The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 20 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.25% 3.52% 1.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.51% 17.86% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
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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 Ipswich region.

Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
37 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 24.03% 19.72% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 6
Average daily rate £250 £235 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £138 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £23.50 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.63% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.00 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 11 (45.83%) Shell Script
5 10 (41.67%) Client/Server
5 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 10 (41.67%) DV Cleared
6 8 (33.33%) Python
6 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (33.33%) Information Management
7 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
7 7 (29.17%) VPN
7 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 6 (25.00%) C++
8 6 (25.00%) MFC
8 6 (25.00%) OOD
8 6 (25.00%) OO
8 6 (25.00%) User Stories
9 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
10 4 (16.67%) VMware
10 4 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (16.67%) Release Management
10 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
10 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 4 (16.67%) Web Services
10 4 (16.67%) DNS
10 4 (16.67%) SAN
11 3 (12.50%) Cisco
11 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 3 (12.50%) XML

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (29.17%) VPN
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) SAN
3 4 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (12.50%) LAN
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
4 3 (12.50%) IPsec
4 3 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.50%) Robot Framework
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) TestLink
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Systems Test Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) C++ Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Architect
6 3 (12.50%) AWS Developer
6 3 (12.50%) AWS Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Integrator
7 2 (8.33%) Python Developer
7 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Junior Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Junior Python Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) MFC
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) XML
3 3 (12.50%) JSON
4 2 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (12.50%) Replication
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (4.17%) Debian
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Information Management
2 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
3 6 (25.00%) OO
3 6 (25.00%) OOD
3 6 (25.00%) User Stories
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Release Management
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Network Management
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.17%) Scalability Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Change Management
8 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Shell Script
2 8 (33.33%) Python
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.17%) KVM
2 1 (4.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.17%) Iperf
3 1 (4.17%) Nessus
3 1 (4.17%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (12.50%) Splunk
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) Agilent