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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 750 624 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.19% 6.96% 5.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.36% 27.87% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 319 254
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 23 40
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £26.40 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
2318 2239 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.32% 24.99% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 1083 1020
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 £225 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 209 272
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 +3 261 £370 +5.71% 59
Berkshire +3 133 £400 +18.95% 72
Surrey +3 121 £400 +14.28% 92
Oxfordshire +18 77 £410 +9.33% 31
Buckinghamshire +15 62 £454 +29.64% 12
West Sussex -11 46 £375 +36.36% 11
Middlesex 0 19 £350 -3.44% 1
East Sussex -15 10 £300 - 14
Kent -1 8 £513 +24.24% 12
Sussex +1 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 549 (35.56%) UNIX
2 543 (35.17%) Windows
3 339 (21.96%) Security Cleared
4 314 (20.34%) Oracle
5 289 (18.72%) Java
6 278 (18.01%) SC Cleared
7 277 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
8 271 (17.55%) VMware
9 241 (15.61%) Red Hat
10 237 (15.35%) Python
11 236 (15.28%) SQL
12 229 (14.83%) Software Engineering
13 221 (14.31%) C++
14 202 (13.08%) C
15 201 (13.02%) Microsoft
16 197 (12.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 188 (12.18%) Git (software)
18 187 (12.11%) SAN
19 186 (12.05%) JavaScript
19 186 (12.05%) Perl
20 184 (11.92%) HTML
21 176 (11.40%) Puppet
22 175 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
23 173 (11.20%) Solaris
24 171 (11.08%) Configuration Management
24 171 (11.08%) Jenkins
25 166 (10.75%) Shell Script
26 162 (10.49%) Apache
27 159 (10.30%) OO
28 155 (10.04%) AIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 162 (10.49%) Apache
2 95 (6.15%) WebSphere
3 86 (5.57%) Tomcat
4 81 (5.25%) WebLogic
5 56 (3.63%) JBoss
6 48 (3.11%) IIS
7 41 (2.66%) MS Exchange
8 34 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 25 (1.62%) Confluence
10 23 (1.49%) SharePoint
11 22 (1.42%) Node.js
12 20 (1.30%) nginx
13 19 (1.23%) Drupal
14 18 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (0.91%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
18 12 (0.78%) SAS
18 12 (0.78%) Lync
19 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 99 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.98%) MS Office
3 16 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.39%) MS Project
6 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.065%) SPSS
7 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (1.36%) Maximo
2 18 (1.17%) BusinessWorks
3 15 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.45%) Magento
5 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.19%) Fredhopper
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.065%) Endur
8 1 (0.065%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 144 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 20 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.23%) PaaS
6 15 (0.97%) IaaS
7 14 (0.91%) Heroku
7 14 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
9 11 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.52%) SaaS
11 8 (0.52%) Office 365
12 6 (0.39%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.26%) GitHub
14 3 (0.19%) HP Helion
15 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
16 1 (0.065%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 187 (12.11%) SAN
2 152 (9.84%) Firewall
3 129 (8.35%) TCP/IP
4 93 (6.02%) DNS
5 87 (5.63%) Internet
6 79 (5.12%) Network Security
7 71 (4.60%) WAN
8 65 (4.21%) LAN
8 65 (4.21%) HTTP
9 63 (4.08%) VPN
10 54 (3.50%) SSL
11 51 (3.30%) LDAP
12 44 (2.85%) NAS
13 43 (2.78%) Wireless
14 41 (2.66%) IPsec
15 38 (2.46%) Fibre Channel
16 32 (2.07%) LTE
17 31 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
18 29 (1.88%) iSCSI
19 28 (1.81%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (7.45%) MySQL
2 82 (5.31%) Oracle Database
3 78 (5.05%) SQL Server
4 74 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 46 (2.98%) DB2
7 32 (2.07%) MongoDB
8 30 (1.94%) Hadoop
9 29 (1.88%) RDBMS
10 28 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (1.55%) Big Data
12 23 (1.49%) NoSQL
12 23 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.97%) PowerCenter
14 11 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 188 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 171 (11.08%) Jenkins
3 155 (10.04%) Subversion
4 61 (3.95%) Ant
5 60 (3.89%) Cucumber
6 54 (3.50%) Maven
7 49 (3.17%) JUnit
8 46 (2.98%) ClearCase
9 45 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 42 (2.72%) GoogleTest
11 40 (2.59%) Selenium
11 40 (2.59%) JIRA
12 38 (2.46%) NUnit
13 34 (2.20%) CppUnit
14 27 (1.75%) Eclipse
15 23 (1.49%) Gerrit
16 18 (1.17%) Mockito
17 16 (1.04%) TeamCity
18 14 (0.91%) Rational Rose
19 13 (0.84%) SoapUI
General
1 121 (7.84%) Finance
2 94 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 29 (1.88%) Banking
4 21 (1.36%) Military
5 20 (1.30%) Retail
5 20 (1.30%) Electronics
6 14 (0.91%) Publishing
7 13 (0.84%) Marketing
8 11 (0.71%) Back Office
9 8 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.39%) Games
11 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.32%) Billing
13 4 (0.26%) Front Office
14 3 (0.19%) Legal
15 1 (0.065%) Advertising
15 1 (0.065%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.065%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 385 (24.94%) Developer
2 140 (9.07%) Administrator
3 121 (7.84%) Software Engineer
4 114 (7.38%) Analyst
5 81 (5.25%) Java Developer
6 79 (5.12%) Systems Administrator
7 78 (5.05%) Architect
8 77 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
9 67 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 65 (4.21%) Linux Engineer
11 64 (4.15%) Linux Administrator
11 64 (4.15%) Consultant
12 49 (3.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 43 (2.78%) C++ Developer
14 40 (2.59%) Support Engineer
15 39 (2.53%) PHP Developer
16 36 (2.33%) Network Engineer
16 36 (2.33%) Software Developer
17 33 (2.14%) Systems Engineer
17 33 (2.14%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (11.92%) HTML
2 153 (9.91%) Web Services
3 103 (6.67%) CSS
4 102 (6.61%) XML
5 63 (4.08%) J2EE
6 60 (3.89%) Middleware
6 60 (3.89%) Spring
7 58 (3.76%) HTML5
8 57 (3.69%) .NET
9 55 (3.56%) REST
10 54 (3.50%) SOAP
10 54 (3.50%) JSON
10 54 (3.50%) jQuery
11 45 (2.91%) RESTful
12 39 (2.53%) LAMP
13 36 (2.33%) JSP
14 34 (2.20%) Ajax
15 29 (1.88%) Ruby on Rails
15 29 (1.88%) EJB
16 26 (1.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 105 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (5.63%) Clustering
4 61 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 47 (3.04%) PKI
6 45 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.62%) Replication
9 24 (1.55%) AS400
10 23 (1.49%) HACMP
10 23 (1.49%) Derivative
11 22 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.42%) User Experience
12 21 (1.36%) Device Driver
13 20 (1.30%) iSeries
13 20 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
14 17 (1.10%) Visualisation
14 17 (1.10%) Mainframe
15 15 (0.97%) DataPower
16 13 (0.84%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 549 (35.56%) UNIX
2 543 (35.17%) Windows
3 197 (12.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 173 (11.20%) Solaris
5 155 (10.04%) AIX
6 61 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (3.89%) CentOS
8 50 (3.24%) Mac OS X
9 40 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (2.27%) Android
11 34 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
13 31 (2.01%) Windows 7
14 29 (1.88%) Ubuntu
15 22 (1.42%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.42%) HPUX
16 20 (1.30%) SUSE
16 20 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
17 15 (0.97%) Fedora
18 13 (0.84%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (14.83%) Software Engineering
3 171 (11.08%) Configuration Management
4 159 (10.30%) OO
5 149 (9.65%) Scrum
6 143 (9.26%) DevOps
7 132 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
8 115 (7.45%) TDD
8 115 (7.45%) UML
9 101 (6.54%) Migration
10 95 (6.15%) Multithreading
11 89 (5.76%) Web Development
12 85 (5.51%) Project Management
13 84 (5.44%) OOD
14 76 (4.92%) ITIL
15 75 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
16 67 (4.34%) Open Source
17 54 (3.50%) SOA
17 54 (3.50%) BDD
18 48 (3.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 289 (18.72%) Java
2 237 (15.35%) Python
3 236 (15.28%) SQL
4 221 (14.31%) C++
5 202 (13.08%) C
6 186 (12.05%) JavaScript
6 186 (12.05%) Perl
7 166 (10.75%) Shell Script
8 115 (7.45%) PHP
9 102 (6.61%) Bash Shell
10 91 (5.89%) Ruby
11 86 (5.57%) PowerShell
12 57 (3.69%) C#
13 41 (2.66%) Korn
14 30 (1.94%) Embedded C
15 27 (1.75%) Embedded C++
16 24 (1.55%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.10%) Objective-C
18 14 (0.91%) Scala
19 12 (0.78%) Jython
Qualifications
1 339 (21.96%) Security Cleared
2 278 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 82 (5.31%) Degree
4 53 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (2.66%) DV Cleared
7 31 (2.01%) ISEB
8 25 (1.62%) CISSP
8 25 (1.62%) MCITP
9 21 (1.36%) ISTQB
9 21 (1.36%) MCSE
10 19 (1.23%) CCNA
10 19 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 17 (1.10%) CCNP
12 16 (1.04%) MCP
13 15 (0.97%) MCSA
13 15 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (0.78%) RHCE
15 10 (0.65%) HND
16 9 (0.58%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.78%) QA
2 32 (2.07%) SLA
3 21 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.45%) COBIT
5 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.26%) COSO
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.065%) WAI
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 175 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (7.77%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.17%) vSphere
4 31 (2.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 26 (1.68%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.62%) VMware ESX
7 20 (1.30%) NFS
8 17 (1.10%) Docker
9 16 (1.04%) Postfix
10 13 (0.84%) Samba
11 12 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 12 (0.78%) Firmware
11 12 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 12 (0.78%) Oracle Clusterware
12 11 (0.71%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.71%) Veritas File System
12 11 (0.71%) XenApp
13 10 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.65%) Snort
13 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 176 (11.40%) Puppet
2 61 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (2.72%) Nagios
4 40 (2.59%) Vagrant
5 39 (2.53%) Tivoli
6 29 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 27 (1.75%) Ansible
8 25 (1.62%) NetBackup
9 23 (1.49%) SCCM
10 17 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 12 (0.78%) SCOM
12 11 (0.71%) SELinux
13 10 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
13 10 (0.65%) Control-M
13 10 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
14 9 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (0.58%) Netcool
14 9 (0.58%) OpenView
14 9 (0.58%) Cacti
15 8 (0.52%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 314 (20.34%) Oracle
2 271 (17.55%) VMware
3 241 (15.61%) Red Hat
4 201 (13.02%) Microsoft
5 148 (9.59%) Cisco
6 107 (6.93%) IBM
7 106 (6.87%) HP
8 80 (5.18%) Veritas
9 59 (3.82%) Citrix
10 51 (3.30%) Sun
11 50 (3.24%) Juniper
12 42 (2.72%) NetApp
13 38 (2.46%) CheckPoint
14 35 (2.27%) SAP
15 33 (2.14%) EMC
16 31 (2.01%) McAfee
17 30 (1.94%) Symantec
18 24 (1.55%) Dell
18 24 (1.55%) 3PAR
19 20 (1.30%) Informatica
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT People First
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day 3 Months +
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
GCS
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £385 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago