The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Kent 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 11 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.17% 8.24% 6.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.37% 26.14% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 6
Average daily rate
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£305 £450 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £401 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £513 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
54 88 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.45% 31.54% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 33
Average daily rate £350 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Canterbury - - - -
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 3
Sittingbourne - - - -
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Solaris
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 7 (30.43%) Veeam
4 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
4 7 (30.43%) MS Office
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) AIX
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
7 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
8 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (13.04%) IBM
8 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
9 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
9 2 (8.70%) jQuery

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) FTP
1 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
4 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.70%) Ingres
6 1 (4.35%) MySQL
6 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) DBA
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Senior DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) XML
1 2 (8.70%) jQuery
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) HACMP
1 2 (8.70%) AS400
1 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
1 9 (39.13%) Solaris
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (21.74%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) Debian
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (8.70%) DSDM
2 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Change Management
2 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.70%) Data Security
2 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (8.70%) System Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.35%) High Availability
3 1 (4.35%) Change Control
3 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) OCP
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.35%) RHCE
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.70%) SRDF
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.35%) Squid
3 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.35%) nmon
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) Veeam
3 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) EMC
5 2 (8.70%) Intel
6 1 (4.35%) Sun
6 1 (4.35%) webMethods
6 1 (4.35%) VMware