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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 38 21
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Contract jobs citing Linux 24 8 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 10.91% 3.52% 9.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% 19.51% 34.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 28
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£400 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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
90 41 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 40.91% 18.06% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 50
Average daily rate £338 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £173 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £11.49 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £15.25 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 31 (56.36%) Apache
2 29 (52.73%) Windows
3 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
4 23 (41.82%) MySQL
5 21 (38.18%) PHP
6 20 (36.36%) Red Hat
7 19 (34.55%) UNIX
7 19 (34.55%) Ruby
7 19 (34.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (32.73%) Python
9 17 (30.91%) SQL
9 17 (30.91%) MS Excel
10 16 (29.09%) Open Source
10 16 (29.09%) Bash Shell
11 15 (27.27%) CISSP
12 14 (25.45%) Oracle
13 13 (23.64%) Java
13 13 (23.64%) IIS
13 13 (23.64%) Snort
13 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
14 12 (21.82%) Degree
14 12 (21.82%) jQuery
14 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
15 11 (20.00%) OO
16 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
17 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
17 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
17 9 (16.36%) Web Services
18 8 (14.55%) CSS
18 8 (14.55%) HTML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (56.36%) Apache
2 13 (23.64%) IIS
3 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.64%) CMS
5 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.64%) WordPress
5 2 (3.64%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (30.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) NAS
2 4 (7.27%) SSL
2 4 (7.27%) FTP
2 4 (7.27%) ATM
2 4 (7.27%) SSH
3 3 (5.45%) Internet
3 3 (5.45%) Firewall
3 3 (5.45%) HTTP
3 3 (5.45%) SAN
4 2 (3.64%) VPN
4 2 (3.64%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.64%) Telnet
5 1 (1.82%) LTE
5 1 (1.82%) GSM
5 1 (1.82%) UMTS
5 1 (1.82%) SNMP
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.82%) MySQL
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.64%) PowerCenter
5 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.64%) Big Data
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Subversion
2 2 (3.64%) JUnit
2 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) Security Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Security Tester
3 7 (12.73%) Tester
3 7 (12.73%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (10.91%) PHP Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) Ruby Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Programmer
7 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Informatica Developer
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) jQuery
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 8 (14.55%) CSS
3 8 (14.55%) HTML
4 7 (12.73%) XML
5 6 (10.91%) Ajax
5 6 (10.91%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (9.09%) CodeIgniter
6 5 (9.09%) Middleware
7 4 (7.27%) SOAP
7 4 (7.27%) Symfony
8 3 (5.45%) JSON
8 3 (5.45%) Laravel
9 2 (3.64%) J2SE
9 2 (3.64%) Swing
9 2 (3.64%) .NET
9 2 (3.64%) Java RMI
9 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
9 2 (3.64%) Apache Axis
10 1 (1.82%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Open Source
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Life Science
4 1 (1.82%) Derivative
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.82%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Windows
2 19 (34.55%) UNIX
2 19 (34.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.09%) Debian
4 5 (9.09%) Solaris
5 4 (7.27%) AIX
6 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.82%) Android
6 1 (1.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) OO
2 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.73%) MVC
4 5 (9.09%) DevOps
5 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.45%) Unit Testing
6 3 (5.45%) OO PHP
6 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.45%) TDD
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL
7 2 (3.64%) OOD
7 2 (3.64%) SOA
7 2 (3.64%) ETL
7 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.64%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.64%) Data Security
7 2 (3.64%) Security Management
7 2 (3.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) PHP
2 19 (34.55%) Ruby
3 18 (32.73%) Python
4 17 (30.91%) SQL
5 16 (29.09%) Bash Shell
6 13 (23.64%) Java
7 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
8 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
9 5 (9.09%) Korn
9 5 (9.09%) C
9 5 (9.09%) Perl
10 4 (7.27%) C++
10 4 (7.27%) PHP5
11 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
12 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
12 2 (3.64%) AWK
12 2 (3.64%) sed
13 1 (1.82%) C#
13 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) CISSP
2 12 (21.82%) Degree
3 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) Snort
2 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 14 (25.45%) Oracle
4 5 (9.09%) Zend
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco
6 3 (5.45%) VMware
6 3 (5.45%) NetApp
6 3 (5.45%) SAP
7 2 (3.64%) Informatica
7 2 (3.64%) Nokia
7 2 (3.64%) Software AG
7 2 (3.64%) Juniper
7 2 (3.64%) webMethods
7 2 (3.64%) Kalido
8 1 (1.82%) HP
8 1 (1.82%) Sun
8 1 (1.82%) Motorola