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 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 154 129 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 7.40% 7.58% 6.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.52% 27.27% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 93
Average daily rate
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£365 £383 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £249 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +311.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
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
628 473 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 30.19% 27.81% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 273 266
Average daily rate £330 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 45 72
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £43.00 £39.55
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 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +27 24 £400 -5.88% 8
Southampton -2 21 £330 +10.00% 18
Winchester +10 9 £350 -10.25%
Farnborough 0 9 £583 +191.50% 5
Andover +1 5 £430 +6.17%
Hook -15 5 £344 -15.58% 1
Havant 0 2 £450 - 1
Portsmouth -3 2 - - 1
Fareham -3 1 £350 -26.31% 5
Romsey - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 - - 1
Aldershot - - - - 2
Petersfield - - - -
Yateley - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 157 (40.78%) UNIX
2 127 (32.99%) Windows
3 115 (29.87%) Security Cleared
4 99 (25.71%) Oracle
5 80 (20.78%) SC Cleared
6 79 (20.52%) C
7 78 (20.26%) Microsoft
8 77 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 71 (18.44%) Java
10 70 (18.18%) SQL
11 68 (17.66%) Apache
11 68 (17.66%) VMware
12 67 (17.40%) JavaScript
13 64 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
13 64 (16.62%) Software Engineering
14 61 (15.84%) HTML
14 61 (15.84%) Python
15 60 (15.58%) HP
16 58 (15.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 57 (14.81%) MySQL
18 53 (13.77%) Puppet
19 52 (13.51%) Cisco
20 50 (12.99%) SAN
20 50 (12.99%) Perl
20 50 (12.99%) Shell Script
21 48 (12.47%) Jenkins
22 46 (11.95%) PHP
22 46 (11.95%) Open Source
23 45 (11.69%) MS Excel
24 41 (10.65%) .NET

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 68 (17.66%) Apache
2 39 (10.13%) WebLogic
3 20 (5.19%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.16%) IIS
5 12 (3.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
7 7 (1.82%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.04%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.04%) CMS
8 4 (1.04%) Node.js
8 4 (1.04%) WordPress
9 3 (0.78%) Drupal
9 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.52%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.52%) Commerce Server 2007
Applications
1 45 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.04%) MS Office
3 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (4.42%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (3.12%) Amazon S3
3 8 (2.08%) SaaS
4 7 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.52%) IaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.99%) SAN
2 31 (8.05%) SSL
3 30 (7.79%) TCP/IP
4 26 (6.75%) Firewall
5 23 (5.97%) Internet
6 22 (5.71%) NAS
7 21 (5.45%) HTTPS
8 20 (5.19%) Fibre Channel
9 17 (4.42%) DNS
10 14 (3.64%) LDAP
10 14 (3.64%) Network Security
11 13 (3.38%) Wireshark
12 12 (3.12%) SSH
12 12 (3.12%) FTP
13 11 (2.86%) DVB
14 9 (2.34%) iSCSI
14 9 (2.34%) WAN
15 8 (2.08%) LAN
16 6 (1.56%) HTTP
16 6 (1.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.81%) MySQL
2 33 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 22 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.34%) SQLPlus
6 9 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.30%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.04%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.04%) Big Data
11 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (0.78%) DB2
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 48 (12.47%) Jenkins
2 39 (10.13%) Subversion
3 26 (6.75%) ClearCase
4 25 (6.49%) Git (software)
5 22 (5.71%) Maven
6 16 (4.16%) RSpec
7 13 (3.38%) Eclipse
8 10 (2.60%) Ant
9 8 (2.08%) Selenium
9 8 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.82%) Gerrit
10 7 (1.82%) CppUnit
10 7 (1.82%) GoogleTest
10 7 (1.82%) JIRA
10 7 (1.82%) Rational Rose
10 7 (1.82%) NUnit
11 6 (1.56%) JUnit
12 5 (1.30%) Mockito
13 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.78%) JMeter
General
1 28 (7.27%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.38%) Finance
3 8 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.30%) Legal
5 3 (0.78%) Marketing
5 3 (0.78%) Electronics
5 3 (0.78%) Military
6 2 (0.52%) Banking
6 2 (0.52%) Retail
6 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.52%) Automotive
6 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 71 (18.44%) Developer
2 47 (12.21%) Software Engineer
3 26 (6.75%) Administrator
4 23 (5.97%) Consultant
5 20 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (4.94%) Analyst
6 19 (4.94%) Tester
7 18 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
8 17 (4.42%) Test Specialist
8 17 (4.42%) Security Engineer
8 17 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (4.16%) Support Engineer
10 15 (3.90%) Architect
10 15 (3.90%) Test Engineer
10 15 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.38%) PHP Developer
12 12 (3.12%) Test Analyst
13 11 (2.86%) Software Developer
13 11 (2.86%) UNIX Administrator
14 9 (2.34%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (15.84%) HTML
2 41 (10.65%) .NET
3 39 (10.13%) Web Services
4 33 (8.57%) ASP.NET
