The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 24 13
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11  
Contract jobs citing Linux 45 51 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.71% 5.79% 9.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.69% 34.69% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 39
Median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 103 147 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 17.64% 16.69% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 87 109
Median daily rate £367 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -8.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £228 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £21.60 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Reading

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Reading over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Reading

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for Linux.

1 47 (42.34%) Unix
2 43 (38.74%) Java
3 41 (36.94%) Python
4 37 (33.33%) DevOps
5 33 (29.73%) Windows
6 32 (28.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (28.83%) Git (software)
7 31 (27.93%) Microsoft
8 27 (24.32%) Ansible
8 27 (24.32%) Bash Shell
9 22 (19.82%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (19.82%) JavaScript
10 21 (18.92%) Debian
11 20 (18.02%) Security Cleared
11 20 (18.02%) CentOS
12 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
12 19 (17.12%) VMware
12 19 (17.12%) Puppet
12 19 (17.12%) Hadoop
12 19 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (16.22%) SSH
13 18 (16.22%) Firewall
13 18 (16.22%) Red Hat
14 17 (15.32%) Telecoms
14 17 (15.32%) Migration
15 16 (14.41%) Scrum
15 16 (14.41%) Ubuntu
15 16 (14.41%) HTTP
16 15 (13.51%) Apache

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 15 (13.51%) Apache
1 15 (13.51%) Tomcat
2 10 (9.01%) IIS
3 7 (6.31%) JBoss
4 6 (5.41%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.60%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.60%) nginx
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.70%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.80%) WordPress
8 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.90%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.90%) Confluence
8 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.90%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.12%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.60%) GitHub
4 1 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.90%) IaaS
4 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.22%) Firewall
1 18 (16.22%) SSH
2 16 (14.41%) HTTP
3 13 (11.71%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.81%) ICMP
5 9 (8.11%) DNS
6 8 (7.21%) 3G
6 8 (7.21%) LTE
7 7 (6.31%) VPN
8 6 (5.41%) 2G
8 6 (5.41%) 4G
9 5 (4.50%) UMTS
10 4 (3.60%) LAN
10 4 (3.60%) SMTP
10 4 (3.60%) WAN
11 3 (2.70%) 3GPP
11 3 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.70%) GSM
11 3 (2.70%) Network Security
11 3 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.12%) Hadoop
2 11 (9.91%) Big Data
3 5 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.60%) MySQL
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.70%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.70%) HBase
5 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.70%) Sqoop
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.90%) DataStax
7 1 (0.90%) Impala
7 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (28.83%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.51%) Maven
3 11 (9.91%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.31%) Ant
4 7 (6.31%) MSBuild
4 7 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.60%) JIRA
6 3 (2.70%) Hudson
6 3 (2.70%) Subversion
7 2 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.90%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.90%) GitLab
8 1 (0.90%) Selenium
8 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (15.32%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.11%) Finance
3 4 (3.60%) Billing
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 32 (28.83%) Developer
2 23 (20.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (18.02%) Consultant
4 15 (13.51%) Java Developer
5 11 (9.91%) DevOps Developer
5 11 (9.91%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Administrator
6 9 (8.11%) Java Consultant
6 9 (8.11%) Java Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 9 (8.11%) Network Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (7.21%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.31%) IT Consultant
8 7 (6.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.31%) Python Developer
9 6 (5.41%) Applications Developer
9 6 (5.41%) DevOps Consultant
9 6 (5.41%) Java Applications Developer
9 6 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.71%) Web Services
2 11 (9.91%) .NET
3 10 (9.01%) J2EE
4 8 (7.21%) RESTful
5 7 (6.31%) JSON
5 7 (6.31%) REST
5 7 (6.31%) XML
6 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.41%) Middleware
6 6 (5.41%) SOAP
7 5 (4.50%) SAML
7 5 (4.50%) Spring
8 4 (3.60%) HTML
8 4 (3.60%) Node.js
8 4 (3.60%) OAuth2
8 4 (3.60%) XSLT
9 3 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (2.70%) CGI
9 3 (2.70%) CSS
9 3 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.82%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (9.01%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 6 (5.41%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.70%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.90%) CCTV
8 1 (0.90%) CESG
8 1 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 47 (42.34%) Unix
2 33 (29.73%) Windows
3 32 (28.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (18.92%) Debian
5 20 (18.02%) CentOS
6 16 (14.41%) Ubuntu
7 13 (11.71%) Windows Server
8 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.70%) Solaris
10 2 (1.80%) AIX
10 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.90%) SUSE
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.33%) DevOps
2 18 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.32%) Migration
4 16 (14.41%) Scrum
5 14 (12.61%) Prototyping
6 12 (10.81%) Open Source
7 11 (9.91%) Validation
8 9 (8.11%) Data Migration
8 9 (8.11%) SOA
8 9 (8.11%) Task Automation
9 8 (7.21%) Service Delivery
10 7 (6.31%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.31%) Problem Management
11 6 (5.41%) ITIL
11 6 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.41%) Open Source Development
11 6 (5.41%) Product Management
12 5 (4.50%) Change Control
12 5 (4.50%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 43 (38.74%) Java
2 41 (36.94%) Python
3 27 (24.32%) Bash Shell
4 22 (19.82%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.71%) PowerShell
6 8 (7.21%) C#
7 7 (6.31%) SQL
8 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.50%) Ruby
10 4 (3.60%) Perl
11 3 (2.70%) PHP
12 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.90%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.90%) C
13 1 (0.90%) C++
13 1 (0.90%) Java 9
13 1 (0.90%) Scala
13 1 (0.90%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 20 (18.02%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.70%) CCNP
4 3 (2.70%) Degree
4 3 (2.70%) MCSE
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.80%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.80%) MCSA
5 2 (1.80%) RHCE
5 2 (1.80%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.90%) CCNA
6 1 (0.90%) CISA
6 1 (0.90%) CISM
6 1 (0.90%) CISSP
6 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (7.21%) Docker
2 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.70%) HDFS
4 1 (0.90%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.90%) vCloud
4 1 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.90%) Xen
4 1 (0.90%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (24.32%) Ansible
2 19 (17.12%) Puppet
3 15 (13.51%) SELinux
4 10 (9.01%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.60%) Nagios
6 3 (2.70%) Oozie
6 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.90%) Ambari
8 1 (0.90%) CloudForms
8 1 (0.90%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.90%) Salt
8 1 (0.90%) Terraform
8 1 (0.90%) vMotion
8 1 (0.90%) yum
Vendors
1 31 (27.93%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.12%) VMware
3 18 (16.22%) Red Hat
4 13 (11.71%) HP
5 11 (9.91%) Citrix
6 10 (9.01%) Google
6 10 (9.01%) IBM
6 10 (9.01%) Oracle
7 9 (8.11%) Sun
8 4 (3.60%) Apigee
8 4 (3.60%) Cisco
9 3 (2.70%) F5
9 3 (2.70%) Siebel
10 2 (1.80%) Apple
10 2 (1.80%) Talend
11 1 (0.90%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.90%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.90%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.90%) MapR
11 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow
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