Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 39 25
Rank change year-on-year +31 -14 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 173 56 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 11.01% 4.44% 6.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.29% 28.43% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 43 48
Wiltshire median daily rate £525 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -2.86% +12.18%
10th Percentile £294 £328 £318
90th Percentile £625 £560 £575
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.79% +9.73% -

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 382 197 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 24.30% 15.61% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 127 198
Wiltshire median daily rate £431 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +2.74% +6.18%
10th Percentile £174 £128 £135
90th Percentile £588 £530 £550
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £364
% change year-on-year +11.43% -3.78% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 7 6
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.85 £17.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.11% -58.08% +116.71%
10th Percentile £14.72 £13.00 £24.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £34.00 £19.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +76.62% +22.22% -10.00%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

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 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Wiltshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Wiltshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 October 2018. 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 +21 81 £525 +26.89% 22
Salisbury - 45 £525 - 3
Malmesbury +5 9 £123 -70.30% 1
Corsham +3 5 - - 5
Chippenham +3 2 £363 -12.07% 5
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 60 (34.68%) Security Cleared
2 55 (31.79%) Windows
3 46 (26.59%) DevOps
4 43 (24.86%) Python
5 40 (23.12%) Docker
6 38 (21.97%) Finance
7 37 (21.39%) Jenkins
8 34 (19.65%) Kubernetes
9 33 (19.08%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (19.08%) Red Hat
10 32 (18.50%) DV Cleared
11 31 (17.92%) Unix
12 30 (17.34%) Microsoft
12 30 (17.34%) Active Directory
13 29 (16.76%) Windows Server
14 28 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
14 28 (16.18%) Puppet
14 28 (16.18%) SC Cleared
15 26 (15.03%) Technical Architecture
15 26 (15.03%) Git (software)
15 26 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (15.03%) IT Strategy
16 25 (14.45%) Ansible
16 25 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (13.87%) Cisco
18 23 (13.29%) SQL
18 23 (13.29%) Terraform
19 22 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 21 (12.14%) C++
20 21 (12.14%) Banking

