The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Newbury region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 1.60% 6.90% 3.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 36.36% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
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£300 £425 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +83.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £345 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £434 £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 12.00% 18.97% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Average daily rate £275 £375 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £18.36 £24.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.06% +36.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
Berkshire

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Newbury region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Newbury region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Newbury region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Ranorex

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) Deployment Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
1 1 (20.00%) C Developer
1 1 (20.00%) C Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Derivative
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) SUSE
3 1 (20.00%) Debian
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) SOA
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (20.00%) Security Management
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (20.00%) User Stories
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) VMware