The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills 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 over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 27 58
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +31
Contract jobs citing Linux 146 149 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.87% 5.82% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.29% 25.04% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 72 45
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£338 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £456 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
Linux
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
516 595 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.73% 23.24% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 269 239
Average daily rate £325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £27.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Linux
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 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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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 +7 63 £350 -9.67% 23
Slough +18 30 £338 +53.40% 16
Bracknell +5 17 £230 -23.33% 4
Maidenhead -1 12 £298 -0.83% 6
Newbury -6 2 £300 -29.41% 3
Windsor +1 1 £325 -40.90%
Wokingham - - - - 2
Thatcham - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Linux also 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 that cited Linux.

1 107 (40.23%) Windows
2 77 (28.95%) UNIX
3 56 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 50 (18.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (18.42%) Solaris
6 48 (18.05%) Java
7 47 (17.67%) Oracle
8 41 (15.41%) VMware
9 40 (15.04%) Telecoms
10 39 (14.66%) SQL
11 37 (13.91%) IBM
12 36 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (12.41%) SQL Server
14 32 (12.03%) Active Directory
15 31 (11.65%) Apache
16 30 (11.28%) MySQL
16 30 (11.28%) Cisco
17 29 (10.90%) DNS
18 28 (10.53%) HP
18 28 (10.53%) Security Cleared
19 27 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
20 26 (9.77%) Shell Script
20 26 (9.77%) Perl
21 25 (9.40%) Puppet
22 24 (9.02%) Oracle Database
22 24 (9.02%) PHP
22 24 (9.02%) AIX
22 24 (9.02%) ITIL
22 24 (9.02%) Microsoft
23 23 (8.65%) C

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Linux also 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 that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (11.65%) Apache
2 22 (8.27%) IIS
3 15 (5.64%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.89%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.76%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.26%) Drupal
7 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.13%) WordPress
8 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.75%) CMS
9 2 (0.75%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.38%) Mule
10 1 (0.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.50%) MS Office
3 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.75%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.75%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.88%) SaaS
1 5 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.50%) PaaS
2 4 (1.50%) IaaS
3 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.13%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.90%) DNS
2 22 (8.27%) Firewall
3 19 (7.14%) SAN
4 18 (6.77%) LDAP
5 15 (5.64%) Internet
5 15 (5.64%) VPN
6 14 (5.26%) HTTP
7 13 (4.89%) TCP/IP
8 12 (4.51%) SSL
9 10 (3.76%) NAS
10 9 (3.38%) DHCP
11 7 (2.63%) WAN
12 6 (2.26%) 4G
12 6 (2.26%) LAN
13 5 (1.88%) ATM
13 5 (1.88%) Wireless
13 5 (1.88%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (1.50%) Radio Access Network
14 4 (1.50%) SSH
14 4 (1.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.28%) MySQL
3 24 (9.02%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.01%) DB2
5 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.26%) SQLPlus
6 5 (1.88%) DataStage
7 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.50%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.38%) MS Access
10 1 (0.38%) Informix
Development Applications
1 13 (4.89%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.14%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.76%) Ant
4 8 (3.01%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.63%) Selenium
5 7 (2.63%) Maven
6 6 (2.26%) JBehave
6 6 (2.26%) Gradle
7 4 (1.50%) RSpec
7 4 (1.50%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.50%) Subversion
7 4 (1.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (1.50%) JUnit
8 3 (1.13%) Toad
8 3 (1.13%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.13%) Introscope
8 3 (1.13%) JIRA
8 3 (1.13%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (1.13%) JProfiler
8 3 (1.13%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (15.04%) Telecoms
2 23 (8.65%) Finance
3 7 (2.63%) Banking
3 7 (2.63%) Retail
4 4 (1.50%) Electronics
4 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.13%) Marketing
6 2 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (16.92%) Developer
2 27 (10.15%) Consultant
3 21 (7.89%) Java Developer
3 21 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 15 (5.64%) Analyst
5 14 (5.26%) Architect
6 13 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (4.14%) DBA
8 10 (3.76%) Software Engineer
9 9 (3.38%) Test Analyst
9 9 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (3.38%) Administrator
9 9 (3.38%) Project Engineer
9 9 (3.38%) PHP Developer
9 9 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.38%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (2.26%) Test Engineer
12 6 (2.26%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.14%) SOAP
2 17 (6.39%) Web Services
3 15 (5.64%) HTML
4 14 (5.26%) CSS
4 14 (5.26%) XML
4 14 (5.26%) LAMP
5 10 (3.76%) Spring
5 10 (3.76%) Hibernate
5 10 (3.76%) .NET
6 8 (3.01%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (2.63%) Middleware
7 7 (2.63%) jQuery
8 6 (2.26%) Ajax
9 5 (1.88%) REST
9 5 (1.88%) RESTful
10 4 (1.50%) CCXML
10 4 (1.50%) HTML5
10 4 (1.50%) VXML
10 4 (1.50%) JMS
10 4 (1.50%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.52%) Open Source
2 19 (7.14%) Clustering
3 15 (5.64%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.51%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.01%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.63%) DataPower
7 6 (2.26%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.26%) Physics
7 6 (2.26%) PKI
8 4 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.50%) CESG
8 4 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.50%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.13%) DTV
9 3 (1.13%) Wiki
9 3 (1.13%) iSeries
9 3 (1.13%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 107 (40.23%) Windows
2 77 (28.95%) UNIX
3 50 (18.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 49 (18.42%) Solaris
5 36 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (9.02%) AIX
7 22 (8.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (4.14%) HPUX
8 11 (4.14%) Android
8 11 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.63%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (2.63%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.26%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (1.50%) zOS
11 4 (1.50%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.13%) OpenVMS
12 3 (1.13%) CentOS
13 2 (0.75%) Debian
13 2 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (9.02%) ITIL
2 21 (7.89%) DevOps
2 21 (7.89%) SOA
3 20 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (6.77%) Scrum
5 17 (6.39%) Configuration Management
6 16 (6.02%) Software Engineering
7 13 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (4.14%) TDD
9 10 (3.76%) Migration
9 10 (3.76%) E-Commerce
10 9 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.01%) Workflow
11 8 (3.01%) Identity Management
11 8 (3.01%) UML
12 7 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.63%) Logistics
12 7 (2.63%) Automated Testing
12 7 (2.63%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.05%) Java
2 39 (14.66%) SQL
3 26 (9.77%) Shell Script
3 26 (9.77%) Perl
4 24 (9.02%) PHP
5 23 (8.65%) C
6 22 (8.27%) Bash Shell
7 21 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 18 (6.77%) C++
9 14 (5.26%) Python
10 13 (4.89%) Korn
11 11 (4.14%) Ruby
12 9 (3.38%) VB
13 7 (2.63%) AWK
14 6 (2.26%) Groovy
15 4 (1.50%) Bourne shell
16 3 (1.13%) C#
16 3 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.13%) Scala
17 2 (0.75%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 28 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.27%) SC Cleared
2 22 (8.27%) Degree
3 21 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (6.77%) CCNA
5 12 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.01%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.01%) MCSE
7 7 (2.63%) JNCIA
8 6 (2.26%) RHCE
8 6 (2.26%) HNC
9 5 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.88%) CCA
9 5 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.50%) IBM Certification
10 4 (1.50%) ISEB
11 3 (1.13%) MCSA
11 3 (1.13%) MCITP
11 3 (1.13%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.88%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (12.03%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.39%) NFS
4 13 (4.89%) Xen
5 7 (2.63%) KVM
6 4 (1.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.50%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (1.13%) Veritas File System
7 3 (1.13%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.75%) vSphere
8 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.38%) NDS
9 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.38%) Samba
9 1 (0.38%) XenApp
9 1 (0.38%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 25 (9.40%) Puppet
2 18 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.14%) WSUS
4 10 (3.76%) Cobbler
4 10 (3.76%) Tivoli
5 8 (3.01%) Nagios
6 6 (2.26%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.88%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.50%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.50%) nmon
8 4 (1.50%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.13%) Nessus
10 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.75%) Plesk
10 2 (0.75%) SCOM
11 1 (0.38%) Netcool
11 1 (0.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 56 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 47 (17.67%) Oracle
3 41 (15.41%) VMware
4 37 (13.91%) IBM
5 30 (11.28%) Cisco
6 28 (10.53%) HP
7 24 (9.02%) Microsoft
8 22 (8.27%) Citrix
9 18 (6.77%) Sun
10 11 (4.14%) EMC
11 9 (3.38%) Juniper
12 8 (3.01%) Redknee
12 8 (3.01%) Brocade
12 8 (3.01%) webMethods
13 6 (2.26%) Veritas
14 5 (1.88%) Software AG
14 5 (1.88%) Google
15 4 (1.50%) Isilon
15 4 (1.50%) TIBCO
15 4 (1.50%) Lotus
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