The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 18 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 44 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 8.59% 5.41% 8.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.83% 13.45% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 9
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£450 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £354 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
UNIX
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
164 119 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 32.03% 40.20% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 48 53
Average daily rate £385 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £411 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 15
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -51.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £30.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
Cheltenham -4 21 £478 +22.56%
Gloucester +4 8 £400 +52.38% 1
Tewkesbury -1 6 - -
UNIX
South West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 43 (58.11%) Security Cleared
2 35 (47.30%) DV Cleared
3 30 (40.54%) Oracle
4 28 (37.84%) Linux
5 27 (36.49%) Python
6 26 (35.14%) Windows
6 26 (35.14%) Java
7 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (32.43%) Release Management
8 23 (31.08%) Perl
9 22 (29.73%) SQL
9 22 (29.73%) OO
10 20 (27.03%) PL/SQL
11 19 (25.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 19 (25.68%) ClearCase
11 19 (25.68%) Subversion
11 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (21.62%) Lua
13 15 (20.27%) PHP
13 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
13 15 (20.27%) Ant
13 15 (20.27%) Ruby
13 15 (20.27%) Maven
13 15 (20.27%) Apache Ivy
14 14 (18.92%) Bash Shell
14 14 (18.92%) Finance
15 13 (17.57%) Sun
15 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
16 12 (16.22%) Oracle Database
16 12 (16.22%) C++

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (10.81%) SAS
2 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (5.41%) Eucalyptus
4 4 (5.41%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.35%) JBoss
6 1 (1.35%) Apache
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.35%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Office
1 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) LAN
2 5 (6.76%) WAN
2 5 (6.76%) DNS
3 4 (5.41%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.70%) MPLS
4 2 (2.70%) BGP
4 2 (2.70%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.70%) Firewall
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.35%) VLAN
5 1 (1.35%) SSL
5 1 (1.35%) SAN
5 1 (1.35%) TACACS
5 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) Oracle Database
2 9 (12.16%) DB2
3 7 (9.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.05%) MySQL
6 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.35%) Big Data
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (25.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 19 (25.68%) ClearCase
1 19 (25.68%) Subversion
2 15 (20.27%) Maven
2 15 (20.27%) Ant
2 15 (20.27%) Apache Ivy
3 9 (12.16%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (5.41%) Rational Functional Tester
4 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.35%) JIRA
5 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.35%) Toad
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.35%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Retail
3 5 (6.76%) Military
3 5 (6.76%) Banking
4 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (50.00%) Developer
2 16 (21.62%) Java Developer
3 13 (17.57%) Architect
4 12 (16.22%) Technical Architect
5 11 (14.86%) Oracle Developer
6 8 (10.81%) Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (8.11%) DBA
8 6 (8.11%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (6.76%) Administrator
9 5 (6.76%) C++ Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
10 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Consultant
11 2 (2.70%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) J2EE
1 7 (9.46%) jQuery
2 6 (8.11%) XML
3 4 (5.41%) Java EE
4 3 (4.05%) .NET
4 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.05%) MFC
5 1 (1.35%) EJB
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
5 1 (1.35%) Struts
5 1 (1.35%) Swing
5 1 (1.35%) POSIX
5 1 (1.35%) Middleware
5 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.35%) Spring
5 1 (1.35%) SWT
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Replication
3 1 (1.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (37.84%) Linux
2 26 (35.14%) Windows
3 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) Solaris
5 2 (2.70%) AIX
6 1 (1.35%) HPUX
6 1 (1.35%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (32.43%) Release Management
2 22 (29.73%) OO
3 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (14.86%) OOD
4 11 (14.86%) Scrum
5 8 (10.81%) ITIL
5 8 (10.81%) Service Management
5 8 (10.81%) IT Governance
6 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
7 6 (8.11%) Test Scripting
7 6 (8.11%) User Stories
7 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.11%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Migration
8 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.49%) Python
2 26 (35.14%) Java
3 23 (31.08%) Perl
4 22 (29.73%) SQL
5 20 (27.03%) PL/SQL
6 16 (21.62%) Lua
7 15 (20.27%) Ruby
7 15 (20.27%) PHP
7 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
8 14 (18.92%) Bash Shell
9 12 (16.22%) C++
10 9 (12.16%) Shell Script
11 4 (5.41%) C
12 1 (1.35%) COBOL
12 1 (1.35%) Korn
12 1 (1.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 43 (58.11%) Security Cleared
2 35 (47.30%) DV Cleared
3 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
4 12 (16.22%) Sun Certification
5 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
5 6 (8.11%) ISEB
6 5 (6.76%) MCTS
6 5 (6.76%) OCPJP
7 2 (2.70%) Degree
7 2 (2.70%) CCNA
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.35%) MCSD
8 1 (1.35%) MCSE
8 1 (1.35%) CCA
8 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.35%) CCEA
8 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.35%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 30 (40.54%) Oracle
2 13 (17.57%) Sun
3 10 (13.51%) VMware
4 8 (10.81%) Business Objects
5 6 (8.11%) Cisco
5 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.76%) Remedy
7 4 (5.41%) NetApp
8 2 (2.70%) Nokia
8 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.70%) Juniper
8 2 (2.70%) HP
8 2 (2.70%) Sybase
9 1 (1.35%) IBM
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix
9 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.35%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.35%) TOWER Software