The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheltenham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 3 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 21 2 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 18.10% 2.78% 23.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.00% 10.00% 58.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 41
Average daily rate £350 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
50 20 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 43.10% 27.78% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 77
Average daily rate £350 £387 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.56% -18.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £310 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
Gloucestershire

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Cheltenham region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Cheltenham region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 16 (57.14%) Solaris
2 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
3 11 (39.29%) Shell Script
4 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle
6 5 (17.86%) Clustering
6 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
6 5 (17.86%) webMethods
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) C
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
6 5 (17.86%) Windows
6 5 (17.86%) SLA
7 4 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (14.29%) J2EE
7 4 (14.29%) Web Services
8 3 (10.71%) SAN
8 3 (10.71%) Informatica
8 3 (10.71%) DTV
8 3 (10.71%) XML
8 3 (10.71%) .NET
8 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
8 3 (10.71%) IIS
8 3 (10.71%) SAP
8 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
8 3 (10.71%) HTML
8 3 (10.71%) VBScript
8 3 (10.71%) SOAP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 3 (10.71%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) LAN
1 3 (10.71%) WAN
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) SSH
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Maven
1 3 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (10.71%) Electronics
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
1 3 (10.71%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (21.43%) Administrator
1 6 (21.43%) UNIX Administrator
2 5 (17.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (10.71%) DBA
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) webMethods Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) UNIX Support
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) J2EE
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) jQuery
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) RESTful
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
2 3 (10.71%) Spring
2 3 (10.71%) Java EE
3 2 (7.14%) COM
4 1 (3.57%) GWT
4 1 (3.57%) Ext JS
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) DTV
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Solaris
2 13 (46.43%) Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.71%) HPUX
5 2 (7.14%) Windows NT
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (10.71%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Scrum
2 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
2 3 (10.71%) TDD
2 3 (10.71%) Web Development
2 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (10.71%) Kanban
3 2 (7.14%) ITSM
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 2 (7.14%) Service Management
3 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.14%) Change Management
3 2 (7.14%) Database Security
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (3.57%) CAD
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Shell Script
2 5 (17.86%) C
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) Korn
4 3 (10.71%) Bourne shell
4 3 (10.71%) VBScript
5 2 (7.14%) Perl
5 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) OCP
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
2 5 (17.86%) webMethods
3 3 (10.71%) Informatica
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Sun
4 2 (7.14%) NetApp
4 2 (7.14%) StorageTek
4 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow