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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 47 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 98 136 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.41% 4.89% 4.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.82% 22.48% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 55 34
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£335 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+127.14% -36.36%
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
550 605 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.13% 21.75% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 278 175
Average daily rate £370 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 59 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Slough +8 25 £319 -31.08% 4
Reading -13 23 £400 +33.33% 17
Bracknell +4 6 £338 +12.50% 2
Maidenhead +5 4 £250 -16.66% 5
Newbury -26 4 £400 +14.28% 4
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 105 (51.98%) Linux
2 61 (30.20%) Java
3 60 (29.70%) SQL
4 59 (29.21%) Oracle
5 57 (28.22%) Windows
6 53 (26.24%) Telecoms
7 34 (16.83%) Red Hat
7 34 (16.83%) Perl
8 30 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (13.86%) Shell Script
10 27 (13.37%) HTML
10 27 (13.37%) TCP/IP
11 26 (12.87%) DNS
11 26 (12.87%) Solaris
11 26 (12.87%) VMware
12 25 (12.38%) XML
12 25 (12.38%) HP
13 24 (11.88%) SOAP
14 21 (10.40%) HTTP
15 20 (9.90%) Cisco
15 20 (9.90%) JavaScript
15 20 (9.90%) Apache
15 20 (9.90%) Finance
15 20 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (9.41%) ITIL
17 18 (8.91%) Python
17 18 (8.91%) Active Directory
18 17 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
18 17 (8.42%) C++

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (9.90%) Apache
2 11 (5.45%) WebLogic
3 9 (4.46%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.96%) JBoss
5 6 (2.97%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.48%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.48%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.49%) IIS
7 3 (1.49%) Lync
8 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.99%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.99%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.50%) Node.js
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.50%) SAS
9 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.99%) GitHub
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.37%) TCP/IP
2 26 (12.87%) DNS
3 21 (10.40%) HTTP
4 17 (8.42%) Internet
4 17 (8.42%) Firewall
5 14 (6.93%) LTE
5 14 (6.93%) 3G
6 11 (5.45%) LDAP
6 11 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (4.95%) INAP
8 9 (4.46%) FTP
9 8 (3.96%) DAB
9 8 (3.96%) 4G
10 7 (3.47%) Network Security
10 7 (3.47%) ISUP
10 7 (3.47%) 2G
10 7 (3.47%) SSH
10 7 (3.47%) SMS
10 7 (3.47%) VoIP
10 7 (3.47%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.42%) Oracle Database
2 16 (7.92%) Relational Database
2 16 (7.92%) RDBMS
3 11 (5.45%) OLTP
4 10 (4.95%) MySQL
5 9 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.47%) DB2
8 6 (2.97%) InterSystems Cache
9 5 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.99%) MS Access
10 2 (0.99%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.99%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.99%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (3.96%) JUnit
2 5 (2.48%) Maven
2 5 (2.48%) Ant
3 4 (1.98%) TestDirector
3 4 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.99%) ERwin
5 2 (0.99%) Subversion
5 2 (0.99%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.50%) JIRA
6 1 (0.50%) BitKeeper
6 1 (0.50%) JBehave
6 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.50%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 53 (26.24%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.90%) Finance
3 11 (5.45%) Back Office
3 11 (5.45%) Marketing
4 8 (3.96%) Retail
5 7 (3.47%) Banking
6 5 (2.48%) Front Office
7 4 (1.98%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (22.28%) Developer
2 17 (8.42%) Architect
3 16 (7.92%) Support Engineer
4 14 (6.93%) Java Developer
5 12 (5.94%) Administrator
6 11 (5.45%) C++ Developer
6 11 (5.45%) Consultant
7 10 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) Analyst
8 9 (4.46%) Applications Support
9 8 (3.96%) Technical Architect
9 8 (3.96%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.47%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Security Engineer
11 6 (2.97%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.97%) Project Engineer
11 6 (2.97%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.48%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.37%) HTML
2 25 (12.38%) XML
3 24 (11.88%) SOAP
4 15 (7.43%) J2EE
5 13 (6.44%) CSS
6 12 (5.94%) Web Services
7 8 (3.96%) Spring
7 8 (3.96%) XHTML
8 7 (3.47%) JSP
8 7 (3.47%) LAMP
9 6 (2.97%) REST
10 5 (2.48%) Java EE
10 5 (2.48%) jQuery
10 5 (2.48%) JMS
10 5 (2.48%) Struts
11 4 (1.98%) WAP
11 4 (1.98%) JSF
12 3 (1.49%) Middleware
12 3 (1.49%) RESTful
12 3 (1.49%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.94%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.47%) Open Source
4 5 (2.48%) PKI
5 4 (1.98%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.98%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.99%) iSeries
6 2 (0.99%) IPTV
6 2 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.99%) AS400
6 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.99%) IVR
7 1 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.50%) Replication
7 1 (0.50%) Clustering
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 105 (51.98%) Linux
2 57 (28.22%) Windows
3 30 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (12.87%) Solaris
5 13 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.46%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.47%) VMS
7 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.98%) Android
9 3 (1.49%) AIX
9 3 (1.49%) HPUX
10 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.99%) Debian
11 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (9.41%) ITIL
3 17 (8.42%) Multithreading
4 14 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (6.93%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.44%) CRM
6 12 (5.94%) OO
7 10 (4.95%) E-Commerce
7 10 (4.95%) Migration
8 9 (4.46%) Change Management
8 9 (4.46%) ETL
8 9 (4.46%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.46%) Change Control
9 8 (3.96%) Project Management
9 8 (3.96%) TDD
10 7 (3.47%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.47%) Waterfall
10 7 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.97%) V-Model
11 6 (2.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.20%) Java
2 60 (29.70%) SQL
3 34 (16.83%) Perl
4 28 (13.86%) Shell Script
5 20 (9.90%) JavaScript
6 18 (8.91%) Python
7 17 (8.42%) C++
8 13 (6.44%) PL/SQL
9 10 (4.95%) PHP
9 10 (4.95%) C
10 8 (3.96%) Korn
11 6 (2.97%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.97%) MUMPS
11 6 (2.97%) VB
12 5 (2.48%) AWK
12 5 (2.48%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.48%) sed
13 4 (1.98%) Bourne shell
13 4 (1.98%) C#
14 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (7.43%) CCNA
3 10 (4.95%) CCNP
4 8 (3.96%) HNC
4 8 (3.96%) Degree
5 5 (2.48%) MCSE
5 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.98%) CCSP
6 4 (1.98%) CCSA
6 4 (1.98%) CCSE
7 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.49%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.49%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.49%) HND
8 2 (0.99%) RHCE
8 2 (0.99%) ISEB
8 2 (0.99%) CCA
8 2 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.99%) CISSP
8 2 (0.99%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.96%) SLA
1 8 (3.96%) QA
2 4 (1.98%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (8.91%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.94%) NFS
4 6 (2.97%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.98%) vSphere
6 3 (1.49%) KVM
6 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.99%) vCloud
7 2 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.50%) Xen
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.50%) NDS
8 1 (0.50%) Firmware
8 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.50%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.45%) Nagios
2 8 (3.96%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.48%) Puppet
3 5 (2.48%) Netcool
4 4 (1.98%) OpenView
4 4 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.49%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.49%) SCSM
5 3 (1.49%) logstash
5 3 (1.49%) SCOM
6 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.50%) Control-M
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.50%) Salt
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.50%) Netcool/Proviso
7 1 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 59 (29.21%) Oracle
2 34 (16.83%) Red Hat
3 26 (12.87%) VMware
4 25 (12.38%) HP
5 20 (9.90%) Cisco
6 16 (7.92%) Citrix
7 14 (6.93%) Sybase
8 13 (6.44%) Sun
9 11 (5.45%) Microsoft
9 11 (5.45%) CheckPoint
9 11 (5.45%) F5
10 9 (4.46%) Crossbeam
10 9 (4.46%) IBM
10 9 (4.46%) Dell
11 7 (3.47%) TIBCO
11 7 (3.47%) Redknee
12 6 (2.97%) ComArch
12 6 (2.97%) InterSystems
12 6 (2.97%) Veritas
12 6 (2.97%) Altiris
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £340 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago