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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 45 29 47
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 90 157 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.40% 6.04% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.51% 25.53% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 69 37
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£335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
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
514 615 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.43% 23.64% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 273 167
Average daily rate £338 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 57 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 32 £400 +33.33% 16
Slough +8 25 £306 -27.94% 3
Newbury -19 4 £400 +16.78% 1
Bracknell -2 3 £338 -0.73% 14
Maidenhead +3 1 - - 3
Hungerford - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 3
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 108 (54.55%) Linux
2 56 (28.28%) Windows
2 56 (28.28%) SQL
3 54 (27.27%) Oracle
4 52 (26.26%) Telecoms
5 46 (23.23%) Java
6 41 (20.71%) Red Hat
7 35 (17.68%) HP
7 35 (17.68%) Perl
7 35 (17.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (17.17%) DNS
9 29 (14.65%) Shell Script
10 28 (14.14%) Solaris
11 25 (12.63%) VMware
12 24 (12.12%) Cisco
13 23 (11.62%) Citrix
13 23 (11.62%) Active Directory
13 23 (11.62%) Finance
13 23 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (10.61%) HTML
15 20 (10.10%) XML
15 20 (10.10%) NFS
15 20 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (9.60%) ITIL
16 19 (9.60%) SOAP
17 18 (9.09%) TCP/IP
17 18 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (9.09%) CCNA
17 18 (9.09%) Oracle Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (7.07%) Apache
2 6 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.53%) JBoss
3 5 (2.53%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.52%) IIS
4 3 (1.52%) Lync
5 2 (1.01%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.01%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.51%) SAS
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.17%) DNS
2 18 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 17 (8.59%) LTE
3 17 (8.59%) 3G
3 17 (8.59%) Firewall
4 16 (8.08%) HTTP
5 15 (7.58%) LDAP
6 14 (7.07%) INAP
7 13 (6.57%) Internet
8 12 (6.06%) DHCP
9 11 (5.56%) FTP
10 10 (5.05%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (5.05%) ISUP
10 10 (5.05%) SMS
11 9 (4.55%) SAN
11 9 (4.55%) Network Security
12 7 (3.54%) 2G
12 7 (3.54%) DAB
12 7 (3.54%) SSH
12 7 (3.54%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 14 (7.07%) RDBMS
2 14 (7.07%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.55%) OLTP
4 9 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (4.04%) MySQL
6 6 (3.03%) DB2
7 5 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.01%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.01%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (1.01%) Star Schema
9 2 (1.01%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.01%) MS Access
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.51%) DataStage
10 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (3.54%) JUnit
2 6 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.02%) Subversion
4 4 (2.02%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.01%) Hudson
5 2 (1.01%) Maven
5 2 (1.01%) jMock
5 2 (1.01%) ERwin
5 2 (1.01%) Ant
6 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.51%) JIRA
6 1 (0.51%) GNU Toolchain
6 1 (0.51%) BitKeeper
6 1 (0.51%) JBehave
6 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
General
1 52 (26.26%) Telecoms
2 23 (11.62%) Finance
3 9 (4.55%) Marketing
3 9 (4.55%) Banking
4 8 (4.04%) Retail
5 5 (2.53%) Back Office
6 4 (2.02%) Billing
6 4 (2.02%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (19.19%) Developer
2 22 (11.11%) Architect
3 16 (8.08%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (7.58%) Consultant
4 15 (7.58%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.06%) Administrator
5 12 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 10 (5.05%) Applications Support
8 9 (4.55%) C++ Developer
8 9 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Analyst
9 8 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.04%) Project Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (3.54%) Linux Support
10 7 (3.54%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Linux Support Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Windows Support Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.61%) HTML
2 20 (10.10%) XML
3 19 (9.60%) SOAP
4 12 (6.06%) CSS
5 10 (5.05%) J2EE
6 9 (4.55%) Spring
7 8 (4.04%) REST
7 8 (4.04%) jQuery
8 6 (3.03%) Hibernate
8 6 (3.03%) Web Services
8 6 (3.03%) JMS
9 5 (2.53%) JSP
9 5 (2.53%) WAP
10 4 (2.02%) HTML5
10 4 (2.02%) CSS3
10 4 (2.02%) Middleware
10 4 (2.02%) .NET
11 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.52%) XHTML
11 3 (1.52%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.08%) Mobile App
2 15 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 9 (4.55%) Open Source
4 6 (3.03%) PKI
5 3 (1.52%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.01%) iSeries
6 2 (1.01%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.01%) IPTV
6 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.01%) IVR
6 2 (1.01%) AS400
7 1 (0.51%) Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Replication
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 108 (54.55%) Linux
2 56 (28.28%) Windows
3 35 (17.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (14.14%) Solaris
5 19 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (7.58%) Windows 7
7 13 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.56%) VMS
9 9 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.54%) AIX
11 3 (1.52%) HPUX
12 2 (1.01%) Debian
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.51%) SUSE
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (9.60%) ITIL
3 15 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (6.57%) CRM
5 12 (6.06%) OO
6 11 (5.56%) Multithreading
7 10 (5.05%) Migration
7 10 (5.05%) E-Commerce
8 9 (4.55%) ETL
8 9 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.55%) Change Management
8 9 (4.55%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.55%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.04%) Change Control
9 8 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.54%) Project Management
10 7 (3.54%) TDD
10 7 (3.54%) Waterfall
10 7 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.28%) SQL
2 46 (23.23%) Java
3 35 (17.68%) Perl
4 29 (14.65%) Shell Script
5 16 (8.08%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.58%) C
6 15 (7.58%) C++
7 14 (7.07%) Python
7 14 (7.07%) PL/SQL
8 13 (6.57%) Korn
9 11 (5.56%) VB
10 9 (4.55%) Bourne shell
11 7 (3.54%) PHP
12 6 (3.03%) PowerShell
13 5 (2.53%) AWK
13 5 (2.53%) sed
14 4 (2.02%) C#
15 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
16 2 (1.01%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 18 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (9.09%) CCNA
2 13 (6.57%) Degree
3 12 (6.06%) HNC
4 9 (4.55%) MCSE
4 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.55%) CCNP
5 6 (3.03%) CCA
5 6 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (2.53%) CCSP
6 5 (2.53%) CCSA
6 5 (2.53%) JNCIA
6 5 (2.53%) CCSE
7 3 (1.52%) HND
7 3 (1.52%) RHCE
7 3 (1.52%) CISSP
7 3 (1.52%) CISA
7 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.04%) SLA
2 4 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 23 (11.62%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.10%) NFS
2 20 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.54%) vSphere
4 6 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.53%) KVM
6 2 (1.01%) vCloud
6 2 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.51%) Firmware
7 1 (0.51%) NDS
7 1 (0.51%) Xen
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.51%) XenApp
7 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.51%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 16 (8.08%) Nagios
2 14 (7.07%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.53%) OpenView
3 5 (2.53%) Netcool
3 5 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.52%) SCOM
4 3 (1.52%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.52%) SCSM
4 3 (1.52%) Puppet
4 3 (1.52%) logstash
5 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.01%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.01%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.51%) Control-M
6 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 54 (27.27%) Oracle
2 41 (20.71%) Red Hat
3 35 (17.68%) HP
4 25 (12.63%) VMware
5 24 (12.12%) Cisco
6 23 (11.62%) Citrix
7 17 (8.59%) Sun
8 15 (7.58%) IBM
9 13 (6.57%) Microsoft
10 12 (6.06%) Dell
11 11 (5.56%) Sybase
11 11 (5.56%) EMC
11 11 (5.56%) Isilon
12 10 (5.05%) F5
12 10 (5.05%) Crossbeam
12 10 (5.05%) CheckPoint
12 10 (5.05%) TIBCO
13 9 (4.55%) Redknee
14 8 (4.04%) Altiris
14 8 (4.04%) Veritas
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £340 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
University of Reading
Posted: 26 days ago