Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 14 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 195 157 436
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 11.42% 9.57% 12.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.04% 35.28% 42.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 102 279
10th Percentile £372 £313 £318
25th Percentile £400 £371 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £483 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.59% +7.22% -
75th Percentile £592 £525 £510
90th Percentile £653 £600 £600
South East median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 26
10th Percentile £44.78 £31.50 £39.00
25th Percentile £49.31 £41.63 £46.25
Median hourly rate £65.50 £47.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +37.89% -5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £71.00 £53.88 £54.69
90th Percentile £73.45 £59.05 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £53.75 £47.50 £47.85
% change year-on-year +13.16% -0.72% +12.58%

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 487 445 1,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 28.53% 27.12% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 279 646
10th Percentile £213 £135 £231
25th Percentile £375 £306 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
75th Percentile £540 £514 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £403 £400 £419
% change year-on-year +0.63% -4.48% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 34 85
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.97 £10.00
25th Percentile £12.75 £13.17 £12.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.11 £16.77
Median % change year-on-year +10.47% +7.96% -18.20%
75th Percentile £64.50 £31.56 £50.00
90th Percentile £70.25 £50.25 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £16.82 £16.00
% change year-on-year +30.80% +5.13% -8.57%

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 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 2021. 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 +2 51 £400 -23.81% 12
Portsmouth +5 35 £525 +5.00% 15
Havant -4 17 £470 +21.29% 1
Southampton +14 14 £488 -2.50% 9
Farnborough -11 10 £438 +2.94% 10
Gosport - 9 £600 - 1
Hook - 8 £513 -
Winchester -1 6 £525 +2.59% 1
Fareham -10 5 £400 -13.51% 9
Andover +9 3 £525 +15.07% 3
Eastleigh - 3 £550 -
Romsey +2 2 £700 +9.80% 5
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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.

1 118 (60.51%) Security Cleared
2 105 (53.85%) Windows
3 77 (39.49%) SC Cleared
4 51 (26.15%) DevOps
5 50 (25.64%) Azure
5 50 (25.64%) Firewall
5 50 (25.64%) VMware
6 49 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (24.62%) Ansible
8 45 (23.08%) Windows Server
9 43 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (18.46%) Docker
12 35 (17.95%) Java
13 34 (17.44%) Microsoft
14 33 (16.92%) PowerShell
15 32 (16.41%) JIRA
15 32 (16.41%) Red Hat
16 31 (15.90%) TCP/IP
16 31 (15.90%) Degree
17 28 (14.36%) DV Cleared
18 27 (13.85%) Terraform
19 26 (13.33%) AWS
19 26 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
19 26 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
20 25 (12.82%) REST
20 25 (12.82%) LAN
21 24 (12.31%) SQL
21 24 (12.31%) Hyper-V
21 24 (12.31%) Git (software)

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 18 (9.23%) Confluence
2 11 (5.64%) Apache
3 5 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.05%) Apache Qpid
4 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.54%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.03%) IIS
6 2 (1.03%) nginx
7 1 (0.51%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Drupal
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 50 (25.64%) Azure
2 26 (13.33%) AWS
3 23 (11.79%) PaaS
4 17 (8.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 10 (5.13%) IaaS
6 5 (2.56%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.05%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.54%) Apigee
8 3 (1.54%) GCP
9 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.03%) GitHub
10 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (25.64%) Firewall
2 31 (15.90%) TCP/IP
3 25 (12.82%) LAN
4 20 (10.26%) DHCP
4 20 (10.26%) DNS
5 18 (9.23%) VPN
6 17 (8.72%) SNMP
7 14 (7.18%) WAN
8 13 (6.67%) SAN
8 13 (6.67%) VLAN
9 10 (5.13%) IPv4
10 9 (4.62%) IPsec
10 9 (4.62%) POP3
10 9 (4.62%) SMTP
11 8 (4.10%) IPv6
11 8 (4.10%) iSCSI
12 7 (3.59%) NAS
12 7 (3.59%) SSH
12 7 (3.59%) VSAN
13 6 (3.08%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.26%) Relational Database
2 18 (9.23%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.72%) Oracle Database
3 17 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (8.72%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (3.59%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.59%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.56%) MySQL
6 5 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (2.05%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.03%) HBase
9 2 (1.03%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 32 (16.41%) JIRA
2 24 (12.31%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 17 (8.72%) Subversion
5 16 (8.21%) Selenium
5 16 (8.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (7.69%) JUnit
7 13 (6.67%) FishEye
7 13 (6.67%) Maven
7 13 (6.67%) TestNG
8 12 (6.15%) Cucumber
9 10 (5.13%) Bitbucket
10 8 (4.10%) JMeter
11 7 (3.59%) ReSharper
11 7 (3.59%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.56%) SonarQube
13 3 (1.54%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.54%) ClearCase
13 3 (1.54%) ClearQuest
13 3 (1.54%) Redmine
General
1 24 (12.31%) Social Skills
2 16 (8.21%) Documentation Skills
3 7 (3.59%) Finance
4 6 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.54%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Military
7 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 39 (20.00%) Architect
2 17 (8.72%) Azure Engineer
3 15 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 14 (7.18%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (7.18%) Software Engineer
5 10 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (4.62%) Developer
6 9 (4.62%) IT Engineer
6 9 (4.62%) Server Engineer
6 9 (4.62%) Tester
7 8 (4.10%) Java Developer
7 8 (4.10%) Network Engineer
8 7 (3.59%) Performance Tester
8 7 (3.59%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.08%) Designer
10 5 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.56%) DBA
10 5 (2.56%) Infrastructure Designer
10 5 (2.56%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.82%) REST
2 20 (10.26%) JSON
3 17 (8.72%) Java EE
4 16 (8.21%) Node.js
4 16 (8.21%) XML
5 13 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 13 (6.67%) Java EE 5
5 13 (6.67%) Spring
6 11 (5.64%) Akka
7 10 (5.13%) Middleware
7 10 (5.13%) Web Services
8 9 (4.62%) 802.1X
9 7 (3.59%) .NET
9 7 (3.59%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.08%) LDAP
11 5 (2.56%) Kafka
11 5 (2.56%) SOAP
12 3 (1.54%) Django
12 3 (1.54%) J2EE
12 3 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.18%) Replication
2 12 (6.15%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.59%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.59%) Enterprise Cloud
3 7 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.05%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.05%) Clustering
4 4 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.05%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.05%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.54%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.03%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.03%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 105 (53.85%) Windows
2 45 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 37 (18.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (9.23%) Unix
5 14 (7.18%) AIX
6 7 (3.59%) CentOS
6 7 (3.59%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (2.56%) VMS
8 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.51%) Debian
11 1 (0.51%) OS/400
11 1 (0.51%) Solaris
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.15%) DevOps
2 49 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
3 26 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
4 19 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (9.23%) Computer Science
5 18 (9.23%) Scrum
5 18 (9.23%) Software Engineering
6 16 (8.21%) Kanban
6 16 (8.21%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (8.21%) Software Testing
6 16 (8.21%) Webhook
7 15 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (7.69%) SDLC
7 15 (7.69%) TDD
7 15 (7.69%) Validation
8 14 (7.18%) Microservices
8 14 (7.18%) Migration
9 13 (6.67%) ITIL
9 13 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.95%) Java
2 33 (16.92%) PowerShell
3 24 (12.31%) SQL
4 22 (11.28%) Bash Shell
5 20 (10.26%) Python
6 18 (9.23%) C++
7 16 (8.21%) Java 8
8 13 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 11 (5.64%) TypeScript
10 10 (5.13%) PHP
11 9 (4.62%) C
11 9 (4.62%) Perl
12 8 (4.10%) R
13 7 (3.59%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.05%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.51%) Ada
15 1 (0.51%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.51%) PHP 5
15 1 (0.51%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (60.51%) Security Cleared
2 77 (39.49%) SC Cleared
3 31 (15.90%) Degree
4 28 (14.36%) DV Cleared
5 14 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (7.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (6.67%) CCNP
7 12 (6.15%) CCNA
8 6 (3.08%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.05%) MCSE
10 3 (1.54%) CCIE
10 3 (1.54%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.54%) RHCE
11 2 (1.03%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.03%) GIAC
12 1 (0.51%) CISM
12 1 (0.51%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.10%) NIST
2 4 (2.05%) SLA
3 2 (1.03%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 43 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (18.46%) Docker
3 24 (12.31%) Hyper-V
4 23 (11.79%) Active Directory
5 10 (5.13%) vSphere
6 7 (3.59%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.03%) HDFS
9 2 (1.03%) iptables
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.51%) Firmware
10 1 (0.51%) KVM
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.51%) Snort
10 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (24.62%) Ansible
2 27 (13.85%) Terraform
3 11 (5.64%) Kubernetes
3 11 (5.64%) Red Hat Satellite
4 7 (3.59%) vCenter Server
5 5 (2.56%) HP NNM
5 5 (2.56%) Puppet
5 5 (2.56%) vRealize
6 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.54%) WSUS
8 2 (1.03%) Nagios
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.03%) SCCM
9 1 (0.51%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.51%) SCOM
9 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (25.64%) VMware
2 34 (17.44%) Microsoft
3 32 (16.41%) Red Hat
4 22 (11.28%) Oracle
5 20 (10.26%) Cisco
6 11 (5.64%) IBM
7 9 (4.62%) Dell
8 8 (4.10%) HP
9 7 (3.59%) NetApp
10 5 (2.56%) EMC
10 5 (2.56%) Informatica
10 5 (2.56%) Micro Focus
10 5 (2.56%) Veeam
11 4 (2.05%) Atlassian
11 4 (2.05%) Juniper
11 4 (2.05%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.54%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.54%) Fujitsu
12 3 (1.54%) Google
12 3 (1.54%) TIBCO