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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 18 13 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 62 71 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.20% 8.35% 6.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.26% 31.98% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 31
Median daily rate £431 £413 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £261 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £352
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
154 222 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.89% 26.12% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 111 102
Median daily rate £375 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £263 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 37 16
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £24.12 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 83 (41.09%) Windows
2 70 (34.65%) Python
3 57 (28.22%) Windows Server
4 54 (26.73%) VMware
4 54 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (23.27%) Unix
6 46 (22.77%) Red Hat
7 44 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (21.29%) Puppet
9 40 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (18.32%) DevOps
11 33 (16.34%) Microsoft
12 31 (15.35%) TCP/IP
13 29 (14.36%) DNS
13 29 (14.36%) Security Cleared
14 28 (13.86%) HTTP
14 28 (13.86%) Scrum
15 27 (13.37%) Java
15 27 (13.37%) Perl
16 26 (12.87%) Cisco
16 26 (12.87%) Configuration Management
16 26 (12.87%) PowerShell
16 26 (12.87%) Bash Shell
17 25 (12.38%) Ansible
17 25 (12.38%) SLA
17 25 (12.38%) Oracle
18 24 (11.88%) ITIL
18 24 (11.88%) HP
18 24 (11.88%) High Availability
19 23 (11.39%) Cisco Certification

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 17 (8.42%) OpenStack
2 14 (6.93%) Tomcat
3 12 (5.94%) JBoss
4 11 (5.45%) Apache
5 8 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.96%) nginx
5 8 (3.96%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.50%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) IIS
8 1 (0.50%) SAS
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.97%) OpenShift
4 4 (1.98%) HP Helion
4 4 (1.98%) PaaS
4 4 (1.98%) SaaS
5 3 (1.49%) IaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.50%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.35%) TCP/IP
2 29 (14.36%) DNS
3 28 (13.86%) HTTP
4 22 (10.89%) SAN
5 21 (10.40%) Firewall
5 21 (10.40%) IPsec
6 20 (9.90%) VPN
7 18 (8.91%) DHCP
8 15 (7.43%) SSL
9 12 (5.94%) VLAN
10 11 (5.45%) BGP
10 11 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (5.45%) Network Security
10 11 (5.45%) WAN
11 10 (4.95%) MPLS
11 10 (4.95%) Software-Defined Networking
12 9 (4.46%) H.323
12 9 (4.46%) IPv6
12 9 (4.46%) Telepresence
13 8 (3.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.42%) MySQL
2 13 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.46%) Big Data
3 9 (4.46%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.46%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (2.97%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.98%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.49%) Riak
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 22 (10.89%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 15 (7.43%) Maven
4 8 (3.96%) Ant
4 8 (3.96%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.47%) JIRA
6 5 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.48%) Subversion
7 4 (1.98%) Gradle
8 3 (1.49%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.49%) Checkstyle
8 3 (1.49%) Cobertura
8 3 (1.49%) FindBugs
8 3 (1.49%) Hudson
8 3 (1.49%) Liquibase
8 3 (1.49%) Selenium
8 3 (1.49%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.50%) JMeter
10 1 (0.50%) JUnit
General
1 12 (5.94%) Finance
2 9 (4.46%) Marketing
2 9 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.49%) Banking
3 3 (1.49%) Retail
4 2 (0.99%) Automotive
5 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (17.82%) Linux Engineer
2 33 (16.34%) Support Engineer
3 26 (12.87%) Developer
4 21 (10.40%) Linux Support
5 17 (8.42%) Linux Support Engineer
6 16 (7.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (5.94%) Consultant
8 11 (5.45%) Applications Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) Architect
8 11 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) Python Developer
9 10 (4.95%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) VMware Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Applications Support
10 9 (4.46%) Applications Support Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 9 (4.46%) Technical Engineer
11 8 (3.96%) Administrator
11 8 (3.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.40%) CSS
2 18 (8.91%) Web Services
3 14 (6.93%) REST
4 12 (5.94%) XML
5 10 (4.95%) .NET
6 8 (3.96%) LAMP
7 7 (3.47%) HTML
7 7 (3.47%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (3.47%) MCollective
7 7 (3.47%) Middleware
7 7 (3.47%) RESTful
8 6 (2.97%) Django
8 6 (2.97%) Hibernate
8 6 (2.97%) JSON
9 5 (2.48%) ELK Stack
9 5 (2.48%) jQuery
10 4 (1.98%) PostGIS
10 4 (1.98%) Sass
11 3 (1.49%) Node.js
11 3 (1.49%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.90%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.93%) User Experience
4 11 (5.45%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.96%) Clustering
6 7 (3.47%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.97%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.48%) Animation
8 5 (2.48%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.98%) Replication
10 2 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.99%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.50%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (41.09%) Windows
2 57 (28.22%) Windows Server
3 54 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (23.27%) Unix
5 20 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.92%) Ubuntu
7 14 (6.93%) CentOS
8 13 (6.44%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.45%) AIX
10 10 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (3.96%) Solaris
12 5 (2.48%) SUSE
13 4 (1.98%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.99%) Android
15 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.50%) Debian
16 1 (0.50%) Fedora
16 1 (0.50%) HPUX
16 1 (0.50%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.32%) DevOps
3 28 (13.86%) Scrum
4 26 (12.87%) Configuration Management
5 24 (11.88%) High Availability
5 24 (11.88%) ITIL
6 21 (10.40%) Incident Management
7 20 (9.90%) Software Testing
8 15 (7.43%) Software Engineering
8 15 (7.43%) TDD
9 14 (6.93%) Automated Testing
9 14 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (6.93%) Load Balancing
9 14 (6.93%) Mentoring
9 14 (6.93%) Open Source
10 13 (6.44%) Presales
11 10 (4.95%) Kanban
11 10 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (4.46%) Process Improvement
12 9 (4.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 70 (34.65%) Python
2 27 (13.37%) Java
2 27 (13.37%) Perl
3 26 (12.87%) Bash Shell
3 26 (12.87%) PowerShell
4 23 (11.39%) JavaScript
5 20 (9.90%) Ruby
6 15 (7.43%) SQL
7 13 (6.44%) C
8 12 (5.94%) C#
8 12 (5.94%) C++
9 10 (4.95%) VB
9 10 (4.95%) VBScript
10 7 (3.47%) PHP
10 7 (3.47%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.98%) AWK
11 4 (1.98%) sed
12 3 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.50%) C-shell
13 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (10.40%) Degree
4 19 (9.41%) CCNA
5 18 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (8.42%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.93%) MCSA
8 13 (6.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (4.46%) MCSE
10 8 (3.96%) CCNP
10 8 (3.96%) MCP
11 7 (3.47%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.97%) MCSD
13 5 (2.48%) CCIE
14 4 (1.98%) RHCE
15 3 (1.49%) CCA
15 3 (1.49%) CISSP
15 3 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (1.49%) ISTQB
15 3 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.38%) SLA
2 8 (3.96%) QA
3 5 (2.48%) FedRAMP
4 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.40%) vSphere
3 20 (9.90%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (3.96%) Docker
5 8 (3.96%) qmail
6 7 (3.47%) KVM
6 7 (3.47%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (3.47%) Squid
7 4 (1.98%) NFS
7 4 (1.98%) XenApp
8 3 (1.49%) vCloud
8 3 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.49%) XenServer
9 2 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.50%) Ceph
10 1 (0.50%) RHEV
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (21.29%) Puppet
2 25 (12.38%) Ansible
3 15 (7.43%) Nagios
4 12 (5.94%) logstash
5 11 (5.45%) Graphite
6 9 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (4.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (3.96%) Cacti
7 8 (3.96%) ZABBIX
8 7 (3.47%) collectd
8 7 (3.47%) Ganglia
9 6 (2.97%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (2.97%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.49%) CFEngine
10 3 (1.49%) SCOM
10 3 (1.49%) Terraform
10 3 (1.49%) WSUS
11 2 (0.99%) Kibana
11 2 (0.99%) SELinux
11 2 (0.99%) vMotion
Vendors
1 54 (26.73%) VMware
2 46 (22.77%) Red Hat
3 33 (16.34%) Microsoft
4 26 (12.87%) Cisco
5 25 (12.38%) Oracle
6 24 (11.88%) HP
7 16 (7.92%) Remedy
8 15 (7.43%) IBM
9 12 (5.94%) Citrix
10 11 (5.45%) EMC
11 9 (4.46%) Dell
11 9 (4.46%) Hitachi
11 9 (4.46%) Juniper
12 8 (3.96%) F5
12 8 (3.96%) Intel
13 7 (3.47%) Splunk
14 5 (2.48%) Veritas
15 4 (1.98%) Huawei
16 3 (1.49%) LANDesk
16 3 (1.49%) NetApp
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