The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX 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 UNIX over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 22 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 9 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.46% 4.66% 6.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.43% 24.44% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 9
Average daily rate
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£750 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+215.78% -20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £358 £354
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
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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
42 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 16.15% 19.07% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 17
Average daily rate £313 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £22.50 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Slough region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Slough

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Slough region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing UNIX 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 UNIX.

1 25 (69.44%) Linux
2 15 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 13 (36.11%) Windows
4 11 (30.56%) SOAP
4 11 (30.56%) Java
5 10 (27.78%) SQL
5 10 (27.78%) Finance
6 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
7 8 (22.22%) Oracle
7 8 (22.22%) Solaris
7 8 (22.22%) VMware
8 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
9 6 (16.67%) InterSystems
9 6 (16.67%) Web Services
9 6 (16.67%) XML
9 6 (16.67%) DNS
9 6 (16.67%) MUMPS
9 6 (16.67%) Multithreading
9 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
9 6 (16.67%) InterSystems Cache
9 6 (16.67%) QA
10 5 (13.89%) Redknee
10 5 (13.89%) Banking
10 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
10 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (13.89%) CRM
10 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing UNIX 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 UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (11.11%) DAB
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall
5 2 (5.56%) WLAN
5 2 (5.56%) Broadband
5 2 (5.56%) LAN
5 2 (5.56%) BGP
5 2 (5.56%) DSL
5 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.56%) Wireless
6 1 (2.78%) Internet
6 1 (2.78%) SS7
6 1 (2.78%) UMTS
6 1 (2.78%) ATM
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.78%) Network Security
6 1 (2.78%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 6 (16.67%) InterSystems Cache
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) DB2
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 10 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Project Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) UNIX Support
5 2 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) AWS Developer
5 2 (5.56%) OSS Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) DBA
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) SOAP
2 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) J2EE
4 1 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Linux
2 13 (36.11%) Windows
3 8 (22.22%) Solaris
4 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 5 (13.89%) CRM
2 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.89%) OO
3 3 (8.33%) Change Control
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security
4 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.56%) Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.56%) SIEM
4 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 6 (16.67%) MUMPS
5 5 (13.89%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) CISA
1 1 (2.78%) CISM
1 1 (2.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.89%) NFS
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) logstash
1 2 (5.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
1 8 (22.22%) VMware
2 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
3 6 (16.67%) InterSystems
4 5 (13.89%) Redknee
4 5 (13.89%) Citrix
4 5 (13.89%) Tekelec
4 5 (13.89%) Sandvine
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) ComArch
6 2 (5.56%) Google
6 2 (5.56%) Splunk
6 2 (5.56%) ArcSight
6 2 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.78%) Cognos
7 1 (2.78%) Sun
7 1 (2.78%) Dell
7 1 (2.78%) F5
7 1 (2.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks