The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 40 35 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +26
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.07% 4.53% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.60% 18.04% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 10
Average daily rate £363 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £208 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £543 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
226 194 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.04% 25.13% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 75 106
Average daily rate £300 £290 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 14
Average hourly rate £14.84 £28.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +85.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 39 (45.35%) UNIX
1 39 (45.35%) Windows
2 26 (30.23%) SQL
3 21 (24.42%) VMware
3 21 (24.42%) MySQL
3 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
4 20 (23.26%) HTML
4 20 (23.26%) JavaScript
5 19 (22.09%) Java
6 18 (20.93%) CSS
7 17 (19.77%) Active Directory
7 17 (19.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (18.60%) DNS
8 16 (18.60%) Oracle
9 14 (16.28%) Firewall
10 13 (15.12%) XML
10 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (12.79%) jQuery
11 11 (12.79%) Perl
11 11 (12.79%) ITIL
11 11 (12.79%) Python
11 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
12 10 (11.63%) PHP
12 10 (11.63%) Bash Shell
13 9 (10.47%) C#
13 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
13 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
13 9 (10.47%) Ajax

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.65%) IIS
4 3 (3.49%) Drupal
4 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Spatial
5 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.16%) Apache
6 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Office
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (1.16%) Metrica
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) PaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.60%) DNS
2 14 (16.28%) Firewall
3 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.14%) SAN
4 7 (8.14%) HTTP
5 6 (6.98%) VLAN
5 6 (6.98%) VPN
5 6 (6.98%) Internet
5 6 (6.98%) Network Security
6 5 (5.81%) LAN
6 5 (5.81%) WAN
7 4 (4.65%) Kerberos
8 3 (3.49%) SSL
9 2 (2.33%) SSH
9 2 (2.33%) ATM
9 2 (2.33%) LDAP
9 2 (2.33%) NAS
10 1 (1.16%) FWSM
10 1 (1.16%) 4G
10 1 (1.16%) IPstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.42%) MySQL
2 6 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.33%) DB2
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) MS Access
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.16%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Subversion
2 7 (8.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.65%) JUnit
4 3 (3.49%) Sinon.JS
4 3 (3.49%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.33%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.33%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.16%) RSpec
6 1 (1.16%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.16%) Hudson
6 1 (1.16%) Selenium
6 1 (1.16%) EasyMock
6 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.16%) Ant
6 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.98%) Back Office
3 5 (5.81%) Finance
4 3 (3.49%) Games
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (26.74%) Developer
2 11 (12.79%) Support Engineer
2 11 (12.79%) Java Developer
3 8 (9.30%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) PHP Developer
5 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.81%) Analyst
5 5 (5.81%) Consultant
6 4 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Architect
6 4 (4.65%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) OSS Support Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Linux Support Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) OSS Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Administrator
7 3 (3.49%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.26%) HTML
2 18 (20.93%) CSS
3 13 (15.12%) XML
4 11 (12.79%) jQuery
5 9 (10.47%) Ajax
6 8 (9.30%) .NET
7 7 (8.14%) YUI
7 7 (8.14%) Spring
8 6 (6.98%) SOAP
8 6 (6.98%) Kohana
8 6 (6.98%) Symfony
8 6 (6.98%) CodeIgniter
8 6 (6.98%) Smarty
9 5 (5.81%) Struts
10 4 (4.65%) Hibernate
10 4 (4.65%) Middleware
10 4 (4.65%) DHTML
11 3 (3.49%) HTML5
11 3 (3.49%) REST
11 3 (3.49%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Replication
1 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.65%) Open Source
2 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.16%) iSeries
4 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.16%) Firmware
4 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.35%) UNIX
1 39 (45.35%) Windows
2 17 (19.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.98%) Solaris
7 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.65%) SELinux
8 2 (2.33%) AIX
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.16%) CentOS
9 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.16%) HPUX
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.79%) ITIL
2 7 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (6.98%) Software Engineering
3 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
3 6 (6.98%) E-Commerce
4 5 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (5.81%) OOP
4 5 (5.81%) OO
4 5 (5.81%) Scrum
5 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.65%) UML
5 4 (4.65%) Release Management
6 3 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.49%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (3.49%) High Availability
6 3 (3.49%) SIEM
6 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.49%) Time Management
6 3 (3.49%) SOA
6 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.23%) SQL
2 20 (23.26%) JavaScript
3 19 (22.09%) Java
4 11 (12.79%) Perl
4 11 (12.79%) Python
5 10 (11.63%) PHP
5 10 (11.63%) Bash Shell
6 9 (10.47%) C#
7 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.49%) C
7 3 (3.49%) C++
7 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.49%) Korn
8 2 (2.33%) Ruby
8 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.16%) VB
9 1 (1.16%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) CCNA
1 7 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (8.14%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) CCNP
2 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) MCSE
3 3 (3.49%) MCSA
3 3 (3.49%) CCA
3 3 (3.49%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (3.49%) RHCE
4 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) VCP5
5 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) HNC
5 1 (1.16%) HND
5 1 (1.16%) OCA
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (19.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.14%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.81%) KVM
4 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.65%) vSphere
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.16%) vCloud
8 1 (1.16%) NFS
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) Puppet
2 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.49%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (3.49%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.49%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.33%) WSUS
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.33%) Legato
4 2 (2.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.16%) Ganglia
5 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.16%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.16%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.16%) SCCM
5 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.16%) SCSM
5 1 (1.16%) Nagios
5 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) VMware
1 21 (24.42%) Red Hat
2 16 (18.60%) Oracle
3 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.14%) NetApp
5 6 (6.98%) Zend
6 5 (5.81%) Cisco
6 5 (5.81%) Citrix
7 4 (4.65%) HP
8 3 (3.49%) Velocent
8 3 (3.49%) Cerion
8 3 (3.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (3.49%) Greenplum
8 3 (3.49%) Veritas
8 3 (3.49%) IBM
8 3 (3.49%) Altiris
9 2 (2.33%) EMC
9 2 (2.33%) Sun
9 2 (2.33%) Lotus
9 2 (2.33%) Mercator
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