The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 35 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 57 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.37% 2.48% 3.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.15% 10.74% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £27.50 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £27.50 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
314 242 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.08% 23.07% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 99 29
Average daily rate £290 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
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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
Milton Keynes 0 35 £350 +16.66% 6
High Wycombe - 2 £380 - 1
Marlow - 1 - -
Amersham - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (35.96%) Windows
2 29 (32.58%) VMware
3 24 (26.97%) SQL
4 22 (24.72%) UNIX
4 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
4 22 (24.72%) Security Cleared
5 21 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
6 20 (22.47%) Perl
7 17 (19.10%) ITIL
7 17 (19.10%) Red Hat
7 17 (19.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (17.98%) Telecoms
9 15 (16.85%) Hyper-V
10 14 (15.73%) Service Management
10 14 (15.73%) Python
11 13 (14.61%) MCSE
11 13 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (14.61%) MySQL
11 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (14.61%) Greenplum
11 13 (14.61%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (14.61%) Analytics
12 12 (13.48%) Lumension
12 12 (13.48%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (13.48%) Backup Exec
12 12 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (13.48%) McAfee

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (13.48%) MS Exchange
1 12 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (6.74%) Apache
3 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.37%) nginx
5 2 (2.25%) Lync
5 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.25%) iPlanet
5 2 (2.25%) FileNet
6 1 (1.12%) SAS
6 1 (1.12%) IIS
6 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.12%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.49%) SaaS
4 3 (3.37%) Route 53
5 2 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (10.11%) SAN
3 7 (7.87%) Firewall
4 6 (6.74%) DNS
5 5 (5.62%) WAN
5 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.49%) Network Security
6 4 (4.49%) VoIP
6 4 (4.49%) SSL
7 3 (3.37%) LAN
7 3 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.37%) MPLS
8 2 (2.25%) SSH
8 2 (2.25%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.25%) NAS
8 2 (2.25%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.25%) ADSL
8 2 (2.25%) WLAN
8 2 (2.25%) IPv4
8 2 (2.25%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (14.61%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (14.61%) MySQL
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) DB2
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.12%) HBase
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.37%) Subversion
3 2 (2.25%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.12%) JMeter
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.12%) Rational Rose
General
1 16 (17.98%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.11%) Retail
3 6 (6.74%) Finance
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (12.36%) Architect
2 10 (11.24%) Team Leader
3 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 8 (8.99%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Design Authority
7 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.37%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (3.37%) UNIX Engineer
9 2 (2.25%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) C++ Developer
9 2 (2.25%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) Linux Support
9 2 (2.25%) Capacity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) Web Services
2 5 (5.62%) LAMP
3 3 (3.37%) HTML
4 2 (2.25%) J2EE
4 2 (2.25%) XML
4 2 (2.25%) JMS
4 2 (2.25%) JPA
4 2 (2.25%) Spring
4 2 (2.25%) Ajax
4 2 (2.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.25%) Middleware
5 1 (1.12%) Java EE
5 1 (1.12%) jQuery
5 1 (1.12%) HTML5
5 1 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.12%) Flash
5 1 (1.12%) CSS
5 1 (1.12%) STL
5 1 (1.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) EPoS
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Clustering
4 2 (2.25%) Open Source
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.25%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.12%) BBC
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (35.96%) Windows
2 22 (24.72%) UNIX
3 17 (19.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.87%) HPUX
6 6 (6.74%) CentOS
7 5 (5.62%) Solaris
8 3 (3.37%) SUSE
8 3 (3.37%) Debian
8 3 (3.37%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.37%) AIX
8 3 (3.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.12%) zOS
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.10%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) Service Management
3 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (14.61%) Analytics
4 9 (10.11%) Migration
5 7 (7.87%) Validation
6 6 (6.74%) Line Management
6 6 (6.74%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (5.62%) Network Architecture
7 5 (5.62%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.62%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.62%) Change Management
7 5 (5.62%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.62%) Operations Management
8 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.37%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.37%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (3.37%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.97%) SQL
2 20 (22.47%) Perl
3 14 (15.73%) Python
4 12 (13.48%) C++
5 11 (12.36%) PHP
5 11 (12.36%) Java
6 6 (6.74%) C
7 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.62%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.49%) Embedded C++
9 3 (3.37%) Ruby
9 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.25%) Korn
10 2 (2.25%) Bourne shell
10 2 (2.25%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.12%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.12%) C#
11 1 (1.12%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (24.72%) Security Cleared
2 20 (22.47%) SC Cleared
3 13 (14.61%) MCSE
3 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (13.48%) MCP
5 11 (12.36%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.37%) Degree
7 1 (1.12%) GSAE
7 1 (1.12%) MCITP
7 1 (1.12%) CCNA
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (16.85%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.99%) Firmware
4 4 (4.49%) NFS
4 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.37%) Varnish
6 1 (1.12%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.12%) HDFS
6 1 (1.12%) Samba
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) Backup Exec
1 12 (13.48%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.49%) Puppet
3 3 (3.37%) Zenoss
3 3 (3.37%) YaST
3 3 (3.37%) Nagios
4 2 (2.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.12%) Netcool
5 1 (1.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.12%) OVSD
5 1 (1.12%) WSUS
5 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (32.58%) VMware
2 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
3 17 (19.10%) Red Hat
4 13 (14.61%) Greenplum
5 12 (13.48%) Lumension
5 12 (13.48%) McAfee
5 12 (13.48%) Sophos
5 12 (13.48%) Business Objects
6 9 (10.11%) Oracle
7 4 (4.49%) Cisco
8 3 (3.37%) IBM
8 3 (3.37%) HP
8 3 (3.37%) Veritas
9 2 (2.25%) Hitachi
9 2 (2.25%) NetApp
9 2 (2.25%) Sun
9 2 (2.25%) Juniper
9 2 (2.25%) EMC
9 2 (2.25%) QNX
9 2 (2.25%) Kofax
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