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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 32 9
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23  
Contract jobs citing Linux 24 2 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 8.99% 1.05% 11.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 7.14% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 11
Median daily rate £550 £333 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.26% +20.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £287 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £379 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 40 28 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 14.98% 14.66% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 30
Median daily rate £531 £188 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +183.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £120 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £390 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.12% +62.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth - 15 £550 - 1
Exeter -3 9 £135 -50.90% 4
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 25 (51.02%) ITIL
2 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 19 (38.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (36.73%) Red Hat
5 17 (34.69%) IBM
5 17 (34.69%) IIS
5 17 (34.69%) WebSphere
6 16 (32.65%) Java
7 15 (30.61%) DevOps
8 14 (28.57%) Oracle
8 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 14 (28.57%) JBoss
9 13 (26.53%) Unix
9 13 (26.53%) HTTP
9 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
10 12 (24.49%) Configuration Management
10 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
10 12 (24.49%) Open Source
10 12 (24.49%) Puppet
11 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
11 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
11 11 (22.45%) Perl
11 11 (22.45%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (20.41%) Domain Models
12 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database
12 10 (20.41%) Ant
12 10 (20.41%) VBScript
12 10 (20.41%) AIX
12 10 (20.41%) Kerberos
12 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure

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 17 (34.69%) IIS
1 17 (34.69%) WebSphere
2 14 (28.57%) JBoss
3 10 (20.41%) GlassFish
4 7 (14.29%) Apache
4 7 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 6 (12.24%) Jetty
5 6 (12.24%) Mongrel
5 6 (12.24%) nginx
6 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.24%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (10.20%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (10.20%) Google App Engine
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) HTTP
2 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
3 10 (20.41%) Kerberos
4 6 (12.24%) SSL
5 5 (10.20%) DHCP
5 5 (10.20%) DNS
5 5 (10.20%) FTP
5 5 (10.20%) IPsec
6 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) WAN
7 1 (2.04%) Firewall
7 1 (2.04%) VoIP
7 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database
3 8 (16.33%) MongoDB
4 7 (14.29%) Neo4j
5 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
6 5 (10.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
2 10 (20.41%) Ant
2 10 (20.41%) Subversion
3 6 (12.24%) Travis CI
4 5 (10.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.20%) Gradle
General
1 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Applications Support
1 8 (16.33%) Developer
1 8 (16.33%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Administrator
2 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 7 (14.29%) Linux Support
2 7 (14.29%) Linux Support Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Senior Linux Support
4 5 (10.20%) Senior Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) J2EE
2 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) Dropwizard
2 7 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 7 (14.29%) JAX-RS
2 7 (14.29%) REST
3 6 (12.24%) Middleware
3 6 (12.24%) Servlets
4 5 (10.20%) Grails
4 5 (10.20%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (10.20%) Spring
4 5 (10.20%) XML
5 4 (8.16%) MFC
5 4 (8.16%) Qt
6 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (26.53%) Unix
3 10 (20.41%) AIX
4 8 (16.33%) Windows
5 7 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.04%) Solaris
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) ITIL
2 15 (30.61%) DevOps
3 12 (24.49%) Configuration Management
3 12 (24.49%) Open Source
4 11 (22.45%) Customer Requirements
5 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.41%) Domain Models
6 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.24%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (10.20%) Migration
8 5 (10.20%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.20%) Service Management
8 5 (10.20%) Web Design
9 4 (8.16%) Multithreading
9 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.16%) Validation
10 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
10 1 (2.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) Perl
3 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
3 10 (20.41%) VBScript
4 7 (14.29%) SQL
5 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.20%) C++
6 5 (10.20%) Groovy
7 4 (8.16%) C
8 3 (6.12%) Python
9 2 (4.08%) C#
10 1 (2.04%) Ruby
10 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CISSP
5 1 (2.04%) SANS
5 1 (2.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.08%) ISO 14001
2 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.24%) Docker
3 5 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (10.20%) Xen
4 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) Puppet
2 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) Nessus
3 1 (2.04%) Nexpose
3 1 (2.04%) Nmap
3 1 (2.04%) QRadar
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) Red Hat
3 17 (34.69%) IBM
4 14 (28.57%) Oracle
5 10 (20.41%) VMware
6 6 (12.24%) Google
7 5 (10.20%) Remedy
8 3 (6.12%) Citrix
8 3 (6.12%) Sophos
9 1 (2.04%) Apple
9 1 (2.04%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.04%) Intel
9 1 (2.04%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.04%) Mercator
9 1 (2.04%) NetWitness
9 1 (2.04%) Qualys
9 1 (2.04%) Snow
9 1 (2.04%) Splunk