The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Support in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 117 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Support 11 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.25% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate £148 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
-11.44% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £8.50 £37.09 -
% change year-on-year
-77.07% -
Linux Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2333 2613 2507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.39% 92.53% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1361 1280
Average daily rate £400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 100
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Support in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Linux Support
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Support across the Berkshire region.

Linux Support Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Linux Support Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Linux Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Support Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 7 £145 +16.00% 3
Wokingham - 3 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £325 -
Linux Support
South East

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Linux Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Support in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (74.07%) Incident Management
3 16 (59.26%) Windows
4 15 (55.56%) ITIL
4 15 (55.56%) SLA
4 15 (55.56%) Remedy
4 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 13 (48.15%) Unix
5 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
6 11 (40.74%) Python
6 11 (40.74%) Perl
6 11 (40.74%) Nagios
6 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
6 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (37.04%) VMware
8 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 9 (33.33%) Puppet
8 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (29.63%) High Availability
9 8 (29.63%) Web Services
9 8 (29.63%) Apache
10 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
10 7 (25.93%) JBoss
10 7 (25.93%) WebLogic
10 7 (25.93%) MySQL
10 7 (25.93%) LDAP
10 7 (25.93%) SMTP
10 7 (25.93%) HTTP
10 7 (25.93%) DNS
10 7 (25.93%) SSL

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Linux Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (29.63%) Apache
2 7 (25.93%) JBoss
2 7 (25.93%) nginx
2 7 (25.93%) OpenStack
2 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
2 7 (25.93%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Documentum
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) DNS
1 7 (25.93%) HTTP
1 7 (25.93%) LDAP
1 7 (25.93%) SMTP
1 7 (25.93%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Web Services
2 7 (25.93%) LAMP
2 7 (25.93%) LEMP Stack
2 7 (25.93%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (59.26%) Windows
3 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 13 (48.15%) Unix
5 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
5 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (11.11%) AIX
9 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
9 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Incident Management
2 15 (55.56%) ITIL
3 9 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 8 (29.63%) High Availability
5 2 (7.41%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Perl
1 11 (40.74%) Python
2 4 (14.81%) AWK
2 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
2 4 (14.81%) sed
2 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) CCNA
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (22.22%) HNC
1 6 (22.22%) MCSE
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (22.22%) RHCSA
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (55.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) qmail
2 7 (25.93%) Squid
3 4 (14.81%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (7.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) Nagios
2 9 (33.33%) Puppet
3 7 (25.93%) Cacti
3 7 (25.93%) collectd
3 7 (25.93%) Ganglia
3 7 (25.93%) Graphite
3 7 (25.93%) logstash
3 7 (25.93%) ZABBIX
4 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Remedy
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) HP
3 7 (25.93%) Splunk
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) IBM
5 4 (14.81%) Altiris
5 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) Juniper
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle