The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 42 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 10 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.14% 2.48% 2.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.20% 10.94% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
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£263 £213 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £153 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £230 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.82% -13.57%
UNIX
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
82 64 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.56% 22.70% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 46
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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
Bedford +7 4 £513 +141.17%
Luton -24 1 £275 -
Dunstable - - - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 9 (64.29%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) WebSphere
3 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (35.71%) JSP
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) DB2
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) Struts
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) JBoss
4 5 (35.71%) RAD
4 5 (35.71%) Eclipse
4 5 (35.71%) Informatica
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) JSF
4 5 (35.71%) Web Development
4 5 (35.71%) Java EE
4 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 5 (35.71%) Ajax
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (35.71%) jQuery
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) MyEclipse
4 5 (35.71%) ICEfaces
4 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (28.57%) Analytics

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (35.71%) JBoss
4 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
4 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) DB2
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Eclipse
1 5 (35.71%) MyEclipse
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Software Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Applications Support
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Struts
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) JSP
1 5 (35.71%) JSF
1 5 (35.71%) Ajax
1 5 (35.71%) Java EE
1 5 (35.71%) jQuery
1 5 (35.71%) ICEfaces
2 4 (28.57%) Middleware
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 3 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) OO
2 5 (35.71%) RAD
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Web Development
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Logistics
4 3 (21.43%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 3 (21.43%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Informatica
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) TIBCO