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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 7 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 36 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 11.69% 4.98% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.02% 24.49% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £269 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £173 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £436 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
61 49 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 19.81% 20.33% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 21
Average daily rate £300 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £12.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £39.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 27 (37.50%) UNIX
2 21 (29.17%) DNS
3 20 (27.78%) SQL
3 20 (27.78%) MySQL
4 19 (26.39%) Cisco
4 19 (26.39%) Telecoms
5 18 (25.00%) Finance
6 17 (23.61%) Red Hat
6 17 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (22.22%) Java
7 16 (22.22%) Solaris
8 15 (20.83%) Windows
8 15 (20.83%) SOAP
8 15 (20.83%) Perl
8 15 (20.83%) Firewall
9 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (15.28%) VMware
10 11 (15.28%) F5
10 11 (15.28%) Internet
10 11 (15.28%) Sun
11 10 (13.89%) CCNA
11 10 (13.89%) NFS
11 10 (13.89%) Citrix
11 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (13.89%) Redknee
11 10 (13.89%) Banking
11 10 (13.89%) Mobile App
12 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (12.50%) CheckPoint
12 9 (12.50%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (4.17%) IIS
1 3 (4.17%) WordPress
2 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.17%) Google App Engine
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.17%) DNS
2 15 (20.83%) Firewall
3 11 (15.28%) Internet
4 8 (11.11%) Wireless
5 7 (9.72%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (9.72%) BGP
6 6 (8.33%) DAB
6 6 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (6.94%) 3G
7 5 (6.94%) MPLS
7 5 (6.94%) 4G
8 4 (5.56%) IMAP
8 4 (5.56%) HTTPS
8 4 (5.56%) HTTP
8 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.56%) Broadband
8 4 (5.56%) LAN
8 4 (5.56%) WLAN
8 4 (5.56%) SMTP
9 3 (4.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.78%) MySQL
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.78%) DB2
7 1 (1.39%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.17%) Gradle
2 3 (4.17%) Ant
2 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) ERwin
3 2 (2.78%) Subversion
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
4 1 (1.39%) Selenium
4 1 (1.39%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.39%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.39%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.39%) Hudson
General
1 19 (26.39%) Telecoms
2 18 (25.00%) Finance
3 10 (13.89%) Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Developer
2 9 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) MySQL DBA
3 6 (8.33%) DBA
3 6 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Applications Support
5 4 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Environment Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Administrator
6 3 (4.17%) Programmer
6 3 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Web Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Web Hosting Specialist
6 3 (4.17%) WordPress Developer
7 2 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Web Hosting Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) SOAP
2 6 (8.33%) LAMP
3 4 (5.56%) HTML
3 4 (5.56%) CSS
4 3 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (4.17%) RESTful
5 2 (2.78%) jQuery
5 2 (2.78%) J2EE
5 2 (2.78%) Ajax
6 1 (1.39%) Web Services
6 1 (1.39%) .NET
6 1 (1.39%) REST
6 1 (1.39%) Laravel
6 1 (1.39%) Zend Framework
6 1 (1.39%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.17%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.17%) Open Source
5 2 (2.78%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.78%) AS400
5 2 (2.78%) iSeries
6 1 (1.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.39%) Physics
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (37.50%) UNIX
2 17 (23.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (22.22%) Solaris
4 15 (20.83%) Windows
5 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.17%) Android
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.39%) Debian
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.11%) TDD
2 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (9.72%) Project Management
3 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.33%) Scrum
4 6 (8.33%) Logistics
4 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.33%) ITIL
5 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.94%) Service Management
5 5 (6.94%) CRM
6 4 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 4 (5.56%) Change Management
6 4 (5.56%) Change Control
6 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) SQL
2 16 (22.22%) Java
3 15 (20.83%) Perl
4 7 (9.72%) PHP
4 7 (9.72%) Python
5 6 (8.33%) C
6 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.56%) C++
8 3 (4.17%) Ruby
8 3 (4.17%) Groovy
9 2 (2.78%) Scala
9 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.78%) RPG/400
9 2 (2.78%) RPG IV
9 2 (2.78%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.78%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.78%) RPG
10 1 (1.39%) C#
10 1 (1.39%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) CCNA
1 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.72%) JNCIA
3 5 (6.94%) RHCE
4 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.78%) CCNP
5 2 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) NFS
2 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.94%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Nagios
1 3 (4.17%) FortiGate
1 3 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (4.17%) logstash
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) Cisco
2 17 (23.61%) Red Hat
3 11 (15.28%) VMware
3 11 (15.28%) Sun
3 11 (15.28%) F5
4 10 (13.89%) Redknee
4 10 (13.89%) Citrix
5 9 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 9 (12.50%) Oracle
6 8 (11.11%) Juniper
7 5 (6.94%) Dell
7 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.56%) Remedy
8 4 (5.56%) Crossbeam
8 4 (5.56%) ServiceNow
8 4 (5.56%) Sybase
9 3 (4.17%) IBM
9 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (4.17%) Google
9 3 (4.17%) Splunk