Period
to 15 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 15 July 2020 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 6 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 +25
Contract jobs citing Linux 41 139 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 13.27% 16.91% 9.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.40% 58.65% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 68 32
Median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £450 £393 £366
90th Percentile £650 £654 £548
South West median daily rate £481 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 4
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.70% +8.82%
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -3.03%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 83 237 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 26.86% 28.83% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 126 76
Median daily rate £500 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +32.14% +35.92%
10th Percentile £121 £198 £188
90th Percentile £650 £575 £556
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 15
Median hourly rate £11.78 £45.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.82% +157.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £10.60 £17.33 £12.11
90th Percentile £13.00 £55.00 £48.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £17.80
% change year-on-year -45.24% +135.96% +1.71%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Gloucestershire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Gloucestershire.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Gloucestershire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Gloucestershire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Gloucestershire.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Gloucestershire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 15 July 2020. 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
Cheltenham +1 26 £650 +30.00% 10
Gloucester -11 5 £475 -7.32% 6
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 31 (75.61%) Security Cleared
2 29 (70.73%) DV Cleared
3 22 (53.66%) CentOS
3 22 (53.66%) Java
3 22 (53.66%) Python
3 22 (53.66%) Red Hat
4 21 (51.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
5 19 (46.34%) Bash Shell
5 19 (46.34%) Docker
6 17 (41.46%) Scrum
6 17 (41.46%) VMware
6 17 (41.46%) Open Source
6 17 (41.46%) Jenkins
6 17 (41.46%) Apache NiFi
7 16 (39.02%) Ansible
7 16 (39.02%) PKI
7 16 (39.02%) Hadoop
7 16 (39.02%) Perl
8 15 (36.59%) Incident Management
8 15 (36.59%) JIRA
8 15 (36.59%) Kafka
8 15 (36.59%) Confluence
8 15 (36.59%) Technical Leadership
9 14 (34.15%) Apache Accumulo
9 14 (34.15%) DevOps
10 13 (31.71%) Bitbucket
10 13 (31.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (31.71%) Windows

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 15 (36.59%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Azure
2 3 (7.32%) AWS
3 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Serverless
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) DNS
1 4 (9.76%) Wireshark
2 3 (7.32%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) DHCP
3 2 (4.88%) IPsec
3 2 (4.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (39.02%) Hadoop
2 14 (34.15%) Apache Accumulo
3 3 (7.32%) Big Data
3 3 (7.32%) MySQL
4 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (41.46%) Jenkins
2 15 (36.59%) JIRA
3 13 (31.71%) Bitbucket
4 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (4.88%) Robot Framework
5 2 (4.88%) TestRail
General
1 13 (31.71%) Aerospace
2 3 (7.32%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Administrator
1 18 (43.90%) Linux Administrator
1 18 (43.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 18 (43.90%) Systems Administrator
2 13 (31.71%) Systems Administration Leader
3 8 (19.51%) Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Java Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.76%) C++ Developer
6 4 (9.76%) C++ Software Developer
6 4 (9.76%) C++/Java Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Architect
8 2 (4.88%) DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) Apache NiFi
2 15 (36.59%) Kafka
3 5 (12.20%) Node.js
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
4 2 (4.88%) REST
4 2 (4.88%) Spring
4 2 (4.88%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) PKI
2 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) CentOS
2 21 (51.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (31.71%) Windows
4 4 (9.76%) Solaris
5 3 (7.32%) Unix
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.44%) Fedora
7 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) Open Source
2 17 (41.46%) Scrum
3 15 (36.59%) Incident Management
3 15 (36.59%) Technical Leadership
4 14 (34.15%) DevOps
5 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.76%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (9.76%) Computer Security
6 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.76%) Memory Management
6 4 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
6 4 (9.76%) UML
7 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.32%) SIEM
7 3 (7.32%) Task Automation
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.32%) V-Model
7 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) Java
1 22 (53.66%) Python
2 19 (46.34%) Bash Shell
3 16 (39.02%) Perl
4 9 (21.95%) C
5 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) PHP
5 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.20%) SQL
6 4 (9.76%) Assembly Language
6 4 (9.76%) C#
6 4 (9.76%) C++
7 2 (4.88%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 31 (75.61%) Security Cleared
2 29 (70.73%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) CCNA
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.88%) MCSE
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.44%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.44%) CISSP
6 1 (2.44%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.44%) GIAC
6 1 (2.44%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (2.44%) MCSD
6 1 (2.44%) MCTS
6 1 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (2.44%) SANS
6 1 (2.44%) SSCP
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
1 19 (46.34%) Docker
2 13 (31.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.76%) vSphere
5 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.44%) NFS
7 1 (2.44%) Samba
7 1 (2.44%) VirtualBox
7 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (39.02%) Ansible
2 3 (7.32%) Nagios
2 3 (7.32%) Puppet
3 2 (4.88%) HP ALM
3 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.88%) OpenView
3 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 2 (4.88%) Terraform
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) WSUS
4 1 (2.44%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.44%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Red Hat
2 17 (41.46%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) HP
3 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
6 1 (2.44%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Hortonworks
6 1 (2.44%) NetApp
6 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.44%) Splunk