Period
to 16 December 2018

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 6 months to 16 December 2018 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 22 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 80 89 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.10% 6.96% 8.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.94% 34.50% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 80
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £325 £304 £306
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -8.73% +21.06%
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £43.28
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.35% +15.41%

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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 297 258 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.94% 20.19% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 145 150
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.96% -3.81%
10th Percentile £140 £191 £197
90th Percentile £555 £550 £539
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 16
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £37.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.29% -60.24% +20.05%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.78 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year +40.00% -26.73% -22.54%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Linux.

1 35 (43.75%) Python
2 25 (31.25%) Unix
2 25 (31.25%) DevOps
3 20 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (23.75%) Oracle
5 16 (20.00%) HP
6 15 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 14 (17.50%) Ansible
8 13 (16.25%) Bash Shell
8 13 (16.25%) CentOS
8 13 (16.25%) Java
9 12 (15.00%) Telecoms
9 12 (15.00%) VMware
9 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (15.00%) Degree
9 12 (15.00%) Jenkins
10 11 (13.75%) Puppet
10 11 (13.75%) Computer Science
10 11 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (13.75%) Firewall
10 11 (13.75%) IBM
10 11 (13.75%) Sun
11 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 10 (12.50%) Web Services
11 10 (12.50%) ITSM
11 10 (12.50%) Migration
11 10 (12.50%) Git (software)
12 9 (11.25%) Huawei
12 9 (11.25%) Relational Database

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 3 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.50%) Apache
2 2 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.25%) CMS
3 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.00%) IaaS
3 4 (5.00%) PaaS
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.50%) Datadog
4 2 (2.50%) GitHub
4 2 (2.50%) Route 53
4 2 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) Firewall
2 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.00%) HTTP
3 4 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (5.00%) SAN
3 4 (5.00%) SSL
4 3 (3.75%) Internet
5 2 (2.50%) Broadband
5 2 (2.50%) FTP
5 2 (2.50%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.50%) IPsec
5 2 (2.50%) OpenVPN
5 2 (2.50%) VPN
5 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.25%) LTE
6 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 7 (8.75%) Big Data
4 6 (7.50%) Power BI
5 5 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.00%) MySQL
7 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.50%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.50%) MariaDB
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.25%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.25%) Data Lake
9 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.25%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (5.00%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.75%) JIRA
6 2 (2.50%) Maven
6 2 (2.50%) Subversion
7 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.25%) GitLab
7 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.25%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (16.25%) Developer
3 10 (12.50%) OSS Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Consultant
4 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) OSS Support Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Python Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (5.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) Web Services
2 4 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (5.00%) LDAP
3 3 (3.75%) Kafka
3 3 (3.75%) Node.js
4 2 (2.50%) LAMP
4 2 (2.50%) REST
5 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.25%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) HTML
5 1 (1.25%) JMS
5 1 (1.25%) JSON
5 1 (1.25%) JSP
5 1 (1.25%) Middleware
5 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.25%) TensorFlow
5 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.25%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
1 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.75%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.50%) VHDL
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) BBC
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.25%) HACMP
4 1 (1.25%) LPAR
4 1 (1.25%) Optoelectronics
4 1 (1.25%) Replication
4 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.25%) Verilog
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Unix
2 13 (16.25%) CentOS
3 11 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (10.00%) Windows
5 3 (3.75%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Fedora
7 1 (1.25%) AIX
7 1 (1.25%) Debian
7 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.25%) Solaris
7 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) DevOps
2 11 (13.75%) Computer Science
3 10 (12.50%) ITSM
3 10 (12.50%) Migration
4 8 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.25%) Analytics
7 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.25%) Multithreading
7 5 (6.25%) Project Management
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Leadership
9 3 (3.75%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (3.75%) High Availability
9 3 (3.75%) Microservices
9 3 (3.75%) Open Source
10 2 (2.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.75%) Python
2 13 (16.25%) Bash Shell
2 13 (16.25%) Java
3 6 (7.50%) SQL
4 5 (6.25%) Perl
4 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.00%) C++
5 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.00%) Ruby
6 3 (3.75%) C
6 3 (3.75%) Go
7 2 (2.50%) Groovy
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
7 2 (2.50%) R
8 1 (1.25%) C#
8 1 (1.25%) Java 8
8 1 (1.25%) Scala
8 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) MOS
4 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.00%) Docker
3 5 (6.25%) KVM
4 2 (2.50%) Btrfs
4 2 (2.50%) vSphere
4 2 (2.50%) Xen
5 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (17.50%) Ansible
2 11 (13.75%) Puppet
3 8 (10.00%) Terraform
4 5 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.00%) Kubernetes
5 4 (5.00%) SCCM
5 4 (5.00%) SCOM
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.50%) Consul
7 2 (2.50%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.25%) HP Fortify
8 1 (1.25%) Kibana
8 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.25%) Packer
8 1 (1.25%) Suricata
8 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle
2 16 (20.00%) HP
3 15 (18.75%) Red Hat
4 12 (15.00%) VMware
5 11 (13.75%) IBM
5 11 (13.75%) Sun
6 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 9 (11.25%) Huawei
8 4 (5.00%) Cisco
8 4 (5.00%) Google
8 4 (5.00%) Splunk
8 4 (5.00%) Veeam
9 3 (3.75%) Juniper
10 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.50%) Tableau
10 2 (2.50%) Talend
11 1 (1.25%) Brocade
11 1 (1.25%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.25%) Qualys
11 1 (1.25%) Tufin