The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 201 334 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 11.18% 17.01% 13.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.27% 54.84% 44.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 207 183
Median daily rate £401 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.43% +6.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £299 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £49.46 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% +23.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £39.00 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.69 £57.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 444 609 653
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 24.69% 31.01% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 369 379
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 59
Median hourly rate £13.03 £47.83 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.76% +184.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £33.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Hampshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Hampshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Hampshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Hampshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Hampshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Hampshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Hampshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +2 57 £375 +7.14% 23
Southampton 0 19 £425 - 11
Havant +1 14 £400 +5.26%
Portsmouth -16 11 £425 +3.03% 6
Fareham +4 9 £525 +68.00% 7
Winchester -10 8 £450 +11.80% 1
Hook -2 7 £350 +11.11% 2
Andover +8 4 £425 -
Farnborough -7 4 - - 5
Eastleigh -5 2 £500 +52.25% 1
Tadley - 2 - -
Aldershot - 1 - - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 165 (36.50%) Security Cleared
2 153 (33.85%) Red Hat
3 152 (33.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 147 (32.52%) Windows
5 134 (29.65%) SC Cleared
6 127 (28.10%) Unix
7 120 (26.55%) Oracle
8 119 (26.33%) SQL
9 116 (25.66%) VMware
10 97 (21.46%) Java
11 95 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
11 95 (21.02%) DevOps
12 80 (17.70%) JBoss
13 72 (15.93%) SQL Server
13 72 (15.93%) Git (software)
14 70 (15.49%) MySQL
15 69 (15.27%) Puppet
16 66 (14.60%) Python
17 62 (13.72%) Apache
18 59 (13.05%) Microsoft
19 56 (12.39%) Shell Script
20 54 (11.95%) Web Services
21 51 (11.28%) Performance Tuning
21 51 (11.28%) Jenkins
22 50 (11.06%) Opscode Chef
22 50 (11.06%) Oracle Database
23 49 (10.84%) SOAP
23 49 (10.84%) Clustering
24 48 (10.62%) Perl
25 47 (10.40%) ITIL

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 80 (17.70%) JBoss
2 62 (13.72%) Apache
3 45 (9.96%) WebSphere
4 37 (8.19%) Tomcat
5 20 (4.42%) OpenStack
6 18 (3.98%) Apache Solr
6 18 (3.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (3.32%) WebLogic
8 14 (3.10%) SharePoint
9 13 (2.88%) Apache Geronimo
9 13 (2.88%) Apache TomEE
10 8 (1.77%) ATG Dynamo
11 7 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (1.33%) Apache Spark
13 5 (1.11%) IIS
14 4 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.88%) Confluence
14 4 (0.88%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.33%) Siebel CRM
4 4 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.88%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.52%) PaaS
2 31 (6.86%) IaaS
3 30 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.10%) SaaS
5 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.77%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.85%) Firewall
2 37 (8.19%) SAN
3 30 (6.64%) TCP/IP
4 29 (6.42%) DNS
5 26 (5.75%) SSL
6 18 (3.98%) LAN
7 17 (3.76%) HTTP
8 16 (3.54%) IPsec
8 16 (3.54%) Network Security
8 16 (3.54%) WAN
9 15 (3.32%) LDAP
9 15 (3.32%) PuTTY
9 15 (3.32%) WinSCP
10 13 (2.88%) NAS
11 12 (2.65%) HTTPS
11 12 (2.65%) Wireless
12 8 (1.77%) Internet
12 8 (1.77%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.77%) NetScaler
13 7 (1.55%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.93%) SQL Server
2 70 (15.49%) MySQL
3 50 (11.06%) Oracle Database
4 46 (10.18%) PostgreSQL
5 41 (9.07%) Hadoop
6 34 (7.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 27 (5.97%) Oracle Database 10g
8 23 (5.09%) Apache Hive
9 22 (4.87%) MongoDB
9 22 (4.87%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (4.42%) Relational Database
11 19 (4.20%) RDBMS
12 18 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (3.98%) Impala
13 14 (3.10%) Oracle Database 12c
13 14 (3.10%) Redis
14 13 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (2.65%) Oracle OWB
16 11 (2.43%) Big Data
16 11 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (15.93%) Git (software)
2 51 (11.28%) Jenkins
3 24 (5.31%) Subversion
4 23 (5.09%) Oracle APEX
5 19 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (3.98%) JIRA
7 16 (3.54%) HP UFT
8 15 (3.32%) Ant
8 15 (3.32%) TeamCity
8 15 (3.32%) Visual Studio
9 14 (3.10%) Eclipse
9 14 (3.10%) Toad
10 12 (2.65%) Selenium
11 11 (2.43%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (2.21%) Gradle
13 9 (1.99%) SpecFlow
14 8 (1.77%) Log4j
15 6 (1.33%) Cucumber
16 5 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 5 (1.11%) TestNG
General
1 25 (5.53%) Telecoms
2 20 (4.42%) Finance
3 8 (1.77%) Manufacturing
3 8 (1.77%) Marketing
4 7 (1.55%) Electronics
5 4 (0.88%) Local Government
6 3 (0.66%) Military
7 2 (0.44%) Back Office
7 2 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (18.14%) Developer
2 46 (10.18%) Administrator
3 40 (8.85%) DBA
4 32 (7.08%) Consultant
4 32 (7.08%) Linux Administrator
5 31 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (5.75%) Architect
7 24 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
8 23 (5.09%) Java Developer
9 21 (4.65%) Linux Specialist
