Period
to 14 August 2020

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 August 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 10 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 74 226 87
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Wiltshire 10.63% 12.14% 6.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.05% 45.93% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 135 55
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.17%
10th Percentile £370 £313 £306
90th Percentile £538 £673 £590
South West median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +128.57% -68.18%
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% -4.36%

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 176 492 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 25.29% 26.42% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 302 159
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £154 £130 £200
90th Percentile £538 £619 £575
South West median daily rate £433 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +1.80% +13.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.13% +207.63%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.24 £15.30
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £18.19
% change year-on-year -16.67% +130.90% +3.94%

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 August 2020.

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 August 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
Swindon -5 24 £500 - 8
Corsham +17 12 £525 +27.27% 4
Salisbury +4 5 £478 +0.58% 2
Chippenham +15 2 - -
Malmesbury +1 2 £401 -31.83%
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 34 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 33 (44.59%) AWS
3 31 (41.89%) SC Cleared
4 29 (39.19%) DevOps
5 25 (33.78%) Python
6 19 (25.68%) Migration
6 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (22.97%) Windows
8 16 (21.62%) C++
8 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
8 16 (21.62%) JIRA
9 14 (18.92%) DV Cleared
9 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
9 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
9 14 (18.92%) Terraform
10 13 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (17.57%) Git (software)
10 13 (17.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (17.57%) C
10 13 (17.57%) Scrum
11 12 (16.22%) Atlassian
11 12 (16.22%) Confluence
11 12 (16.22%) AWS Certification
12 11 (14.86%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (14.86%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (14.86%) Amazon S3
12 11 (14.86%) Azure
13 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
13 10 (13.51%) Oracle
13 10 (13.51%) Puppet

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 12 (16.22%) Confluence
2 5 (6.76%) nginx
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.70%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (44.59%) AWS
2 11 (14.86%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (14.86%) Amazon S3
2 11 (14.86%) Azure
3 10 (13.51%) Amazon ELB
3 10 (13.51%) Route 53
4 6 (8.11%) PaaS
5 5 (6.76%) Apigee
5 5 (6.76%) OpenShift
6 3 (4.05%) IaaS
6 3 (4.05%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.70%) Datadog
7 2 (2.70%) GCP
7 2 (2.70%) Heroku
7 2 (2.70%) SaaS
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.35%) Serverless
8 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) DNS
1 4 (5.41%) Software-Defined Networking
1 4 (5.41%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.05%) Firewall
2 3 (4.05%) SSL
3 2 (2.70%) SMTP
3 2 (2.70%) SNMP
3 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) VLAN
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.35%) HTTP
4 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.35%) Link 16
4 1 (1.35%) Network Security
4 1 (1.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.05%) MySQL
5 3 (4.05%) Power BI
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.70%) OLTP
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) JIRA
2 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
3 13 (17.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (17.57%) Git (software)
4 7 (9.46%) GoogleTest
5 5 (6.76%) Ant
5 5 (6.76%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.70%) CF BOSH
6 2 (2.70%) CppUnit
6 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.70%) Terragrunt
7 1 (1.35%) Selenium
7 1 (1.35%) Telerik Test Studio
7 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (9.46%) Military
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) AWS Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Test Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (9.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Architect
6 6 (8.11%) Developer
6 6 (8.11%) WebOps Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) C Software Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Python Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Python Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) Web Services
2 7 (9.46%) Middleware
3 5 (6.76%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.76%) OAuth
3 5 (6.76%) SAML
3 5 (6.76%) Yocto
4 4 (5.41%) .NET
4 4 (5.41%) JSON
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (5.41%) REST
4 4 (5.41%) SOAP
5 3 (4.05%) OpenID
6 2 (2.70%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.70%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.70%) OpenCV
6 2 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.70%) XML
6 2 (2.70%) XML Schema
6 2 (2.70%) XSL
6 2 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.35%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.35%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Windows
2 13 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Linux
3 6 (8.11%) Unix
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.41%) FreeRTOS
5 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (4.05%) ThreadX
6 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.70%) VMS
8 1 (1.35%) AIX
8 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) DevOps
2 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) Migration
3 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
4 13 (17.57%) Scrum
5 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
6 9 (12.16%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (12.16%) UML
7 8 (10.81%) Analytics
7 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (10.81%) Regression Testing
8 7 (9.46%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (8.11%) Web Operations
10 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 5 (6.76%) SOA
11 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.41%) Release Management
11 4 (5.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) Python
2 16 (21.62%) C++
3 13 (17.57%) C
4 9 (12.16%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.11%) Java
6 5 (6.76%) AWK
6 5 (6.76%) Jython
6 5 (6.76%) sed
7 3 (4.05%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.05%) Embedded C++
7 3 (4.05%) Perl
7 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (1.35%) C#
9 1 (1.35%) Lua
9 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 31 (41.89%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.92%) DV Cleared
4 12 (16.22%) AWS Certification
5 7 (9.46%) ISEB
5 7 (9.46%) ISTQB
6 3 (4.05%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.35%) CEH
7 1 (1.35%) CISSP
7 1 (1.35%) GCIH
7 1 (1.35%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) JTAG
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Docker
2 6 (8.11%) LXC
3 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.76%) NFS
3 5 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (4.05%) vSphere
6 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.35%) Snort
7 1 (1.35%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Terraform
2 10 (13.51%) Ansible
2 10 (13.51%) Puppet
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (4.05%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.05%) SCCM
4 3 (4.05%) SCOM
4 3 (4.05%) vRealize
5 2 (2.70%) Cacti
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.70%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.70%) Ganglia
5 2 (2.70%) Graphite
5 2 (2.70%) logstash
5 2 (2.70%) Nagios
5 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.35%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.35%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.22%) Atlassian
3 10 (13.51%) Oracle
4 9 (12.16%) Google
5 8 (10.81%) Cisco
5 8 (10.81%) VMware
6 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.76%) Informatica
7 5 (6.76%) NetApp
8 3 (4.05%) Okta
8 3 (4.05%) Siebel
9 2 (2.70%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.70%) Dell
9 2 (2.70%) New Relic
9 2 (2.70%) Splunk
10 1 (1.35%) IBM
10 1 (1.35%) SAP
10 1 (1.35%) Telerik