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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 35 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing UNIX 104 153 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.07% 6.12% 4.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.92% 22.73% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 84 42
Average daily rate
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£350 £390 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
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
522 673 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.44% 26.92% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 322 192
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 59 50
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.13 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +0.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £12.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 44 £300 -23.07% 15
Slough +6 23 £370 -12.94% 3
Bracknell -9 9 £401 +28.40% 10
Newbury +1 2 £383 +36.60% 7
Maidenhead +1 1 - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 98 (49.75%) Linux
2 58 (29.44%) Windows
3 48 (24.37%) SQL
4 47 (23.86%) Telecoms
5 41 (20.81%) HP
6 38 (19.29%) Java
6 38 (19.29%) Red Hat
7 36 (18.27%) Oracle
8 35 (17.77%) Cisco
8 35 (17.77%) DNS
9 32 (16.24%) Solaris
9 32 (16.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (14.21%) Degree
10 28 (14.21%) ITIL
11 27 (13.71%) Perl
11 27 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (12.69%) Citrix
12 25 (12.69%) Shell Script
12 25 (12.69%) Firewall
12 25 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (12.18%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (12.18%) Active Directory
13 24 (12.18%) CCNA
14 23 (11.68%) VMware
15 22 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 21 (10.66%) C
17 20 (10.15%) NFS
18 19 (9.64%) IBM
18 19 (9.64%) 3G
19 18 (9.14%) Finance

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 14 (7.11%) Apache
2 8 (4.06%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.55%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.54%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.03%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.03%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.52%) IIS
7 2 (1.02%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.02%) Confluence
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) MS Office
2 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.08%) CSG Singleview
2 4 (2.03%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.77%) DNS
2 25 (12.69%) Firewall
3 19 (9.64%) 3G
4 17 (8.63%) Internet
4 17 (8.63%) LTE
5 16 (8.12%) LDAP
6 14 (7.11%) INAP
7 13 (6.60%) HTTP
7 13 (6.60%) TCP/IP
8 12 (6.09%) Network Security
8 12 (6.09%) DHCP
9 11 (5.58%) FTP
10 10 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (5.08%) ISUP
11 9 (4.57%) SMS
12 8 (4.06%) SAN
13 6 (3.05%) 4G
13 6 (3.05%) tcpdump
13 6 (3.05%) MGW
13 6 (3.05%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.58%) MySQL
3 10 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.57%) DB2
4 9 (4.57%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.54%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.52%) OLTP
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.02%) Big Data
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.02%) DataStage
8 2 (1.02%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.51%) MS Access
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) JUnit
2 6 (3.05%) Subversion
3 5 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.03%) GDB
4 4 (2.03%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.03%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.03%) ERwin
5 3 (1.52%) JIRA
5 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.02%) Hudson
6 2 (1.02%) jMock
6 2 (1.02%) Maven
7 1 (0.51%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.51%) Ant
7 1 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.51%) Selenium
7 1 (0.51%) JBehave
7 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (23.86%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.14%) Finance
3 12 (6.09%) Billing
4 9 (4.57%) Banking
5 8 (4.06%) Retail
6 7 (3.55%) General Ledger
7 6 (3.05%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (19.29%) Developer
2 23 (11.68%) Architect
3 17 (8.63%) Analyst
4 16 (8.12%) Consultant
5 14 (7.11%) Java Developer
6 13 (6.60%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.60%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (5.58%) Administrator
7 11 (5.58%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.08%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) Security Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) Project Engineer
11 7 (3.55%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.55%) Linux Support
11 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.55%) Linux Support Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Windows Support Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.12%) SOAP
2 14 (7.11%) Spring
2 14 (7.11%) XML
3 11 (5.58%) HTML
4 10 (5.08%) Hibernate
4 10 (5.08%) CSS
5 8 (4.06%) jQuery
6 6 (3.05%) REST
6 6 (3.05%) .NET
6 6 (3.05%) J2EE
6 6 (3.05%) Web Services
6 6 (3.05%) WAP
7 5 (2.54%) JMS
7 5 (2.54%) JSP
8 4 (2.03%) Ajax
8 4 (2.03%) LAMP
8 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.52%) Middleware
9 3 (1.52%) HTML5
9 3 (1.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.14%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.57%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.57%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.57%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.06%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.55%) Open Source
7 5 (2.54%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.54%) PKI
8 4 (2.03%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.03%) iSeries
8 4 (2.03%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.03%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.03%) Physics
8 4 (2.03%) AS400
9 2 (1.02%) IVR
9 2 (1.02%) IPTV
10 1 (0.51%) Clustering
10 1 (0.51%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 98 (49.75%) Linux
2 58 (29.44%) Windows
3 32 (16.24%) Solaris
3 32 (16.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.61%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (5.58%) VMS
8 8 (4.06%) AIX
8 8 (4.06%) HPUX
9 2 (1.02%) SUSE
10 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.51%) Debian
10 1 (0.51%) zOS
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.21%) ITIL
2 25 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (8.12%) Migration
4 13 (6.60%) Change Management
5 12 (6.09%) Mentoring
6 11 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (5.58%) Configuration Management
6 11 (5.58%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.08%) Information Security
7 10 (5.08%) Incident Management
7 10 (5.08%) E-Commerce
8 9 (4.57%) CRM
8 9 (4.57%) Change Control
8 9 (4.57%) Waterfall
9 8 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (4.06%) ETL
9 8 (4.06%) OO
10 7 (3.55%) Workflow
10 7 (3.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.37%) SQL
2 38 (19.29%) Java
3 27 (13.71%) Perl
4 25 (12.69%) Shell Script
5 21 (10.66%) C
6 14 (7.11%) Korn
7 11 (5.58%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.58%) VB
8 9 (4.57%) Python
8 9 (4.57%) Bourne shell
9 7 (3.55%) C++
10 6 (3.05%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.54%) PHP
11 5 (2.54%) AWK
11 5 (2.54%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.03%) sed
12 4 (2.03%) RPG/400
12 4 (2.03%) RPG IV
12 4 (2.03%) RPG
12 4 (2.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (14.21%) Degree
2 24 (12.18%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (12.18%) CCNA
3 12 (6.09%) HNC
4 10 (5.08%) CCNP
5 9 (4.57%) MCSE
5 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.06%) JNCIA
7 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.05%) CCSA
8 6 (3.05%) CCSE
8 6 (3.05%) RHCE
8 6 (3.05%) CCA
8 6 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (3.05%) CCSP
9 4 (2.03%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.52%) CISSP
10 3 (1.52%) HND
10 3 (1.52%) RHCSA
11 2 (1.02%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.08%) SLA
2 4 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.52%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (12.18%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.15%) NFS
3 17 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.06%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.55%) vSphere
6 5 (2.54%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.54%) KVM
7 2 (1.02%) vCloud
7 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.02%) NDS
8 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.51%) Firmware
8 1 (0.51%) Xen
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.51%) XenApp
8 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.51%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 17 (8.63%) Nagios
2 14 (7.11%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.55%) Netcool
4 6 (3.05%) OpenView
5 5 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.03%) Puppet
7 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.02%) logstash
8 2 (1.02%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.02%) SCSM
8 2 (1.02%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.02%) SCOM
8 2 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.51%) Control-M
9 1 (0.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.51%) Cacti
Vendors
1 41 (20.81%) HP
2 38 (19.29%) Red Hat
3 36 (18.27%) Oracle
4 35 (17.77%) Cisco
5 25 (12.69%) Citrix
6 23 (11.68%) VMware
7 19 (9.64%) IBM
8 17 (8.63%) Sun
9 14 (7.11%) Juniper
10 13 (6.60%) CheckPoint
10 13 (6.60%) TIBCO
11 11 (5.58%) F5
11 11 (5.58%) Microsoft
11 11 (5.58%) Dell
11 11 (5.58%) EMC
11 11 (5.58%) Isilon
12 10 (5.08%) Crossbeam
13 9 (4.57%) Redknee
13 9 (4.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 8 (4.06%) Altiris
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury
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Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: 300-400 Per Day
Posted: 19 days ago
Newbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 26 days ago