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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.26% 4.53% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.67% 20.00% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £206 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
Linux
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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
60 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 19.87% 22.63% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 19
Average daily rate £325 £294 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -55.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 27 (42.19%) UNIX
2 20 (31.25%) DNS
3 18 (28.13%) Telecoms
3 18 (28.13%) Finance
4 17 (26.56%) Cisco
5 16 (25.00%) Java
6 15 (23.44%) Red Hat
6 15 (23.44%) Firewall
6 15 (23.44%) SQL
6 15 (23.44%) SOAP
6 15 (23.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (21.88%) Windows
7 14 (21.88%) Solaris
7 14 (21.88%) MySQL
7 14 (21.88%) Perl
8 11 (17.19%) VMware
8 11 (17.19%) Internet
8 11 (17.19%) F5
9 9 (14.06%) Mobile App
9 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (14.06%) Banking
9 9 (14.06%) Redknee
9 9 (14.06%) CheckPoint
9 9 (14.06%) Citrix
9 9 (14.06%) Oracle
9 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (14.06%) Sun
9 9 (14.06%) NFS
10 8 (12.50%) CCNA
10 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (4.69%) IIS
1 3 (4.69%) WordPress
2 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.13%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 20 (31.25%) DNS
2 15 (23.44%) Firewall
3 11 (17.19%) Internet
4 7 (10.94%) BGP
4 7 (10.94%) Wireless
4 7 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (9.38%) DAB
5 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.81%) 3G
6 5 (7.81%) MPLS
7 4 (6.25%) IMAP
7 4 (6.25%) HTTP
7 4 (6.25%) HTTPS
7 4 (6.25%) Broadband
7 4 (6.25%) LAN
7 4 (6.25%) WLAN
7 4 (6.25%) SMTP
7 4 (6.25%) 4G
8 3 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) MySQL
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) DB2
4 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.13%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.56%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.13%) Gradle
2 2 (3.13%) Subversion
2 2 (3.13%) Ant
2 2 (3.13%) ERwin
2 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.56%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.56%) Hudson
3 1 (1.56%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 18 (28.13%) Telecoms
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Developer
2 8 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) PHP Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Programmer
6 3 (4.69%) Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Environment Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Web Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Web Hosting Specialist
6 3 (4.69%) WordPress Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Web Hosting Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) SOAP
2 6 (9.38%) LAMP
3 4 (6.25%) HTML
3 4 (6.25%) CSS
4 3 (4.69%) Web Services
4 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.13%) jQuery
5 2 (3.13%) RESTful
5 2 (3.13%) XML
5 2 (3.13%) Ajax
5 2 (3.13%) J2EE
6 1 (1.56%) .NET
6 1 (1.56%) REST
6 1 (1.56%) Laravel
6 1 (1.56%) Zend Framework
6 1 (1.56%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.69%) Open Source
4 2 (3.13%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.13%) DTV
4 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.13%) AS400
4 2 (3.13%) iSeries
5 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.56%) Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.19%) UNIX
2 15 (23.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (21.88%) Windows
3 14 (21.88%) Solaris
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (10.94%) Project Management
2 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
3 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
3 6 (9.38%) ITIL
4 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.81%) Service Management
4 5 (7.81%) CRM
5 4 (6.25%) Change Management
5 4 (6.25%) OO
5 4 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 4 (6.25%) Change Control
6 3 (4.69%) Test Strategy
6 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.69%) Network Management
6 3 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.69%) MVC
6 3 (4.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) Java
2 15 (23.44%) SQL
3 14 (21.88%) Perl
4 7 (10.94%) PHP
5 6 (9.38%) Python
6 5 (7.81%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.81%) C
7 4 (6.25%) C++
8 3 (4.69%) Ruby
9 2 (3.13%) RPG
9 2 (3.13%) MUMPS
9 2 (3.13%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.13%) Embedded C++
9 2 (3.13%) Groovy
9 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.13%) RPG/400
9 2 (3.13%) RPG IV
10 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) CCNA
1 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.81%) JNCIA
3 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.69%) RHCE
4 2 (3.13%) CCNP
5 1 (1.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) NFS
1 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.81%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Nagios
1 3 (4.69%) FortiGate
1 3 (4.69%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (4.69%) logstash
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) Cisco
2 15 (23.44%) Red Hat
3 11 (17.19%) VMware
3 11 (17.19%) F5
4 9 (14.06%) Redknee
4 9 (14.06%) CheckPoint
4 9 (14.06%) Citrix
4 9 (14.06%) Oracle
4 9 (14.06%) Sun
5 6 (9.38%) Juniper
6 5 (7.81%) Dell
6 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 4 (6.25%) Remedy
7 4 (6.25%) Crossbeam
7 4 (6.25%) Sybase
8 3 (4.69%) IBM
8 3 (4.69%) Splunk
9 2 (3.13%) Zend
9 2 (3.13%) InterSystems
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