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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 703 602 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.34% 6.55% 5.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.37% 27.09% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 312 243
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 19 37
Average hourly rate £38.25 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £21.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
Linux
England

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
2315 2222 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.18% 24.19% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1243 1079 1048
Average daily rate £363 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 209 265
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Hampshire +4 245 £375 +7.14% 56
Berkshire -3 127 £400 +14.28% 78
Surrey +4 119 £375 +3.44% 77
Oxfordshire +9 55 £423 +12.66% 32
Buckinghamshire +8 53 £375 +7.14% 26
West Sussex -3 49 £363 +31.81% 14
Middlesex -2 23 £350 -3.44% 2
East Sussex -5 11 £300 - 11
Kent 0 9 £481 +37.50% 9
Sussex +3 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £220 - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 531 (35.35%) Windows
2 528 (35.15%) UNIX
3 331 (22.04%) Oracle
4 329 (21.90%) Security Cleared
5 269 (17.91%) SC Cleared
5 269 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
6 265 (17.64%) Java
7 264 (17.58%) VMware
8 257 (17.11%) SQL
9 249 (16.58%) Red Hat
10 231 (15.38%) Python
11 224 (14.91%) Software Engineering
12 212 (14.11%) C++
13 196 (13.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 195 (12.98%) C
15 189 (12.58%) Microsoft
16 183 (12.18%) HTML
17 180 (11.98%) Perl
18 179 (11.92%) Git (software)
19 176 (11.72%) Solaris
20 175 (11.65%) JavaScript
21 174 (11.58%) Puppet
22 168 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
23 167 (11.12%) SAN
24 159 (10.59%) Apache
25 158 (10.52%) Configuration Management
25 158 (10.52%) Jenkins
26 155 (10.32%) Firewall
27 148 (9.85%) OO
28 147 (9.79%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 159 (10.59%) Apache
2 84 (5.59%) WebLogic
3 79 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 76 (5.06%) Tomcat
5 54 (3.60%) JBoss
6 53 (3.53%) IIS
7 39 (2.60%) MS Exchange
8 23 (1.53%) SharePoint
8 23 (1.53%) Confluence
9 22 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 20 (1.33%) nginx
10 20 (1.33%) Node.js
11 18 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 18 (1.20%) Drupal
12 16 (1.07%) OpenStack
13 15 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (0.80%) SAS
15 10 (0.67%) Lync
16 9 (0.60%) WordPress
17 8 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 91 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.06%) MS Office
3 16 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.33%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.067%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (1.40%) Maximo
2 17 (1.13%) BusinessWorks
3 15 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.60%) Magento
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.20%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.20%) Endur
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 133 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.20%) PaaS
6 13 (0.87%) IaaS
7 10 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (0.67%) Heroku
7 10 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.67%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.60%) SaaS
9 8 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.53%) Office 365
10 7 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.27%) GitHub
11 4 (0.27%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.20%) HP Helion
12 3 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
13 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 167 (11.12%) SAN
2 155 (10.32%) Firewall
3 135 (8.99%) TCP/IP
4 96 (6.39%) DNS
5 80 (5.33%) WAN
5 80 (5.33%) Internet
6 76 (5.06%) Network Security
7 75 (4.99%) LAN
8 65 (4.33%) VPN
9 58 (3.86%) HTTP
10 56 (3.73%) SSL
11 52 (3.46%) Wireless
12 50 (3.33%) LDAP
13 43 (2.86%) IPsec
13 43 (2.86%) NAS
14 35 (2.33%) LTE
15 34 (2.26%) 4G
15 34 (2.26%) DHCP
16 32 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
17 31 (2.06%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (7.66%) MySQL
2 88 (5.86%) Oracle Database
3 84 (5.59%) SQL Server
4 79 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (4.39%) Relational Database
6 50 (3.33%) DB2
7 32 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 30 (2.00%) Hadoop
9 26 (1.73%) MongoDB
10 25 (1.66%) Big Data
11 24 (1.60%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
13 18 (1.20%) NoSQL
14 15 (1.00%) PowerCenter
15 12 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
17 7 (0.47%) OLAP
17 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 179 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 158 (10.52%) Jenkins
3 145 (9.65%) Subversion
4 59 (3.93%) Ant
5 55 (3.66%) Maven
6 50 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 40 (2.66%) ClearCase
7 40 (2.66%) JIRA
8 39 (2.60%) JUnit
9 38 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 34 (2.26%) GoogleTest
11 33 (2.20%) Selenium
12 31 (2.06%) Eclipse
13 30 (2.00%) NUnit
14 26 (1.73%) CppUnit
15 20 (1.33%) Gerrit
16 14 (0.93%) SoapUI
16 14 (0.93%) PHPUnit
16 14 (0.93%) Mockito
17 12 (0.80%) Hudson
General
1 119 (7.92%) Finance
2 96 (6.39%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.33%) Banking
4 22 (1.46%) Military
5 20 (1.33%) Retail
6 19 (1.26%) Electronics
7 12 (0.80%) Back Office
8 11 (0.73%) Marketing
9 10 (0.67%) Publishing
10 8 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.47%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.40%) Billing
13 5 (0.33%) Games
13 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.27%) Legal
15 2 (0.13%) Front Office
16 1 (0.067%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.067%) Automotive
16 1 (0.067%) Law
Job Titles
1 355 (23.64%) Developer
2 138 (9.19%) Administrator
3 120 (7.99%) Software Engineer
4 113 (7.52%) Analyst
5 81 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
6 79 (5.26%) Architect
7 74 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
8 71 (4.73%) Java Developer
9 67 (4.46%) Consultant
10 62 (4.13%) Linux Administrator
11 55 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 50 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
13 47 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 47 (3.13%) C++ Developer
14 44 (2.93%) Support Engineer
15 40 (2.66%) Network Engineer
16 39 (2.60%) PHP Developer
17 37 (2.46%) Software Developer
18 32 (2.13%) DBA
18 32 (2.13%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (12.18%) HTML
2 140 (9.32%) Web Services
3 98 (6.52%) CSS
4 88 (5.86%) XML
5 68 (4.53%) Middleware
6 61 (4.06%) .NET
7 56 (3.73%) J2EE
8 54 (3.60%) HTML5
9 50 (3.33%) SOAP
9 50 (3.33%) jQuery
10 47 (3.13%) Spring
11 46 (3.06%) REST
12 43 (2.86%) JSON
13 40 (2.66%) RESTful
13 40 (2.66%) JSP
14 38 (2.53%) LAMP
15 30 (2.00%) JMS
16 28 (1.86%) Ajax
17 26 (1.73%) WebSphere MQ
18 25 (1.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 103 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (5.86%) Clustering
4 59 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 52 (3.46%) PKI
6 46 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.80%) Replication
9 23 (1.53%) AS400
9 23 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
11 21 (1.40%) HACMP
11 21 (1.40%) iSeries
12 19 (1.26%) Derivative
12 19 (1.26%) User Experience
13 18 (1.20%) DataPower
13 18 (1.20%) Visualisation
14 17 (1.13%) Device Driver
14 17 (1.13%) Mainframe
15 16 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 531 (35.35%) Windows
2 528 (35.15%) UNIX
3 196 (13.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 176 (11.72%) Solaris
5 132 (8.79%) AIX
6 68 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (4.19%) CentOS
8 43 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (2.73%) Mac OS X
11 36 (2.40%) Android
12 35 (2.33%) Windows 7
13 31 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
14 30 (2.00%) Ubuntu
15 23 (1.53%) SUSE
16 22 (1.46%) HPUX
17 21 (1.40%) Apple iOS
18 19 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
19 14 (0.93%) Fedora
20 11 (0.73%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (14.91%) Software Engineering
3 158 (10.52%) Configuration Management
4 148 (9.85%) OO
5 145 (9.65%) Scrum
6 143 (9.52%) DevOps
7 117 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
8 108 (7.19%) Migration
9 106 (7.06%) UML
10 101 (6.72%) TDD
11 91 (6.06%) Multithreading
12 84 (5.59%) Project Management
13 83 (5.53%) ITIL
14 81 (5.39%) OOD
14 81 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
15 80 (5.33%) Web Development
16 68 (4.53%) Open Source
17 50 (3.33%) SOA
18 43 (2.86%) Change Control
19 41 (2.73%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 265 (17.64%) Java
2 257 (17.11%) SQL
3 231 (15.38%) Python
4 212 (14.11%) C++
5 195 (12.98%) C
6 180 (11.98%) Perl
7 175 (11.65%) JavaScript
8 147 (9.79%) Shell Script
9 118 (7.86%) PHP
10 99 (6.59%) Bash Shell
11 84 (5.59%) Ruby
12 77 (5.13%) PowerShell
13 57 (3.79%) C#
14 40 (2.66%) Korn
15 32 (2.13%) Embedded C
16 28 (1.86%) Embedded C++
17 25 (1.66%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.13%) Objective-C
19 13 (0.87%) Scala
20 11 (0.73%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 329 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 269 (17.91%) SC Cleared
3 84 (5.59%) Degree
4 59 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (2.93%) DV Cleared
6 31 (2.06%) ISEB
7 24 (1.60%) CCNP
7 24 (1.60%) CCNA
8 23 (1.53%) ISTQB
9 21 (1.40%) MCITP
9 21 (1.40%) MCSE
10 20 (1.33%) CISSP
11 19 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 17 (1.13%) RHCE
13 16 (1.07%) MCP
14 15 (1.00%) MCSA
15 14 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (0.80%) IBM Certification
17 10 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.73%) QA
2 38 (2.53%) SLA
3 18 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.40%) COBIT
7 3 (0.20%) COSO
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.067%) WAI
System Software
1 168 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (7.79%) Active Directory
3 46 (3.06%) vSphere
4 29 (1.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 29 (1.93%) VMware ESX
5 27 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.26%) NFS
7 16 (1.07%) Docker
8 15 (1.00%) Postfix
8 15 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 12 (0.80%) Firmware
10 11 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 11 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (0.73%) Oracle Clusterware
11 10 (0.67%) iptables
11 10 (0.67%) Snort
11 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.60%) XenApp
12 9 (0.60%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 174 (11.58%) Puppet
2 61 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (2.80%) Vagrant
4 41 (2.73%) Nagios
5 35 (2.33%) Tivoli
6 27 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 27 (1.80%) Ansible
7 24 (1.60%) SCCM
8 22 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (1.07%) SCOM
11 15 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
12 14 (0.93%) Cacti
13 12 (0.80%) Oracle ZFS
14 11 (0.73%) SELinux
14 11 (0.73%) OpenView
15 10 (0.67%) Netcool
15 10 (0.67%) Control-M
15 10 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
16 9 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 331 (22.04%) Oracle
2 264 (17.58%) VMware
3 249 (16.58%) Red Hat
4 189 (12.58%) Microsoft
5 144 (9.59%) Cisco
6 104 (6.92%) HP
7 97 (6.46%) IBM
8 65 (4.33%) Veritas
9 56 (3.73%) Citrix
10 54 (3.60%) Juniper
11 49 (3.26%) Sun
12 40 (2.66%) EMC
13 39 (2.60%) NetApp
14 33 (2.20%) Symantec
15 31 (2.06%) CheckPoint
15 31 (2.06%) SAP
16 30 (2.00%) McAfee
17 24 (1.60%) Dell
18 22 (1.46%) 3PAR
19 20 (1.33%) Informatica
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 14 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified MARKET RATE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ryde, Isle of Wight
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £60 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
KPRS Limited
Rate: Top Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Rate: £350 to £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Adroit People Limited
Rate: Up to £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago