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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 33 50
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +17
Contract jobs citing Linux 187 137 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.07% 5.27% 3.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.38% 22.28% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 77 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £39.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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
514 615 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.43% 23.64% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 273 167
Average daily rate £338 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 57 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +20 72 £400 +23.07% 40
Bracknell +12 37 £378 +11.85% 9
Slough +11 31 £300 -7.69% 12
Newbury -17 2 £350 -
Hungerford - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 16
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 4
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 109 (29.70%) Windows
2 108 (29.43%) UNIX
3 85 (23.16%) Red Hat
3 85 (23.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 66 (17.98%) DNS
5 65 (17.71%) Java
6 61 (16.62%) Cisco
6 61 (16.62%) Firewall
7 58 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (14.44%) VMware
9 50 (13.62%) SQL
9 50 (13.62%) Perl
10 49 (13.35%) Oracle
11 45 (12.26%) Apache
12 44 (11.99%) Open Source
13 42 (11.44%) Python
13 42 (11.44%) Telecoms
13 42 (11.44%) DevOps
14 41 (11.17%) MySQL
15 40 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
16 39 (10.63%) HP
17 38 (10.35%) ITIL
18 36 (9.81%) PHP
18 36 (9.81%) Security Cleared
18 36 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 35 (9.54%) IBM
19 35 (9.54%) Configuration Management
19 35 (9.54%) Puppet
20 34 (9.26%) CheckPoint
20 34 (9.26%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 45 (12.26%) Apache
2 20 (5.45%) IIS
3 15 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.09%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.54%) Drupal
5 10 (2.72%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (2.18%) Adobe CQ
7 7 (1.91%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.36%) JBoss
9 5 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.09%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.09%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.09%) iPlanet
11 3 (0.82%) WordPress
11 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.82%) Lync
12 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Misys Midas
1 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) assyst
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.91%) IaaS
1 7 (1.91%) PaaS
2 5 (1.36%) SaaS
3 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (17.98%) DNS
2 61 (16.62%) Firewall
3 29 (7.90%) TCP/IP
4 28 (7.63%) VPN
4 28 (7.63%) Internet
5 26 (7.08%) VLAN
6 25 (6.81%) SSL
7 23 (6.27%) HTTP
7 23 (6.27%) SAN
8 22 (5.99%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (5.45%) BGP
10 19 (5.18%) DHCP
11 18 (4.90%) OSPF
12 16 (4.36%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (4.09%) 3G
14 13 (3.54%) VoIP
14 13 (3.54%) RIP
14 13 (3.54%) NAS
15 12 (3.27%) MPLS
15 12 (3.27%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.17%) MySQL
2 19 (5.18%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.36%) SQL Server
4 15 (4.09%) DB2
5 13 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.18%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.54%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.54%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.27%) DataStage
12 1 (0.27%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.27%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 32 (8.72%) Jenkins
2 25 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.27%) TeamCity
4 10 (2.72%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.45%) Subversion
6 7 (1.91%) RSpec
7 6 (1.63%) Introscope
8 4 (1.09%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.82%) Ant
9 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.82%) JIRA
9 3 (0.82%) Selenium
10 2 (0.54%) Hudson
10 2 (0.54%) Gradle
10 2 (0.54%) Maven
10 2 (0.54%) JUnit
10 2 (0.54%) ERwin
10 2 (0.54%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.27%) IntelliJ
General
1 42 (11.44%) Telecoms
2 28 (7.63%) Finance
3 11 (3.00%) Retail
4 9 (2.45%) Banking
5 4 (1.09%) Marketing
5 4 (1.09%) Back Office
6 3 (0.82%) Front Office
6 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 50 (13.62%) Developer
2 43 (11.72%) Linux Engineer
3 38 (10.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (8.17%) Support Engineer
5 26 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (5.99%) Consultant
7 19 (5.18%) Administrator
8 18 (4.90%) Architect
9 14 (3.81%) Linux Support
9 14 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (3.81%) Linux Support Engineer
10 13 (3.54%) IP Engineer
10 13 (3.54%) Windows Support Engineer
10 13 (3.54%) Software Engineer
10 13 (3.54%) Design Engineer
10 13 (3.54%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.00%) Network Engineer
11 11 (3.00%) PHP Developer
12 10 (2.72%) Web Engineer
13 9 (2.45%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.99%) HTML
2 31 (8.45%) LAMP
3 27 (7.36%) SOAP
4 24 (6.54%) REST
5 21 (5.72%) XML
6 20 (5.45%) CSS
7 12 (3.27%) jQuery
7 12 (3.27%) Web Services
8 11 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (2.72%) JSON
10 9 (2.45%) .NET
10 9 (2.45%) Ajax
10 9 (2.45%) Hibernate
10 9 (2.45%) Application Packaging
11 8 (2.18%) Spring
11 8 (2.18%) Middleware
12 7 (1.91%) J2EE
12 7 (1.91%) Django
13 6 (1.63%) Worklight
13 6 (1.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.99%) Open Source
2 14 (3.81%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.54%) User Experience
4 11 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.72%) CESG
6 9 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.45%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.45%) Smart Meter
6 9 (2.45%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.91%) PKI
8 6 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.82%) BBC
10 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.82%) New Media
11 2 (0.54%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.54%) Wiki
11 2 (0.54%) iSeries
11 2 (0.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 109 (29.70%) Windows
2 108 (29.43%) UNIX
3 85 (23.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (8.72%) Solaris
6 28 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (5.45%) AIX
7 20 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.09%) Windows 7
9 12 (3.27%) Android
10 8 (2.18%) Debian
11 7 (1.91%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (1.63%) CentOS
12 6 (1.63%) SUSE
13 5 (1.36%) VMS
13 5 (1.36%) Windows Phone 8
13 5 (1.36%) Windows Phone
13 5 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (11.44%) DevOps
3 38 (10.35%) ITIL
4 35 (9.54%) Configuration Management
5 29 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (7.36%) Software Engineering
7 26 (7.08%) Project Management
8 22 (5.99%) Scrum
9 18 (4.90%) Change Management
10 16 (4.36%) Migration
10 16 (4.36%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.81%) OO
11 14 (3.81%) Validation
12 12 (3.27%) Information Security
12 12 (3.27%) TDD
12 12 (3.27%) SOA
13 11 (3.00%) Identity Management
13 11 (3.00%) PRINCE2
13 11 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (3.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 65 (17.71%) Java
2 50 (13.62%) SQL
2 50 (13.62%) Perl
3 42 (11.44%) Python
4 36 (9.81%) PHP
5 33 (8.99%) JavaScript
6 32 (8.72%) C
7 26 (7.08%) C++
8 23 (6.27%) Ruby
9 22 (5.99%) Shell Script
10 19 (5.18%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.27%) Korn
11 12 (3.27%) VB
12 11 (3.00%) C#
13 9 (2.45%) Bourne shell
14 7 (1.91%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.63%) Jython
15 6 (1.63%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.36%) Embedded C
16 5 (1.36%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 36 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.18%) MCSE
6 17 (4.63%) CCNA
7 13 (3.54%) Degree
8 12 (3.27%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.27%) HNC
9 11 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (2.45%) CCA
10 9 (2.45%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.91%) MCITP
12 6 (1.63%) CCIE
13 5 (1.36%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.09%) CCNP
14 4 (1.09%) RHCE
15 3 (0.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.18%) QA
1 8 (2.18%) SLA
2 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 36 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (8.72%) Active Directory
3 20 (5.45%) NFS
4 15 (4.09%) KVM
5 14 (3.81%) vSphere
6 13 (3.54%) Firmware
7 9 (2.45%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.63%) Hyper-V
9 5 (1.36%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (1.09%) XenServer
10 4 (1.09%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.54%) vCloud
12 2 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.27%) Samba
13 1 (0.27%) Snort
13 1 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.27%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (9.54%) Puppet
2 30 (8.17%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.63%) Nagios
4 15 (4.09%) NetBackup
5 13 (3.54%) FortiGate
6 10 (2.72%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.36%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.36%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.09%) Netcool
9 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.82%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 3 (0.82%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.82%) SCOM
9 3 (0.82%) WSUS
9 3 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.82%) logstash
9 3 (0.82%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.82%) SCSM
Vendors
1 85 (23.16%) Red Hat
2 61 (16.62%) Cisco
3 53 (14.44%) VMware
4 49 (13.35%) Oracle
5 39 (10.63%) HP
6 35 (9.54%) IBM
7 34 (9.26%) CheckPoint
7 34 (9.26%) Microsoft
8 29 (7.90%) Citrix
9 24 (6.54%) F5
10 21 (5.72%) Juniper
11 16 (4.36%) Sun
12 15 (4.09%) Dell
13 14 (3.81%) EMC
14 11 (3.00%) Remedy
14 11 (3.00%) Isilon
15 10 (2.72%) Altiris
16 9 (2.45%) Redknee
17 8 (2.18%) Splunk
17 8 (2.18%) Adobe
Reading
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Rate: £340 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
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Reading
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Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
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Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
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Slough
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
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Reading, Oxfordshire
University of Reading
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