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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 18 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 22 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.69% 6.98% 4.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 30.51% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £423 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £189 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
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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
88 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 30.77% 22.87% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 30 13
Average daily rate £325 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £423 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 20 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 19 (50.00%) Linux
3 18 (47.37%) Mobile App
4 14 (36.84%) Java
4 14 (36.84%) Solaris
4 14 (36.84%) Cisco
4 14 (36.84%) Finance
5 13 (34.21%) CCNA
5 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (34.21%) SQL
5 13 (34.21%) Windows
6 12 (31.58%) Perl
6 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
6 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (28.95%) NFS
7 11 (28.95%) DNS
8 10 (26.32%) Citrix
8 10 (26.32%) Sun
8 10 (26.32%) SOAP
8 10 (26.32%) Redknee
9 9 (23.68%) JNCIA
9 9 (23.68%) Banking
9 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (23.68%) Juniper
9 9 (23.68%) Firewall
10 8 (21.05%) C
11 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (18.42%) Management Information System
11 7 (18.42%) RHCE

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (10.53%) MQSeries
1 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Misys Midas
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) DNS
2 9 (23.68%) Firewall
3 6 (15.79%) Network Security
4 5 (13.16%) Wireshark
4 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
4 5 (13.16%) SMS
4 5 (13.16%) Internet
5 4 (10.53%) TACACS
5 4 (10.53%) HTTP
5 4 (10.53%) tcpdump
5 4 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (10.53%) BIG-IP
5 4 (10.53%) Nortel Alteon
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.89%) FTP
7 2 (5.26%) SS7
7 2 (5.26%) LDAP
7 2 (5.26%) HTTPS
7 2 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.53%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) ERwin
2 3 (7.89%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.26%) Introscope
3 2 (5.26%) Toad
3 2 (5.26%) JProfiler
3 2 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) Hudson
4 1 (2.63%) Gradle
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (2.63%) Ant
4 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
General
1 20 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 14 (36.84%) Finance
3 9 (23.68%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Project Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Security Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Data Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) IT Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Project Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Ab Initio Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) SOAP
2 4 (10.53%) WAP
3 3 (7.89%) Regular Expression
4 2 (5.26%) Middleware
4 2 (5.26%) JDBC
4 2 (5.26%) ODBC
5 1 (2.63%) jQuery
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) CSS3
5 1 (2.63%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) X-Windows
5 1 (2.63%) CPAN
5 1 (2.63%) Rendezvous
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) Mobile App
2 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (18.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (13.16%) Smart Meter
5 4 (10.53%) AS400
5 4 (10.53%) Mainframe
5 4 (10.53%) SWIFT
5 4 (10.53%) PKI
5 4 (10.53%) iSeries
6 1 (2.63%) Wiki
6 1 (2.63%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (2.63%) DTV
6 1 (2.63%) IVR
6 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Linux
2 14 (36.84%) Solaris
3 13 (34.21%) Windows
4 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) CentOS
5 1 (2.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.16%) Database Security
3 5 (13.16%) Information Security
4 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 4 (10.53%) Six Sigma
4 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.53%) DSDM
4 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
4 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (10.53%) Network Management
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Matrix Management
4 4 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) Perl
4 8 (21.05%) C
5 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
6 4 (10.53%) RPG
6 4 (10.53%) RPG/400
6 4 (10.53%) RPG IV
7 3 (7.89%) C++
8 2 (5.26%) VB
8 2 (5.26%) Python
8 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.26%) Korn
9 1 (2.63%) Ruby
9 1 (2.63%) C-shell
9 1 (2.63%) PHP
9 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) CCNA
1 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.68%) JNCIA
3 7 (18.42%) RHCE
4 5 (13.16%) Degree
5 4 (10.53%) CCSA
5 4 (10.53%) ISEB
5 4 (10.53%) CCSP
5 4 (10.53%) CCNP
5 4 (10.53%) CCSE
6 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CISSP
7 1 (2.63%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 3 (7.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) NFS
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Sendmail
2 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Netcool
1 4 (10.53%) OpenView
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) nmon
3 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.63%) YUM
3 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Cisco
2 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
3 10 (26.32%) Citrix
3 10 (26.32%) Sun
3 10 (26.32%) Redknee
4 9 (23.68%) Juniper
5 5 (13.16%) HP
6 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.53%) Radware
6 4 (10.53%) Nortel
6 4 (10.53%) IBM
6 4 (10.53%) F5
6 4 (10.53%) Crossbeam
7 3 (7.89%) Qualys
7 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle
8 2 (5.26%) Ab Initio
9 1 (2.63%) Google
9 1 (2.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (2.63%) Vignette