Period
to 19 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 17 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 723 481 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.26% 8.26% 7.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.38% 38.51% 40.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 265 235
South West median daily rate £480 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £350 £275 £313
90th Percentile £650 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 33
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £34.00 £17.50 £34.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.47% +6.25% -

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 1,629 1,249 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.37% 21.44% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 696 570
South West median daily rate £425 £377 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.72% +6.21% -2.74%
10th Percentile £131 £155 £150
90th Percentile £600 £551 £500
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 138 87
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £20.97 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.29% +19.83% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.73 £11.17 £11.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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
Wiltshire +4 263 £475 -9.52% 36
Gloucestershire +13 160 £500 +5.26% 58
Bristol -2 133 £525 +23.53% 72
Devon +18 57 £465 +20.78% 21
Somerset -2 53 £498 +24.38% 29
Dorset +1 38 £413 -8.33% 16
Cornwall - 4 £363 - 39
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 282 (39.00%) Security Cleared
2 203 (28.08%) Windows
3 192 (26.56%) DevOps
4 190 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
5 170 (23.51%) C++
6 161 (22.27%) Python
6 161 (22.27%) Ansible
7 160 (22.13%) Software Engineering
8 159 (21.99%) SC Cleared
9 158 (21.85%) C
10 152 (21.02%) Docker
11 140 (19.36%) DV Cleared
11 140 (19.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 134 (18.53%) VMware
13 130 (17.98%) Git (software)
14 129 (17.84%) Unix
15 127 (17.57%) AWS
16 126 (17.43%) Java
17 112 (15.49%) Jenkins
18 108 (14.94%) Microsoft
19 105 (14.52%) Kubernetes
20 93 (12.86%) Red Hat
20 93 (12.86%) Active Directory
21 89 (12.31%) JavaScript
22 87 (12.03%) UML
22 87 (12.03%) OpenShift
23 86 (11.89%) SQL
23 86 (11.89%) Cisco
24 81 (11.20%) Azure
25 79 (10.93%) CentOS

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 44 (6.09%) Apache
2 40 (5.53%) JBoss
3 35 (4.84%) nginx
4 34 (4.70%) Confluence
5 29 (4.01%) Tomcat
6 25 (3.46%) MS Exchange
7 19 (2.63%) OpenStack
8 16 (2.21%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.66%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.11%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.97%) WordPress
12 6 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.83%) IIS
13 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.55%) Jetty
14 4 (0.55%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.41%) Drupal
15 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 127 (17.57%) AWS
2 87 (12.03%) OpenShift
3 81 (11.20%) Azure
4 36 (4.98%) GCP
5 30 (4.15%) Amazon S3
6 23 (3.18%) Apigee
7 22 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 22 (3.04%) Serverless
8 21 (2.90%) Office 365
9 20 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (2.77%) IaaS
9 20 (2.77%) PaaS
10 19 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (2.49%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (1.80%) Azure Stack
13 12 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (1.52%) Amazon EKS
14 11 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.92%) Firewall
2 39 (5.39%) DNS
3 38 (5.26%) Ethernet
3 38 (5.26%) WAN
4 33 (4.56%) TCP/IP
5 32 (4.43%) SAN
6 26 (3.60%) LAN
6 26 (3.60%) Wireshark
7 22 (3.04%) Wireless
8 19 (2.63%) DHCP
9 16 (2.21%) VLAN
10 15 (2.07%) Internet
10 15 (2.07%) OSPF
10 15 (2.07%) SSL
10 15 (2.07%) VPN
11 14 (1.94%) FTP
11 14 (1.94%) MPLS
11 14 (1.94%) Multicast
11 14 (1.94%) Network Security
12 13 (1.80%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.36%) MySQL
2 38 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 36 (4.98%) SQL Server
4 35 (4.84%) Big Data
5 34 (4.70%) MongoDB
6 30 (4.15%) Oracle Database
7 26 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.63%) DB2
9 15 (2.07%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.94%) IBM InfoSphere
11 13 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (1.52%) DataStage
12 11 (1.52%) Informix
12 11 (1.52%) QualityStage
13 10 (1.38%) Geospatial Data
14 8 (1.11%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.11%) HBase
15 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
17 3 (0.41%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 130 (17.98%) Git (software)
2 112 (15.49%) Jenkins
3 60 (8.30%) JIRA
4 26 (3.60%) Rational DOORS
5 25 (3.46%) NetBeans
6 24 (3.32%) Rational Rhapsody
7 21 (2.90%) GDB
8 20 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (2.63%) CircleCI
10 17 (2.35%) Eclipse
11 16 (2.21%) GoogleTest
12 15 (2.07%) Cucumber
12 15 (2.07%) Gerrit
13 14 (1.94%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.80%) Artifactory
15 12 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
15 12 (1.66%) Subversion
15 12 (1.66%) Vagrant
15 12 (1.66%) Visual Studio
16 9 (1.24%) Maven
General
1 59 (8.16%) Finance
2 31 (4.29%) Public Sector
3 27 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.49%) Banking
5 17 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.35%) Marketing
6 15 (2.07%) Aerospace
6 15 (2.07%) Electronics
7 11 (1.52%) Military
8 10 (1.38%) Automotive
8 10 (1.38%) Publishing
9 8 (1.11%) Law
9 8 (1.11%) Retail
10 5 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.55%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 127 (17.57%) Software Engineer
2 94 (13.00%) Developer
3 78 (10.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 69 (9.54%) Administrator
5 63 (8.71%) C++ Software Engineer
6 60 (8.30%) Architect
7 52 (7.19%) Embedded Engineer
8 47 (6.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 29 (4.01%) Consultant
10 27 (3.73%) Java Engineer
10 27 (3.73%) Java Software Engineer
11 26 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
12 25 (3.46%) DBA
13 24 (3.32%) Test Engineer
14 23 (3.18%) Technical Architect
15 21 (2.90%) AWS DevOps
15 21 (2.90%) AWS Engineer
15 21 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (2.77%) Linux Administrator
16 20 (2.77%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (8.02%) Web Services
2 48 (6.64%) .NET
3 42 (5.81%) Middleware
4 39 (5.39%) Node.js
5 34 (4.70%) HTML
6 33 (4.56%) CSS
6 33 (4.56%) XML
7 23 (3.18%) Kafka
8 21 (2.90%) JSON
8 21 (2.90%) React
9 20 (2.77%) Spring
10 19 (2.63%) Laravel
11 18 (2.49%) AngularJS
12 17 (2.35%) LAMP
13 15 (2.07%) CORBA
13 15 (2.07%) J2EE
14 14 (1.94%) EJB
14 14 (1.94%) Hibernate
15 12 (1.66%) REST
16 11 (1.52%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.26%) Replication
2 34 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.70%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.77%) Clustering
6 18 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
6 18 (2.49%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.21%) PKI
8 13 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.66%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.11%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.83%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.69%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.69%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.69%) Grid Computing
13 5 (0.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 203 (28.08%) Windows
2 140 (19.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 129 (17.84%) Unix
4 79 (10.93%) CentOS
5 68 (9.41%) Windows Server
6 49 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (4.70%) Solaris
8 27 (3.73%) FreeRTOS
9 24 (3.32%) ThreadX
10 23 (3.18%) Windows 7
11 22 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (2.77%) Debian
12 20 (2.77%) Embedded Linux
13 15 (2.07%) Ubuntu
14 14 (1.94%) Windows 10
15 11 (1.52%) CoreOS
16 10 (1.38%) Mac OS X
17 8 (1.11%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.83%) AIX
19 5 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (26.56%) DevOps
2 190 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (22.13%) Software Engineering
4 87 (12.03%) UML
5 71 (9.82%) Migration
6 69 (9.54%) Scrum
7 57 (7.88%) ITIL
8 55 (7.61%) Configuration Management
9 52 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
10 51 (7.05%) Test Automation
11 45 (6.22%) Computer Science
11 45 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (6.09%) Microservices
13 36 (4.98%) OO
14 31 (4.29%) Service Management
15 30 (4.15%) Software Architecture
16 29 (4.01%) Deployment Automation
17 27 (3.73%) Information Security
17 27 (3.73%) Waterfall
18 26 (3.60%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 170 (23.51%) C++
2 161 (22.27%) Python
3 158 (21.85%) C
4 126 (17.43%) Java
5 89 (12.31%) JavaScript
6 86 (11.89%) SQL
7 71 (9.82%) PowerShell
8 63 (8.71%) Bash Shell
9 52 (7.19%) C#
10 43 (5.95%) Shell Script
11 35 (4.84%) PHP
12 31 (4.29%) Ruby
13 29 (4.01%) Embedded C
14 25 (3.46%) Perl
15 22 (3.04%) Embedded C++
15 22 (3.04%) Scala
16 21 (2.90%) Java 8
17 11 (1.52%) Go
17 11 (1.52%) Rust
18 10 (1.38%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 282 (39.00%) Security Cleared
2 159 (21.99%) SC Cleared
3 140 (19.36%) DV Cleared
4 37 (5.12%) Degree
5 12 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.52%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.24%) MCSE
7 9 (1.24%) RHCE
8 8 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.11%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.83%) CCENT
9 6 (0.83%) CCNP
9 6 (0.83%) CISSP
10 5 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.69%) MCSA
11 4 (0.55%) CCDP
11 4 (0.55%) CCIE
11 4 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.55%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.83%) QA
3 5 (0.69%) HMG Infosec
3 5 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (0.69%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.41%) SLA
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) HL7
6 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.28%) JTAG
6 2 (0.28%) MISRA
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 152 (21.02%) Docker
2 93 (12.86%) Active Directory
3 54 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (3.60%) LXC
5 18 (2.49%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.07%) Gluster
8 12 (1.66%) NFS
8 12 (1.66%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (1.38%) GlusterFS
10 10 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.97%) XenApp
12 6 (0.83%) Firmware
12 6 (0.83%) HDFS
12 6 (0.83%) vSphere
13 5 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.69%) oVirt
13 5 (0.69%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 161 (22.27%) Ansible
2 105 (14.52%) Kubernetes
3 77 (10.65%) Terraform
4 70 (9.68%) Puppet
5 45 (6.22%) SCCM
6 30 (4.15%) SCOM
7 29 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (3.18%) vRealize
9 14 (1.94%) vCenter Server
10 13 (1.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 11 (1.52%) WSUS
12 10 (1.38%) Nagios
13 7 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 6 (0.83%) Salt
15 5 (0.69%) Mesos
15 5 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
16 4 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
16 4 (0.55%) Marathon
16 4 (0.55%) QRadar
Vendors
1 134 (18.53%) VMware
2 108 (14.94%) Microsoft
3 93 (12.86%) Red Hat
4 86 (11.89%) Cisco
5 68 (9.41%) Oracle
6 49 (6.78%) Atlassian
7 40 (5.53%) HP
8 28 (3.87%) Citrix
8 28 (3.87%) Google
9 24 (3.32%) IBM
10 21 (2.90%) ServiceNow
11 15 (2.07%) Teradata
12 12 (1.66%) Micro Focus
12 12 (1.66%) SAP
13 11 (1.52%) Veracode
14 9 (1.24%) ANSYS
15 8 (1.11%) Dell
15 8 (1.11%) Hortonworks
15 8 (1.11%) McAfee
15 8 (1.11%) Sybase