Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 27 48
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 28 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.53% 4.84% 4.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.92% 20.56% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 15
Somerset median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £310 £328 £260
90th Percentile £613 £506 £511
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Somerset median hourly rate £47.50 - £43.43
South West median hourly rate £41.08 £37.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +9.53% -1.96% +27.50%

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 104 107 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.55% 23.52% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 96
Somerset median daily rate £238 £275 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% -26.17% +30.13%
10th Percentile £110 £147 £243
90th Percentile £513 £493 £400
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 24
Somerset median hourly rate £23.00 £15.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.88% -9.29% -4.11%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.73 £9.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £32.03 £38.95
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year +14.75% -16.44% +7.35%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +5 10 £400 +4.23%
Bath -10 9 £363 -3.33% 7
Yeovil - 3 - -
Street -1 2 £575 +27.78%
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Ansible
2 13 (46.43%) Docker
3 12 (42.86%) CentOS
4 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
4 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
5 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 10 (35.71%) Maven
5 10 (35.71%) Java
5 10 (35.71%) Python
6 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
6 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
6 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
6 9 (32.14%) Hadoop
6 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
6 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
7 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
7 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 7 (25.00%) Web Services
8 7 (25.00%) Scrum
8 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (25.00%) RESTful
8 7 (25.00%) nginx
8 7 (25.00%) Spring
9 6 (21.43%) Groovy
9 6 (21.43%) JSON
9 6 (21.43%) VMware
9 6 (21.43%) 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 7 (25.00%) nginx
2 4 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 4 (14.29%) ArcGIS
3 3 (10.71%) Apache
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.71%) Office 365
4 1 (3.57%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) DHCP
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) Extranet
2 3 (10.71%) Intranet
3 1 (3.57%) 3G
3 1 (3.57%) 4G
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) GSM
3 1 (3.57%) OpenFlow
3 1 (3.57%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Hadoop
2 6 (21.43%) Apache Hive
2 6 (21.43%) Big Data
3 5 (17.86%) GIS
4 3 (10.71%) MySQL
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (3.57%) HBase
5 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.57%) Neo4j
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 10 (35.71%) Maven
3 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
4 6 (21.43%) Gradle
4 6 (21.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (17.86%) TeamCity
6 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 2 (7.14%) Grunt
7 1 (3.57%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.57%) GCC
7 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Java Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Java Software Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Python Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Security Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Software Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Security Technical Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Assurance Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Security Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) C Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 7 (25.00%) RESTful
2 7 (25.00%) Spring
2 7 (25.00%) Web Services
3 6 (21.43%) JSON
3 6 (21.43%) React
4 5 (17.86%) D3.js
4 5 (17.86%) jQuery
4 5 (17.86%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (17.86%) Spring Boot
5 4 (14.29%) J2EE
5 4 (14.29%) NumPy
5 4 (14.29%) Pandas
5 4 (14.29%) SciPy
6 3 (10.71%) Keras
6 3 (10.71%) ModSecurity
6 3 (10.71%) Node.js
7 1 (3.57%) Express
7 1 (3.57%) JSON-LD
7 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Cloud Native
2 4 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 3 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (10.71%) RIA
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) CentOS
2 6 (21.43%) Unix
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
4 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) AIX
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
2 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) DevOps
4 6 (21.43%) Microservices
5 5 (17.86%) Build Automation
5 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 5 (17.86%) Information Management
5 5 (17.86%) OWASP
5 5 (17.86%) SIEM
6 4 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.29%) Image Processing
6 4 (14.29%) Machine Learning
6 4 (14.29%) Refactoring
6 4 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
1 10 (35.71%) Python
2 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (21.43%) Groovy
4 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 5 (17.86%) Dart
5 5 (17.86%) Kotlin
6 3 (10.71%) PHP
6 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
6 3 (10.71%) Scala
7 2 (7.14%) C
8 1 (3.57%) C++
8 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (17.86%) CISSP
3 5 (17.86%) CLAS
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Docker
2 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.71%) Samba
3 3 (10.71%) Squid
4 1 (3.57%) KVM
4 1 (3.57%) Shibboleth
4 1 (3.57%) vCloud
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) Ansible
2 6 (21.43%) Kubernetes
2 6 (21.43%) Rancher
3 3 (10.71%) Nagios
3 3 (10.71%) Puppet
3 3 (10.71%) Webmin
3 3 (10.71%) Xymon
4 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.57%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (3.57%) Mesos
5 1 (3.57%) Oozie
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
1 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) Cloudera
4 4 (14.29%) ESRI
5 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) Veeam
6 1 (3.57%) Google
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) Snow
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos