Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 12 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 432 618 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 8.68% 9.87% 7.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.80% 41.09% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 362 228
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £495 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 6
Median hourly rate £43.75 £43.50 £39.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +10.62% -1.69%
10th Percentile £20.73 £17.70 £26.25
90th Percentile £52.38 £49.00 £47.79
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 1,174 1,504 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.59% 24.01% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 887 595
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £135 £140 £153
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £435 £438
% change year-on-year -2.30% -0.57% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 132 93
Median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.43% +125.81% -8.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.24
90th Percentile £48.88 £50.00 £42.30
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +3.73%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in the South West over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in the South West

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in the South West over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 -2 159 £450 -14.29% 27
Bristol -4 117 £400 -20.00% 42
Gloucestershire -2 70 £515 +4.78% 47
Somerset -4 36 £575 +43.75% 30
Devon +2 34 £473 +5.00% 20
Dorset -6 14 £120 -68.00% 18
Cornwall +9 1 - - 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 152 (35.19%) Windows
2 146 (33.80%) Security Cleared
3 136 (31.48%) Python
4 123 (28.47%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (24.07%) C++
6 101 (23.38%) DevOps
7 99 (22.92%) C
7 99 (22.92%) SC Cleared
8 97 (22.45%) Software Engineering
9 89 (20.60%) Java
10 79 (18.29%) AWS
10 79 (18.29%) Ansible
11 73 (16.90%) Scrum
12 70 (16.20%) Docker
13 62 (14.35%) Jenkins
13 62 (14.35%) Git (software)
14 59 (13.66%) VMware
15 56 (12.96%) DV Cleared
16 54 (12.50%) Unix
16 54 (12.50%) Microsoft
17 53 (12.27%) Test Automation
17 53 (12.27%) JIRA
18 50 (11.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 48 (11.11%) Bash Shell
20 47 (10.88%) Puppet
21 46 (10.65%) Kubernetes
22 45 (10.42%) Azure
23 44 (10.19%) JavaScript
24 43 (9.95%) ITIL
24 43 (9.95%) Red Hat

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 (8.10%) Confluence
2 21 (4.86%) Apache
3 17 (3.94%) nginx
4 14 (3.24%) OpenStack
5 12 (2.78%) IIS
6 11 (2.55%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.39%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.16%) WordPress
10 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.69%) JBoss
12 2 (0.46%) Apache Qpid
12 2 (0.46%) CMS
12 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.46%) Gunicorn
12 2 (0.46%) Jetty
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.23%) PlantUML
4 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.23%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 79 (18.29%) AWS
2 45 (10.42%) Azure
3 24 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 18 (4.17%) OpenShift
5 16 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (3.70%) Serverless
6 12 (2.78%) Office 365
7 11 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (2.55%) Route 53
8 9 (2.08%) GitHub
9 7 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (1.62%) GCP
10 6 (1.39%) Apigee
10 6 (1.39%) IaaS
11 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.69%) PaaS
11 3 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.87%) Firewall
2 28 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 23 (5.32%) Wireshark
4 20 (4.63%) Network Security
5 18 (4.17%) Ethernet
6 15 (3.47%) DNS
7 13 (3.01%) HTTP
8 10 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (2.08%) LAN
9 9 (2.08%) SAN
10 8 (1.85%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (1.62%) DHCP
11 7 (1.62%) GPRS
11 7 (1.62%) GSM
11 7 (1.62%) HSPA
11 7 (1.62%) LTE
11 7 (1.62%) RANAP
11 7 (1.62%) SMS
11 7 (1.62%) UMTS
11 7 (1.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.24%) MongoDB
2 12 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.55%) MySQL
4 10 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.08%) Big Data
5 9 (2.08%) Neo4j
6 8 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (0.93%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (0.69%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.46%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.23%) DB2
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 62 (14.35%) Git (software)
1 62 (14.35%) Jenkins
2 53 (12.27%) JIRA
3 25 (5.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (4.86%) NetBeans
5 19 (4.40%) Eclipse
5 19 (4.40%) GoogleTest
6 16 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 14 (3.24%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.31%) GitLab
9 8 (1.85%) IBM UrbanCode
10 7 (1.62%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.39%) Subversion
12 5 (1.16%) Mockito
12 5 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (1.16%) Trac
13 4 (0.93%) git-flow
14 3 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (0.69%) Testinfra
14 3 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (8.33%) Military
2 27 (6.25%) Finance
3 24 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 22 (5.09%) Aerospace
5 20 (4.63%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.24%) Banking
6 14 (3.24%) Electronics
7 13 (3.01%) Marketing
8 12 (2.78%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.62%) Law
10 4 (0.93%) Publishing
11 3 (0.69%) Legal
12 2 (0.46%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Avionics
13 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (15.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 59 (13.66%) Software Engineer
3 54 (12.50%) Developer
4 36 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 36 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 26 (6.02%) C++ Software Engineer
6 24 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 23 (5.32%) C Software Engineer
8 22 (5.09%) AWS Engineer
9 21 (4.86%) Administrator
10 20 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
11 19 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
12 18 (4.17%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 17 (3.94%) Architect
13 17 (3.94%) Linux Administrator
13 17 (3.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 17 (3.94%) Python Engineer
14 16 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.94%) Node.js
1 30 (6.94%) Web Services
2 26 (6.02%) .NET
3 22 (5.09%) REST
4 19 (4.40%) Spring
5 18 (4.17%) HTML
6 17 (3.94%) Spring Boot
7 16 (3.70%) ActiveX
7 16 (3.70%) DirectX
7 16 (3.70%) MFC
7 16 (3.70%) Middleware
7 16 (3.70%) OpenGL
7 16 (3.70%) Qt
8 13 (3.01%) AngularJS
8 13 (3.01%) CSS
8 13 (3.01%) Gherkin
9 12 (2.78%) Yocto
10 9 (2.08%) HTML5
11 8 (1.85%) Hibernate
11 8 (1.85%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.24%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.55%) PKI
5 10 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (1.85%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.39%) CAN bus
8 6 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.39%) Replication
9 5 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.93%) Cyberattack
10 4 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.69%) CMDB
11 3 (0.69%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 152 (35.19%) Windows
2 54 (12.50%) Unix
3 50 (11.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (8.80%) Windows Server
5 22 (5.09%) FreeRTOS
6 20 (4.63%) CentOS
7 19 (4.40%) ThreadX
8 14 (3.24%) Ubuntu
9 13 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (2.55%) Solaris
10 11 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.31%) Android
12 9 (2.08%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.85%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
15 6 (1.39%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
16 3 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.69%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (28.47%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (23.38%) DevOps
3 97 (22.45%) Software Engineering
4 73 (16.90%) Scrum
5 53 (12.27%) Test Automation
6 43 (9.95%) ITIL
7 42 (9.72%) Configuration Management
8 31 (7.18%) Migration
9 30 (6.94%) Cybersecurity
10 27 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (6.02%) UML
12 25 (5.79%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 23 (5.32%) Microservices
14 22 (5.09%) Validation
15 19 (4.40%) Mathematics
16 18 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (4.17%) TDD
17 17 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 17 (3.94%) Open Source
17 17 (3.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 136 (31.48%) Python
2 104 (24.07%) C++
3 99 (22.92%) C
4 89 (20.60%) Java
5 48 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 44 (10.19%) JavaScript
7 36 (8.33%) C#
7 36 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 24 (5.56%) SQL
9 20 (4.63%) Embedded C
10 19 (4.40%) Embedded C++
11 18 (4.17%) Shell Script
12 16 (3.70%) GLSL
12 16 (3.70%) HLSL
13 12 (2.78%) Perl
13 12 (2.78%) PHP
14 8 (1.85%) Ruby
14 8 (1.85%) Scala
15 6 (1.39%) Korn
16 5 (1.16%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 146 (33.80%) Security Cleared
2 99 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 56 (12.96%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.09%) Degree
5 15 (3.47%) AWS Certification
6 12 (2.78%) ISTQB
7 11 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.31%) CCNA
8 10 (2.31%) ISEB
9 8 (1.85%) CISSP
9 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (1.16%) GIAC
10 5 (1.16%) MCSE
10 5 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.93%) CCNP
11 4 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 3 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.78%) QA
1 12 (2.78%) RMADS
2 6 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.39%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.93%) NCSC
4 3 (0.69%) JTAG
5 2 (0.46%) HL7
5 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS
6 1 (0.23%) MISRA
6 1 (0.23%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (16.20%) Docker
2 41 (9.49%) Active Directory
3 25 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (3.47%) LXC
6 11 (2.55%) Snort
7 10 (2.31%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.39%) OpenAM
9 6 (1.39%) OpenDJ
9 6 (1.39%) vSphere
10 5 (1.16%) NFS
11 4 (0.93%) Firmware
11 4 (0.93%) Gluster
11 4 (0.93%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.69%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.69%) XenApp
13 2 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.46%) Samba
13 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (18.29%) Ansible
2 47 (10.88%) Puppet
3 46 (10.65%) Kubernetes
4 38 (8.80%) Terraform
5 12 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.78%) SCCM
6 10 (2.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 10 (2.31%) OSSEC
7 9 (2.08%) HP ALM
7 9 (2.08%) SCOM
8 8 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (1.39%) Packer
10 6 (1.39%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.16%) vRealize
12 4 (0.93%) Grafana
12 4 (0.93%) Nagios
13 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.69%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (13.66%) VMware
2 54 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 43 (9.95%) Red Hat
4 29 (6.71%) Oracle
5 28 (6.48%) Google
6 27 (6.25%) Atlassian
7 22 (5.09%) Cisco
8 12 (2.78%) HP
8 12 (2.78%) SAP
9 9 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.08%) IBM
10 8 (1.85%) Huawei
11 7 (1.62%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.62%) Citrix
11 7 (1.62%) Dynatrace
11 7 (1.62%) Ericsson
12 6 (1.39%) ForgeRock
13 5 (1.16%) Juniper
13 5 (1.16%) Sophos
14 3 (0.69%) Sony