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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 42 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.16% 2.55% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.62% 8.80% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £175 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.14% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £335 £323
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 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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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
171 216 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.62% 29.03% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 75 68
Average daily rate £290 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 23
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.27 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% -1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.16 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 1 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 1 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 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) UNIX
3 18 (30.00%) Oracle
4 17 (28.33%) Java
4 17 (28.33%) SQL
4 17 (28.33%) VMware
5 15 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 14 (23.33%) SC Cleared
6 14 (23.33%) Change Management
6 14 (23.33%) Red Hat
7 13 (21.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (21.67%) LDAP
8 12 (20.00%) Apache
8 12 (20.00%) Web Services
8 12 (20.00%) Finance
8 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (16.67%) J2EE
9 10 (16.67%) IBM
10 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
11 8 (13.33%) DTS
11 8 (13.33%) SOAP
11 8 (13.33%) LAMP
11 8 (13.33%) CentOS
11 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
12 7 (11.67%) iSCSI
12 7 (11.67%) Retail
12 7 (11.67%) NetApp
12 7 (11.67%) NFS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 15 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 13 (21.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (20.00%) Apache
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.67%) FileNet
4 4 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (6.67%) Liferay
4 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.00%) SAS
6 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.67%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.67%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) AWD
2 2 (3.33%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.67%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (3.33%) Route 53
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) LDAP
2 7 (11.67%) iSCSI
3 6 (10.00%) Firewall
4 5 (8.33%) Internet
5 4 (6.67%) HTTPS
5 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.67%) HTTP
5 4 (6.67%) Intranet
6 3 (5.00%) WAN
7 2 (3.33%) DNS
7 2 (3.33%) SAN
8 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.67%) IPv4
8 1 (1.67%) IPv6
8 1 (1.67%) SSL
8 1 (1.67%) LAN
8 1 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) DTS
2 6 (10.00%) DB2
3 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.67%) MySQL
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.33%) PowerCenter
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.67%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.67%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.67%) HBase
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Introscope
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.33%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
4 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Administrator
3 8 (13.33%) Deployment Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.33%) DBA
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Capacity Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) Web Services
2 10 (16.67%) J2EE
3 8 (13.33%) SOAP
3 8 (13.33%) LAMP
4 4 (6.67%) WebCenter
5 2 (3.33%) XML
5 2 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.33%) Ajax
6 1 (1.67%) Java EE
6 1 (1.67%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.67%) Spring
6 1 (1.67%) JPA
6 1 (1.67%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) HTML
6 1 (1.67%) .NET
6 1 (1.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) EPoS
2 4 (6.67%) User Experience
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.33%) EMC Centera
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) Open Source
5 1 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) UNIX
3 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (13.33%) CentOS
5 6 (10.00%) AIX
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.33%) HPUX
6 2 (3.33%) Solaris
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Change Management
2 6 (10.00%) ITIL
2 6 (10.00%) Migration
3 5 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (8.33%) Service Management
4 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.33%) ETL
6 2 (3.33%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.33%) UML
6 2 (3.33%) Validation
6 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.33%) Line Management
6 2 (3.33%) Analytics
6 2 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (3.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) Java
1 17 (28.33%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) PHP
2 4 (6.67%) C++
3 3 (5.00%) VB
4 2 (3.33%) COBOL
4 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) Perl
4 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.67%) MCSE
4 4 (6.67%) MCP
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 7 (11.67%) NFS
5 5 (8.33%) Squid
5 5 (8.33%) Postfix
5 5 (8.33%) Sendmail
6 3 (5.00%) Firmware
7 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.67%) vSphere
8 1 (1.67%) Apache Flume
8 1 (1.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 4 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (6.67%) CA Wily
3 3 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.67%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (1.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) Oracle
2 17 (28.33%) VMware
3 14 (23.33%) Red Hat
4 10 (16.67%) IBM
5 7 (11.67%) NetApp
6 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (8.33%) HP
8 4 (6.67%) McAfee
8 4 (6.67%) Sophos
8 4 (6.67%) FatWire
8 4 (6.67%) Kofax
8 4 (6.67%) Lumension
9 3 (5.00%) ReadSoft
10 2 (3.33%) Cisco
10 2 (3.33%) EMC
10 2 (3.33%) Hitachi
10 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.67%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.67%) F5
11 1 (1.67%) Remedy