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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 69 59 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.82% 6.83% 6.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.51% 29.06% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 31
Average daily rate
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£420 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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
242 203 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.91% 23.50% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 93 118
Average daily rate £417 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 25
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.72 £20.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, 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 53 (36.55%) UNIX
1 53 (36.55%) Windows
2 35 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 31 (21.38%) Oracle
4 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (19.31%) Telecoms
5 28 (19.31%) Python
6 27 (18.62%) Solaris
7 26 (17.93%) Java
8 24 (16.55%) Red Hat
9 23 (15.86%) MS Office
10 22 (15.17%) AIX
10 22 (15.17%) SQL
10 22 (15.17%) WebSphere
11 21 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (13.79%) Degree
13 19 (13.10%) DB2
13 19 (13.10%) MS Excel
14 17 (11.72%) WebSphere MQ
15 16 (11.03%) Middleware
15 16 (11.03%) IBM
15 16 (11.03%) JMS
15 16 (11.03%) HTML
15 16 (11.03%) VMware
16 15 (10.34%) Clustering
16 15 (10.34%) Finance
16 15 (10.34%) PKI
16 15 (10.34%) Perl
16 15 (10.34%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 22 (15.17%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.90%) Apache
3 8 (5.52%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.83%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (4.83%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.14%) JBoss
6 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.45%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.38%) nginx
9 1 (0.69%) Lync
9 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.69%) IIS
9 1 (0.69%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 23 (15.86%) MS Office
2 19 (13.10%) MS Excel
3 12 (8.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Maximo
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) SaaS
2 5 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.38%) PaaS
3 2 (1.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.69%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.34%) HTTP
1 15 (10.34%) LTE
2 14 (9.66%) Firewall
3 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.28%) DNS
3 12 (8.28%) Radio Access Network
4 11 (7.59%) 4G
5 10 (6.90%) IPsec
5 10 (6.90%) SSL
5 10 (6.90%) VPN
6 7 (4.83%) 3GPP
6 7 (4.83%) VoIP
6 7 (4.83%) 3G
7 6 (4.14%) SAN
7 6 (4.14%) DSLAM
7 6 (4.14%) LAN
7 6 (4.14%) ATM
7 6 (4.14%) Broadband
7 6 (4.14%) WAN
7 6 (4.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.10%) DB2
2 8 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.83%) MySQL
4 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.14%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.14%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.07%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.69%) MS Access
8 1 (0.69%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 14 (9.66%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.83%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.83%) Subversion
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (4.14%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.76%) Hudson
5 2 (1.38%) Maven
6 1 (0.69%) JIRA
6 1 (0.69%) Selenium
6 1 (0.69%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.69%) Ant
6 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (19.31%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.34%) Finance
3 8 (5.52%) Electronics
4 2 (1.38%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (12.41%) Developer
2 15 (10.34%) Consultant
3 13 (8.97%) Analyst
4 10 (6.90%) Architect
5 7 (4.83%) Administrator
5 7 (4.83%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (4.83%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.14%) Python Developer
6 6 (4.14%) DBA
7 5 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Mac Developer
8 4 (2.76%) Software Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.76%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Technical Manager
9 3 (2.07%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.72%) WebSphere MQ
2 16 (11.03%) Middleware
2 16 (11.03%) JMS
2 16 (11.03%) HTML
3 7 (4.83%) Web Services
3 7 (4.83%) HTML5
4 6 (4.14%) J2EE
4 6 (4.14%) CSS
5 5 (3.45%) .NET
5 5 (3.45%) REST
5 5 (3.45%) JSON
6 4 (2.76%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.76%) Django
6 4 (2.76%) XML
7 3 (2.07%) OpenGL
7 3 (2.07%) Qt
7 3 (2.07%) Ajax
7 3 (2.07%) CSS3
7 3 (2.07%) QML
7 3 (2.07%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.34%) DataPower
2 15 (10.34%) Clustering
2 15 (10.34%) PKI
3 14 (9.66%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.90%) Client/Server
5 9 (6.21%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.83%) Cryptography
7 6 (4.14%) AS400
7 6 (4.14%) iSeries
8 5 (3.45%) User Experience
9 3 (2.07%) MPEG
9 3 (2.07%) STB
9 3 (2.07%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.38%) Taxonomies
10 2 (1.38%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.69%) Social Media
11 1 (0.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.55%) UNIX
1 53 (36.55%) Windows
2 27 (18.62%) Solaris
3 22 (15.17%) AIX
4 20 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.45%) Mac OS
6 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.45%) SUSE
7 4 (2.76%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.07%) zOS
8 3 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.07%) CentOS
9 2 (1.38%) Android
9 2 (1.38%) Fedora
9 2 (1.38%) HPUX
10 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (8.28%) Configuration Management
2 12 (8.28%) Service Management
3 11 (7.59%) Project Management
4 9 (6.21%) Load Balancing
4 9 (6.21%) DevOps
5 8 (5.52%) High Availability
5 8 (5.52%) ITIL
6 7 (4.83%) OOP
6 7 (4.83%) Scrum
6 7 (4.83%) TDD
6 7 (4.83%) Kanban
7 6 (4.14%) Software Testing
7 6 (4.14%) Migration
7 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.14%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.45%) Release Management
8 5 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.45%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.31%) Python
2 26 (17.93%) Java
3 22 (15.17%) SQL
4 15 (10.34%) Perl
5 13 (8.97%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.97%) Bash Shell
6 12 (8.28%) C
6 12 (8.28%) C++
7 10 (6.90%) PHP
8 8 (5.52%) Ruby
9 5 (3.45%) VB
10 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.07%) C#
11 2 (1.38%) VBScript
11 2 (1.38%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 20 (13.79%) Degree
2 15 (10.34%) IBM Certification
3 11 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (6.90%) CCNP
5 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.14%) CCNA
6 6 (4.14%) Sun Certification
6 6 (4.14%) SCSA
7 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.38%) CCIE
9 1 (0.69%) HND
9 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) Puppet
2 3 (2.07%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (1.38%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.38%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (1.38%) SCOM
3 2 (1.38%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.38%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.38%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.38%) Nagios
3 2 (1.38%) Ansible
3 2 (1.38%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.69%) collectd
4 1 (0.69%) SELinux
4 1 (0.69%) logstash
4 1 (0.69%) Salt
4 1 (0.69%) Graphite
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 35 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.38%) Oracle
3 24 (16.55%) Red Hat
4 16 (11.03%) IBM
4 16 (11.03%) VMware
5 10 (6.90%) Sun
5 10 (6.90%) HP
6 8 (5.52%) Citrix
7 6 (4.14%) Huawei
7 6 (4.14%) Veritas
8 5 (3.45%) SAP
9 4 (2.76%) Cisco
10 3 (2.07%) BMC
11 2 (1.38%) F5
11 2 (1.38%) Splunk
12 1 (0.69%) Netezza
12 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.69%) Alterian
12 1 (0.69%) Endeca
12 1 (0.69%) Google
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