Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 2 10
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 9.87% 13.73% 10.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.48% 52.70% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 26
Slough median daily rate £338 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £208 £314 £316
90th Percentile £518 £563 £480
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £450
% change year-on-year +4.94% -10.00% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Slough median hourly rate - - £22.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -79.35% -3.13% +12.68%

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 74 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 22.70% 26.06% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 48
Slough median daily rate £305 £363 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.86% +2.84% +0.71%
10th Percentile £203 £269 £183
90th Percentile £476 £550 £470
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.15% -10.29% -13.92%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -38.45%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 13 (43.33%) Data Centre
2 12 (40.00%) PHP
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco
3 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (33.33%) SLA
4 10 (33.33%) Python
4 10 (33.33%) Degree
5 9 (30.00%) Java
6 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (26.67%) Huawei
6 8 (26.67%) Mandarin Language
6 8 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (23.33%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
7 7 (23.33%) C
7 7 (23.33%) Windows
7 7 (23.33%) DNS
8 6 (20.00%) OOP
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) NetApp
8 6 (20.00%) Project Management
8 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (20.00%) Private Cloud
9 5 (16.67%) Puppet
9 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
9 5 (16.67%) Alibaba

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 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Magento
1 3 (10.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) GitHub
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) HTTP
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (6.67%) Firewall
6 1 (3.33%) 2G
6 1 (3.33%) 3G
6 1 (3.33%) 4G
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) LTE
6 1 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (3.33%) SSH
6 1 (3.33%) SSL
6 1 (3.33%) VLAN
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.33%) Big Data
5 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) HBase
5 1 (3.33%) Neo4j
5 1 (3.33%) Redis
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (26.67%) Mandarin Language
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (13.33%) PHP Developer
5 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Magento Developer
5 3 (10.00%) PHP Magento Developer
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Backend Developer
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Mobile Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (10.00%) LAMP
2 3 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (10.00%) REST
2 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) jQuery
3 2 (6.67%) Node.js
3 2 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Avro
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.33%) CSS3
4 1 (3.33%) D3.js
4 1 (3.33%) Kafka
4 1 (3.33%) LESS
4 1 (3.33%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (3.33%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (3.33%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (23.33%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (20.00%) Private Cloud
5 3 (10.00%) e-Health
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Unix
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.00%) CentOS
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Solaris
5 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (20.00%) OOP
3 6 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 6 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) OO
5 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) MVC
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) ERP
6 3 (10.00%) ETL
6 3 (10.00%) Fault Management
6 3 (10.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 3 (10.00%) Open Source
6 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (10.00%) Web Development
7 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) PHP
2 10 (33.33%) Python
3 9 (30.00%) Java
4 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (23.33%) C
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (10.00%) Perl
7 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.00%) Ruby
8 1 (3.33%) Apple Swift
8 1 (3.33%) C#
8 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) SLA
2 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) Docker
2 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) NFS
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
3 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.33%) KVM
4 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) Capistrano
3 2 (6.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.33%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) Huawei
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) NetApp
4 5 (16.67%) Alibaba
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
5 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.00%) CA
6 3 (10.00%) Tekelec
7 2 (6.67%) Apple
7 2 (6.67%) Sandvine
8 1 (3.33%) Canon
8 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
8 1 (3.33%) Polycom
8 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
8 1 (3.33%) Symantec