The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bracknell region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 32 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 10.16% 2.33% 1.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.83% 7.25% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 1
Average daily rate £338 £570 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% +62.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Operating Systems Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
111 69 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 35.24% 32.09% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 13 7
Average daily rate £331 £363 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +51.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £516 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Berkshire

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014, 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 19 (37.25%) C
2 16 (31.37%) C++
2 16 (31.37%) UML
3 15 (29.41%) Windows
4 14 (27.45%) Perl
5 13 (25.49%) UNIX
5 13 (25.49%) Solaris
5 13 (25.49%) Ruby
6 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 12 (23.53%) Oracle
7 11 (21.57%) Shell Script
8 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
8 10 (19.61%) Internet
8 10 (19.61%) SQL
8 10 (19.61%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (17.65%) VMware
10 6 (11.76%) Firewall
10 6 (11.76%) VB
10 6 (11.76%) OOD
10 6 (11.76%) SOA
10 6 (11.76%) DNS
10 6 (11.76%) EMC
10 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
10 6 (11.76%) Korn
11 5 (9.80%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (9.80%) Xen
11 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.96%) IIS
1 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.96%) Apache
1 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) Internet
2 6 (11.76%) Firewall
2 6 (11.76%) DNS
3 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.88%) SMTP
4 3 (5.88%) SNMP
4 3 (5.88%) VPN
5 2 (3.92%) IPsec
5 2 (3.92%) SSL
5 2 (3.92%) SAN
5 2 (3.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.92%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
6 1 (1.96%) Network Security
6 1 (1.96%) LTE
6 1 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.96%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.88%) MySQL
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.92%) SQLPlus
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) WinRunner
1 2 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (3.92%) MSI
1 2 (3.92%) Ranorex
1 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.92%) Selenium
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.96%) Hudson
2 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Front Office
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Consultant
3 6 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) webMethods Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) UNIX Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Deployment Specialist
8 1 (1.96%) Data Integration Specialist
8 1 (1.96%) Integration Specialist
8 1 (1.96%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (3.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (9.80%) Clustering
3 3 (5.88%) AS400
4 2 (3.92%) Replication
4 2 (3.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) UNIX
2 13 (25.49%) Solaris
3 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.80%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (5.88%) HPUX
6 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) UML
2 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 6 (11.76%) OOD
3 6 (11.76%) SOA
4 4 (7.84%) ETL
4 4 (7.84%) ITIL
5 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.88%) Analytics
5 3 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.88%) Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Scrum
6 2 (3.92%) Automation Testing
6 2 (3.92%) User Stories
6 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.96%) Release Management
7 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.96%) Revenue Management
7 1 (1.96%) Database Tuning
7 1 (1.96%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) C
2 16 (31.37%) C++
3 14 (27.45%) Perl
4 13 (25.49%) Ruby
5 11 (21.57%) Shell Script
6 10 (19.61%) SQL
7 6 (11.76%) VB
7 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
7 6 (11.76%) Korn
8 3 (5.88%) Java
8 3 (5.88%) C#
9 2 (3.92%) AWK
9 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Xen
1 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.84%) VMware ESX
2 4 (7.84%) NFS
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Server
3 3 (5.88%) Samba
4 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.92%) Cobbler
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.96%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.96%) PureDisk
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.96%) Nagios
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.96%) Legato
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
3 9 (17.65%) VMware
4 6 (11.76%) EMC
5 5 (9.80%) Cisco
5 5 (9.80%) IBM
5 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
5 5 (9.80%) webMethods
6 4 (7.84%) Software AG
6 4 (7.84%) HP
7 3 (5.88%) Egenera
8 2 (3.92%) Sun
8 2 (3.92%) F5
8 2 (3.92%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.96%) JBoss
9 1 (1.96%) Symantec
9 1 (1.96%) NetApp
9 1 (1.96%) Informatica
9 1 (1.96%) Brocade
9 1 (1.96%) Altiris