The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 10 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 317 187 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 14.25% 9.59% 7.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.17% 31.75% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 91 72
Average daily rate
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£373 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £298 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £40.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Linux
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
770 589 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 34.62% 30.21% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 315 218
Average daily rate £348 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 49 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +9 70 £375 +25.00% 25
Farnborough +1 28 £363 -23.68% 9
Winchester +7 26 £425 +21.42% 2
Basingstoke +6 25 £425 - 17
Portsmouth +11 15 £325 -10.34% 6
Hook -8 13 £360 +20.20%
Havant -4 9 £350 -15.15% 3
Eastleigh +2 5 - -
Aldershot +13 4 £300 - 1
Fareham - 1 £275 - 8
Andover - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Waterlooville - - - -
Alton - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

1 234 (38.49%) Security Cleared
2 221 (36.35%) UNIX
3 199 (32.73%) SC Cleared
4 198 (32.57%) Windows
5 178 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
6 148 (24.34%) Configuration Management
7 142 (23.36%) Jenkins
8 136 (22.37%) C
9 129 (21.22%) Continuous Integration
10 126 (20.72%) Software Engineering
11 120 (19.74%) Subversion
11 120 (19.74%) Python
12 113 (18.59%) Java
13 107 (17.60%) Red Hat
14 106 (17.43%) C++
15 101 (16.61%) Git (software)
16 98 (16.12%) SQL
17 96 (15.79%) OO
18 95 (15.63%) VMware
19 93 (15.30%) JavaScript
19 93 (15.30%) Microsoft
20 90 (14.80%) Scrum
21 89 (14.64%) HTML
22 81 (13.32%) Oracle
22 81 (13.32%) UML
22 81 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
23 80 (13.16%) Puppet
24 79 (12.99%) Web Services
25 77 (12.66%) Shell Script
26 76 (12.50%) ClearCase

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 52 (8.55%) Apache
2 46 (7.57%) WebLogic
3 31 (5.10%) WebSphere
4 22 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 22 (3.62%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.13%) Node.js
6 16 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (1.48%) CMS
7 9 (1.48%) JBoss
8 8 (1.32%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.32%) IIS
8 8 (1.32%) TeamSite
9 7 (1.15%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.99%) nginx
11 5 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.82%) SAS
11 5 (0.82%) Confluence
12 4 (0.66%) FileNet
12 4 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
12 4 (0.66%) Drupal
Applications
1 42 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.66%) SPSS
3 3 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Magento
2 4 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.66%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.96%) Heroku
3 18 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.64%) OpenShift
5 7 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.66%) SaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (10.36%) SAN
2 52 (8.55%) Internet
3 35 (5.76%) Firewall
4 27 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 25 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
6 21 (3.45%) NAS
7 18 (2.96%) DNS
8 16 (2.63%) iSCSI
9 15 (2.47%) SSL
9 15 (2.47%) WAN
9 15 (2.47%) FTP
9 15 (2.47%) LAN
10 14 (2.30%) FCoE
10 14 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (2.14%) HTTPS
12 12 (1.97%) LDAP
13 11 (1.81%) HTTP
14 10 (1.64%) Network Security
15 9 (1.48%) Wireshark
16 8 (1.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (4.77%) MySQL
3 24 (3.95%) Ingres
4 14 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.97%) SQL Server
6 10 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.82%) Hazelcast
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.49%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.49%) DB2
11 3 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 142 (23.36%) Jenkins
2 120 (19.74%) Subversion
3 101 (16.61%) Git (software)
4 76 (12.50%) ClearCase
5 62 (10.20%) NUnit
5 62 (10.20%) GoogleTest
6 61 (10.03%) CppUnit
6 61 (10.03%) Ant
7 37 (6.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (5.76%) CruiseControl
9 32 (5.26%) Selenium
9 32 (5.26%) ClearQuest
10 29 (4.77%) Maven
11 28 (4.61%) Cucumber
12 27 (4.44%) JUnit
13 22 (3.62%) Rational Rose
14 19 (3.13%) Mockito
15 16 (2.63%) Gerrit
16 12 (1.97%) JIRA
17 8 (1.32%) RSpec
General
1 30 (4.93%) Finance
2 20 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (0.82%) Military
4 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
4 4 (0.66%) Retail
5 3 (0.49%) Banking
5 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.33%) Electronics
6 2 (0.33%) Publishing
6 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.33%) Marketing
6 2 (0.33%) French Language
6 2 (0.33%) German Language
7 1 (0.16%) Back Office
7 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 204 (33.55%) Developer
2 60 (9.87%) Software Engineer
3 36 (5.92%) Java Developer
4 33 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
5 29 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (4.61%) Architect
7 26 (4.28%) Analyst
8 25 (4.11%) Consultant
9 24 (3.95%) C Developer
10 23 (3.78%) Software Developer
11 21 (3.45%) Test Specialist
12 17 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
12 17 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
13 16 (2.63%) Support Engineer
13 16 (2.63%) Administrator
14 14 (2.30%) WebSphere Server Specialist
14 14 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
14 14 (2.30%) Applications Specialist
14 14 (2.30%) Server Specialist
14 14 (2.30%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (14.64%) HTML
2 79 (12.99%) Web Services
3 66 (10.86%) XML
4 57 (9.38%) CSS
5 52 (8.55%) RESTful
6 48 (7.89%) Motif
7 43 (7.07%) HTML5
8 40 (6.58%) .NET
8 40 (6.58%) jQuery
9 34 (5.59%) JSON
10 33 (5.43%) Ajax
11 30 (4.93%) Spring
12 26 (4.28%) SOAP
12 26 (4.28%) REST
13 24 (3.95%) wxWidgets
14 23 (3.78%) CSS3
15 22 (3.62%) Ruby on Rails
16 21 (3.45%) JSP
16 21 (3.45%) ASP.NET
16 21 (3.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.43%) Open Source
3 26 (4.28%) Derivative
4 18 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.30%) Clustering
6 12 (1.97%) User Experience
7 11 (1.81%) iPhone
7 11 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.64%) HACMP
9 9 (1.48%) PKI
10 8 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.15%) Device Driver
12 6 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.99%) W3C
12 6 (0.99%) STB
13 5 (0.82%) CESG
13 5 (0.82%) e-Health
13 5 (0.82%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.82%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 221 (36.35%) UNIX
2 198 (32.57%) Windows
3 73 (12.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (9.05%) AIX
5 36 (5.92%) Oracle Linux
6 31 (5.10%) CentOS
7 29 (4.77%) Solaris
7 29 (4.77%) Mac OS X
8 28 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (2.63%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.14%) VMS
12 12 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (1.97%) Android
12 12 (1.97%) HPUX
13 11 (1.81%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.48%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.32%) Windows 2000
16 7 (1.15%) SUSE
16 7 (1.15%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (24.34%) Configuration Management
3 129 (21.22%) Continuous Integration
4 126 (20.72%) Software Engineering
5 96 (15.79%) OO
6 90 (14.80%) Scrum
7 81 (13.32%) UML
8 64 (10.53%) OOD
9 57 (9.38%) TDD
10 52 (8.55%) Multithreading
11 50 (8.22%) Project Management
12 45 (7.40%) Use Case
13 44 (7.24%) SOA
14 37 (6.09%) Change Control
14 37 (6.09%) Web Development
15 36 (5.92%) Memory Management
16 35 (5.76%) DevOps
17 34 (5.59%) BDD
18 33 (5.43%) Unit Testing
19 30 (4.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 136 (22.37%) C
2 120 (19.74%) Python
3 113 (18.59%) Java
4 106 (17.43%) C++
5 98 (16.12%) SQL
6 93 (15.30%) JavaScript
7 77 (12.66%) Shell Script
8 65 (10.69%) PowerShell
9 49 (8.06%) Perl
10 47 (7.73%) Ruby
11 37 (6.09%) Bash Shell
12 36 (5.92%) PHP
13 17 (2.80%) Korn
13 17 (2.80%) Objective-C
14 16 (2.63%) PL/SQL
15 13 (2.14%) C#
15 13 (2.14%) Golang
16 11 (1.81%) PHP5
17 10 (1.64%) Embedded C
18 9 (1.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 234 (38.49%) Security Cleared
2 199 (32.73%) SC Cleared
3 49 (8.06%) DV Cleared
4 30 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (3.62%) ISTQB
7 21 (3.45%) Degree
8 19 (3.13%) MCITP
9 17 (2.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (1.97%) ISEB
11 12 (1.97%) CCNA
12 9 (1.48%) CISSP
13 8 (1.32%) RHCE
14 5 (0.82%) MCSE
14 5 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.66%) CCNP
15 4 (0.66%) GCIA
15 4 (0.66%) GCIH
16 3 (0.49%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.81%) QA
3 6 (0.99%) SLA
3 6 (0.99%) WCAG
4 2 (0.33%) COSO
4 2 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 30 (4.93%) vSphere
4 14 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (2.30%) Samba
5 11 (1.81%) Docker
6 9 (1.48%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.32%) GPFS
7 8 (1.32%) VirtualBox
7 8 (1.32%) Postfix
8 7 (1.15%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.99%) Snort
10 5 (0.82%) NFS
11 4 (0.66%) qmail
12 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.49%) SpamAssassin
12 3 (0.49%) OCFS2
13 2 (0.33%) KVM
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
13 2 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 80 (13.16%) Puppet
2 38 (6.25%) Vagrant
3 23 (3.78%) Tivoli
4 17 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (1.97%) Nagios
6 11 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.48%) Ansible
7 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
8 8 (1.32%) SCCM
9 6 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.82%) SELinux
11 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.66%) Netcool
11 4 (0.66%) Nmap
11 4 (0.66%) Nessus
12 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (0.49%) Hyperic
13 2 (0.33%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 107 (17.60%) Red Hat
2 95 (15.63%) VMware
3 93 (15.30%) Microsoft
4 81 (13.32%) Oracle
5 57 (9.38%) HP
6 53 (8.72%) Cisco
7 46 (7.57%) IBM
8 26 (4.28%) Veritas
9 19 (3.13%) NetApp
10 18 (2.96%) CheckPoint
11 15 (2.47%) EMC
12 12 (1.97%) Sun
13 11 (1.81%) Citrix
13 11 (1.81%) Cognos
14 9 (1.48%) Google
15 8 (1.32%) Hitachi
16 7 (1.15%) Compaq
16 7 (1.15%) Dell
17 6 (0.99%) SolarWinds
17 6 (0.99%) McAfee
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