Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 13 44
Rank change year-on-year +7 +31 -35
Contract jobs citing Linux 72 56 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 13.19% 11.02% 3.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.61% 59.57% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 34 15
Devon median daily rate £500 £490 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +22.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £375 £306 £325
90th Percentile £563 £585 £417
South West median daily rate £450 £440 £375
% change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -5.01% -8.05% +52.63%

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 115 94 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 21.06% 18.50% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 51 48
Devon median daily rate £495 £425 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.47% +27.82% +10.83%
10th Percentile £290 £163 £150
90th Percentile £563 £575 £400
South West median daily rate £385 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 9
Devon median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +35.29% +17.24%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.95 £13.25
90th Percentile £134.88 £38.75 £22.05
South West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -30.00% +42.86%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 46 £495 +22.98% 4
Plymouth +6 14 £525 -1.18% 16
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 38 (52.78%) Security Cleared
2 35 (48.61%) Java
3 34 (47.22%) Puppet
4 33 (45.83%) SC Cleared
4 33 (45.83%) Git (software)
5 28 (38.89%) Python
5 28 (38.89%) DevOps
6 26 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (34.72%) Shell Script
8 24 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 23 (31.94%) Ansible
9 23 (31.94%) JIRA
10 22 (30.56%) Docker
11 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (27.78%) Ruby
13 19 (26.39%) Groovy
14 18 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (25.00%) Unix
15 17 (23.61%) SQL
16 16 (22.22%) Open Source
16 16 (22.22%) Artifactory
17 15 (20.83%) Elastic Stack
17 15 (20.83%) ITIL
17 15 (20.83%) Nagios
18 13 (18.06%) Relational Database
18 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
19 12 (16.67%) Firewall
19 12 (16.67%) Middleware
19 12 (16.67%) Configuration Management
19 12 (16.67%) XML

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 (11.11%) JBoss
2 7 (9.72%) Confluence
3 3 (4.17%) Apache
4 2 (2.78%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (2.78%) SAS
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.39%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (11.11%) Amazon S3
2 8 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (9.72%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (9.72%) Serverless
4 5 (6.94%) IaaS
4 5 (6.94%) OpenShift
4 5 (6.94%) PaaS
5 2 (2.78%) Office 365
6 1 (1.39%) GitHub
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (6.94%) SMS
3 2 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (1.39%) DHCP
4 1 (1.39%) IPv4
4 1 (1.39%) IPv6
4 1 (1.39%) SSL
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) Relational Database
2 9 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.94%) GIS
4 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.78%) Azkaban
5 2 (2.78%) MySQL
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 24 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 23 (31.94%) JIRA
4 16 (22.22%) Artifactory
5 8 (11.11%) Gradle
5 8 (11.11%) Maven
6 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.39%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Administrator
2 27 (37.50%) Developer
3 26 (36.11%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (18.06%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 10 (13.89%) Unix Administrator
7 9 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 9 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 8 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
8 8 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (9.72%) AWS Developer
9 7 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (9.72%) Java Developer
9 7 (9.72%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (8.33%) Senior Developer
11 5 (6.94%) Linux DevOps Administrator
11 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
12 4 (5.56%) Digital Developer
12 4 (5.56%) Linux Support Engineer
12 4 (5.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (16.67%) Middleware
2 12 (16.67%) XML
3 9 (12.50%) Web Services
4 3 (4.17%) YAML
5 2 (2.78%) Ajax
6 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.39%) CSS
6 1 (1.39%) HATEOAS
6 1 (1.39%) HTML
6 1 (1.39%) JSP
6 1 (1.39%) LAMP
6 1 (1.39%) Laravel
6 1 (1.39%) LDAP
6 1 (1.39%) phpspec
6 1 (1.39%) REST
6 1 (1.39%) Symfony
6 1 (1.39%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
1 6 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
1 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Linked Data
3 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.39%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Unix
2 11 (15.28%) Windows
3 6 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (1.39%) AIX
4 1 (1.39%) CentOS
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) DevOps
2 26 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (22.22%) Open Source
5 15 (20.83%) ITIL
6 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
7 12 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 10 (13.89%) Service Management
9 9 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (9.72%) Coaching
11 7 (9.72%) TDD
12 6 (8.33%) Build Automation
12 6 (8.33%) Data Protection
12 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (8.33%) Project Management
12 6 (8.33%) Server Hardening
13 5 (6.94%) Business Continuity
13 5 (6.94%) Data Modelling
13 5 (6.94%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) Java
2 28 (38.89%) Python
3 25 (34.72%) Shell Script
4 20 (27.78%) Ruby
5 19 (26.39%) Groovy
6 17 (23.61%) SQL
7 8 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.17%) Java 8
9 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.78%) PHP
10 1 (1.39%) Perl
10 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (52.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (45.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (30.56%) Docker
2 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
4 5 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (47.22%) Puppet
2 23 (31.94%) Ansible
3 15 (20.83%) Nagios
4 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (4.17%) Rancher
6 2 (2.78%) Oozie
7 1 (1.39%) Packer
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.39%) SCCM
7 1 (1.39%) SELinux
7 1 (1.39%) Terraform
7 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Red Hat
2 10 (13.89%) VMware
3 6 (8.33%) Oracle
4 5 (6.94%) Remedy
5 4 (5.56%) Talend
6 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.78%) IBM
8 1 (1.39%) Citrix
8 1 (1.39%) Cognos
8 1 (1.39%) Dell
8 1 (1.39%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (1.39%) EMC
8 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow