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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 194 141 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.15% 5.86% 5.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.36% 29.75% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 74 78
Median daily rate £438 £405 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +20.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £288 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Median hourly rate £41.64 £35.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.97% +26.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £19.20 £25.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £37.20 £29.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
469 474 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.70% 19.70% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 229 254
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 55 22
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £35.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 -4 61 £400 -5.88% 34
Bracknell +10 29 £525 +29.55% 6
Slough +7 19 £369 -7.81% 3
Maidenhead +6 13 £375 -16.66% 7
Newbury -2 10 £450 +20.00% 5
Windsor +6 7 £500 +63.93% 2
Wokingham - 4 - - 3
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 151 (36.30%) Windows
2 126 (30.29%) Python
3 118 (28.37%) VMware
4 107 (25.72%) DevOps
5 101 (24.28%) Unix
6 98 (23.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 87 (20.91%) Windows Server
8 74 (17.79%) Puppet
8 74 (17.79%) Cisco
8 74 (17.79%) Red Hat
9 70 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 68 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (16.11%) IBM
12 65 (15.63%) Oracle
13 62 (14.90%) ITIL
13 62 (14.90%) Ansible
14 60 (14.42%) Jenkins
15 59 (14.18%) Git (software)
16 57 (13.70%) Firewall
17 55 (13.22%) Middleware
18 54 (12.98%) Configuration Management
19 51 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
19 51 (12.26%) Data Centre
20 50 (12.02%) vSphere
21 49 (11.78%) Microsoft
22 48 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
23 46 (11.06%) Java
23 46 (11.06%) High Availability
24 45 (10.82%) Sonatype Nexus
24 45 (10.82%) DNS

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 37 (8.89%) WebLogic
2 36 (8.65%) Tomcat
3 22 (5.29%) Apache
3 22 (5.29%) OpenStack
4 21 (5.05%) WebSphere
5 17 (4.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (3.37%) JBoss
7 10 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.16%) nginx
8 9 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.68%) Confluence
10 6 (1.44%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.96%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.96%) IIS
13 3 (0.72%) Drupal
13 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.48%) Documentum
14 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) GIMP
3 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.16%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.44%) OpenShift
3 6 (1.44%) SaaS
4 4 (0.96%) HP Helion
4 4 (0.96%) PaaS
5 3 (0.72%) Azure Machine Learning
5 3 (0.72%) IaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.48%) Office 365
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 57 (13.70%) Firewall
2 45 (10.82%) DNS
3 43 (10.34%) SAN
4 37 (8.89%) HTTP
5 36 (8.65%) TCP/IP
6 32 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 32 (7.69%) VPN
7 31 (7.45%) DHCP
8 26 (6.25%) WAN
9 25 (6.01%) IPsec
10 22 (5.29%) Fibre Channel
11 20 (4.81%) LAN
11 20 (4.81%) Network Security
12 19 (4.57%) SSL
13 18 (4.33%) Ethernet
14 16 (3.85%) VLAN
15 15 (3.61%) BGP
15 15 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (3.13%) H.323
16 13 (3.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.49%) MySQL
2 19 (4.57%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (2.40%) Big Data
5 10 (2.40%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.68%) Redis
9 6 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.20%) HBase
10 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.96%) HDInsight
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.72%) Power BI
12 3 (0.72%) Riak
Development Applications
1 60 (14.42%) Jenkins
2 59 (14.18%) Git (software)
3 45 (10.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 27 (6.49%) Vagrant
5 19 (4.57%) JIRA
6 17 (4.09%) Maven
7 13 (3.13%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.16%) Ant
9 6 (1.44%) Subversion
10 5 (1.20%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.96%) Gradle
11 4 (0.96%) Selenium
11 4 (0.96%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.72%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.72%) Checkstyle
12 3 (0.72%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.72%) Cobertura
12 3 (0.72%) FindBugs
12 3 (0.72%) Hudson
12 3 (0.72%) Liquibase
General
1 27 (6.49%) Telecoms
2 22 (5.29%) Finance
3 15 (3.61%) Retail
4 11 (2.64%) Marketing
5 8 (1.92%) Banking
6 4 (0.96%) Billing
7 3 (0.72%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (13.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (13.22%) Support Engineer
3 48 (11.54%) Developer
3 48 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
4 37 (8.89%) Administrator
5 36 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (8.41%) Architect
7 27 (6.49%) Linux Administrator
8 26 (6.25%) Consultant
8 26 (6.25%) Linux Support
9 23 (5.53%) VMware Engineer
10 21 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.33%) Linux Support Engineer
11 18 (4.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 18 (4.33%) Network Engineer
12 16 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.13%) Junior
13 13 (3.13%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 13 (3.13%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.22%) Middleware
2 32 (7.69%) CSS
3 29 (6.97%) JSON
4 28 (6.73%) RabbitMQ
5 25 (6.01%) REST
6 23 (5.53%) Web Services
7 22 (5.29%) JMS
8 21 (5.05%) XML
9 18 (4.33%) HTML
10 15 (3.61%) LAMP
11 13 (3.13%) .NET
11 13 (3.13%) J2EE
12 11 (2.64%) Django
13 10 (2.40%) HTML5
13 10 (2.40%) jQuery
13 10 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
14 9 (2.16%) RESTful
14 9 (2.16%) WebCenter
15 8 (1.92%) CSS3
15 8 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.26%) Data Centre
2 32 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 30 (7.21%) Private Cloud
4 21 (5.05%) Clustering
5 20 (4.81%) User Experience
6 14 (3.37%) EMC VNX
6 14 (3.37%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.37%) Virtual Team
7 13 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.40%) e-Health
8 10 (2.40%) FlexPod
9 8 (1.92%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.68%) Smart Meter
11 6 (1.44%) Replication
12 5 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.20%) Animation
12 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.96%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.72%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 151 (36.30%) Windows
2 101 (24.28%) Unix
3 98 (23.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 87 (20.91%) Windows Server
5 31 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (5.77%) AIX
6 24 (5.77%) CentOS
7 22 (5.29%) Ubuntu
8 20 (4.81%) Solaris
9 18 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (3.85%) Windows 7
11 13 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (2.40%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (1.68%) SUSE
14 5 (1.20%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.96%) VMS
16 3 (0.72%) Android
17 2 (0.48%) NetWare
17 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (25.72%) DevOps
2 68 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (14.90%) ITIL
4 54 (12.98%) Configuration Management
5 51 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (11.06%) High Availability
7 43 (10.34%) Scrum
8 33 (7.93%) Migration
8 33 (7.93%) Open Source
9 25 (6.01%) Incident Management
10 24 (5.77%) Software Testing
11 22 (5.29%) Mentoring
12 20 (4.81%) Load Balancing
12 20 (4.81%) Project Management
13 19 (4.57%) Automated Testing
13 19 (4.57%) TDD
14 18 (4.33%) Software Engineering
15 15 (3.61%) Presales
15 15 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (3.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (30.29%) Python
2 46 (11.06%) Java
3 42 (10.10%) SQL
4 41 (9.86%) Shell Script
5 37 (8.89%) JavaScript
6 34 (8.17%) Perl
7 30 (7.21%) Bash Shell
8 28 (6.73%) PowerShell
9 25 (6.01%) Ruby
10 21 (5.05%) C
11 18 (4.33%) C++
12 17 (4.09%) PHP
13 14 (3.37%) C#
14 13 (3.13%) VBScript
15 12 (2.88%) VB
16 4 (0.96%) AWK
16 4 (0.96%) sed
17 3 (0.72%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (8.89%) CCNA
3 36 (8.65%) Degree
3 36 (8.65%) Security Cleared
4 26 (6.25%) CCNP
5 24 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (4.81%) SC Cleared
7 19 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.37%) MCSA
8 14 (3.37%) RHCE
9 10 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (2.40%) MCSE
9 10 (2.40%) RHCSA
10 9 (2.16%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.92%) MCP
12 7 (1.68%) NCDA
13 6 (1.44%) ISTQB
13 6 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (1.44%) MCSD
14 5 (1.20%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.41%) SLA
2 13 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.88%) QA
4 9 (2.16%) FedRAMP
5 5 (1.20%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (12.02%) vSphere
3 38 (9.13%) Active Directory
4 31 (7.45%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (2.88%) Docker
7 11 (2.64%) KVM
8 9 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (2.16%) VMware ESX
8 9 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.92%) qmail
9 8 (1.92%) XenApp
10 7 (1.68%) Squid
11 5 (1.20%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.96%) NFS
12 4 (0.96%) vCloud
12 4 (0.96%) XenServer
13 3 (0.72%) RHEV
13 3 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 74 (17.79%) Puppet
2 62 (14.90%) Ansible
3 34 (8.17%) Nagios
4 31 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.37%) logstash
6 11 (2.64%) Graphite
7 10 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (2.16%) Cacti
8 9 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (1.92%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.68%) collectd
10 7 (1.68%) Ganglia
11 6 (1.44%) Kubernetes
12 5 (1.20%) SCCM
12 5 (1.20%) WSUS
13 4 (0.96%) SCOM
14 3 (0.72%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.72%) Nessus
14 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 118 (28.37%) VMware
2 74 (17.79%) Cisco
2 74 (17.79%) Red Hat
3 67 (16.11%) IBM
4 65 (15.63%) Oracle
5 49 (11.78%) Microsoft
6 40 (9.62%) HP
7 36 (8.65%) EMC
8 21 (5.05%) F5
9 20 (4.81%) Remedy
10 19 (4.57%) Citrix
11 15 (3.61%) NetApp
12 11 (2.64%) CA
12 11 (2.64%) Dell
13 9 (2.16%) Endeca
13 9 (2.16%) FatWire
13 9 (2.16%) Hitachi
13 9 (2.16%) Juniper
13 9 (2.16%) Splunk
13 9 (2.16%) Veritas
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