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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.12% 5.71% 5.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.91% 22.35% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 12
Average daily rate
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£344 £250 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £626
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £24.75 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +191.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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
79 85 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 21.64% 25.53% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 25
Average daily rate £330 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 16
Average hourly rate £27.00 £14.38 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.82% -41.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.15 £10.25 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £21.88 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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 22 August 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 24 (38.71%) Puppet
1 24 (38.71%) Jenkins
2 22 (35.48%) Oracle
2 22 (35.48%) Scrum
3 21 (33.87%) DevOps
4 19 (30.65%) VMware
5 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
6 16 (25.81%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (25.81%) Web Services
6 16 (25.81%) Vagrant
7 15 (24.19%) WebLogic
8 14 (22.58%) C
8 14 (22.58%) MySQL
9 13 (20.97%) Java
9 13 (20.97%) Middleware
9 13 (20.97%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (19.35%) SQL
10 12 (19.35%) Windows
11 11 (17.74%) Apache
11 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
12 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.13%) CentOS
12 10 (16.13%) Open Source
12 10 (16.13%) EMC
13 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (14.52%) Tomcat
13 9 (14.52%) ClearCase
13 9 (14.52%) SOA
13 9 (14.52%) UNIX
13 9 (14.52%) RSpec

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (24.19%) WebLogic
2 11 (17.74%) Apache
3 9 (14.52%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (4.84%) Node.js
6 2 (3.23%) IIS
7 1 (1.61%) WordPress
7 1 (1.61%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.61%) nginx
7 1 (1.61%) Confluence
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (12.90%) Amazon S3
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) DNS
2 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.84%) Internet
3 3 (4.84%) SAN
3 3 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.23%) NAS
4 2 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.23%) Firewall
4 2 (3.23%) UPnP
4 2 (3.23%) IPv4
4 2 (3.23%) WAN
4 2 (3.23%) LAN
4 2 (3.23%) DVB
4 2 (3.23%) LDAP
5 1 (1.61%) SSL
5 1 (1.61%) TETRA
5 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (22.58%) MySQL
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.23%) Big Data
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (38.71%) Jenkins
2 9 (14.52%) ClearCase
2 9 (14.52%) RSpec
3 7 (11.29%) Maven
4 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.45%) Selenium
6 3 (4.84%) Mockito
6 3 (4.84%) Grunt
7 2 (3.23%) Subversion
8 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) Toad
8 1 (1.61%) JMeter
8 1 (1.61%) JIRA
8 1 (1.61%) PHPUnit
General
1 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Software Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Linux Support
7 5 (8.06%) Linux Support Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) Web Services
2 13 (20.97%) Middleware
3 8 (12.90%) POSIX
4 6 (9.68%) CSS
5 5 (8.06%) Spring
5 5 (8.06%) PostGIS
6 4 (6.45%) jQuery
6 4 (6.45%) Ajax
7 3 (4.84%) HTML
7 3 (4.84%) JTS
7 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.84%) JSON
7 3 (4.84%) JPA
7 3 (4.84%) Spring MVC
7 3 (4.84%) RESTful
8 2 (3.23%) Java EE
8 2 (3.23%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (3.23%) EJB
8 2 (3.23%) XML
9 1 (1.61%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Open Source
2 8 (12.90%) DTV
3 3 (4.84%) Linked Data
4 2 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.23%) Clustering
4 2 (3.23%) STB
5 1 (1.61%) Firmware
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Oracle Linux
2 12 (19.35%) Windows
3 10 (16.13%) CentOS
4 9 (14.52%) UNIX
5 5 (8.06%) Solaris
6 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.23%) Android
7 2 (3.23%) AIX
8 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Scrum
2 21 (33.87%) DevOps
3 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
4 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.52%) SOA
4 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 4 (6.45%) TDD
6 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.84%) BPEL
7 3 (4.84%) Migration
7 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.84%) MVC
7 3 (4.84%) Kanban
7 3 (4.84%) Web Development
7 3 (4.84%) SIEM
7 3 (4.84%) User Stories
8 2 (3.23%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.23%) Project Management
8 2 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) C
2 13 (20.97%) Java
3 12 (19.35%) SQL
4 5 (8.06%) C++
4 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.45%) Python
5 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) PHP
6 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.23%) Korn
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP
4 1 (1.61%) CCNA
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB
4 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.52%) vCloud
3 5 (8.06%) vSphere
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (4.84%) Snort
5 3 (4.84%) VirtualBox
6 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.61%) XenServer
7 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (38.71%) Puppet
2 16 (25.81%) Vagrant
3 8 (12.90%) YUM
4 2 (3.23%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Oracle
2 19 (30.65%) VMware
3 10 (16.13%) EMC
4 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco
5 5 (8.06%) Citrix
6 3 (4.84%) SAP
6 3 (4.84%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.23%) Brocade
7 2 (3.23%) IBM
7 2 (3.23%) Hitachi
7 2 (3.23%) NetApp
7 2 (3.23%) Veritas
7 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.61%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.61%) Facebook
8 1 (1.61%) Twitter
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