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 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
Rank 16 28 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 182 161 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.29% 5.70% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.90% 27.90% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 76 59
Average daily rate £400 £400 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +105.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -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
507 577 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.30% 20.43% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 286 280
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 42
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £13.65 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £36.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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
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 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 +4 91 £400 - 56
Bracknell +10 27 £450 +9.63% 7
Slough +7 12 £351 +2.18% 7
Wokingham - 5 - - 2
Newbury +8 3 - - 3
Windsor 0 3 £500 +63.93%
Maidenhead 0 2 £313 -28.07% 8
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 129 (33.25%) Python
2 125 (32.22%) Windows
3 119 (30.67%) Unix
4 104 (26.80%) VMware
5 97 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 96 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
7 93 (23.97%) Puppet
8 91 (23.45%) DevOps
9 82 (21.13%) Windows Server
10 73 (18.81%) Ansible
11 72 (18.56%) Red Hat
12 61 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
13 60 (15.46%) Git (software)
14 59 (15.21%) Oracle
15 58 (14.95%) Configuration Management
16 57 (14.69%) Java
17 55 (14.18%) ITIL
17 55 (14.18%) IBM
18 54 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
19 53 (13.66%) Jenkins
19 53 (13.66%) Scrum
20 52 (13.40%) Microsoft
20 52 (13.40%) Active Directory
21 51 (13.14%) JavaScript
21 51 (13.14%) SQL
21 51 (13.14%) Firewall
22 49 (12.63%) Cisco
23 47 (12.11%) Web Services
24 44 (11.34%) Middleware
25 43 (11.08%) Nagios

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 42 (10.82%) Tomcat
2 40 (10.31%) WebLogic
3 33 (8.51%) Apache
4 28 (7.22%) JBoss
4 28 (7.22%) OpenStack
5 22 (5.67%) WebSphere
6 19 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (4.12%) nginx
8 12 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.80%) Confluence
10 5 (1.29%) IIS
10 5 (1.29%) Node.js
11 4 (1.03%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.03%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.52%) Documentum
13 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.03%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Magento
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.26%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.03%) GitHub
3 4 (1.03%) HP Helion
4 3 (0.77%) Azure Machine Learning
4 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.52%) Google Compute Engine
5 2 (0.52%) IaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Office 365
5 2 (0.52%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (13.14%) Firewall
2 43 (11.08%) HTTP
3 36 (9.28%) DNS
3 36 (9.28%) TCP/IP
4 31 (7.99%) SAN
5 27 (6.96%) SSL
6 24 (6.19%) VPN
7 21 (5.41%) LAN
7 21 (5.41%) WAN
8 18 (4.64%) Internet
8 18 (4.64%) SMTP
9 17 (4.38%) Fibre Channel
9 17 (4.38%) H.323
9 17 (4.38%) LDAP
10 16 (4.12%) DHCP
11 15 (3.87%) BGP
12 14 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (3.61%) IPsec
13 13 (3.35%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (3.35%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.25%) MySQL
2 21 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (5.15%) Oracle Database
4 19 (4.90%) Big Data
5 18 (4.64%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.12%) SQL Server
7 13 (3.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 13 (3.35%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (2.58%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.06%) Riak
10 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.03%) HDInsight
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.77%) Power BI
12 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 60 (15.46%) Git (software)
2 53 (13.66%) Jenkins
3 24 (6.19%) Maven
3 24 (6.19%) Sonatype Nexus
4 22 (5.67%) JIRA
4 22 (5.67%) TeamCity
5 15 (3.87%) Vagrant
6 13 (3.35%) Ant
7 7 (1.80%) Subversion
8 6 (1.55%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.29%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.03%) Bugzilla
10 4 (1.03%) Gradle
10 4 (1.03%) Introscope
10 4 (1.03%) RSpec
10 4 (1.03%) Selenium
11 3 (0.77%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.77%) Checkstyle
11 3 (0.77%) FishEye
11 3 (0.77%) Toad
General
1 16 (4.12%) Telecoms
2 12 (3.09%) Marketing
3 10 (2.58%) Retail
4 9 (2.32%) Finance
5 3 (0.77%) Banking
6 2 (0.52%) Advertising
6 2 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.26%) Billing
7 1 (0.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
7 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (15.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (15.46%) Linux Engineer
3 59 (15.21%) Developer
4 57 (14.69%) Support Engineer
5 34 (8.76%) Administrator
6 30 (7.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 29 (7.47%) VMware Engineer
8 27 (6.96%) Architect
8 27 (6.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 27 (6.96%) Linux Support
9 23 (5.93%) Linux Support Engineer
10 20 (5.15%) AWS Engineer
10 20 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (5.15%) VMware Support Engineer
11 18 (4.64%) Python Developer
12 17 (4.38%) Linux Administrator
13 16 (4.12%) Analyst
13 16 (4.12%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 16 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (3.87%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.11%) Web Services
2 44 (11.34%) Middleware
3 37 (9.54%) CSS
4 25 (6.44%) RESTful
5 24 (6.19%) HTML
5 24 (6.19%) JSON
5 24 (6.19%) REST
6 17 (4.38%) LAMP
7 15 (3.87%) XML
8 14 (3.61%) ELK Stack
8 14 (3.61%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (3.35%) JMS
9 13 (3.35%) jQuery
9 13 (3.35%) MCollective
9 13 (3.35%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (3.35%) Sensu
10 12 (3.09%) .NET
11 10 (2.58%) J2EE
11 10 (2.58%) Sass
12 8 (2.06%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.08%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.99%) Computer Science
3 23 (5.93%) User Experience
4 19 (4.90%) Private Cloud
5 16 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.58%) Clustering
8 7 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.80%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.55%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.29%) Animation
10 5 (1.29%) e-Health
10 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.29%) FlexPod
10 5 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.03%) Replication
12 3 (0.77%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.77%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.77%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 125 (32.22%) Windows
2 119 (30.67%) Unix
3 97 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 82 (21.13%) Windows Server
5 32 (8.25%) CentOS
6 29 (7.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (6.96%) Ubuntu
9 23 (5.93%) AIX
10 18 (4.64%) Solaris
10 18 (4.64%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.84%) SUSE
12 10 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.29%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.03%) NetWare
15 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (23.45%) DevOps
3 58 (14.95%) Configuration Management
4 55 (14.18%) ITIL
5 53 (13.66%) Scrum
6 39 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (9.54%) Migration
8 33 (8.51%) Incident Management
9 30 (7.73%) TDD
10 29 (7.47%) Software Testing
11 28 (7.22%) High Availability
11 28 (7.22%) Mentoring
12 26 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (5.67%) Automated Testing
14 21 (5.41%) Open Source
15 19 (4.90%) Load Balancing
15 19 (4.90%) Software Engineering
16 18 (4.64%) Presales
17 14 (3.61%) Kanban
18 13 (3.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (33.25%) Python
2 57 (14.69%) Java
3 51 (13.14%) JavaScript
3 51 (13.14%) SQL
4 39 (10.05%) Ruby
5 33 (8.51%) Bash Shell
5 33 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 32 (8.25%) PowerShell
7 31 (7.99%) Perl
8 24 (6.19%) C++
9 15 (3.87%) C
9 15 (3.87%) PHP
10 13 (3.35%) VB
11 11 (2.84%) C#
12 10 (2.58%) VBScript
13 5 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.03%) AWK
14 4 (1.03%) Erlang
14 4 (1.03%) sed
15 3 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (8.76%) Degree
2 32 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (7.99%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (5.67%) CCNA
6 20 (5.15%) SC Cleared
7 18 (4.64%) MCSA
8 15 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.61%) MCSE
10 13 (3.35%) CCNP
11 8 (2.06%) MCP
12 6 (1.55%) HNC
12 6 (1.55%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.55%) MCSD
12 6 (1.55%) RHCSA
13 5 (1.29%) NCDA
14 4 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (1.03%) VCP5
15 3 (0.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.25%) SLA
2 15 (3.87%) QA
3 12 (3.09%) FedRAMP
4 10 (2.58%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.52%) HIPAA
System Software
1 61 (15.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (13.40%) Active Directory
3 34 (8.76%) vSphere
4 32 (8.25%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.61%) qmail
6 13 (3.35%) Squid
7 8 (2.06%) Docker
8 6 (1.55%) XenApp
9 5 (1.29%) KVM
9 5 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.03%) vCloud
10 4 (1.03%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.77%) XenServer
12 2 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 93 (23.97%) Puppet
2 73 (18.81%) Ansible
3 43 (11.08%) Nagios
4 29 (7.47%) Graphite
5 27 (6.96%) logstash
6 18 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (3.87%) Cacti
8 14 (3.61%) SCCM
8 14 (3.61%) ZABBIX
9 13 (3.35%) collectd
9 13 (3.35%) Ganglia
9 13 (3.35%) SCOM
9 13 (3.35%) Terraform
10 12 (3.09%) SCVMM
10 12 (3.09%) Windows Intune
11 9 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (1.80%) vRealize
13 6 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (1.55%) NetBackup
14 4 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 104 (26.80%) VMware
2 72 (18.56%) Red Hat
3 59 (15.21%) Oracle
4 55 (14.18%) IBM
5 52 (13.40%) Microsoft
6 49 (12.63%) Cisco
7 37 (9.54%) HP
8 22 (5.67%) Remedy
9 18 (4.64%) F5
10 15 (3.87%) Citrix
10 15 (3.87%) EMC
11 14 (3.61%) Splunk
12 12 (3.09%) RightScale
13 11 (2.84%) Dell
14 10 (2.58%) CA
14 10 (2.58%) NetApp
15 9 (2.32%) Hitachi
15 9 (2.32%) Juniper
16 8 (2.06%) Intel
16 8 (2.06%) Veritas
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