The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 North East 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 9 32 13
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Contract jobs citing UNIX 59 5 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.28% 1.43% 8.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.69% 7.25% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 2 34
Average daily rate
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£290 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.35% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £364 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £374 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
145 69 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.72% 19.77% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 28 63
Average daily rate £280 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £15.50 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
UNIX
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +17 51 £290 -21.35% 18
Durham -1 5 £250 - 1
Northumberland - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 78 (50.65%) Oracle
2 77 (50.00%) SQL
3 70 (45.45%) Linux
4 64 (41.56%) Security Cleared
5 55 (35.71%) SC Cleared
6 46 (29.87%) Red Hat
7 44 (28.57%) Java
8 38 (24.68%) Windows
9 33 (21.43%) PL/SQL
9 33 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 32 (20.78%) WebLogic
11 30 (19.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (17.53%) AIX
13 26 (16.88%) Solaris
13 26 (16.88%) WebSphere
14 25 (16.23%) ITIL
14 25 (16.23%) RDBMS
14 25 (16.23%) Relational Database
15 24 (15.58%) Oracle Database
15 24 (15.58%) Middleware
15 24 (15.58%) Configuration Management
15 24 (15.58%) HP
16 22 (14.29%) Firewall
17 21 (13.64%) Finance
18 20 (12.99%) VMware
18 20 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (12.99%) IBM
18 20 (12.99%) JBoss
19 19 (12.34%) Perl
19 19 (12.34%) Active Directory

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 32 (20.78%) WebLogic
2 26 (16.88%) WebSphere
3 13 (8.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 11 (7.14%) Tuxedo
5 10 (6.49%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (5.84%) SAS
7 4 (2.60%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (2.60%) FileNet
7 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.30%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.30%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.30%) Documentum
9 1 (0.65%) Apache
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (7.79%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (5.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (5.84%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (1.95%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.29%) Firewall
2 16 (10.39%) LDAP
2 16 (10.39%) LAN
3 15 (9.74%) VPN
4 14 (9.09%) SAN
4 14 (9.09%) DNS
5 12 (7.79%) WAN
6 8 (5.19%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (5.19%) SSH
7 5 (3.25%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.25%) DHCP
7 5 (3.25%) HTTP
7 5 (3.25%) VLAN
8 4 (2.60%) IPsec
8 4 (2.60%) SSL
9 2 (1.30%) NAS
9 2 (1.30%) Intranet
9 2 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 25 (16.23%) RDBMS
2 25 (16.23%) Relational Database
3 24 (15.58%) Oracle Database
4 18 (11.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (7.79%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (6.49%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (3.90%) MySQL
8 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (2.60%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.30%) DB2
11 2 (1.30%) OLAP
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (5.84%) PVCS
3 5 (3.25%) Subversion
3 5 (3.25%) Selenium
3 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.25%) PHPUnit
4 4 (2.60%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.95%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) Maven
6 1 (0.65%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (13.64%) Finance
2 14 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.55%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.95%) Legal
6 2 (1.30%) Marketing
6 2 (1.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (19.48%) Developer
2 24 (15.58%) UNIX Engineer
3 20 (12.99%) Analyst
4 16 (10.39%) Oracle DBA
4 16 (10.39%) Applications Support
4 16 (10.39%) DBA
5 15 (9.74%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.14%) UNIX Support
7 10 (6.49%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.84%) Build Engineer
8 9 (5.84%) SOA Developer
9 8 (5.19%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Linux Support
11 6 (3.90%) Applications Support Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Consultant
12 5 (3.25%) UNIX Support Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) Oracle Analyst
13 4 (2.60%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.58%) Middleware
2 15 (9.74%) .NET
3 13 (8.44%) XML
4 12 (7.79%) Oracle Fusion
5 10 (6.49%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (6.49%) Web Services
6 7 (4.55%) Software Packaging
7 6 (3.90%) Spring
8 5 (3.25%) SOAP
8 5 (3.25%) YAML
8 5 (3.25%) Symfony
8 5 (3.25%) jQuery
8 5 (3.25%) MooTools
8 5 (3.25%) JSON
8 5 (3.25%) REST
9 2 (1.30%) Play Framework
9 2 (1.30%) J2EE
9 2 (1.30%) JMS
10 1 (0.65%) JAXB
10 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.14%) Open Source
2 6 (3.90%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.25%) HACMP
3 5 (3.25%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.25%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.25%) Statistics
4 4 (2.60%) PKI
5 2 (1.30%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.30%) Clustering
5 2 (1.30%) DTV
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.65%) Celerra
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.65%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 70 (45.45%) Linux
2 38 (24.68%) Windows
3 30 (19.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (17.53%) AIX
5 26 (16.88%) Solaris
6 16 (10.39%) HPUX
7 11 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.25%) VME
9 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) SUSE
10 1 (0.65%) Android
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.23%) ITIL
2 24 (15.58%) Configuration Management
3 18 (11.69%) Service Management
3 18 (11.69%) Workflow
4 17 (11.04%) Test Scripting
4 17 (11.04%) Change Control
5 16 (10.39%) SOA
6 13 (8.44%) Integration Testing
6 13 (8.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (7.79%) Performance Testing
8 11 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 11 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 10 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (5.84%) OO
10 9 (5.84%) Data Management
10 9 (5.84%) Migration
11 8 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (4.55%) Problem Management
12 7 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (3.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 77 (50.00%) SQL
2 44 (28.57%) Java
3 33 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 19 (12.34%) Perl
5 16 (10.39%) Shell Script
6 15 (9.74%) C++
7 8 (5.19%) Korn
8 7 (4.55%) C#
9 6 (3.90%) COBOL
10 5 (3.25%) Python
10 5 (3.25%) PHP
10 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.25%) PHP5
10 5 (3.25%) Ruby
11 3 (1.95%) Scala
12 1 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.65%) JCL
Qualifications
1 64 (41.56%) Security Cleared
2 55 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) Degree
4 7 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.25%) IBM AIX Certification
7 3 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) SLA
1 7 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 20 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (12.34%) Active Directory
3 18 (11.69%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (5.19%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (5.19%) NFS
5 5 (3.25%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.25%) GPFS
6 4 (2.60%) RHEV
6 4 (2.60%) KVM
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.65%) UAG
7 1 (0.65%) XenApp
7 1 (0.65%) XenServer
7 1 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.65%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.14%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.25%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.60%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
4 1 (0.65%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (50.65%) Oracle
2 46 (29.87%) Red Hat
3 24 (15.58%) HP
4 20 (12.99%) VMware
4 20 (12.99%) IBM
4 20 (12.99%) JBoss
5 13 (8.44%) Informatica
5 13 (8.44%) TIBCO
6 12 (7.79%) Siebel
7 8 (5.19%) Sun
8 7 (4.55%) Citrix
8 7 (4.55%) Axway
9 6 (3.90%) Veritas
9 6 (3.90%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.90%) Cisco
10 5 (3.25%) Splunk
11 4 (2.60%) SAP
11 4 (2.60%) Business Objects
12 2 (1.30%) EMC
12 2 (1.30%) Apple