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 3 months to 30 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 / Dorset
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 8 28
Rank change year-on-year -12 +20  
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.15% 9.21% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 37.29% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 1
Median daily rate £325 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +25.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
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 Dorset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 15 59 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 16.13% 24.69% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 35 28
Median daily rate £150 £300 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +16.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £155 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 16
Median hourly rate £10.75 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.40% +31.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 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 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
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 3 months to 30 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
Bournemouth 0 1 - -
Poole -5 1 £325 -27.77% 3
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Linux.

1 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Gradle
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Docker
3 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (28.57%) Web Design
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Grails
3 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (28.57%) Groovy
3 2 (28.57%) Java

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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) IPv6
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Gradle
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) NetBackup Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SOC Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Software Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) Grails
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) React
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (28.57%) Web Design
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Groovy
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) arcserve
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) LogRhythm
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas
2 1 (14.29%) VMware