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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 73 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.14% 3.96% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.02% 17.03% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £309 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
228 229 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.42% 23.23% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 105 86
Average daily rate £375 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £18.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 46 (35.38%) UNIX
2 45 (34.62%) Windows
3 37 (28.46%) Microsoft
4 29 (22.31%) Java
5 26 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 25 (19.23%) MS Office
7 23 (17.69%) HTML
8 21 (16.15%) Oracle
9 20 (15.38%) MS Excel
10 19 (14.62%) Red Hat
10 19 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (13.85%) Firewall
11 18 (13.85%) Solaris
11 18 (13.85%) SQL
11 18 (13.85%) Degree
11 18 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (13.08%) TCP/IP
12 17 (13.08%) Active Directory
13 15 (11.54%) JavaScript
13 15 (11.54%) Python
14 14 (10.77%) PKI
14 14 (10.77%) Windows 7
15 13 (10.00%) Finance
15 13 (10.00%) VMware
15 13 (10.00%) Apache
16 12 (9.23%) PHP
16 12 (9.23%) MySQL
16 12 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (9.23%) IPsec
17 10 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (10.00%) Apache
2 10 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.92%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.92%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (6.15%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.62%) JBoss
5 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.62%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.85%) IIS
7 4 (3.08%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (3.08%) iPlanet
7 4 (3.08%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (3.08%) Lync
8 2 (1.54%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.54%) Drupal
9 1 (0.77%) Node.js
9 1 (0.77%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (19.23%) MS Office
2 20 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 10 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Maximo
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) SaaS
1 2 (1.54%) PaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.77%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.85%) Firewall
2 17 (13.08%) TCP/IP
3 12 (9.23%) IPsec
4 10 (7.69%) VPN
4 10 (7.69%) VoIP
4 10 (7.69%) LTE
5 9 (6.92%) 4G
5 9 (6.92%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (6.15%) 3G
7 7 (5.38%) 3GPP
7 7 (5.38%) SNMP
8 6 (4.62%) Internet
8 6 (4.62%) OSPF
8 6 (4.62%) WAN
8 6 (4.62%) LAN
9 5 (3.85%) SSL
9 5 (3.85%) SSH
10 4 (3.08%) Ethernet
10 4 (3.08%) HTTP
10 4 (3.08%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.23%) MySQL
2 8 (6.15%) RDBMS
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.85%) DB2
5 3 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.54%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.08%) TeamCity
2 4 (3.08%) Selenium
2 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.31%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.54%) Subversion
4 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.77%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.77%) NuGet
5 1 (0.77%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.77%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.77%) JIRA
5 1 (0.77%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.77%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.77%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.77%) JMeter
General
1 26 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.00%) Finance
3 7 (5.38%) Electronics
4 3 (2.31%) Back Office
5 2 (1.54%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (13.85%) Developer
2 14 (10.77%) Analyst
3 11 (8.46%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (7.69%) Administrator
5 8 (6.15%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (6.15%) Architect
5 8 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Consultant
7 6 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.85%) Python Developer
9 4 (3.08%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (3.08%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Mac Developer
9 4 (3.08%) IP Engineer
10 3 (2.31%) Web Support Engineer
10 3 (2.31%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.69%) HTML
2 9 (6.92%) Middleware
3 8 (6.15%) Web Services
3 8 (6.15%) J2EE
3 8 (6.15%) Django
4 7 (5.38%) REST
4 7 (5.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (5.38%) LAMP
5 6 (4.62%) CSS
5 6 (4.62%) HTML5
5 6 (4.62%) jQuery
5 6 (4.62%) JSON
5 6 (4.62%) Application Packaging
6 4 (3.08%) Ajax
6 4 (3.08%) Qt
7 3 (2.31%) QML
7 3 (2.31%) CSS3
7 3 (2.31%) GStreamer
7 3 (2.31%) Qt Quick
7 3 (2.31%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) PKI
2 9 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.62%) User Experience
5 4 (3.08%) Open Source
6 3 (2.31%) iSeries
6 3 (2.31%) AS400
6 3 (2.31%) STB
7 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.54%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.54%) Clustering
7 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.54%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.54%) EMV
7 2 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.54%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.77%) Social Media
8 1 (0.77%) DataPower
8 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.38%) UNIX
2 45 (34.62%) Windows
3 18 (13.85%) Solaris
3 18 (13.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (10.77%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.92%) AIX
6 6 (4.62%) zOS
6 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.62%) Mac OS
7 4 (3.08%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.08%) Android
8 3 (2.31%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.54%) SUSE
9 2 (1.54%) CentOS
10 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.77%) VMS
10 1 (0.77%) HPUX
10 1 (0.77%) Fedora
10 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (7.69%) Scrum
3 9 (6.92%) Kanban
3 9 (6.92%) DevOps
3 9 (6.92%) Project Management
3 9 (6.92%) Software Testing
4 8 (6.15%) Software Engineering
4 8 (6.15%) TDD
4 8 (6.15%) Release Management
5 7 (5.38%) OOP
5 7 (5.38%) ITIL
5 7 (5.38%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.38%) Information Security
5 7 (5.38%) Migration
6 6 (4.62%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (3.85%) Line Management
8 4 (3.08%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (3.08%) Service Management
8 4 (3.08%) MVC
8 4 (3.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.31%) Java
2 18 (13.85%) SQL
3 15 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.54%) Python
4 12 (9.23%) PHP
5 10 (7.69%) C++
6 9 (6.92%) C
7 8 (6.15%) Perl
8 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.31%) VB
8 3 (2.31%) C#
9 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (13.85%) Degree
2 12 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.62%) CCNP
3 6 (4.62%) CCNA
3 6 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.85%) CCIE
5 4 (3.08%) SCSA
5 4 (3.08%) CISSP
5 4 (3.08%) CCSP
5 4 (3.08%) CCDP
5 4 (3.08%) Sun Certification
5 4 (3.08%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.31%) HND
6 3 (2.31%) ISEB
7 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.77%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.77%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.31%) SLA
3 2 (1.54%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 17 (13.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.08%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.77%) vSphere
4 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) Puppet
2 4 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.54%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.54%) SELinux
5 1 (0.77%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.77%) SCSM
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.77%) Salt
5 1 (0.77%) Ansible
5 1 (0.77%) Control-M
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 37 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.15%) Oracle
3 19 (14.62%) Red Hat
4 13 (10.00%) VMware
5 10 (7.69%) Sun
6 9 (6.92%) Cisco
7 6 (4.62%) HP
8 4 (3.08%) Huawei
8 4 (3.08%) Redback
8 4 (3.08%) IBM
8 4 (3.08%) Juniper
8 4 (3.08%) McAfee
8 4 (3.08%) Radware
8 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.08%) Nokia
8 4 (3.08%) Veritas
9 3 (2.31%) Citrix
10 2 (1.54%) SAP
11 1 (0.77%) F5
11 1 (0.77%) Cognos
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