The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Exeter 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
Devon / Exeter
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 16 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4  
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 5.81% 1.33% 11.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.94% 12.50% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £135 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.90% -21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
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 Exeter with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Exeter
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17 8 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 10.97% 10.67% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £175 £120 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -61.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £285 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £11.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.12% +112.57%  
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 Exeter

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Exeter 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 Exeter

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Exeter

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Exeter

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 Exeter region with a requirement for Linux.

1 20 (68.97%) ITIL
2 18 (62.07%) Red Hat
3 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 14 (48.28%) Oracle
3 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
4 13 (44.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (37.93%) Customer Requirements
5 11 (37.93%) Perl
5 11 (37.93%) IIS
6 10 (34.48%) Unix
6 10 (34.48%) Ant
6 10 (34.48%) VBScript
6 10 (34.48%) AIX
6 10 (34.48%) Kerberos
6 10 (34.48%) IBM
6 10 (34.48%) Subversion
6 10 (34.48%) WebSphere
6 10 (34.48%) GlassFish
6 10 (34.48%) Domain Models
6 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
6 10 (34.48%) Oracle Database
7 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
7 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
8 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
8 7 (24.14%) HTTP
8 7 (24.14%) Mac OS X
8 7 (24.14%) HTML
8 7 (24.14%) Java
8 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
8 7 (24.14%) REST

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Exeter 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 11 (37.93%) IIS
2 10 (34.48%) GlassFish
2 10 (34.48%) WebSphere
3 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) Kerberos
2 7 (24.14%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) Oracle Database
3 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
3 7 (24.14%) Neo4j
4 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Ant
1 10 (34.48%) Subversion
2 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.24%) Gradle
2 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Applications Support
2 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Linux Support
2 7 (24.14%) Linux Support Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Linux Support
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) IT Support
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Dropwizard
1 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
1 7 (24.14%) JAX-RS
1 7 (24.14%) REST
2 5 (17.24%) Grails
2 5 (17.24%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (17.24%) Spring
2 5 (17.24%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (34.48%) AIX
2 10 (34.48%) Unix
3 7 (24.14%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.90%) Windows
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) Customer Requirements
3 10 (34.48%) Domain Models
4 6 (20.69%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
5 5 (17.24%) Migration
5 5 (17.24%) Open Source
5 5 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
5 5 (17.24%) Web Design
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Perl
2 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
2 10 (34.48%) VBScript
3 7 (24.14%) Java
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) Groovy
5 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (3.45%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO 14001
1 2 (6.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
1 5 (17.24%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Red Hat
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) IBM
4 5 (17.24%) Remedy
4 5 (17.24%) VMware
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) Sophos
6 1 (3.45%) Google