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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
South East / Berkshire
Rank 25 10 26
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 116 233 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.91% 9.28% 5.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.65% 47.17% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 175 76
Median daily rate £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -21.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%

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
272 494 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.85% 19.67% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 300 275
Median daily rate £400 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 34
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.13 £60.80 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +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 26 February 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
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 26 February 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 -15 50 £500 +25.00% 33
Slough +3 17 £450 +33.33%
Maidenhead -2 8 £400 +10.34% 3
Windsor +5 6 £550 +10.00%
Newbury +4 6 £350 +16.66% 4
Bracknell -2 6 - - 6
Hungerford - 3 £253 - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 100 (38.46%) Unix
2 98 (37.69%) Windows
3 75 (28.85%) Python
3 75 (28.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 67 (25.77%) VMware
5 65 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 65 (25.00%) DevOps
6 55 (21.15%) Ansible
7 53 (20.38%) JavaScript
7 53 (20.38%) Git (software)
7 53 (20.38%) Bash Shell
8 51 (19.62%) Java
9 47 (18.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (17.69%) CentOS
11 45 (17.31%) IBM
11 45 (17.31%) Jenkins
12 43 (16.54%) Oracle
13 40 (15.38%) Shell Script
13 40 (15.38%) Security Cleared
14 39 (15.00%) SAN
15 38 (14.62%) Cisco
15 38 (14.62%) Puppet
16 37 (14.23%) Ubuntu
17 36 (13.85%) Microsoft
17 36 (13.85%) HTTP
17 36 (13.85%) TCP/IP
17 36 (13.85%) Solaris
18 35 (13.46%) Finance
19 34 (13.08%) Telecoms
20 32 (12.31%) AIX

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 28 (10.77%) Apache
2 19 (7.31%) Tomcat
3 15 (5.77%) WebSphere
4 14 (5.38%) IIS
5 13 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 11 (4.23%) JBoss
7 10 (3.85%) OpenStack
8 8 (3.08%) Confluence
9 7 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.69%) nginx
9 7 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (2.31%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.92%) Commerce Server
11 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.92%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (1.15%) CMS
12 3 (1.15%) Drupal
12 3 (1.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.54%) MS Office
3 3 (1.15%) GIMP
4 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.54%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.38%) Exstream
3 1 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.38%) Maximo
3 1 (0.38%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.46%) GitHub
4 5 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (15.00%) SAN
2 36 (13.85%) HTTP
2 36 (13.85%) TCP/IP
3 28 (10.77%) Firewall
4 26 (10.00%) SSH
5 19 (7.31%) ICMP
6 18 (6.92%) LAN
7 16 (6.15%) DNS
8 13 (5.00%) FTP
9 11 (4.23%) LDAP
9 11 (4.23%) VPN
9 11 (4.23%) WAN
10 10 (3.85%) SSL
11 9 (3.46%) VLAN
12 6 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (2.31%) Internet
12 6 (2.31%) SNMP
12 6 (2.31%) VoIP
13 5 (1.92%) ATM
13 5 (1.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.38%) MySQL
2 22 (8.46%) Hadoop
3 14 (5.38%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.62%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.46%) DB2
6 8 (3.08%) Big Data
6 8 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (2.69%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.15%) DB2 UDB
10 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.15%) Redis
10 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.77%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 53 (20.38%) Git (software)
2 45 (17.31%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.54%) JIRA
4 15 (5.77%) Subversion
5 11 (4.23%) Vagrant
6 7 (2.69%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.31%) Hudson
7 6 (2.31%) Maven
8 5 (1.92%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.92%) GoCD
8 5 (1.92%) Jasmine
8 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.54%) Gerrit
10 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.15%) JMeter
10 3 (1.15%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (13.46%) Finance
2 34 (13.08%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.77%) Law
4 12 (4.62%) Electronics
5 10 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.46%) Marketing
7 7 (2.69%) Retail
8 6 (2.31%) Banking
9 4 (1.54%) Legal
10 3 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (22.31%) Developer
2 35 (13.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (9.62%) Administrator
4 20 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 19 (7.31%) Consultant
5 19 (7.31%) Systems Administrator
6 18 (6.92%) Linux Engineer
7 17 (6.54%) Java Developer
8 15 (5.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 15 (5.77%) Python Developer
9 14 (5.38%) Analyst
10 13 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 12 (4.62%) Support Engineer
12 11 (4.23%) Java Engineer
13 10 (3.85%) Architect
13 10 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
14 9 (3.46%) Project Manager
14 9 (3.46%) VMWare Administrator
15 8 (3.08%) DevOps Consultant
15 8 (3.08%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.92%) CSS
2 28 (10.77%) HTML
3 27 (10.38%) JSON
4 21 (8.08%) Middleware
5 13 (5.00%) Web Services
6 11 (4.23%) REST
6 11 (4.23%) RESTful
7 10 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.85%) Laravel
8 9 (3.46%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (3.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (2.69%) Django
9 7 (2.69%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (2.69%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (2.69%) SOAP
9 7 (2.69%) XML
10 6 (2.31%) LAMP
11 5 (1.92%) .NET
11 5 (1.92%) Ajax
11 5 (1.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 25 (9.62%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (6.92%) Mainframe
4 17 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.54%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (5.38%) Clustering
5 14 (5.38%) EMC VMAX
5 14 (5.38%) EMC VNX
6 9 (3.46%) Private Cloud
7 8 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.54%) EMV
8 4 (1.54%) IPTV
8 4 (1.54%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (1.54%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.54%) STB
8 4 (1.54%) User Experience
8 4 (1.54%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.54%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 100 (38.46%) Unix
2 98 (37.69%) Windows
3 75 (28.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (17.69%) CentOS
5 37 (14.23%) Ubuntu
6 36 (13.85%) Solaris
7 32 (12.31%) AIX
8 26 (10.00%) Debian
9 24 (9.23%) Windows Server
10 14 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (2.31%) Android
12 6 (2.31%) SUSE
13 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.38%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.00%) DevOps
2 23 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (6.92%) Migration
3 18 (6.92%) Project Management
3 18 (6.92%) Prototyping
4 17 (6.54%) Configuration Management
4 17 (6.54%) ITIL
5 16 (6.15%) Open Source
6 14 (5.38%) OO
6 14 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (5.00%) Web Development
8 12 (4.62%) Process Improvement
9 11 (4.23%) E-Commerce
10 10 (3.85%) Microservices
11 9 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (3.46%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (3.46%) Programme Management
12 8 (3.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.85%) Python
2 53 (20.38%) Bash Shell
2 53 (20.38%) JavaScript
3 51 (19.62%) Java
4 40 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 27 (10.38%) SQL
6 26 (10.00%) PHP
7 19 (7.31%) Ruby
8 17 (6.54%) C
9 11 (4.23%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.08%) Perl
11 6 (2.31%) C++
12 5 (1.92%) F#
12 5 (1.92%) Go
12 5 (1.92%) Haskell
12 5 (1.92%) ML
12 5 (1.92%) OCaml
12 5 (1.92%) Rust
13 4 (1.54%) C#
14 2 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (5.38%) CCNA
4 14 (5.38%) CCNP
5 10 (3.85%) Degree
6 8 (3.08%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.31%) PMP
8 5 (1.92%) CISSP
8 5 (1.92%) SANS
9 4 (1.54%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.54%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.15%) CCIP
10 3 (1.15%) CISA
10 3 (1.15%) ISEB
10 3 (1.15%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.15%) MCSE
10 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.15%) SSCP
11 2 (0.77%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.69%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.54%) SLA
3 3 (1.15%) PMO
4 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (18.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (10.77%) Docker
3 20 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.62%) vSphere
5 9 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.08%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.92%) NFS
7 5 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.92%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.15%) Firmware
8 3 (1.15%) Xen
9 2 (0.77%) Corosync
9 2 (0.77%) iptables
9 2 (0.77%) KVM
9 2 (0.77%) vCloud
9 2 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.38%) Ceph
10 1 (0.38%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (21.15%) Ansible
2 38 (14.62%) Puppet
3 28 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (7.69%) SELinux
5 14 (5.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 13 (5.00%) Nagios
7 8 (3.08%) Kubernetes
8 6 (2.31%) logstash
8 6 (2.31%) Terraform
8 6 (2.31%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.92%) Kibana
9 5 (1.92%) Pingdom
10 4 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.15%) Consul
11 3 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.15%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (1.15%) SCCM
11 3 (1.15%) vMotion
Vendors
1 67 (25.77%) VMware
2 65 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 45 (17.31%) IBM
4 43 (16.54%) Oracle
5 38 (14.62%) Cisco
6 36 (13.85%) Microsoft
7 32 (12.31%) EMC
8 24 (9.23%) NetApp
9 22 (8.46%) HP
10 13 (5.00%) SAP
11 10 (3.85%) AppDynamics
12 9 (3.46%) 3PAR
12 9 (3.46%) Atlassian
12 9 (3.46%) Veritas
13 7 (2.69%) Citrix
13 7 (2.69%) TIBCO
14 6 (2.31%) Splunk
15 5 (1.92%) Apple
15 5 (1.92%) Juniper
15 5 (1.92%) PagerDuty
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