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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 760 940 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.81% 9.85% 7.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.40% 39.12% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 562 435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £279 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 70 29
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.18% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £21.08 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £48.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +1.35%
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
1674 2403 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.60% 25.18% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1355 1292
Median daily rate £358 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 238 223
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +1 265 £438 +12.90% 67
Berkshire +6 141 £445 +11.25% 69
Surrey -1 130 £425 - 63
Buckinghamshire -1 65 £408 -0.36% 11
Oxfordshire +6 58 £463 +37.03% 24
West Sussex 0 45 £364 +5.81% 11
Middlesex -5 20 £375 +7.14%
East Sussex -1 14 £300 -7.69% 15
Kent -2 10 - - 2
Thames Valley - 2 £700 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 540 (32.39%) Windows
2 490 (29.39%) Unix
3 402 (24.12%) VMware
4 379 (22.74%) Security Cleared
5 369 (22.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 357 (21.42%) Java
7 341 (20.46%) Red Hat
8 334 (20.04%) Oracle
9 317 (19.02%) Python
10 303 (18.18%) SC Cleared
11 301 (18.06%) SQL
12 284 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
13 258 (15.48%) Puppet
14 243 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 243 (14.58%) Git (software)
15 226 (13.56%) DevOps
16 212 (12.72%) Microsoft
17 204 (12.24%) JavaScript
18 202 (12.12%) Perl
19 199 (11.94%) Apache
20 197 (11.82%) Finance
21 190 (11.40%) Cisco
22 183 (10.98%) Jenkins
23 179 (10.74%) HTML
24 176 (10.56%) C++
25 173 (10.38%) ITIL
25 173 (10.38%) Subversion
26 172 (10.32%) Configuration Management
27 169 (10.14%) Tomcat
28 162 (9.72%) SAN

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
1 199 (11.94%) Apache
2 169 (10.14%) Tomcat
3 132 (7.92%) WebLogic
4 119 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 100 (6.00%) JBoss
6 50 (3.00%) nginx
7 42 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
8 40 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 34 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 30 (1.80%) Apache Spark
11 28 (1.68%) OpenStack
12 22 (1.32%) IIS
13 21 (1.26%) Apache Pig
14 20 (1.20%) Apache Solr
15 19 (1.14%) Drupal
16 17 (1.02%) Jetty
16 17 (1.02%) SharePoint
17 12 (0.72%) Confluence
17 12 (0.72%) MS Exchange
18 11 (0.66%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 86 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.22%) MS Office
3 24 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.36%) MS Project
5 6 (0.36%) Simulink
6 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) GIMP
8 1 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.48%) Fredhopper
3 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.42%) SAP hybris
5 6 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.30%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.12%) assyst
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
9 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.060%) Exstream
9 1 (0.060%) Maximo
9 1 (0.060%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.060%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.060%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 154 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (5.82%) IaaS
3 85 (5.10%) PaaS
4 52 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (2.40%) Amazon S3
6 31 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (1.62%) SaaS
8 26 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (1.32%) GitHub
10 21 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.24%) Bluemix
13 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.24%) Office 365
14 3 (0.18%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 162 (9.72%) SAN
2 135 (8.10%) Firewall
3 105 (6.30%) TCP/IP
4 92 (5.52%) DNS
5 85 (5.10%) LDAP
6 78 (4.68%) SSL
7 69 (4.14%) LAN
8 67 (4.02%) HTTP
9 63 (3.78%) VPN
10 58 (3.48%) WAN
11 54 (3.24%) Internet
12 41 (2.46%) FTP
12 41 (2.46%) Network Security
13 40 (2.40%) VoIP
14 38 (2.28%) NAS
14 38 (2.28%) SSH
15 36 (2.16%) DHCP
16 34 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (1.62%) NetScaler
18 25 (1.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (9.06%) MySQL
2 105 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
3 82 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 77 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 77 (4.62%) SQL Server
5 75 (4.50%) MongoDB
6 72 (4.32%) Hadoop
7 65 (3.90%) Big Data
8 60 (3.60%) Oracle Database
9 46 (2.76%) DB2
10 36 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
11 35 (2.10%) HBase
12 33 (1.98%) Apache Hive
13 28 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
15 25 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
15 25 (1.50%) Redis
16 24 (1.44%) CouchDB
17 23 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
17 23 (1.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 243 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 183 (10.98%) Jenkins
3 173 (10.38%) Subversion
4 58 (3.48%) JIRA
4 58 (3.48%) Maven
5 56 (3.36%) JUnit
6 44 (2.64%) Ant
7 40 (2.40%) Selenium
8 37 (2.22%) Eclipse
9 30 (1.80%) Gradle
10 29 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (1.68%) Cucumber
12 26 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
13 25 (1.50%) NUnit
13 25 (1.50%) Vagrant
14 24 (1.44%) GoogleTest
14 24 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
15 23 (1.38%) ClearCase
15 23 (1.38%) Hudson
16 22 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 197 (11.82%) Finance
2 83 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.10%) Marketing
4 31 (1.86%) Banking
5 30 (1.80%) Retail
6 24 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.32%) Electronics
8 20 (1.20%) Publishing
9 16 (0.96%) Military
10 15 (0.90%) Law
10 15 (0.90%) Legal
11 10 (0.60%) Back Office
11 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.42%) Billing
14 6 (0.36%) Advertising
15 5 (0.30%) Front Office
15 5 (0.30%) Japanese Language
16 4 (0.24%) Games
16 4 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 371 (22.26%) Developer
2 180 (10.80%) Administrator
3 146 (8.76%) Linux Engineer
4 136 (8.16%) Architect
5 131 (7.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 117 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
7 102 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 89 (5.34%) Consultant
9 86 (5.16%) Linux Administrator
10 84 (5.04%) Software Engineer
11 74 (4.44%) Analyst
12 67 (4.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 60 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
14 50 (3.00%) PHP Developer
15 49 (2.94%) C++ Developer
16 46 (2.76%) Applications Support
17 45 (2.70%) Support Engineer
18 43 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 41 (2.46%) Infrastructure Architect
20 40 (2.40%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (10.74%) HTML
2 139 (8.34%) CSS
2 139 (8.34%) XML
3 108 (6.48%) Web Services
4 103 (6.18%) Middleware
4 103 (6.18%) Spring
5 101 (6.06%) REST
6 94 (5.64%) JSON
7 75 (4.50%) J2EE
8 64 (3.84%) jQuery
8 64 (3.84%) LAMP
9 61 (3.66%) AngularJS
10 55 (3.30%) HTML5
11 48 (2.88%) Node.js
12 44 (2.64%) SOAP
13 43 (2.58%) JMS
14 40 (2.40%) RESTful
15 39 (2.34%) STL
16 38 (2.28%) Ajax
17 35 (2.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 136 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 59 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.24%) Clustering
4 52 (3.12%) Computer Science
5 47 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 32 (1.92%) Smart Meter
7 26 (1.56%) EMC VNX
7 26 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.50%) Private Cloud
9 24 (1.44%) Mainframe
10 22 (1.32%) Derivative
10 22 (1.32%) Visualisation
11 19 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
12 18 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 17 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
13 17 (1.02%) Replication
14 15 (0.90%) User Experience
15 14 (0.84%) EMC VMAX
16 12 (0.72%) PKI
16 12 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 540 (32.39%) Windows
2 490 (29.39%) Unix
3 369 (22.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 127 (7.62%) Solaris
5 117 (7.02%) AIX
6 116 (6.96%) CentOS
6 116 (6.96%) Windows Server
7 69 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (4.02%) Ubuntu
9 49 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
11 32 (1.92%) Debian
12 26 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (1.26%) Android
13 21 (1.26%) HPUX
14 20 (1.20%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.20%) Windows 10
15 17 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
16 14 (0.84%) SUSE
17 12 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (13.56%) DevOps
3 173 (10.38%) ITIL
4 172 (10.32%) Configuration Management
5 162 (9.72%) Software Engineering
6 143 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
7 142 (8.52%) Scrum
8 128 (7.68%) Migration
9 121 (7.26%) Open Source
10 111 (6.66%) OO
11 106 (6.36%) High Availability
12 93 (5.58%) Web Development
13 91 (5.46%) Performance Tuning
14 87 (5.22%) Project Management
14 87 (5.22%) TDD
15 85 (5.10%) Service Management
16 68 (4.08%) MVC
17 64 (3.84%) Business Intelligence
18 54 (3.24%) UML
19 53 (3.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 357 (21.42%) Java
2 317 (19.02%) Python
3 301 (18.06%) SQL
4 204 (12.24%) JavaScript
5 202 (12.12%) Perl
6 176 (10.56%) C++
7 160 (9.60%) Shell Script
8 139 (8.34%) Ruby
9 138 (8.28%) Bash Shell
9 138 (8.28%) C
10 103 (6.18%) PHP
11 64 (3.84%) PowerShell
12 43 (2.58%) Scala
13 39 (2.34%) C#
14 26 (1.56%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.90%) Go
16 14 (0.84%) Korn
17 11 (0.66%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.66%) XPath
18 10 (0.60%) Rust
Qualifications
1 379 (22.74%) Security Cleared
2 303 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 92 (5.52%) Degree
4 90 (5.40%) DV Cleared
5 43 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (2.10%) CCNP
7 26 (1.56%) CCNA
8 25 (1.50%) RHCE
9 23 (1.38%) ISTQB
9 23 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (1.14%) CISSP
11 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (0.96%) ISEB
13 15 (0.90%) MCSE
13 15 (0.90%) RHCSA
14 12 (0.72%) AWS Certification
15 9 (0.54%) BC Cleared
16 8 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.36%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.52%) QA
2 27 (1.62%) SLA
3 26 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.54%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.24%) COSO
7 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.24%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.060%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.060%) RMADS
9 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 243 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 119 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 104 (6.24%) vSphere
4 77 (4.62%) Docker
5 48 (2.88%) Hyper-V
6 43 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (2.40%) vCloud
9 33 (1.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 27 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
11 24 (1.44%) NFS
12 21 (1.26%) VMware ESX
13 20 (1.20%) HDFS
14 19 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (1.02%) Apache Flume
15 17 (1.02%) Samba
16 13 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 13 (0.78%) KVM
17 12 (0.72%) Veritas File System
17 12 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 258 (15.48%) Puppet
2 158 (9.48%) Opscode Chef
3 155 (9.30%) Ansible
4 35 (2.10%) SCCM
5 32 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 27 (1.62%) Nagios
7 22 (1.32%) NetBackup
7 22 (1.32%) Tivoli
8 21 (1.26%) Oozie
8 21 (1.26%) Packer
9 20 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 19 (1.14%) vRealize
11 18 (1.08%) SCOM
12 17 (1.02%) OpenAM
12 17 (1.02%) OpenIDM
12 17 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 15 (0.90%) QRadar
14 14 (0.84%) Ambari
14 14 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
14 14 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 402 (24.12%) VMware
2 341 (20.46%) Red Hat
3 334 (20.04%) Oracle
4 212 (12.72%) Microsoft
5 190 (11.40%) Cisco
6 108 (6.48%) IBM
7 86 (5.16%) HP
8 61 (3.66%) EMC
8 61 (3.66%) NetApp
9 60 (3.60%) Citrix
10 50 (3.00%) Veritas
11 40 (2.40%) SAP
12 37 (2.22%) Juniper
13 33 (1.98%) Sun
14 32 (1.92%) CheckPoint
15 23 (1.38%) Splunk
16 22 (1.32%) Symantec
17 21 (1.26%) F5
17 21 (1.26%) Informatica
17 21 (1.26%) Zend
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