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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 6 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +41
Contract jobs citing Linux 28 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 11.97% 15.09% 3.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.44% 32.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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Hampshire

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
71 100 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 30.34% 47.17% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 23
Average daily rate £380 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.50 £15.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 19 (37.25%) UNIX
2 18 (35.29%) Windows
3 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 16 (31.37%) VMware
4 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (27.45%) HTML
6 13 (25.49%) Oracle
7 12 (23.53%) Java
7 12 (23.53%) Perl
7 12 (23.53%) SQL
7 12 (23.53%) Solaris
7 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
8 11 (21.57%) IBM
8 11 (21.57%) C
8 11 (21.57%) C++
8 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
9 9 (17.65%) Information Security
9 9 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 9 (17.65%) OOD
9 9 (17.65%) Change Management
9 9 (17.65%) Finance
9 9 (17.65%) Analytics
10 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (15.69%) GoogleTest
10 8 (15.69%) Security Management
10 8 (15.69%) EMC
10 8 (15.69%) Middleware
10 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (13.73%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.76%) Apache
3 5 (9.80%) WebLogic
3 5 (9.80%) IIS
4 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.92%) JBoss
5 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.96%) SAS
6 1 (1.96%) CMS
6 1 (1.96%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.88%) MS Project
4 2 (3.92%) MS Office
4 2 (3.92%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.96%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (11.76%) Firewall
3 4 (7.84%) VPN
3 4 (7.84%) Unified Communications
4 3 (5.88%) SSH
4 3 (5.88%) DNS
4 3 (5.88%) SSL
4 3 (5.88%) LDAP
4 3 (5.88%) ATM
4 3 (5.88%) HTTP
5 2 (3.92%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.92%) DHCP
5 2 (3.92%) Wireless
5 2 (3.92%) Network Security
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.92%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.96%) NAS
6 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.96%) Internet
6 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) DB2
3 6 (11.76%) MySQL
4 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) GoogleTest
2 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (11.76%) SoapUI
3 5 (9.80%) Selenium
4 3 (5.88%) TestComplete
4 3 (5.88%) Subversion
4 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.92%) Maven
5 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.92%) NUnit
5 2 (3.92%) Ant
5 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.96%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.96%) NuGet
6 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) C++ Developer
4 8 (15.69%) C Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Tester
6 4 (7.84%) Project Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Linux Support
6 4 (7.84%) Solaris Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Linux Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) HTML
2 8 (15.69%) Middleware
3 6 (11.76%) .NET
4 5 (9.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (9.80%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (9.80%) HTML5
5 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.84%) CSS
5 4 (7.84%) JSP
5 4 (7.84%) Servlets
5 4 (7.84%) SOAP
6 3 (5.88%) LAMP
6 3 (5.88%) XML
6 3 (5.88%) XHTML
6 3 (5.88%) SailPoint
6 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.88%) Java EE
7 2 (3.92%) jQuery
7 2 (3.92%) OAuth
7 2 (3.92%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) AS400
3 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.84%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (7.84%) iSeries
4 4 (7.84%) Mainframe
4 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.84%) PKI
5 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.92%) Clustering
5 2 (3.92%) SecurID
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.96%) Life Science
6 1 (1.96%) Cybernetics
6 1 (1.96%) Social Media
6 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.96%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) UNIX
2 18 (35.29%) Windows
3 12 (23.53%) Solaris
4 8 (15.69%) SUSE
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.80%) AIX
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.88%) Android
7 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) OOD
1 9 (17.65%) Change Management
1 9 (17.65%) Information Security
1 9 (17.65%) Analytics
2 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
2 8 (15.69%) System Testing
2 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
2 8 (15.69%) Security Management
3 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
3 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.76%) UML
4 6 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
5 5 (9.80%) Cyber Security
5 5 (9.80%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
5 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce
5 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
5 5 (9.80%) Content Management
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) Java
1 12 (23.53%) Perl
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 11 (21.57%) C
2 11 (21.57%) C++
3 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.80%) Python
5 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.84%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) PHP
6 2 (3.92%) Ruby
6 2 (3.92%) VBScript
7 1 (1.96%) PHP5
7 1 (1.96%) BeanShell
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) CISSP
3 6 (11.76%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.88%) GCIA
4 3 (5.88%) GCIH
5 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.92%) MCSE
5 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) VCP4
6 1 (1.96%) MCSA
6 1 (1.96%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.88%) COSO
2 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) COBIT
2 3 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) WAI
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.80%) VMware ESX
3 5 (9.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (5.88%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.92%) vSphere
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Puppet
2 5 (9.80%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (9.80%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (3.92%) OpenAM
3 2 (3.92%) vMotion
3 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
1 16 (31.37%) VMware
2 13 (25.49%) Oracle
3 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 11 (21.57%) IBM
5 8 (15.69%) EMC
6 7 (13.73%) Cisco
7 6 (11.76%) Google
8 5 (9.80%) McAfee
8 5 (9.80%) Symantec
9 4 (7.84%) Coremetrics
9 4 (7.84%) Endeca
10 3 (5.88%) Citrix
11 2 (3.92%) Juniper
11 2 (3.92%) Remedy
11 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.92%) CommVault
11 2 (3.92%) Nokia
11 2 (3.92%) ForgeRock
11 2 (3.92%) NetScout