Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 413 415 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 11.24% 11.63% 16.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.32% 43.41% 53.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 249 411
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +0.13% +4.92%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £572 £538 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 23
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.00 £41.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.60% -7.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32.50 £40.00 £36.90
90th Percentile £54.50 £49.88 £58.75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £43.28
% change year-on-year +8.43% -4.11% +8.20%

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 976 956 1,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 26.57% 26.80% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 572 723
Hampshire median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £184 £200 £262
90th Percentile £561 £512 £538
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 68 62
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.50 £14.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.20% -62.18% +122.86%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £12.03
90th Percentile £46.31 £47.68 £57.25
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 2018. 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 -12 47 £381 +1.67% 35
Portsmouth +9 46 £425 +6.25% 8
Fareham +8 32 £475 -9.52% 9
Farnborough +5 29 £450 +12.50% 14
Southampton -27 25 £475 +11.76% 15
Fleet -2 23 £400 -20.00% 2
Havant -5 22 £450 +12.50% 3
Winchester -11 22 £445 -1.11% 2
Andover -4 15 £381 +2.84% 4
Hook -5 12 £300 -1.23% 2
Gosport - 7 £440 -
Romsey - 4 £425 - 5
Ringwood - 3 £155 -
Aldershot -4 1 £300 - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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.

1 173 (41.89%) Windows
2 131 (31.72%) Unix
3 124 (30.02%) Security Cleared
4 110 (26.63%) SC Cleared
5 106 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (25.18%) Java
7 102 (24.70%) DevOps
8 101 (24.46%) VMware
9 100 (24.21%) Red Hat
10 99 (23.97%) Oracle
11 90 (21.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 87 (21.07%) Git (software)
13 84 (20.34%) Jenkins
14 73 (17.68%) SQL
15 71 (17.19%) Puppet
16 65 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
17 64 (15.50%) Ansible
18 62 (15.01%) Microsoft
19 60 (14.53%) PaaS
20 58 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
21 54 (13.08%) AIX
22 52 (12.59%) Apache
22 52 (12.59%) Middleware
23 50 (12.11%) Python
23 50 (12.11%) Docker
24 47 (11.38%) IaaS
25 46 (11.14%) Test Automation
26 44 (10.65%) ITIL
27 43 (10.41%) Scrum
27 43 (10.41%) VMware Infrastructure

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 52 (12.59%) Apache
2 35 (8.47%) JBoss
3 23 (5.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (5.57%) Tomcat
4 21 (5.08%) Oracle Service Bus
5 15 (3.63%) Apache Spark
6 14 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (2.66%) IIS
8 8 (1.94%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.45%) Apache ServiceMix
9 6 (1.45%) GemFire
9 6 (1.45%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.45%) nginx
10 5 (1.21%) Jetty
10 5 (1.21%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.21%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.97%) Drupal
11 4 (0.97%) Liferay
11 4 (0.97%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (4.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (3.87%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (3.87%) Siebel CRM
3 14 (3.39%) Oracle Utilities
4 6 (1.45%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.24%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 60 (14.53%) PaaS
2 58 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (11.38%) IaaS
4 39 (9.44%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (4.60%) GitHub
6 18 (4.36%) SaaS
7 17 (4.12%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.45%) Azure Functions
9 6 (1.45%) Serverless
10 5 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.97%) npm
12 3 (0.73%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.73%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.24%) Office 365
14 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.44%) Firewall
2 34 (8.23%) DNS
3 26 (6.30%) SAN
4 21 (5.08%) SNMP
5 16 (3.87%) Internet
5 16 (3.87%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.39%) PuTTY
7 13 (3.15%) HTTP
8 10 (2.42%) iSCSI
9 9 (2.18%) DHCP
9 9 (2.18%) LAN
9 9 (2.18%) Network Security
9 9 (2.18%) SSL
9 9 (2.18%) VPN
9 9 (2.18%) WinSCP
10 8 (1.94%) WAN
11 6 (1.45%) NAS
12 5 (1.21%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (1.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.20%) Oracle Database
2 34 (8.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 32 (7.75%) MySQL
4 31 (7.51%) SQL Server
5 25 (6.05%) Oracle Reports
6 21 (5.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 19 (4.60%) Oracle ODI
8 17 (4.12%) Big Data
8 17 (4.12%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.87%) Oracle BI EE
9 16 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (3.39%) Relational Database
11 14 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (3.15%) HBase
12 13 (3.15%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (2.91%) DB2
14 11 (2.66%) MongoDB
15 10 (2.42%) NoSQL
16 8 (1.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 87 (21.07%) Git (software)
2 84 (20.34%) Jenkins
3 36 (8.72%) Eclipse
4 30 (7.26%) Selenium
5 28 (6.78%) Subversion
6 19 (4.60%) Oracle Forms
6 19 (4.60%) SoapUI
6 19 (4.60%) Visual Studio
7 18 (4.36%) JIRA
8 16 (3.87%) Cucumber
9 15 (3.63%) Oracle APEX
10 14 (3.39%) JUnit
11 13 (3.15%) Ant
11 13 (3.15%) HP UFT
11 13 (3.15%) SpecFlow
12 12 (2.91%) NetBeans
13 11 (2.66%) IntelliJ
13 11 (2.66%) TestNG
13 11 (2.66%) Vagrant
14 10 (2.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 35 (8.47%) Finance
2 6 (1.45%) Aerospace
3 5 (1.21%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.73%) Automotive
5 3 (0.73%) Electronics
5 3 (0.73%) Local Government
6 2 (0.48%) Back Office
6 2 (0.48%) Banking
6 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.48%) Military
6 2 (0.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (17.68%) Developer
2 54 (13.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (8.96%) Java Developer
4 33 (7.99%) Architect
5 30 (7.26%) Linux Engineer
6 27 (6.54%) Software Engineer
7 24 (5.81%) Analyst
8 19 (4.60%) Automation Engineer
9 18 (4.36%) DBA
10 17 (4.12%) Oracle DBA
11 16 (3.87%) Infrastructure Architect
11 16 (3.87%) Software Developer
12 14 (3.39%) Administrator
12 14 (3.39%) Tester
13 13 (3.15%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 12 (2.91%) Java Engineer
15 11 (2.66%) Test Engineer
16 10 (2.42%) Automation Tester
16 10 (2.42%) Java Software Developer
16 10 (2.42%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.59%) Middleware
2 40 (9.69%) Web Services
3 36 (8.72%) RESTful
4 34 (8.23%) JSON
5 29 (7.02%) HTML
5 29 (7.02%) Spring
6 28 (6.78%) SOAP
6 28 (6.78%) XML
7 26 (6.30%) CSS
8 23 (5.57%) Kafka
9 21 (5.08%) AngularJS
9 21 (5.08%) Oracle Fusion
10 20 (4.84%) .NET
11 17 (4.12%) Node.js
11 17 (4.12%) REST
12 16 (3.87%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (3.39%) LDAP
14 11 (2.66%) jQuery
15 10 (2.42%) Servlets
16 9 (2.18%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (5.57%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (4.12%) PKI
4 16 (3.87%) Clustering
4 16 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.63%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.39%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.42%) Virtual Team
8 9 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.94%) User Experience
10 5 (1.21%) DataPower
10 5 (1.21%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.97%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.97%) iSeries
11 4 (0.97%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.73%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 173 (41.89%) Windows
2 131 (31.72%) Unix
3 90 (21.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (13.08%) AIX
5 42 (10.17%) Windows Server
6 28 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.84%) Ubuntu
8 18 (4.36%) CentOS
8 18 (4.36%) Solaris
9 15 (3.63%) Windows 10
9 15 (3.63%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.18%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (2.18%) SUSE
11 6 (1.45%) Android
11 6 (1.45%) Debian
12 5 (1.21%) Check Point GAiA
12 5 (1.21%) zOS
13 4 (0.97%) HPUX
13 4 (0.97%) VxWorks
13 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (24.70%) DevOps
3 46 (11.14%) Test Automation
4 44 (10.65%) ITIL
5 43 (10.41%) Scrum
6 41 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (9.20%) Configuration Management
8 35 (8.47%) Software Engineering
9 31 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (7.02%) Service Management
11 28 (6.78%) Collaborative Working
12 27 (6.54%) TDD
13 25 (6.05%) Project Management
14 24 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
14 24 (5.81%) SOA
15 21 (5.08%) BDD
15 21 (5.08%) Task Automation
15 21 (5.08%) Waterfall
16 20 (4.84%) OO
16 20 (4.84%) UML
Programming Languages
1 104 (25.18%) Java
2 73 (17.68%) SQL
3 50 (12.11%) Python
4 38 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 37 (8.96%) Perl
6 26 (6.30%) Ruby
7 19 (4.60%) Bash Shell
8 18 (4.36%) PowerShell
8 18 (4.36%) Shell Script
9 17 (4.12%) C#
9 17 (4.12%) C++
10 16 (3.87%) PHP
10 16 (3.87%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 14 (3.39%) PL/SQL
12 13 (3.15%) F#
13 12 (2.91%) Groovy
14 7 (1.69%) C
15 6 (1.45%) Java 8
16 5 (1.21%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.73%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 124 (30.02%) Security Cleared
2 110 (26.63%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.23%) Degree
4 10 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.18%) ISEB
5 9 (2.18%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (2.18%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.21%) CCSE
7 4 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.97%) RHCE
8 3 (0.73%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.73%) CISSP
8 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.48%) CCNP
9 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.42%) PCI DSS
1 10 (2.42%) QA
2 5 (1.21%) SLA
3 2 (0.48%) GDPR
3 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (12.11%) Docker
2 43 (10.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.51%) Active Directory
4 20 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (4.84%) vSphere
5 17 (4.12%) Hyper-V
6 15 (3.63%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (3.39%) XenApp
8 13 (3.15%) HDFS
9 10 (2.42%) NFS
9 10 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (2.18%) iptables
11 7 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.97%) Dovecot
12 4 (0.97%) Postfix
13 3 (0.73%) KVM
13 3 (0.73%) Xen
14 2 (0.48%) flannel
14 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 71 (17.19%) Puppet
2 65 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (15.50%) Ansible
4 36 (8.72%) Terraform
5 29 (7.02%) Kubernetes
6 20 (4.84%) SELinux
7 19 (4.60%) Red Hat Satellite
8 15 (3.63%) Data Guard
9 13 (3.15%) HP ALM
10 12 (2.91%) SCCM
11 11 (2.66%) SCOM
12 10 (2.42%) Packer
13 8 (1.94%) CloudForms
13 8 (1.94%) SCOrch
13 8 (1.94%) Tivoli
14 7 (1.69%) yum
15 6 (1.45%) Prometheus
15 6 (1.45%) vCenter Server
16 5 (1.21%) HAProxy
16 5 (1.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 101 (24.46%) VMware
2 100 (24.21%) Red Hat
3 99 (23.97%) Oracle
4 62 (15.01%) Microsoft
5 42 (10.17%) IBM
6 38 (9.20%) HP
7 31 (7.51%) Cisco
8 25 (6.05%) Remedy
9 20 (4.84%) Citrix
9 20 (4.84%) ServiceNow
10 18 (4.36%) BMC
11 17 (4.12%) CA
11 17 (4.12%) Siebel
11 17 (4.12%) Software AG
12 16 (3.87%) webMethods
13 14 (3.39%) 3PAR
14 10 (2.42%) F5
15 9 (2.18%) Google
15 9 (2.18%) Juniper
16 8 (1.94%) McAfee