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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 64 57 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.10% 5.51% 6.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.04% 24.26% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 38
Median daily rate £400 £420 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +22.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
139 235 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.77% 22.73% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 147 99
Median daily rate £375 £419 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.39% +28.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £205 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.06% +81.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 51 (40.80%) Windows
2 33 (26.40%) Red Hat
3 30 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (23.20%) VMware
5 26 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
6 23 (18.40%) DevOps
7 22 (17.60%) Unix
8 21 (16.80%) Microsoft
8 21 (16.80%) HP
9 20 (16.00%) Python
9 20 (16.00%) Windows Server
10 18 (14.40%) Data Centre
10 18 (14.40%) Bash Shell
10 18 (14.40%) Puppet
10 18 (14.40%) SAN
10 18 (14.40%) Finance
11 17 (13.60%) DNS
11 17 (13.60%) Oracle
11 17 (13.60%) DV Cleared
12 16 (12.80%) AIX
13 15 (12.00%) Cisco
13 15 (12.00%) DHCP
14 14 (11.20%) High Availability
15 13 (10.40%) Jenkins
15 13 (10.40%) VPN
15 13 (10.40%) Configuration Management
15 13 (10.40%) Firewall
15 13 (10.40%) IPsec
15 13 (10.40%) Ubuntu

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 5 (4.00%) Apache
2 4 (3.20%) JBoss
2 4 (3.20%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.60%) Confluence
4 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.80%) GemFire
5 1 (0.80%) nginx
5 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (4.80%) PaaS
2 4 (3.20%) HP Helion
3 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.40%) GitHub
3 3 (2.40%) SaaS
4 2 (1.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.40%) SAN
2 17 (13.60%) DNS
3 15 (12.00%) DHCP
4 13 (10.40%) Firewall
4 13 (10.40%) IPsec
4 13 (10.40%) VPN
5 11 (8.80%) Network Security
5 11 (8.80%) VLAN
6 10 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (8.00%) WAN
7 9 (7.20%) HTTP
8 8 (6.40%) MPLS
9 5 (4.00%) AMQP
9 5 (4.00%) LAN
10 4 (3.20%) LDAP
10 4 (3.20%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (2.40%) BGP
11 3 (2.40%) IPv6
11 3 (2.40%) PuTTY
11 3 (2.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) MySQL
2 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.80%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.80%) Big Data
4 1 (0.80%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.80%) HBase
4 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.80%) OLTP
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) Redis
4 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (10.40%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.00%) GoCD
3 5 (4.00%) Jasmine
3 5 (4.00%) JIRA
3 5 (4.00%) Subversion
4 4 (3.20%) JUnit
5 3 (2.40%) Maven
6 2 (1.60%) Hudson
6 2 (1.60%) JMeter
6 2 (1.60%) Selenium
7 1 (0.80%) Ant
7 1 (0.80%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.80%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.80%) Gradle
7 1 (0.80%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (14.40%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.00%) Law
4 4 (3.20%) Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Marketing
5 3 (2.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Automotive
6 1 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (17.60%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (10.40%) Consultant
3 11 (8.80%) Developer
3 11 (8.80%) Linux Support
4 9 (7.20%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (7.20%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (7.20%) Support Specialist
5 8 (6.40%) Architect
5 8 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.40%) Security Engineer
5 8 (6.40%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) Administrator
6 7 (5.60%) IT Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) IT Security Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (5.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.60%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.60%) Test Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.20%) Web Services
1 9 (7.20%) XML
2 8 (6.40%) JSON
3 5 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.00%) Middleware
3 5 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (3.20%) .NET
5 3 (2.40%) CSS
5 3 (2.40%) LAMP
5 3 (2.40%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (2.40%) Laravel
5 3 (2.40%) Spring
5 3 (2.40%) Symfony
6 2 (1.60%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.80%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.80%) Kafka
7 1 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.80%) REST
7 1 (0.80%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (0.80%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.60%) Clustering
3 6 (4.80%) Smart Meter
4 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.20%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.60%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.60%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.80%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.80%) Online Games
7 1 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (40.80%) Windows
2 30 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (17.60%) Unix
4 20 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 16 (12.80%) AIX
6 13 (10.40%) Ubuntu
7 7 (5.60%) Solaris
8 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.20%) Debian
9 4 (3.20%) SUSE
10 3 (2.40%) CentOS
10 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.60%) Android
11 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.80%) Fedora
12 1 (0.80%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) DevOps
2 14 (11.20%) High Availability
3 13 (10.40%) Configuration Management
4 9 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (6.40%) OO
5 8 (6.40%) Project Management
6 7 (5.60%) Compliance Management
6 7 (5.60%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.60%) Presales
6 7 (5.60%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.60%) SIEM
7 6 (4.80%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (4.80%) Migration
7 6 (4.80%) Open Source
7 6 (4.80%) Software Testing
8 5 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.00%) API Development
8 5 (4.00%) Microservices
8 5 (4.00%) SOLID
8 5 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.00%) Python
2 18 (14.40%) Bash Shell
3 12 (9.60%) Perl
3 12 (9.60%) PowerShell
4 11 (8.80%) C
5 10 (8.00%) Ruby
5 10 (8.00%) SQL
6 9 (7.20%) Java
6 9 (7.20%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.40%) PHP
8 6 (4.80%) C++
8 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.00%) C#
9 5 (4.00%) F#
9 5 (4.00%) Go
9 5 (4.00%) Haskell
9 5 (4.00%) OCaml
9 5 (4.00%) Rust
10 4 (3.20%) VB
10 4 (3.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.60%) DV Cleared
3 12 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.00%) CCNA
4 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.60%) Degree
5 7 (5.60%) RHCE
6 5 (4.00%) CCNP
7 4 (3.20%) CCIE
7 4 (3.20%) ISEB
8 3 (2.40%) CCA
8 3 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.40%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.40%) MCSA
8 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.40%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.40%) PMP
8 3 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.20%) Hyper-V
2 9 (7.20%) vSphere
3 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.60%) Docker
4 7 (5.60%) KVM
4 7 (5.60%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (4.00%) XenApp
6 3 (2.40%) NFS
7 2 (1.60%) Firmware
8 1 (0.80%) Ceph
8 1 (0.80%) HDFS
8 1 (0.80%) iptables
8 1 (0.80%) Postfix
8 1 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (14.40%) Puppet
2 10 (8.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (7.20%) Ansible
4 6 (4.80%) CFEngine
5 5 (4.00%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.20%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.40%) SCCM
7 3 (2.40%) SCOM
7 3 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.40%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.40%) WSUS
8 1 (0.80%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.80%) Kibana
8 1 (0.80%) logstash
8 1 (0.80%) Netcool
8 1 (0.80%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.80%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (26.40%) Red Hat
2 29 (23.20%) VMware
3 21 (16.80%) HP
3 21 (16.80%) Microsoft
4 17 (13.60%) Oracle
5 15 (12.00%) Cisco
6 12 (9.60%) Citrix
6 12 (9.60%) EMC
7 9 (7.20%) NetApp
8 8 (6.40%) IBM
9 4 (3.20%) Huawei
9 4 (3.20%) Veritas
10 3 (2.40%) Juniper
11 2 (1.60%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.60%) Altiris
11 2 (1.60%) Dell
11 2 (1.60%) Hitachi
11 2 (1.60%) Intel
11 2 (1.60%) Veeam
12 1 (0.80%) F5
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