The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 21 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 32 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.00% 12.17% 16.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.03% 47.06% 48.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 39
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £391 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
37 68 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.80% 25.86% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 72
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £158 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 11
Median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -13.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 £13.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.63 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Linux.

1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) VMware
3 16 (47.06%) PaaS
3 16 (47.06%) IaaS
4 15 (44.12%) Service Management
5 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
6 11 (32.35%) ITIL
7 10 (29.41%) Scrum
7 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
8 9 (26.47%) DevOps
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco
9 8 (23.53%) Puppet
10 7 (20.59%) CA
10 7 (20.59%) User Stories
11 6 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (17.65%) Java
11 6 (17.65%) Open Source
12 5 (14.71%) PKI
12 5 (14.71%) Python
12 5 (14.71%) BMC
12 5 (14.71%) Firewall
13 4 (11.76%) Remedy
13 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
13 4 (11.76%) RHCE
13 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 4 (11.76%) CSS
13 4 (11.76%) HTML
13 4 (11.76%) Unix
13 4 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.82%) JBoss
3 2 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (47.06%) IaaS
1 16 (47.06%) PaaS
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) LDAP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.94%) NAS
3 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.94%) Pentaho
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) Maven
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Scala Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Python Developer
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Scala Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Python Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) CSS
1 4 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) RESTful
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.94%) STB
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Unix
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Service Management
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) ITIL
4 10 (29.41%) Scrum
5 9 (26.47%) DevOps
6 7 (20.59%) User Stories
7 6 (17.65%) Open Source
8 4 (11.76%) BDD
8 4 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) TDD
9 2 (5.88%) Analytics
9 2 (5.88%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) Python
3 4 (11.76%) Scala
4 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.88%) Groovy
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) RHCE
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) CISSP
2 3 (8.82%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Security+ Certification
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) MCSE
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CCDP
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) MCITP
4 1 (2.94%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
2 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) Puppet
2 6 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (8.82%) Ansible
3 3 (8.82%) Terraform
4 1 (2.94%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) VMware
2 9 (26.47%) Cisco
3 7 (20.59%) CA
4 5 (14.71%) BMC
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.76%) Remedy
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) Splunk
8 1 (2.94%) AppSense
8 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.94%) Cloudera
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (2.94%) IBM
8 1 (2.94%) MapR
8 1 (2.94%) Symantec