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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 22 46 25
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -21
Contract jobs citing UNIX 155 90 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.99% 3.72% 6.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.04% 17.93% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 39 57
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£450 £314 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.42% -14.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £202 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
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 £37.50 £33.11 £31.03
% change year-on-year
+13.25% +6.71%
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
516 502 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.95% 20.74% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 232 268
Average daily rate £386 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 46
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 September 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 September 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 +22 73 £475 +58.33% 17
Newbury +3 16 £563 +181.25% 2
Slough -1 13 £396 +5.66%
Bracknell -1 12 £410 -12.67% 11
Maidenhead -7 4 £400 +60.00% 2
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (39.35%) Linux
2 99 (35.74%) SQL
3 84 (30.32%) Oracle
4 73 (26.35%) Telecoms
5 61 (22.02%) DB2
6 57 (20.58%) Java
7 52 (18.77%) Shell Script
8 49 (17.69%) Solaris
8 49 (17.69%) Windows
8 49 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (16.61%) WebSphere
10 45 (16.25%) AIX
11 44 (15.88%) Perl
12 42 (15.16%) Finance
12 42 (15.16%) Ab Initio
13 41 (14.80%) IBM
14 38 (13.72%) ITIL
15 37 (13.36%) Degree
16 35 (12.64%) XML
17 34 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
18 32 (11.55%) Python
19 28 (10.11%) LTE
20 27 (9.75%) 4G
20 27 (9.75%) 3G
20 27 (9.75%) Firewall
21 26 (9.39%) Microsoft
22 25 (9.03%) C++
22 25 (9.03%) Web Services
22 25 (9.03%) Red Hat
23 24 (8.66%) Middleware

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 46 (16.61%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.14%) WebLogic
2 17 (6.14%) Apache
3 11 (3.97%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.61%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (2.89%) JBoss
6 6 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.81%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.81%) Commerce Server
7 5 (1.81%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (1.44%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (1.08%) CMS
9 3 (1.08%) SAS
10 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.36%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.36%) IIS
11 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.05%) MS Office
3 13 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.97%) Maximo
2 4 (1.44%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.36%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) HP Helion
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.11%) LTE
2 27 (9.75%) 4G
2 27 (9.75%) 3G
2 27 (9.75%) Firewall
3 24 (8.66%) Radio Access Network
4 17 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 17 (6.14%) VPN
5 13 (4.69%) SAN
5 13 (4.69%) 2G
6 12 (4.33%) DNS
7 11 (3.97%) GPRS
7 11 (3.97%) SSH
8 10 (3.61%) SS7
8 10 (3.61%) GSM
8 10 (3.61%) ATM
8 10 (3.61%) HTTP
8 10 (3.61%) Diameter Protocol
9 9 (3.25%) SSL
9 9 (3.25%) Broadband
9 9 (3.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.02%) DB2
2 24 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 22 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (7.58%) Big Data
4 21 (7.58%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.42%) Oracle Database
6 14 (5.05%) RDBMS
7 12 (4.33%) OLTP
8 11 (3.97%) MS Access
9 8 (2.89%) DbVisualizer
10 6 (2.17%) Oracle OLAP
10 6 (2.17%) OLAP
11 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (3.25%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.89%) HP UFT
3 7 (2.53%) LoadRunner
4 6 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (2.17%) JIRA
5 5 (1.81%) Subversion
6 4 (1.44%) ClearCase
6 4 (1.44%) Selenium
6 4 (1.44%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.08%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.08%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.08%) ClearQuest
7 3 (1.08%) JBehave
7 3 (1.08%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.72%) JProfiler
8 2 (0.72%) Introscope
8 2 (0.72%) Toad
8 2 (0.72%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.36%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
General
1 73 (26.35%) Telecoms
2 42 (15.16%) Finance
3 16 (5.78%) Retail
4 11 (3.97%) Electronics
5 6 (2.17%) Marketing
6 5 (1.81%) Billing
7 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.72%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Games
8 2 (0.72%) Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (22.74%) Developer
2 37 (13.36%) Analyst
3 35 (12.64%) Ab Initio Developer
4 19 (6.86%) Architect
5 17 (6.14%) Senior Developer
6 16 (5.78%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
7 14 (5.05%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.05%) Consultant
7 14 (5.05%) C++ Developer
8 12 (4.33%) Test Analyst
9 11 (3.97%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (3.61%) Tester
10 10 (3.61%) Technical Manager
11 9 (3.25%) Network Engineer
12 8 (2.89%) Designer
13 7 (2.53%) Solutions Designer
13 7 (2.53%) Administrator
14 6 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
14 6 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.64%) XML
2 25 (9.03%) Web Services
3 24 (8.66%) Middleware
4 18 (6.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 17 (6.14%) HTML
6 16 (5.78%) J2EE
7 14 (5.05%) STL
8 11 (3.97%) .NET
9 10 (3.61%) JSON
10 8 (2.89%) Flash
11 6 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.81%) Worklight
13 4 (1.44%) Spring
13 4 (1.44%) Ajax
13 4 (1.44%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.44%) Java EE
13 4 (1.44%) SOAP
13 4 (1.44%) CSS
14 3 (1.08%) JSF
14 3 (1.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.94%) Data Centre
3 20 (7.22%) PKI
4 17 (6.14%) DataPower
5 16 (5.78%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.33%) AS400
7 11 (3.97%) iSeries
8 10 (3.61%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.44%) Clustering
10 3 (1.08%) STB
10 3 (1.08%) IPTV
10 3 (1.08%) Statistics
10 3 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.08%) DTV
10 3 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 109 (39.35%) Linux
2 49 (17.69%) Windows
2 49 (17.69%) Solaris
3 45 (16.25%) AIX
4 17 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.61%) zOS
6 8 (2.89%) HPUX
7 4 (1.44%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.44%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.08%) SUSE
8 3 (1.08%) CentOS
8 3 (1.08%) VMS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (13.72%) ITIL
3 21 (7.58%) Low Latency
4 20 (7.22%) Project Management
5 19 (6.86%) Migration
6 17 (6.14%) SDLC
7 15 (5.42%) Service Management
7 15 (5.42%) E-Commerce
8 14 (5.05%) Automated Testing
9 12 (4.33%) Validation
9 12 (4.33%) Problem Management
9 12 (4.33%) Multithreading
10 11 (3.97%) Configuration Management
10 11 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (3.61%) Change Management
11 10 (3.61%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.25%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (3.25%) System Testing
12 9 (3.25%) Data Modelling
12 9 (3.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 99 (35.74%) SQL
2 57 (20.58%) Java
3 52 (18.77%) Shell Script
4 44 (15.88%) Perl
5 32 (11.55%) Python
6 25 (9.03%) C++
7 13 (4.69%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.33%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.89%) C
9 8 (2.89%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.17%) VB
11 5 (1.81%) C-shell
12 3 (1.08%) VB6
12 3 (1.08%) Korn
12 3 (1.08%) COBOL
12 3 (1.08%) PHP
13 2 (0.72%) C#
13 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.72%) Jython
13 2 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (13.36%) Degree
2 16 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.33%) CCNP
4 12 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.61%) CCNA
6 9 (3.25%) ISEB
7 7 (2.53%) HND
8 6 (2.17%) Sun Certification
8 6 (2.17%) SCSA
8 6 (2.17%) HNC
8 6 (2.17%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) CEH
9 2 (0.72%) MBA
9 2 (0.72%) GIAC
9 2 (0.72%) GCIA
9 2 (0.72%) GCIH
9 2 (0.72%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.97%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) QA
3 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.08%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.89%) NFS
3 3 (1.08%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.36%) Xen
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.36%) NDS
4 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.36%) Firmware
4 1 (0.36%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (3.61%) Tivoli
2 8 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (1.81%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.72%) Nagios
5 2 (0.72%) nmon
5 2 (0.72%) Ansible
5 2 (0.72%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.72%) BMC Performance Manager
5 2 (0.72%) SCOM
5 2 (0.72%) Netcool
5 2 (0.72%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.36%) Control-M
6 1 (0.36%) vMotion
6 1 (0.36%) yum
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 84 (30.32%) Oracle
2 42 (15.16%) Ab Initio
3 41 (14.80%) IBM
4 26 (9.39%) Microsoft
5 25 (9.03%) Red Hat
6 22 (7.94%) Sybase
7 21 (7.58%) VMware
8 17 (6.14%) SAP
8 17 (6.14%) HP
9 16 (5.78%) Citrix
10 14 (5.05%) Sun
11 11 (3.97%) Veritas
12 10 (3.61%) webMethods
13 7 (2.53%) Huawei
13 7 (2.53%) Cisco
13 7 (2.53%) F5
14 5 (1.81%) AppDynamics
14 5 (1.81%) Teradata
14 5 (1.81%) EMC
15 4 (1.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago