Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 23 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 102 94 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.73% 7.25% 7.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.80% 40.17% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 76
Reading median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £313
90th Percentile £583 £575 £625
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £51.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.20% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.64 £8.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +470.44% -84.00% +78.57%

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 311 234 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.53% 18.06% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 126 137
Reading median daily rate £438 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £136 £167
90th Percentile £575 £569 £555
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 15
Reading median hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.86% -20.45% +3.14%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.30 £11.22
90th Percentile £49.75 £36.20 £78.51
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% -3.33% -18.92%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019, 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 38 (37.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (29.41%) DevOps
3 30 (29.41%) Python
4 26 (25.49%) Windows
5 24 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 24 (23.53%) Red Hat
6 23 (22.55%) Docker
7 21 (20.59%) Kubernetes
7 21 (20.59%) Unix
7 21 (20.59%) Google
8 20 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (18.63%) Ansible
10 18 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 17 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 16 (15.69%) SQL
12 16 (15.69%) Oracle
12 16 (15.69%) Firewall
13 15 (14.71%) IBM
13 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
14 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (13.73%) Telecoms
15 13 (12.75%) VMware
15 13 (12.75%) Java
15 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (11.76%) Degree
16 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
17 11 (10.78%) Computer Science

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 9 (8.82%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.90%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.96%) Confluence
4 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.98%) Apache
5 1 (0.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.98%) JBoss
5 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.98%) nginx
5 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 38 (37.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (10.78%) IaaS
4 11 (10.78%) SaaS
5 9 (8.82%) PaaS
6 8 (7.84%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (5.88%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.96%) Datadog
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.98%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.98%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.98%) Office 365
10 1 (0.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.69%) Firewall
2 10 (9.80%) HTTP
2 10 (9.80%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (4.90%) H.323
4 5 (4.90%) Skype
5 4 (3.92%) 5G
5 4 (3.92%) Network Security
5 4 (3.92%) SSL
6 3 (2.94%) 3G
6 3 (2.94%) 4G
6 3 (2.94%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.94%) LTE
7 2 (1.96%) FTP
7 2 (1.96%) LAN
7 2 (1.96%) WAN
8 1 (0.98%) DHCP
8 1 (0.98%) DNS
8 1 (0.98%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.84%) Big Data
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (4.90%) MySQL
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.94%) MariaDB
5 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.98%) DB2
7 1 (0.98%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.98%) Endeca
7 1 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 17 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.84%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (4.90%) GitLab
4 5 (4.90%) JIRA
5 3 (2.94%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.94%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.94%) PhpStorm
5 3 (2.94%) Subversion
6 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.96%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.98%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.98%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (13.73%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.90%) Finance
3 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.96%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.96%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) French Language
5 1 (0.98%) German Language
5 1 (0.98%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (10.78%) Architect
2 11 (10.78%) Software Engineer
3 8 (7.84%) Consultant
4 7 (6.86%) Developer
5 6 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Oracle Architect
6 5 (4.90%) OSS Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Network Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (3.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.94%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) AngularJS
1 8 (7.84%) Middleware
1 8 (7.84%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (6.86%) Kafka
3 6 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (5.88%) RESTful
4 5 (4.90%) .NET
4 5 (4.90%) Node.js
4 5 (4.90%) REST
4 5 (4.90%) Web Services
4 5 (4.90%) WebRTC
5 4 (3.92%) LDAP
6 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.94%) CSS
6 3 (2.94%) jQuery
6 3 (2.94%) React
6 3 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.96%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.96%) Pandas
7 2 (1.96%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) DataPower
2 8 (7.84%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.90%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.94%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.96%) Linked Data
6 2 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.96%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.96%) Verilog
6 2 (1.96%) VHDL
7 1 (0.98%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.98%) Fintech
7 1 (0.98%) iSeries
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.49%) Windows
2 21 (20.59%) Unix
3 20 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (10.78%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.84%) AIX
5 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.90%) Android
6 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.90%) CentOS
7 3 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (2.94%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.98%) Debian
9 1 (0.98%) Fedora
9 1 (0.98%) Solaris
9 1 (0.98%) VMS
9 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) DevOps
2 18 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
4 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
6 10 (9.80%) Configuration Management
6 10 (9.80%) High Availability
7 9 (8.82%) TDD
7 9 (8.82%) TOGAF
8 8 (7.84%) Data Protection
8 8 (7.84%) ITIL
8 8 (7.84%) Load Balancing
8 8 (7.84%) Network Design
8 8 (7.84%) Presales
8 8 (7.84%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.86%) Migration
9 7 (6.86%) Service Management
10 6 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.41%) Python
2 16 (15.69%) SQL
3 13 (12.75%) Java
4 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.80%) C#
5 10 (9.80%) Ruby
6 8 (7.84%) Bash Shell
6 8 (7.84%) C
7 5 (4.90%) PHP
7 5 (4.90%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.90%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.94%) Perl
9 2 (1.96%) C++
9 2 (1.96%) F#
9 2 (1.96%) Tcl
10 1 (0.98%) Go
10 1 (0.98%) Java 8
10 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Degree
2 7 (6.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.94%) CISSP
4 3 (2.94%) MCSE
4 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) CCIE
5 2 (1.96%) CCNA
5 2 (1.96%) CCNP
5 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) MCP
5 2 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.98%) CISA
6 1 (0.98%) CISM
6 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.98%) ISEB
6 1 (0.98%) MCSA
6 1 (0.98%) RHCE
6 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (22.55%) Docker
2 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (7.84%) XenApp
4 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.92%) vSphere
6 3 (2.94%) KVM
6 3 (2.94%) Xen
7 2 (1.96%) LXC
7 2 (1.96%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.98%) Squid
8 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (20.59%) Kubernetes
2 19 (18.63%) Ansible
3 11 (10.78%) Puppet
4 8 (7.84%) Data Guard
5 6 (5.88%) Terraform
6 5 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.90%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (2.94%) Salt
8 2 (1.96%) Graphite
8 2 (1.96%) Packer
8 2 (1.96%) SCCM
8 2 (1.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.98%) Grafana
9 1 (0.98%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.98%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.98%) logstash
9 1 (0.98%) Nagios
9 1 (0.98%) SCOM
9 1 (0.98%) vMotion
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 24 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 21 (20.59%) Google
3 16 (15.69%) Oracle
4 15 (14.71%) IBM
5 13 (12.75%) VMware
6 8 (7.84%) Citrix
7 5 (4.90%) Cisco
7 5 (4.90%) HP
7 5 (4.90%) New Relic
8 4 (3.92%) Huawei
8 4 (3.92%) SAP
8 4 (3.92%) Sun
9 3 (2.94%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.96%) Qualys
10 2 (1.96%) Splunk
10 2 (1.96%) Talend
10 2 (1.96%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.96%) Tripwire
11 1 (0.98%) Juniper