The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Ipswich 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 17 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 15 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.67% - 7.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.61% - 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 11
Average daily rate
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£375 - £340
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 12 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 26.59% 17.39% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 22
Average daily rate £213 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £9.38 £10.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.80 £33.25
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2014, 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 19 (86.36%) TCP/IP
1 19 (86.36%) VPN
2 18 (81.82%) SQL
3 16 (72.73%) Windows
3 16 (72.73%) Shell Script
3 16 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (68.18%) Puppet
5 14 (63.64%) PowerShell
5 14 (63.64%) Firewall
5 14 (63.64%) Reverse Proxy
5 14 (63.64%) Linux
5 14 (63.64%) DNS
6 13 (59.09%) Web Services
6 13 (59.09%) XML
6 13 (59.09%) JSON
6 13 (59.09%) Replication
6 13 (59.09%) NoSQL
7 12 (54.55%) DevOps
7 12 (54.55%) SAN
8 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (31.82%) PKI
9 7 (31.82%) Java
10 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
10 6 (27.27%) HP
11 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
11 5 (22.73%) VLAN
11 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (22.73%) VMware
11 5 (22.73%) IPsec
11 5 (22.73%) Sun Certification

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) TCP/IP
1 19 (86.36%) VPN
2 14 (63.64%) DNS
2 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) Reverse Proxy
3 12 (54.55%) SAN
4 5 (22.73%) IPsec
4 5 (22.73%) VLAN
4 5 (22.73%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
6 2 (9.09%) X.509
6 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
6 2 (9.09%) HTTP
6 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
6 2 (9.09%) SSL
6 2 (9.09%) LDAP
7 1 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) NoSQL
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Ant
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
1 2 (9.09%) Maven
1 2 (9.09%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Web Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Web Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) Web Services
1 13 (59.09%) XML
1 13 (59.09%) JSON
2 2 (9.09%) JAAS
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Replication
2 7 (31.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
2 5 (22.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (22.73%) Network Management
2 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) Release Management
3 1 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 16 (72.73%) Shell Script
3 14 (63.64%) PowerShell
4 7 (31.82%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Sun Certification
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ACCA
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (18.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (68.18%) Puppet
3 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (9.09%) OpenSSO
5 1 (4.55%) OpenView
5 1 (4.55%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
2 5 (22.73%) Splunk
3 4 (18.18%) ForgeRock
4 2 (9.09%) Sun
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Vyatta
5 1 (4.55%) EMC