The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.09% 7.36% 5.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.81% 31.76% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 14
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
Linux
Hampshire

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
104 85 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 27.15% 23.16% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 61 50
Average daily rate £363 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +96.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £27.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £33.00 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 46 (52.27%) Scrum
2 44 (50.00%) Windows
3 41 (46.59%) Jenkins
4 36 (40.91%) Git (software)
5 35 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (32.95%) Puppet
8 25 (28.41%) Configuration Management
9 23 (26.14%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (26.14%) Oracle
9 23 (26.14%) DevOps
9 23 (26.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 22 (25.00%) WebLogic
10 22 (25.00%) Web Services
11 21 (23.86%) Java
12 20 (22.73%) Vagrant
13 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
13 19 (21.59%) SOAP
14 18 (20.45%) MySQL
14 18 (20.45%) UNIX
14 18 (20.45%) SQL
14 18 (20.45%) HTML
14 18 (20.45%) QA
14 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
14 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
15 15 (17.05%) OO
15 15 (17.05%) PowerShell
16 14 (15.91%) BDD
16 14 (15.91%) Apache

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 22 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 14 (15.91%) Apache
3 9 (10.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (6.82%) JBoss
5 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.14%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) Internet
2 2 (2.27%) DVB
2 2 (2.27%) IPsec
2 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.27%) LAN
2 2 (2.27%) WAN
2 2 (2.27%) SMTP
2 2 (2.27%) FTP
2 2 (2.27%) HTTP
2 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.27%) DNS
2 2 (2.27%) SSL
2 2 (2.27%) SAN
2 2 (2.27%) LDAP
2 2 (2.27%) tcpdump
2 2 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.14%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.14%) Network Security
3 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.14%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (20.45%) MySQL
3 11 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (46.59%) Jenkins
2 36 (40.91%) Git (software)
3 23 (26.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 12 (13.64%) Subversion
6 8 (9.09%) PHPUnit
7 4 (4.55%) Mockito
7 4 (4.55%) Selenium
7 4 (4.55%) JUnit
8 2 (2.27%) Maven
9 1 (1.14%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (43.18%) Developer
2 17 (19.32%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 8 (9.09%) Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) DBA
7 5 (5.68%) Test Specialist
8 4 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL DBA
10 2 (2.27%) Magento Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Storage Analyst
10 2 (2.27%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.27%) Security Engineer
10 2 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.27%) Test Leader
11 1 (1.14%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.00%) Web Services
2 19 (21.59%) SOAP
3 18 (20.45%) HTML
4 11 (12.50%) J2EE
4 11 (12.50%) EJB
5 9 (10.23%) XML
5 9 (10.23%) RESTful
5 9 (10.23%) REST
6 8 (9.09%) HTML5
7 7 (7.95%) JSON
7 7 (7.95%) JSP
7 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.95%) .NET
8 4 (4.55%) Middleware
8 4 (4.55%) Spring
8 4 (4.55%) PostGIS
9 3 (3.41%) OAuth2
9 3 (3.41%) OpenID
9 3 (3.41%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (3.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Replication
2 3 (3.41%) Clustering
2 3 (3.41%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.27%) PKI
3 2 (2.27%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.27%) CESG
3 2 (2.27%) CLARiiON
3 2 (2.27%) DTV
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.14%) GIS
4 1 (1.14%) STB
4 1 (1.14%) MPEG
4 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 44 (50.00%) Windows
2 18 (20.45%) UNIX
3 6 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (5.68%) Solaris
4 5 (5.68%) Mac OS X
5 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.27%) AIX
6 2 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.27%) Scrum
2 35 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (28.41%) Configuration Management
5 23 (26.14%) DevOps
6 15 (17.05%) OO
7 14 (15.91%) TDD
7 14 (15.91%) BDD
8 13 (14.77%) SOA
9 12 (13.64%) Web Development
9 12 (13.64%) Change Control
10 9 (10.23%) Software Engineering
10 9 (10.23%) UML
11 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
12 7 (7.95%) Security Testing
12 7 (7.95%) Knowledge Management
12 7 (7.95%) Process Management
13 6 (6.82%) Test Scripting
14 5 (5.68%) OOP
15 4 (4.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) Java
2 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
3 18 (20.45%) SQL
4 15 (17.05%) PowerShell
5 13 (14.77%) PHP
6 12 (13.64%) Shell Script
7 9 (10.23%) Ruby
7 9 (10.23%) Python
8 7 (7.95%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.68%) C
10 3 (3.41%) C++
10 3 (3.41%) PHP5
10 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.27%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.27%) Go
12 1 (1.14%) Groovy
12 1 (1.14%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
1 18 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.95%) MCITP
3 7 (7.95%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.95%) ISEB
3 7 (7.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (5.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) OCP
5 2 (2.27%) OCA
5 2 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.14%) MCP
6 1 (1.14%) CCNP
6 1 (1.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.45%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (2.27%) Snort
4 1 (1.14%) Firmware
4 1 (1.14%) vSphere
4 1 (1.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (32.95%) Puppet
2 20 (22.73%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (3.41%) Data Guard
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (26.14%) Oracle
2 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.09%) HP
3 8 (9.09%) Cisco
4 7 (7.95%) VMware
5 4 (4.55%) EMC
5 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.27%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.27%) Brocade
6 2 (2.27%) WSO2
6 2 (2.27%) IBM
7 1 (1.14%) Apigee