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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 9.65% 5.43% 3.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.96% 29.17% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.01%
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
77 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 24.76% 18.60% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 15
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014, 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 17 (30.91%) SQL
1 17 (30.91%) UNIX
2 16 (29.09%) Java
3 15 (27.27%) Finance
3 15 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 15 (27.27%) MySQL
4 14 (25.45%) Windows
5 13 (23.64%) SOAP
5 13 (23.64%) Perl
5 13 (23.64%) Cisco
5 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (21.82%) DNS
6 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
6 12 (21.82%) Solaris
6 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (18.18%) Sun
8 9 (16.36%) TDD
9 8 (14.55%) VMware
9 8 (14.55%) CCNA
9 8 (14.55%) IBM
9 8 (14.55%) NFS
9 8 (14.55%) Citrix
9 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (14.55%) Juniper
9 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (14.55%) Banking
9 8 (14.55%) Redknee
9 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
9 8 (14.55%) JNCIA
9 8 (14.55%) Mobile App

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (9.09%) IIS
2 4 (7.27%) MQSeries
2 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.45%) WordPress
4 1 (1.82%) Mule
4 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Misys Midas
2 3 (5.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (9.09%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) DNS
2 7 (12.73%) Internet
3 6 (10.91%) Firewall
4 4 (7.27%) Wireless
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.64%) DAB
5 2 (3.64%) 3G
5 2 (3.64%) MPLS
5 2 (3.64%) BGP
5 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.64%) 4G
5 2 (3.64%) LTE
5 2 (3.64%) WiMAX
6 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.82%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.82%) FTP
6 1 (1.82%) HTTP
6 1 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) MySQL
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.27%) DB2
4 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.27%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.45%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (5.45%) DataStage
6 1 (1.82%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.09%) Ant
2 4 (7.27%) ERwin
2 4 (7.27%) Gradle
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (1.82%) JProfiler
3 1 (1.82%) Toad
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.82%) Introscope
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
1 15 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Marketing
3 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Developer
2 7 (12.73%) Project Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) DBA
3 6 (10.91%) MySQL DBA
4 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Project Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.45%) WordPress Developer
6 3 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) SOAP
2 5 (9.09%) LAMP
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 4 (7.27%) CSS
3 4 (7.27%) RESTful
4 3 (5.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (5.45%) MSMQ
4 3 (5.45%) J2EE
5 2 (3.64%) Ajax
6 1 (1.82%) jQuery
6 1 (1.82%) Zend Framework
6 1 (1.82%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.82%) Laravel
6 1 (1.82%) .NET
6 1 (1.82%) JDBC
6 1 (1.82%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) ODBC
6 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.91%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.27%) AS400
3 4 (7.27%) iSeries
3 4 (7.27%) SWIFT
4 3 (5.45%) Open Source
4 3 (5.45%) DTV
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.82%) Physics
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) UNIX
2 14 (25.45%) Windows
3 12 (21.82%) Solaris
3 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
4 4 (7.27%) Android
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) TDD
3 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
4 7 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
5 6 (10.91%) Scrum
5 6 (10.91%) Logistics
5 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.09%) DevOps
6 5 (9.09%) ITIL
7 4 (7.27%) Project Management
7 4 (7.27%) Six Sigma
7 4 (7.27%) DSDM
7 4 (7.27%) SOA
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.27%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 16 (29.09%) Java
3 13 (23.64%) Perl
4 7 (12.73%) C
5 6 (10.91%) PHP
5 6 (10.91%) Python
6 5 (9.09%) C++
7 4 (7.27%) RPG
7 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.27%) RPG/400
7 4 (7.27%) RPG IV
7 4 (7.27%) Groovy
8 3 (5.45%) Ruby
9 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.64%) Embedded C++
9 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.64%) Scala
10 1 (1.82%) Korn
10 1 (1.82%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) CCNA
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (14.55%) JNCIA
2 6 (10.91%) RHCE
3 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) NFS
1 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
1 2 (3.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) nmon
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Cisco
2 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
3 10 (18.18%) Sun
4 8 (14.55%) VMware
4 8 (14.55%) IBM
4 8 (14.55%) Citrix
4 8 (14.55%) Juniper
4 8 (14.55%) Redknee
5 5 (9.09%) Google
5 5 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.27%) F5
7 3 (5.45%) Lotus
7 3 (5.45%) Dell
7 3 (5.45%) SAP
8 2 (3.64%) Crossbeam
9 1 (1.82%) Zend
9 1 (1.82%) HP
9 1 (1.82%) EMC
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