Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 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.

Unix
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 19 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 15 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.48% 4.76% 3.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.06% 15.73% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 6
Slough median daily rate £300 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.46% +46.43% -13.85%
10th Percentile £264 £288 £288
90th Percentile £426 £663 £378
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year -57.78% +59.29% -

Unix 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 68 89 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 20.30% 30.27% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 52 60
Slough median daily rate £305 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.29% +5.36% -2.78%
10th Percentile £208 £257 £179
90th Percentile £495 £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%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Slough over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix 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 Unix.

1 10 (66.67%) DNS
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) NetApp
3 7 (46.67%) Solaris
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (33.33%) Tekelec
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
6 4 (26.67%) Python
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) Sun
6 4 (26.67%) Dell
6 4 (26.67%) Crossbeam
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (26.67%) Sandvine
6 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (26.67%) F5
6 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) Puppet
7 3 (20.00%) CentOS
7 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (20.00%) CCNP

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 3 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
2 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) DNS
2 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (6.67%) 4G
5 1 (6.67%) DAB
5 1 (6.67%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (6.67%) GPRS
5 1 (6.67%) GSM
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) ICMP
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) IPv6
5 1 (6.67%) SNMP
5 1 (6.67%) SSH
5 1 (6.67%) SSL
5 1 (6.67%) tcpdump
5 1 (6.67%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Unix Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Data Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Project Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) WAP
2 1 (6.67%) WML
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (26.67%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) CentOS
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Debian
4 1 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
1 2 (13.33%) Project Management
1 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) High Availability
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) Groovy
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) GPG13
2 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) NFS
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.67%) iptables
4 1 (6.67%) Postfix
4 1 (6.67%) Squid
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Netcool
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) HP ALM
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) NetApp
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Tekelec
4 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 4 (26.67%) Crossbeam
4 4 (26.67%) Dell
4 4 (26.67%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (26.67%) Sandvine
4 4 (26.67%) Sun
5 3 (20.00%) Ericsson
6 2 (13.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (13.33%) Nokia
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft