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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 792 481 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.58% 5.72% 5.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.80% 23.62% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 222 186
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 60
Average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £43.25 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
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
2276 2036 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.65% 24.22% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 923 774
Average daily rate £328 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 250 256
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +13 321 £375 -3.22% 91
Berkshire +15 190 £375 +7.14% 89
Surrey -11 96 £388 +10.71% 91
Oxfordshire +16 59 £433 -15.60% 29
Buckinghamshire +4 50 £350 +27.27% 20
West Sussex 0 23 £311 -25.22% 20
East Sussex +5 21 £325 - 11
Middlesex -7 9 £400 -11.11% 3
Kent -14 7 £290 -42.00% 10
Thames Valley -1 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 459 (32.32%) UNIX
2 421 (29.65%) Windows
3 346 (24.37%) Security Cleared
4 303 (21.34%) Red Hat
5 287 (20.21%) SQL
6 275 (19.37%) Java
7 272 (19.15%) SC Cleared
8 268 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
9 265 (18.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 244 (17.18%) Oracle
11 235 (16.55%) VMware
12 197 (13.87%) Microsoft
13 195 (13.73%) Configuration Management
13 195 (13.73%) Software Engineering
14 194 (13.66%) JavaScript
15 193 (13.59%) C
16 182 (12.82%) HTML
16 182 (12.82%) Python
17 176 (12.39%) Apache
18 171 (12.04%) Perl
19 166 (11.69%) C++
20 164 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
21 160 (11.27%) MySQL
22 157 (11.06%) Jenkins
23 156 (10.99%) Subversion
24 152 (10.70%) Puppet
25 149 (10.49%) CSS
26 145 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
27 144 (10.14%) Firewall
28 139 (9.79%) PHP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 176 (12.39%) Apache
2 76 (5.35%) WebLogic
3 70 (4.93%) Tomcat
4 69 (4.86%) WebSphere
5 40 (2.82%) IIS
6 35 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 34 (2.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 29 (2.04%) SharePoint
9 26 (1.83%) MS Exchange
10 25 (1.76%) CMS
10 25 (1.76%) Drupal
11 24 (1.69%) OpenStack
12 23 (1.62%) JBoss
13 15 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
14 12 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (0.85%) WordPress
15 10 (0.70%) Confluence
15 10 (0.70%) Node.js
16 8 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
16 8 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 85 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.97%) MS Office
3 21 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.28%) SPSS
5 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.070%) MS Project
7 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.42%) Magento
4 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.28%) TIBCO iProcess
5 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.14%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.070%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.070%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 70 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 15 (1.06%) SaaS
6 15 (1.06%) IaaS
7 14 (0.99%) Heroku
8 13 (0.92%) PaaS
9 10 (0.70%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.28%) Office 365
12 3 (0.21%) Route 53
12 3 (0.21%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 144 (10.14%) Firewall
2 131 (9.23%) SAN
3 112 (7.89%) DNS
4 93 (6.55%) Internet
5 90 (6.34%) TCP/IP
6 45 (3.17%) VPN
6 45 (3.17%) VLAN
7 43 (3.03%) Network Security
8 42 (2.96%) SSL
9 41 (2.89%) NAS
10 39 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
11 37 (2.61%) DHCP
12 35 (2.46%) HTTP
13 34 (2.39%) VoIP
14 33 (2.32%) WAN
15 32 (2.25%) LAN
15 32 (2.25%) LDAP
16 27 (1.90%) FTP
17 26 (1.83%) Radio Access Network
18 23 (1.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (11.27%) MySQL
2 108 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (4.86%) Oracle Database
4 63 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 62 (4.37%) SQL Server
6 40 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 36 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (1.90%) DB2
9 23 (1.62%) Ingres
10 20 (1.41%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
11 19 (1.34%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.20%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.99%) Big Data
14 12 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
14 12 (0.85%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 10 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
16 10 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
17 7 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 157 (11.06%) Jenkins
2 156 (10.99%) Subversion
3 124 (8.73%) Git (software)
4 77 (5.42%) ClearCase
5 71 (5.00%) Ant
6 66 (4.65%) Maven
7 50 (3.52%) NUnit
7 50 (3.52%) GoogleTest
8 49 (3.45%) CppUnit
9 38 (2.68%) JUnit
10 35 (2.46%) CruiseControl
11 34 (2.39%) Selenium
12 33 (2.32%) Eclipse
13 30 (2.11%) Cucumber
14 29 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 28 (1.97%) ClearQuest
16 23 (1.62%) JIRA
17 22 (1.55%) RSpec
18 21 (1.48%) TeamCity
19 19 (1.34%) Mockito
General
1 99 (6.97%) Telecoms
2 89 (6.27%) Finance
3 20 (1.41%) Banking
4 19 (1.34%) Marketing
5 17 (1.20%) Publishing
6 16 (1.13%) Retail
7 9 (0.63%) Electronics
8 8 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.42%) Military
10 5 (0.35%) Legal
10 5 (0.35%) Back Office
10 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.28%) Automotive
11 4 (0.28%) Games
12 3 (0.21%) Front Office
12 3 (0.21%) German Language
13 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.070%) Billing
Job Titles
1 344 (24.23%) Developer
2 112 (7.89%) Software Engineer
3 98 (6.90%) Architect
4 87 (6.13%) Linux Engineer
5 80 (5.63%) Administrator
6 78 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 76 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 70 (4.93%) Java Developer
9 60 (4.23%) Consultant
10 53 (3.73%) Analyst
10 53 (3.73%) Support Engineer
11 49 (3.45%) PHP Developer
12 45 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
13 36 (2.54%) Web Developer
14 33 (2.32%) Linux Administrator
15 30 (2.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 26 (1.83%) Systems Engineer
16 26 (1.83%) Network Engineer
16 26 (1.83%) Software Developer
16 26 (1.83%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (12.82%) HTML
2 149 (10.49%) CSS
3 133 (9.37%) XML
4 123 (8.66%) Web Services
5 86 (6.06%) jQuery
6 85 (5.99%) Ajax
7 74 (5.21%) Spring
8 70 (4.93%) REST
9 63 (4.44%) LAMP
10 60 (4.23%) J2EE
11 56 (3.94%) .NET
11 56 (3.94%) JSON
12 54 (3.80%) SOAP
13 49 (3.45%) Middleware
13 49 (3.45%) HTML5
14 41 (2.89%) RESTful
14 41 (2.89%) Motif
15 36 (2.54%) Hibernate
16 35 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails
17 34 (2.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.31%) Open Source
2 88 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 36 (2.54%) Clustering
5 31 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (2.18%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.90%) PKI
7 24 (1.69%) User Experience
8 22 (1.55%) Device Driver
9 21 (1.48%) DTV
9 21 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 18 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
10 18 (1.27%) Derivative
11 16 (1.13%) Smart Meter
12 15 (1.06%) STB
13 14 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.92%) HACMP
14 13 (0.92%) CESG
15 10 (0.70%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 459 (32.32%) UNIX
2 421 (29.65%) Windows
3 265 (18.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 111 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (6.62%) AIX
5 94 (6.62%) Solaris
6 74 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (4.58%) CentOS
8 49 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (2.46%) Oracle Linux
10 33 (2.32%) Windows 7
11 29 (2.04%) Mac OS X
12 28 (1.97%) Embedded Linux
12 28 (1.97%) Android
13 22 (1.55%) Windows XP
13 22 (1.55%) SUSE
14 19 (1.34%) HPUX
15 18 (1.27%) Debian
15 18 (1.27%) VMS
16 17 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (13.73%) Software Engineering
2 195 (13.73%) Configuration Management
3 164 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
4 118 (8.31%) ITIL
4 118 (8.31%) OO
5 112 (7.89%) Scrum
6 109 (7.68%) DevOps
7 81 (5.70%) Project Management
8 79 (5.56%) UML
9 73 (5.14%) TDD
10 70 (4.93%) Web Development
11 67 (4.72%) SOA
12 63 (4.44%) MVC
13 61 (4.30%) OOD
14 59 (4.15%) Migration
15 58 (4.08%) Analytics
16 52 (3.66%) Unit Testing
16 52 (3.66%) BDD
17 45 (3.17%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 287 (20.21%) SQL
2 275 (19.37%) Java
3 194 (13.66%) JavaScript
4 193 (13.59%) C
5 182 (12.82%) Python
6 171 (12.04%) Perl
7 166 (11.69%) C++
8 139 (9.79%) PHP
9 125 (8.80%) Shell Script
10 85 (5.99%) Ruby
10 85 (5.99%) Bash Shell
11 81 (5.70%) PowerShell
12 44 (3.10%) C#
13 35 (2.46%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.90%) XPath
14 27 (1.90%) PHP5
15 26 (1.83%) Korn
16 24 (1.69%) Embedded C
17 23 (1.62%) VB
18 19 (1.34%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 346 (24.37%) Security Cleared
2 272 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 99 (6.97%) DV Cleared
4 70 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (4.23%) Degree
7 52 (3.66%) CCNA
8 49 (3.45%) MCSE
9 24 (1.69%) MCITP
10 20 (1.41%) MCP
11 19 (1.34%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.99%) CISSP
12 14 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (0.99%) RHCE
12 14 (0.99%) CCNP
12 14 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 12 (0.85%) HNC
15 10 (0.70%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.55%) SLA
2 21 (1.48%) QA
3 18 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.42%) WCAG
5 5 (0.35%) WAI
6 2 (0.14%) COBIT
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.070%) COSO
System Software
1 145 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (6.27%) Active Directory
3 51 (3.59%) vSphere
4 36 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.25%) NFS
6 30 (2.11%) Firmware
7 23 (1.62%) VMware ESX
7 23 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
8 19 (1.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 17 (1.20%) Samba
10 16 (1.13%) Docker
11 15 (1.06%) KVM
12 11 (0.77%) VirtualBox
12 11 (0.77%) vCloud
12 11 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.70%) Xen
14 9 (0.63%) Veritas File System
15 8 (0.56%) Nmap
15 8 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 7 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 152 (10.70%) Puppet
2 55 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (3.24%) Vagrant
4 37 (2.61%) NetBackup
5 34 (2.39%) Nagios
6 26 (1.83%) Tivoli
6 26 (1.83%) FortiGate
7 22 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 18 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 18 (1.27%) SCCM
8 18 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Management
9 17 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (0.92%) Nessus
10 13 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
11 12 (0.85%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.63%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 303 (21.34%) Red Hat
2 244 (17.18%) Oracle
3 235 (16.55%) VMware
4 197 (13.87%) Microsoft
5 136 (9.58%) Cisco
6 115 (8.10%) HP
7 110 (7.75%) IBM
8 55 (3.87%) CheckPoint
9 53 (3.73%) Citrix
10 48 (3.38%) Veritas
11 45 (3.17%) Sun
12 43 (3.03%) Juniper
13 39 (2.75%) EMC
13 39 (2.75%) F5
14 34 (2.39%) NetApp
15 31 (2.18%) Business Objects
16 27 (1.90%) Dell
17 24 (1.69%) SAP
17 24 (1.69%) McAfee
18 23 (1.62%) Greenplum
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Accomplish Today Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Alexander Mann Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
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Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £35.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £40 - 45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: GOOD RATES
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
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Bracknell, Berkshire
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