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 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 23 22 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 13 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.39% 5.56% 9.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.40% 22.45% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 22
Average daily rate
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£520 £513 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -5.83%
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
67 49 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.80% 24.75% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 52
Average daily rate £466 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £135 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -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
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 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tonbridge +2 6 £488 +2.63%
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (66.67%) Linux
2 12 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (52.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (52.38%) LDAP
3 11 (52.38%) Veritas
4 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
5 9 (42.86%) HACMP
5 9 (42.86%) Perl
5 9 (42.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (42.86%) Finance
5 9 (42.86%) Clustering
5 9 (42.86%) Puppet
6 8 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (38.10%) NFS
6 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
6 8 (38.10%) DNS
7 7 (33.33%) Python
7 7 (33.33%) Solaris
8 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
8 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (23.81%) Epicor
9 5 (23.81%) SAP
9 5 (23.81%) AIX
9 5 (23.81%) MySQL
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle
9 5 (23.81%) ERP
10 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
10 4 (19.05%) Symantec
10 4 (19.05%) Project Management

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) LDAP
2 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) OLAP
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) UNIX Administrator
2 5 (23.81%) Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) UNIX Support
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Support
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) HACMP
1 9 (42.86%) Clustering
2 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Linux
2 12 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Solaris
4 5 (23.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Perl
2 7 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (42.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (38.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Puppet
2 8 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (28.57%) NetBackup
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (14.29%) Data Guard
5 2 (9.52%) OpenView
5 2 (9.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Veritas
2 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
3 5 (23.81%) Epicor
3 5 (23.81%) SAP
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) Sun
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft