The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 23 35
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 68 62 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.05% 6.59% 4.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.05% 25.31% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 21
Average daily rate
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£413 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.13% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £252 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
219 245 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.92% 26.04% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 99 93
Average daily rate £417 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 54 (36.24%) Windows
2 51 (34.23%) UNIX
3 40 (26.85%) Microsoft
4 30 (20.13%) Telecoms
5 28 (18.79%) Java
6 27 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (17.45%) MS Office
8 25 (16.78%) Solaris
8 25 (16.78%) Python
9 23 (15.44%) Oracle
10 22 (14.77%) MS Excel
11 21 (14.09%) Red Hat
12 20 (13.42%) AIX
12 20 (13.42%) WebSphere
13 19 (12.75%) SQL
13 19 (12.75%) HTML
13 19 (12.75%) Degree
13 19 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (12.08%) Firewall
15 17 (11.41%) JavaScript
16 16 (10.74%) Active Directory
16 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (10.07%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (10.07%) PKI
18 14 (9.40%) WebSphere MQ
18 14 (9.40%) Windows 7
19 13 (8.72%) LTE
19 13 (8.72%) Data Centre
19 13 (8.72%) DB2
19 13 (8.72%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 20 (13.42%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.04%) Apache
2 9 (6.04%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.03%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (4.03%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.68%) IIS
5 4 (2.68%) Lync
6 3 (2.01%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (2.01%) JBoss
6 3 (2.01%) iPlanet
6 3 (2.01%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.34%) nginx
8 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 26 (17.45%) MS Office
2 22 (14.77%) MS Excel
3 12 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Maximo
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.34%) PaaS
3 1 (0.67%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.67%) SaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.08%) Firewall
2 13 (8.72%) LTE
3 12 (8.05%) Radio Access Network
3 12 (8.05%) IPsec
3 12 (8.05%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.05%) VPN
4 11 (7.38%) VoIP
4 11 (7.38%) 4G
5 8 (5.37%) Internet
5 8 (5.37%) 3G
6 7 (4.70%) SNMP
6 7 (4.70%) 3GPP
7 6 (4.03%) LAN
7 6 (4.03%) ATM
7 6 (4.03%) Broadband
7 6 (4.03%) WAN
7 6 (4.03%) Ethernet
7 6 (4.03%) PPP
7 6 (4.03%) DSLAM
7 6 (4.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.72%) DB2
2 10 (6.71%) MySQL
2 10 (6.71%) RDBMS
2 10 (6.71%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.37%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.03%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.03%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.34%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.70%) TeamCity
2 7 (4.70%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.03%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (2.68%) Subversion
5 3 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.01%) Selenium
5 3 (2.01%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.01%) Hudson
6 2 (1.34%) Maven
6 2 (1.34%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.67%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.67%) JMeter
7 1 (0.67%) JIRA
7 1 (0.67%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.67%) Ant
7 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.67%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.67%) NuGet
7 1 (0.67%) Artifactory
General
1 30 (20.13%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.38%) Finance
3 7 (4.70%) Electronics
4 3 (2.01%) Back Office
5 2 (1.34%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (11.41%) Developer
2 15 (10.07%) Analyst
3 11 (7.38%) Consultant
3 11 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (6.71%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (6.04%) Administrator
6 8 (5.37%) Architect
6 8 (5.37%) Python Developer
6 8 (5.37%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.03%) IP Engineer
8 5 (3.36%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (2.68%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) Network Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) Technical Manager
9 4 (2.68%) Mac Developer
10 3 (2.01%) Embedded Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.75%) HTML
2 14 (9.40%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (6.71%) JMS
4 9 (6.04%) Web Services
4 9 (6.04%) REST
5 8 (5.37%) JSON
5 8 (5.37%) Django
5 8 (5.37%) Middleware
6 7 (4.70%) LAMP
7 6 (4.03%) CSS
7 6 (4.03%) J2EE
7 6 (4.03%) HTML5
8 5 (3.36%) XML
9 4 (2.68%) Application Packaging
9 4 (2.68%) Qt
10 3 (2.01%) Qt Quick
10 3 (2.01%) Ajax
10 3 (2.01%) jQuery
10 3 (2.01%) GStreamer
10 3 (2.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.07%) PKI
3 13 (8.72%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.71%) Clustering
5 9 (6.04%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.04%) DataPower
6 8 (5.37%) User Experience
6 8 (5.37%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.03%) AS400
7 6 (4.03%) iSeries
8 3 (2.01%) MPEG
8 3 (2.01%) STB
9 2 (1.34%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.34%) Taxonomies
9 2 (1.34%) EMV
9 2 (1.34%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.34%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (36.24%) Windows
2 51 (34.23%) UNIX
3 25 (16.78%) Solaris
4 20 (13.42%) AIX
5 19 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (9.40%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.03%) Mac OS
8 5 (3.36%) zOS
9 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.68%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.01%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (2.01%) Android
10 3 (2.01%) CentOS
11 2 (1.34%) SUSE
11 2 (1.34%) Fedora
11 2 (1.34%) HPUX
12 1 (0.67%) VMS
12 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (8.05%) Scrum
3 11 (7.38%) Software Testing
3 11 (7.38%) Kanban
3 11 (7.38%) DevOps
4 10 (6.71%) TDD
4 10 (6.71%) OOP
5 9 (6.04%) Configuration Management
5 9 (6.04%) Project Management
5 9 (6.04%) Service Delivery
5 9 (6.04%) ITIL
6 8 (5.37%) Software Engineering
6 8 (5.37%) High Availability
7 7 (4.70%) Information Security
7 7 (4.70%) Migration
8 6 (4.03%) Service Management
8 6 (4.03%) Release Management
8 6 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (4.03%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (3.36%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.79%) Java
2 25 (16.78%) Python
3 19 (12.75%) SQL
4 17 (11.41%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.05%) Perl
6 11 (7.38%) C
6 11 (7.38%) C++
7 7 (4.70%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.70%) PHP
8 5 (3.36%) Ruby
9 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.01%) VB
10 2 (1.34%) C#
10 2 (1.34%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.67%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (12.75%) Degree
2 15 (10.07%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (6.04%) IBM Certification
3 9 (6.04%) CCNP
4 8 (5.37%) CCNA
5 7 (4.70%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.03%) SCSA
6 6 (4.03%) Sun Certification
7 5 (3.36%) CCIE
8 4 (2.68%) CCSP
8 4 (2.68%) CISSP
8 4 (2.68%) CCDP
8 4 (2.68%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (2.68%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.01%) HND
10 2 (1.34%) ISEB
10 2 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.34%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.34%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.67%) vSphere
4 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) Puppet
2 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.34%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.34%) SELinux
3 1 (0.67%) Control-M
3 1 (0.67%) Nagios
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.67%) Ansible
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 40 (26.85%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.44%) Oracle
3 21 (14.09%) Red Hat
4 13 (8.72%) VMware
5 12 (8.05%) IBM
6 10 (6.71%) Sun
7 9 (6.04%) Cisco
8 8 (5.37%) HP
9 6 (4.03%) Citrix
9 6 (4.03%) Veritas
9 6 (4.03%) Huawei
10 5 (3.36%) SAP
11 4 (2.68%) Juniper
11 4 (2.68%) Nokia
11 4 (2.68%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.68%) Redback
11 4 (2.68%) Radware
12 2 (1.34%) McAfee
13 1 (0.67%) Ab Initio
13 1 (0.67%) Netezza
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