Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 24 25
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 396 364 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.99% 6.40% 6.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.11% 29.96% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 213 251
South West median daily rate £421 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -5.29% +8.97%
10th Percentile £311 £308 £288
90th Percentile £575 £573 £528
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 34
South West median hourly rate £41.08 £37.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.53% -1.96% +27.50%
10th Percentile £31.78 £23.55 £22.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £43.65
England median hourly rate £41.15 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.88% +6.67% +10.29%

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 1067 1215 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.83% 21.36% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 722 764
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £150
90th Percentile £513 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 121 166
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.68% -18.61% +10.29%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.38 £43.00 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +15 163 £400 - 33
Wiltshire -13 63 £450 +2.74% 12
Devon +19 49 £470 +25.33% 6
Dorset +27 46 £425 +14.86% 10
Gloucestershire -19 32 £458 +10.91% 21
Somerset -3 25 £363 -6.45% 7
Cornwall -15 4 £385 +10.00% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 136 (34.34%) Java
2 128 (32.32%) Windows
3 103 (26.01%) Unix
4 90 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 87 (21.97%) DevOps
6 82 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (18.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 75 (18.94%) Git (software)
8 67 (16.92%) Python
8 67 (16.92%) Red Hat
9 63 (15.91%) Oracle
10 61 (15.40%) Amazon AWS
11 60 (15.15%) Firewall
12 58 (14.65%) VMware
12 58 (14.65%) Jenkins
13 57 (14.39%) Puppet
14 56 (14.14%) Tomcat
15 54 (13.64%) SC Cleared
16 53 (13.38%) SQL
17 51 (12.88%) Apache
17 51 (12.88%) Windows Server
18 50 (12.63%) Software Engineering
19 48 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
19 48 (12.12%) Active Directory
20 47 (11.87%) JavaScript
20 47 (11.87%) Docker
21 45 (11.36%) CentOS
22 43 (10.86%) Test Automation
23 42 (10.61%) C++
24 41 (10.35%) Configuration Management

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 56 (14.14%) Tomcat
2 51 (12.88%) Apache
3 34 (8.59%) JBoss
4 27 (6.82%) IIS
5 26 (6.57%) WebSphere
6 24 (6.06%) WebLogic
7 16 (4.04%) nginx
8 11 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
9 10 (2.53%) CICS
9 10 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (2.53%) MS Exchange
10 9 (2.27%) Jetty
10 9 (2.27%) Mongrel
11 8 (2.02%) iPlanet
12 6 (1.52%) Apache Spark
12 6 (1.52%) Confluence
12 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.52%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.52%) SharePoint
13 5 (1.26%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.27%) Houdini
1 9 (2.27%) Maya
1 9 (2.27%) NUKE
1 9 (2.27%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.76%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 61 (15.40%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 11 (2.78%) PaaS
6 10 (2.53%) GitHub
6 10 (2.53%) Google App Engine
6 10 (2.53%) Office 365
6 10 (2.53%) Serverless
7 9 (2.27%) Adobe Analytics
8 7 (1.77%) IaaS
9 6 (1.52%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.52%) Route 53
10 5 (1.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 60 (15.15%) Firewall
2 30 (7.58%) TCP/IP
3 29 (7.32%) HTTP
4 26 (6.57%) LAN
5 25 (6.31%) DNS
6 22 (5.56%) DHCP
6 22 (5.56%) VPN
7 21 (5.30%) WAN
8 12 (3.03%) Network Security
8 12 (3.03%) SSL
8 12 (3.03%) Wireshark
9 11 (2.78%) Ethernet
9 11 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (2.78%) FTP
9 11 (2.78%) IPsec
9 11 (2.78%) SAN
10 10 (2.53%) BIG-IP
10 10 (2.53%) VLAN
11 8 (2.02%) LDAP
11 8 (2.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.06%) DB2
2 24 (6.06%) MySQL
3 21 (5.30%) MongoDB
3 21 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.04%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.27%) Big Data
5 9 (2.27%) Ingres
6 8 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.77%) Neo4j
7 7 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.26%) IBM InfoSphere
8 5 (1.26%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.26%) Redis
9 4 (1.01%) HDInsight
9 4 (1.01%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (18.94%) Git (software)
2 58 (14.65%) Jenkins
3 29 (7.32%) JIRA
4 21 (5.30%) Subversion
5 19 (4.80%) Eclipse
6 17 (4.29%) Artifactory
6 17 (4.29%) TeamCity
7 16 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (3.54%) Rational Rhapsody
9 12 (3.03%) Maven
9 12 (3.03%) NetBeans
9 12 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
9 12 (3.03%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.78%) GDB
10 11 (2.78%) Selenium
11 10 (2.53%) Bitbucket
11 10 (2.53%) webpack
12 9 (2.27%) SoapUI
12 9 (2.27%) Travis CI
12 9 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (10.10%) Finance
2 26 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.28%) Electronics
5 11 (2.78%) Marketing
6 8 (2.02%) Banking
6 8 (2.02%) Retail
7 6 (1.52%) Back Office
7 6 (1.52%) Law
8 5 (1.26%) Military
9 4 (1.01%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (28.28%) Developer
2 61 (15.40%) Administrator
3 55 (13.89%) Java Developer
4 51 (12.88%) Systems Administrator
5 38 (9.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 35 (8.84%) Linux Engineer
7 34 (8.59%) Software Engineer
8 33 (8.33%) Consultant
9 29 (7.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 28 (7.07%) Linux Administrator
11 26 (6.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 20 (5.05%) AWS DevOps
12 20 (5.05%) C++ Software Engineer
13 18 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
13 18 (4.55%) C++ Developer
13 18 (4.55%) Java Engineer
14 17 (4.29%) Software Developer
15 15 (3.79%) Unix Administrator
16 14 (3.54%) Java Software Engineer
16 14 (3.54%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.10%) Web Services
2 35 (8.84%) J2EE
3 30 (7.58%) Spring
4 27 (6.82%) HTML
5 26 (6.57%) XML
6 25 (6.31%) CSS
7 23 (5.81%) React
8 22 (5.56%) Node.js
9 21 (5.30%) REST
9 21 (5.30%) Spring Boot
10 20 (5.05%) .NET
10 20 (5.05%) AngularJS
10 20 (5.05%) SOAP
11 19 (4.80%) JSON
12 18 (4.55%) Middleware
13 16 (4.04%) EJB
14 15 (3.79%) Struts
15 14 (3.54%) Java EE
16 12 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
17 11 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.05%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (4.04%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.54%) User Experience
5 13 (3.28%) Clustering
6 11 (2.78%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.53%) DataPower
8 8 (2.02%) Animation
8 8 (2.02%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.52%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.52%) RIA
10 6 (1.52%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 128 (32.32%) Windows
2 103 (26.01%) Unix
3 75 (18.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (12.88%) Windows Server
5 45 (11.36%) CentOS
6 29 (7.32%) Solaris
7 21 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (5.05%) Windows 7
9 19 (4.80%) Ubuntu
10 16 (4.04%) AIX
11 12 (3.03%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.78%) Windows 10
13 10 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (2.27%) HPUX
14 9 (2.27%) VMS
15 8 (2.02%) Mac OS
15 8 (2.02%) SUSE
16 7 (1.77%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.52%) Debian
18 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (21.97%) DevOps
2 82 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (12.63%) Software Engineering
4 48 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (10.86%) Test Automation
6 41 (10.35%) Configuration Management
7 38 (9.60%) Microservices
7 38 (9.60%) Open Source
8 37 (9.34%) ITIL
9 34 (8.59%) Scrum
10 26 (6.57%) TDD
11 25 (6.31%) Load Balancing
12 22 (5.56%) UML
13 21 (5.30%) Continuous Deployment
14 19 (4.80%) Analytics
15 17 (4.29%) OO
15 17 (4.29%) Risk Management
15 17 (4.29%) Unit Testing
15 17 (4.29%) Web Development
16 16 (4.04%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 136 (34.34%) Java
2 67 (16.92%) Python
3 53 (13.38%) SQL
4 47 (11.87%) JavaScript
5 42 (10.61%) C++
6 38 (9.60%) C
7 26 (6.57%) Shell Script
8 25 (6.31%) Bash Shell
9 19 (4.80%) Perl
9 19 (4.80%) PHP
9 19 (4.80%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.28%) Ruby
11 11 (2.78%) Groovy
12 9 (2.27%) Scala
13 7 (1.77%) C#
14 6 (1.52%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.52%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 5 (1.26%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.01%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 90 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.06%) Degree
4 19 (4.80%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.78%) NVQ Level 4
6 10 (2.53%) CISSP
7 9 (2.27%) CISM
8 6 (1.52%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (1.52%) Security+ Certification
9 5 (1.26%) MySQL Certification
10 3 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.51%) CLAS
11 2 (0.51%) OSCP
11 2 (0.51%) SANS
12 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.25%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.02%) QA
3 6 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.01%) GDPR
4 4 (1.01%) RMADS
5 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 47 (11.87%) Docker
3 35 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.04%) Samba
6 15 (3.79%) Hyper-V
7 14 (3.54%) Xen
8 11 (2.78%) vSphere
9 10 (2.53%) NFS
10 9 (2.27%) Firmware
10 9 (2.27%) KVM
11 7 (1.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.52%) VirtualBox
13 5 (1.26%) XenServer
14 4 (1.01%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.76%) HDFS
15 3 (0.76%) LXC
15 3 (0.76%) OpenAM
15 3 (0.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 57 (14.39%) Puppet
2 39 (9.85%) Ansible
3 29 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (5.81%) Terraform
5 21 (5.30%) Kubernetes
6 12 (3.03%) Nagios
7 9 (2.27%) Kibana
8 8 (2.02%) logstash
9 7 (1.77%) Rancher
9 7 (1.77%) WSUS
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.76%) Icinga
11 3 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.76%) Packer
11 3 (0.76%) SCOM
11 3 (0.76%) Webmin
11 3 (0.76%) Xymon
12 2 (0.51%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 67 (16.92%) Red Hat
2 63 (15.91%) Oracle
3 58 (14.65%) VMware
4 37 (9.34%) Microsoft
5 34 (8.59%) IBM
6 24 (6.06%) Cisco
6 24 (6.06%) F5
7 19 (4.80%) Google
8 16 (4.04%) HP
9 15 (3.79%) Sun
10 12 (3.03%) Citrix
10 12 (3.03%) SAP
11 9 (2.27%) Adobe
11 9 (2.27%) Green Hat
11 9 (2.27%) Veritas
12 7 (1.77%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.52%) PlateSpin
14 4 (1.01%) McAfee
15 3 (0.76%) BEA
15 3 (0.76%) TIBCO