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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 9.40% 9.36% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.43% 28.95% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 2
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£300 £295 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
70 76 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 29.91% 32.34% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 14
Average daily rate £313 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £142 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.57% +1.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
4 11 (22.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (22.92%) C
5 10 (20.83%) Perl
5 10 (20.83%) UNIX
5 10 (20.83%) IBM
6 9 (18.75%) Shell Script
6 9 (18.75%) Oracle
6 9 (18.75%) SQL
6 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 8 (16.67%) VMware
7 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 8 (16.67%) DNS
8 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
8 7 (14.58%) SAN
8 7 (14.58%) Java
8 7 (14.58%) Solaris
8 7 (14.58%) Tivoli
8 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (12.50%) NAS
9 6 (12.50%) Bash Shell
9 6 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (12.50%) User Experience
9 6 (12.50%) ITIL
9 6 (12.50%) Python

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
1 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) DNS
2 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) SAN
3 6 (12.50%) NAS
3 6 (12.50%) VPN
4 5 (10.42%) DHCP
4 5 (10.42%) Firewall
5 4 (8.33%) Internet
6 3 (6.25%) Kerberos
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.17%) 4G
7 2 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (4.17%) IPsec
7 2 (4.17%) 2G
7 2 (4.17%) SS7
7 2 (4.17%) 3G
8 1 (2.08%) BGP
8 1 (2.08%) SSL
8 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.08%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQLPlus
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Consultant
2 6 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) webMethods Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Product Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Product Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) Software Packaging
3 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) OLE
4 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.08%) Ajax
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) User Experience
2 5 (10.42%) Clustering
2 5 (10.42%) CESG
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (20.83%) UNIX
4 7 (14.58%) Solaris
5 6 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.25%) Android
7 2 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (4.17%) SUSE
7 2 (4.17%) AIX
7 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.08%) HPUX
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Software Engineering
2 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) SOA
4 5 (10.42%) UML
5 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.33%) Change Management
6 3 (6.25%) Validation
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management
7 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.17%) System Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.17%) DRM
7 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.17%) OOD
8 1 (2.08%) OO
8 1 (2.08%) Workflow
8 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) C
2 10 (20.83%) Perl
3 9 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 9 (18.75%) SQL
4 7 (14.58%) Java
5 6 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 6 (12.50%) Python
5 6 (12.50%) C++
6 5 (10.42%) AWK
6 5 (10.42%) Korn
7 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.25%) Ruby
8 2 (4.17%) C#
9 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
1 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.42%) MCSE
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (10.42%) MCITP
3 4 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.42%) Xen
4 1 (2.08%) NFS
4 1 (2.08%) vCloud
4 1 (2.08%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Tivoli
2 5 (10.42%) Cobbler
2 5 (10.42%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (20.83%) IBM
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle
4 8 (16.67%) VMware
4 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.42%) HP
5 5 (10.42%) Sun
5 5 (10.42%) webMethods
6 4 (8.33%) Software AG
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco
8 2 (4.17%) Cognos
8 2 (4.17%) EMC
9 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.08%) BMC
9 1 (2.08%) CA
9 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.08%) Informatica
9 1 (2.08%) NetApp
9 1 (2.08%) Citrix
9 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
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