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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 1015 700 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.50% 7.33% 6.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.97% 30.33% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 395 312
Median daily rate £425 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 18
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.70 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.60
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +22.54%
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
2161 2308 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.49% 24.15% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1246 1073
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 244 203
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.83 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.72% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +9 338 £388 +1.97% 78
Berkshire +22 240 £450 +12.50% 61
Surrey +7 207 £450 +20.00% 49
Buckinghamshire +18 66 £375 - 14
Oxfordshire 0 52 £463 +8.82% 22
West Sussex -7 41 £365 +0.68% 16
East Sussex +17 22 £350 +16.66% 20
Kent +22 19 £438 -9.09% 8
Middlesex -8 18 £350 - 2
Sussex -2 1 £500 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 631 (31.30%) Unix
2 603 (29.91%) Windows
3 496 (24.60%) Security Cleared
4 472 (23.41%) Oracle
5 465 (23.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 430 (21.33%) SC Cleared
7 429 (21.28%) Java
8 422 (20.93%) VMware
9 415 (20.59%) Python
10 384 (19.05%) Red Hat
11 373 (18.50%) SQL
12 328 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
13 280 (13.89%) Git (software)
14 277 (13.74%) DevOps
15 267 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 264 (13.10%) Microsoft
17 248 (12.30%) ITIL
18 246 (12.20%) Puppet
19 245 (12.15%) Perl
20 235 (11.66%) Configuration Management
21 221 (10.96%) SAN
22 219 (10.86%) Finance
23 207 (10.27%) Subversion
24 203 (10.07%) Cisco
25 202 (10.02%) Shell Script
26 201 (9.97%) Jenkins
27 197 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
28 196 (9.72%) Software Engineering
28 196 (9.72%) Active Directory
29 195 (9.67%) HTML

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
1 170 (8.43%) Tomcat
2 157 (7.79%) Apache
3 133 (6.60%) WebLogic
4 118 (5.85%) WebSphere
5 107 (5.31%) JBoss
6 53 (2.63%) OpenStack
7 42 (2.08%) Confluence
8 37 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
9 30 (1.49%) MS Exchange
10 27 (1.34%) IIS
11 21 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
11 21 (1.04%) SharePoint
12 18 (0.89%) nginx
13 16 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (0.74%) Apache Spark
14 15 (0.74%) WordPress
15 13 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.55%) SAS
18 9 (0.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 111 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.88%) MS Office
3 23 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.099%) GIMP
7 2 (0.099%) SPSS
8 1 (0.050%) Weka
Business Applications
1 12 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.15%) assyst
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.099%) Fredhopper
7 2 (0.099%) Magento
7 2 (0.099%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.050%) BusinessWare
8 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.050%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.050%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.050%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.050%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.050%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 144 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.93%) PaaS
4 35 (1.74%) IaaS
5 34 (1.69%) SaaS
6 31 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (1.04%) Amazon S3
8 17 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (0.55%) Office 365
11 8 (0.40%) GitHub
12 7 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.35%) Bluemix
12 7 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.20%) HP Helion
15 3 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 3 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 221 (10.96%) SAN
2 193 (9.57%) Firewall
3 138 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 119 (5.90%) SSL
5 116 (5.75%) DNS
6 109 (5.41%) HTTP
7 80 (3.97%) LDAP
8 77 (3.82%) DHCP
9 76 (3.77%) VPN
10 71 (3.52%) Fibre Channel
11 68 (3.37%) Internet
12 65 (3.22%) Network Security
13 63 (3.13%) WAN
14 57 (2.83%) LAN
15 52 (2.58%) IPsec
16 49 (2.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (2.43%) NAS
17 38 (1.88%) IPv6
18 33 (1.64%) NetScaler
19 29 (1.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (9.18%) MySQL
2 120 (5.95%) Oracle Database
3 105 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
4 102 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 99 (4.91%) SQL Server
6 65 (3.22%) DB2
7 63 (3.13%) NoSQL
8 49 (2.43%) MongoDB
9 44 (2.18%) Hadoop
10 40 (1.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 33 (1.64%) Big Data
12 31 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
14 25 (1.24%) HBase
15 23 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
15 23 (1.14%) VLDB
16 20 (0.99%) OLTP
17 19 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
17 19 (0.94%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 280 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 207 (10.27%) Subversion
3 201 (9.97%) Jenkins
4 99 (4.91%) JIRA
5 93 (4.61%) Maven
6 82 (4.07%) JUnit
7 60 (2.98%) Eclipse
8 57 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 55 (2.73%) Ant
10 54 (2.68%) Vagrant
11 49 (2.43%) ClearCase
12 37 (1.84%) Selenium
13 35 (1.74%) GoogleTest
13 35 (1.74%) NUnit
14 27 (1.34%) CppUnit
15 25 (1.24%) Cucumber
16 23 (1.14%) SoapUI
16 23 (1.14%) TeamCity
17 21 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 219 (10.86%) Finance
2 96 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.52%) Banking
4 48 (2.38%) Retail
5 23 (1.14%) Marketing
6 18 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 16 (0.79%) Military
8 11 (0.55%) Front Office
8 11 (0.55%) Legal
8 11 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.50%) Electronics
9 10 (0.50%) Publishing
10 8 (0.40%) Advertising
10 8 (0.40%) Back Office
11 6 (0.30%) Automotive
11 6 (0.30%) Billing
12 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 426 (21.13%) Developer
2 225 (11.16%) Administrator
3 176 (8.73%) Architect
4 165 (8.18%) Linux Engineer
5 157 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 130 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 129 (6.40%) Systems Administrator
8 105 (5.21%) Consultant
9 101 (5.01%) Analyst
9 101 (5.01%) Software Engineer
10 92 (4.56%) Support Engineer
11 86 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 82 (4.07%) Linux Administrator
13 72 (3.57%) Unix Administrator
14 63 (3.13%) Software Developer
15 60 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
16 58 (2.88%) Unix Engineer
17 57 (2.83%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 54 (2.68%) C++ Developer
19 53 (2.63%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (9.67%) HTML
2 167 (8.28%) CSS
3 160 (7.94%) XML
4 137 (6.80%) JSON
4 137 (6.80%) REST
5 135 (6.70%) Web Services
6 116 (5.75%) Middleware
7 112 (5.56%) Spring
8 107 (5.31%) HTML5
9 74 (3.67%) LAMP
10 71 (3.52%) RESTful
11 68 (3.37%) Ajax
12 63 (3.13%) CSS3
13 62 (3.08%) SOAP
14 60 (2.98%) Django
15 59 (2.93%) Ruby on Rails
16 58 (2.88%) J2EE
17 57 (2.83%) jQuery
18 53 (2.63%) .NET
19 51 (2.53%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 181 (8.98%) Data Centre
2 98 (4.86%) Clustering
3 89 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 80 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (3.08%) PKI
6 52 (2.58%) Algorithms
7 44 (2.18%) Cryptography
7 44 (2.18%) Smart Meter
8 42 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 41 (2.03%) Private Cloud
10 32 (1.59%) Replication
11 31 (1.54%) EMC VNX
12 30 (1.49%) Derivative
13 28 (1.39%) EMC VMAX
13 28 (1.39%) Visualisation
14 27 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
15 23 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (1.14%) Virtual Team
16 20 (0.99%) STB
17 19 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 631 (31.30%) Unix
2 603 (29.91%) Windows
3 465 (23.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 195 (9.67%) Windows Server
5 185 (9.18%) Solaris
6 157 (7.79%) AIX
7 122 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 108 (5.36%) CentOS
9 86 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 77 (3.82%) Ubuntu
11 58 (2.88%) Oracle Linux
12 45 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (1.74%) HPUX
14 33 (1.64%) Mac OS X
15 32 (1.59%) Windows 7
16 29 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
17 26 (1.29%) Windows 10
18 23 (1.14%) Debian
19 16 (0.79%) SUSE
20 11 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (13.74%) DevOps
3 248 (12.30%) ITIL
4 235 (11.66%) Configuration Management
5 197 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
6 196 (9.72%) Software Engineering
7 164 (8.13%) Open Source
8 157 (7.79%) Scrum
9 152 (7.54%) Migration
10 111 (5.51%) Project Management
11 105 (5.21%) High Availability
12 100 (4.96%) TDD
13 86 (4.27%) Multithreading
14 85 (4.22%) Change Management
15 82 (4.07%) OO
16 80 (3.97%) Automated Testing
17 75 (3.72%) Web Development
18 69 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
19 67 (3.32%) Integration Testing
19 67 (3.32%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 429 (21.28%) Java
2 415 (20.59%) Python
3 373 (18.50%) SQL
4 245 (12.15%) Perl
5 202 (10.02%) Shell Script
6 184 (9.13%) Ruby
7 178 (8.83%) C++
8 175 (8.68%) C
9 171 (8.48%) JavaScript
10 138 (6.85%) Bash Shell
11 123 (6.10%) PHP
12 103 (5.11%) PowerShell
13 77 (3.82%) C#
14 64 (3.17%) Scala
15 30 (1.49%) VBScript
16 29 (1.44%) PL/SQL
17 26 (1.29%) Korn
18 24 (1.19%) Embedded C
18 24 (1.19%) VB
19 18 (0.89%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 496 (24.60%) Security Cleared
2 430 (21.33%) SC Cleared
3 129 (6.40%) Degree
4 106 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 85 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 49 (2.43%) CCNA
8 47 (2.33%) CCNP
9 43 (2.13%) ISTQB
10 38 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 28 (1.39%) MCSE
12 25 (1.24%) ISEB
12 25 (1.24%) RHCE
13 24 (1.19%) CISSP
14 20 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 18 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (0.74%) MCSA
16 15 (0.74%) RHCSA
17 14 (0.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.03%) SLA
2 56 (2.78%) QA
3 29 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.55%) FIPS 140-2
6 9 (0.45%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
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%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.15%) RMADS
11 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.099%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.099%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.099%) MISRA
13 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 267 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 196 (9.72%) Active Directory
3 104 (5.16%) vSphere
4 96 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 58 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (2.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 44 (2.18%) Docker
8 35 (1.74%) NFS
9 34 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
10 32 (1.59%) VMware ESX
11 30 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
12 28 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 26 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
14 23 (1.14%) GlusterFS
14 23 (1.14%) vCloud
15 19 (0.94%) XenApp
16 17 (0.84%) Oracle Clusterware
17 15 (0.74%) KVM
18 13 (0.64%) Firmware
19 12 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 246 (12.20%) Puppet
2 163 (8.09%) Ansible
3 127 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (2.73%) NetBackup
5 47 (2.33%) Nagios
6 39 (1.93%) SCCM
7 34 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
7 34 (1.69%) Tivoli
8 32 (1.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 30 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 29 (1.44%) SCOM
11 28 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
11 28 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
12 23 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
13 21 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
14 19 (0.94%) QRadar
15 18 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 17 (0.84%) Netcool
17 16 (0.79%) OpenAM
17 16 (0.79%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 472 (23.41%) Oracle
2 422 (20.93%) VMware
3 384 (19.05%) Red Hat
4 264 (13.10%) Microsoft
5 203 (10.07%) Cisco
6 160 (7.94%) IBM
7 151 (7.49%) HP
8 112 (5.56%) EMC
9 109 (5.41%) Veritas
10 98 (4.86%) Citrix
11 64 (3.17%) NetApp
12 56 (2.78%) Sun
13 54 (2.68%) Juniper
14 51 (2.53%) Google
15 49 (2.43%) F5
16 47 (2.33%) Brocade
17 45 (2.23%) CheckPoint
18 32 (1.59%) Dell
19 29 (1.44%) Informatica
20 28 (1.39%) StorageTek
Hampshire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £490 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £28,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago