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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 39 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.88% 3.19% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.02% 13.07% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £320 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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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
233 176 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.86% 24.41% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 65 23
Average daily rate £299 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 26 (48.15%) Windows
2 22 (40.74%) VMware
3 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
3 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
4 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 18 (33.33%) UNIX
5 16 (29.63%) ITIL
6 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (25.93%) Hyper-V
8 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (22.22%) MCSE
8 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (22.22%) Service Management
9 11 (20.37%) Backup Exec
9 11 (20.37%) Red Hat
9 11 (20.37%) McAfee
9 11 (20.37%) Sophos
9 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
9 11 (20.37%) MCP
9 11 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (20.37%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (20.37%) Lumension
10 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
11 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 8 (14.81%) Java
12 8 (14.81%) Retail
13 7 (12.96%) PHP
13 7 (12.96%) MySQL
13 7 (12.96%) SAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2003
1 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.56%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.70%) FileNet
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.85%) Lync
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.41%) SaaS
2 4 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.56%) Route 53
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) SAN
2 5 (9.26%) WAN
3 4 (7.41%) Firewall
4 3 (5.56%) MPLS
4 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (5.56%) VoIP
5 2 (3.70%) WLAN
5 2 (3.70%) DNS
5 2 (3.70%) ADSL
5 2 (3.70%) DMZ
5 2 (3.70%) SSH
5 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.70%) NAS
6 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.85%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) SSL
6 1 (1.85%) IPv4
6 1 (1.85%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) HBase
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.85%) Rational Rose
1 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.85%) JMeter
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (14.81%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 6 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Capacity Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Configuration Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Development Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Build Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Content Manager
7 1 (1.85%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Web Services
1 5 (9.26%) LAMP
2 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.85%) Java EE
4 1 (1.85%) jQuery
4 1 (1.85%) JPA
4 1 (1.85%) HTML5
4 1 (1.85%) Spring
4 1 (1.85%) Ajax
4 1 (1.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) J2EE
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) JMS
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) EPoS
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Open Source
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 26 (48.15%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) UNIX
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.26%) HPUX
6 3 (5.56%) Solaris
6 3 (5.56%) AIX
6 3 (5.56%) SUSE
6 3 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 3 (5.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.56%) CentOS
7 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.85%) zOS
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) ITIL
2 12 (22.22%) Service Management
3 6 (11.11%) Migration
4 5 (9.26%) Validation
4 5 (9.26%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (9.26%) Line Management
5 4 (7.41%) Operations Management
5 4 (7.41%) ITIL V3
5 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.41%) Change Management
6 3 (5.56%) PRINCE
6 3 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Web Development
7 2 (3.70%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) Java
2 7 (12.96%) PHP
3 6 (11.11%) SQL
3 6 (11.11%) C++
4 5 (9.26%) Perl
5 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.56%) C
6 3 (5.56%) Ruby
7 2 (3.70%) Korn
7 2 (3.70%) Bourne shell
7 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) COBOL
8 1 (1.85%) Python
8 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (22.22%) MCSE
3 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (20.37%) MCP
5 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) GSAE
7 1 (1.85%) MCITP
7 1 (1.85%) CCNA
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (25.93%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.96%) Firmware
4 4 (7.41%) NFS
4 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.85%) Samba
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) Backup Exec
1 11 (20.37%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.56%) YaST
3 2 (3.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.85%) Netcool
4 1 (1.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.85%) OVSD
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
4 1 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) VMware
2 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.37%) Red Hat
3 11 (20.37%) McAfee
3 11 (20.37%) Sophos
3 11 (20.37%) Lumension
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) IBM
5 3 (5.56%) HP
5 3 (5.56%) Veritas
6 2 (3.70%) Altiris
6 2 (3.70%) Sun
6 2 (3.70%) Kofax
6 2 (3.70%) Symantec
6 2 (3.70%) Hitachi
6 2 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (1.85%) ReadSoft
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) Juniper
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