The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 22 19 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing Linux 65 71 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.19% 7.89% 4.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.52% 30.60% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 24
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £367
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.06% -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
183 232 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.24% 25.78% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 116 103
Median daily rate £380 £385 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.74% +19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Linux.

1 90 (39.82%) Python
2 82 (36.28%) Windows
3 70 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (26.99%) Puppet
5 58 (25.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (25.66%) Windows Server
6 55 (24.34%) Unix
7 53 (23.45%) VMware
8 50 (22.12%) Java
9 49 (21.68%) DevOps
10 43 (19.03%) Red Hat
11 41 (18.14%) Web Services
11 41 (18.14%) Ansible
12 40 (17.70%) Configuration Management
13 37 (16.37%) Bash Shell
14 34 (15.04%) DNS
14 34 (15.04%) Scrum
14 34 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
15 33 (14.60%) JavaScript
15 33 (14.60%) HTTP
16 32 (14.16%) SLA
17 31 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (13.27%) TCP/IP
18 30 (13.27%) Microsoft
18 30 (13.27%) Perl
18 30 (13.27%) ITIL
19 29 (12.83%) Graphite
20 28 (12.39%) Cisco
20 28 (12.39%) Security Cleared
20 28 (12.39%) CentOS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (10.18%) Apache
1 23 (10.18%) Tomcat
2 22 (9.73%) OpenStack
3 21 (9.29%) JBoss
4 19 (8.41%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (6.64%) nginx
6 14 (6.19%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.77%) Node.js
7 4 (1.77%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.88%) Confluence
9 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.44%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.44%) IIS
10 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.65%) OpenShift
4 4 (1.77%) HP Helion
4 4 (1.77%) SaaS
5 3 (1.33%) PaaS
6 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.88%) IaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.04%) DNS
2 33 (14.60%) HTTP
3 30 (13.27%) TCP/IP
4 23 (10.18%) Firewall
4 23 (10.18%) VPN
5 21 (9.29%) IPsec
5 21 (9.29%) SAN
5 21 (9.29%) SSL
6 17 (7.52%) DHCP
7 14 (6.19%) SMTP
8 13 (5.75%) LDAP
9 12 (5.31%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (5.31%) H.323
9 12 (5.31%) VLAN
9 12 (5.31%) WAN
10 11 (4.87%) BGP
10 11 (4.87%) MPLS
11 10 (4.42%) Network Security
12 9 (3.98%) Internet
12 9 (3.98%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.06%) MySQL
2 17 (7.52%) Big Data
3 14 (6.19%) NoSQL
3 14 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.42%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.42%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (3.54%) Riak
6 7 (3.10%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.65%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (11.50%) Git (software)
1 26 (11.50%) Jenkins
2 25 (11.06%) Maven
3 13 (5.75%) Ant
4 11 (4.87%) TeamCity
5 10 (4.42%) JIRA
6 7 (3.10%) Subversion
7 5 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.77%) Gradle
8 4 (1.77%) Selenium
8 4 (1.77%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.33%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.33%) Checkstyle
9 3 (1.33%) Cobertura
9 3 (1.33%) FindBugs
9 3 (1.33%) Hudson
9 3 (1.33%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.88%) GitLab
10 2 (0.88%) JMeter
General
1 10 (4.42%) Marketing
1 10 (4.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.77%) Finance
3 3 (1.33%) Banking
3 3 (1.33%) Retail
4 2 (0.88%) Automotive
5 1 (0.44%) Advertising
5 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 50 (22.12%) Linux Engineer
2 43 (19.03%) Support Engineer
3 35 (15.49%) Developer
4 31 (13.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (10.18%) Linux Support
5 23 (10.18%) Linux Support Engineer
6 21 (9.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 19 (8.41%) AWS Engineer
7 19 (8.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 17 (7.52%) VMware Engineer
9 15 (6.64%) Applications Engineer
10 13 (5.75%) Applications Support
10 13 (5.75%) Applications Support Engineer
10 13 (5.75%) Consultant
10 13 (5.75%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 13 (5.75%) VMware Support Engineer
11 12 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (5.31%) Java Developer
11 12 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (5.31%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.14%) Web Services
2 24 (10.62%) RESTful
3 23 (10.18%) CSS
4 17 (7.52%) REST
5 15 (6.64%) LAMP
6 14 (6.19%) ELK Stack
7 13 (5.75%) LEMP Stack
7 13 (5.75%) MCollective
7 13 (5.75%) Sensu
8 10 (4.42%) HTML
8 10 (4.42%) XML
9 9 (3.98%) .NET
10 7 (3.10%) jQuery
10 7 (3.10%) JSON
10 7 (3.10%) Middleware
11 6 (2.65%) Django
11 6 (2.65%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.77%) J2EE
12 4 (1.77%) PostGIS
12 4 (1.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.95%) Computer Science
2 17 (7.52%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.19%) User Experience
4 10 (4.42%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.21%) Animation
7 4 (1.77%) Clustering
7 4 (1.77%) Replication
8 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.33%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.88%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.44%) DataPower
10 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 82 (36.28%) Windows
2 58 (25.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 58 (25.66%) Windows Server
3 55 (24.34%) Unix
4 28 (12.39%) CentOS
5 23 (10.18%) Ubuntu
6 21 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (7.08%) Windows 7
8 14 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.98%) Solaris
10 6 (2.65%) AIX
11 4 (1.77%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.33%) SUSE
13 2 (0.88%) NetWare
13 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.44%) Debian
14 1 (0.44%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (21.68%) DevOps
3 40 (17.70%) Configuration Management
4 34 (15.04%) Scrum
5 30 (13.27%) ITIL
6 27 (11.95%) Incident Management
7 22 (9.73%) High Availability
8 21 (9.29%) TDD
9 20 (8.85%) Software Testing
10 17 (7.52%) Automated Testing
10 17 (7.52%) Open Source
10 17 (7.52%) Software Engineering
11 16 (7.08%) Mentoring
12 15 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (6.64%) Presales
13 13 (5.75%) Load Balancing
14 11 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (4.87%) Unit Testing
15 10 (4.42%) Kanban
15 10 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 90 (39.82%) Python
2 50 (22.12%) Java
3 37 (16.37%) Bash Shell
4 33 (14.60%) JavaScript
5 30 (13.27%) Perl
6 21 (9.29%) PowerShell
7 20 (8.85%) Ruby
7 20 (8.85%) SQL
8 14 (6.19%) C++
8 14 (6.19%) Shell Script
9 12 (5.31%) C
10 11 (4.87%) C#
11 9 (3.98%) PHP
11 9 (3.98%) VB
11 9 (3.98%) VBScript
12 4 (1.77%) AWK
12 4 (1.77%) sed
13 3 (1.33%) Erlang
13 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (12.39%) Degree
1 28 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 27 (11.95%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (10.18%) CCNA
4 22 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (7.96%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.19%) MCSA
7 13 (5.75%) MCSE
8 12 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (3.98%) CCNP
10 8 (3.54%) MCP
11 6 (2.65%) HNC
11 6 (2.65%) MCSD
11 6 (2.65%) RHCSA
12 5 (2.21%) CCIE
13 3 (1.33%) CCA
13 3 (1.33%) CISSP
13 3 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.33%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.16%) SLA
2 11 (4.87%) QA
3 7 (3.10%) FedRAMP
4 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.29%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.96%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.52%) vSphere
5 14 (6.19%) qmail
6 13 (5.75%) Squid
7 10 (4.42%) Docker
8 7 (3.10%) XenApp
9 5 (2.21%) KVM
10 3 (1.33%) NFS
10 3 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.33%) vCloud
10 3 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.33%) XenServer
11 2 (0.88%) Xen
12 1 (0.44%) Postfix
12 1 (0.44%) RHEV
12 1 (0.44%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.44%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 61 (26.99%) Puppet
2 41 (18.14%) Ansible
3 29 (12.83%) Graphite
4 27 (11.95%) logstash
4 27 (11.95%) Nagios
5 14 (6.19%) Cacti
5 14 (6.19%) ZABBIX
6 13 (5.75%) collectd
6 13 (5.75%) Ganglia
6 13 (5.75%) Terraform
7 11 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (3.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (2.65%) Kubernetes
10 5 (2.21%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.77%) SELinux
12 3 (1.33%) Kibana
12 3 (1.33%) vMotion
13 2 (0.88%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.88%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 53 (23.45%) VMware
2 43 (19.03%) Red Hat
3 30 (13.27%) Microsoft
4 28 (12.39%) Cisco
5 25 (11.06%) Oracle
6 23 (10.18%) HP
7 20 (8.85%) Remedy
8 15 (6.64%) IBM
9 13 (5.75%) Splunk
10 11 (4.87%) Citrix
11 9 (3.98%) Dell
11 9 (3.98%) Hitachi
12 8 (3.54%) EMC
12 8 (3.54%) F5
12 8 (3.54%) Intel
12 8 (3.54%) Juniper
13 5 (2.21%) Veritas
14 4 (1.77%) Altiris
14 4 (1.77%) Huawei
15 3 (1.33%) 3PAR
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago