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 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 34 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Unix 29 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.18% 5.26% 5.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.37% 19.12% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 11
Average daily rate £325 £520 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £468 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £559 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +23.89%
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
82 68 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.48% 27.53% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 24 39
Average daily rate £328 £466 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.64% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £161 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £325 -
Maidstone - 3 £313 - 1
Tonbridge -12 1 - - 1
Unix
South East

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 29 (63.04%) Oracle
2 28 (60.87%) SQL
3 25 (54.35%) Oracle Database
4 23 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 23 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (43.48%) Shell Script
6 18 (39.13%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (36.96%) Finance
8 16 (34.78%) System Testing
8 16 (34.78%) Business Analysis
8 16 (34.78%) Business Development
8 16 (34.78%) XML
8 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 15 (32.61%) Linux
10 14 (30.43%) Perl
11 13 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (23.91%) Python
13 10 (21.74%) AIX
13 10 (21.74%) DNS
13 10 (21.74%) Veritas
13 10 (21.74%) HACMP
13 10 (21.74%) Puppet
14 9 (19.57%) LDAP
15 8 (17.39%) Solaris
15 8 (17.39%) Clustering
15 8 (17.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
17 6 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 6 (13.04%) DevOps
17 6 (13.04%) NFS

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) FileNet
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) DNS
2 9 (19.57%) LDAP
3 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.70%) Firewall
5 3 (6.52%) DHCP
5 3 (6.52%) SAN
5 3 (6.52%) VLAN
5 3 (6.52%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (54.35%) Oracle Database
2 23 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.35%) Big Data
5 2 (4.35%) DataStage
5 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.17%) DB2
6 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Developer
1 21 (45.65%) Oracle Developer
2 16 (34.78%) Oracle Forms Developer
3 14 (30.43%) PL/SQL Developer
3 14 (30.43%) SQL Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle Reports Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Report Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Database Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database Developer
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Database Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Administrator
6 4 (8.70%) DBA
6 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior DBA
6 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) XML
2 5 (10.87%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) HACMP
2 8 (17.39%) Clustering
3 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Linux
2 13 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (21.74%) AIX
4 8 (17.39%) Solaris
5 5 (10.87%) Windows
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Business Analysis
1 16 (34.78%) Business Development
1 16 (34.78%) System Testing
2 6 (13.04%) DevOps
3 5 (10.87%) Contingency Planning
3 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.87%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (10.87%) SDLC
4 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Line Management
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (2.17%) Content Management
7 1 (2.17%) EAI
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL
7 1 (2.17%) Process Management
7 1 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (60.87%) SQL
2 23 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 20 (43.48%) Shell Script
4 14 (30.43%) Perl
5 11 (23.91%) Python
6 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (13.04%) NFS
2 6 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Clusterware
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (6.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Puppet
2 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.70%) SCOM
4 3 (6.52%) Ansible
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (6.52%) SCCM
4 3 (6.52%) SCOrch
4 3 (6.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (6.52%) WSUS
5 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Cacti
6 1 (2.17%) Nagios
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 29 (63.04%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) Veritas
3 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.87%) VMware
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) HP
5 4 (8.70%) IBM
5 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.52%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) Informatica
7 2 (4.35%) Netezza
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
8 1 (2.17%) Ektron
8 1 (2.17%) Intel
8 1 (2.17%) Pega
8 1 (2.17%) Siebel
8 1 (2.17%) Vignette