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 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 51 49 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.64% 2.76% 4.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.35% 11.11% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £240 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -22.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £130 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
251 261 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.38% 24.86% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 101 97
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 34
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.27 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% -5.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.57 £35.00 £36.20
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 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -7 18 £350 +100.00% 8
High Wycombe -1 4 £350 -17.64% 5
Amersham -4 1 - - 1
Aylesbury - - - - 2
Marlow - - - - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 37 (49.33%) UNIX
2 32 (42.67%) Windows
3 24 (32.00%) Red Hat
4 22 (29.33%) Java
5 20 (26.67%) VMware
6 19 (25.33%) LDAP
7 18 (24.00%) Apache
8 17 (22.67%) SQL
8 17 (22.67%) Oracle
8 17 (22.67%) WebSphere
9 16 (21.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (21.33%) Web Services
10 15 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (20.00%) Change Management
10 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 15 (20.00%) CentOS
11 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
11 14 (18.67%) Finance
12 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
12 13 (17.33%) J2EE
13 12 (16.00%) IBM
13 12 (16.00%) LAMP
14 11 (14.67%) iSCSI
14 11 (14.67%) NFS
14 11 (14.67%) NetApp
15 10 (13.33%) DTS
15 10 (13.33%) SOAP
15 10 (13.33%) Ubuntu
16 9 (12.00%) Squid

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (24.00%) Apache
2 17 (22.67%) WebSphere
3 15 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (5.33%) FileNet
4 4 (5.33%) SAS
4 4 (5.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.33%) Liferay
4 4 (5.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (4.00%) nginx
6 1 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.33%) Node.js
6 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) AWD
2 2 (2.67%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.33%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.67%) GitHub
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.33%) Route 53
3 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.33%) LDAP
2 11 (14.67%) iSCSI
3 9 (12.00%) Firewall
4 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.67%) HTTP
5 5 (6.67%) Internet
6 4 (5.33%) Intranet
6 4 (5.33%) SSL
6 4 (5.33%) HTTPS
7 3 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.00%) Network Security
7 3 (4.00%) DNS
7 3 (4.00%) WAN
8 2 (2.67%) IPv4
8 2 (2.67%) IPv6
8 2 (2.67%) VoIP
8 2 (2.67%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.33%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) DTS
2 8 (10.67%) MySQL
3 6 (8.00%) DB2
4 5 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.67%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.33%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.33%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.33%) OLAP
7 1 (1.33%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.67%) Subversion
3 4 (5.33%) Introscope
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.67%) Rational Rose
5 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.67%) Ant
5 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.33%) Grunt
6 1 (1.33%) Yeoman
6 1 (1.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Analyst
2 12 (16.00%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Administrator
3 10 (13.33%) Deployment Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Linux Support
6 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (2.67%) Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) Web Services
2 13 (17.33%) J2EE
3 12 (16.00%) LAMP
4 10 (13.33%) SOAP
5 4 (5.33%) WebCenter
6 3 (4.00%) Ajax
6 3 (4.00%) RESTful
6 3 (4.00%) HTML
7 2 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.67%) JMS
7 2 (2.67%) XML
7 2 (2.67%) STL
7 2 (2.67%) CSS
7 2 (2.67%) Dojo
7 2 (2.67%) JPA
7 2 (2.67%) HTML5
7 2 (2.67%) CSS3
7 2 (2.67%) Worklight
7 2 (2.67%) Spring
8 1 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) EPoS
2 4 (5.33%) User Experience
3 3 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) EMC Centera
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.33%) Open Source
5 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 37 (49.33%) UNIX
2 32 (42.67%) Windows
3 16 (21.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (20.00%) CentOS
5 10 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 8 (10.67%) AIX
7 3 (4.00%) Debian
8 2 (2.67%) HPUX
8 2 (2.67%) Solaris
8 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.33%) zOS
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) Change Management
2 8 (10.67%) Migration
3 7 (9.33%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (5.33%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (5.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (4.00%) UML
5 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.67%) OO
6 2 (2.67%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.67%) ETL
6 2 (2.67%) ITIL
6 2 (2.67%) Data Architecture
6 2 (2.67%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.67%) Change Control
6 2 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) Java
2 17 (22.67%) SQL
3 9 (12.00%) C++
4 8 (10.67%) PHP
5 7 (9.33%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.33%) Perl
8 3 (4.00%) VB
9 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.67%) Python
9 2 (2.67%) COBOL
9 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.33%) Ruby
10 1 (1.33%) C
10 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.33%) ISEB
5 1 (1.33%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (14.67%) NFS
4 9 (12.00%) Squid
4 9 (12.00%) Postfix
4 9 (12.00%) Sendmail
5 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.00%) Varnish
7 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 4 (5.33%) CA Wily
3 3 (4.00%) Puppet
3 3 (4.00%) Zenoss
3 3 (4.00%) Nagios
3 3 (4.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.33%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (1.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Red Hat
2 20 (26.67%) VMware
3 17 (22.67%) Oracle
4 12 (16.00%) IBM
5 11 (14.67%) NetApp
6 9 (12.00%) HP
7 4 (5.33%) Kofax
7 4 (5.33%) FatWire
8 3 (4.00%) Cisco
8 3 (4.00%) ReadSoft
9 2 (2.67%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.67%) EMC
9 2 (2.67%) Juniper
9 2 (2.67%) Hitachi
9 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.33%) F5
10 1 (1.33%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.33%) QNX
10 1 (1.33%) Veritas
10 1 (1.33%) Intel
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