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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 74 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.49% 9.97% 8.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.18% 36.36% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 19 13
Average daily rate
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£380 £300 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £28.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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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
119 99 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 28.13% 27.42% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 61 41
Average daily rate £385 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £113 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.31 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £125.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 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 1 May 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 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 74 (57.36%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (54.26%) Jenkins
3 65 (50.39%) Windows
4 56 (43.41%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (39.53%) Scrum
6 50 (38.76%) Puppet
7 48 (37.21%) Git (software)
8 45 (34.88%) Configuration Management
9 40 (31.01%) Web Services
10 39 (30.23%) PowerShell
11 38 (29.46%) UNIX
12 36 (27.91%) Java
12 36 (27.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 33 (25.58%) JavaScript
14 30 (23.26%) HTML
14 30 (23.26%) Ruby
15 29 (22.48%) Python
16 28 (21.71%) Amazon AWS
17 27 (20.93%) Shell Script
18 26 (20.16%) Subversion
18 26 (20.16%) Cucumber
19 25 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
19 25 (19.38%) Vagrant
20 24 (18.60%) Apache
21 23 (17.83%) PostgreSQL
21 23 (17.83%) Mac OS X
21 23 (17.83%) Internet
21 23 (17.83%) RESTful
22 22 (17.05%) TDD
22 22 (17.05%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 24 (18.60%) Apache
2 21 (16.28%) WebLogic
3 12 (9.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (8.53%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.65%) JBoss
6 4 (3.10%) CMS
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.78%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (3.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (21.71%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.85%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (10.08%) Heroku
5 3 (2.33%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.83%) Internet
2 7 (5.43%) Network Security
3 4 (3.10%) Firewall
3 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.33%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.33%) tcpdump
4 3 (2.33%) DNS
4 3 (2.33%) SSL
4 3 (2.33%) LAN
4 3 (2.33%) WAN
4 3 (2.33%) SMTP
4 3 (2.33%) FTP
4 3 (2.33%) HTTP
4 3 (2.33%) LDAP
4 3 (2.33%) IPsec
5 2 (1.55%) DVB
5 2 (1.55%) NAS
6 1 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.83%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (9.30%) MySQL
2 12 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.78%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 70 (54.26%) Jenkins
2 48 (37.21%) Git (software)
3 36 (27.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 26 (20.16%) Subversion
4 26 (20.16%) Cucumber
5 16 (12.40%) Selenium
6 15 (11.63%) JUnit
7 13 (10.08%) Mockito
8 10 (7.75%) Maven
9 4 (3.10%) PHPUnit
10 3 (2.33%) RSpec
10 3 (2.33%) Ant
11 2 (1.55%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 3 (2.33%) Banking
1 3 (2.33%) Finance
1 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.55%) Marketing
3 1 (0.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 70 (54.26%) Developer
2 26 (20.16%) Java Developer
3 13 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.30%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) Test Specialist
6 8 (6.20%) Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Front-End Developer
7 7 (5.43%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) PHP Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.88%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.10%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (3.10%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.10%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (31.01%) Web Services
2 30 (23.26%) HTML
3 23 (17.83%) RESTful
4 22 (17.05%) CSS
5 18 (13.95%) Ruby on Rails
5 18 (13.95%) Spring
6 17 (13.18%) JSON
6 17 (13.18%) SOAP
7 16 (12.40%) XML
8 15 (11.63%) HTML5
9 12 (9.30%) Hibernate
9 12 (9.30%) REST
10 11 (8.53%) Ajax
10 11 (8.53%) Spring MVC
11 10 (7.75%) J2EE
11 10 (7.75%) EJB
11 10 (7.75%) CSS3
12 9 (6.98%) PostGIS
12 9 (6.98%) JSP
12 9 (6.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Open Source
2 3 (2.33%) PKI
2 3 (2.33%) CESG
2 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.55%) W3C
4 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.78%) MPEG
4 1 (0.78%) DTV
4 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.78%) GIS
4 1 (0.78%) STB
4 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.78%) User Experience
4 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 65 (50.39%) Windows
2 38 (29.46%) UNIX
3 23 (17.83%) Mac OS X
4 11 (8.53%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.33%) Solaris
6 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (57.36%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (43.41%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (39.53%) Scrum
4 45 (34.88%) Configuration Management
5 22 (17.05%) TDD
6 21 (16.28%) BDD
6 21 (16.28%) Web Development
7 20 (15.50%) OO
8 19 (14.73%) SOA
8 19 (14.73%) Change Control
9 17 (13.18%) DevOps
10 14 (10.85%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (8.53%) MVC
12 10 (7.75%) Automated Testing
13 9 (6.98%) Knowledge Management
13 9 (6.98%) Security Testing
13 9 (6.98%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.98%) Test Scripting
14 8 (6.20%) UML
15 7 (5.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.23%) PowerShell
2 36 (27.91%) Java
3 33 (25.58%) JavaScript
4 30 (23.26%) Ruby
5 29 (22.48%) Python
6 27 (20.93%) Shell Script
7 15 (11.63%) PHP
8 14 (10.85%) SQL
9 9 (6.98%) PHP5
10 8 (6.20%) Go
11 4 (3.10%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.33%) C
13 2 (1.55%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.78%) Groovy
14 1 (0.78%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.78%) C#
14 1 (0.78%) C++
14 1 (0.78%) Delphi
14 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.98%) MCITP
4 9 (6.98%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.98%) ISEB
4 9 (6.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (6.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) CCNP
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.08%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (3.10%) VirtualBox
4 3 (2.33%) Snort
4 3 (2.33%) vSphere
4 3 (2.33%) Docker
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 50 (38.76%) Puppet
2 25 (19.38%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.10%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.78%) SCCM
4 1 (0.78%) SCOM
4 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) Oracle
2 13 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.30%) Cisco
4 11 (8.53%) HP
5 9 (6.98%) VMware
6 5 (3.88%) Apigee
7 4 (3.10%) Websense
7 4 (3.10%) Google
8 3 (2.33%) Sourcefire
8 3 (2.33%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.55%) McAfee
9 2 (1.55%) Sophos
9 2 (1.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.55%) Appcelerator
9 2 (1.55%) Facebook
10 1 (0.78%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.78%) WSO2
10 1 (0.78%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.78%) Lumension
10 1 (0.78%) F5
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