The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 10 21 10
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Unix 205 84 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.15% 7.68% 11.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.94% 31.00% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 50 52
Median daily rate £305 £470 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.10% +42.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £553 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.95% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.00%
Unix
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
555 271 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 41.02% 24.77% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 145 118
Median daily rate £320 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 29
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +52.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Unix Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Unix
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix across the North East region.

Unix Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Unix Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Unix
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix across the North East region.

Unix Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Unix
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Unix Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +9 197 £305 -35.10% 17
Durham +10 3 £300 +33.33% 2
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Unix.

1 262 (56.71%) Linux
2 245 (53.03%) Oracle
3 229 (49.57%) Windows
4 212 (45.89%) Solaris
5 194 (41.99%) ITIL
6 193 (41.77%) HP
6 193 (41.77%) Security Cleared
7 170 (36.80%) AIX
8 160 (34.63%) SQL
9 158 (34.20%) SC Cleared
10 148 (32.03%) Windows Server
11 132 (28.57%) Perl
12 115 (24.89%) Shell Script
12 115 (24.89%) Root Cause Analysis
13 109 (23.59%) TCP/IP
14 108 (23.38%) BPSS Clearance
15 105 (22.73%) Incident Management
16 104 (22.51%) Microsoft
17 102 (22.08%) Change Management
18 99 (21.43%) WebLogic
19 98 (21.21%) Configuration Management
20 96 (20.78%) CA
21 95 (20.56%) Problem Management
22 94 (20.35%) ServiceNow
22 94 (20.35%) Red Hat
23 92 (19.91%) SLA
24 86 (18.61%) Tivoli
24 86 (18.61%) Service Delivery
25 85 (18.40%) SAN
26 84 (18.18%) Java

