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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 67 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 16.14% 8.33% 7.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.53% 34.57% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £313 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +47.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £288 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
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
144 81 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 34.70% 24.11% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 49 24
Average daily rate £350 £235 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £94 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £325 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 8
Average hourly rate £15.63 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 67 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (56.60%) Jenkins
3 47 (44.34%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (35.85%) Windows
5 37 (34.91%) Git (software)
5 37 (34.91%) Puppet
6 34 (32.08%) Web Services
6 34 (32.08%) Subversion
7 32 (30.19%) Scrum
7 32 (30.19%) Configuration Management
8 30 (28.30%) Java
9 29 (27.36%) UNIX
10 27 (25.47%) Apache
10 27 (25.47%) PowerShell
11 25 (23.58%) Python
12 24 (22.64%) Ruby
13 23 (21.70%) RESTful
13 23 (21.70%) Internet
13 23 (21.70%) JavaScript
13 23 (21.70%) SQL
13 23 (21.70%) Shell Script
14 22 (20.75%) TDD
15 21 (19.81%) SOA
15 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (19.81%) Amazon AWS
16 20 (18.87%) HTML
16 20 (18.87%) CSS
17 19 (17.92%) OO
17 19 (17.92%) PHP
17 19 (17.92%) Mac OS X

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 27 (25.47%) Apache
2 14 (13.21%) WebLogic
3 12 (11.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (8.49%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.77%) TeamSite
5 4 (3.77%) CMS
6 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 21 (19.81%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.32%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (10.38%) Heroku
4 3 (2.83%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.70%) Internet
2 6 (5.66%) Network Security
3 4 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (3.77%) DNS
4 3 (2.83%) Firewall
4 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.89%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.89%) IPsec
5 2 (1.89%) SSL
5 2 (1.89%) LDAP
5 2 (1.89%) LAN
5 2 (1.89%) WAN
5 2 (1.89%) SMTP
5 2 (1.89%) FTP
5 2 (1.89%) HTTP
6 1 (0.94%) SAN
6 1 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.94%) NAS
6 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.66%) MySQL
3 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.94%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 60 (56.60%) Jenkins
2 37 (34.91%) Git (software)
3 34 (32.08%) Subversion
4 19 (17.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (14.15%) Maven
6 14 (13.21%) Selenium
7 13 (12.26%) JUnit
8 11 (10.38%) Mockito
8 11 (10.38%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.77%) PHPUnit
9 4 (3.77%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.83%) Ant
10 3 (2.83%) RSpec
10 3 (2.83%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (1.89%) Hudson
11 2 (1.89%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.94%) Jasmine
General
1 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.83%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (50.00%) Developer
2 18 (16.98%) Java Developer
3 9 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (8.49%) Analyst
4 8 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Web Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Security Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) PHP Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Security Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Consultant
8 4 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (32.08%) Web Services
2 23 (21.70%) RESTful
3 20 (18.87%) HTML
3 20 (18.87%) CSS
4 17 (16.04%) JSON
5 16 (15.09%) Spring
5 16 (15.09%) XML
6 15 (14.15%) Ruby on Rails
7 12 (11.32%) HTML5
7 12 (11.32%) PostGIS
8 11 (10.38%) REST
8 11 (10.38%) CSS3
8 11 (10.38%) Ajax
9 10 (9.43%) Hibernate
9 10 (9.43%) Spring MVC
10 8 (7.55%) jQuery
11 7 (6.60%) JPA
12 6 (5.66%) SOAP
13 4 (3.77%) Struts
13 4 (3.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Open Source
2 3 (2.83%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.89%) W3C
3 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.89%) CESG
3 2 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (0.94%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (35.85%) Windows
2 29 (27.36%) UNIX
3 19 (17.92%) Mac OS X
4 13 (12.26%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (3.77%) Solaris
5 4 (3.77%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.94%) CentOS
7 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (44.34%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (30.19%) Scrum
3 32 (30.19%) Configuration Management
4 22 (20.75%) TDD
5 21 (19.81%) SOA
6 19 (17.92%) OO
6 19 (17.92%) BDD
7 18 (16.98%) Web Development
8 16 (15.09%) Change Control
9 13 (12.26%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.43%) MVC
10 10 (9.43%) BPEL
11 9 (8.49%) Unit Testing
11 9 (8.49%) Automated Testing
12 8 (7.55%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (6.60%) Software Engineering
14 6 (5.66%) Content Management
15 5 (4.72%) SEO
15 5 (4.72%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.30%) Java
2 27 (25.47%) PowerShell
3 25 (23.58%) Python
4 24 (22.64%) Ruby
5 23 (21.70%) SQL
5 23 (21.70%) Shell Script
5 23 (21.70%) JavaScript
6 19 (17.92%) PHP
7 10 (9.43%) PHP5
8 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.94%) C
9 1 (0.94%) C#
9 1 (0.94%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (3.77%) ISEB
3 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.77%) MCITP
3 4 (3.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) WCAG
1 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.72%) Docker
3 4 (3.77%) vSphere
3 4 (3.77%) Snort
4 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.83%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.89%) LXC
6 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (34.91%) Puppet
2 18 (16.98%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.94%) SCCM
3 1 (0.94%) SCOM
3 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (16.04%) Oracle
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.66%) HP
3 6 (5.66%) Cisco
3 6 (5.66%) VMware
4 4 (3.77%) Sourcefire
4 4 (3.77%) Google
4 4 (3.77%) Websense
5 3 (2.83%) LogRhythm
5 3 (2.83%) Appcelerator
5 3 (2.83%) Facebook
6 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.89%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.89%) McAfee
6 2 (1.89%) Sophos
7 1 (0.94%) Citrix
7 1 (0.94%) Juniper
7 1 (0.94%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.94%) Veeam
7 1 (0.94%) Imperva
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