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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 53 49 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing Unix 76 87 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.00% 3.24% 6.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.08% 17.06% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 70
Average daily rate £400 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.10% +86.90%
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
445 510 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.58% 18.98% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 258 268
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 55
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £55.65 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 46 £425 +6.25% 12
Bracknell 0 7 £405 +20.00% 2
Slough -9 7 £340 +11.02% 2
Newbury +6 1 £388 -3.12% 2
Maidenhead +1 1 - - 3
Wokingham - 1 - -
Unix
South East

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 100 (53.76%) Linux
2 71 (38.17%) Oracle
3 49 (26.34%) Windows
4 43 (23.12%) SQL
5 42 (22.58%) Telecoms
6 36 (19.35%) ITIL
7 35 (18.82%) Shell Script
8 30 (16.13%) VMware
9 28 (15.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (14.52%) DB2
11 24 (12.90%) Solaris
11 24 (12.90%) IBM
11 24 (12.90%) Oracle Database
12 23 (12.37%) SQL Server
12 23 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (11.83%) Perl
13 22 (11.83%) Red Hat
14 21 (11.29%) Active Directory
14 21 (11.29%) HP
14 21 (11.29%) Java
15 20 (10.75%) Citrix
16 19 (10.22%) WebSphere
17 18 (9.68%) TCP/IP
17 18 (9.68%) AIX
17 18 (9.68%) Data Centre
18 17 (9.14%) Project Management
18 17 (9.14%) Git (software)
18 17 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (8.60%) Security Cleared
19 16 (8.60%) Ansible

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 19 (10.22%) WebSphere
2 14 (7.53%) JBoss
2 14 (7.53%) WebLogic
3 10 (5.38%) Apache
3 10 (5.38%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.30%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (2.15%) Commerce Server
5 4 (2.15%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.61%) CMS
6 3 (1.61%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.08%) IIS
7 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.15%) MS Office
2 4 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.54%) Maximo
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.15%) SaaS
2 3 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.99%) HTTP
3 12 (6.45%) Firewall
3 12 (6.45%) MPLS
4 9 (4.84%) DNS
4 9 (4.84%) FTP
4 9 (4.84%) GPRS
4 9 (4.84%) SAN
4 9 (4.84%) SSH
4 9 (4.84%) VPN
5 8 (4.30%) HTTPS
6 7 (3.76%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (3.76%) DWDM
6 7 (3.76%) GSM
6 7 (3.76%) SDH
6 7 (3.76%) SS7
6 7 (3.76%) SSL
7 6 (3.23%) GPON
7 6 (3.23%) LDAP
8 5 (2.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.52%) DB2
2 24 (12.90%) Oracle Database
3 23 (12.37%) SQL Server
4 12 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.69%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.15%) Big Data
8 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.08%) MySQL
10 2 (1.08%) OLTP
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.54%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 17 (9.14%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.84%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.69%) Introscope
3 5 (2.69%) JProfiler
3 5 (2.69%) Toad
4 4 (2.15%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.15%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.61%) FishEye
5 3 (1.61%) HP UFT
5 3 (1.61%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.61%) NetBeans
5 3 (1.61%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.08%) JIRA
6 2 (1.08%) PVCS
6 2 (1.08%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (0.54%) JMeter
7 1 (0.54%) Maven
7 1 (0.54%) Selenium
7 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 42 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.06%) Finance
3 11 (5.91%) Retail
4 5 (2.69%) Marketing
5 4 (2.15%) Banking
6 3 (1.61%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (17.20%) Analyst
2 25 (13.44%) Support Engineer
3 23 (12.37%) Developer
4 15 (8.06%) Architect
5 14 (7.53%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (6.99%) Administrator
6 13 (6.99%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
8 10 (5.38%) DBA
9 9 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (4.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.30%) Ab Initio Developer
10 8 (4.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 8 (4.30%) Network Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Oracle DBA
11 7 (3.76%) Technical Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Technical Support
11 7 (3.76%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.91%) Middleware
1 11 (5.91%) Web Services
2 10 (5.38%) J2EE
3 8 (4.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (3.76%) XML
5 5 (2.69%) JSON
5 5 (2.69%) STL
6 4 (2.15%) Ajax
6 4 (2.15%) CSS
6 4 (2.15%) HTML
6 4 (2.15%) SOAP
6 4 (2.15%) Worklight
7 3 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (1.61%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.61%) JDBC
7 3 (1.61%) ODBC
7 3 (1.61%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.08%) .NET
8 2 (1.08%) Swing
8 2 (1.08%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.84%) Mainframe
4 7 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.15%) DataPower
6 4 (2.15%) IPTV
6 4 (2.15%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.61%) Clustering
7 3 (1.61%) DTV
7 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.61%) MPEG
7 3 (1.61%) PKI
7 3 (1.61%) Streaming Video
7 3 (1.61%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.08%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 100 (53.76%) Linux
2 49 (26.34%) Windows
3 28 (15.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (12.90%) Solaris
5 18 (9.68%) AIX
6 11 (5.91%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.76%) SUSE
9 5 (2.69%) CentOS
9 5 (2.69%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.15%) NetWare
10 4 (2.15%) zOS
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.35%) ITIL
2 23 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (9.14%) Project Management
4 15 (8.06%) Migration
5 14 (7.53%) Incident Management
6 13 (6.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (6.45%) Data Management
7 12 (6.45%) DevOps
7 12 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (5.91%) Change Management
9 10 (5.38%) Functional Testing
9 10 (5.38%) Mentoring
9 10 (5.38%) Open Source
9 10 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (5.38%) Presales
10 8 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.30%) High Availability
10 8 (4.30%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.30%) SDLC
11 7 (3.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.12%) SQL
2 35 (18.82%) Shell Script
3 22 (11.83%) Perl
4 21 (11.29%) Java
5 12 (6.45%) C++
6 11 (5.91%) Bash Shell
6 11 (5.91%) VB
7 9 (4.84%) Python
8 8 (4.30%) Korn
9 6 (3.23%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.69%) AWK
10 5 (2.69%) Ruby
10 5 (2.69%) sed
11 4 (2.15%) C
11 4 (2.15%) COBOL
11 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.15%) VB6
12 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.06%) Degree
3 11 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.69%) HNC
5 5 (2.69%) ISEB
5 5 (2.69%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.15%) CCNA
6 4 (2.15%) MCSE
6 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.15%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.61%) MBA
7 3 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.08%) CEH
8 2 (1.08%) GCFA
8 2 (1.08%) GCIA
8 2 (1.08%) GCIH
8 2 (1.08%) GIAC
8 2 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.99%) SLA
2 7 (3.76%) QA
3 5 (2.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.61%) TickIT
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.23%) XenApp
4 5 (2.69%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.69%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.61%) Docker
6 2 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.08%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.08%) NFS
6 2 (1.08%) Samba
6 2 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.08%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.08%) vSphere
6 2 (1.08%) Xen
6 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (8.60%) Ansible
2 13 (6.99%) Nagios
3 12 (6.45%) Puppet
4 6 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.23%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.69%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (2.69%) nmon
6 4 (2.15%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (2.15%) Netcool
6 4 (2.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 3 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.61%) Packer
7 3 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.61%) vMotion
7 3 (1.61%) vRealize
8 2 (1.08%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (38.17%) Oracle
2 30 (16.13%) VMware
3 24 (12.90%) IBM
4 22 (11.83%) Red Hat
5 21 (11.29%) HP
6 20 (10.75%) Citrix
7 14 (7.53%) Ab Initio
8 12 (6.45%) Sybase
9 10 (5.38%) webMethods
10 9 (4.84%) Microsoft
11 8 (4.30%) SAP
12 7 (3.76%) Cisco
12 7 (3.76%) EMC
13 6 (3.23%) NetApp
14 5 (2.69%) Remedy
14 5 (2.69%) ServiceNow
15 4 (2.15%) Altiris
15 4 (2.15%) AppDynamics
15 4 (2.15%) Symantec
15 4 (2.15%) Teradata
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