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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 8 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 44 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.50% 11.62% 7.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.12% 42.70% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 17
Average daily rate
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£386 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 - £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
107 89 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 30.40% 27.22% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 58 58
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -18.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £21.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 64 (54.70%) Windows
2 59 (50.43%) Jenkins
3 55 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (44.44%) Scrum
5 48 (41.03%) Git (software)
6 45 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (35.90%) Puppet
8 38 (32.48%) Configuration Management
9 34 (29.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 34 (29.06%) PowerShell
10 33 (28.21%) UNIX
11 30 (25.64%) Java
12 29 (24.79%) Web Services
12 29 (24.79%) Cucumber
13 24 (20.51%) DevOps
13 24 (20.51%) Security Cleared
13 24 (20.51%) SC Cleared
13 24 (20.51%) JavaScript
13 24 (20.51%) WebLogic
13 24 (20.51%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (19.66%) Oracle
14 23 (19.66%) HTML
14 23 (19.66%) SOAP
14 23 (19.66%) Python
14 23 (19.66%) Ruby
14 23 (19.66%) Vagrant
15 22 (18.80%) Shell Script
16 21 (17.95%) TDD
17 20 (17.09%) BDD
18 19 (16.24%) Amazon AWS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 24 (20.51%) WebLogic
2 19 (16.24%) Apache
3 9 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (5.98%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.13%) JBoss
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (9.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.98%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.24%) Internet
2 7 (5.98%) Network Security
3 4 (3.42%) Firewall
3 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.56%) DNS
4 3 (2.56%) SSL
4 3 (2.56%) LAN
4 3 (2.56%) WAN
4 3 (2.56%) SMTP
4 3 (2.56%) FTP
4 3 (2.56%) HTTP
4 3 (2.56%) LDAP
4 3 (2.56%) IPsec
4 3 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.56%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.56%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.71%) NAS
5 2 (1.71%) DVB
6 1 (0.85%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.51%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (14.53%) MySQL
3 10 (8.55%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 59 (50.43%) Jenkins
2 48 (41.03%) Git (software)
3 34 (29.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 29 (24.79%) Cucumber
5 18 (15.38%) Subversion
6 11 (9.40%) JUnit
6 11 (9.40%) Selenium
6 11 (9.40%) Mockito
7 7 (5.98%) PHPUnit
8 3 (2.56%) Maven
9 1 (0.85%) Ant
General
1 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (43.59%) Developer
2 23 (19.66%) Java Developer
3 13 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 13 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Analyst
5 9 (7.69%) Test Specialist
6 8 (6.84%) PHP Developer
6 8 (6.84%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Security Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (3.42%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.42%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.42%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Network Security Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.79%) Web Services
2 23 (19.66%) SOAP
2 23 (19.66%) HTML
3 16 (13.68%) RESTful
4 12 (10.26%) Spring
5 11 (9.40%) .NET
5 11 (9.40%) J2EE
5 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET
5 11 (9.40%) EJB
5 11 (9.40%) JSP
5 11 (9.40%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (6.84%) REST
6 8 (6.84%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.84%) JSON
7 7 (5.98%) SAML
7 7 (5.98%) XML
7 7 (5.98%) OAuth2
7 7 (5.98%) OpenID
7 7 (5.98%) HTML5
8 6 (5.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 3 (2.56%) CESG
1 3 (2.56%) PKI
1 3 (2.56%) Digital Media
2 2 (1.71%) Clustering
3 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.85%) STB
3 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
3 1 (0.85%) MPEG
3 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.85%) DTV
3 1 (0.85%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 64 (54.70%) Windows
2 33 (28.21%) UNIX
3 16 (13.68%) Mac OS X
4 9 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.56%) Solaris
6 2 (1.71%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.71%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (44.44%) Scrum
3 45 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (32.48%) Configuration Management
5 24 (20.51%) DevOps
6 21 (17.95%) TDD
7 20 (17.09%) BDD
8 18 (15.38%) Change Control
8 18 (15.38%) OO
8 18 (15.38%) SOA
9 17 (14.53%) Web Development
10 11 (9.40%) Security Testing
10 11 (9.40%) Knowledge Management
11 10 (8.55%) Test Scripting
12 9 (7.69%) Automated Testing
12 9 (7.69%) UML
13 7 (5.98%) Process Management
13 7 (5.98%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.98%) Open Source
13 7 (5.98%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.06%) PowerShell
2 30 (25.64%) Java
3 24 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 23 (19.66%) Python
4 23 (19.66%) Ruby
5 22 (18.80%) Shell Script
6 15 (12.82%) SQL
7 14 (11.97%) PHP
8 6 (5.13%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.42%) C
10 3 (2.56%) Go
10 3 (2.56%) PHP5
11 2 (1.71%) C++
11 2 (1.71%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.85%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.85%) Perl
12 1 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (20.51%) SC Cleared
1 24 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (9.40%) MCITP
3 11 (9.40%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.40%) ISEB
3 11 (9.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) MCP
6 1 (0.85%) CCNP
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.38%) QA
2 4 (3.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.56%) vSphere
3 3 (2.56%) Snort
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.85%) Firmware
4 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (35.90%) Puppet
2 23 (19.66%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.85%) SCCM
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (19.66%) Oracle
2 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.97%) Cisco
4 12 (10.26%) HP
5 11 (9.40%) VMware
6 5 (4.27%) Apigee
7 4 (3.42%) Websense
8 3 (2.56%) LogRhythm
8 3 (2.56%) WSO2
8 3 (2.56%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.71%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.71%) McAfee
9 2 (1.71%) Sophos
10 1 (0.85%) IBM
10 1 (0.85%) Citrix
10 1 (0.85%) Juniper
10 1 (0.85%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.85%) Veeam
10 1 (0.85%) Imperva
10 1 (0.85%) Proofpoint
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