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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 323 135 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 16.17% 7.81% 5.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.46% 29.03% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 62 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £394 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £298 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -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
779 465 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 38.99% 26.89% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 220 146
Average daily rate £338 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 53
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +5 56 £375 +11.11% 28
Basingstoke +18 46 £380 -1.93% 8
Farnborough +10 29 £440 -7.61% 7
Hook -2 24 £305 -0.75% 2
Havant +1 15 £350 -17.64% 1
Portsmouth +11 14 £375 -33.33% 12
Winchester +6 13 £300 -31.42% 2
Aldershot +5 5 £498 - 3
Eastleigh 0 3 - -
Fareham +2 1 £338 -28.19% 10
Andover 0 1 £425 - 4
Petersfield - - - - 1
Waterlooville - - - -
Alton - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 217 (42.14%) Security Cleared
2 185 (35.92%) UNIX
3 183 (35.53%) SC Cleared
4 154 (29.90%) Windows
5 141 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (24.08%) Configuration Management
7 110 (21.36%) Red Hat
8 108 (20.97%) C
9 107 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
10 106 (20.58%) Subversion
11 105 (20.39%) Jenkins
12 96 (18.64%) SQL
13 95 (18.45%) Software Engineering
14 91 (17.67%) Java
15 84 (16.31%) JavaScript
16 82 (15.92%) VMware
17 80 (15.53%) HTML
18 79 (15.34%) OO
19 77 (14.95%) Python
20 76 (14.76%) C++
20 76 (14.76%) Oracle
21 73 (14.17%) Microsoft
21 73 (14.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 70 (13.59%) Shell Script
23 67 (13.01%) CSS
24 65 (12.62%) Web Services
24 65 (12.62%) ClearCase
25 64 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
26 62 (12.04%) Puppet
26 62 (12.04%) UML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 58 (11.26%) Apache
2 42 (8.16%) WebLogic
3 32 (6.21%) WebSphere
4 19 (3.69%) Tomcat
4 19 (3.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (3.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (2.52%) CMS
7 10 (1.94%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.55%) TeamSite
9 7 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.17%) K2 blackpearl
10 6 (1.17%) GlassFish
10 6 (1.17%) IIS
11 5 (0.97%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.78%) WordPress
12 4 (0.78%) Drupal
12 4 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
12 4 (0.78%) FileNet
12 4 (0.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 33 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.78%) SPSS
3 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.17%) Magento
3 4 (0.78%) TIBCO iProcess
3 4 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (2.72%) Heroku
5 10 (1.94%) OpenShift
5 10 (1.94%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.78%) SaaS
6 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (11.07%) SAN
2 52 (10.10%) Internet
3 26 (5.05%) TCP/IP
4 21 (4.08%) Firewall
5 18 (3.50%) Fibre Channel
5 18 (3.50%) DNS
6 15 (2.91%) Network Security
6 15 (2.91%) iSCSI
6 15 (2.91%) NAS
6 15 (2.91%) FCoE
7 13 (2.52%) SSL
8 12 (2.33%) HTTPS
9 11 (2.14%) LDAP
10 10 (1.94%) Wireshark
10 10 (1.94%) FTP
11 7 (1.36%) WAN
11 7 (1.36%) LAN
12 6 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.17%) DVB
12 6 (1.17%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.10%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (5.44%) MySQL
3 24 (4.66%) Ingres
4 22 (4.27%) Oracle Database
5 21 (4.08%) SQL Server
6 15 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 14 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (2.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 11 (2.14%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.94%) Oracle OWB
10 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.17%) Hazelcast
10 6 (1.17%) DB2
11 5 (0.97%) SQLPlus
12 4 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 106 (20.58%) Subversion
2 105 (20.39%) Jenkins
3 65 (12.62%) ClearCase
4 62 (12.04%) Git (software)
5 51 (9.90%) NUnit
5 51 (9.90%) GoogleTest
6 50 (9.71%) CppUnit
7 47 (9.13%) Ant
8 35 (6.80%) Maven
8 35 (6.80%) CruiseControl
9 30 (5.83%) ClearQuest
10 26 (5.05%) Selenium
11 24 (4.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 24 (4.66%) JUnit
12 19 (3.69%) Cucumber
13 18 (3.50%) Eclipse
14 16 (3.11%) Rational Rose
15 15 (2.91%) Mockito
16 13 (2.52%) RSpec
17 11 (2.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (4.08%) Finance
2 9 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
3 4 (0.78%) Legal
4 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.39%) Banking
5 2 (0.39%) French Language
5 2 (0.39%) German Language
5 2 (0.39%) Marketing
5 2 (0.39%) Military
5 2 (0.39%) Publishing
5 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.19%) Electronics
6 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 158 (30.68%) Developer
2 51 (9.90%) Software Engineer
3 35 (6.80%) Architect
4 28 (5.44%) Java Developer
5 24 (4.66%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (4.08%) Consultant
8 18 (3.50%) Test Specialist
8 18 (3.50%) Analyst
9 17 (3.30%) PHP Developer
10 16 (3.11%) C Developer
