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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 58 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.21% 10.64% 7.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.31% 39.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 13
Average daily rate
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£395 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £297 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £31.25 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £45.00 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
103 89 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 30.56% 27.05% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 52 53
Average daily rate £375 £308 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.71% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £13.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £125.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 69 (55.65%) Windows
2 67 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (54.03%) Jenkins
3 53 (42.74%) Puppet
4 50 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (38.71%) Configuration Management
5 48 (38.71%) Scrum
6 45 (36.29%) Git (software)
7 42 (33.87%) PowerShell
8 41 (33.06%) UNIX
9 40 (32.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 36 (29.03%) Web Services
11 35 (28.23%) Java
12 32 (25.81%) Ruby
13 31 (25.00%) Python
14 30 (24.19%) Shell Script
15 29 (23.39%) Amazon AWS
16 27 (21.77%) Cucumber
17 26 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (20.16%) Vagrant
18 25 (20.16%) JavaScript
18 25 (20.16%) WebLogic
19 24 (19.35%) HTML
19 24 (19.35%) Mac OS X
20 23 (18.55%) SC Cleared
20 23 (18.55%) Security Cleared
21 22 (17.74%) DevOps
21 22 (17.74%) Oracle
22 20 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
23 19 (15.32%) SOA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (20.16%) WebLogic
2 16 (12.90%) Apache
3 12 (9.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (7.26%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.84%) JBoss
6 4 (3.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.81%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 11 (8.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.39%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (10.48%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (10.48%) Heroku
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.10%) Internet
2 7 (5.65%) Network Security
3 4 (3.23%) Firewall
3 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.42%) DNS
4 3 (2.42%) SSL
4 3 (2.42%) WAN
4 3 (2.42%) SMTP
4 3 (2.42%) FTP
4 3 (2.42%) HTTP
4 3 (2.42%) LDAP
4 3 (2.42%) LAN
4 3 (2.42%) IPsec
4 3 (2.42%) tcpdump
4 3 (2.42%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.61%) NAS
5 2 (1.61%) DVB
6 1 (0.81%) SAN
6 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (10.48%) MySQL
3 10 (8.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.81%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 67 (54.03%) Jenkins
2 45 (36.29%) Git (software)
3 40 (32.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 27 (21.77%) Cucumber
5 17 (13.71%) Subversion
6 14 (11.29%) Selenium
7 13 (10.48%) JUnit
8 11 (8.87%) Mockito
9 8 (6.45%) Maven
10 3 (2.42%) Ant
11 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.81%) RSpec
11 1 (0.81%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (2.42%) Finance
1 3 (2.42%) Banking
1 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 59 (47.58%) Developer
2 24 (19.35%) Java Developer
3 15 (12.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (11.29%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) Test Specialist
7 8 (6.45%) Analyst
8 7 (5.65%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) Network Security Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Technical Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Security Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Network Analyst
12 3 (2.42%) PHP Developer
12 3 (2.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (29.03%) Web Services
2 24 (19.35%) HTML
3 18 (14.52%) SOAP
4 17 (13.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 16 (12.90%) Spring
6 15 (12.10%) RESTful
7 12 (9.68%) CSS
8 11 (8.87%) JSP
8 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET
8 11 (8.87%) EJB
8 11 (8.87%) .NET
8 11 (8.87%) J2EE
9 10 (8.06%) Hibernate
9 10 (8.06%) XML
10 9 (7.26%) REST
10 9 (7.26%) Spring MVC
10 9 (7.26%) JSON
11 8 (6.45%) HTML5
12 6 (4.84%) Ajax
12 6 (4.84%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.84%) Open Source
2 3 (2.42%) CESG
2 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.42%) PKI
3 2 (1.61%) Clustering
3 2 (1.61%) W3C
4 1 (0.81%) MPEG
4 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.81%) STB
4 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.81%) DTV
4 1 (0.81%) GIS
4 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 69 (55.65%) Windows
2 41 (33.06%) UNIX
3 24 (19.35%) Mac OS X
4 12 (9.68%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.42%) Solaris
6 2 (1.61%) Amazon Linux
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (38.71%) Configuration Management
3 48 (38.71%) Scrum
4 22 (17.74%) DevOps
5 19 (15.32%) SOA
6 17 (13.71%) TDD
7 16 (12.90%) BDD
8 15 (12.10%) Web Development
9 14 (11.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (10.48%) Change Control
11 12 (9.68%) OO
12 11 (8.87%) Knowledge Management
12 11 (8.87%) Security Testing
13 10 (8.06%) Test Scripting
14 9 (7.26%) UML
14 9 (7.26%) MVC
15 8 (6.45%) Automated Testing
16 7 (5.65%) Process Management
17 6 (4.84%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.87%) PowerShell
2 35 (28.23%) Java
3 32 (25.81%) Ruby
4 31 (25.00%) Python
5 30 (24.19%) Shell Script
6 25 (20.16%) JavaScript
7 10 (8.06%) SQL
8 8 (6.45%) Go
9 7 (5.65%) PHP
10 6 (4.84%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.23%) PHP5
12 3 (2.42%) C
13 2 (1.61%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.81%) C++
14 1 (0.81%) Perl
14 1 (0.81%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (18.55%) SC Cleared
1 23 (18.55%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (8.87%) ISEB
3 11 (8.87%) MCITP
3 11 (8.87%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (7.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.42%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) QA
2 4 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.42%) vSphere
4 3 (2.42%) Snort
5 2 (1.61%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.81%) Firmware
6 1 (0.81%) Docker
6 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 53 (42.74%) Puppet
2 25 (20.16%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.23%) TeamSite
4 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.81%) SCCM
5 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (17.74%) Oracle
2 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.29%) Cisco
4 13 (10.48%) HP
5 11 (8.87%) VMware
6 5 (4.03%) Apigee
7 4 (3.23%) Websense
8 3 (2.42%) Sourcefire
8 3 (2.42%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.61%) McAfee
9 2 (1.61%) Sophos
9 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.81%) Citrix
10 1 (0.81%) Juniper
10 1 (0.81%) IBM
10 1 (0.81%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.81%) WSO2
10 1 (0.81%) Lumension
10 1 (0.81%) Veeam
10 1 (0.81%) Imperva