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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 22 26 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 140 146 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.23% 5.81% 7.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.81% 31.60% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 100 121
Median daily rate £445 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £28.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.73%
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
327 462 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.88% 18.38% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 239 286
Median daily rate £400 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £219 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 55 31
Median hourly rate £43.28 £26.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.32% +60.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.55 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 62 £438 +9.37% 34
Bracknell +10 14 £488 +11.42% 5
Slough +16 12 £388 -1.89% 2
Newbury +11 9 £375 -14.28% 7
Maidenhead -1 9 £400 -1.23% 5
Windsor - 7 £550 - 3
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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.

1 129 (36.75%) Windows
2 123 (35.04%) Unix
3 111 (31.62%) VMware
4 95 (27.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 91 (25.93%) Red Hat
6 87 (24.79%) Oracle
6 87 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 85 (24.22%) DevOps
8 77 (21.94%) Shell Script
9 69 (19.66%) Python
10 61 (17.38%) Security Cleared
11 58 (16.52%) Cisco
12 56 (15.95%) IBM
13 54 (15.38%) AIX
13 54 (15.38%) Jenkins
14 53 (15.10%) Finance
15 52 (14.81%) SQL
15 52 (14.81%) SAN
16 51 (14.53%) Puppet
17 49 (13.96%) EMC
18 46 (13.11%) Solaris
19 45 (12.82%) Data Centre
20 44 (12.54%) Ansible
21 43 (12.25%) Bash Shell
22 40 (11.40%) WebLogic
22 40 (11.40%) Telecoms
22 40 (11.40%) JSON
23 39 (11.11%) SC Cleared
23 39 (11.11%) Migration
23 39 (11.11%) ITIL

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 40 (11.40%) WebLogic
2 37 (10.54%) Apache
3 21 (5.98%) WebSphere
4 20 (5.70%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.70%) OpenStack
6 12 (3.42%) IIS
6 12 (3.42%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (2.85%) Commerce Server
7 10 (2.85%) IBM HTTP Server
8 8 (2.28%) JBoss
9 7 (1.99%) nginx
9 7 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.71%) Confluence
10 6 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.71%) iPlanet
11 4 (1.14%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.28%) GemFire
12 1 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.71%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) GIMP
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (4.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (2.28%) Fredhopper
3 7 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.28%) Exstream
6 1 (0.28%) Maximo
6 1 (0.28%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.99%) GitHub
4 6 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.42%) PaaS
6 4 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.85%) SaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.28%) IaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (14.81%) SAN
2 38 (10.83%) Firewall
3 31 (8.83%) TCP/IP
4 28 (7.98%) HTTP
5 22 (6.27%) DNS
6 18 (5.13%) FTP
6 18 (5.13%) LAN
7 16 (4.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (4.56%) SSL
8 12 (3.42%) LDAP
8 12 (3.42%) WAN
9 11 (3.13%) Internet
10 10 (2.85%) SNMP
10 10 (2.85%) VLAN
11 9 (2.56%) Ethernet
11 9 (2.56%) SSH
11 9 (2.56%) VPN
12 7 (1.99%) DHCP
12 7 (1.99%) Network Security
12 7 (1.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.55%) MySQL
2 21 (5.98%) Oracle BI EE
3 16 (4.56%) Oracle Database
4 14 (3.99%) DB2
5 12 (3.42%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.85%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.99%) Big Data
8 7 (1.99%) Essbase
8 7 (1.99%) Hyperion Smart View
8 7 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.42%) Redis
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.14%) HBase
11 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 54 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 37 (10.54%) Git (software)
3 21 (5.98%) Sonatype Nexus
4 17 (4.84%) Vagrant
5 11 (3.13%) JIRA
6 9 (2.56%) Subversion
7 7 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.71%) GoCD
8 6 (1.71%) Hudson
8 6 (1.71%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.71%) JUnit
8 6 (1.71%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.14%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.14%) Maven
10 3 (0.85%) JMeter
10 3 (0.85%) Selenium
10 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.57%) Travis CI
General
1 53 (15.10%) Finance
2 40 (11.40%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.84%) Electronics
4 16 (4.56%) Manufacturing
5 15 (4.27%) Law
5 15 (4.27%) Marketing
6 7 (1.99%) Retail
7 6 (1.71%) Banking
8 5 (1.42%) Billing
8 5 (1.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (14.25%) Consultant
2 40 (11.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (10.54%) Developer
4 35 (9.97%) Administrator
5 29 (8.26%) Linux Engineer
5 29 (8.26%) Systems Administrator
6 24 (6.84%) Linux Administrator
7 22 (6.27%) Architect
8 21 (5.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 16 (4.56%) Analyst
9 16 (4.56%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.42%) Linux Support
10 12 (3.42%) VMWare Administrator
11 11 (3.13%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 10 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
12 10 (2.85%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (2.85%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.40%) JSON
2 36 (10.26%) HTML
3 34 (9.69%) CSS
3 34 (9.69%) Middleware
4 21 (5.98%) XML
5 18 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
6 16 (4.56%) Web Services
7 14 (3.99%) JMS
8 13 (3.70%) J2EE
9 11 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (2.85%) Ajax
10 10 (2.85%) LAMP
10 10 (2.85%) REST
11 9 (2.56%) AngularJS
12 8 (2.28%) Worklight
13 7 (1.99%) Django
13 7 (1.99%) JSP
14 6 (1.71%) RESTful
14 6 (1.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.55%) Clustering
2 23 (6.55%) Private Cloud
3 21 (5.98%) EMC VNX
4 18 (5.13%) Mainframe
5 17 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.84%) IBM Mainframe
6 14 (3.99%) EMC VMAX
7 10 (2.85%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.56%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.71%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.14%) e-Health
10 4 (1.14%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.14%) IPTV
10 4 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
10 4 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.14%) User Experience
10 4 (1.14%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.85%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 129 (36.75%) Windows
2 123 (35.04%) Unix
3 95 (27.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (15.38%) AIX
5 46 (13.11%) Solaris
6 35 (9.97%) Ubuntu
7 31 (8.83%) CentOS
8 30 (8.55%) Windows Server
9 24 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (4.56%) Debian
11 8 (2.28%) Android
11 8 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.42%) SUSE
12 5 (1.42%) VMS
13 4 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.28%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.22%) DevOps
2 39 (11.11%) ITIL
2 39 (11.11%) Migration
3 38 (10.83%) Configuration Management
4 36 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (7.41%) High Availability
8 23 (6.55%) Project Management
9 21 (5.98%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (4.56%) Programme Management
11 15 (4.27%) Digital Marketing
12 14 (3.99%) E-Commerce
12 14 (3.99%) ETL
12 14 (3.99%) Open Source
13 11 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (3.13%) Dashboard Development
13 11 (3.13%) OO
13 11 (3.13%) SOA
14 10 (2.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (21.94%) Shell Script
2 69 (19.66%) Python
3 52 (14.81%) SQL
4 43 (12.25%) Bash Shell
5 39 (11.11%) Java
5 39 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 26 (7.41%) PHP
7 24 (6.84%) Perl
8 23 (6.55%) C
9 21 (5.98%) Ruby
10 8 (2.28%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.99%) C++
12 6 (1.71%) F#
12 6 (1.71%) Go
12 6 (1.71%) Haskell
12 6 (1.71%) OCaml
12 6 (1.71%) Rust
13 1 (0.28%) Groovy
13 1 (0.28%) Korn
13 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (17.38%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.12%) DV Cleared
4 22 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (5.70%) CCNP
6 18 (5.13%) CCNA
7 17 (4.84%) RHCE
8 14 (3.99%) Degree
9 13 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (2.56%) BC Cleared
11 7 (1.99%) RHCSA
11 7 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.71%) ISEB
13 5 (1.42%) ISTQB
13 5 (1.42%) PMP
14 4 (1.14%) CISSP
14 4 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (1.14%) PMI Certification
14 4 (1.14%) SANS
15 3 (0.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.70%) SLA
2 8 (2.28%) QA
3 7 (1.99%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.57%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (7.69%) vSphere
3 24 (6.84%) Docker
4 16 (4.56%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.70%) KVM
5 13 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (3.42%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.42%) vCloud
8 5 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.14%) NFS
9 4 (1.14%) Xen
10 3 (0.85%) Firmware
10 3 (0.85%) XenApp
11 2 (0.57%) Ceph
11 2 (0.57%) iptables
11 2 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.28%) HDFS
12 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 51 (14.53%) Puppet
2 44 (12.54%) Ansible
3 35 (9.97%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (5.70%) EMC NetWorker
5 17 (4.84%) Nagios
5 17 (4.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (4.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (1.99%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.71%) CFEngine
8 6 (1.71%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.71%) logstash
8 6 (1.71%) Terraform
9 5 (1.42%) Pingdom
9 5 (1.42%) SCOM
10 4 (1.14%) Kibana
10 4 (1.14%) SCCM
10 4 (1.14%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.14%) WSUS
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.85%) SELinux
Vendors
1 111 (31.62%) VMware
2 91 (25.93%) Red Hat
3 87 (24.79%) Oracle
4 58 (16.52%) Cisco
5 56 (15.95%) IBM
6 49 (13.96%) EMC
7 39 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 30 (8.55%) HP
9 26 (7.41%) NetApp
10 17 (4.84%) SAP
11 14 (3.99%) AppDynamics
11 14 (3.99%) Citrix
11 14 (3.99%) Informatica
12 11 (3.13%) Veritas
13 10 (2.85%) Splunk
14 8 (2.28%) Sun
14 8 (2.28%) Tableau
15 7 (1.99%) Hyperion
15 7 (1.99%) Juniper
15 7 (1.99%) TIBCO