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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 20 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +52
Contract jobs citing Linux 59 74 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.79% 7.28% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.50% 27.01% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +18.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £462 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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
200 274 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.01% 26.94% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 134 113
Average daily rate £325 £400 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 8
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.12% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 60 (52.17%) Windows
2 35 (30.43%) UNIX
3 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
5 28 (24.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 23 (20.00%) Java
7 21 (18.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (15.65%) VMware
8 18 (15.65%) SQL Server
9 17 (14.78%) DNS
9 17 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (13.04%) IBM
10 15 (13.04%) AIX
10 15 (13.04%) Open Source
10 15 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (12.17%) Puppet
11 14 (12.17%) DevOps
11 14 (12.17%) HP
12 13 (11.30%) Configuration Management
12 13 (11.30%) Citrix
13 12 (10.43%) Firewall
13 12 (10.43%) LDAP
13 12 (10.43%) MySQL
14 11 (9.57%) Oracle
14 11 (9.57%) JavaScript
14 11 (9.57%) Web Services
14 11 (9.57%) Cisco
14 11 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (9.57%) Degree

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (8.70%) IIS
2 9 (7.83%) Apache
3 6 (5.22%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.22%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.48%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.74%) CMS
6 2 (1.74%) Drupal
6 2 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.87%) nginx
7 1 (0.87%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
2 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) SaaS
1 5 (4.35%) PaaS
1 5 (4.35%) IaaS
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.78%) DNS
2 12 (10.43%) Firewall
2 12 (10.43%) LDAP
3 9 (7.83%) DHCP
3 9 (7.83%) Internet
4 8 (6.96%) HTTP
5 7 (6.09%) VPN
6 5 (4.35%) ATM
6 5 (4.35%) LAN
6 5 (4.35%) WAN
6 5 (4.35%) SSL
7 4 (3.48%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.61%) SMTP
8 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.74%) SSH
9 2 (1.74%) 3G
9 2 (1.74%) SAN
9 2 (1.74%) 4G
9 2 (1.74%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.87%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.43%) MySQL
3 5 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.35%) DB2
4 4 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) MS Access
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Maven
2 6 (5.22%) Eclipse
2 6 (5.22%) JBehave
3 5 (4.35%) RSpec
3 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.35%) JUnit
3 5 (4.35%) Selenium
4 4 (3.48%) Subversion
4 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.48%) Ant
5 3 (2.61%) Gradle
6 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.87%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.87%) Trac
7 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.87%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.74%) Retail
2 2 (1.74%) Finance
3 1 (0.87%) Back Office
3 1 (0.87%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (22.61%) Developer
2 16 (13.91%) Support Engineer
3 15 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.30%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Windows Support Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Consultant
7 7 (6.09%) Linux Support Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Linux Support
7 7 (6.09%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Architect
9 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.35%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.35%) Administrator
9 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Server Specialist
10 4 (3.48%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) Web Services
2 10 (8.70%) CSS
3 9 (7.83%) Spring
4 8 (6.96%) HTML
5 7 (6.09%) Hibernate
6 6 (5.22%) SOAP
7 5 (4.35%) XML
8 4 (3.48%) CCXML
8 4 (3.48%) jQuery
8 4 (3.48%) JMS
8 4 (3.48%) VXML
8 4 (3.48%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (2.61%) HTML5
9 3 (2.61%) .NET
9 3 (2.61%) Ajax
9 3 (2.61%) Django
10 2 (1.74%) JNDI
10 2 (1.74%) Oracle ADF
10 2 (1.74%) CodeIgniter
10 2 (1.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) Open Source
2 10 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.96%) Fat Client
3 8 (6.96%) Thin Client
4 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.09%) Clustering
5 5 (4.35%) PKI
6 4 (3.48%) DataPower
6 4 (3.48%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.48%) Physics
6 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.61%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.74%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.74%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.87%) GIS
9 1 (0.87%) Derivative
9 1 (0.87%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 60 (52.17%) Windows
2 35 (30.43%) UNIX
3 28 (24.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (18.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (13.04%) AIX
7 10 (8.70%) Windows 7
8 9 (7.83%) Solaris
9 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.48%) Android
10 4 (3.48%) zOS
11 3 (2.61%) Debian
12 2 (1.74%) CentOS
12 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.87%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (12.17%) DevOps
3 13 (11.30%) Configuration Management
4 9 (7.83%) SOA
5 7 (6.09%) High Availability
6 6 (5.22%) Scrum
6 6 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (5.22%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.35%) MVC
7 5 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.35%) ITIL
7 5 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.48%) Time Management
8 4 (3.48%) Identity Management
8 4 (3.48%) Analytics
9 3 (2.61%) Waterfall
9 3 (2.61%) Android Development
9 3 (2.61%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.61%) Change Management
9 3 (2.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) Java
2 11 (9.57%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.70%) Perl
3 10 (8.70%) C
4 8 (6.96%) Korn
4 8 (6.96%) VB
4 8 (6.96%) Bourne shell
5 7 (6.09%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.09%) PHP
5 7 (6.09%) Python
6 6 (5.22%) Ruby
6 6 (5.22%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.35%) C++
8 3 (2.61%) SQL
9 2 (1.74%) PHP5
9 2 (1.74%) Fortran
9 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.87%) C#
10 1 (0.87%) XPath
10 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (9.57%) Degree
2 9 (7.83%) HNC
2 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.96%) CCA
3 8 (6.96%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (6.96%) MCSE
4 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.35%) CCNA
7 4 (3.48%) IBM Certification
8 3 (2.61%) MCSA
9 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.74%) HND
9 2 (1.74%) CISSP
10 1 (0.87%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.83%) NFS
2 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.48%) Xen
4 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.61%) KVM
5 2 (1.74%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.87%) vSphere
6 1 (0.87%) NDS
6 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (12.17%) Puppet
3 10 (8.70%) Nagios
4 9 (7.83%) WSUS
4 9 (7.83%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.48%) Cobbler
6 3 (2.61%) Nessus
7 2 (1.74%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.87%) Salt
8 1 (0.87%) Cacti
Vendors
1 23 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (15.65%) VMware
3 15 (13.04%) IBM
4 14 (12.17%) HP
5 13 (11.30%) Citrix
6 11 (9.57%) Oracle
6 11 (9.57%) Cisco
7 10 (8.70%) EMC
8 9 (7.83%) Microsoft
9 8 (6.96%) Isilon
10 6 (5.22%) Brocade
11 4 (3.48%) Altiris
11 4 (3.48%) Veritas
12 2 (1.74%) KANA
12 2 (1.74%) Zend
12 2 (1.74%) Dell
12 2 (1.74%) Nokia
13 1 (0.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 1 (0.87%) Percona
13 1 (0.87%) NetApp
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