Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 4 10
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 28 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 9.96% 12.02% 8.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 58.49% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 30
Slough median daily rate £370 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £208 £325 £150
90th Percentile £465 £450 £480
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Slough median hourly rate - - £20.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year -70.91% -9.84% -15.28%

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 60 53 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 21.35% 20.54% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 47
Slough median daily rate £350 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +5.66%
10th Percentile £194 £275 £156
90th Percentile £450 £450 £445
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.51% +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.20 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -20.00% -8.97%
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -15.63% -13.51%

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 May 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 23 May 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 11 (39.29%) PHP
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
3 9 (32.14%) Degree
4 8 (28.57%) Java
4 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (25.00%) Python
5 7 (25.00%) SLA
5 7 (25.00%) Huawei
5 7 (25.00%) Mandarin Language
6 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (21.43%) C
6 6 (21.43%) Windows
6 6 (21.43%) OOP
6 6 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (17.86%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (17.86%) Private Cloud
7 5 (17.86%) Docker
7 5 (17.86%) DevOps
7 5 (17.86%) SQL
7 5 (17.86%) Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) Open Source
7 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
8 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 4 (14.29%) NoSQL
8 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
8 4 (14.29%) Vagrant
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL

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 1 (3.57%) Confluence
1 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Magento
1 3 (10.71%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (7.14%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) 2G
3 1 (3.57%) 3G
3 1 (3.57%) 4G
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.57%) LTE
3 1 (3.57%) SGSN
3 1 (3.57%) SSH
3 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.71%) Big Data
2 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.57%) HBase
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.29%) Vagrant
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (25.00%) Mandarin Language
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Magento Developer
4 3 (10.71%) PHP Magento Developer
5 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) ArcSight Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Backend Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (10.71%) LAMP
1 3 (10.71%) LEMP Stack
1 3 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (10.71%) REST
1 3 (10.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.57%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
3 5 (17.86%) Private Cloud
4 3 (10.71%) e-Health
5 2 (7.14%) CMDB
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Mesosphere
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) OpenVMS
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (21.43%) OOP
3 5 (17.86%) DevOps
3 5 (17.86%) Open Source
3 5 (17.86%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (17.86%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.71%) ERP
5 3 (10.71%) ETL
5 3 (10.71%) Fault Management
5 3 (10.71%) Front End Development
5 3 (10.71%) MVC
5 3 (10.71%) OO
5 3 (10.71%) Visualisation
6 2 (7.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) PHP
2 8 (28.57%) Java
3 7 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (21.43%) C
5 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.71%) Ruby
8 1 (3.57%) C++
8 1 (3.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
2 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) KVM
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Capistrano
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Huawei
3 4 (14.29%) Alibaba
4 3 (10.71%) BMC
4 3 (10.71%) CA
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) NetApp
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) ArcSight
5 2 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) Brocade
6 1 (3.57%) F5
6 1 (3.57%) VMware