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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 21 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 11 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.78% 6.40% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.94% 26.03% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 2
Average daily rate
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£494 £500 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £404 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £693
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
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
69 73 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.71% 24.58% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 42 37
Average daily rate £400 £400 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £117 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.25 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.50 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.05 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £243 -
Folkestone - - - -
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Finance
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (41.67%) Solaris
4 9 (37.50%) Veeam
5 8 (33.33%) MS Office
6 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
7 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (25.00%) AIX
7 6 (25.00%) C
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) NetBackup
8 5 (20.83%) Banking
8 5 (20.83%) SCOM
9 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (16.67%) Change Management
9 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 4 (16.67%) Perl
9 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
9 4 (16.67%) IBM
9 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 3 (12.50%) Intel
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.50%) ITIL
10 3 (12.50%) Oracle

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) VLAN
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) Ingres
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 4 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Operator
2 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
2 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Server Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX Team Leader
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) YAML
1 2 (8.33%) jQuery
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) iSeries
2 2 (8.33%) AS400
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (41.67%) Solaris
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
4 6 (25.00%) AIX
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Change Management
1 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) System Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps
3 2 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Data Security
3 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (8.33%) DSDM
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) OCP
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
2 2 (8.33%) SRDF
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) NetBackup
1 5 (20.83%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.33%) HP SIM
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Veeam
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (12.50%) Intel
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.33%) JBoss
5 2 (8.33%) SunGard
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) EMC
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Veritas
6 1 (4.17%) Sophos
6 1 (4.17%) Sun