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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 13 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 24 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.95% 4.12% 5.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 18.18% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 7
Average daily rate
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£306 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
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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
60 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 19.87% 22.63% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 19
Average daily rate £325 £294 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -55.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 27 (58.70%) Linux
2 19 (41.30%) Telecoms
3 16 (34.78%) Finance
3 16 (34.78%) Cisco
3 16 (34.78%) Mobile App
4 14 (30.43%) Solaris
4 14 (30.43%) SQL
5 13 (28.26%) Java
5 13 (28.26%) DNS
6 12 (26.09%) Firewall
7 11 (23.91%) CCNA
7 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (23.91%) SOAP
8 10 (21.74%) Oracle
8 10 (21.74%) Perl
9 9 (19.57%) Citrix
9 9 (19.57%) Sun
9 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
9 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
9 9 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (19.57%) NFS
9 9 (19.57%) Banking
9 9 (19.57%) Redknee
9 9 (19.57%) F5
9 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (19.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (19.57%) Crossbeam
10 8 (17.39%) Network Security
10 8 (17.39%) VMware
10 8 (17.39%) Management Information System

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (4.35%) MQSeries
1 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) DNS
2 12 (26.09%) Firewall
3 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (17.39%) Network Security
5 7 (15.22%) Internet
6 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.04%) DAB
7 5 (10.87%) TACACS
7 5 (10.87%) SMS
7 5 (10.87%) tcpdump
7 5 (10.87%) BIG-IP
7 5 (10.87%) Nortel Alteon
7 5 (10.87%) Wireshark
7 5 (10.87%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.17%) Wireless
9 1 (2.17%) SSH
9 1 (2.17%) WLAN
9 1 (2.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.35%) DB2
5 2 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.17%) MySQL
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) ERwin
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (41.30%) Telecoms
2 16 (34.78%) Finance
3 9 (19.57%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Developer
1 8 (17.39%) Project Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Security Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Consultant
3 5 (10.87%) Applications Support
4 4 (8.70%) Data Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Support Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.35%) OSS Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Information Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Ab Initio Developer
6 2 (4.35%) AS400 Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) SOAP
2 5 (10.87%) WAP
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) LAMP
4 1 (2.17%) Ajax
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Mobile App
2 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) PKI
4 3 (6.52%) Smart Meter
4 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.35%) SWIFT
5 2 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.35%) iSeries
5 2 (4.35%) AS400
6 1 (2.17%) Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 27 (58.70%) Linux
2 14 (30.43%) Solaris
3 9 (19.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (10.87%) Database Security
3 5 (10.87%) Information Security
3 5 (10.87%) CRM
3 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
3 5 (10.87%) Fault Management
3 5 (10.87%) Network Management
3 5 (10.87%) Change Control
4 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.70%) Project Management
4 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) Change Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Management
5 3 (6.52%) OO
5 3 (6.52%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) Release Management
5 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) Java
3 10 (21.74%) Perl
4 8 (17.39%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.52%) C
7 2 (4.35%) RPG
7 2 (4.35%) RPG/400
7 2 (4.35%) RPG IV
7 2 (4.35%) MUMPS
8 1 (2.17%) Korn
8 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.17%) Python
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) C++
8 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) CCNA
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.04%) CCNP
2 6 (13.04%) Degree
3 5 (10.87%) CCSA
3 5 (10.87%) CCSE
3 5 (10.87%) JNCIA
3 5 (10.87%) CCSP
4 3 (6.52%) CISSP
4 3 (6.52%) RHCE
4 3 (6.52%) CISA
5 2 (4.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.52%) SLA
3 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.35%) QA
3 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) NFS
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) OpenView
1 5 (10.87%) Netcool
2 3 (6.52%) Nagios
2 3 (6.52%) logstash
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Cisco
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle
3 9 (19.57%) Citrix
3 9 (19.57%) Sun
3 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
3 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
3 9 (19.57%) Redknee
3 9 (19.57%) Crossbeam
3 9 (19.57%) F5
4 8 (17.39%) VMware
5 6 (13.04%) Juniper
6 5 (10.87%) Nortel
6 5 (10.87%) HP
6 5 (10.87%) Radware
7 4 (8.70%) Dell
8 3 (6.52%) Splunk
8 3 (6.52%) ComArch
9 2 (4.35%) InterSystems
9 2 (4.35%) Ab Initio
9 2 (4.35%) IBM