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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 48 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.19% 2.68% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.23% 9.30% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
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£363 £175 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.14% -45.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £125 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £335 £430
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 £34.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% -
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
176 215 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.41% 28.78% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 75 76
Average daily rate £290 £288 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £127 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 24
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.23 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 31 (56.36%) UNIX
2 29 (52.73%) Windows
3 17 (30.91%) Java
3 17 (30.91%) Oracle
4 16 (29.09%) SQL
4 16 (29.09%) WebSphere
5 14 (25.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (25.45%) LDAP
5 14 (25.45%) Red Hat
5 14 (25.45%) Change Management
6 13 (23.64%) Web Services
7 12 (21.82%) Apache
7 12 (21.82%) Finance
7 12 (21.82%) VMware
8 11 (20.00%) J2EE
9 10 (18.18%) IBM
9 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 10 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (16.36%) LAMP
10 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
10 9 (16.36%) SOAP
10 9 (16.36%) DTS
11 8 (14.55%) CentOS
11 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (12.73%) iSCSI
12 7 (12.73%) Retail
12 7 (12.73%) NFS
12 7 (12.73%) NetApp
13 6 (10.91%) Migration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 16 (29.09%) WebSphere
2 14 (25.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (21.82%) Apache
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (7.27%) FileNet
4 4 (7.27%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (7.27%) Liferay
5 3 (5.45%) SAS
6 1 (1.82%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) AWD
2 2 (3.64%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.82%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
2 2 (3.64%) Route 53
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) LDAP
2 7 (12.73%) iSCSI
3 6 (10.91%) Firewall
4 5 (9.09%) Internet
5 4 (7.27%) Intranet
5 4 (7.27%) HTTP
5 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.27%) HTTPS
6 3 (5.45%) WAN
7 2 (3.64%) DNS
8 1 (1.82%) LAN
8 1 (1.82%) VoIP
8 1 (1.82%) SSL
8 1 (1.82%) IPv4
8 1 (1.82%) IPv6
8 1 (1.82%) SAN
8 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) DTS
2 6 (10.91%) DB2
3 4 (7.27%) MySQL
3 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.64%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.82%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.82%) OLTP
6 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.82%) OLAP
6 1 (1.82%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Introscope
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.64%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Administrator
3 9 (16.36%) Deployment Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.64%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.64%) MI Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) DBA
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Capacity Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Linux Support Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) Web Services
2 11 (20.00%) J2EE
3 9 (16.36%) SOAP
3 9 (16.36%) LAMP
4 4 (7.27%) WebCenter
5 2 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.64%) Ajax
5 2 (3.64%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) JMS
6 1 (1.82%) Spring
6 1 (1.82%) HTML
6 1 (1.82%) .NET
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.82%) jQuery
6 1 (1.82%) JPA
6 1 (1.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) EPoS
2 4 (7.27%) User Experience
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) EMC Centera
3 2 (3.64%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (56.36%) UNIX
2 29 (52.73%) Windows
3 10 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (14.55%) CentOS
5 6 (10.91%) Ubuntu
5 6 (10.91%) AIX
6 2 (3.64%) HPUX
6 2 (3.64%) Solaris
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) zOS
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Change Management
2 6 (10.91%) Migration
3 5 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.27%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.64%) ITIL
6 2 (3.64%) UML
6 2 (3.64%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.64%) Content Management
6 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.64%) Change Control
6 2 (3.64%) ETL
6 2 (3.64%) Data Architecture
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.64%) Web Development
7 1 (1.82%) System Testing
7 1 (1.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) Java
2 16 (29.09%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) C++
3 4 (7.27%) PHP
4 3 (5.45%) VB
5 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.64%) COBOL
5 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) SAS Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.73%) NFS
4 5 (9.09%) Postfix
4 5 (9.09%) Sendmail
4 5 (9.09%) Squid
5 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 4 (7.27%) CA Wily
3 3 (5.45%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.82%) Control-M
4 1 (1.82%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Oracle
2 14 (25.45%) Red Hat
3 12 (21.82%) VMware
4 10 (18.18%) IBM
5 7 (12.73%) NetApp
6 5 (9.09%) HP
7 4 (7.27%) Kofax
7 4 (7.27%) FatWire
8 3 (5.45%) ReadSoft
9 2 (3.64%) Hitachi
9 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
9 2 (3.64%) EMC
9 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco
10 1 (1.82%) Intel
10 1 (1.82%) Juniper
10 1 (1.82%) Remedy
10 1 (1.82%) Veritas
10 1 (1.82%) F5
10 1 (1.82%) Rackspace
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