The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 7 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 16.43% 12.03% 6.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.65% 54.29% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 11
Median daily rate £415 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.54% -7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £470 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 34 35 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 24.29% 22.15% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 22
Median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £470 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Slough

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Slough

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Slough over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Slough

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Slough region with a requirement for Linux.

1 16 (40.00%) MySQL
2 12 (30.00%) VMware
2 12 (30.00%) Ansible
3 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
3 11 (27.50%) Shell Script
4 10 (25.00%) Python
4 10 (25.00%) DevOps
5 9 (22.50%) PHP
5 9 (22.50%) SAP
5 9 (22.50%) Unix
5 9 (22.50%) Nagios
5 9 (22.50%) LAMP
6 8 (20.00%) CentOS
6 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (20.00%) VPN
7 7 (17.50%) SQL
7 7 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (17.50%) Smart Meter
7 7 (17.50%) MongoDB
8 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (15.00%) ZABBIX
8 6 (15.00%) DB2 UDB
8 6 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (15.00%) Perl
8 6 (15.00%) AIX
8 6 (15.00%) Java
8 6 (15.00%) DB2
8 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (15.00%) IBM

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) VPN
2 6 (15.00%) Firewall
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) Internet
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) LDAP
5 1 (2.50%) ATM
5 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.50%) Skype
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) MySQL
2 7 (17.50%) MongoDB
3 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (15.00%) DB2
3 6 (15.00%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.50%) MariaDB
4 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Subversion
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 5 (12.50%) Electronics
4 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
3 5 (12.50%) DBA
3 5 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) LAMP
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 4 (10.00%) Node.js
2 4 (10.00%) Sensu
3 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.50%) CSS
3 3 (7.50%) Express
3 3 (7.50%) JSON
3 3 (7.50%) Laravel
3 3 (7.50%) OAuth
3 3 (7.50%) RESTful
3 3 (7.50%) Swagger
4 2 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (5.00%) Memcached
4 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Smart Meter
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.00%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (7.50%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (7.50%) PKI
5 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Unix
2 8 (20.00%) CentOS
3 7 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (15.00%) AIX
5 4 (10.00%) Windows
6 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) DevOps
2 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 4 (10.00%) Network Design
4 4 (10.00%) OO
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.50%) OOD
5 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
5 3 (7.50%) Software Architecture
5 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Web Development
6 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Shell Script
2 10 (25.00%) Python
3 9 (22.50%) PHP
4 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (17.50%) SQL
6 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (15.00%) Java
6 6 (15.00%) Perl
7 3 (7.50%) Ruby
8 2 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
1 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (7.50%) NFS
2 3 (7.50%) Samba
2 3 (7.50%) Squid
2 3 (7.50%) vSphere
3 2 (5.00%) Corosync
3 2 (5.00%) KVM
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Xen
3 2 (5.00%) XenServer
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Ansible
2 9 (22.50%) Nagios
3 6 (15.00%) ZABBIX
4 3 (7.50%) Puppet
5 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Pacemaker
6 1 (2.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) VMware
2 9 (22.50%) SAP
3 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (15.00%) IBM
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco
6 4 (10.00%) F5
6 4 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (5.00%) Symantec
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.50%) Samsung