Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 152 425 474
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 9.30% 11.56% 12.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.86% 40.87% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 267 296
Median daily rate £475 £450 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.77% +6.71%
10th Percentile £312 £320 £313
90th Percentile £603 £600 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year - -2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31.50 £39.40 £36.50
90th Percentile £58.70 £60.00 £57.38
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £47.69 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.40% +12.21% +6.25%

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 436 1,040 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 26.68% 28.28% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 639 566
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £135 £235 £209
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £414 £415
% change year-on-year -3.32% -0.30% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 87 85
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -24.44% +50.00%
10th Percentile £12.27 £10.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.25 £47.20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.56 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.69% -5.39% +16.67%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Hampshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Hampshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Hampshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Hampshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Hampshire.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Hampshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in Hampshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 +9 20 £550 -8.33% 5
Farnborough +8 19 £425 -5.56% 13
Winchester +7 15 £488 +13.37% 6
Havant +1 14 £375 -25.00% 1
Portsmouth -8 11 £600 +33.33% 4
Southampton +5 10 £500 +11.11% 13
Fareham +13 9 £443 -6.84% 4
Fleet -3 7 £410 +2.50% 1
Andover - 3 £450 -
Bordon - 2 - -
Romsey +8 1 £638 +27.50%
Aldershot -7 1 £563 +55.17% 3
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 67 (44.08%) Windows
2 62 (40.79%) Security Cleared
3 49 (32.24%) Docker
4 47 (30.92%) VMware
5 46 (30.26%) SC Cleared
6 44 (28.95%) DevOps
7 43 (28.29%) Python
8 40 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (26.32%) Ansible
9 36 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (21.05%) Kubernetes
10 32 (21.05%) Java
11 31 (20.39%) Git (software)
12 30 (19.74%) Terraform
12 30 (19.74%) Unix
13 29 (19.08%) Test Automation
14 28 (18.42%) Red Hat
15 26 (17.11%) JIRA
16 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
16 25 (16.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (16.45%) Jenkins
17 22 (14.47%) AWS
17 22 (14.47%) Configuration Management
18 21 (13.82%) Opscode Chef
18 21 (13.82%) Windows Server
19 20 (13.16%) Shell Script
19 20 (13.16%) IBM
19 20 (13.16%) Firewall
20 19 (12.50%) Microsoft

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 15 (9.87%) Confluence
2 14 (9.21%) JBoss
2 14 (9.21%) WebSphere
3 11 (7.24%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.92%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.61%) Apache
5 7 (4.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (3.29%) Apache Spark
6 5 (3.29%) nginx
7 4 (2.63%) Apache Geronimo
7 4 (2.63%) Apache TomEE
7 4 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.63%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.63%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.97%) GemFire
9 2 (1.32%) CMS
9 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Documaker
2 6 (3.95%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.32%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.47%) AWS
2 17 (11.18%) Azure
2 17 (11.18%) GitHub
3 6 (3.95%) IaaS
3 6 (3.95%) OpenShift
4 4 (2.63%) Coveralls
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.97%) BlazeMeter
5 3 (1.97%) GCP
5 3 (1.97%) PaaS
6 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.16%) Firewall
2 18 (11.84%) DNS
3 15 (9.87%) WAN
4 12 (7.89%) LAN
5 11 (7.24%) TCP/IP
5 11 (7.24%) VLAN
6 10 (6.58%) Reverse Proxy
6 10 (6.58%) SNMP
7 9 (5.92%) DHCP
7 9 (5.92%) SAN
8 7 (4.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (4.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (4.61%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (4.61%) HTTP
8 7 (4.61%) iSCSI
8 7 (4.61%) TACACS
9 6 (3.95%) Internet
9 6 (3.95%) IPsec
10 5 (3.29%) BGP
11 4 (2.63%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) Oracle Database
1 11 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.92%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (3.95%) MariaDB
4 6 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.29%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.97%) MySQL
8 2 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.32%) DB2
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.66%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (20.39%) Git (software)
2 26 (17.11%) JIRA
3 25 (16.45%) Jenkins
4 15 (9.87%) GitLab
4 15 (9.87%) Selenium
5 12 (7.89%) Cucumber
6 10 (6.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (6.58%) Travis CI
7 6 (3.95%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.95%) Gradle
8 5 (3.29%) ClearCase
8 5 (3.29%) ClearQuest
8 5 (3.29%) JUnit
8 5 (3.29%) Maven
8 5 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (2.63%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (2.63%) Gatling
9 4 (2.63%) SonarQube
9 4 (2.63%) Subversion
9 4 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (4.61%) Finance
1 7 (4.61%) Public Sector
2 2 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (0.66%) Banking
3 1 (0.66%) Electronics
3 1 (0.66%) Games
3 1 (0.66%) Law
3 1 (0.66%) Retail
3 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (15.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (13.16%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (7.24%) Architect
3 11 (7.24%) Developer
3 11 (7.24%) Software Engineer
4 9 (5.92%) Test Engineer
5 8 (5.26%) DBA
5 8 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.61%) Java Developer
6 7 (4.61%) Security Engineer
6 7 (4.61%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Administrator
8 5 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.29%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (2.63%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (2.63%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 4 (2.63%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.53%) Middleware
1 16 (10.53%) Swagger
2 12 (7.89%) RESTful
3 10 (6.58%) REST
4 7 (4.61%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (4.61%) gRPC
4 7 (4.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (3.95%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.95%) Spring
5 6 (3.95%) Web Services
6 5 (3.29%) LDAP
6 5 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (3.29%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.63%) HTML
7 4 (2.63%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (2.63%) JSON
7 4 (2.63%) Kafka
7 4 (2.63%) WireMock
8 3 (1.97%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.97%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.55%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (7.89%) Client/Server
4 9 (5.92%) PKI
5 8 (5.26%) Clustering
6 7 (4.61%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.29%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.63%) Replication
10 3 (1.97%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.97%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.32%) BeagleBone
11 2 (1.32%) CESG
11 2 (1.32%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (44.08%) Windows
2 36 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (19.74%) Unix
4 21 (13.82%) Windows Server
5 14 (9.21%) CentOS
6 12 (7.89%) Windows 10
6 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (3.95%) AIX
7 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.97%) Solaris
10 3 (1.97%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.32%) CoreOS
11 2 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.32%) VMS
12 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.95%) DevOps
2 40 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (19.08%) Test Automation
5 22 (14.47%) Configuration Management
6 18 (11.84%) Scrum
7 15 (9.87%) Microservices
8 13 (8.55%) ITIL
8 13 (8.55%) Software Engineering
9 11 (7.24%) Infrastructure as Code
9 11 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.58%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (6.58%) Migration
11 9 (5.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (5.92%) Kanban
12 8 (5.26%) High Availability
12 8 (5.26%) Project Delivery
12 8 (5.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 8 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.29%) Python
2 32 (21.05%) Java
3 20 (13.16%) Shell Script
4 19 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 19 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 15 (9.87%) SQL
6 11 (7.24%) Perl
7 10 (6.58%) C#
8 9 (5.92%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.61%) Go
9 7 (4.61%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 6 (3.95%) C++
11 5 (3.29%) Java 8
11 5 (3.29%) VB
12 4 (2.63%) Groovy
12 4 (2.63%) Korn
12 4 (2.63%) VBScript
13 3 (1.97%) C
13 3 (1.97%) Scala
13 3 (1.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (40.79%) Security Cleared
2 46 (30.26%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.24%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.61%) CCSA
5 7 (4.61%) CCSE
6 6 (3.95%) Degree
7 5 (3.29%) MCSE
8 4 (2.63%) CCNA
8 4 (2.63%) CCNP
8 4 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.63%) RHCE
9 3 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.97%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.97%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.97%) MCSA
9 3 (1.97%) OCP
9 3 (1.97%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) NCSC
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) ECSS
System Software
1 49 (32.24%) Docker
2 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.87%) vSphere
4 10 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.63%) Samba
6 4 (2.63%) Terminal Server
6 4 (2.63%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.97%) NFS
7 3 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.97%) XenApp
8 2 (1.32%) GFS2
8 2 (1.32%) iptables
8 2 (1.32%) Snort
8 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.66%) NDS
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.66%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 40 (26.32%) Ansible
2 32 (21.05%) Kubernetes
3 30 (19.74%) Terraform
4 21 (13.82%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (10.53%) Puppet
6 10 (6.58%) Packer
7 9 (5.92%) SCOM
8 7 (4.61%) Grafana
8 7 (4.61%) Prometheus
8 7 (4.61%) ZABBIX
9 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (3.95%) Tivoli
9 6 (3.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (3.29%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (3.29%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (3.29%) SCCM
11 4 (2.63%) vRealize
12 3 (1.97%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (1.97%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (1.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 47 (30.92%) VMware
2 28 (18.42%) Red Hat
3 20 (13.16%) IBM
4 19 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 18 (11.84%) Oracle
6 17 (11.18%) Cisco
7 13 (8.55%) Atlassian
8 8 (5.26%) EMC
8 8 (5.26%) F5
9 7 (4.61%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.61%) Dell
9 7 (4.61%) HP
9 7 (4.61%) Splunk
10 6 (3.95%) Citrix
10 6 (3.95%) McAfee
11 4 (2.63%) Juniper
11 4 (2.63%) Lotus
12 3 (1.97%) Brocade
12 3 (1.97%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.97%) Symantec