The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 51 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.39% 1.92% 3.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.88% 7.18% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £175 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -58.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £341 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
Linux
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
193 195 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.01% 26.79% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 71 63
Average daily rate £285 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £12.50 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £15.00 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 30 (53.57%) Windows
2 27 (48.21%) UNIX
3 17 (30.36%) Oracle
4 15 (26.79%) SQL
4 15 (26.79%) VMware
5 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
6 13 (23.21%) Red Hat
6 13 (23.21%) Java
7 11 (19.64%) Finance
7 11 (19.64%) Change Management
7 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (19.64%) WebSphere
8 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (17.86%) Apache
9 9 (16.07%) ITIL
9 9 (16.07%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (16.07%) IBM
9 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.29%) Firewall
10 8 (14.29%) Web Services
10 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
11 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (12.50%) Retail
11 7 (12.50%) LDAP
11 7 (12.50%) MCSE
11 7 (12.50%) Service Management
11 7 (12.50%) Migration
11 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (10.71%) Active Directory

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 11 (19.64%) WebSphere
2 10 (17.86%) Apache
3 9 (16.07%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (7.14%) Liferay
5 4 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (5.36%) FileNet
7 2 (3.57%) SAS
7 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.79%) IIS
8 1 (1.79%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (3.57%) AWD
2 1 (1.79%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
2 2 (3.57%) Route 53
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) LDAP
3 5 (8.93%) Internet
4 4 (7.14%) HTTPS
4 4 (7.14%) WAN
4 4 (7.14%) HTTP
4 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.14%) Intranet
5 3 (5.36%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.36%) DNS
5 3 (5.36%) SAN
6 2 (3.57%) MPLS
6 2 (3.57%) LAN
6 2 (3.57%) VoIP
7 1 (1.79%) WLAN
7 1 (1.79%) ADSL
7 1 (1.79%) DHCP
7 1 (1.79%) DMZ
7 1 (1.79%) SSL
7 1 (1.79%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) DB2
2 4 (7.14%) MySQL
2 4 (7.14%) DTS
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.79%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.79%) HBase
5 1 (1.79%) Big Data
5 1 (1.79%) OLTP
5 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.79%) OLAP
5 1 (1.79%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Introscope
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.57%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.79%) Subversion
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Administrator
2 8 (14.29%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Team Leader
4 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 5 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Deployment Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) DBA
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Capacity Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Web Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Designer
8 1 (1.79%) Configuration Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) Web Services
2 6 (10.71%) LAMP
2 6 (10.71%) J2EE
3 4 (7.14%) SOAP
3 4 (7.14%) WebCenter
4 2 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.57%) Ajax
4 2 (3.57%) XML
5 1 (1.79%) JMS
5 1 (1.79%) Spring
5 1 (1.79%) HTML
5 1 (1.79%) .NET
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.79%) Java EE
5 1 (1.79%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) JPA
5 1 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) EPoS
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) Open Source
4 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
5 1 (1.79%) EMC Centera
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (53.57%) Windows
2 27 (48.21%) UNIX
3 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.71%) CentOS
6 5 (8.93%) AIX
7 3 (5.36%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.57%) HPUX
8 2 (3.57%) Solaris
9 1 (1.79%) zOS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Change Management
2 9 (16.07%) ITIL
3 7 (12.50%) Service Management
3 7 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (8.93%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) Line Management
6 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.36%) Validation
6 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.57%) UML
7 2 (3.57%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.57%) Content Management
7 2 (3.57%) Web Development
7 2 (3.57%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) SQL
2 13 (23.21%) Java
3 4 (7.14%) PHP
4 3 (5.36%) C++
5 2 (3.57%) COBOL
5 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) VB
5 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) MCSE
3 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.71%) MCP
5 5 (8.93%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) CCNA
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.79%) SAS Certification
6 1 (1.79%) MCITP
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.14%) Firmware
5 3 (5.36%) Squid
5 3 (5.36%) Postfix
5 3 (5.36%) Sendmail
5 3 (5.36%) NFS
6 1 (1.79%) vSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.79%) HDFS
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Backup Exec
1 6 (10.71%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (7.14%) CA Wily
3 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (5.36%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.79%) Netcool
5 1 (1.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.79%) Control-M
5 1 (1.79%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Oracle
2 15 (26.79%) VMware
3 13 (23.21%) Red Hat
4 9 (16.07%) IBM
4 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.71%) McAfee
5 6 (10.71%) Sophos
5 6 (10.71%) Lumension
6 4 (7.14%) FatWire
6 4 (7.14%) NetApp
7 3 (5.36%) Kofax
7 3 (5.36%) HP
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco
8 2 (3.57%) Hitachi
8 2 (3.57%) ReadSoft
8 2 (3.57%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.79%) Remedy
9 1 (1.79%) Veritas
9 1 (1.79%) Cognos
9 1 (1.79%) EMC
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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