The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 13 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 192 133 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.82% 5.37% 6.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 27.25% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 76 95
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.00 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.62 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
432 488 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.83% 19.71% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 249 262
Median daily rate £388 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 47 39
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.27% +81.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +22 67 £401 -5.76% 36
Bracknell +18 38 £500 - 6
Slough +4 21 £363 -14.20% 7
Maidenhead -5 8 £400 +5.26% 6
Newbury -7 7 £475 +8.57% 5
Windsor +1 2 £525 +72.13% 3
Wokingham -8 1 £410 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 134 (35.17%) Windows
2 111 (29.13%) Unix
3 104 (27.30%) VMware
4 97 (25.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (25.20%) DevOps
6 86 (22.57%) Red Hat
7 84 (22.05%) Oracle
8 79 (20.73%) Python
9 78 (20.47%) Shell Script
10 74 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 63 (16.54%) Jenkins
12 57 (14.96%) Security Cleared
12 57 (14.96%) Cisco
13 56 (14.70%) IBM
14 55 (14.44%) SQL
15 54 (14.17%) Finance
16 52 (13.65%) Configuration Management
17 51 (13.39%) WebLogic
18 49 (12.86%) Puppet
19 47 (12.34%) Ansible
19 47 (12.34%) Middleware
20 45 (11.81%) ITIL
20 45 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
20 45 (11.81%) JSON
21 44 (11.55%) Windows Server
22 43 (11.29%) Migration
23 42 (11.02%) Microsoft
23 42 (11.02%) Git (software)
24 41 (10.76%) Telecoms
24 41 (10.76%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (13.39%) WebLogic
2 35 (9.19%) Apache
3 31 (8.14%) Tomcat
4 18 (4.72%) WebSphere
5 15 (3.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (2.89%) IIS
7 9 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (2.10%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.84%) Commerce Server
9 7 (1.84%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (1.84%) JBoss
10 6 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.57%) iPlanet
11 4 (1.05%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.05%) nginx
11 4 (1.05%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.79%) Drupal
13 2 (0.52%) Confluence
13 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 14 (3.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.84%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.31%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.10%) PaaS
4 6 (1.57%) SaaS
5 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.79%) GitHub
6 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.52%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.52%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.52%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.76%) Firewall
2 37 (9.71%) SAN
3 35 (9.19%) DNS
4 28 (7.35%) HTTP
5 27 (7.09%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.56%) DHCP
7 23 (6.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (5.77%) VPN
9 18 (4.72%) IPsec
9 18 (4.72%) VLAN
9 18 (4.72%) WAN
10 17 (4.46%) Network Security
11 15 (3.94%) SSL
12 14 (3.67%) FTP
13 12 (3.15%) LAN
14 11 (2.89%) LDAP
15 10 (2.62%) MPLS
15 10 (2.62%) SNMP
16 9 (2.36%) BGP
16 9 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.97%) MySQL
2 21 (5.51%) Oracle BI EE
3 17 (4.46%) Oracle Database
4 13 (3.41%) SQL Server
5 11 (2.89%) Redis
6 10 (2.62%) DB2
7 9 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.10%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.10%) HBase
9 7 (1.84%) Essbase
9 7 (1.84%) Hyperion Smart View
10 6 (1.57%) Big Data
10 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.79%) HDInsight
13 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 63 (16.54%) Jenkins
2 42 (11.02%) Git (software)
3 38 (9.97%) Sonatype Nexus
4 24 (6.30%) Vagrant
5 13 (3.41%) JIRA
6 7 (1.84%) JUnit
6 7 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (1.57%) Maven
7 6 (1.57%) Subversion
8 5 (1.31%) GoCD
8 5 (1.31%) Jasmine
8 5 (1.31%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.05%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.05%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.05%) JMeter
9 4 (1.05%) Selenium
10 3 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.52%) Hamcrest
11 2 (0.52%) Hudson
11 2 (0.52%) Mockito
General
1 54 (14.17%) Finance
2 41 (10.76%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.46%) Marketing
4 15 (3.94%) Retail
5 14 (3.67%) Electronics
5 14 (3.67%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.89%) Banking
7 5 (1.31%) Law
8 4 (1.05%) Billing
9 2 (0.52%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (13.91%) Consultant
2 51 (13.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (9.45%) Developer
3 36 (9.45%) Linux Engineer
4 35 (9.19%) Administrator
5 28 (7.35%) Architect
6 27 (7.09%) Linux Administrator
7 26 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (6.30%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (5.51%) Support Engineer
10 19 (4.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 15 (3.94%) Linux Support
12 13 (3.41%) Network Engineer
12 13 (3.41%) Security Engineer
13 12 (3.15%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (3.15%) Test Engineer
