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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 22 17
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 41 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.17% 6.23% 4.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.09% 24.68% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £656
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -7.63%
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
93 77 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 27.60% 25.25% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 44 25
Average daily rate £325 £218 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.08% -27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £88 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £644
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 16
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £33.30 £28.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014, 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 36 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (45.59%) Scrum
4 27 (39.71%) Puppet
5 25 (36.76%) Web Services
6 23 (33.82%) Vagrant
7 22 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (32.35%) Java
8 19 (27.94%) Oracle
8 19 (27.94%) Apache
8 19 (27.94%) Subversion
9 18 (26.47%) SQL
10 16 (23.53%) CSS
10 16 (23.53%) Internet
10 16 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (23.53%) Open Source
11 15 (22.06%) Git (software)
11 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
11 15 (22.06%) DevOps
11 15 (22.06%) WebLogic
11 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
11 15 (22.06%) PHP
12 14 (20.59%) SOA
12 14 (20.59%) RESTful
12 14 (20.59%) Maven
13 13 (19.12%) RSpec
13 13 (19.12%) VMware
14 12 (17.65%) Windows
14 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
14 12 (17.65%) CentOS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 19 (27.94%) Apache
2 15 (22.06%) WebLogic
3 9 (13.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.41%) Node.js
6 1 (1.47%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.47%) Confluence
6 1 (1.47%) WordPress
6 1 (1.47%) JBoss
6 1 (1.47%) TeamSite
6 1 (1.47%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (16.18%) Amazon S3
2 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) Internet
2 4 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (5.88%) DNS
3 2 (2.94%) UPnP
3 2 (2.94%) DVB
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) SSL
4 1 (1.47%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.47%) Network Security
4 1 (1.47%) WAN
4 1 (1.47%) SMTP
4 1 (1.47%) FTP
4 1 (1.47%) HTTP
4 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) LDAP
4 1 (1.47%) IPsec
4 1 (1.47%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (14.71%) MySQL
3 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 19 (27.94%) Subversion
3 15 (22.06%) Git (software)
4 14 (20.59%) Maven
5 13 (19.12%) RSpec
6 6 (8.82%) Selenium
7 5 (7.35%) Mockito
7 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.88%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 3 (4.41%) PHPUnit
9 3 (4.41%) Grunt
9 3 (4.41%) ClearCase
9 3 (4.41%) JUnit
10 2 (2.94%) Hudson
10 2 (2.94%) Gerrit
11 1 (1.47%) JIRA
11 1 (1.47%) Ant
General
1 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Developer
2 9 (13.24%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.88%) PHP Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Linux Support Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Linux Support
6 4 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.76%) Web Services
2 16 (23.53%) CSS
3 14 (20.59%) RESTful
4 12 (17.65%) JSON
5 11 (16.18%) HTML
6 10 (14.71%) PostGIS
7 9 (13.24%) HTML5
7 9 (13.24%) jQuery
7 9 (13.24%) Ajax
8 8 (11.76%) XML
8 8 (11.76%) CSS3
9 6 (8.82%) Spring
9 6 (8.82%) Middleware
9 6 (8.82%) JPA
9 6 (8.82%) Spring MVC
10 5 (7.35%) REST
10 5 (7.35%) Hibernate
11 4 (5.88%) LAMP
11 4 (5.88%) J2EE
12 3 (4.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Open Source
2 3 (4.41%) Linked Data
3 2 (2.94%) STB
3 2 (2.94%) DTV
3 2 (2.94%) Clustering
3 2 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.47%) Social Media
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) PKI
4 1 (1.47%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) W3C
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Windows
1 12 (17.65%) CentOS
2 11 (16.18%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (7.35%) UNIX
4 4 (5.88%) Solaris
4 4 (5.88%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.94%) AIX
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Android
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) Scrum
3 22 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (22.06%) DevOps
5 14 (20.59%) SOA
6 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 11 (16.18%) TDD
8 10 (14.71%) OO
9 9 (13.24%) Web Development
10 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
11 7 (10.29%) Change Control
11 7 (10.29%) BPEL
11 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
12 6 (8.82%) MVC
12 6 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.82%) BDD
13 5 (7.35%) Kanban
13 5 (7.35%) Content Management
14 4 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.35%) Java
2 18 (26.47%) SQL
3 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
3 15 (22.06%) PHP
4 7 (10.29%) PHP5
5 4 (5.88%) Python
5 4 (5.88%) C
6 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.47%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.47%) C#
7 1 (1.47%) C++
7 1 (1.47%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CCNP
5 1 (1.47%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) WCAG
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.18%) vCloud
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (7.35%) VirtualBox
4 4 (5.88%) Snort
4 4 (5.88%) Docker
5 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.94%) vSphere
6 2 (2.94%) LXC
7 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (39.71%) Puppet
2 23 (33.82%) Vagrant
3 5 (7.35%) YUM
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) Oracle
2 13 (19.12%) VMware
3 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
4 9 (13.24%) EMC
5 4 (5.88%) Sourcefire
5 4 (5.88%) Facebook
6 3 (4.41%) Appcelerator
6 3 (4.41%) Google
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco
7 2 (2.94%) Veritas
7 2 (2.94%) SAP
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix
7 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.47%) Twitter
8 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.47%) HP
8 1 (1.47%) Telerik
8 1 (1.47%) Tripwire
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