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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 73 48 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.65% 4.82% 3.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.68% 19.20% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
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
199 250 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.58% 25.10% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 98 73
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £181 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 22
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £19.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 51 (38.06%) UNIX
2 48 (35.82%) Windows
3 37 (27.61%) Red Hat
4 36 (26.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (17.91%) Java
6 23 (17.16%) HP
7 22 (16.42%) DevOps
8 21 (15.67%) Active Directory
8 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (14.18%) MySQL
9 19 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (13.43%) HTML
10 18 (13.43%) DNS
11 17 (12.69%) Oracle
12 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
12 16 (11.94%) Puppet
13 15 (11.19%) Windows 7
13 15 (11.19%) Solaris
14 14 (10.45%) Python
14 14 (10.45%) Perl
14 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (10.45%) Citrix
14 14 (10.45%) NetBackup
14 14 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (9.70%) Nagios
16 12 (8.96%) Configuration Management
16 12 (8.96%) Project Management
16 12 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (8.96%) C
16 12 (8.96%) HNC

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 10 (7.46%) Apache
2 6 (4.48%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.73%) IIS
4 4 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.24%) Drupal
5 3 (2.24%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (2.24%) JBoss
5 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.24%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.24%) iPlanet
6 2 (1.49%) CMS
6 2 (1.49%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.49%) Lync
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.75%) Node.js
7 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.24%) PaaS
1 3 (2.24%) IaaS
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.43%) DNS
2 12 (8.96%) DHCP
2 12 (8.96%) Firewall
3 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.97%) HTTP
5 7 (5.22%) VoIP
5 7 (5.22%) Internet
6 5 (3.73%) 3G
6 5 (3.73%) 2G
6 5 (3.73%) GSM
6 5 (3.73%) FTP
6 5 (3.73%) LTE
6 5 (3.73%) 4G
7 4 (2.99%) M3UA
7 4 (2.99%) MGW
7 4 (2.99%) NAS
7 4 (2.99%) SCTP
7 4 (2.99%) XCAP
7 4 (2.99%) LDAP
7 4 (2.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) MySQL
2 8 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.48%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.73%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.73%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.49%) DB2
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Git (software)
1 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.22%) RSpec
3 6 (4.48%) Subversion
4 5 (3.73%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.24%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.49%) Selenium
7 1 (0.75%) JUnit
7 1 (0.75%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.75%) Maven
7 1 (0.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.75%) JBehave
7 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.75%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.75%) MSBuild
General
1 11 (8.21%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.97%) Finance
3 2 (1.49%) Back Office
3 2 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (22.39%) Linux Engineer
2 21 (15.67%) Developer
2 21 (15.67%) Support Engineer
3 19 (14.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.45%) Windows Support Engineer
5 12 (8.96%) Linux Support Engineer
5 12 (8.96%) Linux Support
5 12 (8.96%) Consultant
6 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.97%) Administrator
6 8 (5.97%) Linux Consultant
7 7 (5.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.73%) Python Developer
9 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Server Specialist
10 4 (2.99%) PHP Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.43%) HTML
2 12 (8.96%) CSS
3 10 (7.46%) LAMP
3 10 (7.46%) jQuery
4 7 (5.22%) REST
4 7 (5.22%) Django
4 7 (5.22%) SOAP
4 7 (5.22%) Web Services
5 5 (3.73%) JSON
6 4 (2.99%) Spring
6 4 (2.99%) XML
6 4 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (2.24%) Middleware
7 3 (2.24%) J2EE
7 3 (2.24%) Ajax
7 3 (2.24%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.24%) CSS3
7 3 (2.24%) HTML5
7 3 (2.24%) Sass
8 2 (1.49%) FuelPHP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) Open Source
2 9 (6.72%) Fat Client
2 9 (6.72%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.73%) User Experience
4 3 (2.24%) New Media
4 3 (2.24%) BBC
5 2 (1.49%) PKI
5 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) EFT
6 1 (0.75%) GIS
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) IVR
6 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 51 (38.06%) UNIX
2 48 (35.82%) Windows
3 36 (26.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.19%) Solaris
5 15 (11.19%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.21%) AIX
8 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.99%) Debian
10 3 (2.24%) VMS
10 3 (2.24%) zOS
11 2 (1.49%) Android
11 2 (1.49%) HPUX
12 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.42%) DevOps
2 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (8.96%) Project Management
3 12 (8.96%) Configuration Management
4 11 (8.21%) Information Security
5 9 (6.72%) Software Engineering
6 8 (5.97%) Software Testing
6 8 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (5.97%) Scrum
7 7 (5.22%) SOA
7 7 (5.22%) MVC
7 7 (5.22%) ITIL
7 7 (5.22%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.22%) TDD
8 6 (4.48%) Time Management
9 5 (3.73%) Kanban
9 5 (3.73%) OOP
9 5 (3.73%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.73%) Analytics
10 4 (2.99%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.91%) Java
2 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.45%) Perl
3 14 (10.45%) Python
4 12 (8.96%) Korn
4 12 (8.96%) C
5 11 (8.21%) PHP
5 11 (8.21%) SQL
6 10 (7.46%) VB
7 9 (6.72%) Ruby
7 9 (6.72%) Bourne shell
8 7 (5.22%) C++
9 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.24%) sed
10 3 (2.24%) AWK
10 3 (2.24%) C#
10 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.49%) PHP5
12 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (8.96%) HNC
1 12 (8.96%) MCSE
1 12 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.72%) CCA
2 9 (6.72%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (5.22%) Degree
3 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.24%) RHCSA
5 3 (2.24%) CISSP
5 3 (2.24%) CCNA
6 2 (1.49%) CCDP
6 2 (1.49%) ISEB
6 2 (1.49%) CCIE
6 2 (1.49%) CCSP
6 2 (1.49%) HND
6 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.75%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) SLA
2 3 (2.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (15.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.21%) NFS
3 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.24%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.24%) XenServer
5 2 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.75%) Xen
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.75%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (11.94%) Puppet
2 14 (10.45%) NetBackup
2 14 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (9.70%) Nagios
4 4 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.99%) Cobbler
5 3 (2.24%) SCOM
5 3 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.24%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.24%) SCSM
6 1 (0.75%) Ansible
6 1 (0.75%) Salt
6 1 (0.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 37 (27.61%) Red Hat
2 23 (17.16%) HP
3 17 (12.69%) Oracle
4 14 (10.45%) Citrix
5 11 (8.21%) Isilon
6 10 (7.46%) Microsoft
7 9 (6.72%) EMC
8 8 (5.97%) Veritas
8 8 (5.97%) Altiris
9 7 (5.22%) VMware
10 6 (4.48%) Brocade
10 6 (4.48%) Cisco
10 6 (4.48%) IBM
11 5 (3.73%) Sun
12 4 (2.99%) Remedy
13 3 (2.24%) McAfee
13 3 (2.24%) Cognos
14 2 (1.49%) Nokia
14 2 (1.49%) Juniper
14 2 (1.49%) Radware
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