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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 141 116 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.63% 4.82% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.22% 20.75% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 59 52
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 £227 £224 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
518 559 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.68% 23.22% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 246 226
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 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
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 30 July 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 30 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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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 +11 65 £350 -12.50% 32
Slough +15 25 £325 +47.72% 10
Bracknell +7 13 £380 +24.08% 4
Maidenhead -2 6 £245 -38.75% 2
Newbury -7 2 £300 -29.41% 9
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - - 3
Wokingham - - - - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 100 (40.00%) Windows
2 77 (30.80%) UNIX
3 52 (20.80%) Oracle
3 52 (20.80%) Red Hat
4 49 (19.60%) Solaris
5 45 (18.00%) SQL
6 44 (17.60%) Java
7 42 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (16.40%) Telecoms
8 41 (16.40%) VMware
9 34 (13.60%) SQL Server
10 32 (12.80%) MySQL
11 31 (12.40%) IBM
12 30 (12.00%) Cisco
13 28 (11.20%) Active Directory
13 28 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (10.80%) HP
14 27 (10.80%) Apache
15 26 (10.40%) Shell Script
15 26 (10.40%) Security Cleared
15 26 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (10.00%) C
16 25 (10.00%) Oracle Database
17 24 (9.60%) Microsoft
17 24 (9.60%) Firewall
18 23 (9.20%) DNS
18 23 (9.20%) SOA
18 23 (9.20%) Perl
18 23 (9.20%) Puppet
19 22 (8.80%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 27 (10.80%) Apache
2 22 (8.80%) IIS
3 16 (6.40%) WebLogic
4 13 (5.20%) WebSphere
5 10 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.20%) Drupal
9 2 (0.80%) WordPress
9 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.80%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.40%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.40%) Mule
10 1 (0.40%) nginx
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.60%) MS Office
3 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.80%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.80%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.00%) SaaS
1 5 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.20%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.80%) IaaS
3 2 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.60%) Firewall
2 23 (9.20%) DNS
3 18 (7.20%) LDAP
3 18 (7.20%) TCP/IP
4 17 (6.80%) HTTP
4 17 (6.80%) Internet
5 16 (6.40%) SAN
6 15 (6.00%) VPN
7 13 (5.20%) SSL
8 8 (3.20%) NAS
9 7 (2.80%) WAN
10 6 (2.40%) SSH
10 6 (2.40%) LAN
10 6 (2.40%) 4G
11 5 (2.00%) Wireless
11 5 (2.00%) ATM
11 5 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.60%) FTP
12 4 (1.60%) DHCP
12 4 (1.60%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.80%) MySQL
3 25 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.20%) DB2
5 7 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.40%) SQLPlus
6 6 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.00%) DataStage
7 5 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.60%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (1.60%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.80%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 1 (0.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.00%) Ant
3 9 (3.60%) Selenium
4 8 (3.20%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.80%) JUnit
5 7 (2.80%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.80%) Maven
6 6 (2.40%) Gradle
6 6 (2.40%) JBehave
7 5 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.20%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.20%) JProfiler
9 3 (1.20%) Sinon.JS
9 3 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (1.20%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.20%) Introscope
9 3 (1.20%) Toad
9 3 (1.20%) Subversion
9 3 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 41 (16.40%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.00%) Finance
3 7 (2.80%) Retail
4 5 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.60%) Banking
5 4 (1.60%) Electronics
6 3 (1.20%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (16.80%) Developer
2 27 (10.80%) Consultant
3 20 (8.00%) Java Developer
4 17 (6.80%) Analyst
4 17 (6.80%) Architect
5 14 (5.60%) Support Engineer
6 10 (4.00%) Administrator
6 10 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (3.60%) DBA
7 9 (3.60%) Software Engineer
7 9 (3.60%) Test Analyst
8 8 (3.20%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (3.20%) PHP Developer
9 7 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (2.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (2.40%) MySQL DBA
10 6 (2.40%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (2.40%) Project Engineer
10 6 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.40%) Web Services
2 15 (6.00%) SOAP
3 13 (5.20%) HTML
4 12 (4.80%) CSS
5 10 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 10 (4.00%) Spring
6 9 (3.60%) Middleware
6 9 (3.60%) XML
7 8 (3.20%) Ajax
7 8 (3.20%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (3.20%) LAMP
8 7 (2.80%) .NET
9 6 (2.40%) jQuery
10 5 (2.00%) RESTful
11 4 (1.60%) CCXML
11 4 (1.60%) JMS
11 4 (1.60%) MSMQ
11 4 (1.60%) J2EE
11 4 (1.60%) VXML
11 4 (1.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.00%) Clustering
2 13 (5.20%) Open Source
3 12 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.80%) DataPower
6 6 (2.40%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.40%) Physics
6 6 (2.40%) PKI
7 5 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.00%) AS400
8 4 (1.60%) CESG
8 4 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.60%) Replication
8 4 (1.60%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.20%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.20%) DTV
9 3 (1.20%) iSeries
10 2 (0.80%) Wiki
10 2 (0.80%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 100 (40.00%) Windows
2 77 (30.80%) UNIX
3 49 (19.60%) Solaris
4 42 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (8.00%) AIX
7 13 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (5.20%) HPUX
8 11 (4.40%) Android
9 8 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.80%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (2.80%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.80%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.80%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (1.60%) zOS
12 3 (1.20%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.20%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.20%) OpenVMS
12 3 (1.20%) CentOS
12 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (9.20%) SOA
2 22 (8.80%) ITIL
3 19 (7.60%) Scrum
3 19 (7.60%) Configuration Management
4 17 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (6.40%) Software Engineering
6 15 (6.00%) DevOps
7 13 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (4.80%) E-Commerce
8 12 (4.80%) Migration
9 11 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.40%) UML
9 11 (4.40%) TDD
10 9 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.20%) Change Management
11 8 (3.20%) Workflow
11 8 (3.20%) High Availability
12 7 (2.80%) Service Delivery
12 7 (2.80%) OO
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.00%) SQL
2 44 (17.60%) Java
3 26 (10.40%) Shell Script
4 25 (10.00%) C
5 23 (9.20%) Perl
6 22 (8.80%) JavaScript
7 20 (8.00%) C++
8 19 (7.60%) PHP
8 19 (7.60%) Bash Shell
9 13 (5.20%) Python
10 12 (4.80%) Ruby
11 9 (3.60%) Korn
12 7 (2.80%) AWK
13 6 (2.40%) Groovy
13 6 (2.40%) VB
14 4 (1.60%) PHP5
14 4 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.20%) Scala
15 3 (1.20%) C#
15 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 20 (8.00%) Degree
3 18 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (6.40%) CCNA
5 8 (3.20%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.00%) RHCE
8 4 (1.60%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.60%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.60%) ISEB
8 4 (1.60%) IBM Certification
9 3 (1.20%) MCSE
9 3 (1.20%) MCSA
9 3 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.20%) MCITP
10 2 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.80%) CCNP
10 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.80%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.40%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.20%) Xen
4 10 (4.00%) NFS
5 4 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.60%) KVM
6 3 (1.20%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (1.20%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.80%) vSphere
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.40%) RHEV
8 1 (0.40%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.40%) Samba
8 1 (0.40%) NDS
Systems Management
1 23 (9.20%) Puppet
2 12 (4.80%) Tivoli
3 11 (4.40%) WSUS
3 11 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.40%) Cobbler
5 5 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.60%) nmon
7 3 (1.20%) Nagios
7 3 (1.20%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (1.20%) Nessus
7 3 (1.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.80%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.80%) SCOM
8 2 (0.80%) Plesk
8 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.40%) YUM
9 1 (0.40%) Salt
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 52 (20.80%) Oracle
1 52 (20.80%) Red Hat
2 41 (16.40%) VMware
3 31 (12.40%) IBM
4 30 (12.00%) Cisco
5 27 (10.80%) HP
6 24 (9.60%) Microsoft
7 17 (6.80%) Sun
8 14 (5.60%) Citrix
9 8 (3.20%) webMethods
10 6 (2.40%) EMC
11 5 (2.00%) Software AG
11 5 (2.00%) Juniper
11 5 (2.00%) Google
11 5 (2.00%) Redknee
12 4 (1.60%) Zend
12 4 (1.60%) Veritas
12 4 (1.60%) Lotus
12 4 (1.60%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.60%) F5
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