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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 9.12% 5.47% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.73% 35.00% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 5
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £191 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £350
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 £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
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
73 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 22.96% 15.63% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 20
Average daily rate £300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 10
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 £10.65 £10.65 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £50.00
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 19 (32.20%) UNIX
2 17 (28.81%) MySQL
3 16 (27.12%) SQL
3 16 (27.12%) DNS
3 16 (27.12%) Cisco
3 16 (27.12%) Telecoms
4 15 (25.42%) Finance
4 15 (25.42%) Java
5 14 (23.73%) Windows
6 13 (22.03%) Solaris
6 13 (22.03%) SOAP
6 13 (22.03%) Perl
6 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (20.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (20.34%) Red Hat
8 11 (18.64%) Sun
9 10 (16.95%) Internet
10 9 (15.25%) Juniper
10 9 (15.25%) VMware
10 9 (15.25%) Firewall
10 9 (15.25%) CCNA
10 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (15.25%) TDD
11 8 (13.56%) Redknee
11 8 (13.56%) Banking
11 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
11 8 (13.56%) JNCIA
11 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
11 8 (13.56%) Performance Tuning

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (6.78%) IIS
1 4 (6.78%) MQSeries
1 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.08%) WordPress
3 1 (1.69%) Mule
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Misys Midas
2 3 (5.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (8.47%) Google App Engine
1 5 (8.47%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) DNS
2 10 (16.95%) Internet
3 9 (15.25%) Firewall
4 6 (10.17%) Wireless
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (6.78%) BGP
7 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.08%) DAB
7 3 (5.08%) 4G
7 3 (5.08%) 3G
8 2 (3.39%) MPLS
8 2 (3.39%) HTTPS
8 2 (3.39%) Broadband
8 2 (3.39%) LAN
8 2 (3.39%) WLAN
8 2 (3.39%) SMTP
8 2 (3.39%) HTTP
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.39%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.81%) MySQL
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.78%) DB2
4 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.69%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.69%) DataStage
6 1 (1.69%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Ant
1 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.78%) Gradle
2 4 (6.78%) ERwin
3 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (27.12%) Telecoms
2 15 (25.42%) Finance
3 8 (13.56%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.08%) Electronics
4 3 (5.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Developer
2 7 (11.86%) Project Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) DBA
3 6 (10.17%) MySQL DBA
4 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.47%) PHP Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Programmer
6 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Project Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Web Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Web Hosting Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) SOAP
2 5 (8.47%) LAMP
3 4 (6.78%) HTML
3 4 (6.78%) CSS
3 4 (6.78%) RESTful
4 3 (5.08%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (5.08%) J2EE
5 2 (3.39%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.69%) .NET
6 1 (1.69%) Zend Framework
6 1 (1.69%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.69%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.17%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.78%) SWIFT
3 4 (6.78%) AS400
3 4 (6.78%) Mainframe
3 4 (6.78%) iSeries
4 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.08%) DTV
4 3 (5.08%) Open Source
5 2 (3.39%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.69%) Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.69%) Physics
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) UNIX
2 14 (23.73%) Windows
3 13 (22.03%) Solaris
4 12 (20.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.78%) Android
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.69%) Debian
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.25%) TDD
3 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
3 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
3 8 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (10.17%) ITIL
5 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.17%) Logistics
5 6 (10.17%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) Project Management
6 5 (8.47%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.47%) DevOps
7 4 (6.78%) Integration Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (6.78%) Six Sigma
7 4 (6.78%) DSDM
7 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) Java
3 13 (22.03%) Perl
4 7 (11.86%) C
5 6 (10.17%) Python
5 6 (10.17%) PHP
6 4 (6.78%) RPG
6 4 (6.78%) Groovy
6 4 (6.78%) RPG/400
6 4 (6.78%) RPG IV
6 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.78%) C++
7 3 (5.08%) Ruby
8 2 (3.39%) Scala
8 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.39%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) CCNA
1 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.56%) JNCIA
3 6 (10.17%) RHCE
4 2 (3.39%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) NFS
1 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.78%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Puppet
1 2 (3.39%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.69%) logstash
2 1 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Cisco
2 12 (20.34%) Red Hat
3 11 (18.64%) Sun
4 9 (15.25%) Juniper
4 9 (15.25%) VMware
5 8 (13.56%) Redknee
5 8 (13.56%) Citrix
6 6 (10.17%) IBM
7 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
7 5 (8.47%) CheckPoint
7 5 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (8.47%) Google
7 5 (8.47%) F5
8 4 (6.78%) Dell
9 3 (5.08%) SAP
9 3 (5.08%) Crossbeam
10 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.39%) Remedy
10 2 (3.39%) Oracle
10 2 (3.39%) Sybase
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