The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 5.65% 2.48% 7.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.00% 10.34% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -7.63%
Linux
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Maidenhead region.

Operating Systems Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
20 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 16.13% 23.97% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 9
Average daily rate £400 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -13.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £32.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.68% +122.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 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 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 14 (73.68%) Apache
3 11 (57.89%) PHP
3 11 (57.89%) LAMP
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
3 11 (57.89%) DevOps
4 10 (52.63%) Bitbucket
4 10 (52.63%) Vagrant
4 10 (52.63%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (52.63%) Puppet
4 10 (52.63%) REST
4 10 (52.63%) Performance Analysis
4 10 (52.63%) KVM
4 10 (52.63%) Drupal
4 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
4 10 (52.63%) Open Source
4 10 (52.63%) Bash Shell
4 10 (52.63%) Identity Management
4 10 (52.63%) XML
4 10 (52.63%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (31.58%) HPUX
5 6 (31.58%) Solaris
5 6 (31.58%) UNIX
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 6 (31.58%) Product Management
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle
6 5 (26.32%) HP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 14 (73.68%) Apache
2 10 (52.63%) Drupal
3 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (10.53%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Jenkins
2 10 (52.63%) Bitbucket
2 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Environment Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) C# Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) LAMP
2 10 (52.63%) REST
2 10 (52.63%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) HPUX
1 6 (31.58%) Solaris
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) Scrum
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) DevOps
3 10 (52.63%) Performance Analysis
3 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (52.63%) Identity Management
4 6 (31.58%) Product Management
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) EAI
6 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) DRM
7 1 (5.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) PHP
2 10 (52.63%) Bash Shell
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) Vagrant
1 10 (52.63%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (52.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.26%) IBM