Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 9 36
Rank change year-on-year +1 +27 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 235 226 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 12.95% 12.07% 4.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.68% 44.49% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 143 22
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +1.41%
10th Percentile £377 £141 £340
90th Percentile £621 £625 £500
South West median daily rate £450 £475 £440
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £17.50 £17.50
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £41.15
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.28% +5.51%

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 526 508 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 28.98% 27.12% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 328 105
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £131 £124
90th Percentile £575 £591 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 34 10
Wiltshire median hourly rate £44.00 £43.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +150.00% -56.25%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.31 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.51 £49.85 £21.15
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.35% +97.14% +2.94%

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 24 January 2020.

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
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 24 January 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 -3 67 £460 -8.00% 9
Salisbury -6 24 £530 -3.66% 5
Malmesbury 0 15 £450 +267.35% 1
Corsham -3 12 £500 +122.22% 5
Chippenham -12 4 £375 -6.25% 9
Melksham - 1 £120 -
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 91 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (36.60%) C++
3 85 (36.17%) C
4 72 (30.64%) Python
5 65 (27.66%) DevOps
6 62 (26.38%) Scrum
7 54 (22.98%) Docker
8 52 (22.13%) Ansible
8 52 (22.13%) JIRA
9 50 (21.28%) Software Engineering
9 50 (21.28%) Test Automation
10 46 (19.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (19.57%) UML
11 44 (18.72%) Kubernetes
12 43 (18.30%) Security Cleared
13 42 (17.87%) Windows
14 41 (17.45%) Confluence
15 40 (17.02%) Git (software)
16 39 (16.60%) FreeRTOS
17 38 (16.17%) Atlassian
18 36 (15.32%) OpenShift
19 35 (14.89%) ThreadX
20 33 (14.04%) Unix
20 33 (14.04%) VMware
21 32 (13.62%) Google
22 31 (13.19%) Red Hat
23 30 (12.77%) SC Cleared
23 30 (12.77%) Terraform
24 29 (12.34%) Jenkins
24 29 (12.34%) AWS

