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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 9 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.13% 11.15% 4.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.35% 46.15% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 8
Average daily rate
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£381 £338 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% +51.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £378 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £44.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
57 65 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.14% 24.16% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 29
Average daily rate £335 £325 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +47.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £240 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £488 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £27.70 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 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 28 August 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 16 (41.03%) Windows
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 13 (33.33%) VMware
3 12 (30.77%) UNIX
3 12 (30.77%) LAN
4 11 (28.21%) DNS
5 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 9 (23.08%) HP
5 9 (23.08%) WAN
5 9 (23.08%) DHCP
5 9 (23.08%) BGP
5 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (20.51%) VLAN
6 8 (20.51%) vSphere
6 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
6 8 (20.51%) Broadband
6 8 (20.51%) SAN
7 7 (17.95%) 3G
7 7 (17.95%) Solaris
7 7 (17.95%) 4G
8 6 (15.38%) Cacti
8 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
8 6 (15.38%) CSS
8 6 (15.38%) MPLS
8 6 (15.38%) Internet
9 5 (12.82%) OSPF
9 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
9 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.26%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.69%) Lync
3 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 12 (30.77%) LAN
3 11 (28.21%) DNS
4 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 9 (23.08%) WAN
4 9 (23.08%) DHCP
4 9 (23.08%) BGP
5 8 (20.51%) VLAN
5 8 (20.51%) Broadband
5 8 (20.51%) SAN
6 7 (17.95%) 3G
6 7 (17.95%) 4G
7 6 (15.38%) MPLS
7 6 (15.38%) Internet
8 5 (12.82%) OSPF
8 5 (12.82%) Ethernet
8 5 (12.82%) PPP
8 5 (12.82%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (12.82%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.56%) NetBeans
General
1 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (7.69%) Designer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (5.13%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) Swing
3 1 (2.56%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.56%) DTV
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) e-Health
4 1 (2.56%) Animation
4 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) UNIX
3 7 (17.95%) Solaris
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.13%) CentOS
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.56%) SUSE
8 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (7.69%) Migration
2 3 (7.69%) OO
2 3 (7.69%) OOD
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL
2 3 (7.69%) Service Management
2 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
2 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.13%) High Availability
3 2 (5.13%) Project Management
3 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.13%) Information Security
4 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) C
2 4 (10.26%) C++
2 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) Tcl
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) CCNP
1 5 (12.82%) CCNA
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.69%) MCSE
2 3 (7.69%) MCSA
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) MCP
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.51%) vSphere
3 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
4 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.69%) XenApp
5 3 (7.69%) Samba
6 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.56%) Xen
7 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Cacti
2 5 (12.82%) OpenView
3 4 (10.26%) SCCM
4 3 (7.69%) SCOM
5 1 (2.56%) WSUS
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.56%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco
2 13 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) HP
4 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.26%) Brocade
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle
5 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 4 (10.26%) ProCurve
5 4 (10.26%) 3PAR
6 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.69%) Juniper
7 2 (5.13%) CA
7 2 (5.13%) NetApp
7 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.13%) F5
7 2 (5.13%) Google
8 1 (2.56%) Sandvine
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) Crossbeam
8 1 (2.56%) Redknee
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