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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 23 11 6
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 31 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.21% 11.07% 15.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.95% 46.97% 51.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 41
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £360 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +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 Southampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 66 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 14.56% 23.57% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 48 69
Median daily rate £375 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.50 £22.50
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 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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Southampton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Linux.

1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) VMware
3 14 (51.85%) PaaS
3 14 (51.85%) IaaS
4 13 (48.15%) ITIL
4 13 (48.15%) Service Management
5 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) Scrum
6 9 (33.33%) Cisco
6 9 (33.33%) DevOps
7 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
8 7 (25.93%) User Stories
8 7 (25.93%) Java
8 7 (25.93%) CA
8 7 (25.93%) Puppet
9 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
10 5 (18.52%) Firewall
10 5 (18.52%) Unix
10 5 (18.52%) BMC
11 4 (14.81%) PKI
11 4 (14.81%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
11 4 (14.81%) RHCE
11 4 (14.81%) Remedy
12 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 3 (11.11%) Terraform
12 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
12 3 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+

Linux
Top Related 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 (11.11%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (51.85%) IaaS
1 14 (51.85%) PaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) LDAP
3 1 (3.70%) NAS
3 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
2 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) ETL Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Service Design Manager
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) RESTful
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) PKI
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.70%) STB
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) ITIL
1 13 (48.15%) Service Management
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Scrum
3 9 (33.33%) DevOps
4 7 (25.93%) User Stories
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (7.41%) Service Design
6 2 (7.41%) Web Filtering
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Converged Infrastructure
7 1 (3.70%) Email Filtering
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.11%) PHP
2 3 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) Ruby
3 2 (7.41%) Groovy
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) AWK
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) RHCE
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) CISSP
2 3 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
3 2 (7.41%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CCDP
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Puppet
2 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (11.11%) Ansible
3 3 (11.11%) Terraform
4 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (3.70%) Nagios
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) VMware
2 9 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (25.93%) CA
4 5 (18.52%) BMC
4 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
5 4 (14.81%) Remedy
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 2 (7.41%) Splunk
8 1 (3.70%) AppSense
8 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (3.70%) IBM
8 1 (3.70%) MapR
8 1 (3.70%) Symantec