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 17 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 23 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +42
Contract jobs citing Linux 169 186 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.81% 7.06% 2.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.35% 27.35% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 71 33
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£355 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.10 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
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
539 680 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.73% 25.81% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 320 203
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 £146 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 59 44
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -10.28%

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 17 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
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 17 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 53 £349 -0.35% 24
Slough +13 34 £350 +3.70% 21
Bracknell +3 33 £378 +30.17% 6
Maidenhead +4 15 £325 +8.33% 4
Wokingham +3 2 £260 -25.71% 2
Newbury 0 2 £413 - 3
Windsor - 2 £375 -
Thatcham - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 121 (39.54%) Windows
2 90 (29.41%) UNIX
3 72 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (22.55%) Red Hat
5 61 (19.93%) Java
6 60 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (16.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (16.01%) VMware
9 48 (15.69%) SQL
10 42 (13.73%) IBM
11 41 (13.40%) DNS
12 40 (13.07%) Oracle
12 40 (13.07%) Apache
13 39 (12.75%) Cisco
13 39 (12.75%) Active Directory
14 38 (12.42%) ITIL
14 38 (12.42%) Solaris
15 37 (12.09%) SQL Server
15 37 (12.09%) Perl
15 37 (12.09%) Puppet
15 37 (12.09%) DevOps
16 36 (11.76%) HP
17 35 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (11.11%) Telecoms
19 33 (10.78%) PHP
19 33 (10.78%) C
20 32 (10.46%) MySQL
20 32 (10.46%) Windows Server 2003
21 31 (10.13%) Security Cleared
21 31 (10.13%) Open Source

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (13.07%) Apache
2 26 (8.50%) IIS
3 13 (4.25%) WebLogic
3 13 (4.25%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.92%) Drupal
5 7 (2.29%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.31%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.31%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.31%) WordPress
7 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.65%) CMS
9 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.33%) nginx
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.33%) Mule
10 1 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 13 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.65%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.94%) SaaS
1 9 (2.94%) PaaS
1 9 (2.94%) IaaS
2 7 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.63%) Google App Engine
3 5 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.40%) DNS
2 24 (7.84%) Firewall
3 20 (6.54%) SAN
4 19 (6.21%) Internet
5 17 (5.56%) LDAP
6 16 (5.23%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.90%) DHCP
7 15 (4.90%) SSL
8 13 (4.25%) HTTP
9 11 (3.59%) NAS
10 10 (3.27%) VPN
10 10 (3.27%) 3G
11 8 (2.61%) 4G
12 7 (2.29%) LTE
12 7 (2.29%) Wireless
13 6 (1.96%) HTTPS
13 6 (1.96%) FTP
14 5 (1.63%) SNMP
14 5 (1.63%) Kerberos
14 5 (1.63%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.46%) MySQL
3 19 (6.21%) Oracle Database
4 13 (4.25%) DB2
5 10 (3.27%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.63%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.63%) DataStage
8 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.31%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.98%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.65%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 1 (0.33%) Essbase
11 1 (0.33%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.33%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 25 (8.17%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.27%) Bitbucket
3 10 (3.27%) Ant
4 8 (2.61%) RSpec
5 7 (2.29%) JBehave
5 7 (2.29%) Gradle
5 7 (2.29%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.29%) Maven
6 6 (1.96%) Selenium
7 5 (1.63%) JUnit
8 4 (1.31%) ERwin
8 4 (1.31%) Subversion
9 3 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.65%) Trac
10 2 (0.65%) JProfiler
10 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 34 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 24 (7.84%) Finance
3 9 (2.94%) Retail
4 8 (2.61%) Banking
5 4 (1.31%) Electronics
6 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (16.01%) Developer
2 28 (9.15%) Consultant
3 24 (7.84%) Architect
3 24 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
3 24 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (7.52%) Support Engineer
5 19 (6.21%) Java Developer
6 13 (4.25%) Analyst
7 12 (3.92%) Software Engineer
7 12 (3.92%) DBA
8 10 (3.27%) PHP Developer
8 10 (3.27%) Windows Support Engineer
9 9 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (2.61%) Project Engineer
10 8 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (2.61%) Administrator
11 7 (2.29%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.29%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (2.29%) Linux Support
11 7 (2.29%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.50%) SOAP
1 26 (8.50%) LAMP
2 22 (7.19%) XML
3 20 (6.54%) HTML
4 19 (6.21%) Web Services
5 14 (4.58%) CSS
5 14 (4.58%) REST
6 12 (3.92%) .NET
7 11 (3.59%) Hibernate
8 10 (3.27%) Spring
9 8 (2.61%) Ajax
9 8 (2.61%) Middleware
10 7 (2.29%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (1.96%) RESTful
12 5 (1.63%) JSON
13 4 (1.31%) VXML
13 4 (1.31%) Software Packaging
13 4 (1.31%) CCXML
13 4 (1.31%) jQuery
13 4 (1.31%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.13%) Open Source
2 20 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.59%) Clustering
5 9 (2.94%) CESG
5 9 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.61%) User Experience
6 8 (2.61%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.61%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.29%) DataPower
8 6 (1.96%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.96%) Physics
9 5 (1.63%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.31%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.31%) iSeries
10 4 (1.31%) AS400
10 4 (1.31%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 121 (39.54%) Windows
2 90 (29.41%) UNIX
3 60 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (16.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (12.42%) Solaris
6 32 (10.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (7.84%) AIX
8 18 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.58%) Android
10 10 (3.27%) Windows 7
11 7 (2.29%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.29%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (2.29%) HPUX
12 4 (1.31%) zOS
12 4 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.98%) SUSE
13 3 (0.98%) Debian
14 2 (0.65%) VMS
14 2 (0.65%) CentOS
15 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (12.42%) ITIL
3 37 (12.09%) DevOps
4 25 (8.17%) Scrum
5 24 (7.84%) Configuration Management
6 23 (7.52%) Software Engineering
6 23 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (6.21%) SOA
8 15 (4.90%) Identity Management
9 13 (4.25%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (3.59%) Change Management
11 11 (3.59%) TDD
12 10 (3.27%) Performance Analysis
13 9 (2.94%) Automated Testing
13 9 (2.94%) E-Commerce
14 8 (2.61%) OO
14 8 (2.61%) Workflow
15 7 (2.29%) MVC
15 7 (2.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (19.93%) Java
2 48 (15.69%) SQL
3 37 (12.09%) Perl
4 33 (10.78%) PHP
4 33 (10.78%) C
5 24 (7.84%) Python
6 22 (7.19%) JavaScript
7 21 (6.86%) C++
7 21 (6.86%) Shell Script
8 20 (6.54%) Bash Shell
9 16 (5.23%) Ruby
10 13 (4.25%) Korn
10 13 (4.25%) VB
11 8 (2.61%) Bourne shell
12 7 (2.29%) Groovy
12 7 (2.29%) C#
13 5 (1.63%) AWK
14 4 (1.31%) RPG/400
14 4 (1.31%) RPG IV
14 4 (1.31%) RPG
Qualifications
1 31 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.21%) Degree
4 18 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (4.90%) CCNA
6 14 (4.58%) MCSE
7 11 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.94%) HNC
9 8 (2.61%) CCA
9 8 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (2.61%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.61%) JNCIA
10 7 (2.29%) RHCE
11 6 (1.96%) MCITP
11 6 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.31%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.98%) CISSP
13 3 (0.98%) CCIE
13 3 (0.98%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.96%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (12.75%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.54%) NFS
4 15 (4.90%) KVM
5 9 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.94%) Xen
5 9 (2.94%) vSphere
6 4 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.65%) vCloud
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.33%) XenApp
9 1 (0.33%) OCFS2
9 1 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.33%) Samba
9 1 (0.33%) Snort
9 1 (0.33%) NDS
9 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (12.09%) Puppet
2 29 (9.48%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.58%) WSUS
4 11 (3.59%) Nagios
5 10 (3.27%) NetBackup
5 10 (3.27%) Vagrant
6 8 (2.61%) Cobbler
7 5 (1.63%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.98%) Nessus
9 3 (0.98%) Netcool
9 3 (0.98%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.98%) nmon
10 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.65%) Plesk
10 2 (0.65%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 2 (0.65%) SCOM
11 1 (0.33%) Cacti
11 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 69 (22.55%) Red Hat
2 49 (16.01%) VMware
3 42 (13.73%) IBM
4 40 (13.07%) Oracle
5 39 (12.75%) Cisco
6 36 (11.76%) HP
7 30 (9.80%) Microsoft
8 26 (8.50%) Citrix
9 16 (5.23%) EMC
10 14 (4.58%) Sun
11 12 (3.92%) Juniper
12 10 (3.27%) Dell
13 9 (2.94%) Redknee
14 8 (2.61%) Isilon
14 8 (2.61%) BMC
15 7 (2.29%) Brocade
16 5 (1.63%) Google
16 5 (1.63%) SAP
16 5 (1.63%) CheckPoint
16 5 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
Wokingham, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Expert Employment
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Expert Employment Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: daily rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £32 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago