.15%) Apache Hive
3 4 (3.15%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.15%) HBase
4 3 (2.36%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.57%) Big Data
5 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.79%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.79%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (22.05%) Jenkins
2 21 (16.54%) Git (software)
3 19 (14.96%) Rational DOORS
4 17 (13.39%) GDB
5 16 (12.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (11.02%) Selenium
7 10 (7.87%) Ant
7 10 (7.87%) Rational Rhapsody
8 9 (7.09%) Maven
8 9 (7.09%) Travis CI
8 9 (7.09%) Vagrant
9 5 (3.94%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.94%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.94%) JIRA
10 3 (2.36%) GitLab
10 3 (2.36%) PhpStorm
11 2 (1.57%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.57%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.57%) JUnit
11 2 (1.57%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 13 (10.24%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.57%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (33.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (17.32%) Software Engineer
3 18 (14.17%) Developer
4 13 (10.24%) AWS Engineer
5 12 (9.45%) C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Software Test Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) PHP Developer
8 7 (5.51%) AWS DevOps
8 7 (5.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (4.72%) Administrator
9 6 (4.72%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (4.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Java Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) Hadoop Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Platform Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) CSS
1 10 (7.87%) HTML
1 10 (7.87%) JSP
2 9 (7.09%) Struts
3 8 (6.30%) Web Services
4 7 (5.51%) Spring
5 6 (4.72%) React
6 5 (3.94%) Node.js
7 4 (3.15%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.15%) HTML5
7 4 (3.15%) Kafka
7 4 (3.15%) Spring Boot
7 4 (3.15%) XML
8 3 (2.36%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.36%) CSS3
8 3 (2.36%) RESTful
9 2 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (1.57%) jQuery
9 2 (1.57%) JSON
9 2 (1.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Fat Client
1 9 (7.09%) Thin Client
2 6 (4.72%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.15%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.15%) User Experience
5 2 (1.57%) Clustering
5 2 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.57%) Replication
5 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.71%) Windows
2 16 (12.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (12.60%) Unix
3 14 (11.02%) Windows Server
4 11 (8.66%) CentOS
5 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.36%) AIX
7 2 (1.57%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.57%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.09%) DevOps
2 45 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.69%) Software Engineering
4 21 (16.54%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (14.96%) Configuration Management
6 17 (13.39%) UML
7 14 (11.02%) Scrum
8 9 (7.09%) Change Management
8 9 (7.09%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (6.30%) ITIL
9 8 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.51%) SDLC
11 6 (4.72%) Front End Development
11 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.94%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (3.94%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (3.94%) Migration
12 5 (3.94%) Test Automation
13 4 (3.15%) Microservices
13 4 (3.15%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.20%) Java
2 23 (18.11%) Python
3 22 (17.32%) C
3 22 (17.32%) C++
4 17 (13.39%) PHP
5 12 (9.45%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.87%) Bash Shell
6 10 (7.87%) Ruby
7 9 (7.09%) Ada
8 8 (6.30%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.72%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.94%) Korn
10 5 (3.94%) Perl
10 5 (3.94%) SQL
11 4 (3.15%) Scala
12 2 (1.57%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.79%) Groovy
13 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (22.05%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.72%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.57%) CCNA
4 2 (1.57%) CCNP
4 2 (1.57%) CCNP Voice
4 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.79%) CISM
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) MCT
5 1 (0.79%) OSCP
5 1 (0.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) GCP
2 3 (2.36%) QA
3 2 (1.57%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.57%) MISRA
3 2 (1.57%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (18.90%) Docker
2 21 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
4 9 (7.09%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.36%) OpenAM
5 3 (2.36%) XenServer
6 2 (1.57%) Firmware
6 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.57%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.57%) Xen
6 2 (1.57%) XenApp
7 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.79%) IAG
7 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 39 (30.71%) Puppet
2 30 (23.62%) Ansible
3 19 (14.96%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (13.39%) Terraform
5 10 (7.87%) Packer
6 9 (7.09%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.15%) Salt
8 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.57%) SCCM
9 2 (1.57%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.79%) Grafana
10 1 (0.79%) Graphite
10 1 (0.79%) Graylog
10 1 (0.79%) Icinga
10 1 (0.79%) Nagios
10 1 (0.79%) SCOM
10 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (22.05%) VMware
2 15 (11.81%) Citrix
3 11 (8.66%) Google
4 9 (7.09%) MKS
4 9 (7.09%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.94%) Oracle
7 4 (3.15%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.36%) Cisco
8 3 (2.36%) IBM
8 3 (2.36%) Juniper
9 2 (1.57%) McAfee
9 2 (1.57%) Siemens
10 1 (0.79%) Adobe
10 1 (0.79%) CA
10 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.79%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.79%) Informatica
10 1 (0.79%) NetApp
10 1 (0.79%) Sophos