Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 25 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 79 91 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.50% 7.24% 9.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.70% 34.47% 48.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 57 98
Reading median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.31% -2.97%
10th Percentile £371 £305 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Reading median hourly rate - £39.50 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.73% -0.51%
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -78.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 266 264 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.52% 21.00% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 142 166
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £140 £216 £216
90th Percentile £550 £543 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 36 15
Reading median hourly rate £24.75 £15.75 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -26.16% -1.02%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £10.95
90th Percentile £39.60 £44.88 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% +12.00% -42.00%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 40 (50.63%) Python
2 31 (39.24%) DevOps
3 22 (27.85%) Unix
4 21 (26.58%) Oracle
5 20 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (25.32%) Bash Shell
6 19 (24.05%) Ansible
7 17 (21.52%) Red Hat
8 16 (20.25%) Puppet
9 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (18.99%) Jenkins
9 15 (18.99%) Java
10 14 (17.72%) HP
10 14 (17.72%) CentOS
10 14 (17.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (16.46%) VMware
11 13 (16.46%) Windows
11 13 (16.46%) Web Services
12 12 (15.19%) Firewall
12 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (15.19%) Degree
13 11 (13.92%) Git (software)
13 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.66%) Sun
14 10 (12.66%) IBM
14 10 (12.66%) SQL
14 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
14 10 (12.66%) Computer Science
15 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
15 9 (11.39%) Opscode Chef

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 5 (6.33%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.06%) Apache
3 3 (3.80%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.53%) Confluence
4 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.27%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.86%) IaaS
3 7 (8.86%) PaaS
4 3 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.80%) GitHub
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.53%) Datadog
5 2 (2.53%) NuGet
5 2 (2.53%) Route 53
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.27%) Office 365
6 1 (1.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.19%) Firewall
2 4 (5.06%) SAN
3 3 (3.80%) Internet
3 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.53%) Broadband
4 2 (2.53%) HTTP
4 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.53%) IPsec
4 2 (2.53%) OpenVPN
4 2 (2.53%) SSL
4 2 (2.53%) VPN
4 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.53%) Wireless
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.27%) LAN
5 1 (1.27%) LTE
5 1 (1.27%) NetScreen
5 1 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) RDBMS
1 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.86%) MySQL
2 7 (8.86%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.86%) Power BI
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.33%) Big Data
4 4 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.06%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.80%) CouchDB
5 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.53%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.53%) MariaDB
6 2 (2.53%) Redis
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.27%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Jenkins
2 11 (13.92%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.06%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) Maven
4 3 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.53%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.27%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Developer
3 13 (16.46%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Consultant
5 9 (11.39%) OSS Engineer
5 9 (11.39%) OSS Support Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (6.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) Web Services
2 5 (6.33%) REST
3 4 (5.06%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (3.80%) .NET
4 3 (3.80%) LAMP
5 2 (2.53%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.53%) JSON
5 2 (2.53%) Kafka
5 2 (2.53%) LDAP
5 2 (2.53%) Middleware
5 2 (2.53%) Node.js
6 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.27%) CSS
6 1 (1.27%) HTML
6 1 (1.27%) JSP
6 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.27%) Sensu
6 1 (1.27%) SOAP
6 1 (1.27%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.53%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) BBC
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.27%) HACMP
6 1 (1.27%) LPAR
6 1 (1.27%) Optoelectronics
6 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Replication
6 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.85%) Unix
2 14 (17.72%) CentOS
2 14 (17.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (16.46%) Windows
4 2 (2.53%) Fedora
4 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.27%) AIX
5 1 (1.27%) Debian
5 1 (1.27%) Solaris
5 1 (1.27%) SUSE
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) DevOps
2 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (11.39%) ITSM
3 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (10.13%) Migration
4 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.59%) Microservices
6 5 (6.33%) Analytics
6 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.06%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 4 (5.06%) Open Source
7 4 (5.06%) Project Management
8 3 (3.80%) Multithreading
8 3 (3.80%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (2.53%) Change Control
9 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.63%) Python
2 20 (25.32%) Bash Shell
3 15 (18.99%) Java
4 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
4 10 (12.66%) SQL
5 6 (7.59%) C
5 6 (7.59%) Perl
6 5 (6.33%) C++
6 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.06%) Go
8 3 (3.80%) C#
8 3 (3.80%) PHP
9 2 (2.53%) CQL
9 2 (2.53%) Groovy
9 2 (2.53%) R
10 1 (1.27%) AWK
10 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.27%) Ruby
10 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) MOS
2 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.39%) Docker
3 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.80%) KVM
5 2 (2.53%) Btrfs
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.27%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) Ansible
2 16 (20.25%) Puppet
3 9 (11.39%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (11.39%) Terraform
4 5 (6.33%) Kubernetes
5 4 (5.06%) SCCM
5 4 (5.06%) SCOM
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.53%) Consul
7 2 (2.53%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.53%) Kibana
7 2 (2.53%) Opsview
7 2 (2.53%) Packer
7 2 (2.53%) Salt
7 2 (2.53%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.27%) Graphite
8 1 (1.27%) Nagios
8 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.27%) StatsD
8 1 (1.27%) Suricata
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) Oracle
2 17 (21.52%) Red Hat
3 14 (17.72%) HP
4 13 (16.46%) VMware
5 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
6 10 (12.66%) IBM
6 10 (12.66%) Sun
7 8 (10.13%) Huawei
8 5 (6.33%) Splunk
9 4 (5.06%) Cisco
9 4 (5.06%) Veeam
10 3 (3.80%) Juniper
11 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.53%) Citrix
11 2 (2.53%) Google
11 2 (2.53%) New Relic
11 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.53%) Tableau
12 1 (1.27%) CyberArk
12 1 (1.27%) Mirantis