4 33 (8.57%) JSP
5 32 (8.31%) CSS
5 32 (8.31%) Middleware
6 26 (6.75%) jQuery
7 20 (5.19%) Ajax
8 18 (4.68%) XML
9 13 (3.38%) POSIX
10 12 (3.12%) PostGIS
11 10 (2.60%) JSON
12 9 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (2.34%) Spring
12 9 (2.34%) J2EE
13 7 (1.82%) SOAP
13 7 (1.82%) Motif
13 7 (1.82%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.95%) Open Source
2 32 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.16%) DTV
4 13 (3.38%) Clustering
5 10 (2.60%) HACMP
6 9 (2.34%) STB
7 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.82%) Derivative
9 5 (1.30%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.04%) EMV
11 3 (0.78%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.78%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.78%) Linked Data
11 3 (0.78%) Statistics
12 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.52%) Wiki
12 2 (0.52%) iPhone
12 2 (0.52%) MPEG
12 2 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 157 (40.78%) UNIX
2 127 (32.99%) Windows
3 58 (15.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (9.87%) Solaris
5 37 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (6.75%) AIX
7 26 (6.75%) Oracle Linux
8 22 (5.71%) Windows XP
9 20 (5.19%) Android
10 18 (4.68%) CentOS
11 15 (3.90%) Windows 2000
12 13 (3.38%) HPUX
13 9 (2.34%) Debian
14 8 (2.08%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.82%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.82%) SUSE
16 6 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
18 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
1 64 (16.62%) Software Engineering
2 41 (10.65%) Configuration Management
2 41 (10.65%) DevOps
3 40 (10.39%) Scrum
4 36 (9.35%) ITIL
5 27 (7.01%) SOA
6 23 (5.97%) OO
7 19 (4.94%) Migration
8 18 (4.68%) MVC
9 17 (4.42%) Workflow
9 17 (4.42%) Software Testing
9 17 (4.42%) Test Scripting
9 17 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (4.16%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (4.16%) Project Management
11 15 (3.90%) TDD
12 14 (3.64%) UML
13 13 (3.38%) PRINCE2
13 13 (3.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.52%) C
2 71 (18.44%) Java
3 70 (18.18%) SQL
4 67 (17.40%) JavaScript
5 61 (15.84%) Python
6 50 (12.99%) Perl
6 50 (12.99%) Shell Script
7 46 (11.95%) PHP
8 38 (9.87%) Bash Shell
9 33 (8.57%) C++
10 29 (7.53%) Ruby
11 27 (7.01%) PowerShell
12 23 (5.97%) Korn
13 18 (4.68%) PL/SQL
14 10 (2.60%) VBScript
15 9 (2.34%) VB
16 8 (2.08%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.82%) PHP5
17 7 (1.82%) AWK
17 7 (1.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 115 (29.87%) Security Cleared
2 80 (20.78%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.83%) ISTQB
4 32 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (6.75%) DV Cleared
6 22 (5.71%) MCITP
6 22 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 21 (5.45%) Degree
8 18 (4.68%) CISSP
9 12 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (2.08%) CCNA
11 7 (1.82%) CCNP
12 5 (1.30%) MCSE
12 5 (1.30%) BC Cleared
13 4 (1.04%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.78%) CISA
14 3 (0.78%) MBA
14 3 (0.78%) CCSE
14 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.42%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.04%) SLA
2 4 (1.04%) QA
3 3 (0.78%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.78%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) JTAG
System Software
1 32 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.42%) Snort
3 17 (4.42%) vSphere
4 16 (4.16%) vCloud
5 14 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (2.86%) Nmap
7 8 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.82%) VirtualBox
9 6 (1.56%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.30%) OCFS2
10 5 (1.30%) Docker
11 4 (1.04%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.78%) GPFS
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.26%) Samba
14 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 53 (13.77%) Puppet
2 28 (7.27%) Vagrant
3 15 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (3.12%) YUM
5 11 (2.86%) Nessus
6 10 (2.60%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.56%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.30%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.78%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.78%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.52%) Netcool
10 2 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.52%) SCCM
10 2 (0.52%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 99 (25.71%) Oracle
2 78 (20.26%) Microsoft
3 77 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 68 (17.66%) VMware
5 60 (15.58%) HP
6 52 (13.51%) Cisco
7 25 (6.49%) EMC
8 16 (4.16%) IBM
9 12 (3.12%) Juniper
9 12 (3.12%) NetApp
10 10 (2.60%) Veritas
10 10 (2.60%) Sun
11 9 (2.34%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.08%) SAP
12 8 (2.08%) Zend
13 7 (1.82%) McAfee
13 7 (1.82%) Blue Coat
13 7 (1.82%) JBoss
13 7 (1.82%) Dell
13 7 (1.82%) Citrix
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Research Councils UK
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Experis Ltd
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Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
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Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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esynergy Solutions - UK
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esynergy Solutions - UK
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Hampshire
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