Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 18 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 > Dorset
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 37 14
Rank change year-on-year +30 -23 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 45 14 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 15.25% 3.13% 9.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.39% 18.92% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 6
Dorset median daily rate £425 £373 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.09% -17.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £301 £311 £293
90th Percentile £490 £415 £488
South West median daily rate £416 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +4.06% -5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 12
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 - £42.46
10th Percentile £37.25 - £33.75
90th Percentile £48.75 - £49.19
South West median hourly rate £41.08 £37.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +9.53% -1.96% +5.52%

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 Dorset with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 97 74 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 32.88% 16.52% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 43 39
Dorset median daily rate £400 £230 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.91% +31.43% -49.09%
10th Percentile £200 £110 £113
90th Percentile £486 £400 £460
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 26
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £13.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.84% -64.99% +124.28%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.75 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £16.46 £45.83
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.72% -12.83% +4.67%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Dorset

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Dorset

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Dorset over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Dorset

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Dorset

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Dorset over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Dorset

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 18 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
Weymouth - 12 £325 - 2
Bournemouth +9 9 £456 +26.74%
Poole - 8 £274 - 3
Dorchester - 1 - -
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Linux.

1 28 (62.22%) Java
2 20 (44.44%) Windows
3 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 17 (37.78%) SQL
4 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
5 16 (35.56%) C++
6 14 (31.11%) OO
6 14 (31.11%) Unix
7 13 (28.89%) Degree
7 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
8 11 (24.44%) NetBeans
8 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
8 11 (24.44%) Eclipse
8 11 (24.44%) Visual Studio
9 10 (22.22%) UML
9 10 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (20.00%) Data Extraction
10 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (17.78%) Multithreading
11 8 (17.78%) Ingres
11 8 (17.78%) C
11 8 (17.78%) Firewall
12 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (15.56%) DevOps
12 7 (15.56%) Docker
13 6 (13.33%) Terraform
13 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
13 6 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (13.33%) Open Source

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.44%) GitHub
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) Firewall
2 6 (13.33%) LAN
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (8.89%) NAS
4 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.67%) PCoIP
4 3 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (4.44%) HTTP
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) 4G
6 1 (2.22%) FTP
6 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
6 1 (2.22%) IPsec
6 1 (2.22%) LDAP
6 1 (2.22%) Network Security
6 1 (2.22%) SSL
6 1 (2.22%) tcpdump
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
6 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Ingres
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Eclipse
1 11 (24.44%) NetBeans
1 11 (24.44%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (6.67%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.22%) VisualVM
3 1 (2.22%) YourKit
General
1 6 (13.33%) Back Office
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Military
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) Software Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (17.78%) C++ Software Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) C++ Software Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Software Developer
6 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Applications Support
7 5 (11.11%) C++/Java Developer
7 5 (11.11%) Java Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Applications Developer
8 4 (8.89%) IT Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) J2EE
2 1 (2.22%) JAX-RS
2 1 (2.22%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.22%) Qt
2 1 (2.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.33%) VAX
3 3 (6.67%) SWIFT
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Unix
3 10 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (13.33%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.67%) VMS
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) OO
2 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
3 10 (22.22%) UML
4 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.00%) Data Extraction
5 8 (17.78%) Multithreading
6 7 (15.56%) DevOps
6 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Open Source
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.67%) Line Management
8 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) Validation
9 2 (4.44%) BDD
9 2 (4.44%) ITIL
9 2 (4.44%) Software Delivery
9 2 (4.44%) System Testing
9 2 (4.44%) TDD
9 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.22%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) Java
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 16 (35.56%) C++
4 8 (17.78%) C
5 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.44%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
3 13 (28.89%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Docker
2 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.22%) Samba
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
1 6 (13.33%) Terraform
2 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.67%) Packer
2 3 (6.67%) WSUS
3 2 (4.44%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) Grafana
4 1 (2.22%) Icinga
4 1 (2.22%) Kibana
4 1 (2.22%) Nagios
4 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Google
1 6 (13.33%) Sun
2 5 (11.11%) Cisco
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) McAfee
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.22%) Dell
6 1 (2.22%) F5
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) NetApp
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Splunk