The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 12 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.67% 9.02% 5.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.00% 42.59% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 7
Average daily rate
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£349 £330 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.68% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £350 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.75 £44.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Linux
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 17.42% 21.18% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 23
Average daily rate £335 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.75 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Slough region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Slough region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Slough region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Slough region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Slough

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) UNIX
2 14 (35.00%) Cisco
2 14 (35.00%) Firewall
3 13 (32.50%) VMware
4 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
5 10 (25.00%) DNS
5 10 (25.00%) LAN
6 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (17.50%) 4G
8 7 (17.50%) vSphere
8 7 (17.50%) SAN
8 7 (17.50%) HP
8 7 (17.50%) Solaris
8 7 (17.50%) WAN
8 7 (17.50%) DHCP
8 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
8 7 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (17.50%) Wireless
8 7 (17.50%) 3G
8 7 (17.50%) BGP
9 6 (15.00%) Broadband
9 6 (15.00%) OO
9 6 (15.00%) C
9 6 (15.00%) C++
9 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (15.00%) VLAN
10 5 (12.50%) Multithreading
10 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.50%) Lync
3 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) Firewall
2 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.00%) LAN
3 10 (25.00%) DNS
4 7 (17.50%) SAN
4 7 (17.50%) BGP
4 7 (17.50%) WAN
4 7 (17.50%) DHCP
4 7 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (17.50%) Wireless
4 7 (17.50%) 3G
4 7 (17.50%) 4G
5 6 (15.00%) VLAN
5 6 (15.00%) Broadband
6 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (10.00%) LTE
7 4 (10.00%) WiMAX
7 4 (10.00%) MPLS
7 4 (10.00%) VPN
7 4 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) DB2
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Developer
1 7 (17.50%) Consultant
2 5 (12.50%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) CSS
1 5 (12.50%) SOAP
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
2 4 (10.00%) XML
3 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
4 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) J2EE
5 1 (2.50%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.50%) LAMP
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) jQuery
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.50%) DTV
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.50%) e-Health
4 1 (2.50%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) UNIX
3 7 (17.50%) Solaris
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) CentOS
8 1 (2.50%) SUSE
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) OO
2 5 (12.50%) OOD
2 5 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Migration
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) UML
5 2 (5.00%) High Availability
5 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Service Management
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) C
1 6 (15.00%) C++
2 5 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) MUMPS
3 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) Perl
5 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 2 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.50%) Tcl
6 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
2 3 (7.50%) MCSA
2 3 (7.50%) CCNP
2 3 (7.50%) CCNA
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.50%) vSphere
3 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.50%) Samba
5 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.50%) XenApp
6 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.50%) Xen
7 1 (2.50%) NFS
7 1 (2.50%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
1 4 (10.00%) Cacti
2 3 (7.50%) OpenView
3 2 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.50%) WSUS
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.50%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Cisco
2 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) HP
4 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.00%) Brocade
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 4 (10.00%) ProCurve
5 4 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 4 (10.00%) InterSystems
6 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.50%) Juniper
7 2 (5.00%) CA
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 2 (5.00%) Redknee
7 2 (5.00%) Google
7 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.00%) F5
7 2 (5.00%) Sandvine
8 1 (2.50%) Tekelec
8 1 (2.50%) Dell