Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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
England > South West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 22 22
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 653 378 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.16% 6.81% 6.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.49% 36.35% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 231 205
South West median daily rate £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% - -1.79%
10th Percentile £274 £308 £297
90th Percentile £588 £563 £556
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 22
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £17.50 £28.55 £22.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £44.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.54% +2.50% +6.67%

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 1,537 1,040 1,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.92% 18.75% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 617 707
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £140 £149 £135
90th Percentile £575 £513 £534
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 95 128
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.35 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.04% +8.44% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.80 £10.93
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £44.43
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 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
Wiltshire +24 209 £525 +23.53% 46
Bristol +3 203 £425 +6.25% 98
Gloucestershire +21 96 £500 +12.68% 38
Somerset +17 61 £401 +14.43% 21
Dorset -1 38 £409 -3.82% 38
Devon -12 30 £388 -18.42% 23
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 200 (30.63%) Security Cleared
2 197 (30.17%) Python
3 196 (30.02%) Windows
4 163 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (24.50%) Git (software)
6 145 (22.21%) Docker
7 143 (21.90%) Unix
8 140 (21.44%) DevOps
9 124 (18.99%) SC Cleared
10 117 (17.92%) Java
11 116 (17.76%) Red Hat
12 114 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
13 109 (16.69%) Jenkins
14 108 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
15 107 (16.39%) SQL
16 101 (15.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 94 (14.40%) Windows Server
18 93 (14.24%) Ansible
19 91 (13.94%) Finance
20 87 (13.32%) Microsoft
21 85 (13.02%) DV Cleared
22 84 (12.86%) Active Directory
23 82 (12.56%) JavaScript
23 82 (12.56%) Puppet
24 79 (12.10%) PowerShell
24 79 (12.10%) Kubernetes
25 76 (11.64%) Software Engineering
26 75 (11.49%) MySQL
26 75 (11.49%) Oracle
27 73 (11.18%) C

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 43 (6.58%) Apache
2 31 (4.75%) Confluence
3 23 (3.52%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.30%) nginx
5 14 (2.14%) IIS
5 14 (2.14%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.99%) JBoss
6 13 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.38%) Apache Spark
10 8 (1.23%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.92%) WordPress
12 5 (0.77%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.77%) SAS
13 4 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.15%) HipChat
3 1 (0.15%) Houdini
3 1 (0.15%) Maya
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) NUKE
3 1 (0.15%) Simulink
3 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (1.07%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Magento
3 2 (0.31%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 114 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (5.36%) OpenShift
4 26 (3.98%) Office 365
5 22 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (3.22%) npm
7 14 (2.14%) GitHub
8 13 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.68%) Amazon S3
9 11 (1.68%) Apigee
10 10 (1.53%) IaaS
11 9 (1.38%) PaaS
12 8 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.77%) NuGet
13 5 (0.77%) Route 53
13 5 (0.77%) Sauce Labs
13 5 (0.77%) Slack
14 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.61%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 59 (9.04%) Firewall
2 34 (5.21%) WAN
3 31 (4.75%) DNS
4 28 (4.29%) LAN
5 26 (3.98%) HTTP
6 25 (3.83%) VPN
7 22 (3.37%) Kerberos
7 22 (3.37%) SAN
8 18 (2.76%) Network Security
9 15 (2.30%) OpenLDAP
10 13 (1.99%) SSL
10 13 (1.99%) TCP/IP
10 13 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (1.84%) NAS
12 11 (1.68%) Bluetooth
12 11 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (1.53%) Unified Communications
14 9 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (1.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.49%) MySQL
2 64 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 60 (9.19%) SQL Server
4 50 (7.66%) Big Data
5 29 (4.44%) Oracle Database
6 28 (4.29%) Hadoop
7 27 (4.13%) MongoDB
8 22 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.99%) MariaDB
10 13 (1.99%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.84%) DB2
12 10 (1.53%) GIS
12 10 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.38%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.23%) DataStage
14 8 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
14 8 (1.23%) MarkLogic
15 7 (1.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 160 (24.50%) Git (software)
2 109 (16.69%) Jenkins
3 59 (9.04%) JIRA
4 28 (4.29%) Selenium
5 21 (3.22%) Bitbucket
5 21 (3.22%) Cucumber
5 21 (3.22%) Subversion
6 19 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (2.76%) JUnit
8 15 (2.30%) Maven
9 13 (1.99%) JMeter
10 12 (1.84%) Hudson
11 11 (1.68%) Gerrit
12 10 (1.53%) Eclipse
12 10 (1.53%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (1.38%) SonarQube
14 7 (1.07%) GDB
14 7 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (1.07%) Vagrant
General
1 91 (13.94%) Finance
2 47 (7.20%) Banking
3 16 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.99%) Electronics
6 12 (1.84%) Marketing
7 8 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.77%) Retail
10 4 (0.61%) Law
10 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Automotive
11 3 (0.46%) Games
12 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 132 (20.21%) Developer
2 77 (11.79%) Architect
2 77 (11.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 54 (8.27%) Administrator
4 44 (6.74%) Solutions Architect
5 30 (4.59%) Analyst
6 29 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
7 28 (4.29%) DBA
7 28 (4.29%) Software Engineer
8 27 (4.13%) AWS Engineer
9 25 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
10 23 (3.52%) AWS DevOps
10 23 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (3.52%) PHP Developer
11 21 (3.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 21 (3.22%) Support Engineer
11 21 (3.22%) Test Analyst
12 20 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
13 18 (2.76%) Embedded Engineer
14 17 (2.60%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.81%) JSON
2 50 (7.66%) XML
3 49 (7.50%) CSS
4 47 (7.20%) Web Services
5 46 (7.04%) HTML
6 42 (6.43%) SOAP
7 41 (6.28%) React
8 38 (5.82%) Node.js
9 30 (4.59%) AngularJS
9 30 (4.59%) REST
10 26 (3.98%) .NET
10 26 (3.98%) JSP
10 26 (3.98%) LAMP
11 25 (3.83%) Middleware
12 23 (3.52%) Spring
13 22 (3.37%) LDAP
14 21 (3.22%) RESTful
15 20 (3.06%) HTML5
16 19 (2.91%) jQuery
17 16 (2.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 108 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.98%) Linux Command Line
3 25 (3.83%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.45%) Replication
6 11 (1.68%) Clustering
6 11 (1.68%) DataPower
6 11 (1.68%) PKI
7 10 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.53%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.38%) User Experience
9 8 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.23%) Device Driver
9 8 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.77%) Raspberry Pi
12 5 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.61%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 196 (30.02%) Windows
2 143 (21.90%) Unix
3 101 (15.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 94 (14.40%) Windows Server
5 59 (9.04%) CentOS
6 33 (5.05%) Windows 7
7 27 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (3.83%) Ubuntu
9 20 (3.06%) AIX
10 17 (2.60%) Debian
11 14 (2.14%) Solaris
11 14 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (1.99%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.99%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.84%) Windows 10
14 11 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
15 10 (1.53%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.38%) Android
16 9 (1.38%) Windows XP
17 8 (1.23%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (21.44%) DevOps
3 76 (11.64%) Software Engineering
4 71 (10.87%) Test Automation
5 68 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (9.04%) Configuration Management
7 51 (7.81%) Migration
8 44 (6.74%) IT Strategy
9 40 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 40 (6.13%) Technical Architecture
10 39 (5.97%) Computer Science
10 39 (5.97%) Scrum
11 37 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (5.67%) Critical Thinking
11 37 (5.67%) ITIL
12 32 (4.90%) Microservices
12 32 (4.90%) TDD
13 30 (4.59%) Enterprise Architecture
14 29 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 27 (4.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 197 (30.17%) Python
2 117 (17.92%) Java
3 107 (16.39%) SQL
4 82 (12.56%) JavaScript
5 79 (12.10%) PowerShell
6 73 (11.18%) Bash Shell
6 73 (11.18%) C
7 65 (9.95%) C++
8 55 (8.42%) PHP
9 38 (5.82%) Shell Script
10 35 (5.36%) Ruby
11 26 (3.98%) Perl
12 25 (3.83%) R
13 21 (3.22%) Scala
14 18 (2.76%) Go
15 16 (2.45%) Embedded C
15 16 (2.45%) Embedded C++
16 15 (2.30%) C#
17 14 (2.14%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 200 (30.63%) Security Cleared
2 124 (18.99%) SC Cleared
3 85 (13.02%) DV Cleared
4 49 (7.50%) Degree
5 18 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (2.45%) RHCE
7 14 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.68%) CCNA
10 7 (1.07%) CCNP
11 6 (0.92%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.61%) CCNP Voice
12 4 (0.61%) CISSP
12 4 (0.61%) ISEB
12 4 (0.61%) MCSA
13 3 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.31%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.68%) JSP 440
2 22 (3.37%) HMG Infosec
2 22 (3.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 12 (1.84%) QA
4 7 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.61%) RMADS
6 3 (0.46%) GDPR
6 3 (0.46%) PSD2
7 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.31%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.15%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.15%) MISRA
8 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.15%) SEPA
8 1 (0.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 145 (22.21%) Docker
2 84 (12.86%) Active Directory
3 40 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.14%) vSphere
5 12 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.68%) NFS
6 11 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.53%) Samba
8 8 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.07%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.92%) XenServer
11 5 (0.77%) Firmware
11 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.31%) HDFS
12 2 (0.31%) KVM
12 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.15%) iptables
13 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 93 (14.24%) Ansible
2 82 (12.56%) Puppet
3 79 (12.10%) Kubernetes
4 48 (7.35%) Terraform
5 44 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.22%) SCCM
7 18 (2.76%) SCOM
8 16 (2.45%) Nagios
9 15 (2.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 11 (1.68%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (1.53%) Grafana
12 9 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (1.38%) vCenter Server
13 8 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (1.07%) Red Hat Satellite
15 6 (0.92%) Kibana
15 6 (0.92%) ZENworks
16 5 (0.77%) NetBackup
17 4 (0.61%) Data Guard
17 4 (0.61%) Icinga
Vendors
1 116 (17.76%) Red Hat
2 87 (13.32%) Microsoft
3 75 (11.49%) Oracle
4 69 (10.57%) VMware
5 60 (9.19%) Cisco
6 30 (4.59%) Teradata
7 28 (4.29%) HP
8 25 (3.83%) IBM
9 21 (3.22%) Google
10 19 (2.91%) Splunk
11 15 (2.30%) Atlassian
12 14 (2.14%) SAP
13 10 (1.53%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.53%) Sybase
14 9 (1.38%) Apple
14 9 (1.38%) Citrix
14 9 (1.38%) Juniper
15 8 (1.23%) AppDynamics
15 8 (1.23%) Hortonworks
16 7 (1.07%) F5