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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 15 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Unix 1 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.19% 5.97% 4.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 19.51% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate £550 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.73% +86.90%
Unix
Suffolk

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
19 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 22.62% 30.60% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 20
Average daily rate £263 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +101.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) Information Management
3 3 (60.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (40.00%) J2EE
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) DSLAM
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (20.00%) Server Hardening
5 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Big Data

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Test Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Platform Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Information Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared