The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 599 467 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.62% 5.54% 4.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.50% 22.39% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 243 210
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 59
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £17.25 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2178 2086 2008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.08% 24.74% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1048 824
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 266 292
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -1.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +1 197 £350 -2.77% 56
Berkshire +2 139 £350 -12.50% 60
Surrey 0 97 £363 -6.45% 50
Buckinghamshire +18 44 £350 +32.70% 21
West Sussex +9 38 £275 -37.14% 13
Middlesex +9 30 £363 -3.33% 5
Oxfordshire -6 19 £375 -21.05% 22
East Sussex +6 12 £300 +19.76% 13
Kent -6 7 £350 -22.22% 11
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 464 (37.85%) Windows
2 454 (37.03%) UNIX
3 306 (24.96%) Oracle
4 268 (21.86%) Java
5 255 (20.80%) SQL
6 238 (19.41%) Security Cleared
7 213 (17.37%) VMware
8 202 (16.48%) Red Hat
9 177 (14.44%) C
9 177 (14.44%) SC Cleared
10 175 (14.27%) JavaScript
11 172 (14.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 167 (13.62%) Microsoft
13 164 (13.38%) Software Engineering
14 163 (13.30%) HTML
14 163 (13.30%) MySQL
15 158 (12.89%) Apache
16 148 (12.07%) C++
17 143 (11.66%) Python
18 126 (10.28%) CSS
19 125 (10.20%) Web Services
20 122 (9.95%) Finance
21 121 (9.87%) HP
22 120 (9.79%) Solaris
22 120 (9.79%) Telecoms
23 119 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
24 118 (9.62%) PHP
25 116 (9.46%) Cisco
26 114 (9.30%) ITIL
27 112 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 158 (12.89%) Apache
2 72 (5.87%) WebLogic
3 67 (5.46%) IIS
4 53 (4.32%) WebSphere
5 50 (4.08%) Tomcat
6 40 (3.26%) MS Exchange
7 28 (2.28%) SharePoint
8 27 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
13 11 (0.90%) nginx
13 11 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.82%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.82%) Drupal
15 9 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.73%) Node.js
16 8 (0.65%) SAS
16 8 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 78 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.77%) MS Office
3 21 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.41%) MS Project
4 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.082%) SPSS
5 1 (0.082%) Maya
5 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.082%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 27 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.24%) AWD
4 3 (0.24%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.082%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.47%) SaaS
2 18 (1.47%) IaaS
3 17 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (0.90%) Office 365
8 8 (0.65%) GitHub
9 6 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
10 5 (0.41%) PaaS
11 3 (0.24%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.16%) Force.com
13 1 (0.082%) Route 53
13 1 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.082%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 111 (9.05%) Firewall
2 105 (8.56%) SAN
3 91 (7.42%) TCP/IP
4 76 (6.20%) DNS
5 63 (5.14%) Internet
6 59 (4.81%) LDAP
7 49 (4.00%) SSL
8 39 (3.18%) HTTP
9 33 (2.69%) HTTPS
10 30 (2.45%) iSCSI
11 29 (2.37%) VPN
12 28 (2.28%) FTP
12 28 (2.28%) WAN
12 28 (2.28%) NAS
13 26 (2.12%) DHCP
13 26 (2.12%) LAN
14 21 (1.71%) Wireshark
15 20 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
15 20 (1.63%) DVB
16 19 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (13.30%) MySQL
2 102 (8.32%) Oracle Database
3 82 (6.69%) SQL Server
4 66 (5.38%) Relational Database
5 47 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 43 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (2.53%) DB2
9 28 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 21 (1.71%) SQLPlus
11 20 (1.63%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.63%) NoSQL
12 18 (1.47%) Hadoop
13 16 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
13 16 (1.31%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.31%) DTS
14 15 (1.22%) Big Data
15 14 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
16 12 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 111 (9.05%) Subversion
2 98 (7.99%) Git (software)
3 84 (6.85%) Jenkins
4 59 (4.81%) ClearCase
5 38 (3.10%) Ant
6 37 (3.02%) Maven
7 31 (2.53%) Eclipse
8 23 (1.88%) JUnit
8 23 (1.88%) Selenium
9 18 (1.47%) JIRA
10 17 (1.39%) CppUnit
10 17 (1.39%) NUnit
10 17 (1.39%) GoogleTest
11 15 (1.22%) RSpec
11 15 (1.22%) Rational Rose
12 10 (0.82%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.82%) Hudson
12 10 (0.82%) SoapUI
13 9 (0.73%) Toad
14 8 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 122 (9.95%) Finance
2 120 (9.79%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.43%) Retail
4 19 (1.55%) Military
4 19 (1.55%) Electronics
5 17 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.39%) Marketing
6 13 (1.06%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.73%) Games
8 8 (0.65%) Banking
9 3 (0.24%) Back Office
10 2 (0.16%) Automotive
10 2 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.082%) Billing
11 1 (0.082%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.082%) Law
11 1 (0.082%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.082%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 289 (23.57%) Developer
2 116 (9.46%) Software Engineer
3 111 (9.05%) Analyst
4 86 (7.01%) Administrator
5 83 (6.77%) Consultant
6 74 (6.04%) Architect
7 61 (4.98%) Java Developer
8 57 (4.65%) Support Engineer
9 51 (4.16%) Systems Administrator
10 40 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
10 40 (3.26%) C++ Developer
11 38 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 37 (3.02%) DBA
12 37 (3.02%) Linux Engineer
13 36 (2.94%) Python Developer
13 36 (2.94%) Linux Administrator
14 31 (2.53%) PHP Developer
15 30 (2.45%) Test Analyst
16 26 (2.12%) Test Engineer
16 26 (2.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (13.30%) HTML
2 126 (10.28%) CSS
3 125 (10.20%) Web Services
4 101 (8.24%) jQuery
5 67 (5.46%) .NET
6 66 (5.38%) HTML5
7 64 (5.22%) XML
8 61 (4.98%) Middleware
9 51 (4.16%) Django
10 50 (4.08%) J2EE
11 47 (3.83%) SOAP
12 44 (3.59%) LAMP
13 43 (3.51%) JSP
14 36 (2.94%) Spring
15 35 (2.85%) ASP.NET
16 34 (2.77%) Hibernate
17 33 (2.69%) POSIX
18 32 (2.61%) Ajax
19 25 (2.04%) CSS3
20 23 (1.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.95%) Open Source
2 45 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (3.18%) DTV
4 38 (3.10%) Clustering
5 37 (3.02%) Embedded Systems
6 32 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.96%) PKI
8 22 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.47%) STB
10 17 (1.39%) Blackberry
11 16 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.22%) Device Driver
12 15 (1.22%) HACMP
13 14 (1.14%) Derivative
14 12 (0.98%) Mathematics
15 11 (0.90%) CESG
16 10 (0.82%) Replication
16 10 (0.82%) Physics
17 9 (0.73%) Mainframe
18 8 (0.65%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 464 (37.85%) Windows
2 454 (37.03%) UNIX
3 172 (14.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 120 (9.79%) Solaris
5 119 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (6.28%) AIX
7 74 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (3.67%) Android
9 42 (3.43%) CentOS
9 42 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (3.43%) Windows XP
10 41 (3.34%) Oracle Linux
11 29 (2.37%) HPUX
12 27 (2.20%) Windows 2000
13 26 (2.12%) Ubuntu
14 25 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
15 21 (1.71%) Windows 7
16 20 (1.63%) Apple iOS
17 18 (1.47%) Debian
18 11 (0.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (13.38%) Software Engineering
2 114 (9.30%) ITIL
3 107 (8.73%) Configuration Management
4 86 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (6.20%) UML
6 72 (5.87%) OO
7 70 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (5.55%) DevOps
9 67 (5.46%) SOA
10 63 (5.14%) Web Development
11 62 (5.06%) Scrum
11 62 (5.06%) Migration
12 56 (4.57%) Multithreading
13 50 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
14 47 (3.83%) Change Management
15 45 (3.67%) Project Management
16 43 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
16 43 (3.51%) E-Commerce
16 43 (3.51%) Responsive Web Design
17 42 (3.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 268 (21.86%) Java
2 255 (20.80%) SQL
3 177 (14.44%) C
4 175 (14.27%) JavaScript
5 148 (12.07%) C++
6 143 (11.66%) Python
7 118 (9.62%) PHP
8 111 (9.05%) Shell Script
9 108 (8.81%) Perl
10 79 (6.44%) Bash Shell
11 66 (5.38%) PL/SQL
12 58 (4.73%) Ruby
13 40 (3.26%) PowerShell
14 37 (3.02%) Korn
15 23 (1.88%) C#
16 21 (1.71%) VB
17 15 (1.22%) Embedded C
17 15 (1.22%) AWK
18 14 (1.14%) VBScript
18 14 (1.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 238 (19.41%) Security Cleared
2 177 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (4.49%) Degree
6 54 (4.40%) DV Cleared
7 43 (3.51%) ISTQB
8 37 (3.02%) MCSE
9 36 (2.94%) CCNA
10 34 (2.77%) MCP
11 32 (2.61%) CISSP
12 24 (1.96%) MCITP
13 19 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 17 (1.39%) CCNP
15 14 (1.14%) MCSA
16 12 (0.98%) RHCE
17 11 (0.90%) CEH
18 10 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 10 (0.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.71%) SLA
2 19 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.22%) QA
4 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.24%) COBIT
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.082%) JTAG
6 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
System Software
1 112 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (8.89%) Active Directory
3 38 (3.10%) vSphere
4 34 (2.77%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
6 27 (2.20%) NFS
7 19 (1.55%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.47%) vCloud
9 17 (1.39%) Snort
10 16 (1.31%) Nmap
11 15 (1.22%) Xen
12 12 (0.98%) Squid
13 10 (0.82%) Sendmail
13 10 (0.82%) UAG
13 10 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (0.73%) Postfix
14 9 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (0.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 88 (7.18%) Puppet
2 37 (3.02%) Tivoli
3 29 (2.37%) Nessus
3 29 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.12%) SCCM
5 23 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (1.79%) Nagios
6 22 (1.79%) Vagrant
7 15 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 14 (1.14%) NetBackup
8 14 (1.14%) Backup Exec
8 14 (1.14%) WSUS
9 13 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (0.98%) YUM
11 11 (0.90%) Cobbler
12 9 (0.73%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 9 (0.73%) Ansible
13 8 (0.65%) nmon
13 8 (0.65%) Cacti
Vendors
1 306 (24.96%) Oracle
2 213 (17.37%) VMware
3 202 (16.48%) Red Hat
4 167 (13.62%) Microsoft
5 121 (9.87%) HP
6 116 (9.46%) Cisco
7 90 (7.34%) IBM
8 57 (4.65%) Citrix
9 48 (3.92%) EMC
10 40 (3.26%) Sun
11 36 (2.94%) NetApp
12 25 (2.04%) McAfee
13 23 (1.88%) Juniper
14 17 (1.39%) Veritas
15 16 (1.31%) SAP
16 15 (1.22%) JBoss
17 14 (1.14%) CheckPoint
17 14 (1.14%) Lumension
18 13 (1.06%) Zend
18 13 (1.06%) F5
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Flexible Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
UK SBS
Rate: From £28,384 to £29,566 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago