Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 22 January 2019 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 > Somerset
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 12 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17 +23
Contract jobs citing Linux 65 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.86% 10.17% 5.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 38.21% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 14
Somerset median daily rate £401 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.41% +12.12% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £343
90th Percentile £550 £558 £471
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 - £45.00
10th Percentile £39.44 - £41.63
90th Percentile £46.23 - £47.50
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £41.15 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.51% -7.14%

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 Somerset with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 130 123 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 27.72% 26.62% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 84 46
Somerset median daily rate £394 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.15% +16.07% -24.32%
10th Percentile £200 £116 £143
90th Percentile £538 £540 £469
South West median daily rate £405 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 26
Somerset median hourly rate £40.50 £13.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.54% -53.57% +62.32%
10th Percentile £15.94 £11.60 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.66 £23.90 £45.63
South West median hourly rate £33.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +91.43% +2.94% -13.92%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Somerset

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Somerset

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Somerset over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Somerset

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Somerset

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Bath +18 36 £388 +31.36% 24
Taunton -12 12 £500 +5.26% 3
Yeovil -1 6 - - 4
Street -2 4 £550 -
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Linux.

1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.85%) Git (software)
3 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
4 20 (30.77%) Unix
4 20 (30.77%) Ansible
5 17 (26.15%) Red Hat
6 16 (24.62%) Degree
6 16 (24.62%) Docker
6 16 (24.62%) CentOS
7 14 (21.54%) OpenLDAP
7 14 (21.54%) Network Security
7 14 (21.54%) Finance
7 14 (21.54%) Firewall
7 14 (21.54%) Python
7 14 (21.54%) LDAP
7 14 (21.54%) Kerberos
8 13 (20.00%) Windows
8 13 (20.00%) C
8 13 (20.00%) C++
8 13 (20.00%) Go
9 12 (18.46%) Hadoop
9 12 (18.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (18.46%) MySQL
9 12 (18.46%) Computer Science
10 11 (16.92%) DevOps
11 10 (15.38%) NoSQL
11 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
11 10 (15.38%) VMware
11 10 (15.38%) SQL
11 10 (15.38%) Bluetooth

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (6.15%) Apache
1 4 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.08%) CMS
3 2 (3.08%) WordPress
4 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.54%) Mule
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Magento
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.77%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (10.77%) Amazon S3
2 7 (10.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (4.62%) Route 53
5 2 (3.08%) G Suite
5 2 (3.08%) Office 365
6 1 (1.54%) GitHub
6 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.54%) Firewall
1 14 (21.54%) Kerberos
1 14 (21.54%) Network Security
1 14 (21.54%) OpenLDAP
2 10 (15.38%) Bluetooth
2 10 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (10.77%) LAN
3 7 (10.77%) SAN
3 7 (10.77%) WAN
3 7 (10.77%) WLAN
4 1 (1.54%) 802.15
4 1 (1.54%) OpenVPN
4 1 (1.54%) SSH
4 1 (1.54%) VPN
4 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) Hadoop
1 12 (18.46%) MySQL
2 10 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.08%) MariaDB
4 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
5 1 (1.54%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.15%) JIRA
4 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.08%) PhpStorm
4 2 (3.08%) PostCSS
5 1 (1.54%) JMeter
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.62%) Electronics
3 3 (4.62%) Marketing
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Developer
2 12 (18.46%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Embedded Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Active Directory Expert
7 5 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) PHP Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Python Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Subject Matter Expert
8 4 (6.15%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) DBA
8 4 (6.15%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) LDAP
2 7 (10.77%) REST
3 6 (9.23%) JSON
4 5 (7.69%) CSS
5 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.15%) React
6 3 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (4.62%) HTML
6 3 (4.62%) jQuery
6 3 (4.62%) LAMP
6 3 (4.62%) RxJS
7 2 (3.08%) CSS3
7 2 (3.08%) Handlebars
7 2 (3.08%) HTML5
7 2 (3.08%) PostGIS
7 2 (3.08%) RESTful
7 2 (3.08%) Spring
7 2 (3.08%) Twig
7 2 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.08%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Device Driver
2 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) PKI
3 2 (3.08%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.54%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.54%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) Unix
2 16 (24.62%) CentOS
3 13 (20.00%) Windows
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server
5 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (9.23%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) Computer Science
3 11 (16.92%) DevOps
4 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (13.85%) Security Management
6 7 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.77%) Migration
7 6 (9.23%) ITIL
8 4 (6.15%) High Availability
8 4 (6.15%) OO
8 4 (6.15%) OO PHP
8 4 (6.15%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.15%) Service Management
9 3 (4.62%) Auto-Scaling
9 3 (4.62%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (4.62%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (4.62%) Network Design
9 3 (4.62%) Performance Testing
9 3 (4.62%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) Python
2 13 (20.00%) C
2 13 (20.00%) C++
2 13 (20.00%) Go
3 10 (15.38%) SQL
4 9 (13.85%) Embedded C++
5 7 (10.77%) Java
5 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.77%) PHP
6 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.08%) ES6
8 2 (3.08%) Java 8
8 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.54%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Degree
2 12 (18.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.54%) SEPA
2 1 (1.54%) TARGET2
System Software
1 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (24.62%) Docker
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (30.77%) Ansible
2 4 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (6.15%) Terraform
3 2 (3.08%) Cacti
3 2 (3.08%) Grafana
3 2 (3.08%) Nagios
3 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Red Hat
2 10 (15.38%) VMware
3 9 (13.85%) Cisco
4 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.69%) Oracle
6 3 (4.62%) SAP
7 2 (3.08%) Juniper
8 1 (1.54%) Google
8 1 (1.54%) hybris