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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 31 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 50 44 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.24% 4.88% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.93% 22.80% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 7
Average daily rate
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£406 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +2.00%
Linux
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
179 193 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.35% 21.42% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 75 43
Average daily rate £338 £260 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% -16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £145 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.35 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +9.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £29.00 £15.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 45 (55.56%) Windows
2 29 (35.80%) UNIX
2 29 (35.80%) Security Cleared
3 21 (25.93%) Oracle
4 20 (24.69%) Java
5 19 (23.46%) DV Cleared
5 19 (23.46%) Finance
6 17 (20.99%) SC Cleared
7 16 (19.75%) VMware
7 16 (19.75%) SQL
8 14 (17.28%) AIX
9 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
9 13 (16.05%) Clustering
9 13 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (14.81%) Subversion
10 12 (14.81%) NetApp
10 12 (14.81%) Firewall
10 12 (14.81%) Solaris
11 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
11 11 (13.58%) C#
11 11 (13.58%) C++
11 11 (13.58%) Web Services
11 11 (13.58%) HP
11 11 (13.58%) Bash Shell
11 11 (13.58%) Oracle Database
12 10 (12.35%) High Availability
12 10 (12.35%) IBM
12 10 (12.35%) OO
12 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (12.35%) Hyper-V

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (9.88%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.17%) IIS
3 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.94%) SAS
4 4 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.94%) Apache
4 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.94%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.94%) Confluence
4 4 (4.94%) Lync
5 3 (3.70%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.47%) nginx
6 2 (2.47%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (11.11%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) PaaS
2 3 (3.70%) Office 365
2 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.70%) SaaS
3 2 (2.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) Firewall
2 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.17%) SAN
4 4 (4.94%) Internet
4 4 (4.94%) DNS
4 4 (4.94%) HTTPS
4 4 (4.94%) HTTP
4 4 (4.94%) AMQP
5 3 (3.70%) SSL
5 3 (3.70%) VPN
6 2 (2.47%) SNMP
6 2 (2.47%) DHCP
6 2 (2.47%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.23%) LTE
7 1 (1.23%) Network Security
7 1 (1.23%) 3G
7 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.23%) 2G
7 1 (1.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.11%) DB2
3 8 (9.88%) MySQL
4 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.41%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.41%) Big Data
5 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.17%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.94%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.94%) DB2 UDB
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (3.70%) OLAP
7 3 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (1.23%) HBase
8 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Subversion
2 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.17%) JIRA
3 5 (6.17%) Introscope
4 4 (4.94%) Ant
4 4 (4.94%) JUnit
4 4 (4.94%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.94%) Mercurial
4 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.94%) Gradle
5 3 (3.70%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.47%) NUnit
6 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.47%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.47%) Moq
7 1 (1.23%) GCC
7 1 (1.23%) SCons
7 1 (1.23%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.23%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Developer
2 14 (17.28%) Administrator
3 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
3 5 (6.17%) Analyst
3 5 (6.17%) Consultant
4 4 (4.94%) Software Developer
4 4 (4.94%) Architect
4 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
5 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) DBA
5 3 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (3.70%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (3.70%) SAS Developer
5 3 (3.70%) UNIX Consultant
5 3 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (2.47%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) Web Services
2 7 (8.64%) J2EE
2 7 (8.64%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (6.17%) Java EE
5 4 (4.94%) JMS
5 4 (4.94%) LAMP
5 4 (4.94%) EJB
5 4 (4.94%) JSON
5 4 (4.94%) jQuery
6 3 (3.70%) CSS
6 3 (3.70%) JDBC
6 3 (3.70%) SOAP
6 3 (3.70%) HTML
6 3 (3.70%) .NET
6 3 (3.70%) JNDI
7 2 (2.47%) XML
7 2 (2.47%) WCF
7 2 (2.47%) WPF
7 2 (2.47%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Clustering
2 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.17%) Replication
4 4 (4.94%) HACMP
5 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.70%) BeagleBone
6 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.47%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.23%) Ergonomics
7 1 (1.23%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 45 (55.56%) Windows
2 29 (35.80%) UNIX
3 14 (17.28%) AIX
4 12 (14.81%) Solaris
5 7 (8.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.70%) Android
9 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.47%) CentOS
10 1 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.35%) OO
1 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (12.35%) Open Source
1 10 (12.35%) High Availability
2 9 (11.11%) ITIL
3 8 (9.88%) Scrum
3 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
4 7 (8.64%) Change Control
4 7 (8.64%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (7.41%) SDLC
5 6 (7.41%) Analytics
5 6 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 6 (7.41%) TDD
5 6 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.41%) Project Management
5 6 (7.41%) Service Management
6 5 (6.17%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.17%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) Java
2 16 (19.75%) SQL
3 11 (13.58%) C#
3 11 (13.58%) C++
3 11 (13.58%) Bash Shell
4 9 (11.11%) Korn
4 9 (11.11%) Python
5 6 (7.41%) C
5 6 (7.41%) PHP
6 5 (6.17%) Ruby
7 4 (4.94%) Jython
7 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.94%) VB
7 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.70%) Perl
8 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.47%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.47%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.23%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (35.80%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.46%) DV Cleared
3 17 (20.99%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.47%) MCP
5 2 (2.47%) MCSE
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.23%) SAS Certification
6 1 (1.23%) GSAE
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
1 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.35%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.88%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.94%) vSphere
5 3 (3.70%) Firmware
5 3 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.47%) Docker
6 2 (2.47%) NFS
7 1 (1.23%) HDFS
7 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (1.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Puppet
2 5 (6.17%) CA Wily
3 4 (4.94%) OVSD
3 4 (4.94%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.70%) Opsview
4 3 (3.70%) Nagios
5 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (25.93%) Oracle
2 16 (19.75%) VMware
3 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
4 12 (14.81%) NetApp
5 11 (13.58%) HP
6 10 (12.35%) IBM
7 9 (11.11%) TIBCO
8 7 (8.64%) Red Hat
9 5 (6.17%) Lumension
9 5 (6.17%) Brocade
9 5 (6.17%) EMC
10 4 (4.94%) Citrix
10 4 (4.94%) McAfee
10 4 (4.94%) Atlassian
10 4 (4.94%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.70%) Symantec
11 3 (3.70%) Veritas
12 2 (2.47%) Sophos
12 2 (2.47%) TOWER Software
12 2 (2.47%) Cisco