The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 41 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing UNIX 32 37 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.98% 4.79% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.16% 19.07% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 25
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
226 194 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.04% 25.13% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 75 106
Average daily rate £300 £290 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 14
Average hourly rate £14.84 £28.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +85.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 49 (49.00%) SQL
2 43 (43.00%) Windows
3 39 (39.00%) Linux
3 39 (39.00%) Oracle
4 23 (23.00%) MySQL
4 23 (23.00%) HTML
5 21 (21.00%) Java
6 20 (20.00%) ITIL
7 19 (19.00%) Perl
8 17 (17.00%) XML
8 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (16.00%) Scrum
9 16 (16.00%) Solaris
9 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 16 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (15.00%) Oracle Database
10 15 (15.00%) .NET
10 15 (15.00%) Telecoms
10 15 (15.00%) Firewall
11 14 (14.00%) AIX
11 14 (14.00%) Active Directory
11 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
12 13 (13.00%) IBM
12 13 (13.00%) HTTP
12 13 (13.00%) JavaScript
12 13 (13.00%) CSS
12 13 (13.00%) WebLogic
13 12 (12.00%) TCP/IP
13 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (13.00%) WebLogic
2 11 (11.00%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.00%) Apache
4 6 (6.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.00%) IIS
6 4 (4.00%) Confluence
7 3 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (3.00%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.00%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.00%) Firewall
2 13 (13.00%) HTTP
3 12 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.00%) DNS
4 9 (9.00%) SAN
5 8 (8.00%) LAN
6 5 (5.00%) WAN
6 5 (5.00%) DHCP
7 4 (4.00%) Internet
7 4 (4.00%) ATM
7 4 (4.00%) LDAP
8 3 (3.00%) Network Security
8 3 (3.00%) FTP
9 2 (2.00%) SSL
9 2 (2.00%) 4G
10 1 (1.00%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.00%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (1.00%) tcpdump
10 1 (1.00%) snoop
10 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.00%) MySQL
2 15 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 11 (11.00%) DB2
4 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.00%) Big Data
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.00%) MS Access
10 1 (1.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Subversion
1 10 (10.00%) JIRA
2 6 (6.00%) ClearCase
3 5 (5.00%) Maven
3 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.00%) TestDirector
4 4 (4.00%) JUnit
4 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (3.00%) WinRunner
6 2 (2.00%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.00%) Selenium
7 1 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.00%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.00%) Ant
7 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.00%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.00%) JMeter
General
1 15 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.00%) Finance
3 5 (5.00%) Back Office
3 5 (5.00%) Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Billing
5 3 (3.00%) Military
5 3 (3.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (27.00%) Developer
2 10 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (10.00%) Analyst
3 8 (8.00%) Consultant
4 7 (7.00%) Administrator
5 6 (6.00%) DBA
5 6 (6.00%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.00%) Ab Initio Developer
6 5 (5.00%) PHP Developer
6 5 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Tester
6 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.00%) Architect
7 4 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Senior Tester
7 4 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.00%) HTML
2 17 (17.00%) XML
3 15 (15.00%) .NET
4 13 (13.00%) CSS
5 10 (10.00%) Spring
6 8 (8.00%) CGI
7 7 (7.00%) jQuery
7 7 (7.00%) JSP
7 7 (7.00%) SOAP
8 6 (6.00%) Middleware
8 6 (6.00%) J2EE
8 6 (6.00%) Kohana
8 6 (6.00%) Smarty
8 6 (6.00%) YUI
8 6 (6.00%) Symfony
8 6 (6.00%) CodeIgniter
9 5 (5.00%) Spring MVC
9 5 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (4.00%) Web Services
10 4 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Clustering
2 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.00%) DataPower
3 4 (4.00%) iPad
4 3 (3.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.00%) GIS
5 2 (2.00%) Replication
5 2 (2.00%) Human Factors
6 1 (1.00%) Statistics
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.00%) FMCG
6 1 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.00%) Firmware
6 1 (1.00%) MPEG
6 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.00%) Windows
2 39 (39.00%) Linux
3 16 (16.00%) Solaris
3 16 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (14.00%) AIX
5 9 (9.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.00%) Windows 2000
9 5 (5.00%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) ITIL
2 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.00%) Scrum
4 10 (10.00%) MVC
5 9 (9.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 8 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.00%) Unit Testing
7 7 (7.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.00%) V-Model
9 5 (5.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.00%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.00%) OOP
9 5 (5.00%) OO
9 5 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.00%) Project Management
9 5 (5.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (49.00%) SQL
2 21 (21.00%) Java
3 19 (19.00%) Perl
4 13 (13.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 10 (10.00%) PHP
6 8 (8.00%) C#
7 3 (3.00%) C
7 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.00%) C++
8 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.00%) Korn
9 1 (1.00%) Python
9 1 (1.00%) VBScript
9 1 (1.00%) VB
9 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.00%) Degree
4 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.00%) ISEB
5 5 (5.00%) MCSE
6 4 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.00%) RHCE
7 3 (3.00%) CCA
7 3 (3.00%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.00%) MCITP
9 1 (1.00%) MCTS
9 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.00%) HNC
9 1 (1.00%) HND
9 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.00%) BS15000
System Software
1 14 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.00%) XenServer
6 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.00%) vSphere
6 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.00%) KVM
6 1 (1.00%) vCloud
6 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.00%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.00%) BladeLogic
4 3 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.00%) Netcool
4 3 (3.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (2.00%) Legato
5 2 (2.00%) SCOM
5 2 (2.00%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (2.00%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.00%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.00%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.00%) SCCM
6 1 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.00%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 39 (39.00%) Oracle
2 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.00%) IBM
4 9 (9.00%) Ab Initio
4 9 (9.00%) VMware
5 8 (8.00%) Citrix
6 7 (7.00%) hybris
6 7 (7.00%) HP
6 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.00%) Remedy
7 6 (6.00%) Veritas
7 6 (6.00%) Zend
8 5 (5.00%) Sybase
9 4 (4.00%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (4.00%) NetApp
9 4 (4.00%) JBoss
10 3 (3.00%) EMC
10 3 (3.00%) Altiris
10 3 (3.00%) McAfee
11 2 (2.00%) Cisco
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