The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Unix
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 22 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6  
Contract jobs citing Unix 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.90% 3.14% 2.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 14.29% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £275 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 32 35 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 23.19% 22.01% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 72
Median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £470 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.23 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.75 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Slough

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Slough

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix 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 Unix.

1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Smart Meter
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (26.67%) F5
5 4 (26.67%) Machine to Machine
5 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (26.67%) Network Design
5 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
5 4 (26.67%) Solaris
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 3 (20.00%) SMTP
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP
6 3 (20.00%) Python
6 3 (20.00%) Sun
6 3 (20.00%) IMAP
6 3 (20.00%) PKI
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
7 2 (13.33%) vSphere
7 2 (13.33%) Memcached
7 2 (13.33%) Puppet
7 2 (13.33%) Network Management
7 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive

Unix
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 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) VPN
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) IMAP
4 3 (20.00%) SMTP
5 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) DataStage
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IP Design Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IP Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Design Authority
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Smart Metering Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Memcached
1 2 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Smart Meter
2 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (26.67%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (20.00%) PKI
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Design
2 2 (13.33%) Analytics
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data Analytics
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analytics
2 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
2 2 (13.33%) Network Management
2 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) ETL
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Scala
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Corosync
1 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Pacemaker
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
5 3 (20.00%) Sun
6 2 (13.33%) NetApp
6 2 (13.33%) Symantec
6 2 (13.33%) Tableau
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) IBM