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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 10 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.05% 12.09% 7.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.29% 40.59% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 17
Median daily rate £413 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £334 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £428 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £44.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
59 101 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.94% 29.79% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 81 62
Median daily rate £313 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £325 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £400 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Median hourly rate £11.25 £37.96 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.36% +40.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.05 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £46.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 2016, 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 26 (56.52%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Git (software)
3 14 (30.43%) Python
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.26%) VMware
4 13 (28.26%) DevOps
5 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
6 10 (21.74%) Puppet
6 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
7 9 (19.57%) PaaS
7 9 (19.57%) IaaS
7 9 (19.57%) Service Management
7 9 (19.57%) WebLogic
8 8 (17.39%) Oracle
8 8 (17.39%) Unix
8 8 (17.39%) OO
9 7 (15.22%) Vagrant
9 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
9 7 (15.22%) BDD
9 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (15.22%) ITIL
9 7 (15.22%) SQL
9 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
9 7 (15.22%) Mac OS X
9 7 (15.22%) Scrum
9 7 (15.22%) TDD
9 7 (15.22%) Ruby
9 7 (15.22%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
10 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared

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 9 (19.57%) WebLogic
2 5 (10.87%) Apache
3 4 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (6.52%) WordPress
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) IaaS
1 9 (19.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) DNS
1 5 (10.87%) LAN
1 5 (10.87%) WAN
2 3 (6.52%) DHCP
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications
2 3 (6.52%) VoIP
3 2 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (2.17%) FabricPath
4 1 (2.17%) IPsec
4 1 (2.17%) IPv4
4 1 (2.17%) IPv6
4 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) PuTTY
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) TRILL
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.70%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Git (software)
2 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.22%) Vagrant
4 5 (10.87%) Subversion
5 3 (6.52%) PHPUnit
6 2 (4.35%) Toad
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.17%) GoogleTest
7 1 (2.17%) JIRA
7 1 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
1 3 (6.52%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Developer
2 8 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) DBA
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (8.70%) PHP Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Scala Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Python Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior PHP Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Scala Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Python Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (10.87%) CSS
2 5 (10.87%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) JSON
3 3 (6.52%) LAMP
3 3 (6.52%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (6.52%) REST
3 3 (6.52%) RESTful
3 3 (6.52%) Symfony
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) JMS
4 2 (4.35%) WinForms
5 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.17%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (2.17%) Lucene
5 1 (2.17%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Clustering
3 3 (6.52%) Blog
3 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.35%) PKI
4 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.17%) iSeries
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (56.52%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Unix
3 7 (15.22%) Mac OS X
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) Solaris
7 1 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) DevOps
3 9 (19.57%) Service Management
4 8 (17.39%) OO
5 7 (15.22%) BDD
5 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (15.22%) ITIL
5 7 (15.22%) Scrum
5 7 (15.22%) TDD
6 6 (13.04%) Open Source
7 4 (8.70%) User Stories
8 3 (6.52%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) OOP
8 3 (6.52%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Analytics
9 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.35%) Release Management
9 2 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Python
2 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
3 7 (15.22%) Ruby
3 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) PHP
4 4 (8.70%) Scala
5 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (4.35%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) Lisp
7 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) CCNA
3 1 (2.17%) CCNP
3 1 (2.17%) CCSE
3 1 (2.17%) CEH
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.17%) MCP
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
1 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) VMware
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco
5 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.52%) HP
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) Sun
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Juniper
6 1 (2.17%) Rally
6 1 (2.17%) Serena