Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 23 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 209 252 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.14% 6.57% 7.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.55% 39.13% 43.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 139 159
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% -5.17%
10th Percentile £300 £271 £300
90th Percentile £589 £550 £575
South East median daily rate £473 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.42% +6.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £8.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +462.50% -78.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £38.73 £8.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £47.58 £48.75 £43.30
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +8.43% -4.11%

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 732 644 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.99% 16.78% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 346 364
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.83% +3.73%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 47 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% +27.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £82.50 £44.50 £39.80
South East median hourly rate £18.16 £17.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.31% +1.43% -

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 22 September 2019.

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
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 22 September 2019. 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 +1 87 £475 +5.56% 35
Slough -1 26 £500 +40.35% 8
Newbury -14 22 £425 +6.25% 4
Bracknell +4 20 £451 +12.63% 20
Maidenhead -14 6 £369 -18.06% 10
Wokingham +4 3 £600 +4.35% 10
Thatcham - 1 £550 - 1
Ascot - 1 £133 - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 76 (36.36%) DevOps
2 68 (32.54%) Windows
3 62 (29.67%) Azure
4 57 (27.27%) Ansible
5 53 (25.36%) Red Hat
5 53 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (22.97%) Docker
7 47 (22.49%) Kubernetes
8 44 (21.05%) Python
9 39 (18.66%) Telecoms
10 38 (18.18%) Oracle
10 38 (18.18%) AWS
11 36 (17.22%) SQL
11 36 (17.22%) Unix
11 36 (17.22%) Microsoft
12 35 (16.75%) Security Cleared
12 35 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (15.31%) OpenShift
15 31 (14.83%) Java
16 30 (14.35%) High Availability
17 27 (12.92%) JavaScript
18 26 (12.44%) VMware
18 26 (12.44%) Jenkins
19 25 (11.96%) OpenStack
20 24 (11.48%) Bash Shell
20 24 (11.48%) Migration
20 24 (11.48%) ITIL
21 23 (11.00%) SQL Server
22 22 (10.53%) 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 25 (11.96%) OpenStack
2 18 (8.61%) Apache
3 10 (4.78%) iPlanet
3 10 (4.78%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.83%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.39%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.91%) Commerce Server
6 4 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.91%) JBoss
6 4 (1.91%) nginx
6 4 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.44%) Confluence
8 2 (0.96%) IIS
8 2 (0.96%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.48%) Drupal
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.48%) Notepad++
3 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.78%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 62 (29.67%) Azure
2 38 (18.18%) AWS
3 32 (15.31%) OpenShift
4 22 (10.53%) GCP
5 12 (5.74%) IaaS
5 12 (5.74%) PaaS
6 6 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.87%) Power Platform
7 5 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.39%) SaaS
8 4 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.91%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (1.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.96%) GitHub
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.48%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.61%) TCP/IP
2 17 (8.13%) Firewall
3 14 (6.70%) WAN
4 13 (6.22%) VPN
5 11 (5.26%) Network Security
6 10 (4.78%) DNS
7 9 (4.31%) LAN
8 8 (3.83%) DHCP
8 8 (3.83%) HTTP
8 8 (3.83%) MPLS
8 8 (3.83%) SAN
8 8 (3.83%) SSL
9 7 (3.35%) 3G
9 7 (3.35%) 4G
9 7 (3.35%) Internet
9 7 (3.35%) IPsec
9 7 (3.35%) Skype
10 6 (2.87%) BGP
10 6 (2.87%) Wireshark
11 5 (2.39%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.22%) MySQL
3 6 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.87%) Power BI
3 6 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.39%) SSDT
5 4 (1.91%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.44%) Big Data
6 3 (1.44%) HBase
6 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.96%) DB2
7 2 (0.96%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (12.44%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (2.87%) JIRA
4 6 (2.87%) Maven
5 5 (2.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.91%) JMeter
7 3 (1.44%) GitLab
7 3 (1.44%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.96%) Ant
8 2 (0.96%) Subversion
8 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.48%) PVCS
9 1 (0.48%) Toad
9 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.48%) XMLSpy
General
1 39 (18.66%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.26%) Billing
3 5 (2.39%) Finance
3 5 (2.39%) French Language
3 5 (2.39%) German Language
3 5 (2.39%) Retail
4 4 (1.91%) Legal
5 3 (1.44%) Games
6 2 (0.96%) Back Office
6 2 (0.96%) Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Law
6 2 (0.96%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Military
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (17.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (9.09%) Analyst
