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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 10 21 15
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing Unix 11 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 7.86% 2.68% 6.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.38% 14.29% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Median daily rate £360 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +8.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £353 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £431 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -1.40%  

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 42 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 22.86% 18.75% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 37
Median daily rate £366 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% -44.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Slough

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) DNS
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco
4 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Smart Meter
5 6 (37.50%) HP
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) Solaris
7 4 (25.00%) SLA
7 4 (25.00%) FTP
7 4 (25.00%) HTTP
7 4 (25.00%) SNMP
7 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) Nagios
7 4 (25.00%) Middleware
7 4 (25.00%) ICMP
7 4 (25.00%) VLAN
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) Android
7 4 (25.00%) IGMP
7 4 (25.00%) IPTV
7 4 (25.00%) Video on Demand
7 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring

Unix
Top Related 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 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) FTP
3 4 (25.00%) HTTP
3 4 (25.00%) ICMP
3 4 (25.00%) IGMP
3 4 (25.00%) SNMP
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) VLAN
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) ATM
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (18.75%) DHCP
4 3 (18.75%) IMAP
4 3 (18.75%) IPv4
4 3 (18.75%) IPv6
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) Multicast
4 3 (18.75%) SMTP
4 3 (18.75%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Billing
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Data Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Design Authority
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IP Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Metering Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) Memcached
2 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Smart Meter
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) IPTV
2 4 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (25.00%) Video on Demand
3 3 (18.75%) Machine to Machine
3 3 (18.75%) PKI
3 3 (18.75%) STB
4 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Solaris
4 4 (25.00%) Android
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCIP
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) CCNP
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) JNCIA
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Corosync
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Pacemaker
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (6.25%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) HP
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
3 3 (18.75%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
3 3 (18.75%) Huawei
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Sun
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec