The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 46 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 19.33% 6.61% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.42% 17.65% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 3
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£380 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +21.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
Linux
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Operating Systems Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
83 85 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 34.87% 37.44% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 8
Average daily rate £325 £394 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +23.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £325 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 15
Average hourly rate £11.35 £175.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-93.51% +1029.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £44.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £175.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Basingstoke region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 45 (65.22%) Red Hat
2 38 (55.07%) Security Cleared
3 36 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (40.58%) Windows
5 27 (39.13%) DV Cleared
6 26 (37.68%) SC Cleared
7 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
8 16 (23.19%) VMware
9 15 (21.74%) Oracle
9 15 (21.74%) SQL
10 14 (20.29%) IBM
11 12 (17.39%) UNIX
12 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (15.94%) PowerShell
12 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (14.49%) Java
14 9 (13.04%) MySQL
14 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
14 9 (13.04%) NetApp
14 9 (13.04%) Ruby
14 9 (13.04%) Degree
14 9 (13.04%) Open Source
14 9 (13.04%) OpenShift
15 8 (11.59%) Cyber Security
15 8 (11.59%) Red Hat Satellite
15 8 (11.59%) Subversion
15 8 (11.59%) HP
15 8 (11.59%) Tivoli
15 8 (11.59%) Finance
15 8 (11.59%) SOAP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.14%) OpenStack
2 6 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.70%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.35%) SAS
3 3 (4.35%) CMS
3 3 (4.35%) Drupal
3 3 (4.35%) WordPress
4 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.45%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.45%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) OpenShift
2 4 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) NAS
2 4 (5.80%) SAN
2 4 (5.80%) Internet
2 4 (5.80%) Firewall
3 3 (4.35%) DNS
3 3 (4.35%) HTTPS
3 3 (4.35%) SMS
3 3 (4.35%) FTP
3 3 (4.35%) DMZ
4 1 (1.45%) SSL
4 1 (1.45%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) VPN
4 1 (1.45%) SSH
4 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) MySQL
2 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.45%) Ingres
6 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.45%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Subversion
2 3 (4.35%) JUnit
2 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.35%) StarTeam
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.90%) GoogleTest
3 2 (2.90%) NUnit
3 2 (2.90%) CruiseControl
3 2 (2.90%) CppUnit
3 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.45%) Ant
4 1 (1.45%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.45%) JIRA
4 1 (1.45%) Checkstyle
4 1 (1.45%) Maven
4 1 (1.45%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Legal
2 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Architect
2 16 (23.19%) Developer
3 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Architect
4 7 (10.14%) Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) PHP Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Security Specialist
7 4 (5.80%) Cyber Security Specialist
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Middleware Architect
9 2 (2.90%) Middleware Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.90%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Systems Support
9 2 (2.90%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) SOAP
1 8 (11.59%) HTML
2 7 (10.14%) CSS
2 7 (10.14%) Web Services
2 7 (10.14%) Middleware
2 7 (10.14%) Ajax
2 7 (10.14%) jQuery
3 6 (8.70%) CodeIgniter
3 6 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (5.80%) Symfony
5 3 (4.35%) XML
5 3 (4.35%) Hibernate
5 3 (4.35%) Laravel
6 2 (2.90%) Apache Axis
6 2 (2.90%) Swing
6 2 (2.90%) J2SE
6 2 (2.90%) Java RMI
6 2 (2.90%) .NET
7 1 (1.45%) J2EE
7 1 (1.45%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Open Source
2 5 (7.25%) Cryptography
2 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) e-Health
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 28 (40.58%) Windows
3 12 (17.39%) UNIX
4 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.80%) Debian
5 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.35%) CentOS
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.45%) AIX
7 1 (1.45%) Solaris
7 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.59%) Cyber Security
1 8 (11.59%) OO
2 7 (10.14%) Analytics
3 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 6 (8.70%) SIEM
3 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.70%) MVC
3 6 (8.70%) ITIL
4 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.80%) OO PHP
5 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.35%) UML
6 3 (4.35%) OOD
6 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.35%) Migration
6 3 (4.35%) TDD
6 3 (4.35%) Software Distribution
6 3 (4.35%) Coaching
6 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.90%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) PowerShell
3 10 (14.49%) Java
4 9 (13.04%) Ruby
5 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.59%) Python
6 7 (10.14%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.70%) Bash Shell
7 6 (8.70%) C++
7 6 (8.70%) PHP
8 5 (7.25%) VBScript
8 5 (7.25%) VB
9 4 (5.80%) PHP5
9 4 (5.80%) C
10 3 (4.35%) AWK
10 3 (4.35%) Korn
10 3 (4.35%) sed
11 1 (1.45%) C#
11 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (55.07%) Security Cleared
2 27 (39.13%) DV Cleared
3 26 (37.68%) SC Cleared
4 9 (13.04%) Degree
5 3 (4.35%) CCNA
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.35%) RHCE
5 3 (4.35%) RHCA
5 3 (4.35%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.45%) PMP
6 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.45%) CISSP
6 1 (1.45%) GCIA
6 1 (1.45%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) COSO
2 1 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) Red Hat Satellite
1 8 (11.59%) Tivoli
2 6 (8.70%) SCCM
3 3 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.45%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 45 (65.22%) Red Hat
2 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.19%) VMware
4 15 (21.74%) Oracle
5 14 (20.29%) IBM
6 9 (13.04%) NetApp
7 8 (11.59%) HP
8 6 (8.70%) Zend
9 4 (5.80%) Fujitsu
9 4 (5.80%) CA
9 4 (5.80%) Apple
10 3 (4.35%) SAP
10 3 (4.35%) Sun
10 3 (4.35%) Alias
10 3 (4.35%) Borland
11 2 (2.90%) webMethods
11 2 (2.90%) Software AG
11 2 (2.90%) Cisco
12 1 (1.45%) Hitachi
12 1 (1.45%) Informatica