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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 20 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.20% 6.59% 9.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.34% 26.87% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £498 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
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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
59 67 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.63% 24.54% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 29
Average daily rate £358 £325 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +47.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £240 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £488 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £27.70 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Solaris
3 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) SS7
6 4 (20.00%) Firewall
6 4 (20.00%) UMTS
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) WCDMA
7 3 (15.00%) GPRS
7 3 (15.00%) SLA
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (15.00%) Sybase
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (10.00%) Wireless
8 2 (10.00%) H.323
8 2 (10.00%) BGP
8 2 (10.00%) DSL
8 2 (10.00%) MGCP
8 2 (10.00%) Juniper
8 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (10.00%) Java

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SS7
2 4 (20.00%) UMTS
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (15.00%) WCDMA
3 3 (15.00%) GPRS
4 2 (10.00%) GSM
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) Broadband
4 2 (10.00%) CDMA
4 2 (10.00%) WLAN
4 2 (10.00%) H.323
4 2 (10.00%) BGP
4 2 (10.00%) DSL
4 2 (10.00%) MGCP
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) GGSN
4 2 (10.00%) SGSN
4 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.00%) Toad
1 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.00%) Introscope
1 1 (5.00%) NetBeans
1 1 (5.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (5.00%) JProfiler
General
1 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX Support
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (10.00%) Solutions Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Designer
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Databuild Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JDBC
1 1 (5.00%) ODBC
1 1 (5.00%) Swing
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Migration
1 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (10.00%) Information Security
1 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (5.00%) Server Patching
2 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.00%) Change Control
2 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (5.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) GIAC
2 1 (5.00%) GCIA
2 1 (5.00%) GCIH
2 1 (5.00%) GCFA
2 1 (5.00%) CEH
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Sybase
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) Huawei
4 1 (5.00%) Crossbeam
4 1 (5.00%) TippingPoint
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Cognos
4 1 (5.00%) CA
4 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Nokia
4 1 (5.00%) Sun
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Dell