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 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 288 116 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 13.18% 6.77% 6.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.12% 26.13% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 59 49
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£375 £388 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.60 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -11.11%
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
820 444 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.53% 25.92% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 225 160
Average daily rate £325 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 55
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £111.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Basingstoke +13 52 £384 -9.70% 8
Southampton +6 48 £375 +11.11% 28
Hook +2 35 £305 -21.37%
Farnborough - 26 £450 - 5
Portsmouth +2 15 £375 -33.33% 10
Havant -4 9 £350 -17.64% 3
Andover -3 7 £400 -
Aldershot - 5 £500 -
Winchester +3 3 £330 -24.57% 1
Fareham -3 2 £331 -3.14% 4
Yateley - - - -
Eastleigh - - - - 1
Alton - - - - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 192 (43.34%) Security Cleared
2 160 (36.12%) UNIX
3 150 (33.86%) SC Cleared
4 124 (27.99%) Windows
5 106 (23.93%) Red Hat
6 105 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (22.80%) SQL
8 97 (21.90%) C
9 91 (20.54%) Configuration Management
10 88 (19.86%) Subversion
11 85 (19.19%) Oracle
12 82 (18.51%) Java
13 79 (17.83%) Software Engineering
13 79 (17.83%) Jenkins
14 75 (16.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 74 (16.70%) JavaScript
15 74 (16.70%) Microsoft
15 74 (16.70%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (16.48%) VMware
17 71 (16.03%) HTML
18 65 (14.67%) Python
19 64 (14.45%) C++
20 57 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
21 56 (12.64%) CSS
21 56 (12.64%) Web Services
22 55 (12.42%) XML
22 55 (12.42%) OO
22 55 (12.42%) Scrum
23 53 (11.96%) Shell Script
23 53 (11.96%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 49 (11.06%) Apache
2 46 (10.38%) WebLogic
3 23 (5.19%) WebSphere
4 19 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (3.16%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.71%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.48%) CMS
8 10 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (1.81%) IIS
10 7 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (1.35%) TeamSite
11 6 (1.35%) GlassFish
11 6 (1.35%) K2 blackpearl
12 5 (1.13%) Node.js
12 5 (1.13%) JBoss
12 5 (1.13%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.90%) WordPress
13 4 (0.90%) Drupal
14 3 (0.68%) FileNet
Applications
1 32 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.68%) SPSS
2 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.90%) Magento
3 3 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.68%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (2.48%) Amazon S3
3 10 (2.26%) OpenShift
4 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.35%) SaaS
6 4 (0.90%) Heroku
6 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.38%) Internet
2 36 (8.13%) SAN
3 26 (5.87%) TCP/IP
4 24 (5.42%) Firewall
5 21 (4.74%) DNS
6 15 (3.39%) NAS
7 14 (3.16%) Network Security
8 12 (2.71%) HTTPS
8 12 (2.71%) LDAP
9 11 (2.48%) Wireshark
10 10 (2.26%) FTP
10 10 (2.26%) SSL
11 8 (1.81%) DHCP
11 8 (1.81%) WAN
12 7 (1.58%) LAN
12 7 (1.58%) DVB
12 7 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (1.35%) DMZ
13 6 (1.35%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.29%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (7.67%) MySQL
3 26 (5.87%) Oracle Database
4 23 (5.19%) SQL Server
5 21 (4.74%) Ingres
6 15 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 15 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (2.48%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (2.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 11 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.26%) Oracle OWB
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (1.35%) SQLPlus
9 6 (1.35%) DB2
10 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.90%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 88 (19.86%) Subversion
2 79 (17.83%) Jenkins
3 52 (11.74%) ClearCase
4 41 (9.26%) NUnit
4 41 (9.26%) GoogleTest
4 41 (9.26%) Git (software)
5 40 (9.03%) CppUnit
5 40 (9.03%) Ant
6 32 (7.22%) Maven
7 28 (6.32%) CruiseControl
8 25 (5.64%) ClearQuest
9 21 (4.74%) Eclipse
10 16 (3.61%) JUnit
11 15 (3.39%) RSpec
12 13 (2.93%) Rational Rose
12 13 (2.93%) Selenium
13 12 (2.71%) Cucumber
14 11 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (2.48%) Oracle APEX
15 7 (1.58%) Mockito
General
1 15 (3.39%) Telecoms
1 15 (3.39%) Finance
2 7 (1.58%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.13%) Legal
4 3 (0.68%) Marketing
4 3 (0.68%) Military
5 2 (0.45%) Banking
5 2 (0.45%) Retail
5 2 (0.45%) Publishing
5 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.45%) Electronics
5 2 (0.45%) French Language
5 2 (0.45%) German Language
6 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 128 (28.89%) Developer
2 45 (10.16%) Software Engineer
3 37 (8.35%) Architect
4 23 (5.19%) Consultant
5 21 (4.74%) Java Developer
6 18 (4.06%) Analyst
7 17 (3.84%) PHP Developer
