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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 32 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Unix 49 51 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.34% 8.44% 17.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.37% 34.69% 45.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 50
Average daily rate £283 £330 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.39% +31.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £258 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +113.51%
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
179 147 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.50% 24.34% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 85 100
Average daily rate £325 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.16 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.81% -28.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.20 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £30.50 £28.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 44 £280 -15.15% 5
Durham +2 3 - -
Northumberland - 1 £315 -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 81 (57.86%) Linux
2 55 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 47 (33.57%) Java
4 46 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (32.14%) SQL
6 44 (31.43%) Windows
7 42 (30.00%) HTML
8 39 (27.86%) Security Cleared
8 39 (27.86%) Open Source
9 38 (27.14%) CSS
10 37 (26.43%) .NET
10 37 (26.43%) Oracle
10 37 (26.43%) SQL Server
11 31 (22.14%) AIX
12 30 (21.43%) Solaris
12 30 (21.43%) ITIL
13 28 (20.00%) Configuration Management
13 28 (20.00%) jQuery
14 27 (19.29%) SC Cleared
15 26 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (18.57%) Python
16 25 (17.86%) VB
16 25 (17.86%) Service Management
17 24 (17.14%) IBM
18 22 (15.71%) WebLogic
18 22 (15.71%) HTML5
19 21 (15.00%) SDLC
19 21 (15.00%) Internet
19 21 (15.00%) PHP
20 20 (14.29%) C++

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 22 (15.71%) WebLogic
2 18 (12.86%) CMS
3 14 (10.00%) SAS
3 14 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.14%) Node.js
4 10 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 9 (6.43%) AquaLogic
5 9 (6.43%) MQSeries
5 9 (6.43%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (6.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (6.43%) Tuxedo
5 9 (6.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (5.00%) Drupal
7 4 (2.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.14%) Apache
9 2 (1.43%) Documentum
10 1 (0.71%) Confluence
10 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) MS Office
2 6 (4.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (6.43%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.71%) GitHub
2 5 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.86%) IaaS
4 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.00%) Internet
2 18 (12.86%) 3G
2 18 (12.86%) 4G
2 18 (12.86%) FTP
2 18 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (11.43%) SSH
4 11 (7.86%) Firewall
4 11 (7.86%) HTTP
5 9 (6.43%) SSL
5 9 (6.43%) VPN
6 8 (5.71%) LAN
6 8 (5.71%) SAN
6 8 (5.71%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.71%) WAN
7 5 (3.57%) Intranet
8 2 (1.43%) DHCP
8 2 (1.43%) DNS
9 1 (0.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.43%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.43%) MySQL
3 8 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.29%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.86%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.86%) HBase
6 4 (2.86%) Pentaho
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.86%) SQLite
7 3 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.14%) Big Data
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.71%) Redis
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (13.57%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.86%) Subversion
3 12 (8.57%) GitLab
4 8 (5.71%) LoadRunner
5 5 (3.57%) JMeter
5 5 (3.57%) LoadUI
5 5 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.86%) ERwin
7 3 (2.14%) CA Gen
7 3 (2.14%) Facilita Forecast
7 3 (2.14%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.43%) Selenium
9 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.71%) FishEye
9 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.71%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (12.86%) Finance
2 2 (1.43%) Banking
2 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.71%) Billing
3 1 (0.71%) Electronics
3 1 (0.71%) German Language
3 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.71%) Marketing
3 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (40.71%) Developer
2 22 (15.71%) Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 10 (7.14%) Scala Developer
5 9 (6.43%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.43%) Unix Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) NetBackup Support
7 6 (4.29%) Administrator
7 6 (4.29%) Applications Developer
7 6 (4.29%) Architect
7 6 (4.29%) Middleware Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) NetBackup Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) SAS Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) AIX Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Performance Tester
8 5 (3.57%) Tester
9 4 (2.86%) Digital Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Service Manager
9 4 (2.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (30.00%) HTML
2 38 (27.14%) CSS
3 37 (26.43%) .NET
4 28 (20.00%) jQuery
5 22 (15.71%) HTML5
6 18 (12.86%) Middleware
6 18 (12.86%) RSS
6 18 (12.86%) XML
7 12 (8.57%) J2EE
8 10 (7.14%) Web Services
9 9 (6.43%) IBM Integration Bus
10 8 (5.71%) AngularJS
11 7 (5.00%) Drush
11 7 (5.00%) REST
12 6 (4.29%) JSON
12 6 (4.29%) SOAP
12 6 (4.29%) Spring
13 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET
14 4 (2.86%) XHTML
14 4 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (13.57%) Social Media
3 13 (9.29%) Visualisation
4 11 (7.86%) Statistics
5 8 (5.71%) HACMP
5 8 (5.71%) Performance Metrics
6 7 (5.00%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.43%) Replication
9 2 (1.43%) User Experience
10 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 81 (57.86%) Linux
2 44 (31.43%) Windows
3 31 (22.14%) AIX
4 30 (21.43%) Solaris
5 20 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 18 (12.86%) Mac OS
7 13 (9.29%) Windows Server
8 9 (6.43%) OS/390
9 7 (5.00%) zOS
10 2 (1.43%) CentOS
10 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.71%) Fedora
11 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (27.86%) Open Source
3 30 (21.43%) ITIL
4 28 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 25 (17.86%) Service Management
6 21 (15.00%) SDLC
7 19 (13.57%) Web Design
8 18 (12.86%) Content Management
8 18 (12.86%) Problem Management
8 18 (12.86%) SEO
9 17 (12.14%) Change Control
10 14 (10.00%) Change Management
10 14 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 13 (9.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (8.57%) ITIL V3
13 11 (7.86%) Performance Management
13 11 (7.86%) TDD
13 11 (7.86%) Web Accessibility
14 9 (6.43%) QMS
14 9 (6.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 47 (33.57%) Java
3 45 (32.14%) SQL
4 26 (18.57%) Python
5 25 (17.86%) VB
6 21 (15.00%) PHP
7 20 (14.29%) C++
8 19 (13.57%) ActionScript
9 17 (12.14%) Perl
10 15 (10.71%) C#
10 15 (10.71%) Ruby
11 13 (9.29%) PL/SQL
12 11 (7.86%) Scala
13 9 (6.43%) C
13 9 (6.43%) Shell Script
14 8 (5.71%) PowerShell
15 4 (2.86%) FQL
15 4 (2.86%) Jython
16 3 (2.14%) R
17 2 (1.43%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 39 (27.86%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.71%) IBM AIX Certification
4 7 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.29%) Degree
5 6 (4.29%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.86%) OCPJP
6 4 (2.86%) OCPJWCD
7 3 (2.14%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.71%) GPFS
1 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (12.86%) Tivoli
2 7 (5.00%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.86%) StatsD
4 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.71%) logstash
5 1 (0.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.71%) yum
Vendors
1 37 (26.43%) Oracle
2 24 (17.14%) IBM
3 11 (7.86%) CA
4 10 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.43%) Axway
5 9 (6.43%) Fujitsu
5 9 (6.43%) Sun
5 9 (6.43%) VMware
6 7 (5.00%) Tableau
6 7 (5.00%) Veritas
7 5 (3.57%) HP
7 5 (3.57%) Informatica
7 5 (3.57%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.14%) Apigee
8 3 (2.14%) Cisco
8 3 (2.14%) Citrix
8 3 (2.14%) Mashery
8 3 (2.14%) Teradata
9 1 (0.71%) TIBCO