The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Southampton region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 8 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 39 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.16% 9.47% 3.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 37.88% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 3
Average daily rate £300 £178 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.01% -40.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £157 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
104 66 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 27.08% 25.00% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 14
Average daily rate £296 £225 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.44% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £155 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Hampshire

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 27 (41.54%) C
1 27 (41.54%) Software Engineering
2 20 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 17 (26.15%) Windows
4 16 (24.62%) ClearCase
4 16 (24.62%) POSIX
4 16 (24.62%) DTV
5 15 (23.08%) Oracle
6 14 (21.54%) C++
7 12 (18.46%) VMware
8 11 (16.92%) MySQL
8 11 (16.92%) Python
8 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (15.38%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.85%) UNIX
10 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
11 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.31%) Apache
11 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
11 8 (12.31%) Jenkins
12 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
12 7 (10.77%) HTML
12 7 (10.77%) Web Services
13 6 (9.23%) Scrum
13 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (9.23%) XML
13 6 (9.23%) Java
13 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
13 6 (9.23%) .NET

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (12.31%) Apache
2 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.15%) IIS
4 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.54%) nginx
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.69%) LDAP
2 5 (7.69%) Internet
3 4 (6.15%) SAN
3 4 (6.15%) CTI
3 4 (6.15%) Network Security
4 3 (4.62%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.62%) NAS
4 3 (4.62%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (4.62%) DNS
5 2 (3.08%) WAN
5 2 (3.08%) IPv4
5 2 (3.08%) LAN
5 2 (3.08%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.54%) VoIP
6 1 (1.54%) SSL
6 1 (1.54%) SSH
6 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) MySQL
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.62%) Big Data
5 2 (3.08%) Pentaho
5 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) ClearCase
2 8 (12.31%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.69%) Subversion
3 5 (7.69%) Selenium
4 3 (4.62%) Maven
4 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.62%) Moq
5 2 (3.08%) JMeter
5 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.08%) Hudson
5 2 (3.08%) JUnit
6 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.54%) Toad
6 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.54%) Mockito
6 1 (1.54%) RSpec
6 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
General
1 20 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Software Engineer
2 12 (18.46%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Analyst
4 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) C# Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
5 3 (4.62%) PHP Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Tester
5 3 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.08%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.08%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Consultant
6 2 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) POSIX
2 7 (10.77%) Web Services
2 7 (10.77%) HTML
3 6 (9.23%) .NET
3 6 (9.23%) XML
4 4 (6.15%) SOAP
4 4 (6.15%) COM
5 3 (4.62%) CSS
5 3 (4.62%) LINQ
5 3 (4.62%) Spring
6 2 (3.08%) Java EE
6 2 (3.08%) PostGIS
6 2 (3.08%) Django
6 2 (3.08%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.08%) EJB
6 2 (3.08%) STL
6 2 (3.08%) Middleware
7 1 (1.54%) WinForms
7 1 (1.54%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.62%) DTV
2 2 (3.08%) Open Source
2 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.54%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) Windows
2 10 (15.38%) Oracle Linux
3 9 (13.85%) UNIX
4 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.15%) Solaris
6 3 (4.62%) CentOS
7 1 (1.54%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Software Engineering
2 6 (9.23%) Scrum
2 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.69%) OO
3 5 (7.69%) SOA
4 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (6.15%) Multithreading
4 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
4 4 (6.15%) Test Strategy
5 3 (4.62%) Performance Testing
5 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.08%) Migration
6 2 (3.08%) ETL
6 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.08%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.08%) ITIL
6 2 (3.08%) UML
6 2 (3.08%) System Testing
6 2 (3.08%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) C
2 14 (21.54%) C++
3 11 (16.92%) Python
4 6 (9.23%) Java
5 5 (7.69%) PHP
5 5 (7.69%) SQL
5 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.15%) C#
7 3 (4.62%) Perl
8 2 (3.08%) Korn
8 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
9 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) RHCT
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) vSphere
3 3 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.54%) XenServer
5 1 (1.54%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Puppet
2 3 (4.62%) Vagrant
2 3 (4.62%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Oracle
2 12 (18.46%) VMware
3 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.15%) Citrix
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco
5 4 (6.15%) NetApp
6 3 (4.62%) IBM
6 3 (4.62%) EMC
6 3 (4.62%) Hitachi
6 3 (4.62%) Brocade
7 2 (3.08%) Guidewire
7 2 (3.08%) JBoss
7 2 (3.08%) Thunderhead
8 1 (1.54%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.54%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.54%) SAP
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c.350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago