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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 20 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +42
Contract jobs citing Linux 59 81 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.65% 7.61% 2.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.95% 22.69% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 13
Average daily rate
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£331 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £418 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
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
197 357 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.21% 33.52% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 187 97
Average daily rate £300 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £235 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014, 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 62 (51.24%) Windows
2 42 (34.71%) UNIX
3 31 (25.62%) Active Directory
3 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (23.14%) Red Hat
5 25 (20.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (18.18%) Java
7 20 (16.53%) Puppet
7 20 (16.53%) DevOps
8 19 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (15.70%) SQL Server
9 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (14.88%) Configuration Management
10 17 (14.05%) HP
10 17 (14.05%) Citrix
11 15 (12.40%) DNS
11 15 (12.40%) VMware
12 14 (11.57%) IBM
12 14 (11.57%) Oracle
12 14 (11.57%) AIX
12 14 (11.57%) Nagios
12 14 (11.57%) Windows 7
12 14 (11.57%) Open Source
13 13 (10.74%) SOA
13 13 (10.74%) NetBackup
13 13 (10.74%) Firewall
14 12 (9.92%) Korn
14 12 (9.92%) LDAP
14 12 (9.92%) HNC

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 9 (7.44%) IIS
2 8 (6.61%) Apache
3 7 (5.79%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.96%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.96%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.31%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.65%) CMS
6 2 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.83%) Drupal
7 1 (0.83%) WordPress
7 1 (0.83%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) SaaS
1 5 (4.13%) PaaS
1 5 (4.13%) IaaS
2 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.40%) DNS
2 13 (10.74%) Firewall
3 12 (9.92%) LDAP
4 11 (9.09%) DHCP
5 6 (4.96%) Internet
6 5 (4.13%) HTTP
6 5 (4.13%) ATM
6 5 (4.13%) SSL
6 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.31%) FTP
7 4 (3.31%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (3.31%) NAS
8 3 (2.48%) DMZ
8 3 (2.48%) SSH
8 3 (2.48%) VPN
8 3 (2.48%) SMTP
8 3 (2.48%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.65%) SAN
9 2 (1.65%) SNMP
9 2 (1.65%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) MySQL
3 5 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.13%) DB2
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) MS Access
7 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (7.44%) RSpec
2 7 (5.79%) Maven
3 6 (4.96%) Eclipse
3 6 (4.96%) JBehave
3 6 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.13%) JUnit
4 5 (4.13%) Selenium
5 4 (3.31%) Ant
6 3 (2.48%) Subversion
6 3 (2.48%) Gradle
7 2 (1.65%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.83%) Trac
General
1 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.65%) Finance
3 1 (0.83%) Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (17.36%) Developer
2 19 (15.70%) Support Engineer
3 18 (14.88%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Consultant
5 13 (10.74%) Windows Support Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 11 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Linux Support Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Linux Support
8 7 (5.79%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Architect
9 6 (4.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Server Specialist
11 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) Web Developer
11 4 (3.31%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) Web Services
2 8 (6.61%) Spring
3 7 (5.79%) Hibernate
4 6 (4.96%) SOAP
4 6 (4.96%) XML
4 6 (4.96%) HTML
4 6 (4.96%) CSS
5 4 (3.31%) JMS
5 4 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (3.31%) VXML
5 4 (3.31%) CCXML
6 2 (1.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.65%) HTML5
6 2 (1.65%) JSON
6 2 (1.65%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (1.65%) jQuery
6 2 (1.65%) CSS3
6 2 (1.65%) Backbone.js
6 2 (1.65%) LAMP
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Open Source
2 11 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.44%) Thin Client
3 9 (7.44%) Fat Client
4 7 (5.79%) Clustering
5 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.31%) PKI
7 4 (3.31%) DataPower
7 4 (3.31%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.31%) Physics
8 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.65%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.83%) Derivative
10 1 (0.83%) GIS
10 1 (0.83%) IVR
10 1 (0.83%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 62 (51.24%) Windows
2 42 (34.71%) UNIX
3 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (20.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.57%) AIX
6 14 (11.57%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.44%) Solaris
8 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.31%) Android
9 4 (3.31%) zOS
10 3 (2.48%) Debian
11 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.83%) CentOS
12 1 (0.83%) SUSE
12 1 (0.83%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.53%) DevOps
3 18 (14.88%) Configuration Management
4 13 (10.74%) SOA
5 7 (5.79%) ITIL
5 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (5.79%) High Availability
6 6 (4.96%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.13%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.13%) Time Management
8 4 (3.31%) Analytics
8 4 (3.31%) Information Security
8 4 (3.31%) MVC
8 4 (3.31%) Scrum
8 4 (3.31%) Identity Management
9 3 (2.48%) Migration
9 3 (2.48%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.48%) Android Development
9 3 (2.48%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.18%) Java
2 12 (9.92%) Perl
2 12 (9.92%) Korn
3 11 (9.09%) Ruby
3 11 (9.09%) C
4 10 (8.26%) VB
4 10 (8.26%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.44%) Bourne shell
6 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.96%) PHP
7 5 (4.13%) C++
7 5 (4.13%) Python
8 4 (3.31%) AWK
8 4 (3.31%) SQL
9 3 (2.48%) sed
10 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.65%) Fortran
10 2 (1.65%) PHP5
11 1 (0.83%) XPath
11 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) HNC
2 11 (9.09%) MCSE
2 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.44%) Degree
4 9 (7.44%) CCA
4 9 (7.44%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.31%) CCNA
7 4 (3.31%) IBM Certification
8 3 (2.48%) CISSP
9 2 (1.65%) HND
9 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.83%) GIAC
10 1 (0.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (25.62%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.26%) NFS
3 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.31%) Xen
5 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.83%) NDS
7 1 (0.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (16.53%) Puppet
2 19 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (11.57%) Nagios
4 13 (10.74%) NetBackup
5 9 (7.44%) WSUS
6 4 (3.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (3.31%) Cobbler
7 3 (2.48%) Nessus
8 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.83%) Cacti
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) Red Hat
2 17 (14.05%) HP
2 17 (14.05%) Citrix
3 15 (12.40%) VMware
4 14 (11.57%) Oracle
4 14 (11.57%) IBM
5 11 (9.09%) Cisco
6 10 (8.26%) EMC
6 10 (8.26%) Isilon
7 7 (5.79%) Altiris
7 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.96%) Brocade
8 6 (4.96%) Veritas
9 3 (2.48%) Sun
9 3 (2.48%) Remedy
10 2 (1.65%) Nokia
10 2 (1.65%) KANA
10 2 (1.65%) Dell
10 2 (1.65%) Zend
11 1 (0.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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