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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 35 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +23
Contract jobs citing Linux 51 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.19% 3.86% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.76% 18.52% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £356 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +66.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £276 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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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
206 189 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.00% 20.84% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 72 51
Average daily rate £350 £307 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.19% -5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 18
Average hourly rate £16.07 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.13% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 42 (45.16%) Windows
2 34 (36.56%) UNIX
3 26 (27.96%) Oracle
3 26 (27.96%) Finance
4 23 (24.73%) Clustering
4 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
5 21 (22.58%) AIX
5 21 (22.58%) High Availability
6 20 (21.51%) Java
6 20 (21.51%) SQL
6 20 (21.51%) VMware
7 16 (17.20%) DV Cleared
8 15 (16.13%) Hadoop
8 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (16.13%) Solaris
8 15 (16.13%) IBM
8 15 (16.13%) Big Data
9 14 (15.05%) Red Hat
9 14 (15.05%) Bash Shell
9 14 (15.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (13.98%) Subversion
10 13 (13.98%) TIBCO
10 13 (13.98%) BusinessWorks
10 13 (13.98%) SAN
10 13 (13.98%) NetApp
10 13 (13.98%) Firewall
10 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database
10 13 (13.98%) Data Centre
11 12 (12.90%) HP
11 12 (12.90%) Korn

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (8.60%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.53%) SAS
3 6 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.38%) IIS
4 5 (5.38%) Apache
5 4 (4.30%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.30%) Confluence
6 3 (3.23%) Lync
6 3 (3.23%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.23%) nginx
6 3 (3.23%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.08%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Office
2 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (13.98%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) PaaS
2 3 (3.23%) Office 365
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.23%) SaaS
3 2 (2.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.98%) SAN
1 13 (13.98%) Firewall
2 11 (11.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.30%) VPN
3 4 (4.30%) DNS
3 4 (4.30%) HTTPS
3 4 (4.30%) HTTP
3 4 (4.30%) Internet
3 4 (4.30%) AMQP
4 3 (3.23%) BIG-IP
4 3 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 3 (3.23%) Broadband
4 3 (3.23%) SSL
5 2 (2.15%) DHCP
5 2 (2.15%) SNMP
6 1 (1.08%) LTE
6 1 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.08%) 4G
6 1 (1.08%) 3G
6 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.13%) Hadoop
1 15 (16.13%) Big Data
2 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database
3 11 (11.83%) DB2
4 8 (8.60%) MySQL
5 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
6 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (5.38%) PowerCenter
6 5 (5.38%) DB2 UDB
6 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
7 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.15%) OLAP
9 2 (2.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (2.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (1.08%) HBase
10 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Subversion
2 8 (8.60%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.38%) JIRA
3 5 (5.38%) Introscope
4 4 (4.30%) Ant
4 4 (4.30%) JUnit
4 4 (4.30%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.30%) Mercurial
4 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.30%) Gradle
5 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.15%) NUnit
6 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.15%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.15%) Moq
7 1 (1.08%) GCC
7 1 (1.08%) SCons
7 1 (1.08%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.08%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (27.96%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.53%) Spanish Language
4 5 (5.38%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (32.26%) Administrator
2 12 (12.90%) Developer
3 9 (9.68%) Hadoop Administrator
4 7 (7.53%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (5.38%) Consultant
5 5 (5.38%) Architect
6 4 (4.30%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.30%) DBA
6 4 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.30%) Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Administrator
7 3 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.23%) UNIX Consultant
8 2 (2.15%) AIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) Web Services
1 10 (10.75%) TIBCO EMS
2 7 (7.53%) J2EE
3 6 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (5.38%) Java EE
5 4 (4.30%) JMS
5 4 (4.30%) LAMP
5 4 (4.30%) EJB
5 4 (4.30%) JSON
6 3 (3.23%) jQuery
6 3 (3.23%) JDBC
6 3 (3.23%) SOAP
6 3 (3.23%) .NET
6 3 (3.23%) JNDI
7 2 (2.15%) HTML
7 2 (2.15%) CSS
7 2 (2.15%) WCF
7 2 (2.15%) WPF
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.73%) Clustering
2 13 (13.98%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.53%) HACMP
4 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.38%) Replication
5 3 (3.23%) LPAR
6 2 (2.15%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.15%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) Ergonomics
7 1 (1.08%) Human Factors
7 1 (1.08%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.08%) BeagleBone
7 1 (1.08%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.08%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.16%) Windows
2 34 (36.56%) UNIX
3 21 (22.58%) AIX
4 15 (16.13%) Solaris
5 14 (15.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.38%) VMS
8 3 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.23%) Android
8 3 (3.23%) CentOS
9 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) High Availability
2 10 (10.75%) Open Source
2 10 (10.75%) OO
2 10 (10.75%) Migration
2 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.60%) Software Engineering
3 8 (8.60%) Scrum
3 8 (8.60%) Data Modelling
3 8 (8.60%) ETL
3 8 (8.60%) Data Migration
3 8 (8.60%) Change Control
3 8 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (7.53%) ITIL
5 6 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.45%) Project Management
5 6 (6.45%) Change Management
5 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.45%) TDD
5 6 (6.45%) Test Scripting
5 6 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.51%) Java
1 20 (21.51%) SQL
2 14 (15.05%) Bash Shell
3 12 (12.90%) Korn
4 11 (11.83%) C#
5 10 (10.75%) Shell Script
6 9 (9.68%) Python
7 8 (8.60%) C++
8 5 (5.38%) VB
8 5 (5.38%) Perl
8 5 (5.38%) PHP
8 5 (5.38%) C
8 5 (5.38%) Ruby
9 4 (4.30%) Jython
10 3 (3.23%) AWK
10 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.23%) sed
11 2 (2.15%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.15%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.20%) DV Cleared
3 11 (11.83%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.38%) Degree
5 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.08%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.60%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.53%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.38%) Veritas File System
6 4 (4.30%) vSphere
7 3 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (3.23%) NFS
8 2 (2.15%) Docker
8 2 (2.15%) Firmware
9 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (1.08%) Apache Flume
9 1 (1.08%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) Puppet
2 5 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.38%) CA Wily
3 4 (4.30%) Opsview
3 4 (4.30%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.30%) OVSD
3 4 (4.30%) Nagios
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.08%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 26 (27.96%) Oracle
2 20 (21.51%) VMware
3 15 (16.13%) IBM
4 14 (15.05%) Red Hat
5 13 (13.98%) TIBCO
5 13 (13.98%) NetApp
6 12 (12.90%) HP
7 10 (10.75%) EMC
7 10 (10.75%) Veritas
7 10 (10.75%) Symantec
8 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 9 (9.68%) 3PAR
9 6 (6.45%) Cloudera
10 5 (5.38%) Brocade
10 5 (5.38%) Informatica
11 4 (4.30%) Citrix
11 4 (4.30%) Atlassian
12 3 (3.23%) F5
12 3 (3.23%) Lumension
12 3 (3.23%) Cisco