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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 9 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs citing Linux 813 1023 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.48% 11.38% 8.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.57% 45.85% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 635 441
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £549 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 57
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.25 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +12.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.75 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 1709 2231 2356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.04% 24.81% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 1314 1247
Median daily rate £383 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +3.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 154 238
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +26.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -7 196 £401 +0.43% 64
Surrey -3 157 £425 -5.55% 37
Buckinghamshire +10 141 £375 +18.11% 12
Berkshire -3 123 £425 - 64
West Sussex +20 97 £410 +12.32% 6
Oxfordshire -5 54 £475 +2.70% 23
East Sussex -8 14 £420 +20.00% 5
Kent -18 9 £478 +6.11% 8
Sussex - 8 £463 -
Home Counties - 8 - -
Middlesex +8 3 £330 -17.56% 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 522 (32.81%) Unix
2 485 (30.48%) Windows
3 418 (26.27%) Java
4 375 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
5 360 (22.63%) VMware
6 351 (22.06%) Oracle
7 343 (21.56%) Red Hat
8 336 (21.12%) Python
9 324 (20.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 318 (19.99%) DevOps
11 315 (19.80%) SQL
12 290 (18.23%) Git (software)
13 270 (16.97%) Puppet
14 245 (15.40%) Jenkins
15 244 (15.34%) Security Cleared
16 219 (13.76%) JavaScript
17 207 (13.01%) SC Cleared
18 205 (12.88%) Finance
19 204 (12.82%) Configuration Management
20 191 (12.01%) Ansible
21 184 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
22 176 (11.06%) MySQL
23 174 (10.94%) HTML
24 169 (10.62%) Apache
25 168 (10.56%) Perl
25 168 (10.56%) Open Source
26 164 (10.31%) Microsoft
27 158 (9.93%) Shell Script
28 156 (9.81%) Web Services
29 154 (9.68%) Migration

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
1 169 (10.62%) Apache
2 131 (8.23%) JBoss
3 130 (8.17%) Tomcat
4 90 (5.66%) OpenStack
5 70 (4.40%) WebSphere
6 64 (4.02%) WebLogic
7 51 (3.21%) Confluence
8 49 (3.08%) nginx
9 43 (2.70%) IIS
10 26 (1.63%) SharePoint
11 25 (1.57%) MS Exchange
12 20 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (1.19%) WordPress
14 18 (1.13%) Apache Solr
14 18 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
14 18 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (0.94%) Apache Spark
15 15 (0.94%) CMS
15 15 (0.94%) Drupal
15 15 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) Simulink
6 1 (0.063%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.063%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.063%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.38%) Siebel CRM
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle Utilities
5 4 (0.25%) Magento
6 3 (0.19%) Staffware
7 2 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.063%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.063%) Primavera
8 1 (0.063%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 184 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (4.21%) GitHub
4 48 (3.02%) IaaS
5 40 (2.51%) PaaS
6 30 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (1.57%) OpenShift
9 17 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (1.07%) SaaS
10 14 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.75%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.50%) Office 365
14 5 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
16 3 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 121 (7.61%) SAN
2 115 (7.23%) Firewall
3 89 (5.59%) HTTP
4 84 (5.28%) TCP/IP
5 71 (4.46%) DNS
6 62 (3.90%) LDAP
7 59 (3.71%) NAS
8 58 (3.65%) SSL
9 44 (2.77%) WAN
10 39 (2.45%) SSH
11 36 (2.26%) VPN
12 35 (2.20%) Network Security
13 33 (2.07%) LAN
13 33 (2.07%) LTE
14 32 (2.01%) Internet
15 31 (1.95%) Diameter Protocol
16 27 (1.70%) VoIP
17 22 (1.38%) Wireshark
18 19 (1.19%) Wireless
19 18 (1.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (11.06%) MySQL
2 144 (9.05%) SQL Server
3 141 (8.86%) MongoDB
4 119 (7.48%) Relational Database
5 103 (6.47%) Oracle Database
6 98 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
7 92 (5.78%) NoSQL
8 78 (4.90%) Hadoop
9 58 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 47 (2.95%) RDBMS
11 46 (2.89%) Big Data
11 46 (2.89%) Redis
12 43 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 40 (2.51%) DB2
14 30 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
14 30 (1.89%) SQLPlus
15 28 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 27 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (1.63%) Apache Hive
18 20 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 290 (18.23%) Git (software)
2 245 (15.40%) Jenkins
3 109 (6.85%) Subversion
4 86 (5.41%) JIRA
5 74 (4.65%) Maven
6 44 (2.77%) IntelliJ
7 40 (2.51%) Ant
7 40 (2.51%) Eclipse
7 40 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (2.33%) Selenium
9 30 (1.89%) GitLab
9 30 (1.89%) Gradle
10 28 (1.76%) Bitbucket
11 27 (1.70%) Cucumber
12 25 (1.57%) JUnit
13 24 (1.51%) ProC
14 23 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
15 22 (1.38%) GDB
16 20 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
16 20 (1.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 205 (12.88%) Finance
2 128 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 59 (3.71%) Banking
4 28 (1.76%) Electronics
4 28 (1.76%) Marketing
5 25 (1.57%) Legal
6 20 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 13 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 13 (0.82%) Retail
8 9 (0.57%) Law
9 8 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.44%) Back Office
10 7 (0.44%) Publishing
11 6 (0.38%) Billing
11 6 (0.38%) Games
11 6 (0.38%) Local Government
12 3 (0.19%) Advertising
12 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.19%) Avionics
12 3 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 404 (25.39%) Developer
2 172 (10.81%) Administrator
3 139 (8.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 130 (8.17%) Java Developer
5 126 (7.92%) Linux Engineer
6 113 (7.10%) Systems Administrator
7 97 (6.10%) Linux Administrator
8 89 (5.59%) Consultant
9 86 (5.41%) Architect
10 71 (4.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 69 (4.34%) Analyst
12 55 (3.46%) Support Engineer
13 52 (3.27%) DBA
13 52 (3.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 52 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
14 51 (3.21%) Scala Developer
14 51 (3.21%) Software Engineer
15 49 (3.08%) Unix Administrator
16 47 (2.95%) Cloud Engineer
17 40 (2.51%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (10.94%) HTML
2 156 (9.81%) Web Services
3 133 (8.36%) CSS
4 122 (7.67%) REST
5 110 (6.91%) JSON
6 102 (6.41%) SOAP
6 102 (6.41%) XML
7 95 (5.97%) Spring
8 86 (5.41%) Middleware
9 80 (5.03%) jQuery
9 80 (5.03%) Node.js
10 78 (4.90%) RESTful
11 69 (4.34%) HTML5
12 61 (3.83%) Play Framework
13 60 (3.77%) AngularJS
14 54 (3.39%) J2EE
15 53 (3.33%) .NET
16 46 (2.89%) LAMP
17 45 (2.83%) JMS
18 40 (2.51%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.22%) Data Centre
2 68 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.15%) Clustering
4 52 (3.27%) Linux Command Line
5 46 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 35 (2.20%) Smart Meter
7 33 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 31 (1.95%) Public Cloud
9 27 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
9 27 (1.70%) Private Cloud
10 25 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (1.32%) User Experience
13 19 (1.19%) Replication
14 18 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 17 (1.07%) PKI
16 14 (0.88%) Video on Demand
17 12 (0.75%) iSeries
17 12 (0.75%) STB
Operating Systems
1 522 (32.81%) Unix
2 485 (30.48%) Windows
3 324 (20.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 135 (8.49%) AIX
5 133 (8.36%) Solaris
6 127 (7.98%) CentOS
7 109 (6.85%) Windows Server
8 102 (6.41%) Ubuntu
9 88 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (3.65%) Debian
10 58 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (1.95%) SUSE
12 25 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (0.82%) Android
14 13 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.82%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.63%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.57%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (19.99%) DevOps
3 204 (12.82%) Configuration Management
4 168 (10.56%) Open Source
5 154 (9.68%) Migration
6 143 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
7 122 (7.67%) ITIL
8 107 (6.73%) Test Automation
9 103 (6.47%) Scrum
10 102 (6.41%) Performance Tuning
11 101 (6.35%) Software Engineering
12 89 (5.59%) Microservices
13 82 (5.15%) Web Development
14 75 (4.71%) OO
15 67 (4.21%) SDLC
16 62 (3.90%) TDD
17 61 (3.83%) Task Automation
18 60 (3.77%) Load Balancing
19 53 (3.33%) High Availability
20 52 (3.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 418 (26.27%) Java
2 336 (21.12%) Python
3 315 (19.80%) SQL
4 219 (13.76%) JavaScript
5 168 (10.56%) Perl
6 158 (9.93%) Shell Script
7 131 (8.23%) Bash Shell
8 112 (7.04%) Ruby
9 103 (6.47%) PHP
10 100 (6.29%) C
11 91 (5.72%) C++
12 69 (4.34%) PowerShell
13 67 (4.21%) Scala
14 49 (3.08%) C#
15 48 (3.02%) PL/SQL
16 35 (2.20%) Korn
17 32 (2.01%) Groovy
18 16 (1.01%) F#
19 11 (0.69%) Assembly Language
19 11 (0.69%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 244 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 207 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 97 (6.10%) Degree
4 59 (3.71%) RHCE
5 41 (2.58%) RHCSA
6 34 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (1.89%) CISSP
8 27 (1.70%) MCSE
8 27 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (1.63%) CCNA
9 26 (1.63%) DV Cleared
10 19 (1.19%) CCNP
10 19 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (1.01%) ISEB
12 14 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.69%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.69%) MCP
15 9 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
16 8 (0.50%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.76%) QA
2 25 (1.57%) SLA
3 15 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.44%) PMO
6 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.13%) GPG13
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.13%) MIL-STD-1553
7 2 (0.13%) MISRA
8 1 (0.063%) FATCA
8 1 (0.063%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 152 (9.55%) Docker
2 146 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (8.74%) Active Directory
4 56 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (2.89%) vSphere
6 45 (2.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 32 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (1.82%) Hyper-V
9 28 (1.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 27 (1.70%) HDFS
10 27 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
10 27 (1.70%) Veritas File System
11 25 (1.57%) NFS
12 21 (1.32%) Apache Flume
12 21 (1.32%) Xen
13 19 (1.19%) KVM
14 17 (1.07%) Oracle Clusterware
15 14 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.75%) vCloud
17 10 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 270 (16.97%) Puppet
2 191 (12.01%) Ansible
3 144 (9.05%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (3.83%) Nagios
5 50 (3.14%) NetBackup
6 42 (2.64%) Red Hat Satellite
7 31 (1.95%) Kibana
8 30 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 27 (1.70%) logstash
9 27 (1.70%) SELinux
9 27 (1.70%) Tivoli
10 25 (1.57%) Grafana
11 23 (1.45%) Kubernetes
12 21 (1.32%) Oozie
13 19 (1.19%) Netcool
14 18 (1.13%) vRealize
15 17 (1.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 17 (1.07%) ZABBIX
16 16 (1.01%) SCCM
16 16 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 360 (22.63%) VMware
2 351 (22.06%) Oracle
3 343 (21.56%) Red Hat
4 164 (10.31%) Microsoft
5 116 (7.29%) HP
6 98 (6.16%) Citrix
7 95 (5.97%) IBM
8 92 (5.78%) Cisco
9 73 (4.59%) Veritas
10 47 (2.95%) SAP
11 45 (2.83%) Sun
12 44 (2.77%) Google
13 40 (2.51%) Symantec
14 39 (2.45%) CA
15 38 (2.39%) Splunk
16 37 (2.33%) NetApp
17 36 (2.26%) EMC
18 28 (1.76%) Brocade
19 23 (1.45%) Cloudera
19 23 (1.45%) Remedy
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Juice Resource Solutions Limited
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 8 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 14 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 14 days ago