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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 36 24 38
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 40 76 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.48% 7.00% 4.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.90% 20.82% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £390 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £266 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £437 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UNIX
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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
201 365 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.51% 33.64% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 189 97
Average daily rate £300 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £235 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £35.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 42 (56.76%) Linux
2 32 (43.24%) Windows
3 19 (25.68%) Active Directory
3 19 (25.68%) Red Hat
4 18 (24.32%) Java
4 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (22.97%) C
6 16 (21.62%) DNS
6 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
8 14 (18.92%) HP
8 14 (18.92%) Nagios
8 14 (18.92%) Perl
9 13 (17.57%) Citrix
9 13 (17.57%) NetBackup
10 12 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (16.22%) Korn
10 12 (16.22%) Shell Script
10 12 (16.22%) ITIL
11 11 (14.86%) HNC
11 11 (14.86%) DHCP
11 11 (14.86%) EMC
11 11 (14.86%) Firewall
12 10 (13.51%) NFS
12 10 (13.51%) VB
12 10 (13.51%) Isilon
13 9 (12.16%) Bourne shell
13 9 (12.16%) Oracle
13 9 (12.16%) SQL
13 9 (12.16%) Thin Client

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (8.11%) Apache
2 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) nginx
5 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.70%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) DNS
2 11 (14.86%) DHCP
2 11 (14.86%) Firewall
3 7 (9.46%) FTP
3 7 (9.46%) SSH
4 5 (6.76%) HTTP
4 5 (6.76%) SMTP
4 5 (6.76%) VPN
5 4 (5.41%) SSL
5 4 (5.41%) ATM
5 4 (5.41%) 3G
6 3 (4.05%) MPLS
6 3 (4.05%) OSPF
6 3 (4.05%) BGP
6 3 (4.05%) HTTPS
6 3 (4.05%) DMZ
6 3 (4.05%) Internet
6 3 (4.05%) WAN
6 3 (4.05%) SNMP
6 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) DB2
2 2 (2.70%) MS Access
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) Big Data
2 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Subversion
1 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.41%) GDB
2 3 (4.05%) JUnit
3 2 (2.70%) Maven
3 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) Trac
4 1 (1.35%) JBehave
4 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.35%) Toad
4 1 (1.35%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.35%) Ant
General
1 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.41%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Consultant
5 6 (8.11%) Linux Support
5 6 (8.11%) Linux Support Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.05%) Administrator
8 3 (4.05%) Migration Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.05%) UNIX Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) Spring
2 7 (9.46%) XML
2 7 (9.46%) Hibernate
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
4 4 (5.41%) HTML
4 4 (5.41%) REST
5 3 (4.05%) CSS3
5 3 (4.05%) Apache Camel
5 3 (4.05%) .NET
5 3 (4.05%) J2EE
5 3 (4.05%) CSS
5 3 (4.05%) JMS
5 3 (4.05%) jQuery
5 3 (4.05%) HTML5
6 2 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (2.70%) Middleware
6 2 (2.70%) LAMP
6 2 (2.70%) SOAP
7 1 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.35%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Thin Client
1 9 (12.16%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.76%) Open Source
3 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.41%) Physics
3 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) PKI
4 2 (2.70%) IPTV
4 2 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.35%) Derivative
5 1 (1.35%) IVR
5 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.35%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.76%) Linux
2 32 (43.24%) Windows
3 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (20.27%) Windows 7
6 12 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.41%) AIX
8 4 (5.41%) Solaris
9 2 (2.70%) CentOS
10 1 (1.35%) SUSE
10 1 (1.35%) Debian
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.35%) FreeBSD
10 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.22%) ITIL
2 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (8.11%) Incident Management
3 5 (6.76%) Change Management
4 4 (5.41%) Migration
4 4 (5.41%) ITSM
5 3 (4.05%) OOP
5 3 (4.05%) OO
5 3 (4.05%) SOA
5 3 (4.05%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.05%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (2.70%) Analytics
6 2 (2.70%) Low Latency
6 2 (2.70%) DevOps
6 2 (2.70%) Time Management
6 2 (2.70%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) Java
2 17 (22.97%) C
3 14 (18.92%) Perl
4 12 (16.22%) Shell Script
4 12 (16.22%) Korn
5 10 (13.51%) VB
6 9 (12.16%) Bourne shell
6 9 (12.16%) SQL
7 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.41%) C++
8 4 (5.41%) AWK
9 3 (4.05%) Python
9 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.05%) sed
10 2 (2.70%) Fortran
10 2 (2.70%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.35%) Ruby
11 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) HNC
2 8 (10.81%) MCSE
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.81%) Degree
3 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.11%) CCA
3 6 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (5.41%) HND
4 4 (5.41%) CCNP
4 4 (5.41%) CCNA
4 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.70%) CISSP
7 1 (1.35%) ISEB
7 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (25.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.51%) NFS
3 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.70%) NDS
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Nagios
2 13 (17.57%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.05%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.70%) Puppet
4 2 (2.70%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.35%) BMC Performance Manager
5 1 (1.35%) Cacti
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Red Hat
2 14 (18.92%) HP
3 13 (17.57%) Citrix
4 11 (14.86%) EMC
5 10 (13.51%) Isilon
6 9 (12.16%) Oracle
7 8 (10.81%) Cisco
8 7 (9.46%) Altiris
9 6 (8.11%) Veritas
9 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.11%) BMC
10 5 (6.76%) Remedy
10 5 (6.76%) VMware
11 3 (4.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (4.05%) Nokia
11 3 (4.05%) Sun
11 3 (4.05%) IBM
12 2 (2.70%) F5
12 2 (2.70%) Brocade
12 2 (2.70%) Ab Initio
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