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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 780 585 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.76% 6.30% 6.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.58% 25.70% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 292 275
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £254 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 40
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.35 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
2394 2276 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.81% 24.50% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1284 1143 1061
Average daily rate £358 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 230 240
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 +2 212 £380 +8.57% 51
Surrey +10 182 £375 +3.44% 60
Berkshire +3 161 £400 +14.28% 71
Buckinghamshire +31 83 £463 +37.03% 12
West Sussex +3 46 £368 +26.72% 14
Oxfordshire +1 39 £350 - 34
Middlesex +1 30 £350 -3.44%
Kent +11 21 £350 -26.31% 17
East Sussex -13 4 £288 -4.16% 12
Isle of Wight - 4 £250 -
Sussex - 2 £325 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 555 (36.13%) Windows
2 526 (34.24%) UNIX
3 390 (25.39%) Oracle
4 333 (21.68%) SQL
5 311 (20.25%) Security Cleared
6 288 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 288 (18.75%) VMware
7 283 (18.42%) Java
8 258 (16.80%) SC Cleared
9 254 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
10 226 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 209 (13.61%) Python
12 198 (12.89%) Microsoft
13 192 (12.50%) Perl
14 186 (12.11%) Software Engineering
15 183 (11.91%) HTML
16 182 (11.85%) C++
17 178 (11.59%) C
17 178 (11.59%) Solaris
18 175 (11.39%) JavaScript
19 174 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 169 (11.00%) Apache
21 167 (10.87%) Git (software)
22 165 (10.74%) Firewall
23 162 (10.55%) SAN
24 155 (10.09%) Puppet
25 154 (10.03%) Shell Script
26 150 (9.77%) Cisco
27 147 (9.57%) Finance
28 142 (9.24%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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
1 169 (11.00%) Apache
2 94 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 91 (5.92%) WebLogic
4 88 (5.73%) WebSphere
5 73 (4.75%) JBoss
6 52 (3.39%) IIS
7 31 (2.02%) MS Exchange
8 28 (1.82%) SAS
9 26 (1.69%) SharePoint
9 26 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
10 18 (1.17%) OpenStack
11 17 (1.11%) Drupal
12 15 (0.98%) nginx
12 15 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
14 12 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 12 (0.78%) WordPress
15 11 (0.72%) GlassFish
16 10 (0.65%) Confluence
17 9 (0.59%) Lync
Applications
1 89 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.99%) MS Office
3 22 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.33%) MS Project
7 4 (0.26%) GIMP
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (1.37%) Maximo
2 20 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
3 15 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.65%) Magento
5 4 (0.26%) Endur
5 4 (0.26%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 118 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (1.24%) IaaS
5 18 (1.17%) PaaS
6 14 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.91%) SaaS
7 12 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.59%) SoftLayer
10 8 (0.52%) Sumo Logic
10 8 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.52%) Heroku
10 8 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.39%) Office 365
12 5 (0.33%) GitHub
13 3 (0.20%) HP Helion
14 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 165 (10.74%) Firewall
2 162 (10.55%) SAN
3 127 (8.27%) TCP/IP
4 107 (6.97%) DNS
5 77 (5.01%) HTTP
6 75 (4.88%) WAN
7 74 (4.82%) LAN
8 69 (4.49%) VPN
9 66 (4.30%) LDAP
10 62 (4.04%) Internet
11 56 (3.65%) SSL
12 52 (3.39%) Wireless
13 50 (3.26%) Network Security
14 42 (2.73%) DHCP
15 39 (2.54%) IPsec
16 37 (2.41%) SSH
17 36 (2.34%) SNMP
17 36 (2.34%) FTP
18 34 (2.21%) NAS
19 31 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (8.92%) MySQL
2 114 (7.42%) SQL Server
3 113 (7.36%) Oracle Database
4 86 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
5 79 (5.14%) DB2
5 79 (5.14%) Relational Database
6 49 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 34 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 29 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 26 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
11 20 (1.30%) Big Data
12 19 (1.24%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.24%) PowerCenter
13 15 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
13 15 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 11 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 167 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 139 (9.05%) Jenkins
3 127 (8.27%) Subversion
4 66 (4.30%) Maven
5 45 (2.93%) Ant
6 37 (2.41%) Cucumber
7 36 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (2.28%) Eclipse
9 34 (2.21%) JIRA
10 28 (1.82%) ClearCase
11 27 (1.76%) GoogleTest
12 26 (1.69%) JUnit
13 22 (1.43%) Selenium
14 21 (1.37%) NUnit
15 20 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (1.11%) CppUnit
16 17 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
17 16 (1.04%) TeamCity
18 15 (0.98%) PHPUnit
19 14 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 147 (9.57%) Finance
2 109 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 38 (2.47%) Banking
4 32 (2.08%) Military
5 18 (1.17%) Retail
6 15 (0.98%) Electronics
7 13 (0.85%) Back Office
8 11 (0.72%) Marketing
9 9 (0.59%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.46%) Billing
10 7 (0.46%) Publishing
10 7 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.39%) Games
12 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.26%) Legal
12 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Avionics
15 1 (0.065%) French Language
Job Titles
1 347 (22.59%) Developer
2 147 (9.57%) Administrator
3 122 (7.94%) Analyst
4 104 (6.77%) Software Engineer
5 89 (5.79%) Architect
6 82 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
7 79 (5.14%) Consultant
8 71 (4.62%) Java Developer
9 60 (3.91%) Linux Administrator
10 55 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 51 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
12 49 (3.19%) DBA
12 49 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 48 (3.13%) C++ Developer
14 45 (2.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 44 (2.86%) PHP Developer
16 40 (2.60%) Support Engineer
17 37 (2.41%) Oracle Developer
18 34 (2.21%) Network Engineer
19 31 (2.02%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (11.91%) HTML
2 119 (7.75%) CSS
3 108 (7.03%) Web Services
4 101 (6.58%) XML
5 85 (5.53%) Middleware
6 65 (4.23%) jQuery
7 57 (3.71%) .NET
8 55 (3.58%) J2EE
9 49 (3.19%) REST
10 44 (2.86%) Spring
10 44 (2.86%) Ajax
11 42 (2.73%) JSON
11 42 (2.73%) HTML5
12 40 (2.60%) SOAP
13 36 (2.34%) JMS
14 34 (2.21%) JSP
15 32 (2.08%) LAMP
16 29 (1.89%) RESTful
17 26 (1.69%) STL
18 25 (1.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 133 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 116 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (6.51%) Clustering
4 63 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 55 (3.58%) PKI
6 41 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 39 (2.54%) AS400
8 38 (2.47%) Client/Server
9 35 (2.28%) iSeries
10 28 (1.82%) Replication
11 24 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
12 22 (1.43%) DataPower
13 20 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
14 19 (1.24%) Visualisation
14 19 (1.24%) Statistics
15 18 (1.17%) Mainframe
16 17 (1.11%) HACMP
17 16 (1.04%) Device Driver
17 16 (1.04%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 555 (36.13%) Windows
2 526 (34.24%) UNIX
3 226 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 178 (11.59%) Solaris
5 131 (8.53%) AIX
6 91 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (3.26%) CentOS
9 37 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (2.21%) Mac OS X
11 30 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
11 30 (1.95%) Windows 7
12 24 (1.56%) HPUX
13 21 (1.37%) Android
14 20 (1.30%) Ubuntu
15 19 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
16 18 (1.17%) SUSE
17 15 (0.98%) Windows 8
18 10 (0.65%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (12.11%) Software Engineering
3 142 (9.24%) Configuration Management
4 128 (8.33%) DevOps
5 123 (8.01%) OO
6 120 (7.81%) Migration
7 115 (7.49%) ITIL
8 111 (7.23%) Scrum
9 107 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
10 95 (6.18%) UML
10 95 (6.18%) Performance Tuning
11 91 (5.92%) Project Management
12 82 (5.34%) Multithreading
13 72 (4.69%) Web Development
14 70 (4.56%) TDD
15 62 (4.04%) OOD
16 58 (3.78%) Change Management
16 58 (3.78%) Open Source
17 51 (3.32%) Load Balancing
18 50 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 333 (21.68%) SQL
2 283 (18.42%) Java
3 209 (13.61%) Python
4 192 (12.50%) Perl
5 182 (11.85%) C++
6 178 (11.59%) C
7 175 (11.39%) JavaScript
8 154 (10.03%) Shell Script
9 120 (7.81%) PHP
10 95 (6.18%) Bash Shell
11 83 (5.40%) Ruby
12 75 (4.88%) PowerShell
13 50 (3.26%) C#
14 40 (2.60%) PL/SQL
15 36 (2.34%) Korn
16 22 (1.43%) Embedded C
17 18 (1.17%) Embedded C++
18 14 (0.91%) VB
19 13 (0.85%) Scala
20 10 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 311 (20.25%) Security Cleared
2 258 (16.80%) SC Cleared
3 99 (6.45%) Degree
4 61 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.95%) CCNP
8 27 (1.76%) CCNA
9 26 (1.69%) ISEB
10 22 (1.43%) ISTQB
11 18 (1.17%) RHCE
12 17 (1.11%) CISSP
13 16 (1.04%) MCSE
13 16 (1.04%) IBM Certification
13 16 (1.04%) MCITP
14 15 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 13 (0.85%) HND
16 11 (0.72%) MCSA
17 10 (0.65%) MCP
17 10 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.39%) SLA
2 39 (2.54%) QA
3 17 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.59%) COBIT
6 8 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.20%) COSO
9 1 (0.065%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.065%) WAI
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 174 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.13%) vSphere
4 34 (2.21%) VMware ESX
5 30 (1.95%) Hyper-V
6 29 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 19 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (1.11%) Docker
9 15 (0.98%) Oracle Clusterware
9 15 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 15 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.85%) NFS
11 12 (0.78%) Postfix
12 11 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 10 (0.65%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.65%) Veritas File System
13 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.65%) iptables
14 9 (0.59%) XenApp
15 8 (0.52%) Samba
Systems Management
1 155 (10.09%) Puppet
2 58 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (2.86%) Tivoli
4 40 (2.60%) Nagios
5 39 (2.54%) Vagrant
6 33 (2.15%) Ansible
7 28 (1.82%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 24 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 23 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
11 20 (1.30%) SCOM
11 20 (1.30%) Cacti
12 19 (1.24%) SCCM
13 16 (1.04%) Data Guard
14 13 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
15 10 (0.65%) SELinux
15 10 (0.65%) Control-M
15 10 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.65%) OpenView
16 9 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 390 (25.39%) Oracle
2 288 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 288 (18.75%) VMware
3 198 (12.89%) Microsoft
4 150 (9.77%) Cisco
5 120 (7.81%) IBM
6 93 (6.05%) HP
7 82 (5.34%) Citrix
8 53 (3.45%) Veritas
9 52 (3.39%) Sun
10 51 (3.32%) Juniper
11 44 (2.86%) EMC
12 38 (2.47%) SAP
13 35 (2.28%) Symantec
14 28 (1.82%) CheckPoint
15 27 (1.76%) Informatica
16 26 (1.69%) NetApp
16 26 (1.69%) McAfee
17 23 (1.50%) 3PAR
18 22 (1.43%) Dell
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