Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 222 313 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.12% 7.61% 8.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.22% 39.57% 44.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 158 203
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £330
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.35% +15.41%
10th Percentile £14.30 £10.70 £31.38
90th Percentile £48.00 £46.00 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +16.47% +3.66% +7.89%

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 711 791 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.41% 19.23% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 399 409
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £150 £185 £213
90th Percentile £551 £561 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -28.57% -20.54%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.90 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year - +6.87% -10.53%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 -7 80 £450 +12.50% 41
Newbury -4 33 £450 +25.87% 25
Slough -11 27 £400 -11.11% 4
Bracknell -8 24 £325 -27.78% 11
Maidenhead -6 16 £469 -6.25% 5
Windsor +7 3 - - 1
Wokingham -17 1 £575 -8.00% 3
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 86 (38.74%) Python
2 68 (30.63%) Windows
3 61 (27.48%) DevOps
4 54 (24.32%) Unix
5 51 (22.97%) Ansible
6 50 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
7 49 (22.07%) Bash Shell
8 46 (20.72%) Puppet
9 43 (19.37%) Red Hat
10 42 (18.92%) Docker
11 41 (18.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 40 (18.02%) CentOS
13 39 (17.57%) Firewall
14 36 (16.22%) Telecoms
14 36 (16.22%) VMware
14 36 (16.22%) Java
14 36 (16.22%) TCP/IP
15 35 (15.77%) Jenkins
16 34 (15.32%) Oracle
17 33 (14.86%) Perl
17 33 (14.86%) Microsoft
18 32 (14.41%) SQL
18 32 (14.41%) Terraform
19 31 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (13.96%) Git (software)
20 30 (13.51%) Cisco
20 30 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
21 29 (13.06%) Configuration Management
22 27 (12.16%) Continuous Integration

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 14 (6.31%) Apache
2 13 (5.86%) OpenStack
3 9 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.70%) CMS
5 5 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.25%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.80%) Confluence
6 4 (1.80%) JBoss
7 3 (1.35%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.35%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.90%) nginx
8 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.45%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.45%) SAS
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.45%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 50 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.31%) PaaS
4 11 (4.95%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (4.95%) IaaS
5 9 (4.05%) GitHub
5 9 (4.05%) SaaS
5 9 (4.05%) Serverless
6 7 (3.15%) Office 365
7 6 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.25%) Apigee
8 5 (2.25%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.80%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.90%) Datadog
11 2 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.57%) Firewall
2 36 (16.22%) TCP/IP
3 21 (9.46%) VPN
4 20 (9.01%) BGP
5 18 (8.11%) DNS
5 18 (8.11%) OSPF
6 17 (7.66%) MPLS
7 15 (6.76%) Internet
7 15 (6.76%) WAN
8 10 (4.50%) SSL
9 9 (4.05%) LAN
10 7 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (3.15%) DHCP
10 7 (3.15%) EIGRP
10 7 (3.15%) HTTP
10 7 (3.15%) IPsec
10 7 (3.15%) VLAN
10 7 (3.15%) Wireless
11 6 (2.70%) Junos
11 6 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.71%) Big Data
2 18 (8.11%) Hadoop
2 18 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 15 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.31%) MongoDB
4 14 (6.31%) MySQL
4 14 (6.31%) RDBMS
4 14 (6.31%) SQL Server
5 13 (5.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (4.50%) Redis
7 9 (4.05%) Cosmos DB
7 9 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.15%) Power BI
9 6 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.80%) MariaDB
11 3 (1.35%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.35%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.90%) HBase
Development Applications
1 35 (15.77%) Jenkins
2 31 (13.96%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.41%) JIRA
4 11 (4.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (3.60%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.25%) GitLab
6 5 (2.25%) Maven
6 5 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.80%) CircleCI
7 4 (1.80%) Gradle
7 4 (1.80%) Subversion
8 3 (1.35%) Metasploit
8 3 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.90%) CMake
9 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.90%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.90%) JMeter
9 2 (0.90%) Selenium
10 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.25%) Finance
3 3 (1.35%) Marketing
3 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.35%) Retail
3 3 (1.35%) Spanish Language
4 2 (0.90%) Automotive
5 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Electronics
5 1 (0.45%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (19.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (12.61%) Developer
3 24 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
