Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 56 33
Rank change year-on-year +29 -23 -18
Contract jobs citing Linux 71 123 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.84% 3.67% 5.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.15% 20.33% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 73 135
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £205 £122 £231
90th Percentile £660 £623 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +50.00%
10th Percentile £30.00 £45.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £45.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -9.47% +11.76%

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 202 605 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.61% 18.03% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 340 374
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £199 £120 £155
90th Percentile £608 £575 £555
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 44 48
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.60 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.15% +47.65% +30.98%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.00 £82.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94% -2.86%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 2021. 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 +21 29 £433 -3.89% 38
Slough +7 13 £425 +6.25% 2
Bracknell +20 11 £463 -30.19% 9
Newbury +18 6 £210 -59.32% 4
Maidenhead - 5 £350 - 2
Windsor - 3 - -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 22 (30.99%) Python
2 21 (29.58%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) VMware
3 20 (28.17%) Perl
3 20 (28.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (26.76%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (25.35%) Red Hat
6 17 (23.94%) DNS
6 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
7 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (21.13%) Unix
8 13 (18.31%) Azure
8 13 (18.31%) Ansible
9 12 (16.90%) Open Source
9 12 (16.90%) Java
9 12 (16.90%) Dell
10 11 (15.49%) Oracle
10 11 (15.49%) Degree
11 10 (14.08%) Bash Shell
11 10 (14.08%) DevOps
12 9 (12.68%) OpenStack
12 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
12 9 (12.68%) Migration
12 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
12 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
12 9 (12.68%) HP
12 9 (12.68%) Apache
13 8 (11.27%) SLA
13 8 (11.27%) Cisco

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 9 (12.68%) Apache
1 9 (12.68%) OpenStack
2 8 (11.27%) nginx
3 7 (9.86%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.63%) JBoss
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.82%) IIS
5 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.41%) Confluence
6 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Magento
2 3 (4.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) Azure
2 8 (11.27%) AWS
3 6 (8.45%) SaaS
4 5 (7.04%) Serverless
5 4 (5.63%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (5.63%) IaaS
6 3 (4.23%) GCP
6 3 (4.23%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.82%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (2.82%) Office 365
8 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.41%) GitHub
8 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) DNS
2 6 (8.45%) SSL
3 5 (7.04%) Asterisk PBX
3 5 (7.04%) VoIP
4 4 (5.63%) Firewall
4 4 (5.63%) HTTP
5 3 (4.23%) DHCP
5 3 (4.23%) FTP
5 3 (4.23%) SMTP
5 3 (4.23%) SSH
6 2 (2.82%) SAN
6 2 (2.82%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (2.82%) WAAS
7 1 (1.41%) 5G
7 1 (1.41%) GPRS
7 1 (1.41%) GSM
7 1 (1.41%) Softphone
7 1 (1.41%) VoLTE
7 1 (1.41%) VoWiFi
7 1 (1.41%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) MySQL
2 4 (5.63%) Redis
3 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.82%) Big Data
4 2 (2.82%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.82%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) GitLab
1 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.63%) JIRA
3 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.82%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.41%) Burp Suite
4 1 (1.41%) FishEye
4 1 (1.41%) Snyk
4 1 (1.41%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.41%) sqlmap
General
1 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Consultant
2 9 (12.68%) Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Administrator
4 7 (9.86%) Cloud Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) Applications Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Design Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Open Source Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) VoIP Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Django Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Graduate Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) AngularJS
1 8 (11.27%) React
2 5 (7.04%) Django
2 5 (7.04%) FreeSWITCH
2 5 (7.04%) HTML
2 5 (7.04%) Middleware
2 5 (7.04%) Vue.js
2 5 (7.04%) WebRTC
3 4 (5.63%) LAMP
3 4 (5.63%) LDAP
3 4 (5.63%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (4.23%) Node.js
5 2 (2.82%) HTML5
5 2 (2.82%) Spring
5 2 (2.82%) Web Services
6 1 (1.41%) .NET
6 1 (1.41%) CGI
6 1 (1.41%) J2EE
6 1 (1.41%) SOAP
6 1 (1.41%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Private Cloud
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.23%) EMC VNX
5 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.82%) Clustering
6 2 (2.82%) CMDB
6 2 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.41%) e-Health
7 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.41%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.41%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.41%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Windows
2 20 (28.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (21.13%) Unix
4 6 (8.45%) CentOS
5 5 (7.04%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.23%) Solaris
8 2 (2.82%) AIX
8 2 (2.82%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.41%) Android
9 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.41%) HPUX
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.90%) Open Source
4 10 (14.08%) DevOps
5 9 (12.68%) Migration
6 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (9.86%) High Availability
8 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.45%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.45%) ITIL
8 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
9 5 (7.04%) Server Building
9 5 (7.04%) Task Automation
10 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.63%) Scrum
10 4 (5.63%) Time Management
11 3 (4.23%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.99%) Python
2 20 (28.17%) Perl
3 12 (16.90%) Java
4 10 (14.08%) Bash Shell
5 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
6 7 (9.86%) SQL
7 6 (8.45%) PHP
8 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.63%) C#
10 3 (4.23%) C++
11 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.41%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.41%) AWK
12 1 (1.41%) Bourne shell
12 1 (1.41%) C
12 1 (1.41%) C-shell
12 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) Degree
3 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.27%) DV Cleared
5 7 (9.86%) CCNA
5 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.04%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (5.63%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.23%) RHCE
9 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.82%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.82%) RHCSA
9 2 (2.82%) RHCVA
10 1 (1.41%) CAPM
10 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) GDPR
2 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.23%) QA
3 2 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.41%) NIST
4 1 (1.41%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.86%) Docker
4 6 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (7.04%) Firmware
5 5 (7.04%) Kamailio
6 4 (5.63%) VMware NSX
7 3 (4.23%) iptables
7 3 (4.23%) KVM
8 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.82%) NFS
8 2 (2.82%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) Ansible
2 8 (11.27%) Kubernetes
2 8 (11.27%) Puppet
3 3 (4.23%) HAProxy
3 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.23%) Terraform
4 2 (2.82%) Grafana
4 2 (2.82%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.82%) SCCM
4 2 (2.82%) SELinux
5 1 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.41%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.41%) Nagios
5 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) VMware
2 18 (25.35%) Red Hat
3 12 (16.90%) Dell
4 11 (15.49%) Oracle
5 9 (12.68%) HP
6 8 (11.27%) Cisco
7 7 (9.86%) EMC
7 7 (9.86%) Juniper
8 6 (8.45%) BMC
8 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.63%) Google
9 4 (5.63%) Remedy
9 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.82%) Citrix
10 2 (2.82%) Ericsson
10 2 (2.82%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (2.82%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.41%) Sonatype
11 1 (1.41%) Verint