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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 796 527 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.12% 5.95% 4.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.19% 24.32% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 227 172
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 46
Average hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.69 £17.10 £19.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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
2398 2167 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.47% 24.47% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1179 977 748
Average daily rate £346 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 254 257
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 February 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 February 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 +10 343 £365 +4.28% 75
Berkshire +13 163 £378 +7.85% 97
Surrey -4 100 £400 +14.28% 98
Oxfordshire +15 64 £375 -3.22% 43
Buckinghamshire -9 48 £400 +39.13% 20
West Sussex -5 23 £311 -25.00% 7
East Sussex +13 19 £310 -4.61% 14
Middlesex +1 15 £375 -6.25% 4
Kent -12 9 £388 -24.39% 22
Sussex - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 502 (33.11%) UNIX
2 469 (30.94%) Windows
3 379 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 312 (20.58%) Red Hat
5 304 (20.05%) SC Cleared
6 298 (19.66%) Java
7 295 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
8 291 (19.20%) SQL
9 269 (17.74%) Oracle
10 265 (17.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 236 (15.57%) VMware
12 215 (14.18%) Python
13 214 (14.12%) Configuration Management
14 212 (13.98%) Software Engineering
15 207 (13.65%) Microsoft
16 205 (13.52%) C
17 202 (13.32%) JavaScript
18 190 (12.53%) HTML
19 189 (12.47%) C++
20 186 (12.27%) Jenkins
21 181 (11.94%) Perl
22 179 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
23 178 (11.74%) Subversion
24 172 (11.35%) Puppet
25 164 (10.82%) Apache
26 161 (10.62%) Git (software)
27 158 (10.42%) Firewall
28 156 (10.29%) Web Services
29 149 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
30 145 (9.56%) XML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 164 (10.82%) Apache
2 87 (5.74%) WebLogic
3 72 (4.75%) WebSphere
4 71 (4.68%) Tomcat
5 47 (3.10%) IIS
6 37 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 35 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
7 35 (2.31%) MS Exchange
8 28 (1.85%) Node.js
9 27 (1.78%) SharePoint
10 25 (1.65%) OpenStack
11 24 (1.58%) JBoss
12 23 (1.52%) Confluence
13 16 (1.06%) CMS
13 16 (1.06%) Drupal
14 15 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
15 12 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (0.59%) nginx
17 8 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 85 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.72%) MS Office
3 16 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.26%) SPSS
5 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.066%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (0.46%) Magento
4 4 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.13%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.066%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 89 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.12%) SaaS
6 16 (1.06%) IaaS
7 15 (0.99%) Amazon S3
7 15 (0.99%) Heroku
8 14 (0.92%) PaaS
9 10 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (0.40%) Office 365
11 3 (0.20%) Route 53
11 3 (0.20%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.066%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 158 (10.42%) Firewall
2 137 (9.04%) SAN
3 115 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 109 (7.19%) Internet
5 103 (6.79%) DNS
6 62 (4.09%) Network Security
7 52 (3.43%) VPN
8 48 (3.17%) VLAN
9 46 (3.03%) NAS
10 45 (2.97%) HTTP
11 44 (2.90%) SSL
12 42 (2.77%) LAN
13 41 (2.70%) WAN
14 39 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (2.31%) VoIP
16 34 (2.24%) LDAP
17 30 (1.98%) FTP
18 28 (1.85%) DHCP
19 27 (1.78%) 3G
20 25 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (9.04%) MySQL
2 114 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
3 71 (4.68%) Oracle Database
4 56 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (3.50%) SQL Server
6 36 (2.37%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 31 (2.04%) DB2
9 27 (1.78%) MongoDB
10 24 (1.58%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.58%) Ingres
11 20 (1.32%) Big Data
12 19 (1.25%) RDBMS
13 17 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
13 17 (1.12%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
14 12 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.53%) InterSystems Cache
15 8 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 186 (12.27%) Jenkins
2 178 (11.74%) Subversion
3 161 (10.62%) Git (software)
4 85 (5.61%) Ant
5 79 (5.21%) ClearCase
6 67 (4.42%) Maven
7 61 (4.02%) NUnit
8 59 (3.89%) GoogleTest
9 58 (3.83%) CppUnit
10 53 (3.50%) JUnit
11 44 (2.90%) Selenium
12 41 (2.70%) Cucumber
13 36 (2.37%) CruiseControl
13 36 (2.37%) JIRA
14 33 (2.18%) Eclipse
15 32 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 31 (2.04%) ClearQuest
17 26 (1.72%) TeamCity
18 25 (1.65%) Mockito
19 21 (1.39%) Rational Rose
General
1 99 (6.53%) Finance
2 93 (6.13%) Telecoms
3 22 (1.45%) Banking
4 21 (1.39%) Retail
5 19 (1.25%) Publishing
6 18 (1.19%) Marketing
7 11 (0.73%) Back Office
8 9 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.53%) Electronics
10 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.26%) Front Office
11 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.26%) Legal
11 4 (0.26%) Games
12 3 (0.20%) Military
12 3 (0.20%) Automotive
12 3 (0.20%) German Language
12 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.066%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 374 (24.67%) Developer
2 108 (7.12%) Software Engineer
3 96 (6.33%) Architect
4 95 (6.27%) Administrator
5 94 (6.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 80 (5.28%) Java Developer
7 79 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 79 (5.21%) Linux Engineer
8 69 (4.55%) Analyst
9 58 (3.83%) Consultant
10 53 (3.50%) Support Engineer
11 50 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
12 39 (2.57%) Linux Administrator
13 34 (2.24%) Web Developer
13 34 (2.24%) Network Engineer
13 34 (2.24%) PHP Developer
14 33 (2.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 32 (2.11%) Software Developer
16 30 (1.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 28 (1.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (12.53%) HTML
2 156 (10.29%) Web Services
3 145 (9.56%) XML
4 139 (9.17%) CSS
5 85 (5.61%) Spring
5 85 (5.61%) jQuery
6 71 (4.68%) J2EE
7 70 (4.62%) Ajax
8 65 (4.29%) REST
9 63 (4.16%) HTML5
9 63 (4.16%) .NET
10 61 (4.02%) LAMP
10 61 (4.02%) JSON
11 59 (3.89%) SOAP
12 58 (3.83%) RESTful
13 57 (3.76%) Middleware
14 46 (3.03%) Motif
15 43 (2.84%) Hibernate
16 35 (2.31%) Ruby on Rails
17 34 (2.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.32%) Open Source
2 99 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (2.84%) Clustering
4 38 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.24%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.18%) PKI
7 28 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 27 (1.78%) User Experience
9 25 (1.65%) Device Driver
10 24 (1.58%) Derivative
11 16 (1.06%) Smart Meter
12 15 (0.99%) HACMP
13 14 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.92%) CESG
13 14 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
14 13 (0.86%) iPhone
14 13 (0.86%) Replication
15 12 (0.79%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.66%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 502 (33.11%) UNIX
2 469 (30.94%) Windows
3 265 (17.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 111 (7.32%) Solaris
5 104 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (6.07%) AIX
7 70 (4.62%) CentOS
8 62 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 49 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (2.77%) Oracle Linux
11 41 (2.70%) Android
12 34 (2.24%) Mac OS X
13 32 (2.11%) Windows 7
14 28 (1.85%) Ubuntu
15 27 (1.78%) Embedded Linux
16 26 (1.72%) HPUX
16 26 (1.72%) Apple iOS
17 25 (1.65%) SUSE
18 18 (1.19%) VMS
19 17 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (14.12%) Configuration Management
3 212 (13.98%) Software Engineering
4 179 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
5 141 (9.30%) Scrum
6 137 (9.04%) OO
7 125 (8.25%) DevOps
8 110 (7.26%) ITIL
9 109 (7.19%) TDD
10 90 (5.94%) Project Management
11 86 (5.67%) UML
12 77 (5.08%) SOA
12 77 (5.08%) Web Development
13 75 (4.95%) OOD
14 74 (4.88%) Migration
15 66 (4.35%) Multithreading
16 60 (3.96%) BDD
17 58 (3.83%) Unit Testing
18 57 (3.76%) Analytics
19 54 (3.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 298 (19.66%) Java
2 291 (19.20%) SQL
3 215 (14.18%) Python
4 205 (13.52%) C
5 202 (13.32%) JavaScript
6 189 (12.47%) C++
7 181 (11.94%) Perl
8 142 (9.37%) Shell Script
9 123 (8.11%) PHP
10 94 (6.20%) PowerShell
10 94 (6.20%) Bash Shell
11 86 (5.67%) Ruby
12 53 (3.50%) C#
13 36 (2.37%) PL/SQL
14 31 (2.04%) Korn
15 26 (1.72%) XPath
16 25 (1.65%) Embedded C
17 22 (1.45%) Embedded C++
18 20 (1.32%) PHP5
18 20 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 379 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 304 (20.05%) SC Cleared
3 108 (7.12%) DV Cleared
4 69 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (3.83%) Degree
7 48 (3.17%) CCNA
8 47 (3.10%) MCSE
9 27 (1.78%) MCP
10 26 (1.72%) MCITP
11 19 (1.25%) ISTQB
12 18 (1.19%) VCP4
12 18 (1.19%) CISSP
13 17 (1.12%) ISEB
14 16 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 15 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 13 (0.86%) RHCE
18 12 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 10 (0.66%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.65%) SLA
2 24 (1.58%) QA
3 21 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.40%) WCAG
5 5 (0.33%) WAI
6 2 (0.13%) COBIT
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.066%) COSO
System Software
1 149 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 110 (7.26%) Active Directory
3 55 (3.63%) vSphere
4 36 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.18%) Firmware
6 28 (1.85%) NFS
7 24 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
8 19 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 19 (1.25%) VMware ESX
9 18 (1.19%) Samba
10 17 (1.12%) Docker
11 10 (0.66%) VirtualBox
11 10 (0.66%) Xen
12 9 (0.59%) Veritas File System
12 9 (0.59%) KVM
13 8 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.53%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.53%) Snort
14 7 (0.46%) Nmap
14 7 (0.46%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 172 (11.35%) Puppet
2 54 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (2.97%) Vagrant
4 35 (2.31%) Nagios
5 29 (1.91%) Tivoli
6 28 (1.85%) NetBackup
7 27 (1.78%) FortiGate
8 25 (1.65%) SCCM
9 19 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Management
10 18 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
10 18 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 18 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 15 (0.99%) Ansible
12 13 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
13 12 (0.79%) Backup Exec
13 12 (0.79%) Nessus
14 10 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 9 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 8 (0.53%) Netcool
16 8 (0.53%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 312 (20.58%) Red Hat
2 269 (17.74%) Oracle
3 236 (15.57%) VMware
4 207 (13.65%) Microsoft
5 138 (9.10%) Cisco
6 120 (7.92%) HP
7 107 (7.06%) IBM
8 62 (4.09%) CheckPoint
9 50 (3.30%) Veritas
10 48 (3.17%) Citrix
10 48 (3.17%) Sun
11 42 (2.77%) Juniper
12 40 (2.64%) NetApp
12 40 (2.64%) F5
13 38 (2.51%) EMC
14 28 (1.85%) McAfee
15 25 (1.65%) Business Objects
15 25 (1.65%) Dell
16 21 (1.39%) Cognos
17 20 (1.32%) SAP
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day Great contract rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Computer People
Rate: £120.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Damia Group.
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago