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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 18 30 35
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 185 135 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.67% 5.31% 4.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.87% 26.47% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 68 69
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £284 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
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
464 510 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.25% 20.08% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 253 253
Median daily rate £375 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 33
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £25.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -2 68 £413 +3.12% 53
Bracknell +13 34 £475 +15.72% 6
Slough +5 12 £338 -20.58% 12
Maidenhead +5 10 £375 -16.66% 6
Wokingham - 5 - - 2
Newbury 0 4 £450 +20.00% 6
Windsor +7 2 £510 +67.21%
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 144 (34.78%) Windows
2 133 (32.13%) Python
3 109 (26.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 108 (26.09%) DevOps
5 106 (25.60%) Unix
6 104 (25.12%) VMware
7 94 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (22.22%) Puppet
9 88 (21.26%) Windows Server
10 74 (17.87%) Ansible
11 70 (16.91%) Red Hat
12 66 (15.94%) Java
13 64 (15.46%) Jenkins
14 63 (15.22%) Configuration Management
15 62 (14.98%) IBM
15 62 (14.98%) Git (software)
16 61 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 59 (14.25%) Firewall
18 58 (14.01%) Middleware
18 58 (14.01%) ITIL
19 56 (13.53%) Oracle
20 55 (13.29%) Cisco
21 54 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
22 52 (12.56%) SQL
23 50 (12.08%) Microsoft
23 50 (12.08%) Scrum
24 49 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
25 48 (11.59%) DNS
25 48 (11.59%) JavaScript
25 48 (11.59%) Web Services

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 45 (10.87%) Tomcat
2 43 (10.39%) WebLogic
3 32 (7.73%) Apache
4 28 (6.76%) OpenStack
5 27 (6.52%) JBoss
6 25 (6.04%) WebSphere
7 21 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (3.86%) nginx
10 8 (1.93%) Confluence
11 6 (1.45%) Node.js
12 5 (1.21%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.97%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.97%) IIS
14 3 (0.72%) Drupal
14 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.21%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) GIMP
3 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.45%) OpenShift
4 4 (0.97%) HP Helion
4 4 (0.97%) SaaS
5 3 (0.72%) Azure Machine Learning
5 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.72%) PaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.48%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.48%) IaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Office 365
6 2 (0.48%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.24%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (14.25%) Firewall
2 48 (11.59%) DNS
3 43 (10.39%) HTTP
4 36 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 34 (8.21%) VPN
6 33 (7.97%) WAN
7 32 (7.73%) SAN
8 28 (6.76%) DHCP
9 25 (6.04%) IPsec
9 25 (6.04%) LAN
9 25 (6.04%) SSL
10 18 (4.35%) SMTP
11 17 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (4.11%) H.323
11 17 (4.11%) Network Security
12 16 (3.86%) VLAN
13 15 (3.62%) BGP
13 15 (3.62%) LDAP
14 14 (3.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.21%) MySQL
2 18 (4.35%) Big Data
3 17 (4.11%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.38%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.66%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.17%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.93%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.93%) Riak
8 8 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.21%) Redis
11 4 (0.97%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.97%) HDInsight
11 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 64 (15.46%) Jenkins
2 62 (14.98%) Git (software)
3 31 (7.49%) Sonatype Nexus
4 26 (6.28%) Maven
5 23 (5.56%) Vagrant
6 21 (5.07%) JIRA
7 16 (3.86%) TeamCity
8 14 (3.38%) Ant
9 8 (1.93%) Subversion
10 5 (1.21%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.21%) Selenium
10 5 (1.21%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.97%) Gradle
11 4 (0.97%) Introscope
12 3 (0.72%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.72%) Cobertura
12 3 (0.72%) FindBugs
12 3 (0.72%) Hudson
12 3 (0.72%) JProfiler
12 3 (0.72%) Liquibase
General
1 25 (6.04%) Telecoms
2 16 (3.86%) Retail
3 12 (2.90%) Marketing
4 7 (1.69%) Finance
5 6 (1.45%) Banking
6 3 (0.72%) Automotive
7 2 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (16.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 64 (15.46%) Linux Engineer
3 57 (13.77%) Support Engineer
4 56 (13.53%) Developer
5 35 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (7.97%) Administrator
7 32 (7.73%) Architect
8 31 (7.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 30 (7.25%) VMware Engineer
10 28 (6.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 27 (6.52%) Linux Support
12 23 (5.56%) Linux Support Engineer
13 22 (5.31%) AWS Engineer
13 22 (5.31%) Consultant
14 20 (4.83%) VMware Support Engineer
15 19 (4.59%) Linux Administrator
16 18 (4.35%) Network Engineer
16 18 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
17 16 (3.86%) Senior Linux Engineer
17 16 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (14.01%) Middleware
2 48 (11.59%) Web Services
3 35 (8.45%) CSS
4 27 (6.52%) REST
5 26 (6.28%) JSON
5 26 (6.28%) RESTful
6 22 (5.31%) HTML
6 22 (5.31%) LAMP
6 22 (5.31%) RabbitMQ
7 18 (4.35%) XML
8 17 (4.11%) JMS
9 14 (3.38%) ELK Stack
9 14 (3.38%) LEMP Stack
10 13 (3.14%) .NET
10 13 (3.14%) J2EE
10 13 (3.14%) MCollective
10 13 (3.14%) Sensu
11 11 (2.66%) jQuery
12 10 (2.42%) HTML5
13 9 (2.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.63%) Data Centre
2 36 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 23 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 19 (4.59%) User Experience
5 15 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.62%) Clustering
6 13 (3.14%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.45%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.45%) Replication
7 6 (1.45%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.21%) Animation
8 5 (1.21%) e-Health
8 5 (1.21%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.21%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 144 (34.78%) Windows
2 109 (26.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 106 (25.60%) Unix
4 88 (21.26%) Windows Server
5 39 (9.42%) CentOS
6 30 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (6.76%) Ubuntu
8 27 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (5.07%) AIX
10 18 (4.35%) Windows 7
11 17 (4.11%) Solaris
12 11 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (2.17%) SUSE
14 5 (1.21%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (1.21%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.97%) NetWare
16 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (26.09%) DevOps
2 94 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (15.22%) Configuration Management
4 58 (14.01%) ITIL
5 50 (12.08%) Scrum
6 49 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (9.18%) Migration
8 37 (8.94%) High Availability
9 32 (7.73%) Incident Management
10 30 (7.25%) Open Source
11 29 (7.00%) Mentoring
12 27 (6.52%) Software Testing
13 25 (6.04%) TDD
14 23 (5.56%) Automated Testing
15 22 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (5.31%) Software Engineering
16 18 (4.35%) Load Balancing
17 17 (4.11%) Presales
18 14 (3.38%) Change Management
19 13 (3.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (32.13%) Python
2 66 (15.94%) Java
3 52 (12.56%) SQL
4 48 (11.59%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.87%) Bash Shell
6 43 (10.39%) Shell Script
7 36 (8.70%) Ruby
8 33 (7.97%) Perl
8 33 (7.97%) PowerShell
9 26 (6.28%) C++
10 21 (5.07%) PHP
11 19 (4.59%) C
12 14 (3.38%) VB
13 13 (3.14%) C#
14 12 (2.90%) VBScript
15 4 (0.97%) AWK
15 4 (0.97%) Embedded C
15 4 (0.97%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.97%) Erlang
15 4 (0.97%) sed
Qualifications
1 41 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (9.42%) Degree
3 32 (7.73%) CCNA
4 31 (7.49%) Security Cleared
5 26 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.11%) CCNP
7 17 (4.11%) MCSA
8 15 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.38%) MCSE
10 9 (2.17%) ISTQB
11 8 (1.93%) MCP
12 7 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (1.45%) HNC
13 6 (1.45%) MCSD
13 6 (1.45%) RHCSA
14 5 (1.21%) CCIE
14 5 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.21%) NCDA
15 4 (0.97%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.18%) SLA
2 15 (3.62%) QA
3 12 (2.90%) FedRAMP
4 10 (2.42%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.97%) HIPAA
5 4 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (14.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 37 (8.94%) vSphere
4 34 (8.21%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.62%) Docker
6 14 (3.38%) qmail
7 13 (3.14%) Squid
8 10 (2.42%) XenApp
9 7 (1.69%) KVM
10 6 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.21%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.97%) vCloud
12 4 (0.97%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.97%) XenServer
13 3 (0.72%) NFS
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.72%) RHEV
13 3 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.48%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 92 (22.22%) Puppet
2 74 (17.87%) Ansible
3 39 (9.42%) Nagios
4 29 (7.00%) Graphite
4 29 (7.00%) logstash
5 21 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (3.62%) Cacti
7 14 (3.38%) ZABBIX
8 13 (3.14%) collectd
8 13 (3.14%) Ganglia
8 13 (3.14%) Terraform
9 12 (2.90%) SCCM
10 10 (2.42%) SCOM
11 9 (2.17%) SCVMM
11 9 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (2.17%) Windows Intune
12 6 (1.45%) Kubernetes
12 6 (1.45%) NetBackup
13 5 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.97%) SELinux
Vendors
1 104 (25.12%) VMware
2 70 (16.91%) Red Hat
3 62 (14.98%) IBM
4 56 (13.53%) Oracle
5 55 (13.29%) Cisco
6 50 (12.08%) Microsoft
7 35 (8.45%) HP
8 22 (5.31%) Remedy
9 20 (4.83%) F5
10 17 (4.11%) EMC
11 16 (3.86%) Citrix
12 15 (3.62%) Splunk
13 11 (2.66%) Dell
14 10 (2.42%) CA
15 9 (2.17%) Hitachi
15 9 (2.17%) NetApp
15 9 (2.17%) RightScale
16 8 (1.93%) Intel
16 8 (1.93%) Juniper
16 8 (1.93%) Veritas
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