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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.53% 7.20% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.82% 21.19% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 1
Average daily rate £513 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -7.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 118 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 25.35% 34.01% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 49
Average daily rate £389 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £263 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.74 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
West Malling - - - -
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (79.17%) Oracle
2 17 (70.83%) Linux
3 16 (66.67%) Oracle Database
4 14 (58.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (58.33%) Finance
5 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
5 10 (41.67%) DB2
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 10 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (37.50%) AIX
7 8 (33.33%) Replication
8 7 (29.17%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
10 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
10 3 (12.50%) Solaris
10 3 (12.50%) Windows
10 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
11 2 (8.33%) AS400
11 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
11 2 (8.33%) Change Control
11 2 (8.33%) IBM
11 2 (8.33%) Sun
11 2 (8.33%) Intel
11 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
11 2 (8.33%) Apache
11 2 (8.33%) Java

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) SMTP
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) Kerberos
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 14 (58.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (41.67%) DB2
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) DBA
2 9 (37.50%) DB2 DBA
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (33.33%) Senior DBA
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) HACMP
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (12.50%) Solaris
4 3 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (4.17%) Debian
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) RUP
4 1 (4.17%) EAI
4 1 (4.17%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) B2B
4 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) High Availability
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) OCP
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (4.17%) RHCE
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) SRDF
2 1 (4.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) nmon
3 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Oracle
2 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Sun
3 2 (8.33%) Intel
4 1 (4.17%) webMethods
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
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