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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 577 541 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.22% 6.09% 4.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.44% 25.23% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 278 246
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 44
Average hourly rate £38.75 £41.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £20.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -6.25%
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 2144 2008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.45% 24.13% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1066 903
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 243 258
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +4 186 £355 -5.33% 68
Berkshire +2 147 £350 - 71
Surrey -2 101 £363 -3.46% 65
Middlesex +9 32 £356 +1.78% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 27 £338 +40.62% 21
West Sussex +8 25 £298 -20.13% 13
East Sussex 0 16 £300 +27.52% 17
Oxfordshire -23 14 £344 -21.42% 26
Kent -8 10 £475 - 7
M4 Corridor +6 3 - -
Home Counties - 3 £413 -
Thames Valley +8 1 £450 -
Sussex - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 418 (34.92%) Windows
2 406 (33.92%) UNIX
3 265 (22.14%) Java
4 254 (21.22%) Oracle
5 235 (19.63%) SQL
6 218 (18.21%) Security Cleared
7 216 (18.05%) Red Hat
8 209 (17.46%) VMware
9 193 (16.12%) C
10 188 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 183 (15.29%) MySQL
12 181 (15.12%) Software Engineering
13 177 (14.79%) Apache
14 174 (14.54%) JavaScript
15 170 (14.20%) Microsoft
16 161 (13.45%) HTML
16 161 (13.45%) SC Cleared
17 144 (12.03%) C++
18 137 (11.45%) PHP
19 136 (11.36%) Python
20 126 (10.53%) CSS
21 123 (10.28%) Perl
22 121 (10.11%) HP
23 119 (9.94%) Cisco
24 117 (9.77%) Solaris
25 116 (9.69%) Web Services
26 113 (9.44%) Telecoms
27 112 (9.36%) Active Directory
28 111 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
28 111 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 177 (14.79%) Apache
2 66 (5.51%) IIS
3 61 (5.10%) WebLogic
4 56 (4.68%) Tomcat
5 46 (3.84%) WebSphere
6 25 (2.09%) SharePoint
7 22 (1.84%) MS Exchange
8 21 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 19 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (1.50%) Drupal
11 17 (1.42%) CMS
12 12 (1.00%) nginx
12 12 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.84%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.67%) WordPress
15 8 (0.67%) SAS
15 8 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
16 7 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
16 7 (0.58%) Node.js
Applications
1 77 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.01%) MS Office
3 23 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.42%) MS Project
4 5 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.084%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.084%) SPSS
6 1 (0.084%) Maya
Business Applications
1 20 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.25%) Magento
4 3 (0.25%) AWD
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.17%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.084%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.084%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.75%) IaaS
3 19 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (1.34%) Amazon S3
5 15 (1.25%) SaaS
6 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (0.92%) Office 365
8 8 (0.67%) PaaS
9 6 (0.50%) GitHub
9 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.42%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.17%) Heroku
12 2 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 109 (9.11%) SAN
2 97 (8.10%) Firewall
3 85 (7.10%) TCP/IP
4 79 (6.60%) DNS
5 61 (5.10%) Internet
6 55 (4.59%) LDAP
7 48 (4.01%) SSL
8 36 (3.01%) HTTP
9 35 (2.92%) DHCP
9 35 (2.92%) WAN
10 31 (2.59%) LAN
10 31 (2.59%) DVB
10 31 (2.59%) NAS
11 28 (2.34%) iSCSI
11 28 (2.34%) HTTPS
11 28 (2.34%) VPN
12 23 (1.92%) Network Security
12 23 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
13 22 (1.84%) FTP
14 17 (1.42%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (15.29%) MySQL
2 85 (7.10%) SQL Server
3 83 (6.93%) Oracle Database
4 56 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (4.34%) Relational Database
6 41 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 34 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (2.42%) DB2
9 24 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 23 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
11 21 (1.75%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.42%) SQLPlus
13 15 (1.25%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.25%) Big Data
14 14 (1.17%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (0.84%) DTS
16 10 (0.84%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 93 (7.77%) Subversion
2 86 (7.18%) Git (software)
3 85 (7.10%) Jenkins
4 61 (5.10%) ClearCase
5 42 (3.51%) Maven
6 33 (2.76%) Ant
7 31 (2.59%) Eclipse
8 24 (2.01%) RSpec
9 22 (1.84%) JIRA
9 22 (1.84%) Selenium
10 17 (1.42%) JUnit
11 12 (1.00%) CppUnit
12 11 (0.92%) NUnit
12 11 (0.92%) Rational Rose
12 11 (0.92%) GoogleTest
13 10 (0.84%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.84%) Mercurial
14 9 (0.75%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.67%) Mockito
15 8 (0.67%) Hudson
General
1 113 (9.44%) Telecoms
2 100 (8.35%) Finance
3 39 (3.26%) Retail
4 21 (1.75%) Electronics
5 17 (1.42%) Marketing
6 16 (1.34%) Military
7 15 (1.25%) Aerospace
8 13 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.84%) Banking
10 8 (0.67%) Games
11 4 (0.33%) Legal
12 3 (0.25%) Automotive
13 1 (0.084%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.084%) Back Office
13 1 (0.084%) Billing
13 1 (0.084%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 281 (23.48%) Developer
2 130 (10.86%) Software Engineer
3 95 (7.94%) Analyst
4 82 (6.85%) Consultant
5 72 (6.02%) Administrator
6 65 (5.43%) Architect
7 63 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 57 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 56 (4.68%) Linux Engineer
10 43 (3.59%) PHP Developer
11 42 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 42 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
12 36 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
13 35 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
14 31 (2.59%) DBA
14 31 (2.59%) Test Analyst
14 31 (2.59%) C++ Developer
15 29 (2.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 29 (2.42%) Test Engineer
15 29 (2.42%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (13.45%) HTML
2 126 (10.53%) CSS
3 116 (9.69%) Web Services
4 94 (7.85%) jQuery
5 64 (5.35%) XML
6 61 (5.10%) .NET
7 53 (4.43%) LAMP
7 53 (4.43%) HTML5
8 52 (4.34%) SOAP
9 48 (4.01%) Middleware
10 44 (3.68%) JSP
11 40 (3.34%) Ajax
12 37 (3.09%) POSIX
13 36 (3.01%) J2EE
14 35 (2.92%) Spring
15 33 (2.76%) Django
16 32 (2.67%) ASP.NET
17 28 (2.34%) Hibernate
18 26 (2.17%) REST
19 25 (2.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.44%) Open Source
2 51 (4.26%) DTV
3 40 (3.34%) Clustering
4 38 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
5 35 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.34%) STB
7 25 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 24 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.59%) PKI
10 16 (1.34%) HACMP
10 16 (1.34%) Device Driver
10 16 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.92%) Physics
12 11 (0.92%) DataPower
13 10 (0.84%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.75%) EPoS
15 8 (0.67%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.67%) Derivative
16 7 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 418 (34.92%) Windows
2 406 (33.92%) UNIX
3 188 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 117 (9.77%) Solaris
5 111 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (7.18%) AIX
7 81 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (4.26%) CentOS
9 49 (4.09%) Android
10 40 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (3.01%) Oracle Linux
12 34 (2.84%) Windows XP
13 28 (2.34%) Embedded Linux
14 27 (2.26%) HPUX
15 21 (1.75%) Ubuntu
15 21 (1.75%) Windows 7
15 21 (1.75%) Apple iOS
16 19 (1.59%) Debian
17 18 (1.50%) Windows 2000
18 16 (1.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (15.12%) Software Engineering
2 108 (9.02%) ITIL
3 102 (8.52%) Configuration Management
4 81 (6.77%) DevOps
5 76 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (5.93%) Scrum
7 70 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (5.76%) UML
9 67 (5.60%) OO
10 54 (4.51%) SOA
11 49 (4.09%) Web Development
12 48 (4.01%) Migration
13 46 (3.84%) TDD
14 45 (3.76%) Multithreading
15 42 (3.51%) E-Commerce
16 41 (3.43%) Project Management
17 39 (3.26%) MVC
17 39 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
18 38 (3.17%) Workflow
19 33 (2.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 265 (22.14%) Java
2 235 (19.63%) SQL
3 193 (16.12%) C
4 174 (14.54%) JavaScript
5 144 (12.03%) C++
6 137 (11.45%) PHP
7 136 (11.36%) Python
8 123 (10.28%) Perl
9 105 (8.77%) Shell Script
10 80 (6.68%) Bash Shell
11 65 (5.43%) Ruby
12 48 (4.01%) PL/SQL
13 43 (3.59%) Korn
14 39 (3.26%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.17%) C#
16 25 (2.09%) VB
17 24 (2.01%) Embedded C
18 18 (1.50%) PHP5
19 14 (1.17%) AWK
19 14 (1.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 218 (18.21%) Security Cleared
2 161 (13.45%) SC Cleared
3 73 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (5.01%) Degree
6 42 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 40 (3.34%) ISTQB
8 39 (3.26%) CCNA
9 34 (2.84%) MCSE
10 31 (2.59%) CISSP
11 26 (2.17%) MCITP
12 24 (2.01%) MCP
13 22 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 21 (1.75%) CCNP
15 13 (1.09%) MCSA
15 13 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (0.92%) CEH
17 10 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 9 (0.75%) ISEB
18 9 (0.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 17 (1.42%) SLA
3 12 (1.00%) QA
4 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.084%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.084%) JTAG
5 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
System Software
1 112 (9.36%) Active Directory
2 111 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.09%) NFS
4 36 (3.01%) vSphere
5 25 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.92%) vCloud
6 23 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (1.59%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.50%) Snort
9 15 (1.25%) Xen
10 12 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.00%) KVM
11 11 (0.92%) Nmap
12 10 (0.84%) UAG
12 10 (0.84%) Sendmail
12 10 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 9 (0.75%) Squid
13 9 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (0.75%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 100 (8.35%) Puppet
2 38 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (3.01%) Tivoli
4 31 (2.59%) Vagrant
5 26 (2.17%) SCCM
6 24 (2.01%) Nessus
7 22 (1.84%) Nagios
8 18 (1.50%) NetBackup
8 18 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (1.34%) Cobbler
10 14 (1.17%) WSUS
10 14 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 12 (1.00%) YUM
12 10 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 7 (0.58%) Ansible
14 7 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.58%) Data Guard
15 5 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 254 (21.22%) Oracle
2 216 (18.05%) Red Hat
3 209 (17.46%) VMware
4 170 (14.20%) Microsoft
5 121 (10.11%) HP
6 119 (9.94%) Cisco
7 100 (8.35%) IBM
8 56 (4.68%) Citrix
9 55 (4.59%) EMC
10 39 (3.26%) NetApp
11 33 (2.76%) Sun
12 29 (2.42%) Juniper
13 28 (2.34%) Veritas
14 21 (1.75%) Zend
15 20 (1.67%) SAP
16 19 (1.59%) JBoss
17 18 (1.50%) CheckPoint
18 17 (1.42%) McAfee
18 17 (1.42%) Dell
19 13 (1.09%) F5
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