Period
to 24 March 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 24 March 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 199 340 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.75% 8.44% 6.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.97% 42.98% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 190 150
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £231 £300 £308
90th Percentile £575 £600 £576
South East median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 11
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.32 £8.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +466.47% -81.52% +6.86%
10th Percentile £42.50 £8.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £47.78 £49.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% -0.61%

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 687 791 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.39% 19.63% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 423 300
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.71% -1.42%
10th Percentile £156 £155 £206
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 50 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £16.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -26.29% -27.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.50 £54.63
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.53
% change year-on-year -8.57% +12.70% -17.19%

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -6 82 £450 - 35
Slough +1 31 £400 -3.03% 1
Bracknell -15 23 £238 -31.16% 10
Newbury -17 23 £450 +20.00% 3
Maidenhead -13 10 £238 -42.07% 4
Ascot - 1 £350 -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (38.19%) Windows
2 68 (34.17%) Python
3 51 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (23.62%) Red Hat
5 46 (23.12%) DevOps
6 45 (22.61%) Unix
6 45 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (22.11%) Ansible
8 42 (21.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (19.60%) Firewall
10 38 (19.10%) SQL
10 38 (19.10%) Amazon AWS
11 37 (18.59%) Microsoft
12 35 (17.59%) Java
12 35 (17.59%) Docker
13 33 (16.58%) Oracle
13 33 (16.58%) Telecoms
14 31 (15.58%) Bash Shell
15 29 (14.57%) Security Cleared
16 27 (13.57%) Jenkins
16 27 (13.57%) VMware
16 27 (13.57%) Active Directory
16 27 (13.57%) Kubernetes
17 25 (12.56%) JavaScript
18 24 (12.06%) ITIL
18 24 (12.06%) PaaS
18 24 (12.06%) Git (software)
18 24 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (11.56%) Puppet
19 23 (11.56%) 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 18 (9.05%) OpenStack
2 9 (4.52%) Skype for Business
2 9 (4.52%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.52%) Apache
3 7 (3.52%) CMS
3 7 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.02%) Confluence
4 6 (3.02%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.01%) JBoss
6 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.01%) nginx
7 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.50%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.50%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.52%) Chatbot
2 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 51 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (19.10%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (12.06%) PaaS
4 23 (11.56%) IaaS
5 17 (8.54%) SaaS
6 14 (7.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (5.03%) Apigee
7 10 (5.03%) OpenShift
8 6 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.01%) Office 365
10 3 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.51%) Datadog
10 3 (1.51%) Serverless
11 2 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.01%) GitHub
12 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.50%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.60%) Firewall
2 20 (10.05%) TCP/IP
3 14 (7.04%) SSL
4 13 (6.53%) LAN
4 13 (6.53%) Skype
5 12 (6.03%) BGP
5 12 (6.03%) MPLS
6 11 (5.53%) VPN
7 10 (5.03%) DNS
7 10 (5.03%) HTTP
7 10 (5.03%) WAN
8 9 (4.52%) Internet
9 8 (4.02%) VLAN
10 7 (3.52%) DHCP
10 7 (3.52%) OSPF
10 7 (3.52%) Wireless
11 6 (3.02%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (2.51%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.51%) NAS
12 5 (2.51%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.54%) Big Data
1 15 (7.54%) MySQL
2 14 (7.04%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.53%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.53%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (4.52%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (4.02%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.02%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.52%) MariaDB
8 6 (3.02%) Power BI
8 6 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.01%) HBase
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.50%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (13.57%) Jenkins
2 24 (12.06%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.53%) JIRA
4 8 (4.02%) GitLab
5 7 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.51%) Subversion
7 4 (2.01%) CircleCI
7 4 (2.01%) Gradle
8 3 (1.51%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.51%) CMake
8 3 (1.51%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.51%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.01%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.01%) PhpStorm
9 2 (1.01%) Selenium
9 2 (1.01%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (16.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.51%) Legal
2 5 (2.51%) Spanish Language
3 4 (2.01%) Finance
4 3 (1.51%) Retail
5 2 (1.01%) Electronics
5 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) French Language
6 1 (0.50%) German Language
6 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (11.56%) Developer
2 22 (11.06%) Consultant
3 20 (10.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (9.05%) Architect
4 18 (9.05%) Linux Engineer
5 14 (7.04%) Analyst
6 12 (6.03%) Software Developer
7 11 (5.53%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.03%) Administrator
8 10 (5.03%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.52%) Security Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 8 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Network Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Oracle Architect
11 7 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.52%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.52%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.05%) Node.js
2 17 (8.54%) JSON
3 16 (8.04%) AngularJS
4 15 (7.54%) Kafka
5 13 (6.53%) HTML
5 13 (6.53%) RESTful
6 12 (6.03%) React
7 11 (5.53%) jQuery
7 11 (5.53%) Middleware
7 11 (5.53%) REST
8 10 (5.03%) .NET
8 10 (5.03%) HTML5
8 10 (5.03%) XML
9 9 (4.52%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (4.52%) Natural Language Processing
9 9 (4.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (4.52%) SignalR
9 9 (4.52%) SOAP
9 9 (4.52%) WebSockets
10 7 (3.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.03%) Virtual Team
3 11 (5.53%) DataPower
3 11 (5.53%) Public Cloud
4 10 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.52%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.01%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.51%) Clustering
7 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.01%) Linked Data
8 2 (1.01%) RIA
8 2 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.01%) Semantic Web
8 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (38.19%) Windows
2 45 (22.61%) Unix
3 42 (21.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (11.06%) Windows Server
5 21 (10.55%) CentOS
6 18 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (7.04%) Solaris
7 14 (7.04%) Ubuntu
8 11 (5.53%) AIX
9 8 (4.02%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.51%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (1.51%) HPUX
11 3 (1.51%) OpenVMS
11 3 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.01%) Android
12 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.12%) DevOps
2 45 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (12.06%) ITIL
4 22 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (10.05%) Configuration Management
6 18 (9.05%) Migration
7 17 (8.54%) Analytics
7 17 (8.54%) Service Management
8 14 (7.04%) Computer Science
8 14 (7.04%) Load Balancing
9 13 (6.53%) High Availability
9 13 (6.53%) Information Security
9 13 (6.53%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.03%) Machine Learning
10 12 (6.03%) Test Automation
11 11 (5.53%) Data Protection
11 11 (5.53%) ITSM
12 10 (5.03%) Project Management
12 10 (5.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 68 (34.17%) Python
2 38 (19.10%) SQL
3 35 (17.59%) Java
4 31 (15.58%) Bash Shell
5 25 (12.56%) JavaScript
6 19 (9.55%) PowerShell
7 18 (9.05%) Perl
8 10 (5.03%) Ruby
8 10 (5.03%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.52%) C
9 9 (4.52%) PHP
9 9 (4.52%) R
10 7 (3.52%) C++
10 7 (3.52%) Java 8
11 5 (2.51%) Go
12 4 (2.01%) C#
13 2 (1.01%) PHP 7
13 2 (1.01%) Tcl
13 2 (1.01%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 29 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.04%) Degree
4 9 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.02%) CCNP
6 6 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.51%) CCNA
8 4 (2.01%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.51%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.51%) CCIP
10 2 (1.01%) CISSP
10 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.01%) PMP
11 1 (0.50%) MCSA
11 1 (0.50%) MCSE
11 1 (0.50%) RHCA
11 1 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.53%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.02%) QA
3 5 (2.51%) SLA
4 4 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.50%) MISRA
System Software
1 35 (17.59%) Docker
2 27 (13.57%) Active Directory
3 14 (7.04%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (6.03%) KVM
6 9 (4.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (4.52%) XenApp
7 8 (4.02%) vSphere
8 6 (3.02%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.51%) BIND 9
9 5 (2.51%) NFS
9 5 (2.51%) Postfix
9 5 (2.51%) Squid
10 3 (1.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.51%) Xen
11 2 (1.01%) Firmware
11 2 (1.01%) HDFS
11 2 (1.01%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (22.11%) Ansible
2 27 (13.57%) Kubernetes
3 23 (11.56%) Puppet
4 18 (9.05%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (6.53%) Terraform
6 11 (5.53%) Data Guard
7 4 (2.01%) Prometheus
7 4 (2.01%) Salt
8 3 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.51%) Graphite
8 3 (1.51%) Netcool
8 3 (1.51%) Packer
8 3 (1.51%) QRadar
8 3 (1.51%) SCCM
8 3 (1.51%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.01%) Nagios
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.01%) SCOM
9 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 47 (23.62%) Red Hat
2 37 (18.59%) Microsoft
3 33 (16.58%) Oracle
4 27 (13.57%) VMware
5 22 (11.06%) Google
6 17 (8.54%) Cisco
6 17 (8.54%) IBM
7 12 (6.03%) Splunk
8 10 (5.03%) ServiceNow
9 9 (4.52%) Citrix
10 8 (4.02%) HP
10 8 (4.02%) Mirantis
11 7 (3.52%) BMC
11 7 (3.52%) Dell
11 7 (3.52%) Juniper
11 7 (3.52%) Sun
12 6 (3.02%) Remedy
12 6 (3.02%) Tableau
12 6 (3.02%) TIBCO
13 5 (2.51%) EMC