The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 22 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 5 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.45% 14.00% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.81% 41.18% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 7
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£400 £440 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £364 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
21 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 14.48% 34.00% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 21
Average daily rate £355 £440 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.31% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £295 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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
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 20 October 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) SAN
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) IIS
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (50.00%) vSphere
4 5 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) SUSE
5 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (40.00%) BladeLogic
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) BMC
5 4 (40.00%) Dell
6 3 (30.00%) EMC
6 3 (30.00%) AIX
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) AS400
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) Apache
7 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) SAN
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) DSL
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Introscope
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Account Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Account Manager
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) AS400
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) CMDB
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) SUSE
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) AIX
6 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) vSphere
2 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (10.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) BMC
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Dell
3 3 (30.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) CA
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Sybase
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) IBM