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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 15 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 861 789 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.03% 8.38% 5.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.08% 33.89% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 369 226
Average daily rate £398 £365 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.90% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 48
Average hourly rate £44.00 £38.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £30.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £46.50 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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
2096 2328 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.42% 24.72% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1138 929
Average daily rate £353 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.44% +0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 199 244
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 14 February 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 0 270 £375 +3.44% 75
Surrey +12 229 £425 +13.33% 86
Berkshire +6 212 £395 +5.33% 96
Oxfordshire +2 41 £420 +5.00% 37
Middlesex +12 33 £350 -6.66%
Buckinghamshire -5 30 £394 +12.50% 27
West Sussex +7 25 £333 +6.82% 13
Kent 0 13 £440 +17.33% 12
East Sussex -8 5 £400 +15.94% 23
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

1 645 (36.34%) Unix
2 625 (35.21%) Windows
3 430 (24.23%) Oracle
4 411 (23.15%) SQL
5 391 (22.03%) Java
6 358 (20.17%) Red Hat
7 341 (19.21%) Security Cleared
8 324 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
9 316 (17.80%) Python
10 308 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 304 (17.13%) VMware
12 287 (16.17%) JavaScript
13 279 (15.72%) SC Cleared
14 237 (13.35%) C
15 236 (13.30%) C++
16 213 (12.00%) Software Engineering
17 193 (10.87%) Microsoft
18 187 (10.54%) ITIL
18 187 (10.54%) Windows Server
19 181 (10.20%) Git (software)
19 181 (10.20%) Puppet
19 181 (10.20%) HTML
20 177 (9.97%) AIX
21 176 (9.92%) IBM
22 170 (9.58%) Perl
22 170 (9.58%) Finance
23 168 (9.46%) Data Centre
24 167 (9.41%) Configuration Management
25 163 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
26 162 (9.13%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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
1 139 (7.83%) Apache
2 126 (7.10%) WebSphere
3 117 (6.59%) Tomcat
4 109 (6.14%) JBoss
5 92 (5.18%) WebLogic
6 62 (3.49%) Node.js
7 51 (2.87%) WebSphere Application Server
8 43 (2.42%) IIS
8 43 (2.42%) SAS
9 31 (1.75%) SharePoint
10 28 (1.58%) OpenStack
11 23 (1.30%) nginx
11 23 (1.30%) WebSphere Process Server
12 20 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (1.01%) Confluence
13 18 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
14 16 (0.90%) MS Exchange
15 14 (0.79%) Drupal
15 14 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 72 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.41%) MS Office
2 25 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.62%) MS Project
5 10 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) Simulink
7 2 (0.11%) GIMP
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.056%) Weka
Business Applications
1 17 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.17%) Magento
4 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.056%) BusinessWare
6 1 (0.056%) Endur
6 1 (0.056%) Maximo
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.056%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.056%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.056%) Staffware
6 1 (0.056%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 133 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.07%) SaaS
5 16 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 13 (0.73%) IaaS
7 10 (0.56%) Office 365
7 10 (0.56%) Route 53
8 9 (0.51%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.51%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
10 7 (0.39%) GitHub
11 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.34%) PaaS
11 6 (0.34%) SoftLayer
12 5 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.23%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 156 (8.79%) SAN
2 143 (8.06%) Firewall
3 113 (6.37%) TCP/IP
4 108 (6.08%) DNS
5 103 (5.80%) HTTP
6 85 (4.79%) LDAP
7 75 (4.23%) VPN
8 64 (3.61%) SSL
9 56 (3.15%) LAN
10 53 (2.99%) Internet
11 48 (2.70%) DHCP
11 48 (2.70%) WAN
12 40 (2.25%) FTP
12 40 (2.25%) SMTP
13 37 (2.08%) SSH
14 35 (1.97%) NAS
15 33 (1.86%) Network Security
16 32 (1.80%) Wireless
17 30 (1.69%) VLAN
18 27 (1.52%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (7.55%) MySQL
2 129 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 120 (6.76%) SQL Server
4 115 (6.48%) DB2
5 99 (5.58%) NoSQL
6 88 (4.96%) Relational Database
7 71 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 60 (3.38%) MongoDB
10 49 (2.76%) Hadoop
10 49 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
11 38 (2.14%) Big Data
12 31 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
13 30 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
14 29 (1.63%) Neo4j
15 28 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (1.52%) RDBMS
17 22 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
17 22 (1.24%) IBM InfoSphere
18 19 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 181 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 149 (8.39%) Subversion
3 141 (7.94%) Jenkins
4 114 (6.42%) ClearCase
5 85 (4.79%) JIRA
6 79 (4.45%) Maven
7 71 (4.00%) Ant
8 61 (3.44%) NUnit
9 60 (3.38%) GoogleTest
10 43 (2.42%) CppUnit
11 41 (2.31%) ClearQuest
12 40 (2.25%) Eclipse
13 39 (2.20%) JUnit
14 35 (1.97%) Cucumber
15 34 (1.92%) TeamCity
16 30 (1.69%) Introscope
17 28 (1.58%) Vagrant
18 24 (1.35%) Selenium
19 23 (1.30%) SoapUI
20 20 (1.13%) RSpec
General
1 170 (9.58%) Finance
2 132 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 40 (2.25%) Banking
4 35 (1.97%) Retail
5 25 (1.41%) Military
6 19 (1.07%) Back Office
7 11 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.62%) Publishing
7 11 (0.62%) Spanish Language
8 9 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.45%) Marketing
10 7 (0.39%) Billing
10 7 (0.39%) Electronics
10 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.23%) Legal
13 3 (0.17%) Games
14 2 (0.11%) Advertising
14 2 (0.11%) Automotive
14 2 (0.11%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 492 (27.72%) Developer
2 165 (9.30%) Administrator
3 158 (8.90%) Linux Engineer
4 143 (8.06%) Analyst
5 117 (6.59%) Software Engineer
6 108 (6.08%) Architect
6 108 (6.08%) Java Developer
7 101 (5.69%) Support Engineer
8 86 (4.85%) C++ Developer
9 82 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
10 76 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
11 73 (4.11%) Linux Administrator
12 68 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 67 (3.77%) Unix Engineer
14 65 (3.66%) C Developer
15 58 (3.27%) Applications Support
15 58 (3.27%) Consultant
15 58 (3.27%) DBA
15 58 (3.27%) Software Developer
16 52 (2.93%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (10.20%) HTML
2 148 (8.34%) CSS
3 132 (7.44%) Web Services
4 115 (6.48%) Middleware
5 114 (6.42%) XML
6 107 (6.03%) REST
7 86 (4.85%) jQuery
8 79 (4.45%) JSON
9 72 (4.06%) Spring
10 57 (3.21%) HTML5
11 55 (3.10%) RESTful
12 53 (2.99%) J2EE
13 44 (2.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 44 (2.48%) LAMP
14 43 (2.42%) SOAP
14 43 (2.42%) STL
15 42 (2.37%) Java EE
16 41 (2.31%) Express
17 40 (2.25%) Ajax
17 40 (2.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 168 (9.46%) Data Centre
2 132 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.39%) User Experience
4 76 (4.28%) Clustering
5 53 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 45 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 41 (2.31%) iSeries
8 40 (2.25%) Derivative
9 38 (2.14%) HACMP
10 37 (2.08%) AS400
10 37 (2.08%) PKI
11 35 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
12 26 (1.46%) DTV
13 25 (1.41%) Device Driver
13 25 (1.41%) STB
14 20 (1.13%) Smart Meter
14 20 (1.13%) Statistics
15 18 (1.01%) Cryptography
16 15 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 645 (36.34%) Unix
2 625 (35.21%) Windows
3 308 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 187 (10.54%) Windows Server
5 177 (9.97%) AIX
6 133 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 125 (7.04%) Solaris
8 100 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 85 (4.79%) CentOS
10 58 (3.27%) Ubuntu
11 48 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 42 (2.37%) Oracle Linux
13 41 (2.31%) Mac OS X
14 39 (2.20%) HPUX
15 31 (1.75%) Windows 7
16 25 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
17 24 (1.35%) SUSE
18 19 (1.07%) Windows XP
19 18 (1.01%) Windows 8
20 15 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (12.00%) Software Engineering
3 187 (10.54%) ITIL
4 167 (9.41%) Configuration Management
5 154 (8.68%) OO
6 137 (7.72%) Multithreading
7 133 (7.49%) DevOps
8 118 (6.65%) OOD
9 113 (6.37%) Scrum
10 109 (6.14%) Project Management
11 106 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
11 106 (5.97%) Migration
12 104 (5.86%) Open Source
13 93 (5.24%) High Availability
14 92 (5.18%) MVC
15 91 (5.13%) UML
16 84 (4.73%) TDD
17 81 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
18 76 (4.28%) Change Management
18 76 (4.28%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 411 (23.15%) SQL
2 391 (22.03%) Java
3 316 (17.80%) Python
4 287 (16.17%) JavaScript
5 237 (13.35%) C
6 236 (13.30%) C++
7 170 (9.58%) Perl
8 162 (9.13%) Shell Script
9 133 (7.49%) Ruby
10 104 (5.86%) PHP
11 99 (5.58%) Bash Shell
12 76 (4.28%) PowerShell
13 69 (3.89%) PL/SQL
14 46 (2.59%) C#
15 38 (2.14%) Embedded C
16 29 (1.63%) Korn
17 14 (0.79%) VB
18 13 (0.73%) AWK
18 13 (0.73%) T-SQL
19 12 (0.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 341 (19.21%) Security Cleared
2 279 (15.72%) SC Cleared
3 99 (5.58%) Degree
4 56 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (2.76%) DV Cleared
6 38 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (1.69%) CCNA
8 27 (1.52%) CISSP
9 21 (1.18%) ISTQB
10 20 (1.13%) MCSE
11 18 (1.01%) CCNP
11 18 (1.01%) MCSA
11 18 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (0.90%) MCP
13 15 (0.85%) ISEB
14 12 (0.68%) CCSE
14 12 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.56%) GCIH
16 10 (0.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.00%) SLA
2 33 (1.86%) QA
3 23 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (0.90%) FedRAMP
6 9 (0.51%) COBIT
7 5 (0.28%) COSO
7 5 (0.28%) SAS 70
8 4 (0.23%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 163 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 71 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 41 (2.31%) vSphere
5 27 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 25 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.07%) Docker
8 18 (1.01%) NFS
9 16 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.85%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.79%) Squid
12 13 (0.73%) Oracle Clusterware
12 13 (0.73%) qmail
12 13 (0.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 13 (0.73%) XenApp
13 8 (0.45%) Firmware
13 8 (0.45%) GlusterFS
13 8 (0.45%) KVM
13 8 (0.45%) Xen
14 6 (0.34%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 181 (10.20%) Puppet
2 79 (4.45%) Ansible
3 64 (3.61%) Nagios
4 42 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (2.37%) Tivoli
5 33 (1.86%) SCCM
6 29 (1.63%) Graphite
7 28 (1.58%) logstash
8 26 (1.46%) SCOM
9 25 (1.41%) CA Wily
10 23 (1.30%) Cacti
10 23 (1.30%) NetBackup
11 20 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
13 17 (0.96%) vRealize
13 17 (0.96%) WSUS
14 15 (0.85%) Ganglia
14 15 (0.85%) ZABBIX
15 14 (0.79%) collectd
16 13 (0.73%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 430 (24.23%) Oracle
2 358 (20.17%) Red Hat
3 304 (17.13%) VMware
4 193 (10.87%) Microsoft
5 176 (9.92%) IBM
6 154 (8.68%) Cisco
7 109 (6.14%) Citrix
8 101 (5.69%) HP
9 65 (3.66%) EMC
10 46 (2.59%) Veritas
11 42 (2.37%) Juniper
12 40 (2.25%) CA
13 37 (2.08%) Sun
14 35 (1.97%) CheckPoint
15 34 (1.92%) Remedy
16 29 (1.63%) SAP
17 27 (1.52%) NetApp
18 26 (1.46%) Brocade
18 26 (1.46%) F5
18 26 (1.46%) Splunk
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £225 - £300 Per Day Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £369 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £199 - £251 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £320 - £451 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £575 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Coded People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Jenrick IT
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Yoh
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago