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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 41 36 59
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.09% 4.42% 1.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.80% 17.50% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 8
Average daily rate £400 £350 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £210 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £540 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
223 200 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.86% 25.28% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 80 102
Average daily rate £300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 13
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 £19.70
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 23 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 23 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 (46.99%) Windows
2 38 (45.78%) UNIX
3 23 (27.71%) SQL
4 22 (26.51%) VMware
5 21 (25.30%) Red Hat
6 20 (24.10%) MySQL
7 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
8 18 (21.69%) HTML
9 17 (20.48%) Java
10 16 (19.28%) Oracle
10 16 (19.28%) CSS
10 16 (19.28%) DNS
10 16 (19.28%) Active Directory
10 16 (19.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (16.87%) Firewall
12 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (14.46%) ITIL
13 12 (14.46%) XML
14 11 (13.25%) Perl
14 11 (13.25%) Python
15 10 (12.05%) PHP
15 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
15 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
15 10 (12.05%) Bash Shell
16 9 (10.84%) jQuery
16 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
17 8 (9.64%) Subversion
17 8 (9.64%) C#

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.82%) IIS
4 3 (3.61%) Drupal
4 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Spatial
5 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.41%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.20%) Apache
6 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.20%) Metrica
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
1 1 (1.20%) PaaS
1 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.28%) DNS
2 14 (16.87%) Firewall
3 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.43%) SAN
5 6 (7.23%) VLAN
5 6 (7.23%) VPN
5 6 (7.23%) HTTP
5 6 (7.23%) Internet
5 6 (7.23%) Network Security
6 5 (6.02%) LAN
6 5 (6.02%) WAN
7 4 (4.82%) Kerberos
8 3 (3.61%) SSL
9 2 (2.41%) SSH
9 2 (2.41%) ATM
9 2 (2.41%) LDAP
9 2 (2.41%) NAS
10 1 (1.20%) FWSM
10 1 (1.20%) 4G
10 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.10%) MySQL
2 6 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.41%) DB2
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Subversion
2 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.61%) Sinon.JS
3 3 (3.61%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.61%) JUnit
4 2 (2.41%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.41%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.20%) RSpec
5 1 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.20%) Hudson
5 1 (1.20%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.20%) Selenium
5 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.20%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.20%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.23%) Back Office
3 5 (6.02%) Finance
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (25.30%) Developer
2 9 (10.84%) Support Engineer
2 9 (10.84%) Java Developer
3 7 (8.43%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) PHP Developer
5 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.02%) Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.82%) Administrator
6 4 (4.82%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Architect
6 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) OSS Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (3.61%) OSS Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.61%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) HTML
2 16 (19.28%) CSS
3 12 (14.46%) XML
4 9 (10.84%) jQuery
5 8 (9.64%) .NET
6 7 (8.43%) Ajax
7 6 (7.23%) Spring
7 6 (7.23%) SOAP
7 6 (7.23%) Kohana
7 6 (7.23%) Symfony
7 6 (7.23%) CodeIgniter
7 6 (7.23%) YUI
7 6 (7.23%) Smarty
8 4 (4.82%) Middleware
9 3 (3.61%) HTML5
9 3 (3.61%) Django
9 3 (3.61%) JSP
9 3 (3.61%) Struts
9 3 (3.61%) DHTML
9 3 (3.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Replication
1 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.82%) Open Source
2 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.20%) iSeries
4 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Firmware
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.99%) Windows
2 38 (45.78%) UNIX
3 16 (19.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.43%) Solaris
8 4 (4.82%) SELinux
9 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.61%) AIX
10 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.41%) CentOS
11 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.20%) HPUX
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.46%) ITIL
2 7 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.23%) Software Engineering
3 6 (7.23%) Configuration Management
3 6 (7.23%) E-Commerce
4 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (6.02%) OOP
4 5 (6.02%) OO
4 5 (6.02%) Scrum
5 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.82%) UML
5 4 (4.82%) Release Management
6 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.61%) High Availability
6 3 (3.61%) SIEM
6 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.61%) SOA
6 3 (3.61%) Change Management
6 3 (3.61%) Service Management
6 3 (3.61%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) SQL
2 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.48%) Java
4 11 (13.25%) Perl
4 11 (13.25%) Python
5 10 (12.05%) PHP
5 10 (12.05%) Bash Shell
6 8 (9.64%) C#
7 3 (3.61%) C
7 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.61%) Korn
8 2 (2.41%) Ruby
8 2 (2.41%) C++
8 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.20%) VB
9 1 (1.20%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.20%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) CCNA
1 7 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (8.43%) Degree
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.82%) CCNP
3 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) MCSA
5 2 (2.41%) CCA
5 2 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.41%) RHCE
5 2 (2.41%) MCSE
5 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) VCP5
6 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) HNC
6 1 (1.20%) HND
6 1 (1.20%) OCA
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (19.28%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.02%) vSphere
4 5 (6.02%) KVM
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.20%) RHEV
7 1 (1.20%) vCloud
7 1 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.20%) NFS
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Puppet
2 4 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.61%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (3.61%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.41%) WSUS
4 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.41%) Legato
4 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.20%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.20%) Ganglia
5 1 (1.20%) SCCM
5 1 (1.20%) SCOM
5 1 (1.20%) Nagios
5 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (26.51%) VMware
2 21 (25.30%) Red Hat
3 16 (19.28%) Oracle
4 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.43%) NetApp
6 6 (7.23%) Zend
7 5 (6.02%) Cisco
8 4 (4.82%) HP
8 4 (4.82%) Citrix
9 3 (3.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 3 (3.61%) Velocent
9 3 (3.61%) Cerion
9 3 (3.61%) Greenplum
9 3 (3.61%) EMC
9 3 (3.61%) IBM
10 2 (2.41%) Altiris
10 2 (2.41%) Sun
10 2 (2.41%) Veritas
10 2 (2.41%) Lotus
10 2 (2.41%) Mercator
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