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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.30% 10.56% 4.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 50.00% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 6
Average daily rate £280 £300 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £400 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.25 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +5.03%
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
36 64 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 14.23% 21.12% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 45 28
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Slough

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Unix
2 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
3 9 (31.03%) Java
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
5 6 (20.69%) C++
5 6 (20.69%) HP
6 5 (17.24%) Cisco
6 5 (17.24%) DNS
6 5 (17.24%) CSS
6 5 (17.24%) Solaris
6 5 (17.24%) Migration
6 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
6 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
6 5 (17.24%) JIRA
6 5 (17.24%) Confluence
6 5 (17.24%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.79%) nmon
7 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (13.79%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (13.79%) JProfiler
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) Middleware
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (17.24%) Confluence
2 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (6.90%) Google Compute Engine
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) SoftLayer
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) DHCP
2 4 (13.79%) FTP
2 4 (13.79%) Internet
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) HTTP
4 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.90%) IPX
4 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 2 (6.90%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) 3G
5 1 (3.45%) Broadband
5 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.45%) PPP
5 1 (3.45%) SAN
5 1 (3.45%) SNMP
5 1 (3.45%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) Introscope
2 4 (13.79%) JProfiler
2 4 (13.79%) Toad
3 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
3 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.90%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (6.90%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.45%) Android Studio
4 1 (3.45%) Grunt
4 1 (3.45%) gulp
4 1 (3.45%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Designer
3 4 (13.79%) Junior
3 4 (13.79%) Junior Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Deskside Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) CSS
2 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) Middleware
3 3 (10.34%) CSS3
3 3 (10.34%) HTML5
3 3 (10.34%) LESS
3 3 (10.34%) REST
3 3 (10.34%) Sass
3 3 (10.34%) SOAP
3 3 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (6.90%) jBPM
4 2 (6.90%) JDBC
4 2 (6.90%) ODBC
4 2 (6.90%) Spring
4 2 (6.90%) Spring Security
4 2 (6.90%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) User Experience
4 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.90%) Smart Meter
5 1 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Unix
3 5 (17.24%) Solaris
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) AIX
5 2 (6.90%) NetWare
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Migration
1 5 (17.24%) Performance Analysis
1 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
2 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Front End Development
3 3 (10.34%) Operations Management
3 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) C++
4 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) VB
6 3 (10.34%) Python
7 2 (6.90%) C
7 2 (6.90%) Perl
7 2 (6.90%) PHP
8 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
1 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (6.90%) CCNA
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.90%) VCP5
3 2 (6.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.45%) CCDA
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.34%) vSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (6.90%) ISA Server
2 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
2 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (13.79%) nmon
2 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.90%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.90%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (6.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (6.90%) WSUS
3 1 (3.45%) Cacti
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) HP
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
4 4 (13.79%) VMware
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) Dell
5 3 (10.34%) NetApp
5 3 (10.34%) Twitter
6 2 (6.90%) BMC
6 2 (6.90%) Google
6 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 2 (6.90%) Lotus
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.90%) Novell
6 2 (6.90%) Rackspace
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.90%) Symantec
6 2 (6.90%) Veritas
7 1 (3.45%) Zend
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago