The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / South East
Rank 11 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 657 912 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.05% 10.92% 8.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.14% 43.70% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 561 398
Median daily rate £435 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 62 32
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.75 £47.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1559 2087 2288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.47% 24.99% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 1216 1153
Median daily rate £370 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 185 184
Median hourly rate £19.63 £18.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.00 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the South East region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the South East region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -3 212 £435 +20.00% 63
Surrey -1 161 £425 - 51
Berkshire -12 117 £475 +18.75% 87
West Sussex +10 45 £393 +26.61% 7
Buckinghamshire -4 39 £363 -3.33% 14
Oxfordshire -3 36 £475 +13.09% 35
Kent +1 22 £363 -14.70% 7
Middlesex -12 10 £375 +7.14%
East Sussex -4 5 £300 -29.41% 14
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 496 (34.02%) Windows
2 412 (28.26%) Unix
3 361 (24.76%) VMware
4 326 (22.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 323 (22.15%) Java
6 310 (21.26%) Red Hat
7 309 (21.19%) Security Cleared
8 264 (18.11%) Oracle
9 261 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
10 256 (17.56%) SC Cleared
11 253 (17.35%) SQL
12 246 (16.87%) Python
13 237 (16.26%) Git (software)
14 216 (14.81%) Puppet
15 211 (14.47%) JavaScript
16 191 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
17 186 (12.76%) DevOps
18 183 (12.55%) HTML
19 180 (12.35%) Jenkins
20 175 (12.00%) Microsoft
21 172 (11.80%) Cisco
22 171 (11.73%) Apache
23 163 (11.18%) Finance
24 151 (10.36%) Subversion
25 148 (10.15%) Perl
26 147 (10.08%) MySQL
26 147 (10.08%) Tomcat
27 144 (9.88%) C++
28 141 (9.67%) CSS
29 140 (9.60%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 171 (11.73%) Apache
2 147 (10.08%) Tomcat
3 127 (8.71%) WebSphere
4 103 (7.06%) JBoss
5 82 (5.62%) WebLogic
6 58 (3.98%) nginx
7 57 (3.91%) WebSphere Application Server
8 45 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (1.92%) Apache Spark
10 25 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (1.51%) IIS
12 20 (1.37%) Apache Solr
13 19 (1.30%) Apache Geronimo
13 19 (1.30%) Apache TomEE
13 19 (1.30%) Drupal
13 19 (1.30%) OpenStack
14 17 (1.17%) Jetty
14 17 (1.17%) SharePoint
15 14 (0.96%) Confluence
16 13 (0.89%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 75 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.85%) MS Office
3 12 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.41%) Simulink
6 4 (0.27%) MS Project
7 3 (0.21%) GIMP
8 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.96%) Adobe Campaign
3 12 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.55%) Fredhopper
4 8 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.48%) SAP hybris
6 5 (0.34%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.069%) assyst
9 1 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.069%) Exstream
9 1 (0.069%) Maximo
9 1 (0.069%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.069%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 124 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (7.41%) IaaS
3 96 (6.58%) PaaS
4 43 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 31 (2.13%) GitHub
6 30 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (1.92%) Amazon S3
8 24 (1.65%) SaaS
9 15 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
9 15 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.48%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
13 5 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.34%) Office 365
14 4 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 136 (9.33%) SAN
2 106 (7.27%) Firewall
3 105 (7.20%) TCP/IP
4 91 (6.24%) HTTP
5 84 (5.76%) DNS
6 69 (4.73%) LAN
7 62 (4.25%) LDAP
8 61 (4.18%) WAN
