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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 37 48
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 160 126 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.55% 4.52% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.25% 21.36% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 27
Average daily rate
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£378 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £240 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -13.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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
547 590 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.99% 21.17% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 272 180
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 40
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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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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 +14 60 £400 +9.58% 48
Slough +8 26 £300 -17.24% 19
Bracknell +6 23 £378 +11.85% 4
Newbury -24 2 £535 +64.61% 1
Maidenhead +5 1 £375 -6.25% 7
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - - 3
Wokingham - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 108 (29.92%) UNIX
2 105 (29.09%) Windows
3 80 (22.16%) Red Hat
3 80 (22.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 75 (20.78%) Java
5 63 (17.45%) Firewall
6 56 (15.51%) DNS
7 55 (15.24%) Cisco
7 55 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (14.68%) SQL
9 52 (14.40%) VMware
10 51 (14.13%) Perl
10 51 (14.13%) Oracle
11 44 (12.19%) MySQL
11 44 (12.19%) Apache
12 43 (11.91%) Python
13 42 (11.63%) DevOps
14 41 (11.36%) Telecoms
15 38 (10.53%) Configuration Management
15 38 (10.53%) TCP/IP
16 37 (10.25%) HTML
16 37 (10.25%) Puppet
17 36 (9.97%) JavaScript
17 36 (9.97%) C
17 36 (9.97%) Security Cleared
18 35 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
18 35 (9.70%) SC Cleared
18 35 (9.70%) Microsoft
18 35 (9.70%) Open Source
19 34 (9.42%) Active Directory

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 44 (12.19%) Apache
2 20 (5.54%) IIS
3 17 (4.71%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.77%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (2.49%) Drupal
6 9 (2.49%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.22%) Adobe CQ
7 8 (2.22%) JBoss
8 6 (1.66%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.11%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.11%) iPlanet
10 4 (1.11%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.83%) Lync
12 2 (0.55%) Confluence
12 2 (0.55%) MediaWiki
12 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.55%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.28%) assyst
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.66%) SaaS
1 6 (1.66%) PaaS
1 6 (1.66%) IaaS
2 5 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.55%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 63 (17.45%) Firewall
2 56 (15.51%) DNS
3 38 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 30 (8.31%) VPN
5 29 (8.03%) HTTP
5 29 (8.03%) Internet
6 26 (7.20%) VLAN
7 23 (6.37%) 3G
8 22 (6.09%) SSL
8 22 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (5.54%) BGP
10 19 (5.26%) 4G
11 18 (4.99%) OSPF
11 18 (4.99%) LTE
12 16 (4.43%) Wireless
12 16 (4.43%) SAN
13 15 (4.16%) VoIP
13 15 (4.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (3.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.19%) MySQL
2 16 (4.43%) Oracle Database
3 15 (4.16%) DB2
4 13 (3.60%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.49%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.94%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.66%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.55%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.28%) SQLite
12 1 (0.28%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.28%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 31 (8.59%) Jenkins
2 28 (7.76%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.88%) TeamCity
4 11 (3.05%) Subversion
5 7 (1.94%) Maven
6 6 (1.66%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.66%) Introscope
6 6 (1.66%) Ant
6 6 (1.66%) JUnit
7 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.39%) Selenium
7 5 (1.39%) RSpec
8 4 (1.11%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.11%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.11%) JIRA
9 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.83%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.83%) Hudson
10 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
General
1 41 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 27 (7.48%) Finance
3 12 (3.32%) Retail
4 9 (2.49%) Back Office
5 7 (1.94%) Banking
6 5 (1.39%) Marketing
7 4 (1.11%) Front Office
7 4 (1.11%) Electronics
8 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 51 (14.13%) Developer
2 39 (10.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (8.86%) Linux Engineer
4 26 (7.20%) Support Engineer
5 22 (6.09%) Consultant
5 22 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (5.82%) Administrator
7 16 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
7 16 (4.43%) Architect
8 13 (3.60%) Design Engineer
8 13 (3.60%) Java Developer
8 13 (3.60%) Network Engineer
8 13 (3.60%) IP Engineer
9 11 (3.05%) Software Engineer
10 10 (2.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 10 (2.77%) Linux Support Engineer
10 10 (2.77%) Linux Support
11 9 (2.49%) Web Engineer
11 9 (2.49%) Environment Manager
11 9 (2.49%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.25%) HTML
2 29 (8.03%) LAMP
2 29 (8.03%) SOAP
3 23 (6.37%) XML
4 21 (5.82%) REST
5 19 (5.26%) CSS
5 19 (5.26%) Web Services
6 13 (3.60%) JSON
7 12 (3.32%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (3.05%) J2EE
9 10 (2.77%) Spring
9 10 (2.77%) jQuery
10 9 (2.49%) Application Packaging
11 8 (2.22%) Middleware
11 8 (2.22%) .NET
11 8 (2.22%) Django
12 7 (1.94%) Hibernate
12 7 (1.94%) Ajax
12 7 (1.94%) JSP
13 6 (1.66%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.70%) Open Source
2 12 (3.32%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.05%) User Experience
4 10 (2.77%) CESG
4 10 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.49%) Smart Meter
6 8 (2.22%) PKI
7 7 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.39%) Clustering
9 5 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.11%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.11%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.83%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.83%) BBC
11 3 (0.83%) New Media
11 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.83%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.55%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 108 (29.92%) UNIX
2 105 (29.09%) Windows
3 80 (22.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (9.14%) Solaris
5 30 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (4.43%) Android
9 14 (3.88%) Windows 7
10 13 (3.60%) AIX
11 9 (2.49%) CentOS
11 9 (2.49%) Embedded Linux
12 8 (2.22%) Debian
13 7 (1.94%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.66%) VMS
15 5 (1.39%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (1.39%) Windows Phone
16 4 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (1.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.24%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (11.63%) DevOps
3 38 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 31 (8.59%) ITIL
5 30 (8.31%) Software Engineering
6 28 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (7.48%) Project Management
8 23 (6.37%) Scrum
9 20 (5.54%) OO
10 18 (4.99%) Service Delivery
10 18 (4.99%) Change Management
11 17 (4.71%) TDD
11 17 (4.71%) Migration
12 15 (4.16%) Validation
13 12 (3.32%) SOA
13 12 (3.32%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (3.32%) Information Security
14 11 (3.05%) Load Balancing
14 11 (3.05%) Software Testing
14 11 (3.05%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.78%) Java
2 53 (14.68%) SQL
3 51 (14.13%) Perl
4 43 (11.91%) Python
5 36 (9.97%) JavaScript
5 36 (9.97%) C
6 34 (9.42%) C++
7 32 (8.86%) PHP
8 24 (6.65%) Ruby
9 21 (5.82%) Shell Script
10 17 (4.71%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.32%) C#
12 10 (2.77%) Embedded C
13 9 (2.49%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.49%) Embedded C++
14 7 (1.94%) Korn
14 7 (1.94%) VB
15 6 (1.66%) MUMPS
15 6 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.66%) Jython
Qualifications
1 36 (9.97%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (4.43%) CCNA
5 15 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.88%) MCSE
7 12 (3.32%) Degree
7 12 (3.32%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.94%) MCITP
9 7 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.94%) VCP4
10 6 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.66%) CCIE
10 6 (1.66%) HNC
11 4 (1.11%) CISSP
11 4 (1.11%) CCDP
12 3 (0.83%) HND
12 3 (0.83%) ISEB
12 3 (0.83%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.60%) QA
2 8 (2.22%) SLA
3 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (9.42%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.88%) Firmware
4 12 (3.32%) NFS
5 10 (2.77%) vSphere
6 9 (2.49%) KVM
7 8 (2.22%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.39%) XenServer
8 5 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.11%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.55%) Docker
11 2 (0.55%) vCloud
11 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.55%) Samba
11 2 (0.55%) Postfix
12 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.28%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 37 (10.25%) Puppet
2 28 (7.76%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.88%) FortiGate
4 11 (3.05%) Nagios
5 9 (2.49%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.66%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.83%) SCOM
8 3 (0.83%) WSUS
8 3 (0.83%) Netcool
8 3 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.83%) logstash
8 3 (0.83%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.83%) SCSM
9 2 (0.55%) SELinux
9 2 (0.55%) Salt
9 2 (0.55%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 80 (22.16%) Red Hat
2 55 (15.24%) Cisco
3 52 (14.40%) VMware
4 51 (14.13%) Oracle
5 35 (9.70%) Microsoft
6 33 (9.14%) CheckPoint
7 28 (7.76%) HP
8 26 (7.20%) IBM
9 24 (6.65%) F5
10 21 (5.82%) Citrix
11 18 (4.99%) Juniper
12 13 (3.60%) Sun
13 11 (3.05%) Dell
14 10 (2.77%) Remedy
15 8 (2.22%) EMC
15 8 (2.22%) Adobe
15 8 (2.22%) Cognos
15 8 (2.22%) Altiris
16 7 (1.94%) Redknee
16 7 (1.94%) Splunk
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