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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.41% 8.03% 6.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.82% 25.58% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 6
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£325 £450 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £411 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £513 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 86 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.22% 31.39% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 53 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 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £11.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +41.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 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 30 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
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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 - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 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 10 (43.48%) Solaris
3 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 7 (30.43%) MS Office
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Veeam
4 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (26.09%) AIX
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
7 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
8 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (13.04%) IBM
8 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.04%) Perl
8 3 (13.04%) C
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (13.04%) WebSphere

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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%) 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%) FTP
1 1 (4.35%) LDAP
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
1 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle DBA
1 6 (26.09%) DBA
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Senior DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) jQuery
1 2 (8.70%) XML
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) HACMP
1 2 (8.70%) AS400
1 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Solaris
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (26.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.70%) System Testing
2 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.70%) DSDM
2 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Data Security
2 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) B2B
3 1 (4.35%) EAI
3 1 (4.35%) DevOps
3 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Perl
2 3 (13.04%) C
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) OCP
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.70%) SRDF
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) NFS
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) nmon
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
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%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) webMethods
6 1 (4.35%) Veritas
6 1 (4.35%) Sun
6 1 (4.35%) JBoss