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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 29 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing Linux 189 165 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.06% 5.54% 6.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.28% 26.23% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 113 129
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £38.70 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.40 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 447 629 682
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.70% 21.11% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 360 392
Median daily rate £360 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 92
Median hourly rate £42.00 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.82 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.75 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +7 77 £425 +8.97% 38
Devon +14 23 £425 +13.33% 2
Somerset +4 23 £424 +25.55% 9
Wiltshire -2 23 £450 +9.09% 12
Gloucestershire -11 18 £463 +12.80% 13
Dorset -2 8 £374 -4.77% 12
Cornwall - 6 £400 - 4
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 129 (37.07%) Windows
2 117 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (30.75%) Security Cleared
4 106 (30.46%) DevOps
5 98 (28.16%) Red Hat
6 84 (24.14%) Oracle
7 82 (23.56%) SC Cleared
8 81 (23.28%) Java
9 78 (22.41%) Unix
9 78 (22.41%) Jenkins
10 75 (21.55%) Python
10 75 (21.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 73 (20.98%) Amazon AWS
11 73 (20.98%) VMware
12 72 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
13 67 (19.25%) Microsoft
14 61 (17.53%) SQL
14 61 (17.53%) SQL Server
15 58 (16.67%) Puppet
16 54 (15.52%) Docker
17 53 (15.23%) Git (software)
18 51 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
18 51 (14.66%) Software Engineering
18 51 (14.66%) Ansible
19 46 (13.22%) Windows Server
19 46 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
20 45 (12.93%) Active Directory
20 45 (12.93%) Firewall
21 43 (12.36%) ITIL
22 42 (12.07%) Open Source

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 36 (10.34%) Apache
2 25 (7.18%) Tomcat
3 23 (6.61%) nginx
4 22 (6.32%) IIS
4 22 (6.32%) JBoss
5 18 (5.17%) SharePoint
5 18 (5.17%) WebLogic
6 17 (4.89%) WebSphere
7 16 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (3.74%) MS Exchange
8 13 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (3.45%) Apache Spark
10 9 (2.59%) ArcGIS
10 9 (2.59%) GlassFish
11 8 (2.30%) Skype for Business
12 7 (2.01%) Confluence
12 7 (2.01%) Jetty
12 7 (2.01%) Mongrel
12 7 (2.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Simulink
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.57%) Primavera
6 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 73 (20.98%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (2.87%) Amazon S3
4 10 (2.87%) Office 365
5 9 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (2.01%) IaaS
7 6 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.72%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.72%) Route 53
8 4 (1.15%) GitHub
8 4 (1.15%) PaaS
9 2 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.57%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.93%) Firewall
2 33 (9.48%) DNS
3 27 (7.76%) TCP/IP
4 21 (6.03%) LAN
5 17 (4.89%) Kerberos
6 16 (4.60%) DHCP
6 16 (4.60%) LDAP
7 14 (4.02%) WAN
8 13 (3.74%) HTTP
8 13 (3.74%) SSL
8 13 (3.74%) Wireshark
9 12 (3.45%) Internet
9 12 (3.45%) Network Security
10 10 (2.87%) IPsec
10 10 (2.87%) PuTTY
10 10 (2.87%) SAN
10 10 (2.87%) WinSCP
11 9 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (2.59%) VPN
12 8 (2.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.77%) Oracle Database
3 32 (9.20%) Hadoop
4 28 (8.05%) MySQL
5 20 (5.75%) Big Data
5 20 (5.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (5.17%) Apache Hive
6 18 (5.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 17 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (4.31%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.74%) MongoDB
10 12 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (2.87%) HBase
12 10 (2.87%) NoSQL
12 10 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (2.01%) GIS
Development Applications
1 78 (22.41%) Jenkins
2 53 (15.23%) Git (software)
3 28 (8.05%) Vagrant
4 23 (6.61%) Eclipse
5 22 (6.32%) Rational DOORS
6 21 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (5.75%) Ant
7 20 (5.75%) Oracle APEX
8 19 (5.46%) Rational Rhapsody
9 18 (5.17%) TeamCity
10 15 (4.31%) Selenium
11 13 (3.74%) GDB
11 13 (3.74%) Maven
12 12 (3.45%) JIRA
12 12 (3.45%) SoapUI
13 10 (2.87%) HP UFT
13 10 (2.87%) NetBeans
13 10 (2.87%) SpecFlow
13 10 (2.87%) Toad
14 9 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (8.05%) Finance
2 13 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.59%) Electronics
3 9 (2.59%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.59%) Marketing
4 6 (1.72%) Back Office
5 2 (0.57%) Games
5 2 (0.57%) Retail
6 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.29%) Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (22.70%) Developer
2 53 (15.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 33 (9.48%) Linux Engineer
4 29 (8.33%) Architect
5 28 (8.05%) Software Engineer
6 27 (7.76%) Administrator
7 21 (6.03%) Analyst
7 21 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (5.75%) Java Developer
9 19 (5.46%) Consultant
10 15 (4.31%) AWS Engineer
11 14 (4.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 14 (4.02%) Python Developer
11 14 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.02%) Technical Architect
12 13 (3.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 13 (3.74%) Software Developer
13 12 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
14 11 (3.16%) Java Engineer
14 11 (3.16%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.77%) HTML
2 31 (8.91%) Web Services
3 27 (7.76%) .NET
3 27 (7.76%) CSS
4 26 (7.47%) REST
5 22 (6.32%) Middleware
6 17 (4.89%) J2EE
7 15 (4.31%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (4.02%) JSON
9 12 (3.45%) jQuery
9 12 (3.45%) LAMP
10 11 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (2.87%) Oracle Fusion
11 10 (2.87%) XML
12 9 (2.59%) SQLAlchemy
13 8 (2.30%) OAuth2
13 8 (2.30%) RESTful
13 8 (2.30%) SOAP
14 7 (2.01%) Servlets
15 6 (1.72%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.17%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.59%) Client/Server
3 9 (2.59%) Clustering
3 9 (2.59%) RIA
4 6 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (1.72%) VAX
5 5 (1.44%) Device Driver
5 5 (1.44%) Linked Data
6 4 (1.15%) CESG
6 4 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (1.15%) PKI
6 4 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 129 (37.07%) Windows
2 78 (22.41%) Unix
3 75 (21.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (13.22%) Windows Server
5 38 (10.92%) CentOS
6 33 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (5.75%) Solaris
9 19 (5.46%) AIX
9 19 (5.46%) Ubuntu
10 12 (3.45%) Mac OS
11 11 (3.16%) Debian
12 10 (2.87%) Windows 10
13 9 (2.59%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
14 8 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (2.01%) SUSE
16 6 (1.72%) Amazon Linux
16 6 (1.72%) HPUX
17 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (30.46%) DevOps
3 72 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (14.66%) Software Engineering
5 43 (12.36%) ITIL
6 42 (12.07%) Open Source
7 41 (11.78%) Test Automation
8 39 (11.21%) Configuration Management
9 35 (10.06%) Scrum
10 25 (7.18%) Integration Testing
11 22 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (5.75%) SDLC
14 19 (5.46%) TDD
14 19 (5.46%) UML
15 18 (5.17%) OWASP
16 17 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (4.89%) Performance Testing
17 16 (4.60%) Migration
17 16 (4.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (23.28%) Java
2 75 (21.55%) Python
3 61 (17.53%) SQL
4 33 (9.48%) C++
4 33 (9.48%) Perl
5 32 (9.20%) C
6 28 (8.05%) Bash Shell
6 28 (8.05%) JavaScript
7 26 (7.47%) PowerShell
7 26 (7.47%) Ruby
8 21 (6.03%) PHP
9 12 (3.45%) Embedded C++
9 12 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.87%) C#
10 10 (2.87%) F#
10 10 (2.87%) VBScript
11 7 (2.01%) Dart
11 7 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.72%) Ada
12 6 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 107 (30.75%) Security Cleared
2 82 (23.56%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.61%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.87%) CISSP
5 9 (2.59%) CESG Certified Professional
5 9 (2.59%) CLAS
6 7 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.01%) ISEB
6 7 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.72%) Degree
7 6 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.72%) SANS
8 3 (0.86%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.86%) CISM
9 2 (0.57%) CCNP
9 2 (0.57%) GCIA
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.57%) RHCE
9 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.75%) QA
2 10 (2.87%) JSP 440
3 9 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (2.30%) PCI DSS
5 7 (2.01%) Def Stans
5 7 (2.01%) MISRA
5 7 (2.01%) MISRA C
6 5 (1.44%) RMADS
7 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.15%) GDPR
8 3 (0.86%) SLA
9 2 (0.57%) GPG13
9 2 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (15.52%) Docker
2 46 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (12.93%) Active Directory
4 17 (4.89%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.89%) vSphere
5 13 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (3.45%) Xen
7 11 (3.16%) VirtualBox
8 8 (2.30%) Firmware
8 8 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (2.01%) DFS Replication
9 7 (2.01%) KVM
9 7 (2.01%) Samba
10 6 (1.72%) HDFS
11 5 (1.44%) LXC
11 5 (1.44%) Squid
11 5 (1.44%) vCloud
11 5 (1.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (16.67%) Puppet
2 51 (14.66%) Ansible
3 21 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (5.75%) vRealize
5 16 (4.60%) Terraform
6 8 (2.30%) Kibana
6 8 (2.30%) logstash
7 7 (2.01%) Oozie
7 7 (2.01%) WSUS
8 6 (1.72%) Icinga
8 6 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.72%) Nagios
9 5 (1.44%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.44%) Webmin
9 5 (1.44%) Xymon
10 4 (1.15%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.86%) Bcfg2
11 3 (0.86%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.86%) Salt
11 3 (0.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 98 (28.16%) Red Hat
2 84 (24.14%) Oracle
3 73 (20.98%) VMware
4 67 (19.25%) Microsoft
5 25 (7.18%) Cisco
6 24 (6.90%) IBM
7 21 (6.03%) Cloudera
8 18 (5.17%) HP
9 13 (3.74%) Citrix
10 12 (3.45%) Sun
11 10 (2.87%) F5
12 9 (2.59%) ESRI
12 9 (2.59%) Google
12 9 (2.59%) SaltStack
13 8 (2.30%) Atlassian
14 7 (2.01%) SAP
15 6 (1.72%) Juniper
15 6 (1.72%) McAfee
15 6 (1.72%) Serena
15 6 (1.72%) Veritas
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