Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 2 6
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 8.85% 14.29% 13.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.48% 47.19% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 32
Slough median daily rate £338 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +24.14% -
10th Percentile £208 £301 £301
90th Percentile £518 £650 £470
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £436
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.58% +9.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -64.00% -6.25% +6.67%

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 69 89 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 20.35% 30.27% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 52 60
Slough median daily rate £308 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.61% +5.36% -2.78%
10th Percentile £208 £257 £179
90th Percentile £494 £618 £469
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Slough median hourly rate £18.75 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -12.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £15.68 £13.45 £16.30
90th Percentile £20.00 £17.05 £19.35
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% +12.00% -42.00%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 16 (53.33%) DNS
2 15 (50.00%) VMware
3 13 (43.33%) Python
4 12 (40.00%) Windows
5 11 (36.67%) Cisco
5 11 (36.67%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 10 (33.33%) Firewall
7 9 (30.00%) Unix
7 9 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 8 (26.67%) Puppet
8 8 (26.67%) Perl
8 8 (26.67%) DHCP
8 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
9 7 (23.33%) Apache
9 7 (23.33%) NetApp
9 7 (23.33%) Solaris
9 7 (23.33%) Java
9 7 (23.33%) SLA
9 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
9 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (20.00%) C

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 (23.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) nginx
2 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) DNS
2 10 (33.33%) Firewall
3 8 (26.67%) DHCP
3 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.67%) HTTP
5 2 (6.67%) SSH
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) 2G
6 1 (3.33%) 3G
6 1 (3.33%) 802.11
6 1 (3.33%) BGP
6 1 (3.33%) DAB
6 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) MPLS
6 1 (3.33%) OSPF
6 1 (3.33%) SNMP
6 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.33%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Redis
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.67%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Administrator
2 6 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Windows Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) jQuery
1 2 (6.67%) LDAP
1 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) Ajax
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) CSS3
2 1 (3.33%) D3.js
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) Kafka
2 1 (3.33%) LESS
2 1 (3.33%) Lucene
2 1 (3.33%) Memcached
2 1 (3.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
1 9 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (30.00%) Unix
4 7 (23.33%) Solaris
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.00%) CentOS
6 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.33%) Android
8 1 (3.33%) Debian
8 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
2 5 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) OO
3 2 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Web Development
4 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity Management
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Machine Learning
4 1 (3.33%) Market Research
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.33%) MVC
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Python
2 8 (26.67%) Perl
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) C
4 6 (20.00%) PHP
5 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.33%) C#
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) Degree
3 4 (13.33%) CCNP
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) SLA
2 2 (6.67%) GPG13
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.67%) Squid
4 5 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (6.67%) Docker
5 2 (6.67%) NFS
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.67%) XenApp
5 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.33%) iptables
6 1 (3.33%) Postfix
6 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Puppet
2 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) VMware
2 11 (36.67%) Cisco
3 7 (23.33%) NetApp
4 5 (16.67%) Alibaba
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) Huawei
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.33%) Crossbeam
5 4 (13.33%) Dell
5 4 (13.33%) F5
5 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.33%) Sun
6 3 (10.00%) Ericsson
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (10.00%) Tekelec
7 2 (6.67%) Apple
7 2 (6.67%) Sandvine
8 1 (3.33%) Polycom
8 1 (3.33%) Veeam