Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 18 35
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17 +18
Contract jobs citing Linux 44 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 9.73% 9.13% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.37% 48.19% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 15
Somerset median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £225 £325 £229
90th Percentile £495 £609 £503
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
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 £43.75
% change year-on-year -5.88% -2.86% +30.11%

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 109 83 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 24.12% 18.95% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 53 40
Somerset median daily rate £275 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +9.09% +4.96%
10th Percentile £136 £152 £181
90th Percentile £494 £555 £493
South West median daily rate £375 £364 £363
% change year-on-year +3.02% +0.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 18
Somerset median hourly rate £38.00 £47.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.01% +201.59% -21.25%
10th Percentile £15.75 £25.59 £10.43
90th Percentile £41.80 £49.00 £41.00
South West median hourly rate £17.84 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +1.94% -6.67% +11.44%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +8 12 £230 -34.29% 16
Taunton -3 10 £488 +18.54%
Yeovil +9 5 - - 2
Street -7 1 - -
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) VMware
2 11 (25.00%) PHP
3 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 10 (22.73%) DevOps
4 9 (20.45%) Ansible
4 9 (20.45%) Python
4 9 (20.45%) Firewall
5 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 8 (18.18%) Windows
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (15.91%) Hadoop
6 7 (15.91%) Docker
7 6 (13.64%) Apache Hive
7 6 (13.64%) Apache Spark
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
7 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 6 (13.64%) C
7 6 (13.64%) MySQL
7 6 (13.64%) ITIL
8 5 (11.36%) CSS
8 5 (11.36%) HTML
8 5 (11.36%) DNS
8 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
8 5 (11.36%) Microsoft

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 6 (13.64%) Apache Spark
2 4 (9.09%) Apache
3 3 (6.82%) Apache Pig
3 3 (6.82%) WordPress
4 2 (4.55%) nginx
5 1 (2.27%) CMS
5 1 (2.27%) Drupal
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) Jetty
5 1 (2.27%) Mongrel
5 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Magento
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.82%) IaaS
4 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.55%) G Suite
4 2 (4.55%) GitHub
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.27%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.27%) Datadog
5 1 (2.27%) Google App Engine
5 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) DNS
3 3 (6.82%) DHCP
3 3 (6.82%) Kerberos
3 3 (6.82%) Network Security
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) eduroam
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
5 1 (2.27%) IPsec
5 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Hadoop
2 6 (13.64%) Apache Hive
2 6 (13.64%) MySQL
3 5 (11.36%) Big Data
4 3 (6.82%) HBase
4 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.27%) QGIS
5 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.55%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.27%) Grunt
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) PostCSS
4 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.27%) Subversion
4 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.27%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Law
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Administrator
3 8 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (15.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (9.09%) C Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Embedded C Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) PHP Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Python Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) DevOps Specialist
9 1 (2.27%) Linux Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
1 5 (11.36%) CSS
1 5 (11.36%) HTML
2 4 (9.09%) LAMP
2 4 (9.09%) React
2 4 (9.09%) RxJS
3 3 (6.82%) CSS3
3 3 (6.82%) Handlebars
3 3 (6.82%) HTML5
3 3 (6.82%) LDAP
3 3 (6.82%) Web Services
4 2 (4.55%) NumPy
4 2 (4.55%) Pandas
4 2 (4.55%) SciPy
4 2 (4.55%) Symfony
4 2 (4.55%) Twig
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) Keras
5 1 (2.27%) Node.js
5 1 (2.27%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (9.09%) AIX
3 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.82%) CentOS
4 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
4 3 (6.82%) Unix
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) DevOps
3 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
3 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 5 (11.36%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (11.36%) SIEM
5 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (9.09%) Security Patching
6 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.82%) Data Science
6 3 (6.82%) Machine Learning
6 3 (6.82%) Open Source
6 3 (6.82%) Refactoring
6 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) PHP
2 9 (20.45%) Python
3 6 (13.64%) C
4 5 (11.36%) Embedded C
5 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.09%) Perl
6 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.82%) Java
6 3 (6.82%) SQL
7 2 (4.55%) Java 8
7 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.55%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.27%) ES6
8 1 (2.27%) Go
8 1 (2.27%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) Docker
3 3 (6.82%) HDFS
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) Ceph
5 1 (2.27%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Ansible
2 5 (11.36%) Puppet
3 3 (6.82%) Oozie
4 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (2.27%) Terraform
5 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) VMware
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.82%) Cloudera
3 3 (6.82%) Google
4 2 (4.55%) Sophos
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) hybris
5 1 (2.27%) McAfee
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Snow
5 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds