The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 15 20 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 17 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.60% 6.69% 17.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.21% 26.56% 47.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 32
Median daily rate £456 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £33.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
38 64 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 16.38% 25.20% 36.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 63
Median daily rate £375 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £135 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Median hourly rate £15.36 £14.75 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +7.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.53 £41.25 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Southampton region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Southampton region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Linux.

1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) VMware
3 21 (56.76%) PaaS
3 21 (56.76%) IaaS
4 19 (51.35%) Service Management
5 13 (35.14%) ITIL
5 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
6 11 (29.73%) Scrum
6 11 (29.73%) User Stories
7 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
8 8 (21.62%) Cisco
8 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
8 8 (21.62%) Puppet
9 7 (18.92%) CA
9 7 (18.92%) DevOps
10 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (16.22%) Open Source
11 5 (13.51%) BMC
11 5 (13.51%) Python
12 4 (10.81%) HTML
12 4 (10.81%) Java
12 4 (10.81%) CSS
12 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
12 4 (10.81%) Remedy
12 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
12 4 (10.81%) Scala
12 4 (10.81%) TDD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (10.81%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.41%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (56.76%) IaaS
1 21 (56.76%) PaaS
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) LDAP
3 1 (2.70%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (2.70%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.70%) SSL
3 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.70%) VoIP
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (2.70%) Pentaho
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Git (software)
2 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) Toad
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Scala Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Python Developer
5 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Scala Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Python Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Scala Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) CSS
1 4 (10.81%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) RESTful
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) PKI
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) CMDB
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Service Management
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) ITIL
3 11 (29.73%) Scrum
3 11 (29.73%) User Stories
4 7 (18.92%) DevOps
5 6 (16.22%) Open Source
6 4 (10.81%) Analytics
6 4 (10.81%) BDD
6 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (10.81%) TDD
7 2 (5.41%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.41%) Migration
7 2 (5.41%) OO
7 2 (5.41%) Operations Management
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Python
2 4 (10.81%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) Scala
3 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.41%) Groovy
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) PHP
3 2 (5.41%) Ruby
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) RHCE
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) RHCSA
4 1 (2.70%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Puppet
2 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (8.11%) Ansible
3 3 (8.11%) Terraform
4 1 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) VMware
2 8 (21.62%) Cisco
3 7 (18.92%) CA
4 5 (13.51%) BMC
5 4 (10.81%) Remedy
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.41%) Citrix
7 2 (5.41%) Splunk
8 1 (2.70%) AppSense
8 1 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.70%) Cloudera
8 1 (2.70%) Dell
8 1 (2.70%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) IBM
8 1 (2.70%) MapR
8 1 (2.70%) Symantec