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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 31 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 127 139 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.94% 5.53% 5.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.19% 26.33% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 70 62
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £22.70 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £40.70 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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
485 528 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.87% 20.99% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 234 254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 28 38
Average hourly rate £20.31 £17.07 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.98% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 56 £450 +28.57% 43
Slough +2 23 £349 +5.68% 6
Newbury +10 14 £410 +36.66% 11
Maidenhead -1 4 £450 +83.67% 4
Bracknell -16 3 £405 +6.63% 4
Hungerford - 3 £395 - 3
Windsor - 2 £303 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 109 (37.85%) Windows
2 106 (36.81%) UNIX
3 64 (22.22%) Java
4 58 (20.14%) Microsoft
5 57 (19.79%) VMware
6 55 (19.10%) Oracle
7 51 (17.71%) Telecoms
8 49 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (15.63%) SQL
10 44 (15.28%) Red Hat
11 42 (14.58%) Firewall
12 38 (13.19%) AIX
13 37 (12.85%) Solaris
14 36 (12.50%) Python
14 36 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 34 (11.81%) WebSphere
16 33 (11.46%) Apache
16 33 (11.46%) 4G
17 32 (11.11%) ITIL
17 32 (11.11%) HTML
17 32 (11.11%) LTE
18 31 (10.76%) C++
19 30 (10.42%) MS Office
19 30 (10.42%) Degree
20 29 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (10.07%) C
20 29 (10.07%) Cisco
20 29 (10.07%) 3G
21 28 (9.72%) TCP/IP
21 28 (9.72%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 34 (11.81%) WebSphere
2 33 (11.46%) Apache
3 21 (7.29%) WebLogic
4 20 (6.94%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.47%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.78%) JBoss
6 8 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (2.43%) IIS
7 7 (2.43%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.43%) Lync
8 6 (2.08%) nginx
8 6 (2.08%) Commerce Server
9 5 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.69%) iPlanet
Applications
1 30 (10.42%) MS Office
2 27 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.82%) Maximo
2 3 (1.04%) Fredhopper
2 3 (1.04%) Endur
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.04%) PaaS
3 3 (1.04%) HP Helion
4 2 (0.69%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.35%) GitHub
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.58%) Firewall
2 33 (11.46%) 4G
3 32 (11.11%) LTE
4 29 (10.07%) 3G
5 28 (9.72%) TCP/IP
6 22 (7.64%) LAN
7 21 (7.29%) VPN
7 21 (7.29%) Wireless
8 19 (6.60%) SAN
9 18 (6.25%) DNS
9 18 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (5.56%) WAN
11 15 (5.21%) Internet
12 14 (4.86%) Radio Access Network
13 13 (4.51%) HTTP
14 12 (4.17%) GSM
14 12 (4.17%) Broadband
14 12 (4.17%) IPsec
14 12 (4.17%) BGP
15 11 (3.82%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.03%) DB2
2 23 (7.99%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.90%) MySQL
4 13 (4.51%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.74%) Oracle OLAP
8 5 (1.74%) OLAP
9 4 (1.39%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 24 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.51%) Maven
4 12 (4.17%) Subversion
5 10 (3.47%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.13%) Ant
7 8 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.08%) Hudson
8 6 (2.08%) JUnit
8 6 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.39%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.04%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.04%) Selenium
10 3 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.69%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.69%) JIRA
11 2 (0.69%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.69%) NuGet
General
1 51 (17.71%) Telecoms
2 18 (6.25%) Finance
3 12 (4.17%) Electronics
4 7 (2.43%) Retail
5 5 (1.74%) Back Office
6 3 (1.04%) Banking
6 3 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (11.81%) Developer
2 24 (8.33%) Consultant
3 22 (7.64%) Analyst
4 20 (6.94%) Architect
5 16 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 15 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (4.51%) Administrator
8 11 (3.82%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (3.47%) Java Developer
10 8 (2.78%) Network Engineer
10 8 (2.78%) Software Engineer
10 8 (2.78%) Designer
10 8 (2.78%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (2.43%) Linux Administrator
11 7 (2.43%) DBA
11 7 (2.43%) Solutions Designer
11 7 (2.43%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.43%) Technical Manager
12 6 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.11%) HTML
2 18 (6.25%) CSS
2 18 (6.25%) Web Services
2 18 (6.25%) XML
3 17 (5.90%) Middleware
4 14 (4.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 13 (4.51%) J2EE
5 13 (4.51%) JSON
6 12 (4.17%) JMS
7 11 (3.82%) .NET
8 10 (3.47%) JSP
8 10 (3.47%) SOAP
9 8 (2.78%) LAMP
10 7 (2.43%) Ajax
10 7 (2.43%) HTML5
10 7 (2.43%) REST
11 6 (2.08%) Qt
11 6 (2.08%) Django
12 5 (1.74%) Application Packaging
12 5 (1.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.03%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.94%) Clustering
4 17 (5.90%) PKI
5 13 (4.51%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.51%) AS400
6 12 (4.17%) iSeries
7 11 (3.82%) DataPower
8 8 (2.78%) Mainframe
9 6 (2.08%) User Experience
9 6 (2.08%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.39%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.39%) Device Driver
11 3 (1.04%) MPEG
11 3 (1.04%) Replication
11 3 (1.04%) Economics
11 3 (1.04%) STB
11 3 (1.04%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 109 (37.85%) Windows
2 106 (36.81%) UNIX
3 38 (13.19%) AIX
4 37 (12.85%) Solaris
5 36 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (7.29%) Windows 7
7 14 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (4.17%) CentOS
9 11 (3.82%) Embedded Linux
9 11 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (3.47%) Android
10 10 (3.47%) zOS
11 9 (3.13%) SUSE
12 7 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.08%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.74%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.74%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.74%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.69%) HPUX
15 2 (0.69%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (11.11%) ITIL
3 22 (7.64%) Configuration Management
4 20 (6.94%) Software Engineering
5 18 (6.25%) Project Management
6 17 (5.90%) Migration
6 17 (5.90%) DevOps
7 16 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 15 (5.21%) Scrum
8 15 (5.21%) TDD
8 15 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (4.86%) Service Management
10 13 (4.51%) OOD
10 13 (4.51%) OO
10 13 (4.51%) E-Commerce
11 11 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (3.82%) High Availability
12 10 (3.47%) Kanban
12 10 (3.47%) Software Testing
12 10 (3.47%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (22.22%) Java
2 45 (15.63%) SQL
3 36 (12.50%) Python
4 31 (10.76%) C++
5 29 (10.07%) C
6 28 (9.72%) JavaScript
7 27 (9.38%) Perl
8 18 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 16 (5.56%) PHP
10 11 (3.82%) Embedded C
10 11 (3.82%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.82%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.82%) Ruby
11 7 (2.43%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.74%) C#
13 4 (1.39%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.39%) MUMPS
13 4 (1.39%) C-shell
14 3 (1.04%) Korn
14 3 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (10.42%) Degree
2 19 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.86%) CCNP
4 13 (4.51%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.17%) CCNA
6 11 (3.82%) IBM Certification
7 10 (3.47%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.08%) SCSA
8 6 (2.08%) Sun Certification
9 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.39%) HND
10 4 (1.39%) MCSE
10 4 (1.39%) MCSA
10 4 (1.39%) CCIE
11 3 (1.04%) CISSP
12 2 (0.69%) CCSP
12 2 (0.69%) CCDP
12 2 (0.69%) MCP
12 2 (0.69%) HNC
12 2 (0.69%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.13%) SLA
2 6 (2.08%) QA
3 4 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.69%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (8.68%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.82%) vSphere
4 5 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.74%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.39%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.39%) Samba
5 4 (1.39%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.04%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.04%) XenApp
7 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.69%) NFS
7 2 (0.69%) Firmware
7 2 (0.69%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.35%) Postfix
8 1 (0.35%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.35%) Xen
8 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (4.51%) Puppet
2 7 (2.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (2.43%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (2.08%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.74%) SCCM
5 4 (1.39%) SCOM
5 4 (1.39%) Cacti
5 4 (1.39%) Nagios
5 4 (1.39%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.04%) Plesk
6 3 (1.04%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (1.04%) OpenView
6 3 (1.04%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.04%) cPanel
6 3 (1.04%) Webmin
7 2 (0.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 58 (20.14%) Microsoft
2 57 (19.79%) VMware
3 55 (19.10%) Oracle
4 44 (15.28%) Red Hat
5 29 (10.07%) Cisco
6 26 (9.03%) IBM
7 21 (7.29%) HP
8 17 (5.90%) Citrix
9 13 (4.51%) SAP
10 11 (3.82%) Sun
11 7 (2.43%) Huawei
11 7 (2.43%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.08%) Juniper
12 6 (2.08%) Veritas
13 5 (1.74%) NetApp
14 4 (1.39%) Brocade
14 4 (1.39%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.39%) McAfee
14 4 (1.39%) InterSystems
14 4 (1.39%) F5
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