The table below looks at the statistics for POSIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited POSIX over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX)
Rank 251 251 202
Rank change year-on-year
0 -49
Contract jobs citing POSIX 7 3 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.082% 0.032% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.13% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 13
Average daily rate £415 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.96% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £368 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+22.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £40.00
POSIX
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2183 2314 2024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.61% 24.41% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1330 1098
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 64
Average hourly rate £46.25 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.50 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £44.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

POSIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing POSIX across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

POSIX Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

POSIX
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

POSIX Daily Rate Trend in the South East

POSIX
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

POSIX Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

POSIX
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing POSIX within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire - 7 £415 -
POSIX
England

POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing POSIX 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 POSIX.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) AIX
2 8 (80.00%) Solaris
2 8 (80.00%) Unix
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (70.00%) iSeries
3 7 (70.00%) IBM
3 7 (70.00%) Sun
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
5 4 (40.00%) Puppet
5 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (40.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
6 2 (20.00%) Parallel Processing
6 2 (20.00%) Image Processing
6 2 (20.00%) RHCE
6 2 (20.00%) IBM Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) SWT
6 2 (20.00%) Physics
6 2 (20.00%) Electronics
6 2 (20.00%) Telecoms

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing POSIX 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 POSIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Linux Specialist
1 6 (60.00%) Unix Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Image Processing Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) iSeries
2 4 (40.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (20.00%) Physics
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) AIX
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Solaris
2 8 (80.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Image Processing
2 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (20.00%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Certification
1 2 (20.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (70.00%) IBM
2 7 (70.00%) Sun
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) BMC