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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 14 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 997 779 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.71% 8.36% 6.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.67% 33.30% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 441 308
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 56 35
Median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £16.30 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.62 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
2232 2339 2262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.99% 25.11% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1218 1123
Median daily rate £388 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 223 218
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +1 300 £385 +2.66% 60
Surrey +11 241 £450 +5.88% 75
Berkshire +7 186 £450 +12.50% 91
West Sussex +2 68 £371 -10.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 66 £363 -10.76% 14
Oxfordshire -4 59 £400 -2.73% 17
East Sussex +10 27 £350 +16.66% 9
Kent -4 25 £450 -12.19% 10
Middlesex -1 15 £350 - 1
Thames Valley - 3 £600 -
Sussex +2 1 £300 -14.28%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 628 (32.40%) Unix
2 623 (32.15%) Windows
3 454 (23.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 448 (23.12%) Security Cleared
5 434 (22.39%) Oracle
6 421 (21.72%) Java
7 407 (21.00%) Python
8 384 (19.81%) VMware
9 380 (19.61%) SC Cleared
10 374 (19.30%) Red Hat
11 349 (18.01%) SQL
12 324 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
13 253 (13.05%) Git (software)
14 252 (13.00%) Microsoft
15 246 (12.69%) Configuration Management
16 235 (12.13%) Windows Server
17 234 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
18 232 (11.97%) DevOps
19 231 (11.92%) SAN
20 225 (11.61%) Perl
21 223 (11.51%) ITIL
22 222 (11.46%) Puppet
23 208 (10.73%) Active Directory
24 204 (10.53%) HTML
24 204 (10.53%) Data Centre
25 202 (10.42%) JavaScript
26 201 (10.37%) C++
27 197 (10.17%) C
28 196 (10.11%) Cisco
29 191 (9.86%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 139 (7.17%) Apache
2 138 (7.12%) Tomcat
3 115 (5.93%) JBoss
4 95 (4.90%) WebLogic
5 90 (4.64%) WebSphere
6 58 (2.99%) OpenStack
7 50 (2.58%) Confluence
8 40 (2.06%) IIS
9 37 (1.91%) Node.js
10 35 (1.81%) MS Exchange
11 34 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
12 33 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
13 31 (1.60%) nginx
14 27 (1.39%) SharePoint
15 26 (1.34%) SAS
16 23 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (1.03%) WordPress
18 17 (0.88%) Apache Solr
19 12 (0.62%) Drupal
20 11 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 111 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.75%) MS Office
3 16 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.31%) MS Project
5 4 (0.21%) GIMP
6 2 (0.10%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.10%) Weka
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.052%) Simulink
7 1 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.10%) assyst
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.10%) Magento
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.052%) BusinessWare
7 1 (0.052%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.052%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.052%) Staffware
7 1 (0.052%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.052%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 160 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (1.55%) SaaS
5 26 (1.34%) IaaS
6 24 (1.24%) PaaS
7 17 (0.88%) Office 365
8 13 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.41%) GitHub
11 8 (0.41%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
12 7 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.36%) Route 53
13 6 (0.31%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.26%) Bluemix
15 4 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 231 (11.92%) SAN
2 178 (9.18%) Firewall
3 143 (7.38%) TCP/IP
4 131 (6.76%) HTTP
5 128 (6.60%) DNS
6 106 (5.47%) SSL
7 84 (4.33%) LDAP
8 79 (4.08%) DHCP
9 71 (3.66%) VPN
10 64 (3.30%) Fibre Channel
10 64 (3.30%) WAN
11 56 (2.89%) LAN
12 51 (2.63%) Internet
13 49 (2.53%) IPsec
14 48 (2.48%) NAS
14 48 (2.48%) Network Security
15 34 (1.75%) SMTP
16 33 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 30 (1.55%) IPv6
18 29 (1.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (9.03%) MySQL
2 121 (6.24%) Oracle Database
3 118 (6.09%) SQL Server
4 109 (5.62%) Relational Database
5 83 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
6 76 (3.92%) DB2
7 67 (3.46%) NoSQL
8 52 (2.68%) Big Data
9 37 (1.91%) Hadoop
10 36 (1.86%) MongoDB
11 30 (1.55%) RDBMS
12 24 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
13 22 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (0.98%) VLDB
17 16 (0.83%) VoltDB
18 15 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
19 13 (0.67%) OLTP
19 13 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 253 (13.05%) Git (software)
2 191 (9.86%) Subversion
3 188 (9.70%) Jenkins
4 97 (5.01%) Maven
5 95 (4.90%) JIRA
6 77 (3.97%) ClearCase
6 77 (3.97%) JUnit
7 68 (3.51%) Ant
8 58 (2.99%) Eclipse
9 45 (2.32%) GoogleTest
9 45 (2.32%) NUnit
10 43 (2.22%) Vagrant
11 40 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
12 35 (1.81%) CppUnit
13 34 (1.75%) Selenium
14 30 (1.55%) SoapUI
15 25 (1.29%) TeamCity
16 23 (1.19%) Cucumber
17 17 (0.88%) Gradle
18 16 (0.83%) JMeter
General
1 176 (9.08%) Finance
2 129 (6.66%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.35%) Banking
4 52 (2.68%) Retail
5 20 (1.03%) Marketing
6 18 (0.93%) Back Office
7 17 (0.88%) Publishing
8 13 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.52%) Legal
9 10 (0.52%) Military
10 8 (0.41%) Advertising
10 8 (0.41%) Automotive
10 8 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.36%) Electronics
12 5 (0.26%) Billing
12 5 (0.26%) Front Office
13 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.15%) Avionics
13 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 444 (22.91%) Developer
2 218 (11.25%) Administrator
3 186 (9.60%) Linux Engineer
4 150 (7.74%) Architect
5 141 (7.28%) Java Developer
6 126 (6.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 121 (6.24%) Systems Administrator
8 118 (6.09%) Support Engineer
9 116 (5.99%) Software Engineer
10 112 (5.78%) Analyst
11 90 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 88 (4.54%) Linux Administrator
13 75 (3.87%) Unix Administrator
14 70 (3.61%) Unix Engineer
15 63 (3.25%) Software Developer
16 61 (3.15%) C++ Developer
17 60 (3.10%) Consultant
18 59 (3.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 58 (2.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
20 56 (2.89%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (10.53%) HTML
2 175 (9.03%) CSS
3 164 (8.46%) Web Services
4 135 (6.97%) REST
5 132 (6.81%) XML
6 120 (6.19%) JSON
7 117 (6.04%) Middleware
8 114 (5.88%) HTML5
9 102 (5.26%) Spring
10 96 (4.95%) RESTful
11 73 (3.77%) CSS3
12 66 (3.41%) LAMP
12 66 (3.41%) SOAP
13 63 (3.25%) Ruby on Rails
14 61 (3.15%) Ajax
15 56 (2.89%) .NET
15 56 (2.89%) Django
15 56 (2.89%) jQuery
16 46 (2.37%) Play Framework
17 44 (2.27%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 204 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.16%) Clustering
4 84 (4.33%) Computer Science
5 76 (3.92%) PKI
6 43 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 43 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.17%) Cryptography
8 38 (1.96%) User Experience
9 34 (1.75%) Derivative
10 33 (1.70%) Smart Meter
11 32 (1.65%) EMC VMAX
12 31 (1.60%) AS400
13 30 (1.55%) HACMP
13 30 (1.55%) iSeries
14 29 (1.50%) DTV
14 29 (1.50%) Replication
15 28 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
16 27 (1.39%) Private Cloud
17 25 (1.29%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 628 (32.40%) Unix
2 623 (32.15%) Windows
3 454 (23.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 235 (12.13%) Windows Server
5 168 (8.67%) AIX
6 163 (8.41%) Solaris
7 142 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 110 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 107 (5.52%) CentOS
10 76 (3.92%) Ubuntu
11 55 (2.84%) Oracle Linux
12 44 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (1.91%) HPUX
14 36 (1.86%) Windows 7
15 35 (1.81%) Mac OS X
16 22 (1.14%) Debian
17 18 (0.93%) SUSE
18 17 (0.88%) Windows 10
19 16 (0.83%) Android
20 14 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (12.69%) Configuration Management
3 232 (11.97%) DevOps
4 223 (11.51%) ITIL
5 191 (9.86%) Software Engineering
6 167 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
7 163 (8.41%) Open Source
8 154 (7.95%) Scrum
9 128 (6.60%) Migration
10 106 (5.47%) Multithreading
11 104 (5.37%) Project Management
12 102 (5.26%) High Availability
13 101 (5.21%) Change Management
14 99 (5.11%) TDD
15 86 (4.44%) Automated Testing
15 86 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
15 86 (4.44%) OO
16 83 (4.28%) UML
17 78 (4.02%) Web Development
18 70 (3.61%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 421 (21.72%) Java
2 407 (21.00%) Python
3 349 (18.01%) SQL
4 225 (11.61%) Perl
5 202 (10.42%) JavaScript
6 201 (10.37%) C++
7 197 (10.17%) C
8 170 (8.77%) Shell Script
9 165 (8.51%) Ruby
10 135 (6.97%) Bash Shell
11 118 (6.09%) PHP
12 94 (4.85%) PowerShell
13 83 (4.28%) C#
14 56 (2.89%) Scala
15 41 (2.12%) Embedded C
16 36 (1.86%) PL/SQL
17 28 (1.44%) VB
17 28 (1.44%) VBScript
18 27 (1.39%) Korn
19 16 (0.83%) AWK
Qualifications
1 448 (23.12%) Security Cleared
2 380 (19.61%) SC Cleared
3 123 (6.35%) Degree
4 80 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (3.61%) DV Cleared
6 60 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 48 (2.48%) CCNA
8 44 (2.27%) ISTQB
9 37 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (1.60%) MCSE
11 30 (1.55%) CCNP
12 26 (1.34%) MCSA
13 24 (1.24%) CISSP
13 24 (1.24%) ISEB
14 22 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 18 (0.93%) MCP
16 16 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.83%) MCITP
17 15 (0.77%) RHCSA
18 12 (0.62%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.44%) SLA
2 45 (2.32%) QA
3 24 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.72%) FIPS 140-2
5 12 (0.62%) FedRAMP
6 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.36%) COBIT
9 4 (0.21%) COSO
9 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.21%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.21%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.21%) ISO27002
9 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.21%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.15%) RMADS
11 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.10%) MISRA
12 1 (0.052%) WCAG
System Software
1 234 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 208 (10.73%) Active Directory
3 107 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 65 (3.35%) vSphere
5 53 (2.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 41 (2.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 33 (1.70%) VMware ESX
8 32 (1.65%) Docker
9 31 (1.60%) NFS
10 25 (1.29%) GlusterFS
10 25 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (1.29%) XenApp
11 19 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (0.98%) Squid
12 18 (0.93%) Oracle Clusterware
13 14 (0.72%) qmail
14 12 (0.62%) Firmware
14 12 (0.62%) XenDesktop
15 10 (0.52%) vCloud
15 10 (0.52%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 222 (11.46%) Puppet
2 147 (7.59%) Ansible
3 69 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (3.46%) Nagios
5 50 (2.58%) NetBackup
6 38 (1.96%) SCCM
6 38 (1.96%) Tivoli
7 36 (1.86%) Red Hat Satellite
8 34 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
9 30 (1.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 29 (1.50%) Graphite
10 29 (1.50%) logstash
11 27 (1.39%) SCOM
12 26 (1.34%) HP Data Protector
13 25 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 24 (1.24%) Oracle ZFS
15 23 (1.19%) Cacti
16 21 (1.08%) ZABBIX
17 16 (0.83%) Netcool
17 16 (0.83%) QRadar
Vendors
1 434 (22.39%) Oracle
2 384 (19.81%) VMware
3 374 (19.30%) Red Hat
4 252 (13.00%) Microsoft
5 196 (10.11%) Cisco
6 168 (8.67%) IBM
7 152 (7.84%) HP
8 119 (6.14%) Veritas
9 111 (5.73%) Citrix
10 105 (5.42%) EMC
11 60 (3.10%) Google
12 54 (2.79%) NetApp
13 49 (2.53%) Juniper
14 45 (2.32%) Sun
15 44 (2.27%) F5
16 39 (2.01%) Brocade
17 31 (1.60%) Remedy
18 30 (1.55%) CheckPoint
19 25 (1.29%) Dell
19 25 (1.29%) Symantec
Guildford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £42 - £45 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Alexander Ash Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Alexander Ash Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Recann
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££ competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £49.46 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £18-25/hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Guildford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago