The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 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 Maidenhead 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 4.07% 4.11% 2.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.83% 10.34% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 19.51% 39.73% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 0
Average daily rate £265 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Berkshire

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) SAN
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) CISSP
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) McAfee
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) CentOS
5 2 (20.00%) SIEM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) RIP
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) SMTP
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (10.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Japanese Language
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Service Operations Manager
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) SIEM
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CISSP
1 2 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) Nessus
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Symantec
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) Brocade
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle