Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 26 12
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 96 235 354
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.75% 5.75% 8.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.91% 34.92% 48.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 148 212
Median daily rate £475 £444 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £140 £275 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £455
% change year-on-year - -1.10% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 20
Median hourly rate £47.50 £46.66 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +483.28% -70.91%
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +13.33%

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 321 673 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.88% 16.47% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 349 398
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £130 £160 £175
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 51 49
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -24.34% +19.70%
10th Percentile £12.87 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £43.25 £47.69 £42.75
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% -4.17% +16.67%

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 2 June 2020.

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
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 2 June 2020. 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 -14 46 £500 +11.11% 13
Newbury -1 14 £450 +5.88% 2
Slough -10 12 £425 - 5
Bracknell +23 8 £415 +10.67% 7
Windsor - 3 - -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 51 (53.13%) Windows
2 37 (38.54%) DevOps
3 31 (32.29%) Ansible
3 31 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (30.21%) Microsoft
5 28 (29.17%) Azure
6 22 (22.92%) Python
7 19 (19.79%) Active Directory
8 18 (18.75%) VMware
8 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 18 (18.75%) Docker
9 17 (17.71%) Kubernetes
9 17 (17.71%) Puppet
10 16 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 16 (16.67%) Java
11 15 (15.63%) SQL
11 15 (15.63%) Shell Script
11 15 (15.63%) PowerShell
11 15 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (14.58%) Red Hat
13 13 (13.54%) Configuration Management
13 13 (13.54%) Telecoms
13 13 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (13.54%) Analytics
13 13 (13.54%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (12.50%) IaaS

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 7 (7.29%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) Documentum
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (29.17%) Azure
2 12 (12.50%) AWS
2 12 (12.50%) IaaS
2 12 (12.50%) PaaS
3 11 (11.46%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.13%) GCP
4 3 (3.13%) GitHub
5 2 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.08%) Office 365
6 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.04%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.04%) SaaS
6 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.46%) DNS
2 7 (7.29%) Network Security
3 6 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.21%) DHCP
4 5 (5.21%) Firewall
4 5 (5.21%) HTTP
5 4 (4.17%) IPv6
5 4 (4.17%) Junos
5 4 (4.17%) VXLAN
6 3 (3.13%) LAN
6 3 (3.13%) Skype
6 3 (3.13%) WAN
7 1 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.04%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.04%) VLAN
7 1 (1.04%) VPN
7 1 (1.04%) VSAN
7 1 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (11.46%) Data Lake
2 11 (11.46%) HDInsight
2 11 (11.46%) Power BI
3 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.08%) Big Data
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.04%) DB2
7 1 (1.04%) Informix
7 1 (1.04%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.29%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.29%) Selenium
4 6 (6.25%) JIRA
5 5 (5.21%) Subversion
6 4 (4.17%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.17%) JMeter
7 3 (3.13%) Ant
7 3 (3.13%) Maven
7 3 (3.13%) SonarQube
7 3 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.04%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (13.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.08%) Finance
2 2 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) Architect
3 13 (13.54%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) AWS Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 8 (8.33%) Administrator
6 8 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
6 8 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) QA Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Consultant
9 4 (4.17%) DBA
9 4 (4.17%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) .NET
2 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.17%) RESTful
3 3 (3.13%) LDAP
3 3 (3.13%) Node.js
4 2 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.04%) CSS
5 1 (1.04%) jQuery
5 1 (1.04%) Middleware
5 1 (1.04%) QML
5 1 (1.04%) Qt
5 1 (1.04%) Web Services
5 1 (1.04%) WebRTC
5 1 (1.04%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (6.25%) PKI
5 5 (5.21%) Public Cloud
6 4 (4.17%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.13%) Replication
7 3 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (3.13%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.08%) Blog
8 2 (2.08%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.08%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.04%) CAN bus
9 1 (1.04%) CMDB
9 1 (1.04%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 51 (53.13%) Windows
2 14 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (10.42%) Unix
3 10 (10.42%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (3.13%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.08%) CentOS
6 2 (2.08%) SUSE
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.04%) AIX
7 1 (1.04%) Android
7 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.04%) HPUX
7 1 (1.04%) Solaris
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.54%) DevOps
2 31 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 15 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (13.54%) Analytics
6 13 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (13.54%) Configuration Management
6 13 (13.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (11.46%) Scrum
8 10 (10.42%) Data Management
9 9 (9.38%) Data-Driven Testing
9 9 (9.38%) Security Testing
9 9 (9.38%) Task Automation
10 8 (8.33%) ITIL
10 8 (8.33%) Migration
11 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
12 6 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (6.25%) Project Delivery
13 5 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.92%) Python
2 16 (16.67%) Java
3 15 (15.63%) PowerShell
3 15 (15.63%) Shell Script
3 15 (15.63%) SQL
4 12 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 10 (10.42%) Perl
6 8 (8.33%) C++
6 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.29%) Ruby
8 5 (5.21%) C#
9 4 (4.17%) C
10 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.04%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.04%) Haskell
11 1 (1.04%) PHP
11 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.04%) VB
11 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.17%) Degree
3 4 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.08%) CCNA
6 1 (1.04%) CCIE
6 1 (1.04%) CISSP
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.04%) MCSE
6 1 (1.04%) VCAP
6 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) GDPR
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (19.79%) Active Directory
2 18 (18.75%) Docker
3 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.46%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (10.42%) VMware NSX
6 4 (4.17%) KVM
7 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.04%) vCloud
8 1 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (32.29%) Ansible
2 17 (17.71%) Kubernetes
2 17 (17.71%) Puppet
3 13 (13.54%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (10.42%) Terraform
5 5 (5.21%) vCenter Server
6 4 (4.17%) Cobbler
6 4 (4.17%) HP ALM
6 4 (4.17%) Icinga
7 3 (3.13%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.08%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.04%) Salt
9 1 (1.04%) SCCM
9 1 (1.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (30.21%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.75%) VMware
3 14 (14.58%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.38%) Hortonworks
4 9 (9.38%) Informatica
4 9 (9.38%) Oracle
5 5 (5.21%) Cisco
5 5 (5.21%) HP
5 5 (5.21%) Juniper
6 4 (4.17%) Google
6 4 (4.17%) Mirantis
6 4 (4.17%) NetApp
7 3 (3.13%) 3PAR
7 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.13%) F5
8 2 (2.08%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.08%) Dell
8 2 (2.08%) Remedy
9 1 (1.04%) Mavenir
9 1 (1.04%) Palo Alto