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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 27 45
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +18
Contract jobs citing Linux 200 159 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.55% 6.17% 3.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.10% 23.14% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 82 35
Average daily rate
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£376 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £236 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.20 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
525 687 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.82% 26.66% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 325 188
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 56 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £38.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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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 62 £400 +35.59% 20
Bracknell +8 46 £378 +13.10% 10
Slough +11 36 £300 +4.34% 14
Maidenhead +3 6 £400 +4.91% 4
Wokingham +5 5 £333 -11.33% 5
Newbury -5 1 £350 -6.66% 2
Windsor - 1 £425 -
Thatcham - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 111 (30.92%) Windows
2 100 (27.86%) UNIX
3 92 (25.63%) Red Hat
4 88 (24.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (18.38%) DNS
7 62 (17.27%) Cisco
8 59 (16.43%) Java
8 59 (16.43%) VMware
9 56 (15.60%) SQL
10 51 (14.21%) Firewall
11 47 (13.09%) MySQL
12 46 (12.81%) Oracle
13 45 (12.53%) Perl
13 45 (12.53%) HP
13 45 (12.53%) DevOps
14 42 (11.70%) Open Source
14 42 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (11.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 41 (11.42%) Security Cleared
15 41 (11.42%) ITIL
15 41 (11.42%) Puppet
16 40 (11.14%) Apache
16 40 (11.14%) Configuration Management
17 39 (10.86%) Telecoms
17 39 (10.86%) SC Cleared
18 38 (10.58%) PHP
19 37 (10.31%) Python
20 35 (9.75%) Active Directory
20 35 (9.75%) Opscode Chef

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 40 (11.14%) Apache
2 18 (5.01%) IIS
3 14 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.34%) Drupal
5 8 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.11%) WordPress
6 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.84%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.56%) CMS
8 2 (0.56%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.28%) Node.js
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.28%) JBoss
9 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.28%) iPlanet
Applications
1 11 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.11%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Misys Midas
1 2 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.28%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) assyst
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.23%) PaaS
1 8 (2.23%) IaaS
2 5 (1.39%) SaaS
2 5 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.11%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (18.38%) DNS
2 51 (14.21%) Firewall
3 28 (7.80%) Internet
4 25 (6.96%) SAN
5 23 (6.41%) VPN
6 22 (6.13%) TCP/IP
6 22 (6.13%) DHCP
7 21 (5.85%) VLAN
8 20 (5.57%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (5.57%) SSL
9 19 (5.29%) BGP
10 16 (4.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (4.18%) 3G
11 15 (4.18%) HTTP
11 15 (4.18%) NAS
12 14 (3.90%) OSPF
13 12 (3.34%) MPLS
13 12 (3.34%) 4G
14 10 (2.79%) RIP
14 10 (2.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.09%) MySQL
2 24 (6.69%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.01%) Oracle Database
4 15 (4.18%) DB2
5 11 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.23%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.56%) DataStage
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.28%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.28%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 33 (9.19%) Jenkins
2 21 (5.85%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.06%) TeamCity
4 10 (2.79%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.51%) Subversion
6 8 (2.23%) RSpec
7 5 (1.39%) Ant
8 4 (1.11%) Gradle
9 3 (0.84%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.84%) Maven
10 2 (0.56%) Selenium
10 2 (0.56%) JIRA
10 2 (0.56%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.56%) ERwin
10 2 (0.56%) JBehave
10 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.28%) Hudson
11 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.28%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
General
1 39 (10.86%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.57%) Finance
3 11 (3.06%) Retail
4 10 (2.79%) Banking
5 3 (0.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Front Office
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) German Language
7 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (12.81%) Developer
2 38 (10.58%) Linux Engineer
3 35 (9.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (7.52%) Support Engineer
5 20 (5.57%) Architect
5 20 (5.57%) Consultant
6 19 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (4.46%) Java Developer
8 15 (4.18%) Administrator
9 14 (3.90%) Linux Support
9 14 (3.90%) Software Engineer
9 14 (3.90%) Linux Support Engineer
9 14 (3.90%) Windows Support Engineer
10 13 (3.62%) PHP Developer
11 12 (3.34%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (2.79%) Design Engineer
12 10 (2.79%) DBA
12 10 (2.79%) IP Engineer
13 9 (2.51%) Network Engineer
13 9 (2.51%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.36%) LAMP
2 28 (7.80%) HTML
2 28 (7.80%) SOAP
3 21 (5.85%) REST
4 19 (5.29%) CSS
5 14 (3.90%) XML
5 14 (3.90%) Hibernate
6 11 (3.06%) Ajax
6 11 (3.06%) Spring
7 10 (2.79%) jQuery
8 9 (2.51%) .NET
8 9 (2.51%) JSON
9 8 (2.23%) Web Services
10 7 (1.95%) Middleware
10 7 (1.95%) Application Packaging
10 7 (1.95%) Software Packaging
11 5 (1.39%) Regular Expression
12 4 (1.11%) Django
12 4 (1.11%) JSP
13 3 (0.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.70%) Open Source
2 17 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.18%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.62%) User Experience
4 13 (3.62%) CESG
5 9 (2.51%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.51%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.51%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.51%) Smart Meter
6 8 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.39%) PKI
7 5 (1.39%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.39%) Physics
8 3 (0.84%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.84%) New Media
8 3 (0.84%) BBC
9 2 (0.56%) Clustering
9 2 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 111 (30.92%) Windows
2 100 (27.86%) UNIX
3 88 (24.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (11.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (9.19%) Solaris
5 33 (9.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (6.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (4.74%) AIX
8 15 (4.18%) Android
8 15 (4.18%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (1.67%) SUSE
10 6 (1.67%) Debian
10 6 (1.67%) HPUX
11 5 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.39%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (1.39%) Windows Phone
11 5 (1.39%) VMS
12 3 (0.84%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (12.53%) DevOps
3 41 (11.42%) ITIL
4 40 (11.14%) Configuration Management
5 28 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (7.52%) Scrum
7 24 (6.69%) Software Engineering
8 21 (5.85%) Project Management
9 19 (5.29%) Change Management
10 18 (5.01%) SOA
11 16 (4.46%) Migration
12 14 (3.90%) Validation
13 12 (3.34%) TDD
13 12 (3.34%) OO
13 12 (3.34%) E-Commerce
13 12 (3.34%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (3.06%) Identity Management
14 11 (3.06%) PRINCE2
15 10 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.43%) Java
2 56 (15.60%) SQL
3 45 (12.53%) Perl
4 38 (10.58%) PHP
5 37 (10.31%) Python
6 34 (9.47%) C
7 31 (8.64%) JavaScript
8 26 (7.24%) C++
9 20 (5.57%) Bash Shell
10 19 (5.29%) Ruby
11 18 (5.01%) Shell Script
12 13 (3.62%) Korn
13 11 (3.06%) VB
13 11 (3.06%) C#
14 9 (2.51%) Bourne shell
15 7 (1.95%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.67%) PL/SQL
17 4 (1.11%) AWK
17 4 (1.11%) Embedded C
17 4 (1.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 41 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (6.13%) MCSE
5 19 (5.29%) CCNA
6 17 (4.74%) Degree
7 13 (3.62%) HNC
8 12 (3.34%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.79%) MCITP
10 10 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (2.51%) CCA
11 9 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.95%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.39%) RHCE
13 5 (1.39%) CCIE
14 4 (1.11%) CCNP
15 3 (0.84%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.23%) QA
1 8 (2.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 42 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (9.75%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.85%) NFS
4 15 (4.18%) KVM
5 14 (3.90%) vSphere
6 11 (3.06%) Firmware
7 9 (2.51%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.39%) FreeRADIUS
9 5 (1.39%) Xen
10 3 (0.84%) XenServer
10 3 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.56%) vCloud
12 1 (0.28%) LXC
12 1 (0.28%) Docker
12 1 (0.28%) NDS
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 41 (11.42%) Puppet
2 35 (9.75%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.01%) Nagios
4 15 (4.18%) NetBackup
5 11 (3.06%) FortiGate
6 10 (2.79%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.39%) Cobbler
7 5 (1.39%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.84%) logstash
8 3 (0.84%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.84%) SCSM
8 3 (0.84%) Netcool
8 3 (0.84%) WSUS
8 3 (0.84%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.84%) SCOM
9 2 (0.56%) Nessus
9 2 (0.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 92 (25.63%) Red Hat
2 62 (17.27%) Cisco
3 59 (16.43%) VMware
4 46 (12.81%) Oracle
5 45 (12.53%) HP
6 33 (9.19%) Microsoft
7 32 (8.91%) Citrix
7 32 (8.91%) IBM
8 31 (8.64%) CheckPoint
9 24 (6.69%) F5
10 20 (5.57%) Juniper
11 16 (4.46%) Sun
12 15 (4.18%) Dell
13 14 (3.90%) EMC
14 11 (3.06%) Isilon
14 11 (3.06%) Remedy
15 10 (2.79%) Altiris
15 10 (2.79%) Redknee
16 8 (2.23%) BMC
16 8 (2.23%) Cognos
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