The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 600 458 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.52% 5.39% 5.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.31% 21.99% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 239 221
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
- +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 59
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £17.00 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.73% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2197 2083 2021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.88% 24.52% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 1041 842
Average daily rate £325 £343 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 269 285
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.44 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +2 193 £350 -6.04% 68
Berkshire +7 142 £350 -12.50% 65
Surrey +2 101 £363 -6.45% 43
Buckinghamshire +11 41 £350 +21.73% 24
West Sussex +12 38 £275 -33.73% 13
Middlesex +10 30 £363 -3.33% 4
Oxfordshire -6 17 £375 -21.05% 25
East Sussex +8 12 £300 +19.76% 12
Kent -5 9 £413 -8.33% 11
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 454 (37.40%) Windows
2 441 (36.33%) UNIX
3 298 (24.55%) Oracle
4 260 (21.42%) Java
5 254 (20.92%) SQL
6 238 (19.60%) Security Cleared
7 211 (17.38%) VMware
8 203 (16.72%) Red Hat
9 178 (14.66%) C
9 178 (14.66%) SC Cleared
10 175 (14.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 172 (14.17%) JavaScript
12 168 (13.84%) MySQL
13 166 (13.67%) Microsoft
14 164 (13.51%) Software Engineering
15 160 (13.18%) HTML
16 158 (13.01%) Apache
17 149 (12.27%) C++
18 143 (11.78%) Python
19 123 (10.13%) HP
20 122 (10.05%) PHP
20 122 (10.05%) Solaris
20 122 (10.05%) CSS
21 120 (9.88%) Web Services
22 118 (9.72%) Finance
23 117 (9.64%) Cisco
23 117 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
24 115 (9.47%) Telecoms
25 114 (9.39%) ITIL
26 113 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 158 (13.01%) Apache
2 67 (5.52%) WebLogic
3 65 (5.35%) IIS
4 52 (4.28%) WebSphere
5 50 (4.12%) Tomcat
6 39 (3.21%) MS Exchange
7 28 (2.31%) SharePoint
8 26 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
13 11 (0.91%) nginx
13 11 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.82%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.74%) Node.js
15 9 (0.74%) Drupal
15 9 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.66%) SAS
16 8 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 81 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.97%) MS Office
3 24 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.41%) MS Project
4 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.082%) SPSS
5 1 (0.082%) Maya
5 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.082%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 27 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) AWD
4 3 (0.25%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.082%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.57%) IaaS
3 18 (1.48%) SaaS
4 17 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.07%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (0.91%) Office 365
9 8 (0.66%) GitHub
10 6 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
10 6 (0.49%) PaaS
11 3 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.16%) Force.com
13 1 (0.082%) Route 53
13 1 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.082%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 109 (8.98%) Firewall
2 103 (8.48%) SAN
3 91 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 73 (6.01%) DNS
5 63 (5.19%) Internet
6 59 (4.86%) LDAP
7 49 (4.04%) SSL
8 39 (3.21%) HTTP
9 33 (2.72%) HTTPS
10 30 (2.47%) iSCSI
10 30 (2.47%) NAS
11 29 (2.39%) WAN
12 28 (2.31%) VPN
12 28 (2.31%) FTP
13 27 (2.22%) LAN
14 25 (2.06%) DHCP
15 22 (1.81%) DVB
16 21 (1.73%) Wireshark
17 20 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
18 19 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (13.84%) MySQL
2 95 (7.83%) Oracle Database
3 82 (6.75%) SQL Server
4 62 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 46 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 34 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (2.55%) DB2
8 27 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 21 (1.73%) SQLPlus
9 21 (1.73%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.73%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.48%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.32%) Big Data
11 16 (1.32%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.24%) DTS
12 15 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
13 14 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 106 (8.73%) Subversion
2 95 (7.83%) Git (software)
3 84 (6.92%) Jenkins
4 61 (5.02%) ClearCase
5 38 (3.13%) Ant
6 37 (3.05%) Maven
7 31 (2.55%) Eclipse
8 24 (1.98%) Selenium
9 23 (1.89%) JUnit
10 19 (1.57%) JIRA
11 17 (1.40%) NUnit
11 17 (1.40%) CppUnit
11 17 (1.40%) GoogleTest
12 16 (1.32%) RSpec
12 16 (1.32%) Rational Rose
13 10 (0.82%) Cucumber
13 10 (0.82%) Hudson
13 10 (0.82%) SoapUI
14 9 (0.74%) Mercurial
14 9 (0.74%) Toad
General
1 118 (9.72%) Finance
2 115 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.29%) Retail
4 18 (1.48%) Electronics
5 17 (1.40%) Military
5 17 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.40%) Marketing
6 13 (1.07%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.74%) Games
8 8 (0.66%) Banking
9 3 (0.25%) Back Office
10 2 (0.16%) Automotive
10 2 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.082%) Billing
11 1 (0.082%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.082%) Law
11 1 (0.082%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.082%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 288 (23.72%) Developer
2 115 (9.47%) Software Engineer
3 109 (8.98%) Analyst
4 85 (7.00%) Administrator
5 83 (6.84%) Consultant
6 67 (5.52%) Architect
7 61 (5.02%) Java Developer
8 57 (4.70%) Support Engineer
9 50 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
10 41 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
11 40 (3.29%) C++ Developer
12 38 (3.13%) DBA
12 38 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
13 35 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
14 34 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (2.64%) PHP Developer
15 32 (2.64%) Python Developer
16 30 (2.47%) Test Analyst
17 27 (2.22%) Test Engineer
18 26 (2.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (13.18%) HTML
2 122 (10.05%) CSS
3 120 (9.88%) Web Services
4 96 (7.91%) jQuery
5 67 (5.52%) .NET
6 64 (5.27%) XML
7 62 (5.11%) HTML5
8 60 (4.94%) Middleware
9 47 (3.87%) SOAP
9 47 (3.87%) Django
10 45 (3.71%) LAMP
11 44 (3.62%) JSP
12 41 (3.38%) J2EE
13 36 (2.97%) ASP.NET
13 36 (2.97%) Spring
14 35 (2.88%) Hibernate
15 34 (2.80%) POSIX
16 32 (2.64%) Ajax
17 25 (2.06%) CSS3
18 23 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.18%) Open Source
2 41 (3.38%) DTV
2 41 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
3 38 (3.13%) Clustering
4 37 (3.05%) Embedded Systems
5 32 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.98%) PKI
6 24 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.65%) STB
8 16 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 16 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.24%) Device Driver
9 15 (1.24%) HACMP
10 14 (1.15%) Derivative
11 12 (0.99%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.91%) CESG
13 10 (0.82%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.82%) Physics
14 9 (0.74%) Replication
15 8 (0.66%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 454 (37.40%) Windows
2 441 (36.33%) UNIX
3 175 (14.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 122 (10.05%) Solaris
5 117 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (6.51%) AIX
7 74 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (3.62%) Android
9 43 (3.54%) Windows XP
10 42 (3.46%) CentOS
11 41 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 40 (3.29%) Oracle Linux
13 29 (2.39%) HPUX
14 27 (2.22%) Windows 2000
15 26 (2.14%) Ubuntu
15 26 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
16 20 (1.65%) Apple iOS
17 19 (1.57%) Windows 7
18 17 (1.40%) Debian
19 11 (0.91%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (13.51%) Software Engineering
2 114 (9.39%) ITIL
3 108 (8.90%) Configuration Management
4 83 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (6.34%) UML
6 72 (5.93%) OO
6 72 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (5.77%) DevOps
8 64 (5.27%) Scrum
9 61 (5.02%) Migration
10 60 (4.94%) SOA
11 59 (4.86%) Web Development
12 53 (4.37%) Multithreading
13 46 (3.79%) Project Management
13 46 (3.79%) Change Management
14 45 (3.71%) Performance Tuning
15 44 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
15 44 (3.62%) TDD
16 43 (3.54%) E-Commerce
17 40 (3.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 260 (21.42%) Java
2 254 (20.92%) SQL
3 178 (14.66%) C
4 172 (14.17%) JavaScript
5 149 (12.27%) C++
6 143 (11.78%) Python
7 122 (10.05%) PHP
8 111 (9.14%) Perl
9 110 (9.06%) Shell Script
10 81 (6.67%) Bash Shell
11 62 (5.11%) Ruby
12 61 (5.02%) PL/SQL
13 41 (3.38%) PowerShell
14 38 (3.13%) Korn
15 23 (1.89%) C#
16 21 (1.73%) VB
17 15 (1.24%) Embedded C
17 15 (1.24%) AWK
18 14 (1.15%) VBScript
18 14 (1.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 238 (19.60%) Security Cleared
2 178 (14.66%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (4.61%) Degree
6 54 (4.45%) DV Cleared
7 44 (3.62%) ISTQB
8 35 (2.88%) MCSE
8 35 (2.88%) CCNA
9 34 (2.80%) MCP
10 32 (2.64%) CISSP
11 24 (1.98%) MCITP
12 20 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 19 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (1.40%) CCNP
15 13 (1.07%) MCSA
16 11 (0.91%) RHCE
16 11 (0.91%) CEH
17 10 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (0.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.81%) SLA
2 19 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.32%) QA
4 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.25%) COBIT
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.082%) JTAG
6 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
System Software
1 113 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (8.81%) Active Directory
3 37 (3.05%) vSphere
4 33 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.64%) Oracle RAC
6 28 (2.31%) NFS
7 19 (1.57%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.48%) vCloud
9 17 (1.40%) Snort
10 16 (1.32%) Nmap
11 15 (1.24%) Xen
12 11 (0.91%) Squid
13 10 (0.82%) Sendmail
13 10 (0.82%) UAG
14 9 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.74%) Postfix
14 9 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.58%) XenApp
15 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 89 (7.33%) Puppet
2 37 (3.05%) Tivoli
3 30 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (2.39%) Nessus
5 26 (2.14%) SCCM
6 23 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
7 22 (1.81%) Nagios
7 22 (1.81%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 15 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 15 (1.24%) NetBackup
9 14 (1.15%) Backup Exec
9 14 (1.15%) WSUS
10 13 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (0.99%) YUM
12 11 (0.91%) Cobbler
13 9 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 9 (0.74%) Ansible
14 8 (0.66%) nmon
14 8 (0.66%) Cacti
Vendors
1 298 (24.55%) Oracle
2 211 (17.38%) VMware
3 203 (16.72%) Red Hat
4 166 (13.67%) Microsoft
5 123 (10.13%) HP
6 117 (9.64%) Cisco
7 92 (7.58%) IBM
8 58 (4.78%) Citrix
9 48 (3.95%) EMC
10 40 (3.29%) Sun
11 34 (2.80%) NetApp
12 25 (2.06%) McAfee
13 23 (1.89%) Juniper
14 18 (1.48%) Veritas
15 16 (1.32%) SAP
15 16 (1.32%) JBoss
16 14 (1.15%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.15%) Zend
16 14 (1.15%) Lumension
17 13 (1.07%) F5
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £230 - £330 per day +
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 11 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Rate: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Keene and Lord
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago