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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 23 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +34
Contract jobs citing Linux 180 187 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.17% 7.16% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.55% 27.10% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 76 31
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£375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.15 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
521 690 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.74% 26.41% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 330 203
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 £150 £228 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 65 42
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.13 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +18.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -2 62 £381 +8.92% 22
Bracknell +7 35 £375 +38.88% 5
Slough +10 30 £375 +11.11% 8
Maidenhead +5 13 £325 +8.33% 6
Wokingham +4 5 £333 -5.00% 2
Newbury -4 2 £413 - 1
Windsor - 2 £375 -
Thatcham - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (39.63%) Windows
2 94 (29.10%) UNIX
3 78 (24.15%) Red Hat
4 73 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (21.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (19.50%) Java
7 57 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (16.72%) VMware
9 49 (15.17%) SQL
10 47 (14.55%) DNS
11 44 (13.62%) Active Directory
12 43 (13.31%) Cisco
13 42 (13.00%) IBM
13 42 (13.00%) Oracle
14 41 (12.69%) ITIL
14 41 (12.69%) HP
14 41 (12.69%) DevOps
15 39 (12.07%) Apache
16 38 (11.76%) Perl
16 38 (11.76%) Puppet
17 37 (11.46%) SQL Server
18 36 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 35 (10.84%) MySQL
19 35 (10.84%) Solaris
19 35 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (10.53%) Telecoms
21 32 (9.91%) PHP
21 32 (9.91%) C
21 32 (9.91%) Security Cleared
21 32 (9.91%) Opscode Chef

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 39 (12.07%) Apache
2 28 (8.67%) IIS
3 13 (4.02%) WebSphere
3 13 (4.02%) WebLogic
4 12 (3.72%) Drupal
5 9 (2.79%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.48%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.24%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.24%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.24%) WordPress
7 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.62%) CMS
9 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.31%) nginx
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.31%) Mule
10 1 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.24%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.62%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.31%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.79%) SaaS
1 9 (2.79%) PaaS
1 9 (2.79%) IaaS
2 7 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.55%) Google App Engine
3 5 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.55%) DNS
2 30 (9.29%) Firewall
3 22 (6.81%) Internet
4 21 (6.50%) SAN
5 19 (5.88%) DHCP
6 18 (5.57%) SSL
7 17 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 16 (4.95%) LDAP
9 14 (4.33%) HTTP
9 14 (4.33%) NAS
10 11 (3.41%) VPN
10 11 (3.41%) 3G
11 10 (3.10%) FTP
12 9 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (2.48%) 4G
13 8 (2.48%) HTTPS
14 7 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (1.86%) LTE
15 6 (1.86%) SNMP
15 6 (1.86%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.84%) MySQL
3 20 (6.19%) Oracle Database
4 16 (4.95%) DB2
5 10 (3.10%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.55%) DataStage
8 5 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.24%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.62%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.31%) Informix
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (8.36%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.57%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.10%) Bitbucket
4 9 (2.79%) RSpec
4 9 (2.79%) Ant
5 7 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.17%) Maven
5 7 (2.17%) JBehave
5 7 (2.17%) Gradle
6 6 (1.86%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.86%) Selenium
7 5 (1.55%) JUnit
8 4 (1.24%) ERwin
8 4 (1.24%) Subversion
9 3 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.62%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.62%) Toad
10 2 (0.62%) Rational Performance Tester
10 2 (0.62%) Introscope
10 2 (0.62%) Trac
General
1 34 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 24 (7.43%) Finance
3 8 (2.48%) Banking
3 8 (2.48%) Retail
4 3 (0.93%) Marketing
4 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.93%) Electronics
5 2 (0.62%) Billing
6 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (15.17%) Developer
2 32 (9.91%) Consultant
3 31 (9.60%) Linux Engineer
4 28 (8.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 27 (8.36%) Support Engineer
6 26 (8.05%) Architect
7 19 (5.88%) Java Developer
8 14 (4.33%) Windows Support Engineer
9 13 (4.02%) Software Engineer
9 13 (4.02%) DBA
10 12 (3.72%) Analyst
11 11 (3.41%) Linux Support
11 11 (3.41%) Linux Support Engineer
12 10 (3.10%) Administrator
13 9 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
14 8 (2.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.48%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.48%) Systems Administrator
14 8 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.67%) SOAP
2 27 (8.36%) LAMP
3 23 (7.12%) HTML
4 21 (6.50%) XML
5 19 (5.88%) Web Services
6 18 (5.57%) REST
7 15 (4.64%) CSS
8 13 (4.02%) Hibernate
9 12 (3.72%) .NET
10 10 (3.10%) Spring
10 10 (3.10%) Ajax
10 10 (3.10%) Middleware
11 9 (2.79%) JSON
12 7 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (1.86%) RESTful
14 4 (1.24%) CCXML
14 4 (1.24%) VXML
14 4 (1.24%) Software Packaging
14 4 (1.24%) jQuery
14 4 (1.24%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.60%) Open Source
2 19 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.41%) Clustering
5 11 (3.41%) CESG
5 11 (3.41%) User Experience
6 10 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.79%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.79%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.79%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.17%) DataPower
9 5 (1.55%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.55%) Physics
9 5 (1.55%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.55%) PKI
9 5 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.24%) AS400
10 4 (1.24%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 128 (39.63%) Windows
2 94 (29.10%) UNIX
3 71 (21.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (10.84%) Solaris
6 23 (7.12%) AIX
6 23 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.95%) Android
8 15 (4.64%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.79%) Apple iOS
10 8 (2.48%) HPUX
11 7 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (1.24%) zOS
13 3 (0.93%) SUSE
13 3 (0.93%) Debian
14 2 (0.62%) VMS
14 2 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.62%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.31%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (12.69%) ITIL
2 41 (12.69%) DevOps
3 30 (9.29%) Configuration Management
4 27 (8.36%) Scrum
5 25 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (7.12%) Software Engineering
7 19 (5.88%) SOA
8 15 (4.64%) Identity Management
9 13 (4.02%) TDD
10 12 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.41%) Change Management
11 11 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (3.10%) OO
12 10 (3.10%) Migration
12 10 (3.10%) Performance Analysis
13 9 (2.79%) Time Management
13 9 (2.79%) E-Commerce
13 9 (2.79%) Project Management
13 9 (2.79%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.50%) Java
2 49 (15.17%) SQL
3 38 (11.76%) Perl
4 32 (9.91%) PHP
4 32 (9.91%) C
5 28 (8.67%) Python
6 26 (8.05%) JavaScript
7 22 (6.81%) C++
7 22 (6.81%) Shell Script
8 19 (5.88%) Ruby
8 19 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 14 (4.33%) VB
10 13 (4.02%) Korn
11 9 (2.79%) Bourne shell
12 7 (2.17%) C#
13 6 (1.86%) Groovy
14 4 (1.24%) AWK
14 4 (1.24%) RPG/400
14 4 (1.24%) RPG IV
14 4 (1.24%) RPG
Qualifications
1 32 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.88%) MCSE
5 17 (5.26%) CCNA
5 17 (5.26%) Degree
6 13 (4.02%) HNC
7 11 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.79%) CCA
8 9 (2.79%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (2.48%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.48%) JNCIA
10 7 (2.17%) MCITP
10 7 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (2.17%) RHCE
11 5 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.24%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.93%) CISSP
13 3 (0.93%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.48%) QA
2 5 (1.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (13.62%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.88%) NFS
4 15 (4.64%) KVM
5 9 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.79%) vSphere
6 6 (1.86%) Xen
7 5 (1.55%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.93%) Firmware
10 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.62%) vCloud
11 1 (0.31%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.31%) Docker
11 1 (0.31%) LXC
11 1 (0.31%) Snort
11 1 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (11.76%) Puppet
2 32 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.95%) Nagios
4 15 (4.64%) NetBackup
5 14 (4.33%) WSUS
6 10 (3.10%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.55%) Cobbler
7 5 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.24%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.93%) Netcool
9 3 (0.93%) Nessus
9 3 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.93%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.93%) nmon
10 2 (0.62%) SCOM
10 2 (0.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 2 (0.62%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.62%) Plesk
11 1 (0.31%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 78 (24.15%) Red Hat
2 54 (16.72%) VMware
3 43 (13.31%) Cisco
4 42 (13.00%) IBM
4 42 (13.00%) Oracle
5 41 (12.69%) HP
6 31 (9.60%) Microsoft
7 30 (9.29%) Citrix
8 16 (4.95%) EMC
9 14 (4.33%) Sun
10 13 (4.02%) Juniper
11 11 (3.41%) Dell
11 11 (3.41%) Isilon
12 10 (3.10%) F5
12 10 (3.10%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.48%) BMC
13 8 (2.48%) Altiris
13 8 (2.48%) Redknee
14 7 (2.17%) Brocade
14 7 (2.17%) Cognos
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