The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 28 March 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 10 35
Rank change year-on-year -19 +25  
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.39% 10.77% 2.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.42% 42.68% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 2
Median daily rate £475 £363 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -0.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

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 Swindon with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 59 82 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 17.25% 25.23% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 23
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 15
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £127.95 £20.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Swindon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Swindon

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Swindon over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Swindon

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Linux.

1 23 (60.53%) DevOps
2 20 (52.63%) Ansible
3 18 (47.37%) Docker
3 18 (47.37%) Red Hat
4 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (42.11%) Java
5 16 (42.11%) Oracle
6 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (34.21%) JIRA
8 12 (31.58%) Windows
8 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
9 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (28.95%) Confluence
9 11 (28.95%) Elastic Stack
9 11 (28.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
9 11 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (26.32%) CentOS
10 10 (26.32%) Python
11 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
11 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
11 8 (21.05%) Performance Testing
11 8 (21.05%) Ruby
11 8 (21.05%) Web Operations
11 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
11 8 (21.05%) Puppet
12 7 (18.42%) Icinga
12 7 (18.42%) logstash
12 7 (18.42%) Kibana

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 11 (28.95%) Confluence
2 7 (18.42%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (7.89%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.26%) nginx
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.63%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
3 4 (10.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (10.53%) Route 53
3 4 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
1 4 (10.53%) SSL
1 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.53%) VPN
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) MySQL
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) JIRA
2 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 11 (28.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.53%) Artifactory
5 4 (10.53%) SonarQube
5 4 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (10.53%) Vagrant
6 3 (7.89%) Hudson
7 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.26%) Metasploit
7 2 (5.26%) Selenium
8 1 (2.63%) Ant
8 1 (2.63%) JBehave
8 1 (2.63%) JMeter
8 1 (2.63%) JUnit
8 1 (2.63%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.63%) Subversion
8 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 8 (21.05%) WebOps Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Java Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Lead DevOps
4 4 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Junior Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Junior Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (18.42%) WebCenter
3 3 (7.89%) Spring
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) Dropwizard
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) Sass
4 2 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
5 1 (2.63%) Qt
5 1 (2.63%) SAML
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) CESG
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (26.32%) CentOS
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
5 7 (18.42%) Amazon Linux
6 4 (10.53%) CoreOS
7 3 (7.89%) AIX
7 3 (7.89%) Debian
7 3 (7.89%) Unix
8 2 (5.26%) Kali Linux
9 1 (2.63%) Solaris
9 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) DevOps
2 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Web Operations
5 7 (18.42%) Database Tuning
5 7 (18.42%) Microservices
5 7 (18.42%) Web Development
6 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
7 5 (13.16%) Migration
7 5 (13.16%) Open Source
8 4 (10.53%) Auto-Scaling
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Scrum
9 2 (5.26%) Social Engineering
9 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
3 10 (26.32%) Python
4 8 (21.05%) Ruby
5 7 (18.42%) SQL
6 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.63%) Jython
7 1 (2.63%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) SANS
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CEH
2 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (5.26%) CHECK Team Leader
2 2 (5.26%) CISSP
2 2 (5.26%) CREST Certified
2 2 (5.26%) OSCP
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) Docker
2 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.53%) LXC
3 4 (10.53%) VirtualBox
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.63%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 20 (52.63%) Ansible
2 8 (21.05%) Puppet
3 7 (18.42%) Icinga
3 7 (18.42%) Kibana
3 7 (18.42%) logstash
4 6 (15.79%) Terraform
5 5 (13.16%) Nagios
6 4 (10.53%) OSSEC
7 2 (5.26%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
7 2 (5.26%) Nessus
8 1 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Red Hat
2 16 (42.11%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) Atlassian
4 6 (15.79%) SaltStack
5 4 (10.53%) New Relic
6 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco
6 3 (7.89%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) VMware
8 1 (2.63%) Bluefish Communications
8 1 (2.63%) Dell
8 1 (2.63%) F5
8 1 (2.63%) Gemalto
8 1 (2.63%) Google
8 1 (2.63%) Juniper
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.63%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago