The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 22 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 9 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.61% 5.04% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.45% 32.56% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 9
Average daily rate £250 £439 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.01% +51.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £508 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 43 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 17.67% 15.47% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 21
Average daily rate £238 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £10.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
Berkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Slough region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014, 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 15 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (35.00%) Solaris
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) SS7
3 6 (30.00%) ATM
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Degree
3 6 (30.00%) SIGTRAN
4 5 (25.00%) LTE
4 5 (25.00%) MGW
4 5 (25.00%) 3G
4 5 (25.00%) Nokia
4 5 (25.00%) Siemens
5 4 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 3 (15.00%) Perl
6 3 (15.00%) C
6 3 (15.00%) NFS
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) ISEB
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (10.00%) HTTP
7 2 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) SS7
2 6 (30.00%) ATM
2 6 (30.00%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (25.00%) LTE
3 5 (25.00%) MGW
3 5 (25.00%) 3G
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
5 2 (10.00%) HTTP
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) LDAP
5 2 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.00%) SSH
6 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (5.00%) SMS
6 1 (5.00%) UMTS
6 1 (5.00%) FTP
6 1 (5.00%) ISUP
6 1 (5.00%) INAP
6 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.00%) Introscope
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Ant
2 1 (5.00%) Toad
2 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (5.00%) Hudson
2 1 (5.00%) Gradle
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Ivy
General
1 15 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Databuild Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) JDBC
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) ODBC
2 1 (5.00%) CPAN
2 1 (5.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Rendezvous
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) IVR
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Wiki
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
2 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Solaris
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) HPUX
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) SOA
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) Korn
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) C-shell
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.00%) RHCE
4 1 (5.00%) PMP
4 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) NFS
2 1 (5.00%) Xen
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) YUM
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Nokia
1 5 (25.00%) Siemens
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Sun
3 2 (10.00%) Redknee
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Teradata
4 1 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) Vignette
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Sybase
4 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) BEA
4 1 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago