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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.77% 5.93% 8.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.71% 31.11% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £281 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £210 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £330 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
42 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 16.15% 19.07% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 17
Average daily rate £313 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £22.50 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Slough

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (55.56%) UNIX
2 14 (31.11%) Windows
3 13 (28.89%) SOAP
3 13 (28.89%) DNS
3 13 (28.89%) Firewall
3 13 (28.89%) VMware
4 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 12 (26.67%) Java
5 11 (24.44%) Finance
6 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 9 (20.00%) Cisco
7 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (17.78%) Solaris
8 8 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (15.56%) OO
9 7 (15.56%) Perl
9 7 (15.56%) Web Services
9 7 (15.56%) Oracle
9 7 (15.56%) LAN
10 6 (13.33%) MUMPS
10 6 (13.33%) VPN
10 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (13.33%) XML
10 6 (13.33%) SQL
10 6 (13.33%) MySQL
10 6 (13.33%) InterSystems
10 6 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (13.33%) Wireless
10 6 (13.33%) Multithreading

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.89%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.67%) Lync
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
3 2 (4.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) DNS
1 13 (28.89%) Firewall
2 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (15.56%) LAN
4 6 (13.33%) VPN
4 6 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (13.33%) Wireless
5 5 (11.11%) VLAN
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (11.11%) BGP
5 5 (11.11%) SAN
5 5 (11.11%) SNMP
5 5 (11.11%) WAN
6 4 (8.89%) DHCP
6 4 (8.89%) Broadband
6 4 (8.89%) WLAN
6 4 (8.89%) 3G
6 4 (8.89%) DAB
6 4 (8.89%) 4G
7 3 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) MySQL
1 6 (13.33%) InterSystems Cache
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.22%) DB2
6 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Hudson
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
1 1 (2.22%) Selenium
1 1 (2.22%) Subversion
1 1 (2.22%) PHPUnit
1 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 11 (24.44%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 3 (6.67%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.44%) Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) UNIX Support
5 2 (4.44%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) AWS Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (2.22%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) SOAP
2 7 (15.56%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) J2EE
4 2 (4.44%) LAMP
5 1 (2.22%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) jQuery
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Open Source
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) UNIX
2 14 (31.11%) Windows
3 8 (17.78%) Solaris
3 8 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) CentOS
7 1 (2.22%) Android
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) OO
2 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (13.33%) Multithreading
3 5 (11.11%) CRM
4 4 (8.89%) ITIL
5 3 (6.67%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) OOD
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.44%) Change Management
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security
6 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.44%) Network Management
6 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) Perl
3 6 (13.33%) MUMPS
3 6 (13.33%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.67%) C
6 3 (6.67%) C++
6 3 (6.67%) Python
7 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.44%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) Groovy
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.67%) MCSE
1 3 (6.67%) MCSA
2 2 (4.44%) CCNP
2 2 (4.44%) CCNA
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.11%) vSphere
2 5 (11.11%) NFS
3 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.89%) XenDesktop
3 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.67%) XenApp
4 3 (6.67%) Samba
5 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) Nagios
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.44%) logstash
3 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) VMware
2 9 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (20.00%) Cisco
3 7 (15.56%) Oracle
4 6 (13.33%) InterSystems
4 6 (13.33%) F5
5 5 (11.11%) Tekelec
5 5 (11.11%) Sandvine
5 5 (11.11%) Redknee
5 5 (11.11%) Citrix
6 4 (8.89%) HP
6 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.89%) ProCurve
6 4 (8.89%) Brocade
6 4 (8.89%) 3PAR
7 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) Sybase
8 2 (4.44%) Remedy
8 2 (4.44%) Juniper
8 2 (4.44%) Google
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