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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 22 33
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 807 631 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.02% 6.48% 5.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.50% 26.38% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 279 224
Average daily rate
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£385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £283 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 50 44
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £17.50 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
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
2483 2392 1831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.68% 24.57% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1167 849
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 242 252
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.24 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +3 304 £373 +6.48% 80
Berkshire +16 171 £395 +15.75% 76
Surrey -3 111 £408 +8.66% 72
Oxfordshire +21 93 £384 +18.99% 35
Buckinghamshire -4 47 £410 +26.15% 11
West Sussex -15 21 £340 -1.44% 11
East Sussex +11 19 £300 - 30
Kent -7 17 £519 +12.16% 17
Middlesex -3 14 £298 -27.43% 2
Home Counties +6 1 £450 -
Sussex 0 1 £350 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 530 (33.40%) UNIX
2 528 (33.27%) Windows
3 379 (23.88%) Security Cleared
4 313 (19.72%) SC Cleared
5 307 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
6 293 (18.46%) Red Hat
7 288 (18.15%) Java
8 277 (17.45%) Oracle
9 266 (16.76%) VMware
10 258 (16.26%) SQL
11 246 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 237 (14.93%) Python
13 226 (14.24%) Microsoft
14 215 (13.55%) Configuration Management
15 207 (13.04%) JavaScript
16 201 (12.67%) Software Engineering
17 198 (12.48%) C
17 198 (12.48%) C++
17 198 (12.48%) HTML
18 193 (12.16%) Jenkins
19 190 (11.97%) Puppet
20 184 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
21 180 (11.34%) Perl
21 180 (11.34%) Firewall
22 177 (11.15%) Subversion
23 170 (10.71%) Web Services
24 169 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
25 166 (10.46%) Git (software)
26 165 (10.40%) Cisco
27 162 (10.21%) Apache

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 162 (10.21%) Apache
2 92 (5.80%) WebLogic
3 82 (5.17%) WebSphere
4 75 (4.73%) Tomcat
5 40 (2.52%) IIS
6 39 (2.46%) JBoss
6 39 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 36 (2.27%) MS Exchange
8 29 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 28 (1.76%) OpenStack
9 28 (1.76%) Node.js
10 26 (1.64%) Confluence
11 24 (1.51%) SharePoint
12 19 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
13 15 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (0.76%) nginx
14 12 (0.76%) Drupal
14 12 (0.76%) CMS
15 10 (0.63%) SAS
15 10 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 97 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.46%) MS Office
3 15 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) SPSS
6 3 (0.19%) MS Project
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.44%) Magento
2 7 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
5 3 (0.19%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.19%) Maximo
5 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.063%) Endur
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 149 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 26 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (1.13%) Heroku
6 16 (1.01%) Amazon S3
7 15 (0.95%) PaaS
7 15 (0.95%) IaaS
8 12 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (0.69%) SaaS
10 10 (0.63%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.38%) Office 365
14 2 (0.13%) HP Helion
15 1 (0.063%) Route 53
15 1 (0.063%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 180 (11.34%) Firewall
2 156 (9.83%) SAN
3 127 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 116 (7.31%) DNS
5 110 (6.93%) Internet
6 72 (4.54%) VPN
7 68 (4.28%) Network Security
8 66 (4.16%) WAN
9 57 (3.59%) LAN
10 55 (3.47%) HTTP
11 54 (3.40%) VLAN
12 53 (3.34%) SSL
13 50 (3.15%) LDAP
14 43 (2.71%) NAS
15 40 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
16 36 (2.27%) VoIP
17 34 (2.14%) IPsec
18 31 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
19 30 (1.89%) Wireless
20 28 (1.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (8.25%) MySQL
2 106 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (4.28%) Oracle Database
4 52 (3.28%) SQL Server
5 46 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (2.77%) Relational Database
7 32 (2.02%) MongoDB
8 31 (1.95%) DB2
9 28 (1.76%) NoSQL
10 26 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (1.32%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.32%) Big Data
12 20 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.13%) Ingres
14 13 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 8 (0.50%) InterSystems Cache
17 8 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 193 (12.16%) Jenkins
2 177 (11.15%) Subversion
3 166 (10.46%) Git (software)
4 76 (4.79%) Ant
5 72 (4.54%) ClearCase
6 58 (3.65%) Maven
7 54 (3.40%) NUnit
8 52 (3.28%) CppUnit
8 52 (3.28%) GoogleTest
9 51 (3.21%) Cucumber
9 51 (3.21%) JUnit
10 47 (2.96%) Selenium
11 46 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 41 (2.58%) JIRA
13 30 (1.89%) CruiseControl
14 26 (1.64%) ClearQuest
15 24 (1.51%) TeamCity
16 23 (1.45%) Mockito
17 20 (1.26%) Gerrit
17 20 (1.26%) Eclipse
General
1 110 (6.93%) Finance
2 99 (6.24%) Telecoms
3 23 (1.45%) Banking
4 22 (1.39%) Retail
5 19 (1.20%) Publishing
6 16 (1.01%) Marketing
7 13 (0.82%) Electronics
8 11 (0.69%) Back Office
8 11 (0.69%) Military
9 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.32%) Games
12 4 (0.25%) Front Office
13 2 (0.13%) German Language
13 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.063%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.063%) French Language
14 1 (0.063%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 394 (24.83%) Developer
2 107 (6.74%) Software Engineer
3 106 (6.68%) Administrator
4 89 (5.61%) Architect
4 89 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
5 88 (5.55%) Analyst
6 85 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 81 (5.10%) Java Developer
8 72 (4.54%) Linux Engineer
9 70 (4.41%) Consultant
10 62 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
11 54 (3.40%) Support Engineer
12 49 (3.09%) Network Engineer
12 49 (3.09%) Linux Administrator
13 38 (2.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 38 (2.39%) PHP Developer
14 34 (2.14%) Software Developer
15 32 (2.02%) Web Developer
16 29 (1.83%) Senior Developer
17 27 (1.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (12.48%) HTML
2 170 (10.71%) Web Services
3 137 (8.63%) XML
4 131 (8.25%) CSS
5 77 (4.85%) jQuery
6 76 (4.79%) Spring
7 71 (4.47%) J2EE
7 71 (4.47%) HTML5
8 70 (4.41%) JSON
9 64 (4.03%) REST
10 63 (3.97%) .NET
11 60 (3.78%) SOAP
12 57 (3.59%) Middleware
13 56 (3.53%) RESTful
14 51 (3.21%) Ajax
15 44 (2.77%) LAMP
16 40 (2.52%) Hibernate
16 40 (2.52%) JSP
17 39 (2.46%) Motif
18 31 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (6.30%) Open Source
3 59 (3.72%) Clustering
4 47 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 41 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 38 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.21%) PKI
8 27 (1.70%) User Experience
9 23 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 23 (1.45%) HACMP
9 23 (1.45%) Device Driver
10 22 (1.39%) Derivative
11 19 (1.20%) Replication
12 16 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
14 13 (0.82%) iPhone
14 13 (0.82%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.76%) iSeries
16 10 (0.63%) Smart Meter
16 10 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 530 (33.40%) UNIX
2 528 (33.27%) Windows
3 246 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 139 (8.76%) Solaris
5 114 (7.18%) AIX
6 90 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (4.60%) CentOS
8 50 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (2.71%) Mac OS X
9 43 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (2.65%) Windows 7
11 36 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
12 31 (1.95%) Android
13 28 (1.76%) Ubuntu
14 27 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
15 26 (1.64%) Apple iOS
16 25 (1.58%) SUSE
17 21 (1.32%) HPUX
18 18 (1.13%) Windows XP
19 17 (1.07%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (13.55%) Configuration Management
3 201 (12.67%) Software Engineering
4 184 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
5 156 (9.83%) Scrum
6 139 (8.76%) OO
7 131 (8.25%) DevOps
8 117 (7.37%) TDD
9 95 (5.99%) Migration
9 95 (5.99%) ITIL
10 94 (5.92%) UML
11 88 (5.55%) Project Management
12 85 (5.36%) Web Development
13 73 (4.60%) Multithreading
14 68 (4.28%) OOD
15 63 (3.97%) SOA
16 60 (3.78%) Analytics
17 58 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
17 58 (3.65%) BDD
18 55 (3.47%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 288 (18.15%) Java
2 258 (16.26%) SQL
3 237 (14.93%) Python
4 207 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 198 (12.48%) C
5 198 (12.48%) C++
6 180 (11.34%) Perl
7 158 (9.96%) Shell Script
8 118 (7.44%) PHP
9 104 (6.55%) PowerShell
10 94 (5.92%) Ruby
11 86 (5.42%) Bash Shell
12 55 (3.47%) C#
13 34 (2.14%) Korn
14 31 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.58%) Embedded C
16 20 (1.26%) Embedded C++
17 19 (1.20%) Objective-C
18 18 (1.13%) XPath
19 17 (1.07%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 379 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 313 (19.72%) SC Cleared
3 95 (5.99%) DV Cleared
4 75 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (4.28%) Degree
6 64 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (2.84%) CCNA
8 38 (2.39%) MCSE
9 29 (1.83%) MCITP
10 24 (1.51%) ISTQB
10 24 (1.51%) MCP
11 23 (1.45%) ISEB
11 23 (1.45%) CISSP
12 19 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 18 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (1.01%) CCNP
15 15 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (0.82%) RHCE
17 11 (0.69%) MCSA
17 11 (0.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.21%) QA
2 26 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.45%) SLA
4 6 (0.38%) WCAG
5 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.25%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) COSO
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 169 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (8.07%) Active Directory
3 60 (3.78%) vSphere
4 34 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 31 (1.95%) Firmware
6 27 (1.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 26 (1.64%) NFS
8 21 (1.32%) Samba
9 20 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (1.07%) VMware ESX
11 15 (0.95%) Docker
12 12 (0.76%) Postfix
12 12 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 11 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (0.63%) VirtualBox
14 10 (0.63%) iptables
15 9 (0.57%) GPFS
15 9 (0.57%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.57%) Snort
16 8 (0.50%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 190 (11.97%) Puppet
2 62 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (2.90%) Vagrant
4 37 (2.33%) Nagios
5 31 (1.95%) Tivoli
6 30 (1.89%) SCCM
7 25 (1.58%) NetBackup
8 22 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (1.32%) FortiGate
10 19 (1.20%) Ansible
11 13 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
11 13 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 12 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
13 11 (0.69%) Nessus
14 10 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 9 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
15 9 (0.57%) Data Guard
16 8 (0.50%) OpenView
16 8 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 293 (18.46%) Red Hat
2 277 (17.45%) Oracle
3 266 (16.76%) VMware
4 226 (14.24%) Microsoft
5 165 (10.40%) Cisco
6 134 (8.44%) HP
7 113 (7.12%) IBM
8 68 (4.28%) Veritas
9 61 (3.84%) CheckPoint
10 56 (3.53%) Sun
11 51 (3.21%) Citrix
12 48 (3.02%) Juniper
12 48 (3.02%) NetApp
13 40 (2.52%) F5
14 35 (2.21%) EMC
15 30 (1.89%) Dell
15 30 (1.89%) McAfee
16 22 (1.39%) SAP
17 21 (1.32%) Cognos
17 21 (1.32%) Business Objects
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day Perm Salary £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago