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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 232 129 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.65% 5.02% 5.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.49% 26.49% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 62 72
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 4
Median hourly rate £41.64 £35.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.97% +26.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £20.05 £23.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £36.95 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +20.96%
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
499 487 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.76% 18.96% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 239 225
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 65 29
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £35.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +14 73 £425 -5.55% 36
Bracknell +22 38 £525 +29.55% 4
Slough +5 22 £369 +5.73% 4
Newbury -2 14 £450 +9.75% 2
Maidenhead +8 11 £425 -2.18% 4
Windsor +6 8 £500 +65.28%
Wokingham - 1 £410 - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 149 (35.14%) Windows
2 125 (29.48%) Unix
3 119 (28.07%) VMware
4 114 (26.89%) DevOps
5 104 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 101 (23.82%) Python
7 94 (22.17%) Oracle
8 84 (19.81%) Red Hat
9 77 (18.16%) Windows Server
10 75 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 74 (17.45%) Cisco
12 70 (16.51%) Puppet
13 66 (15.57%) ITIL
14 65 (15.33%) Shell Script
14 65 (15.33%) Jenkins
15 64 (15.09%) IBM
16 63 (14.86%) Ansible
17 62 (14.62%) Git (software)
18 59 (13.92%) Middleware
18 59 (13.92%) Security Cleared
19 58 (13.68%) Firewall
20 55 (12.97%) WebLogic
20 55 (12.97%) SQL
20 55 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
21 54 (12.74%) Configuration Management
22 51 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
23 50 (11.79%) Sonatype Nexus
24 48 (11.32%) vSphere
24 48 (11.32%) Microsoft
25 47 (11.08%) Migration

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 55 (12.97%) WebLogic
2 32 (7.55%) Tomcat
3 23 (5.42%) WebSphere
4 17 (4.01%) Apache
4 17 (4.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (3.77%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.65%) JBoss
8 6 (1.42%) Confluence
8 6 (1.42%) iPlanet
9 5 (1.18%) IIS
10 4 (0.94%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.94%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.71%) Drupal
11 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.47%) Documentum
12 2 (0.47%) GeoServer
12 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.89%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 9 (2.12%) Oracle BPM
1 9 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.42%) OpenShift
3 6 (1.42%) SaaS
4 5 (1.18%) PaaS
5 4 (0.94%) HP Helion
6 3 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
6 3 (0.71%) IaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.47%) Office 365
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 58 (13.68%) Firewall
2 42 (9.91%) SAN
3 38 (8.96%) DNS
4 34 (8.02%) TCP/IP
5 32 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 30 (7.08%) VPN
7 29 (6.84%) DHCP
8 26 (6.13%) HTTP
8 26 (6.13%) WAN
9 25 (5.90%) IPsec
10 20 (4.72%) LAN
10 20 (4.72%) Network Security
11 17 (4.01%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (4.01%) VLAN
12 15 (3.54%) Ethernet
13 14 (3.30%) BGP
13 14 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (3.30%) SSL
14 13 (3.07%) Software-Defined Networking
15 12 (2.83%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.95%) MySQL
1 21 (4.95%) Oracle BI EE
1 21 (4.95%) Oracle Database
2 15 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.65%) Essbase
4 7 (1.65%) Hyperion Smart View
4 7 (1.65%) Redis
5 6 (1.42%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (1.42%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.18%) HBase
6 5 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.94%) Big Data
7 4 (0.94%) HDInsight
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 65 (15.33%) Jenkins
2 62 (14.62%) Git (software)
3 50 (11.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 31 (7.31%) Vagrant
5 20 (4.72%) JIRA
6 11 (2.59%) Maven
6 11 (2.59%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.42%) Ant
9 5 (1.18%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.18%) Selenium
9 5 (1.18%) Subversion
10 4 (0.94%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.94%) Gradle
10 4 (0.94%) JUnit
11 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.47%) JMeter
11 2 (0.47%) Mockito
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (7.55%) Finance
2 29 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.25%) Retail
4 13 (3.07%) Marketing
5 8 (1.89%) Banking
6 4 (0.94%) Billing
7 3 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (13.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 50 (11.79%) Consultant
3 47 (11.08%) Linux Engineer
4 46 (10.85%) Support Engineer
5 38 (8.96%) Administrator
6 37 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (8.49%) Developer
8 33 (7.78%) Architect
9 29 (6.84%) Linux Administrator
10 24 (5.66%) Linux Support
11 21 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
12 19 (4.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 17 (4.01%) Network Engineer
14 15 (3.54%) VMware Engineer
15 14 (3.30%) Linux Support Engineer
15 14 (3.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 13 (3.07%) Junior
16 13 (3.07%) Windows Engineer
17 12 (2.83%) Security Engineer
17 12 (2.83%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.92%) Middleware
2 32 (7.55%) RabbitMQ
3 31 (7.31%) JSON
4 26 (6.13%) JMS
5 25 (5.90%) CSS
6 22 (5.19%) XML
7 19 (4.48%) J2EE
8 18 (4.25%) Web Services
9 17 (4.01%) HTML
10 16 (3.77%) REST
11 13 (3.07%) .NET
12 10 (2.36%) Oracle Fusion
13 9 (2.12%) Django
13 9 (2.12%) HTML5
13 9 (2.12%) JSP
13 9 (2.12%) LAMP
13 9 (2.12%) WebCenter
14 7 (1.65%) CSS3
14 7 (1.65%) Hibernate
14 7 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.08%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.02%) Private Cloud
3 25 (5.90%) Computer Science
4 23 (5.42%) Clustering
5 15 (3.54%) EMC VNX
5 15 (3.54%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.54%) Virtual Team
6 14 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.83%) User Experience
8 10 (2.36%) e-Health
8 10 (2.36%) FlexPod
9 8 (1.89%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.89%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.42%) Replication
11 5 (1.18%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.94%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (35.14%) Windows
2 125 (29.48%) Unix
3 104 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 77 (18.16%) Windows Server
5 38 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (7.55%) AIX
7 28 (6.60%) Solaris
8 26 (6.13%) Ubuntu
9 21 (4.95%) CentOS
10 18 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (4.01%) Windows 7
12 10 (2.36%) Data ONTAP
12 10 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (2.12%) SUSE
14 6 (1.42%) VMS
15 5 (1.18%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.71%) Android
17 2 (0.47%) Debian
17 2 (0.47%) Fedora
17 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (26.89%) DevOps
2 66 (15.57%) ITIL
3 55 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (12.74%) Configuration Management
5 51 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (11.08%) Migration
7 41 (9.67%) High Availability
8 32 (7.55%) Open Source
9 28 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (5.90%) Scrum
11 22 (5.19%) Software Testing
12 21 (4.95%) Project Management
13 19 (4.48%) Load Balancing
13 19 (4.48%) Mentoring
14 17 (4.01%) Incident Management
15 15 (3.54%) ETL
15 15 (3.54%) Presales
15 15 (3.54%) Software Engineering
16 14 (3.30%) Change Management
17 13 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (23.82%) Python
2 65 (15.33%) Shell Script
3 55 (12.97%) SQL
4 46 (10.85%) Java
5 31 (7.31%) Perl
6 27 (6.37%) Bash Shell
6 27 (6.37%) PowerShell
7 26 (6.13%) JavaScript
8 23 (5.42%) Ruby
9 21 (4.95%) C
10 18 (4.25%) C++
11 14 (3.30%) C#
11 14 (3.30%) PHP
12 13 (3.07%) VBScript
13 12 (2.83%) VB
14 3 (0.71%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.71%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.71%) Groovy
14 3 (0.71%) R
15 1 (0.24%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 59 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 34 (8.02%) CCNA
5 29 (6.84%) Degree
6 27 (6.37%) CCNP
7 23 (5.42%) DV Cleared
8 20 (4.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (4.25%) RHCE
10 14 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (3.07%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (2.59%) MCSA
13 10 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (2.12%) BC Cleared
14 9 (2.12%) RHCSA
15 8 (1.89%) MCSE
16 7 (1.65%) ISTQB
16 7 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 7 (1.65%) NCDA
17 6 (1.42%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.31%) SLA
2 13 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.65%) QA
4 6 (1.42%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.18%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.47%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 75 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (11.32%) vSphere
3 36 (8.49%) Active Directory
4 28 (6.60%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.54%) Docker
5 15 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (3.30%) KVM
7 13 (3.07%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.65%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.65%) XenApp
10 6 (1.42%) NFS
10 6 (1.42%) vCloud
11 3 (0.71%) RHEV
11 3 (0.71%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.47%) oVirt
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.47%) Xen
12 2 (0.47%) XenServer
13 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 70 (16.51%) Puppet
2 63 (14.86%) Ansible
3 35 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (6.60%) Nagios
5 20 (4.72%) EMC NetWorker
6 16 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (1.65%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (1.42%) CFEngine
9 6 (1.42%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.18%) SCCM
11 4 (0.94%) logstash
11 4 (0.94%) SCOM
12 3 (0.71%) Nessus
12 3 (0.71%) WSUS
13 2 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.47%) Kibana
13 2 (0.47%) Nmap
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 119 (28.07%) VMware
2 94 (22.17%) Oracle
3 84 (19.81%) Red Hat
4 74 (17.45%) Cisco
5 64 (15.09%) IBM
6 48 (11.32%) Microsoft
7 40 (9.43%) EMC
8 38 (8.96%) HP
9 24 (5.66%) F5
10 18 (4.25%) Citrix
11 17 (4.01%) Remedy
12 16 (3.77%) Informatica
13 14 (3.30%) NetApp
14 11 (2.59%) CA
15 9 (2.12%) Endeca
15 9 (2.12%) FatWire
16 7 (1.65%) BEA
16 7 (1.65%) Hyperion
16 7 (1.65%) Juniper
16 7 (1.65%) Veritas
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