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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 23 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Contract jobs citing Linux 195 174 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.64% 6.96% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.36% 25.85% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 78 37
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 £254 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.35 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -9.72%
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
522 673 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.44% 26.92% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 322 192
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 59 50
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.13 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +0.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £12.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 +7 71 £389 +11.07% 28
Bracknell +4 40 £383 +13.33% 10
Slough +6 33 £320 +6.66% 8
Maidenhead +7 7 £400 +23.07% 11
Wokingham +5 5 £333 -5.00% 6
Newbury +2 2 £388 -11.42% 4
Windsor - 1 £425 -
Thatcham - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (35.28%) Windows
2 98 (28.57%) UNIX
3 89 (25.95%) Red Hat
4 81 (23.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (21.87%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (18.37%) Java
7 62 (18.08%) DNS
8 58 (16.91%) VMware
9 56 (16.33%) Cisco
10 50 (14.58%) SQL
11 49 (14.29%) HP
12 46 (13.41%) MySQL
13 45 (13.12%) DevOps
14 44 (12.83%) Oracle
14 44 (12.83%) Apache
14 44 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (12.54%) ITIL
16 41 (11.95%) Perl
16 41 (11.95%) Firewall
17 40 (11.66%) IBM
17 40 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (11.66%) Puppet
18 39 (11.37%) Solaris
19 37 (10.79%) Active Directory
19 37 (10.79%) Telecoms
20 36 (10.50%) Configuration Management
20 36 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
20 36 (10.50%) Open Source
21 35 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
21 35 (10.20%) Citrix

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 44 (12.83%) Apache
2 19 (5.54%) IIS
3 12 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.21%) Drupal
4 11 (3.21%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.92%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.17%) WordPress
7 4 (1.17%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.58%) CMS
10 1 (0.29%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.29%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.29%) nginx
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.58%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.33%) SaaS
1 8 (2.33%) PaaS
1 8 (2.33%) IaaS
2 7 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.46%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (18.08%) DNS
2 41 (11.95%) Firewall
3 30 (8.75%) Internet
4 27 (7.87%) SAN
5 21 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.12%) DHCP
6 19 (5.54%) VPN
6 19 (5.54%) SSL
7 18 (5.25%) HTTP
8 16 (4.66%) NAS
8 16 (4.66%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (4.37%) VLAN
10 14 (4.08%) BGP
11 13 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (3.50%) 3G
13 10 (2.92%) OSPF
14 9 (2.62%) HTTPS
14 9 (2.62%) 4G
15 8 (2.33%) LTE
15 8 (2.33%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.41%) MySQL
2 28 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.83%) DB2
4 17 (4.96%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.75%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.87%) DataStage
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.29%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (9.33%) Jenkins
2 19 (5.54%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.92%) Bitbucket
4 9 (2.62%) Ant
4 9 (2.62%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.33%) RSpec
6 7 (2.04%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.04%) Subversion
6 7 (2.04%) Maven
6 7 (2.04%) Gradle
7 6 (1.75%) JBehave
7 6 (1.75%) Selenium
8 5 (1.46%) JUnit
9 4 (1.17%) ERwin
10 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.58%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 37 (10.79%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.71%) Finance
3 9 (2.62%) Banking
3 9 (2.62%) Retail
4 4 (1.17%) Marketing
5 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.87%) Electronics
6 2 (0.58%) Billing
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 47 (13.70%) Developer
2 37 (10.79%) Linux Engineer
3 33 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (8.45%) Support Engineer
5 28 (8.16%) Consultant
6 26 (7.58%) Architect
7 20 (5.83%) Java Developer
8 15 (4.37%) Software Engineer
8 15 (4.37%) Administrator
8 15 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.08%) Linux Support Engineer
9 14 (4.08%) Windows Support Engineer
9 14 (4.08%) Linux Support
10 11 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.21%) PHP Developer
11 10 (2.92%) DBA
11 10 (2.92%) Analyst
12 8 (2.33%) IP Engineer
12 8 (2.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.33%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.04%) LAMP
2 30 (8.75%) SOAP
3 23 (6.71%) HTML
4 21 (6.12%) REST
5 15 (4.37%) XML
5 15 (4.37%) CSS
6 14 (4.08%) Hibernate
7 13 (3.79%) Web Services
8 11 (3.21%) Spring
9 10 (2.92%) Ajax
9 10 (2.92%) .NET
10 9 (2.62%) JSON
11 8 (2.33%) Middleware
12 7 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (1.75%) jQuery
13 6 (1.75%) Software Packaging
14 5 (1.46%) RESTful
14 5 (1.46%) Regular Expression
15 4 (1.17%) CCXML
15 4 (1.17%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.50%) Open Source
2 17 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.79%) CESG
3 13 (3.79%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.79%) User Experience
3 13 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.62%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.62%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.62%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.33%) Clustering
7 6 (1.75%) DataPower
7 6 (1.75%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.46%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.46%) Physics
8 5 (1.46%) PKI
9 4 (1.17%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.17%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.17%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 121 (35.28%) Windows
2 98 (28.57%) UNIX
3 81 (23.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (11.37%) Solaris
6 36 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (7.00%) AIX
8 23 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (4.66%) Android
10 15 (4.37%) Windows 7
11 9 (2.62%) HPUX
11 9 (2.62%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.04%) SUSE
12 7 (2.04%) Debian
13 6 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (1.46%) zOS
14 5 (1.46%) VMS
14 5 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.17%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.17%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.87%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (13.12%) DevOps
3 43 (12.54%) ITIL
4 36 (10.50%) Configuration Management
5 26 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (7.29%) Scrum
7 24 (7.00%) Software Engineering
8 19 (5.54%) SOA
9 17 (4.96%) Project Management
10 15 (4.37%) Change Management
11 14 (4.08%) TDD
11 14 (4.08%) Identity Management
12 13 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (3.50%) Load Balancing
13 12 (3.50%) Validation
14 11 (3.21%) Migration
14 11 (3.21%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.21%) OO
15 10 (2.92%) Performance Analysis
15 10 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 63 (18.37%) Java
2 50 (14.58%) SQL
3 41 (11.95%) Perl
4 33 (9.62%) PHP
5 32 (9.33%) C
6 31 (9.04%) Python
7 24 (7.00%) JavaScript
8 22 (6.41%) C++
9 21 (6.12%) Shell Script
10 20 (5.83%) Bash Shell
10 20 (5.83%) Ruby
11 13 (3.79%) Korn
12 11 (3.21%) VB
13 9 (2.62%) C#
13 9 (2.62%) Bourne shell
14 6 (1.75%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.46%) Groovy
16 4 (1.17%) RPG/400
16 4 (1.17%) RPG IV
16 4 (1.17%) AWK
Qualifications
1 31 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.12%) MCSE
5 20 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (4.96%) CCNA
6 17 (4.96%) Degree
7 13 (3.79%) HNC
8 11 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.62%) CCA
9 9 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (2.62%) MCITP
9 9 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.33%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.04%) RHCE
12 6 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.46%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.17%) CCIE
15 3 (0.87%) IBM Certification
15 3 (0.87%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.33%) QA
2 5 (1.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 40 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (10.79%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.12%) NFS
4 15 (4.37%) KVM
5 14 (4.08%) vSphere
6 8 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 8 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.33%) Firmware
7 7 (2.04%) Xen
8 6 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.46%) FreeRADIUS
10 3 (0.87%) XenServer
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.58%) vCloud
11 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.29%) Samba
12 1 (0.29%) NDS
12 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.29%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 40 (11.66%) Puppet
2 35 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.25%) Nagios
4 15 (4.37%) NetBackup
5 10 (2.92%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.75%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.46%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.46%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.87%) Netcool
8 3 (0.87%) WSUS
8 3 (0.87%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.87%) Nessus
9 2 (0.58%) Plesk
9 2 (0.58%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.58%) SCSM
9 2 (0.58%) logstash
9 2 (0.58%) SCOM
9 2 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 89 (25.95%) Red Hat
2 58 (16.91%) VMware
3 56 (16.33%) Cisco
4 49 (14.29%) HP
5 44 (12.83%) Oracle
6 40 (11.66%) IBM
7 35 (10.20%) Citrix
8 32 (9.33%) Microsoft
9 23 (6.71%) CheckPoint
10 19 (5.54%) Juniper
11 16 (4.66%) Sun
11 16 (4.66%) EMC
12 15 (4.37%) Dell
12 15 (4.37%) F5
13 11 (3.21%) Isilon
14 10 (2.92%) Remedy
15 9 (2.62%) Altiris
15 9 (2.62%) Redknee
16 8 (2.33%) BMC
16 8 (2.33%) Veritas
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