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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 750 622 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.29% 6.93% 5.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.07% 27.81% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 306 230
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 34 37
Average hourly rate £39.75 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £31.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £52.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
2268 2237 1901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.07% 24.91% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1100 920
Average daily rate £363 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 212 240
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -13.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +2 276 £375 +4.74% 69
Berkshire +8 138 £400 +18.51% 97
Surrey +3 102 £418 +11.33% 64
Oxfordshire +21 85 £413 +26.92% 36
Buckinghamshire -1 52 £406 +25.00% 31
West Sussex -13 35 £413 +27.90% 12
East Sussex -2 18 £300 - 20
Kent +9 16 £513 +46.42% 22
Middlesex -6 13 £350 -5.08% 2
Sussex -2 1 £350 -5.40%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 536 (34.92%) UNIX
2 527 (34.33%) Windows
3 380 (24.76%) Security Cleared
4 316 (20.59%) SC Cleared
5 287 (18.70%) Oracle
6 286 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
7 282 (18.37%) Java
8 265 (17.26%) Python
9 257 (16.74%) VMware
10 248 (16.16%) Red Hat
11 230 (14.98%) SQL
12 221 (14.40%) Software Engineering
13 212 (13.81%) Microsoft
14 211 (13.75%) C++
15 209 (13.62%) Configuration Management
16 207 (13.49%) C
17 206 (13.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 192 (12.51%) Puppet
19 185 (12.05%) JavaScript
20 184 (11.99%) Perl
21 183 (11.92%) HTML
22 178 (11.60%) Jenkins
23 175 (11.40%) Git (software)
24 170 (11.07%) Shell Script
25 165 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
26 163 (10.62%) Apache
27 162 (10.55%) SAN
28 160 (10.42%) Subversion
29 154 (10.03%) Web Services
30 153 (9.97%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 163 (10.62%) Apache
2 91 (5.93%) WebSphere
3 86 (5.60%) WebLogic
4 83 (5.41%) Tomcat
5 49 (3.19%) IIS
6 48 (3.13%) JBoss
7 37 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 35 (2.28%) MS Exchange
9 28 (1.82%) Node.js
10 25 (1.63%) Confluence
11 22 (1.43%) SharePoint
11 22 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (1.30%) Drupal
12 20 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
13 19 (1.24%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (0.91%) nginx
16 12 (0.78%) CMS
16 12 (0.78%) Lync
17 11 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 95 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.87%) MS Office
3 16 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
1 15 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.85%) Maximo
3 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (0.20%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.20%) Magento
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.065%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 141 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 28 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.43%) Heroku
6 19 (1.24%) PaaS
7 17 (1.11%) IaaS
8 16 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.85%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (0.59%) Office 365
11 9 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (0.59%) SaaS
12 5 (0.33%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.20%) GitHub
15 2 (0.13%) HP Helion
15 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 162 (10.55%) SAN
2 153 (9.97%) Firewall
3 128 (8.34%) TCP/IP
4 95 (6.19%) DNS
5 79 (5.15%) Internet
6 68 (4.43%) WAN
7 65 (4.23%) Network Security
8 63 (4.10%) VPN
9 61 (3.97%) LAN
10 60 (3.91%) HTTP
11 55 (3.58%) SSL
12 48 (3.13%) LDAP
13 40 (2.61%) Wireless
14 38 (2.48%) VLAN
14 38 (2.48%) NAS
14 38 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
15 37 (2.41%) IPsec
16 28 (1.82%) SSH
17 27 (1.76%) iSCSI
18 26 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (7.36%) MySQL
2 80 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
3 77 (5.02%) Oracle Database
4 59 (3.84%) SQL Server
5 55 (3.58%) Relational Database
6 35 (2.28%) DB2
7 30 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (1.95%) MongoDB
8 25 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (1.50%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.37%) NoSQL
11 17 (1.11%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.98%) Big Data
13 11 (0.72%) PowerCenter
13 11 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.52%) Ingres
17 7 (0.46%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 178 (11.60%) Jenkins
2 175 (11.40%) Git (software)
3 160 (10.42%) Subversion
4 67 (4.36%) Ant
5 59 (3.84%) ClearCase
6 53 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 52 (3.39%) Maven
7 52 (3.39%) Cucumber
8 48 (3.13%) GoogleTest
9 47 (3.06%) JUnit
10 46 (3.00%) NUnit
11 43 (2.80%) CppUnit
12 42 (2.74%) Selenium
13 38 (2.48%) JIRA
14 21 (1.37%) Gerrit
15 19 (1.24%) Mockito
16 18 (1.17%) Eclipse
17 16 (1.04%) TeamCity
18 15 (0.98%) Rational Rose
18 15 (0.98%) CruiseControl
General
1 116 (7.56%) Finance
2 87 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 26 (1.69%) Banking
4 22 (1.43%) Retail
5 18 (1.17%) Electronics
6 17 (1.11%) Publishing
7 16 (1.04%) Military
8 12 (0.78%) Marketing
8 12 (0.78%) Back Office
9 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.33%) Games
10 5 (0.33%) Front Office
10 5 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.065%) Automotive
13 1 (0.065%) Legal
13 1 (0.065%) Advertising
13 1 (0.065%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 390 (25.41%) Developer
2 126 (8.21%) Administrator
3 117 (7.62%) Software Engineer
4 105 (6.84%) Analyst
5 81 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 78 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 77 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
8 76 (4.95%) Architect
9 73 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 63 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
11 61 (3.97%) Linux Administrator
11 61 (3.97%) Consultant
12 51 (3.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 43 (2.80%) Network Engineer
14 40 (2.61%) Software Developer
15 38 (2.48%) Support Engineer
16 33 (2.15%) C++ Developer
17 32 (2.08%) C Developer
18 31 (2.02%) Systems Engineer
19 30 (1.95%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (11.92%) HTML
2 154 (10.03%) Web Services
3 109 (7.10%) CSS
4 105 (6.84%) XML
5 70 (4.56%) J2EE
6 64 (4.17%) jQuery
6 64 (4.17%) Spring
7 61 (3.97%) .NET
8 59 (3.84%) Middleware
9 57 (3.71%) HTML5
10 51 (3.32%) JSON
11 49 (3.19%) REST
12 48 (3.13%) SOAP
13 42 (2.74%) RESTful
14 40 (2.61%) Ajax
15 37 (2.41%) Ruby on Rails
15 37 (2.41%) JSP
16 35 (2.28%) LAMP
17 32 (2.08%) Hibernate
18 28 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.47%) Data Centre
3 68 (4.43%) Clustering
4 50 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.35%) PKI
7 28 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.50%) User Experience
8 23 (1.50%) HACMP
8 23 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 23 (1.50%) Derivative
9 22 (1.43%) Device Driver
10 21 (1.37%) Replication
11 15 (0.98%) Mobile App
12 14 (0.91%) AS400
12 14 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
13 13 (0.85%) Visualisation
14 12 (0.78%) iSeries
14 12 (0.78%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 536 (34.92%) UNIX
2 527 (34.33%) Windows
3 206 (13.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 152 (9.90%) Solaris
5 136 (8.86%) AIX
6 68 (4.43%) CentOS
7 65 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (3.65%) Mac OS X
9 39 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (2.21%) Android
11 32 (2.08%) Windows 7
12 31 (2.02%) Embedded Linux
13 24 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
13 24 (1.56%) Apple iOS
14 23 (1.50%) Ubuntu
15 17 (1.11%) SUSE
16 15 (0.98%) HPUX
16 15 (0.98%) VMS
17 14 (0.91%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (14.40%) Software Engineering
3 209 (13.62%) Configuration Management
4 148 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
5 145 (9.45%) OO
5 145 (9.45%) Scrum
6 136 (8.86%) DevOps
7 111 (7.23%) UML
8 101 (6.58%) TDD
9 96 (6.25%) Open Source
10 91 (5.93%) Migration
11 85 (5.54%) Web Development
12 81 (5.28%) OOD
12 81 (5.28%) Multithreading
13 79 (5.15%) Project Management
14 76 (4.95%) ITIL
15 69 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
16 57 (3.71%) SOA
17 49 (3.19%) Analytics
18 47 (3.06%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 282 (18.37%) Java
2 265 (17.26%) Python
3 230 (14.98%) SQL
4 211 (13.75%) C++
5 207 (13.49%) C
6 185 (12.05%) JavaScript
7 184 (11.99%) Perl
8 170 (11.07%) Shell Script
9 105 (6.84%) PHP
10 103 (6.71%) Bash Shell
11 102 (6.64%) Ruby
12 101 (6.58%) PowerShell
13 59 (3.84%) C#
14 35 (2.28%) Korn
15 32 (2.08%) PL/SQL
16 29 (1.89%) Embedded C
17 23 (1.50%) Embedded C++
18 19 (1.24%) Objective-C
19 17 (1.11%) Go
20 16 (1.04%) Jython
Qualifications
1 380 (24.76%) Security Cleared
2 316 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 75 (4.89%) Degree
4 74 (4.82%) DV Cleared
5 64 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (2.02%) CCNA
7 31 (2.02%) ISEB
8 28 (1.82%) MCITP
9 24 (1.56%) CISSP
10 23 (1.50%) MCSE
10 23 (1.50%) ISTQB
11 21 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 19 (1.24%) MCP
13 17 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (1.11%) CCNP
14 13 (0.85%) MCSA
15 12 (0.78%) RHCE
16 10 (0.65%) HND
17 8 (0.52%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.54%) QA
2 22 (1.43%) SLA
3 21 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.46%) COBIT
6 4 (0.26%) COSO
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.20%) WCAG
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.065%) WAI
System Software
1 165 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 113 (7.36%) Active Directory
3 54 (3.52%) vSphere
4 28 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 20 (1.30%) NFS
7 19 (1.24%) Firmware
8 16 (1.04%) Docker
9 14 (0.91%) Postfix
9 14 (0.91%) Samba
10 13 (0.85%) VMware ESX
11 12 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (0.72%) Shibboleth
12 11 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.65%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 10 (0.65%) Oracle Clusterware
14 9 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.59%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 192 (12.51%) Puppet
2 62 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (2.93%) Vagrant
4 41 (2.67%) Tivoli
5 36 (2.35%) Nagios
6 29 (1.89%) SCCM
7 26 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 23 (1.50%) Ansible
9 21 (1.37%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (0.65%) FortiGate
11 10 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
12 9 (0.59%) SELinux
12 9 (0.59%) Control-M
12 9 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (0.59%) SCOM
13 8 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.52%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 287 (18.70%) Oracle
2 257 (16.74%) VMware
3 248 (16.16%) Red Hat
4 212 (13.81%) Microsoft
5 150 (9.77%) Cisco
6 111 (7.23%) HP
7 104 (6.78%) IBM
8 72 (4.69%) Veritas
9 50 (3.26%) Sun
10 48 (3.13%) Citrix
10 48 (3.13%) NetApp
11 47 (3.06%) CheckPoint
12 45 (2.93%) Juniper
13 34 (2.21%) McAfee
14 28 (1.82%) EMC
15 25 (1.63%) SAP
16 23 (1.50%) F5
17 21 (1.37%) Dell
18 18 (1.17%) 3PAR
19 17 (1.11%) Symantec
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day Perm Salary £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + TBA
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £37.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago