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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 136 139 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.54% 5.70% 4.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.33% 25.74% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 70 59
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£400 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 £27.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.92% +98.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
480 540 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.56% 22.13% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 240 238
Average daily rate £375 £338 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 24 36
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +8 68 £413 +23.13% 39
Slough +2 18 £349 +11.60% 11
Newbury +7 10 £375 +25.00% 5
Bracknell -16 6 £400 +18.51% 4
Maidenhead -3 4 £450 +80.00% 5
Hungerford - 3 £395 -
Windsor - 1 £305 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 107 (36.03%) UNIX
2 97 (32.66%) Windows
3 71 (23.91%) Java
4 59 (19.87%) Microsoft
5 56 (18.86%) Telecoms
5 56 (18.86%) VMware
6 48 (16.16%) Oracle
7 44 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (14.48%) Firewall
9 42 (14.14%) Red Hat
10 41 (13.80%) Python
11 38 (12.79%) AIX
11 38 (12.79%) SQL
12 36 (12.12%) WebSphere
13 35 (11.78%) Apache
14 34 (11.45%) Solaris
14 34 (11.45%) HTML
15 33 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (10.77%) C++
17 31 (10.44%) JavaScript
17 31 (10.44%) Cisco
17 31 (10.44%) Data Centre
18 30 (10.10%) C
18 30 (10.10%) MS Office
18 30 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (9.76%) LTE
19 29 (9.76%) MS Excel
20 28 (9.43%) ITIL
20 28 (9.43%) Perl
20 28 (9.43%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 36 (12.12%) WebSphere
2 35 (11.78%) Apache
3 22 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.39%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
6 10 (3.37%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (3.03%) Lync
8 8 (2.69%) JBoss
9 7 (2.36%) IIS
9 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
10 6 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (2.02%) Commerce Server
11 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.68%) nginx
12 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (1.01%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (1.01%) iPlanet
13 3 (1.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (10.10%) MS Office
2 29 (9.76%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.70%) Maximo
2 3 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.01%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.01%) PaaS
3 3 (1.01%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.48%) Firewall
2 29 (9.76%) LTE
3 28 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 27 (9.09%) 4G
5 25 (8.42%) VPN
6 24 (8.08%) 3G
7 20 (6.73%) LAN
8 19 (6.40%) Wireless
9 18 (6.06%) DNS
10 17 (5.72%) HTTP
11 16 (5.39%) SAN
11 16 (5.39%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (5.05%) Internet
12 15 (5.05%) WAN
13 14 (4.71%) IPsec
14 13 (4.38%) Radio Access Network
15 12 (4.04%) VoIP
15 12 (4.04%) IPv6
15 12 (4.04%) OSPF
16 11 (3.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.08%) DB2
2 22 (7.41%) MySQL
3 18 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 10 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.68%) InterSystems Cache
9 5 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.67%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (8.08%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.04%) Subversion
3 12 (4.04%) Maven
4 9 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.69%) Ant
5 8 (2.69%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.36%) Hudson
7 6 (2.02%) JUnit
7 6 (2.02%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.35%) Selenium
8 4 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.35%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.01%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.01%) JIRA
9 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.67%) Introscope
10 2 (0.67%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.67%) MSBuild
General
1 56 (18.86%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.73%) Finance
3 12 (4.04%) Electronics
4 9 (3.03%) Back Office
5 7 (2.36%) Retail
6 4 (1.35%) Marketing
7 3 (1.01%) Front Office
7 3 (1.01%) Banking
7 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 42 (14.14%) Developer
2 23 (7.74%) Consultant
3 22 (7.41%) Analyst
4 19 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (6.06%) Architect
6 17 (5.72%) Linux Engineer
7 15 (5.05%) Support Engineer
8 14 (4.71%) Administrator
9 12 (4.04%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (3.37%) IP Engineer
11 8 (2.69%) Designer
11 8 (2.69%) Desktop Analyst
11 8 (2.69%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (2.69%) Python Developer
11 8 (2.69%) Network Engineer
11 8 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.36%) Design Engineer
12 7 (2.36%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.45%) HTML
2 23 (7.74%) XML
3 21 (7.07%) Web Services
4 17 (5.72%) CSS
5 16 (5.39%) WebSphere MQ
6 15 (5.05%) JSON
7 14 (4.71%) J2EE
8 13 (4.38%) SOAP
8 13 (4.38%) LAMP
9 12 (4.04%) Middleware
10 11 (3.70%) JMS
10 11 (3.70%) REST
11 9 (3.03%) Django
11 9 (3.03%) JSP
12 7 (2.36%) Ajax
13 6 (2.02%) Spring
13 6 (2.02%) .NET
13 6 (2.02%) XHTML
13 6 (2.02%) Qt
13 6 (2.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.44%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.72%) Clustering
4 16 (5.39%) PKI
5 13 (4.38%) AS400
6 12 (4.04%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.04%) iSeries
7 11 (3.70%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.03%) DataPower
9 8 (2.69%) User Experience
9 8 (2.69%) Mainframe
10 6 (2.02%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.35%) Device Driver
12 3 (1.01%) MPEG
12 3 (1.01%) DTV
12 3 (1.01%) Replication
12 3 (1.01%) Social Media
12 3 (1.01%) Economics
12 3 (1.01%) Wiki
12 3 (1.01%) STB
Operating Systems
1 107 (36.03%) UNIX
2 97 (32.66%) Windows
3 38 (12.79%) AIX
4 34 (11.45%) Solaris
5 33 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (6.40%) Windows 7
7 13 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (4.04%) CentOS
9 11 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
9 11 (3.70%) zOS
10 9 (3.03%) Android
11 8 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (2.36%) SUSE
13 6 (2.02%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.02%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.68%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.01%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (9.43%) ITIL
3 21 (7.07%) Software Engineering
3 21 (7.07%) DevOps
4 18 (6.06%) TDD
5 17 (5.72%) Migration
5 17 (5.72%) Configuration Management
5 17 (5.72%) Project Management
5 17 (5.72%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.39%) Scrum
7 14 (4.71%) OO
8 13 (4.38%) OOD
8 13 (4.38%) Software Testing
8 13 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (4.04%) Kanban
10 11 (3.70%) OOP
11 10 (3.37%) E-Commerce
11 10 (3.37%) Release Management
11 10 (3.37%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.91%) Java
2 41 (13.80%) Python
3 38 (12.79%) SQL
4 32 (10.77%) C++
5 31 (10.44%) JavaScript
6 30 (10.10%) C
7 28 (9.43%) Perl
8 17 (5.72%) Shell Script
8 17 (5.72%) Bash Shell
9 15 (5.05%) Ruby
9 15 (5.05%) PHP
10 11 (3.70%) Embedded C
10 11 (3.70%) Embedded C++
11 6 (2.02%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.68%) MUMPS
13 4 (1.35%) VB
13 4 (1.35%) C#
13 4 (1.35%) Jython
14 3 (1.01%) Korn
15 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (8.75%) Degree
2 19 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.04%) CCNP
4 11 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.37%) CCNA
6 9 (3.03%) IBM Certification
7 8 (2.69%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.02%) SCSA
8 6 (2.02%) CCIE
8 6 (2.02%) Sun Certification
9 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.68%) HND
9 5 (1.68%) CISSP
10 4 (1.35%) MCSE
10 4 (1.35%) MCSA
10 4 (1.35%) CCDP
10 4 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.35%) CCSP
11 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.36%) QA
2 6 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.02%) SLA
3 2 (0.67%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (8.42%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.03%) vSphere
4 5 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.68%) Samba
5 4 (1.35%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.01%) NFS
6 3 (1.01%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.01%) XenApp
7 2 (0.67%) XenServer
7 2 (0.67%) Firmware
7 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.67%) Postfix
7 2 (0.67%) iptables
7 2 (0.67%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (5.05%) Puppet
2 7 (2.36%) Tivoli
2 7 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.68%) SCCM
5 4 (1.35%) Nagios
6 3 (1.01%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (1.01%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.67%) cPanel
7 2 (0.67%) Webmin
7 2 (0.67%) Ansible
7 2 (0.67%) SELinux
7 2 (0.67%) Plesk
7 2 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.67%) yum
7 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 59 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 56 (18.86%) VMware
3 48 (16.16%) Oracle
4 42 (14.14%) Red Hat
5 31 (10.44%) Cisco
6 27 (9.09%) IBM
7 18 (6.06%) Citrix
8 16 (5.39%) HP
9 14 (4.71%) SAP
10 11 (3.70%) Sun
11 10 (3.37%) Juniper
12 8 (2.69%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.36%) Huawei
14 6 (2.02%) Veritas
15 5 (1.68%) AppDynamics
15 5 (1.68%) 3PAR
15 5 (1.68%) NetApp
15 5 (1.68%) McAfee
15 5 (1.68%) InterSystems
16 4 (1.35%) Radware
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