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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 21 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +38
Contract jobs citing Linux 63 87 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.92% 8.00% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.73% 23.32% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 13
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £235 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.01%
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
205 373 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.50% 34.31% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 195 92
Average daily rate £300 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.92 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% -12.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £26.00 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 64 (50.00%) Windows
2 44 (34.38%) UNIX
3 32 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 32 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (22.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (17.97%) Java
7 21 (16.41%) Puppet
7 21 (16.41%) DevOps
8 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (14.84%) SQL Server
8 19 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (14.06%) HP
9 18 (14.06%) Citrix
9 18 (14.06%) Configuration Management
10 17 (13.28%) Oracle
10 17 (13.28%) DNS
11 16 (12.50%) VMware
12 15 (11.72%) IBM
12 15 (11.72%) Nagios
12 15 (11.72%) Windows 7
13 14 (10.94%) Open Source
13 14 (10.94%) AIX
13 14 (10.94%) NetBackup
14 13 (10.16%) Firewall
14 13 (10.16%) HNC
14 13 (10.16%) LDAP
14 13 (10.16%) SOA
15 12 (9.38%) MCSE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (7.81%) IIS
2 8 (6.25%) Apache
2 8 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.69%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.69%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.91%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.13%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.56%) CMS
6 2 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.78%) WordPress
7 1 (0.78%) nginx
7 1 (0.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) IaaS
1 5 (3.91%) SaaS
1 5 (3.91%) PaaS
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.28%) DNS
2 13 (10.16%) Firewall
2 13 (10.16%) LDAP
3 12 (9.38%) DHCP
4 8 (6.25%) Internet
5 7 (5.47%) HTTP
6 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.91%) ATM
7 5 (3.91%) SSL
7 5 (3.91%) FTP
8 4 (3.13%) SSH
8 4 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.13%) NAS
9 3 (2.34%) 4G
9 3 (2.34%) HTTPS
9 3 (2.34%) VPN
9 3 (2.34%) SMTP
9 3 (2.34%) 3G
9 3 (2.34%) DMZ
10 2 (1.56%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) MySQL
3 5 (3.91%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.91%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.91%) DB2
4 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.78%) MS Access
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) RSpec
2 7 (5.47%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.47%) Maven
3 6 (4.69%) Eclipse
3 6 (4.69%) JBehave
4 5 (3.91%) JUnit
4 5 (3.91%) Selenium
5 4 (3.13%) Ant
6 3 (2.34%) Gradle
6 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.34%) Subversion
7 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.78%) Trac
8 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.56%) Finance
3 1 (0.78%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (17.97%) Developer
2 20 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 19 (14.84%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) Windows Support Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) Consultant
5 12 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (8.59%) Linux Support Engineer
6 11 (8.59%) Linux Support
6 11 (8.59%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Architect
8 6 (4.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.13%) Server Specialist
10 4 (3.13%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.59%) Web Services
2 8 (6.25%) Spring
3 7 (5.47%) CSS
3 7 (5.47%) SOAP
3 7 (5.47%) HTML
3 7 (5.47%) Hibernate
4 6 (4.69%) XML
5 4 (3.13%) JSON
5 4 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (3.13%) VXML
5 4 (3.13%) JMS
5 4 (3.13%) CCXML
6 3 (2.34%) REST
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (1.56%) LAMP
7 2 (1.56%) Ajax
7 2 (1.56%) JNDI
7 2 (1.56%) Django
7 2 (1.56%) jQuery
7 2 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Open Source
2 11 (8.59%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.03%) Thin Client
3 9 (7.03%) Fat Client
4 7 (5.47%) Clustering
5 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.13%) PKI
7 4 (3.13%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.13%) Physics
7 4 (3.13%) DataPower
8 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.56%) BBC
9 2 (1.56%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.56%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.56%) New Media
9 2 (1.56%) User Experience
9 2 (1.56%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.78%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 64 (50.00%) Windows
2 44 (34.38%) UNIX
3 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (22.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (11.72%) Windows 7
7 14 (10.94%) AIX
8 11 (8.59%) Solaris
9 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.13%) zOS
10 4 (3.13%) Android
11 3 (2.34%) Debian
12 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.78%) CentOS
13 1 (0.78%) HPUX
13 1 (0.78%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.41%) DevOps
3 18 (14.06%) Configuration Management
4 13 (10.16%) SOA
5 8 (6.25%) ITIL
6 7 (5.47%) High Availability
6 7 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.69%) Scrum
7 6 (4.69%) Time Management
8 5 (3.91%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.13%) Identity Management
9 4 (3.13%) MVC
9 4 (3.13%) Information Security
9 4 (3.13%) OOP
9 4 (3.13%) Analytics
10 3 (2.34%) Software Deployment
10 3 (2.34%) Android Development
10 3 (2.34%) Waterfall
10 3 (2.34%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.97%) Java
2 12 (9.38%) Perl
2 12 (9.38%) Korn
3 11 (8.59%) Ruby
3 11 (8.59%) C
4 10 (7.81%) VB
4 10 (7.81%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.03%) Bourne shell
6 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.47%) Python
8 6 (4.69%) PHP
9 5 (3.91%) SQL
9 5 (3.91%) C++
10 4 (3.13%) AWK
11 3 (2.34%) sed
12 2 (1.56%) PHP5
12 2 (1.56%) Fortran
12 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (10.16%) HNC
2 12 (9.38%) MCSE
2 12 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (7.81%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.03%) CCA
4 9 (7.03%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (7.03%) Degree
5 8 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.91%) CCNA
8 4 (3.13%) IBM Certification
9 3 (2.34%) CISSP
10 2 (1.56%) HND
10 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.78%) CCNP
11 1 (0.78%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 32 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.81%) NFS
3 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.13%) Xen
5 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.78%) XenApp
7 1 (0.78%) NDS
Systems Management
1 21 (16.41%) Puppet
2 19 (14.84%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (11.72%) Nagios
4 14 (10.94%) NetBackup
5 9 (7.03%) WSUS
6 4 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (3.13%) Cobbler
7 3 (2.34%) Nessus
8 1 (0.78%) Cacti
8 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 32 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (14.06%) HP
2 18 (14.06%) Citrix
3 17 (13.28%) Oracle
4 16 (12.50%) VMware
5 15 (11.72%) IBM
6 12 (9.38%) Cisco
7 11 (8.59%) Isilon
8 10 (7.81%) EMC
9 8 (6.25%) Altiris
10 7 (5.47%) Veritas
10 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
11 6 (4.69%) Brocade
12 4 (3.13%) Remedy
13 3 (2.34%) Sun
14 2 (1.56%) KANA
14 2 (1.56%) Zend
14 2 (1.56%) Nokia
14 2 (1.56%) Dell
14 2 (1.56%) 3PAR
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