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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 25 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 40 89 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.46% 13.95% 6.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 47.09% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 60 9
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£375 £270 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £391 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -5.83%
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
160 189 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.83% 29.62% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 127 30
Average daily rate £325 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £198 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £14.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 -7 40 £375 +42.85% 4
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 37 (45.68%) Java
2 36 (44.44%) SQL
3 33 (40.74%) Security Cleared
4 32 (39.51%) Linux
4 32 (39.51%) Configuration Management
5 25 (30.86%) Oracle
6 20 (24.69%) Windows
7 19 (23.46%) ITIL
8 18 (22.22%) Migration
9 16 (19.75%) VME
10 15 (18.52%) COBOL
11 14 (17.28%) Perl
12 12 (14.81%) HP
12 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
12 12 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (13.58%) Subversion
13 11 (13.58%) HTTP
13 11 (13.58%) HTML
13 11 (13.58%) Red Hat
13 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (12.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (12.35%) Micro Focus
14 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
14 10 (12.35%) CSS
14 10 (12.35%) Solaris
14 10 (12.35%) Git (software)
15 9 (11.11%) Relational Database
15 9 (11.11%) VMware
15 9 (11.11%) Workflow
16 8 (9.88%) Finance

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 8 (9.88%) WebLogic
1 8 (9.88%) Node.js
2 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.41%) JBoss
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (7.41%) Tuxedo
4 5 (6.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.94%) Apache
6 3 (3.70%) SAS
7 2 (2.47%) FileNet
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle 10gAS
7 2 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.23%) iPlanet
8 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (8.64%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (6.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.58%) HTTP
2 8 (9.88%) SAN
3 5 (6.17%) LDAP
4 3 (3.70%) Firewall
4 3 (3.70%) SSL
5 2 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.47%) VPN
5 2 (2.47%) LAN
5 2 (2.47%) WAN
6 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.23%) DNS
6 1 (1.23%) SSH
6 1 (1.23%) Network Security
6 1 (1.23%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database
2 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.23%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Subversion
2 10 (12.35%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.41%) Eclipse
4 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.17%) StarTeam
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (4.94%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.47%) NUnit
7 2 (2.47%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.47%) Rational Rose
7 2 (2.47%) Ant
7 2 (2.47%) CppUnit
7 2 (2.47%) GoogleTest
7 2 (2.47%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.23%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.23%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Developer
2 21 (25.93%) Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst
4 8 (9.88%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Applications Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Configuration Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.70%) C++ Developer
8 3 (3.70%) UNIX Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Oracle Applications Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 2 (2.47%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.47%) Performance Test Leader
9 2 (2.47%) Build Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) HTML
2 10 (12.35%) CSS
3 8 (9.88%) Mustache
3 8 (9.88%) Sass
4 5 (6.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (6.17%) Software Packaging
5 4 (4.94%) Middleware
5 4 (4.94%) XML
6 2 (2.47%) JSF
7 1 (1.23%) LAMP
7 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) Private Cloud
2 4 (4.94%) DataPower
3 3 (3.70%) Open Source
3 3 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.70%) PDA
4 2 (2.47%) Derivative
4 2 (2.47%) HACMP
4 2 (2.47%) HP Superdome
5 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.51%) Linux
2 20 (24.69%) Windows
3 16 (19.75%) VME
4 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (12.35%) Solaris
6 8 (9.88%) Mac OS X
6 8 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (8.64%) AIX
8 4 (4.94%) HPUX
8 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.51%) Configuration Management
2 19 (23.46%) ITIL
3 18 (22.22%) Migration
4 12 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.11%) Workflow
6 8 (9.88%) Validation
6 8 (9.88%) Web Design
6 8 (9.88%) Web Development
6 8 (9.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (8.64%) Software Delivery
7 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.41%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.17%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.17%) Change Management
10 4 (4.94%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.94%) CMMI
10 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.94%) Data Management
10 4 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.68%) Java
2 36 (44.44%) SQL
3 15 (18.52%) COBOL
4 14 (17.28%) Perl
5 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.88%) PL/SQL
7 7 (8.64%) C
8 3 (3.70%) C++
8 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.70%) Ruby
9 2 (2.47%) VBA
9 2 (2.47%) Python
9 2 (2.47%) PHP
10 1 (1.23%) Korn
10 1 (1.23%) Scala
10 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) Degree
5 4 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.47%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Active Directory
1 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) GPFS
3 1 (1.23%) NFS
3 1 (1.23%) vSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Docker
3 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.23%) Xen
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.47%) Puppet
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.23%) OpenView
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.23%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (30.86%) Oracle
2 12 (14.81%) HP
3 11 (13.58%) Red Hat
4 10 (12.35%) Micro Focus
5 9 (11.11%) VMware
6 7 (8.64%) IBM
6 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.17%) Informatica
7 5 (6.17%) Axway
7 5 (6.17%) Siebel
8 4 (4.94%) Borland
9 2 (2.47%) Sun
9 2 (2.47%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.23%) Lotus
10 1 (1.23%) Citrix