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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 13 33 15
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 75 4 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.26% 1.14% 7.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.68% 6.45% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 4 25
Average daily rate
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£330 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £336 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £459 £421
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 £31.50 £29.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -13.43%
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
189 62 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 28.38% 17.71% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 32 46
Average daily rate £273 £253 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.92% -0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 September 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the North East region over the 3 months to 16 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +10 62 £350 -3.44% 9
Durham - 12 £250 - 2
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 75 (56.39%) SQL
2 65 (48.87%) Linux
3 64 (48.12%) Oracle
4 56 (42.11%) Java
5 44 (33.08%) Windows
6 37 (27.82%) PL/SQL
7 36 (27.07%) Red Hat
8 33 (24.81%) WebLogic
9 31 (23.31%) Security Cleared
10 29 (21.80%) Configuration Management
11 27 (20.30%) C#
12 26 (19.55%) SC Cleared
13 25 (18.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (18.05%) Performance Testing
14 24 (18.05%) Oracle Database
15 23 (17.29%) Ruby
15 23 (17.29%) Python
16 22 (16.54%) C++
16 22 (16.54%) Subversion
16 22 (16.54%) Git (software)
17 21 (15.79%) JavaScript
18 20 (15.04%) XML
18 20 (15.04%) HTTP
18 20 (15.04%) Firewall
18 20 (15.04%) Scala
19 19 (14.29%) LDAP
19 19 (14.29%) Perl
20 18 (13.53%) SQL Server
20 18 (13.53%) JBoss

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 33 (24.81%) WebLogic
2 11 (8.27%) SAS
2 11 (8.27%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (6.77%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.77%) Tuxedo
4 6 (4.51%) MQSeries
5 5 (3.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.01%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.26%) FileNet
7 3 (2.26%) Documentum
7 3 (2.26%) Apache
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle 10gAS
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle UPK
9 1 (0.75%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Project
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (8.27%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (6.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (6.02%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.04%) HTTP
1 20 (15.04%) Firewall
2 19 (14.29%) LDAP
3 18 (13.53%) DNS
4 13 (9.77%) SAN
5 10 (7.52%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (6.02%) SSH
6 8 (6.02%) VPN
6 8 (6.02%) LAN
6 8 (6.02%) WAN
7 7 (5.26%) DHCP
8 4 (3.01%) NAS
9 3 (2.26%) SSL
10 2 (1.50%) Intranet
10 2 (1.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.05%) Oracle Database
2 18 (13.53%) SQL Server
3 14 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 10 (7.52%) MySQL
5 8 (6.02%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (4.51%) DB2
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (3.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (3.01%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (3.01%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.50%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (1.50%) OLAP
12 1 (0.75%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 22 (16.54%) Subversion
1 22 (16.54%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.27%) PVCS
3 10 (7.52%) PHPUnit
3 10 (7.52%) Selenium
4 8 (6.02%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (5.26%) JUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.75%) Maven
General
1 11 (8.27%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) General Ledger
3 4 (3.01%) Marketing
3 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.50%) Electronics
4 2 (1.50%) Front Office
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (27.82%) Developer
2 18 (13.53%) UNIX Engineer
3 15 (11.28%) Applications Support
4 14 (10.53%) Analyst
4 14 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 12 (9.02%) Support Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) UNIX Support
7 10 (7.52%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) PHP Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Linux Support
10 6 (4.51%) Scala Developer
11 5 (3.76%) Oracle DBA
11 5 (3.76%) UNIX Support Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Consultant
11 5 (3.76%) DBA
12 4 (3.01%) Support Specialist
12 4 (3.01%) Architect
12 4 (3.01%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.04%) XML
2 18 (13.53%) JSON
2 18 (13.53%) REST
3 17 (12.78%) Web Services
4 13 (9.77%) HTML
4 13 (9.77%) CSS
5 11 (8.27%) SOAP
5 11 (8.27%) Spring
5 11 (8.27%) RESTful
6 10 (7.52%) Symfony
6 10 (7.52%) jQuery
6 10 (7.52%) MooTools
6 10 (7.52%) YAML
6 10 (7.52%) Middleware
7 8 (6.02%) Ajax
7 8 (6.02%) HTML5
7 8 (6.02%) CSS3
8 6 (4.51%) Play Framework
8 6 (4.51%) J2EE
8 6 (4.51%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.77%) Visualisation
3 8 (6.02%) Open Source
4 5 (3.76%) Statistics
4 5 (3.76%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.76%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.26%) HACMP
6 2 (1.50%) DTV
6 2 (1.50%) Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.75%) Celerra
7 1 (0.75%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.75%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 65 (48.87%) Linux
2 44 (33.08%) Windows
3 25 (18.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (12.78%) Solaris
5 16 (12.03%) AIX
6 14 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 13 (9.77%) Mac OS X
8 8 (6.02%) HPUX
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.80%) Configuration Management
2 25 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (18.05%) Performance Testing
4 18 (13.53%) Scrum
5 17 (12.78%) ITIL
6 15 (11.28%) Service Management
6 15 (11.28%) Workflow
7 14 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (9.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (9.02%) Software Engineering
10 11 (8.27%) Web Development
10 11 (8.27%) TDD
11 10 (7.52%) Web Design
11 10 (7.52%) Data Management
11 10 (7.52%) Problem Management
11 10 (7.52%) Migration
11 10 (7.52%) OOP
11 10 (7.52%) OO
11 10 (7.52%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (7.52%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 75 (56.39%) SQL
2 56 (42.11%) Java
3 37 (27.82%) PL/SQL
4 27 (20.30%) C#
5 23 (17.29%) Python
5 23 (17.29%) Ruby
6 22 (16.54%) C++
7 21 (15.79%) JavaScript
8 20 (15.04%) Scala
9 19 (14.29%) Perl
10 15 (11.28%) Shell Script
11 12 (9.02%) C
12 10 (7.52%) PHP
12 10 (7.52%) PHP5
13 9 (6.77%) VB6
13 9 (6.77%) VB
14 8 (6.02%) Korn
15 1 (0.75%) JCL
15 1 (0.75%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 31 (23.31%) Security Cleared
2 26 (19.55%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.26%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.75%) Degree
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) QA
2 8 (6.02%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (12.03%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.02%) NFS
4 5 (3.76%) VMware ESX
4 5 (3.76%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (3.01%) KVM
5 4 (3.01%) RHEV
6 3 (2.26%) GPFS
6 3 (2.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.26%) Veritas File System
6 3 (2.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.26%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.75%) OpenView
3 1 (0.75%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 64 (48.12%) Oracle
2 36 (27.07%) Red Hat
3 18 (13.53%) JBoss
3 18 (13.53%) HP
4 11 (8.27%) VMware
5 10 (7.52%) Informatica
6 9 (6.77%) IBM
7 8 (6.02%) Sun
7 8 (6.02%) Siebel
8 6 (4.51%) Veritas
8 6 (4.51%) SAP
9 5 (3.76%) Citrix
10 4 (3.01%) Axway
10 4 (3.01%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.50%) Apple
12 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.75%) Splunk
12 1 (0.75%) Cisco
12 1 (0.75%) EMC
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