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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 24 12 21
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Unix 7 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.78% 8.74% 4.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.50% 39.13% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 2
Average daily rate £340 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +113.51%
Unix
Berkshire

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
40 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 15.87% 22.33% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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
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 14 February 2016, 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (53.33%) Solaris
4 7 (46.67%) HP
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) SLA
7 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (26.67%) Introscope
7 4 (26.67%) ISEB
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
7 4 (26.67%) Middleware
7 4 (26.67%) SS7
7 4 (26.67%) VB
7 4 (26.67%) C++
7 4 (26.67%) Java
7 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (26.67%) Toad
7 4 (26.67%) FTP
7 4 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (26.67%) JProfiler
7 4 (26.67%) nmon
7 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (26.67%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (26.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
1 4 (26.67%) FTP
1 4 (26.67%) SS7
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) GPRS
2 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) UMTS
2 3 (20.00%) WCDMA
3 2 (13.33%) CDMA
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) GGSN
3 2 (13.33%) GSM
3 2 (13.33%) H.323
3 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (13.33%) IPX
3 2 (13.33%) MGCP
3 2 (13.33%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Introscope
1 4 (26.67%) JProfiler
1 4 (26.67%) Toad
2 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (13.33%) SilkPerformer
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Deskside Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) JDBC
2 2 (13.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (13.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) Solaris
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) AIX
5 2 (13.33%) NetWare
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Usability Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (26.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CEH
3 2 (13.33%) GCFA
3 2 (13.33%) GCIA
3 2 (13.33%) GCIH
3 2 (13.33%) GIAC
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (13.33%) VCP5
3 2 (13.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
1 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) vSphere
1 2 (13.33%) XenApp
1 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (26.67%) nmon
2 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (13.33%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (13.33%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (13.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) NetApp
3 3 (20.00%) Sybase
4 2 (13.33%) BMC
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Lotus
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Novell
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) TippingPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Veritas
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.67%) Huawei