Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 14 24
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 308 374 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.55% 8.73% 5.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.49% 44.95% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 231 177
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.30% +11.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £295
90th Percentile £600 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +1.18% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £43.28 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.35% +15.41% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £19.75 £28.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £45.85
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% +12.58% -5.63%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 780 832 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.13% 19.42% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 447 496
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
10th Percentile £183 £209 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 56 120
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.63 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.17% -30.39% +26.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £49.38 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.43
% change year-on-year +4.16% -7.42% +18.89%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 83 £375 -11.76% 32
Slough +6 43 £450 +24.14%
Newbury +12 42 £350 -24.32% 8
Maidenhead -2 29 £500 +25.00% 1
Bracknell -22 22 £450 -10.00% 4
Wokingham +14 6 £625 +52.44% 3
Windsor -10 1 £375 -25.00% 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 123 (39.94%) Windows
2 85 (27.60%) Unix
3 73 (23.70%) DevOps
4 68 (22.08%) Python
5 63 (20.45%) VMware
5 63 (20.45%) Git (software)
6 60 (19.48%) MySQL
7 57 (18.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (18.51%) Jenkins
8 54 (17.53%) Puppet
8 54 (17.53%) Bash Shell
9 53 (17.21%) SQL
9 53 (17.21%) Red Hat
10 50 (16.23%) JavaScript
11 49 (15.91%) Oracle
12 48 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (15.58%) Docker
13 47 (15.26%) Ansible
14 45 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
15 43 (13.96%) Perl
16 40 (12.99%) Telecoms
16 40 (12.99%) PHP
16 40 (12.99%) Citrix
16 40 (12.99%) TCP/IP
17 39 (12.66%) Scrum
18 38 (12.34%) Firewall
18 38 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 37 (12.01%) HTML
19 37 (12.01%) Java
20 35 (11.36%) SQL Server

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (11.36%) Apache
2 21 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 18 (5.84%) OpenStack
4 17 (5.52%) IIS
5 13 (4.22%) Confluence
6 11 (3.57%) WebLogic
7 10 (3.25%) nginx
8 8 (2.60%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.95%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.62%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.62%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (1.30%) Luigi
11 4 (1.30%) WordPress
12 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.97%) Drupal
12 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.97%) JBoss
12 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.30%) Pipeline Pilot
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.49%) IaaS
4 10 (3.25%) Office 365
5 9 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.92%) PaaS
5 9 (2.92%) Slack
5 9 (2.92%) Trello
6 8 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.27%) SaaS
8 6 (1.95%) GitHub
8 6 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.62%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.97%) npm
11 3 (0.97%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.32%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.99%) TCP/IP
2 38 (12.34%) Firewall
3 35 (11.36%) DNS
4 20 (6.49%) VPN
5 17 (5.52%) WAN
6 15 (4.87%) SAN
7 12 (3.90%) DHCP
8 10 (3.25%) HTTP
8 10 (3.25%) Internet
8 10 (3.25%) LTE
9 9 (2.92%) LAN
10 8 (2.60%) Wireless
11 7 (2.27%) 3G
11 7 (2.27%) Diameter Protocol
11 7 (2.27%) NAS
11 7 (2.27%) VoIP
12 6 (1.95%) BGP
12 6 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.95%) LDAP
12 6 (1.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (19.48%) MySQL
2 35 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.22%) MongoDB
3 13 (4.22%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.90%) Oracle Exadata
4 12 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.60%) Redis
7 6 (1.95%) DB2
7 6 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.62%) Big Data
8 5 (1.62%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.62%) MariaDB
8 5 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.30%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.30%) DB2 UDB
9 4 (1.30%) KNIME
9 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 63 (20.45%) Git (software)
2 57 (18.51%) Jenkins
3 26 (8.44%) JIRA
4 24 (7.79%) Maven
5 18 (5.84%) Subversion
5 18 (5.84%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (2.92%) Bitbucket
8 9 (2.92%) git-flow
8 9 (2.92%) Selenium
9 7 (2.27%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.95%) Grunt
10 6 (1.95%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.62%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.30%) Artifactory
12 4 (1.30%) Axure RP
12 4 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
12 4 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (12.99%) Telecoms
2 19 (6.17%) Finance
3 8 (2.60%) Retail
4 6 (1.95%) Back Office
5 5 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.97%) Electronics
7 3 (0.97%) Games
7 3 (0.97%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Billing
8 2 (0.65%) French Language
