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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 50 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.12% 2.66% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.84% 10.53% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 5
Average daily rate
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£286 £175 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.57% -44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £125 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £240 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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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
183 190 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.55% 25.27% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 69 90
Average daily rate £325 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £135 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £27.13 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
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 29 August 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 35 (59.32%) Windows
2 34 (57.63%) UNIX
3 17 (28.81%) Java
3 17 (28.81%) Change Management
3 17 (28.81%) WebSphere
4 16 (27.12%) VMware
4 16 (27.12%) Oracle
4 16 (27.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 16 (27.12%) LDAP
5 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
5 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
6 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
6 14 (23.73%) Red Hat
7 13 (22.03%) Web Services
7 13 (22.03%) J2EE
7 13 (22.03%) SQL
8 12 (20.34%) Finance
8 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (18.64%) iSCSI
9 11 (18.64%) SOAP
9 11 (18.64%) DTS
9 11 (18.64%) NetApp
9 11 (18.64%) NFS
10 10 (16.95%) IBM
10 10 (16.95%) Apache
10 10 (16.95%) CentOS
10 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
12 8 (13.56%) Ubuntu
13 7 (11.86%) Migration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (28.81%) WebSphere
2 16 (27.12%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (16.95%) Apache
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (6.78%) FileNet
4 4 (6.78%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (6.78%) Liferay
5 3 (5.08%) SAS
6 1 (1.69%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) AWD
2 2 (3.39%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.69%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) LDAP
2 11 (18.64%) iSCSI
3 6 (10.17%) Firewall
4 4 (6.78%) HTTP
4 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.78%) HTTPS
4 4 (6.78%) Intranet
4 4 (6.78%) Internet
5 3 (5.08%) BIG-IP
5 3 (5.08%) WAN
6 1 (1.69%) Network Security
6 1 (1.69%) SSL
6 1 (1.69%) DNS
6 1 (1.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) DTS
2 5 (8.47%) DB2
3 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.39%) PowerCenter
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.69%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.69%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) OLTP
6 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) OLAP
6 1 (1.69%) Informix
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Introscope
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.69%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Analyst
2 11 (18.64%) Deployment Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Administrator
4 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Support
7 3 (5.08%) Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.39%) MI Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) J2EE
1 13 (22.03%) Web Services
2 11 (18.64%) SOAP
3 7 (11.86%) LAMP
4 4 (6.78%) WebCenter
5 2 (3.39%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.39%) .NET
6 1 (1.69%) HTML
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.69%) WCF
6 1 (1.69%) WPF
6 1 (1.69%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) EPoS
2 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.39%) EMC Centera
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.69%) Open Source
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 35 (59.32%) Windows
2 34 (57.63%) UNIX
3 10 (16.95%) CentOS
3 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (13.56%) Ubuntu
5 7 (11.86%) AIX
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.08%) Solaris
8 2 (3.39%) HPUX
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.69%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.69%) zOS
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) Change Management
2 7 (11.86%) Migration
3 4 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (6.78%) Change Control
3 4 (6.78%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.39%) Data Modelling
5 2 (3.39%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.39%) Content Management
5 2 (3.39%) ETL
5 2 (3.39%) Data Architecture
5 2 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.69%) Scrum
6 1 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.69%) TDD
6 1 (1.69%) Analytics
6 1 (1.69%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) Java
2 13 (22.03%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) VB
3 3 (5.08%) C++
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.39%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
5 1 (1.69%) Perl
5 1 (1.69%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB
4 1 (1.69%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.64%) NFS
4 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.47%) Postfix
5 5 (8.47%) Sendmail
5 5 (8.47%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.47%) Squid
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 4 (6.78%) CA Wily
3 3 (5.08%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.69%) Control-M
4 1 (1.69%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (1.69%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.69%) WSUS
4 1 (1.69%) SCCM
4 1 (1.69%) SCOM
4 1 (1.69%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Oracle
1 16 (27.12%) VMware
2 14 (23.73%) Red Hat
3 11 (18.64%) NetApp
4 10 (16.95%) IBM
5 7 (11.86%) HP
6 4 (6.78%) Kofax
6 4 (6.78%) FatWire
7 3 (5.08%) F5
7 3 (5.08%) ReadSoft
8 2 (3.39%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.39%) EMC
8 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco
8 2 (3.39%) Hitachi
9 1 (1.69%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.69%) Intel
9 1 (1.69%) Citrix
9 1 (1.69%) Symantec
9 1 (1.69%) Remedy