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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 30 16
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Contract jobs citing Linux 238 97 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 10.84% 6.04% 7.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.32% 22.99% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 48 70
Average daily rate
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£375 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.10 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.90 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
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
760 422 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 34.61% 26.28% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 216 182
Average daily rate £325 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £131 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 68
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.89 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 +11 41 £388 +14.81% 21
Basingstoke +10 31 £488 - 15
Hook -1 29 £305 -25.22% 2
Farnborough +3 16 £583 +232.85% 4
Portsmouth +2 13 £388 -31.11% 14
Havant +3 10 £350 -9.67% 6
Andover -3 9 £425 - 3
Winchester +3 4 £350 -20.00%
Fareham -3 2 £331 -3.84% 10
Aldershot - 2 £500 - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
Yateley - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 163 (39.09%) UNIX
2 153 (36.69%) Security Cleared
3 123 (29.50%) Windows
4 116 (27.82%) SC Cleared
5 97 (23.26%) Red Hat
6 94 (22.54%) C
6 94 (22.54%) Oracle
7 88 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (20.62%) SQL
9 78 (18.71%) Java
10 74 (17.75%) Subversion
11 73 (17.51%) JavaScript
11 73 (17.51%) Microsoft
12 70 (16.79%) Software Engineering
13 69 (16.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 69 (16.55%) Jenkins
14 68 (16.31%) HTML
15 67 (16.07%) Python
15 67 (16.07%) Configuration Management
16 64 (15.35%) VMware
17 56 (13.43%) Apache
17 56 (13.43%) C++
18 54 (12.95%) Shell Script
19 53 (12.71%) CSS
20 51 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
20 51 (12.23%) Puppet
21 50 (11.99%) Scrum
22 49 (11.75%) Perl
22 49 (11.75%) MySQL
23 48 (11.51%) PHP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 56 (13.43%) Apache
2 44 (10.55%) WebLogic
3 17 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.36%) IIS
4 14 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.44%) GlassFish
7 6 (1.44%) K2 blackpearl
8 5 (1.20%) WordPress
8 5 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.20%) CMS
8 5 (1.20%) JBoss
8 5 (1.20%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.96%) Drupal
9 4 (0.96%) Node.js
10 3 (0.72%) Confluence
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 37 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.96%) MS Office
4 2 (0.48%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.64%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.72%) Magento
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (3.60%) Amazon S3
3 10 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.20%) SaaS
5 3 (0.72%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.48%) Force.com
7 1 (0.24%) Office 365
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.07%) SAN
2 41 (9.83%) Internet
3 30 (7.19%) TCP/IP
4 29 (6.95%) Firewall
5 24 (5.76%) NAS
6 22 (5.28%) DNS
7 21 (5.04%) HTTPS
8 20 (4.80%) FTP
9 16 (3.84%) Network Security
10 14 (3.36%) SSL
11 12 (2.88%) LDAP
11 12 (2.88%) Wireshark
11 12 (2.88%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (2.64%) DMZ
13 8 (1.92%) DVB
13 8 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (1.68%) WAN
14 7 (1.68%) HTTP
14 7 (1.68%) DHCP
15 6 (1.44%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.75%) MySQL
2 47 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (6.71%) SQL Server
4 26 (6.24%) Oracle Database
5 16 (3.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 16 (3.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (3.36%) Ingres
7 12 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.64%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (2.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 11 (2.64%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.40%) Oracle OWB
10 6 (1.44%) SQLPlus
10 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.44%) DB2
11 5 (1.20%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.96%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.72%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 74 (17.75%) Subversion
2 69 (16.55%) Jenkins
3 43 (10.31%) ClearCase
4 34 (8.15%) Git (software)
5 32 (7.67%) GoogleTest
5 32 (7.67%) NUnit
6 31 (7.43%) Maven
6 31 (7.43%) CppUnit
6 31 (7.43%) Ant
7 21 (5.04%) Eclipse
8 19 (4.56%) CruiseControl
8 19 (4.56%) RSpec
9 17 (4.08%) ClearQuest
10 15 (3.60%) Rational Rose
11 12 (2.88%) Cucumber
12 11 (2.64%) Oracle APEX
13 10 (2.40%) JUnit
14 9 (2.16%) Selenium
15 8 (1.92%) Gerrit
15 8 (1.92%) Mockito
General
1 18 (4.32%) Telecoms
2 17 (4.08%) Finance
3 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.20%) Legal
5 4 (0.96%) Military
6 3 (0.72%) Electronics
6 3 (0.72%) Marketing
7 2 (0.48%) French Language
7 2 (0.48%) German Language
7 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.48%) Banking
7 2 (0.48%) Retail
7 2 (0.48%) Publishing
8 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 100 (23.98%) Developer
2 48 (11.51%) Software Engineer
3 27 (6.47%) Consultant
3 27 (6.47%) Architect
4 23 (5.52%) Analyst
5 18 (4.32%) Administrator
5 18 (4.32%) Java Developer
5 18 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (3.84%) Security Specialist
7 15 (3.60%) PHP Developer
7 15 (3.60%) Support Engineer
8 14 (3.36%) Software Developer
9 13 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (3.12%) Security Engineer
10 12 (2.88%) Test Specialist
10 12 (2.88%) Tester
10 12 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (2.64%) C Developer
12 10 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (16.31%) HTML
2 53 (12.71%) CSS
3 47 (11.27%) Web Services
4 40 (9.59%) XML
5 34 (8.15%) Ajax
6 31 (7.43%) .NET
6 31 (7.43%) jQuery
7 27 (6.47%) Motif
8 23 (5.52%) ASP.NET
8 23 (5.52%) JSP
9 20 (4.80%) RESTful
10 19 (4.56%) PostGIS
10 19 (4.56%) JSON
10 19 (4.56%) J2EE
11 18 (4.32%) Middleware
12 15 (3.60%) wxWidgets
13 12 (2.88%) HTML5
14 11 (2.64%) Hibernate
15 10 (2.40%) Spring
15 10 (2.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (10.79%) Open Source
3 14 (3.36%) Derivative
4 11 (2.64%) Clustering
5 9 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.16%) HACMP
6 7 (1.68%) DTV
7 5 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.20%) Statistics
7 5 (1.20%) PKI
7 5 (1.20%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.20%) STB
7 5 (1.20%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.96%) MPEG
9 3 (0.72%) CESG
9 3 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.72%) Linked Data
10 2 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 163 (39.09%) UNIX
2 123 (29.50%) Windows
3 69 (16.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (8.63%) AIX
4 36 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (8.15%) Solaris
6 32 (7.67%) Oracle Linux
7 31 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (6.00%) CentOS
9 17 (4.08%) Android
10 12 (2.88%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.16%) Windows 2000
11 9 (2.16%) Debian
12 8 (1.92%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.92%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.92%) HPUX
13 7 (1.68%) SUSE
14 6 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.72%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (16.79%) Software Engineering
3 67 (16.07%) Configuration Management
4 51 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (11.99%) Scrum
6 45 (10.79%) ITIL
7 43 (10.31%) OO
8 39 (9.35%) UML
8 39 (9.35%) Project Management
9 37 (8.87%) OOD
10 35 (8.39%) DevOps
11 32 (7.67%) SOA
12 27 (6.47%) Use Case
13 20 (4.80%) Migration
14 19 (4.56%) MVC
14 19 (4.56%) Multithreading
15 18 (4.32%) Workflow
15 18 (4.32%) TDD
15 18 (4.32%) Test Scripting
15 18 (4.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 94 (22.54%) C
2 86 (20.62%) SQL
3 78 (18.71%) Java
4 73 (17.51%) JavaScript
5 67 (16.07%) Python
6 56 (13.43%) C++
7 54 (12.95%) Shell Script
8 49 (11.75%) Perl
9 48 (11.51%) PHP
10 29 (6.95%) Bash Shell
11 24 (5.76%) Korn
11 24 (5.76%) PL/SQL
12 20 (4.80%) PowerShell
13 17 (4.08%) Ruby
14 16 (3.84%) AWK
15 13 (3.12%) PHP5
15 13 (3.12%) sed
16 8 (1.92%) Embedded C
17 6 (1.44%) C#
18 3 (0.72%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 153 (36.69%) Security Cleared
2 116 (27.82%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.91%) DV Cleared
4 30 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (6.00%) ISTQB
6 24 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (5.28%) Degree
8 17 (4.08%) MCITP
8 17 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (2.64%) CISSP
10 9 (2.16%) BC Cleared
10 9 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (2.16%) CCNP
10 9 (2.16%) CCNA
11 7 (1.68%) MCSE
12 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.72%) CCSE
12 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.68%) QA
3 5 (1.20%) SLA
4 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.72%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.24%) JTAG
System Software
1 26 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.84%) Snort
3 14 (3.36%) vCloud
4 13 (3.12%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (2.64%) VMware ESX
5 11 (2.64%) vSphere
6 10 (2.40%) VirtualBox
7 8 (1.92%) Nmap
8 7 (1.68%) Samba
8 7 (1.68%) Docker
9 4 (0.96%) OCFS2
10 3 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.72%) GPFS
11 2 (0.48%) LXC
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.48%) Firmware
11 2 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 51 (12.23%) Puppet
2 37 (8.87%) Vagrant
3 10 (2.40%) YUM
4 9 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.92%) Nessus
5 8 (1.92%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (1.44%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.48%) Netcool
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.48%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.48%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 97 (23.26%) Red Hat
2 94 (22.54%) Oracle
3 73 (17.51%) Microsoft
4 64 (15.35%) VMware
5 42 (10.07%) Cisco
6 40 (9.59%) HP
7 22 (5.28%) IBM
8 21 (5.04%) EMC
9 14 (3.36%) Sun
10 10 (2.40%) NetApp
10 10 (2.40%) Veritas
11 9 (2.16%) Zend
12 8 (1.92%) SAP
13 7 (1.68%) Juniper
13 7 (1.68%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.44%) Dell
14 6 (1.44%) Symantec
14 6 (1.44%) Sourcefire
15 5 (1.20%) Google
15 5 (1.20%) Citrix
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