The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 40 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing UNIX 5 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.64% 4.25% 5.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.81% 18.57% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
UNIX
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
86 70 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 28.29% 22.88% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 49
Average daily rate £363 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £145 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Kent

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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Job
Vacancies
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UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) LDAP
3 11 (61.11%) Veritas
3 11 (61.11%) Red Hat
3 11 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (61.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (61.11%) Puppet
4 10 (55.56%) Perl
4 10 (55.56%) Finance
5 9 (50.00%) Clustering
5 9 (50.00%) NFS
5 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (50.00%) DNS
5 9 (50.00%) HACMP
5 9 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (44.44%) Oracle
6 8 (44.44%) Python
7 7 (38.89%) NetBackup
7 7 (38.89%) AIX
7 7 (38.89%) Solaris
7 7 (38.89%) MySQL
7 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
8 5 (27.78%) Symantec
8 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (27.78%) Banking
9 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (22.22%) Project Management

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) LDAP
2 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) MySQL
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Support
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX Support
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) HACMP
1 9 (50.00%) Clustering
2 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (38.89%) AIX
3 7 (38.89%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Business Development
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) System Testing
4 1 (5.56%) V-Model
4 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Perl
2 8 (44.44%) Python
3 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 9 (50.00%) NFS
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) Puppet
2 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (38.89%) NetBackup
4 4 (22.22%) OpenView
4 4 (22.22%) Control-M
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (16.67%) Data Guard
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Veritas
1 11 (61.11%) Red Hat
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle
3 5 (27.78%) Symantec
4 4 (22.22%) Sun
4 4 (22.22%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) Dell
4 4 (22.22%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) VMware