9 60 (4.12%) SSL
10 48 (3.29%) VPN
11 45 (3.09%) VoIP
12 42 (2.88%) SSH
13 40 (2.74%) FTP
14 35 (2.40%) Internet
15 32 (2.19%) NAS
16 31 (2.13%) LTE
17 30 (2.06%) Network Security
18 28 (1.92%) GSM
18 28 (1.92%) UMTS
19 26 (1.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (10.08%) MySQL
2 87 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 77 (5.28%) NoSQL
4 75 (5.14%) Hadoop
4 75 (5.14%) Relational Database
5 70 (4.80%) SQL Server
6 68 (4.66%) MongoDB
7 60 (4.12%) Big Data
8 57 (3.91%) DB2
9 53 (3.64%) Oracle Database
10 30 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (1.85%) RDBMS
12 25 (1.71%) Redis
13 24 (1.65%) HBase
14 23 (1.58%) Apache Hive
14 23 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
15 22 (1.51%) CouchDB
16 18 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
17 16 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 237 (16.26%) Git (software)
2 180 (12.35%) Jenkins
3 151 (10.36%) Subversion
4 61 (4.18%) Maven
5 57 (3.91%) JUnit
6 55 (3.77%) JIRA
7 46 (3.16%) Selenium
8 35 (2.40%) Ant
8 35 (2.40%) Eclipse
9 33 (2.26%) Gradle
10 31 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (2.06%) Cucumber
12 24 (1.65%) GDB
13 22 (1.51%) GCC
13 22 (1.51%) Trac
14 21 (1.44%) Hudson
15 19 (1.30%) Bitbucket
15 19 (1.30%) Mercurial
15 19 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
16 18 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 163 (11.18%) Finance
2 94 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.16%) Marketing
4 27 (1.85%) Retail
5 22 (1.51%) Banking
5 22 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.37%) Electronics
7 19 (1.30%) Law
8 18 (1.23%) Publishing
9 14 (0.96%) Legal
10 9 (0.62%) Back Office
10 9 (0.62%) Military
11 8 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.48%) Advertising
13 6 (0.41%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.34%) Billing
14 5 (0.34%) Games
15 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 362 (24.83%) Developer
2 151 (10.36%) Administrator
3 126 (8.64%) Linux Engineer
4 120 (8.23%) Java Developer
5 117 (8.02%) Architect
6 105 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 97 (6.65%) Systems Administrator
8 82 (5.62%) Software Engineer
9 75 (5.14%) Linux Administrator
10 60 (4.12%) Analyst
11 58 (3.98%) Consultant
11 58 (3.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 55 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
13 44 (3.02%) C++ Software Engineer
14 43 (2.95%) Linux Developer
15 41 (2.81%) C++ Developer
16 40 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 40 (2.74%) PHP Developer
17 36 (2.47%) Scala Developer
17 36 (2.47%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (12.55%) HTML
2 141 (9.67%) CSS
3 124 (8.50%) XML
4 105 (7.20%) Spring
5 96 (6.58%) REST
6 89 (6.10%) Web Services
7 88 (6.04%) Middleware
8 85 (5.83%) JSON
9 63 (4.32%) J2EE
10 62 (4.25%) AngularJS
10 62 (4.25%) RESTful
11 60 (4.12%) SOAP
12 58 (3.98%) Node.js
13 56 (3.84%) jQuery
14 51 (3.50%) HTML5
15 48 (3.29%) JMS
16 43 (2.95%) STL
17 42 (2.88%) LAMP
18 37 (2.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 35 (2.40%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 52 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (3.02%) Clustering
3 44 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 27 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 26 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 25 (1.71%) User Experience
7 24 (1.65%) Replication
8 22 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 22 (1.51%) Smart Meter
9 21 (1.44%) EMC VNX
10 17 (1.17%) IBM Mainframe
11 16 (1.10%) Visualisation
12 15 (1.03%) Private Cloud
13 14 (0.96%) EMC VMAX
14 13 (0.89%) iSeries
15 11 (0.75%) Cryptography
16 10 (0.69%) PKI
17 9 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 496 (34.02%) Windows
2 412 (28.26%) Unix
3 326 (22.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 115 (7.89%) Solaris
5 111 (7.61%) CentOS
6 101 (6.93%) AIX
6 101 (6.93%) Windows Server
7 65 (4.46%) Ubuntu
8 55 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (2.54%) Debian
11 20 (1.37%) Android
11 20 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
12 17 (1.17%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.96%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.89%) Windows 10
16 10 (0.69%) SUSE
17 9 (0.62%) HPUX
18 8 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (12.76%) DevOps
3 140 (9.60%) Configuration Management
4 131 (8.98%) Open Source
5 128 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
5 128 (8.78%) Software Engineering
6 125 (8.57%) ITIL
7 115 (7.89%) Scrum
8 101 (6.93%) OO
9 96 (6.58%) Migration
10 94 (6.45%) Web Development
11 89 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
12 88 (6.04%) High Availability
13 81 (5.56%) Service Management
14 73 (5.01%) TDD
15 72 (4.94%) MVC
16 62 (4.25%) Analytics
17 57 (3.91%) E-Commerce
18 55 (3.77%) Project Management
19 51 (3.50%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 323 (22.15%) Java
2 253 (17.35%) SQL
3 246 (16.87%) Python
4 211 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 148 (10.15%) Perl
6 144 (9.88%) C++
7 133 (9.12%) Bash Shell
8 131 (8.98%) Shell Script
9 110 (7.54%) Ruby
10 109 (7.48%) C
11 86 (5.90%) PHP
12 54 (3.70%) Scala
13 44 (3.02%) PowerShell
14 41 (2.81%) C#
15 23 (1.58%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.30%) Groovy
17 16 (1.10%) Korn
18 12 (0.82%) Haskell
19 11 (0.75%) XPath
20 10 (0.69%) Go
Qualifications
1 309 (21.19%) Security Cleared
2 256 (17.56%) SC Cleared
3 54 (3.70%) Degree
4 44 (3.02%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (1.44%) CCNP
6 21 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.23%) CCNA
8 17 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (0.96%) CISSP
9 14 (0.96%) ISEB
9 14 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.82%) MCSE
10 12 (0.82%) RHCSA
11 11 (0.75%) AWS Certification
12 10 (0.69%) RHCE
13 7 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.41%) GIAC
14 6 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.99%) QA
2 22 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.44%) SLA
4 11 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.34%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.14%) COBIT
8 2 (0.14%) COSO
8 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.069%) RMADS
System Software
1 191 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 93 (6.38%) Docker
3 91 (6.24%) Active Directory
4 66 (4.53%) vSphere
5 40 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (2.40%) Hyper-V
8 28 (1.92%) vCloud
9 24 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 20 (1.37%) NFS
11 18 (1.23%) HDFS
11 18 (1.23%) Veritas File System
11 18 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 15 (1.03%) Samba
13 14 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 14 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
13 14 (0.96%) VMware ESX
14 13 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.89%) XenApp
15 11 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 216 (14.81%) Puppet
2 129 (8.85%) Ansible
3 117 (8.02%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (2.13%) Nagios
5 29 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 24 (1.65%) SCCM
7 21 (1.44%) Packer
8 20 (1.37%) Tivoli
9 18 (1.23%) SELinux
10 17 (1.17%) Oozie
10 17 (1.17%) QRadar
10 17 (1.17%) vRealize
11 16 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
12 15 (1.03%) Terraform
13 13 (0.89%) Ambari
13 13 (0.89%) Kibana
13 13 (0.89%) NetBackup
14 12 (0.82%) ZABBIX
15 11 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
15 11 (0.75%) logstash
Vendors
1 361 (24.76%) VMware
2 310 (21.26%) Red Hat
3 264 (18.11%) Oracle
4 175 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 172 (11.80%) Cisco
6 124 (8.50%) IBM
7 64 (4.39%) HP
8 55 (3.77%) Citrix
9 50 (3.43%) NetApp
10 42 (2.88%) EMC
11 41 (2.81%) SAP
11 41 (2.81%) Veritas
12 28 (1.92%) Sun
13 27 (1.85%) CA
14 26 (1.78%) CheckPoint
15 25 (1.71%) Google
16 23 (1.58%) Juniper
17 21 (1.44%) Symantec
18 20 (1.37%) Zend
19 19 (1.30%) Splunk
Farnborough, Hampshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day + accomodation
Posted: Yesterday
Ascot, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
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Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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