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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 31 10 21
Rank change year-on-year -21 +11  
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 55 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.57% 12.20% 9.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.05% 40.15% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 27 28
Median daily rate £475 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -1.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.05 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.51% -0.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £33.00 £44.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £44.67 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 88 137 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 26.83% 30.38% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 68 83
Median daily rate £140 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.83% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -38.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.10 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Tewkesbury +1 3 - -
Cheltenham -8 1 £425 -10.52% 6
Gloucester -10 1 £450 +16.12% 3
Cirencester - 1 £320 - 2
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) Python
2 27 (49.09%) Security Cleared
3 24 (43.64%) Scrum
4 22 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 19 (34.55%) Windows
6 18 (32.73%) Oracle
6 18 (32.73%) Software Engineering
7 17 (30.91%) DevOps
8 16 (29.09%) C
8 16 (29.09%) Java
9 15 (27.27%) Perl
9 15 (27.27%) C++
10 13 (23.64%) SQL
11 12 (21.82%) Cucumber
11 12 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 10 (18.18%) MySQL
13 10 (18.18%) Embedded C++
13 10 (18.18%) Validation
13 10 (18.18%) Integration Testing
13 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
13 10 (18.18%) SDLC
14 9 (16.36%) Defect Tracking
14 9 (16.36%) Selenium
14 9 (16.36%) Risk Analysis
14 9 (16.36%) System Testing
14 9 (16.36%) Kanban
14 9 (16.36%) V-Model

Linux
Top Related 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 4 (7.27%) Confluence
1 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) Mule
3 2 (3.64%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.82%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.82%) Captiva
4 1 (1.82%) Documentum
4 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.82%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.82%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) SSH
2 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) DHCP
3 1 (1.82%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) RS-485
3 1 (1.82%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.18%) MySQL
3 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (7.27%) Big Data
4 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) Cucumber
2 9 (16.36%) Selenium
3 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.73%) JIRA
4 6 (10.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (7.27%) Bitbucket
5 4 (7.27%) Eclipse
5 4 (7.27%) JUnit
6 3 (5.45%) Ant
6 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.45%) Hudson
6 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.45%) Zephyr
7 2 (3.64%) Gradle
7 2 (3.64%) Maven
8 1 (1.82%) CMake
8 1 (1.82%) EasyMock
8 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.09%) Electronics
2 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 5 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Administrator
5 8 (14.55%) DBA
5 8 (14.55%) Java Developer
6 7 (12.73%) Software Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL DBA
7 5 (9.09%) SQL DBA
8 4 (7.27%) MySQL DBA
9 3 (5.45%) C++ Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Consultant
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) XML
2 6 (10.91%) SOAP
3 5 (9.09%) REST
3 5 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (5.45%) CSS
4 3 (5.45%) EJB
4 3 (5.45%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.45%) HTML
4 3 (5.45%) Java EE
4 3 (5.45%) Spring
4 3 (5.45%) XSLT
5 2 (3.64%) .NET
5 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.64%) JMS
5 2 (3.64%) JSON
5 2 (3.64%) Middleware
6 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.82%) Laravel
6 1 (1.82%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Replication
2 4 (7.27%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.82%) Verilog
4 1 (1.82%) VHDL
4 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.27%) CentOS
3 4 (7.27%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (7.27%) Unix
4 2 (3.64%) AIX
4 2 (3.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.82%) Debian
5 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (43.64%) Scrum
3 18 (32.73%) Software Engineering
4 17 (30.91%) DevOps
5 12 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 10 (18.18%) SDLC
7 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Validation
8 9 (16.36%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (16.36%) Kanban
8 9 (16.36%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (16.36%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (16.36%) System Testing
8 9 (16.36%) V-Model
8 9 (16.36%) Waterfall
9 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (14.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) Python
2 16 (29.09%) C
2 16 (29.09%) Java
3 15 (27.27%) C++
3 15 (27.27%) Perl
4 13 (23.64%) SQL
5 10 (18.18%) Embedded C++
6 6 (10.91%) Ruby
7 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.27%) Embedded C
9 3 (5.45%) C#
9 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.64%) PHP
10 2 (3.64%) Scala
10 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.82%) Groovy
11 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) Security Cleared
2 22 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) ISEB
3 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Docker
2 5 (9.09%) Firmware
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Ansible
1 1 (1.82%) CloudHub
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
1 1 (1.82%) SELinux
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 5 (9.09%) SAP
3 4 (7.27%) HP
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.82%) Altera
5 1 (1.82%) Apple
5 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.82%) EMC
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Renesas
5 1 (1.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Xilinx