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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 31 34 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 59 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.90% 4.47% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.32% 21.32% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 17
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£406 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £419 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
253 258 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.03% 20.96% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 103 66
Average daily rate £360 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 48
Average hourly rate £16.07 £15.35 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +11.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £33.20 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 50 £406 +16.07% 16
High Wycombe - 2 £441 - 4
Buckingham - 1 - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 54 (47.79%) Windows
2 35 (30.97%) Security Cleared
3 34 (30.09%) UNIX
4 32 (28.32%) SQL
5 24 (21.24%) Python
6 22 (19.47%) Oracle
6 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
6 22 (19.47%) DV Cleared
7 21 (18.58%) Java
8 20 (17.70%) Finance
8 20 (17.70%) Analytics
9 19 (16.81%) Perl
10 18 (15.93%) VMware
10 18 (15.93%) Telecoms
11 17 (15.04%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (15.04%) TCP/IP
11 17 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
12 16 (14.16%) C++
12 16 (14.16%) Business Objects
13 14 (12.39%) AIX
13 14 (12.39%) Solaris
13 14 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (11.50%) Bash Shell
14 13 (11.50%) OO
14 13 (11.50%) Firewall
14 13 (11.50%) Clustering
14 13 (11.50%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (11.50%) Greenplum
15 12 (10.62%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (7.08%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.19%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.31%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.31%) SAS
4 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.42%) IIS
4 5 (4.42%) Lync
5 4 (3.54%) Confluence
5 4 (3.54%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.54%) Apache
5 4 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.65%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.77%) nginx
7 2 (1.77%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.96%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (4.42%) PaaS
2 3 (2.65%) Office 365
2 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.65%) SaaS
3 2 (1.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.04%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.50%) Firewall
3 11 (9.73%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (7.08%) DNS
5 5 (4.42%) SAN
5 5 (4.42%) HTTP
6 4 (3.54%) AMQP
6 4 (3.54%) HTTPS
6 4 (3.54%) Internet
7 3 (2.65%) SSL
7 3 (2.65%) DHCP
7 3 (2.65%) VPN
8 2 (1.77%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.77%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.77%) LDAP
8 2 (1.77%) SNMP
9 1 (0.88%) 3G
9 1 (0.88%) 2G
9 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (11.50%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (9.73%) Oracle Database
4 10 (8.85%) DB2
5 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
5 9 (7.96%) MySQL
5 9 (7.96%) Big Data
6 7 (6.19%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
8 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.54%) DB2 UDB
8 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.65%) PowerCenter
9 3 (2.65%) OLAP
9 3 (2.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (2.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Subversion
2 7 (6.19%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.42%) Introscope
3 5 (4.42%) JIRA
4 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.54%) Mercurial
4 4 (3.54%) Gradle
4 4 (3.54%) Ant
4 4 (3.54%) JUnit
4 4 (3.54%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.77%) Moq
6 2 (1.77%) NeoLoad
6 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.77%) NUnit
6 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.88%) JMeter
7 1 (0.88%) SCons
7 1 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.88%) Robot Framework
General
1 20 (17.70%) Finance
2 18 (15.93%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.54%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.77%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.77%) Back Office
5 2 (1.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 22 (19.47%) Developer
2 16 (14.16%) Administrator
3 10 (8.85%) Architect
4 9 (7.96%) Software Developer
5 7 (6.19%) Analyst
6 6 (5.31%) Technical Design Authority
7 5 (4.42%) Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.54%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.65%) DBA
9 3 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (2.65%) SAS Developer
9 3 (2.65%) WebSphere Administrator
9 3 (2.65%) UNIX Consultant
9 3 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (1.77%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.73%) Web Services
2 7 (6.19%) J2EE
2 7 (6.19%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (5.31%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (4.42%) Java EE
5 4 (3.54%) jQuery
5 4 (3.54%) JSON
5 4 (3.54%) LAMP
5 4 (3.54%) HTML
5 4 (3.54%) .NET
5 4 (3.54%) EJB
5 4 (3.54%) JMS
6 3 (2.65%) CSS
6 3 (2.65%) JDBC
6 3 (2.65%) SOAP
6 3 (2.65%) JNDI
6 3 (2.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (1.77%) HTML5
7 2 (1.77%) WCF
7 2 (1.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Clustering
2 10 (8.85%) Open Source
3 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.31%) Replication
5 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.54%) HACMP
6 3 (2.65%) BeagleBone
7 2 (1.77%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.77%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.88%) BBC
8 1 (0.88%) Ergonomics
8 1 (0.88%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.88%) CMDB
8 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 54 (47.79%) Windows
2 34 (30.09%) UNIX
3 14 (12.39%) AIX
3 14 (12.39%) Solaris
4 9 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.54%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.65%) Android
9 2 (1.77%) CentOS
9 2 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.88%) Fedora
10 1 (0.88%) SUSE
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.70%) Analytics
2 17 (15.04%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (11.50%) OO
4 11 (9.73%) ITIL
4 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.73%) High Availability
5 10 (8.85%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (7.96%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.08%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (7.08%) Scrum
7 8 (7.08%) Service Management
8 7 (6.19%) Project Management
8 7 (6.19%) Change Control
9 6 (5.31%) Network Architecture
9 6 (5.31%) Test Scripting
9 6 (5.31%) Migration
9 6 (5.31%) TDD
9 6 (5.31%) Data Modelling
9 6 (5.31%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.42%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.32%) SQL
2 24 (21.24%) Python
3 21 (18.58%) Java
4 19 (16.81%) Perl
5 16 (14.16%) C++
6 13 (11.50%) Bash Shell
7 11 (9.73%) C#
8 9 (7.96%) Korn
9 8 (7.08%) C
9 8 (7.08%) PHP
9 8 (7.08%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
10 5 (4.42%) Ruby
11 4 (3.54%) Jython
11 4 (3.54%) VB
12 3 (2.65%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.77%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.77%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (30.97%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
2 22 (19.47%) DV Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) Degree
4 4 (3.54%) MCP
4 4 (3.54%) MCSE
4 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.88%) MCSA
5 1 (0.88%) GSAE
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) QA
1 2 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.73%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.96%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.42%) vSphere
5 4 (3.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (3.54%) Firmware
6 2 (1.77%) Docker
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.77%) NFS
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.88%) HDFS
7 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Puppet
2 5 (4.42%) CA Wily
3 4 (3.54%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.54%) OVSD
4 3 (2.65%) Nagios
4 3 (2.65%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.65%) Opsview
4 3 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.88%) Control-M
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) SCCM
6 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (19.47%) Oracle
2 18 (15.93%) VMware
3 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.16%) Business Objects
5 13 (11.50%) Greenplum
6 12 (10.62%) HP
6 12 (10.62%) NetApp
7 11 (9.73%) IBM
8 10 (8.85%) Red Hat
9 9 (7.96%) TIBCO
10 6 (5.31%) Lumension
10 6 (5.31%) McAfee
11 5 (4.42%) EMC
11 5 (4.42%) Brocade
12 4 (3.54%) 3PAR
12 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
12 4 (3.54%) Veritas
12 4 (3.54%) Citrix
13 3 (2.65%) Informatica
13 3 (2.65%) Symantec
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