Period
to 22 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 18 28
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 186 160 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.71% 8.12% 5.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.71% 41.88% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 106 62
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £306 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £625
South West median daily rate £475 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +14.80% +3.44% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 12
Bristol median hourly rate £42.00 £34.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +38.78% -28.47%
10th Percentile £35.08 £22.85 £22.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £43.93
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.08 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.62% +9.53% -1.96%

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 416 382 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.48% 19.38% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 233 236
Bristol median daily rate £390 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.56% -3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £130 £146 £150
90th Percentile £525 £510 £559
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 32
Bristol median hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.70% -12.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £14.22 £11.75 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.85 £43.75 £43.93
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +34.29% +14.68% -17.51%

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 November 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 November 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 63 (33.87%) Windows
2 62 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (30.11%) DevOps
4 54 (29.03%) Docker
4 54 (29.03%) Git (software)
5 51 (27.42%) Amazon AWS
6 49 (26.34%) Java
7 42 (22.58%) Jenkins
8 40 (21.51%) Python
8 40 (21.51%) Security Cleared
9 37 (19.89%) SC Cleared
10 32 (17.20%) Windows Server
11 30 (16.13%) Puppet
12 28 (15.05%) Test Automation
13 27 (14.52%) Kubernetes
14 26 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (13.98%) Red Hat
14 26 (13.98%) MySQL
14 26 (13.98%) Unix
15 25 (13.44%) VMware
15 25 (13.44%) PowerShell
15 25 (13.44%) Bash Shell
16 24 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (12.90%) JavaScript
17 23 (12.37%) Migration
18 22 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (11.83%) Firewall
18 22 (11.83%) CentOS
18 22 (11.83%) Ansible
19 21 (11.29%) Configuration Management

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 11 (5.91%) Confluence
2 8 (4.30%) Apache
3 5 (2.69%) JBoss
3 5 (2.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.08%) IIS
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.54%) CMS
6 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.54%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.54%) nginx
6 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.54%) Houdini
2 1 (0.54%) Maya
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) NUKE
2 1 (0.54%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (27.42%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (4.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.76%) Office 365
6 5 (2.69%) IaaS
6 5 (2.69%) npm
7 4 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.15%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.61%) Datadog
8 3 (1.61%) PaaS
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.08%) GitHub
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.83%) Firewall
2 11 (5.91%) HTTP
3 10 (5.38%) LAN
3 10 (5.38%) VPN
3 10 (5.38%) WAN
3 10 (5.38%) Wireshark
4 9 (4.84%) DNS
5 6 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.15%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.15%) PABX
7 3 (1.61%) SAN
7 3 (1.61%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.08%) BGP
8 2 (1.08%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.08%) Internet
8 2 (1.08%) MPLS
8 2 (1.08%) Network Security
8 2 (1.08%) OSPF
8 2 (1.08%) SSH
8 2 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.98%) MySQL
2 12 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.91%) MariaDB
4 8 (4.30%) MarkLogic
5 7 (3.76%) Big Data
5 7 (3.76%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.23%) HBase
6 6 (3.23%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.69%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.15%) GIS
8 4 (2.15%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 42 (22.58%) Jenkins
3 19 (10.22%) JIRA
4 16 (8.60%) Selenium
5 15 (8.06%) Subversion
6 14 (7.53%) Cucumber
7 13 (6.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (6.99%) Maven
8 11 (5.91%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (5.38%) Hudson
9 10 (5.38%) JUnit
10 9 (4.84%) GDB
11 7 (3.76%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.15%) Ant
12 4 (2.15%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.15%) Rational Rhapsody
12 4 (2.15%) Travis CI
12 4 (2.15%) Vagrant
13 3 (1.61%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (9.68%) Finance
2 5 (2.69%) Banking
3 4 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.61%) Games
4 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.08%) Automotive
5 2 (1.08%) Electronics
5 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (23.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (19.35%) Developer
3 16 (8.60%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (7.53%) Administrator
4 14 (7.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 14 (7.53%) AWS Engineer
4 14 (7.53%) Software Engineer
5 12 (6.45%) Analyst
5 12 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 12 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.91%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.38%) Scala Developer
8 9 (4.84%) PHP Developer
9 8 (4.30%) Test Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Agile Developer
10 7 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.22%) React
2 17 (9.14%) RESTful
2 17 (9.14%) Spring
3 14 (7.53%) CSS
4 13 (6.99%) Gherkin
5 11 (5.91%) JSON
6 10 (5.38%) HTML
6 10 (5.38%) REST
6 10 (5.38%) Web Services
7 9 (4.84%) Node.js
7 9 (4.84%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (4.30%) Django
8 8 (4.30%) Guice
8 8 (4.30%) LAMP
8 8 (4.30%) Play Framework
8 8 (4.30%) Spring MVC
8 8 (4.30%) XML
9 6 (3.23%) Kafka
9 6 (3.23%) Spring Boot
10 5 (2.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.22%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (5.38%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.76%) User Experience
5 5 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.15%) Animation
6 4 (2.15%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.15%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.15%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.54%) Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.54%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (33.87%) Windows
2 32 (17.20%) Windows Server
3 26 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (13.98%) Unix
4 22 (11.83%) CentOS
5 10 (5.38%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.23%) Debian
7 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.69%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.15%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.08%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.08%) VMS
11 1 (0.54%) AIX
11 1 (0.54%) Android
11 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.54%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.54%) Solaris
11 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (30.11%) DevOps
3 28 (15.05%) Test Automation
4 23 (12.37%) Migration
5 22 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (11.29%) Configuration Management
6 21 (11.29%) Scrum
6 21 (11.29%) Software Engineering
7 19 (10.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 15 (8.06%) Microservices
8 15 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (7.53%) ITIL
10 12 (6.45%) Front End Development
11 11 (5.91%) API Testing
11 11 (5.91%) SDET
11 11 (5.91%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.91%) TDD
12 10 (5.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (5.38%) Kanban
12 10 (5.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 49 (26.34%) Java
2 40 (21.51%) Python
3 25 (13.44%) Bash Shell
3 25 (13.44%) PowerShell
4 24 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.68%) C
6 17 (9.14%) Ruby
7 16 (8.60%) C++
7 16 (8.60%) Scala
8 15 (8.06%) PHP
9 12 (6.45%) SQL
10 9 (4.84%) Perl
11 8 (4.30%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.23%) Ada
13 2 (1.08%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.54%) C#
14 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.54%) Fortran
14 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (21.51%) Security Cleared
2 37 (19.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.23%) CCNA
4 6 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.69%) CCNP
6 4 (2.15%) CCNP Voice
6 4 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) Degree
7 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.54%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.61%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.54%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.54%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.54%) MISRA
3 1 (0.54%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 54 (29.03%) Docker
2 21 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.68%) Active Directory
4 11 (5.91%) NFS
5 10 (5.38%) Samba
6 7 (3.76%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.23%) XenServer
8 5 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.61%) Firmware
10 2 (1.08%) KVM
11 1 (0.54%) iptables
Systems Management
1 30 (16.13%) Puppet
2 27 (14.52%) Kubernetes
3 22 (11.83%) Ansible
4 18 (9.68%) Terraform
5 14 (7.53%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.23%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.69%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (2.69%) Packer
8 3 (1.61%) Nagios
9 2 (1.08%) Grafana
9 2 (1.08%) Icinga
10 1 (0.54%) Salt
10 1 (0.54%) SELinux
10 1 (0.54%) Suricata
Vendors
1 26 (13.98%) Red Hat
2 25 (13.44%) VMware
3 17 (9.14%) Google
4 15 (8.06%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.91%) Cisco
6 10 (5.38%) Citrix
7 5 (2.69%) Hortonworks
8 4 (2.15%) Juniper
8 4 (2.15%) MKS
9 3 (1.61%) Apple
9 3 (1.61%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle
10 2 (1.08%) SAP
10 2 (1.08%) Siemens
11 1 (0.54%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.54%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.54%) Intel
11 1 (0.54%) McAfee
11 1 (0.54%) Nokia
11 1 (0.54%) Sophos