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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 20 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 +45
Contract jobs citing Linux 164 182 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.69% 7.01% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.94% 28.35% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 73 34
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
530 642 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.62% 24.71% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 298 216
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £208 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 53 44
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.75 £14.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +18.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 2 October 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
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 2 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 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 0 56 £350 - 22
Slough +7 33 £350 +12.00% 20
Bracknell +1 30 £378 +27.96% 11
Maidenhead +1 11 £325 +8.33% 7
Newbury +1 2 £413 - 3
Windsor - 2 £375 - 3
Wokingham - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 126 (41.58%) Windows
2 89 (29.37%) UNIX
3 70 (23.10%) Red Hat
4 69 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (20.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (19.80%) Java
7 51 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (16.50%) VMware
9 49 (16.17%) SQL
10 45 (14.85%) IBM
11 44 (14.52%) Solaris
12 43 (14.19%) Oracle
13 42 (13.86%) DNS
14 41 (13.53%) Active Directory
15 40 (13.20%) Apache
16 38 (12.54%) SQL Server
16 38 (12.54%) Perl
16 38 (12.54%) Cisco
17 37 (12.21%) Telecoms
18 36 (11.88%) HP
18 36 (11.88%) MySQL
19 35 (11.55%) ITIL
20 34 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 33 (10.89%) Microsoft
21 33 (10.89%) Puppet
22 32 (10.56%) PHP
22 32 (10.56%) C
23 31 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
24 30 (9.90%) DevOps
25 29 (9.57%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (13.20%) Apache
2 26 (8.58%) IIS
3 14 (4.62%) WebLogic
4 13 (4.29%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.30%) Drupal
5 10 (3.30%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.65%) WordPress
7 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.32%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.32%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.99%) CMS
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.33%) Mule
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.66%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) assyst
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.64%) IaaS
1 8 (2.64%) SaaS
1 8 (2.64%) PaaS
2 7 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.65%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.86%) DNS
2 23 (7.59%) Internet
3 22 (7.26%) SAN
3 22 (7.26%) Firewall
4 18 (5.94%) LDAP
5 17 (5.61%) HTTP
6 16 (5.28%) DHCP
7 15 (4.95%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.95%) VPN
7 15 (4.95%) SSL
8 10 (3.30%) NAS
9 9 (2.97%) 3G
10 7 (2.31%) LAN
10 7 (2.31%) WAN
10 7 (2.31%) 4G
11 6 (1.98%) LTE
11 6 (1.98%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.98%) FTP
11 6 (1.98%) Wireless
12 5 (1.65%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.88%) MySQL
3 20 (6.60%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.63%) DB2
5 9 (2.97%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.98%) SQLPlus
7 5 (1.65%) DataStage
7 5 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.66%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.33%) MS Access
11 1 (0.33%) Informix
Development Applications
1 19 (6.27%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.61%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.30%) Ant
4 8 (2.64%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.31%) Maven
5 7 (2.31%) RSpec
5 7 (2.31%) JBehave
5 7 (2.31%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.31%) Gradle
6 6 (1.98%) Selenium
7 5 (1.65%) JUnit
8 4 (1.32%) ERwin
8 4 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.99%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.99%) Introscope
9 3 (0.99%) Toad
9 3 (0.99%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (0.99%) Subversion
9 3 (0.99%) JProfiler
10 2 (0.66%) Trac
General
1 37 (12.21%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.58%) Finance
3 9 (2.97%) Banking
4 8 (2.64%) Retail
5 3 (0.99%) Electronics
6 2 (0.66%) Billing
6 2 (0.66%) Marketing
6 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (17.49%) Developer
2 25 (8.25%) Consultant
3 23 (7.59%) Support Engineer
4 22 (7.26%) Architect
5 21 (6.93%) Linux Engineer
5 21 (6.93%) Java Developer
6 17 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (3.96%) DBA
7 12 (3.96%) Analyst
7 12 (3.96%) Software Engineer
8 11 (3.63%) PHP Developer
9 10 (3.30%) Windows Support Engineer
9 10 (3.30%) Administrator
10 9 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (2.97%) Project Engineer
10 9 (2.97%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (2.31%) Test Analyst
11 7 (2.31%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.31%) Linux Support
11 7 (2.31%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.25%) SOAP
2 23 (7.59%) LAMP
3 21 (6.93%) HTML
4 19 (6.27%) Web Services
4 19 (6.27%) XML
5 18 (5.94%) CSS
6 12 (3.96%) .NET
7 10 (3.30%) REST
7 10 (3.30%) Hibernate
7 10 (3.30%) Spring
8 8 (2.64%) Ajax
8 8 (2.64%) Middleware
9 7 (2.31%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (1.98%) jQuery
11 5 (1.65%) RESTful
12 4 (1.32%) CCXML
12 4 (1.32%) HTML5
12 4 (1.32%) JSON
12 4 (1.32%) Software Packaging
12 4 (1.32%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.24%) Open Source
2 21 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.63%) Clustering
6 10 (3.30%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.64%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.64%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.64%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.31%) DataPower
8 7 (2.31%) CESG
8 7 (2.31%) User Experience
9 6 (1.98%) PKI
9 6 (1.98%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.98%) Physics
10 4 (1.32%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.32%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.32%) iSeries
10 4 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.32%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 126 (41.58%) Windows
2 89 (29.37%) UNIX
3 62 (20.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (14.52%) Solaris
6 31 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (7.92%) AIX
8 17 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (4.95%) Android
10 11 (3.63%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.64%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (2.31%) HPUX
12 7 (2.31%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (2.31%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.32%) zOS
14 3 (0.99%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.99%) SUSE
14 3 (0.99%) Debian
15 2 (0.66%) CentOS
16 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (11.55%) ITIL
3 30 (9.90%) DevOps
4 23 (7.59%) Software Engineering
5 22 (7.26%) Configuration Management
6 21 (6.93%) Scrum
7 18 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (5.61%) SOA
9 13 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (3.96%) E-Commerce
10 12 (3.96%) Identity Management
11 11 (3.63%) Workflow
12 10 (3.30%) Automated Testing
12 10 (3.30%) TDD
12 10 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (3.30%) Change Management
13 7 (2.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (2.31%) MVC
13 7 (2.31%) OO
13 7 (2.31%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (19.80%) Java
2 49 (16.17%) SQL
3 38 (12.54%) Perl
4 32 (10.56%) PHP
4 32 (10.56%) C
5 26 (8.58%) JavaScript
6 25 (8.25%) Bash Shell
7 24 (7.92%) Shell Script
8 23 (7.59%) C++
9 22 (7.26%) Python
10 16 (5.28%) Korn
11 14 (4.62%) VB
11 14 (4.62%) Ruby
12 8 (2.64%) Bourne shell
13 7 (2.31%) AWK
14 6 (1.98%) Groovy
14 6 (1.98%) C#
15 4 (1.32%) RPG/400
15 4 (1.32%) RPG IV
15 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (6.93%) Degree
4 18 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.94%) CCNA
5 14 (4.62%) MCSE
6 9 (2.97%) HNC
6 9 (2.97%) JNCIA
7 8 (2.64%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.64%) RHCE
7 8 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.64%) CCA
7 8 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.98%) MCITP
9 4 (1.32%) ISEB
9 4 (1.32%) IBM Certification
10 3 (0.99%) MCSA
10 3 (0.99%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.98%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 41 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.26%) NFS
4 15 (4.95%) KVM
5 12 (3.96%) Xen
6 9 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.97%) vSphere
7 4 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.99%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.33%) Firmware
10 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.33%) NDS
10 1 (0.33%) Snort
10 1 (0.33%) Samba
10 1 (0.33%) Docker
10 1 (0.33%) XenApp
10 1 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 33 (10.89%) Puppet
2 24 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.29%) WSUS
4 11 (3.63%) Nagios
4 11 (3.63%) NetBackup
4 11 (3.63%) Cobbler
5 10 (3.30%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.31%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.32%) nmon
8 4 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.99%) Netcool
9 3 (0.99%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.99%) Nessus
10 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.66%) Plesk
10 2 (0.66%) SCOM
10 2 (0.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 1 (0.33%) Windows Storage Server
11 1 (0.33%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 70 (23.10%) Red Hat
2 50 (16.50%) VMware
3 45 (14.85%) IBM
4 43 (14.19%) Oracle
5 38 (12.54%) Cisco
6 36 (11.88%) HP
7 33 (10.89%) Microsoft
8 28 (9.24%) Citrix
9 17 (5.61%) Sun
10 16 (5.28%) EMC
11 12 (3.96%) Juniper
12 10 (3.30%) Redknee
13 9 (2.97%) Dell
14 8 (2.64%) Isilon
15 7 (2.31%) Brocade
16 6 (1.98%) BMC
17 5 (1.65%) Veritas
17 5 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
17 5 (1.65%) Google
18 4 (1.32%) Altiris
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Newbury
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading, South East, United Kingdom
Kainos
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago