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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 15 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 17 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.92% 4.29% 5.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.82% 21.74% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £499 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
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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
57 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 19.86% 19.74% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 17
Average daily rate £338 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 28 (68.29%) Linux
2 17 (41.46%) Telecoms
3 14 (34.15%) Windows
4 12 (29.27%) Java
5 11 (26.83%) SOAP
6 10 (24.39%) Solaris
6 10 (24.39%) SQL
6 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
6 10 (24.39%) Finance
7 9 (21.95%) VMware
8 8 (19.51%) Oracle
8 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
9 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
9 7 (17.07%) DNS
9 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (14.63%) Multithreading
10 6 (14.63%) InterSystems Cache
10 6 (14.63%) QA
10 6 (14.63%) InterSystems
10 6 (14.63%) Firewall
10 6 (14.63%) MUMPS
10 6 (14.63%) Web Services
10 6 (14.63%) XML
10 6 (14.63%) Cisco
10 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
10 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
11 5 (12.20%) Change Control
11 5 (12.20%) NFS
11 5 (12.20%) Citrix
11 5 (12.20%) DAB

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (4.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
2 7 (17.07%) DNS
3 6 (14.63%) Firewall
4 5 (12.20%) DAB
5 3 (7.32%) BGP
5 3 (7.32%) Broadband
5 3 (7.32%) LAN
5 3 (7.32%) WLAN
5 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.32%) Wireless
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.88%) Network Security
6 2 (4.88%) DSL
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
7 1 (2.44%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.44%) SS7
7 1 (2.44%) TACACS
7 1 (2.44%) ATM
7 1 (2.44%) SMS
7 1 (2.44%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) InterSystems Cache
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) DB2
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
General
1 17 (41.46%) Telecoms
2 10 (24.39%) Finance
3 5 (12.20%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Developer
2 5 (12.20%) Project Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Security Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Applications Support
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) UNIX Support
5 2 (4.88%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) OSS Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) AWS Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) SOAP
2 6 (14.63%) Web Services
2 6 (14.63%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) J2EE
4 1 (2.44%) WAP
4 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (68.29%) Linux
2 14 (34.15%) Windows
3 10 (24.39%) Solaris
4 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Multithreading
2 5 (12.20%) Change Control
2 5 (12.20%) OO
2 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.20%) CRM
3 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.32%) Information Security
4 3 (7.32%) Service Management
5 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.88%) SIEM
5 2 (4.88%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) SQL
3 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
4 6 (14.63%) MUMPS
5 5 (12.20%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) CISSP
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.44%) CCSP
1 1 (2.44%) CCNP
1 1 (2.44%) CCNA
1 1 (2.44%) CISA
1 1 (2.44%) CISM
1 1 (2.44%) CCSA
1 1 (2.44%) CCSE
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.20%) NFS
3 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) logstash
1 3 (7.32%) Nagios
2 1 (2.44%) OpenView
2 1 (2.44%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) VMware
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle
3 7 (17.07%) Red Hat
4 6 (14.63%) InterSystems
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco
5 5 (12.20%) Citrix
5 5 (12.20%) Redknee
6 3 (7.32%) Juniper
6 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.32%) F5
6 3 (7.32%) Splunk
6 3 (7.32%) Crossbeam
6 3 (7.32%) ComArch
7 2 (4.88%) ArcSight
7 2 (4.88%) Dell
7 2 (4.88%) Sun
7 2 (4.88%) Google
8 1 (2.44%) Radware
8 1 (2.44%) HP
8 1 (2.44%) Nortel