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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 9 3 21
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18  
Contract jobs citing Linux 66 144 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.02% 14.29% 7.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.00% 48.32% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 111 34
Median daily rate £475 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £509
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 - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

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 120 298 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.21% 29.56% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 180 132
Median daily rate £475 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Median hourly rate £24.21 £55.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.42% +283.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £14.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Reading

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for Linux.

1 64 (53.33%) Unix
2 39 (32.50%) Windows
3 38 (31.67%) DevOps
4 36 (30.00%) Python
5 33 (27.50%) Security Cleared
5 33 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (26.67%) VMware
6 32 (26.67%) Java
6 32 (26.67%) Ansible
7 29 (24.17%) CentOS
8 28 (23.33%) Bash Shell
9 26 (21.67%) Data Centre
9 26 (21.67%) SC Cleared
10 25 (20.83%) Git (software)
10 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
10 25 (20.83%) Hadoop
11 24 (20.00%) Solaris
11 24 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 24 (20.00%) Ubuntu
11 24 (20.00%) Debian
11 24 (20.00%) SSH
12 23 (19.17%) IBM
13 22 (18.33%) HTTP
14 21 (17.50%) SELinux
15 20 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (16.67%) Prototyping
15 20 (16.67%) Red Hat
15 20 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 19 (15.83%) SAN
17 18 (15.00%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related 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 12 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.67%) Apache
2 8 (6.67%) JBoss
3 6 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.17%) IIS
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.67%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.83%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.83%) nginx
7 1 (0.83%) SAS
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.83%) Maximo
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.00%) GitHub
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.00%) SSH
2 22 (18.33%) HTTP
3 20 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 19 (15.83%) SAN
5 16 (13.33%) ICMP
6 11 (9.17%) Firewall
7 6 (5.00%) VPN
8 5 (4.17%) Network Security
9 4 (3.33%) DNS
9 4 (3.33%) LAN
9 4 (3.33%) SMTP
9 4 (3.33%) WAN
10 2 (1.67%) ATM
10 2 (1.67%) Broadband
10 2 (1.67%) DSLAM
10 2 (1.67%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.67%) PPP
10 2 (1.67%) VoIP
10 2 (1.67%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.83%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.50%) Big Data
3 5 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.33%) MySQL
5 2 (1.67%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.67%) HBase
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.67%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.83%) DataStax
6 1 (0.83%) DB2
6 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 25 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.83%) Hudson
3 7 (5.83%) Maven
4 6 (5.00%) Subversion
5 4 (3.33%) JIRA
6 3 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.83%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.83%) GoCD
8 1 (0.83%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.83%) JMeter
8 1 (0.83%) Selenium
8 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Law
3 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.33%) Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Billing
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
5 2 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (28.33%) Developer
2 22 (18.33%) Consultant
3 20 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 13 (10.83%) Python Developer
6 11 (9.17%) Java Engineer
7 10 (8.33%) Administrator
7 10 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (7.50%) DevOps Consultant
8 9 (7.50%) Java Consultant
8 9 (7.50%) JavaScript Engineer
8 9 (7.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 9 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (5.83%) Open Source Developer
10 7 (5.83%) Project Manager
11 6 (5.00%) Architect
11 6 (5.00%) IT Consultant
11 6 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (5.00%) Middleware
2 5 (4.17%) Web Services
3 4 (3.33%) CSS
3 4 (3.33%) HTML
4 3 (2.50%) CGI
4 3 (2.50%) Django
4 3 (2.50%) REST
5 2 (1.67%) Flask
5 2 (1.67%) J2EE
5 2 (1.67%) JSON
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.67%) SOAP
5 2 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.83%) JDBC
6 1 (0.83%) JMS
6 1 (0.83%) SAML
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.67%) Data Centre
2 20 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 14 (11.67%) EMC VMAX
4 14 (11.67%) EMC VNX
4 14 (11.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (8.33%) Private Cloud
6 6 (5.00%) Clustering
7 5 (4.17%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.83%) AS400
10 1 (0.83%) CCTV
10 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.83%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 64 (53.33%) Unix
2 39 (32.50%) Windows
3 33 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (24.17%) CentOS
5 24 (20.00%) Debian
5 24 (20.00%) Solaris
5 24 (20.00%) Ubuntu
6 18 (15.00%) AIX
7 8 (6.67%) Windows Server
8 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.83%) SUSE
10 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.83%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.67%) DevOps
2 20 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 12 (10.00%) Open Source
4 11 (9.17%) Migration
5 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 7 (5.83%) ITIL
7 7 (5.83%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.00%) Open Source Development
8 6 (5.00%) Project Management
9 5 (4.17%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.17%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.17%) Scrum
9 5 (4.17%) SIEM
9 5 (4.17%) SOA
10 4 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.00%) Python
2 32 (26.67%) Java
3 28 (23.33%) Bash Shell
4 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 18 (15.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.33%) Perl
7 4 (3.33%) Ruby
7 4 (3.33%) SQL
8 3 (2.50%) C
9 2 (1.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.83%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.83%) C#
10 1 (0.83%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) F#
10 1 (0.83%) Haskell
10 1 (0.83%) Korn
10 1 (0.83%) OCaml
10 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 33 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 26 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.50%) CCNA
4 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.50%) Degree
4 3 (2.50%) MCSE
4 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.50%) PMP
5 2 (1.67%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.67%) CCNP
5 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.67%) MCSA
5 2 (1.67%) SCSA
5 2 (1.67%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.83%) RHCE
6 1 (0.83%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.83%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.33%) Docker
3 7 (5.83%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.67%) Firmware
5 2 (1.67%) HDFS
6 1 (0.83%) Ceph
6 1 (0.83%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.83%) iptables
6 1 (0.83%) KVM
6 1 (0.83%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.83%) Squid
6 1 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.83%) vSphere
6 1 (0.83%) Xen
6 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (26.67%) Ansible
2 21 (17.50%) SELinux
3 14 (11.67%) Puppet
4 11 (9.17%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.67%) Oozie
6 2 (1.67%) Terraform
7 1 (0.83%) Cacti
7 1 (0.83%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.83%) Nagios
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.83%) RANCID
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.83%) Salt
7 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.83%) vMotion
Vendors
1 32 (26.67%) VMware
2 24 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (19.17%) IBM
4 20 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 17 (14.17%) HP
6 16 (13.33%) Cisco
6 16 (13.33%) EMC
6 16 (13.33%) NetApp
7 13 (10.83%) Oracle
8 11 (9.17%) Citrix
9 10 (8.33%) Sun
10 8 (6.67%) Google
11 5 (4.17%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.17%) Veritas
12 3 (2.50%) Siebel
12 3 (2.50%) Talend
13 2 (1.67%) Apple
13 2 (1.67%) Huawei
14 1 (0.83%) Axway
14 1 (0.83%) Blue Coat
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