The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 16 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 Buckinghamshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 35 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 60 55 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.93% 6.46% 4.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.28% 32.93% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 28
Average daily rate £325 £263 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -29.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -29.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
282 167 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.19% 19.62% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 65 120
Average daily rate £275 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 51
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £27.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
South East

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -7 43 £318 +41.11% 6
Chalfont St Giles - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 8
Marlow - - - - 2
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 62 (69.66%) Windows
2 57 (64.04%) UNIX
3 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
4 31 (34.83%) SC Cleared
5 30 (33.71%) Java
5 30 (33.71%) Change Management
6 29 (32.58%) VMware
7 26 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (25.84%) DV Cleared
9 21 (23.60%) WebSphere
10 20 (22.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 20 (22.47%) LDAP
11 19 (21.35%) Web Services
12 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
12 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (20.22%) Hyper-V
13 17 (19.10%) SOAP
13 17 (19.10%) J2EE
14 16 (17.98%) ITIL
14 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
15 15 (16.85%) DTS
15 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
15 15 (16.85%) Citrix
16 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (15.73%) Lumension
17 13 (14.61%) iSCSI
18 12 (13.48%) IBM
18 12 (13.48%) AIX
18 12 (13.48%) SQL
19 11 (12.36%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 21 (23.60%) WebSphere
2 20 (22.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
4 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (10.11%) SharePoint
6 8 (8.99%) Lync
7 7 (7.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (7.87%) Apache
8 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (6.74%) Node.js
9 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.12%) SAS
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (1.12%) CMS
10 1 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (1.12%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.12%) Liferay
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.12%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
2 1 (1.12%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.12%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.11%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (6.74%) GitHub
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.12%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.47%) LDAP
2 13 (14.61%) iSCSI
3 11 (12.36%) SAN
3 11 (12.36%) Firewall
4 6 (6.74%) Internet
4 6 (6.74%) NAS
4 6 (6.74%) SMTP
5 5 (5.62%) ICMP
6 3 (3.37%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.25%) Network Security
7 2 (2.25%) HTTP
7 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.25%) DNS
7 2 (2.25%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.12%) SSL
8 1 (1.12%) FTP
8 1 (1.12%) LAN
8 1 (1.12%) WAN
8 1 (1.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.85%) DTS
2 5 (5.62%) MySQL
3 3 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.12%) DB2
5 1 (1.12%) OLAP
5 1 (1.12%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.12%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.74%) Subversion
3 6 (6.74%) Ant
4 5 (5.62%) Grunt
4 5 (5.62%) Yeoman
5 4 (4.49%) Introscope
6 1 (1.12%) NUnit
6 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.12%) MSTest
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Analyst
2 16 (17.98%) Deployment Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Developer
4 9 (10.11%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Administrator
6 6 (6.74%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Support Specialist
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Support
8 4 (4.49%) Programmer
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.49%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (4.49%) Blackberry Support
8 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) AIX Administrator
9 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) Web Services
2 17 (19.10%) J2EE
2 17 (19.10%) SOAP
3 8 (8.99%) RESTful
3 8 (8.99%) HTML
4 7 (7.87%) XML
4 7 (7.87%) CSS
4 7 (7.87%) HTML5
4 7 (7.87%) CSS3
5 6 (6.74%) Worklight
5 6 (6.74%) Dojo
6 5 (5.62%) LAMP
6 5 (5.62%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (4.49%) JSON
8 3 (3.37%) JDBC
9 2 (2.25%) .NET
9 2 (2.25%) MEAP
10 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.12%) WebCenter
10 1 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Clustering
2 6 (6.74%) CESG
2 6 (6.74%) Cryptography
2 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.62%) PKI
3 5 (5.62%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.49%) HACMP
5 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) LPAR
6 1 (1.12%) Replication
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 62 (69.66%) Windows
2 57 (64.04%) UNIX
3 18 (20.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.48%) AIX
5 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (10.11%) CentOS
7 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.74%) Ubuntu
8 6 (6.74%) Windows Vista
9 5 (5.62%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.25%) Solaris
11 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.71%) Change Management
2 16 (17.98%) ITIL
3 11 (12.36%) Service Management
4 9 (10.11%) Service Delivery
4 9 (10.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (8.99%) ITIL V3
6 7 (7.87%) CRM
7 6 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.74%) Migration
7 6 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (4.49%) Rapid Prototyping
8 4 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.37%) Change Control
9 3 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.25%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.25%) MVC
10 2 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.25%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.25%) TDD
10 2 (2.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.71%) Java
2 12 (13.48%) SQL
3 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.11%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.99%) Bash Shell
6 7 (7.87%) Perl
6 7 (7.87%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.74%) Objective-C
8 5 (5.62%) PHP
9 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.25%) C#
10 1 (1.12%) sed
10 1 (1.12%) Python
10 1 (1.12%) AWK
10 1 (1.12%) Jython
10 1 (1.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
2 31 (34.83%) SC Cleared
3 23 (25.84%) DV Cleared
4 11 (12.36%) MCP
5 10 (11.24%) MCSE
5 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) SLA
2 5 (5.62%) QA
System Software
1 26 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (20.22%) Hyper-V
3 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
4 8 (8.99%) NFS
5 4 (4.49%) Squid
5 4 (4.49%) Postfix
5 4 (4.49%) Sendmail
6 3 (3.37%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.25%) vSphere
8 1 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) Backup Exec
2 8 (8.99%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 4 (4.49%) CA Wily
5 3 (3.37%) WSUS
6 1 (1.12%) SCCM
6 1 (1.12%) SCOM
6 1 (1.12%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.12%) Hyperic
6 1 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.12%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (32.58%) VMware
2 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
3 15 (16.85%) Citrix
4 14 (15.73%) Lumension
5 12 (13.48%) IBM
6 11 (12.36%) HP
7 10 (11.24%) Red Hat
8 9 (10.11%) NetApp
8 9 (10.11%) McAfee
8 9 (10.11%) Sophos
9 5 (5.62%) StorageTek
9 5 (5.62%) Cisco
9 5 (5.62%) Sun
10 3 (3.37%) F5
10 3 (3.37%) Oracle
10 3 (3.37%) Perforce
11 2 (2.25%) Cognos
11 2 (2.25%) EMC
11 2 (2.25%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.25%) Remedy
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