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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 25 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 7 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.39% 5.43% 7.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.73% 25.00% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 8
Average daily rate
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£313 £419 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% +90.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.26% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
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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
51 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 17.41% 21.71% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 23
Average daily rate £335 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.75 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 28 July 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 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
3 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 5 (22.73%) Solaris
5 5 (22.73%) Java
5 5 (22.73%) SOAP
5 5 (22.73%) Firewall
5 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
6 4 (18.18%) InterSystems
6 4 (18.18%) VMware
6 4 (18.18%) Web Services
6 4 (18.18%) XML
6 4 (18.18%) MUMPS
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco
6 4 (18.18%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (18.18%) QA
6 4 (18.18%) Multithreading
7 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Change Control
7 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
7 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (13.64%) Juniper
7 3 (13.64%) Broadband
7 3 (13.64%) LAN
7 3 (13.64%) WLAN
7 3 (13.64%) SQL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (9.09%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 5 (22.73%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (13.64%) Wireless
3 3 (13.64%) BGP
3 3 (13.64%) DSL
3 3 (13.64%) Broadband
3 3 (13.64%) LAN
3 3 (13.64%) WLAN
4 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) DAB
5 1 (4.55%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.55%) Internet
5 1 (4.55%) SS7
5 1 (4.55%) ATM
5 1 (4.55%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX Support
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) AWS Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) SOAP
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) Regular Expression
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) Solaris
4 1 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Multithreading
2 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (13.64%) Change Control
2 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
3 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (9.09%) SIEM
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (4.55%) OOD
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Server Patching
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) MUMPS
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) GIAC
1 1 (4.55%) GCIA
1 1 (4.55%) GCIH
1 1 (4.55%) GCFA
1 1 (4.55%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) NFS
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
1 4 (18.18%) InterSystems
1 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Juniper
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) ArcSight
3 2 (9.09%) Sandvine
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Redknee
3 2 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Crossbeam
4 1 (4.55%) TippingPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (4.55%) F5
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) CA
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) Sun
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Dell