The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 28 9 33
Rank change year-on-year -19 +24  
Contract jobs citing Linux 32 72 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 4.95% 11.06% 4.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.36% 40.45% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 3
Median daily rate £401 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.48% +2.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.43% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +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 Wiltshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 109 178 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 16.87% 27.34% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 103 34
Median daily rate £350 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +2.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.42% +118.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £46.43 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Wiltshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Wiltshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Wiltshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Swindon -17 15 £475 +31.03% 7
Corsham -9 3 £438 +16.80% 1
Chippenham -1 2 £331 +10.41% 2
Salisbury -3 2 £365 -14.11% 1
Malmesbury +4 1 £295 -10.60%
Linux
South West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 36 (50.70%) DevOps
2 30 (42.25%) Ansible
3 26 (36.62%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (35.21%) Windows
4 25 (35.21%) Red Hat
5 23 (32.39%) Docker
6 21 (29.58%) Python
6 21 (29.58%) Java
6 21 (29.58%) Oracle
7 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (26.76%) Jenkins
8 18 (25.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (23.94%) Bash Shell
9 17 (23.94%) Puppet
10 16 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
10 16 (22.54%) SQL
11 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
11 15 (21.13%) Ruby
11 15 (21.13%) JIRA
11 15 (21.13%) Git (software)
12 13 (18.31%) Confluence
12 13 (18.31%) SaltStack
12 13 (18.31%) Terraform
12 13 (18.31%) Windows Server
13 12 (16.90%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (16.90%) CentOS
13 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
14 11 (15.49%) Atlassian Bamboo

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 13 (18.31%) Confluence
2 8 (11.27%) Apache
3 7 (9.86%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (9.86%) nginx
4 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.82%) GeoServer
6 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.82%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.41%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 26 (36.62%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.45%) GitHub
4 5 (7.04%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (7.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (7.04%) Amazon S3
4 5 (7.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (7.04%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (7.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (7.04%) Route 53
4 5 (7.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) DNS
1 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.27%) Firewall
3 7 (9.86%) SSL
4 6 (8.45%) HTTP
4 6 (8.45%) SAN
4 6 (8.45%) VPN
5 3 (4.23%) LAN
5 3 (4.23%) WAN
6 2 (2.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (2.82%) NAS
6 2 (2.82%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.82%) VoIP
6 2 (2.82%) Wireless
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.41%) Frame Relay
7 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) MySQL
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.63%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (26.76%) Jenkins
2 15 (21.13%) Git (software)
2 15 (21.13%) JIRA
3 11 (15.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (12.68%) Vagrant
5 5 (7.04%) Hudson
6 4 (5.63%) Artifactory
6 4 (5.63%) SonarQube
6 4 (5.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (4.23%) Subversion
8 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.82%) Metasploit
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (2.82%) Selenium
9 1 (1.41%) Ant
9 1 (1.41%) JMeter
9 1 (1.41%) JUnit
9 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Back Office
2 2 (2.82%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Military
2 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 8 (11.27%) WebOps Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Java Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Lead DevOps
7 4 (5.63%) Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (9.86%) WebCenter
3 5 (7.04%) CSS
3 5 (7.04%) HTML
4 4 (5.63%) Web Services
5 3 (4.23%) JSON
5 3 (4.23%) Middleware
5 3 (4.23%) Spring
5 3 (4.23%) XML
6 2 (2.82%) Dropwizard
6 2 (2.82%) jQuery
6 2 (2.82%) LAMP
6 2 (2.82%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.82%) Qt
6 2 (2.82%) REST
6 2 (2.82%) RESTful
6 2 (2.82%) Sass
7 1 (1.41%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.45%) CESG
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (1.41%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Windows
2 18 (25.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (18.31%) Windows Server
4 12 (16.90%) CentOS
5 7 (9.86%) Amazon Linux
5 7 (9.86%) Ubuntu
5 7 (9.86%) Unix
6 5 (7.04%) Debian
7 4 (5.63%) CoreOS
7 4 (5.63%) Solaris
8 3 (4.23%) AIX
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.82%) Kali Linux
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) DevOps
2 25 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (14.08%) Load Balancing
4 10 (14.08%) Migration
5 9 (12.68%) Web Operations
6 8 (11.27%) Open Source
6 8 (11.27%) Performance Testing
7 7 (9.86%) Database Tuning
7 7 (9.86%) Microservices
7 7 (9.86%) Web Development
8 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.45%) ITIL
9 5 (7.04%) Auto-Scaling
10 4 (5.63%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (4.23%) Automated Testing
11 3 (4.23%) Integration Testing
11 3 (4.23%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.23%) Server Virtualisation
12 2 (2.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) Java
1 21 (29.58%) Python
2 17 (23.94%) Bash Shell
3 16 (22.54%) SQL
4 15 (21.13%) Ruby
5 7 (9.86%) Perl
6 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.45%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.63%) Go
7 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.23%) C
9 2 (2.82%) C++
9 2 (2.82%) PHP
10 1 (1.41%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.41%) Jython
10 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.04%) SANS
5 4 (5.63%) CCNA
5 4 (5.63%) CCNP
6 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.82%) CEH
7 2 (2.82%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.82%) CHECK Team Leader
7 2 (2.82%) CISSP
7 2 (2.82%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.82%) MCSE
7 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.82%) OSCP
7 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.41%) Degree
8 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.23%) QA
3 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (32.39%) Docker
2 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
3 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.63%) LXC
4 4 (5.63%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.82%) vSphere
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.41%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 30 (42.25%) Ansible
2 17 (23.94%) Puppet
3 13 (18.31%) Terraform
4 7 (9.86%) Icinga
4 7 (9.86%) Kibana
4 7 (9.86%) logstash
4 7 (9.86%) Nagios
4 7 (9.86%) Salt
5 6 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (7.04%) OSSEC
7 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.82%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.82%) Nessus
8 2 (2.82%) Packer
8 2 (2.82%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.41%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.41%) Opsview
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Red Hat
2 21 (29.58%) Oracle
3 13 (18.31%) SaltStack
4 10 (14.08%) VMware
5 9 (12.68%) Cisco
6 7 (9.86%) Atlassian
7 5 (7.04%) HP
7 5 (7.04%) Juniper
7 5 (7.04%) New Relic
8 4 (5.63%) ArcSight
8 4 (5.63%) F5
8 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.23%) IBM
9 3 (4.23%) Intel Security
9 3 (4.23%) Splunk
10 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.82%) Citrix
10 2 (2.82%) Google
10 2 (2.82%) Sophos