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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
South East / Berkshire
Rank 18 11 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21  
Contract jobs citing Linux 127 227 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.94% 9.28% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.85% 44.95% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 174 65
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £254 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -37.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -8.23% +18.05%  

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 277 505 554
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.13% 20.65% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 305 278
Median daily rate £400 £358 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -3.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 36
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 -6 66 £475 +17.28% 26
Slough +4 17 £370 +7.24% 5
Maidenhead +2 8 £400 +28.00% 9
Bracknell -10 7 - - 4
Newbury +4 6 £350 - 1
Hungerford - 3 £253 -
Windsor +3 2 £550 +10.00% 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 107 (41.63%) Unix
2 87 (33.85%) Windows
3 72 (28.02%) Python
4 68 (26.46%) VMware
5 64 (24.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (24.12%) DevOps
7 61 (23.74%) Red Hat
8 56 (21.79%) Java
9 55 (21.40%) Ansible
10 52 (20.23%) Git (software)
11 48 (18.68%) CentOS
12 47 (18.29%) Bash Shell
13 46 (17.90%) JavaScript
14 44 (17.12%) IBM
15 43 (16.73%) Jenkins
16 40 (15.56%) Microsoft
16 40 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (15.18%) Puppet
18 38 (14.79%) Oracle
19 36 (14.01%) Cisco
19 36 (14.01%) Telecoms
19 36 (14.01%) Security Cleared
20 35 (13.62%) Firewall
20 35 (13.62%) Data Centre
21 34 (13.23%) SAN
21 34 (13.23%) Solaris
21 34 (13.23%) Ubuntu
22 33 (12.84%) Shell Script
23 31 (12.06%) TCP/IP
23 31 (12.06%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related 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 26 (10.12%) Apache
2 19 (7.39%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.45%) JBoss
4 13 (5.06%) WebLogic
4 13 (5.06%) WebSphere
5 11 (4.28%) IIS
6 10 (3.89%) OpenStack
7 9 (3.50%) Confluence
8 7 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.95%) nginx
11 4 (1.56%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.17%) CMS
12 3 (1.17%) Commerce Server
12 3 (1.17%) Drupal
12 3 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 17 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.17%) GIMP
4 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.17%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.39%) Exstream
3 1 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.39%) Maximo
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.39%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.89%) GitHub
3 8 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.62%) Firewall
2 34 (13.23%) SAN
3 31 (12.06%) HTTP
3 31 (12.06%) TCP/IP
4 26 (10.12%) SSH
5 20 (7.78%) ICMP
6 19 (7.39%) LAN
7 14 (5.45%) DNS
8 12 (4.67%) VPN
9 10 (3.89%) WAN
10 9 (3.50%) LDAP
10 9 (3.50%) VLAN
11 8 (3.11%) FTP
12 6 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (2.33%) Network Security
12 6 (2.33%) SNMP
13 5 (1.95%) ATM
13 5 (1.95%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.95%) IGMP
13 5 (1.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.51%) Hadoop
2 18 (7.00%) MySQL
3 13 (5.06%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.67%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.89%) Big Data
6 8 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.11%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (2.72%) DB2
8 6 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.17%) DB2 UDB
11 3 (1.17%) MariaDB
11 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 52 (20.23%) Git (software)
2 43 (16.73%) Jenkins
3 19 (7.39%) JIRA
4 15 (5.84%) Subversion
5 9 (3.50%) Maven
5 9 (3.50%) Vagrant
6 8 (3.11%) Bitbucket
7 7 (2.72%) Hudson
8 5 (1.95%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.95%) Gerrit
9 4 (1.56%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.17%) JMeter
10 3 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (1.17%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.78%) Selenium
11 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (14.01%) Telecoms
2 30 (11.67%) Finance
3 12 (4.67%) Law
4 9 (3.50%) Electronics
4 9 (3.50%) Retail
5 7 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.33%) Marketing
7 4 (1.56%) Banking
7 4 (1.56%) Billing
7 4 (1.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (22.18%) Developer
2 34 (13.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (10.12%) Administrator
4 25 (9.73%) Consultant
5 23 (8.95%) Linux Administrator
6 21 (8.17%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (7.78%) Java Developer
8 18 (7.00%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (7.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 18 (7.00%) Python Developer
9 17 (6.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 13 (5.06%) Architect
10 13 (5.06%) Java Engineer
11 12 (4.67%) Support Engineer
12 11 (4.28%) Analyst
12 11 (4.28%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (3.50%) DevOps Consultant
13 9 (3.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (3.50%) Java Consultant
13 9 (3.50%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.12%) CSS
2 25 (9.73%) Middleware
3 21 (8.17%) HTML
4 16 (6.23%) JSON
5 14 (5.45%) Web Services
6 11 (4.28%) REST
7 9 (3.50%) RESTful
7 9 (3.50%) SOAP
8 7 (2.72%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.72%) Django
8 7 (2.72%) Laravel
8 7 (2.72%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (2.72%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.33%) J2EE
9 6 (2.33%) LAMP
10 5 (1.95%) .NET
10 5 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (1.95%) Flask
10 5 (1.95%) Spring
10 5 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.62%) Data Centre
2 28 (10.89%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.84%) Mainframe
3 15 (5.84%) Private Cloud
4 14 (5.45%) EMC VMAX
4 14 (5.45%) EMC VNX
4 14 (5.45%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (3.89%) Clustering
6 8 (3.11%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.33%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.33%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.56%) EMV
8 4 (1.56%) IPTV
8 4 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (1.56%) STB
8 4 (1.56%) User Experience
8 4 (1.56%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 107 (41.63%) Unix
2 87 (33.85%) Windows
3 64 (24.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 48 (18.68%) CentOS
5 34 (13.23%) Solaris
5 34 (13.23%) Ubuntu
6 26 (10.12%) AIX
6 26 (10.12%) Debian
7 21 (8.17%) Windows Server
8 10 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.33%) Android
9 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.95%) SUSE
11 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.39%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.12%) DevOps
2 24 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (9.34%) Migration
3 20 (7.78%) Prototyping
4 18 (7.00%) ITIL
5 17 (6.61%) Configuration Management
5 17 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (5.84%) Project Management
7 13 (5.06%) Open Source
7 13 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (4.67%) Process Improvement
9 11 (4.28%) OO
9 11 (4.28%) SOA
10 10 (3.89%) Web Development
11 9 (3.50%) Front End Development
12 8 (3.11%) Data Management
12 8 (3.11%) Data Migration
12 8 (3.11%) E-Commerce
12 8 (3.11%) Service Management
13 7 (2.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 72 (28.02%) Python
2 56 (21.79%) Java
3 47 (18.29%) Bash Shell
4 46 (17.90%) JavaScript
5 33 (12.84%) Shell Script
6 20 (7.78%) SQL
7 18 (7.00%) PHP
8 16 (6.23%) Ruby
9 13 (5.06%) C
10 11 (4.28%) PowerShell
11 9 (3.50%) Perl
12 4 (1.56%) C++
13 3 (1.17%) C#
13 3 (1.17%) Cython
13 3 (1.17%) Scala
14 1 (0.39%) Go
14 1 (0.39%) ML
14 1 (0.39%) R
14 1 (0.39%) Rust
14 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.45%) CCNA
3 14 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (5.06%) CCNP
5 9 (3.50%) Degree
6 4 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.17%) CCIP
7 3 (1.17%) CISA
7 3 (1.17%) CISSP
7 3 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.17%) JNCIA
7 3 (1.17%) MCSE
7 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.17%) PMP
7 3 (1.17%) SANS
8 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.78%) MCSA
8 2 (0.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.72%) QA
1 7 (2.72%) SLA
2 4 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.17%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (10.51%) Docker
3 19 (7.39%) Active Directory
4 11 (4.28%) vSphere
5 8 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.33%) NFS
7 4 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.56%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.17%) Squid
9 2 (0.78%) Corosync
9 2 (0.78%) Firmware
9 2 (0.78%) HDFS
9 2 (0.78%) KVM
9 2 (0.78%) Samba
9 2 (0.78%) Xen
10 1 (0.39%) Ceph
10 1 (0.39%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.39%) iptables
10 1 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 55 (21.40%) Ansible
2 39 (15.18%) Puppet
3 31 (12.06%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (8.17%) SELinux
5 15 (5.84%) Nagios
6 11 (4.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (2.33%) Terraform
8 5 (1.95%) Pingdom
8 5 (1.95%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.56%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.17%) Consul
10 3 (1.17%) Kibana
10 3 (1.17%) logstash
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (1.17%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.17%) vMotion
11 2 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (26.46%) VMware
2 61 (23.74%) Red Hat
3 44 (17.12%) IBM
4 40 (15.56%) Microsoft
5 38 (14.79%) Oracle
6 36 (14.01%) Cisco
7 30 (11.67%) EMC
7 30 (11.67%) HP
8 20 (7.78%) NetApp
9 13 (5.06%) Citrix
10 10 (3.89%) Google
10 10 (3.89%) SAP
10 10 (3.89%) Sun
11 9 (3.50%) AppDynamics
11 9 (3.50%) Atlassian
12 8 (3.11%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.72%) TIBCO
13 7 (2.72%) Veritas
14 5 (1.95%) Huawei
14 5 (1.95%) Juniper
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