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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 14 22
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8  
Contract jobs citing Linux 122 194 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.67% 8.15% 5.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.73% 41.36% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 132 74
Median daily rate £425 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +7.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £328 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.64 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.93% +18.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 279 469 474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.26% 19.70% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 262 229
Median daily rate £367 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 55
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.13 £43.28 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 40 £425 +6.25% 27
Slough +6 22 £430 +16.61% 3
Newbury +9 15 £318 -29.44% 7
Bracknell -13 8 £450 -14.33% 4
Windsor 0 7 £575 +15.00% 1
Maidenhead -8 5 £325 -13.33% 7
Ascot - 1 £310 - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 82 (32.80%) Python
2 77 (30.80%) Unix
3 76 (30.40%) Java
4 68 (27.20%) DevOps
5 60 (24.00%) Windows
5 60 (24.00%) Telecoms
6 57 (22.80%) Red Hat
7 56 (22.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 55 (22.00%) Git (software)
9 50 (20.00%) VMware
9 50 (20.00%) Ansible
10 45 (18.00%) Bash Shell
11 41 (16.40%) Puppet
11 41 (16.40%) CentOS
11 41 (16.40%) JavaScript
12 40 (16.00%) Jenkins
13 35 (14.00%) MySQL
14 34 (13.60%) Microsoft
14 34 (13.60%) Firewall
15 33 (13.20%) Amazon AWS
16 32 (12.80%) Apache
17 31 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (12.00%) Linux Command Line
19 29 (11.60%) Web Services
20 28 (11.20%) SQL
20 28 (11.20%) Opscode Chef
21 26 (10.40%) Perl
21 26 (10.40%) IBM
22 25 (10.00%) Cisco
22 25 (10.00%) Shell Script

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 32 (12.80%) Apache
2 24 (9.60%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.60%) IIS
4 11 (4.40%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.00%) JBoss
5 10 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 10 (4.00%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.20%) WordPress
7 6 (2.40%) Confluence
7 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.00%) nginx
8 5 (2.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.20%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.20%) CMS
10 3 (1.20%) Drupal
10 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.80%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Magento
1 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.20%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.40%) GitHub
4 8 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.20%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Office 365
7 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.60%) Firewall
2 24 (9.60%) HTTP
3 20 (8.00%) LTE
4 19 (7.60%) DNS
5 17 (6.80%) 3G
5 17 (6.80%) Diameter Protocol
5 17 (6.80%) SSH
6 16 (6.40%) TCP/IP
7 15 (6.00%) 4G
7 15 (6.00%) VPN
8 13 (5.20%) WAN
9 11 (4.40%) ICMP
10 9 (3.60%) LAN
11 8 (3.20%) 2G
11 8 (3.20%) INAP
11 8 (3.20%) LDAP
11 8 (3.20%) SAN
11 8 (3.20%) SNMP
11 8 (3.20%) SS7
11 8 (3.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.00%) MySQL
2 20 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 12 (4.80%) Big Data
3 12 (4.80%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.80%) DB2
7 7 (2.80%) DB2 UDB
7 7 (2.80%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.60%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.20%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.20%) HBase
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 55 (22.00%) Git (software)
2 40 (16.00%) Jenkins
3 19 (7.60%) Maven
4 14 (5.60%) Subversion
5 11 (4.40%) JIRA
6 7 (2.80%) Ant
6 7 (2.80%) MSBuild
6 7 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.00%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.00%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.20%) Hudson
9 3 (1.20%) Selenium
9 3 (1.20%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.80%) Bower
10 2 (0.80%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.80%) Grunt
10 2 (0.80%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.80%) Yeoman
General
1 60 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.20%) Finance
3 10 (4.00%) Retail
4 5 (2.00%) Back Office
4 5 (2.00%) Billing
4 5 (2.00%) Electronics
5 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.20%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) German Language
6 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (22.40%) Developer
2 39 (15.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (14.00%) Linux Engineer
4 25 (10.00%) Administrator
4 25 (10.00%) Consultant
5 23 (9.20%) Linux Administrator
6 20 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 19 (7.60%) Java Developer
8 18 (7.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 17 (6.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 16 (6.40%) Architect
11 15 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (5.60%) Network Engineer
13 13 (5.20%) Java Engineer
14 12 (4.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 11 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
16 10 (4.00%) DevOps Developer
16 10 (4.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
17 9 (3.60%) Cloud Architect
17 9 (3.60%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.60%) Web Services
2 21 (8.40%) .NET
3 20 (8.00%) Middleware
4 19 (7.60%) REST
5 17 (6.80%) SOAP
6 16 (6.40%) JSON
6 16 (6.40%) LAMP
7 15 (6.00%) CSS
7 15 (6.00%) HTML
8 13 (5.20%) J2EE
8 13 (5.20%) Node.js
9 12 (4.80%) AngularJS
9 12 (4.80%) RESTful
9 12 (4.80%) XML
10 9 (3.60%) Spring
11 7 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (2.80%) SAML
11 7 (2.80%) Sass
12 6 (2.40%) jQuery
13 5 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.00%) Linux Command Line
2 17 (6.80%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.40%) Private Cloud
4 7 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.80%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.80%) Smart Meter
5 6 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.00%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.00%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.60%) Machine to Machine
8 3 (1.20%) PKI
9 2 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 77 (30.80%) Unix
2 60 (24.00%) Windows
3 56 (22.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (16.40%) CentOS
5 23 (9.20%) Ubuntu
6 22 (8.80%) Debian
6 22 (8.80%) Windows Server
7 14 (5.60%) AIX
8 13 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (4.00%) SUSE
10 6 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.00%) Solaris
12 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.40%) Android
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (27.20%) DevOps
2 31 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (10.00%) Migration
4 22 (8.80%) Load Balancing
4 22 (8.80%) Open Source
5 19 (7.60%) Configuration Management
5 19 (7.60%) ITIL
5 19 (7.60%) Scrum
6 16 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (6.40%) OO
6 16 (6.40%) Web Development
7 15 (6.00%) Task Automation
8 14 (5.60%) Service Delivery
9 13 (5.20%) Prototyping
10 12 (4.80%) Network Design
10 12 (4.80%) SOA
10 12 (4.80%) Validation
11 10 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (3.60%) Data Management
12 9 (3.60%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 82 (32.80%) Python
2 76 (30.40%) Java
3 45 (18.00%) Bash Shell
4 41 (16.40%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.20%) SQL
6 26 (10.40%) Perl
7 25 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 20 (8.00%) PHP
9 18 (7.20%) PowerShell
10 17 (6.80%) Ruby
11 10 (4.00%) C#
12 6 (2.40%) C
13 4 (1.60%) C++
14 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.20%) Scala
15 1 (0.40%) Cython
15 1 (0.40%) Groovy
15 1 (0.40%) Java 9
15 1 (0.40%) Korn
15 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.60%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.80%) CCNP
5 10 (4.00%) CCNA
6 9 (3.60%) RHCE
7 8 (3.20%) Degree
8 6 (2.40%) RHCSA
8 6 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.60%) HNC
9 4 (1.60%) HND
10 3 (1.20%) CISA
10 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.40%) CISM
11 1 (0.40%) CISSP
11 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.40%) MCSE
11 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.00%) QA
1 5 (2.00%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) FATCA
3 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.60%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.60%) Docker
3 11 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.20%) vSphere
5 7 (2.80%) NFS
6 3 (1.20%) HDFS
6 3 (1.20%) Samba
6 3 (1.20%) Squid
7 2 (0.80%) Corosync
7 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.80%) KVM
7 2 (0.80%) vCloud
7 2 (0.80%) Xen
7 2 (0.80%) XenServer
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.40%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (20.00%) Ansible
2 41 (16.40%) Puppet
3 28 (11.20%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (9.60%) Nagios
5 14 (5.60%) SELinux
6 6 (2.40%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (2.40%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (1.60%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.20%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.20%) Oozie
8 3 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.80%) Pacemaker
9 2 (0.80%) Salt
9 2 (0.80%) SCCM
9 2 (0.80%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.80%) vRealize
Vendors
1 57 (22.80%) Red Hat
2 50 (20.00%) VMware
3 34 (13.60%) Microsoft
4 26 (10.40%) IBM
5 25 (10.00%) Cisco
6 23 (9.20%) HP
7 19 (7.60%) Oracle
8 15 (6.00%) Citrix
9 13 (5.20%) Google
10 12 (4.80%) EMC
11 10 (4.00%) SAP
11 10 (4.00%) Sun
12 7 (2.80%) Ericsson
12 7 (2.80%) F5
13 5 (2.00%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.00%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.00%) Huawei
14 4 (1.60%) Apigee
14 4 (1.60%) Nokia Networks
14 4 (1.60%) Rackspace
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