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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / South East
Rank 10 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 740 949 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.62% 10.86% 8.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.53% 43.59% 33.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 596 385
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 61 45
Median hourly rate £34.00 £44.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.50 £31.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £50.00 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year
- +9.96%

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
1700 2177 2411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.10% 24.90% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1025 1302 1180
Median daily rate £380 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 159 200
Median hourly rate £15.43 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £12.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £51.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 0 235 £425 +13.33% 73
Surrey -3 197 £425 - 54
Berkshire -15 120 £450 +15.38% 55
West Sussex +9 52 £488 +41.30% 8
Oxfordshire -1 48 £500 +19.04% 30
Buckinghamshire 0 43 £353 -17.05% 11
Kent +4 15 £373 -15.34% 9
Middlesex -3 15 £360 +2.85%
East Sussex +5 7 £384 +33.47% 18
Home Counties - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 536 (35.61%) Windows
2 484 (32.16%) Unix
3 359 (23.85%) Java
4 356 (23.65%) VMware
5 338 (22.46%) Oracle
6 336 (22.33%) Red Hat
7 331 (21.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 330 (21.93%) Security Cleared
9 320 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
10 299 (19.87%) SQL
11 276 (18.34%) SC Cleared
12 258 (17.14%) Python
13 251 (16.68%) JavaScript
14 247 (16.41%) Git (software)
15 225 (14.95%) Puppet
16 200 (13.29%) HTML
17 199 (13.22%) Jenkins
18 196 (13.02%) DevOps
19 177 (11.76%) Configuration Management
20 176 (11.69%) Microsoft
20 176 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
21 172 (11.43%) Apache
21 172 (11.43%) Finance
22 164 (10.90%) Cisco
23 160 (10.63%) Tomcat
24 154 (10.23%) Shell Script
25 152 (10.10%) Open Source
26 150 (9.97%) Perl
27 146 (9.70%) SAN
28 137 (9.10%) Bash Shell

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
1 172 (11.43%) Apache
2 160 (10.63%) Tomcat
3 118 (7.84%) JBoss
4 110 (7.31%) WebSphere
5 93 (6.18%) WebLogic
6 68 (4.52%) nginx
7 47 (3.12%) WebSphere Application Server
8 44 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (1.66%) Confluence
11 24 (1.59%) Drupal
12 23 (1.53%) Apache Spark
12 23 (1.53%) OpenStack
12 23 (1.53%) SharePoint
13 22 (1.46%) Apache Geronimo
13 22 (1.46%) Apache TomEE
14 21 (1.40%) IIS
15 18 (1.20%) Apache Solr
15 18 (1.20%) MS Exchange
16 16 (1.06%) Jetty
Applications
1 78 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.66%) MS Office
3 8 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.40%) Simulink
6 4 (0.27%) MS Project
7 3 (0.20%) GIMP
7 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.93%) Adobe Campaign
3 12 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.33%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.27%) Fredhopper
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.066%) assyst
9 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.066%) Exstream
9 1 (0.066%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.066%) Maximo
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.066%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 113 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (6.38%) IaaS
3 82 (5.45%) PaaS
4 46 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 45 (2.99%) GitHub
6 26 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.40%) Amazon S3
7 21 (1.40%) SaaS
8 14 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.66%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
13 6 (0.40%) Office 365
14 5 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 146 (9.70%) SAN
2 105 (6.98%) Firewall
3 100 (6.64%) TCP/IP
4 97 (6.45%) HTTP
5 70 (4.65%) DNS
6 68 (4.52%) LAN
7 61 (4.05%) SSL
8 58 (3.85%) WAN
9 46 (3.06%) SSH
9 46 (3.06%) VPN
10 45 (2.99%) NAS
11 44 (2.92%) VoIP
12 40 (2.66%) LDAP
13 36 (2.39%) FTP
14 32 (2.13%) LTE
15 31 (2.06%) Internet
16 29 (1.93%) GSM
16 29 (1.93%) UMTS
17 27 (1.79%) Network Security
18 24 (1.59%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (8.97%) MySQL
2 99 (6.58%) Oracle Database
3 96 (6.38%) SQL Server
4 89 (5.91%) Relational Database
5 88 (5.85%) NoSQL
6 79 (5.25%) Hadoop
7 75 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
8 74 (4.92%) MongoDB
9 56 (3.72%) Big Data
10 48 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 47 (3.12%) DB2
12 41 (2.72%) RDBMS
13 35 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
14 30 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
15 25 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (1.53%) SQLPlus
17 22 (1.46%) Redis
18 20 (1.33%) Apache Hive
19 19 (1.26%) CouchDB
19 19 (1.26%) HBase
Development Applications
1 247 (16.41%) Git (software)
2 199 (13.22%) Jenkins
3 131 (8.70%) Subversion
4 71 (4.72%) Maven
5 63 (4.19%) JIRA
6 51 (3.39%) JUnit
7 50 (3.32%) Ant
8 42 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (2.66%) Eclipse
10 35 (2.33%) Gradle
11 33 (2.19%) Selenium
12 30 (1.99%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.73%) GDB
14 25 (1.66%) Oracle APEX
15 24 (1.59%) GCC
15 24 (1.59%) Trac
16 23 (1.53%) Hudson
17 22 (1.46%) Bitbucket
17 22 (1.46%) Mockito
17 22 (1.46%) ProC
General
1 172 (11.43%) Finance
2 103 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 47 (3.12%) Marketing
4 28 (1.86%) Banking
5 27 (1.79%) Electronics
6 23 (1.53%) Legal
6 23 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.46%) Law
8 19 (1.26%) Retail
9 17 (1.13%) Publishing
10 10 (0.66%) Military
11 9 (0.60%) Back Office
12 8 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.40%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.33%) Advertising
14 5 (0.33%) Games
15 4 (0.27%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.27%) Local Government
16 3 (0.20%) Billing
17 1 (0.066%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 404 (26.84%) Developer
2 147 (9.77%) Administrator
3 135 (8.97%) Java Developer
4 120 (7.97%) Architect
5 118 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
6 92 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 92 (6.11%) Systems Administrator
7 77 (5.12%) Linux Administrator
8 76 (5.05%) Software Engineer
9 61 (4.05%) Analyst
10 56 (3.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 55 (3.65%) Oracle Developer
12 53 (3.52%) Consultant
13 51 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
14 46 (3.06%) JavaScript Developer
14 46 (3.06%) Linux Developer
15 45 (2.99%) Scala Developer
16 42 (2.79%) SQL Developer
17 41 (2.72%) C++ Software Engineer
18 40 (2.66%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (13.29%) HTML
2 131 (8.70%) CSS
3 118 (7.84%) XML
4 110 (7.31%) Web Services
5 109 (7.24%) Spring
6 107 (7.11%) REST
7 96 (6.38%) JSON
8 90 (5.98%) SOAP
9 84 (5.58%) Middleware
10 83 (5.51%) jQuery
11 77 (5.12%) RESTful
12 67 (4.45%) HTML5
13 66 (4.39%) Node.js
14 65 (4.32%) AngularJS
15 61 (4.05%) J2EE
16 57 (3.79%) JMS
17 44 (2.92%) Ajax
18 43 (2.86%) STL
19 37 (2.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 37 (2.46%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.97%) Data Centre
2 60 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (3.79%) Clustering
4 40 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
6 29 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 29 (1.93%) User Experience
7 28 (1.86%) Smart Meter
8 24 (1.59%) Mainframe
9 22 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.46%) Replication
10 20 (1.33%) EMC VNX
11 18 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.20%) PKI
12 17 (1.13%) IBM Mainframe
13 16 (1.06%) iSeries
14 14 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
15 13 (0.86%) STB
16 12 (0.80%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 536 (35.61%) Windows
2 484 (32.16%) Unix
3 331 (21.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 125 (8.31%) AIX
5 116 (7.71%) CentOS
6 110 (7.31%) Solaris
7 107 (7.11%) Windows Server
8 78 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 74 (4.92%) Ubuntu
10 52 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (2.72%) Debian
12 24 (1.59%) Android
13 19 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (1.06%) SUSE
16 14 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 14 (0.93%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.86%) Windows 10
18 11 (0.73%) Windows 7
19 9 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (13.02%) DevOps
3 177 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 152 (10.10%) Open Source
5 131 (8.70%) ITIL
6 116 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (7.71%) Software Engineering
7 111 (7.38%) Scrum
8 105 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
9 97 (6.45%) OO
10 80 (5.32%) Migration
11 79 (5.25%) High Availability
11 79 (5.25%) MVC
12 75 (4.98%) Web Development
13 74 (4.92%) Service Management
14 73 (4.85%) SDLC
15 68 (4.52%) TDD
16 60 (3.99%) Analytics
17 59 (3.92%) E-Commerce
18 54 (3.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 359 (23.85%) Java
2 299 (19.87%) SQL
3 258 (17.14%) Python
4 251 (16.68%) JavaScript
5 154 (10.23%) Shell Script
6 150 (9.97%) Perl
7 137 (9.10%) Bash Shell
8 136 (9.04%) C++
9 121 (8.04%) C
10 97 (6.45%) Ruby
11 90 (5.98%) PHP
12 56 (3.72%) PowerShell
13 54 (3.59%) Scala
14 52 (3.46%) PL/SQL
15 51 (3.39%) C#
16 24 (1.59%) Groovy
17 17 (1.13%) Korn
18 14 (0.93%) Haskell
19 11 (0.73%) F#
20 10 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 330 (21.93%) Security Cleared
2 276 (18.34%) SC Cleared
3 77 (5.12%) Degree
4 41 (2.72%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (1.53%) CCNA
8 22 (1.46%) CCNP
8 22 (1.46%) MCSE
9 19 (1.26%) RHCE
10 18 (1.20%) CISSP
10 18 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (1.13%) ISTQB
12 15 (1.00%) ISEB
12 15 (1.00%) RHCSA
13 11 (0.73%) AWS Certification
14 10 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.60%) PMP
16 7 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.86%) PCI DSS
1 28 (1.86%) QA
2 18 (1.20%) SLA
3 12 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.33%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
7 2 (0.13%) COSO
7 2 (0.13%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.066%) GPG13
8 1 (0.066%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.066%) RMADS
System Software
1 176 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (7.84%) Docker
3 97 (6.45%) Active Directory
4 67 (4.45%) vSphere
5 44 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (2.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 33 (2.19%) Hyper-V
8 32 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (1.99%) vCloud
10 28 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
11 25 (1.66%) Veritas File System
12 23 (1.53%) NFS
13 18 (1.20%) HDFS
13 18 (1.20%) XenDesktop
14 16 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 15 (1.00%) Samba
16 14 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
17 13 (0.86%) VMware ESX
17 13 (0.86%) XenApp
18 11 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 225 (14.95%) Puppet
2 128 (8.50%) Ansible
3 112 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (2.26%) Nagios
5 32 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 25 (1.66%) SCCM
7 24 (1.59%) Red Hat Satellite
7 24 (1.59%) Tivoli
8 23 (1.53%) SELinux
9 22 (1.46%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.20%) Kibana
10 18 (1.20%) vRealize
11 17 (1.13%) Oozie
11 17 (1.13%) Terraform
11 17 (1.13%) ZABBIX
12 16 (1.06%) logstash
13 15 (1.00%) QRadar
14 13 (0.86%) Ambari
14 13 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
14 13 (0.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 356 (23.65%) VMware
2 338 (22.46%) Oracle
3 336 (22.33%) Red Hat
4 176 (11.69%) Microsoft
5 164 (10.90%) Cisco
6 122 (8.11%) IBM
7 78 (5.18%) HP
8 65 (4.32%) Citrix
9 58 (3.85%) Veritas
10 53 (3.52%) NetApp
11 42 (2.79%) EMC
12 39 (2.59%) CA
13 38 (2.52%) SAP
14 35 (2.33%) Sun
15 31 (2.06%) Google
15 31 (2.06%) Symantec
16 24 (1.59%) Juniper
17 22 (1.46%) CheckPoint
17 22 (1.46%) Splunk
18 20 (1.33%) Adobe
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