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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 11 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 86 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.05% 5.34% 5.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.20% 27.94% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 8 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £404 £363
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 £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
259 68 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.29% 19.10% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 32 36
Average daily rate £320 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 24
Average hourly rate £29.50 £13.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.51% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +3 76 £375 +11.11% 9
Durham +8 10 £250 - 3
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (50.68%) SQL
2 67 (45.27%) Linux
3 63 (42.57%) Java
4 62 (41.89%) Oracle
5 45 (30.41%) Windows
6 42 (28.38%) PL/SQL
7 34 (22.97%) WebLogic
8 33 (22.30%) Red Hat
9 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
10 30 (20.27%) Configuration Management
11 28 (18.92%) Shell Script
11 28 (18.92%) Performance Testing
12 27 (18.24%) Ruby
12 27 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (18.24%) C#
12 27 (18.24%) Oracle Database
13 25 (16.89%) Python
14 24 (16.22%) SAS
14 24 (16.22%) Solaris
14 24 (16.22%) HTTP
14 24 (16.22%) Subversion
14 24 (16.22%) Git (software)
15 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
16 22 (14.86%) SC Cleared
16 22 (14.86%) Scala
17 21 (14.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (14.19%) XML
18 20 (13.51%) Scrum
18 20 (13.51%) REST
19 19 (12.84%) JSON

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 34 (22.97%) WebLogic
2 24 (16.22%) SAS
3 16 (10.81%) JBoss
4 14 (9.46%) Tuxedo
5 11 (7.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (6.76%) WebSphere
7 6 (4.05%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (3.38%) MQSeries
9 3 (2.03%) Apache
9 3 (2.03%) Documentum
9 3 (2.03%) FileNet
9 3 (2.03%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.35%) AquaLogic
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle 10gAS
10 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) MS Office
2 5 (3.38%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (7.43%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (5.41%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (4.73%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (4.73%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.22%) HTTP
2 17 (11.49%) LDAP
3 16 (10.81%) Firewall
4 15 (10.14%) DNS
5 13 (8.78%) SAN
6 8 (5.41%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (5.41%) FTP
6 8 (5.41%) Telnet
7 6 (4.05%) VPN
7 6 (4.05%) LAN
7 6 (4.05%) WAN
7 6 (4.05%) DHCP
7 6 (4.05%) SSH
8 5 (3.38%) SSL
9 3 (2.03%) NAS
10 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.68%) Intranet
11 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) Oracle Database
2 19 (12.84%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.46%) Relational Database
4 12 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (6.76%) MySQL
6 9 (6.08%) Base SAS
6 9 (6.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 8 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (4.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 6 (4.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (3.38%) DB2
11 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.35%) Oracle Discoverer
12 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
13 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (16.22%) Subversion
1 24 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.14%) PVCS
3 10 (6.76%) PHPUnit
3 10 (6.76%) Selenium
4 8 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (4.73%) JUnit
6 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 14 (9.46%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) General Ledger
3 4 (2.70%) Marketing
3 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.35%) Electronics
4 2 (1.35%) Front Office
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (31.08%) Developer
2 17 (11.49%) Support Engineer
3 14 (9.46%) UNIX Engineer
4 13 (8.78%) Analyst
4 13 (8.78%) Applications Support
5 12 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 12 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.08%) SAS Developer
6 9 (6.08%) PHP Developer
6 9 (6.08%) UNIX Support
7 7 (4.73%) Technical Leader
7 7 (4.73%) Lead Software Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Consultant
7 7 (4.73%) Scala Developer
8 6 (4.05%) Architect
8 6 (4.05%) Software Support Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (3.38%) Linux Support
9 5 (3.38%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.19%) XML
2 20 (13.51%) REST
3 19 (12.84%) JSON
4 17 (11.49%) Web Services
5 16 (10.81%) HTML
6 15 (10.14%) CSS
7 12 (8.11%) SOAP
7 12 (8.11%) Spring
7 12 (8.11%) RESTful
8 11 (7.43%) jQuery
9 10 (6.76%) MooTools
9 10 (6.76%) YAML
9 10 (6.76%) HTML5
9 10 (6.76%) Symfony
9 10 (6.76%) CSS3
9 10 (6.76%) Ajax
10 9 (6.08%) Middleware
10 9 (6.08%) ODBC
11 5 (3.38%) JMS
11 5 (3.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.11%) Visualisation
3 11 (7.43%) Statistics
4 9 (6.08%) Open Source
5 4 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.35%) HACMP
6 2 (1.35%) DTV
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.68%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 67 (45.27%) Linux
2 45 (30.41%) Windows
3 24 (16.22%) Solaris
4 21 (14.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (10.14%) Mac OS X
6 14 (9.46%) AIX
7 12 (8.11%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.73%) HPUX
9 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.68%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) Configuration Management
2 28 (18.92%) Performance Testing
3 27 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (13.51%) Scrum
5 19 (12.84%) ITIL
6 15 (10.14%) Workflow
6 15 (10.14%) Software Engineering
7 14 (9.46%) TDD
7 14 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (8.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (8.11%) Web Design
8 12 (8.11%) Web Development
8 12 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (7.43%) OOP
9 11 (7.43%) OO
9 11 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (7.43%) Service Management
10 10 (6.76%) ETL
10 10 (6.76%) Problem Management
10 10 (6.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 75 (50.68%) SQL
2 63 (42.57%) Java
3 42 (28.38%) PL/SQL
4 28 (18.92%) Shell Script
5 27 (18.24%) Ruby
5 27 (18.24%) C#
6 25 (16.89%) Python
7 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
8 22 (14.86%) Scala
9 19 (12.84%) Perl
10 17 (11.49%) C++
10 17 (11.49%) C
11 14 (9.46%) VB6
11 14 (9.46%) VB
12 12 (8.11%) PHP
13 10 (6.76%) PHP5
14 6 (4.05%) Korn
15 2 (1.35%) COBOL
16 1 (0.68%) JCL
Qualifications
1 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.70%) SAS Certification
4 4 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Degree
6 1 (0.68%) MCSE
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) QA
2 7 (4.73%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.05%) NFS
4 4 (2.70%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.03%) Veritas File System
5 3 (2.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.03%) KVM
5 3 (2.03%) RHEV
6 2 (1.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.03%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.35%) OpenView
2 2 (1.35%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.35%) Puppet
2 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 62 (41.89%) Oracle
2 33 (22.30%) Red Hat
3 19 (12.84%) HP
4 17 (11.49%) Informatica
5 8 (5.41%) Siebel
5 8 (5.41%) IBM
5 8 (5.41%) VMware
5 8 (5.41%) Sun
6 5 (3.38%) Veritas
7 4 (2.70%) Citrix
7 4 (2.70%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.70%) SAP
7 4 (2.70%) Axway
8 3 (2.03%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.35%) Splunk
10 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.68%) Micro Focus
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