7 17 (3.84%) Security Specialist
8 16 (3.61%) Software Developer
9 14 (3.16%) Administrator
9 14 (3.16%) C Developer
10 13 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (2.71%) Front-End Developer
11 12 (2.71%) Support Engineer
12 11 (2.48%) Linux Specialist
12 11 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (2.26%) Integration Engineer
13 10 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (2.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (16.03%) HTML
2 56 (12.64%) CSS
2 56 (12.64%) Web Services
3 55 (12.42%) XML
4 38 (8.58%) jQuery
5 36 (8.13%) Ajax
6 35 (7.90%) Motif
7 31 (7.00%) .NET
8 28 (6.32%) RESTful
9 26 (5.87%) JSON
10 23 (5.19%) HTML5
11 22 (4.97%) wxWidgets
12 21 (4.74%) J2EE
12 21 (4.74%) ASP.NET
13 20 (4.51%) JSP
13 20 (4.51%) PostGIS
14 18 (4.06%) CSS3
15 16 (3.61%) Spring
16 15 (3.39%) REST
17 14 (3.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (9.26%) Open Source
3 14 (3.16%) Derivative
4 9 (2.03%) HACMP
4 9 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.03%) Clustering
5 8 (1.81%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.13%) DTV
6 5 (1.13%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.13%) Statistics
6 5 (1.13%) PKI
6 5 (1.13%) W3C
6 5 (1.13%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.13%) e-Health
7 4 (0.90%) MPEG
7 4 (0.90%) STB
7 4 (0.90%) User Experience
7 4 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.68%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 160 (36.12%) UNIX
2 124 (27.99%) Windows
3 75 (16.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (7.67%) AIX
6 33 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (7.45%) Oracle Linux
7 27 (6.09%) Solaris
8 25 (5.64%) CentOS
9 14 (3.16%) Windows XP
10 13 (2.93%) Mac OS X
10 13 (2.93%) Android
11 11 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (1.58%) Debian
12 7 (1.58%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.58%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.58%) HPUX
13 6 (1.35%) Windows 7
14 5 (1.13%) SUSE
15 4 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (20.54%) Configuration Management
3 79 (17.83%) Software Engineering
4 74 (16.70%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (12.42%) OO
5 55 (12.42%) Scrum
6 47 (10.61%) UML
7 45 (10.16%) OOD
8 42 (9.48%) ITIL
9 41 (9.26%) Project Management
10 34 (7.67%) SOA
11 30 (6.77%) DevOps
12 28 (6.32%) Use Case
13 24 (5.42%) TDD
13 24 (5.42%) MVC
14 23 (5.19%) Multithreading
15 22 (4.97%) Unit Testing
16 20 (4.51%) Test Automation
16 20 (4.51%) Memory Management
16 20 (4.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 101 (22.80%) SQL
2 97 (21.90%) C
3 82 (18.51%) Java
4 74 (16.70%) JavaScript
5 65 (14.67%) Python
6 64 (14.45%) C++
7 53 (11.96%) Shell Script
8 39 (8.80%) PHP
9 36 (8.13%) Perl
10 32 (7.22%) PowerShell
11 27 (6.09%) PL/SQL
12 21 (4.74%) Bash Shell
13 20 (4.51%) Ruby
14 17 (3.84%) PHP5
15 14 (3.16%) Korn
16 9 (2.03%) AWK
16 9 (2.03%) C#
17 6 (1.35%) sed
18 5 (1.13%) Embedded C
18 5 (1.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 192 (43.34%) Security Cleared
2 150 (33.86%) SC Cleared
3 51 (11.51%) DV Cleared
4 27 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.29%) ISTQB
5 19 (4.29%) Degree
6 13 (2.93%) MCITP
6 13 (2.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (2.71%) CCNA
8 9 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (1.81%) BC Cleared
10 6 (1.35%) CCNP
10 6 (1.35%) MCSE
11 5 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.90%) CISSP
13 3 (0.68%) RHCA
13 3 (0.68%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.68%) RHCE
13 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.48%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.81%) QA
3 6 (1.35%) SLA
4 5 (1.13%) WCAG
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.06%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (3.16%) vSphere
5 11 (2.48%) VMware ESX
6 9 (2.03%) VirtualBox
6 9 (2.03%) vCloud
7 8 (1.81%) Docker
7 8 (1.81%) Snort
8 7 (1.58%) Samba
9 6 (1.35%) Nmap
9 6 (1.35%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.90%) OCFS2
11 3 (0.68%) GPFS
11 3 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.45%) Firmware
12 2 (0.45%) Squid
12 2 (0.45%) LXC
12 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 53 (11.96%) Puppet
2 36 (8.13%) Vagrant
3 15 (3.39%) Tivoli
4 9 (2.03%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.35%) Nessus
5 6 (1.35%) SCCM
6 5 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (0.90%) yum
8 3 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.45%) Netcool
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.45%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.45%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 106 (23.93%) Red Hat
2 85 (19.19%) Oracle
3 74 (16.70%) Microsoft
4 73 (16.48%) VMware
5 45 (10.16%) HP
6 35 (7.90%) Cisco
7 31 (7.00%) IBM
8 17 (3.84%) NetApp
9 16 (3.61%) EMC
10 9 (2.03%) Sun
10 9 (2.03%) Zend
11 8 (1.81%) Google
11 8 (1.81%) Veritas
12 6 (1.35%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.35%) Dell
12 6 (1.35%) Symantec
12 6 (1.35%) SAP
13 5 (1.13%) Juniper
13 5 (1.13%) CA
13 5 (1.13%) Apple
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £640 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Farnborough
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £514 per day
Posted: 20 days ago