The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 16 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 Croydon 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 14 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 10 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 9.43% 2.90% 7.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.28% 16.67% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate £500 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 - £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -6.15%
Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
47 12 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 44.34% 17.39% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 27
Average daily rate £444 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.39% -14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
London

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (50.00%) IIS
3 8 (50.00%) EMC
3 8 (50.00%) SAN
3 8 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
4 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (43.75%) NetApp
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) vSphere
5 6 (37.50%) BladeLogic
5 6 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (37.50%) BMC
5 6 (37.50%) Hitachi
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) SUSE
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Avaya
7 4 (25.00%) HP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 8 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
2 8 (50.00%) SAN
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
4 4 (25.00%) OSPF
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (18.75%) NAS
6 2 (12.50%) IPsec
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) LDAP
6 2 (12.50%) FTP
6 2 (12.50%) HTTP
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
6 2 (12.50%) SSL
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
7 1 (6.25%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Sun Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SCADA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) AS400
2 4 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) SCADA
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) SUSE
4 4 (25.00%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Data Virtualisation
3 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (6.25%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) HND
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (37.50%) vSphere
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) SRDF
4 4 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 2 (12.50%) Samba
6 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat
3 8 (50.00%) EMC
4 7 (43.75%) NetApp
5 6 (37.50%) BMC
5 6 (37.50%) Hitachi
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) Avaya
7 4 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) Symantec
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco
7 4 (25.00%) IBM
7 4 (25.00%) Brocade
8 3 (18.75%) F5
9 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) Sun
9 2 (12.50%) AppSense
10 1 (6.25%) Adobe