The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 62 90 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.52% 9.45% 8.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.60% 37.04% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 70 47
Median daily rate £438 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £43.28 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +1.35%
Linux
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
139 243 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.09% 25.53% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 139 126
Median daily rate £438 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 42 11
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.06% +81.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 £17.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £103.22 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Reading region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Linux.

1 50 (39.68%) Windows
2 37 (29.37%) VMware
3 32 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (24.60%) Unix
4 31 (24.60%) Red Hat
5 30 (23.81%) AIX
6 29 (23.02%) SAN
6 29 (23.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (23.02%) DevOps
7 28 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 27 (21.43%) Data Centre
9 24 (19.05%) EMC
9 24 (19.05%) Solaris
10 21 (16.67%) Oracle
10 21 (16.67%) Cisco
10 21 (16.67%) Finance
10 21 (16.67%) Puppet
10 21 (16.67%) Bash Shell
11 20 (15.87%) NetApp
11 20 (15.87%) Python
12 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
12 19 (15.08%) Shell Script
13 18 (14.29%) Mainframe
13 18 (14.29%) IBM
13 18 (14.29%) DV Cleared
14 17 (13.49%) IBM Mainframe
15 15 (11.90%) Law
15 15 (11.90%) Ubuntu
15 15 (11.90%) Jenkins
16 14 (11.11%) Ansible

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.76%) Apache
2 4 (3.17%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.38%) JBoss
3 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.79%) GemFire
5 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.79%) nginx
5 1 (0.79%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.17%) MS Office
2 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) GitHub
2 3 (2.38%) PaaS
3 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.02%) SAN
2 9 (7.14%) HTTP
3 8 (6.35%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.76%) DNS
5 5 (3.97%) AMQP
5 5 (3.97%) LDAP
5 5 (3.97%) Network Security
6 4 (3.17%) DHCP
6 4 (3.17%) Firewall
6 4 (3.17%) LAN
6 4 (3.17%) WAN
7 3 (2.38%) SMTP
7 3 (2.38%) SSH
7 3 (2.38%) SSL
7 3 (2.38%) VPN
8 2 (1.59%) ATM
8 2 (1.59%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.59%) PPP
8 2 (1.59%) SNMP
8 2 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) MySQL
2 5 (3.97%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.38%) Big Data
3 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.79%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.79%) DB2
4 1 (0.79%) HBase
4 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.79%) OLTP
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) Redis
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.79%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 15 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.56%) Subversion
4 6 (4.76%) GoCD
4 6 (4.76%) Hudson
4 6 (4.76%) Jasmine
5 4 (3.17%) JUnit
6 2 (1.59%) JMeter
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.59%) Selenium
7 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.79%) JIRA
7 1 (0.79%) Maven
7 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (16.67%) Finance
2 15 (11.90%) Law
3 3 (2.38%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
4 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (15.87%) Linux Engineer
2 18 (14.29%) Developer
3 16 (12.70%) Consultant
4 12 (9.52%) Administrator
5 11 (8.73%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (7.94%) Linux Support
7 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 9 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
7 9 (7.14%) Support Specialist
8 8 (6.35%) Architect
8 8 (6.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 8 (6.35%) Storage Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.76%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.97%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Linux Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) JSON
2 8 (6.35%) Web Services
3 6 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (3.17%) Laravel
4 4 (3.17%) Symfony
4 4 (3.17%) XML
5 3 (2.38%) HTML
5 3 (2.38%) LAMP
5 3 (2.38%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (2.38%) Spring
6 2 (1.59%) CSS
6 2 (1.59%) Django
6 2 (1.59%) Flask
6 2 (1.59%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.79%) EJB
7 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.79%) Java EE
7 1 (0.79%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 18 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 17 (13.49%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (11.11%) Clustering
4 14 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
4 14 (11.11%) EMC VNX
5 5 (3.97%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.59%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.79%) AS400
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) iSeries
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Online Games
8 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.68%) Windows
2 31 (24.60%) Unix
3 30 (23.81%) AIX
4 29 (23.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (19.05%) Solaris
6 15 (11.90%) Ubuntu
7 11 (8.73%) CentOS
8 10 (7.94%) Debian
8 10 (7.94%) Windows Server
9 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.59%) Android
11 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.79%) Fedora
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.79%) SUSE
12 1 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.02%) DevOps
2 11 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 9 (7.14%) High Availability
3 9 (7.14%) OO
3 9 (7.14%) Project Management
4 7 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (4.76%) API Development
5 6 (4.76%) Compliance Management
5 6 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.76%) Microservices
5 6 (4.76%) SIEM
5 6 (4.76%) SOLID
6 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.97%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.97%) Validation
7 4 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.17%) ITIL
7 4 (3.17%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 20 (15.87%) Python
3 19 (15.08%) Shell Script
4 12 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.73%) Java
6 10 (7.94%) Ruby
7 9 (7.14%) C
7 9 (7.14%) Perl
7 9 (7.14%) PHP
7 9 (7.14%) SQL
8 6 (4.76%) F#
8 6 (4.76%) Go
8 6 (4.76%) Haskell
8 6 (4.76%) OCaml
8 6 (4.76%) Rust
9 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.59%) C++
11 1 (0.79%) Korn
11 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.76%) RHCE
5 5 (3.97%) PMP
6 4 (3.17%) Degree
6 4 (3.17%) ISEB
6 4 (3.17%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.59%) CCNA
8 2 (1.59%) CCNP
8 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.59%) SCSA
8 2 (1.59%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 32 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.94%) Docker
3 9 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.56%) KVM
5 6 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.97%) vSphere
7 4 (3.17%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.38%) Firmware
9 2 (1.59%) Ceph
9 2 (1.59%) iptables
9 2 (1.59%) XenApp
10 1 (0.79%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.79%) HDFS
10 1 (0.79%) NFS
10 1 (0.79%) Postfix
10 1 (0.79%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.79%) Squid
Systems Management
1 21 (16.67%) Puppet
2 14 (11.11%) Ansible
3 11 (8.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (7.94%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (4.76%) CFEngine
6 6 (4.76%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.17%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.17%) SCCM
7 4 (3.17%) SCOM
7 4 (3.17%) Tivoli
7 4 (3.17%) WSUS
8 3 (2.38%) SELinux
9 2 (1.59%) Terraform
10 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.79%) Kibana
10 1 (0.79%) logstash
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.79%) RANCID
10 1 (0.79%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 37 (29.37%) VMware
2 31 (24.60%) Red Hat
3 24 (19.05%) EMC
4 21 (16.67%) Cisco
4 21 (16.67%) Oracle
5 20 (15.87%) NetApp
6 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
7 18 (14.29%) IBM
8 14 (11.11%) HP
9 10 (7.94%) Citrix
10 7 (5.56%) Veritas
11 4 (3.17%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.59%) Altiris
12 2 (1.59%) Huawei
12 2 (1.59%) Juniper
12 2 (1.59%) Sun
12 2 (1.59%) Veeam
13 1 (0.79%) Progress
13 1 (0.79%) SAP
13 1 (0.79%) Zend