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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 11 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 5 0 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.81% - 23.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.52% - 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 12
Average daily rate
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£400 - £518
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 - £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 - £783
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 21 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 31.40% 22.58% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 19
Average daily rate £345 £313 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% -29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) SAN
2 11 (73.33%) VMware
3 9 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 9 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (60.00%) EMC
3 9 (60.00%) IIS
4 8 (53.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (46.67%) vSphere
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (46.67%) SUSE
5 7 (46.67%) BladeLogic
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (46.67%) BMC
5 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (40.00%) NetApp
6 6 (40.00%) HP
6 6 (40.00%) Oracle
6 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (33.33%) AIX
7 5 (33.33%) Hitachi
7 5 (33.33%) AS400
7 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (26.67%) Symantec
8 4 (26.67%) OSPF
8 4 (26.67%) CCNP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (60.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (73.33%) SAN
3 4 (26.67%) OSPF
3 4 (26.67%) VLAN
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) LDAP
4 2 (13.33%) NAS
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) IPsec
5 1 (6.67%) FTP
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
5 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Introscope
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) AS400
2 4 (26.67%) Replication
3 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) CMDB
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (46.67%) SUSE
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
3 4 (26.67%) Data Virtualisation
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNP
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) VMware ESX
2 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) vSphere
3 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (26.67%) SRDF
4 4 (26.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (13.33%) XenApp
6 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (6.67%) Samba
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.67%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (60.00%) EMC
3 7 (46.67%) BMC
4 6 (40.00%) NetApp
4 6 (40.00%) HP
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) Hitachi
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) IBM
6 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) Avaya
6 4 (26.67%) Brocade
6 4 (26.67%) Symantec
7 3 (20.00%) Dell
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) F5
9 1 (6.67%) Sybase
9 1 (6.67%) JBoss
9 1 (6.67%) CA