Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 84 132 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.53% 8.87% 7.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.81% 47.14% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 87 108
Reading median daily rate £375 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +1.19% +15.86%
10th Percentile £305 £274 £306
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £448 £400
% change year-on-year -5.03% +11.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Reading median hourly rate £39.50 £43.28 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.73% +8.20% +6.67%
10th Percentile £35.13 £43.28 £26.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £43.28 £37.50
% change year-on-year -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 256 280 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.91% 18.80% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 152 286
Reading median daily rate £390 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.36% -3.81% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £201 £220
90th Percentile £550 £549 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 71
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £33.67 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.45% +22.44% +61.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.59% -21.11% +26.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 29 (34.52%) Unix
2 27 (32.14%) Windows
3 24 (28.57%) Oracle
4 23 (27.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (27.38%) DevOps
5 22 (26.19%) Perl
6 20 (23.81%) Red Hat
6 20 (23.81%) VMware
7 17 (20.24%) Python
7 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
7 17 (20.24%) Git (software)
7 17 (20.24%) Puppet
7 17 (20.24%) Ansible
8 16 (19.05%) DNS
8 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 16 (19.05%) Web Services
8 16 (19.05%) Shell Script
9 15 (17.86%) Apache
9 15 (17.86%) Bash Shell
9 15 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 14 (16.67%) MySQL
10 14 (16.67%) Firewall
11 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
11 13 (15.48%) RESTful
11 13 (15.48%) Docker
12 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 12 (14.29%) HTML
13 11 (13.10%) Project Management

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 (17.86%) Apache
2 8 (9.52%) nginx
3 7 (8.33%) IIS
3 7 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.57%) JBoss
6 2 (2.38%) Confluence
6 2 (2.38%) Drupal
6 2 (2.38%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.95%) IaaS
3 5 (5.95%) PaaS
4 4 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.57%) GitHub
5 3 (3.57%) Office 365
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
2 16 (19.05%) DNS
3 14 (16.67%) Firewall
4 11 (13.10%) SAN
5 7 (8.33%) NAS
6 4 (4.76%) HTTP
7 3 (3.57%) LAN
7 3 (3.57%) WAN
7 3 (3.57%) Wireless
8 2 (2.38%) 3G
8 2 (2.38%) 3GPP
8 2 (2.38%) DHCP
8 2 (2.38%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (2.38%) Junos
8 2 (2.38%) LDAP
8 2 (2.38%) LTE
8 2 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.38%) SIGTRAN
9 1 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) MySQL
1 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.19%) Big Data
6 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.19%) HBase
6 1 (1.19%) Impala
6 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.76%) JIRA
5 3 (3.57%) Ant
5 3 (3.57%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.57%) Maven
5 3 (3.57%) MSBuild
5 3 (3.57%) Subversion
6 2 (2.38%) GitLab
6 2 (2.38%) Hudson
6 2 (2.38%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.19%) Selenium
General
1 8 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Billing
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Administrator
2 20 (23.81%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (17.86%) Developer
4 14 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
5 11 (13.10%) Architect
6 9 (10.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 7 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
9 6 (7.14%) DevOps Developer
9 6 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Automation Developer
10 5 (5.95%) Consultant
10 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
11 4 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (4.76%) Server Administrator
12 3 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
12 3 (3.57%) DevOps Administrator
12 3 (3.57%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 3 (3.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) Web Services
2 13 (15.48%) RESTful
3 12 (14.29%) HTML
4 10 (11.90%) CSS
4 10 (11.90%) JSON
4 10 (11.90%) XML
5 8 (9.52%) Ajax
5 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 8 (9.52%) Node.js
6 4 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (3.57%) .NET
7 3 (3.57%) J2EE
7 3 (3.57%) jQuery
7 3 (3.57%) LAMP
7 3 (3.57%) REST
7 3 (3.57%) Spring
8 2 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (2.38%) Drush
8 2 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Computer Science
1 9 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle Exalogic
2 5 (5.95%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.57%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Derivative
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.52%) Unix
2 27 (32.14%) Windows
3 23 (27.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (10.71%) Solaris
5 7 (8.33%) Debian
6 6 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.57%) SUSE
10 2 (2.38%) CentOS
10 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) DevOps
2 11 (13.10%) Project Management
3 9 (10.71%) MVC
4 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (9.52%) ITIL
4 8 (9.52%) Migration
5 7 (8.33%) Change Control
5 7 (8.33%) Workflow
6 6 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.14%) Open Source
6 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.95%) Contingency Planning
7 5 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.95%) Microservices
7 5 (5.95%) Patch Management
7 5 (5.95%) Regression Testing
7 5 (5.95%) Validation
8 4 (4.76%) Post-Production
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) Perl
2 17 (20.24%) Python
3 16 (19.05%) Shell Script
4 15 (17.86%) Bash Shell
5 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
7 10 (11.90%) Ruby
8 8 (9.52%) Java
8 8 (9.52%) PHP
9 7 (8.33%) SQL
10 4 (4.76%) C#
11 3 (3.57%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 2 (2.38%) C
13 1 (1.19%) C-shell
13 1 (1.19%) Java 9
13 1 (1.19%) Korn
13 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Degree
2 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (5.95%) MCSE
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.57%) CCNA
5 3 (3.57%) CCNP
5 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.57%) MCSA
6 2 (2.38%) MCITP
6 2 (2.38%) RHCE
7 1 (1.19%) MCP
7 1 (1.19%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
1 13 (15.48%) Docker
2 11 (13.10%) Xen
3 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.14%) vSphere
5 5 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.57%) XenServer
7 2 (2.38%) LXC
8 1 (1.19%) Apache Flume
8 1 (1.19%) HDFS
8 1 (1.19%) NFS
8 1 (1.19%) Openswan
8 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (20.24%) Ansible
1 17 (20.24%) Puppet
2 15 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.57%) SCCM
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.38%) MOM
4 2 (2.38%) Nagios
4 2 (2.38%) SCOM
4 2 (2.38%) SELinux
4 2 (2.38%) WSUS
5 1 (1.19%) Ambari
5 1 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (1.19%) Icinga
5 1 (1.19%) Kibana
5 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.19%) logstash
5 1 (1.19%) Mesos
5 1 (1.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 24 (28.57%) Oracle
2 20 (23.81%) Red Hat
2 20 (23.81%) VMware
3 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.90%) Sun
5 9 (10.71%) Cisco
6 8 (9.52%) Citrix
7 6 (7.14%) HP
8 5 (5.95%) Juniper
9 4 (4.76%) Intel
10 3 (3.57%) Brocade
10 3 (3.57%) Dell
10 3 (3.57%) EMC
10 3 (3.57%) IBM
10 3 (3.57%) NetApp
10 3 (3.57%) SAP
10 3 (3.57%) Symantec
11 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.19%) Google
11 1 (1.19%) Zend