8 2 (0.65%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (21.75%) Developer
2 46 (14.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (13.31%) Architect
4 39 (12.66%) Administrator
5 30 (9.74%) Linux Engineer
6 27 (8.77%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (6.49%) Linux Administrator
8 16 (5.19%) Python Developer
9 15 (4.87%) Cloud Architect
10 13 (4.22%) Consultant
10 13 (4.22%) Java Developer
10 13 (4.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 13 (4.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 12 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
14 9 (2.92%) AWS DevOps
14 9 (2.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 9 (2.92%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.01%) HTML
2 32 (10.39%) CSS
3 30 (9.74%) Web Services
4 28 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 28 (9.09%) XML
5 21 (6.82%) RESTful
6 20 (6.49%) LAMP
7 19 (6.17%) JSON
7 19 (6.17%) REST
8 18 (5.84%) Node.js
9 17 (5.52%) .NET
10 12 (3.90%) Drools
10 12 (3.90%) Java EE
10 12 (3.90%) KnockoutJS
10 12 (3.90%) NumPy
10 12 (3.90%) Polymer
10 12 (3.90%) React
10 12 (3.90%) SciPy
11 11 (3.57%) Pandas
11 11 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.90%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.57%) Oracle Exalogic
5 11 (3.57%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.92%) CMDB
6 9 (2.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 7 (2.27%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.27%) EMC VNX
8 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.62%) Clustering
9 5 (1.62%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.62%) User Experience
9 5 (1.62%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.30%) Animation
10 4 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 123 (39.94%) Windows
2 85 (27.60%) Unix
3 57 (18.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (9.74%) Windows Server
5 22 (7.14%) Ubuntu
6 20 (6.49%) Solaris
7 19 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (5.84%) CentOS
9 16 (5.19%) SUSE
10 14 (4.55%) AIX
10 14 (4.55%) Debian
11 9 (2.92%) Windows 7
11 9 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (2.27%) Windows 10
13 6 (1.95%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.62%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (1.62%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (23.70%) DevOps
2 48 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (12.66%) Scrum
4 32 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (9.42%) ITIL
6 26 (8.44%) Configuration Management
7 23 (7.47%) Open Source
8 21 (6.82%) Test Automation
9 20 (6.49%) Load Balancing
10 18 (5.84%) High Availability
10 18 (5.84%) Migration
11 17 (5.52%) Server Patching
12 16 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (4.87%) TDD
13 15 (4.87%) Web Development
14 14 (4.55%) Release Management
15 13 (4.22%) Project Management
16 12 (3.90%) Mentoring
16 12 (3.90%) Microservices
16 12 (3.90%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 68 (22.08%) Python
2 54 (17.53%) Bash Shell
3 53 (17.21%) SQL
4 50 (16.23%) JavaScript
5 43 (13.96%) Perl
6 40 (12.99%) PHP
7 37 (12.01%) Java
8 27 (8.77%) Shell Script
9 25 (8.12%) C
10 24 (7.79%) C++
11 23 (7.47%) Ruby
12 18 (5.84%) PowerShell
13 17 (5.52%) Groovy
14 16 (5.19%) C#
15 5 (1.62%) Korn
15 5 (1.62%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 4 (1.30%) COBOL
17 3 (0.97%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.97%) MATLAB
18 2 (0.65%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 21 (6.82%) Degree
2 14 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.92%) MCSE
3 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (1.62%) CCNA
5 5 (1.62%) CCNP
5 5 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.62%) RHCE
6 4 (1.30%) CISM
6 4 (1.30%) PhD
7 3 (0.97%) CISA
7 3 (0.97%) CISSP
7 3 (0.97%) MCITP
7 3 (0.97%) MCSA
8 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) MCP
8 2 (0.65%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.92%) SLA
2 7 (2.27%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.32%) MISRA
4 1 (0.32%) MISRA C
System Software
1 48 (15.58%) Docker
2 38 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.44%) Active Directory
4 23 (7.47%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (5.19%) Xen
6 13 (4.22%) Hyper-V
7 12 (3.90%) vSphere
8 10 (3.25%) KVM
8 10 (3.25%) XenDesktop
9 8 (2.60%) oVirt
9 8 (2.60%) RHEV
9 8 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (2.27%) XenApp
11 5 (1.62%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.62%) XenServer
12 4 (1.30%) vCloud
12 4 (1.30%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.97%) NFS
14 2 (0.65%) Openswan
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 54 (17.53%) Puppet
2 47 (15.26%) Ansible
3 35 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.84%) Kubernetes
5 11 (3.57%) SCCM
5 11 (3.57%) WSUS
6 10 (3.25%) Terraform
7 9 (2.92%) Nagios
7 9 (2.92%) Salt
7 9 (2.92%) vCenter Server
8 8 (2.60%) Nmap
8 8 (2.60%) OpenVAS
9 7 (2.27%) vRealize
10 6 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.95%) SCOM
10 6 (1.95%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.62%) Galera Cluster
11 5 (1.62%) OpenNebula
11 5 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.97%) Icinga
Vendors
1 63 (20.45%) VMware
2 53 (17.21%) Red Hat
3 49 (15.91%) Oracle
4 40 (12.99%) Citrix
5 35 (11.36%) Microsoft
6 29 (9.42%) Cisco
7 21 (6.82%) IBM
8 19 (6.17%) EMC
9 14 (4.55%) Sun
10 11 (3.57%) HP
10 11 (3.57%) SAP
11 10 (3.25%) Juniper
12 9 (2.92%) Symantec
13 8 (2.60%) NetApp
14 7 (2.27%) Brocade
15 6 (1.95%) Dell
16 5 (1.62%) Apple
16 5 (1.62%) Forcepoint
17 4 (1.30%) Intel
17 4 (1.30%) Netezza