The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 26 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 9.41% 11.52% 13.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.93% 44.64% 46.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 41
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Southampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 56 56 106
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 27.72% 25.81% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 80
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £23.13
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Southampton

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Southampton over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Southampton

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Linux.

1 11 (36.67%) Python
2 10 (33.33%) Unix
2 10 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 10 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 9 (30.00%) DevOps
4 7 (23.33%) Firewall
4 7 (23.33%) VMware
5 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (20.00%) Windows
5 6 (20.00%) Debian
6 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (16.67%) Puppet
6 5 (16.67%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) Ansible
6 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 5 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (16.67%) Big Data
6 5 (16.67%) Security Hardening
6 5 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
7 4 (13.33%) Perl
7 4 (13.33%) PHP
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (13.33%) Git (software)

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 3 (10.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) PaaS
3 2 (6.67%) IaaS
3 2 (6.67%) SaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) DLNA
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) DOCSIS
2 3 (10.00%) DVB
2 3 (10.00%) SSL
2 3 (10.00%) UPnP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (6.67%) HTTP
3 2 (6.67%) HTTPS
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) NAS
4 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (16.67%) Big Data
2 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Hive
3 3 (10.00%) Sqoop
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
5 1 (3.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Administrator
1 7 (23.33%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Big Data Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Linux Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Architect
6 2 (6.67%) DTV Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Akka
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) HTML5
1 3 (10.00%) Kafka
1 3 (10.00%) Middleware
1 3 (10.00%) POSIX
2 2 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (6.67%) Sensu
3 1 (3.33%) LAMP
3 1 (3.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.33%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) STB
2 3 (10.00%) Digital TV
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 10 (33.33%) Unix
2 6 (20.00%) Debian
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.00%) CentOS
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
6 1 (3.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) DevOps
2 5 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (16.67%) Security Hardening
2 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Machine Learning
5 2 (6.67%) Analytics
5 2 (6.67%) DRM
5 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.67%) Open Source
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Web Filtering
6 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.33%) Network Management
6 1 (3.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Python
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) Perl
3 4 (13.33%) PHP
4 3 (10.00%) C
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) AWK
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) CISSP
1 3 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 3 (10.00%) RHCE
1 3 (10.00%) Security+ Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) CCDP
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) KVM
2 2 (6.67%) Xen
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
1 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) Grafana
2 2 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.67%) logstash
2 2 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Splunk
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) SaltStack
6 1 (3.33%) CA
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago