Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 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 > Devon
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 16 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 +28 -31
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 48 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 4.94% 8.63% 2.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.05% 57.14% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 6
Devon median daily rate £379 £447 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.20% +19.20% -21.05%
10th Percentile £269 £351 £146
90th Percentile £473 £499 £476
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Devon median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% -6.67% +92.31%
10th Percentile £33.75 £35.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £35.25 £41.10 £38.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.79% +9.73% -

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 82 84 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 17.60% 15.11% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 18
Devon median daily rate £303 £425 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.82% +117.95% -48.00%
10th Percentile £114 £226 £134
90th Percentile £438 £490 £437
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +11.43% -4.11% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 18
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £28.75 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.78% +83.38% -12.90%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.73 £10.39
90th Percentile £31.40 £40.60 £39.80
South West median hourly rate £29.25 £19.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +51.95% +22.22% -10.00%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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
Exeter -4 14 £375 -11.76% 8
Plymouth -7 5 £289 -35.83% 14
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Devon region with a requirement for Linux.

1 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (34.78%) Apache
4 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
5 6 (26.09%) Windows
5 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
6 5 (21.74%) Python
6 5 (21.74%) Unix
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) VPN
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) HP
6 5 (21.74%) Nagios
6 5 (21.74%) Kubernetes
6 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
6 5 (21.74%) vSphere
6 5 (21.74%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (17.39%) jetNEXUS
7 4 (17.39%) nginx
7 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server

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 8 (34.78%) Apache
2 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
3 4 (17.39%) IIS
3 4 (17.39%) nginx
3 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
4 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (4.35%) JBoss
5 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
1 5 (21.74%) VPN
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) IPsec
2 4 (17.39%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) OpenVPN
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) LDAP
1 2 (8.70%) Vue.js
2 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) LPAR
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
1 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Unix
3 4 (17.39%) SUSE
4 3 (13.04%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
1 4 (17.39%) Security Management
1 4 (17.39%) Service Management
1 4 (17.39%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) Security Auditing
2 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Signal Processing
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) C
2 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
2 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) RHCE
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) JSP 440
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (21.74%) vSphere
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (4.35%) Docker
7 1 (4.35%) Firmware
7 1 (4.35%) OpenAM
7 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Kubernetes
1 5 (21.74%) Nagios
2 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.04%) systemd
3 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
3 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Ansible
5 1 (4.35%) Icinga
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.35%) Puppet
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM
5 1 (4.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) HP
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
4 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
4 4 (17.39%) jetNEXUS
5 3 (13.04%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) Splunk
7 1 (4.35%) Capita
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) McAfee
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Sophos