Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 10.15% 8.40% 10.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.35% 35.59% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 19
Slough median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +15.56%
10th Percentile £325 £328 £319
90th Percentile £463 £568 £454
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £445
% change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £8.00 £43.28
% change year-on-year +462.50% -81.52% +6.86%

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 49 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 15.08% 23.60% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 44 40
Slough median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £168 £120 £245
90th Percentile £605 £479 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Slough median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.60
10th Percentile £11.90 - £14.10
90th Percentile £18.00 - £16.03
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £17.06
% change year-on-year +4.17% -29.66% -30.37%

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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019, 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 15 (45.45%) Firewall
1 15 (45.45%) VMware
2 14 (42.42%) Ansible
3 13 (39.39%) Python
4 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 11 (33.33%) DNS
6 10 (30.30%) Cisco
6 10 (30.30%) Windows
7 9 (27.27%) ITIL
7 9 (27.27%) Unix
7 9 (27.27%) Migration
7 9 (27.27%) OpenStack
8 8 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
8 8 (24.24%) Perl
8 8 (24.24%) Dell
9 7 (21.21%) MPLS
9 7 (21.21%) BGP
9 7 (21.21%) Puppet
9 7 (21.21%) DevOps
9 7 (21.21%) Private Cloud
9 7 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
10 6 (18.18%) KVM
10 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 6 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
10 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared

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 9 (27.27%) OpenStack
2 5 (15.15%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.03%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) OpenShift
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) DNS
3 7 (21.21%) BGP
3 7 (21.21%) MPLS
4 6 (18.18%) DHCP
4 6 (18.18%) SNMP
4 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) VLAN
4 6 (18.18%) Wireless
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (15.15%) iSCSI
5 5 (15.15%) NAS
5 5 (15.15%) VXLAN
6 4 (12.12%) Value-Added Service
7 2 (6.06%) LAN
7 2 (6.06%) OSPF
7 2 (6.06%) VPN
7 2 (6.06%) WAN
8 1 (3.03%) L2TP
8 1 (3.03%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (18.18%) MySQL
1 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 5 (15.15%) MariaDB
2 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.06%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.03%) DTS
5 1 (3.03%) HBase
5 1 (3.03%) Mahout
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.03%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) CMake
1 3 (9.09%) Gradle
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Administrator
2 6 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Node.js
2 3 (9.09%) LDAP
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Private Cloud
1 7 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) RIA
5 1 (3.03%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Unix
3 6 (18.18%) Ubuntu
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) OpenVMS
5 3 (9.09%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.03%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
1 9 (27.27%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) DevOps
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) Change Management
3 6 (18.18%) High Availability
4 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
4 5 (15.15%) ITSM
4 5 (15.15%) Network Architecture
4 5 (15.15%) PRINCE
4 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
4 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.12%) Customer-Centricity
5 4 (12.12%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
6 3 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) Python
2 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Perl
4 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.12%) C
5 4 (12.12%) C++
6 3 (9.09%) Java
7 1 (3.03%) C#
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) CCNP
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.09%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) CCIE
5 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) GPG13
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) Docker
2 6 (18.18%) KVM
2 6 (18.18%) Postfix
3 5 (15.15%) BIND 9
3 5 (15.15%) NFS
3 5 (15.15%) Squid
3 5 (15.15%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (3.03%) Firmware
5 1 (3.03%) HDFS
5 1 (3.03%) iptables
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) Ansible
2 7 (21.21%) Puppet
3 6 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
5 3 (9.09%) Netcool
6 2 (6.06%) Terraform
7 1 (3.03%) Ambari
7 1 (3.03%) Cacti
7 1 (3.03%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (3.03%) Oozie
7 1 (3.03%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) VMware
2 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco
4 8 (24.24%) Dell
5 5 (15.15%) EMC
5 5 (15.15%) Mirantis
6 4 (12.12%) BMC
6 4 (12.12%) F5
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
7 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.09%) Crossbeam
7 3 (9.09%) Ericsson
7 3 (9.09%) Remedy
7 3 (9.09%) Sun
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle
8 2 (6.06%) TOWER Software
9 1 (3.03%) CA
9 1 (3.03%) HP
9 1 (3.03%) Juniper