Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 373 356 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.21% 6.62% 6.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.83% 33.52% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 205 280
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 34
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -4.05% +39.52%
10th Percentile £18.90 £22.00 £32.00
90th Percentile £43.62 £47.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £41.33 £40.00 £38.59
% change year-on-year +3.31% +3.65% +7.19%

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 1,041 1,062 1,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.11% 19.75% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 626 780
South West median daily rate £375 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.49% -2.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £143 £128 £150
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 131 144
South West median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.52% -19.51% +20.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.33
90th Percentile £43.08 £47.50 £45.93
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +7 112 £425 +17.24% 89
Devon +7 68 £500 +0.76% 28
Somerset +17 54 £475 +18.75% 22
Dorset +19 45 £425 +6.25% 26
Gloucestershire -4 41 £450 +12.50% 43
Wiltshire -12 36 £450 +5.88% 28
Cornwall -10 3 £300 -14.29% 16
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 129 (34.58%) Java
2 127 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (31.37%) DevOps
4 109 (29.22%) Security Cleared
5 103 (27.61%) Windows
6 96 (25.74%) Git (software)
7 95 (25.47%) Unix
8 86 (23.06%) Ansible
8 86 (23.06%) Docker
9 83 (22.25%) Jenkins
9 83 (22.25%) Python
10 73 (19.57%) Red Hat
11 72 (19.30%) SC Cleared
12 70 (18.77%) Amazon AWS
13 66 (17.69%) Puppet
14 63 (16.89%) SQL
15 61 (16.35%) Firewall
16 56 (15.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 56 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (14.75%) CentOS
18 54 (14.48%) JIRA
19 45 (12.06%) Hadoop
19 45 (12.06%) Web Services
20 41 (10.99%) VMware
21 39 (10.46%) Oracle
22 38 (10.19%) Bash Shell
22 38 (10.19%) Maven
23 37 (9.92%) Shell Script
24 36 (9.65%) Software Engineering
25 35 (9.38%) 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 32 (8.58%) Apache
2 25 (6.70%) IIS
3 24 (6.43%) Tomcat
4 18 (4.83%) Confluence
5 14 (3.75%) Apache Spark
6 13 (3.49%) JBoss
7 10 (2.68%) CICS
7 10 (2.68%) nginx
8 8 (2.14%) Apache Pig
9 7 (1.88%) SAS
9 7 (1.88%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.61%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.34%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.07%) Alfresco
12 4 (1.07%) ArcGIS
12 4 (1.07%) EPiServer
12 4 (1.07%) Jetty
12 4 (1.07%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Houdini
1 3 (0.80%) Maya
1 3 (0.80%) NUKE
1 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.27%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 70 (18.77%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.29%) IaaS
4 15 (4.02%) Serverless
5 14 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (3.49%) Amazon S3
6 13 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (2.68%) GitHub
9 9 (2.41%) Adobe Analytics
10 8 (2.14%) PaaS
11 7 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (1.61%) Office 365
12 6 (1.61%) OpenShift
13 5 (1.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (1.34%) Google App Engine
13 5 (1.34%) Route 53
14 4 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.80%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 61 (16.35%) Firewall
2 30 (8.04%) Network Security
3 23 (6.17%) Kerberos
4 19 (5.09%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.56%) DNS
6 12 (3.22%) DHCP
7 11 (2.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (2.68%) BIG-IP
9 9 (2.41%) HTTP
9 9 (2.41%) Wireshark
10 8 (2.14%) SMS
10 8 (2.14%) SSL
11 7 (1.88%) Wireless
12 6 (1.61%) VLAN
12 6 (1.61%) WAN
13 5 (1.34%) FTP
13 5 (1.34%) IPsec
13 5 (1.34%) SAN
13 5 (1.34%) VPN
14 4 (1.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.06%) Hadoop
2 23 (6.17%) Relational Database
3 21 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 20 (5.36%) Big Data
5 17 (4.56%) RDBMS
6 16 (4.29%) Ingres
7 15 (4.02%) Apache Hive
7 15 (4.02%) MySQL
8 13 (3.49%) DB2
9 9 (2.41%) GIS
10 8 (2.14%) MongoDB
10 8 (2.14%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.61%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.07%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.07%) HDInsight
14 3 (0.80%) HBase
14 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 96 (25.74%) Git (software)
2 83 (22.25%) Jenkins
3 54 (14.48%) JIRA
4 38 (10.19%) Maven
5 29 (7.77%) Artifactory
6 22 (5.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 19 (5.09%) Vagrant
8 16 (4.29%) Bitbucket
8 16 (4.29%) TeamCity
9 15 (4.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (3.49%) Eclipse
11 11 (2.95%) Gradle
12 10 (2.68%) webpack
13 9 (2.41%) Ant
13 9 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (2.41%) Rational Rhapsody
14 8 (2.14%) GDB
14 8 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.61%) JUnit
15 6 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 31 (8.31%) Finance
2 21 (5.63%) Banking
3 14 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.41%) Retail
5 7 (1.88%) Law
6 4 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.07%) Marketing
6 4 (1.07%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Electronics
7 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (26.01%) Developer
2 46 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 44 (11.80%) Administrator
4 37 (9.92%) Consultant
4 37 (9.92%) Java Developer
5 36 (9.65%) Systems Administrator
6 34 (9.12%) Linux Engineer
7 28 (7.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 26 (6.97%) Software Engineer
9 21 (5.63%) AWS Engineer
9 21 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
10 19 (5.09%) Software Developer
11 17 (4.56%) AWS DevOps
11 17 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (4.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 17 (4.56%) Python Developer
12 16 (4.29%) Analyst
12 16 (4.29%) Security Consultant
13 14 (3.75%) Unix Administrator
14 13 (3.49%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.06%) Web Services
2 29 (7.77%) Spring
3 28 (7.51%) CSS
4 25 (6.70%) XML
5 24 (6.43%) LDAP
6 23 (6.17%) HTML
7 21 (5.63%) .NET
8 20 (5.36%) Elastic Stack
9 19 (5.09%) React
10 18 (4.83%) Node.js
11 17 (4.56%) J2EE
12 16 (4.29%) Spring Boot
13 15 (4.02%) Middleware
14 14 (3.75%) REST
15 12 (3.22%) SOAP
16 11 (2.95%) AngularJS
17 10 (2.68%) EJB
18 9 (2.41%) ASP.NET
19 7 (1.88%) JMS
19 7 (1.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.29%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.95%) Mainframe
4 10 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.68%) DataPower
5 8 (2.14%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
7 5 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.34%) User Experience
8 4 (1.07%) Clustering
8 4 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) Replication
8 4 (1.07%) Wiki
9 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 103 (27.61%) Windows
2 95 (25.47%) Unix
3 56 (15.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (14.75%) CentOS
5 32 (8.58%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.02%) Solaris
7 14 (3.75%) Ubuntu
7 14 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.88%) AIX
9 7 (1.88%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.61%) VMS
11 5 (1.34%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.80%) Android
12 3 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.80%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.54%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.54%) HPUX
13 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.27%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (31.37%) DevOps
3 56 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (9.65%) Software Engineering
5 34 (9.12%) ITIL
6 31 (8.31%) Configuration Management
6 31 (8.31%) Open Source
7 30 (8.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 28 (7.51%) Test Automation
9 27 (7.24%) Scrum
10 26 (6.97%) Microservices
11 21 (5.63%) Analytics
12 20 (5.36%) TDD
13 19 (5.09%) Service Management
13 19 (5.09%) Unit Testing
14 18 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (4.56%) Web Development
16 16 (4.29%) Refactoring
17 15 (4.02%) Continuous Deployment
18 14 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 129 (34.58%) Java
2 83 (22.25%) Python
3 63 (16.89%) SQL
4 38 (10.19%) Bash Shell
5 37 (9.92%) Shell Script
6 35 (9.38%) C
7 31 (8.31%) Ruby
8 28 (7.51%) JavaScript
9 26 (6.97%) C++
10 25 (6.70%) Groovy
11 21 (5.63%) PHP
12 14 (3.75%) Perl
12 14 (3.75%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.68%) C#
14 7 (1.88%) Korn
14 7 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.61%) Dart
15 6 (1.61%) Embedded C
16 5 (1.34%) Scala
17 4 (1.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (29.22%) Security Cleared
2 72 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.17%) DV Cleared
4 16 (4.29%) Degree
5 11 (2.95%) CISSP
6 7 (1.88%) AWS Certification
6 7 (1.88%) CISM
7 5 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.34%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (1.34%) CLAS
8 4 (1.07%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.54%) OSCP
10 2 (0.54%) SANS
11 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.14%) QA
2 7 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.34%) RMADS
3 5 (1.34%) SLA
4 4 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.07%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.54%) GDPR
6 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.27%) GCP
7 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 86 (23.06%) Docker
2 30 (8.04%) Active Directory
3 24 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.14%) Xen
7 4 (1.07%) Firmware
7 4 (1.07%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.07%) vSphere
8 3 (0.80%) HDFS
8 3 (0.80%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.80%) KVM
8 3 (0.80%) NFS
8 3 (0.80%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.80%) Samba
8 3 (0.80%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.54%) IAG
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.27%) XenApp
10 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 86 (23.06%) Ansible
2 66 (17.69%) Puppet
3 22 (5.90%) Kubernetes
3 22 (5.90%) Terraform
4 18 (4.83%) Nagios
5 17 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.41%) Oozie
7 4 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.07%) Rancher
7 4 (1.07%) SCOM
8 3 (0.80%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.27%) Bcfg2
10 1 (0.27%) Endace
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.27%) Grafana
10 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 73 (19.57%) Red Hat
2 41 (10.99%) VMware
3 39 (10.46%) Oracle
4 31 (8.31%) Microsoft
5 17 (4.56%) IBM
6 16 (4.29%) HP
7 14 (3.75%) F5
8 10 (2.68%) Google
9 9 (2.41%) Adobe
9 9 (2.41%) Cisco
9 9 (2.41%) Green Hat
10 7 (1.88%) Dell
11 6 (1.61%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.61%) Remedy
11 6 (1.61%) SAP
12 5 (1.34%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.34%) Sophos
13 4 (1.07%) CA
13 4 (1.07%) Citrix
13 4 (1.07%) ESRI