Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 21 27
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 398 379 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.32% 6.94% 6.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.94% 39.85% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 224 239
South West median daily rate £443 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.49% +5.94% -
10th Percentile £279 £313 £310
90th Percentile £575 £521 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 29
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19% +29.23%
10th Percentile £17.50 £31.95 £23.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £46.93
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%

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 1,139 951 1,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.94% 17.42% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 558 735
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £160 £158 £181
90th Percentile £540 £500 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 90 104
South West median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.13 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £43.70
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.86% +5.15% -

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -6 136 £438 +9.38% 85
Wiltshire +19 88 £500 +11.11% 37
Gloucestershire +21 55 £450 -5.26% 40
Somerset +3 39 £313 -20.63% 32
Dorset +4 35 £435 +4.19% 28
Devon -8 26 £385 -13.87% 26
Cornwall -14 2 £550 +37.33% 8
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 124 (31.16%) DevOps
2 123 (30.90%) Windows
3 121 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (25.38%) Security Cleared
5 95 (23.87%) Amazon AWS
6 82 (20.60%) Docker
7 81 (20.35%) VMware
8 80 (20.10%) Jenkins
9 77 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 75 (18.84%) Puppet
11 72 (18.09%) Java
12 69 (17.34%) Python
12 69 (17.34%) Unix
13 67 (16.83%) Git (software)
14 66 (16.58%) SC Cleared
14 66 (16.58%) Ansible
15 64 (16.08%) Active Directory
16 63 (15.83%) Software Engineering
17 62 (15.58%) Finance
18 59 (14.82%) Red Hat
19 58 (14.57%) Microsoft
19 58 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 58 (14.57%) Windows Server
20 50 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
20 50 (12.56%) Configuration Management
21 48 (12.06%) C
22 46 (11.56%) Firewall
23 44 (11.06%) PHP
23 44 (11.06%) Opscode Chef
24 43 (10.80%) Kubernetes

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 22 (5.53%) Confluence
2 19 (4.77%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.52%) Apache
4 13 (3.27%) Apache Spark
4 13 (3.27%) JBoss
4 13 (3.27%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.26%) IIS
6 9 (2.26%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.01%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.26%) nginx
10 5 (1.26%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.26%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.01%) SAS
11 4 (1.01%) WordPress
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.50%) Simulink
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.75%) Magento
3 2 (0.50%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 95 (23.87%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.28%) AWS CloudFormation
3 21 (5.28%) Office 365
4 19 (4.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (3.77%) OpenShift
6 14 (3.52%) npm
7 10 (2.51%) IaaS
8 9 (2.26%) GitHub
8 9 (2.26%) Serverless
9 7 (1.76%) NuGet
9 7 (1.76%) Sauce Labs
10 6 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.51%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.01%) G Suite
11 4 (1.01%) PaaS
12 3 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.75%) Slack
13 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.56%) Firewall
2 21 (5.28%) Wireshark
3 20 (5.03%) SAN
4 16 (4.02%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.77%) DNS
5 15 (3.77%) Kerberos
5 15 (3.77%) LAN
6 14 (3.52%) WAN
7 11 (2.76%) NAS
8 9 (2.26%) Network Security
9 8 (2.01%) HTTP
10 7 (1.76%) SSL
11 6 (1.51%) SSH
11 6 (1.51%) VoIP
11 6 (1.51%) VPN
12 5 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.26%) DHCP
12 5 (1.26%) Software-Defined Networking
12 5 (1.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.79%) MySQL
2 31 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.53%) Hadoop
4 20 (5.03%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.27%) Big Data
6 12 (3.02%) Apache Hive
6 12 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.02%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.51%) HBase
8 8 (2.01%) MarkLogic
9 7 (1.76%) DataStage
9 7 (1.76%) DB2
9 7 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.51%) IBM InfoSphere
10 6 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.26%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.26%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (20.10%) Jenkins
2 67 (16.83%) Git (software)
3 32 (8.04%) JIRA
4 30 (7.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (6.03%) Bitbucket
5 24 (6.03%) Selenium
6 20 (5.03%) Rational DOORS
7 17 (4.27%) GDB
8 13 (3.27%) Vagrant
9 12 (3.02%) Ant
9 12 (3.02%) Maven
9 12 (3.02%) Travis CI
10 11 (2.76%) JMeter
11 10 (2.51%) Rational Rhapsody
12 9 (2.26%) GitLab
12 9 (2.26%) JUnit
13 8 (2.01%) SonarQube
13 8 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (1.76%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.51%) EasyMock
General
1 62 (15.58%) Finance
2 18 (4.52%) Banking
3 8 (2.01%) Aerospace
4 6 (1.51%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.51%) Retail
5 5 (1.26%) Back Office
5 5 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.01%) Law
6 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.50%) Electronics
7 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (21.61%) Developer
2 79 (19.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (10.30%) Software Engineer
4 37 (9.30%) Administrator
5 24 (6.03%) Architect
5 24 (6.03%) Linux Administrator
6 23 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (5.28%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (5.03%) C++ Software Engineer
9 19 (4.77%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (4.27%) AWS Engineer
10 17 (4.27%) PHP Developer
10 17 (4.27%) Test Engineer
11 16 (4.02%) Embedded Engineer
12 13 (3.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 13 (3.27%) Support Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 12 (3.02%) Senior DevOps
13 12 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.02%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.78%) HTML
2 25 (6.28%) CSS
3 21 (5.28%) AngularJS
4 18 (4.52%) React
4 18 (4.52%) Web Services
5 16 (4.02%) .NET
6 15 (3.77%) Node.js
7 14 (3.52%) Spring
8 12 (3.02%) JSP
9 11 (2.76%) LDAP
9 11 (2.76%) Struts
10 10 (2.51%) jQuery
10 10 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (2.51%) XML
11 8 (2.01%) .NET Core
11 8 (2.01%) HTML5
11 8 (2.01%) Kafka
11 8 (2.01%) LAMP
11 8 (2.01%) REST
12 7 (1.76%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.51%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.26%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.26%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.01%) User Experience
8 7 (1.76%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.76%) Replication
9 6 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.51%) PKI
9 6 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.51%) Wiki
10 5 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.01%) DataPower
11 4 (1.01%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 123 (30.90%) Windows
2 69 (17.34%) Unix
3 58 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 58 (14.57%) Windows Server
4 31 (7.79%) CentOS
5 19 (4.77%) AIX
6 18 (4.52%) Windows 7
7 16 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.51%) Windows 10
11 9 (2.26%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (2.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 9 (2.26%) Ubuntu
12 8 (2.01%) Debian
13 7 (1.76%) Android
14 5 (1.26%) Solaris
15 3 (0.75%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (31.16%) DevOps
2 121 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (15.83%) Software Engineering
4 50 (12.56%) Configuration Management
5 43 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (8.79%) Scrum
8 33 (8.29%) ITIL
8 33 (8.29%) SDLC
8 33 (8.29%) Test Automation
9 28 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (6.53%) Migration
11 21 (5.28%) UML
12 18 (4.52%) Microservices
13 17 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (4.27%) Open Source
14 16 (4.02%) TDD
15 15 (3.77%) Web Development
16 14 (3.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 72 (18.09%) Java
2 69 (17.34%) Python
3 48 (12.06%) C
4 44 (11.06%) PHP
5 43 (10.80%) C++
6 41 (10.30%) JavaScript
7 39 (9.80%) SQL
8 38 (9.55%) Bash Shell
9 31 (7.79%) PowerShell
10 24 (6.03%) Perl
11 21 (5.28%) Shell Script
12 20 (5.03%) Ruby
13 18 (4.52%) Embedded C
14 12 (3.02%) C#
14 12 (3.02%) Embedded C++
15 9 (2.26%) Ada
15 9 (2.26%) Scala
16 7 (1.76%) Groovy
16 7 (1.76%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 101 (25.38%) Security Cleared
2 66 (16.58%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.03%) DV Cleared
4 17 (4.27%) Degree
5 7 (1.76%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.51%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.51%) MCSA
6 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.01%) CCNA
8 4 (1.01%) CCNP
8 4 (1.01%) RHCE
9 3 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.75%) MCP
10 2 (0.50%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (0.50%) ISEB
10 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.25%) CCDP
11 1 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.77%) QA
2 7 (1.76%) GCP
3 5 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.26%) RMADS
4 4 (1.01%) SLA
5 2 (0.50%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.50%) GDPR
5 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.50%) MISRA
5 2 (0.50%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) DO-160
6 1 (0.25%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (20.60%) Docker
2 64 (16.08%) Active Directory
3 50 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.27%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.01%) Xen
7 7 (1.76%) vSphere
7 7 (1.76%) XenServer
8 6 (1.51%) Firmware
9 5 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.01%) HDFS
10 4 (1.01%) OpenAM
10 4 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (1.01%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.75%) XenApp
12 2 (0.50%) Ceph
12 2 (0.50%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 75 (18.84%) Puppet
2 66 (16.58%) Ansible
3 44 (11.06%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (10.80%) Kubernetes
5 41 (10.30%) Terraform
6 20 (5.03%) SCCM
7 18 (4.52%) SCOM
8 13 (3.27%) Packer
9 9 (2.26%) vCenter Server
10 8 (2.01%) Grafana
10 8 (2.01%) Nagios
11 7 (1.76%) WSUS
11 7 (1.76%) ZENworks
12 5 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (1.26%) Tivoli
13 4 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 81 (20.35%) VMware
2 59 (14.82%) Red Hat
3 58 (14.57%) Microsoft
4 29 (7.29%) Oracle
5 25 (6.28%) Citrix
6 23 (5.78%) Cisco
7 20 (5.03%) Google
8 18 (4.52%) Splunk
9 17 (4.27%) IBM
10 13 (3.27%) HP
11 11 (2.76%) Atlassian
12 10 (2.51%) Hortonworks
13 9 (2.26%) AppDynamics
13 9 (2.26%) McAfee
13 9 (2.26%) MKS
14 8 (2.01%) Micro Focus
14 8 (2.01%) Teradata
14 8 (2.01%) Zend
15 7 (1.76%) Novell
15 7 (1.76%) Veracode