10 17 (3.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 17 (3.76%) MySQL DBA
10 17 (3.76%) Oracle DBA
11 16 (3.54%) Automation Engineer
11 16 (3.54%) Integration Engineer
12 15 (3.32%) Software Engineer
13 13 (2.88%) AIX Engineer
13 13 (2.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 13 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.95%) Web Services
2 49 (10.84%) SOAP
3 35 (7.74%) HTML
3 35 (7.74%) Middleware
4 28 (6.19%) XML
5 27 (5.97%) RESTful
6 25 (5.53%) CSS
7 23 (5.09%) Ajax
7 23 (5.09%) J2EE
7 23 (5.09%) jQuery
8 22 (4.87%) ActiveMQ
8 22 (4.87%) AngularJS
9 21 (4.65%) REST
10 20 (4.42%) .NET
10 20 (4.42%) JMS
11 18 (3.98%) Java EE
11 18 (3.98%) WebSphere MQ
12 16 (3.54%) IBM Integration Bus
13 15 (3.32%) Oracle Fusion
14 14 (3.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.84%) Clustering
2 23 (5.09%) Smart Meter
3 22 (4.87%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.32%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.88%) Video on Demand
6 11 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.21%) PKI
8 9 (1.99%) STB
9 8 (1.77%) Derivative
9 8 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.55%) User Experience
11 6 (1.33%) Digital TV
11 6 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (1.11%) HACMP
12 5 (1.11%) Replication
13 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 152 (33.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 147 (32.52%) Windows
3 127 (28.10%) Unix
4 41 (9.07%) AIX
5 35 (7.74%) Solaris
5 35 (7.74%) Ubuntu
6 30 (6.64%) CentOS
7 24 (5.31%) Debian
7 24 (5.31%) Windows Server
8 20 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (1.55%) Android
11 7 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.11%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.44%) SUSE
14 2 (0.44%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
1 95 (21.02%) DevOps
2 51 (11.28%) Performance Tuning
3 47 (10.40%) ITIL
4 45 (9.96%) Configuration Management
5 40 (8.85%) Software Engineering
6 38 (8.41%) Scrum
7 37 (8.19%) Migration
7 37 (8.19%) Open Source
8 31 (6.86%) Security Hardening
9 29 (6.42%) Test Automation
10 27 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (5.97%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 22 (4.87%) Microservices
11 22 (4.87%) Task Automation
12 20 (4.42%) Integration Testing
12 20 (4.42%) Test Scripting
13 18 (3.98%) Service Management
13 18 (3.98%) Workflow
14 17 (3.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 119 (26.33%) SQL
2 97 (21.46%) Java
3 66 (14.60%) Python
4 56 (12.39%) Shell Script
5 48 (10.62%) Perl
6 45 (9.96%) JavaScript
7 38 (8.41%) Bash Shell
8 33 (7.30%) PHP
9 30 (6.64%) C
10 26 (5.75%) C++
11 21 (4.65%) Korn
12 16 (3.54%) F#
13 12 (2.65%) Ruby
14 11 (2.43%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.77%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.55%) C#
17 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.66%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.66%) VB
17 3 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 165 (36.50%) Security Cleared
2 134 (29.65%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.86%) RHCE
4 29 (6.42%) Degree
5 24 (5.31%) CISSP
6 23 (5.09%) RHCSA
7 12 (2.65%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.43%) ISEB
9 9 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.99%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.88%) APMP
11 4 (0.88%) PMP
12 3 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (0.66%) GCIH
12 3 (0.66%) GIAC
12 3 (0.66%) Security+ Certification
13 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.65%) QA
2 8 (1.77%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.11%) SLA
4 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.88%) PMO
5 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 42 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (6.42%) Docker
3 26 (5.75%) Active Directory
4 24 (5.31%) HDFS
4 24 (5.31%) Oracle RAC
5 21 (4.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 20 (4.42%) Apache Flume
7 18 (3.98%) vSphere
8 17 (3.76%) Oracle Clusterware
9 16 (3.54%) Xen
10 15 (3.32%) KVM
10 15 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (2.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (1.11%) vCloud
14 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
14 4 (0.88%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.44%) GFS2
15 2 (0.44%) OCFS2
15 2 (0.44%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 69 (15.27%) Puppet
2 50 (11.06%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (4.87%) Ansible
3 22 (4.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 19 (4.20%) Tivoli
5 18 (3.98%) Oozie
6 17 (3.76%) Netcool
7 15 (3.32%) Red Hat Satellite
8 14 (3.10%) Kubernetes
8 14 (3.10%) vRealize
9 13 (2.88%) logstash
10 12 (2.65%) Grafana
10 12 (2.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (2.21%) Cobbler
11 10 (2.21%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (1.99%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 8 (1.77%) Data Guard
14 6 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 5 (1.11%) Nagios
15 5 (1.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 153 (33.85%) Red Hat
2 120 (26.55%) Oracle
3 116 (25.66%) VMware
4 59 (13.05%) Microsoft
5 36 (7.96%) IBM
6 30 (6.64%) HP
7 27 (5.97%) Splunk
8 26 (5.75%) Cisco
9 25 (5.53%) Citrix
10 24 (5.31%) Veritas
11 22 (4.87%) Cloudera
12 20 (4.42%) CA
13 14 (3.10%) SaltStack
14 10 (2.21%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.99%) Arqiva
15 9 (1.99%) Dell
15 9 (1.99%) SAP
16 8 (1.77%) ATG
16 8 (1.77%) Extreme Networks
17 7 (1.55%) Juniper
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 13 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 13 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 24 days ago