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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 959 799 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.93% 8.01% 6.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.46% 32.32% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 437 273
Average daily rate £400 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 47
Average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £23.75 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -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
2370 2472 2346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.53% 24.77% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1248 1156
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 231 230
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 April 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 259 £388 +6.89% 64
Surrey +12 255 £450 +5.88% 64
Berkshire +11 182 £400 - 89
Oxfordshire -4 65 £375 - 24
Buckinghamshire +13 63 £384 -8.35% 9
West Sussex +18 62 £371 +10.00% 7
East Sussex +3 22 £300 +9.09% 9
Middlesex 0 18 £350 +40.00% 1
Kent -24 16 £438 -15.04% 13
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Thames Valley - 3 £600 -
Sussex +3 2 £300 -14.28%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 647 (35.24%) Unix
2 634 (34.53%) Windows
3 418 (22.77%) Oracle
4 405 (22.06%) Security Cleared
5 382 (20.81%) Java
6 374 (20.37%) Red Hat
7 368 (20.04%) VMware
8 360 (19.61%) Python
9 359 (19.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 352 (19.17%) SQL
11 340 (18.52%) SC Cleared
12 323 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
13 240 (13.07%) Windows Server
14 230 (12.53%) Git (software)
15 229 (12.47%) Microsoft
16 227 (12.36%) Configuration Management
17 225 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 224 (12.20%) JavaScript
19 222 (12.09%) SAN
20 211 (11.49%) C++
21 204 (11.11%) Puppet
22 203 (11.06%) Perl
23 201 (10.95%) Data Centre
24 197 (10.73%) C
25 193 (10.51%) HTML
26 188 (10.24%) Software Engineering
27 186 (10.13%) Active Directory
27 186 (10.13%) DevOps
28 184 (10.02%) ITIL
29 181 (9.86%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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
1 125 (6.81%) Apache
2 111 (6.05%) Tomcat
3 105 (5.72%) WebSphere
4 100 (5.45%) JBoss
5 85 (4.63%) WebLogic
6 53 (2.89%) OpenStack
7 45 (2.45%) Node.js
8 44 (2.40%) Confluence
8 44 (2.40%) IIS
9 37 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
10 35 (1.91%) SharePoint
11 32 (1.74%) MS Exchange
12 30 (1.63%) SAS
13 29 (1.58%) nginx
14 28 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
15 22 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
16 18 (0.98%) Apache Solr
17 16 (0.87%) WordPress
18 10 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
18 10 (0.54%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 102 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.53%) MS Office
3 16 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.38%) MS Project
6 6 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Weka
8 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.054%) Simulink
8 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Magento
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.054%) assyst
6 1 (0.054%) BusinessWare
6 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.054%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.054%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.054%) Staffware
6 1 (0.054%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.054%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 153 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (1.47%) SaaS
5 24 (1.31%) IaaS
6 19 (1.03%) Office 365
7 18 (0.98%) PaaS
8 17 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.49%) Route 53
11 8 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.44%) GitHub
11 8 (0.44%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.44%) Google Tag Manager
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.22%) HP Helion
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 222 (12.09%) SAN
2 150 (8.17%) Firewall
3 124 (6.75%) HTTP
3 124 (6.75%) TCP/IP
4 115 (6.26%) DNS
5 86 (4.68%) SSL
6 68 (3.70%) LDAP
6 68 (3.70%) VPN
7 63 (3.43%) DHCP
8 58 (3.16%) Fibre Channel
9 55 (3.00%) Internet
10 52 (2.83%) WAN
11 51 (2.78%) LAN
12 48 (2.61%) NAS
13 36 (1.96%) SMTP
14 35 (1.91%) IPsec
15 33 (1.80%) Network Security
16 32 (1.74%) FTP
17 29 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
18 28 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (8.22%) MySQL
2 128 (6.97%) Oracle Database
3 111 (6.05%) Relational Database
4 94 (5.12%) SQL Server
5 85 (4.63%) DB2
6 80 (4.36%) NoSQL
7 77 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (2.56%) Big Data
9 40 (2.18%) MongoDB
10 39 (2.12%) Hadoop
10 39 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 36 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
11 36 (1.96%) RDBMS
12 33 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (0.93%) VLDB
16 15 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
17 13 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
18 12 (0.65%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 230 (12.53%) Git (software)
2 173 (9.42%) Subversion
3 168 (9.15%) Jenkins
4 97 (5.28%) JIRA
4 97 (5.28%) Maven
5 81 (4.41%) ClearCase
6 73 (3.98%) Ant
7 62 (3.38%) JUnit
8 51 (2.78%) GoogleTest
8 51 (2.78%) NUnit
9 42 (2.29%) Eclipse
10 38 (2.07%) CppUnit
11 31 (1.69%) TeamCity
12 29 (1.58%) SoapUI
12 29 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
12 29 (1.58%) Vagrant
13 28 (1.53%) Selenium
14 25 (1.36%) Cucumber
15 20 (1.09%) Gradle
16 19 (1.03%) RSpec
General
1 162 (8.82%) Finance
2 120 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.49%) Banking
4 46 (2.51%) Retail
5 25 (1.36%) Back Office
6 20 (1.09%) Marketing
7 14 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.65%) Publishing
9 11 (0.60%) Military
10 8 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.38%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.33%) Electronics
12 6 (0.33%) Legal
13 5 (0.27%) Advertising
13 5 (0.27%) Automotive
13 5 (0.27%) Billing
14 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.16%) Avionics
15 3 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 442 (24.07%) Developer
2 209 (11.38%) Administrator
3 179 (9.75%) Linux Engineer
4 136 (7.41%) Architect
5 126 (6.86%) Support Engineer
6 122 (6.64%) Analyst
7 116 (6.32%) Java Developer
8 115 (6.26%) Software Engineer
9 106 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
10 103 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 87 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 81 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
13 72 (3.92%) Unix Administrator
14 70 (3.81%) C++ Developer
15 69 (3.76%) Unix Engineer
16 63 (3.43%) Software Developer
17 58 (3.16%) Linux Developer
18 55 (3.00%) C Developer
19 51 (2.78%) Applications Support
19 51 (2.78%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (10.51%) HTML
2 169 (9.20%) CSS
3 146 (7.95%) Web Services
4 119 (6.48%) REST
5 110 (5.99%) Middleware
6 109 (5.94%) XML
7 100 (5.45%) JSON
8 97 (5.28%) HTML5
9 88 (4.79%) Spring
10 86 (4.68%) RESTful
11 58 (3.16%) Ruby on Rails
12 57 (3.10%) CSS3
13 56 (3.05%) jQuery
14 53 (2.89%) Ajax
14 53 (2.89%) LAMP
15 51 (2.78%) SOAP
16 49 (2.67%) .NET
17 48 (2.61%) Django
18 46 (2.51%) J2EE
19 40 (2.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 201 (10.95%) Data Centre
2 113 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (4.85%) Clustering
4 71 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 54 (2.94%) PKI
6 50 (2.72%) User Experience
7 41 (2.23%) iSeries
7 41 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 37 (2.02%) AS400
9 35 (1.91%) Derivative
10 31 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
11 30 (1.63%) EMC VMAX
12 29 (1.58%) HACMP
13 26 (1.42%) DTV
14 24 (1.31%) Cryptography
14 24 (1.31%) Replication
15 22 (1.20%) Smart Meter
16 21 (1.14%) Algorithms
17 20 (1.09%) Device Driver
17 20 (1.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 647 (35.24%) Unix
2 634 (34.53%) Windows
3 359 (19.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 240 (13.07%) Windows Server
5 175 (9.53%) AIX
6 156 (8.50%) Solaris
7 143 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 113 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 86 (4.68%) CentOS
10 67 (3.65%) Ubuntu
11 44 (2.40%) Oracle Linux
11 44 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (1.74%) Windows 7
13 28 (1.53%) HPUX
13 28 (1.53%) Mac OS X
14 25 (1.36%) SUSE
15 16 (0.87%) Debian
15 16 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
16 14 (0.76%) Android
17 11 (0.60%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (12.36%) Configuration Management
3 188 (10.24%) Software Engineering
4 186 (10.13%) DevOps
5 184 (10.02%) ITIL
6 146 (7.95%) Open Source
7 142 (7.73%) Scrum
8 141 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
9 129 (7.03%) Migration
10 122 (6.64%) Multithreading
11 103 (5.61%) Change Management
12 101 (5.50%) Project Management
13 98 (5.34%) OO
14 93 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 92 (5.01%) TDD
16 91 (4.96%) High Availability
17 83 (4.52%) MVC
18 81 (4.41%) UML
19 78 (4.25%) Automated Testing
20 75 (4.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 382 (20.81%) Java
2 360 (19.61%) Python
3 352 (19.17%) SQL
4 224 (12.20%) JavaScript
5 211 (11.49%) C++
6 203 (11.06%) Perl
7 197 (10.73%) C
8 164 (8.93%) Shell Script
9 161 (8.77%) Ruby
10 103 (5.61%) PHP
11 97 (5.28%) Bash Shell
12 85 (4.63%) PowerShell
13 76 (4.14%) C#
14 48 (2.61%) PL/SQL
15 41 (2.23%) Scala
16 37 (2.02%) Embedded C
17 35 (1.91%) Korn
18 23 (1.25%) VB
19 21 (1.14%) VBScript
20 16 (0.87%) AWK
Qualifications
1 405 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 340 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 107 (5.83%) Degree
4 65 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (2.61%) DV Cleared
7 41 (2.23%) ISTQB
8 35 (1.91%) CCNA
9 32 (1.74%) MCSE
10 30 (1.63%) MCSA
11 28 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (1.36%) ISEB
13 23 (1.25%) CCNP
14 20 (1.09%) CISSP
14 20 (1.09%) MCP
15 18 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 16 (0.87%) MCITP
17 15 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 13 (0.71%) RHCSA
19 12 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.98%) SLA
2 40 (2.18%) QA
3 25 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.65%) FedRAMP
5 11 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.38%) COBIT
7 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.22%) COSO
8 4 (0.22%) ISO27002
8 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.22%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.16%) RMADS
10 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.054%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 225 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 186 (10.13%) Active Directory
3 98 (5.34%) Hyper-V
4 56 (3.05%) vSphere
5 48 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 26 (1.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 26 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.25%) GlusterFS
7 23 (1.25%) NFS
8 20 (1.09%) Oracle Clusterware
8 20 (1.09%) XenApp
9 19 (1.03%) Docker
10 18 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (0.98%) Squid
10 18 (0.98%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.76%) qmail
12 13 (0.71%) Firmware
13 11 (0.60%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.54%) vCloud
15 9 (0.49%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 204 (11.11%) Puppet
2 130 (7.08%) Ansible
3 65 (3.54%) Nagios
4 60 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (2.51%) NetBackup
6 41 (2.23%) Tivoli
7 35 (1.91%) SCCM
8 33 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
9 30 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
10 29 (1.58%) Graphite
11 28 (1.53%) logstash
12 27 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 24 (1.31%) Cacti
13 24 (1.31%) SCOM
14 22 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 21 (1.14%) Oracle ZFS
16 19 (1.03%) QRadar
17 18 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
18 17 (0.93%) vRealize
19 16 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 418 (22.77%) Oracle
2 374 (20.37%) Red Hat
3 368 (20.04%) VMware
4 229 (12.47%) Microsoft
5 181 (9.86%) Cisco
6 175 (9.53%) IBM
7 130 (7.08%) HP
8 124 (6.75%) Citrix
9 100 (5.45%) Veritas
10 97 (5.28%) EMC
11 53 (2.89%) Google
12 48 (2.61%) NetApp
13 47 (2.56%) Juniper
14 42 (2.29%) Sun
15 32 (1.74%) Brocade
15 32 (1.74%) Remedy
16 30 (1.63%) F5
17 28 (1.53%) CA
18 26 (1.42%) CommVault
18 26 (1.42%) Dell
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £60 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 months contract
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £55 - £60 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £55 - £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £45 to £48 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
IT Talent Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £475 - £550+ per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago