Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 20 November 2017 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 > Devon
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 33 13
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 50 17 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 8.71% 3.69% 9.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.82% 24.29% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 39
Devon median daily rate £460 £376 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.26% -20.79% +41.79%
10th Percentile £355 £146 £385
90th Percentile £580 £434 £503
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +87.50% -
South West median hourly rate £41.08 £37.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +9.53% -1.96% +27.50%

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 Devon with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 88 70 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 15.33% 15.18% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 17 73
Devon median daily rate £425 £190 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +123.68% -51.90% +31.67%
10th Percentile £225 £147 £163
90th Percentile £563 £404 £500
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 13
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.23% -21.21% +24.53%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £40.50 £38.75 £23.15
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year +14.75% -16.44% +7.35%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Devon

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Devon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Devon

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Devon over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Devon

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Devon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Devon

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Devon region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +18 35 £475 -
Exeter +1 10 £425 +12.96% 5
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Devon region with a requirement for Linux.

1 33 (66.00%) Java
2 25 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 24 (48.00%) Jenkins
4 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
4 21 (42.00%) JBoss
5 20 (40.00%) Unix
6 18 (36.00%) Tomcat
6 18 (36.00%) WebSphere
7 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
8 16 (32.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 15 (30.00%) DevOps
10 13 (26.00%) DB2
10 13 (26.00%) EJB
10 13 (26.00%) Struts
10 13 (26.00%) XML
10 13 (26.00%) IBM
10 13 (26.00%) Subversion
10 13 (26.00%) Java EE
10 13 (26.00%) CentOS
10 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (22.00%) HTTP
12 10 (20.00%) Middleware
12 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 10 (20.00%) Service Management
12 10 (20.00%) Hibernate
12 10 (20.00%) ITIL
13 9 (18.00%) Apache
13 9 (18.00%) HTML

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 21 (42.00%) JBoss
2 18 (36.00%) Tomcat
2 18 (36.00%) WebSphere
3 9 (18.00%) Apache
4 7 (14.00%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (12.00%) IIS
6 5 (10.00%) Jetty
6 5 (10.00%) Mongrel
6 5 (10.00%) nginx
7 4 (8.00%) Apache Solr
8 3 (6.00%) Apache Pig
8 3 (6.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (10.00%) Google App Engine
2 5 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.00%) GitHub
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) HTTP
2 5 (10.00%) DHCP
2 5 (10.00%) DNS
2 5 (10.00%) FTP
2 5 (10.00%) IPsec
2 5 (10.00%) SSL
2 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.00%) SMS
4 2 (4.00%) LTE
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) DB2
2 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
3 6 (12.00%) Neo4j
3 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.00%) HBase
4 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.00%) Redis
5 2 (4.00%) Big Data
6 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (48.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (26.00%) Subversion
4 5 (10.00%) Travis CI
5 4 (8.00%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.00%) JProfiler
6 1 (2.00%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (2.00%) VisualVM
6 1 (2.00%) YourKit
General
1 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Developer
2 25 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (20.00%) Administrator
4 9 (18.00%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (16.00%) Unix Administrator
6 7 (14.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 7 (14.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 5 (10.00%) DevOps Administrator
8 4 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
9 3 (6.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Python Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
11 1 (2.00%) Oracle Developer
11 1 (2.00%) Senior Software Developer
11 1 (2.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) EJB
1 13 (26.00%) Java EE
1 13 (26.00%) Struts
1 13 (26.00%) XML
2 10 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 10 (20.00%) Middleware
3 9 (18.00%) HTML
3 9 (18.00%) REST
4 8 (16.00%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (14.00%) SOAP
5 7 (14.00%) Spring
5 7 (14.00%) Web Services
6 6 (12.00%) .NET
6 6 (12.00%) Dropwizard
6 6 (12.00%) JAX-RS
7 5 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (10.00%) J2EE
7 5 (10.00%) Servlets
8 4 (8.00%) JPA
8 4 (8.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Freedom of Information
1 6 (12.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) Linked Data
3 1 (2.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Unix
2 13 (26.00%) CentOS
2 13 (26.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (12.00%) Solaris
4 5 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 4 (8.00%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.00%) Windows
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 15 (30.00%) DevOps
5 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 10 (20.00%) ITIL
5 10 (20.00%) Service Management
6 9 (18.00%) Open Source
7 8 (16.00%) TDD
8 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
8 6 (12.00%) Project Management
8 6 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (12.00%) Web Design
9 5 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 4 (8.00%) OWASP
11 3 (6.00%) Front End Development
11 3 (6.00%) Microservices
12 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (66.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.00%) C
6 2 (4.00%) C++
6 2 (4.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.00%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.00%) Go
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Docker
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.00%) Xen
3 4 (8.00%) VirtualBox
4 3 (6.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Puppet
2 3 (6.00%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) IBM
2 5 (10.00%) Google
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.00%) Talend