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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 23 73
Rank change year-on-year
0 +50
Contract jobs citing Linux 159 169 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.48% 6.55% 2.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.06% 27.93% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 73 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £263 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
529 605 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.56% 23.45% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 280 221
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 £200 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 48 33
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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 +1 59 £350 -3.44% 24
Slough +17 36 £350 +33.33% 14
Bracknell +3 22 £300 +1.69% 4
Maidenhead +2 10 £325 +4.00% 7
Newbury +1 2 £413 - 4
Windsor - 1 £325 -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Thatcham - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 128 (42.52%) Windows
2 87 (28.90%) UNIX
3 68 (22.59%) Red Hat
3 68 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (20.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (18.94%) Java
6 51 (16.94%) SQL
7 49 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (15.61%) VMware
9 45 (14.95%) Solaris
10 44 (14.62%) Oracle
10 44 (14.62%) IBM
11 42 (13.95%) DNS
12 41 (13.62%) Active Directory
13 39 (12.96%) SQL Server
14 38 (12.62%) MySQL
14 38 (12.62%) Apache
15 37 (12.29%) Perl
15 37 (12.29%) Telecoms
16 35 (11.63%) Cisco
17 33 (10.96%) HP
18 32 (10.63%) Microsoft
19 31 (10.30%) PHP
19 31 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 30 (9.97%) C
20 30 (9.97%) ITIL
20 30 (9.97%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (9.63%) Citrix
21 29 (9.63%) Security Cleared
22 28 (9.30%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (12.62%) Apache
2 28 (9.30%) IIS
3 15 (4.98%) WebLogic
4 14 (4.65%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.32%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.66%) Drupal
7 5 (1.66%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.66%) WordPress
8 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.33%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.00%) CMS
10 2 (0.66%) Mule
10 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.33%) Confluence
11 1 (0.33%) nginx
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.66%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.33%) SaaS
1 7 (2.33%) PaaS
1 7 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (2.33%) IaaS
2 5 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.66%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.95%) DNS
2 24 (7.97%) Firewall
3 23 (7.64%) Internet
4 19 (6.31%) LDAP
4 19 (6.31%) SAN
5 17 (5.65%) HTTP
6 16 (5.32%) TCP/IP
6 16 (5.32%) VPN
7 15 (4.98%) DHCP
7 15 (4.98%) SSL
8 9 (2.99%) NAS
9 8 (2.66%) WAN
10 7 (2.33%) LAN
11 6 (1.99%) 4G
11 6 (1.99%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.99%) FTP
11 6 (1.99%) 3G
11 6 (1.99%) Wireless
12 5 (1.66%) ATM
13 4 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 38 (12.62%) MySQL
3 21 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.99%) DB2
5 9 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.99%) SQLPlus
7 6 (1.99%) DataStage
8 5 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.66%) IBM InfoSphere
9 4 (1.33%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.66%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.33%) MS Access
12 1 (0.33%) Informix
Development Applications
1 17 (5.65%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.98%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.99%) Ant
4 8 (2.66%) Gradle
4 8 (2.66%) Maven
4 8 (2.66%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.33%) Selenium
5 7 (2.33%) JBehave
6 5 (1.66%) JUnit
6 5 (1.66%) Subversion
6 5 (1.66%) RSpec
6 5 (1.66%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.33%) ERwin
7 4 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (1.00%) Introscope
8 3 (1.00%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.00%) Toad
8 3 (1.00%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.00%) JIRA
8 3 (1.00%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 37 (12.29%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.64%) Finance
3 9 (2.99%) Banking
4 8 (2.66%) Retail
5 4 (1.33%) Electronics
6 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.00%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (18.60%) Developer
2 29 (9.63%) Consultant
3 24 (7.97%) Support Engineer
4 23 (7.64%) Java Developer
5 20 (6.64%) Linux Engineer
6 17 (5.65%) Architect
7 13 (4.32%) Analyst
8 12 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.65%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.65%) DBA
9 11 (3.65%) Administrator
9 11 (3.65%) PHP Developer
10 10 (3.32%) Windows Support Engineer
10 10 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (2.99%) Project Engineer
11 9 (2.99%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (2.33%) Test Analyst
13 7 (2.33%) Linux Support
13 7 (2.33%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.97%) SOAP
2 21 (6.98%) HTML
2 21 (6.98%) LAMP
3 20 (6.64%) CSS
4 19 (6.31%) Web Services
5 16 (5.32%) XML
6 13 (4.32%) .NET
7 12 (3.99%) Spring
8 11 (3.65%) Hibernate
9 9 (2.99%) jQuery
10 8 (2.66%) Ajax
11 7 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (2.33%) Middleware
11 7 (2.33%) REST
12 5 (1.66%) MSMQ
12 5 (1.66%) RESTful
13 4 (1.33%) CCXML
13 4 (1.33%) HTML5
13 4 (1.33%) JSP
13 4 (1.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.64%) Open Source
2 21 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.98%) Clustering
4 14 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.65%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.32%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.66%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.66%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.33%) DataPower
9 6 (1.99%) User Experience
9 6 (1.99%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.99%) Physics
9 6 (1.99%) PKI
9 6 (1.99%) CESG
10 4 (1.33%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.33%) iSeries
10 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.33%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.33%) AS400
11 3 (1.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 128 (42.52%) Windows
2 87 (28.90%) UNIX
3 61 (20.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 49 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (14.95%) Solaris
6 30 (9.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (8.64%) AIX
8 18 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.65%) Android
10 12 (3.99%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.66%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (2.33%) HPUX
12 7 (2.33%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.99%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (1.33%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.33%) zOS
15 3 (1.00%) SUSE
15 3 (1.00%) Debian
15 3 (1.00%) CentOS
16 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (9.97%) ITIL
3 25 (8.31%) DevOps
4 21 (6.98%) SOA
4 21 (6.98%) Scrum
5 20 (6.64%) Software Engineering
6 19 (6.31%) Configuration Management
7 15 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (4.32%) E-Commerce
8 13 (4.32%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (3.65%) TDD
10 10 (3.32%) Automated Testing
10 10 (3.32%) Identity Management
10 10 (3.32%) Change Management
10 10 (3.32%) Workflow
11 8 (2.66%) MVC
12 7 (2.33%) Logistics
12 7 (2.33%) Migration
12 7 (2.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (18.94%) Java
2 51 (16.94%) SQL
3 37 (12.29%) Perl
4 31 (10.30%) PHP
5 30 (9.97%) C
6 28 (9.30%) JavaScript
7 24 (7.97%) Bash Shell
8 23 (7.64%) Shell Script
9 20 (6.64%) Python
10 18 (5.98%) C++
11 17 (5.65%) Korn
12 13 (4.32%) VB
12 13 (4.32%) Ruby
13 8 (2.66%) Bourne shell
14 7 (2.33%) AWK
15 6 (1.99%) Groovy
16 5 (1.66%) PowerShell
17 4 (1.33%) RPG/400
17 4 (1.33%) RPG IV
17 4 (1.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.97%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (6.98%) Degree
4 18 (5.98%) CCNA
5 17 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (4.32%) MCSE
7 9 (2.99%) HNC
7 9 (2.99%) JNCIA
8 8 (2.66%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.66%) CCA
8 8 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (2.66%) RHCE
9 6 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.66%) MCITP
11 4 (1.33%) IBM Certification
11 4 (1.33%) ISEB
12 3 (1.00%) MCSA
12 3 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.66%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (13.62%) Active Directory
2 31 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.64%) NFS
4 13 (4.32%) Xen
5 10 (3.32%) KVM
6 6 (1.99%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.99%) vSphere
7 3 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.33%) NDS
9 1 (0.33%) Snort
9 1 (0.33%) Samba
9 1 (0.33%) XenApp
9 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (9.30%) Puppet
2 20 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (3.99%) WSUS
3 12 (3.99%) Nagios
4 11 (3.65%) Cobbler
5 10 (3.32%) NetBackup
5 10 (3.32%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.66%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.33%) nmon
7 4 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.00%) Nessus
9 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.66%) Plesk
9 2 (0.66%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.66%) SCOM
9 2 (0.66%) Netcool
9 2 (0.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Storage Server
10 1 (0.33%) YUM
Vendors
1 68 (22.59%) Red Hat
2 47 (15.61%) VMware
3 44 (14.62%) Oracle
3 44 (14.62%) IBM
4 35 (11.63%) Cisco
5 33 (10.96%) HP
6 32 (10.63%) Microsoft
7 29 (9.63%) Citrix
8 18 (5.98%) Sun
9 15 (4.98%) EMC
10 12 (3.99%) Juniper
11 10 (3.32%) Redknee
12 9 (2.99%) webMethods
13 8 (2.66%) Isilon
14 7 (2.33%) Dell
14 7 (2.33%) Brocade
15 6 (1.99%) Google
16 5 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
16 5 (1.66%) Veritas
16 5 (1.66%) Lotus
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