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 99 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 53 (11.47%) Apache
3 40 (8.66%) JBoss
4 39 (8.44%) WebSphere
4 39 (8.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 33 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
6 27 (5.84%) Oracle Workflow
6 27 (5.84%) Tuxedo
7 25 (5.41%) MQSeries
8 24 (5.19%) iPlanet
9 21 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 20 (4.33%) Tomcat
11 14 (3.03%) AquaLogic
11 14 (3.03%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.30%) Confluence
12 6 (1.30%) FileNet
13 5 (1.08%) SAS
14 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (4.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (4.11%) Oracle Applications
1 19 (4.11%) Oracle General Ledger
1 19 (4.11%) Oracle Payables
2 18 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (3.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (3.90%) Oracle Receivables
3 17 (3.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 14 (3.03%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.08%) IaaS
2 3 (0.65%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.43%) DigitalOcean
3 2 (0.43%) GitHub
3 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.43%) Linode
4 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.22%) Office 365
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (23.59%) TCP/IP
2 85 (18.40%) SAN
3 44 (9.52%) WAN
4 42 (9.09%) Firewall
5 38 (8.23%) LDAP
6 35 (7.58%) DNS
7 26 (5.63%) iSCSI
8 23 (4.98%) SSL
9 16 (3.46%) LAN
9 16 (3.46%) VPN
10 10 (2.16%) Network Security
10 10 (2.16%) SSH
11 9 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (1.73%) BIG-IP
13 6 (1.30%) OpenLDAP
14 5 (1.08%) Kerberos
14 5 (1.08%) NAS
15 4 (0.87%) HTTP
15 4 (0.87%) Internet
16 3 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 52 (11.26%) DB2
3 18 (3.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 18 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
4 16 (3.46%) MySQL
5 14 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.08%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.08%) HBase
9 5 (1.08%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.08%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.65%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.65%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.43%) DataStage
11 2 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 17 (3.68%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.03%) LoadRunner
3 13 (2.81%) ClearCase
3 13 (2.81%) StarTeam
4 11 (2.38%) ProC
5 10 (2.16%) JIRA
6 9 (1.95%) Facilita Forecast
6 9 (1.95%) HP UFT
7 8 (1.73%) Subversion
7 8 (1.73%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.52%) ERwin
9 4 (0.87%) JMeter
9 4 (0.87%) LoadUI
9 4 (0.87%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.65%) GCC
10 3 (0.65%) GDB
11 2 (0.43%) Grunt
11 2 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (6.06%) Finance
2 19 (4.11%) General Ledger
3 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.22%) German Language
5 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (14.94%) Unix Engineer
2 63 (13.64%) Developer
3 51 (11.04%) Support Engineer
4 48 (10.39%) Administrator
5 37 (8.01%) Linux Engineer
6 28 (6.06%) Support Specialist
7 27 (5.84%) Unix Support
8 26 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
9 23 (4.98%) Unix Support Engineer
10 20 (4.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 18 (3.90%) Backup Engineer
11 18 (3.90%) Middleware Engineer
11 18 (3.90%) Oracle Developer
12 17 (3.68%) Storage Engineer
12 17 (3.68%) Unix Administrator
13 16 (3.46%) Solaris Engineer
14 15 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.25%) Storage and Backup Engineer
15 14 (3.03%) Solaris Administrator
16 13 (2.81%) AIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.20%) Middleware
2 42 (9.09%) J2EE
3 25 (5.41%) XML
4 21 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
5 19 (4.11%) Software Packaging
6 17 (3.68%) WebSphere MQ
7 15 (3.25%) LAMP
8 12 (2.60%) Web Services
9 10 (2.16%) HTML
10 8 (1.73%) JSP
11 7 (1.52%) JSON
12 5 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (0.87%) REST
14 3 (0.65%) .NET
14 3 (0.65%) AngularJS
14 3 (0.65%) Sinatra
15 2 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
15 2 (0.43%) ADO
15 2 (0.43%) CSS
15 2 (0.43%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.06%) Clustering
4 27 (5.84%) Mainframe
4 27 (5.84%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.25%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.60%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (2.60%) Tandem
7 10 (2.16%) User Experience
8 9 (1.95%) DataPower
8 9 (1.95%) HACMP
9 8 (1.73%) AS400
9 8 (1.73%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (1.73%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.30%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.08%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.87%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.65%) HP Storage
13 3 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 262 (56.71%) Linux
2 229 (49.57%) Windows
3 212 (45.89%) Solaris
4 170 (36.80%) AIX
5 148 (32.03%) Windows Server
6 55 (11.90%) HPUX
7 53 (11.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (4.55%) OS/390
9 13 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (2.38%) CentOS
11 10 (2.16%) SUSE
12 8 (1.73%) zOS
13 7 (1.52%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.30%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 1 (0.22%) Debian
18 1 (0.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (41.99%) ITIL
2 115 (24.89%) Root Cause Analysis
3 105 (22.73%) Incident Management
4 102 (22.08%) Change Management
5 98 (21.21%) Configuration Management
6 95 (20.56%) Problem Management
7 86 (18.61%) Service Delivery
8 74 (16.02%) Release Management
9 57 (12.34%) QMS
10 47 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (7.58%) High Availability
11 35 (7.58%) Quality Management
12 34 (7.36%) Mentoring
13 33 (7.14%) SOA
14 32 (6.93%) DevOps
14 32 (6.93%) Workflow
15 31 (6.71%) Migration
16 29 (6.28%) Server Monitoring
17 28 (6.06%) Unit Testing
18 26 (5.63%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (34.63%) SQL
2 132 (28.57%) Perl
3 115 (24.89%) Shell Script
4 84 (18.18%) Java
5 67 (14.50%) VB
6 43 (9.31%) PL/SQL
7 42 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 37 (8.01%) C
8 37 (8.01%) Korn
9 31 (6.71%) C++
10 30 (6.49%) C-shell
11 22 (4.76%) Python
12 15 (3.25%) Ruby
13 11 (2.38%) PHP
14 7 (1.52%) C#
15 5 (1.08%) JavaScript
15 5 (1.08%) Scala
16 3 (0.65%) Jython
16 3 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 193 (41.77%) Security Cleared
2 158 (34.20%) SC Cleared
3 108 (23.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 43 (9.31%) Degree
5 41 (8.87%) AAT
6 10 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.16%) MCSE
6 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.95%) CCNA
7 9 (1.95%) CCNP
7 9 (1.95%) IBM AIX Certification
8 8 (1.73%) MCDBA
8 8 (1.73%) MCP
9 6 (1.30%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.43%) RHCE
12 1 (0.22%) CCDA
12 1 (0.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (19.91%) SLA
2 48 (10.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (7.79%) ISO 9001
4 26 (5.63%) QA
5 8 (1.73%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (6.06%) Samba
3 16 (3.46%) Firmware
4 14 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 14 (3.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (1.95%) GPFS
5 9 (1.95%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 7 (1.52%) NFS
8 6 (1.30%) KVM
9 5 (1.08%) Docker
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.43%) Xen
12 1 (0.22%) RHEV
12 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 86 (18.61%) Tivoli
2 65 (14.07%) HP SiteScope
3 52 (11.26%) MOM
4 34 (7.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 32 (6.93%) Puppet
6 28 (6.06%) NetBackup
7 27 (5.84%) HP Data Protector
8 25 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (2.60%) OpenView
10 8 (1.73%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (1.08%) Ansible
12 5 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (0.65%) Nagios
13 3 (0.65%) OpenNMS
13 3 (0.65%) Unicenter
13 3 (0.65%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.65%) Zenoss
14 2 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
14 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 245 (53.03%) Oracle
2 193 (41.77%) HP
3 104 (22.51%) Microsoft
4 96 (20.78%) CA
5 94 (20.35%) Red Hat
5 94 (20.35%) ServiceNow
6 61 (13.20%) Sun
7 60 (12.99%) IBM
8 50 (10.82%) BMC
9 45 (9.74%) VMware
10 34 (7.36%) Informatica
11 32 (6.93%) Axway
12 28 (6.06%) Cisco
12 28 (6.06%) Symantec
13 25 (5.41%) F5
14 18 (3.90%) Siebel
15 16 (3.46%) Veritas
16 13 (2.81%) Fujitsu
16 13 (2.81%) SAP
17 8 (1.73%) BEA
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