Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 23 44
Rank change year-on-year +16 +21 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 60 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.10% 7.32% 2.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.12% 40.24% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 11
Somerset median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £228 £325 £206
90th Percentile £559 £473 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £434 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +15.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Somerset median hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% - -
South West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -9.38% -8.57% +53.51%

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 136 82 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 29.69% 18.18% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 40 60
Somerset median daily rate £375 £360 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -3.42% +33.04%
10th Percentile £152 £163 £180
90th Percentile £540 £475 £439
South West median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.86% - -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 14
Somerset median hourly rate £18.00 £39.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.85% +95.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.80 £13.00 £13.88
90th Percentile £40.90 £47.50 £44.00
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year -8.57% -33.33% +50.00%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018. 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
Taunton +15 28 £481 +20.31% 2
Yeovil +20 5 £490 -
Bath -10 5 £235 -32.86% 9
Street -4 1 - -
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (63.33%) Ansible
3 33 (55.00%) Docker
4 32 (53.33%) Hadoop
5 30 (50.00%) CentOS
5 30 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 27 (45.00%) Git (software)
7 26 (43.33%) Firewall
8 25 (41.67%) Unix
8 25 (41.67%) Security Cleared
8 25 (41.67%) DevOps
9 23 (38.33%) Network Security
10 22 (36.67%) LDAP
10 22 (36.67%) Kerberos
10 22 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 19 (31.67%) Jenkins
13 18 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
13 18 (30.00%) Maven
14 17 (28.33%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (25.00%) Refactoring
15 15 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (23.33%) Vagrant
17 13 (21.67%) Apache Hive
18 11 (18.33%) Big Data
18 11 (18.33%) Apache Spark
18 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
19 10 (16.67%) QA
19 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
20 9 (15.00%) Ubuntu

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 11 (18.33%) Apache Spark
2 7 (11.67%) nginx
3 4 (6.67%) Apache
3 4 (6.67%) Apache Pig
4 3 (5.00%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.67%) CMS
5 1 (1.67%) Drupal
5 1 (1.67%) IIS
5 1 (1.67%) Jetty
5 1 (1.67%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) IaaS
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (5.00%) G Suite
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.67%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.67%) Datadog
5 1 (1.67%) GitHub
5 1 (1.67%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.67%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (43.33%) Firewall
2 23 (38.33%) Network Security
3 22 (36.67%) Kerberos
4 4 (6.67%) DHCP
4 4 (6.67%) DNS
4 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.00%) eduroam
6 1 (1.67%) FTP
6 1 (1.67%) HTTP
6 1 (1.67%) IPsec
6 1 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (53.33%) Hadoop
2 13 (21.67%) Apache Hive
3 11 (18.33%) Big Data
4 4 (6.67%) HBase
5 3 (5.00%) GIS
6 2 (3.33%) MySQL
7 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.67%) QGIS
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (45.00%) Git (software)
2 19 (31.67%) Jenkins
3 18 (30.00%) Maven
3 18 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (23.33%) Vagrant
5 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.67%) Grunt
6 1 (1.67%) JIRA
6 1 (1.67%) Subversion
6 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.67%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (5.00%) Retail
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Developer
2 18 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Python Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Server Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Data Science Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) AWS Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) Hadoop Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) Machine Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) LDAP
2 6 (10.00%) NumPy
2 6 (10.00%) Pandas
2 6 (10.00%) SciPy
3 4 (6.67%) Keras
3 4 (6.67%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) ModSecurity
5 2 (3.33%) CSS
5 2 (3.33%) HTML
5 2 (3.33%) LAMP
6 1 (1.67%) .NET
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) CSS3
6 1 (1.67%) HTML5
6 1 (1.67%) J2EE
6 1 (1.67%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) PostGIS
6 1 (1.67%) Servlets
6 1 (1.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.00%) CentOS
2 25 (41.67%) Unix
3 9 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (15.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (10.00%) Windows
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.33%) DC/OS
6 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (41.67%) DevOps
3 22 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 17 (28.33%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (25.00%) Refactoring
6 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (11.67%) Data Science
7 7 (11.67%) SIEM
7 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.67%) Unit Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Image Processing
8 6 (10.00%) Machine Learning
8 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 5 (8.33%) OWASP
10 4 (6.67%) ITIL
10 4 (6.67%) Migration
11 3 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 3 (5.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) Python
2 7 (11.67%) Bash Shell
2 7 (11.67%) Java
3 6 (10.00%) SQL
4 5 (8.33%) Dart
5 4 (6.67%) Java 8
6 3 (5.00%) Scala
7 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
8 1 (1.67%) C
8 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (5.00%) CISSP
3 3 (5.00%) CLAS
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.00%) JSP 440
2 3 (5.00%) RMADS
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (55.00%) Docker
2 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) HDFS
3 3 (5.00%) Shibboleth
3 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.67%) Ceph
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (63.33%) Ansible
2 4 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.67%) Oozie
2 4 (6.67%) Puppet
2 4 (6.67%) Terraform
3 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.67%) Cloudera
4 6 (10.00%) VMware
5 4 (6.67%) Google
5 4 (6.67%) SAP
6 3 (5.00%) ESRI
6 3 (5.00%) hybris
6 3 (5.00%) Snow
6 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.00%) Sophos
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco