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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 48 35
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 88 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.56% 3.11% 4.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.43% 15.35% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £304 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
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
280 215 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.24% 20.24% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 106 71
Average daily rate £375 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 20
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -46.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 59 (37.11%) UNIX
2 58 (36.48%) Windows
3 34 (21.38%) Microsoft
4 33 (20.75%) Red Hat
5 31 (19.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (16.35%) Java
7 25 (15.72%) Active Directory
8 24 (15.09%) HTML
8 24 (15.09%) Oracle
8 24 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (14.47%) Solaris
10 22 (13.84%) Telecoms
11 20 (12.58%) Firewall
11 20 (12.58%) SQL
11 20 (12.58%) JavaScript
11 20 (12.58%) MS Office
12 19 (11.95%) MySQL
12 19 (11.95%) Windows 7
13 18 (11.32%) HP
13 18 (11.32%) TCP/IP
14 17 (10.69%) VMware
15 15 (9.43%) Python
15 15 (9.43%) MS Excel
15 15 (9.43%) Degree
16 14 (8.81%) Scrum
17 13 (8.18%) Apache
17 13 (8.18%) VoIP
17 13 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (8.18%) DevOps
18 12 (7.55%) Software Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (8.18%) Apache
2 10 (6.29%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.03%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.03%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (4.40%) IIS
5 6 (3.77%) JBoss
5 6 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.52%) iPlanet
6 4 (2.52%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.52%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.89%) Lync
8 2 (1.26%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.26%) Drupal
9 1 (0.63%) Node.js
9 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (12.58%) MS Office
2 15 (9.43%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Maximo
2 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.58%) Firewall
2 18 (11.32%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.18%) VoIP
4 10 (6.29%) 3G
4 10 (6.29%) LTE
4 10 (6.29%) 4G
5 9 (5.66%) Internet
5 9 (5.66%) IPsec
5 9 (5.66%) DNS
5 9 (5.66%) HTTP
6 8 (5.03%) VPN
7 7 (4.40%) SSH
8 5 (3.14%) VLAN
8 5 (3.14%) 2G
8 5 (3.14%) SSL
8 5 (3.14%) 3GPP
8 5 (3.14%) FTP
8 5 (3.14%) GSM
8 5 (3.14%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (2.52%) M3UA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.95%) MySQL
2 11 (6.92%) RDBMS
2 11 (6.92%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.66%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.66%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.77%) DB2
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.26%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.40%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.14%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.52%) Selenium
4 4 (2.52%) Subversion
4 4 (2.52%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.26%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.63%) NuGet
7 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.63%) JMeter
7 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.63%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.63%) Maven
7 1 (0.63%) JIRA
7 1 (0.63%) TestComplete
General
1 22 (13.84%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.55%) Finance
3 4 (2.52%) Electronics
4 3 (1.89%) Marketing
4 3 (1.89%) Back Office
5 2 (1.26%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (14.47%) Developer
2 22 (13.84%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (8.81%) Analyst
4 13 (8.18%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.55%) Consultant
5 12 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.92%) Administrator
7 8 (5.03%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (5.03%) Python Developer
7 8 (5.03%) Linux Consultant
8 7 (4.40%) Linux Support
8 7 (4.40%) Architect
9 6 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.77%) Linux Support Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Customer Engineer
11 4 (2.52%) Design Engineer
11 4 (2.52%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.09%) HTML
2 12 (7.55%) LAMP
3 11 (6.92%) Django
4 10 (6.29%) CSS
4 10 (6.29%) REST
5 9 (5.66%) JSON
6 8 (5.03%) Middleware
6 8 (5.03%) jQuery
6 8 (5.03%) Web Services
7 7 (4.40%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (4.40%) HTML5
8 6 (3.77%) J2EE
9 5 (3.14%) SOAP
9 5 (3.14%) Application Packaging
10 4 (2.52%) Qt
10 4 (2.52%) CSS3
10 4 (2.52%) Sass
11 3 (1.89%) QML
11 3 (1.89%) Qt Quick
11 3 (1.89%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.66%) PKI
1 9 (5.66%) User Experience
2 6 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.14%) Open Source
4 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.89%) New Media
5 3 (1.89%) iSeries
5 3 (1.89%) STB
5 3 (1.89%) AS400
5 3 (1.89%) BBC
6 2 (1.26%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.26%) EMV
6 2 (1.26%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.26%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.26%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.26%) Clustering
6 2 (1.26%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (37.11%) UNIX
2 58 (36.48%) Windows
3 31 (19.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (14.47%) Solaris
5 19 (11.95%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.29%) AIX
8 6 (3.77%) zOS
8 6 (3.77%) Mac OS
8 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.52%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (2.52%) Android
9 4 (2.52%) VMS
9 4 (2.52%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.26%) HPUX
11 2 (1.26%) Debian
11 2 (1.26%) CentOS
11 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (8.81%) Scrum
3 13 (8.18%) DevOps
4 12 (7.55%) Kanban
4 12 (7.55%) Project Management
4 12 (7.55%) Software Testing
5 11 (6.92%) Information Security
5 11 (6.92%) TDD
6 10 (6.29%) Migration
6 10 (6.29%) OOP
7 9 (5.66%) ITIL
8 8 (5.03%) Software Engineering
9 7 (4.40%) Release Management
9 7 (4.40%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.77%) MVC
10 6 (3.77%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.77%) Reverse Engineering
11 5 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (2.52%) Test Scripting
12 4 (2.52%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.35%) Java
2 20 (12.58%) JavaScript
2 20 (12.58%) SQL
3 15 (9.43%) Python
4 12 (7.55%) C++
5 11 (6.92%) PHP
6 9 (5.66%) C
7 7 (4.40%) Perl
8 5 (3.14%) C#
8 5 (3.14%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.52%) Korn
9 4 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.89%) AWK
10 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.89%) sed
11 2 (1.26%) Ruby
11 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (9.43%) Degree
2 13 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.03%) CCNA
4 6 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.52%) HNC
6 4 (2.52%) CISSP
6 4 (2.52%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (2.52%) CCDP
6 4 (2.52%) MCSE
6 4 (2.52%) CCIE
6 4 (2.52%) CCSP
6 4 (2.52%) CCNP
7 3 (1.89%) ISEB
7 3 (1.89%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.89%) HND
7 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.89%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.89%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.26%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 25 (15.72%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.52%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.89%) XenServer
5 2 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.26%) vSphere
5 2 (1.26%) NFS
6 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.63%) Xen
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.66%) Puppet
2 6 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.14%) Nagios
3 5 (3.14%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.89%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.89%) SCSM
5 3 (1.89%) SCOM
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.26%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.26%) SELinux
7 1 (0.63%) Salt
7 1 (0.63%) Control-M
7 1 (0.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (21.38%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.75%) Red Hat
3 24 (15.09%) Oracle
4 18 (11.32%) HP
5 17 (10.69%) VMware
6 11 (6.92%) Sun
7 9 (5.66%) Cisco
8 8 (5.03%) Citrix
9 7 (4.40%) Veritas
10 5 (3.14%) IBM
11 4 (2.52%) Cognos
11 4 (2.52%) Juniper
11 4 (2.52%) Nokia
11 4 (2.52%) Remedy
11 4 (2.52%) McAfee
11 4 (2.52%) Radware
11 4 (2.52%) Redback
11 4 (2.52%) Altiris
11 4 (2.52%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.89%) Huawei
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