Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 May 2019 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
England > South West
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 17 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 563 405 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.46% 7.97% 6.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.16% 37.74% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 218 177
South West median daily rate £480 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +17.33%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £306
90th Percentile £625 £563 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 34
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £17.75 £21.40 £16.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £49.63
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% -

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 the South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,402 1,073 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.55% 21.12% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 561 511
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £136 £168 £135
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
England median daily rate £440 £448 £425
% change year-on-year -1.68% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 109 95
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -5.41% -11.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £12.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.10 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year -0.51% +3.70% -0.74%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the South West over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the South West

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the South West over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in the South West

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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
Wiltshire +22 214 £500 +6.52% 20
Bristol +4 143 £500 +13.48% 37
Gloucestershire +15 113 £475 +5.56% 17
Somerset -10 31 £400 -15.79% 12
Dorset -1 25 £375 -11.76% 6
Devon -29 22 £450 - 3
Cornwall -1 4 £363 -34.09% 1
Avon - 2 £303 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 South West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 178 (31.62%) Windows
2 166 (29.48%) Security Cleared
3 140 (24.87%) DevOps
4 135 (23.98%) Python
5 122 (21.67%) Git (software)
6 114 (20.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 111 (19.72%) Docker
8 110 (19.54%) Java
9 106 (18.83%) Unix
9 106 (18.83%) Amazon AWS
10 104 (18.47%) DV Cleared
11 103 (18.29%) Jenkins
12 97 (17.23%) Ansible
13 95 (16.87%) C++
14 93 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
15 89 (15.81%) JavaScript
16 88 (15.63%) C
17 87 (15.45%) SC Cleared
18 86 (15.28%) Kubernetes
19 84 (14.92%) Software Engineering
20 83 (14.74%) Microsoft
21 82 (14.56%) Red Hat
22 77 (13.68%) CentOS
23 74 (13.14%) VMware
24 72 (12.79%) Active Directory
25 69 (12.26%) PowerShell
26 64 (11.37%) Terraform
26 64 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
27 62 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
27 62 (11.01%) Windows Server

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 35 (6.22%) nginx
2 30 (5.33%) Apache
2 30 (5.33%) Tomcat
3 26 (4.62%) JBoss
4 24 (4.26%) Confluence
5 20 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.66%) Apache Spark
7 14 (2.49%) MS Exchange
8 12 (2.13%) IIS
9 11 (1.95%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.60%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.24%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.24%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.07%) WordPress
13 4 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.71%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
15 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.18%) InVision
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.18%) C-CURE
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 106 (18.83%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (9.06%) OpenShift
4 37 (6.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 35 (6.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (3.91%) Apigee
7 21 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (3.73%) Amazon S3
8 20 (3.55%) Office 365
9 16 (2.84%) GitHub
10 15 (2.66%) Serverless
11 13 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (2.31%) PaaS
12 12 (2.13%) IaaS
13 11 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (1.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (1.42%) Azure Stack
16 7 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (1.07%) npm
17 6 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.75%) DNS
2 30 (5.33%) Firewall
3 28 (4.97%) HTTP
3 28 (4.97%) WAN
4 23 (4.09%) SAN
5 22 (3.91%) LAN
6 18 (3.20%) SSL
7 16 (2.84%) DHCP
8 14 (2.49%) Ethernet
9 13 (2.31%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.13%) OSPF
11 10 (1.78%) Kerberos
11 10 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (1.60%) Bluetooth
12 9 (1.60%) Multicast
12 9 (1.60%) VLAN
12 9 (1.60%) Wireless
13 8 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.42%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.53%) MySQL
2 39 (6.93%) MongoDB
3 34 (6.04%) Hadoop
3 34 (6.04%) Relational Database
4 30 (5.33%) SQL Server
5 21 (3.73%) Oracle Database
6 20 (3.55%) Big Data
6 20 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (2.31%) HBase
8 11 (1.95%) Apache Hive
8 11 (1.95%) DB2
9 9 (1.60%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.07%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (1.07%) GIS
11 6 (1.07%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.07%) Redis
12 5 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 122 (21.67%) Git (software)
2 103 (18.29%) Jenkins
3 58 (10.30%) JIRA
4 24 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (4.09%) Subversion
6 22 (3.91%) Artifactory
7 18 (3.20%) CircleCI
8 16 (2.84%) Maven
9 15 (2.66%) JUnit
10 14 (2.49%) Hudson
11 13 (2.31%) Vagrant
12 12 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
12 12 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
12 12 (2.13%) Selenium
13 11 (1.95%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.60%) Cucumber
15 8 (1.42%) webpack
16 7 (1.24%) GDB
16 7 (1.24%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (10.66%) Finance
2 26 (4.62%) Banking
3 24 (4.26%) Electronics
4 23 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.13%) Marketing
7 9 (1.60%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.60%) Retail
8 7 (1.24%) Automotive
9 6 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.89%) Law
11 3 (0.53%) Legal
11 3 (0.53%) Military
12 2 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (18.65%) Developer
2 63 (11.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 54 (9.59%) Administrator
4 51 (9.06%) Software Engineer
5 50 (8.88%) Architect
6 33 (5.86%) Systems Administrator
7 28 (4.97%) AWS DevOps
8 27 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
9 25 (4.44%) Consultant
10 24 (4.26%) Embedded Engineer
10 24 (4.26%) Linux Administrator
11 22 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
11 22 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 21 (3.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 20 (3.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 20 (3.55%) DBA
14 18 (3.20%) C++ Software Engineer
15 16 (2.84%) Network Engineer
15 16 (2.84%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.46%) Node.js
2 38 (6.75%) HTML
3 37 (6.57%) .NET
4 36 (6.39%) CSS
4 36 (6.39%) Web Services
5 32 (5.68%) JSON
6 31 (5.51%) Kafka
7 29 (5.15%) Spring
8 25 (4.44%) Middleware
8 25 (4.44%) XML
9 22 (3.91%) REST
9 22 (3.91%) Ruby on Rails
9 22 (3.91%) SOAP
10 18 (3.20%) RESTful
11 16 (2.84%) Django
11 16 (2.84%) LAMP
12 13 (2.31%) Guice
12 13 (2.31%) JSP
12 13 (2.31%) Laravel
12 13 (2.31%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.37%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
2 19 (3.37%) Replication
3 18 (3.20%) Cloud Native
4 15 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.31%) Device Driver
7 11 (1.95%) PKI
8 10 (1.78%) VHDL
9 8 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.42%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.24%) Clustering
10 7 (1.24%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.07%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.07%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.89%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 178 (31.62%) Windows
2 114 (20.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 106 (18.83%) Unix
4 77 (13.68%) CentOS
5 62 (11.01%) Windows Server
6 43 (7.64%) Solaris
7 34 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (5.68%) Ubuntu
9 22 (3.91%) Windows 7
10 20 (3.55%) CoreOS
11 16 (2.84%) Embedded Linux
12 13 (2.31%) AIX
12 13 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (2.31%) zOS
13 10 (1.78%) Debian
13 10 (1.78%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.60%) Android
14 9 (1.60%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.42%) Windows 10
15 8 (1.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (24.87%) DevOps
2 93 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (14.92%) Software Engineering
4 64 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (10.48%) Configuration Management
6 51 (9.06%) Computer Science
7 50 (8.88%) Test Automation
8 38 (6.75%) Microservices
9 37 (6.57%) Open Source
10 35 (6.22%) ITIL
10 35 (6.22%) Migration
11 32 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (5.15%) Scrum
13 27 (4.80%) Infrastructure as Code
13 27 (4.80%) Kanban
13 27 (4.80%) TDD
14 26 (4.62%) Web Development
15 25 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
15 25 (4.44%) Technical Leadership
16 24 (4.26%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 135 (23.98%) Python
2 110 (19.54%) Java
3 95 (16.87%) C++
4 89 (15.81%) JavaScript
5 88 (15.63%) C
6 69 (12.26%) PowerShell
7 57 (10.12%) Ruby
8 50 (8.88%) Bash Shell
9 49 (8.70%) SQL
10 40 (7.10%) Shell Script
11 36 (6.39%) PHP
12 22 (3.91%) C#
13 21 (3.73%) Go
14 19 (3.37%) Scala
15 18 (3.20%) Rust
16 16 (2.84%) Java 8
17 11 (1.95%) Embedded C++
17 11 (1.95%) Perl
18 6 (1.07%) Embedded C
18 6 (1.07%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 166 (29.48%) Security Cleared
2 104 (18.47%) DV Cleared
3 87 (15.45%) SC Cleared
4 56 (9.95%) Degree
5 22 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.07%) MCSA
10 5 (0.89%) CCNA
10 5 (0.89%) CCNP
10 5 (0.89%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.71%) CCENT
11 4 (0.71%) ISEB
11 4 (0.71%) MCSE
11 4 (0.71%) RHCE
12 3 (0.53%) CCDP
12 3 (0.53%) CCIE
12 3 (0.53%) CISSP
12 3 (0.53%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.31%) HMG Infosec
1 13 (2.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 13 (2.31%) JSP 440
2 6 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.71%) QA
4 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.53%) JTAG
4 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.36%) MISRA
5 2 (0.36%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.36%) RMADS
5 2 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 111 (19.72%) Docker
2 72 (12.79%) Active Directory
3 28 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.13%) LXC
5 10 (1.78%) vSphere
6 9 (1.60%) HDFS
7 8 (1.42%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.24%) Firmware
8 7 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.89%) KVM
9 5 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.71%) NFS
11 3 (0.53%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.53%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.36%) XenApp
12 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 97 (17.23%) Ansible
2 86 (15.28%) Kubernetes
3 64 (11.37%) Terraform
4 45 (7.99%) Puppet
5 27 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (4.80%) SCCM
6 17 (3.02%) WSUS
7 11 (1.95%) SCOM
7 11 (1.95%) vRealize
8 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 7 (1.24%) Graphite
9 6 (1.07%) Nagios
10 5 (0.89%) cPanel
10 5 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (0.71%) Grafana
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.53%) QRadar
12 3 (0.53%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 83 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 82 (14.56%) Red Hat
3 74 (13.14%) VMware
4 62 (11.01%) Cisco
5 47 (8.35%) Oracle
6 25 (4.44%) Google
7 24 (4.26%) IBM
8 22 (3.91%) HP
8 22 (3.91%) Veracode
9 20 (3.55%) Atlassian
10 18 (3.20%) SAP
11 14 (2.49%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.95%) Hortonworks
13 8 (1.42%) Micro Focus
14 7 (1.24%) Proofpoint
14 7 (1.24%) Sybase
14 7 (1.24%) Teradata
15 6 (1.07%) Avaya
15 6 (1.07%) Cloudera
15 6 (1.07%) Gemalto