14 11 (2.89%) Java Developer
14 11 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
15 10 (2.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 9 (2.36%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.34%) Middleware
2 45 (11.81%) JSON
3 34 (8.92%) RabbitMQ
4 33 (8.66%) CSS
5 32 (8.40%) HTML
6 28 (7.35%) XML
7 24 (6.30%) JMS
8 19 (4.99%) J2EE
9 16 (4.20%) REST
9 16 (4.20%) Web Services
10 13 (3.41%) LAMP
11 12 (3.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (2.62%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.62%) Oracle Fusion
13 9 (2.36%) HTML5
13 9 (2.36%) JSP
13 9 (2.36%) WebCenter
14 8 (2.10%) Django
15 7 (1.84%) Ajax
15 7 (1.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.50%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.14%) Private Cloud
3 27 (7.09%) Clustering
4 16 (4.20%) EMC VNX
5 15 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.67%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.41%) Virtual Team
8 11 (2.89%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.10%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.84%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.84%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.57%) e-Health
11 6 (1.57%) FlexPod
12 5 (1.31%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.31%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.05%) Replication
13 4 (1.05%) User Experience
14 3 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 134 (35.17%) Windows
2 111 (29.13%) Unix
3 97 (25.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (11.55%) Windows Server
5 40 (10.50%) AIX
6 30 (7.87%) Ubuntu
7 28 (7.35%) Solaris
8 25 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (4.20%) CentOS
10 9 (2.36%) Debian
11 8 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.84%) SUSE
13 6 (1.57%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (1.57%) VMS
14 4 (1.05%) Android
14 4 (1.05%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.79%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (25.20%) DevOps
2 52 (13.65%) Configuration Management
3 45 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (11.81%) ITIL
4 43 (11.29%) Migration
5 39 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (9.19%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (8.66%) High Availability
8 28 (7.35%) Open Source
9 23 (6.04%) Project Management
10 17 (4.46%) Programme Management
11 15 (3.94%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (3.94%) Scrum
11 15 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (3.67%) Digital Marketing
12 14 (3.67%) ETL
12 14 (3.67%) SOA
13 13 (3.41%) Load Balancing
13 13 (3.41%) Software Testing
14 11 (2.89%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.73%) Python
2 78 (20.47%) Shell Script
3 55 (14.44%) SQL
4 41 (10.76%) Bash Shell
5 40 (10.50%) Java
6 33 (8.66%) JavaScript
7 29 (7.61%) C
7 29 (7.61%) PHP
8 27 (7.09%) Perl
9 16 (4.20%) C++
10 15 (3.94%) Ruby
11 14 (3.67%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.84%) C#
13 6 (1.57%) VBScript
14 5 (1.31%) F#
14 5 (1.31%) Go
14 5 (1.31%) Haskell
14 5 (1.31%) OCaml
14 5 (1.31%) Rust
14 5 (1.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.19%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.40%) DV Cleared
4 31 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (6.30%) CCNA
6 20 (5.25%) CCNP
6 20 (5.25%) RHCE
7 19 (4.99%) Degree
8 12 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.62%) RHCSA
10 9 (2.36%) BC Cleared
11 8 (2.10%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.31%) CCIE
14 5 (1.31%) CISSP
14 5 (1.31%) ISEB
15 3 (0.79%) CCA
15 3 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.99%) SLA
2 9 (2.36%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.84%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.31%) QA
5 4 (1.05%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (10.50%) vSphere
3 25 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.46%) Active Directory
5 15 (3.94%) Docker
6 14 (3.67%) KVM
7 13 (3.41%) VMware ESX
8 12 (3.15%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.84%) XenApp
10 5 (1.31%) NFS
10 5 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.05%) vCloud
11 4 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.05%) Xen
12 2 (0.52%) Ceph
12 2 (0.52%) Firmware
12 2 (0.52%) iptables
12 2 (0.52%) oVirt
12 2 (0.52%) RHEV
12 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (12.86%) Puppet
2 47 (12.34%) Ansible
3 29 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (4.99%) EMC NetWorker
5 14 (3.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 12 (3.15%) Nagios
7 9 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.84%) logstash
8 7 (1.84%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.57%) CFEngine
10 5 (1.31%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.05%) SCCM
11 4 (1.05%) SCOM
12 3 (0.79%) Kibana
12 3 (0.79%) Nessus
12 3 (0.79%) Nexpose
12 3 (0.79%) Nmap
12 3 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (27.30%) VMware
2 86 (22.57%) Red Hat
3 84 (22.05%) Oracle
4 57 (14.96%) Cisco
5 56 (14.70%) IBM
6 42 (11.02%) Microsoft
7 38 (9.97%) EMC
8 35 (9.19%) HP
9 16 (4.20%) Citrix
9 16 (4.20%) NetApp
10 15 (3.94%) SAP
11 14 (3.67%) Informatica
12 10 (2.62%) F5
13 9 (2.36%) Endeca
13 9 (2.36%) FatWire
14 8 (2.10%) Tableau
15 7 (1.84%) CA
15 7 (1.84%) Hyperion
15 7 (1.84%) Splunk
16 6 (1.57%) BEA
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