Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 25 23
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 406 327 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.02% 6.30% 7.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.94% 37.29% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 185 288
South West median daily rate £450 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £307 £311 £290
90th Percentile £563 £575 £527
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 37
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +25.71%
10th Percentile £21.40 £16.65 £34.75
90th Percentile £48.38 £49.63 £52.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +12.50%

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 1,070 877 1,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.14% 16.91% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 514 763
South West median daily rate £380 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.12% +1.36% -6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £135 £157
90th Percentile £550 £538 £522
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 93 130
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -11.90% +23.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.05 £11.43
90th Percentile £47.05 £47.50 £46.03
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% -1.47% +5.20%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +1 102 £475 +5.56% 100
Somerset +10 71 £475 +18.01% 33
Devon +2 67 £450 -8.35% 24
Wiltshire +12 52 £479 +6.39% 23
Gloucestershire +7 45 £450 +5.88% 43
Dorset +17 44 £425 -13.97% 31
Cornwall -8 3 £550 +37.33% 17
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 152 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (34.48%) DevOps
3 130 (32.02%) Security Cleared
4 119 (29.31%) Windows
5 103 (25.37%) Ansible
6 102 (25.12%) Java
7 101 (24.88%) Amazon AWS
7 101 (24.88%) Docker
8 99 (24.38%) Jenkins
9 91 (22.41%) Unix
9 91 (22.41%) Python
10 88 (21.67%) SC Cleared
11 87 (21.43%) Red Hat
12 86 (21.18%) Git (software)
13 82 (20.20%) VMware
14 80 (19.70%) Puppet
15 72 (17.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 64 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
16 64 (15.76%) Firewall
17 57 (14.04%) Microsoft
17 57 (14.04%) CentOS
18 56 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 55 (13.55%) Active Directory
19 55 (13.55%) SQL
20 52 (12.81%) Finance
21 49 (12.07%) Configuration Management
22 47 (11.58%) Hadoop
23 46 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
23 46 (11.33%) JIRA
24 45 (11.08%) Bash Shell

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 25 (6.16%) Confluence
2 20 (4.93%) Apache
3 17 (4.19%) Apache Spark
4 14 (3.45%) IIS
4 14 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.71%) nginx
6 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.97%) Apache Pig
7 8 (1.97%) JBoss
7 8 (1.97%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.23%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.99%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.99%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.74%) SAS
10 3 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.49%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.25%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 101 (24.88%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.68%) AWS CloudFormation
3 19 (4.68%) IaaS
4 18 (4.43%) Serverless
5 14 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (2.96%) Office 365
6 12 (2.96%) OpenShift
7 9 (2.22%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (1.97%) GitHub
8 8 (1.97%) PaaS
9 5 (1.23%) npm
10 4 (0.99%) G Suite
11 3 (0.74%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.74%) NuGet
11 3 (0.74%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 64 (15.76%) Firewall
2 34 (8.37%) Kerberos
3 30 (7.39%) Network Security
4 18 (4.43%) DNS
5 17 (4.19%) TCP/IP
6 15 (3.69%) SAN
7 13 (3.20%) Wireshark
8 9 (2.22%) DHCP
8 9 (2.22%) Wireless
9 8 (1.97%) SSH
9 8 (1.97%) SSL
10 7 (1.72%) Internet
10 7 (1.72%) LAN
10 7 (1.72%) WAN
11 6 (1.48%) HTTP
11 6 (1.48%) NAS
12 5 (1.23%) Skype
13 4 (0.99%) SMS
13 4 (0.99%) VoIP
14 3 (0.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.58%) Hadoop
2 28 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 24 (5.91%) Big Data
3 24 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.42%) Apache Hive
5 18 (4.43%) MySQL
5 18 (4.43%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.22%) GIS
7 8 (1.97%) HBase
7 8 (1.97%) Ingres
8 5 (1.23%) DB2
8 5 (1.23%) MariaDB
8 5 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 99 (24.38%) Jenkins
2 86 (21.18%) Git (software)
3 46 (11.33%) JIRA
4 33 (8.13%) Maven
5 25 (6.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 24 (5.91%) Artifactory
6 24 (5.91%) Vagrant
7 22 (5.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (4.19%) Bitbucket
9 12 (2.96%) Ant
9 12 (2.96%) Rational DOORS
9 12 (2.96%) Selenium
10 11 (2.71%) JUnit
11 10 (2.46%) EasyMock
11 10 (2.46%) GDB
12 9 (2.22%) Gradle
13 8 (1.97%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.97%) Travis CI
14 6 (1.48%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (12.81%) Finance
2 20 (4.93%) Banking
3 7 (1.72%) Retail
3 7 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.23%) Back Office
5 4 (0.99%) Law
6 3 (0.74%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.49%) Electronics
7 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Legal
7 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 92 (22.66%) Developer
2 75 (18.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (12.81%) Administrator
4 35 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
5 33 (8.13%) Linux Administrator
5 33 (8.13%) Linux Engineer
6 30 (7.39%) Software Engineer
7 27 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
8 21 (5.17%) Java Developer
9 20 (4.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 19 (4.68%) Architect
10 19 (4.68%) Consultant
11 13 (3.20%) C++ Software Engineer
11 13 (3.20%) Senior DevOps
12 12 (2.96%) Analyst
12 12 (2.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 12 (2.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 12 (2.96%) Support Engineer
13 11 (2.71%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.85%) Web Services
2 30 (7.39%) LDAP
3 26 (6.40%) XML
4 24 (5.91%) HTML
5 21 (5.17%) CSS
6 19 (4.68%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (4.43%) .NET
8 15 (3.69%) REST
9 14 (3.45%) Spring
10 12 (2.96%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.96%) EJB
11 11 (2.71%) JSP
12 10 (2.46%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.46%) JSF
13 8 (1.97%) .NET Core
13 8 (1.97%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.97%) JSON
13 8 (1.97%) Node.js
14 7 (1.72%) Struts
14 7 (1.72%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.22%) Wiki
7 8 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.72%) iPad
9 5 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.23%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.99%) Linked Data
10 4 (0.99%) LPAR
10 4 (0.99%) Replication
11 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 119 (29.31%) Windows
2 91 (22.41%) Unix
3 72 (17.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (14.04%) CentOS
5 43 (10.59%) Windows Server
6 19 (4.68%) AIX
7 15 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.71%) Ubuntu
9 11 (2.71%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (2.22%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.48%) Solaris
13 5 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.74%) Android
14 3 (0.74%) Debian
14 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.49%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (34.48%) DevOps
3 64 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (12.07%) Configuration Management
5 42 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 34 (8.37%) ITIL
7 31 (7.64%) Open Source
8 30 (7.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 30 (7.39%) Test Automation
9 27 (6.65%) Scrum
10 20 (4.93%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (4.93%) SDLC
11 19 (4.68%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (4.68%) Microservices
11 19 (4.68%) TDD
12 18 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (4.19%) Migration
14 16 (3.94%) OO
15 15 (3.69%) Web Development
16 14 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 102 (25.12%) Java
2 91 (22.41%) Python
3 55 (13.55%) SQL
4 45 (11.08%) Bash Shell
5 37 (9.11%) JavaScript
6 36 (8.87%) C
6 36 (8.87%) Shell Script
7 34 (8.37%) Ruby
8 30 (7.39%) PHP
9 28 (6.90%) C++
10 23 (5.67%) Groovy
11 22 (5.42%) Perl
12 19 (4.68%) PowerShell
13 14 (3.45%) C#
13 14 (3.45%) Embedded C
14 12 (2.96%) Korn
15 10 (2.46%) Java 8
16 7 (1.72%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.48%) Dart
17 6 (1.48%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 130 (32.02%) Security Cleared
2 88 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.65%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.45%) AWS Certification
5 11 (2.71%) Degree
6 5 (1.23%) CISSP
6 5 (1.23%) RHCE
7 4 (0.99%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (0.99%) CLAS
8 3 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.74%) MCP
8 3 (0.74%) MCSA
8 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.25%) OSCP
10 1 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.93%) QA
2 8 (1.97%) RMADS
2 8 (1.97%) SLA
3 6 (1.48%) GCP
4 4 (0.99%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.49%) GDPR
6 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.25%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.25%) DO-160
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) MISRA
7 1 (0.25%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (24.88%) Docker
2 55 (13.55%) Active Directory
3 46 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.46%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.97%) Xen
8 6 (1.48%) HDFS
8 6 (1.48%) vSphere
9 4 (0.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.74%) Firmware
10 3 (0.74%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.74%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.74%) XenApp
10 3 (0.74%) XenServer
11 2 (0.49%) Ceph
11 2 (0.49%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.49%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 103 (25.37%) Ansible
2 80 (19.70%) Puppet
3 35 (8.62%) Kubernetes
4 29 (7.14%) Terraform
5 27 (6.65%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (5.42%) Nagios
7 15 (3.69%) SCCM
8 12 (2.96%) SCOM
9 10 (2.46%) Oozie
10 9 (2.22%) Packer
11 7 (1.72%) WSUS
12 6 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (1.23%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.99%) Grafana
14 4 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.99%) SELinux
14 4 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.99%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 87 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 82 (20.20%) VMware
3 57 (14.04%) Microsoft
4 28 (6.90%) Oracle
5 17 (4.19%) Citrix
5 17 (4.19%) Google
6 14 (3.45%) Cisco
6 14 (3.45%) IBM
7 11 (2.71%) HP
7 11 (2.71%) Splunk
8 8 (1.97%) AppDynamics
8 8 (1.97%) Cloudera
9 6 (1.48%) Dell
9 6 (1.48%) Hortonworks
9 6 (1.48%) McAfee
9 6 (1.48%) NetApp
9 6 (1.48%) Remedy
9 6 (1.48%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.48%) Sophos
10 5 (1.23%) Micro Focus