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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 9 26 11
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing Unix 226 62 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.12% 5.94% 10.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.17% 23.40% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 31 41
Median daily rate £295 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.89% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £575 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £37.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
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
549 265 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.03% 25.41% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 139 95
Median daily rate £294 £388 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.12% +42.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 30 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +99.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £12.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +17 214 £290 -39.98% 9
Durham - 5 £300 - 1
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 244 (57.28%) Linux
2 229 (53.76%) Oracle
3 223 (52.35%) Windows
4 185 (43.43%) HP
5 180 (42.25%) Solaris
6 174 (40.85%) ITIL
7 169 (39.67%) Security Cleared
8 160 (37.56%) SQL
9 147 (34.51%) AIX
10 136 (31.92%) Windows Server
11 135 (31.69%) SC Cleared
12 128 (30.05%) Perl
13 112 (26.29%) Shell Script
14 107 (25.12%) Root Cause Analysis
15 102 (23.94%) Incident Management
15 102 (23.94%) BPSS Clearance
16 95 (22.30%) CA
17 94 (22.07%) Microsoft
18 93 (21.83%) Change Management
19 89 (20.89%) SLA
19 89 (20.89%) ServiceNow
20 88 (20.66%) TCP/IP
20 88 (20.66%) Configuration Management
21 86 (20.19%) Problem Management
22 84 (19.72%) SAN
22 84 (19.72%) Tivoli
23 82 (19.25%) Red Hat
24 80 (18.78%) WebLogic
25 77 (18.08%) Service Delivery
26 75 (17.61%) 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 80 (18.78%) WebLogic
2 37 (8.69%) Apache
3 31 (7.28%) WebSphere
3 31 (7.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 25 (5.87%) JBoss
4 25 (5.87%) Oracle Workflow
5 20 (4.69%) MQSeries
5 20 (4.69%) Tuxedo
6 15 (3.52%) Oracle Application Server
6 15 (3.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 14 (3.29%) OpenStack
8 11 (2.58%) AquaLogic
9 8 (1.88%) iPlanet
10 6 (1.41%) Confluence
10 6 (1.41%) SAS
11 4 (0.94%) FileNet
11 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.47%) PowerExchange
12 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (4.69%) Oracle Applications
1 20 (4.69%) Oracle General Ledger
1 20 (4.69%) Oracle Payables
2 18 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (4.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (4.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (3.05%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 11 (2.58%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.17%) IaaS
2 3 (0.70%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.47%) DigitalOcean
3 2 (0.47%) GitHub
3 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.47%) Linode
4 1 (0.23%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (20.66%) TCP/IP
2 84 (19.72%) SAN
3 43 (10.09%) WAN
4 38 (8.92%) LDAP
5 37 (8.69%) DNS
6 25 (5.87%) iSCSI
7 24 (5.63%) Firewall
8 18 (4.23%) SSL
9 16 (3.76%) LAN
10 15 (3.52%) SSH
10 15 (3.52%) VPN
11 8 (1.88%) BIG-IP
11 8 (1.88%) Network Security
11 8 (1.88%) OpenLDAP
12 7 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (1.41%) Internet
14 5 (1.17%) Kerberos
15 4 (0.94%) HTTP
15 4 (0.94%) NAS
16 3 (0.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.97%) DB2
3 18 (4.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 18 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (3.99%) Oracle Database
5 16 (3.76%) MySQL
6 13 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.88%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.41%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.41%) HBase
9 6 (1.41%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.41%) Pentaho
9 6 (1.41%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.70%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.70%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.47%) DataStage
11 2 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 17 (3.99%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (3.29%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.29%) LoadRunner
3 13 (3.05%) ClearCase
3 13 (3.05%) StarTeam
4 11 (2.58%) ProC
5 10 (2.35%) JIRA
6 9 (2.11%) Facilita Forecast
6 9 (2.11%) HP UFT
7 8 (1.88%) ERwin
7 8 (1.88%) Subversion
7 8 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.94%) JMeter
8 4 (0.94%) LoadUI
8 4 (0.94%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.47%) GCC
9 2 (0.47%) GDB
9 2 (0.47%) Grunt
9 2 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (7.04%) Finance
2 20 (4.69%) General Ledger
3 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.23%) Law
4 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (14.32%) Unix Engineer
2 60 (14.08%) Developer
3 50 (11.74%) Support Engineer
4 40 (9.39%) Administrator
5 32 (7.51%) Linux Engineer
6 27 (6.34%) Unix Support
7 25 (5.87%) Support Specialist
8 22 (5.16%) Unix Support Engineer
9 21 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (4.69%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 19 (4.46%) Analyst
12 18 (4.23%) Backup Engineer
12 18 (4.23%) Oracle Developer
13 17 (3.99%) Middleware Engineer
13 17 (3.99%) Storage Engineer
14 15 (3.52%) Storage and Backup Engineer
15 14 (3.29%) Solaris Administrator
16 13 (3.05%) AIX Administrator
17 12 (2.82%) Architect
17 12 (2.82%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.44%) Middleware
2 25 (5.87%) J2EE
3 24 (5.63%) XML
4 15 (3.52%) IBM Integration Bus
4 15 (3.52%) LAMP
4 15 (3.52%) Software Packaging
5 13 (3.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (2.58%) Web Services
7 10 (2.35%) HTML
8 8 (1.88%) JSP
9 6 (1.41%) JSON
10 5 (1.17%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (0.70%) .NET
11 3 (0.70%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.70%) REST
11 3 (0.70%) Sinatra
12 2 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
12 2 (0.47%) ADO
12 2 (0.47%) CSS
12 2 (0.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.39%) Computer Science
2 28 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.57%) Mainframe
2 28 (6.57%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.82%) Performance Metrics
4 11 (2.58%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.58%) Clustering
5 10 (2.35%) Tandem
5 10 (2.35%) User Experience
6 9 (2.11%) AS400
7 8 (1.88%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.88%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (1.64%) DataPower
9 6 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.41%) HACMP
9 6 (1.41%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.17%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.94%) CLARiiON
12 3 (0.70%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 244 (57.28%) Linux
2 223 (52.35%) Windows
3 180 (42.25%) Solaris
4 147 (34.51%) AIX
5 136 (31.92%) Windows Server
6 52 (12.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (11.03%) HPUX
8 15 (3.52%) OS/390
9 13 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (3.05%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.58%) CentOS
11 8 (1.88%) zOS
12 6 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.23%) VME
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (40.85%) ITIL
2 107 (25.12%) Root Cause Analysis
3 102 (23.94%) Incident Management
4 93 (21.83%) Change Management
5 88 (20.66%) Configuration Management
6 86 (20.19%) Problem Management
7 77 (18.08%) Service Delivery
8 65 (15.26%) Release Management
9 51 (11.97%) QMS
10 40 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (9.39%) Mentoring
11 35 (8.22%) SOA
12 34 (7.98%) DevOps
13 33 (7.75%) Quality Management
14 29 (6.81%) Workflow
15 28 (6.57%) Server Monitoring
15 28 (6.57%) Unit Testing
16 26 (6.10%) Migration
16 26 (6.10%) Regression Testing
16 26 (6.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 160 (37.56%) SQL
2 128 (30.05%) Perl
3 112 (26.29%) Shell Script
4 75 (17.61%) Java
5 64 (15.02%) VB
6 49 (11.50%) PL/SQL
7 42 (9.86%) Bash Shell
8 40 (9.39%) Korn
9 33 (7.75%) C
10 30 (7.04%) C-shell
11 25 (5.87%) C++
12 22 (5.16%) Python
13 15 (3.52%) Ruby
14 11 (2.58%) PHP
15 7 (1.64%) Scala
16 6 (1.41%) C#
17 4 (0.94%) JavaScript
18 3 (0.70%) Jython
18 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
19 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 169 (39.67%) Security Cleared
2 135 (31.69%) SC Cleared
3 102 (23.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 42 (9.86%) Degree
5 41 (9.62%) AAT
6 11 (2.58%) MCSE
6 11 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.35%) CCNA
7 10 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.11%) CCNP
8 9 (2.11%) MCDBA
8 9 (2.11%) MCP
9 6 (1.41%) IBM AIX Certification
9 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.70%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.47%) RHCE
13 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.23%) ISEB
13 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (20.89%) SLA
2 47 (11.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 33 (7.75%) ISO 9001
4 21 (4.93%) QA
5 8 (1.88%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (6.57%) Samba
3 21 (4.93%) Active Directory
4 16 (3.76%) Firmware
5 8 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 7 (1.64%) NFS
7 6 (1.41%) GPFS
7 6 (1.41%) KVM
8 5 (1.17%) Docker
9 4 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.47%) Xen
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.23%) RHEV
11 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.23%) vSphere
11 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 84 (19.72%) Tivoli
2 63 (14.79%) HP SiteScope
3 50 (11.74%) MOM
4 34 (7.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 30 (7.04%) Puppet
6 28 (6.57%) NetBackup
7 27 (6.34%) HP Data Protector
8 23 (5.40%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (3.05%) OpenView
10 8 (1.88%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (1.17%) Ansible
12 5 (1.17%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (0.70%) Nagios
13 3 (0.70%) OpenNMS
13 3 (0.70%) Unicenter
13 3 (0.70%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.70%) Zenoss
14 2 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
14 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 229 (53.76%) Oracle
2 185 (43.43%) HP
3 95 (22.30%) CA
4 94 (22.07%) Microsoft
5 89 (20.89%) ServiceNow
6 82 (19.25%) Red Hat
7 49 (11.50%) IBM
8 48 (11.27%) BMC
9 41 (9.62%) VMware
10 39 (9.15%) Sun
11 33 (7.75%) Informatica
12 28 (6.57%) Symantec
13 27 (6.34%) Axway
14 16 (3.76%) Siebel
15 14 (3.29%) SAP
16 11 (2.58%) Fujitsu
17 10 (2.35%) Cisco
18 8 (1.88%) BEA
18 8 (1.88%) EMC
18 8 (1.88%) F5
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