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 8 (4.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.05%) Apache
2 7 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (3.47%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.89%) ColdFusion
4 5 (2.89%) IIS
4 5 (2.89%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.58%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.08%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (9.83%) OpenShift
4 13 (7.51%) Office 365
5 10 (5.78%) Apigee
6 6 (3.47%) npm
6 6 (3.47%) NuGet
6 6 (3.47%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.16%) PaaS
8 2 (1.16%) Route 53
8 2 (1.16%) Serverless
8 2 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.58%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.25%) Firewall
2 15 (8.67%) WAN
3 11 (6.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (4.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (4.62%) Kerberos
4 8 (4.62%) Unified Communications
5 7 (4.05%) LAN
6 6 (3.47%) DNS
6 6 (3.47%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (2.31%) DHCP
7 4 (2.31%) Internet
7 4 (2.31%) PABX
7 4 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.16%) HTTP
9 2 (1.16%) TACACS
9 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.16%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.51%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.20%) Big Data
3 9 (5.20%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (4.62%) MySQL
5 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.31%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.73%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.16%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.16%) Apache Zeppelin
7 2 (1.16%) DB2
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (21.39%) Jenkins
2 26 (15.03%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.51%) Bitbucket
4 10 (5.78%) SonarQube
5 9 (5.20%) JMeter
6 7 (4.05%) Gerrit
7 6 (3.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (3.47%) Visual Studio Code
8 5 (2.89%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.31%) PeopleTools
9 4 (2.31%) WebStorm
10 3 (1.73%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.16%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.16%) GitLab
11 2 (1.16%) Selenium
11 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.58%) IBM UrbanCode
12 1 (0.58%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 38 (21.97%) Finance
2 21 (12.14%) Banking
3 7 (4.05%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.47%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.73%) Electronics
5 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.73%) Marketing
5 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Military
6 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (27.75%) Architect
2 26 (15.03%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (13.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (9.25%) Desktop Support
4 16 (9.25%) Developer
5 13 (7.51%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (6.36%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) Administrator
8 8 (4.62%) C Software Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) Embedded C Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) Embedded Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.40%) .NET
2 15 (8.67%) SOAP
2 15 (8.67%) XML
3 13 (7.51%) Web Services
4 10 (5.78%) HTML
4 10 (5.78%) JSON
4 10 (5.78%) Middleware
5 9 (5.20%) .NET Core
5 9 (5.20%) JSP
5 9 (5.20%) React
6 7 (4.05%) CSS
6 7 (4.05%) LAMP
6 7 (4.05%) RAML
6 7 (4.05%) REST
6 7 (4.05%) SAML
6 7 (4.05%) Swagger
6 7 (4.05%) YAML
7 6 (3.47%) jQuery
8 5 (2.89%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.20%) DataPower
2 9 (5.20%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.47%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.31%) PKI
6 3 (1.73%) Fintech
6 3 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.16%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.58%) CESG
8 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (31.79%) Windows
2 31 (17.92%) Unix
3 29 (16.76%) Windows Server
4 22 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (10.40%) Windows 7
7 13 (7.51%) AIX
8 11 (6.36%) Debian
8 11 (6.36%) Windows 10
9 9 (5.20%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.62%) CoreOS
10 8 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (4.05%) Android
11 7 (4.05%) CentOS
11 7 (4.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (3.47%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.89%) Windows 8
14 4 (2.31%) Solaris
14 4 (2.31%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.59%) DevOps
2 26 (15.03%) IT Strategy
2 26 (15.03%) Technical Architecture
3 25 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (12.14%) Software Engineering
5 17 (9.83%) Critical Thinking
6 14 (8.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (8.09%) Microservices
7 13 (7.51%) Data Protection
8 12 (6.94%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.94%) TDD
8 12 (6.94%) TOGAF
9 11 (6.36%) BDD
9 11 (6.36%) Information Security
9 11 (6.36%) Security Monitoring
10 10 (5.78%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (5.78%) Security Architecture
11 9 (5.20%) DSDM
12 8 (4.62%) SDLC
12 8 (4.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.86%) Python
2 23 (13.29%) SQL
3 21 (12.14%) C++
4 18 (10.40%) C
5 16 (9.25%) Java
6 15 (8.67%) Bash Shell
7 14 (8.09%) JavaScript
8 13 (7.51%) PowerShell
9 10 (5.78%) PHP
10 9 (5.20%) Embedded C
10 9 (5.20%) Embedded C++
11 7 (4.05%) C#
11 7 (4.05%) R
12 6 (3.47%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.89%) Groovy
14 4 (2.31%) Go
14 4 (2.31%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.73%) Ruby
16 2 (1.16%) Scala
16 2 (1.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (34.68%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.50%) DV Cleared
3 28 (16.18%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.20%) RHCE
5 8 (4.62%) Degree
6 3 (1.73%) CCNP
6 3 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.73%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.16%) CCNA
7 2 (1.16%) CCSA
7 2 (1.16%) CCSE
7 2 (1.16%) CISSP
8 1 (0.58%) CCDP
8 1 (0.58%) CCIE
8 1 (0.58%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.78%) JSP 440
2 9 (5.20%) HMG Infosec
2 9 (5.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.73%) GDPR
3 3 (1.73%) RMADS
4 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.16%) QA
5 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 40 (23.12%) Docker
2 30 (17.34%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.89%) VMware NSX
5 4 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.16%) HDFS
7 2 (1.16%) vSphere
8 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (19.65%) Kubernetes
2 28 (16.18%) Puppet
3 25 (14.45%) Ansible
4 23 (13.29%) Terraform
5 20 (11.56%) SCCM
5 20 (11.56%) SCOM
6 14 (8.09%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (4.05%) ZENworks
8 6 (3.47%) Grafana
9 5 (2.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 5 (2.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (2.89%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (2.31%) Data Guard
10 4 (2.31%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (2.31%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.73%) vRealize
12 2 (1.16%) ArcSight ESM
13 1 (0.58%) Consul
13 1 (0.58%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.58%) SELinux
Vendors
1 33 (19.08%) Red Hat
2 30 (17.34%) Microsoft
3 24 (13.87%) Cisco
4 19 (10.98%) VMware
5 18 (10.40%) Oracle
6 11 (6.36%) AppDynamics
7 10 (5.78%) Splunk
8 9 (5.20%) IBM
9 8 (4.62%) HP
10 7 (4.05%) Micro Focus
10 7 (4.05%) Novell
10 7 (4.05%) Teradata
11 6 (3.47%) Veracode
12 5 (2.89%) Apple
12 5 (2.89%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (2.89%) SAP
13 4 (2.31%) Adobe
14 3 (1.73%) F5
14 3 (1.73%) Scality
14 3 (1.73%) ServiceNow