The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Hampshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 15 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 197 151 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 9.55% 8.65% 6.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.50% 29.21% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 91 62
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.65 £13.75 £17.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
646 517 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 31.31% 29.63% 27.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 288 209
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £191 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 54 80
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.44 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% -7.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
South East

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +1 30 £338 +22.72% 16
Basingstoke +14 28 £425 - 6
Hook -2 14 £315 -21.28%
Gosport -11 12 £365 +4.28% 1
Winchester +6 9 £300 -11.76%
Havant +3 7 £265 -44.21% 5
Farnborough 0 7 £477 -17.08% 6
Andover -10 3 - - 2
Portsmouth -6 1 - - 1
Romsey - 1 - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 5
Fordingbridge - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 152 (37.44%) UNIX
2 146 (35.96%) Windows
3 129 (31.77%) Security Cleared
4 118 (29.06%) Oracle
5 97 (23.89%) C
6 96 (23.65%) SC Cleared
7 75 (18.47%) Software Engineering
8 73 (17.98%) Java
9 72 (17.73%) Python
9 72 (17.73%) Microsoft
10 71 (17.49%) SQL
11 70 (17.24%) VMware
12 68 (16.75%) HP
13 63 (15.52%) JavaScript
14 59 (14.53%) HTML
14 59 (14.53%) Red Hat
15 57 (14.04%) Apache
16 54 (13.30%) Perl
17 52 (12.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 51 (12.56%) Shell Script
19 50 (12.32%) Jenkins
20 49 (12.07%) Puppet
21 47 (11.58%) .NET
21 47 (11.58%) MySQL
21 47 (11.58%) Subversion
22 45 (11.08%) Cisco
22 45 (11.08%) SAN
22 45 (11.08%) Configuration Management
23 44 (10.84%) Middleware
23 44 (10.84%) WebLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 57 (14.04%) Apache
2 44 (10.84%) WebLogic
3 18 (4.43%) IIS
4 17 (4.19%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (3.20%) Oracle Application Server
7 9 (2.22%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.48%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.99%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.99%) Mule
9 4 (0.99%) Node.js
10 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (0.49%) nginx
11 2 (0.49%) Confluence
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 44 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.49%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (5.91%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.71%) SaaS
2 10 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.46%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.99%) IaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Force.com
5 2 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.08%) SAN
2 35 (8.62%) SSL
2 35 (8.62%) TCP/IP
3 27 (6.65%) Firewall
4 26 (6.40%) HTTPS
5 19 (4.68%) Fibre Channel
6 18 (4.43%) Wireshark
6 18 (4.43%) DNS
7 16 (3.94%) NAS
8 14 (3.45%) Internet
9 13 (3.20%) LDAP
10 12 (2.96%) FTP
11 11 (2.71%) WAN
12 10 (2.46%) LAN
12 10 (2.46%) SSH
13 8 (1.97%) VPN
13 8 (1.97%) HTTP
14 7 (1.72%) DVB
15 6 (1.48%) iSCSI
16 5 (1.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.58%) MySQL
2 30 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 17 (4.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (4.19%) SQL Server
5 16 (3.94%) Oracle BI EE
6 15 (3.69%) SQLPlus
7 13 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.97%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (1.23%) Big Data
10 5 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (12.32%) Jenkins
2 47 (11.58%) Subversion
3 37 (9.11%) ClearCase
4 25 (6.16%) Git (software)
5 19 (4.68%) Ant
6 17 (4.19%) NUnit
6 17 (4.19%) GoogleTest
7 16 (3.94%) CppUnit
8 15 (3.69%) Maven
9 14 (3.45%) Rational Rose
10 10 (2.46%) Eclipse
10 10 (2.46%) RSpec
11 9 (2.22%) Selenium
12 8 (1.97%) JIRA
12 8 (1.97%) JUnit
13 7 (1.72%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.72%) Gerrit
14 6 (1.48%) Toad
15 5 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
15 5 (1.23%) Hudson
General
1 41 (10.10%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.20%) Finance
3 11 (2.71%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.72%) Military
5 5 (1.23%) Retail
6 4 (0.99%) Marketing
7 2 (0.49%) Legal
7 2 (0.49%) Games
7 2 (0.49%) Automotive
7 2 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (21.43%) Developer
2 48 (11.82%) Software Engineer
3 30 (7.39%) Analyst
4 28 (6.90%) Consultant
5 21 (5.17%) Tester
6 20 (4.93%) Administrator
7 17 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (4.19%) Test Engineer
7 17 (4.19%) Security Engineer
7 17 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (3.94%) Test Analyst
8 16 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (3.45%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 14 (3.45%) C++ Developer
10 13 (3.20%) Test Specialist
