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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 35 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 160 120 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.77% 4.51% 4.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.87% 20.87% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 68 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
574 575 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.69% 21.63% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 280 209
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 30
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £24.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +20 82 £400 +14.28% 59
Slough -1 18 £400 +22.13% 10
Bracknell -17 12 £405 +20.06% 1
Maidenhead +2 5 £435 +73.80% 4
Newbury -3 5 £440 +40.80% 1
Thatcham - 1 £163 -
Windsor - 1 £305 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (31.75%) UNIX
2 103 (30.56%) Windows
3 74 (21.96%) Java
4 61 (18.10%) Oracle
5 60 (17.80%) Firewall
5 60 (17.80%) VMware
6 58 (17.21%) Microsoft
7 53 (15.73%) Telecoms
8 52 (15.43%) SQL
9 51 (15.13%) Red Hat
10 49 (14.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (13.95%) Apache
12 46 (13.65%) Cisco
13 44 (13.06%) HTML
13 44 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (11.57%) MySQL
15 38 (11.28%) Python
15 38 (11.28%) VPN
16 37 (10.98%) JavaScript
17 35 (10.39%) DNS
18 34 (10.09%) Perl
18 34 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (9.50%) C++
19 32 (9.50%) TCP/IP
20 30 (8.90%) Solaris
21 29 (8.61%) Active Directory
22 28 (8.31%) C
22 28 (8.31%) PHP
22 28 (8.31%) Security Cleared
22 28 (8.31%) VLAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 47 (13.95%) Apache
2 28 (8.31%) WebSphere
3 18 (5.34%) WebLogic
4 15 (4.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 14 (4.15%) IIS
5 14 (4.15%) MS Exchange
6 13 (3.86%) Tomcat
7 11 (3.26%) JBoss
7 11 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (2.37%) SharePoint
9 8 (2.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (1.78%) Lync
10 6 (1.78%) Commerce Server
11 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.19%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.19%) iPlanet
12 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 26 (7.72%) MS Office
2 25 (7.42%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Maximo
2 3 (0.89%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.89%) SaaS
3 3 (0.89%) PaaS
4 2 (0.59%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (17.80%) Firewall
2 38 (11.28%) VPN
3 35 (10.39%) DNS
4 32 (9.50%) TCP/IP
5 28 (8.31%) VLAN
6 25 (7.42%) HTTP
7 23 (6.82%) LAN
8 20 (5.93%) SSL
8 20 (5.93%) Internet
8 20 (5.93%) 3G
8 20 (5.93%) 4G
9 19 (5.64%) OSPF
9 19 (5.64%) WAN
9 19 (5.64%) IPsec
10 18 (5.34%) VoIP
11 17 (5.04%) BGP
11 17 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (5.04%) LTE
12 16 (4.75%) SAN
13 15 (4.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.57%) MySQL
2 20 (5.93%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.64%) SQL Server
4 17 (5.04%) DB2
5 10 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.67%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.67%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.78%) InterSystems Cache
7 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.59%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 20 (5.93%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.26%) Subversion
4 9 (2.67%) Maven
4 9 (2.67%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.78%) Selenium
5 6 (1.78%) Ant
5 6 (1.78%) Introscope
6 5 (1.48%) JUnit
6 5 (1.48%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.48%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.19%) JIRA
7 4 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.89%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.89%) Hudson
9 2 (0.59%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.59%) NuGet
9 2 (0.59%) Artifactory
General
1 53 (15.73%) Telecoms
2 27 (8.01%) Finance
3 12 (3.56%) Retail
4 9 (2.67%) Back Office
5 8 (2.37%) Electronics
6 5 (1.48%) Banking
7 4 (1.19%) Front Office
7 4 (1.19%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 48 (14.24%) Developer
2 24 (7.12%) Linux Engineer
3 22 (6.53%) Analyst
3 22 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (5.93%) Support Engineer
4 20 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (5.64%) Consultant
6 16 (4.75%) Administrator
7 15 (4.45%) Network Engineer
8 14 (4.15%) Design Engineer
9 13 (3.86%) Architect
9 13 (3.86%) IP Engineer
10 11 (3.26%) Java Developer
11 10 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.37%) Linux Support
12 8 (2.37%) WebSphere Engineer
12 8 (2.37%) Desktop Analyst
13 7 (2.08%) Software Engineer
13 7 (2.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.06%) HTML
2 22 (6.53%) XML
3 21 (6.23%) CSS
4 20 (5.93%) SOAP
5 19 (5.64%) Web Services
6 17 (5.04%) LAMP
7 15 (4.45%) JSON
7 15 (4.45%) J2EE
8 13 (3.86%) Application Packaging
8 13 (3.86%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (3.56%) Middleware
9 12 (3.56%) REST
10 10 (2.97%) Django
11 9 (2.67%) Ajax
11 9 (2.67%) jQuery
11 9 (2.67%) Worklight
12 8 (2.37%) JSP
13 7 (2.08%) .NET
13 7 (2.08%) Spring
13 7 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.01%) Open Source
2 14 (4.15%) PKI
3 10 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.37%) User Experience
4 8 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.37%) Clustering
4 8 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.08%) AS400
6 6 (1.78%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.78%) iSeries
7 5 (1.48%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.19%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.19%) Social Media
8 4 (1.19%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.89%) CESG
9 3 (0.89%) STB
9 3 (0.89%) Replication
10 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 107 (31.75%) UNIX
2 103 (30.56%) Windows
3 49 (14.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (8.90%) Solaris
5 27 (8.01%) AIX
6 16 (4.75%) Windows 7
7 15 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (3.86%) CentOS
9 11 (3.26%) Android
10 10 (2.97%) zOS
11 9 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.37%) SUSE
13 7 (2.08%) Debian
13 7 (2.08%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.78%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.78%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (7.12%) ITIL
3 22 (6.53%) Configuration Management
4 21 (6.23%) DevOps
5 20 (5.93%) Project Management
5 20 (5.93%) Migration
6 18 (5.34%) Scrum
6 18 (5.34%) TDD
6 18 (5.34%) Software Engineering
7 16 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (4.75%) Change Management
8 14 (4.15%) Service Delivery
8 14 (4.15%) OO
8 14 (4.15%) E-Commerce
9 13 (3.86%) Information Security
10 12 (3.56%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.26%) Software Testing
11 11 (3.26%) Kanban
11 11 (3.26%) Service Management
11 11 (3.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.96%) Java
2 52 (15.43%) SQL
3 38 (11.28%) Python
4 37 (10.98%) JavaScript
5 34 (10.09%) Perl
6 32 (9.50%) C++
7 28 (8.31%) PHP
7 28 (8.31%) C
8 19 (5.64%) Shell Script
9 12 (3.56%) Ruby
9 12 (3.56%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.37%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.37%) Embedded C
11 7 (2.08%) Embedded C++
11 7 (2.08%) C#
11 7 (2.08%) Jython
12 6 (1.78%) MUMPS
13 5 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.19%) VB
15 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (6.23%) Degree
5 14 (4.15%) CCNA
6 12 (3.56%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.67%) CCNP
8 7 (2.08%) CCIE
9 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.48%) MCSE
10 5 (1.48%) CISSP
11 4 (1.19%) SCSA
11 4 (1.19%) CCSP
11 4 (1.19%) HND
11 4 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.19%) CCDP
11 4 (1.19%) Sun Certification
11 4 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (0.89%) ISEB
12 3 (0.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.67%) QA
2 6 (1.78%) SLA
3 5 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.59%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (8.61%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.56%) Firmware
3 12 (3.56%) vSphere
4 8 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.08%) NFS
6 5 (1.48%) Samba
6 5 (1.48%) XenServer
7 4 (1.19%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.19%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.19%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.19%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.89%) XenApp
9 2 (0.59%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.59%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.59%) Postfix
9 2 (0.59%) iptables
10 1 (0.30%) Docker
10 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (4.75%) Puppet
2 12 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.67%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.48%) SCCM
4 5 (1.48%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.19%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.19%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.89%) logstash
6 3 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.89%) Nagios
6 3 (0.89%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.59%) Plesk
7 2 (0.59%) SCOM
7 2 (0.59%) Salt
7 2 (0.59%) cPanel
7 2 (0.59%) Webmin
7 2 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (18.10%) Oracle
2 60 (17.80%) VMware
3 58 (17.21%) Microsoft
4 51 (15.13%) Red Hat
5 46 (13.65%) Cisco
6 25 (7.42%) IBM
7 24 (7.12%) CheckPoint
8 19 (5.64%) HP
9 17 (5.04%) Citrix
9 17 (5.04%) Juniper
10 14 (4.15%) F5
11 11 (3.26%) Sun
12 9 (2.67%) AppDynamics
13 8 (2.37%) Adobe
14 7 (2.08%) Splunk
15 6 (1.78%) 3PAR
15 6 (1.78%) SAP
15 6 (1.78%) InterSystems
16 5 (1.48%) Redknee
16 5 (1.48%) Veritas
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