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 41 (17.45%) Confluence
2 12 (5.11%) nginx
3 11 (4.68%) Apache
4 6 (2.55%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.13%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.28%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.43%) JBoss
9 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.55%) PlantUML
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.32%) OpenShift
2 29 (12.34%) AWS
3 23 (9.79%) Azure
4 9 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.83%) Amazon ELB
4 9 (3.83%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.40%) Route 53
6 7 (2.98%) GitHub
7 6 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (2.13%) GCP
9 3 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.85%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.85%) Serverless
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.43%) Apigee
11 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.96%) Firewall
2 9 (3.83%) Network Security
2 9 (3.83%) VPN
3 8 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.98%) HTTP
4 7 (2.98%) SSL
5 6 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.13%) Kerberos
6 5 (2.13%) SAN
6 5 (2.13%) Wireless
6 5 (2.13%) Wireshark
7 4 (1.70%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (1.70%) Internet
7 4 (1.70%) Link 16
8 3 (1.28%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.28%) DMZ
8 3 (1.28%) WAN
9 2 (0.85%) DNS
9 2 (0.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.11%) MongoDB
2 10 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.98%) Neo4j
5 4 (1.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.28%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.28%) DB2
6 3 (1.28%) HBase
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.85%) MySQL
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (22.13%) JIRA
2 40 (17.02%) Git (software)
3 29 (12.34%) Jenkins
4 28 (11.91%) GoogleTest
5 27 (11.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (3.40%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.55%) Gerrit
7 6 (2.55%) GitLab
7 6 (2.55%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.28%) CppUnit
9 2 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 16 (6.81%) Banking
1 16 (6.81%) Finance
2 11 (4.68%) Publishing
3 9 (3.83%) Military
3 9 (3.83%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.83%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.40%) Automotive
5 3 (1.28%) Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (19.57%) Software Engineer
2 38 (16.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (16.17%) Embedded Engineer
3 33 (14.04%) Test Engineer
4 29 (12.34%) C Software Engineer
5 27 (11.49%) C++ Software Engineer
5 27 (11.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 26 (11.06%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 19 (8.09%) Developer
8 16 (6.81%) Embedded C Engineer
9 15 (6.38%) Administrator
9 15 (6.38%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 13 (5.53%) Architect
11 12 (5.11%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 12 (5.11%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 12 (5.11%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
11 12 (5.11%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 12 (5.11%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 12 (5.11%) Python Engineer
12 11 (4.68%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.81%) Gherkin
2 11 (4.68%) YAML
2 11 (4.68%) Yocto
3 9 (3.83%) HTML
4 7 (2.98%) CSS
4 7 (2.98%) Dropwizard
4 7 (2.98%) Hibernate
4 7 (2.98%) JAX-RS
4 7 (2.98%) REST
5 6 (2.55%) OpenCV
6 5 (2.13%) HTML5
7 4 (1.70%) Web Services
8 3 (1.28%) Kafka
8 3 (1.28%) Node.js
9 2 (0.85%) LESS
10 1 (0.43%) .NET
10 1 (0.43%) J2EE
10 1 (0.43%) LDAP
10 1 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.81%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.53%) Replication
4 8 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.70%) CAN bus
8 3 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.28%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Blog
10 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 42 (17.87%) Windows
3 39 (16.60%) FreeRTOS
4 35 (14.89%) ThreadX
5 33 (14.04%) Unix
6 23 (9.79%) CentOS
7 12 (5.11%) Windows Server
8 11 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (4.26%) Ubuntu
10 8 (3.40%) Windows 7
11 7 (2.98%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.28%) Debian
13 3 (1.28%) zOS
14 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.43%) AIX
15 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (38.72%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (27.66%) DevOps
3 62 (26.38%) Scrum
4 50 (21.28%) Software Engineering
4 50 (21.28%) Test Automation
5 46 (19.57%) UML
6 25 (10.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 25 (10.64%) Validation
7 24 (10.21%) Regression Testing
8 23 (9.79%) Migration
9 22 (9.36%) Microservices
10 20 (8.51%) Configuration Management
11 15 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (5.96%) Process Improvement
13 12 (5.11%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 12 (5.11%) Task Automation
14 11 (4.68%) Continuous Deployment
14 11 (4.68%) Infrastructure as Code
14 11 (4.68%) ITIL
15 10 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 86 (36.60%) C++
2 85 (36.17%) C
3 72 (30.64%) Python
4 22 (9.36%) Embedded C
4 22 (9.36%) Embedded C++
5 14 (5.96%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.68%) Java
7 10 (4.26%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.55%) Perl
8 6 (2.55%) SQL
9 4 (1.70%) Groovy
10 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.85%) Ruby
11 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) C#
12 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (18.30%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.96%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.40%) ISEB
4 8 (3.40%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.13%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.70%) CEH
6 4 (1.70%) CISSP
6 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.28%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.28%) MCSA
7 3 (1.28%) MCSE
7 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.28%) RHCE
8 2 (0.85%) CISM
8 2 (0.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (0.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 1 (0.43%) CCNP
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.40%) RMADS
2 5 (2.13%) JTAG
3 4 (1.70%) QA
4 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.28%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.28%) NCSC
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (22.98%) Docker
2 18 (7.66%) Active Directory
3 17 (7.23%) LXC
4 13 (5.53%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (4.68%) Gluster
5 11 (4.68%) GlusterFS
5 11 (4.68%) NFS
6 7 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (2.13%) Snort
8 4 (1.70%) KVM
9 3 (1.28%) Firmware
9 3 (1.28%) HDFS
10 2 (0.85%) vSphere
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 52 (22.13%) Ansible
2 44 (18.72%) Kubernetes
3 30 (12.77%) Terraform
4 16 (6.81%) Puppet
5 9 (3.83%) SCCM
5 9 (3.83%) SCOM
6 7 (2.98%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (2.13%) OSSEC
8 3 (1.28%) Rancher
8 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.28%) WSUS
8 3 (1.28%) yum
9 2 (0.85%) Ambari
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (16.17%) Atlassian
2 33 (14.04%) VMware
3 32 (13.62%) Google
4 31 (13.19%) Red Hat
5 21 (8.94%) Cisco
5 21 (8.94%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.83%) Oracle
7 8 (3.40%) ANSYS
8 5 (2.13%) Altera
8 5 (2.13%) Xilinx
9 4 (1.70%) Teradata
10 3 (1.28%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.28%) IBM
10 3 (1.28%) Informatica
10 3 (1.28%) Okta
10 3 (1.28%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.28%) Progress
10 3 (1.28%) Splunk
11 2 (0.85%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.85%) Juniper