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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 11 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 79 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.06% 5.77% 6.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.63% 23.89% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 31 32
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £318 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
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
153 226 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.49% 24.15% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 133 89
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £223 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 33 15
Median hourly rate £43.28 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.83% +23.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 77 (43.75%) Windows
2 53 (30.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 49 (27.84%) Windows Server
4 48 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 44 (25.00%) Unix
5 44 (25.00%) VMware
6 40 (22.73%) Python
7 38 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (19.89%) Puppet
9 34 (19.32%) Security Cleared
9 34 (19.32%) DevOps
10 31 (17.61%) Microsoft
11 29 (16.48%) TCP/IP
12 26 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (14.20%) Oracle
13 25 (14.20%) HP
13 25 (14.20%) PowerShell
14 23 (13.07%) DNS
15 21 (11.93%) ITIL
15 21 (11.93%) Cisco
15 21 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (11.36%) vSphere
16 20 (11.36%) Bash Shell
16 20 (11.36%) Git (software)
16 20 (11.36%) Ansible
16 20 (11.36%) SLA
16 20 (11.36%) IPsec
17 19 (10.80%) Ruby
17 19 (10.80%) SAN
17 19 (10.80%) Java

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 12 (6.82%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.84%) Apache
2 5 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.84%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.27%) JBoss
3 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.57%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.57%) Confluence
5 1 (0.57%) GemFire
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.41%) OpenShift
3 6 (3.41%) PaaS
4 4 (2.27%) HP Helion
4 4 (2.27%) SaaS
5 3 (1.70%) IaaS
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.57%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.57%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.48%) TCP/IP
2 23 (13.07%) DNS
3 20 (11.36%) IPsec
4 19 (10.80%) DHCP
4 19 (10.80%) SAN
4 19 (10.80%) VPN
5 18 (10.23%) Firewall
6 16 (9.09%) HTTP
7 11 (6.25%) Network Security
7 11 (6.25%) VLAN
7 11 (6.25%) WAN
8 10 (5.68%) BGP
8 10 (5.68%) Software-Defined Networking
9 9 (5.11%) IPv6
9 9 (5.11%) MPLS
10 8 (4.55%) SSL
11 7 (3.98%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (3.41%) LAN
12 6 (3.41%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.84%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (6.25%) MySQL
3 8 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (3.41%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.84%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.27%) Big Data
6 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.70%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.70%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.57%) DB2
9 1 (0.57%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 20 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.11%) Maven
4 7 (3.98%) JIRA
5 6 (3.41%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.84%) Ant
6 5 (2.84%) Gradle
7 3 (1.70%) JUnit
7 3 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.70%) Subversion
8 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.14%) Selenium
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.57%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.57%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.57%) JMeter
General
1 13 (7.39%) Finance
2 9 (5.11%) Marketing
3 7 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.70%) Banking
4 3 (1.70%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Automotive
6 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
2 26 (14.77%) Support Engineer
3 18 (10.23%) Linux Support
4 12 (6.82%) Consultant
4 12 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (6.82%) Linux Support Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) Developer
5 11 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Architect
6 9 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Windows Support Engineer
7 8 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 8 (4.55%) Junior
7 8 (4.55%) Junior Linux Engineer
7 8 (4.55%) Security Engineer
7 8 (4.55%) Support Specialist
7 8 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.39%) XML
2 12 (6.82%) CSS
3 10 (5.68%) .NET
4 9 (5.11%) Web Services
5 7 (3.98%) Middleware
6 6 (3.41%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.27%) JSON
7 4 (2.27%) PostGIS
8 3 (1.70%) Django
8 3 (1.70%) HTML
8 3 (1.70%) Node.js
8 3 (1.70%) REST
9 2 (1.14%) ELK Stack
9 2 (1.14%) LAMP
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (1.14%) Spring
9 2 (1.14%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.57%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.57%) Spark Streaming
10 1 (0.57%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.80%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.82%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.68%) Clustering
4 7 (3.98%) Virtual Team
5 6 (3.41%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.41%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.84%) User Experience
7 4 (2.27%) Replication
8 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.14%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.57%) DataPower
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.57%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 77 (43.75%) Windows
2 53 (30.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 49 (27.84%) Windows Server
4 44 (25.00%) Unix
5 21 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (10.23%) Ubuntu
7 15 (8.52%) AIX
8 14 (7.95%) Windows 7
9 11 (6.25%) CentOS
10 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.98%) Solaris
12 5 (2.84%) SUSE
13 4 (2.27%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.70%) Debian
14 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (1.14%) Android
15 2 (1.14%) Fedora
15 2 (1.14%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.32%) DevOps
2 26 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (11.93%) ITIL
4 19 (10.80%) High Availability
5 17 (9.66%) Configuration Management
6 16 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 14 (7.95%) Mentoring
7 14 (7.95%) Open Source
8 13 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (7.39%) Incident Management
8 13 (7.39%) Load Balancing
8 13 (7.39%) Presales
9 11 (6.25%) Scrum
10 9 (5.11%) Process Improvement
10 9 (5.11%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.11%) Workflow
11 8 (4.55%) Migration
11 8 (4.55%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.55%) TDD
12 7 (3.98%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.73%) Python
2 25 (14.20%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.36%) Bash Shell
4 19 (10.80%) Java
4 19 (10.80%) Perl
4 19 (10.80%) Ruby
5 14 (7.95%) SQL
6 13 (7.39%) C
7 12 (6.82%) C#
7 12 (6.82%) C++
8 10 (5.68%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.68%) VB
8 10 (5.68%) VBScript
9 4 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.70%) PHP
11 1 (0.57%) C-shell
11 1 (0.57%) R
11 1 (0.57%) Scala
11 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.80%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.95%) CCNA
4 14 (7.95%) Degree
5 13 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (6.82%) DV Cleared
7 11 (6.25%) MCSA
8 10 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (3.98%) CCNP
9 7 (3.98%) MCSE
9 7 (3.98%) RHCE
10 6 (3.41%) MCSD
11 5 (2.84%) MCP
12 4 (2.27%) CCIE
13 3 (1.70%) CCA
13 3 (1.70%) CISSP
13 3 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.70%) ISEB
13 3 (1.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.36%) SLA
2 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 38 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (11.36%) vSphere
3 18 (10.23%) Active Directory
4 17 (9.66%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.68%) KVM
5 10 (5.68%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (5.11%) Docker
6 9 (5.11%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.84%) XenApp
8 3 (1.70%) NFS
8 3 (1.70%) vCloud
9 1 (0.57%) Ceph
9 1 (0.57%) HDFS
9 1 (0.57%) Postfix
9 1 (0.57%) qmail
9 1 (0.57%) RHEV
9 1 (0.57%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (19.89%) Puppet
2 20 (11.36%) Ansible
3 11 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (5.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (3.98%) Nagios
6 6 (3.41%) CFEngine
6 6 (3.41%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.27%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.70%) SCOM
8 3 (1.70%) WSUS
9 2 (1.14%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.14%) Kibana
9 2 (1.14%) logstash
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.14%) SCCM
10 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.57%) Control-M
10 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 44 (25.00%) VMware
3 31 (17.61%) Microsoft
4 25 (14.20%) HP
4 25 (14.20%) Oracle
5 21 (11.93%) Cisco
6 13 (7.39%) EMC
7 12 (6.82%) Citrix
7 12 (6.82%) Remedy
8 10 (5.68%) IBM
9 7 (3.98%) Juniper
10 6 (3.41%) F5
10 6 (3.41%) Hitachi
11 5 (2.84%) Dell
11 5 (2.84%) Intel
11 5 (2.84%) Veritas
12 4 (2.27%) Huawei
13 3 (1.70%) LANDesk
13 3 (1.70%) NetApp
14 2 (1.14%) Informatica
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
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