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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 11 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 27 62 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.67% 16.62% 9.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.30% 46.62% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 12
Average daily rate £425 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £477 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
67 133 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.48% 35.66% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 67 39
Average daily rate £400 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 33 (55.00%) Windows
2 24 (40.00%) Unix
3 20 (33.33%) Oracle
3 20 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
5 16 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 16 (26.67%) SQL
6 15 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 15 (25.00%) Scrum
6 15 (25.00%) Puppet
6 15 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 14 (23.33%) Vagrant
7 14 (23.33%) Ruby
7 14 (23.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 14 (23.33%) Python
7 14 (23.33%) Mac OS X
8 13 (21.67%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (16.67%) MySQL
9 10 (16.67%) DevOps
9 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 10 (16.67%) Bash Shell
10 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
10 9 (15.00%) Java
10 9 (15.00%) Red Hat
10 9 (15.00%) Telecoms

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (11.67%) WebLogic
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) DVB
1 2 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (1.67%) OpenVPN
2 1 (1.67%) SAN
2 1 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (16.67%) MySQL
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 6 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.67%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
2 15 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (23.33%) Vagrant
4 5 (8.33%) Subversion
5 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.67%) JIRA
5 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.33%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.67%) Ant
7 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.67%) gulp
7 1 (1.67%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.67%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.67%) PhpStorm
7 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) DBA
1 10 (16.67%) Developer
2 7 (11.67%) Analyst
2 7 (11.67%) PostgreSQL DBA
2 7 (11.67%) Software Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Build Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Administrator
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (11.67%) PostGIS
3 6 (10.00%) EJB
3 6 (10.00%) J2EE
3 6 (10.00%) SOAP
3 6 (10.00%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (3.33%) .NET
5 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.67%) CSS
6 1 (1.67%) Dojo
6 1 (1.67%) LAMP
6 1 (1.67%) Laravel
6 1 (1.67%) Sass
6 1 (1.67%) STL
6 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) Replication
3 3 (5.00%) DTV
3 3 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.33%) HACMP
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.00%) Windows
2 24 (40.00%) Unix
3 14 (23.33%) Mac OS X
4 9 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (8.33%) Solaris
7 4 (6.67%) AIX
8 2 (3.33%) HPUX
8 2 (3.33%) NetWare
9 1 (1.67%) Debian
9 1 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (25.00%) Scrum
2 15 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (16.67%) DevOps
4 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.00%) Process Management
6 6 (10.00%) SOA
6 6 (10.00%) UML
7 5 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.67%) BDD
8 4 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 16 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 16 (26.67%) SQL
3 14 (23.33%) Python
3 14 (23.33%) Ruby
4 10 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 9 (15.00%) Java
6 8 (13.33%) C++
7 7 (11.67%) C
8 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.00%) Perl
9 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.33%) Korn
10 2 (3.33%) PHP
11 1 (1.67%) C#
11 1 (1.67%) PHP 5
11 1 (1.67%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.33%) ISEB
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.33%) MCITP
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) OCA
3 2 (3.33%) OCP
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Clusterware
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.33%) GPFS
2 2 (3.33%) zsh
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) Firmware
3 1 (1.67%) KVM
3 1 (1.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) Puppet
2 3 (5.00%) Data Guard
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.67%) OSSEC
4 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (15.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.33%) HP
4 7 (11.67%) Serena
5 6 (10.00%) VMware
6 5 (8.33%) Guidewire
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.33%) Thunderhead
7 4 (6.67%) EMC
7 4 (6.67%) IBM
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco
8 2 (3.33%) Compaq
8 2 (3.33%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.33%) Veritas
9 1 (1.67%) Infobright
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