Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 24 25
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1 +23
Contract jobs citing Linux 55 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.18% 7.16% 5.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.01% 38.82% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 17
Somerset median daily rate £400 £394 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +7.88% +3.18%
10th Percentile £263 £319 £201
90th Percentile £520 £613 £500
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 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 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +11.52%

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 117 85 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 23.78% 18.44% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 47
Somerset median daily rate £358 £363 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.38% +29.46% -20.00%
10th Percentile £145 £112 £180
90th Percentile £488 £590 £493
South West median daily rate £377 £355 £365
% change year-on-year +6.21% -2.74% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 18
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +201.59% -7.35%
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.30 £10.43
90th Percentile £43.00 £49.00 £32.35
South West median hourly rate £20.97 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +19.83% +11.11% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +15 23 £313 -13.79% 23
Taunton -2 12 £500 +21.58% 1
Yeovil -2 5 - - 4
Street -5 1 £520 -9.57%
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 19 (34.55%) Git (software)
3 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (30.91%) Ansible
5 16 (29.09%) Firewall
6 15 (27.27%) PHP
7 14 (25.45%) Unix
8 13 (23.64%) Red Hat
9 12 (21.82%) Hadoop
10 11 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
10 11 (20.00%) Network Security
10 11 (20.00%) CentOS
10 11 (20.00%) LDAP
10 11 (20.00%) Kerberos
10 11 (20.00%) MySQL
11 10 (18.18%) VMware
12 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.36%) Windows
12 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
13 8 (14.55%) C
13 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
14 7 (12.73%) DevOps
14 7 (12.73%) React
14 7 (12.73%) Migration
14 7 (12.73%) HTML
14 7 (12.73%) CSS
14 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared

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 (9.09%) WordPress
2 4 (7.27%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.82%) Drupal
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.82%) Mule
4 1 (1.82%) nginx
4 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.27%) G Suite
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon S3
4 3 (5.45%) Route 53
4 3 (5.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) GitHub
5 2 (3.64%) Office 365
6 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) Firewall
2 11 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 11 (20.00%) Network Security
2 11 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
3 4 (7.27%) DNS
4 2 (3.64%) Bluetooth
4 2 (3.64%) DHCP
4 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.82%) eduroam
5 1 (1.82%) OpenVPN
5 1 (1.82%) SSH
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) Hadoop
2 11 (20.00%) MySQL
3 6 (10.91%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.82%) Big Data
5 1 (1.82%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 19 (34.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.64%) PostCSS
4 1 (1.82%) Grunt
4 1 (1.82%) JMeter
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Electronics
2 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Developer
2 12 (21.82%) Administrator
3 8 (14.55%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (10.91%) PHP Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Active Directory Expert
5 5 (9.09%) Subject Matter Expert
6 4 (7.27%) C Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Embedded C Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.64%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (3.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Full Stack Web Developer
8 2 (3.64%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) LDAP
2 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
3 7 (12.73%) CSS
3 7 (12.73%) HTML
3 7 (12.73%) React
4 6 (10.91%) LAMP
4 6 (10.91%) RxJS
5 5 (9.09%) Handlebars
6 4 (7.27%) CSS3
6 4 (7.27%) HTML5
6 4 (7.27%) Twig
7 3 (5.45%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (5.45%) Web Services
8 2 (3.64%) jQuery
8 2 (3.64%) Symfony
9 1 (1.82%) Node.js
9 1 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) PKI
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Unix
2 11 (20.00%) CentOS
3 9 (16.36%) Windows
4 5 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (7.27%) AIX
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.73%) DevOps
2 7 (12.73%) Migration
3 6 (10.91%) ITIL
4 5 (9.09%) Availability Management
4 5 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (9.09%) SIEM
4 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.27%) OO
5 4 (7.27%) OO PHP
5 4 (7.27%) OOP
5 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (7.27%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (7.27%) Security Patching
5 4 (7.27%) Web Development
6 3 (5.45%) Auto-Scaling
6 3 (5.45%) Network Design
6 3 (5.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) PHP
2 8 (14.55%) C
2 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.91%) Embedded C
3 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.91%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) Perl
5 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.45%) C++
5 3 (5.45%) Go
5 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.64%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.64%) ES6
6 2 (3.64%) R
6 2 (3.64%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.82%) Java
7 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) Docker
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) Ceph
4 1 (1.82%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) Ansible
2 4 (7.27%) Puppet
2 4 (7.27%) Terraform
3 2 (3.64%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.82%) Oozie
4 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Red Hat
2 10 (18.18%) VMware
3 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) Google
5 2 (3.64%) SAP
5 2 (3.64%) Sophos
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) hybris
6 1 (1.82%) McAfee
6 1 (1.82%) Snow
6 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds