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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 21 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 211 178 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.30% 6.56% 5.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.07% 34.36% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 86 75
Average daily rate £400 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +105.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
458 518 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.02% 19.10% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 262 267
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £202 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.33 £55.65 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +16 143 £400 +2.56% 56
Slough -3 21 £280 -2.60% 10
Bracknell -20 11 £290 -23.17% 4
Maidenhead - 10 £404 - 4
Newbury +7 2 £300 -32.20% 10
Wokingham - 1 - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (29.94%) Windows
2 98 (28.49%) Python
2 98 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (27.91%) Unix
4 75 (21.80%) Oracle
5 73 (21.22%) VMware
6 69 (20.06%) JavaScript
7 66 (19.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 63 (18.31%) Java
9 61 (17.73%) Puppet
10 54 (15.70%) Red Hat
11 52 (15.12%) Scrum
12 51 (14.83%) SQL
13 50 (14.53%) Windows Server
14 49 (14.24%) Web Services
15 48 (13.95%) CSS
15 48 (13.95%) Active Directory
16 46 (13.37%) Firewall
17 45 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
18 42 (12.21%) HTML
19 41 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
19 41 (11.92%) DevOps
20 40 (11.63%) HTTP
21 39 (11.34%) ITIL
21 39 (11.34%) Apache
21 39 (11.34%) Configuration Management
22 36 (10.47%) Perl
22 36 (10.47%) TDD
22 36 (10.47%) Ansible
23 35 (10.17%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (11.34%) Apache
2 32 (9.30%) Tomcat
3 30 (8.72%) JBoss
3 30 (8.72%) WebLogic
4 20 (5.81%) WebSphere
5 16 (4.65%) OpenStack
6 15 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (4.36%) nginx
7 9 (2.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (2.03%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (1.74%) Confluence
10 5 (1.45%) Commerce Server
11 4 (1.16%) IIS
11 4 (1.16%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.58%) Drupal
13 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.16%) MS Office
4 3 (0.87%) GIMP
5 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.58%) Magento
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.29%) Endur
3 1 (0.29%) Maximo
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.33%) SaaS
4 4 (1.16%) GitHub
5 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.58%) Google Compute Engine
5 2 (0.58%) IaaS
5 2 (0.58%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (13.37%) Firewall
2 40 (11.63%) HTTP
3 35 (10.17%) DNS
4 26 (7.56%) SSL
5 24 (6.98%) TCP/IP
6 23 (6.69%) LAN
6 23 (6.69%) SMTP
7 21 (6.10%) Internet
7 21 (6.10%) WAN
8 18 (5.23%) LDAP
9 17 (4.94%) H.323
10 14 (4.07%) SAN
11 12 (3.49%) VPN
12 10 (2.91%) FTP
12 10 (2.91%) OSPF
13 9 (2.62%) BGP
13 9 (2.62%) Telepresence
14 8 (2.33%) DHCP
14 8 (2.33%) MPLS
15 7 (2.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.43%) MySQL
2 24 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.10%) NoSQL
3 21 (6.10%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.52%) RDBMS
5 16 (4.65%) Big Data
6 15 (4.36%) SQL Server
7 14 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (3.20%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (2.91%) DB2
11 8 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (2.33%) Riak
12 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
14 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.85%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.23%) JIRA
3 18 (5.23%) Maven
4 16 (4.65%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.33%) Ant
6 7 (2.03%) Bugzilla
7 6 (1.74%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.45%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.45%) Introscope
8 5 (1.45%) JProfiler
8 5 (1.45%) Subversion
8 5 (1.45%) Toad
9 4 (1.16%) RSpec
9 4 (1.16%) Selenium
10 3 (0.87%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.87%) Cobertura
10 3 (0.87%) Hudson
10 3 (0.87%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 28 (8.14%) Telecoms
2 15 (4.36%) Finance
3 6 (1.74%) Electronics
4 5 (1.45%) Retail
5 4 (1.16%) Banking
5 4 (1.16%) Marketing
6 2 (0.58%) Advertising
6 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (23.84%) Developer
2 46 (13.37%) Linux Engineer
3 38 (11.05%) Support Engineer
4 31 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (7.27%) Administrator
6 24 (6.98%) Python Developer
7 23 (6.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 20 (5.81%) Architect
9 19 (5.52%) Analyst
9 19 (5.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 19 (5.52%) Linux Support
9 19 (5.52%) Linux Support Engineer
9 19 (5.52%) VMware Engineer
9 19 (5.52%) VMware Support Engineer
10 18 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
11 16 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (4.36%) Consultant
12 15 (4.36%) Software Engineer
13 14 (4.07%) DBA
13 14 (4.07%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.24%) Web Services
2 48 (13.95%) CSS
3 42 (12.21%) HTML
4 27 (7.85%) JSON
4 27 (7.85%) REST
5 25 (7.27%) Middleware
6 23 (6.69%) RESTful
7 21 (6.10%) jQuery
8 17 (4.94%) LAMP
9 16 (4.65%) Sass
10 14 (4.07%) XML
11 13 (3.78%) Django
11 13 (3.78%) ELK Stack
11 13 (3.78%) J2EE
11 13 (3.78%) LEMP Stack
11 13 (3.78%) MCollective
11 13 (3.78%) Sensu
12 10 (2.91%) HTML5
13 8 (2.33%) CSS3
13 8 (2.33%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.88%) User Experience
2 29 (8.43%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.23%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.91%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.91%) Clustering
6 8 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.03%) DataPower
8 6 (1.74%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.45%) Animation
9 5 (1.45%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.45%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.45%) Statistics
10 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.87%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.58%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.58%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 103 (29.94%) Windows
2 96 (27.91%) Unix
3 66 (19.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (14.53%) Windows Server
5 27 (7.85%) AIX
6 25 (7.27%) CentOS
6 25 (7.27%) Solaris
7 18 (5.23%) Ubuntu
7 18 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (3.20%) SUSE
10 9 (2.62%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.16%) NetWare
11 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.29%) Android
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (15.12%) Scrum
3 41 (11.92%) DevOps
4 39 (11.34%) Configuration Management
4 39 (11.34%) ITIL
5 36 (10.47%) TDD
6 35 (10.17%) Migration
7 31 (9.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (8.14%) Software Engineering
9 27 (7.85%) Software Testing
10 26 (7.56%) High Availability
11 23 (6.69%) Incident Management
12 22 (6.40%) Automated Testing
13 21 (6.10%) Load Balancing
14 20 (5.81%) Project Management
15 18 (5.23%) Responsive Web Design
16 17 (4.94%) Mentoring
17 16 (4.65%) Open Source
18 15 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
18 15 (4.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 98 (28.49%) Python
2 69 (20.06%) JavaScript
3 63 (18.31%) Java
4 51 (14.83%) SQL
5 36 (10.47%) Perl
6 33 (9.59%) Bash Shell
7 28 (8.14%) C++
8 27 (7.85%) Shell Script
9 26 (7.56%) Ruby
10 24 (6.98%) PHP
11 20 (5.81%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.91%) VB
13 9 (2.62%) C
14 8 (2.33%) Erlang
15 6 (1.74%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.16%) AWK
16 4 (1.16%) sed
17 2 (0.58%) Korn
18 1 (0.29%) C#
18 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (7.27%) Degree
2 23 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (5.23%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (4.07%) CCNA
6 11 (3.20%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.62%) CCNP
8 8 (2.33%) MCSA
9 7 (2.03%) MCSE
10 6 (1.74%) HNC
10 6 (1.74%) IBM Certification
10 6 (1.74%) RHCSA
10 6 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.45%) ISEB
11 5 (1.45%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.45%) MCP
12 4 (1.16%) CCIE
13 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.10%) SLA
2 16 (4.65%) QA
3 14 (4.07%) FedRAMP
4 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 41 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.10%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.52%) vSphere
5 13 (3.78%) qmail
5 13 (3.78%) Squid
6 6 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.74%) XenApp
7 5 (1.45%) Docker
8 4 (1.16%) Xen
9 3 (0.87%) KVM
9 3 (0.87%) NFS
9 3 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.58%) Samba
10 2 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 61 (17.73%) Puppet
2 36 (10.47%) Ansible
3 30 (8.72%) Nagios
4 29 (8.43%) Graphite
5 27 (7.85%) logstash
6 17 (4.94%) Cacti
7 14 (4.07%) collectd
7 14 (4.07%) Ganglia
7 14 (4.07%) ZABBIX
8 13 (3.78%) SCCM
8 13 (3.78%) SCOM
8 13 (3.78%) SCVMM
8 13 (3.78%) Terraform
8 13 (3.78%) Windows Intune
9 7 (2.03%) vRealize
10 6 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (1.45%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (1.45%) nmon
11 5 (1.45%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.16%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 75 (21.80%) Oracle
2 73 (21.22%) VMware
3 54 (15.70%) Red Hat
4 35 (10.17%) Microsoft
5 30 (8.72%) Cisco
6 28 (8.14%) HP
6 28 (8.14%) IBM
7 15 (4.36%) Citrix
7 15 (4.36%) Splunk
8 13 (3.78%) F5
8 13 (3.78%) RightScale
9 11 (3.20%) Juniper
9 11 (3.20%) Remedy
10 9 (2.62%) Dell
11 8 (2.33%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.74%) CA
12 6 (1.74%) EMC
13 5 (1.45%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.45%) NetApp
13 5 (1.45%) SAP
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