The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Slough region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.91% 5.58% 3.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.07% 26.53% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 6
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£330 £220 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £184 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 21.71% 21.03% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 16
Average daily rate £313 £225 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
Berkshire

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 July 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 July 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 13 (35.14%) SQL
1 13 (35.14%) UNIX
2 12 (32.43%) Solaris
2 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
3 11 (29.73%) Windows
3 11 (29.73%) MySQL
3 11 (29.73%) Java
4 9 (24.32%) Finance
5 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
5 8 (21.62%) SOAP
5 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (18.92%) TDD
7 6 (16.22%) Citrix
7 6 (16.22%) Scrum
7 6 (16.22%) Perl
7 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
7 6 (16.22%) NFS
7 6 (16.22%) DNS
7 6 (16.22%) IBM
7 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
8 5 (13.51%) Redknee
8 5 (13.51%) Logistics
8 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Degree
8 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (13.51%) Cisco
8 5 (13.51%) Sun
8 5 (13.51%) CCNA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (13.51%) Apache
2 4 (10.81%) IIS
3 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.41%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.70%) Confluence
5 1 (2.70%) Drupal
5 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.41%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) 3GPP
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.11%) HTTP
2 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) FTP
3 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.41%) LDAP
3 2 (5.41%) 4G
3 2 (5.41%) LTE
4 1 (2.70%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.70%) SSH
4 1 (2.70%) WiMAX
4 1 (2.70%) MIMO
4 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) MySQL
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.81%) DataStage
4 4 (10.81%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
5 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
5 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (8.11%) DB2
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Ant
1 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.11%) Gradle
3 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.41%) ERwin
3 2 (5.41%) Introscope
3 2 (5.41%) Toad
3 2 (5.41%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (5.41%) JProfiler
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (2.70%) Hudson
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
General
1 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
2 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 4 (10.81%) Electronics
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Marketing
4 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) MySQL DBA
3 5 (13.51%) Project Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) DBA
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Project Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.41%) DataStage Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) SOAP
2 4 (10.81%) MSMQ
3 3 (8.11%) RESTful
4 2 (5.41%) Middleware
4 2 (5.41%) LAMP
4 2 (5.41%) J2EE
4 2 (5.41%) JDBC
4 2 (5.41%) ODBC
5 1 (2.70%) Ajax
5 1 (2.70%) Zend Framework
5 1 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) CPAN
5 1 (2.70%) X-Windows
5 1 (2.70%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) Open Source
2 3 (8.11%) DTV
3 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.41%) AS400
3 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.41%) Physics
3 2 (5.41%) SWIFT
3 2 (5.41%) iSeries
4 1 (2.70%) Wiki
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Online Games
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) UNIX
2 12 (32.43%) Solaris
3 11 (29.73%) Windows
4 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.11%) Android
6 2 (5.41%) AIX
7 1 (2.70%) CentOS
7 1 (2.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) TDD
2 6 (16.22%) Scrum
2 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (13.51%) Logistics
3 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
3 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.81%) SOA
5 3 (8.11%) DevOps
5 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (8.11%) ITIL
5 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma
6 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) Perl
4 4 (10.81%) PHP
4 4 (10.81%) C
5 3 (8.11%) Groovy
6 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.41%) Assembly Language
6 2 (5.41%) VB
6 2 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.41%) RPG
6 2 (5.41%) RPG/400
6 2 (5.41%) RPG IV
6 2 (5.41%) Scala
7 1 (2.70%) C-shell
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
1 5 (13.51%) CCNA
1 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.81%) RHCE
2 4 (10.81%) JNCIA
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) NFS
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) nmon
3 1 (2.70%) YUM
3 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
2 6 (16.22%) Citrix
2 6 (16.22%) IBM
3 5 (13.51%) Redknee
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) Sun
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) Juniper
4 4 (10.81%) Lotus
4 4 (10.81%) Google
5 3 (8.11%) SAP
5 3 (8.11%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (5.41%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Zend
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Vignette
7 1 (2.70%) Sybase
7 1 (2.70%) BEA
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