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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 26 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 565 540 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.09% 6.17% 4.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.17% 25.34% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 278 249
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 39
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £17.50 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.96% -
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
2245 2131 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.22% 24.37% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 1068 923
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 £165 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 234 249
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 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 16 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 16 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 +6 164 £361 -5.55% 59
Berkshire -1 156 £350 - 79
Surrey -4 106 £368 -5.16% 79
Buckinghamshire -2 31 £350 +45.83% 21
Middlesex +12 30 £369 +5.35% 1
Oxfordshire -17 20 £475 +26.66% 26
West Sussex +3 17 £305 -23.75% 9
East Sussex -9 13 £381 +52.19% 7
Kent -8 10 £475 -5.00% 15
Home Counties - 4 £413 - 1
M4 Corridor +7 3 - -
Thames Valley +4 1 £450 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 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 (34.83%) Windows
2 400 (33.33%) UNIX
3 270 (22.50%) Java
4 253 (21.08%) Oracle
5 243 (20.25%) SQL
6 232 (19.33%) Red Hat
7 205 (17.08%) VMware
8 203 (16.92%) Security Cleared
9 195 (16.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 190 (15.83%) MySQL
11 185 (15.42%) C
11 185 (15.42%) Apache
12 179 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
12 179 (14.92%) Software Engineering
13 170 (14.17%) Microsoft
14 168 (14.00%) JavaScript
15 151 (12.58%) HTML
16 148 (12.33%) SC Cleared
17 140 (11.67%) PHP
18 137 (11.42%) C++
19 127 (10.58%) Perl
20 126 (10.50%) Python
21 123 (10.25%) HP
22 121 (10.08%) Cisco
23 119 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
24 118 (9.83%) Solaris
25 114 (9.50%) CSS
26 112 (9.33%) SAN
26 112 (9.33%) Telecoms
27 109 (9.08%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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
1 185 (15.42%) Apache
2 70 (5.83%) IIS
3 68 (5.67%) WebLogic
4 54 (4.50%) Tomcat
5 48 (4.00%) WebSphere
6 27 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 22 (1.83%) MS Exchange
8 21 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 21 (1.75%) Drupal
9 20 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 19 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (1.58%) CMS
11 11 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.83%) Apache Pig
13 9 (0.75%) WordPress
14 8 (0.67%) nginx
14 8 (0.67%) SAS
15 7 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
16 6 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
17 5 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 76 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.92%) 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 (0.083%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.083%) SPSS
6 1 (0.083%) Maya
Business Applications
1 21 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.25%) Misys Midas
5 3 (0.25%) AWD
5 3 (0.25%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.083%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.083%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.83%) IaaS
3 20 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.58%) SaaS
5 15 (1.25%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (0.92%) Office 365
8 9 (0.75%) PaaS
9 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.42%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.33%) GitHub
12 2 (0.17%) Force.com
12 2 (0.17%) Heroku
12 2 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.083%) Route 53
13 1 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 112 (9.33%) SAN
2 100 (8.33%) Firewall
3 89 (7.42%) DNS
4 83 (6.92%) TCP/IP
5 68 (5.67%) Internet
6 56 (4.67%) LDAP
7 51 (4.25%) SSL
8 41 (3.42%) DHCP
9 37 (3.08%) HTTP
10 35 (2.92%) WAN
11 33 (2.75%) DVB
12 32 (2.67%) NAS
13 31 (2.58%) HTTPS
13 31 (2.58%) LAN
14 27 (2.25%) VPN
15 26 (2.17%) FTP
16 24 (2.00%) Network Security
16 24 (2.00%) iSCSI
17 23 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
18 19 (1.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (15.83%) MySQL
2 89 (7.42%) SQL Server
3 79 (6.58%) Oracle Database
4 57 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (3.83%) Relational Database
6 38 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 35 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (2.83%) DB2
9 24 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 22 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.75%) NoSQL
12 16 (1.33%) Big Data
12 16 (1.33%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.25%) SQLPlus
14 13 (1.08%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.83%) Apache Hive
16 10 (0.83%) DTS
17 9 (0.75%) HBase
18 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 84 (7.00%) Subversion
2 83 (6.92%) Jenkins
3 80 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 59 (4.92%) ClearCase
5 54 (4.50%) Maven
6 39 (3.25%) Ant
7 33 (2.75%) Eclipse
8 25 (2.08%) RSpec
9 21 (1.75%) Selenium
10 20 (1.67%) JUnit
11 18 (1.50%) JIRA
12 10 (0.83%) Rational Rose
12 10 (0.83%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.75%) Mockito
13 9 (0.75%) Hudson
14 8 (0.67%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.67%) Gradle
14 8 (0.67%) NetBeans
14 8 (0.67%) Mercurial
14 8 (0.67%) CppUnit
General
1 112 (9.33%) Telecoms
2 97 (8.08%) Finance
3 34 (2.83%) Retail
4 20 (1.67%) Electronics
5 18 (1.50%) Marketing
6 15 (1.25%) Aerospace
7 14 (1.17%) Military
7 14 (1.17%) Banking
8 12 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.58%) Games
10 6 (0.50%) Legal
11 5 (0.42%) Automotive
12 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.083%) Back Office
13 1 (0.083%) Publishing
13 1 (0.083%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.083%) Billing
13 1 (0.083%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 276 (23.00%) Developer
2 129 (10.75%) Software Engineer
3 89 (7.42%) Analyst
4 79 (6.58%) Administrator
5 77 (6.42%) Consultant
6 69 (5.75%) Architect
7 62 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 62 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
8 59 (4.92%) Java Developer
9 43 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 42 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
11 39 (3.25%) PHP Developer
12 36 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
13 33 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
14 31 (2.58%) DBA
15 28 (2.33%) Test Analyst
15 28 (2.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 28 (2.33%) Test Engineer
15 28 (2.33%) Linux Administrator
16 26 (2.17%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (12.58%) HTML
2 114 (9.50%) CSS
3 108 (9.00%) Web Services
4 79 (6.58%) jQuery
5 67 (5.58%) XML
6 59 (4.92%) .NET
7 58 (4.83%) LAMP
8 57 (4.75%) SOAP
9 54 (4.50%) Middleware
10 51 (4.25%) Ajax
11 47 (3.92%) Spring
12 46 (3.83%) JSP
13 44 (3.67%) J2EE
14 42 (3.50%) HTML5
15 38 (3.17%) POSIX
16 36 (3.00%) ASP.NET
17 28 (2.33%) Hibernate
18 25 (2.08%) REST
19 22 (1.83%) CSS3
20 21 (1.75%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.83%) Open Source
2 90 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.33%) DTV
4 39 (3.25%) Embedded Systems
5 38 (3.17%) Clustering
6 34 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.42%) STB
8 26 (2.17%) Computer Science
9 25 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.58%) PKI
11 16 (1.33%) HACMP
12 15 (1.25%) User Experience
13 14 (1.17%) Device Driver
14 13 (1.08%) Mathematics
14 13 (1.08%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.92%) Physics
15 11 (0.92%) DataPower
16 9 (0.75%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.75%) EPoS
17 8 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 418 (34.83%) Windows
2 400 (33.33%) UNIX
3 195 (16.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 119 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (9.83%) Solaris
6 85 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 82 (6.83%) AIX
8 49 (4.08%) CentOS
9 48 (4.00%) Android
10 47 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (2.83%) Oracle Linux
12 33 (2.75%) Windows XP
13 29 (2.42%) HPUX
14 24 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
15 23 (1.92%) Windows 7
16 21 (1.75%) Ubuntu
17 20 (1.67%) Debian
17 20 (1.67%) Apple iOS
18 18 (1.50%) SUSE
18 18 (1.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
1 179 (14.92%) Software Engineering
2 106 (8.83%) ITIL
3 100 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 79 (6.58%) DevOps
5 75 (6.25%) Scrum
6 63 (5.25%) OO
6 63 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (5.17%) UML
7 62 (5.17%) SOA
8 48 (4.00%) Migration
9 46 (3.83%) TDD
10 44 (3.67%) E-Commerce
11 41 (3.42%) MVC
11 41 (3.42%) Web Development
11 41 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
12 40 (3.33%) Project Management
13 39 (3.25%) Multithreading
14 38 (3.17%) Workflow
15 33 (2.75%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 270 (22.50%) Java
2 243 (20.25%) SQL
3 185 (15.42%) C
4 168 (14.00%) JavaScript
5 140 (11.67%) PHP
6 137 (11.42%) C++
7 127 (10.58%) Perl
8 126 (10.50%) Python
9 103 (8.58%) Shell Script
10 79 (6.58%) Bash Shell
11 63 (5.25%) Ruby
12 45 (3.75%) Korn
13 40 (3.33%) PL/SQL
14 37 (3.08%) PowerShell
15 27 (2.25%) VB
16 26 (2.17%) C#
16 26 (2.17%) Embedded C
17 16 (1.33%) PHP5
18 14 (1.17%) AWK
19 13 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 203 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 148 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 74 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (5.33%) Degree
5 63 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (3.58%) DV Cleared
7 40 (3.33%) CCNA
8 39 (3.25%) ISTQB
9 37 (3.08%) MCSE
10 30 (2.50%) CISSP
11 26 (2.17%) MCITP
12 24 (2.00%) MCP
13 22 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 20 (1.67%) CCNP
15 13 (1.08%) MCSA
15 13 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (0.92%) RHCE
16 11 (0.92%) CEH
17 10 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (0.83%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 15 (1.25%) 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 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.083%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.083%) JTAG
5 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
System Software
1 109 (9.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (9.00%) Active Directory
3 39 (3.25%) NFS
4 38 (3.17%) vSphere
5 23 (1.92%) vCloud
5 23 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (1.50%) Snort
7 17 (1.42%) Hyper-V
8 16 (1.33%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.25%) Xen
10 13 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.00%) KVM
12 11 (0.92%) Sendmail
12 11 (0.92%) Nmap
12 11 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
13 10 (0.83%) Squid
13 10 (0.83%) Postfix
13 10 (0.83%) UAG
14 8 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 96 (8.00%) Puppet
2 34 (2.83%) Tivoli
3 32 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (2.58%) Vagrant
5 25 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 25 (2.08%) SCCM
6 24 (2.00%) Nessus
6 24 (2.00%) Nagios
7 18 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 16 (1.33%) Cobbler
10 14 (1.17%) WSUS
11 13 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 12 (1.00%) YUM
13 9 (0.75%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 9 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
14 8 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
15 6 (0.50%) nmon
16 5 (0.42%) Ansible
Vendors
1 253 (21.08%) Oracle
2 232 (19.33%) Red Hat
3 205 (17.08%) VMware
4 170 (14.17%) Microsoft
5 123 (10.25%) HP
6 121 (10.08%) Cisco
7 102 (8.50%) IBM
8 63 (5.25%) EMC
9 56 (4.67%) Citrix
10 36 (3.00%) Sun
11 34 (2.83%) NetApp
12 33 (2.75%) Juniper
13 27 (2.25%) Veritas
14 20 (1.67%) Zend
15 19 (1.58%) SAP
16 18 (1.50%) JBoss
16 18 (1.50%) Dell
16 18 (1.50%) CheckPoint
17 17 (1.42%) McAfee
18 13 (1.08%) Sybase
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + quote
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + quote
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £510 per day DOE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Rate: £24,000 + 20% Shift Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
KH Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £330.00 - £358.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £642.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago