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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 4 8 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Linux 17 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 12.14% 8.93% 6.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.13% 47.62% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 9
Median daily rate £370 £345 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% +25.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £20.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

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 32 42 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 22.86% 18.75% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 37
Median daily rate £366 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% -44.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Slough

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 12 (41.38%) Unix
1 12 (41.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 9 (31.03%) PHP
4 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 8 (27.59%) MySQL
5 7 (24.14%) CSS
5 7 (24.14%) HTML
5 7 (24.14%) DNS
5 7 (24.14%) Electronics
5 7 (24.14%) Firewall
5 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
6 6 (20.69%) Smart Meter
6 6 (20.69%) RESTful
6 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Software Architecture
6 6 (20.69%) Laravel
6 6 (20.69%) Front End Development
6 6 (20.69%) Subversion
6 6 (20.69%) Web Development
6 6 (20.69%) Cisco
6 6 (20.69%) Nagios
6 6 (20.69%) SAP
6 6 (20.69%) Python
6 6 (20.69%) LDAP
6 6 (20.69%) OOD
6 6 (20.69%) OO
7 5 (17.24%) FTP

Linux
Top Related 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 (13.79%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.45%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) DNS
1 7 (24.14%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) LDAP
3 5 (17.24%) FTP
3 5 (17.24%) HTTP
3 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.79%) ICMP
4 4 (13.79%) IGMP
4 4 (13.79%) SNMP
4 4 (13.79%) VLAN
4 4 (13.79%) VPN
5 3 (10.34%) BGP
5 3 (10.34%) Frame Relay
5 3 (10.34%) IPv4
5 3 (10.34%) IPv6
5 3 (10.34%) MPLS
5 3 (10.34%) OSPF
5 3 (10.34%) RSVP
5 3 (10.34%) VPLS
5 3 (10.34%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (6.90%) MariaDB
2 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.45%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.45%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.69%) Subversion
General
1 12 (41.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) Electronics
4 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
4 4 (13.79%) Marketing
5 2 (6.90%) Billing
5 2 (6.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 6 (20.69%) Web Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (13.79%) PHP Developer
4 4 (13.79%) PHP Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Design Authority
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) CSS
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
2 6 (20.69%) Laravel
2 6 (20.69%) RESTful
3 4 (13.79%) Middleware
4 2 (6.90%) LAMP
4 2 (6.90%) Memcached
4 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Smart Meter
2 5 (17.24%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.79%) IPTV
3 4 (13.79%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (13.79%) Video on Demand
4 3 (10.34%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (10.34%) PKI
4 3 (10.34%) STB
5 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Unix
2 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Android
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.90%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Front End Development
1 6 (20.69%) OO
1 6 (20.69%) OOD
1 6 (20.69%) Software Architecture
1 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
1 6 (20.69%) Web Development
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
3 4 (13.79%) Programme Management
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
5 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) PHP
2 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.69%) Python
4 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.90%) C
5 2 (6.90%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) CCIP
1 3 (10.34%) CCNA
1 3 (10.34%) CCNP
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) JNCIA
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) vSphere
3 2 (6.90%) Corosync
3 2 (6.90%) NFS
3 2 (6.90%) Samba
3 2 (6.90%) Squid
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Nagios
2 5 (17.24%) Ansible
3 3 (10.34%) Puppet
4 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Pacemaker
5 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (3.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) VMware
2 6 (20.69%) Cisco
2 6 (20.69%) SAP
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
4 3 (10.34%) F5
4 3 (10.34%) Fortinet
4 3 (10.34%) Huawei
4 3 (10.34%) Juniper
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
5 2 (6.90%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Samsung
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