4 22 (9.91%) Consultant
5 19 (8.56%) Analyst
6 15 (6.76%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.86%) OSS Engineer
8 12 (5.41%) Architect
8 12 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
8 12 (5.41%) Security Analyst
9 11 (4.95%) AWS DevOps
9 11 (4.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.95%) Network Engineer
10 10 (4.50%) Administrator
10 10 (4.50%) OSS Support Engineer
11 8 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (3.60%) Data Engineer
11 8 (3.60%) Python Developer
12 7 (3.15%) Incident Analyst
12 7 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.36%) Kafka
2 17 (7.66%) Node.js
3 16 (7.21%) JSON
4 15 (6.76%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (5.86%) Web Services
6 12 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 12 (5.41%) REST
7 11 (4.95%) HTML
7 11 (4.95%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (4.05%) React
8 9 (4.05%) RESTful
9 8 (3.60%) CSS
9 8 (3.60%) jQuery
9 8 (3.60%) LAMP
9 8 (3.60%) Natural Language Processing
9 8 (3.60%) SignalR
9 8 (3.60%) XML
10 7 (3.15%) LDAP
10 7 (3.15%) SOAP
11 6 (2.70%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.91%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.05%) PKI
5 8 (3.60%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.80%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.35%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) Replication
10 2 (0.90%) RIA
10 2 (0.90%) VHDL
11 1 (0.45%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 68 (30.63%) Windows
2 54 (24.32%) Unix
3 41 (18.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (18.02%) CentOS
5 22 (9.91%) Solaris
6 18 (8.11%) Windows Server
7 17 (7.66%) Ubuntu
8 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.80%) AIX
9 4 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.90%) Debian
11 2 (0.90%) Fedora
11 2 (0.90%) HPUX
11 2 (0.90%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.48%) DevOps
2 30 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (13.06%) Configuration Management
4 27 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (11.26%) Migration
6 23 (10.36%) Analytics
7 22 (9.91%) Scrum
8 19 (8.56%) Deployment Automation
9 18 (8.11%) Computer Science
10 15 (6.76%) ITIL
10 15 (6.76%) ITSM
11 14 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (6.31%) Test Automation
12 12 (5.41%) Incident Management
12 12 (5.41%) Machine Learning
13 11 (4.95%) Open Source
14 10 (4.50%) Data Analytics
15 9 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
15 9 (4.05%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 86 (38.74%) Python
2 49 (22.07%) Bash Shell
3 36 (16.22%) Java
4 33 (14.86%) Perl
5 32 (14.41%) SQL
6 22 (9.91%) JavaScript
7 21 (9.46%) PowerShell
8 13 (5.86%) Ruby
9 10 (4.50%) PHP
9 10 (4.50%) R
10 8 (3.60%) C++
11 7 (3.15%) Go
11 7 (3.15%) Groovy
11 7 (3.15%) Java 8
12 6 (2.70%) C
12 6 (2.70%) C#
12 6 (2.70%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.35%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.90%) AWK
14 2 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.56%) Degree
3 17 (7.66%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.05%) MOS
5 8 (3.60%) CCNP
5 8 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.70%) CCNA
6 6 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.35%) CCIP
7 3 (1.35%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.90%) CISM
8 2 (0.90%) CISSP
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.45%) CCIE
9 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.21%) SLA
2 8 (3.60%) QA
3 6 (2.70%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.90%) COBIT
6 2 (0.90%) GPG13
7 1 (0.45%) GAMP
System Software
1 42 (18.92%) Docker
2 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.11%) Active Directory
4 13 (5.86%) KVM
5 12 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.70%) vSphere
8 5 (2.25%) Apache Flume
8 5 (2.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (2.25%) Squid
9 4 (1.80%) HDFS
9 4 (1.80%) NFS
9 4 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.80%) oVirt
9 4 (1.80%) RHEV
10 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.35%) Postfix
10 3 (1.35%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.90%) XenApp
11 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (22.97%) Ansible
2 46 (20.72%) Puppet
3 32 (14.41%) Terraform
4 30 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (10.36%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.60%) Salt
7 7 (3.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 7 (3.15%) CSIRT
7 7 (3.15%) SCCM
8 5 (2.25%) Packer
8 5 (2.25%) SCOM
8 5 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.80%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.80%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.35%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.35%) Grafana
10 3 (1.35%) Kibana
10 3 (1.35%) Nagios
10 3 (1.35%) QRadar
10 3 (1.35%) StatsD
Vendors
1 43 (19.37%) Red Hat
2 36 (16.22%) VMware
3 34 (15.32%) Oracle
4 33 (14.86%) Microsoft
5 30 (13.51%) Cisco
6 21 (9.46%) HP
7 18 (8.11%) Sun
8 16 (7.21%) IBM
8 16 (7.21%) Juniper
9 14 (6.31%) Splunk
10 11 (4.95%) Huawei
11 9 (4.05%) Citrix
12 8 (3.60%) Dell
12 8 (3.60%) F5
12 8 (3.60%) Mirantis
13 7 (3.15%) NetApp
14 6 (2.70%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.70%) Nortel
14 6 (2.70%) ServiceNow
15 5 (2.25%) Tableau