Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 6 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 43 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 14.68% 12.30% 6.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.25% 43.82% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 20
Slough median daily rate £450 £363 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -4.29% +16.54%
10th Percentile £301 £313 £204
90th Percentile £650 £470 £523
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £448 £400
% change year-on-year -5.03% +11.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Slough median hourly rate - - £36.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £43.28 £37.50
% change year-on-year -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 91 89 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 31.06% 28.08% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 56 46
Slough median daily rate £363 £332 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.35% -8.55% +11.54%
10th Percentile £263 £170 £174
90th Percentile £625 £453 £516
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 16
Slough median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.29% -12.82% -
10th Percentile £13.45 £14.90 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.05 £19.10 £40.88
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.59% -21.11% +26.50%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 18 (41.86%) MySQL
1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) VMware
3 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
3 10 (23.26%) Git (software)
4 9 (20.93%) MongoDB
4 9 (20.93%) SQL
4 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
4 9 (20.93%) Firewall
5 8 (18.60%) Java
5 8 (18.60%) Unix
5 8 (18.60%) Python
5 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.60%) Node.js
5 8 (18.60%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
5 8 (18.60%) DevOps
5 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (18.60%) CentOS
6 7 (16.28%) Ansible
6 7 (16.28%) DNS
6 7 (16.28%) Perl
6 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
6 7 (16.28%) Nagios
6 7 (16.28%) LAMP
7 6 (13.95%) Subversion
7 6 (13.95%) Internet
7 6 (13.95%) Cisco
7 6 (13.95%) Active Directory

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 (9.30%) Apache
2 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.65%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) TPMS
3 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
1 4 (9.30%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) SaaS
2 5 (11.63%) Office 365
3 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.33%) Datadog
5 1 (2.33%) npm
5 1 (2.33%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) DNS
3 6 (13.95%) DHCP
3 6 (13.95%) Internet
3 6 (13.95%) LAN
3 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.95%) WAN
4 5 (11.63%) VLAN
4 5 (11.63%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.65%) Intranet
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.33%) Network Security
6 1 (2.33%) SNMP
6 1 (2.33%) VoIP
6 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (41.86%) MySQL
2 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
3 9 (20.93%) MongoDB
4 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (9.30%) DB2
4 4 (9.30%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.65%) IDMS
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.95%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) Axure RP
3 4 (9.30%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (9.30%) Grunt
3 4 (9.30%) gulp
3 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.98%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (6.98%) Back Office
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Angular Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 4 (9.30%) DB2 DBA
5 4 (9.30%) DBA
5 4 (9.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (9.30%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
1 8 (18.60%) Node.js
2 7 (16.28%) LAMP
3 5 (11.63%) HTML
3 5 (11.63%) Sass
4 4 (9.30%) CSS
4 4 (9.30%) CSS3
4 4 (9.30%) HTML5
4 4 (9.30%) jQuery
4 4 (9.30%) JSON
4 4 (9.30%) LESS
4 4 (9.30%) Sensu
4 4 (9.30%) SVG
4 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (9.30%) Vue (Vue.js)
4 4 (9.30%) XML
5 3 (6.98%) DHTML
5 3 (6.98%) Django
5 3 (6.98%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (6.98%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Animation
2 4 (9.30%) User Experience
2 4 (9.30%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.33%) iPad
4 1 (2.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) CentOS
2 8 (18.60%) Unix
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.63%) AIX
4 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (11.63%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.63%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.98%) HPUX
5 3 (6.98%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.65%) OpenVMS
6 2 (4.65%) VME
7 1 (2.33%) FreeBSD
7 1 (2.33%) Solaris
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) DevOps
2 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.95%) Migration
4 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.30%) Front End Development
4 4 (9.30%) High Availability
4 4 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (9.30%) Visualisation
5 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.98%) OO
6 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.65%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.65%) ETL
6 2 (4.65%) SOA
6 2 (4.65%) TDD
6 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.65%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
1 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) Python
3 7 (16.28%) Perl
4 5 (11.63%) C#
5 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
5 4 (9.30%) C++
5 4 (9.30%) COBOL
5 4 (9.30%) PHP
5 4 (9.30%) Ruby
6 3 (6.98%) C
7 2 (4.65%) Fortran
7 2 (4.65%) Pascal
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) CCNA
1 2 (4.65%) CCNP
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) CCA
2 1 (2.33%) CCAA
2 1 (2.33%) CCDA
2 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.33%) MCP
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.63%) XenApp
3 5 (11.63%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.65%) Docker
4 2 (4.65%) KVM
4 2 (4.65%) Xen
4 2 (4.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Ansible
1 7 (16.28%) Nagios
2 6 (13.95%) ZABBIX
3 5 (11.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.33%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Puppet
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (2.33%) SCCM
5 1 (2.33%) SCOM
5 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) VMware
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco
4 5 (11.63%) Apple
4 5 (11.63%) Citrix
4 5 (11.63%) Forcepoint
4 5 (11.63%) Symantec
5 4 (9.30%) Canon
5 4 (9.30%) IBM
5 4 (9.30%) MobileIron
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle
5 4 (9.30%) Polycom
5 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.30%) SAP
6 2 (4.65%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.33%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) F5
7 1 (2.33%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.33%) PagerDuty
7 1 (2.33%) Rackspace