The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 8.65% 6.25% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.25% 20.18% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 2
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£378 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £180 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Linux
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Operating Systems Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 109 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 25.26% 30.97% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 47 23
Average daily rate £375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Bracknell region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Bracknell region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 27 (41.54%) SC Cleared
1 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
2 24 (36.92%) Windows
3 20 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 20 (30.77%) VMware
4 19 (29.23%) DNS
5 16 (24.62%) Python
6 15 (23.08%) Perl
6 15 (23.08%) Open Source
7 14 (21.54%) Shell Script
8 13 (20.00%) IBM
8 13 (20.00%) Java
8 13 (20.00%) Apache
8 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (18.46%) SQL
9 12 (18.46%) SAN
10 11 (16.92%) DV Cleared
11 10 (15.38%) SSL
11 10 (15.38%) UNIX
11 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (13.85%) CESG
12 9 (13.85%) C
12 9 (13.85%) Cisco
12 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
12 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
12 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
13 8 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (12.31%) Adobe CQ

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 13 (20.00%) Apache
2 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
2 8 (12.31%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (9.23%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (9.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (6.15%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) JBoss
5 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) SaaS
1 3 (4.62%) PaaS
1 3 (4.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (29.23%) DNS
2 12 (18.46%) SAN
3 10 (15.38%) SSL
4 8 (12.31%) HTTP
4 8 (12.31%) Firewall
5 6 (9.23%) DHCP
5 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.23%) NAS
6 5 (7.69%) VPN
7 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
7 4 (6.15%) IPsec
7 4 (6.15%) VLAN
7 4 (6.15%) Internet
7 4 (6.15%) BGP
7 4 (6.15%) Network Security
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (6.15%) NetScaler
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (6.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) MySQL
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.15%) DB2
2 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Introscope
2 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) GNU Toolchain
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) BitKeeper
General
1 6 (9.23%) Retail
2 2 (3.08%) Front Office
2 2 (3.08%) Back Office
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) WebSphere Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Architect
5 6 (9.23%) Applications Packager
6 5 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Linux Support Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Linux Support
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (9.23%) Application Packaging
1 6 (9.23%) Worklight
2 5 (7.69%) REST
2 5 (7.69%) Ajax
2 5 (7.69%) JSON
2 5 (7.69%) Middleware
2 5 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 5 (7.69%) HTML
2 5 (7.69%) SOAP
3 4 (6.15%) Software Packaging
3 4 (6.15%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.08%) XML
4 2 (3.08%) POSIX
5 1 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Open Source
2 9 (13.85%) CESG
3 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.69%) User Experience
5 4 (6.15%) PKI
5 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.54%) EMV
7 1 (1.54%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (15.38%) UNIX
4 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.23%) Android
6 6 (9.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (6.15%) AIX
7 4 (6.15%) SUSE
7 4 (6.15%) Debian
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Phone 8
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Phone
7 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.08%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
4 6 (9.23%) ITIL
5 5 (7.69%) OO
5 5 (7.69%) Validation
5 5 (7.69%) Web Development
6 4 (6.15%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.15%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.15%) Change Management
7 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.08%) Line Management
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.08%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.08%) Scrum
8 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.08%) Service Management
8 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) Python
2 15 (23.08%) Perl
3 14 (21.54%) Shell Script
4 13 (20.00%) Java
5 12 (18.46%) SQL
6 9 (13.85%) C
7 8 (12.31%) C++
8 7 (10.77%) Ruby
8 7 (10.77%) Bash Shell
9 6 (9.23%) Jython
10 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
11 2 (3.08%) C#
12 1 (1.54%) AWK
12 1 (1.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) SC Cleared
1 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.92%) DV Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) MCSE
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (9.23%) MCITP
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) CCIE
4 1 (1.54%) CCNP
4 1 (1.54%) CCNA
4 1 (1.54%) CCDA
4 1 (1.54%) CCDP
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.77%) Firmware
3 7 (10.77%) vSphere
4 4 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.15%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.62%) KVM
6 2 (3.08%) vCloud
7 1 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (3.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.54%) SELinux
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Red Hat
1 20 (30.77%) VMware
2 13 (20.00%) IBM
3 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.85%) Cisco
4 8 (12.31%) Adobe
5 7 (10.77%) HP
6 6 (9.23%) Oracle
6 6 (9.23%) AppDynamics
7 5 (7.69%) Hitachi
8 4 (6.15%) Citrix
8 4 (6.15%) Dell
8 4 (6.15%) F5
8 4 (6.15%) Splunk
8 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.15%) CA
9 2 (3.08%) BMC
9 2 (3.08%) EMC
10 1 (1.54%) Juniper
10 1 (1.54%) Symantec