10 16 (3.11%) Security Specialist
10 16 (3.11%) Software Developer
11 14 (2.72%) Linux Specialist
12 13 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (2.52%) Front-End Developer
13 12 (2.33%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (2.33%) WebSphere Server Specialist
13 12 (2.33%) Server Specialist
13 12 (2.33%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (15.53%) HTML
2 67 (13.01%) CSS
3 65 (12.62%) Web Services
4 59 (11.46%) XML
5 44 (8.54%) Ajax
6 43 (8.35%) jQuery
7 42 (8.16%) Motif
8 39 (7.57%) RESTful
9 31 (6.02%) JSON
9 31 (6.02%) .NET
10 29 (5.63%) HTML5
11 25 (4.85%) Spring
12 24 (4.66%) wxWidgets
12 24 (4.66%) PostGIS
12 24 (4.66%) CSS3
13 21 (4.08%) REST
13 21 (4.08%) J2EE
13 21 (4.08%) ASP.NET
14 19 (3.69%) JSP
15 18 (3.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.77%) Open Source
3 18 (3.50%) Derivative
4 12 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.75%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.55%) Clustering
6 8 (1.55%) HACMP
7 7 (1.36%) PKI
7 7 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.17%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.17%) W3C
8 6 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.97%) Statistics
9 5 (0.97%) e-Health
9 5 (0.97%) STB
9 5 (0.97%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.78%) User Experience
10 4 (0.78%) CESG
10 4 (0.78%) DTV
10 4 (0.78%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 185 (35.92%) UNIX
2 154 (29.90%) Windows
3 73 (14.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (10.10%) AIX
5 36 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (5.83%) Oracle Linux
8 26 (5.05%) Mac OS X
9 23 (4.47%) Solaris
10 21 (4.08%) CentOS
11 13 (2.52%) VMS
11 13 (2.52%) Android
12 12 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (2.33%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.36%) HPUX
13 7 (1.36%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.17%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.97%) Debian
15 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (24.08%) Configuration Management
3 107 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
4 95 (18.45%) Software Engineering
5 79 (15.34%) OO
6 62 (12.04%) UML
7 61 (11.84%) Scrum
8 55 (10.68%) OOD
9 45 (8.74%) Project Management
10 40 (7.77%) SOA
11 35 (6.80%) TDD
12 34 (6.60%) ITIL
12 34 (6.60%) Use Case
13 31 (6.02%) Change Control
14 30 (5.83%) Multithreading
15 29 (5.63%) Test Automation
15 29 (5.63%) Web Development
15 29 (5.63%) MVC
16 28 (5.44%) BDD
16 28 (5.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 108 (20.97%) C
2 96 (18.64%) SQL
3 91 (17.67%) Java
4 84 (16.31%) JavaScript
5 77 (14.95%) Python
6 76 (14.76%) C++
7 70 (13.59%) Shell Script
8 47 (9.13%) PowerShell
9 39 (7.57%) Perl
9 39 (7.57%) PHP
10 32 (6.21%) Ruby
11 23 (4.47%) PL/SQL
12 22 (4.27%) Bash Shell
13 17 (3.30%) PHP5
14 11 (2.14%) Korn
15 9 (1.75%) C#
15 9 (1.75%) AWK
16 8 (1.55%) Embedded C
17 6 (1.17%) sed
18 5 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 217 (42.14%) Security Cleared
2 183 (35.53%) SC Cleared
3 50 (9.71%) DV Cleared
4 25 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (4.27%) Degree
6 19 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (3.69%) ISTQB
7 13 (2.52%) MCITP
7 13 (2.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (2.33%) CCNA
9 11 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.17%) BC Cleared
10 6 (1.17%) MCSE
11 5 (0.97%) CCNP
11 5 (0.97%) ISEB
11 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.58%) RHCE
12 3 (0.58%) RHCA
12 3 (0.58%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.39%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.94%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.17%) QA
2 6 (1.17%) WCAG
3 4 (0.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) COSO
System Software
1 48 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.08%) vSphere
2 21 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.50%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (2.72%) Samba
5 11 (2.14%) VMware ESX
6 10 (1.94%) Docker
6 10 (1.94%) VirtualBox
7 6 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.17%) Snort
7 6 (1.17%) Nmap
8 5 (0.97%) vCloud
9 3 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.58%) GPFS
9 3 (0.58%) OCFS2
10 2 (0.39%) LXC
10 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.39%) Squid
Systems Management
1 62 (12.04%) Puppet
2 35 (6.80%) Vagrant
3 18 (3.50%) Tivoli
4 15 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (1.94%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.17%) Nessus
6 6 (1.17%) SCCM
7 5 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.78%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.58%) Nagios
9 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.39%) Ansible
10 2 (0.39%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.39%) Netcool
Vendors
1 110 (21.36%) Red Hat
2 82 (15.92%) VMware
3 76 (14.76%) Oracle
4 73 (14.17%) Microsoft
5 44 (8.54%) HP
6 40 (7.77%) Cisco
7 39 (7.57%) IBM
8 20 (3.88%) Veritas
9 16 (3.11%) NetApp
10 14 (2.72%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.33%) EMC
12 9 (1.75%) Cognos
12 9 (1.75%) Zend
13 8 (1.55%) Google
13 8 (1.55%) Sun
14 5 (0.97%) Citrix
14 5 (0.97%) CA
14 5 (0.97%) SAP
14 5 (0.97%) Apple
14 5 (0.97%) 3PAR
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £328.13 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago