Period
to 12 December 2018

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 6 months to 12 December 2018 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 7.16% 11.85% 11.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.06% 41.98% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 23
Slough median daily rate £400 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +24.14% +7.41%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £326
90th Percentile £538 £675 £470
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £43.28
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.35% +15.41%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 64 81 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 18.34% 28.22% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 51
Slough median daily rate £395 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +7.41% -5.59%
10th Percentile £189 £234 £175
90th Percentile £534 £625 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 - £17.00
10th Percentile £12.45 - £14.90
90th Percentile £20.00 - £19.10
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -28.57% -20.54%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

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 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Slough region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (56.00%) VMware
2 13 (52.00%) DNS
3 12 (48.00%) Python
4 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 11 (44.00%) Firewall
5 10 (40.00%) Unix
5 10 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (36.00%) Puppet
6 9 (36.00%) Perl
7 8 (32.00%) SQL
7 8 (32.00%) Cisco
7 8 (32.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (28.00%) NetApp
8 7 (28.00%) Solaris
8 7 (28.00%) Apache
8 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
9 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (24.00%) ITIL
9 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (24.00%) Dell
9 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (20.00%) Squid
10 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (20.00%) DHCP
10 5 (20.00%) vSphere

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 7 (28.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) SaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) DNS
2 11 (44.00%) Firewall
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (20.00%) DHCP
3 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.00%) BGP
4 3 (12.00%) MPLS
4 3 (12.00%) SNMP
4 3 (12.00%) Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (8.00%) NAS
5 2 (8.00%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (8.00%) VLAN
5 2 (8.00%) VPN
5 2 (8.00%) VXLAN
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (4.00%) HTTP
6 1 (4.00%) Kerberos
6 1 (4.00%) tcpdump
6 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) MariaDB
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.00%) Big Data
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) HBase
4 1 (4.00%) Mahout
4 1 (4.00%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.00%) Redis
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) CMake
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Gradle
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (32.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Administrator
1 6 (24.00%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Unix Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Node.js
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) LDAP
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) CSS3
3 1 (4.00%) D3.js
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) Kafka
3 1 (4.00%) LESS
3 1 (4.00%) Lucene
3 1 (4.00%) Memcached
3 1 (4.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.00%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) RIA
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Unix
3 7 (28.00%) Solaris
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) CentOS
5 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) OpenVMS
7 1 (4.00%) Debian
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 2 (8.00%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps
3 2 (8.00%) High Availability
3 2 (8.00%) ITSM
3 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Python
2 9 (36.00%) Perl
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (12.00%) C
5 3 (12.00%) C++
6 2 (8.00%) Java
7 1 (4.00%) C#
7 1 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby
7 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) CCNP
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) GPG13
3 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) Squid
3 5 (20.00%) vSphere
4 4 (16.00%) NFS
5 3 (12.00%) Postfix
6 2 (8.00%) BIND 9
6 2 (8.00%) Docker
6 2 (8.00%) KVM
6 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (4.00%) HDFS
7 1 (4.00%) iptables
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Puppet
2 6 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (20.00%) Ansible
4 1 (4.00%) Ambari
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.00%) Netcool
4 1 (4.00%) Oozie
4 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco
3 7 (28.00%) NetApp
4 6 (24.00%) Dell
4 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) Crossbeam
5 4 (16.00%) F5
5 4 (16.00%) Oracle
5 4 (16.00%) Sun
6 3 (12.00%) Citrix
6 3 (12.00%) Ericsson
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) Tekelec
7 2 (8.00%) EMC
7 2 (8.00%) Mirantis
7 2 (8.00%) Sandvine
8 1 (4.00%) BMC
8 1 (4.00%) Google
8 1 (4.00%) Veeam