Period
to 20 February 2019

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 6 months to 20 February 2019 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
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 535 417 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 13.85% 11.52% 14.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.77% 41.58% 52.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 273 350
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £310 £350 £305
90th Percentile £575 £538 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 9
Hampshire median hourly rate £47.95 £43.25 £49.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.87% -12.56% +36.44%
10th Percentile £36.63 £33.22 £36.25
90th Percentile £52.28 £51.20 £50.32
South East median hourly rate £49.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +8.89% +9.76% +2.50%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,120 1,003 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 28.99% 27.70% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 586 618
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £204 £160 £262
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 65 64
Hampshire median hourly rate £16.77 £19.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.09% +31.67% -8.26%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.40 £10.65
90th Percentile £50.40 £47.85 £48.71
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +9.38% -17.95%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

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 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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 6 months to 20 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +6 90 £481 +20.31% 28
Fareham -2 48 £488 +2.63% 10
Fleet -1 46 £350 -17.65% 2
Portsmouth +2 44 £450 +12.50% 14
Farnborough +5 41 £450 +2.86% 26
Aldershot +7 32 £450 +50.00% 2
Hook +18 31 £335 -0.74% 1
Winchester -5 22 £350 -26.32% 3
Havant -4 18 £450 +12.50% 1
Southampton -4 17 £425 +15.25% 18
Gosport - 16 £450 - 3
Andover -15 4 £408 +8.67%
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 188 (35.14%) Unix
2 177 (33.08%) Windows
3 173 (32.34%) Security Cleared
4 156 (29.16%) SC Cleared
5 155 (28.97%) Git (software)
6 154 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
7 132 (24.67%) Ansible
8 130 (24.30%) Jenkins
9 121 (22.62%) Java
10 113 (21.12%) DevOps
11 110 (20.56%) Red Hat
11 110 (20.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 106 (19.81%) Puppet
13 101 (18.88%) Python
14 99 (18.50%) Apache
15 96 (17.94%) Configuration Management
16 86 (16.07%) VMware
17 85 (15.89%) Middleware
17 85 (15.89%) SQL
18 83 (15.51%) ITIL
19 74 (13.83%) Microsoft
19 74 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
20 73 (13.64%) Degree
21 72 (13.46%) Scrum
22 71 (13.27%) JavaScript
22 71 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
23 70 (13.08%) HTML
24 69 (12.90%) Oracle
25 68 (12.71%) Cisco
26 66 (12.34%) Subversion

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 99 (18.50%) Apache
2 55 (10.28%) JBoss
3 36 (6.73%) Tomcat
4 24 (4.49%) IIS
5 22 (4.11%) MS Exchange
6 17 (3.18%) SAS
7 13 (2.43%) Confluence
8 11 (2.06%) SharePoint
9 10 (1.87%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.87%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.50%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.31%) Drupal
11 7 (1.31%) GlassFish
11 7 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (1.12%) nginx
13 5 (0.93%) Apache ServiceMix
13 5 (0.93%) JRun
13 5 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.75%) MS Visio
1 4 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.56%) Magento
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Utilities
5 2 (0.37%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (12.15%) GitHub
3 48 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (6.17%) PaaS
5 25 (4.67%) IaaS
6 20 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (2.24%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.31%) SaaS
9 4 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.75%) npm
10 3 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.56%) Datadog
11 2 (0.37%) Slack
12 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.79%) Firewall
2 33 (6.17%) DNS
3 29 (5.42%) Network Security
4 21 (3.93%) iSCSI
5 20 (3.74%) TCP/IP
6 19 (3.55%) LAN
6 19 (3.55%) NetScaler
7 18 (3.36%) VPN
8 15 (2.80%) SNMP
9 14 (2.62%) VLAN
10 11 (2.06%) DHCP
11 10 (1.87%) Internet
12 9 (1.68%) WAN
13 7 (1.31%) SSL
14 6 (1.12%) AMQP
14 6 (1.12%) HTTP
14 6 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (1.12%) RFID
14 6 (1.12%) SAN
14 6 (1.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.92%) Hadoop
2 36 (6.73%) MySQL
3 35 (6.54%) HBase
4 34 (6.36%) Big Data
5 30 (5.61%) Parquet
5 30 (5.61%) SQL Server
6 29 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (4.86%) NoSQL
8 24 (4.49%) Oracle Exadata
9 22 (4.11%) Oracle Database
10 19 (3.55%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (3.18%) Relational Database
12 16 (2.99%) MariaDB
13 15 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (2.62%) RDBMS
15 12 (2.24%) Base SAS
16 10 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
17 9 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
18 8 (1.50%) Couchbase
19 7 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 155 (28.97%) Git (software)
2 130 (24.30%) Jenkins
3 66 (12.34%) Subversion
4 34 (6.36%) Gradle
5 29 (5.42%) JIRA
6 27 (5.05%) CppUnit
7 26 (4.86%) Ant
7 26 (4.86%) GoogleTest
7 26 (4.86%) NUnit
8 25 (4.67%) ClearCase
8 25 (4.67%) Selenium
9 17 (3.18%) Visual Studio
10 15 (2.80%) Eclipse
11 13 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (2.06%) Vagrant
13 9 (1.68%) JUnit
13 9 (1.68%) NetBeans
14 8 (1.50%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (1.12%) gulp
General
1 34 (6.36%) Finance
2 23 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.68%) Military
4 6 (1.12%) Electronics
5 5 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 5 (0.93%) Retail
6 4 (0.75%) Marketing
7 3 (0.56%) Automotive
7 3 (0.56%) Billing
7 3 (0.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 136 (25.42%) Developer
2 61 (11.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (11.40%) Java Developer
3 41 (7.66%) Architect
4 40 (7.48%) Linux Engineer
5 36 (6.73%) Administrator
6 27 (5.05%) Software Engineer
7 25 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.11%) Middleware Engineer
9 19 (3.55%) DBA
10 17 (3.18%) Hadoop Developer
11 16 (2.99%) Backend Developer
11 16 (2.99%) C Developer
11 16 (2.99%) Technical Architect
12 14 (2.62%) Network Engineer
13 13 (2.43%) PHP Developer
14 11 (2.06%) Automation Engineer
14 11 (2.06%) Linux Administrator
14 11 (2.06%) Oracle DBA
14 11 (2.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (15.89%) Middleware
2 70 (13.08%) HTML
3 59 (11.03%) Spring
4 54 (10.09%) JSON
4 54 (10.09%) Kafka
5 52 (9.72%) CSS
6 41 (7.66%) RabbitMQ
7 38 (7.10%) REST
8 32 (5.98%) J2EE
9 30 (5.61%) Apache Avro
10 27 (5.05%) XML
11 25 (4.67%) jQuery
12 24 (4.49%) Node.js
12 24 (4.49%) Web Services
13 22 (4.11%) AngularJS
14 19 (3.55%) LDAP
15 17 (3.18%) SOAP
16 15 (2.80%) .NET
16 15 (2.80%) RESTful
17 13 (2.43%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
1 44 (8.22%) Management Information System
2 36 (6.73%) Linux Command Line
3 35 (6.54%) Virtual Team
4 32 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (5.23%) Data Centre
6 22 (4.11%) Derivative
7 18 (3.36%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (2.06%) CMDB
10 8 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.12%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.93%) User Experience
13 4 (0.75%) Clustering
14 3 (0.56%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 188 (35.14%) Unix
2 177 (33.08%) Windows
3 110 (20.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.67%) AIX
6 21 (3.93%) CentOS
7 16 (2.99%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.50%) Solaris
9 7 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.75%) Debian
11 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.75%) zOS
12 3 (0.56%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.37%) Android
13 2 (0.37%) Gentoo
13 2 (0.37%) SUSE
13 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (21.12%) DevOps
3 96 (17.94%) Configuration Management
4 83 (15.51%) ITIL
5 74 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (13.46%) Scrum
7 58 (10.84%) Unit Testing
8 55 (10.28%) Performance Tuning
9 50 (9.35%) Migration
10 47 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (8.60%) Software Engineering
12 44 (8.22%) TDD
13 42 (7.85%) UML
14 41 (7.66%) OO
15 36 (6.73%) BDD
15 36 (6.73%) Project Management
16 34 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 34 (6.36%) Test Automation
17 33 (6.17%) Capacity Management
17 33 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 121 (22.62%) Java
2 101 (18.88%) Python
3 85 (15.89%) SQL
4 71 (13.27%) JavaScript
5 56 (10.47%) Shell Script
6 51 (9.53%) Perl
7 48 (8.97%) PHP
8 41 (7.66%) C
9 38 (7.10%) Bash Shell
9 38 (7.10%) C++
10 24 (4.49%) PowerShell
11 17 (3.18%) Java 8
12 14 (2.62%) C#
12 14 (2.62%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.62%) Ruby
13 9 (1.68%) VB
14 7 (1.31%) VBScript
15 6 (1.12%) Groovy
16 5 (0.93%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 173 (32.34%) Security Cleared
2 156 (29.16%) SC Cleared
3 73 (13.64%) Degree
4 19 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (3.18%) MCSE
6 14 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.62%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.06%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.31%) ISEB
8 7 (1.31%) MCITP
9 6 (1.12%) CCIE
9 6 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.93%) CCNA
10 5 (0.93%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.43%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.68%) QA
4 8 (1.50%) GDPR
5 6 (1.12%) SLA
6 5 (0.93%) COBIT
6 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (12.15%) Docker
2 55 (10.28%) Active Directory
3 47 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (6.36%) HDFS
5 31 (5.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 21 (3.93%) NFS
7 20 (3.74%) vSphere
8 19 (3.55%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (3.18%) Hyper-V
10 7 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.31%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.12%) Samba
12 4 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.56%) Dovecot
13 3 (0.56%) Postfix
13 3 (0.56%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.19%) iptables
15 1 (0.19%) KVM
15 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 132 (24.67%) Ansible
2 106 (19.81%) Puppet
3 58 (10.84%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (9.72%) Terraform
5 46 (8.60%) Kubernetes
6 31 (5.79%) Hadoop YARN
7 20 (3.74%) Packer
8 15 (2.80%) Red Hat Satellite
8 15 (2.80%) SCCM
8 15 (2.80%) SELinux
9 13 (2.43%) SCOM
10 12 (2.24%) CloudForms
10 12 (2.24%) SCOrch
11 11 (2.06%) HAProxy
11 11 (2.06%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (1.68%) Nessus
12 9 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (1.31%) CA Spectrum
13 7 (1.31%) HP ALM
14 5 (0.93%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 110 (20.56%) Red Hat
2 86 (16.07%) VMware
3 74 (13.83%) Microsoft
4 69 (12.90%) Oracle
5 68 (12.71%) Cisco
6 40 (7.48%) ServiceNow
7 38 (7.10%) Citrix
8 33 (6.17%) Atlassian
9 29 (5.42%) IBM
10 24 (4.49%) CA
11 21 (3.93%) Zend
12 16 (2.99%) McAfee
12 16 (2.99%) Splunk
13 15 (2.80%) Juniper
14 12 (2.24%) CheckPoint
14 12 (2.24%) HP
14 12 (2.24%) Remedy
14 12 (2.24%) Veeam
15 11 (2.06%) Palo Alto
16 10 (1.87%) Dell