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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 6 5 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 276 324 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 14.70% 16.16% 8.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.30% 41.81% 29.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 158 69
Average daily rate £370 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 13
Average hourly rate £11.50 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.32% -3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
538 775 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 28.65% 38.65% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 386 236
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 43 £320 -7.97% 15
Winchester -4 27 £400 +6.66% 4
Southampton -7 26 £425 +13.33% 24
Hook +14 25 £298 -2.35%
Farnborough -1 17 £465 +5.68%
Portsmouth -5 17 £365 +6.18% 6
Gosport +23 14 £423 -15.50%
Andover 0 10 £350 -17.64% 2
Aldershot +2 5 £520 +4.52%
Havant -1 4 £388 +10.71% 3
Romsey +1 1 £375 +7.14%
Fareham - 1 £335 - 9
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 244 (44.44%) Unix
2 220 (40.07%) Security Cleared
3 174 (31.69%) SC Cleared
4 168 (30.60%) Windows
5 148 (26.96%) Red Hat
6 137 (24.95%) Oracle
7 130 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 115 (20.95%) C
9 114 (20.77%) Software Engineering
10 106 (19.31%) VMware
11 105 (19.13%) SQL
12 104 (18.94%) Python
13 103 (18.76%) AIX
13 103 (18.76%) C++
14 93 (16.94%) IBM
15 90 (16.39%) ClearCase
16 83 (15.12%) Configuration Management
17 77 (14.03%) Shell Script
18 75 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
19 69 (12.57%) Microsoft
19 69 (12.57%) UML
20 67 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
21 66 (12.02%) JavaScript
22 65 (11.84%) Subversion
22 65 (11.84%) Multithreading
23 64 (11.66%) Git (software)
24 61 (11.11%) OO
25 60 (10.93%) GoogleTest
26 59 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
26 59 (10.75%) Java

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 43 (7.83%) WebSphere
2 30 (5.46%) WebLogic
3 27 (4.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 25 (4.55%) Apache
5 23 (4.19%) WebSphere Process Server
6 20 (3.64%) JBoss
7 12 (2.19%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.82%) Node.js
8 10 (1.82%) WordPress
9 9 (1.64%) SAS
10 6 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.91%) nginx
11 5 (0.91%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.73%) IIS
13 3 (0.55%) Confluence
14 2 (0.36%) CMS
14 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.64%) MS Project
4 7 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.73%) MS Office
6 1 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.73%) Office 365
3 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.55%) SaaS
3 3 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.01%) SAN
2 35 (6.38%) Firewall
3 22 (4.01%) LDAP
3 22 (4.01%) VPN
4 21 (3.83%) HTTP
5 19 (3.46%) DNS
5 19 (3.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (3.28%) SSL
6 18 (3.28%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.37%) DVB
8 12 (2.19%) SSH
9 10 (1.82%) Internet
10 9 (1.64%) FTP
10 9 (1.64%) Intranet
10 9 (1.64%) Wireless
11 8 (1.46%) DHCP
11 8 (1.46%) Network Security
12 7 (1.28%) SMTP
12 7 (1.28%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (1.28%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.38%) Oracle Database
2 46 (8.38%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (7.10%) SQL Server
4 34 (6.19%) DB2
4 34 (6.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 33 (6.01%) MySQL
6 32 (5.83%) Oracle Database 12c
7 29 (5.28%) Neo4j
8 26 (4.74%) Relational Database
9 24 (4.37%) Hadoop
10 20 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
10 20 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
11 19 (3.46%) IBM InfoSphere
12 18 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (3.10%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 11 (2.00%) MongoDB
15 9 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (1.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 7 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
18 6 (1.09%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 90 (16.39%) ClearCase
2 65 (11.84%) Subversion
3 64 (11.66%) Git (software)
4 60 (10.93%) GoogleTest
5 59 (10.75%) NUnit
6 46 (8.38%) Jenkins
7 44 (8.01%) Ant
8 43 (7.83%) CppUnit
9 38 (6.92%) ClearQuest
10 33 (6.01%) JIRA
11 21 (3.83%) Cucumber
12 20 (3.64%) Oracle APEX
12 20 (3.64%) Vagrant
13 15 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (2.73%) TeamCity
14 13 (2.37%) Gradle
15 12 (2.19%) JUnit
16 11 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.82%) Artifactory
17 10 (1.82%) Maven
General
1 43 (7.83%) Telecoms
2 34 (6.19%) Finance
3 24 (4.37%) Military
4 10 (1.82%) Retail
5 6 (1.09%) Banking
6 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.73%) Legal
8 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 153 (27.87%) Developer
2 53 (9.65%) C Developer
3 42 (7.65%) Analyst
4 38 (6.92%) Software Engineer
5 36 (6.56%) Administrator
5 36 (6.56%) Architect
5 36 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (6.01%) DBA
6 33 (6.01%) Java Developer
7 32 (5.83%) Linux Engineer
8 29 (5.28%) C++ Developer
9 23 (4.19%) C/C++ Developer
10 19 (3.46%) Embedded Engineer
10 19 (3.46%) Oracle Developer
10 19 (3.46%) Software Developer
10 19 (3.46%) Technical Architect
11 17 (3.10%) Consultant
11 17 (3.10%) Test Analyst
11 17 (3.10%) Unix Engineer
12 16 (2.91%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.02%) HTML
2 46 (8.38%) CSS
3 41 (7.47%) jQuery
4 33 (6.01%) Middleware
5 28 (5.10%) Ruby on Rails
5 28 (5.10%) Web Services
6 26 (4.74%) Ajax
7 25 (4.55%) XML
8 19 (3.46%) .NET
8 19 (3.46%) SOAP
9 18 (3.28%) Hibernate
10 15 (2.73%) Oracle Fusion
11 13 (2.37%) Java EE
11 13 (2.37%) Spring
12 12 (2.19%) REST
13 11 (2.00%) Servlets
13 11 (2.00%) Spring MVC
14 10 (1.82%) J2EE
15 9 (1.64%) PostGIS
16 8 (1.46%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.92%) Derivative
3 24 (4.37%) HACMP
4 23 (4.19%) Data Centre
5 20 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.55%) Embedded Systems
7 13 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.00%) PKI
8 11 (2.00%) STB
9 10 (1.82%) DTV
10 8 (1.46%) iSeries
10 8 (1.46%) Replication
11 7 (1.28%) Clustering
11 7 (1.28%) DataPower
12 6 (1.09%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.09%) Wiki
13 5 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.91%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 244 (44.44%) Unix
2 168 (30.60%) Windows
3 130 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 103 (18.76%) AIX
5 36 (6.56%) Oracle Linux
6 35 (6.38%) Solaris
7 32 (5.83%) HPUX
7 32 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (5.46%) CentOS
9 29 (5.28%) Windows Server
10 28 (5.10%) Mac OS X
11 24 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (3.10%) Ubuntu
13 14 (2.55%) SUSE
14 8 (1.46%) Android
15 7 (1.28%) Debian
15 7 (1.28%) Windows 7
15 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (1.28%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (20.77%) Software Engineering
2 83 (15.12%) Configuration Management
3 75 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (12.57%) UML
5 65 (11.84%) Multithreading
6 61 (11.11%) OO
7 58 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (10.56%) OOD
8 55 (10.02%) Project Management
9 53 (9.65%) Memory Management
10 52 (9.47%) Unit Testing
11 48 (8.74%) Integration Testing
11 48 (8.74%) System Integration Testing
12 46 (8.38%) ITIL
13 43 (7.83%) Requirements Analysis
14 41 (7.47%) Scrum
15 39 (7.10%) Use Case
16 24 (4.37%) Release Management
16 24 (4.37%) SIEM
16 24 (4.37%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 115 (20.95%) C
2 105 (19.13%) SQL
3 104 (18.94%) Python
4 103 (18.76%) C++
5 77 (14.03%) Shell Script
6 66 (12.02%) JavaScript
7 59 (10.75%) Java
8 35 (6.38%) Perl
9 34 (6.19%) Ruby
10 31 (5.65%) PowerShell
11 28 (5.10%) PL/SQL
12 26 (4.74%) PHP
13 20 (3.64%) Bash Shell
14 14 (2.55%) C#
15 11 (2.00%) Korn
16 9 (1.64%) Embedded C
16 9 (1.64%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.73%) Ada
17 4 (0.73%) Ada 83
17 4 (0.73%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 220 (40.07%) Security Cleared
2 174 (31.69%) SC Cleared
3 39 (7.10%) DV Cleared
4 22 (4.01%) Degree
5 15 (2.73%) CISSP
6 9 (1.64%) GCIH
6 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.46%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.28%) GCIA
8 7 (1.28%) ISEB
8 7 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.09%) CCSE
9 6 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.91%) MCITP
11 4 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.55%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.55%) OCP
12 3 (0.55%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.55%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.09%) QA
3 5 (0.91%) COBIT
3 5 (0.91%) COSO
3 5 (0.91%) SAS 70
4 4 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.73%) ISO27002
5 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 59 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.64%) Oracle Clusterware
5 8 (1.46%) vSphere
6 7 (1.28%) Docker
7 5 (0.91%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.73%) Firmware
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.73%) Samba
8 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (0.73%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.73%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.36%) Xen
10 2 (0.36%) zsh
11 1 (0.18%) GPFS
11 1 (0.18%) KVM
11 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (6.38%) Puppet
2 13 (2.37%) HP Data Protector
3 9 (1.64%) Ansible
3 9 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.46%) QRadar
5 7 (1.28%) Capistrano
5 7 (1.28%) RSA Security Analytics
6 6 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.91%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.73%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.73%) Nagios
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.55%) SCOM
10 2 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.36%) SCCM
10 2 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 148 (26.96%) Red Hat
2 137 (24.95%) Oracle
3 106 (19.31%) VMware
4 93 (16.94%) IBM
5 69 (12.57%) Microsoft
6 43 (7.83%) Cisco
7 36 (6.56%) HP
8 32 (5.83%) Citrix
9 17 (3.10%) EMC
10 12 (2.19%) Veritas
11 11 (2.00%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.00%) Serena
12 9 (1.64%) Sun
13 8 (1.46%) Juniper
14 7 (1.28%) Sybase
15 6 (1.09%) Foundry
15 6 (1.09%) IronPort
16 5 (0.91%) Guidewire
16 5 (0.91%) Informatica
16 5 (0.91%) McAfee
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £16.09 - £18.05 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Southampton
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago