The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 27 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 137 110 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.60% 4.56% 3.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.50% 19.54% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 54
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.75 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.21% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
517 563 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.12% 23.35% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 251 228
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £168 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 46
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Linux
South East

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +11 61 £350 -12.50% 38
Slough +4 21 £328 +25.96% 9
Bracknell +17 17 £359 +17.14% 9
Maidenhead -3 6 £250 -37.50% 2
Newbury -7 2 £300 -29.41% 7
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 110 (43.14%) Windows
2 89 (34.90%) UNIX
3 65 (25.49%) Oracle
4 53 (20.78%) Telecoms
5 52 (20.39%) Red Hat
6 50 (19.61%) Solaris
7 46 (18.04%) Java
8 43 (16.86%) SQL
8 43 (16.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (15.69%) VMware
10 33 (12.94%) Cisco
11 32 (12.55%) IBM
11 32 (12.55%) SQL Server
12 31 (12.16%) HP
13 30 (11.76%) Apache
13 30 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (11.76%) Oracle Database
14 29 (11.37%) Firewall
14 29 (11.37%) Active Directory
15 27 (10.59%) C
15 27 (10.59%) Security Cleared
16 26 (10.20%) Microsoft
16 26 (10.20%) SOA
17 25 (9.80%) WebLogic
17 25 (9.80%) IIS
17 25 (9.80%) AIX
17 25 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (9.41%) Clustering
18 24 (9.41%) MySQL
18 24 (9.41%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 30 (11.76%) Apache
2 25 (9.80%) WebLogic
2 25 (9.80%) IIS
3 14 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 12 (4.71%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.35%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.18%) Drupal
8 2 (0.78%) Mule
8 2 (0.78%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.39%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.39%) CMS
9 1 (0.39%) WordPress
9 1 (0.39%) nginx
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.96%) MS Office
3 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.78%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.78%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (1.96%) SaaS
2 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.18%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.78%) PaaS
3 2 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.37%) Firewall
2 23 (9.02%) DNS
3 20 (7.84%) SAN
4 19 (7.45%) LDAP
4 19 (7.45%) TCP/IP
5 18 (7.06%) HTTP
5 18 (7.06%) Internet
6 15 (5.88%) VPN
7 12 (4.71%) SSL
8 6 (2.35%) WAN
8 6 (2.35%) SSH
8 6 (2.35%) NAS
9 5 (1.96%) 4G
9 5 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.96%) ATM
9 5 (1.96%) LAN
10 4 (1.57%) SMTP
10 4 (1.57%) DHCP
10 4 (1.57%) 3G
10 4 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 24 (9.41%) MySQL
4 9 (3.53%) DB2
4 9 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.35%) SQLPlus
6 5 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.57%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.57%) DataStage
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.92%) Selenium
2 10 (3.92%) Ant
3 7 (2.75%) JUnit
3 7 (2.75%) Eclipse
3 7 (2.75%) Maven
4 6 (2.35%) JBehave
4 6 (2.35%) Gradle
4 6 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (1.57%) JIRA
6 4 (1.57%) Subversion
6 4 (1.57%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.18%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (1.18%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.18%) JProfiler
7 3 (1.18%) Introscope
7 3 (1.18%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.18%) Toad
7 3 (1.18%) Sinon.JS
General
1 53 (20.78%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.84%) Finance
3 8 (3.14%) Retail
4 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.57%) Electronics
6 3 (1.18%) Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Marketing
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (16.86%) Developer
2 30 (11.76%) Consultant
3 22 (8.63%) Architect
4 19 (7.45%) Java Developer
5 16 (6.27%) Analyst
6 14 (5.49%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (4.31%) Administrator
9 9 (3.53%) PHP Developer
9 9 (3.53%) Software Engineer
9 9 (3.53%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.14%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (3.14%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (2.35%) Designer
12 6 (2.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (1.96%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.88%) Web Services
2 13 (5.10%) J2EE
2 13 (5.10%) SOAP
3 11 (4.31%) Middleware
4 10 (3.92%) Spring
4 10 (3.92%) CSS
4 10 (3.92%) HTML
4 10 (3.92%) XML
5 8 (3.14%) Hibernate
5 8 (3.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (2.75%) Ajax
6 7 (2.75%) .NET
6 7 (2.75%) jQuery
7 6 (2.35%) LAMP
8 4 (1.57%) VXML
8 4 (1.57%) MSMQ
8 4 (1.57%) JMS
8 4 (1.57%) CCXML
8 4 (1.57%) HTML5
9 3 (1.18%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.41%) Clustering
2 12 (4.71%) Management Information System
2 12 (4.71%) Open Source
3 7 (2.75%) DataPower
3 7 (2.75%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (2.75%) PKI
4 6 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.96%) Replication
5 5 (1.96%) AS400
6 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.57%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.57%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.57%) Physics
7 3 (1.18%) iSeries
7 3 (1.18%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.18%) DTV
7 3 (1.18%) CESG
8 2 (0.78%) Wiki
8 2 (0.78%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 110 (43.14%) Windows
2 89 (34.90%) UNIX
3 50 (19.61%) Solaris
4 43 (16.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (9.80%) AIX
7 13 (5.10%) HPUX
7 13 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.92%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.14%) Android
10 7 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.75%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (2.35%) Windows NT
11 6 (2.35%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.96%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.57%) zOS
13 4 (1.57%) CentOS
13 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.18%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (10.20%) SOA
2 23 (9.02%) ITIL
3 17 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (6.27%) Configuration Management
4 16 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (6.27%) Software Engineering
5 15 (5.88%) Scrum
6 13 (5.10%) Migration
6 13 (5.10%) Problem Management
6 13 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (5.10%) UML
6 13 (5.10%) E-Commerce
6 13 (5.10%) DevOps
7 10 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (3.92%) OO
8 9 (3.53%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.53%) Change Management
9 8 (3.14%) Workflow
9 8 (3.14%) Data Modelling
9 8 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.04%) Java
2 43 (16.86%) SQL
3 27 (10.59%) C
4 24 (9.41%) Shell Script
5 22 (8.63%) JavaScript
6 20 (7.84%) Perl
7 19 (7.45%) C++
8 16 (6.27%) Bash Shell
8 16 (6.27%) PHP
9 13 (5.10%) Ruby
10 10 (3.92%) Python
11 8 (3.14%) Korn
12 7 (2.75%) AWK
13 6 (2.35%) VB
14 5 (1.96%) PHP5
15 4 (1.57%) Groovy
16 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.18%) C#
16 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.78%) RPG
Qualifications
1 27 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.45%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (6.27%) Degree
5 15 (5.88%) CCNA
6 10 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.35%) RHCE
8 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.57%) IBM Certification
9 4 (1.57%) ISEB
9 4 (1.57%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.18%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.18%) MCSA
11 2 (0.78%) HND
11 2 (0.78%) MCSE
11 2 (0.78%) CISSP
11 2 (0.78%) CCNP
11 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.78%) MCITP
11 2 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.96%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (11.37%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.31%) Xen
4 9 (3.53%) NFS
4 9 (3.53%) KVM
5 6 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (1.57%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.18%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.78%) vSphere
10 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.39%) UAG
10 1 (0.39%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (8.63%) Puppet
2 15 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 12 (4.71%) WSUS
4 9 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (2.75%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (2.35%) Cobbler
7 6 (2.35%) CiscoWorks
8 4 (1.57%) nmon
9 3 (1.18%) Nagios
9 3 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.18%) Nessus
10 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.78%) SCOM
10 2 (0.78%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.39%) Cacti
11 1 (0.39%) SCCM
11 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.39%) YUM
Vendors
1 65 (25.49%) Oracle
2 52 (20.39%) Red Hat
3 40 (15.69%) VMware
4 33 (12.94%) Cisco
5 32 (12.55%) IBM
6 31 (12.16%) HP
7 26 (10.20%) Microsoft
8 18 (7.06%) Sun
9 13 (5.10%) Citrix
10 8 (3.14%) EMC
10 8 (3.14%) webMethods
11 6 (2.35%) Zend
12 5 (1.96%) Google
12 5 (1.96%) Software AG
12 5 (1.96%) Dell
13 4 (1.57%) Juniper
13 4 (1.57%) NetApp
13 4 (1.57%) Veritas
13 4 (1.57%) Lotus
13 4 (1.57%) Redknee
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