Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 558 384 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.22% 6.97% 6.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.89% 39.30% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 228 230
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £529 £564
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 22
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.15 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.79% +9.73% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £33.50 £24.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +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 1,332 977 1,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.01% 17.72% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 566 736
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -3.78% -3.00%
10th Percentile £152 £144 £135
90th Percentile £552 £488 £550
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 88 111
South West median hourly rate £34.00 £19.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.62% +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.48 £48.75 £43.00
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Bristol +1 181 £425 +6.25% 108
Wiltshire +31 173 £525 +23.53% 49
Somerset +17 65 £407 +1.69% 45
Gloucestershire +11 64 £475 +11.76% 41
Dorset +1 37 £425 +3.98% 32
Devon -14 23 £379 -15.20% 26
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 180 (32.26%) Windows
2 164 (29.39%) Security Cleared
3 141 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (24.73%) DevOps
5 126 (22.58%) Git (software)
5 126 (22.58%) Python
6 114 (20.43%) Docker
7 109 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
7 109 (19.53%) Unix
8 105 (18.82%) SC Cleared
9 101 (18.10%) Red Hat
10 99 (17.74%) Jenkins
11 91 (16.31%) Java
12 90 (16.13%) Active Directory
12 90 (16.13%) Puppet
13 89 (15.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 89 (15.95%) Ansible
14 85 (15.23%) Windows Server
15 84 (15.05%) VMware
16 83 (14.87%) Finance
17 82 (14.70%) Microsoft
18 77 (13.80%) Software Engineering
19 76 (13.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 72 (12.90%) Firewall
21 70 (12.54%) C
22 68 (12.19%) SQL
23 65 (11.65%) Kubernetes
24 59 (10.57%) C++
24 59 (10.57%) JavaScript
24 59 (10.57%) PHP

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 33 (5.91%) Apache
2 26 (4.66%) Tomcat
3 22 (3.94%) Confluence
4 17 (3.05%) MS Exchange
5 12 (2.15%) JBoss
6 11 (1.97%) IIS
6 11 (1.97%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.79%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.79%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (1.08%) WordPress
11 5 (0.90%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.90%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.72%) nginx
12 4 (0.72%) SAS
13 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.36%) Simulink
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.18%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.18%) Houdini
3 1 (0.18%) Maya
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 9 (1.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.54%) Magento
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 109 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (15.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.48%) Office 365
4 21 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (3.76%) OpenShift
5 20 (3.58%) npm
6 18 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.79%) Apigee
8 9 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.43%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.25%) IaaS
10 7 (1.25%) NuGet
10 7 (1.25%) Sauce Labs
11 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.08%) GitHub
11 6 (1.08%) PaaS
12 5 (0.90%) G Suite
12 5 (0.90%) Route 53
12 5 (0.90%) Slack
12 5 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (12.90%) Firewall
2 26 (4.66%) DNS
3 24 (4.30%) Kerberos
4 23 (4.12%) WAN
5 19 (3.41%) LAN
5 19 (3.41%) Network Security
6 18 (3.23%) SAN
6 18 (3.23%) VPN
6 18 (3.23%) Wireshark
7 15 (2.69%) NAS
7 15 (2.69%) OpenLDAP
7 15 (2.69%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (1.79%) Unified Communications
10 9 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (1.61%) SSL
11 8 (1.43%) DHCP
11 8 (1.43%) HTTP
11 8 (1.43%) PABX
11 8 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (10.39%) MySQL
2 43 (7.71%) SQL Server
3 35 (6.27%) Relational Database
4 29 (5.20%) Hadoop
5 20 (3.58%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.41%) Big Data
7 14 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.15%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.79%) Apache Hive
10 10 (1.79%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.61%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.43%) MarkLogic
13 7 (1.25%) DB2
13 7 (1.25%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.08%) DataStage
14 6 (1.08%) HBase
14 6 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
15 5 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 126 (22.58%) Git (software)
2 99 (17.74%) Jenkins
3 40 (7.17%) JIRA
4 34 (6.09%) Selenium
5 29 (5.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (4.84%) Bitbucket
7 20 (3.58%) Cucumber
8 19 (3.41%) Rational DOORS
9 16 (2.87%) JMeter
10 15 (2.69%) GDB
11 14 (2.51%) Vagrant
12 13 (2.33%) JUnit
13 12 (2.15%) SonarQube
14 11 (1.97%) Ant
14 11 (1.97%) Maven
15 10 (1.79%) Subversion
15 10 (1.79%) Travis CI
16 9 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
17 8 (1.43%) Gerrit
17 8 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 83 (14.87%) Finance
2 35 (6.27%) Banking
3 11 (1.97%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 9 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.43%) Electronics
7 7 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.25%) Marketing
8 5 (0.90%) Retail
9 4 (0.72%) Back Office
9 4 (0.72%) Law
10 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (19.35%) Developer
2 83 (14.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 54 (9.68%) Architect
4 49 (8.78%) Administrator
5 41 (7.35%) Software Engineer
6 29 (5.20%) Systems Administrator
7 27 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (4.66%) Linux Administrator
9 25 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
9 25 (4.48%) Support Engineer
10 24 (4.30%) Analyst
11 22 (3.94%) Desktop Support
11 22 (3.94%) PHP Developer
12 20 (3.58%) AWS Engineer
12 20 (3.58%) Embedded Engineer
13 19 (3.41%) C++ Software Engineer
13 19 (3.41%) Test Engineer
14 18 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
14 18 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (3.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.17%) React
2 37 (6.63%) HTML
3 36 (6.45%) CSS
4 29 (5.20%) AngularJS
5 28 (5.02%) Web Services
6 26 (4.66%) .NET
7 25 (4.48%) LDAP
7 25 (4.48%) XML
8 23 (4.12%) LAMP
8 23 (4.12%) Node.js
9 22 (3.94%) SOAP
10 20 (3.58%) JSP
11 18 (3.23%) JSON
12 17 (3.05%) jQuery
13 16 (2.87%) Spring
14 14 (2.51%) REST
15 13 (2.33%) HTML5
16 11 (1.97%) Gherkin
17 10 (1.79%) Laravel
17 10 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.66%) Linux Command Line
3 20 (3.58%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 10 (1.79%) Thin Client
6 10 (1.79%) User Experience
7 9 (1.61%) DataPower
7 9 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.43%) Replication
8 8 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.25%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.25%) PKI
10 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 180 (32.26%) Windows
2 109 (19.53%) Unix
3 85 (15.23%) Windows Server
4 76 (13.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (9.14%) CentOS
6 27 (4.84%) Windows 7
7 25 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (4.30%) AIX
9 19 (3.41%) Ubuntu
10 18 (3.23%) Debian
11 14 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (2.33%) Windows 10
13 11 (1.97%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (1.43%) Android
15 8 (1.43%) CoreOS
16 7 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (1.08%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (24.73%) DevOps
3 77 (13.80%) Software Engineering
4 52 (9.32%) Configuration Management
5 50 (8.96%) Migration
6 48 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (8.06%) Test Automation
8 41 (7.35%) ITIL
9 38 (6.81%) Scrum
10 32 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (5.56%) IT Strategy
12 30 (5.38%) Microservices
13 27 (4.84%) SDLC
13 27 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
14 24 (4.30%) TDD
14 24 (4.30%) UML
15 23 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 21 (3.76%) Cybersecurity
17 20 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (3.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 126 (22.58%) Python
2 91 (16.31%) Java
3 70 (12.54%) C
4 68 (12.19%) SQL
5 59 (10.57%) C++
5 59 (10.57%) JavaScript
5 59 (10.57%) PHP
6 57 (10.22%) Bash Shell
7 54 (9.68%) PowerShell
8 32 (5.73%) Perl
9 27 (4.84%) Shell Script
10 24 (4.30%) Embedded C
11 21 (3.76%) Ruby
12 16 (2.87%) Embedded C++
13 14 (2.51%) C#
14 12 (2.15%) Go
14 12 (2.15%) PL/SQL
14 12 (2.15%) Scala
15 10 (1.79%) R
15 10 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 164 (29.39%) Security Cleared
2 105 (18.82%) SC Cleared
3 53 (9.50%) DV Cleared
4 31 (5.56%) Degree
5 12 (2.15%) RHCE
6 11 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.79%) CCNA
8 8 (1.43%) CCNP
9 6 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.72%) CCNP Voice
11 4 (0.72%) CISSP
11 4 (0.72%) MCSA
12 3 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.36%) ISEB
13 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.36%) MCSE
13 2 (0.36%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.15%) QA
2 11 (1.97%) JSP 440
3 9 (1.61%) HMG Infosec
3 9 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.90%) RMADS
5 4 (0.72%) SLA
6 3 (0.54%) GDPR
7 2 (0.36%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.36%) MISRA
7 2 (0.36%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) DO-160
8 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) SEPA
8 1 (0.18%) TARGET2
System Software
1 114 (20.43%) Docker
2 90 (16.13%) Active Directory
3 51 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (2.15%) vSphere
7 10 (1.79%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.43%) NFS
8 8 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.43%) XenServer
9 7 (1.25%) Samba
10 5 (0.90%) Firmware
10 5 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.90%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.72%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.54%) Xen
13 2 (0.36%) KVM
13 2 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 90 (16.13%) Puppet
2 89 (15.95%) Ansible
3 65 (11.65%) Kubernetes
4 56 (10.04%) Terraform
5 49 (8.78%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (4.12%) SCCM
7 21 (3.76%) SCOM
8 11 (1.97%) Packer
8 11 (1.97%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.79%) Grafana
9 10 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (1.61%) Nagios
11 8 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (1.25%) ZENworks
13 6 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
13 6 (1.08%) WSUS
14 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 5 (0.90%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.90%) Salt
15 4 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 101 (18.10%) Red Hat
2 84 (15.05%) VMware
3 82 (14.70%) Microsoft
4 51 (9.14%) Oracle
5 43 (7.71%) Cisco
6 24 (4.30%) IBM
7 23 (4.12%) Google
8 22 (3.94%) Splunk
9 21 (3.76%) Citrix
10 16 (2.87%) HP
11 13 (2.33%) Teradata
12 12 (2.15%) AppDynamics
13 10 (1.79%) Atlassian
14 9 (1.61%) MKS
14 9 (1.61%) SAP
15 8 (1.43%) Apple
15 8 (1.43%) Hortonworks
15 8 (1.43%) Juniper
15 8 (1.43%) McAfee
15 8 (1.43%) Zend