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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 25 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 55 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.03% 3.26% 4.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.31% 13.85% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 10
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£425 £394 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £355 £362
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
236 231 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.88% 23.52% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 107 82
Average daily rate £395 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 12
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £18.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 May 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 46 (59.74%) Linux
2 28 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 20 (25.97%) MS Excel
4 18 (23.38%) SQL
5 17 (22.08%) LTE
6 16 (20.78%) Red Hat
7 15 (19.48%) 3G
7 15 (19.48%) Oracle
7 15 (19.48%) PKI
7 15 (19.48%) 4G
7 15 (19.48%) Radio Access Network
7 15 (19.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (18.18%) Degree
8 14 (18.18%) Java
8 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 12 (15.58%) HTML
9 12 (15.58%) MS Office
9 12 (15.58%) Windows
10 11 (14.29%) Finance
10 11 (14.29%) Solaris
10 11 (14.29%) XML
10 11 (14.29%) Perl
11 10 (12.99%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
12 8 (10.39%) IPsec
12 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
12 8 (10.39%) Sun
12 8 (10.39%) 3GPP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 7 (9.09%) Apache
1 7 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.79%) JBoss
3 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.90%) CMS
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.90%) Lync
5 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.30%) Node.js
6 1 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.30%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 20 (25.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.58%) MS Office
3 10 (12.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Maximo
2 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.30%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.30%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
1 1 (1.30%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) LTE
2 15 (19.48%) 4G
2 15 (19.48%) Radio Access Network
2 15 (19.48%) 3G
3 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.39%) 3GPP
4 8 (10.39%) IPsec
5 7 (9.09%) 2G
5 7 (9.09%) VPN
6 6 (7.79%) HTTP
6 6 (7.79%) VoIP
6 6 (7.79%) ATM
6 6 (7.79%) SSH
6 6 (7.79%) Firewall
7 4 (5.19%) DSLAM
7 4 (5.19%) xDSL
7 4 (5.19%) Broadband
7 4 (5.19%) Ethernet
7 4 (5.19%) PPP
7 4 (5.19%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) DB2
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.79%) MS Access
3 5 (6.49%) Big Data
4 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.60%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.30%) MySQL
7 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.60%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.60%) JIRA
3 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.30%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 28 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.29%) Finance
3 7 (9.09%) Electronics
4 4 (5.19%) Back Office
5 3 (3.90%) Marketing
6 2 (2.60%) Games
7 1 (1.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.30%) Billing
7 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (15.58%) Developer
2 10 (12.99%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.09%) Administrator
4 5 (6.49%) Ab Initio Developer
4 5 (6.49%) Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Architect
5 4 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Mac Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Web Support Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Web Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Project Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Consultant
6 3 (3.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Migration Consultant
7 2 (2.60%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) HTML
2 11 (14.29%) XML
3 7 (9.09%) Middleware
4 6 (7.79%) Web Services
5 5 (6.49%) J2EE
6 4 (5.19%) Application Packaging
7 3 (3.90%) jQuery
7 3 (3.90%) XHTML
7 3 (3.90%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (2.60%) JMS
8 2 (2.60%) CSS
8 2 (2.60%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.60%) Spring
9 1 (1.30%) JSF
9 1 (1.30%) Ajax
9 1 (1.30%) Java EE
9 1 (1.30%) JSON
9 1 (1.30%) Spring Web Flow
9 1 (1.30%) YUI
9 1 (1.30%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) PKI
2 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) IPTV
4 2 (2.60%) Taxonomies
4 2 (2.60%) iSeries
4 2 (2.60%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.60%) MPEG
4 2 (2.60%) DTV
4 2 (2.60%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.60%) AS400
4 2 (2.60%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.60%) STB
4 2 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Economics
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 46 (59.74%) Linux
2 15 (19.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (15.58%) Windows
4 11 (14.29%) Solaris
5 4 (5.19%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.19%) AIX
5 4 (5.19%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.60%) HPUX
6 2 (2.60%) zOS
6 2 (2.60%) VMS
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
2 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (9.09%) Line Management
3 6 (7.79%) Migration
4 5 (6.49%) Low Latency
5 4 (5.19%) Release Management
5 4 (5.19%) Open Source
5 4 (5.19%) Service Management
5 4 (5.19%) Validation
5 4 (5.19%) ITIL
6 3 (3.90%) MVC
6 3 (3.90%) Scrum
6 3 (3.90%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.60%) Information Security
7 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.60%) DRM
7 2 (2.60%) Project Management
7 2 (2.60%) Change Management
7 2 (2.60%) OO
7 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) SQL
2 14 (18.18%) Java
3 11 (14.29%) Perl
4 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.49%) PHP
6 4 (5.19%) Python
7 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.60%) C
8 2 (2.60%) C++
8 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) XPath
9 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) C#
9 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Degree
2 8 (10.39%) CCNA
2 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (9.09%) CCNP
4 5 (6.49%) HNC
4 5 (6.49%) HND
5 4 (5.19%) Sun Certification
5 4 (5.19%) SCSA
6 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.30%) PMP
7 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Firmware
2 1 (1.30%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.30%) SCSM
2 1 (1.30%) Salt
2 1 (1.30%) Control-M
2 1 (1.30%) SCOM
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Red Hat
2 15 (19.48%) Oracle
3 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.39%) Sun
4 8 (10.39%) HP
5 7 (9.09%) Ab Initio
6 4 (5.19%) Huawei
6 4 (5.19%) Veritas
7 3 (3.90%) VMware
7 3 (3.90%) SAP
7 3 (3.90%) Citrix
7 3 (3.90%) IBM
8 2 (2.60%) NetApp
8 2 (2.60%) Apple
8 2 (2.60%) Sybase
8 2 (2.60%) EMC
8 2 (2.60%) Adobe
8 2 (2.60%) Tektronix
8 2 (2.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (2.60%) Isilon