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 3 months to 24 June 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 16 11
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 5.59% 9.19% 10.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 32.59% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 29 29
Median daily rate £463 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.80% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 81 135 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 25.16% 28.18% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 70 101
Median daily rate £210 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.50% -3.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 6
Median hourly rate £17.35 £12.63 £13.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.42% -5.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £13.23 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Gloucestershire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Gloucestershire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Tewkesbury -7 4 - -
Cheltenham -3 3 £345 -23.33% 3
Gloucester -11 2 £508 +18.71% 6
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (51.52%) Python
3 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (42.42%) DV Cleared
5 13 (39.39%) Windows
6 11 (33.33%) C++
6 11 (33.33%) C
7 10 (30.30%) Oracle
7 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (30.30%) Software Engineering
8 9 (27.27%) Embedded C++
8 9 (27.27%) DevOps
9 8 (24.24%) SDLC
9 8 (24.24%) OO
9 8 (24.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (21.21%) Scrum
10 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
10 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
11 6 (18.18%) Open Source
11 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
11 6 (18.18%) Hadoop
11 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 6 (18.18%) Perl
11 6 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
12 5 (15.15%) UML
12 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
12 5 (15.15%) Puppet
12 5 (15.15%) NoSQL

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 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.03%) Captiva
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Documentum
2 1 (3.03%) Drupal
2 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
2 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon S3
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (6.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (6.06%) AWS OpsWorks
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Route 53
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) AMQP
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) SSH
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) Hadoop
3 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
4 4 (12.12%) Big Data
5 3 (9.09%) MySQL
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
6 2 (6.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (6.06%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.12%) Ant
2 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
2 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) Hudson
4 2 (6.06%) Gradle
4 2 (6.06%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) Maven
5 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
1 1 (3.03%) Military
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
1 4 (12.12%) Yocto
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) CSS
2 3 (9.09%) JMS
2 3 (9.09%) STL
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) EJB
3 2 (6.06%) Java EE
3 2 (6.06%) LAMP
3 2 (6.06%) XSLT
4 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) Laravel
4 1 (3.03%) OpenVZ
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) WCF
4 1 (3.03%) XHTML
4 1 (3.03%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Device Driver
1 4 (12.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (9.09%) CentOS
5 2 (6.06%) Debian
5 2 (6.06%) Unix
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (30.30%) Software Engineering
3 9 (27.27%) DevOps
4 8 (24.24%) OO
4 8 (24.24%) SDLC
5 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.18%) Open Source
7 5 (15.15%) UML
8 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.12%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (12.12%) System Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.12%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Python
2 11 (33.33%) C
2 11 (33.33%) C++
3 9 (27.27%) Embedded C++
4 6 (18.18%) Perl
5 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
6 4 (12.12%) Embedded C
6 4 (12.12%) Java
7 3 (9.09%) C#
7 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.06%) PHP
8 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
2 14 (42.42%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) MCPD
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Firmware
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) KVM
2 1 (3.03%) Varnish
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.03%) Ansible
4 1 (3.03%) Grafana
4 1 (3.03%) logstash
4 1 (3.03%) SELinux
4 1 (3.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) EMC
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Isilon
4 1 (3.03%) LANDesk