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 3 months to 22 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 / Somerset
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 22 31
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.17% 5.33% 3.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.49% 26.53% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 5
Median daily rate £424 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.55% -12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £35.00
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 Somerset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43 49 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 20.87% 20.08% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 29
Median daily rate £423 £238 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.89% -5.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £460 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 17
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.66% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 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
Taunton 0 12 £423 -
Yeovil - 5 - - 1
Street - 1 £575 -
Linux
South West

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

1 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Hadoop
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (41.03%) Cloudera
3 16 (41.03%) Ansible
3 16 (41.03%) Docker
3 16 (41.03%) DevOps
3 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
4 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 15 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (35.90%) Apache Hive
5 14 (35.90%) Jenkins
5 14 (35.90%) Windows
5 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
6 13 (33.33%) VMware
7 12 (30.77%) Big Data
7 12 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (28.21%) Firewall
8 11 (28.21%) Red Hat
9 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
9 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
9 10 (25.64%) CentOS
10 9 (23.08%) Scrum
10 9 (23.08%) SQL
10 9 (23.08%) Apache Spark
11 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (20.51%) Open Source
11 8 (20.51%) Java
12 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
12 7 (17.95%) Unix

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 9 (23.08%) Apache Spark
2 7 (17.95%) nginx
3 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (10.26%) Apache Pig
4 4 (10.26%) ArcGIS
5 3 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.56%) Apache
6 1 (2.56%) IIS
6 1 (2.56%) Jetty
6 1 (2.56%) Mongrel
6 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (12.82%) IaaS
3 5 (12.82%) Office 365
4 2 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.56%) GitHub
5 1 (2.56%) Google App Engine
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) DHCP
2 6 (15.38%) DNS
3 5 (12.82%) Extranet
3 5 (12.82%) Intranet
3 5 (12.82%) Kerberos
3 5 (12.82%) LDAP
3 5 (12.82%) Network Security
4 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.56%) FTP
5 1 (2.56%) HTTP
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) IPsec
5 1 (2.56%) SAN
5 1 (2.56%) SSH
5 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) Hadoop
2 14 (35.90%) Apache Hive
3 12 (30.77%) Big Data
4 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
5 7 (17.95%) HBase
5 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (15.38%) MySQL
7 5 (12.82%) GIS
8 4 (10.26%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
10 2 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
10 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
10 2 (5.13%) QGIS
10 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Jenkins
2 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (15.38%) Maven
3 6 (15.38%) Vagrant
4 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.56%) GCC
6 1 (2.56%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Developer
1 8 (20.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Security Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Hadoop Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Java Hadoop Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Security Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Assurance Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Security Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Cloud Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Environment Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (5.13%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Camel
3 2 (5.13%) PostGIS
4 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.56%) boto
4 1 (2.56%) Django
4 1 (2.56%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.56%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) RIA
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) CentOS
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) Unix
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.82%) AIX
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.56%) OpenWrt
7 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) DevOps
3 12 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (23.08%) Scrum
5 8 (20.51%) Open Source
6 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
7 5 (12.82%) Analytics
7 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (12.82%) Information Management
7 5 (12.82%) Migration
7 5 (12.82%) OWASP
7 5 (12.82%) SIEM
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 5 (12.82%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (12.82%) Test Management
7 5 (12.82%) Web Development
8 4 (10.26%) Machine Learning
8 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) Java
4 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
4 5 (12.82%) Dart
4 5 (12.82%) PHP
4 5 (12.82%) Python
5 4 (10.26%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) C++
6 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.13%) Lua
7 1 (2.56%) C
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (12.82%) CISSP
3 5 (12.82%) CLAS
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) JSP 440
2 3 (7.69%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Docker
2 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
3 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.82%) Samba
4 5 (12.82%) Squid
5 4 (10.26%) HDFS
6 1 (2.56%) BusyBox
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
6 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (41.03%) Ansible
2 6 (15.38%) Oozie
3 5 (12.82%) Nagios
3 5 (12.82%) Webmin
3 5 (12.82%) Xymon
4 4 (10.26%) Puppet
5 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Cloudera
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
3 13 (33.33%) VMware
4 11 (28.21%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.82%) Citrix
5 5 (12.82%) Veeam
6 4 (10.26%) ESRI
6 4 (10.26%) IBM
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco
7 3 (7.69%) Sybase
8 2 (5.13%) Google
8 2 (5.13%) Oracle
9 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.56%) Hortonworks
9 1 (2.56%) SAP