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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 11 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 824 807 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.74% 8.27% 6.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.52% 34.92% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 464 304
Median daily rate £438 £383 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 34
Median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £35.00 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.73 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
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
1938 2311 2282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.90% 23.70% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1283 1162
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 201 233
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +4 281 £425 +9.67% 83
Berkshire +14 190 £435 +11.53% 76
Surrey -1 135 £450 +12.50% 73
Oxfordshire +18 72 £450 +46.34% 35
Buckinghamshire -7 42 £425 -5.55% 13
West Sussex -9 36 £360 +0.34% 4
East Sussex +23 27 £431 +38.95% 16
Middlesex -6 20 £375 +7.14% 2
Kent -11 5 £400 +14.28% 4
Sussex +4 2 £500 +48.14%
Thames Valley - 2 £700 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 555 (30.33%) Unix
2 504 (27.54%) Windows
3 436 (23.83%) Security Cleared
4 432 (23.61%) Java
5 407 (22.24%) Oracle
6 406 (22.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 381 (20.82%) Python
8 379 (20.71%) VMware
9 368 (20.11%) SC Cleared
10 354 (19.34%) SQL
11 342 (18.69%) Red Hat
12 317 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
13 288 (15.74%) Git (software)
14 268 (14.64%) DevOps
15 237 (12.95%) Puppet
16 233 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 231 (12.62%) Microsoft
18 222 (12.13%) Perl
18 222 (12.13%) Finance
19 214 (11.69%) Configuration Management
20 212 (11.58%) HTML
21 211 (11.53%) Jenkins
22 207 (11.31%) Subversion
23 205 (11.20%) Apache
24 201 (10.98%) MySQL
25 198 (10.82%) ITIL
25 198 (10.82%) Tomcat
25 198 (10.82%) Shell Script
26 194 (10.60%) JavaScript
27 182 (9.95%) 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
1 205 (11.20%) Apache
2 198 (10.82%) Tomcat
3 162 (8.85%) WebLogic
4 133 (7.27%) WebSphere
5 122 (6.67%) JBoss
6 47 (2.57%) WebSphere Application Server
7 37 (2.02%) nginx
8 33 (1.80%) Apache Spark
9 31 (1.69%) OpenStack
10 29 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
11 22 (1.20%) IIS
12 21 (1.15%) Confluence
13 20 (1.09%) Apache Pig
14 19 (1.04%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
15 15 (0.82%) MS Exchange
16 14 (0.77%) SharePoint
17 13 (0.71%) Jetty
18 12 (0.66%) Drupal
18 12 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 108 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.75%) MS Office
3 28 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.33%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) GIMP
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.38%) SAP hybris
5 5 (0.27%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.22%) assyst
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) Magento
9 1 (0.055%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.055%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.055%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.055%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 167 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (3.72%) IaaS
3 60 (3.28%) PaaS
4 56 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (2.13%) Amazon S3
6 28 (1.53%) SaaS
7 23 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
7 23 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.77%) GitHub
10 7 (0.38%) Bluemix
10 7 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.27%) Office 365
12 4 (0.22%) HP Helion
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 155 (8.47%) Firewall
2 146 (7.98%) SAN
3 102 (5.57%) TCP/IP
4 98 (5.36%) DNS
5 91 (4.97%) LDAP
6 89 (4.86%) SSL
7 86 (4.70%) HTTP
8 60 (3.28%) DHCP
8 60 (3.28%) VPN
9 58 (3.17%) WAN
10 56 (3.06%) Internet
11 53 (2.90%) LAN
12 52 (2.84%) Network Security
13 36 (1.97%) Fibre Channel
14 33 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (1.80%) IPsec
15 30 (1.64%) IPv6
15 30 (1.64%) NetScaler
16 29 (1.58%) SSH
17 27 (1.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (10.98%) MySQL
2 110 (6.01%) Oracle Database
3 107 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
4 77 (4.21%) SQL Server
5 75 (4.10%) NoSQL
6 74 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 68 (3.72%) MongoDB
8 67 (3.66%) Hadoop
9 57 (3.11%) Big Data
10 56 (3.06%) DB2
11 43 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
12 40 (2.19%) HBase
13 36 (1.97%) Apache Hive
14 32 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
15 30 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
17 26 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
18 24 (1.31%) Redis
19 23 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
20 19 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 288 (15.74%) Git (software)
2 211 (11.53%) Jenkins
3 207 (11.31%) Subversion
4 88 (4.81%) Maven
5 83 (4.54%) JIRA
6 77 (4.21%) JUnit
7 56 (3.06%) Eclipse
7 56 (3.06%) Selenium
8 43 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 41 (2.24%) Vagrant
10 40 (2.19%) Cucumber
11 39 (2.13%) Ant
12 38 (2.08%) ClearCase
13 31 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
14 29 (1.58%) NUnit
15 26 (1.42%) GoogleTest
15 26 (1.42%) Gradle
16 25 (1.37%) TeamCity
17 23 (1.26%) SoapUI
18 22 (1.20%) CppUnit
General
1 222 (12.13%) Finance
2 85 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 49 (2.68%) Retail
4 45 (2.46%) Banking
5 29 (1.58%) Marketing
6 20 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.09%) Military
6 20 (1.09%) Publishing
7 18 (0.98%) Electronics
8 11 (0.60%) Legal
9 10 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.55%) Front Office
9 10 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.38%) Advertising
10 7 (0.38%) Back Office
11 6 (0.33%) Billing
11 6 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.22%) Automotive
12 4 (0.22%) Law
13 3 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 424 (23.17%) Developer
2 190 (10.38%) Administrator
3 164 (8.96%) Architect
4 160 (8.74%) DevOps Engineer
5 147 (8.03%) Linux Engineer
6 135 (7.38%) Java Developer
7 109 (5.96%) Systems Administrator
8 101 (5.52%) Consultant
9 92 (5.03%) Software Engineer
10 84 (4.59%) Analyst
11 78 (4.26%) Linux Administrator
12 63 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
13 60 (3.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 57 (3.11%) Support Engineer
15 56 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 56 (3.06%) PHP Developer
16 51 (2.79%) Software Developer
17 47 (2.57%) Applications Support
18 45 (2.46%) C++ Developer
19 44 (2.40%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (11.58%) HTML
2 166 (9.07%) XML
3 157 (8.58%) CSS
4 147 (8.03%) Web Services
5 142 (7.76%) JSON
6 138 (7.54%) REST
7 125 (6.83%) Spring
8 116 (6.34%) Middleware
9 86 (4.70%) HTML5
10 83 (4.54%) LAMP
11 74 (4.04%) J2EE
12 69 (3.77%) jQuery
13 62 (3.39%) RESTful
14 61 (3.33%) Ajax
15 59 (3.22%) AngularJS
15 59 (3.22%) SOAP
16 52 (2.84%) JMS
17 50 (2.73%) .NET
18 41 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
19 40 (2.19%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.81%) Data Centre
2 75 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 70 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (3.61%) Clustering
5 47 (2.57%) Smart Meter
6 44 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 43 (2.35%) PKI
8 40 (2.19%) Algorithms
9 39 (2.13%) Private Cloud
10 30 (1.64%) Replication
11 29 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 28 (1.53%) Cryptography
13 25 (1.37%) Derivative
13 25 (1.37%) Visualisation
14 21 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
14 21 (1.15%) EMC VNX
15 19 (1.04%) STB
16 17 (0.93%) Public Cloud
17 16 (0.87%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.71%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 555 (30.33%) Unix
2 504 (27.54%) Windows
3 406 (22.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 133 (7.27%) AIX
4 133 (7.27%) Windows Server
5 129 (7.05%) Solaris
6 95 (5.19%) CentOS
7 84 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (3.66%) Ubuntu
9 59 (3.22%) Oracle Linux
10 51 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (1.69%) HPUX
11 31 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (1.53%) Mac OS X
13 27 (1.48%) Debian
14 23 (1.26%) Windows 10
15 22 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
16 13 (0.71%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.55%) SUSE
18 8 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (14.64%) DevOps
3 214 (11.69%) Configuration Management
4 198 (10.82%) ITIL
5 182 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
6 171 (9.34%) Software Engineering
7 155 (8.47%) Open Source
8 146 (7.98%) Scrum
9 142 (7.76%) Migration
10 101 (5.52%) TDD
11 98 (5.36%) OO
12 90 (4.92%) High Availability
12 90 (4.92%) Web Development
13 85 (4.64%) Project Management
14 73 (3.99%) Service Management
15 68 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
16 65 (3.55%) Multithreading
17 64 (3.50%) Automated Testing
18 61 (3.33%) MVC
18 61 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 432 (23.61%) Java
2 381 (20.82%) Python
3 354 (19.34%) SQL
4 222 (12.13%) Perl
5 198 (10.82%) Shell Script
6 194 (10.60%) JavaScript
7 171 (9.34%) C++
8 156 (8.52%) Ruby
9 149 (8.14%) C
10 143 (7.81%) Bash Shell
11 130 (7.10%) PHP
12 88 (4.81%) PowerShell
13 61 (3.33%) Scala
14 54 (2.95%) C#
15 38 (2.08%) PL/SQL
16 24 (1.31%) VBScript
17 17 (0.93%) Embedded C
18 15 (0.82%) Embedded C++
19 14 (0.77%) Go
19 14 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 436 (23.83%) Security Cleared
2 368 (20.11%) SC Cleared
3 109 (5.96%) Degree
4 103 (5.63%) DV Cleared
5 65 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (2.19%) ISTQB
7 38 (2.08%) CCNP
8 37 (2.02%) CCNA
9 32 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (1.42%) ISEB
10 26 (1.42%) RHCE
10 26 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (1.09%) CISSP
11 20 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 19 (1.04%) MCSE
13 15 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (0.66%) RHCSA
16 11 (0.60%) OCP
16 11 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.68%) QA
2 46 (2.51%) SLA
3 26 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.33%) COBIT
7 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.27%) COSO
8 5 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
8 5 (0.27%) SAS 70
9 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.11%) MISRA
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.055%) RMADS
System Software
1 233 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (7.98%) Active Directory
3 97 (5.30%) vSphere
4 69 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 60 (3.28%) Docker
6 39 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
7 38 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
9 32 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 29 (1.58%) VMware ESX
11 28 (1.53%) NFS
12 27 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
13 22 (1.20%) vCloud
14 18 (0.98%) HDFS
15 16 (0.87%) Apache Flume
16 13 (0.71%) KVM
17 12 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 12 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
17 12 (0.66%) Postfix
17 12 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 237 (12.95%) Puppet
2 163 (8.91%) Ansible
3 129 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (1.75%) SCCM
5 31 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 30 (1.64%) NetBackup
7 28 (1.53%) HP Data Protector
8 27 (1.48%) Nagios
9 25 (1.37%) Tivoli
10 22 (1.20%) SCOM
11 21 (1.15%) Packer
12 20 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
12 20 (1.09%) Oozie
12 20 (1.09%) OpenAM
12 20 (1.09%) OpenIDM
13 18 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 17 (0.93%) QRadar
14 17 (0.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 16 (0.87%) Oracle ZFS
15 16 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 407 (22.24%) Oracle
2 379 (20.71%) VMware
3 342 (18.69%) Red Hat
4 231 (12.62%) Microsoft
5 182 (9.95%) Cisco
6 137 (7.49%) IBM
7 128 (6.99%) HP
8 64 (3.50%) Citrix
8 64 (3.50%) EMC
9 54 (2.95%) Veritas
10 45 (2.46%) CheckPoint
11 41 (2.24%) Juniper
12 40 (2.19%) NetApp
13 35 (1.91%) SAP
14 34 (1.86%) F5
15 33 (1.80%) Sun
16 26 (1.42%) Dell
16 26 (1.42%) Google
17 25 (1.37%) Informatica
18 24 (1.31%) Brocade
Brighton, East Sussex
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £326 - £365 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £251 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
NDORMS, University of Oxford
Rate: From £24,298 to £28,982 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago