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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 43 58 27
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -31
Contract jobs citing Linux 43 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.32% 1.89% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.07% 8.15% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 13
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£350 £264 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.70% -15.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £214 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
238 233 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 18.39% 23.16% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 96 93
Average daily rate £325 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £208 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £21.25 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +20 35 £363 +57.95% 10
Amersham - 2 £325 -
Aylesbury - - - - 4
Buckingham - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - - 6
Marlow - - - - 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 67 (62.62%) UNIX
2 58 (54.21%) Windows
3 40 (37.38%) Security Cleared
4 36 (33.64%) SC Cleared
5 34 (31.78%) VMware
6 31 (28.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (28.97%) Change Management
7 30 (28.04%) Java
8 25 (23.36%) LDAP
9 23 (21.50%) Red Hat
9 23 (21.50%) DV Cleared
10 22 (20.56%) WebSphere
11 21 (19.63%) Active Directory
11 21 (19.63%) WebSphere Application Server
12 20 (18.69%) SQL
12 20 (18.69%) iSCSI
12 20 (18.69%) Hyper-V
13 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (16.82%) J2EE
13 18 (16.82%) Web Services
13 18 (16.82%) IBM
14 16 (14.95%) NetApp
14 16 (14.95%) SOAP
14 16 (14.95%) AIX
14 16 (14.95%) Oracle
14 16 (14.95%) Apache
14 16 (14.95%) DTS
14 16 (14.95%) CentOS
14 16 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (14.95%) Finance

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 22 (20.56%) WebSphere
2 21 (19.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 16 (14.95%) Apache
4 13 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (12.15%) MS Exchange
5 7 (6.54%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (6.54%) Lync
6 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (4.67%) Node.js
8 4 (3.74%) Liferay
8 4 (3.74%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (3.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (3.74%) FileNet
8 4 (3.74%) SAS
8 4 (3.74%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.93%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) AWD
2 2 (1.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.87%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.93%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) GitHub
1 7 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.93%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (23.36%) LDAP
2 20 (18.69%) iSCSI
3 13 (12.15%) Firewall
4 10 (9.35%) Internet
5 7 (6.54%) SAN
6 6 (5.61%) NAS
6 6 (5.61%) SMTP
7 5 (4.67%) HTTP
7 5 (4.67%) ICMP
8 4 (3.74%) Intranet
8 4 (3.74%) HTTPS
8 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.80%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.87%) DNS
11 1 (0.93%) SSL
11 1 (0.93%) LAN
11 1 (0.93%) WAN
11 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) DTS
2 7 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.67%) DB2
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.87%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.87%) MySQL
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) OLTP
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.93%) Informix
7 1 (0.93%) OLAP
7 1 (0.93%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Jenkins
1 8 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.54%) Ant
2 7 (6.54%) Subversion
3 5 (4.67%) Grunt
3 5 (4.67%) Yeoman
4 4 (3.74%) Introscope
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.93%) Rational Rose
General
1 16 (14.95%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Retail
3 2 (1.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (22.43%) Analyst
2 16 (14.95%) Deployment Analyst
3 13 (12.15%) Support Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Administrator
5 9 (8.41%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Architect
6 7 (6.54%) Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Linux Support
7 6 (5.61%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Systems Support
8 5 (4.67%) Systems Support Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.67%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.74%) Blackberry Support
9 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 4 (3.74%) Consultant
9 4 (3.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.82%) J2EE
1 18 (16.82%) Web Services
2 16 (14.95%) SOAP
3 11 (10.28%) LAMP
4 9 (8.41%) RESTful
5 8 (7.48%) HTML
6 7 (6.54%) CSS
6 7 (6.54%) HTML5
6 7 (6.54%) CSS3
6 7 (6.54%) Dojo
6 7 (6.54%) Worklight
7 5 (4.67%) Apache Cordova
8 4 (3.74%) WebCenter
9 3 (2.80%) XML
10 2 (1.87%) Ajax
10 2 (1.87%) jQuery
10 2 (1.87%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.87%) .NET
10 2 (1.87%) STL
10 2 (1.87%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) EPoS
2 7 (6.54%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.61%) CESG
3 6 (5.61%) Cryptography
4 5 (4.67%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.67%) PKI
5 4 (3.74%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.87%) EMC Centera
6 2 (1.87%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) HACMP
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (62.62%) UNIX
2 58 (54.21%) Windows
3 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (14.95%) AIX
4 16 (14.95%) CentOS
4 16 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (11.21%) Ubuntu
6 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.74%) Solaris
8 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.93%) zOS
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.97%) Change Management
2 13 (12.15%) Migration
2 13 (12.15%) ITIL
3 10 (9.35%) Service Management
4 9 (8.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (8.41%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (7.48%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.54%) CRM
6 7 (6.54%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.61%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.67%) Change Control
8 5 (4.67%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (3.74%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.74%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.74%) Release Management
10 2 (1.87%) TDD
10 2 (1.87%) Content Management
10 2 (1.87%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.04%) Java
2 20 (18.69%) SQL
3 10 (9.35%) Shell Script
3 10 (9.35%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.54%) Objective-C
5 5 (4.67%) C++
5 5 (4.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.74%) Perl
6 4 (3.74%) PHP
7 3 (2.80%) VB
8 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.87%) Python
9 1 (0.93%) sed
9 1 (0.93%) COBOL
9 1 (0.93%) C#
9 1 (0.93%) AWK
Qualifications
1 40 (37.38%) Security Cleared
2 36 (33.64%) SC Cleared
3 23 (21.50%) DV Cleared
4 10 (9.35%) MCP
5 9 (8.41%) MCSE
5 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) SAS Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.28%) SLA
2 5 (4.67%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (28.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (19.63%) Active Directory
3 20 (18.69%) Hyper-V
4 15 (14.02%) NFS
5 9 (8.41%) Squid
5 9 (8.41%) Postfix
5 9 (8.41%) Sendmail
6 5 (4.67%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.87%) vSphere
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) Backup Exec
1 9 (8.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 8 (7.48%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.74%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.80%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.93%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.93%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.93%) Control-M
5 1 (0.93%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.93%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (31.78%) VMware
2 23 (21.50%) Red Hat
3 18 (16.82%) IBM
4 16 (14.95%) NetApp
4 16 (14.95%) Oracle
5 14 (13.08%) Citrix
5 14 (13.08%) HP
5 14 (13.08%) Lumension
6 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
7 9 (8.41%) McAfee
7 9 (8.41%) Sophos
8 5 (4.67%) StorageTek
8 5 (4.67%) Sun
9 4 (3.74%) FatWire
9 4 (3.74%) Kofax
10 3 (2.80%) ReadSoft
10 3 (2.80%) Cisco
10 3 (2.80%) EMC
10 3 (2.80%) F5
10 3 (2.80%) Perforce
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