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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 1.06% 3.85% 5.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.76% 16.67% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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Berkshire

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
21 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 22.34% 23.08% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 8
Average daily rate £398 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +77.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Average hourly rate - £27.20 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

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 26 February 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) LAMP
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
1 7 (87.50%) Puppet
1 7 (87.50%) Jenkins
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) Bitbucket
2 6 (75.00%) Vagrant
2 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (75.00%) Performance Analysis
2 6 (75.00%) KVM
2 6 (75.00%) REST
2 6 (75.00%) Open Source
2 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (75.00%) Drupal
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Apache
2 6 (75.00%) PHP
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (25.00%) Product Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Blackberry

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Apache
1 6 (75.00%) Drupal
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (75.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) LAMP
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) Performance Analysis
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) PHP
1 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) KVM
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Puppet
2 6 (75.00%) Vagrant
2 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft