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 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 39 24 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing UNIX 106 179 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.29% 6.84% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 26.09% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 76 34
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£326 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.34% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £447 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.82% -13.57%
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
530 686 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.47% 26.21% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 321 206
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 61 43
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
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 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 21 October 2014.

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 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
Reading -7 38 £300 -23.07% 13
Slough -1 20 £375 -12.79% 7
Bracknell +1 13 £378 +30.17% 5
Maidenhead +1 5 £288 -28.12% 4
Newbury -3 2 £465 +51.21% 6
Wokingham +2 1 - - 2
Windsor - - - -
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 94 (43.93%) Linux
2 62 (28.97%) Windows
3 61 (28.50%) SQL
4 54 (25.23%) Telecoms
5 44 (20.56%) Java
5 44 (20.56%) Oracle
6 36 (16.82%) ITIL
6 36 (16.82%) HP
7 34 (15.89%) Red Hat
7 34 (15.89%) Shell Script
8 33 (15.42%) Degree
8 33 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (14.02%) Cisco
9 30 (14.02%) DNS
9 30 (14.02%) Perl
10 29 (13.55%) Solaris
11 28 (13.08%) IBM
11 28 (13.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (11.68%) C
13 23 (10.75%) Citrix
13 23 (10.75%) 3G
14 22 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (9.81%) Active Directory
15 21 (9.81%) XML
15 21 (9.81%) Firewall
16 20 (9.35%) Finance
16 20 (9.35%) Migration
16 20 (9.35%) CCNA

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 15 (7.01%) Apache
2 13 (6.07%) WebSphere
3 11 (5.14%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.21%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.34%) IIS
6 4 (1.87%) MQSeries
6 4 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.87%) Confluence
6 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.93%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (5.61%) CSG Singleview
2 8 (3.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (3.74%) Remedy AR System
3 4 (1.87%) Misys Midas
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.02%) DNS
2 23 (10.75%) 3G
3 21 (9.81%) Firewall
4 16 (7.48%) Internet
5 14 (6.54%) LTE
6 12 (5.61%) HTTP
6 12 (5.61%) LDAP
7 11 (5.14%) DHCP
7 11 (5.14%) FTP
8 10 (4.67%) ISUP
8 10 (4.67%) INAP
8 10 (4.67%) TCP/IP
8 10 (4.67%) Network Security
9 8 (3.74%) SAN
9 8 (3.74%) SS7
10 7 (3.27%) HTTPS
10 7 (3.27%) SSL
10 7 (3.27%) SMS
10 7 (3.27%) SSH
11 6 (2.80%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.61%) MySQL
1 12 (5.61%) SQL Server
1 12 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.14%) DB2
3 7 (3.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.40%) SQLPlus
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.93%) Big Data
5 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.93%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.93%) DataStage
5 2 (0.93%) MS Access
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) OLTP
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.47%) Informix
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (4.21%) JUnit
2 8 (3.74%) Subversion
3 5 (2.34%) JIRA
3 5 (2.34%) TestDirector
4 4 (1.87%) ERwin
4 4 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.87%) GDB
4 4 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.40%) Hudson
5 3 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.40%) Toad
6 2 (0.93%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.93%) Introscope
6 2 (0.93%) jMock
6 2 (0.93%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.93%) Maven
6 2 (0.93%) Ant
6 2 (0.93%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
General
1 54 (25.23%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.35%) Finance
3 14 (6.54%) Billing
4 9 (4.21%) General Ledger
5 8 (3.74%) Banking
6 7 (3.27%) Retail
7 6 (2.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (21.50%) Developer
2 30 (14.02%) Analyst
3 21 (9.81%) Architect
4 17 (7.94%) Consultant
5 15 (7.01%) Java Developer
6 13 (6.07%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.14%) Technical Architect
7 11 (5.14%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (4.67%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.21%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.21%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Databuild Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Designer
10 8 (3.74%) Administrator
11 7 (3.27%) Project Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Remedy Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Security Engineer
12 6 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (2.80%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.81%) XML
2 18 (8.41%) Spring
3 16 (7.48%) HTML
4 13 (6.07%) CSS
5 12 (5.61%) SOAP
6 10 (4.67%) Hibernate
7 9 (4.21%) jQuery
8 8 (3.74%) .NET
8 8 (3.74%) J2EE
9 7 (3.27%) Web Services
10 6 (2.80%) Middleware
10 6 (2.80%) Ajax
10 6 (2.80%) JSP
10 6 (2.80%) REST
11 5 (2.34%) JDBC
11 5 (2.34%) JMS
12 4 (1.87%) WAP
12 4 (1.87%) XSD
12 4 (1.87%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.87%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.01%) Mobile App
2 15 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.61%) Data Structures
4 9 (4.21%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.21%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.27%) Open Source
6 6 (2.80%) PKI
7 5 (2.34%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.34%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.87%) iSeries
8 4 (1.87%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.87%) Physics
8 4 (1.87%) AS400
8 4 (1.87%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.40%) Statistics
10 2 (0.93%) IPTV
10 2 (0.93%) IVR
10 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 94 (43.93%) Linux
2 62 (28.97%) Windows
3 29 (13.55%) Solaris
4 28 (13.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (6.54%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.14%) VMS
8 11 (5.14%) AIX
9 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.27%) HPUX
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.40%) CentOS
12 2 (0.93%) SUSE
12 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.47%) zOS
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.47%) Debian
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.82%) ITIL
2 28 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.35%) Migration
4 15 (7.01%) Change Management
4 15 (7.01%) Mentoring
5 13 (6.07%) Workflow
5 13 (6.07%) E-Commerce
6 11 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (5.14%) Information Security
6 11 (5.14%) Data Migration
7 10 (4.67%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (4.67%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (4.67%) Problem Management
7 10 (4.67%) Configuration Management
7 10 (4.67%) ITSM
8 9 (4.21%) ETL
8 9 (4.21%) CRM
8 9 (4.21%) Coaching
8 9 (4.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.50%) SQL
2 44 (20.56%) Java
3 34 (15.89%) Shell Script
4 30 (14.02%) Perl
5 25 (11.68%) C
6 16 (7.48%) Korn
7 13 (6.07%) VB
8 12 (5.61%) JavaScript
9 9 (4.21%) C++
9 9 (4.21%) Bourne shell
10 8 (3.74%) Python
11 7 (3.27%) AWK
12 6 (2.80%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.80%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.34%) PHP
14 4 (1.87%) RPG
14 4 (1.87%) RPG/400
14 4 (1.87%) RPG IV
15 3 (1.40%) sed
15 3 (1.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (15.42%) Degree
2 22 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (9.35%) CCNA
4 16 (7.48%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.14%) HNC
6 9 (4.21%) CCNP
6 9 (4.21%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.74%) JNCIA
7 8 (3.74%) MCSE
7 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.80%) CCA
8 6 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.80%) RHCE
9 4 (1.87%) CISSP
9 4 (1.87%) HND
9 4 (1.87%) CCSP
9 4 (1.87%) CCSA
9 4 (1.87%) CCSE
10 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.01%) SLA
2 4 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) QA
3 3 (1.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (9.81%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.88%) NFS
3 15 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.74%) vSphere
6 5 (2.34%) KVM
7 3 (1.40%) Xen
8 2 (0.93%) NDS
9 1 (0.47%) XenApp
9 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (6.07%) Nagios
2 12 (5.61%) NetBackup
3 6 (2.80%) Puppet
3 6 (2.80%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.34%) Netcool
4 5 (2.34%) Cobbler
4 5 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.87%) OpenView
6 3 (1.40%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.93%) nmon
7 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.47%) BMC Performance Manager
8 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.47%) Cacti
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.47%) Control-M
8 1 (0.47%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 44 (20.56%) Oracle
2 36 (16.82%) HP
3 34 (15.89%) Red Hat
4 30 (14.02%) Cisco
5 28 (13.08%) IBM
6 23 (10.75%) Citrix
7 18 (8.41%) VMware
8 16 (7.48%) Sun
8 16 (7.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 15 (7.01%) EMC
10 13 (6.07%) BMC
10 13 (6.07%) Microsoft
10 13 (6.07%) TIBCO
10 13 (6.07%) Juniper
11 10 (4.67%) Remedy
11 10 (4.67%) Isilon
12 8 (3.74%) Redknee
12 8 (3.74%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.74%) Dell
13 7 (3.27%) Nokia
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