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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 26 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +31
Contract jobs citing Linux 62 64 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.09% 6.37% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.39% 23.97% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £280 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £467 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.66% -6.25%
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
204 267 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.31% 26.57% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 118 121
Average daily rate £325 £385 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 51 (50.00%) Windows
2 30 (29.41%) UNIX
3 25 (24.51%) Active Directory
4 23 (22.55%) Java
4 23 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 18 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 18 (17.65%) VMware
6 16 (15.69%) IBM
7 15 (14.71%) AIX
7 15 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (12.75%) DNS
9 12 (11.76%) LDAP
9 12 (11.76%) Oracle
9 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (11.76%) DevOps
9 12 (11.76%) Open Source
9 12 (11.76%) Puppet
10 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
10 11 (10.78%) Degree
10 11 (10.78%) HP
10 11 (10.78%) Configuration Management
10 11 (10.78%) MySQL
11 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
11 10 (9.80%) Solaris
11 10 (9.80%) IIS
11 10 (9.80%) Web Services
11 10 (9.80%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (9.80%) IIS
2 8 (7.84%) Apache
3 7 (6.86%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.98%) CMS
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.98%) Drupal
7 1 (0.98%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.98%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) SaaS
2 3 (2.94%) PaaS
2 3 (2.94%) IaaS
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) DNS
2 12 (11.76%) LDAP
3 10 (9.80%) Firewall
4 8 (7.84%) Internet
4 8 (7.84%) HTTP
5 7 (6.86%) VPN
6 5 (4.90%) DHCP
6 5 (4.90%) ATM
6 5 (4.90%) LAN
6 5 (4.90%) WAN
6 5 (4.90%) SSL
7 4 (3.92%) SAN
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.94%) SMTP
8 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.96%) 3G
9 2 (1.96%) SSH
9 2 (1.96%) NAS
9 2 (1.96%) 4G
9 2 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.78%) MySQL
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.90%) DB2
4 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 6 (5.88%) Maven
2 5 (4.90%) Selenium
2 5 (4.90%) JBehave
3 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.92%) Ant
3 4 (3.92%) JUnit
4 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.94%) Subversion
4 3 (2.94%) RSpec
4 3 (2.94%) Gradle
5 2 (1.96%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.98%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.98%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.98%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.98%) Trac
6 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.94%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Retail
3 2 (1.96%) Back Office
4 1 (0.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.78%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.82%) Consultant
5 8 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Administrator
8 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.90%) Architect
8 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Linux Support Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Linux Support
9 4 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (3.92%) Server Specialist
9 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.92%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) Web Services
2 9 (8.82%) CSS
2 9 (8.82%) Spring
3 8 (7.84%) Hibernate
3 8 (7.84%) HTML
4 6 (5.88%) XML
5 5 (4.90%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (3.92%) SOAP
6 4 (3.92%) VXML
6 4 (3.92%) JMS
6 4 (3.92%) CCXML
7 3 (2.94%) HTML5
7 3 (2.94%) jQuery
7 3 (2.94%) Django
7 3 (2.94%) .NET
8 2 (1.96%) JSP
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle ADF
8 2 (1.96%) Middleware
8 2 (1.96%) CSS3
8 2 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Open Source
2 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.84%) Clustering
4 5 (4.90%) PKI
4 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.92%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.92%) DataPower
5 4 (3.92%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.92%) Physics
5 4 (3.92%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.96%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.96%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.98%) Firmware
8 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.98%) CESG
8 1 (0.98%) Replication
8 1 (0.98%) Derivative
8 1 (0.98%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 51 (50.00%) Windows
2 30 (29.41%) UNIX
3 23 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (14.71%) AIX
5 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (9.80%) Solaris
7 5 (4.90%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.92%) zOS
8 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.94%) Android
10 2 (1.96%) Debian
10 2 (1.96%) CentOS
10 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.98%) SUSE
11 1 (0.98%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (11.76%) DevOps
2 11 (10.78%) Configuration Management
3 9 (8.82%) SOA
4 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (6.86%) E-Commerce
4 7 (6.86%) High Availability
5 5 (4.90%) Scrum
5 5 (4.90%) ITIL
6 4 (3.92%) Identity Management
6 4 (3.92%) MVC
6 4 (3.92%) Software Engineering
6 4 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (3.92%) Analytics
7 3 (2.94%) Time Management
7 3 (2.94%) Load Testing
7 3 (2.94%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.94%) Workflow
7 3 (2.94%) Change Management
8 2 (1.96%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) Java
2 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.86%) Shell Script
3 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
4 6 (5.88%) Python
4 6 (5.88%) Perl
4 6 (5.88%) PHP
4 6 (5.88%) C
5 5 (4.90%) C++
5 5 (4.90%) SQL
6 4 (3.92%) VB
6 4 (3.92%) Ruby
6 4 (3.92%) Korn
6 4 (3.92%) Bourne shell
7 2 (1.96%) Fortran
7 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.98%) C#
8 1 (0.98%) AWK
8 1 (0.98%) XPath
8 1 (0.98%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Degree
2 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.88%) HNC
6 5 (4.90%) MCSE
6 5 (4.90%) CCNA
6 5 (4.90%) CCA
6 5 (4.90%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.92%) IBM Certification
8 3 (2.94%) MCSA
9 2 (1.96%) HND
9 2 (1.96%) CISSP
9 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.98%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.98%) OCA
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.98%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 25 (24.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) NFS
4 4 (3.92%) Xen
5 3 (2.94%) KVM
5 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.98%) NDS
7 1 (0.98%) XenApp
7 1 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.98%) vSphere
7 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (11.76%) Puppet
3 9 (8.82%) WSUS
4 6 (5.88%) Nagios
5 5 (4.90%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.94%) Nessus
7 3 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.94%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.98%) Salt
8 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.98%) Cacti
8 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (17.65%) Red Hat
1 18 (17.65%) VMware
2 16 (15.69%) IBM
3 12 (11.76%) Oracle
4 11 (10.78%) HP
5 10 (9.80%) Cisco
6 9 (8.82%) Citrix
7 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.88%) Brocade
8 6 (5.88%) EMC
9 4 (3.92%) Isilon
10 2 (1.96%) KANA
10 2 (1.96%) Dell
10 2 (1.96%) Nokia
10 2 (1.96%) Veritas
10 2 (1.96%) Altiris
11 1 (0.98%) Endeca
11 1 (0.98%) Google
11 1 (0.98%) Coremetrics
11 1 (0.98%) Sophos
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