The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 35 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 123 94 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.82% 3.73% 5.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.41% 18.36% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 46 49
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£405 £318 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.62% -13.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £216 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £494 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.26% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
UNIX
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
484 512 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.97% 20.34% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 237 241
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 25 38
Average hourly rate £20.31 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.05% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
Reading +16 65 £475 +35.71% 14
Newbury +10 15 £481 +140.62% 5
Bracknell -9 7 £400 +5.96% 2
Maidenhead -8 6 £400 +79.77% 3
Slough -9 6 £375 -11.76% 1
Hungerford - 2 £375 - 2
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 109 (41.60%) Linux
2 86 (32.82%) SQL
3 70 (26.72%) Java
4 66 (25.19%) Oracle
5 61 (23.28%) Telecoms
6 49 (18.70%) DB2
6 49 (18.70%) Windows
7 44 (16.79%) XML
7 44 (16.79%) WebSphere
8 43 (16.41%) AIX
8 43 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (16.03%) Perl
10 39 (14.89%) Solaris
11 38 (14.50%) Shell Script
12 35 (13.36%) Python
12 35 (13.36%) IBM
13 34 (12.98%) Ab Initio
14 32 (12.21%) Finance
15 31 (11.83%) Degree
15 31 (11.83%) LTE
15 31 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (11.45%) 3G
17 29 (11.07%) ITIL
18 28 (10.69%) 4G
19 27 (10.31%) Data Centre
20 26 (9.92%) Web Services
21 25 (9.54%) HTML
21 25 (9.54%) Microsoft
21 25 (9.54%) Firewall
21 25 (9.54%) Radio Access Network

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 44 (16.79%) WebSphere
2 18 (6.87%) WebLogic
2 18 (6.87%) Apache
3 11 (4.20%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.20%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.44%) JBoss
4 9 (3.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (2.67%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.91%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (1.53%) Commerce Server
8 3 (1.15%) CMS
8 3 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.15%) SAS
9 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.38%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 23 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.34%) MS Office
3 13 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.20%) Maximo
2 4 (1.53%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.76%) BusinessWare
4 1 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.15%) HP Helion
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon Glacier
3 2 (0.76%) GitHub
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.83%) LTE
2 30 (11.45%) 3G
3 28 (10.69%) 4G
4 25 (9.54%) Radio Access Network
4 25 (9.54%) Firewall
5 23 (8.78%) TCP/IP
6 14 (5.34%) VPN
7 13 (4.96%) HTTP
7 13 (4.96%) 2G
8 11 (4.20%) DNS
8 11 (4.20%) ATM
8 11 (4.20%) VoIP
9 10 (3.82%) Broadband
9 10 (3.82%) SAN
9 10 (3.82%) IPsec
9 10 (3.82%) SSH
9 10 (3.82%) BGP
10 8 (3.05%) 3GPP
11 7 (2.67%) SMS
11 7 (2.67%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.70%) DB2
2 21 (8.02%) Relational Database
3 20 (7.63%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (6.49%) Big Data
5 16 (6.11%) RDBMS
6 14 (5.34%) OLTP
7 11 (4.20%) MS Access
8 9 (3.44%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.05%) DbVisualizer
10 6 (2.29%) Oracle OLAP
10 6 (2.29%) OLAP
11 5 (1.91%) MySQL
11 5 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.53%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.29%) JIRA
2 6 (2.29%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (2.29%) HP UFT
3 5 (1.91%) LoadRunner
3 5 (1.91%) Subversion
4 4 (1.53%) Maven
4 4 (1.53%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.53%) Selenium
4 4 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.15%) JBehave
5 3 (1.15%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.15%) Ant
5 3 (1.15%) JUnit
5 3 (1.15%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.38%) Ranorex
General
1 61 (23.28%) Telecoms
2 32 (12.21%) Finance
3 16 (6.11%) Retail
4 11 (4.20%) Electronics
5 8 (3.05%) Back Office
6 5 (1.91%) Billing
6 5 (1.91%) Marketing
7 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.76%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (23.66%) Developer
2 27 (10.31%) Analyst
2 27 (10.31%) Ab Initio Developer
3 16 (6.11%) Architect
4 14 (5.34%) Senior Developer
4 14 (5.34%) C++ Developer
5 13 (4.96%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 12 (4.58%) Support Engineer
7 11 (4.20%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.20%) Consultant
8 10 (3.82%) Tester
8 10 (3.82%) Technical Manager
9 8 (3.05%) Test Engineer
9 8 (3.05%) Administrator
10 7 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (2.67%) Network Engineer
11 6 (2.29%) Solutions Designer
11 6 (2.29%) Java Developer
11 6 (2.29%) Security Engineer
11 6 (2.29%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.79%) XML
2 26 (9.92%) Web Services
3 25 (9.54%) HTML
4 22 (8.40%) J2EE
5 17 (6.49%) Middleware
6 14 (5.34%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (5.34%) STL
7 12 (4.58%) SOAP
8 10 (3.82%) JSON
9 9 (3.44%) .NET
10 8 (3.05%) Flash
10 8 (3.05%) Java EE
11 7 (2.67%) Spring
11 7 (2.67%) CSS
11 7 (2.67%) RESTful
12 6 (2.29%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (2.29%) JSF
12 6 (2.29%) LAMP
13 5 (1.91%) XHTML
14 4 (1.53%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (10.31%) Data Centre
3 20 (7.63%) PKI
4 13 (4.96%) DataPower
5 12 (4.58%) Computer Science
5 12 (4.58%) AS400
6 11 (4.20%) iSeries
7 9 (3.44%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.53%) Clustering
9 3 (1.15%) STB
9 3 (1.15%) IPTV
9 3 (1.15%) Statistics
9 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.15%) DTV
9 3 (1.15%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 109 (41.60%) Linux
2 49 (18.70%) Windows
3 43 (16.41%) AIX
4 39 (14.89%) Solaris
5 16 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.44%) zOS
7 8 (3.05%) HPUX
8 6 (2.29%) VMS
9 4 (1.53%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.53%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.53%) Android
10 3 (1.15%) CentOS
10 3 (1.15%) SUSE
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.07%) ITIL
3 20 (7.63%) Migration
4 18 (6.87%) Multithreading
5 17 (6.49%) Project Management
5 17 (6.49%) Low Latency
5 17 (6.49%) SDLC
6 16 (6.11%) E-Commerce
7 14 (5.34%) Service Management
7 14 (5.34%) Automated Testing
8 12 (4.58%) Configuration Management
8 12 (4.58%) Validation
9 11 (4.20%) Problem Management
9 11 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.82%) ETL
11 9 (3.44%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.44%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.44%) System Testing
12 8 (3.05%) Change Management
12 8 (3.05%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 86 (32.82%) SQL
2 70 (26.72%) Java
3 42 (16.03%) Perl
4 38 (14.50%) Shell Script
5 35 (13.36%) Python
6 22 (8.40%) C++
7 20 (7.63%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.58%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.29%) PHP
9 6 (2.29%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.29%) C
10 5 (1.91%) C-shell
11 4 (1.53%) MUMPS
12 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.76%) VB
12 2 (0.76%) Jython
12 2 (0.76%) VB6
12 2 (0.76%) Korn
12 2 (0.76%) XPath
12 2 (0.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (11.83%) Degree
2 16 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (5.34%) CCNP
5 13 (4.96%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.20%) CCNA
7 7 (2.67%) ISEB
7 7 (2.67%) HND
8 6 (2.29%) Sun Certification
8 6 (2.29%) SCSA
8 6 (2.29%) HNC
8 6 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.53%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.38%) GIAC
11 1 (0.38%) GCIA
11 1 (0.38%) GCIH
11 1 (0.38%) GCFA
11 1 (0.38%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) SLA
1 7 (2.67%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.76%) TickIT
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.05%) NFS
3 4 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) Firmware
4 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.38%) NDS
4 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (3.05%) Tivoli
1 8 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (1.91%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.91%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (1.53%) Puppet
5 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.76%) Ansible
5 2 (0.76%) Nagios
5 2 (0.76%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.76%) BMC Performance Manager
5 2 (0.76%) SCOM
5 2 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.38%) Control-M
6 1 (0.38%) yum
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 66 (25.19%) Oracle
2 35 (13.36%) IBM
3 34 (12.98%) Ab Initio
4 25 (9.54%) Microsoft
5 24 (9.16%) Red Hat
6 22 (8.40%) VMware
7 16 (6.11%) Sybase
7 16 (6.11%) SAP
7 16 (6.11%) HP
8 14 (5.34%) Citrix
8 14 (5.34%) Sun
9 11 (4.20%) Veritas
10 10 (3.82%) Cisco
11 7 (2.67%) F5
12 6 (2.29%) Huawei
13 4 (1.53%) InterSystems
13 4 (1.53%) Teradata
13 4 (1.53%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.53%) EMC
13 4 (1.53%) AppDynamics
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago