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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 585 526 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.30% 6.01% 4.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.78% 24.93% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 275 243
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 45
Average hourly rate £38.75 £41.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £19.80 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
2269 2110 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.42% 24.12% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1059 904
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 240 260
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 +4 184 £350 -6.66% 64
Berkshire +5 149 £350 -1.75% 56
Surrey +1 105 £363 -3.46% 56
Middlesex +7 35 £363 +3.57% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 28 £338 +40.62% 23
West Sussex +5 24 £290 -27.50% 16
East Sussex +3 16 £300 +27.52% 17
Oxfordshire -19 15 £350 -22.22% 23
Kent -7 10 £475 - 6
M4 Corridor +6 3 - -
Home Counties - 3 £413 -
Thames Valley +8 1 £450 -
Sussex - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 419 (35.09%) Windows
2 404 (33.84%) UNIX
3 265 (22.19%) Java
4 252 (21.11%) Oracle
5 234 (19.60%) SQL
6 217 (18.17%) Security Cleared
7 215 (18.01%) Red Hat
8 208 (17.42%) VMware
9 194 (16.25%) C
10 188 (15.75%) MySQL
11 187 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 181 (15.16%) Software Engineering
13 179 (14.99%) Apache
14 175 (14.66%) JavaScript
15 170 (14.24%) Microsoft
16 162 (13.57%) HTML
17 161 (13.48%) SC Cleared
18 144 (12.06%) C++
19 140 (11.73%) PHP
20 138 (11.56%) Python
21 127 (10.64%) CSS
22 123 (10.30%) Perl
23 122 (10.22%) HP
24 119 (9.97%) Cisco
25 116 (9.72%) Web Services
26 115 (9.63%) Solaris
27 113 (9.46%) Telecoms
28 111 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
29 110 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
29 110 (9.21%) Active Directory

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 179 (14.99%) Apache
2 63 (5.28%) IIS
3 61 (5.11%) WebLogic
4 56 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 47 (3.94%) WebSphere
6 24 (2.01%) SharePoint
7 22 (1.84%) MS Exchange
7 22 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 19 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 18 (1.51%) Drupal
10 17 (1.42%) CMS
11 12 (1.01%) nginx
11 12 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.84%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.67%) SAS
14 8 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
14 8 (0.67%) WordPress
15 7 (0.59%) Node.js
15 7 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 77 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.02%) MS Office
3 23 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.42%) MS Project
5 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.084%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.084%) Maya
6 1 (0.084%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.25%) Magento
4 3 (0.25%) AWD
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.17%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.084%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.084%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.76%) IaaS
3 19 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (1.34%) Amazon S3
5 15 (1.26%) SaaS
6 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (0.92%) Office 365
8 8 (0.67%) PaaS
9 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.50%) GitHub
10 5 (0.42%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.17%) Force.com
12 2 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 107 (8.96%) SAN
2 97 (8.12%) Firewall
3 85 (7.12%) TCP/IP
4 79 (6.62%) DNS
5 61 (5.11%) Internet
6 56 (4.69%) LDAP
7 48 (4.02%) SSL
8 37 (3.10%) HTTP
9 35 (2.93%) DHCP
9 35 (2.93%) WAN
10 31 (2.60%) DVB
10 31 (2.60%) LAN
11 30 (2.51%) NAS
12 28 (2.35%) VPN
12 28 (2.35%) HTTPS
12 28 (2.35%) iSCSI
13 23 (1.93%) Network Security
13 23 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
14 22 (1.84%) FTP
15 17 (1.42%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (15.75%) MySQL
2 85 (7.12%) SQL Server
3 82 (6.87%) Oracle Database
4 56 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (4.36%) Relational Database
6 40 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 35 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (2.43%) DB2
9 24 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 22 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
11 21 (1.76%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.42%) SQLPlus
13 15 (1.26%) Big Data
13 15 (1.26%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.26%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
15 11 (0.92%) DTS
16 10 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.84%) Apache Hive
17 9 (0.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 94 (7.87%) Subversion
2 87 (7.29%) Git (software)
3 86 (7.20%) Jenkins
4 62 (5.19%) ClearCase
5 42 (3.52%) Maven
6 33 (2.76%) Ant
7 30 (2.51%) Eclipse
8 24 (2.01%) RSpec
9 23 (1.93%) Selenium
10 22 (1.84%) JIRA
11 16 (1.34%) JUnit
12 12 (1.01%) CppUnit
13 11 (0.92%) GoogleTest
13 11 (0.92%) NUnit
13 11 (0.92%) Rational Rose
14 10 (0.84%) Mercurial
14 10 (0.84%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.75%) Cucumber
16 8 (0.67%) Toad
16 8 (0.67%) NetBeans
General
1 113 (9.46%) Telecoms
2 99 (8.29%) Finance
3 39 (3.27%) Retail
4 21 (1.76%) Electronics
5 17 (1.42%) Marketing
6 16 (1.34%) Military
7 15 (1.26%) Aerospace
8 13 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.84%) Banking
10 8 (0.67%) Games
11 4 (0.34%) Legal
12 3 (0.25%) Automotive
13 1 (0.084%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.084%) Billing
13 1 (0.084%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.084%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 282 (23.62%) Developer
2 131 (10.97%) Software Engineer
3 96 (8.04%) Analyst
4 83 (6.95%) Consultant
5 72 (6.03%) Administrator
6 64 (5.36%) Architect
7 62 (5.19%) Support Engineer
8 57 (4.77%) Java Developer
9 55 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
10 44 (3.69%) PHP Developer
11 43 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
12 42 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 37 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
14 36 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
15 31 (2.60%) Test Analyst
15 31 (2.60%) C++ Developer
16 30 (2.51%) DBA
16 30 (2.51%) Linux Administrator
17 29 (2.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 29 (2.43%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (13.57%) HTML
2 127 (10.64%) CSS
3 116 (9.72%) Web Services
4 95 (7.96%) jQuery
5 62 (5.19%) XML
6 61 (5.11%) .NET
7 56 (4.69%) LAMP
8 53 (4.44%) SOAP
8 53 (4.44%) HTML5
9 47 (3.94%) Middleware
10 44 (3.69%) JSP
11 40 (3.35%) Ajax
12 38 (3.18%) POSIX
13 37 (3.10%) J2EE
14 35 (2.93%) Spring
15 33 (2.76%) Django
16 32 (2.68%) ASP.NET
17 28 (2.35%) Hibernate
18 25 (2.09%) REST
18 25 (2.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.37%) Open Source
2 52 (4.36%) DTV
3 39 (3.27%) Clustering
4 38 (3.18%) Embedded Systems
5 35 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.35%) STB
7 27 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (2.18%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.59%) PKI
10 16 (1.34%) HACMP
10 16 (1.34%) Device Driver
10 16 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.92%) Physics
13 10 (0.84%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.75%) EPoS
15 8 (0.67%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.67%) Derivative
15 8 (0.67%) DataPower
16 7 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 419 (35.09%) Windows
2 404 (33.84%) UNIX
3 187 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 115 (9.63%) Solaris
5 111 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (7.20%) AIX
7 80 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (4.27%) CentOS
9 48 (4.02%) Android
10 41 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (3.02%) Oracle Linux
12 34 (2.85%) Windows XP
13 27 (2.26%) Embedded Linux
13 27 (2.26%) HPUX
14 22 (1.84%) Ubuntu
15 21 (1.76%) Windows 7
15 21 (1.76%) Apple iOS
16 20 (1.68%) Debian
17 18 (1.51%) Windows 2000
18 15 (1.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (15.16%) Software Engineering
2 107 (8.96%) ITIL
3 103 (8.63%) Configuration Management
4 84 (7.04%) DevOps
5 77 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (5.86%) Scrum
7 69 (5.78%) UML
7 69 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (5.53%) OO
9 53 (4.44%) SOA
10 49 (4.10%) Web Development
10 49 (4.10%) Migration
11 46 (3.85%) Multithreading
12 45 (3.77%) TDD
13 44 (3.69%) E-Commerce
14 41 (3.43%) Project Management
15 39 (3.27%) MVC
15 39 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
16 38 (3.18%) Workflow
17 34 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 265 (22.19%) Java
2 234 (19.60%) SQL
3 194 (16.25%) C
4 175 (14.66%) JavaScript
5 144 (12.06%) C++
6 140 (11.73%) PHP
7 138 (11.56%) Python
8 123 (10.30%) Perl
9 106 (8.88%) Shell Script
10 81 (6.78%) Bash Shell
11 66 (5.53%) Ruby
12 48 (4.02%) PL/SQL
13 43 (3.60%) Korn
14 38 (3.18%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.18%) C#
16 25 (2.09%) VB
17 24 (2.01%) Embedded C
18 18 (1.51%) PHP5
19 14 (1.17%) VBScript
19 14 (1.17%) AWK
Qualifications
1 217 (18.17%) Security Cleared
2 161 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 73 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (5.03%) Degree
6 42 (3.52%) DV Cleared
7 40 (3.35%) ISTQB
8 39 (3.27%) CCNA
9 34 (2.85%) MCSE
10 31 (2.60%) CISSP
11 26 (2.18%) MCITP
12 24 (2.01%) MCP
13 22 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 21 (1.76%) CCNP
15 13 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (1.09%) MCSA
16 12 (1.01%) RHCE
17 11 (0.92%) CEH
18 10 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 9 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 17 (1.42%) SLA
3 12 (1.01%) QA
4 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.084%) JTAG
5 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.084%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 110 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 110 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.10%) NFS
3 36 (3.02%) vSphere
4 25 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.93%) vCloud
6 22 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
7 18 (1.51%) VMware ESX
7 18 (1.51%) Snort
8 15 (1.26%) Xen
9 12 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.92%) KVM
10 11 (0.92%) Nmap
11 10 (0.84%) Sendmail
11 10 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 10 (0.84%) UAG
12 9 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 9 (0.75%) Postfix
12 9 (0.75%) Squid
12 9 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 98 (8.21%) Puppet
2 39 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (2.93%) Tivoli
4 30 (2.51%) Vagrant
5 26 (2.18%) Nagios
5 26 (2.18%) SCCM
6 24 (2.01%) Nessus
7 18 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (1.42%) NetBackup
9 16 (1.34%) Cobbler
10 14 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (1.17%) WSUS
11 12 (1.01%) YUM
12 9 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 8 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.59%) Ansible
15 6 (0.50%) Data Guard
16 5 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
16 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 252 (21.11%) Oracle
2 215 (18.01%) Red Hat
3 208 (17.42%) VMware
4 170 (14.24%) Microsoft
5 122 (10.22%) HP
6 119 (9.97%) Cisco
7 100 (8.38%) IBM
8 55 (4.61%) Citrix
9 54 (4.52%) EMC
10 38 (3.18%) NetApp
11 33 (2.76%) Sun
12 29 (2.43%) Juniper
13 27 (2.26%) Veritas
14 21 (1.76%) Zend
15 19 (1.59%) JBoss
15 19 (1.59%) SAP
16 18 (1.51%) CheckPoint
17 17 (1.42%) McAfee
17 17 (1.42%) Dell
18 13 (1.09%) F5
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £0 to £60 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £640 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £642 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Energon Technology
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Steria
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £26 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago