The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
South East / Berkshire
Rank 26 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 114 187 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.83% 7.74% 7.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.61% 43.59% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 139 105
Median daily rate £488 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +5.63%

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
274 429 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.00% 17.76% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 244 257
Median daily rate £450 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 20
Median hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £135.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -21 43 £475 +11.76% 26
Slough +11 13 £450 +32.35% 7
Newbury +14 11 £375 +25.00% 6
Bracknell +6 10 £500 +66.66% 8
Maidenhead -4 9 £500 +23.45% 7
Windsor - 9 £550 -
Hungerford - 2 £300 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 106 (37.32%) Unix
2 104 (36.62%) Windows
3 82 (28.87%) VMware
4 79 (27.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 72 (25.35%) Red Hat
6 70 (24.65%) DevOps
7 69 (24.30%) Python
8 61 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 56 (19.72%) Shell Script
10 52 (18.31%) Oracle
11 51 (17.96%) IBM
12 49 (17.25%) Bash Shell
13 48 (16.90%) JavaScript
13 48 (16.90%) Jenkins
14 47 (16.55%) Ansible
15 45 (15.85%) Solaris
16 43 (15.14%) Finance
16 43 (15.14%) AIX
17 42 (14.79%) Git (software)
18 41 (14.44%) CentOS
18 41 (14.44%) SAN
18 41 (14.44%) Puppet
19 40 (14.08%) Cisco
20 39 (13.73%) Data Centre
21 38 (13.38%) CSS
21 38 (13.38%) Security Cleared
22 37 (13.03%) HTML
22 37 (13.03%) Java
22 37 (13.03%) SQL
22 37 (13.03%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 33 (11.62%) Apache
2 20 (7.04%) WebSphere
3 17 (5.99%) Tomcat
3 17 (5.99%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.23%) IIS
4 12 (4.23%) OpenStack
4 12 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (3.52%) Commerce Server
5 10 (3.52%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (3.17%) JBoss
7 8 (2.82%) nginx
8 7 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (2.11%) Confluence
10 5 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.70%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.41%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) GIMP
4 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (4.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (2.82%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.35%) Exstream
4 1 (0.35%) Maximo
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.35%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.82%) GitHub
4 5 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.06%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.35%) Office 365
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.44%) SAN
2 37 (13.03%) TCP/IP
3 34 (11.97%) HTTP
4 33 (11.62%) Firewall
5 18 (6.34%) DNS
6 17 (5.99%) LAN
7 16 (5.63%) FTP
7 16 (5.63%) SSH
8 15 (5.28%) SSL
9 14 (4.93%) ICMP
10 12 (4.23%) LDAP
11 11 (3.87%) VLAN
11 11 (3.87%) WAN
12 10 (3.52%) VPN
13 9 (3.17%) Internet
13 9 (3.17%) SNMP
14 7 (2.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (2.11%) VoIP
16 5 (1.76%) DHCP
16 5 (1.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.92%) MySQL
2 17 (5.99%) Hadoop
3 16 (5.63%) DB2
4 14 (4.93%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.87%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.46%) Big Data
8 7 (2.46%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.41%) DB2 UDB
11 4 (1.41%) Redis
12 3 (1.06%) HBase
12 3 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.70%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 48 (16.90%) Jenkins
2 42 (14.79%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.58%) JIRA
4 12 (4.23%) Subversion
4 12 (4.23%) Vagrant
5 10 (3.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (2.11%) Bitbucket
6 6 (2.11%) GoCD
6 6 (2.11%) Hudson
6 6 (2.11%) Jasmine
6 6 (2.11%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.41%) Gerrit
7 4 (1.41%) JMeter
7 4 (1.41%) JUnit
8 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.06%) Maven
8 3 (1.06%) Selenium
8 3 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.70%) ProC
9 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (15.14%) Finance
2 37 (13.03%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.63%) Electronics
4 15 (5.28%) Law
4 15 (5.28%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.93%) Marketing
6 7 (2.46%) Banking
7 6 (2.11%) Retail
8 4 (1.41%) Billing
8 4 (1.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (15.85%) Developer
2 40 (14.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (9.86%) Administrator
3 28 (9.86%) Consultant
4 24 (8.45%) Systems Administrator
5 19 (6.69%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (6.34%) Linux Administrator
7 17 (5.99%) Analyst
8 16 (5.63%) Architect
8 16 (5.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 13 (4.58%) Java Developer
10 12 (4.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 12 (4.23%) Python Developer
11 10 (3.52%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.17%) AWS DevOps
12 9 (3.17%) Web Developer
13 8 (2.82%) AWS Engineer
13 8 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.82%) Test Manager
13 8 (2.82%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.38%) CSS
2 37 (13.03%) HTML
3 35 (12.32%) JSON
4 25 (8.80%) Middleware
5 18 (6.34%) XML
6 12 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (3.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (3.52%) Ajax
8 10 (3.52%) REST
8 10 (3.52%) RESTful
8 10 (3.52%) Web Services
9 9 (3.17%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.17%) LAMP
10 8 (2.82%) Django
10 8 (2.82%) JMS
10 8 (2.82%) Laravel
10 8 (2.82%) Worklight
11 7 (2.46%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (2.11%) ELK Stack
12 6 (2.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.34%) Mainframe
3 17 (5.99%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.63%) Clustering
4 16 (5.63%) Private Cloud
5 15 (5.28%) EMC VNX
6 14 (4.93%) EMC VMAX
7 9 (3.17%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.41%) EMV
9 4 (1.41%) IPTV
9 4 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.41%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.41%) Statistics
9 4 (1.41%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.06%) STB
10 3 (1.06%) User Experience
10 3 (1.06%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 106 (37.32%) Unix
2 104 (36.62%) Windows
3 79 (27.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 45 (15.85%) Solaris
5 43 (15.14%) AIX
6 41 (14.44%) CentOS
7 35 (12.32%) Ubuntu
8 25 (8.80%) Debian
9 23 (8.10%) Windows Server
10 13 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (2.11%) Android
12 5 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.70%) SUSE
16 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.65%) DevOps
2 31 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (9.51%) Configuration Management
4 26 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (9.15%) Migration
5 22 (7.75%) ITIL
6 19 (6.69%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (6.34%) Project Management
8 17 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.28%) E-Commerce
9 15 (5.28%) Programme Management
10 14 (4.93%) Digital Marketing
10 14 (4.93%) Open Source
11 13 (4.58%) OO
12 12 (4.23%) Prototyping
13 10 (3.52%) Web Development
14 9 (3.17%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (3.17%) Microservices
15 8 (2.82%) Mobile First
15 8 (2.82%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 69 (24.30%) Python
2 56 (19.72%) Shell Script
3 49 (17.25%) Bash Shell
4 48 (16.90%) JavaScript
5 37 (13.03%) Java
5 37 (13.03%) SQL
6 27 (9.51%) PHP
7 24 (8.45%) Ruby
8 22 (7.75%) C
9 11 (3.87%) Perl
10 6 (2.11%) C++
10 6 (2.11%) F#
10 6 (2.11%) Go
10 6 (2.11%) Haskell
10 6 (2.11%) OCaml
10 6 (2.11%) Rust
11 5 (1.76%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.70%) Cython
13 1 (0.35%) R
13 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.21%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.93%) CCNP
3 14 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.23%) CCNA
5 11 (3.87%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.52%) Degree
7 6 (2.11%) PMP
8 5 (1.76%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.41%) CISSP
9 4 (1.41%) ISEB
9 4 (1.41%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.41%) SANS
10 3 (1.06%) CCIP
10 3 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.06%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.06%) RHCE
10 3 (1.06%) SSCP
11 2 (0.70%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.82%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) SLA
3 3 (1.06%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (8.80%) Docker
3 15 (5.28%) vSphere
4 12 (4.23%) Active Directory
5 9 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.82%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.76%) KVM
7 5 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.41%) Xen
9 3 (1.06%) Firmware
10 2 (0.70%) iptables
10 2 (0.70%) vCloud
10 2 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.35%) Ceph
11 1 (0.35%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.35%) HDFS
11 1 (0.35%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 47 (16.55%) Ansible
2 41 (14.44%) Puppet
3 31 (10.92%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.58%) Nagios
4 13 (4.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (4.23%) SELinux
6 7 (2.46%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (2.11%) logstash
7 6 (2.11%) Terraform
8 5 (1.76%) Pingdom
9 4 (1.41%) Kibana
9 4 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.41%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.06%) Consul
10 3 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (1.06%) vMotion
11 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 82 (28.87%) VMware
2 72 (25.35%) Red Hat
3 52 (18.31%) Oracle
4 51 (17.96%) IBM
5 40 (14.08%) Cisco
6 35 (12.32%) EMC
6 35 (12.32%) Microsoft
7 22 (7.75%) NetApp
8 19 (6.69%) SAP
9 18 (6.34%) HP
10 14 (4.93%) AppDynamics
11 10 (3.52%) Splunk
12 9 (3.17%) Veritas
13 8 (2.82%) Atlassian
14 7 (2.46%) Citrix
14 7 (2.46%) TIBCO
15 6 (2.11%) 3PAR
16 5 (1.76%) Apple
16 5 (1.76%) Juniper
16 5 (1.76%) PagerDuty
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