The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Linux 775 1052 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.89% 11.34% 7.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.48% 44.84% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 676 391
Median daily rate £425 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 60 57
Median hourly rate £27.50 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +17.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1704 2346 2386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.75% 25.29% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 1436 1174
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 164 222
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.36% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in the South East

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Hampshire -2 250 £425 +6.91% 64
Surrey -6 193 £425 - 59
Berkshire -5 128 £425 +6.25% 61
Buckinghamshire +2 55 £425 - 16
Oxfordshire -2 54 £475 +18.75% 32
West Sussex +12 52 £475 +28.81% 13
East Sussex +7 14 £330 +14.78% 3
Kent +4 11 £401 -1.11% 5
Middlesex -2 9 £283 -29.37%
Sussex +3 2 - - 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 514 (35.16%) Windows
2 491 (33.58%) Unix
3 352 (24.08%) Java
4 342 (23.39%) Red Hat
5 339 (23.19%) VMware
6 335 (22.91%) Oracle
7 330 (22.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 323 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
9 305 (20.86%) Security Cleared
10 275 (18.81%) SQL
11 261 (17.85%) Python
12 259 (17.72%) SC Cleared
13 239 (16.35%) DevOps
14 230 (15.73%) Puppet
15 224 (15.32%) Git (software)
16 222 (15.18%) JavaScript
17 211 (14.43%) Jenkins
18 171 (11.70%) Finance
19 165 (11.29%) HTML
20 164 (11.22%) Configuration Management
21 155 (10.60%) Apache
22 147 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
23 142 (9.71%) Shell Script
24 141 (9.64%) SAN
24 141 (9.64%) Microsoft
25 140 (9.58%) Bash Shell
26 139 (9.51%) Cisco
26 139 (9.51%) Tomcat
27 134 (9.17%) Perl
28 128 (8.76%) ITIL

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 155 (10.60%) Apache
2 139 (9.51%) Tomcat
3 122 (8.34%) JBoss
4 93 (6.36%) WebSphere
5 72 (4.92%) WebLogic
6 51 (3.49%) nginx
7 33 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (2.19%) Confluence
9 31 (2.12%) SharePoint
9 31 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
10 30 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 28 (1.92%) OpenStack
12 22 (1.50%) Drupal
13 20 (1.37%) IIS
14 19 (1.30%) Apache Geronimo
14 19 (1.30%) Apache TomEE
15 17 (1.16%) MS Exchange
16 12 (0.82%) ATG Dynamo
17 11 (0.75%) Apache Spark
17 11 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.57%) MS Office
3 7 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.41%) Simulink
5 3 (0.21%) GIMP
5 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) MS Project
7 1 (0.068%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 24 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.96%) Adobe Campaign
3 9 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.41%) Infor M3
5 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.21%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.21%) Staffware
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.068%) Exstream
8 1 (0.068%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.068%) Maximo
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.068%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 102 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (5.13%) IaaS
2 75 (5.13%) PaaS
3 47 (3.21%) GitHub
4 38 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (0.96%) SaaS
8 12 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (0.48%) Office 365
10 7 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
11 6 (0.41%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.14%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 141 (9.64%) SAN
2 108 (7.39%) Firewall
3 101 (6.91%) TCP/IP
4 91 (6.22%) HTTP
5 68 (4.65%) DNS
6 59 (4.04%) LAN
7 55 (3.76%) NAS
7 55 (3.76%) SSL
8 54 (3.69%) WAN
9 48 (3.28%) VPN
10 46 (3.15%) LDAP
11 45 (3.08%) SSH
12 39 (2.67%) VoIP
13 35 (2.39%) Network Security
14 32 (2.19%) LTE
15 30 (2.05%) Internet
16 29 (1.98%) GSM
16 29 (1.98%) UMTS
17 28 (1.92%) FTP
18 26 (1.78%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (8.14%) MySQL
2 104 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 101 (6.91%) Oracle Database
4 91 (6.22%) Relational Database
5 83 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
6 74 (5.06%) NoSQL
7 73 (4.99%) MongoDB
8 66 (4.51%) Hadoop
9 47 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 45 (3.08%) RDBMS
11 42 (2.87%) DB2
12 38 (2.60%) Big Data
13 29 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
14 26 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
15 24 (1.64%) SQLPlus
16 21 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (1.30%) Redis
18 12 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
19 11 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
19 11 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 224 (15.32%) Git (software)
2 211 (14.43%) Jenkins
3 117 (8.00%) Subversion
4 71 (4.86%) JIRA
5 69 (4.72%) Maven
6 52 (3.56%) Ant
7 43 (2.94%) Eclipse
8 41 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (2.60%) JUnit
10 30 (2.05%) Selenium
11 27 (1.85%) GDB
12 26 (1.78%) IntelliJ
12 26 (1.78%) Trac
13 25 (1.71%) Gradle
14 24 (1.64%) Bitbucket
15 23 (1.57%) Mockito
16 22 (1.50%) GCC
16 22 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
16 22 (1.50%) ProC
17 21 (1.44%) Cucumber
General
1 171 (11.70%) Finance
2 110 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 40 (2.74%) Marketing
4 29 (1.98%) Banking
5 28 (1.92%) Electronics
6 27 (1.85%) Legal
7 23 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.30%) Law
9 15 (1.03%) Retail
10 11 (0.75%) Publishing
11 6 (0.41%) Back Office
11 6 (0.41%) Billing
11 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.41%) Games
11 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.41%) Japanese Language
12 5 (0.34%) Advertising
12 5 (0.34%) Military
13 4 (0.27%) Local Government
14 1 (0.068%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 362 (24.76%) Developer
2 147 (10.05%) Administrator
3 132 (9.03%) Java Developer
4 113 (7.73%) Linux Engineer
5 102 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 98 (6.70%) Systems Administrator
7 92 (6.29%) Architect
8 83 (5.68%) Linux Administrator
9 70 (4.79%) Consultant
10 62 (4.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 59 (4.04%) Analyst
12 55 (3.76%) Software Engineer
13 44 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
14 42 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
15 41 (2.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 41 (2.80%) Scala Developer
15 41 (2.80%) Unix Administrator
16 38 (2.60%) Support Engineer
17 36 (2.46%) Linux Developer
17 36 (2.46%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (11.29%) HTML
2 109 (7.46%) REST
2 109 (7.46%) Web Services
2 109 (7.46%) XML
3 108 (7.39%) CSS
4 91 (6.22%) Spring
5 89 (6.09%) SOAP
6 84 (5.75%) JSON
6 84 (5.75%) Middleware
7 73 (4.99%) jQuery
8 66 (4.51%) Node.js
9 65 (4.45%) RESTful
10 62 (4.24%) JMS
11 59 (4.04%) J2EE
12 57 (3.90%) AngularJS
13 52 (3.56%) HTML5
14 38 (2.60%) Play Framework
15 37 (2.53%) Ajax
16 33 (2.26%) .NET
17 31 (2.12%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.93%) Data Centre
2 59 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (3.83%) Clustering
4 43 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
5 39 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
7 33 (2.26%) Smart Meter
8 31 (2.12%) User Experience
9 30 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.50%) Replication
11 19 (1.30%) EMC VNX
12 18 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.23%) PKI
13 17 (1.16%) Mainframe
14 16 (1.09%) iSeries
14 16 (1.09%) Private Cloud
15 15 (1.03%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.96%) STB
17 12 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 514 (35.16%) Windows
2 491 (33.58%) Unix
3 330 (22.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 120 (8.21%) CentOS
5 117 (8.00%) Solaris
6 113 (7.73%) AIX
7 96 (6.57%) Windows Server
8 72 (4.92%) Ubuntu
9 63 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 48 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (3.08%) Debian
12 24 (1.64%) Android
12 24 (1.64%) SUSE
13 17 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.89%) Apple iOS
14 13 (0.89%) HPUX
14 13 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (0.82%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.75%) Windows 10
17 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (16.35%) DevOps
3 164 (11.22%) Configuration Management
4 128 (8.76%) ITIL
5 127 (8.69%) Open Source
6 114 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (7.25%) Scrum
8 99 (6.77%) Performance Tuning
9 93 (6.36%) Software Engineering
10 87 (5.95%) OO
11 83 (5.68%) Migration
12 75 (5.13%) High Availability
13 74 (5.06%) SDLC
14 71 (4.86%) Service Management
15 69 (4.72%) MVC
16 63 (4.31%) Project Management
17 60 (4.10%) Web Development
18 55 (3.76%) Waterfall
19 54 (3.69%) Microservices
19 54 (3.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 352 (24.08%) Java
2 275 (18.81%) SQL
3 261 (17.85%) Python
4 222 (15.18%) JavaScript
5 142 (9.71%) Shell Script
6 140 (9.58%) Bash Shell
7 134 (9.17%) Perl
8 118 (8.07%) C++
9 102 (6.98%) Ruby
10 99 (6.77%) C
11 73 (4.99%) PHP
12 52 (3.56%) PowerShell
13 47 (3.21%) Scala
14 46 (3.15%) C#
14 46 (3.15%) PL/SQL
15 28 (1.92%) Groovy
16 17 (1.16%) Korn
17 14 (0.96%) F#
18 10 (0.68%) Haskell
19 9 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 305 (20.86%) Security Cleared
2 259 (17.72%) SC Cleared
3 87 (5.95%) Degree
4 33 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 30 (2.05%) RHCE
6 26 (1.78%) CCNA
7 23 (1.57%) CCNP
7 23 (1.57%) RHCSA
8 22 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (1.44%) CISSP
9 21 (1.44%) MCSE
10 15 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (0.89%) ISEB
12 12 (0.82%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.48%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.48%) JNCIA
14 7 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.98%) QA
2 23 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.37%) SLA
4 9 (0.62%) PMO
5 7 (0.48%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.34%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.068%) GPG13
System Software
1 147 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (8.69%) Docker
3 101 (6.91%) Active Directory
4 65 (4.45%) vSphere
5 46 (3.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 32 (2.19%) Veritas File System
7 28 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (1.85%) NFS
8 27 (1.85%) vCloud
9 25 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
10 22 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (1.30%) Hyper-V
12 17 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.89%) Samba
14 12 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 12 (0.82%) HDFS
14 12 (0.82%) XenApp
15 11 (0.75%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.68%) Oracle Clusterware
17 8 (0.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 230 (15.73%) Puppet
2 126 (8.62%) Ansible
3 122 (8.34%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (3.15%) Nagios
5 29 (1.98%) Red Hat Satellite
5 29 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 28 (1.92%) SELinux
7 27 (1.85%) NetBackup
8 24 (1.64%) vRealize
9 23 (1.57%) Tivoli
10 21 (1.44%) SCCM
11 18 (1.23%) Kibana
12 16 (1.09%) Terraform
13 15 (1.03%) SCOM
13 15 (1.03%) ZABBIX
14 14 (0.96%) logstash
14 14 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 13 (0.89%) Cobbler
16 12 (0.82%) Data Guard
16 12 (0.82%) QRadar
Vendors
1 342 (23.39%) Red Hat
2 339 (23.19%) VMware
3 335 (22.91%) Oracle
4 141 (9.64%) Microsoft
5 139 (9.51%) Cisco
6 113 (7.73%) IBM
7 92 (6.29%) HP
8 67 (4.58%) Veritas
9 65 (4.45%) Citrix
10 52 (3.56%) Sun
11 45 (3.08%) NetApp
12 42 (2.87%) CA
12 42 (2.87%) SAP
13 40 (2.74%) Google
14 38 (2.60%) EMC
15 35 (2.39%) Symantec
16 23 (1.57%) Adobe
16 23 (1.57%) Juniper
17 22 (1.50%) Brocade
17 22 (1.50%) Remedy
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Skillbase Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Resource Solutions - Prudential
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £351 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £425 - £500+ per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
V-Source UK Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 18 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Rate: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday (pro rata)
Posted: 26 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
NDORMS, University of Oxford
Rate: From £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago