The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 47 21 38
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.59% 4.20% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.80% 12.99% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£278 £238 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% -47.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
79 77 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.49% 32.35% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 33
Average daily rate £363 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £12.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Bedfordshire region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Bedfordshire region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -14 3 £278 -
Dunstable - - - - 1
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX.

1 8 (61.54%) Java
1 8 (61.54%) Ajax
2 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
2 4 (30.77%) Middleware
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (30.77%) JSP
2 4 (30.77%) Struts
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) JBoss
2 4 (30.77%) RAD
2 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) JSF
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) AWK
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
2 4 (30.77%) Web Development
2 4 (30.77%) Java EE
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) MyEclipse
2 4 (30.77%) ICEfaces
2 4 (30.77%) hybris
2 4 (30.77%) Endeca

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Eclipse
1 4 (30.77%) MyEclipse
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Ajax
2 4 (30.77%) Java EE
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 4 (30.77%) ICEfaces
2 4 (30.77%) JSP
2 4 (30.77%) Struts
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) Middleware
2 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) JSF
3 1 (7.69%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) OO
1 4 (30.77%) RAD
1 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
1 4 (30.77%) Web Development
1 4 (30.77%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) AWK
3 2 (15.38%) COBOL
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) JBoss
1 4 (30.77%) Endeca
1 4 (30.77%) hybris
2 2 (15.38%) Micro Focus
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica