Period
to 14 June 2021

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 6 months to 14 June 2021 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 8 10
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 +23
Contract jobs citing Linux 59 114 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Wiltshire 8.56% 12.50% 12.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.58% 47.11% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 81 136
10th Percentile £391 £400 £334
25th Percentile £431 £413 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £455 £500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.00% +2.17%
75th Percentile £540 £535 £590
90th Percentile £638 £613 £675
South West median daily rate £465 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
10th Percentile " " £24.13
25th Percentile £46.25 " £35.94
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £45.00
75th Percentile £48.75 " £48.75
90th Percentile " " £51.00
South West median hourly rate £51.50 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% +12.50%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 124 242 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 18.00% 26.54% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 167 336
10th Percentile £127 £150 £135
25th Percentile £323 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +11.48%
75th Percentile £538 £516 £525
90th Percentile £610 £550 £625
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 26
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +157.14%
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -52.38% +140.00%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Wiltshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Wiltshire.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Wiltshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Wiltshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Wiltshire.

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 6 months to 14 June 2021. 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
Swindon +3 33 £463 -7.50% 15
Salisbury -1 9 £540 -1.82% 5
Corsham -1 5 £575 +16.46% 1
Chippenham +4 2 £425 - 1
Malmesbury -5 2 £588 +46.78% 4
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 21 (35.59%) VMware
2 18 (30.51%) DevOps
3 16 (27.12%) AWS
4 15 (25.42%) Ansible
4 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.42%) Windows
4 15 (25.42%) Python
5 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
5 14 (23.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (20.34%) Docker
7 11 (18.64%) Private Cloud
7 11 (18.64%) Puppet
7 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
8 10 (16.95%) OpenShift
8 10 (16.95%) Red Hat
9 9 (15.25%) Scrum
9 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
9 9 (15.25%) Public Cloud
9 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
10 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
10 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
10 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
10 8 (13.56%) Finance
10 8 (13.56%) Unix
10 8 (13.56%) IBM
10 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
11 7 (11.86%) ITIL
11 7 (11.86%) C

Linux
Co-occurring 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 5 (8.47%) Confluence
2 3 (5.08%) nginx
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.12%) AWS
2 10 (16.95%) OpenShift
3 5 (8.47%) Azure
4 4 (6.78%) Apigee
5 3 (5.08%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.39%) IaaS
6 2 (3.39%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.69%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.69%) Route 53
7 1 (1.69%) Serverless
7 1 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) Bluetooth
2 3 (5.08%) Internet
2 3 (5.08%) MQTT
2 3 (5.08%) Network Security
2 3 (5.08%) Skype
2 3 (5.08%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (5.08%) VSAN
2 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.39%) LAN
3 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) DHCP
4 1 (1.69%) DNS
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) SMTP
4 1 (1.69%) SSL
4 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.69%) VPN
4 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.39%) MySQL
2 2 (3.39%) Power BI
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.69%) DB2
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.69%) Redis
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 3 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.08%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.39%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (1.69%) GitLab
5 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
2 8 (13.56%) Finance
3 6 (10.17%) Public Sector
4 5 (8.47%) Banking
5 4 (6.78%) Military
6 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.08%) Electronics
6 3 (5.08%) Publishing
6 3 (5.08%) Retail
7 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (13.56%) Architect
1 8 (13.56%) DevOps Engineer
1 8 (13.56%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (8.47%) Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Administrator
4 4 (6.78%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (5.08%) Linux Specialist
5 3 (5.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (5.08%) Tester
5 3 (5.08%) WebOps Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.39%) SAP Architect
6 2 (3.39%) SAP Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) ISPF
2 2 (3.39%) JSON
2 2 (3.39%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) Yocto
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) Kafka
3 1 (1.69%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Private Cloud
2 9 (15.25%) Public Cloud
3 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.47%) Mainframe
5 4 (6.78%) Replication
6 3 (5.08%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (5.08%) PKI
6 3 (5.08%) Raspberry Pi
6 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (5.08%) User Experience
7 2 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.69%) DataPower
8 1 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.42%) Windows
2 14 (23.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (13.56%) Unix
4 5 (8.47%) CentOS
4 5 (8.47%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.78%) Solaris
6 3 (5.08%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.39%) AIX
7 2 (3.39%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.39%) zOS
8 1 (1.69%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) DevOps
2 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.25%) Scrum
4 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (11.86%) ITIL
6 6 (10.17%) Migration
7 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (8.47%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.78%) Service Management
9 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.08%) Cryptography
9 3 (5.08%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.08%) Rapid Prototyping
9 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (5.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) Python
2 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
3 7 (11.86%) C
3 7 (11.86%) C++
4 6 (10.17%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.47%) SQL
6 4 (6.78%) Java
6 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.39%) JCL
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) AWS Certification
4 4 (6.78%) Degree
5 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.69%) CEH
6 1 (1.69%) CISSP
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) GRC
2 3 (5.08%) NCSC
3 2 (3.39%) GDPR
3 2 (3.39%) QA
4 1 (1.69%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.69%) NIST
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) Docker
2 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.08%) GlusterFS
4 3 (5.08%) LXC
4 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.08%) VMware NSX
5 2 (3.39%) Gluster
5 2 (3.39%) NFS
5 2 (3.39%) RACF
5 2 (3.39%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Ceph
6 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) Ansible
2 11 (18.64%) Puppet
3 6 (10.17%) Terraform
4 4 (6.78%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (5.08%) vCenter Server
6 2 (3.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (3.39%) Nagios
6 2 (3.39%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (3.39%) zSecure
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) VMware
2 10 (16.95%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.56%) IBM
4 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.17%) Cisco
5 6 (10.17%) Oracle
6 4 (6.78%) Atlassian
6 4 (6.78%) SAP
7 3 (5.08%) Splunk
8 2 (3.39%) Cognos
8 2 (3.39%) IBM Sterling
8 2 (3.39%) Talend
8 2 (3.39%) Unisys
9 1 (1.69%) Altera
9 1 (1.69%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.69%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.69%) New Relic
9 1 (1.69%) Progress
9 1 (1.69%) Xilinx