Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +15 0 +23
Contract jobs citing Linux 62 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.53% 6.29% 5.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.82% 29.63% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 17
Somerset median daily rate £413 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £230 £315 £300
90th Percentile £543 £613 £500
South West median daily rate £471 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +14.18% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% - -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.79% +9.73% -

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 127 108 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 25.66% 21.22% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 74 47
Somerset median daily rate £388 £266 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.54% -3.18% -26.67%
10th Percentile £147 £110 £147
90th Percentile £523 £490 £493
South West median daily rate £400 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +14.12% +0.14% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 24
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +51.18% -9.29%
10th Percentile £16.56 £13.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.58 £48.75 £32.03
South West median hourly rate £20.97 £18.81 £15.26
% change year-on-year +11.47% +23.28% -15.22%

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 November 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 12 November 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
Bath +18 31 £369 +1.72% 25
Taunton 0 13 £505 +19.53% 2
Yeovil +2 7 - - 10
Street 0 3 £550 -4.35% 1
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.10%) Git (software)
3 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
4 20 (32.26%) Ansible
5 19 (30.65%) Unix
6 17 (27.42%) Red Hat
7 16 (25.81%) CentOS
8 15 (24.19%) Firewall
9 14 (22.58%) Windows
9 14 (22.58%) LDAP
9 14 (22.58%) Kerberos
9 14 (22.58%) Network Security
9 14 (22.58%) OpenLDAP
10 13 (20.97%) Hadoop
11 12 (19.35%) PHP
12 11 (17.74%) MySQL
12 11 (17.74%) Degree
12 11 (17.74%) VMware
12 11 (17.74%) Docker
13 10 (16.13%) NoSQL
13 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
14 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
14 8 (12.90%) C
14 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.90%) Python
14 8 (12.90%) Finance
14 8 (12.90%) AngularJS
14 8 (12.90%) Go
14 8 (12.90%) DevOps
14 8 (12.90%) React

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 (8.06%) WordPress
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.23%) CMS
4 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.61%) Mule
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon S3
2 6 (9.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (4.84%) Route 53
5 2 (3.23%) G Suite
5 2 (3.23%) GitHub
5 2 (3.23%) Office 365
6 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) Firewall
2 14 (22.58%) Kerberos
2 14 (22.58%) Network Security
2 14 (22.58%) OpenLDAP
3 6 (9.68%) LAN
3 6 (9.68%) SAN
3 6 (9.68%) WAN
3 6 (9.68%) WLAN
4 4 (6.45%) Bluetooth
4 4 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.61%) OpenVPN
5 1 (1.61%) SSH
5 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) Hadoop
2 11 (17.74%) MySQL
3 10 (16.13%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.61%) Big Data
7 1 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.61%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 23 (37.10%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.84%) JIRA
3 3 (4.84%) PostCSS
4 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.61%) JMeter
4 1 (1.61%) PhpStorm
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.84%) Electronics
3 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Developer
2 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Full Stack Developer
3 6 (9.68%) PHP Developer
4 5 (8.06%) Active Directory Expert
4 5 (8.06%) Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Subject Matter Expert
5 4 (6.45%) DBA
5 4 (6.45%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (4.84%) Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) LDAP
2 8 (12.90%) AngularJS
2 8 (12.90%) React
3 7 (11.29%) RxJS
4 6 (9.68%) CSS
5 5 (8.06%) Handlebars
5 5 (8.06%) HTML
6 4 (6.45%) CSS3
6 4 (6.45%) HTML5
6 4 (6.45%) JSON
6 4 (6.45%) LAMP
6 4 (6.45%) REST
6 4 (6.45%) Twig
7 3 (4.84%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (3.23%) jQuery
8 2 (3.23%) PostGIS
9 1 (1.61%) Node.js
9 1 (1.61%) RESTful
9 1 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.61%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.84%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.23%) PKI
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
4 2 (3.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Unix
2 16 (25.81%) CentOS
3 14 (22.58%) Windows
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
5 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.84%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.90%) DevOps
2 8 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (11.29%) ITIL
3 7 (11.29%) Migration
3 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
4 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.06%) OO
5 5 (8.06%) OO PHP
5 5 (8.06%) OOP
5 5 (8.06%) Service Management
6 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
6 4 (6.45%) Security Management
7 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.84%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (4.84%) Functional Programming
7 3 (4.84%) Network Design
7 3 (4.84%) Statistics
7 3 (4.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) PHP
2 8 (12.90%) C
2 8 (12.90%) Go
2 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
2 8 (12.90%) Python
3 6 (9.68%) C++
3 6 (9.68%) SQL
4 4 (6.45%) Embedded C++
4 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.84%) Embedded C
5 3 (4.84%) ES6
5 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.23%) Java
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
6 2 (3.23%) R
7 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
2 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) SEPA
2 1 (1.61%) TARGET2
System Software
1 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.74%) Docker
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (32.26%) Ansible
2 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (6.45%) Puppet
2 4 (6.45%) Terraform
3 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.23%) Cacti
4 2 (3.23%) Grafana
4 2 (3.23%) Nagios
5 1 (1.61%) Oozie
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Red Hat
2 11 (17.74%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle
6 3 (4.84%) SAP
7 1 (1.61%) Google
7 1 (1.61%) hybris
7 1 (1.61%) Juniper