Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 11 31
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 36 61 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 7.27% 12.20% 4.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.43% 47.29% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 19
Somerset median daily rate £620 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.81% +14.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £295 £251 £228
90th Percentile £735 £550 £433
South West median daily rate £475 £475 £413
% change year-on-year - +15.15% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Somerset median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £22.75 £39.44 £46.25
90th Percentile £49.05 £46.23 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -2.44% +9.33%

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 111 129 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 22.42% 25.80% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 81 69
Somerset median daily rate £425 £388 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +64.89% -14.55%
10th Percentile £126 £158 £108
90th Percentile £679 £525 £426
South West median daily rate £414 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 8
Somerset median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +158.06% -8.82%
10th Percentile £19.68 £15.62 £11.95
90th Percentile £45.55 £44.58 £31.78
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £20.00 £17.05
% change year-on-year +110.00% +17.30% +6.56%

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 12 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Somerset over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 December 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
Yeovil +1 16 £650 - 4
Taunton -5 7 £638 +27.50% 3
Bath -15 7 £425 +9.68% 18
Street -3 1 £495 -10.00%
Clevedon - 1 £425 - 1
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 18 (50.00%) SQL
1 18 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (47.22%) ITIL
2 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (41.67%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (41.67%) Oracle
3 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 13 (36.11%) IBM
4 13 (36.11%) Management Information System
5 12 (33.33%) Service Management
5 12 (33.33%) ETL
5 12 (33.33%) XML
5 12 (33.33%) SDLC
6 11 (30.56%) Data Quality
6 11 (30.56%) Data Mapping
6 11 (30.56%) Data Integration
6 11 (30.56%) Incident Management
6 11 (30.56%) V-Model
6 11 (30.56%) Informix
6 11 (30.56%) DB2
6 11 (30.56%) FTP
6 11 (30.56%) XML Schema
6 11 (30.56%) HP
6 11 (30.56%) Citrix
6 11 (30.56%) DataStage
6 11 (30.56%) QualityStage
6 11 (30.56%) Teradata
6 11 (30.56%) Data Management
7 10 (27.78%) Windows
7 10 (27.78%) IBM InfoSphere

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 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
2 3 (8.33%) nginx
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) JBoss
4 1 (2.78%) SilverStripe
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) AWS
2 5 (13.89%) Azure
3 4 (11.11%) Amazon S3
3 4 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (11.11%) Serverless
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (5.56%) GCP
6 1 (2.78%) Google Analytics
6 1 (2.78%) IaaS
6 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) FTP
2 5 (13.89%) DHCP
2 5 (13.89%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.78%) Internet
5 1 (2.78%) Intranet
5 1 (2.78%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (30.56%) DataStage
2 11 (30.56%) DB2
2 11 (30.56%) Informix
2 11 (30.56%) QualityStage
3 10 (27.78%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.56%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (5.56%) MySQL
6 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.78%) Big Data
6 1 (2.78%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) Appium
3 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.56%) Mocha
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) CircleCI
4 1 (2.78%) Gradle
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) REST Assured
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 5 (13.89%) Electronics
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.89%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Avionics
3 1 (2.78%) Military
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) ETL Developer
3 7 (19.44%) DataStage Developer
4 6 (16.67%) DataStage ETL Developer
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Data Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (5.56%) DBA
7 2 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) XML
2 11 (30.56%) XML Schema
3 9 (25.00%) Middleware
4 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.33%) GraphQL
5 3 (8.33%) OAuth
5 3 (8.33%) OAuth2
5 3 (8.33%) OpenID
5 3 (8.33%) RESTful
5 3 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
6 2 (5.56%) HTML
6 2 (5.56%) REST
6 2 (5.56%) SOAP
7 1 (2.78%) CSS3
7 1 (2.78%) Google Maps API
7 1 (2.78%) HTML5
7 1 (2.78%) jQuery
7 1 (2.78%) Kafka
7 1 (2.78%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) AIX
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (47.22%) ITIL
2 12 (33.33%) ETL
2 12 (33.33%) SDLC
2 12 (33.33%) Service Management
3 11 (30.56%) Data Integration
3 11 (30.56%) Data Management
3 11 (30.56%) Data Mapping
3 11 (30.56%) Incident Management
3 11 (30.56%) V-Model
4 10 (27.78%) DevOps
5 9 (25.00%) Logistics
6 7 (19.44%) Migration
7 6 (16.67%) B2B
7 6 (16.67%) Data Migration
8 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (13.89%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (13.89%) Programme Management
9 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
9 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
3 6 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (13.89%) VBScript
5 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 4 (11.11%) Python
6 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.33%) Kotlin
7 2 (5.56%) C
7 2 (5.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.78%) C++
8 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.56%) MCP
4 2 (5.56%) MCSA
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.78%) CISM
5 1 (2.78%) CISSP
5 1 (2.78%) HNC
5 1 (2.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (2.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.78%) MISRA
3 1 (2.78%) NCSC
3 1 (2.78%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (16.67%) Docker
2 5 (13.89%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.78%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Terraform
2 5 (13.89%) vCenter Server
3 4 (11.11%) Kubernetes
4 3 (8.33%) Grafana
4 3 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (8.33%) Prometheus
5 2 (5.56%) Ansible
5 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Oracle
2 13 (36.11%) IBM
3 11 (30.56%) Citrix
3 11 (30.56%) HP
3 11 (30.56%) Teradata
4 8 (22.22%) VMware
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco
5 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.89%) SAP
7 3 (8.33%) McAfee
8 2 (5.56%) Forcepoint
8 2 (5.56%) Intel
8 2 (5.56%) NetApp
8 2 (5.56%) Veritas
9 1 (2.78%) FatWire
9 1 (2.78%) Google