Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 16 20
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 307 573 411
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 10.05% 9.25% 7.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.79% 41.02% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 312 231
Median daily rate £481 £486 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.13% +5.71% +8.11%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £650 £669 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 42 28
Median hourly rate £46.25 £44.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +11.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £24.20 £18.93 £26.60
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.38 £47.88
England median hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% +8.43% +3.75%

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 701 1,397 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.95% 22.56% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 801 598
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £143 £140 £159
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
England median daily rate £438 £440 £440
% change year-on-year -0.57% - +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 113 123
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.43% +140.00% -0.46%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.30 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.50 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - +4.48%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in the South West over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in the South West

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in the South West over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 +3 104 £455 -4.16% 13
Bristol +5 74 £426 -14.75% 41
Devon +21 46 £481 +0.16% 14
Gloucestershire 0 46 £550 +14.58% 25
Somerset -5 23 £575 +21.69% 16
Dorset -9 11 £140 -66.06% 11
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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.

1 122 (39.74%) Security Cleared
2 114 (37.13%) Python
3 108 (35.18%) Windows
4 95 (30.94%) DevOps
5 87 (28.34%) SC Cleared
6 82 (26.71%) AWS
6 82 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (22.48%) Java
8 60 (19.54%) Jenkins
9 59 (19.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 58 (18.89%) C++
10 58 (18.89%) Ansible
11 56 (18.24%) Scrum
12 54 (17.59%) Software Engineering
13 52 (16.94%) DV Cleared
14 50 (16.29%) JIRA
14 50 (16.29%) Puppet
15 49 (15.96%) C
15 49 (15.96%) Red Hat
16 48 (15.64%) Active Directory
17 47 (15.31%) Bash Shell
17 47 (15.31%) Docker
18 45 (14.66%) Microsoft
19 44 (14.33%) VMware
20 41 (13.36%) Migration
21 40 (13.03%) ITIL
21 40 (13.03%) Azure
22 39 (12.70%) Confluence
23 38 (12.38%) Git (software)
24 37 (12.05%) Test Automation

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 39 (12.70%) Confluence
2 20 (6.51%) Apache
3 12 (3.91%) nginx
3 12 (3.91%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.93%) OpenStack
5 8 (2.61%) IIS
6 7 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.30%) WordPress
8 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.65%) JBoss
9 2 (0.65%) Jetty
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.33%) CMS
10 1 (0.33%) Drupal
10 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.28%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.65%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 82 (26.71%) AWS
2 40 (13.03%) Azure
3 31 (10.10%) Amazon S3
4 23 (7.49%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (5.86%) Route 53
6 13 (4.23%) Amazon ELB
7 12 (3.91%) Serverless
8 10 (3.26%) PaaS
9 9 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (2.61%) IaaS
10 8 (2.61%) Office 365
10 8 (2.61%) OpenShift
11 7 (2.28%) Apigee
12 5 (1.63%) GCP
12 5 (1.63%) SaaS
13 4 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.98%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.65%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.19%) Firewall
2 15 (4.89%) Wireshark
3 14 (4.56%) DNS
4 11 (3.58%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.93%) Ethernet
5 9 (2.93%) Network Security
6 5 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.63%) LAN
6 5 (1.63%) SSL
6 5 (1.63%) X.509
7 4 (1.30%) HTTP
7 4 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.98%) DHCP
8 3 (0.98%) IPsec
8 3 (0.98%) IPv6
8 3 (0.98%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.98%) SAN
8 3 (0.98%) VLAN
9 2 (0.65%) SNMP
9 2 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.86%) Hadoop
2 16 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (4.56%) Apache Accumulo
4 12 (3.91%) MySQL
5 10 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.61%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.30%) Big Data
9 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.98%) Power BI
10 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon Athena
11 2 (0.65%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.65%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.65%) DB2
11 2 (0.65%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 60 (19.54%) Jenkins
2 50 (16.29%) JIRA
3 38 (12.38%) Git (software)
4 24 (7.82%) Bitbucket
5 21 (6.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (3.26%) GoogleTest
6 10 (3.26%) NetBeans
7 8 (2.61%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.61%) IBM UrbanCode
8 7 (2.28%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.28%) GitLab
8 7 (2.28%) Subversion
9 6 (1.95%) Trac
9 6 (1.95%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.63%) Ant
10 5 (1.63%) Mockito
10 5 (1.63%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.98%) GDB
11 3 (0.98%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (7.49%) Aerospace
2 19 (6.19%) Finance
3 18 (5.86%) Military
4 15 (4.89%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.61%) Banking
6 8 (2.61%) Electronics
6 8 (2.61%) Law
6 8 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.95%) Marketing
8 4 (1.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (18.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (12.38%) Developer
3 36 (11.73%) Software Engineer
4 34 (11.07%) Administrator
5 31 (10.10%) Systems Administrator
6 30 (9.77%) Linux Administrator
7 29 (9.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 23 (7.49%) Linux Engineer
9 22 (7.17%) Embedded Engineer
9 22 (7.17%) Test Engineer
10 21 (6.84%) AWS Engineer
11 16 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (4.89%) C++ Software Engineer
12 15 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.56%) AWS DevOps
13 14 (4.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 13 (4.23%) Architect
14 13 (4.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 13 (4.23%) Systems Administration Leader
15 12 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.49%) Web Services
2 19 (6.19%) Middleware
3 18 (5.86%) Spring Boot
4 17 (5.54%) Apache NiFi
4 17 (5.54%) Spring
5 15 (4.89%) .NET
5 15 (4.89%) Kafka
5 15 (4.89%) REST
6 13 (4.23%) Node.js
7 11 (3.58%) SOAP
8 9 (2.93%) OpenID
8 9 (2.93%) Yocto
9 8 (2.61%) Gherkin
9 8 (2.61%) HTML
10 7 (2.28%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.95%) DirectX
11 6 (1.95%) MFC
11 6 (1.95%) OpenGL
11 6 (1.95%) Qt
11 6 (1.95%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (6.19%) PKI
2 16 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.28%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (1.95%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.98%) Clustering
8 3 (0.98%) CMDB
8 3 (0.98%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.98%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) CAN bus
9 2 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.65%) Replication
9 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 108 (35.18%) Windows
2 59 (19.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (9.12%) CentOS
4 26 (8.47%) Unix
5 24 (7.82%) Windows Server
6 11 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.61%) FreeRTOS
8 7 (2.28%) Amazon Linux
8 7 (2.28%) Solaris
8 7 (2.28%) ThreadX
8 7 (2.28%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.95%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.63%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.30%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.65%) VMS
13 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (30.94%) DevOps
2 82 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (18.24%) Scrum
4 54 (17.59%) Software Engineering
5 41 (13.36%) Migration
6 40 (13.03%) ITIL
7 37 (12.05%) Test Automation
8 35 (11.40%) Configuration Management
9 34 (11.07%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (6.84%) Open Source
10 21 (6.84%) Technical Leadership
11 19 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (6.19%) Incident Management
12 17 (5.54%) UML
13 16 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (4.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 13 (4.23%) Infrastructure as Code
16 13 (4.23%) ITIL V3
17 12 (3.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 114 (37.13%) Python
2 69 (22.48%) Java
3 58 (18.89%) C++
4 49 (15.96%) C
5 47 (15.31%) Bash Shell
6 31 (10.10%) PowerShell
7 24 (7.82%) C#
7 24 (7.82%) Shell Script
8 23 (7.49%) SQL
9 22 (7.17%) JavaScript
10 19 (6.19%) Perl
11 9 (2.93%) Embedded C
11 9 (2.93%) PHP
12 8 (2.61%) Embedded C++
12 8 (2.61%) Scala
13 6 (1.95%) Assembly Language
13 6 (1.95%) GLSL
13 6 (1.95%) HLSL
14 5 (1.63%) Java 8
14 5 (1.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 122 (39.74%) Security Cleared
2 87 (28.34%) SC Cleared
3 52 (16.94%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.51%) AWS Certification
5 14 (4.56%) ISTQB
6 12 (3.91%) ISEB
7 9 (2.93%) Degree
8 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.30%) CCNA
9 4 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.98%) CISSP
10 3 (0.98%) MCSE
10 3 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.65%) GIAC
11 2 (0.65%) MCSA
12 1 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
12 1 (0.33%) MCSD
12 1 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.95%) QA
2 5 (1.63%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.98%) RMADS
4 2 (0.65%) HL7
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) JTAG
4 2 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) IFRS
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.33%) MISRA
5 1 (0.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 48 (15.64%) Active Directory
2 47 (15.31%) Docker
3 14 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.61%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.61%) LXC
6 8 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.28%) OpenAM
7 7 (2.28%) OpenDJ
7 7 (2.28%) vSphere
8 6 (1.95%) NFS
8 6 (1.95%) Snort
9 4 (1.30%) XenApp
10 3 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.65%) Varnish
11 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (18.89%) Ansible
2 50 (16.29%) Puppet
3 37 (12.05%) Terraform
4 14 (4.56%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.26%) SCOM
6 9 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.93%) SCCM
7 6 (1.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.63%) Nagios
8 5 (1.63%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (1.63%) OSSEC
9 4 (1.30%) Packer
10 3 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.98%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.98%) vRealize
11 2 (0.65%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.65%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.65%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (15.96%) Red Hat
2 45 (14.66%) Microsoft
3 44 (14.33%) VMware
4 28 (9.12%) Oracle
5 22 (7.17%) Atlassian
6 20 (6.51%) Google
7 12 (3.91%) IBM
8 11 (3.58%) Cisco
9 9 (2.93%) AppDynamics
10 7 (2.28%) Citrix
10 7 (2.28%) Dynatrace
10 7 (2.28%) ForgeRock
10 7 (2.28%) SAP
11 6 (1.95%) NetApp
12 5 (1.63%) ArcSight
12 5 (1.63%) HP
12 5 (1.63%) Informatica
13 4 (1.30%) Dell
14 3 (0.98%) Siebel
14 3 (0.98%) Splunk