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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 18 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 23 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.85% 7.00% 4.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.06% 31.58% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 1
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£375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+3.27% -11.59%
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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
85 57 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 29.01% 22.18% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 10
Average daily rate £325 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 18 (48.65%) Linux
1 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
2 17 (45.95%) Mobile App
3 14 (37.84%) SQL
4 13 (35.14%) Java
4 13 (35.14%) Solaris
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco
4 13 (35.14%) CCNA
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (35.14%) Finance
5 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
5 11 (29.73%) Perl
5 11 (29.73%) Windows
5 11 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (27.03%) SOAP
6 10 (27.03%) Citrix
6 10 (27.03%) NFS
6 10 (27.03%) DNS
6 10 (27.03%) Redknee
7 9 (24.32%) Banking
7 9 (24.32%) JNCIA
7 9 (24.32%) Sun
7 9 (24.32%) Juniper
7 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (18.92%) Firewall
8 7 (18.92%) RHCE
8 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (16.22%) ITIL
9 6 (16.22%) C
9 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 4 (10.81%) MQSeries
1 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) DNS
2 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 5 (13.51%) Internet
3 5 (13.51%) SMS
3 5 (13.51%) Wireshark
3 5 (13.51%) Network Security
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (10.81%) tcpdump
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (10.81%) BIG-IP
4 4 (10.81%) Nortel Alteon
4 4 (10.81%) HTTP
4 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.81%) TACACS
5 3 (8.11%) FTP
5 3 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.41%) SS7
6 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.70%) UMTS
7 1 (2.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.81%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) ERwin
2 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (8.11%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (5.41%) Toad
3 2 (5.41%) JProfiler
3 2 (5.41%) Introscope
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
2 13 (35.14%) Finance
3 9 (24.32%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Project Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Data Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (5.41%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) AS400 Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) SOAP
2 4 (10.81%) WAP
3 3 (8.11%) Regular Expression
4 2 (5.41%) Middleware
4 2 (5.41%) JDBC
4 2 (5.41%) ODBC
5 1 (2.70%) Rendezvous
5 1 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) LAMP
5 1 (2.70%) Ajax
5 1 (2.70%) jQuery
5 1 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (2.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Mobile App
2 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
4 4 (10.81%) AS400
4 4 (10.81%) Mainframe
4 4 (10.81%) iSeries
4 4 (10.81%) Smart Meter
4 4 (10.81%) SWIFT
5 3 (8.11%) PKI
6 1 (2.70%) IVR
6 1 (2.70%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Linux
2 13 (35.14%) Solaris
3 11 (29.73%) Windows
3 11 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
1 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
2 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (10.81%) Database Security
3 4 (10.81%) Lean Six Sigma
3 4 (10.81%) Fault Management
3 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
3 4 (10.81%) Network Management
3 4 (10.81%) Six Sigma
3 4 (10.81%) DSDM
3 4 (10.81%) Information Security
3 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
3 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
4 3 (8.11%) Workflow
4 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) Java
3 11 (29.73%) Perl
4 6 (16.22%) C
5 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
6 4 (10.81%) RPG/400
6 4 (10.81%) RPG IV
6 4 (10.81%) RPG
7 3 (8.11%) C++
8 2 (5.41%) VB
8 2 (5.41%) Python
9 1 (2.70%) PHP
9 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.70%) Korn
9 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) CCNA
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (24.32%) JNCIA
3 7 (18.92%) RHCE
4 5 (13.51%) Degree
5 4 (10.81%) CCSA
5 4 (10.81%) CCSE
5 4 (10.81%) ISEB
5 4 (10.81%) CCSP
5 4 (10.81%) CCNP
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.70%) CISA
7 1 (2.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
1 3 (8.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) OpenView
1 4 (10.81%) Netcool
2 2 (5.41%) nmon
3 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
3 10 (27.03%) Citrix
3 10 (27.03%) Redknee
4 9 (24.32%) Juniper
4 9 (24.32%) Sun
5 4 (10.81%) HP
5 4 (10.81%) Nortel
5 4 (10.81%) IBM
5 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.81%) Crossbeam
5 4 (10.81%) Radware
5 4 (10.81%) F5
6 3 (8.11%) ArcSight
6 3 (8.11%) Qualys
7 2 (5.41%) Ab Initio
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
8 1 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (2.70%) TIBCO