The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 40 46 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs citing UNIX 36 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.57% 2.85% 4.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.95% 15.59% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 8
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +13.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
UNIX
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
258 186 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.57% 18.29% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 84 77
Average daily rate £350 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 22
Average hourly rate £16.53 £15.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -23.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Reading region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Reading

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Reading region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 50 (66.67%) Linux
2 26 (34.67%) Telecoms
3 23 (30.67%) Red Hat
4 21 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (24.00%) Windows
6 17 (22.67%) SQL
7 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
7 16 (21.33%) 3G
7 16 (21.33%) LTE
7 16 (21.33%) 4G
8 14 (18.67%) HP
9 13 (17.33%) Solaris
9 13 (17.33%) Oracle
9 13 (17.33%) XML
10 12 (16.00%) Java
10 12 (16.00%) Active Directory
10 12 (16.00%) 2G
11 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (14.67%) CCNA
11 11 (14.67%) HTTP
11 11 (14.67%) HTML
11 11 (14.67%) Radio Access Network
12 10 (13.33%) Perl
12 10 (13.33%) HNC
12 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
14 8 (10.67%) Sun
14 8 (10.67%) DNS
14 8 (10.67%) VoIP
14 8 (10.67%) Service Delivery

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (9.33%) Apache
2 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.00%) JBoss
3 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.00%) Lync
4 1 (1.33%) Node.js
4 1 (1.33%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.33%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.33%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.33%) MS Office
3 6 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.33%) 3G
1 16 (21.33%) LTE
1 16 (21.33%) 4G
2 12 (16.00%) 2G
3 11 (14.67%) Radio Access Network
3 11 (14.67%) HTTP
4 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.67%) DNS
5 8 (10.67%) VoIP
6 7 (9.33%) FTP
6 7 (9.33%) GSM
6 7 (9.33%) Firewall
7 5 (6.67%) MGW
7 5 (6.67%) 3GPP
7 5 (6.67%) Megaco
8 4 (5.33%) TCAP
8 4 (5.33%) SCCP
8 4 (5.33%) INAP
8 4 (5.33%) LDAP
8 4 (5.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) MS Access
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.33%) DB2
4 2 (2.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.67%) Subversion
2 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.67%) JUnit
2 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 26 (34.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Marketing
4 3 (4.00%) Back Office
4 3 (4.00%) Electronics
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Developer
3 6 (8.00%) Administrator
3 6 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (5.33%) Linux Support
4 4 (5.33%) Linux Support Engineer
4 4 (5.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 4 (5.33%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.00%) Migration Consultant
5 3 (4.00%) Applications Support
5 3 (4.00%) Analyst
5 3 (4.00%) Consultant
5 3 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (4.00%) Project Engineer
5 3 (4.00%) Mac Developer
5 3 (4.00%) UNIX Consultant
5 3 (4.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.00%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) XML
2 11 (14.67%) HTML
3 5 (6.67%) J2EE
3 5 (6.67%) SOAP
3 5 (6.67%) jQuery
4 4 (5.33%) Web Services
4 4 (5.33%) CSS
4 4 (5.33%) JMS
5 3 (4.00%) XHTML
5 3 (4.00%) Middleware
5 3 (4.00%) REST
6 2 (2.67%) CSS3
6 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.67%) HTML5
6 2 (2.67%) Spring
6 2 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.67%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.33%) Celery
7 1 (1.33%) Catalyst
7 1 (1.33%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) PKI
2 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Open Source
4 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) IVR
5 1 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 50 (66.67%) Linux
2 21 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (24.00%) Windows
4 13 (17.33%) Solaris
5 6 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.00%) Mac OS
8 3 (4.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.00%) HPUX
9 2 (2.67%) AIX
9 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.33%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.33%) VMS
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.67%) Service Delivery
2 7 (9.33%) ITIL
2 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.00%) Migration
4 4 (5.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.00%) MVC
5 3 (4.00%) OO
5 3 (4.00%) SOA
5 3 (4.00%) DevOps
5 3 (4.00%) Line Management
6 2 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.67%) OOP
6 2 (2.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.67%) Project Management
6 2 (2.67%) Service Management
6 2 (2.67%) Change Management
6 2 (2.67%) TDD
6 2 (2.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) SQL
2 12 (16.00%) Java
3 10 (13.33%) Perl
4 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.33%) Korn
6 3 (4.00%) AWK
6 3 (4.00%) PHP
6 3 (4.00%) C#
6 3 (4.00%) C++
6 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.00%) sed
7 2 (2.67%) C
7 2 (2.67%) Python
8 1 (1.33%) XPath
8 1 (1.33%) VB
8 1 (1.33%) ABAP
8 1 (1.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) CCNA
1 11 (14.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.33%) HNC
3 7 (9.33%) Degree
3 7 (9.33%) CCNP
4 6 (8.00%) HND
5 4 (5.33%) MCSE
5 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) Sun Certification
6 3 (4.00%) SCSA
6 3 (4.00%) RHCSA
7 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.33%) PMP
8 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.33%) ISEB
8 1 (1.33%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) NFS
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.33%) Xen
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.33%) Veritas File System
3 1 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.33%) NDS
3 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Nagios
1 5 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.33%) Puppet
3 3 (4.00%) SCOrch
3 3 (4.00%) SCSM
3 3 (4.00%) SCOM
4 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.33%) Salt
5 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Red Hat
2 14 (18.67%) HP
3 13 (17.33%) Oracle
4 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.67%) Sun
6 7 (9.33%) Veritas
7 6 (8.00%) Citrix
8 5 (6.67%) VMware
9 4 (5.33%) Altiris
9 4 (5.33%) Remedy
10 3 (4.00%) Sybase
10 3 (4.00%) Huawei
10 3 (4.00%) Isilon
11 2 (2.67%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.67%) SAP
12 1 (1.33%) Cognos
12 1 (1.33%) Cisco
12 1 (1.33%) IBM
12 1 (1.33%) EMC
12 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
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