3 16 (7.66%) Cloud Engineer
4 13 (6.22%) Platform Engineer
5 12 (5.74%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (5.74%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.26%) Developer
6 11 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.78%) Architect
7 10 (4.78%) Consultant
7 10 (4.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 10 (4.78%) Network Engineer
7 10 (4.78%) Security Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.83%) Migration Engineer
10 7 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.35%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.87%) Designer
11 6 (2.87%) Embedded Engineer
11 6 (2.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.57%) .NET
2 16 (7.66%) Web Services
3 10 (4.78%) Apache Commons
3 10 (4.78%) JDBC
3 10 (4.78%) JSP
3 10 (4.78%) Servlets
4 8 (3.83%) Middleware
5 7 (3.35%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (2.87%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.87%) Node.js
7 5 (2.39%) HTML
7 5 (2.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (2.39%) WebRTC
8 4 (1.91%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.91%) LAMP
8 4 (1.91%) LDAP
8 4 (1.91%) REST
8 4 (1.91%) RESTful
8 4 (1.91%) XML
9 3 (1.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.57%) Private Cloud
2 13 (6.22%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 9 (4.31%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.83%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.35%) Clustering
7 5 (2.39%) CMDB
7 5 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) Blog
9 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.96%) Replication
9 2 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.48%) NHS
10 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 68 (32.54%) Windows
2 36 (17.22%) Unix
3 33 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (9.57%) Solaris
5 15 (7.18%) CentOS
6 14 (6.70%) Windows Server
7 10 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.31%) Ubuntu
8 9 (4.31%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.39%) Android
9 5 (2.39%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.39%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (2.39%) SUSE
10 4 (1.91%) AIX
11 3 (1.44%) Fedora
11 3 (1.44%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.48%) uClinux
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (36.36%) DevOps
2 53 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (14.35%) High Availability
5 24 (11.48%) ITIL
5 24 (11.48%) Migration
6 19 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
7 18 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (8.13%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (8.13%) Project Management
9 15 (7.18%) Software Engineering
9 15 (7.18%) Test Automation
10 13 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (5.74%) Analytics
11 12 (5.74%) Infrastructure as Code
12 11 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.26%) Problem Management
12 11 (5.26%) SIEM
13 10 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (4.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (21.05%) Python
2 36 (17.22%) SQL
3 31 (14.83%) Java
4 27 (12.92%) JavaScript
5 24 (11.48%) Bash Shell
6 18 (8.61%) C#
7 17 (8.13%) PowerShell
8 15 (7.18%) Shell Script
9 14 (6.70%) Ruby
10 13 (6.22%) PHP
11 11 (5.26%) C
11 11 (5.26%) Perl
11 11 (5.26%) PL/SQL
12 10 (4.78%) Korn
13 8 (3.83%) C++
14 5 (2.39%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.44%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.44%) R
16 2 (0.96%) F#
16 2 (0.96%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 35 (16.75%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.13%) Degree
4 11 (5.26%) CCNP
4 11 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.31%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.83%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (2.87%) CCIE
7 6 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.39%) CISSP
9 4 (1.91%) CCNA
9 4 (1.91%) CEH
9 4 (1.91%) CISM
9 4 (1.91%) HNC
9 4 (1.91%) MCSE
9 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.91%) SANS
10 3 (1.44%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.87%) GDPR
3 6 (2.87%) NIST
3 6 (2.87%) SLA
4 5 (2.39%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.44%) QA
6 1 (0.48%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 48 (22.97%) Docker
2 21 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.44%) vSphere
6 2 (0.96%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.48%) BIND 9
7 1 (0.48%) Firmware
7 1 (0.48%) KVM
7 1 (0.48%) NFS
7 1 (0.48%) oVirt
7 1 (0.48%) Postfix
7 1 (0.48%) RHEV
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (27.27%) Ansible
2 47 (22.49%) Kubernetes
3 20 (9.57%) Terraform
4 17 (8.13%) Puppet
5 9 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.83%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (3.83%) vCenter Server
7 7 (3.35%) Salt
7 7 (3.35%) SCCM
8 6 (2.87%) ZABBIX
9 5 (2.39%) vRealize
10 4 (1.91%) Avamar
10 4 (1.91%) Kibana
10 4 (1.91%) logstash
10 4 (1.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.91%) yum
11 3 (1.44%) ArcSight ESM
11 3 (1.44%) Nessus
12 2 (0.96%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 53 (25.36%) Red Hat
2 38 (18.18%) Oracle
3 36 (17.22%) Microsoft
4 26 (12.44%) VMware
5 22 (10.53%) Cisco
6 12 (5.74%) Google
7 11 (5.26%) HP
7 11 (5.26%) Sun
8 8 (3.83%) EMC
8 8 (3.83%) Juniper
9 7 (3.35%) IBM
9 7 (3.35%) SaltStack
9 7 (3.35%) TIBCO
10 5 (2.39%) ArcSight
10 5 (2.39%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.39%) ComArch
10 5 (2.39%) Nokia
10 5 (2.39%) Remedy
11 4 (1.91%) Citrix
11 4 (1.91%) Tableau