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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 281 218 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 13.54% 11.16% 9.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.03% 35.97% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 108 105
Average daily rate
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£370 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 13
Average hourly rate £39.75 £45.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £40.00 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
653 606 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 31.45% 31.03% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 321 320
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 53
Average hourly rate £16.16 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.13% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £8.68 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 58 £395 +31.66% 16
Winchester +2 24 £330 -1.49% 1
Farnborough +1 22 £350 -19.07% 13
Basingstoke 0 22 £323 -24.11% 13
Hook -1 21 £353 +15.00% 1
Portsmouth +9 12 £300 -17.24% 5
Aldershot - 6 £300 - 2
Havant -9 5 £381 -7.57% 4
Eastleigh - 3 - -
Fareham - 3 £275 - 7
Andover +3 2 £338 - 2
Gosport +16 1 £405 +16.54%
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 222 (35.52%) Security Cleared
2 217 (34.72%) UNIX
3 214 (34.24%) Windows
4 189 (30.24%) SC Cleared
5 172 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
6 141 (22.56%) Configuration Management
7 134 (21.44%) Jenkins
8 133 (21.28%) C
9 128 (20.48%) Software Engineering
10 116 (18.56%) VMware
10 116 (18.56%) Python
11 113 (18.08%) Git (software)
12 108 (17.28%) C++
13 106 (16.96%) Java
13 106 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
14 105 (16.80%) OO
15 95 (15.20%) Subversion
16 94 (15.04%) Microsoft
17 92 (14.72%) Puppet
18 91 (14.56%) Scrum
19 89 (14.24%) HTML
20 87 (13.92%) JavaScript
21 85 (13.60%) Red Hat
22 84 (13.44%) UML
23 82 (13.12%) SAN
23 82 (13.12%) Shell Script
23 82 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
24 80 (12.80%) Oracle
25 77 (12.32%) PowerShell
26 76 (12.16%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (7.36%) Apache
2 42 (6.72%) WebLogic
3 35 (5.60%) WebSphere
4 22 (3.52%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.04%) Node.js
6 15 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (2.40%) JBoss
7 13 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (1.44%) CMS
8 9 (1.44%) Drupal
9 8 (1.28%) IIS
10 7 (1.12%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.12%) nginx
10 7 (1.12%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.80%) SAS
12 4 (0.64%) FileNet
12 4 (0.64%) Confluence
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
14 1 (0.16%) Apache TomEE
14 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 46 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.64%) MS Project
4 3 (0.48%) SPSS
5 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.16%) MS Office
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Maximo
2 6 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.64%) TIBCO iProcess
3 4 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.64%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.52%) Heroku
4 16 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.12%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.80%) SaaS
8 4 (0.64%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.64%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 82 (13.12%) SAN
2 42 (6.72%) Internet
3 40 (6.40%) Firewall
4 32 (5.12%) Fibre Channel
5 23 (3.68%) TCP/IP
5 23 (3.68%) iSCSI
6 21 (3.36%) FCoE
6 21 (3.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (3.20%) SSL
7 20 (3.20%) NAS
8 17 (2.72%) LAN
8 17 (2.72%) WAN
9 16 (2.56%) HTTP
9 16 (2.56%) DNS
9 16 (2.56%) LDAP
10 14 (2.24%) IPsec
11 10 (1.60%) Network Security
12 9 (1.44%) Wireless
12 9 (1.44%) FTP
13 8 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.48%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (5.28%) MySQL
3 16 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 15 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.76%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.76%) SQL Server
6 10 (1.60%) Ingres
7 7 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.12%) DB2
8 5 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.64%) Hazelcast
9 4 (0.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.48%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 134 (21.44%) Jenkins
2 113 (18.08%) Git (software)
3 95 (15.20%) Subversion
4 57 (9.12%) ClearCase
5 50 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 50 (8.00%) Ant
5 50 (8.00%) GoogleTest
6 47 (7.52%) NUnit
7 46 (7.36%) CppUnit
8 37 (5.92%) Cucumber
9 36 (5.76%) Selenium
10 27 (4.32%) JUnit
11 19 (3.04%) Mockito
12 18 (2.88%) Maven
13 17 (2.72%) CruiseControl
14 16 (2.56%) Gerrit
15 15 (2.40%) ClearQuest
15 15 (2.40%) Rational Rose
16 11 (1.76%) JIRA
17 5 (0.80%) Jasmine
General
1 28 (4.48%) Finance
2 17 (2.72%) Telecoms
3 5 (0.80%) Retail
4 4 (0.64%) Banking
4 4 (0.64%) Marketing
4 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.64%) Aerospace
4 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.48%) Electronics
5 3 (0.48%) Military
6 1 (0.16%) Back Office
6 1 (0.16%) Automotive
6 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 216 (34.56%) Developer
2 59 (9.44%) Software Engineer
3 37 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (5.60%) Java Developer
5 34 (5.44%) Linux Engineer
6 31 (4.96%) C Developer
7 29 (4.64%) Analyst
8 28 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 25 (4.00%) Administrator
9 25 (4.00%) Test Specialist
10 24 (3.84%) Software Developer
11 20 (3.20%) Architect
12 18 (2.88%) Consultant
13 16 (2.56%) C++ Developer
13 16 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (2.40%) JavaScript Developer
15 13 (2.08%) Integration Engineer
16 12 (1.92%) WebSphere Specialist
16 12 (1.92%) Linux Administrator
16 12 (1.92%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (14.24%) HTML
2 72 (11.52%) Web Services
3 48 (7.68%) CSS
4 45 (7.20%) XML
5 42 (6.72%) RESTful
6 40 (6.40%) .NET
7 38 (6.08%) HTML5
8 31 (4.96%) SOAP
8 31 (4.96%) jQuery
9 29 (4.64%) Spring
10 28 (4.48%) Motif
11 27 (4.32%) Ruby on Rails
12 26 (4.16%) Middleware
13 25 (4.00%) ASP.NET
14 24 (3.84%) JSON
14 24 (3.84%) REST
15 23 (3.68%) JSP
16 20 (3.20%) Ajax
17 19 (3.04%) J2EE
18 18 (2.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.24%) Open Source
3 26 (4.16%) Derivative
4 22 (3.52%) Clustering
5 20 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.92%) PKI
8 11 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.76%) iPhone
8 11 (1.76%) HACMP
9 10 (1.60%) Device Driver
9 10 (1.60%) User Experience
10 7 (1.12%) W3C
11 6 (0.96%) STB
11 6 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (0.96%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.80%) AS400
13 4 (0.64%) e-Health
13 4 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 217 (34.72%) UNIX
2 214 (34.24%) Windows
3 68 (10.88%) AIX
4 62 (9.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (6.88%) Solaris
6 35 (5.60%) Mac OS X
7 26 (4.16%) Oracle Linux
8 23 (3.68%) CentOS
9 22 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (2.72%) Apple iOS
10 17 (2.72%) Android
11 14 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.92%) VMS
13 11 (1.76%) HPUX
13 11 (1.76%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (1.28%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.28%) NetWare
16 7 (1.12%) SUSE
17 5 (0.80%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (22.56%) Configuration Management
3 128 (20.48%) Software Engineering
4 106 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
5 105 (16.80%) OO
6 91 (14.56%) Scrum
7 84 (13.44%) UML
8 64 (10.24%) OOD
9 54 (8.64%) DevOps
10 53 (8.48%) TDD
11 51 (8.16%) Multithreading
12 40 (6.40%) Project Management
13 36 (5.76%) Use Case
14 35 (5.60%) SOA
14 35 (5.60%) Memory Management
15 33 (5.28%) Web Development
16 32 (5.12%) BDD
17 31 (4.96%) Integration Testing
18 30 (4.80%) Change Control
19 29 (4.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 133 (21.28%) C
2 116 (18.56%) Python
3 108 (17.28%) C++
4 106 (16.96%) Java
5 87 (13.92%) JavaScript
6 82 (13.12%) Shell Script
7 77 (12.32%) PowerShell
8 76 (12.16%) Perl
9 64 (10.24%) SQL
10 55 (8.80%) Ruby
11 39 (6.24%) Bash Shell
12 33 (5.28%) PHP
13 20 (3.20%) Korn
14 17 (2.72%) Go
15 16 (2.56%) Objective-C
16 13 (2.08%) C#
17 11 (1.76%) Embedded C
18 10 (1.60%) PL/SQL
19 9 (1.44%) VBScript
20 6 (0.96%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 222 (35.52%) Security Cleared
2 189 (30.24%) SC Cleared
3 43 (6.88%) DV Cleared
4 31 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (3.84%) ISTQB
6 24 (3.84%) MCITP
7 22 (3.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 20 (3.20%) ISEB
9 19 (3.04%) Degree
10 15 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.60%) CISSP
12 9 (1.44%) RHCE
13 8 (1.28%) CCNA
14 5 (0.80%) GCIA
14 5 (0.80%) GCIH
15 4 (0.64%) RHCSA
16 3 (0.48%) MCP
16 3 (0.48%) RHCA
17 2 (0.32%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.36%) QA
2 13 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.28%) SLA
4 6 (0.96%) WCAG
5 4 (0.64%) COBIT
5 4 (0.64%) COSO
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 82 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (6.72%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.64%) vSphere
4 14 (2.24%) Docker
5 11 (1.76%) Postfix
6 10 (1.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 10 (1.60%) Oracle Clusterware
7 9 (1.44%) GPFS
7 9 (1.44%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.12%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.12%) Samba
9 6 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.96%) KVM
10 5 (0.80%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.80%) qmail
10 5 (0.80%) Shibboleth
10 5 (0.80%) NFS
10 5 (0.80%) Snort
11 4 (0.64%) SpamAssassin
12 3 (0.48%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 92 (14.72%) Puppet
2 35 (5.60%) Vagrant
3 32 (5.12%) Tivoli
4 19 (3.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 16 (2.56%) Nagios
6 15 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.76%) Ansible
8 9 (1.44%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (1.28%) TeamSite
10 7 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (1.12%) SCCM
11 6 (0.96%) Netcool
11 6 (0.96%) SELinux
12 3 (0.48%) Hyperic
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.32%) SCOM
13 2 (0.32%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
14 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 116 (18.56%) VMware
2 94 (15.04%) Microsoft
3 85 (13.60%) Red Hat
4 80 (12.80%) Oracle
5 64 (10.24%) Cisco
6 59 (9.44%) HP
7 55 (8.80%) IBM
8 39 (6.24%) Veritas
9 21 (3.36%) CheckPoint
10 20 (3.20%) NetApp
11 16 (2.56%) EMC
12 14 (2.24%) Sun
13 13 (2.08%) Citrix
14 10 (1.60%) Cognos
14 10 (1.60%) McAfee
15 9 (1.44%) Google
16 8 (1.28%) Dell
16 8 (1.28%) Apigee
17 7 (1.12%) ArcSight
17 7 (1.12%) Juniper
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Edison Hill Ltd
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TEKsystems
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TEKsystems
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