11 12 (2.96%) Java Developer
11 12 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (2.71%) Architect
13 10 (2.46%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.53%) HTML
2 47 (11.58%) .NET
3 44 (10.84%) Middleware
4 41 (10.10%) Web Services
5 35 (8.62%) JSP
6 33 (8.13%) ASP.NET
6 33 (8.13%) XML
7 29 (7.14%) CSS
8 25 (6.16%) jQuery
9 17 (4.19%) Motif
10 16 (3.94%) POSIX
11 14 (3.45%) Ajax
12 13 (3.20%) JSON
13 12 (2.96%) Django
14 10 (2.46%) STL
15 9 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (2.22%) Hibernate
16 8 (1.97%) Spring
16 8 (1.97%) Oracle Fusion
16 8 (1.97%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.85%) Open Source
2 18 (4.43%) DTV
3 14 (3.45%) Derivative
4 11 (2.71%) Clustering
5 10 (2.46%) HACMP
6 9 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.23%) EMV
8 5 (1.23%) STB
8 5 (1.23%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.74%) Wiki
10 3 (0.74%) iPhone
10 3 (0.74%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.74%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.49%) PKI
11 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.49%) Replication
11 2 (0.49%) APACS
11 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 152 (37.44%) UNIX
2 146 (35.96%) Windows
3 52 (12.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (8.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (8.37%) Oracle Linux
6 32 (7.88%) Solaris
7 25 (6.16%) Windows XP
8 22 (5.42%) AIX
9 20 (4.93%) Windows 2000
9 20 (4.93%) Android
10 14 (3.45%) CentOS
11 13 (3.20%) HPUX
12 6 (1.48%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (1.48%) SUSE
12 6 (1.48%) Debian
13 5 (1.23%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.23%) NetWare
14 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.47%) Software Engineering
2 45 (11.08%) Configuration Management
3 43 (10.59%) DevOps
4 39 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (9.11%) ITIL
6 36 (8.87%) Scrum
7 32 (7.88%) SOA
8 29 (7.14%) OO
9 25 (6.16%) UML
10 24 (5.91%) OOD
11 22 (5.42%) Migration
11 22 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (5.17%) Workflow
13 20 (4.93%) Software Testing
14 19 (4.68%) Use Case
14 19 (4.68%) Project Management
14 19 (4.68%) Test Scripting
14 19 (4.68%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (4.19%) Validation
15 17 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 97 (23.89%) C
2 73 (17.98%) Java
3 72 (17.73%) Python
4 71 (17.49%) SQL
5 63 (15.52%) JavaScript
6 54 (13.30%) Perl
7 51 (12.56%) Shell Script
8 44 (10.84%) C++
8 44 (10.84%) Bash Shell
9 36 (8.87%) PHP
10 32 (7.88%) Ruby
11 26 (6.40%) Korn
11 26 (6.40%) PL/SQL
12 23 (5.67%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.71%) VBScript
14 10 (2.46%) VB
15 7 (1.72%) Embedded C
15 7 (1.72%) sed
15 7 (1.72%) AWK
16 3 (0.74%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 129 (31.77%) Security Cleared
2 96 (23.65%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.11%) ISTQB
4 25 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (4.93%) DV Cleared
7 19 (4.68%) MCITP
7 19 (4.68%) Degree
7 19 (4.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 18 (4.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (4.43%) CISSP
9 4 (0.99%) CCNP
9 4 (0.99%) CCNA
9 4 (0.99%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.74%) CISA
10 3 (0.74%) MBA
10 3 (0.74%) CCSE
10 3 (0.74%) ISEB
10 3 (0.74%) MCSE
10 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.74%) COBIT
2 3 (0.74%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.25%) JTAG
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.42%) vSphere
3 18 (4.43%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (4.19%) Snort
5 16 (3.94%) Nmap
6 14 (3.45%) vCloud
7 13 (3.20%) Active Directory
8 10 (2.46%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.23%) OCFS2
10 5 (1.23%) GPFS
11 4 (0.99%) Docker
11 4 (0.99%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.99%) Shibboleth
11 4 (0.99%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.49%) RHEV
13 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.25%) Samba
13 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (12.07%) Puppet
2 22 (5.42%) Vagrant
3 20 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (3.94%) Nessus
5 11 (2.71%) YUM
6 10 (2.46%) Tivoli
7 8 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.72%) Ansible
9 6 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.23%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.74%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.49%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.49%) SCCM
12 2 (0.49%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.25%) Cacti
13 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 118 (29.06%) Oracle
2 72 (17.73%) Microsoft
3 70 (17.24%) VMware
4 68 (16.75%) HP
5 59 (14.53%) Red Hat
6 45 (11.08%) Cisco
7 22 (5.42%) EMC
8 19 (4.68%) IBM
9 10 (2.46%) Sun
9 10 (2.46%) Juniper
10 9 (2.22%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.97%) NetApp
11 8 (1.97%) Hitachi
11 8 (1.97%) JBoss
12 7 (1.72%) Dell
12 7 (1.72%) Veritas
13 6 (1.48%) Compaq
13 6 (1.48%) McAfee
14 5 (1.23%) Blue Coat
14 5 (1.23%) SAP
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