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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 1023 783 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.46% 8.31% 7.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.98% 32.80% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 435 328
Median daily rate £413 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 29
Median hourly rate £44.00 £39.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% -7.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £17.10 £24.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2225 2387 2301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.93% 25.33% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1257 1129
Median daily rate £380 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £484 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 246 209
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.83 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.72% +6.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +5 343 £390 +5.30% 78
Surrey +11 227 £450 +12.50% 73
Berkshire +5 191 £450 +12.50% 65
Buckinghamshire +7 73 £305 -27.16% 12
Oxfordshire -3 58 £475 +15.15% 22
West Sussex -6 53 £365 +0.68% 6
East Sussex +22 26 £350 +16.66% 15
Kent +21 25 £450 -12.62% 6
Middlesex -9 16 £350 - 1
Thames Valley - 3 £600 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 636 (31.33%) Unix
2 616 (30.34%) Windows
3 481 (23.69%) Oracle
4 472 (23.25%) Security Cleared
5 461 (22.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 450 (22.17%) Python
7 431 (21.23%) Java
8 419 (20.64%) VMware
9 407 (20.05%) SC Cleared
10 390 (19.21%) Red Hat
11 352 (17.34%) SQL
12 323 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
13 268 (13.20%) Git (software)
14 264 (13.00%) Microsoft
15 261 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 257 (12.66%) Perl
17 253 (12.46%) ITIL
17 253 (12.46%) DevOps
18 252 (12.41%) SAN
19 246 (12.12%) Configuration Management
20 241 (11.87%) Puppet
21 216 (10.64%) Finance
22 214 (10.54%) Software Engineering
23 213 (10.49%) Windows Server
24 209 (10.30%) C
25 207 (10.20%) Data Centre
26 204 (10.05%) Active Directory
26 204 (10.05%) Subversion
27 199 (9.80%) C++
28 198 (9.75%) Cisco

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
1 160 (7.88%) Tomcat
2 150 (7.39%) Apache
3 118 (5.81%) JBoss
4 112 (5.52%) WebLogic
5 109 (5.37%) WebSphere
6 59 (2.91%) OpenStack
7 47 (2.32%) Confluence
8 37 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 31 (1.53%) MS Exchange
10 28 (1.38%) IIS
11 25 (1.23%) SharePoint
12 24 (1.18%) nginx
12 24 (1.18%) SAS
13 22 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
14 20 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (0.84%) WordPress
16 15 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.59%) Apache Spark
18 11 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
19 9 (0.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 112 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.77%) MS Office
3 19 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) MS Project
6 2 (0.099%) GIMP
6 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.099%) SPSS
6 2 (0.099%) Weka
7 1 (0.049%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.099%) assyst
6 2 (0.099%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.049%) BusinessWare
7 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.049%) Magento
7 1 (0.049%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.049%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.049%) Staffware
7 1 (0.049%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.049%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 142 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.72%) SaaS
4 33 (1.63%) IaaS
5 32 (1.58%) PaaS
6 30 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (0.89%) Amazon S3
8 15 (0.74%) Office 365
9 11 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
9 11 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (0.34%) Bluemix
11 7 (0.34%) GitHub
11 7 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.30%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.20%) HP Helion
13 4 (0.20%) Route 53
14 3 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 252 (12.41%) SAN
2 182 (8.97%) Firewall
3 136 (6.70%) TCP/IP
4 120 (5.91%) DNS
5 119 (5.86%) HTTP
6 108 (5.32%) SSL
7 93 (4.58%) LDAP
8 79 (3.89%) Fibre Channel
9 76 (3.74%) DHCP
10 75 (3.69%) VPN
11 60 (2.96%) WAN
12 56 (2.76%) Internet
13 54 (2.66%) IPsec
14 53 (2.61%) LAN
14 53 (2.61%) NAS
15 51 (2.51%) Network Security
16 49 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (1.53%) IPv6
18 26 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
19 25 (1.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (8.77%) MySQL
2 123 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 106 (5.22%) SQL Server
4 104 (5.12%) Relational Database
5 96 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
6 69 (3.40%) DB2
7 62 (3.05%) NoSQL
8 47 (2.32%) Hadoop
9 45 (2.22%) Big Data
10 37 (1.82%) MongoDB
11 34 (1.67%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (1.28%) VLDB
14 24 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
15 23 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (1.03%) HBase
17 20 (0.99%) OLTP
18 19 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
18 19 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 268 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 204 (10.05%) Subversion
3 195 (9.61%) Jenkins
4 102 (5.02%) JIRA
5 98 (4.83%) Maven
6 78 (3.84%) JUnit
7 69 (3.40%) ClearCase
8 68 (3.35%) Ant
9 54 (2.66%) Eclipse
10 52 (2.56%) Vagrant
11 50 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
12 48 (2.36%) GoogleTest
12 48 (2.36%) NUnit
13 37 (1.82%) CppUnit
13 37 (1.82%) Selenium
14 28 (1.38%) SoapUI
15 27 (1.33%) TeamCity
16 25 (1.23%) Cucumber
17 20 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 19 (0.94%) Gradle
General
1 216 (10.64%) Finance
2 114 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 72 (3.55%) Banking
4 48 (2.36%) Retail
5 21 (1.03%) Marketing
6 17 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 15 (0.74%) Legal
8 13 (0.64%) Military
9 12 (0.59%) Back Office
10 11 (0.54%) Publishing
11 10 (0.49%) Front Office
12 9 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.39%) Automotive
14 7 (0.34%) Advertising
14 7 (0.34%) Electronics
15 5 (0.25%) Billing
16 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.15%) Games
17 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 448 (22.07%) Developer
2 238 (11.72%) Administrator
3 175 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
4 169 (8.33%) Architect
5 137 (6.75%) Java Developer
6 133 (6.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 131 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
8 115 (5.67%) Software Engineer
9 113 (5.57%) Analyst
10 106 (5.22%) Support Engineer
11 93 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 90 (4.43%) Linux Administrator
13 85 (4.19%) Unix Administrator
14 73 (3.60%) Unix Engineer
15 69 (3.40%) Consultant
15 69 (3.40%) Software Developer
16 62 (3.05%) C++ Developer
17 59 (2.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 55 (2.71%) Applications Support
18 55 (2.71%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (9.36%) HTML
2 164 (8.08%) CSS
3 154 (7.59%) XML
4 149 (7.34%) Web Services
5 142 (7.00%) REST
6 123 (6.06%) JSON
7 112 (5.52%) Middleware
8 109 (5.37%) HTML5
9 107 (5.27%) Spring
10 77 (3.79%) RESTful
11 72 (3.55%) LAMP
12 68 (3.35%) CSS3
13 67 (3.30%) SOAP
14 64 (3.15%) Ajax
14 64 (3.15%) Ruby on Rails
15 60 (2.96%) Django
16 58 (2.86%) jQuery
17 53 (2.61%) .NET
18 52 (2.56%) J2EE
19 46 (2.27%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 207 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 109 (5.37%) Clustering
3 100 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (4.73%) Computer Science
5 71 (3.50%) PKI
6 51 (2.51%) Algorithms
7 48 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 46 (2.27%) Cryptography
9 38 (1.87%) Derivative
10 37 (1.82%) Smart Meter
11 34 (1.67%) EMC VMAX
11 34 (1.67%) Private Cloud
12 31 (1.53%) EMC VNX
13 28 (1.38%) Replication
14 27 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
15 26 (1.28%) AS400
15 26 (1.28%) Digital TV
16 25 (1.23%) Visualisation
17 24 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
17 24 (1.18%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 636 (31.33%) Unix
2 616 (30.34%) Windows
3 461 (22.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 213 (10.49%) Windows Server
5 180 (8.87%) Solaris
6 165 (8.13%) AIX
7 130 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 105 (5.17%) CentOS
9 97 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 75 (3.69%) Ubuntu
11 67 (3.30%) Oracle Linux
12 46 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (2.12%) HPUX
14 34 (1.67%) Mac OS X
15 32 (1.58%) Windows 7
16 26 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
17 24 (1.18%) Windows 10
18 22 (1.08%) Debian
19 17 (0.84%) SUSE
20 14 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (12.46%) DevOps
2 253 (12.46%) ITIL
3 246 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 214 (10.54%) Software Engineering
5 188 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
6 172 (8.47%) Scrum
7 163 (8.03%) Open Source
8 134 (6.60%) Migration
9 119 (5.86%) Project Management
10 115 (5.67%) High Availability
11 107 (5.27%) Multithreading
12 102 (5.02%) TDD
13 93 (4.58%) Change Management
14 86 (4.24%) Automated Testing
14 86 (4.24%) UML
15 83 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 82 (4.04%) OO
17 75 (3.69%) Integration Testing
18 71 (3.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 450 (22.17%) Python
2 431 (21.23%) Java
3 352 (17.34%) SQL
4 257 (12.66%) Perl
5 209 (10.30%) C
6 199 (9.80%) C++
7 182 (8.97%) Shell Script
8 178 (8.77%) Ruby
9 176 (8.67%) JavaScript
10 140 (6.90%) Bash Shell
11 116 (5.71%) PHP
12 96 (4.73%) PowerShell
13 79 (3.89%) C#
14 60 (2.96%) Scala
15 36 (1.77%) Embedded C
16 34 (1.67%) PL/SQL
17 30 (1.48%) VBScript
18 27 (1.33%) Korn
19 25 (1.23%) VB
20 19 (0.94%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 472 (23.25%) Security Cleared
2 407 (20.05%) SC Cleared
3 130 (6.40%) Degree
4 90 (4.43%) DV Cleared
5 87 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (2.51%) CCNA
8 42 (2.07%) CCNP
8 42 (2.07%) ISTQB
8 42 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (1.38%) MCSE
10 25 (1.23%) CISSP
10 25 (1.23%) ISEB
11 21 (1.03%) RHCE
12 19 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 18 (0.89%) MCSA
13 18 (0.89%) RHCSA
14 16 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.69%) MCITP
15 14 (0.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.84%) SLA
2 51 (2.51%) QA
3 34 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.64%) FIPS 140-2
6 10 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.44%) FedRAMP
8 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.25%) COBIT
9 5 (0.25%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.20%) COSO
10 4 (0.20%) DO-178B
10 4 (0.20%) ISO27002
10 4 (0.20%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.15%) RMADS
11 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.099%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.099%) MISRA
13 1 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 261 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 204 (10.05%) Active Directory
3 103 (5.07%) Hyper-V
4 94 (4.63%) vSphere
5 70 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 65 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
7 44 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
8 40 (1.97%) Docker
9 39 (1.92%) VMware ESX
10 38 (1.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 37 (1.82%) NFS
12 28 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
13 27 (1.33%) GlusterFS
13 27 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (1.03%) XenApp
15 18 (0.89%) Oracle Clusterware
16 14 (0.69%) Firmware
16 14 (0.69%) vCloud
17 13 (0.64%) Squid
18 12 (0.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 241 (11.87%) Puppet
2 150 (7.39%) Ansible
3 106 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (2.91%) Nagios
5 56 (2.76%) NetBackup
6 41 (2.02%) Tivoli
7 39 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
8 38 (1.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 37 (1.82%) SCCM
10 33 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
11 32 (1.58%) Oracle ZFS
12 27 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
13 24 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 21 (1.03%) SCOM
15 19 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
16 17 (0.84%) Netcool
16 17 (0.84%) ZABBIX
17 16 (0.79%) QRadar
18 15 (0.74%) Cacti
19 14 (0.69%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 481 (23.69%) Oracle
2 419 (20.64%) VMware
3 390 (19.21%) Red Hat
4 264 (13.00%) Microsoft
5 198 (9.75%) Cisco
6 175 (8.62%) IBM
7 155 (7.64%) HP
8 132 (6.50%) Veritas
9 120 (5.91%) EMC
10 102 (5.02%) Citrix
11 66 (3.25%) NetApp
12 61 (3.00%) Juniper
13 55 (2.71%) Sun
14 52 (2.56%) Google
15 51 (2.51%) Brocade
16 49 (2.41%) F5
17 33 (1.63%) CheckPoint
18 32 (1.58%) StorageTek
19 29 (1.43%) Remedy
20 24 (1.18%) Symantec
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